The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Randa Quraan | Founder of Socially Loud a creative marketing agency and An Empowered You a non profit based in Miami

When I first started my business, I was in burnout mode. I would work 80 hour weeks and never have time to myself. That started taking a toll on my mental and physical health, and if your mind and body aren’t balanced, it can affect your overall business. Read more>>

Victoria Harris | MSW & Photographer

My work life balance has changed over time through me learning when to let things go, and being aware of my needs. It is so easy to think “one more and then I’ll stop”, especially when it’s something I enjoy doing like editing photos, and even more so when I get in the flow. But you can’t pour from an empty cup, and if I’m not taking time to take care of myself emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually… that just isn’t sustainable. I can’t show up for my clients the way they need me to. A requirement is that you take care of yourself, that you be ok so that you can continue to serve others. Read more>>

Suzane Joseph | Wellness Strategist

When I first became an entrepreneur in 2016 I had such a poor work life balance. I didn’t prioritize or manage my personal and work life. It left me drained, overwhelmed, stressed and at the end leaving me very depressed. I made a decision to get help and support through Therapy. The tools that were taught to me was to set boundaries, self-care, learning long term tools to manage my time with work and personal life, and not allowing myself to be accessible to everyone so that I can mentally feel balanced. I love the direction my life is going because I gained mental freedom. We think staying busy all the time and feeling burnt out is healthy, but it’s not. Read more>>

Chantel Williams | Graphic Design Specialist & Business Empowerment Leader

Hello my name is Chantel Williams and I am the owner and graphic designer of Maxxtell Creations, LLC. Our mission is to deliver quality and far-reaching graphic solutions that foster powerful connections. We work to craft interactive designs that are sure to innovate your vision and captivate your audience I’m also a wife, a mother, a friend, full time entrepreneur and virtual in-home teacher, sports mom as well as an active and dedicated member of a few organizations. Read more>>

Rebeca Stevenson | Chef & Registered Dietitian

This term is used everywhere, and to be honest its a little annoying because it’s used as a right of passage or an achievement. When it comes to balance, its important to first understand everyone has their own version of it. Having self-awareness on what brings YOU happiness and what success means to YOU is THE most important part. Work-life balance for me might be working 100hr one week, and the next week working 30hr. Read more>>

Joniqua Taylor | Health and Lifestyle professional

When starting a business, all of your focus must go into it. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury to do so. When starting GDIA I was a new mom of two, new wife , working on a second degree and working full time. I was hesitant to add a business in the mix of all of that, because I am a very hands on person. However, with the push and support of family and friends, I walked out on faith. Read more>>

Nandy Gelin | Realtor, Investor & Entrepreneur

I have always had a fast paced work life. I had a baby almost a year ago, so I have had to adjust and transition from traveling all the time, putting on events, and just being able to plan on whim to a more calculated schedule that’s centered around my Daughter. Read more>>