Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.

Scotty Wiese | Professional Magician & Speaker

A work life balance is a very difficult thing to manage and maintain, especially in the entertainment world. If you ask most artists, when your hobby becomes your job, the difference between enjoyment and “your next paycheck” can be a very slippery slope. When I was performing 200+ shows a year, it felt like a grueling tour schedule, not a journey of what I loved to do. Even though the shows were amazing, it still felt like “work,” and not my hobby. Read more>>

Michael Jones | Death metal artist & Entrepreneur

of how much work it was going to take to get my band up and running. From the time I decided to get serious about recording my debut album about 4 years ago until now the work has been nonstop. I would say that between writing, recording, promoting, networking etc. Read more>>

Manh Trac | Restaurant owner

When I first started my restaurant, there was no such thing as a work-life balance. It almost felt impossible to think or do or breath anything else besides the business. I would come in to work 6 days a week, 14 hours a day. I will say that overtime it has affected many aspects of my life, including weight gains, sleep deprivation, and other personal life changes. Read more>>