What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.
When you are an entrepreneur, having a perfectly balanced professional + personal life is just surreal! There is no way to reach that point, at least at the beginning. And that beginning can easily take years! Especially if you are a mother and have to take care of others besides your own kids. But somehow over time, you find a way to create what balances and works for YOU, and not necessarily has to be equal in terms of distributing the same amount of time to each pillar of your life. Sometimes you lean more towards your personal life and work feels overwhelming. And sometimes you cannot leave your work because you feel so passionate about it, that just with a small time of rest, you know you are fueled to keep going. Read more>>
Alicia Bittan | Owner
My work-life balance changes daily. Every day is different, and life happens while your business is happening, too. What works for me (at least for now) is taking it one day at a time, and creating a routine where I try to fit a few “uninterrupted” work hours. Most game-changing decision to manage work-life balance: Delegating. It isn’t easy, but if you put together the right team, it really is the only way to grow your business. Read more>>
BRËZ | Indie Soul Artist
My work-life balance has changed drastically over the last year and a half, because of my growing family. I’m now a husband and a father of two boys under the age of two. Life is extremely busy, and at times exhausting. To be a successful indie artist usually means learning the art of wearing multiple hats and working diligently for your brand to succeed. I’m very intentional with my brand. I journal and write down all of my action plans and goals. Whether big, small, ridiculous, etc, they all get written down. I revisit these goals frequently and go after them accordingly. But to be completely transparent, its been tough trying to balance artistry and raising a family. Both require much time, dedication and sacrifice. As a creator, my mind is almost always on create mode, so I’m still learning to be present in each moment— so I don’t miss out on the priceless “life” moments with my family. I think it’s a perfect storm though, because it keeps me grounded. But on the other hand, it also keeps me hungry and motivated. Read more>>