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.

Seliena Corrington | Leader, Educator, & Perpetual Student of Life

Work-life balance is not a tangible object but rather a constantly evolving state of mind. The driving force for starting my own business is the realization that time is a precious commodity that we can not re-do or get back. As a high achiever who is constantly striving for optimal results; Read more>>

Jasmine Payton | Licensed Esthetician, JazzE Esthetics, Owner

Balancing a full-time 9-5 while also running a business has taught me that I am not as balanced as I thought I was before. I had to learn to give myself grace as far as time management. Balancing both can cause a serious case of FMO (fear of missing out). Balancing friend groups, and my own self-care time. Read more>>

Natasha Frazier | Author & Accountant

Work-life balance is a daily challenge for me. I’m constantly looking for ways to balance everything I do. Aside from working full-time, I’m raising three children and running my writing business. Generally, I write in the evenings when they kids are in bed, but as time goes on, I’ve learned to squeeze in writing/marketing time at every opportunity. Read more>>

Tasha Daniels | Momprenuer

Over the past few years, my life has undergone a profound transformation. I transitioned from a 9-5 routine and occasionally distant “mommy mode” to embracing a business-oriented lifestyle while being fully present for my children. This evolution now allows me the luxury of dedicated time for both self-care and attentive parenting. Read more>>

Tobi Falade | Writer & Zine Artist

My life is what influences my work. I tried to avoid this fact as much as possible when I was first starting out with my zine; I considered Diary of a Sista Grrrl entirely separate from my personal life. As I released more issues, I realized that it felt more real — like an extension of myself — when I included both the personal and political, not one or the other. Read more>>

Travis Weaver | Business founder

I used to think you had to work 70+ hours a week to prove yourself and that would transpire to happiness and and business success. This is not the case. You need a proper work life and personal life balance and if it’s tilted in either direction too much, something will have to give! Pick the right balance that’s for you and modify if needed! Read more>>