24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

Danielle Burns Wilson | Art Curator & Co-Founder Quality Random LLC.

Work Like Balance is essential. My husband and I were so caught in the daily rat race we didn’t realize our Work Life Balance was nonexistent until the pandemic. Admittedly, that was a game changer. We had to assess, both home and work life, and recalibrate. On top of being a mom and wife, I started Quality Random, LLC. with my brother while still working full-time. It meant waking up early but always ending the day on the rooftop or porch for happy hour. As things begin to open up, and we find our new normal, it’s always with the intent to continue what we started in 2020. So far so good. Read more>>

Bridget Moore | Broker Associate/Team Leader – Bridget Moore Group, Inc. with CB&A, Realtors

I actually don’t believe in balance. I think the word, “balance” has an unrealistic expectation and often is a goal that is unable to be achieved. It’s rare that anything will always be even; therefore, you must adapt, but more importantly be ok with that. The minute I gave myself the freedom to be ok and no longer obsessed with finding “balance”, the happier and more productive/successful I became. I believe in knowing your strengths and weaknesses and giving yourself grace for both. Whatever your weaknesses are, find someone who has that as their strength and delegate to them. They’ll be happy and you’ll be happy. it’s a win win. Being able to ask for help and not taking that as defeat is a quality that took me a long time to find, but once I found it, it’s life changing. I’m never going to be the mom who has a homemade, gourmet meal cooked every night for dinner….much less ever. I love the moms that can do that and have huge admiration for them, but I know that’s not me and I’m ok with it. Read more>>