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.

Elisa Ramirez | Hair stylist & business owner

Finding balance between work life and personal life is definitely a never ending struggle if for me. As a new stylist, when you’re trying to build your clientele you find yourself working so many hours a day trying to squeeze in as much you can because you have this fear of potentially being slow because a slow day means less income. I’ve been doing hair for about 6 years now and decided to venture off and open my own studio almost a year ago and that same same fear followed me the first few months I opened my business, even though I had solid clientele. Read more>>

Adia Bradford | Tea mixologist

Hey it’s a struggle but definitely you need a planner and actually use it. Or what I like to do as well is set timers for each task thar when the timer goes off, times up and move on to the next thing. Also to do list are your best friends. Just try and stay on top of it. I’m a teacher of science during the day, I also Yea teach dance. So my weekend are straight Business so all of these things help me balance out life Read more>>

Chloe Hargrove | Eyebrow Specialist/PMUA

Before starting my business, my work life balance did not exist. I would work and sleep and take care of my son. I would not even have a moment to unwind from the day. Now that my schedule and work are in my own hands I have never been happier. I feel more enthused, motivated, and hard-working as ever. Every day can be productive at any time but to be able to add in moments of relaxation and me time makes a world of difference. Happiness is my priority and if I cannot accomplish that, I will transition which is exactly what I did. Read more>>

Jasmine Addison | Owner of Seven Kisses Candle Company

Work Life Balance: Originally when I started Seven Kisses I handled it as just a hobby, something I wanted to do but not 100% of the time. Over time I began to see more for Seven Kisses, I began to desire more for Seven Kisses and so in return I wanted more. Once I saw my vision and realized that it was possible I began to work my full time job and work my business in between, on off days and after I go off. Soon I realized that I began working my business just as I would my full time job. The time I put into my business comes easy because its something Im passionate about and love doing. Read more>>

Ana Martinez | Mom, Baking Enthusiast, & Everything else you can think of

Honestly, I’m still trying to find the balance between kids, homeschooling, being a wife, keeping up with the house, cooking, cleaning, having an actual job, and baking. I somehow make it happen every single day. There’s never a dull moment but I always make sure that my priority, which are my kids, are taken care of. Thankfully, I was blessed with kids who love to help, even when they like to act out. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Through this process, I’m still teaching my kids that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Read more>>

Ana Lilia Hernán | Especialista en Constelaciones Familiares – Herencias Sistémicas

My job is very demanding, it requires a lot of study in Germany or Spain, every time I go to the seminars I take two weeks to enjoy the nearby countries. I look for balance compensating at the same level, if I work a lot I look for rest with the same quality with which I work. Life is a delicate balance. From the moment we are born, we give back to life what we received through our parents, we give back what we received in education to our community. Read more>>