By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Briana Barnes | Real Estate Agent & Dental Hygienist

March 2020 I was a full time Dental Hygienist working 60 hours a week, an hour away from my home. I was miserable, exhausted and completely burned out! I had ZERO work life balance, it was just work-work-work. I realized I needed a change. I wanted to be in a career that was fulfilling but still allowed me to spend time with my family and focus on my spirituality/health and wellbeing. I started my career in Real Estate in November 2020! Since then I have had the flexibility in my life I have always wanted! I am able to set my own schedule and work when I want to! I am on my own clock. I am able to spend more quality time with my dear husband, family and friends. Read more>>

Kelli Christian | Personal training & nutritionist

I have Been able to be around my family a lot more since starting my own business. Before all I would Do is work, and I could Never make family event or birthdays because I would Have to work. But now that I can create my own schedule I can Still work what I need But I can Also make my own schedule to be at my nephews games and family events. Read more>>

Denisse Carrillo | Hairstylist and Mom

I used to work 6-7 day weeks since I was 16. I thought it was normal- if I wanted to succeed I had to work hard enough, harder than everyone else, to make those dreams come true. I even burnt out a couple of times because of how much I was working, and I missed out on a lot of family events and time with my son. Now, at 25 I work 4 days a week and it’s been the best thing I could’ve ever done for myself and my family. And of course when you are starting your business or career for yourself you do need to hustle- but you need to find the appropriate times to do so! Set a calendar or specific time of the day to do that. Read more>>