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.

Lamesha Davis BSN. MHA | Founder/ CEO of Health Care Travels and L’Mor

Being a serial entrepreneur has me going on a consistent basis. I accepted the fact very early that in order for me to get to where I wanted to be in life I was going to need to make adjustments in where my time was being spent. I made huge sacrifices in my life and to my schedule by limiting my time. I did this so that I could grow my companies and focus of the details in my business operations. I set goals for myself and measured them and even learned from them. Balancing my time and attention helped me to pivot when needed and measure the growth in my companies. My work-life was challenging at the beginning as my family and friends were adjusting to my new roles. However, it’s improving now that I’ve successfully set up systems and slowly delegating task that I took on at the early stage of building my companies. Read more>>

Alisa Semiens | Owner and Founder of Ivy League Ready Tutoring

So at the very beginning of starting Ivy League Ready Tutoring, my work-life balance was pretty much the same because I didn’t have many clients. However as I started to work with 10-15 people consistently a month, my work-life balance was definitely becoming more unbalanced. I am now consistently answering emails and scheduling appointments. I also work 7p-9p every Tuesday-Friday, so my schedule is pretty hectic. I think about balance in terms of making sure my goals are being met, but also my self-care is being met as well. If I can exercise 2 days out of the week, then that’s a win for me right now. I now have it so I don’t work on Mondays so that I can carve out a little more time for myself. I think that’s very important. A win for me is a win for Ivy League Ready Tutoring. Read more>>

Hope Cowan | Professional Harpist and Harp Teacher

Work life balance is always difficult for musicians, because we put so much of ourselves into our work. I have always struggled with wanting to say “Yes!” to every opportunity, because I do love to teach and play music. I am not sure I have found true balance yet, but have been trying to schedule leisure time. I also look forward to traveling more in the next few years. I find that travel can be a great way to make sure I take time off, because I can’t take my harp with me!. Read more>>

Elise Romero | Independent Floral Designer

The thing about work life balance that I have learned has been understanding that it will never be perfectly and evenly balanced. I have learned that flexibility and listening to body is very important. I think sometimes your work demands more of your time and if you’re lucky and it’s something you love, you tend to readily pour more of your time and attention into it. As things get busier for me, I am the only person to do the work! If I don’t do it, it doesn’t get done so, at the moment I am erring on the side of overworking. Other times, I listen to my body – am I feeling depleted, uninspired, am I not finding joy in the work? – then it’s time I factor in a break. The most important thing, I feel, is to be able to know when you are at your best and be able to make time to recharge to stay there. I know that may go against what most people (especially in the U.S.) are taught or believe but as a creative person, rest and recharging is so imperative to my work. Read more>>


Timothy Turnbow | Owner/Massage Therapist

After opening Natural Forces Massage in May of 2018 there was definitely a sacrifice I had to make when it came to the balance of family time with work time. Now that it is May of 2021 I am beginning to take off more so I can be with my family more. I trust God will continue to provide and take care of the business. If I could change anything it would be realizing this sooner. Sometimes you have to let go and let God!. Read more>>