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.

Oscar Rivas | Artist & Producer

Actually, balance is one of my main focus lately, specially this last year, i used to be very out of balance without knowing why, i was lying to myself thinking that the only thing i needed to be happy was more time to make music until the pandemic happened and suddenly i got the time, i started working on music compulsively more like a machine than an actual artist, sometimes just stopping for sleeping, few weeks later i wasn’t happy with myself and either with my results, the anxiety that i know i had already was even more present, then i stopped everything and i starter to look for answers. Read more>>

Gucciii | Permanent Make-Up Artist

When I was first approached to learn permanent make-up, I immediately knew that I was in for a hectic schedule. With a full time 9-5 job, family, my partner, and my artistic endeavors, balance was not exactly the easiest thing to find. I often spent 12 hour days working in a local frame shop and in the studio with clients. Even when I wasn’t framing, I had my long weekends doing PMU, all while trying to find time for normal day to day activities. Read more>>

Greg Nassar | A humble lawyer driven to explore and learn.

Growing up, I was a first-generation child. My parents, immigrants from Lebanon, came to the US in the late 60’s and opened up a successful middle-eastern deli shop in Orange County, CA. Being uneducated and knowing only how to run the shop (including being an amazing cook), my father always told me: “Work hard for a day, relax a week. Work hard for a month, relax a year. Work hard for a year, relax 10 years. Work hard 10 years, relax for your life.” Read more>>

Julia Anderson | Digital Marketing Director

Before I started my own company and worked for someone else, I felt like I could never relax. Like my phone would ring at any minute and I’d need to be prepared with whatever the call required. Fast forward two years and I now work for myself, work longer hours than in my corporate job and still have the same “what if the phone rings” thoughts. The difference now is that I LOVE my job and it rarely feels like work because I’m truly having fun! Luckily, I feel more balanced than ever because I am able to do the non-work things I want to do, while bringing my work along with me. Read more>>