Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so worklife 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.

Kathryn “Kat” Blair | Hair Stylist

When I first began as a hairstylist, all I wanted to do was tend to my clients needs. That included coming in super early, staying in late, squeezing clients in, and even coming in on off day. I was making them happy, but making myself miserable. As I begin to gain more professional experience, I began to develop policies, procedures, and boundaries to help separate my personal life from my business. I stopped responding to inquiries at all hours of the night and stopped working outside of my set business hours. I was able to do so much more! I was able to pick up hobbies, spend time with family, and brainstorm new ideas for my business. I am elated with the balance! Read more>>

Emily Rust | Owner of Helix Insurance Group | an Independent Insurance Brokerage

By definition, balance is: 1. an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady 2. a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Balance has been one of the absolute hardest things for me to focus on while owning a business and it is something that I am still working on daily. There are many pieces of the pie and not all pieces are equal in size. I am always being pulled in different directions with specific things demanding more focus than others. It is very easy for me to get lost in my work with early mornings and late nights because I am naturally drawn to a routine which caused a breakdown in my ability to remain upright and steady. There is nothing wrong with early mornings and late nights because after all, that is entrepreneurship! Read more>>

Diana Lozada | Integrative Nutritionist + Movement Coach

With information overflow, and our fast-paced society, I have always felt life is like swimming in the ocean: Even though the currents may be strong and overpowering, we must stay afloat. I still feel that way, the difference now is that I thrive to consciously organize and plan my week adding what I feel gives me growth personally and professionally. Finding the balance is not easy when you want to have it all. As a multi-passionate individual, mother, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner, I find myself super busy and short of time. The idea to achieve it all is fantastic but, at the same time, not 100% realistic. Believe me, I have tried and failed, and tried again. Over time, I have learned that its OK not to do it all. I have learned the power on intentions and make time for what gives me joy. Read more>>