What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.

Scott Wells | Owner

When I was younger I gave everything I had into learning about health and fitness. If there was knowledge to be taught I was there. I always took advantage of the opportunities placed in front of me. I took pride in learning from pioneers. Coaches who came 40,30,20 years before me. These guys not only had knowledge but they also had humility. Some had won the lifetime achievement award in their respective fields. I was lucky to understand at a young age that you don’t win that type of award at the ripe old age of 20. Now, almost 20 years later I understand that even though I know quite a bit, I still have “a lot of bit” to learn. You know what they say about humility. People with humility don’t think less of themselves, they think of themselves less. That’s why LSRF if so successful. It’s because I don’t want LSRF anymore. I want you to have it. Read more>>

Whitney King | Luxury Florist

Another great question. I’ve learned a lot just from living. Being a wife and pre-COVID homeschool mom of 5 kids ages 1, 4, 6, 9, and 10 it’s so important that I plan things out. More importantly, I try to practice rest, self-care, and minimalism as much as possible. I don’t overwork myself or my children. Some days we just relax and restore. Those days give me the strength to work diligently when it’s time. Also, it’s so important to just take time for yourself, especially when you have so many people to care for. You really can’t pour from an empty cup. I’m sure my husband and kids would agree that I’m most pleasant to be around when Mommy gets her me-time. Lol. Read more>>

Ashley C. Bickmann | Eco-Friendly Entrepreneur & Sustainability Lifestyler

Work life balance is very important to me. I juggle a very busy schedule: Full time MBA student ( currently taking 5 classes), working part time at a Veterinarian Clinic (I love pets) and also starting my own business/brand. I consider all these as my work life and them I have my life: my adoring fiancé, Matthew, 2 adult dogs (Pit Bull -Cash, Rescue- Jade, and Pocket bully puppy- Zoe). I am very family oriented and like to see my family and spend time with them. I believe we are not promised tomorrow so make the most out of today, so I try to always be in touch with my loved ones. When I first started my business during the pandemic, I had plenty of spare time, then school began again and I noticed that I was becoming overwhelmed and full of anxiety. Time management is very important for anyone at all levels. Its not good to get so consumed with something that you begin to neglect yourself or others. I consider others all the time and try my hardest to have balance in my life. Read more>>

Marta Renilla Delgado | Dressage International Grand Prix competitor

I am one of those few lucky ones that love what they do for a living. I would ride Dressage (the equestrian discipline that I practice) even if it wasn´t already part of my job! I work very hard, don´t take it wrong, but I love it so much that I don´t mind the long hours, riding in the cold or heat. At the same time, I feel grateful to being able to develop my work and passion together with my family. I´ve been lucky enough to meet another Dressage lover in my husband, so we can easily balance work and personal time, because we both love competing and being among horses all day, every day! He was already a rider when we met, but he soon moved to Dressage and we both enjoy riding and developing horses together in our free time! Our sons are only 7 years old but both show an amazing disposition for the sport and ride better than many adults! I was riding alone 10 years ago. Now I ride with my husband and kids while I also do my job! Read more>>

Kathryn Wheat | Owner

When I first started my business I was also working another part time job 30 hours a week to make ends meet. I needed/ wanted to put as much time and energy into creating my own business to get to where I could quit the part time job. To add to that, I was also writing my first book. During this time I was most definitely all work and very little play. I developed habits of working all day, eating at my desk, and thought nothing of still being there at 10:00 pm. After reaching enough momentum to quit the part time job I was able to put that time into my own business but I didn’t slow down. The habit of all work and no play had been set and I just kept driving forward. The stats of new business failures scared me and I didn’t want to be another statistic. One day I was on Facebook and I took one of those quizzes I saw others post about. This was the one and only quiz I have done but it was very telling! It was about work/ life balance and I think I knew that mine was not balanced at all. I realized then that I had to start doing something for me, something that wasn’t work every once in a while. Read more>>