24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

Caitlyn Love | Owner, Wandering West Picnics & Director of Marketing + Public Relations

Having a work life balance is something I have to consciously focus on every day. I have learned that I am a more focused and engaged creative when I take breaks during the day for a hike, bike ride, etc., and on the flip side, I am able to relax in my off-time when I have my work tasks completed. Read more>>

Christina Gonzales | Denver Newborn and Family Photographer

Work life balance has changed through the years. When I started my business, my son was just a few months old and I was just beginning to build my portfolio. I would work evening and weekends to photograph sessions and I would edit and complete other business needs while he napped. As he got older and we added another child into our family, my focus turned more towards a balance between family time and work time. Read more>>

Dani Wright | Instructor of Cosmic Witchcraft & Modern Magick

My work life balance has drastically changed over the last decade. Through major self-exploration and discovery, I can proudly say that I’m the most fulfilled I’ve ever been in my adult life thus far. I’ve had to make a lot of mistakes, I think that’s how I found balance honestly. It was during times of challenge and pain and hardship that drove me to make choices that contributed to the kind of life I want to live. Spending hours and hours away from the people I want to be with most for a job that didn’t interest or excite me took its toll, and I started making decisions and holding boundaries that directly contributed to gaining back more and more control over my own time and schedule. Read more>>