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.

Andrew Iwashko | Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

One of the driving factors for moving and building a life in Breckenridge, Colorado has revolved around the idea of a healthy work life balance. As an avid skier and an overall outdoor enthusiast, Summit County has provided the perfect place for being able to enjoy life from an everyday perspective. My first years in Breckenridge, the life component of work-life balance, was the priority as I initially thought this was going to only be a small chapter of my life. Quickly I realized that these mountains is the place I want to call home for the foreseeable future. After this realization I did see this balance change over time. Read more>>

Carly Evans | Radio Personality and Program Director

Working in a 24/7 medium like radio and podcasting, with ALL of the 24/7 social media, it can be easy to let work consume most of your time. For much of my 19 year career, I don’t think I had ever heard the term “work life balance,” much less did I know how to achieve it. I don’t think very many of my bosses had either…or at least, they weren’t sharing with me. I think I was confused when I first heard “work life balance.” Work isn’t life? Read more>>

Emma Lange | Yoga Instructor and Dog Walker

When I first started Malasana Yoga, I was also employed part-time in a traditional 9-5 job and part-time through Rover. Growing Malasana and my dog walking business was my goal so I could leave the traditional 9-5 workplace. I booked contracts for my business through other studios and jam-packed my schedule from early mornings to late evenings to grow my businesses. After a year of primarily devoting myself to multiple jobs, I was able to take a step back in January 2021 and left my 9-5 to solely focus on teaching yoga and dog walking. I am now able to limit my schedule with more time for myself and my family; part of that is setting boundaries and taking care of yourself. Read more>>

Bethany Armstrong | Creator of DoodilyDoArt

When I first considered selling my art, one of the biggest obstacles to overcome was figuring out where to begin. I’ve always made art and used it as a creative outlet to express myself when words failed me. Moving to Denver in April 2017 presented many new opportunities, and soon after I formed a business relationship with Spectra Art Space in Denver. I learned a lot about the business aspect of marketing myself as an artist from the owner of Spectra, Sadie Young. She made the first steps of my art journey easier than I thought they would be by taking me under her wing and showing me the ropes. Read more>>

Kevin Bond | Realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate Group

Within the last year I’ve come to understand time blocking. Being self-employed means that you get to set your own hours, but then you also HAVE to set them. You can easily get sidetracked with personal and family life and push the work stuff out until it finally gets pushed to the next day, and the next. At first, time blocking to me meant that at a specific time every morning, I would do the same thing. I’d have the same routine, start working at 9 a.m., take a break at noon for lunch, and get some other work stuff done from 1-5 p.m. Read more>>

Elizabeth Newcamp | Co-Host Slate’s ‘Mom and Dad are Fighting’

I made my work about my family so that I could spend more time doing the things I love with the people I love. I started my career out as an Attorney, working at NASA Dryden at Edwards, AFB in California. At the time we had no kids. My husband was flight testing the F-35 and we both worked long hours and spent any free time traveling. Once we had kids though I knew I wanted to find a way to have more family together time. My husbands job moved us abroad and I wanted to show the kids the world. Read more>>

Mike Price | Supply Chain & Replenishment

When I was younger, I thought I had to do any and everything that was asked of me by my employer regardless of the time of day beyond the expected work hours. Part of that is just my work ethic to get things accomplished and to please others. Now that I am older, and hopefully wiser, I just see I was directly or indirectly being taken advantage of. Now I work for a company and especially a manager, that fully understand the term “work life balance” and actually follow through on it. It makes all the difference in the world. Now I don’t worry about answering emails after hours or if I can make an event for my daughter or wife. Read more>>

Carly Liszewski | Spray Tan Artist

As a mom of two, and a business owner of 2 businesses, work life balance has become more important to me each year. Before I had kids, I worked a corporate job, where I clocked in at 8 and left at 5. I was able to have my time after I left the office and on weekends to do whatever. After having my first kid, I realized that type of strict work time was not really way i wanted to live my life when I had a child to raise that needed me around. When I started my first business, there wasn’t much “life” in the work-life balance (or lack of balance). As most entrepreneurs know, starting a business and making it successful is a lot of hard work and sleepless nights, especially when you have also have a family As time went on and my business became more successful, I was able to add in the “life” part and started to grasp what this saying actually meant. Read more>>

Bolu and Jake | Social Media Influencers/Content Creators

It is definitely hard to balance school, work, and social media. We are also both full time students, so, it can be hard to find time to record videos, edit them, and put in the time and effort to make sure we are putting out the best content for our viewers. We also have many companies and brands reaching out to us for brand deals/sponsorships. Balancing all these things can get hard and overwhelming. This is why it is important to stay organized and consistent so that we are always finding more ways to grow our platform. Read more>>