How do you think about work life balance?

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.

Kelsey Luebke | Photographer

Being a mom to three children under the age of four, I have had to put a lot of time and effort into trying to balance work like and also being present as a wife and mom. It has definitely not been perfect but maintaining a balance has brought so much joy and I find that I am a better person for it Read more>>

Joe & Samantha Todd | Owners/Coaches of Spartan Barbell

Having a family, running a business, and competing all require their fair share of time. Until recently, we both had other jobs in addition to our business as well. In fact, I’m not really sure we are balancing, but rather prioritizing what’s truly important to us. Read more>>

Olivia Gilley | Nursing Assistant & Esthetician

As an up and coming esthetician, I have a lot to balance. I am a mother of 3 and I still work full time as a nursing assistant. I am also still in esthetician school. I’m finishing up my program. I have about a month left. Read more>>

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