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

Jimmy Greene | Realtor

In short, work-life balance is not an option, it is a priority. Work-life balance has a different meaning for everyone, and the first step we all must take is dedicating the necessary time to take a step back and truly analyze what it means to us and what we want out of LIFE first, and work second. I feel as though my career experience plays an important role in how I have learned, failed, grown, and failed again in this thought on “work-life balance”. Read more>>

Leyla Sarper | Podcaster, Marketer, and Mom of 2

I’ve learned that the idea of “work life balance” in the traditional sense that we’ve been taught is a myth. You can’t be successful in all areas of life, at the same time. The book “Settle Smarter” by Dana Look-Arimoto taught me this. At any given time, you can choose to dedicate your time and attention to a select few areas: work/career/business, social life, and personal health for example. Or maybe it’s kids/family, community, and health/vitality. But the notion that ALL areas should be balanced and we should be “doing it all” is not only a myth, it’s highly toxic. It sets us up for failure that if we’re not doing it all, something is wrong. In a 24 hour period, and a 365 day period, you can only be successful if you focus in on what’s important and let the rest go. I learned that the idea of what one “should” be doing needs to be thrown out the window. Do what you WANT to do. Read more>>

Rebecca Bakke | Owner of Bloom & Flourish

Work life balance – what is that? I am working on it! No one ever said that running your own business would be easy. I wasn’t fully prepared for how all-encompassing it would be. As a small business owner, you learn how to do EVERYTHING! I must say that I have never had work more intellectually stimulating, challenging, rewarding and FUN as owning Bloom & Flourish. Loving what you do helps when you work long hours! Read more>>

Blair Horton | Holistic Nutrition Consultant, content creator, and high intensity pilates instructor

When you are an entrepreneur, it is so easy to work ALL THE TIME, especially when you are extremely passionate about your work. In the beginning, I had a really hard time setting boundaries and let my job be my life. However, after a few years, I was able to create more boundaries for myself and find a LOT more balance! Read more>>

Adalia Crist | Virtual Assistant

I am currently working two jobs at the moment, and I am balancing my home and social life with it, which can make things pretty crazy. Due to my busy schedule, I have to adapt and change my schedule a lot in ordered to get things done. I like to approach my days with a plan; figure out all the things I need to get done that day and work it in with my normal working routine. I allow time for all the things that are important to me, which allows balance in my life. Read more>>