A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Lynsee Mann | Community Director, CAM certified

In the 8 years I have worked in multifamily living, my perception of work life balance and the importance of it in each team members’ life has shifted dramatically. When I first started in the industry and especially as a new manager, I saw my ability to be “plugged in” and constantly available to my teams as a strong leadership quality. Read more>>

Lesley Pollard | E-Commerce Entrepreneur & Freelance Graphic Designer

After college I bought into the grind mentality. Wake up, go to work, come home, go to sleep, wake up, and do it all over again. I was working 50+ hours and found myself always working or thinking about work. Once I realized that wasn’t serving me and that I was dedicating my life to a job I knew something had to change. Around that same time, I got married and had a baby. Read more>>

Jennifer Oliver | Mentor / Artist

I have learned over the years the importance of taking care of yourself and having a variety of interests as well as surrounding yourself with a variety of people in order to maintain a healthy mental and physical well being. My primary job is pretty demanding and can be quite stressful and can easily take over my life so sometimes it is a challenge to maintain a good life balance. Read more>>

Kate Neary Corey Powers | Co-Founders, Catapult Creative Co

Kate: My career in my 20s was based around hustle culture and telling myself that if I wasn’t losing sleep over work, I wasn’t working hard enough. And anyone in their right mind reading that statement will know that it is a completely unhealthy way to look at anything in life, but we still seem to subscribe to it in our culture. Read more>>