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.

Kaitlin Lankford | Owner of Kate’s Cookie Co.

The thing about balance, is that if you are trying to balance, it is never achieved for more than a moment. If you are balancing on a beam, it takes constant readjustment every time you make a move or take a step. My work/life balance changes constantly because of all of the factors in my next steps. I am a mom to three boys and the wife to an incredibly supportive husband. There is a difference between “important” and “urgent”. Read more>>

Shannon Vogel | Business Owner and Avid Joy Seeker

Work-life balance has changed significantly over the years. I was raised by perfectionist entrepreneurs in a family business and my Dad was in the military. That meant, no matter what the category, it was never enough. There was always more business to get, more dreams to chase, more opportunities to discover and more business ideas to try. Read more>>

Jessica Bayer | JJ Brand Owner & Creative

JJ Brand started as a hobby, a way to have a work life balance from my 8-5. As it quickly evolved into a business, I learned that there was too a balance in the work behind this brand. To juggle a full time career, full time side job, and keep up with your family and friends is hard; at the end of the day family comes first. In 2020, JJ brand began in a time that the world was uncertain and down time was found more often than usual. Two years later the world and its resources have begun to open and evolve, and my mindset on work life balance continues to do the same. Read more>>

Marissa Brennan | South Metro Denver Title Insurance Account Manager for First American Title

When I first started in the Title Insurance industry, I was fresh out of college. I had a fiancé who worked nights. I was devoting 100% of my time to my career. Now, we have 3 kids. While my priorities have changed, I am grateful for a company that prioritizes their people and work/life balance. On a typical work day, I get up earlier then everyone in my house, work for 30 minutes, and workout. From there, I dedicate the morning to getting kids ready and off to school. Once they are at school, I continue my work day. Read more>>