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.

Hanna Keith | Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist

Before starting my own business, having a work life balance was not too hard. I clock in, do my job work, clock out and go home and typically not have to think about job work until next time I go in. However, now that I started my own business, I found it really difficult to separate my work and my personal life at first! Everything was up to us, not only the obvious training of the dogs and our clients, but also the background stuff such as answering phone calls, emails, texts, social media, getting the name out there, buying supplies, etc! At first this was very consuming and lead to some burn out! Read more>>

Nishal Thomas | Baker & Designer

Since starting this dream business a year ago, my husband Mathew and I view balance a bit differently than most. Family will always come first for both of us and everything falls into place after we give our daughters the balance they need to thrive. It’s especially true when things get a little busy but I have been blessed to be surrounded by family who step up to ease the pressures of running a new business. Read more>>

Shilpi Shah | PR & Digital Marketing Specialist

Whenever I used to hear the term “work-life balance”, I didn’t get the hype about it or the importance of it. It all changed the moment I restarted my career in 2017. I have been a WFH employee ever since. I was surprised at how my priorities changed so suddenly. Now, all I wanted was a job that let me have a balance between my personal life and my professional. I have been slogging to be a perfectionist and “hard worker” for the majority of my life. Balance is something I used to practice every day to maintain a feeling of happiness in everything I do yet working from home and managing everyone at the family 24/7/365 was really challenging Read more>>