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.

Randi Dukes | Real Estate Agent and Divorce Real Estate Specialist

Work life balance is always on the forefront of my mind and is one of the reasons I got into real estate a few years ago. As a single mom of multiple kids, I balance a lot of plates and I needed a career with flexibility. Real estate allows me to schedule appointments around important events in my kids’ lives. Read more>>

Lizzie DiSilvestro Hensley | Artist and Registered Nurse

When I started selling my work we opted to forgo a dining table so that I could have somewhere to paint in our apartment. I would paint whenever I had a spare minute, especially since it was always right there. Now I have a whole studio in our house, but I also have a 5 month old daughter, so life has definitely been taking over work for a while now. Read more>>

Jack Kristian | DJ & Business Owner

Being a husband, a father to 18 month old twins and a self employed business owner… you can understand that a work life balance absolutely comes with its challenges, but it’s ever so important. I feel like my balance is constantly changing on a day by day basis. There are days that I need to lock myself in a room and answer emails, build playlists, write up contracts for 10 hours…Read more>>