The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Tamika Tamika | Author, life and relationship coach

Most people believe that once they balance work and their life they will feel successful. I am here to debunk the myth. Balance is a myth. You will never be completely balanced in all area’s of your life. Look the good news is we can have work life harmony. Harmony is attainable. Read more>>

Laura Ann Masura | Artisan Preserve Maker and nice lady

I have learned that when you own your own business and you ARE the business (the way I am…Laura Ann’s Jams) you are working 24/7/365. Early on I fought this and tried to MAKE hours. Now I just try to live with the business as a part of my day-to-day life and my goal is to make every moment happy and productive. Read more>>

Katie Murray | Artist

Work life balance is definitely something I have to work on and work through weekly. There will be months where I am nose deep in a work projects and elicit the help of family and friends to pick up the slack that comes from running a household with two young kids. And then there will be weeks where work is slow, and I get to focus my attention on home projects and activities with the kids, and making fun dinners etc. Read more>>

Antuan Byers | Dancer / Creative Entrepreneur / Arts Activist / Founder of Black Dance Change Makers

Work-life balance for me has changed a lot over the years. I don’t think I really understood it until the last year of being in the pandemic. When I didn’t have to juggle rehearsals, performances, in-person meetings, and events, it was way easier to overbook myself. You cut out all the travel time and the time it takes you to get on the train, hop in a taxi, get from point A to point B, and you end up filling up your schedule from 8 am to 10 pm with Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting. Read more>>

Jimmy Bodies Sr. | Owner/President (Alpha Choice Construction Services, LLC.)

As an entrepreneur work like balance can be tough pending the your industry. For my industry of construction it never stops in the DFW Metroplex, there are a lot of 6 to 7 days of 14 hour plus work weeks. Over the years I’ve learned balance by simply pre-planning and scheduling what I call “me” days. These are days that are precommunicated with my team and clients that i will not be available but also a plan of action if important decision are needed to be made. Read more>>