Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.
Leah Frazier | Certified Meditation Instructor, Mindfulness Coach and Sound Healing Practitioner of Leah Heals
When I first began my career, I was always striving to be better than the best. I would be the first one in the office, the last one to leave, and the one employee that my bosses could always count on to pick up the slack. When I transitioned into entrepreneurship, I carried over this same hustle and mindset — however, being on call and on demand 24/7 took its toll on my personal relationships, my health, and my overall quality of life. Read more>>
Chandler Tomayko | 5 years old at heart with drinking priviledges. Perpetual hustler. Chef, bartender, photographer and game designer…but that’s just on paper.
When I first entered the service industry, I fully subscribed to the 90 hours weeks, no holidays or weekends off. I lived illegally in a foreign country and really had to stretch myself thin to make ends meet. 14 years later, I had severe burnout. I realized like much like a pot left boiling on the stove, if you don’t check on it, eventually it burns…I was that pot. So I designed a better structure to self-check. Taking steps to diversify my life and the way I spent my time in and out of work led to much richer experiences across the board. Read more>>
Morgan Monia | Digital Content Creator
Once the pandemic began in March 2020 and employees were instructed to work-from-home (WFH), my work-life balance changed completely. Over the course of the past 2 years, the way I view work-life balance has changed monthly. There are some months when my personal life allows me the opportunity to WFH on a traditional 9-5pm schedule, where I am in my home office and attending all meetings with my cameras turned on. Read more>>
Marielle Davis | Brand & Web Designer
When I worked in corporate roles, work life balance did not even come into the equation. It didn’t matter if I had to start early or stay back late, or work weekends. I poured myself into the role. That all changed when I had kids of course. Suddenly I discovered that I didn’t have the capacity or the freedom that I once had, and my productivity really mattered. I focused on my top three tasks and allowed myself to drop the rest if needs be. Read more>>
Nae Moore | entrepreneur
I had to change my whole life I’ve set aside time for my children and set aside time for work it’s not as easy my day starts off by getting my children ready for school then after hurry home kinda pick a few things up after my children lol whew it’s a bit much then,afterwards try to squeeze a few more things in before work .I have an 8 hour that’s around my schedule and I’m off at a decent time where I can talk children about there day then I have some time for self.than probably once a month I’ll go out with a few friends so as far as balance it’s in between things might change sometimes. Read more>>
Jesse Frampton | Woodworker & Speaker Artist
Before starting my own business, I could do whatever I wanted on the weekends, or after work, take vacations, be a little spontaneous. Not any more. I am working on my business everyday. Whether I am in the garage building, at the kitchen table assembling, or on the couch editing my website, finding new leads, or editing photographs; its a non stop process. I don’t know if I realized how much work it would take, but I also am weirdly ok with it. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely some days that I would like to just sit back, drink a beer, and relax, but I also can’t sit still knowing that I have work to do. I know that I get more out than I put in, so I just keep grinding and moving forward. Read more>>