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.

Chef Marc Newton | Alchemist

I think work-life balance is a myth; I don’t understand the concept. Ask any successful person you admire or read about, and you can quickly learn that balance is lacking in their journey. Success at anything requires three fundamental things: consistency, discipline, and sacrifice, none of which promote balance in life. The idea of being able to balance and win doesn’t jive in reality; something always takes a back seat. But as I’ve matured personally and professionally, I’ve learned to prioritize what is needed vs.  Read more>>

Nautica Quintero | Owner of SecureYourselfSis

I work a full time job and I’m a full time parent. All of this plus running a business has helped me better understand time management. I work all day and even try to tend to business needs or even questions that come up throughout the day simply because people feel better when you respond quickly, turns into better opportunities. After work, I tend to my family and our household, then immediately jump into business mode until about 10/11pm. Read more>>

Anita Ivancevic | Founder & CEO

When I was starting Dallas Gift Wrap Creations there was literally no such thing as work life balance, but this has changed over the years as the company has grown. In being a founder, I was wearing all the hats, all the time. Additionally, there wasn’t a road map of any kind for a business of this type – a high end, concierge gift wrapping service. If I thought it, I had to build it and figure out a way to implement and execute my strategy. In conjunction with coming up with unique and creative gift wrapping designs for our clients, Read more>>

Chris Lee | Productivity Coach & Consultant

Work-life balance is at the core of my productivity coaching platform and philosophy, and it was the motivation for my book “Less Is The New More”. I worked with people and teams for many years in corporate technology, and I could see how we were getting more and more burnt out trying to get ahead. And what’s worse we getting less efficient and so we were sacrificing our health, relationships and mental wellness just to survive. That inspired me to find, perfect and teach better ways to get work done without burning ourselves out. So we could thrive again, not just survive, and still have time for life balance. Read more>>

Shauntavia Williams | CEO & Director

My view on work life balance has changed a lot over the years. In the beginning I believed working all the time was the way to become successful. I’m from a family of workaholics, so i get it honest. There wasn’t any form of balance. It eventually caught up to me, negatively affecting my physical, mental health and relationships. However since having my twins, my view has changed. I wouldn’t necessarily call it balance because there is always something that needs more of your attention, however I do take more time for family and friends now then I did in the past. I schedule it into my calendar and I make it happen. Sometimes that means ending my day early or not accepting an appointment to make it work. To me it’s worth it. Read more>>