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.

Andrew (Titan) Finch | Peak Performance and Personal Development Trainer

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand has been staying true to myself. I learned very early on to keep the main thing, the main thing. Your values and principles will always define and show through. For me, the main things are God, Family, Business, in that order. Read more>>

Shirley Lutz, PMP | Senior Project Manager & Entertainment Manager

I would have to say the most important factor behind my success is the support from my family and them always making me realize that what I am capable of accomplishing when I put my mind to it. When ever I start doubting myself they are the first ones to be in my face telling me anything is possible. Read more>>

Mikala Everson | Owner & Head Pastry Chef

The most important factor to my success is the change I want to be in our industry. The restaurant world isn’t known to have the best work environment or lifestyle. When I was “growing up” in this industry, I saw the toll it took on me and my peers around me. I fell in love with the creative, fun, and active side of the industry. However, the fun loving side came with a tough price. I told myself when I get the chance to run my place, I will create a space for the good and do my best to change the bad. I knew we can do better then this. I focus heavily on supporting my staff and making them feel like they have the room to be creative, make mistakes, and still learn while doing it. My staff is right there with me on whatever crazy adventure I want to go on. Read more>>

Jessica Juniper | Photographer

The most important factor for me as a brand, artist, and business owner is how I treat people- hands down. Treating people with kindness calls in more business, of course, but it also makes people comfortable around me and in front of my camera, which leads to genuine, emotive photographs. I’ve built my entire brand on this concept. Read more>>