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.
Tylor Savage | Small business owner.
When I was younger it was work all the time, more you work more money you get after all. But as I’ve gotten older and experienced more negative things, that has totally changed. Now its more important to have every second possible with family and friends. Life can change so fast, there’s no point in wasting time you have, for something you don’t truly need. Read more>>
Brittany Kroll & Adrienne Redman | Beauty Experts, Co-Owners of The Luxxe Beauty Company, The Beauty Table & Know by Hart
Since we are both mothers, work life balance can be tricky. We both have experienced challenges in maintaining the balance but that is why we have become such advocates for self care. In the beginning we had limited boundaries simply because we equated success with hard work which meant little to no boundaries. In doing so, we learned a hard lesson about the impact of the ‘hustle’. It leads to burn out, less creativity, and strain on our families. Life is always busy, whether you are a parent, business owner or not. If you do not prioritize yourself you are sacrificing your happiness which will make you feel imbalanced. No matter what, we both carve out time weekly to focus on ourselves and believe that directly correlates with the success of our businesses. Read more>>
Morgan Moon | Real Estate Agent
I have gone from being a stay at home mom to working 40-60 hours a week to now making my own schedule. During the pandemic my hours skyrocketed, I became a slave to my job. I saw the effect it had on my daughter and hated it. Knowing something needed to change, I quit my “9-5” and became a Realtor. Now my daughter and my health come first and it has significantly improved my work life. I am able to give my clients the care and hard work they deserve because I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been. Read more>>
Lyndsey Morgan | Owner – Neat Method Frisco
Ah, work/ life balance. That elusive thing we all chase. When I purchased Neat Method Frisco it was already a fully functioning and established market. There was no time for me to just ease into things. I was tossed directly into the deep end! Finding balance was something that I really struggled with in the beginning. It was a busy time of year and I was just starting out so I booked my schedule as full as it could get. I never wanted to turn any business away. In addition to the actual organizing projects, I was trying to figure out every other aspect of the business. It completely consumed my every thought and action. Read more>>
Jessica Cardwell | Photographer & Creator of Sonny’s Pictures
Work life balance is something that I have recently been practicing over the last two months it has probably been my biggest down fall.. One of my biggest inspirations in my business is capturing the small moments for people in their state of happiness or celebration. But I started to realize my drive to capturing other peoples moments lead me to not capturing or even being a part of my own. I started to witness my motivation in Sonny’s Pictures slacking, which is big for me since I am very passionate about my work. I knew it was bad when I called my mom emotional one night and she asked me “Jess, when was the last time you had a girls night?” and I couldn’t even remember. Read more>>
Holly Bennett | President
I have always felt like work life balance was incredibly important. My goal is to foster an environment where employees feel free to complete their work as time permits. I believe that as long as everyone knows what the expectations are for completing their daily work they should be allowed the freedom to attend to the needs of their family. We used to allow several days a week at home based on work performance, but with COVID everyone was transitioned home and I have closed our local office. It saves me time and stress as a business owner and has given employees even greater flexibility. It has been a huge win win. By treating employees as people with personal needs and not just workers has resulted in our company having zero turnover for several years. Read more>>