By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Caitlin Sullivan | Pilates Instructor & Hormone Health Coach

Finding balance has been a huge inspiration behind my business. A little over a year ago I was completely burnt out, in full adrenal fatigue: brain fog, mood swings, migraines, anxiety- my body had been sending me signals that I was ignoring. I had always prided myself on my work ethic and ability to juggle multiple commitments but it had finally caught up with me. I was so exhausted and I realized that all the work I was doing was not even taking me in the direction of my dream: to be an entrepreneur, building my own schedule, creative, and flexible. In order to heal from adrenal fatigue, I had to allow myself time to rest which meant taking a look at my commitments and my priorities and seeing how they lined up. I was so used to living a busy, cluttered life that I hadn’t considered what it was doing to my health. Being able to relax and just “be” rather than “doing” all the time was both scary and liberating. I also began incorporating my knowledge as a Pilates instructor and hormone health coach to make lifestyle and nutrition adjustments to encourage my body into its parasympathetic state, where it can repair and recover. Read more>>

Tony Kariotis | Entrepreanuer

This has been something I probably have paid the most attention to over the last few years. I am true believer in a healthy work-life balance. As the years pass by, you ask yourself are you just going to work all the time and then attempt to enjoy life when you retire, but are physically at your worst state? That thought process has definitely encouraged me to try and balance a better work-life balance. Read more>>

Diva Carolina lomas | Biz Fashion consultan and personal branding. MASCOOLTURA CEO and YODIVA EDITOR

Alot… after MY COVID situation, i thought about how much time i spent on work amd how much time in mu personal life A realized that we are use to live faster now and sometime we forget enjoying small things that at the end could give us tons of satisfaction so i quit everything i was working on and start a rebuilding myself processToday i am working in setting up a daily schedule that includes my personal errands. To say no to things and to give up contracts that doesnt add value to my life You can have everything if you organized yourself. Read more>>

Destiny Roxas | REALTOR ®, Dir. of Business Development & Marketing for Brandon Martinez

I’ll be completely honest… the past few years, it’s all merged into one. Many of my close friends are within my industry. Real estate is social, and networking while creating solid relationships is so critical for success. Clients have become friends, who I’ve hung out with at their homes, at the park, or at restaurants. Working from home has definitely created a lack of separation, but I’m one of those crazies who is absolutely thriving. If I’m not working, I’m miserable – I need the mental stimulation and constant challenges to make me feel alive. Read more>>

Alison Miller | Adult Boutique Owner & Poet

My struggle to find the perfect work/life balance began when I had my first child. I joked that I was going to be a “part time” stay at home mom while continuing to almost single-handedly manage two stores and open a third. After my daughter was born I was surprised at home eager I was to get back to work and surprised, also, at how much guilt I felt for being there. When my second child was a year old I became hungry for “me” time. The more time I devoted to yoga, meditation, and travel, the more obvious the need to delegate became. Not only do I now have a team of managers to handle the day-to-day in the shops (including a general manager who knows my needs better I do) but I’ve been able to relocate across the country and run my stores remotely. Read more>>