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.

Lesa & Violette Lewis | Private Chefs/Owners @ The Handmade Chef

Historically there has been very little work life balance within the culinary industry. When you’re a young cook, you are trained with the expectation that you will miss holidays, birthdays, and other special life events with family and friends. The culture has always been that you must do whatever it takes to get the job done and the longer hours/work weeks are worn like a badge of honor. After spending years in this pattern of work hard, sleep less, neglect your family and mental health, we’ve started to see a shift in the culture. Read more>>

Ciara Iglehart | RUNNER/MENTOR/BUSINESS OWNER/ENTREPRENUER

Work life balance is all about understanding time. You make time for what you want. My happiness is important to me so I make time for that and make sure I surround myself with love and support. Life is too short to be buried alive with work. I have learned the importance of alignment. Aligning your happiness is apart of this work life balance. If we are passionate and happy about what we are doing for a living then that’s half the battle. The other half is figuring out where to plug in time for you and what fills your cup. Read more>>

Kevin Ann Jordan | Sustainable Style Coach

Balance is one of my personal values and it is something I strive for in all areas of my life. The thing about balance is that it is SO hard to achieve! Before kids, I thought balance was going to the gym five days a week, eating healthily, working in a corporate job that allowed me to make a meaningful contribution to society, spending time with family and friends, traveling, etc. After having kids, Read more>>