24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

Orianne Gish | Program Manager & Digital Creator

Work life balance is definitely something I often think about. It’s difficult to balance certain aspects of work if you are say 1) business owner or 2) have a salary paying job. I currently fall in the first category. My husband and I own a business in the greater Los Angeles area in the health care industry. And at the same time I have a creative outlet via Instagram @styleconnfession that I try to maintain as much as I have free time. Read more>>

JP Kouri | Nomadic Content Creator

This question has always been very interesting for me to answer as I have never had a “9-5” or worked a corporate job. I have always made my own schedule and therefore delegated my own balance. I prioritize happiness and life over work and money, the balance for me is not only in free time and vacations but in choosing jobs that also bring me joy. If your work doesn’t light your soul on fire and bring you joy, what is the point? Read more>>

Chavi Lewis | Digital Content Creator

Having a work-life balance is very important to me. Especially because I wear many hats and I’m often juggling multiple things. I’m an active-duty service member, college student, digital content creator, and wife. I also enjoy a myriad of other hobbies like roller-skating, gardening, weightlifting, and traveling. Read more>>