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.

Amanda Sarley-Weng | mobile massage therapist

Prior to having children I worked as much as I want with very sporadic hours. Now I prioritize being home with them and of course taking into account covid risks. I still work on a part time basis but the luxury of having my own business and a supportive husband is that I can work when I want and which whom I would like to work. Read more>>

Chonique Sneed | Choreographer Creative Producer & Artist

Work life balance, for me in the entertainment industry, has always been a constant hustle and flow. Being in ” the business” since I was a kid, I juggled a lot, including school work, all of my extra curricular activities, chores, and auditions. Yet I always found time to just be a kid, and my mom nurtured that balance, even if I was working. Read more>>

Lauren Shimabukuro | Professor of movement (PE, Yoga, SUP Yoga, and Dance)

I have always had the motto Work Hard, Play Hard. Recently, I have had to self-reflect and adjust how I approach work-life balance due to a recent head injury. I used to work 12-hour days and didn’t really listen to what my body was telling me about self-care. I have learned how important understanding Mind, Body, & Spirit is when approaching work. Read more>>

Denise ((bonaimo)) Sarram ((bonaimo)) Sarram | Assemblage and Jewelry Artist/ Instructor

Quite frankly, I think finding balance in life is often something we strive to make look easy, much like a tightrope walker in a three-ring circus, high above the crowd. We cannot do things with “the greatest of ease” 100% of the time, and there is pressure to create this illusion to the public, social media, family and friends. Read more>>