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.

Maria Donley | REALTOR & CEO/Founder: The Urban Mav

For a long time I didn’t realize how important the work life balance was; I would work day after day, living pay check by pay check, barely making it by. Work was my entire life; it consumed me. I would always think to myself “what kind of life is that” ? Like many others, prior to starting my business and getting into Real Estate I was on a different career path. Read more>>

Christina Minutoli | Freelance Graphic Designer

Work life balance is the one thing you can gift yourself to help you not only be a better work contributor but an overall healthier person. Self-care and space away from your normal to-dos is undeniably important to your body and your mind. I started my career always on! I stayed late, I was always available but over time I realized that that I was exhausted and becoming resentful. It was hard to stay motivated and love the job that I had. Read more>>

LaChyna CarterWalker | Wig Customizing Specialist

Since starting my business, I have gotten married and am pregnant with my second child, a beautiful baby girl. Finding a balance between wife and mother duties while pursuing entrepreneurship has been challenging. It was a hard decision, but I realized I needed to take a break from my hair business. Sometimes you have to think about what your real priorities are, and right now, for me, it is my health and family. Read more>>