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.

Lauren Hamdi | Business Owner & Master Esthetician

Work life balance It’s the question everyone wants the answer too. I’m not sure, honestly as a Woman and as a Mother there is simply no other option but learn how to balance it all. What works for one family or individual most likely isn’t the same for the family next door. That’s the beauty in life, we all aren’t the same and it’s what makes all of us so unique. If you wake up each day and you are doing the best you can with what you have and you are trying to make your life and your families life better then that is balance to me. Read more>>

Leyla Lacombe | Twitch Streamer & Gaming Content Creator

The new year has really gotten me to think pretty hard about this. I work full time on top of my content creation, and while I have always been proud of my 9-5 work life balance, I have come to realise that I was not quite so competent at balancing streaming with the rest of my life. At times in the past year, it transitioned into this very strange position where I was “always on” for content creation, even though I was not really producing more content then before. The biggest change I felt was more of a mental one, where I was thinking about content all of the time, or more realistically I was feeling guilty about not making content. Read more>>

Carly Albert | Entrepreneur & Wedding Planner

This is for sure a challenge! It has taken me a few years to get it down. When I first started working for myself I never stopped working, I never had a time I wasn’t checking my emails, canceling plans with friends to make a networking event or client call. I was booking myself to be at every single wedding. Looking back this was all necessary to get where I am now. However, I am now very mindful of my time. I can’t give my couples 100% if I am not giving myself any time to relax and enjoy my own life. Read more>>