We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Gerovac and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matt, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
In California especially, time is money. My work life balance has changed because I’ve tried to make work my passion and be passionate about my work. I have three jobs. I teach junior high language arts, I’m a musician, and I’m a boxing trainer. The work life balance is a bit more achievable when you love the way you make money. I definitely work to live, not live to work, but it doesn’t have to be so dichotomous when you love what you do. The only other variable is making sure I make time for date nights with my wife and for my kids.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
For me, teaching started as something I would do in the meantime while I focused on making my music my main source of income. As it turned out, the teaching thing has remained my main source of income while I continued to improve my money-making capabilities as a musician.

I began training and competing as a boxer in 2013 and I continue to compete, while using my knowledge of the sport to help children and adults as a trainer.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
An ideal day for me would be getting in the gym in the morning, having a healthy lunch with the family, taking a nap, and then having my wife and kids come to one of my shows in the evening. If I had a visitor, I’m figuring they’d have a great time just hanging with us.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife Bri makes everything better.

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