Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.

Ritu Singla | Realtor

If you ask me about balance in life then I would say that there is no such thing as balancing everything. You have to get rid of the clutter in your calendar. 70% of our daily life has items that can be deferred. Most of them indefinitely :D. Keep what’s the most important for your personal life, family, and business. Achieving balance would be automatic when you have your priorities right. Work life balance: over the years; I have realized my priorities. I know what I want to accomplish and I am able to break my goals in smaller portions. So, I have a smaller goal for each week. As long as I achieve that much in a week; I feel in control and balance. For example; my clients, past and present, are my priority. I like to reach out to each of them every 3 months. So, I break it up in months-weeks-days etc. Read more>>

David Dorman | Artist | Surfer | Lover of life

Interesting questions. Life can be, and is often full of drastic ups and downs. The trick is to find that peacefulness, balance and have smooth sailing. I have definitely seen a change in my life’s balance as I move through different stages of my life. I married young, my high school sweetheart if you will, At that stage in my life everything was centered around finding or continuing steady employment,art wasn’t really in the equation, and soon raising a family. We have two beautiful daughters and now three amazing little granddaughters. At that young age balancing a career in law enforcement and family was my main focus. It was a good life. Often challenging but no regrets. Read more>>

Elisa Alves | Orgasmic Manifestation Coach

When I first started my business balance went out the window If I’m completely honest. It was like I went from the 9-5 matrix, which I wanted to escape for freedom, but plugged into another matrix where I was actually working all hours non-stop. I went all in on my business- stopped dating, rarely saw my friends, cut down my gym routine. I was stuck in the masculine mindset of doing doing doing trying to prove my worth to succeed. I was constantly fighting myself because my inner pleasure queen created this business for freedom, expansion, play, while my inner boss babe just wanted to succeed. After a few months of getting no where with this…. I tuned back to the desires of my heart I asked what was really in alignment and how I wanted to define success. Read more>>

Josh Rifkin | Trade Show Manufacturer

Work life balance was turned upside down in March for everyone. Happy to say we have embraced the life part and am having so much fun spending time with my wife and kids. Would have never had so many great memories otherwise. It has also required that I prioritize and be more efficient than ever. Definitely making every second count in between home schooling and work. Read more>>

Paige Nelson | Small Wedding & Elopement Photographer

This is the ultimate conundrum every aspiring small business owner, freelancer, creative, and entrepreneur will face during the course of their pursuit. I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer for almost 6 years now and it’s still a learning curve. Most of the time, your business grows from a passion project or a fun hobby. As you start to share your creations with the world and hone your skill, you inevitably draw attention from your peers. They begin to seek you out for your expertise and cash starts to flow into the equation. You slowly realize, “Hey, maybe I can actually do what I love for a living!” You get into it for the love of doing, making, and serving. Unfortunately, that leaves many of us vulnerable to exploitation from even our closest friends and family. Read more>>