A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Jeremy Stamper | Director of Pet Society Pet Products LLC

As an entrepreneur the idea of a personal life can sometimes feel unheard of. A new business can often feel like a newborn baby. You feel a strong need to pour all of your energy and attention into it. Listening for the slightest signs of something stirring, prepared to rush in at the slightest sounds of something going wrong. Envisioning what it will grow into and preparing yourself for worst case scenarios. Often sleeping with one eye open, anticipating those inevitable cries. Read more>>

Maddy Mokes | Drag Queen

I have to think of the work life balance in three spheres: the day job, the pursuit of my art, and refilling my own container. The day job is where I work in clinical research. It helps to keep the roof over my head while fulfilling my goal of helping others especially those who come from the same communities as me. I have learned to draw boundaries in how my time is used and given from this sphere. Read more>>

Dr. Elisa Magill | Peak Performance, Energy & Endurance Strategist

Work life balance… What an interesting phrase! It is a topic that I’ve always been passionate about, but not one I always understood when it came to my own life. In a way, some years back, I think the “life” part was just the living process for me (breathing, eating, sometimes sleeping), while the work part dominated my waking moments. Somehow, I had this attitude that if I worked hard, I was taking care of everyone around me, and that my life would follow suit and be good as well! As this attitude continued to influence my daily decisions and behavior, I also started to develop a feeling of guilt when I would take time off. Read more>>