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.

Sebastian Vazquez | Father, Musician, and Fitness Instructor

In the beginning, it was all work and zero balance when it came to social life, home life, and even marital life. Both of us are married men and I am a father of two, so before we got heavily involved in home life we were touring for years, playing as often as we possibly could, and trying to get on bigger shows to develop a bigger audience. In the last two years living in a pandemic it has dramatically altered the way we live our lives. We are primarily a live performance band, putting out original recordings every few years or so. Read more>>

Victoria Rawleigh | Wedding Planner and Designer

This is quite possibly the hardest thing to achieve as an independent business owner. I honestly still do not have an answer to how to maintain or even achieve work/life balance. When people think about how great it is to be a business owner, they look at the upsides like making your own hours, doing what you want with your day, being your own boss, etc. Don’t get me wrong… those are all very valid things to think. However, they fail to take into consideration, just how freaking hard it is. There’s no sugar coating it. You work endless hours. Instead of a 9AM-5PM job that you leave at the office at the end of the day, you will be waking up early AF and going to sleep very late. Read more>>

Dante Lacroix | Music Producer & Sound Designer

When I first moved to LA I was working so much to reach my goals that I wasn’t paying attention to much of the other aspects of my life. I stopped hanging out with friends, I wasn’t really taking care of my health or eating habits and I think it took a toll on my, it wasn’t until I started having some health issues that made me realize I had to balance my life better. I respect the balance much more nowadays. People always tell you these things but we don’t listen. Now I am part of the club who says this: If you wanna be successful you need to workout, know how to rest, eat your veggies, love what you do. Read more>>