By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Natasha Denaxas & Montese Overton | Owners of Sativa & Sage Co.

We believe that having a work life balance is so important to having a happy life. Work is so fulfilling, but it can also be draining and time consuming. Sadly, time is the one thing we can’t buy, yet it’s also the most valuable thing in the world. Don’t get so consumed in your work that you forget about the people, places, and activities that fill YOUR cup. You can’t pour creativity into your business without filling your own cup first. Spend time with your friends, laugh with your loved ones, stay up all night watching your favorite shows, and still be an amazing business owner. Read more>>

Bernadette Rodriguez | Realtor®

My work life balance has changed so much over time. When I first got into real estate, I worked worked worked and my mental health really took a toll. I was working a full time job and real estate until 10pm at night and although no one would’ve guessed it, I was extremely stressed and overwhelmed. I took a big step back and creating boundaries allowing myself time to enjoy life and spend it with my loved ones. I think i’ve finally found a great balance between both, Read more>>

Ruby Paredes | Personal Stylist – Businesswoman

I think its important to live a well balanced life in order to be happy and feel peace. My priorities have changed so much overtime, especially since I became a mom. Before, I would prioritize my needs in order to feel happy and accomplished. Today, my kids and their well being always comes first.
I don’t like to over book myself because then that takes my time away from them and my home, and I don’t like to miss important moments or neglect my home or marriage. If my schedule starts getting too busy I take a step back and simply turn offers and clients down. Read more>>