24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

Amaya Damme | CEO + Founder of Obtaining Social

When first starting my business, I was over-working and participated in the “hustle culture” that came with being a young female entrepreneur. I soon realized how important it was to focus on my health, mentally and physically. Read more>>

Connor Fog | Property Manager

When I first started working after college, my work life balance was weighed completely on the work side. Working in youth sports, there was not much down time at all. I was burned out for years. Now I have all the freedom I could want and it’s very comforting. Sure last minute inconveniences come up, but there are infrequent and manageable. Read more>>

Kianna Parker | Cosmetic Tattoo Artist & Mother

Work life balance has a whole new meaning to me since becoming a mom, especially as a solo parent. I constantly remind myself that life has seasons of it’s own and each will bring a new sort of balance. My priority will always be my daughter, but sometimes that means I have to think long term. Read more>>

Dominic LaMora | Photographer, Student, Skateboarder

As a 21 year old who feels slightly behind in life, I tend to work very hard towards financial goals and I do what I know must be done. However, putting things into perspective has helped me to prioritize the important things in my life, whether that be family, health, or mental health. I broke my thumb a week ago so I haven’t been able to work which is frustrating, however I’ve been able to spend more time with my parents and my siblings. Read more>>