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.

Stephanie Tilton | Launch Copywriter & Strategist

Work life balance. It’s a nice concept in theory, but it’s not always possible for an individual to devote equal time to their business and their life. As your life changes, so does your capacity for business, so I think the notion that everything must be balanced 24-7 adds unnecessary pressure on business owners who are also navigating the changes of life. Read more>>

Celeste Rains-Turk | Personal Development Coach, Podcaster, International Speaker, Author. MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, BA Psychology, NCC

I believe chasing balance is comparable to chasing perfection; an empty, difficult, pursuit that is more likely to lead you down a rabbit hole of comparison and never enoughness than it is to lead you to fulfillment, sustainability, and empowerment. Balance is usually associated with keeping many areas of life in proportion to others. But what happens when one area needs your attention more than the other? Are you no longer ‘balanced’? When I consider balance for myself, I try instead to consider my life values and how each is satisfied by where I am putting my energy. Read more>>

Hannah Levin | Radio DJ & Content Director for KXCI

When I was in my 30s and 40s I didn’t really have much of a choice about that balance. Most of the time I was working as a freelancer or in a part-time capacity so it was a constant hustle to make ends meet. Now that I’m both older and salaried, I have the privilege of drawing boundaries and setting limits. There’s nothing heroic or admirable about working oneself into the ground, no matter how much you love your job. The concept that being “so busy!” means you’re knocking it out of the park professionally is both harmful and simply untrue. I firmly believe that we are at our most creative and high-achieving when we aren’t overworking ourselves. Read more>>