Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.

Inna Korenzvit | Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Accounting Professional

Work-life balance has always been important to me. Having always had the entrepreneurial streak, I started my first business at 19, but as my family commitments have grown, I had to scale back my business involvement, and eventually sold it before my first child was born. Since family is my top priority, for the next 20 years I had dedicated myself to raising my four sons, and taking care of the home front. Nonetheless, I made sure to stay abreast of the latest developments in the industry and technology, taking up volunteering and part-time work. Once my children were grown and more of my time was freed up, I was able to dedicate myself to my other passion, my accounting and bookkeeping firm, full time. Oftentimes I felt like I was working more than full time, but rather all the time, so I had to focus on changing that. Read more>>

Niki Lomibao | Certified Professional Life Coach

My work life balance has definitely changed over time. It’s taken me a long time to accept that priorities shift and that I don’t have to do everything and be everything to everyone. Over the past years, I’ve done a lot of self-awareness work to understand myself, to align how I spend my time to the things that are most important to me, and building habits and tools to reinforce that. When you can do that, there isn’t a “balance” you’re looking for; each of those areas flow into each other and you feel whole. I work with so many clients on work and life balance and many people, myself included, often need outside accountability to create true change for themselves. That’s why coaching can be so helpful. Read more>>

Todd Herzog | Musician | Cantorial Soloist

The pandemic has really altered the natural work life balance. On one hand, there are less things to do, less places to travel. On the other hand, now people assume that you are constantly available… for meetings, for concerts, etc. So, the challenge has shifted over time to creating a schedule that continues to work for me. It has to include places for exercise, for downtime, for play, for time with family and time for spirituality and self. Read more>>

Kala Vaughn | Baker & Entrepreneur

How has your balance changed over time? My work/life balance changes often. Being the single mother of a toddler, changes come around in my personal life almost every week. So with dealing with a customer-based business, I have to learn to adapt to the changes of the market and the little person that depends on me every day. When I first started my business there wasn’t much thought about work/life balance. But now that I have shifted the focus of my business, have a concentrated niche, and a set schedule, I’m able to balance work & life with a little more ease; but it’s no walk in the park. How do you think about the balance? I welcome the challenge of having to balance my work and life, and the frequency of those changes. Thinking about the balance allows me to work on my other entrepreneurial endeavors, and fit those into the mold. Read more>>