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.

McKaela van der Lee | Hairstylist & Salon Suite Owner

At the beginning of my career, I didn’t have much of a work life balance. I felt as if I needed to work all of the time in order to grow and be successful. I took any opportunity I had to work even if it was outside of my normal hours. After a year of working 6 days a week, I missed having more time for myself and my life outside of work. I decided to cut down my days and have a set schedule every week. Read more>>

Tori Putman | Found & Owner of Torkini Swimwear | Sustainable Luxury Swimwear

My work, life balance has changed drastically since the launch of my swimwear line. Now I find myself eager to open my computer and get to work, even on the weekends or late at night. I find happiness and passion when I feel like I am making progress on a new goal or project and I will even cancel plans with family and friends to stay home and finish what I am currently pursuing for my brand. Read more>>

Alexandra Waldschmidt | Cookie artist & Mom

I think that it’s very important to have a work life balance. Growing up, family has always been the most important thing to me and now, being a mom, my kids and my family are my everything. I work to provide for them but I also don’t want to miss out on anything going on in their lives. Any special occasions I make sure to take some time off so that I can focus on family. Read more>>