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.

Nicole Tsong | Work/Life Balance Coach

The most important thing to understand about balance is it is a calibration. Balance shifts and changes according to your life and what is most important to you. It can be easy to think of work/life balance as a set thing, and sometimes people think it means getting off work at a reasonable hour. I see balance as a constant calibration that has to work for you. Are you getting enough time to move your body, eat well, spend time with people you love outside of work? Do you feel connected to yourself? Are you setting clear boundaries so you can have time for all of those things? Read more>>

Care Verikas | Co-Founder | Marketing & Sales

When we first started the business, we worked for what felt like 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We felt the need to be constantly working and we were burned out. We fully believe in hustle and grind but we learned after the first year that there just has to be some sort of balance. So when 2022 came, we decided to plan an adventure every quarter. It gives us something to look forward to and work towards. We also try our best to take Sundays off together so that we can see family and friends. Doing that really helps keep the burnout at bay and we are so much happier (and productive) than we were when we first started. Read more>>

Jared Nanke | Vice President, Nanke Signature Group

When I initially started working in the company, I found myself wearing a lot of hats. I had aggressive plans for growth but needed to be mindful of working capital. Coupled with my perfectionistic tendencies, I found myself taking on a lot of tasks, projects, and responsibilities. Additionally, I’d take college courses online to gain knowledge in a subject matter that I felt would help my business in areas it was maybe lacking. Read more>>

Rae Dileo | Musician/Record Producer

Over time i have learned to adjust to equal time between work and time to get away and clear your head. I find allowing your self to step away, does show rewards when you come back to the work environment. Whether Im working on a new classical guitar piece or in the middle of a mix,and i am at a place of no impasse and i feel that i may be stuck. Taking the time away to clear your head. Read more>>