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.

Danni B | Creative Portrait and Product Photographer

When I was younger, I worked a job I dedicated my life to. I was hired at 17 and worked as close to 40hrs a week as I could manage while still in school and left little to no time for other activities. When I graduated high school I decided to skip further education and take on as many hours as I could get my hands on while working my way up. Read more>>

Vanessa Nielsen Molina | Entrepreneur & Educator

My yoga teacher sometimes tells us: “Never take balance personally. It can be easy one day and near impossible the next.” She’s talking about a yoga pose, of course, but I feel that quote applies so well to work/life balance as well. What has always helped me is to think of it less in terms of balance, and more like a juggle. Read more>>

Elizabeth Oviedo | Software CEO

Worklife balance has been defined for me over the last 5 years as my transition to motherhood. As someone who loves her career and planned to return to work before the birth of my first child, I felt like my son and I were just starting to get to know each other when my 12 weeks of maternity leave were up. Read more>>

Chris Purcell | Chief Operating Officer, Pedal Haus Brewery

It’s hard to feel out of balance when you do something you love. My family does a pretty good job of reeling me back in when I am spending too much time focusing solely on work. I also make sure to spend a few hours every week on a bicycle (road, mountain, and beach cruisers). Bikes are a pretty big part of my life. Read more>>