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.

Joya Courtney | Brand strategist & Business owner

It’s easier now to concentrate on myself and my business along with my son in tandem, because my son is not a little baby who needs me every waking moment. Don’t get my wrong, my son is my everything. But he’s at school, I can work, he’s with friends, I can work. I can have Sundays as a family day and the option to switch up my weekends however I please between my business and my son. Read more>>

Cendy Knight | Mortgage Advisor

I’m on my second career. My first was in the event’s industry and my work/life balance was about 80/20. Then I had a baby and I stayed in for another 4.5 years. Trying to bring that balance to a more equal balance, but only succeeding to maybe 75/25. The executives thanked our spouses and loved ones for “sharing” us with them at the annual holiday party. I knew this wasn’t normal, but I thrived in the pressure, the constant challenge of pleasing the clients and company. Reaching for the next “best” and always staying on top. Read more>>

Nicole Lance | Transformational Coach & Keynote Speaker

I think work/life balance is a lie. I don’t like the word “balance” because it’s defined as “A condition in which elements are equal to or in the correct proportions; an even distribution of weight causing something or someone to stay upright.” The utilization of the phrase “in the correct proportions” is problematic because it inherently implies you can do it WRONG! Also, thinking of work and life and trying to achieve any sort of evenness or equal proportion doesn’t take into account, well…reality. I mean, at what point in your life EVER have you truly had these actually equal in terms of hours, energy, effort, etc? And lastly, the phrasing that implies balance is the thing that keeps someone upright is absurd to me. I could have balance between the two and still be face first in the dirt because I’m not taking into account all the other things that truly bring me happiness and help me live authentically. Read more>>