24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

LiAnn Newby | Photographer

As a creative person, the work life balance is a bit different to someone with a traditional job. When you use your creativity to make a living as well as for pleasure, the challenge isn’t work life balance rather its balancing the work you do for other people verse the work you make for yourself. Read more>>

Stephanie Gast | Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (No. 117339) Supervised by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Mindy Derseweh (No.113917) Employed by Gather and Grow OC

Yes, and it continues to evolve! To maintain perfect balance every day is just not realistic. Each day different aspects of life may take more focus and energy than others. Like walking a balancing beam, I think it’s about making small adjustments to keep your footing. Read more>>

Malin Stenborg | Agent for Directors and Cinematographers previously for fashion photographers, stylists, casting directors, creative directors etc.

When I was younger I worked a lot more 24 7, especially when I lived in NYC. Then I actually enjoyed it, and I would not want to change that. It also makes you get a solid work ethic. Now when I am older I have learned how to balance work and my free time. Read more>>