We had the good fortune of connecting with Biz LaChance and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Biz, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I believe everything in life has a balance. Everything from the location of the earth, to the temperature of the body. A balance is what keeps all things in check. My balance has been changed over time, based on certain experiences. At one time I very much didn’t balance things at all. Back in 2018, I pretty much neglected all my responsibilities and the people in my real life, for a 12 hour day, six day a week, seven week, film production gig.

I was hurt on the film set and literally was unable to do anything for myself. I required multiple surgeries and had to relearn to walk, with how bad the injuries were to my right foot. Since the humbling events that took place, I have learned that the importance of the balance between your work and your life are the most important part of success.

Now my work-life balance is much better. I have found ways to ensure that even when working on these long, strenuous jobs/gigs, that I find the right balance for the situation. In most cases, I try to ensure that when I am away from work (during the off-time, when not on set) that I keep the thoughts and conversations about the job away from my personal life. So my balance feels better due to the fact that when I am on set, I can fully focus on the job at hand, but then when I am not on a film set, I need to commit to the same level of attention to the moment(s) and people that are there for me, when not working.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is acting and filmmaking. I’ve been told that my acting is very natural. Which, too be honest, considering my past of trying to always be mindful and keeping true to the (mindset) that I’ve created, I have become a natural actor. That’s not to say that I am perfect and can just play any role, but it’s to say that I can (once accepting a role) can make it so unique and original that the viewers (and other colleagues) buy into the experience I created for them.

I am proud of the fact that I have buckled down and perused what I wanted to do. I always wanted to be a director/producer and never was interested in acting. However, when given the option to get my foot in the door, it was for a small acting role.
At the time, I thought to myself that maybe this can be my “gateway” art. I thought that if I haven’t figured out how to network with filmmakers by now, maybe acting can be a way for me to “rub elbows” with the right people. Surely enough, that’s exactly what happened.

For the sake of not sounding a bit pompous about my success, I can say that I got where I am professionally by failing and willing to fail a few more times. They say insanity is the process of redoing the same thing, expecting a different result. So to me, you must modify your situation when you’re failing, AND when you’re succeeding, to get the best outcomes.

I think as far as what the world should know about me is simple. I am very grateful to be where I am, and I’m not done growing and succeeding (and likely failing) just yet!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So I am currently back in my hometown for the time being, so I would like say that I’d like to be catered and showed around myself. Lol! As far as my plans though, I am big on socializing and networking, Like a lot of people my age there is a level of enjoyment in being where the action is:

I would start my days with a light meal at home and get to the gym. After about an hour or two there, I usually like to find a local spot for coffee and a bit more of a heartier breakfast. From there, I try to give some time to my two daughters. Once lunch time rolls around I try to buckle down and either; write, create content, or just brainstorm on my creative endeavors. Between 3 PM and let’s say 6/7 PM I try to either do something I’ve been wanting to do. Maybe get out and do something active, I am a big outdoors person so even a simple walk or hike. If the weather isn’t permitting me to be outside I may take care of running some errands (maybe a quick target run, or something silly like this) to fill the time until the evening meal.

The remainder of the night is always subject to how the rest of the day went, So this could be anything from relaxing and recharging for the next day, to (again) getting out the creative juices. Being a writer, content creator, artist, and parent really leaves this so open ended that I can’t really say for sure how this would look on any given day.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife is really the reason for my success. Without her relentless support and willingness to overcome my lack of balance for so long, I would have never been able to grow and become the level of success that I am. I think there are others out there, but truthfully without her support as a basis, none of the other factors would deserve the credit, lol. Hopefully my other support systems understand lol

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/poopenhymer

Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_biz_show I try to keep my online presence very visible, so as silly as it sounds, a simple google search of: Biz LaChance usually pulls up all sorts of articles and information about me

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