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.

Maghon Taylor | Author, Artist, Art Studio Owner

Early on in my business, I was still working full time at a 9-5 job and was squeezing All She Wrote Notes in on my lunch break, bathroom breaks and packing orders before and after work. I didn’t have a lot of free time and worked on my business in what felt like every spare minute. Read more>>

Jessy Lipton | Singer/Songwriter

I think that in certain periods of my life my social life sort of took over and then for other periods of my life I was only focused on my career. I’ve learned from being so back and forth what truly works for me and how to manage both sides to life. When I get too caught up in my social life it’s easy to let those outside opinions influence my work more. Read more>>

Shantel Mickens | Handbag Designer & Leather Crafter

I started my business without any consideration for how I will manage my time. It was pretty messy. In my efforts to multi task family life, small business and a job, there were projects and chores that would often go unfinished for long periods. I had found this new passion in leather crafting and I was obsessed. Read more>>