The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Michael Keith | Arist, Actor, and Producer.

Being a young person working in the industry, balancing school, family, friends, and my own things has been pretty easy. And this is because I’ve been able to surround myself with people that know, understand, and support what I do. I’ve been told many times, to be careful who I roll with, growing up, and this has been the best advice I’ve recieved from everyone that’s told me. I never really saw or cared to look for the importance of this, but as I get older, and more things being put on my plate, my circle continues to shrink. And this has helped me focus on what I need to do. Read more>>

MIRACLE Reese | Nursepreneur & Founder of Taste Drink Well

My balance improved over the last year by determining my priorities and what tasks, activities or people can wait. I use to coast my evening time without a firm schedule and, that led to me being too tired to work on my business to my full capacity. I now have an evening plan that is just as strong as my morning plan so that I am able to touch more than one task at some particular point in the day. Otherwise, if I just focus all my time on one single thing from beginning to end, other areas that might only take a few minutes of my attention might get neglected. Scheduling my day out in advance with a planner helps me find equal opportunity. Nowadays, I do not take time for granted; I try to have a solid plan and think ahead with a backup plan just in case my initial plan does not work out. Read more>>

Alex Noelle | Musician and Music Therapist

When I started pursuing my own artist career at the same time I was doing music therapy work, I had no balance at all. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the pressure to be productive and ignore other priorities – especially as a young professional trying to prove myself, and especially in the competitive music industry where artists have to prove their art’s value to build standing as a professional. Several years ago, I had 12-14 hour days going from shows to co-writes to music therapy jobs to networking events to more gigs that made more money. Eventually, stress took its toll, I was hit with worsening health diagnoses, and then a pandemic absorbed almost all of my money-making opportunities.  Read more>>

Miazza Walker | Luxury Crochet Designer

My main focus is currently my business. Everything else is a second priority to me. Read more>>

Seth Weiner | Your Rocktioneer® – Fundraising Auctioneer Specialist

Balance and Boundaries, two principles I live by. i am fortunate that I love the work I do, it doesn’t feel like work as it’s so rewarding. That being said, it is still important to balance my work with other life such as going for long runs, yoga, reading a good book, enjoying a nice meal, and taking time uninterrupted time for my son and self. I’ve always had a decent balance when it comes to work and pleasure. However, over the last few years I’ve taken more time to do things like going to a 6 mile afternoon run, or in the Summer taking the afternoon to enjoy a swim and reading a book at the pool. My mind and body need these things, I can literally feel this need and when it’s not balanced. Read more>>