Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.

Jayla Copeland | Wardrobe Stylist

Being a creative is a full time job; on top of my other full time job. Balance has been the theme of my life for the last seven months and honestly, I suck at it. I have learned that I choose me consistently even if that means I will look inconsistent to my audience. By doing that, my art doesn’t suffer by putting out art/content that’s not a true reflection of my highest self. Now that is balance! Read more>>

Tim Snyder | Owner of Ride On Smoothie & Juice Bar

In the beginning, I had virtually no balance at all. My sister and I dove headfirst into the business. We worked almost every shift ourselves, with only a handful of employees. We were slowly able to transition to delegating more responsibilities onto staff. Although I still function as the General Manager of the shop. This business is so important to me, it’s difficult to let go and place it in someone else’s hands. And I truly enjoy running the day-to-day operations. I’m making long term plans to hire a GM and have a little more “life” than “work”. Read more>>

CeCe Blackwell | Business Owner

Hello, Owner Of Clueless Boutique , Cece B, Some call me Rell. I find that with the right company, it’s pretty simple to balance life and work. When I enjoy what I do, it doesn’t feel like a work. am always sure that when at home, my family gets my attention first. I take time on my off days to run my business, focus on ads and marketing, and new business strategies. I take time on the weekends to do things for myself and ensure that I regenerate before the work week begins. My life of course changes day by day, I find that using my journal to schedule daily activities helps me keep my balance. Read more>>

Dr. Joy Baker | OB/GYN Physician & CEO of Delivering JoyMD LLC

When I first started in Medicine, I thought that I had to be completely consumed by it. I had this idea that a “good doctor” was one who was ALWAYS there, ALWAYS available any time, day or night. After about 5-6 years of trying to live out this completely unrealistic work life, I finally realized that I was exhausted, burnt out, and nearing the end of my rope. While my career as an OB/GYN was certainly fulfilling, it became abundantly clear to me that I was missing out on life. I was working in a very small community about one hour outside Atlanta, where I was 1 of 2 OB/GYNs serving a large catchment area. Read more>>

Alisha J. | Entrepreneur & Minister

Work life balance has always been a challenge for me. I am involved in so many things, I work full time as a Implementations Manager, I work as a Makeup Artist, I manage a clothing collection in partnership with Shop Golden Chic, I am a Worship Leader and full time Music and Arts Admin at my church, not to mention I am a part of the Journey to Motherhood Podcast and have my own foundation, The Motherhood Foundation. Juggling all these things in concert with being a minister, daughter, sister, friend, etc. can be both overwhelming and challenging. Read more>>

Raquel & Erika Ravenell – Moore | Creative Entrepreneurs

At first, we had to learn through trial and tribulation. We didn’t have set schedules, deadlines or weekly meetings. Therefore, we found it difficult to execute goals and create structure within our business. Now that we’ve begun weekly meetings, making lists, setting schedules and creating timelines , we’re able to develop a system that works for us. We also make sure that we schedule a few off days during the week to have time for ourselves and personal life. We find that it gives us the structure we need to create balance. We’re always open to adapt to any changes that need to be made for our business to be successful. Read more>>