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.

Signature | Entrepreneur, Hip Hop artist, Person

In the beginning of running the business I worked everyday so there was no balance. To fast forward to today I now only work on Sundays if I have to, while also taking more vacation time. To me balance is now a very important key to the overall success of life. Being able to have time to live and time to grind. I think about balance as an essential element. Now I’ve been able to devote enough time into music projects. Read more>>

Ronnie and Shea Jackson | CEO & CFO of Jackson Protection Agency, LLC

When we first started our company, it was mostly me (Ronnie) as CEO running and navigating the business. It was relatively easy because we were just starting out. It was not until there was an influx of business and a massive amount of success that my wife Shea (CFO) became as equally involved which was a huge adjustment because now we were both juggling both home life and work life – simultaneously. With business growing as rapidly as it is and our three kids growing just as fast, it truly has become a team effort. We have grown into our roles and find that balance does not look picture perfect but rather fitting for where we are in this season and the success of our business. Read more>>

Cortina Peters, LMHC, LPC, CSE, QS | Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author, & Motivational Strategist

I can honestly say that my ability to balance has most definitely changed over time. Growing up, it was ingrained in me to work hard. As I got older, that belief changed and developed into an unhealthy obsession with achievements and perfectionism. It was not until I was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma) that I learned the power of balance. Read more>>