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.

CEE BRAYNEN-THOMAS | Technologist, Author, and Mompreneur

I am a network engineer with a major telecommunications company based out of Dallas, TX. I am also the president and CEO of Classy Gifts Art & Lifestyles, and I co-own Blackrock Publishing with my husband. I’ve written a total of 4 books and am working on my 5th. I grind hard. But, on the flip side of that, I play harder. I am a wife and mom of 2 amazing little boys, one of which I recently gave birth to just this year. [Every single day with them is a new, exciting, hilariously fun adventure.] Additionally, I love to go on nature walks. I’m a travel fanatic, making it a point to go somewhere new every year. I love to dance; I love a good movie and I am an admitted fan of reality TV. Read more>>

Nakia Linson | Certified Fitness Professional , Entrepreneur & Model

My work balance has made a full 360. There was a point in time where I was working long unhealthy and extreme hours that were causing me stress, unbalance and dissatisfaction. It was a horrible period in my life, and for me, that was the key turning point. You feel resentful and bitter that something that isn’t fundamentally important is snatching so much valuable time away from you! The work I do now has changed my life for the better in every area of my life! I absolutely enjoy helping other busy women find purpose in balance in their lives. Read more>>

Charlie Rogers | Entertainer

Its funny how many hours you must put in your business for it to be successful. Especially when your buildling an business from scratch. I always wanted to be a business owner, but my favorite hobby in my downtime was sleep. Needless to say, since I have started my own business, I’ve made a lot of changes to my work life balance. What most people dont know about small business owners, is that many of us work more than one job. So Monday through Friday, I work a normal schedule like most Americans. Read more>>

Amber Rayne | Producer & Visual Artist

Make work life balance has changed so much over the years. I used to stretch myself so thin to the point that I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and sad! Now I make it a point to make sure self-care is integrated into my schedule even if it means scheduling in short breaks for myself throughout the day. Read more>>