What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.

Mary Latreece | Founder of JTT Accessories

Right now I still have my full time job as a consultant in the IT space so it’s been a balancing act trying to expand and climb both ladders since I enjoy aspects of both. My toddler makes everything an even more interesting but I have the resources and support to get it all done. It might not be perfect but it’s the steady progress I strive towards. Read more>>

Tarik Carroll | Photographer / Body Diversity Activist

A good work / life balance is something that I am still struggling to maintain. Over the years and specifically during the pandemic I’ve truly realized the importance of self care and really leaning into that. I am truly still a work in progress but I indeed have made strides to improve since my early days as a photographer Read more>>

LaJada Jones | Model/Entrepreneur

I was saying my work life balance has definitely grown and improved overtime. I believe it took me a minute to really become organize a note exactly what was needed to move for creating the perfect balance that works for me. Within my every day life I go to working a full time job, running different businesses, and also developing my passion in art and modeling. On top of trying to have a social life things can become unbalanced but making sure that I follow every day routine and trying to keep order became the best way for me to stay efficient with all my tasking. Read more>>

Ro Akin | Artist Producer Creative Dir & Fashion Guru

Life is about finding balance. Time is more valuable then money. There is nothing like a peace of mind. At the end of the day, what are you working for? One just has to prioritize. I love what I do but it’s not always about the money. What is most important to me is the time I spend with my baby boy. These are the things learned after my son was born. A lot of people don’t realize this until it’s too late. Read more>>

Daniel Williams | Men’s Coach,Public Speaker, and Author

I myself don’t believe that you can achieve work life balance. I do believe that an approach of finding harmony could bring more simplicity than trying to create a balance. It just isn’t possible to devote equal amounts of time and effort into each category of what our lives require simultaneously. Harmony however functions differently. There’s no excess in one life area and a deficit in another but all are attended to simultaneously within an order of importance. Read more>>

Tanisia Moore | Attorney, Author, Entrepreneur, and One Dope Mama

I remember attending a writer conference in 2019, and I asked the speaker—who happened to be a mother—how did she find the time to balance her life. I found myself tearing up as I asked the question because, at the time, I was a mother of two, running a law firm, venturing into my writing career, and studying for the Georgia bar. She looked at me and said, “Balancing is for flamingos.” Read more>>