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Don’t Compromise Family Time

K. Patrick Douglas, attorney and partner with Douglas, Haun & Heidemann PC, says a healthy work life balance is difficult, but critical. He says you have to decide what you aren’t willing to give …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says it can be difficult to separate work and home life. Ogunyemi says he does small things like removing …

Ronald Baron, senior founding counsel of Hoffman and Baron, LLP says maintaining a healthy work life balance is important, but challenging. He says diet, exercise and being deliberate about family …

Joe Hornickel, planning and zoning director for the city of Branson, says it’s easy to work late in order to finish a task. Realize the world won’t end if you complete it the following day. …

Jordan Morgan, iOS engineer with Buffer, says challenges in working remotely are loneliness and blurring of lines between home and work life. He says coworking spaces allow you the flexibility to do …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says they have been asking staff what they’ve learned working through the pandemic. Fogle says adaptability, dealing with isolation …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they have to prioritize things in their life. Self care, time in nature and other daily practices help them stay balanced. Robinson is one of Springfield …

Brandi O’Reilly, executive director of Dynamic Strides, says her passion for her work makes it difficult to maintain a work-life balance. She says she has to turn off thoughts about work and enjoy …

Jamie Thomas, vice president of Prosperiti Properties, says she spent years worrying that she’d miss opportunities if she put her family first. “The minute that I was brave enough to say, I’m a …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she used to constantly shift roles between work and home life. Another young mom told her she designated certain days to her …

Paul Long, vice president with Ollis/Akers/Arney, says a demanding job can take a toll on your family life. When his children were young, he would work early and go back to work late to spend the …

Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software says working from home isn’t for everyone. Distractions, isolation and the ability to regulate your work life balance are things to consider. Frantz suggests …

Annie Pope, CEO and Owner of The Chili Bowl By Cafe 21, closed her successful bakery to spend more time with her family. “It got to the point where it just kind of consumed everything. It was …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she’s faced many difficulties in starting The Rebound Foundation. Securing donations and meeting clients’ individual needs …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology says IT professionals often work long hours but you still have to make time for your family. Dipper coaches his son’s little …

“Never having opened a business before, this was all new and I just had the passion and idea and was ready to go for it,” says Kim Gardner, owner of Breathe Salt Vault. Gardner says she jumped in …

Brandon Goodwin, co-founder and executive producer at Blend, says being successful with a creative business requires you to use both sides of your brain. While being committed to developing your …

“It was one of the best things in my life, selling the business, because I was able to take a vacation with no cell phones or anything and just read and not worry that my business was burning down …

“When someone says, ‘I need this today,’ instead of saying, ‘I can’t do that today,’ I’m a big fan of saying, ‘I can give this to you tomorrow,” says Angela Frantz with Ultimate …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

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