Finding the perfect work life balance is more of an art than a science. Everybody has a different view as how much they should work versus how much time they need to live their life.
However, a common thread that we should all consider when trying to find that perfect work life balance is to consider How much money we want to make (and how).
As we know, there are many ways to "skin a cat" (or make money). Typically, in the corporate world, as you climb the ladder (and presumably take on additional responsibility) you'll need to make more and more of a time commitment to that particular company. Yes, your pay will increase but you'll have to sacrifice more and more of your time. For some, this is exactly what they want and their perfectly willing to sacrifice their personal time to acquire their fame and fortune.
Of course, for others they desire to leverage their time and talent (for good or bad). Real Estate, Online Endeavors, Stock and Commodity Investing are three that immediately come to mind. You can make (or lose) a fortune in seconds (or it could take years).
Then there are the steady jobs. Predictable hours, consistent pay... not flashy but they'll pay the bills. An example would be a teacher.
Also, circumstances might dictate our type of job or money making endeavor as well. You might not have the education to peruse a type of job or might have other financial responsibilities. Maybe you've been in an accident and can only do tasks while in a seated position.
Just remember is trying to find the perfect work life balance the harder you work - the luckier you get. Find what you love doing and commit to making it a success. You just might find that you're happy, wealthy, and wise.
Spence White is a successful entrepreneur, consultant, and marketer.