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I prioritized my career over my personal life, and I have (almost) no regrets

I prioritized my career over my personal life, and I have (almost) no regrets

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  • Work-life balance is a hot topic for anyone hoping to launch something.
  • But the reality is that sacrifices will always have to be made to get that big project done.
  • For these founders, going all in for the short-term allowed them to do everything from receiving US Department of Health and Human Services funding to closing on their first investors.
  • While going all in worked for them, they recommend thinking intentionally about goals, particularly in the long-term.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

There's a lot to be said for finding a comfortable balance between work and life. But, it's also no secret that to successfully launch a business, book, or project, sacrifices need to be made. And in that "season of hustle," many entrepreneurs would agree that short-term balance is less important than doing everything they can to pursue their biggest goals.

As these six founders prove, there are times that going all in can ultimately be beneficial. In the following reflections, these incredible women share about the times they chose to prioritize their careers over their personal lives, and why, looking back, they would stick with their decisions.

The most important lessons they've learned along the way? Prioritizing clear communication, intentional goal-setting, and a long game mentality.

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