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March 11, 2024

97 Seeking Better Balance with Jill Jacobs: Work Smart, Spend Smart, Do What You Love

97 Seeking Better Balance with Jill Jacobs: Work Smart, Spend Smart, Do What You Love

My guest today encountered a personal (and all-too-common) dilemma after she had her son eight years ago. As someone who worked full-time in corporate or tech jobs for most of her career, Jill Jacobs was anxious to get back to work after giving birth....

My guest today encountered a personal (and all-too-common) dilemma after she had her son eight years ago. As someone who worked full-time in corporate or tech jobs for most of her career, Jill Jacobs was anxious to get back to work after giving birth.

Not only did she love working, but as she says today, she needed to get back to work to support her home, lifestyle, and new baby’s needs.

Quickly, she realized how daunting and unsustainable this was. Here she was working full time, paying somebody else to be home with her child and, when she did get home from work, she was clearly not bringing her best self. 

Ahhh…the American dream, right?

Here’s the deal, though. 

Educated women with children are leaving the work forces in droves. What Jill wanted was to work smarter, spend smarter, and love what she was doing. So, since she wasn’t finding it in the workforce, she started it herself. Enter the Better Balance vision.

At Better Balance, Jill and her team connect professionals who want to work less than 40 hours a week with the Employers looking to hire them. They help people find fulfilling part-time professional work, leveraging their education, experience, talents and skills while maintaining a balance that fits their priorities in life. 

Jill offers valuable and real insights about starting a business from the ground up, taking risks, and the value of finding mentors and supporters in your endeavor. And, as difficult it is, she also stresses the importance of taking small steps and imperfect action.

I love this “I Could Never Do That” theme of taking a problem and creating a solution. Not just so you can flourish, but to help others do the same.

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Jill Jacobs

Founder

Before Better Balance, Jill worked in technology marketing for 14 years and prior to that she spent 8 years helping MBAs get jobs and internships as a Career Advisor at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and as a Campus Recruiter for top-tier consulting firms.

Most of her career has been focused on helping others and now she focuses that energy on helping people find better balance by matching talented professionals who want to work as Flex Employees with the employers looking to hire them.