Finding Balance: Navigating the High-Achieving Woman’s Juggle Between Boardrooms, Bedtime, and Marriages | EU 2145 min read

March 25, 2024

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Do you sometimes feel like you have to choose between prioritizing family or work? Are you often pushing yourself beyond the limit to never disappoint people? How can you put a pause on the relentless living and be more intentional with how you spend your life?

In this episode, I talk about the challenges high-achieving women face in balancing their personal and professional lives. I share a personal experience of having to prioritize work over quality time with my daughter, highlighting the constant struggle to meet impossible expectations. I also talk about the emotional toll and mental load that high-achieving women carry, driven by past trauma and societal pressures, emphasizing the need for understanding, support, and empathy from partners and the importance of connecting with a community of like-minded women. I provide actionable steps to break free from the cycle of overcommitment and exhaustion.

Listen out as I introduce Empower X, a membership community for high-achieving women seeking personal and professional growth. Click the above link for more information.


  • Choosing family vs work
  • Handling the emotional struggle
  • Find and join your community
  • Actionable steps you can take right now

Choosing family vs work

Of course, you may not have to completely choose between family or work, but moments can come up where you have to prioritize one over the other, and sometimes you are asked to choose in the same moment.

I wanted to cry. Why? Because damn it! I’m picking my work over my family. Although that’s not 1000% true, that’s exactly what it feels like, and that’s how it’s interpreted. (Veronica Cisneros)

Sometimes your schedule is so jam-packed that scheduling time to spend with your child takes a back seat, and this can be painful for any working parent.

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Handling the emotional struggle

Getting everything done is not only a struggle with time, it is also an emotional struggle. Managing and reducing stress, self-regulating, and knowing when you need to ask for help are all things that high-achieving women face every day.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we put ourselves through this relentless cycle of over-commitment and exhaustion? Well, there are several factors at play here! Past childhood trauma, such as feeling the need to constantly prove ourselves, or seeking validation through our achievements; that can drive us to push ourselves beyond our own limits. (Veronica Cisneros)

The relentless pursuit of success can be a way of life that you adopt due to a number of reasons, whether they are conscious or subconscious. This is why you need to take a moment, step back, and address the way that you are living your life.

Is this intentional? Are you choosing this type of chaos because it is familiar to you? Or can you address any underlying issues to finally let this habit go and live differently?

Find and join your community

What do we need from our husbands, our families, and our lives to thrive in this chaotic world? We can absolutely crave understanding, support, and empathy from our partners, as well as the opportunity to connect with other women who share similar struggles – and that right there, is the exact reason why I created Empower X! (Veronica Cisneros)

You really do not have to do everything on your own.

Finding a community of like-minded women who KNOW what it is to be a high-achieving woman, mom, and business owner offers you genuine understanding, support, and encouragement to create an intentional life.

Actionable steps you can take right now

1 – Prioritize self-care and set boundaries

2 – Communicate openly with your spouse and share your struggles and needs with him to find a solution that works for the both of you

3 – Connect with other high-achieving women through Empower X

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Meet Veronica Cisneros

Veronica Cisneros | Empowered And Unapologetic Podcast

Hello, my name is Veronica Cisneros, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Coach, Course Creator, Retreat Host, Mother of 3, married for 23 years, host of the Empowered and Unapologetic podcast, and owner of a group private practice called Outside The Norm Counseling.

A lot of couples struggle with setting aside intentional time to connect and communicate. They yearn for meaningful conversations that don’t lead to arguments.

1 month away from divorce, I realized I had to do something different. For years I had compromised myself to meet the needs of my husband and my child, I lost myself and was about to lose my marriage. After years of personal growth and self-reflection, I not only reclaimed my identity, and celebrated 23 years of marriage but also helped hundreds of couples transform their marriage from feeling like roommates to experiencing a deeper love.

I am on a mission to help couples reignite the fire by providing them with the skills to have the relationship they deserve.

Whether you listen to the podcast, join the free Facebook community, or do the Workshop,  you’re in the right place. Let’s do this together!

Thanks for listening!

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I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist, women’s coach, course creator, and retreat host. Married for OVER 20 years, raising three girls, and the host of the Empowered and Unapologetic podcast. 

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My jam? Helping high-achieving women thrive both at home and in the hustle of work.

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