Gwen was a high-powered employee \u2014 the sort of person who you want on your team. She was intelligent, social, driven, conscientious, aware and dedicated. After a few years of hard work, Gwen\u2019s employers wanted to support and recognize her, and so when she petitioned them to fund her for a one-year MBA program, they did.\n\nDuring that year, Gwen put in 45\u201350 hours per week at work, and was also dedicating 20\u201325 hours per week on her MBA program, while still trying to have a social life, sleep well, eat healthily and maintain an exercise routine. Needless to say, it was a tough slog, but Gwen found herself loving the fast pace. She was always a go-getter and enjoyed honing her time management skills, creating checklists and always making deadlines, even if she had to sacrifice a bit of sleep or self-care to do it. After all, the program was only a year, and she was young and energetic enough to manage it.