We talk to four corporate road warriors who are on the road as much — or more — than they are at home. Here’s how they survive jet lag, foreign food and sleep deprivation.

All work and no play can make for a dull existence. But it can also be bad for your health, your personal life and even your job performance. That’s why finding the right work-life balance has become a hot topic in the corporate world. In separate interviews, three members of Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2014 Top 50 CEO class (Karen Sheriff, Scott McCain and Paul Antle) talk about what work-life balance means to them and how to achieve it.

Misfortune is a fact of life in the roiling, manic world of business. Certainly, our Top 50 CEOs are no strangers to adversity. But, as their tales – in their own words, drawn from their own submissions – reveal, hardship is a wall they go through, around or over. Quitting, naturally, is no option.