We love rebels and people who challenge the status quo, conventional wisdom and mainstream narratives and so we asked some really bright folks to tell us about one piece of conventional advice they disagree with.

Lena Ford | Youth Entrepreneur

One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is that young children can not own a business. Children can own businesses. Owning a business can teach children how to use the lessons they learn in school in the business world. Read more>>

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One piece of conventional advice I disagree with is when people tell me and other creatives to do art on the side. This is the one piece of advice most people give that not only do I wholeheartedly disagree with, but it actually bothers me a lot. Read more>>

Victoria Sauer | Oil painter

I wanted to answer this question, mostly to bring attention to the fact that even though conventional advice may be helpful 90% of the time, everyone everywhere is different, and lives different lifestyles, and has different needs and priorities in their artistic practice. Read more>>

Neha Shah | Integrative Nutrition Coach

Looking at your plate with the lens of Calories and macros is what I disagree with. Food should be combined traditionally which is automatically at the right ratios and proportions to get the maximum Nutrients out of it. Read more>>

Javier Santana | Serial Entrepreneur, Future focused CX Leader, and Successful Business Owner,

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is one of the worst pieces of advice I’ve ever heard. You need to constantly be monitoring your processes, tools, how you operate as a business and how the projects/products you create can be bigger and better. Read more>>

Nic Daniels | Author

“Write what you know.” F**k that. Write what you like. Write what you want to see. Explore something greater than yourself. If we all just wrote what we know, we wouldn’t have gone to all the amazing places a good story demands. Read more>>

Mato Jonas Steger | Graphic Designer, Author, & Branding Consult

As an artist and someone who started their own business from the scraps of what knowledge and skill I had, I get tired of hearing the age old “you need a degree” because no you don’t. Read more>>