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.

Kevin Harry | Headshot & Portrait Photographer

It takes talent to succeed. There a myth that people are just born with certain abilities. I think for the most part if you apply yourself, and are dedicated to your craft you will succeed. Talent will get you in the door, but hard work and perseverance will keep you in the room. Read more>>

Isna Tianti | Creative Executive-ITS Unlimited LLC

One piece of conventional advice that I was given that I disagree regarding my gifts was to “ Focus only on one talent/gift.” As a creative, I am created in the image of The Most High; therefore, it is possible to have multiple gifts and simultaneously work on them all and be proficient in them all. Read more>>

Joy Johnson | Psychotherapist & Author

I honestly don’t believe that self-esteem is very important, in conventional terms. Having high self-esteem tends to mean thinking highly of yourself. While that’s not a bad thing, it can be a difficult place to get to when you’re already struggling. Often, the methods we use to try to increase esteem can end up leading us to compare ourselves to others and trigger our inner critic, which is rarely helpful. I specialize in self-compassion, which s found to be much more effective to your overall well being. Self-compassion can meet you right where you are, no matter how little or highly you think of yourself. It simply asks that you treat yourself the same way you would a dear friend. Self-compassion reminds us that we’re all flawed humans just doing their best, just like those we love most. Read more>>