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.

Taylar Broadnax | Mompreneur

“You shouldn’t care what people think” First off, trying to avoid what people think only leads to thinking about what people think! Let’s be real, we’re all human and have moments when we truly wonder what people think of us. It’s a normal and natural feeling. My advice is to not take PERSONAL what people may think of you. I feel it’s okay to have an open mind to peoples opinion, but it’s up to you how you receive it. So that’s my key to a successful mind, body and. Read more>>

Erika Parker Rogers | Artist and Illustrator

Artists are typically expected to have one specific style and this has always been so hard for me. I truly enjoy playing with different styles and mediums. I think it continues to promote an artists growth when they push themselves to explore a variety of styles and mediums. Read more>>

Santiago Vanegas | Photographer

In fine art photography, there are many who stick with a very specific subject matter and/or style for their projects. Many do this simply because that subject/style is what consistently inspires them most. That’s great. However, others stick to that subject/style because they want to have a consistent brand. I’ve never adhered to this and always create my own path, no matter how unexpected it may seem. Whatever inspires me is where I will go. The only consistency I strive for is to always be true to my vision, no matter where it goes. Read more>>