We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Angie Manson | CEO, CADC-CA, CATC, Level 1 Crossfit Coach & Podcast Host

The vast majority of treatment is to prescribe multiple medications for whatever you come in on and you leave high and medicated and calling yourself sober; for example, an alcoholic will be prescribed a sleeping medication, a mood stabilizer, a stimulant to get moving and usually suboxone just because. Most people leave more intoxicated than what they came in for. Also, Very few programs actually have an actual program–most are a couple of meetings and a place to crash until your insurance runs out. Read more>>

Infiniti Smith | Custom Wig Maker & Wigologist

I’m sure we have all heard this before , “make sure you have a plan before you start a business”. In my eyes this is the worst advice you can give to a potential business owner. If you wait for every single detail and aspect of your business to be perfect before you start , 9/10 you’ll never start. Read more>>

Sabrina Scott-Pappas | Chief Executive Coffee Nerd

They say you need to do things for love and not for money. In a world where some studio apartment rents are $3,000 per month, I wholeheartedly disagree. I believe that nobody, but NOBODY can dictate your motivation for success. Do we care about Jonas Salk’s motivation to find a vaccine for polio? No — we care that he found a vaccine. Read more>>

Samantha Smith | Holistic Midwife & Women’s Health Coach

I would say that most of the way I run my business goes against the conventional “hustle culture” that we are surrounded with. Much of what I teach my clients comes from my own practices of cyclical living and hear/soul based work. As a women’s coach, I show women how to attune to their unique inherent feminine flow and how to make the wold work for them instead of forcing themselves into the mold. Much of the way we conduct life in society today is designed around the biochemistry of men. When women learn about how our physiology is different we can being to design systems that allow us to optimize our creativity and productivity with ease. Read more>>

Darien Kenlock | Vision Creator

One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is “finish what you start”. As a young boy I’ve heard “don’t be a quitter”, or “if you start something, you finish it.” This phrase is commonly stated from family members, school administration, pastors, sports coaches, doctors and lawyers, to famous athletes and musicians. Think how many speeches you’ve heard with the line, “I am where I am today because I DID NOT GIVE UP!” Well, I am where I am today because I did “quit”, on many occasions. I actually believe one of my greatest strengths is my ability to change direction. Read more>>

Keara Noy-Gosha | Event Planner/Planner Mentor

Never think your industry is over Saturated. Think about a sponge when it’s over saturated ,it can’t hold anything else. That’s not the case with event, you can literally choose any niche and become successful! Read more>>

Joy Monique | Fitness & Transformation Coach

The ideology that you have to lose sleep and burnout to succeed is something I can’t agree with. I believe so heavily in my spiritual beliefs, so although I do work hard, and there are sacrifices that have to be made, I believe that I am graced to have certain doors open for me without me having to break it down. It’s a heavy feeling to believe that you have to make everything happen in your own strength and I don’t want to get to what success looks like for me and be so burned out that I can’t even take in the moment appreciate the journey. Read more>>

Lace The Hands” | Musician

Growing up as a kid my work ethic was always passionate and rigorous in music. Most outsiders applaud the vibrations of our music as artists, musicians, producers etc but many do not think about the mental preparedness that it takes to sustain the hardships that come with artistry. Being an artist requires some big sacrifices and risk taking. By risk taking I’m referring to losing hours…sometimes days of sleep, spending money out of your pocket to be able to afford videographers, studio sessions, paying for features with other artists, song promotion through distribution companies and more. Read more>>

Kaylin Funches | Content Creator

A lot of people don’t realize there’s a lot more to creating content than what they see. Building your brand can be more challenging for you than it may be for the next person. It’s very rare that you’ll post a couple of videos and it’s going to blow up. Consistency is key. If you want to be known for what you do, then you have to put yourself out there and be open-minded to try new things and take risk. Read more>>

Denise (Nene) Crews | CEO of Majestic Beauty By Nene

One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is “you need to have a plan B in case your plan A does not work out”. This is a piece of advice I heard often in my younger years and it took a long time to unlearn this thought process. In my opinion this statement is fear based projected from others and can prevent a creative person from truly taking a risk that could be life changing. I am also a firm believer in manifestations and power of the tongue. Read more>>

Paisley Reneé | Creator & Photographer

Everyone knows the saying “Communication is key” ….. well, I disagree. Comprehension is key. You have to know what a person cares about to understand their take. You can communicate all day but if the conversation isn’t understood it won’t reach them the way it should. Read more>>