We asked folks we admire to share one piece of conventional advice that they disagree with.

Sophia Pickett | Yoga + Surf Instructor + LMT

A piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is that you have to “work until you bleed” to own your own business. Don’t get me wrong, when it is your own business it isn’t just simply getting up, clocking in, and going home when the work day is over. The business follows you home, and there is ALWAYS something more that needs to be done. Between networking, marketing, phone calls, emails, cleaning, and working at the brick and mortar shop (most business owners do it all) one can easily work 80-100 hours a week. Yet, I’ve found that when you are truly passionate about your work, it isn’t about aiming to achieve more and more. Conventional advice would be to always aim for expanding – seeking more clientele, producing more content and revenue. Read more>>

PRD | Musician Singer-Songwriter & Producer

A lot of people tell you to be confident in what you do. But confidence doesn’t come naturally or easily for a lot of people, including myself. Waiting to be confident in myself is something that has held me back from going after the things I truly want. I’ve since learned that confidence comes from actually doing the things you aren’t confident about. Through taking action you disarm a lot of the fear you’ve built up in your head around it and you’re able to start believing in yourself. I feel that the best piece of advice is to start before you’re ready, because honestly, we’ll never be ready. Read more>>

Krista | Mobile Sunflower truck owner.

One piece of conventional advice i disagree with is, start a business that will make you alot of money. I believe that if you set out to start a business out of love and passion, success and money will follow. If you love what you do you put naturally put your all into it and it shows. Read more>>