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

Krystal Todd | CPA and Youtuber

“Go to college and get a good job.” I believe that rhetoric has only suppressed people’s dreams because we (As a society in general) define success as going to a great school and working for the best firm. That is an outdated piece of advice because with the help of social media and the internet in general, it is MUCH EASIER to turn your dreams into your career and get your business started for relatively free! Read more>>

Jason Littlefield | Visual Artist

“Fake it till you make it.” I think this is the worst advice ever. In order to have success you have to fully embrace who you are. Acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses. Do not fake being something you’re not. You may gain success by faking it but you will never find happiness. If there is something you want to achieve or become you have to take the steps to learn it. If you feel self doubt now faking it will only increase the amount you feel. Once you realize this you will find yourself successfully doing what you’re meant to and not what you think is success. After that you will find that this is what success really is. Read more>>

Lin Carusi | Fashion Model

A lot of people in this industry always told me that I would have to “start young”. To be honest, I did, but it’s not always the right road to take. You lose a lot of your teen years and normalcy by going this route. It’s much more beneficial to wait until you 100% know that this is what you want to do for the rest of your life. In this industry, they put too much emphasis on “youth” and “maintaining a certain weight”. This discourages everyone who is older than 25 and/or have beautiful curves to go after their dreams. I want to change that narrative. Read more>>