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.

brittany schall | Artist/ Designer

One thing I have consistently disagreed with is the absolute need to create something stripped of its creativity so it could be easily mass produced. In both my fine art and design career I’ve had numerous people tell me that I should dumb down ideas/designs or produce something slightly modified that already exist. Everything from greeting cards to tshirt designs, I’ve been told to do it all. Read more>>

Andres Peña | Real Estate Sales Associate

There’s one piece of advise that never resonated with me. In fact it startled me to my core when I knew I wasn’t happy in my current job. “Wait until something better comes along.” Sometimes you have to just leave behind what isn’t making you happy, and put yourself in a situation where you have to put 100% of your effort into what you want or have been wanting to do. Read more>>

Lauren O Lauren | The Worlds last Drama Queen and Shakespeare of my generation.

People always say that its your drive that matters when it comes to success and chasing your dreams, but I disagree. I think our environment matters more than we think, it shapes you and determines your drive. Your drive and determination is truly determined by how you interpret your environment. You might come from a very bad neighborhood, with broken down buildings and busted liquor stores, but you know what separates you from someone in a well paved neighborhood with the cul-de-sac? Read more>>

Niharika Khanna | Table Design Blogger and Business Strategist

I disagree with the conventional advice ‘you should have no regrets. We’re all human and we often tend to regret the decisions we make in the past that have led to certain outcomes today. It’s okay to regret! Regret is a feeling and often emotions drive our decision-making, more often than we think it does. If we put a positive spin on feeling regret and utilize this emotion to course-correct we will find ourselves making improved decisions with better outcomes. Read more>>