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.

Patricia Watson | Director of Dopeness at Hood Adjacent Tees

People always say to wait- Wait until you have this perfect or wait until you have that perfect. I say DON”T WAIT- JUMP ON OUT THERE. Nothing is certain but time moving forward, and if you wait for everything to be PERFECT- you will be waiting forever. If you have something placed on your heart and in your spirit to do- THEN DO IT, And if you “fail” , you still didn’t fail, you just know what not to do next time. Read more>>

Andrea Avila Rauseo | Business Owner & Finance Student

In my home country there is a common advice/saying that states “better bad known than good to get to know” which I believe is the worst advice that you can give someone. It basically makes people conform with a situation that they hate when there is an exit to that situation. Being a conformist is the worst thing a person can be because if you get the courage to change the situation that you do not like you can end up with something that you like and love. Read more>>

Heather Lentz | Founder and Chief Formulator

What you put on your skin doesn’t matter. Our skin is one of our largest and most vulnerable organs. Skin is our barrier to the outside world, and it’s very permeable. Whether anecdotal or scientific; evidence does exist that certain ingredients in skincare can be harmful. Especially when used over time. Read more>>

Marko Matijašević | Creative Director

“If you work hard, you’ll make it.” That’s a survivorship bias waiting to happen. Working hard on something you believe in is a given, it’s mandatory, but it’s not the *only* thing you need. You still have to do all the other things: learn, network, explore, research… and you can do all of those things right and still fail, because you need to be at least a little bit lucky, as well. So why do it? If you know it will keep you up at night if you don’t even try. Read more>>