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.

Eric Collins | Hip-Hip/R&B Artist

One piece of advice that I disagree with is having multiple backup plans if your dream doesn’t work out. I believe that if you take your eye & focus off of your main goal & start looking for other options, you’ve already failed. Keep dreaming! Read more>>

Dr. Mary Barbera | Behavior Analyst & Author

I’m in the autism world both as a parent and professional. Many times doctors and therapists encourage parents of young children with delays to “wait and see” and if they take this advice children often get worse. I teach and empower parents to detect and treat the earliest signs of autism, ADHD, and speech delays to help each child reach his or her fullest potential. Read more>>

Emmanuel Smith | Fitness Trainer

“Do what makes you happy” Yuck! I find that to be incredibly damaging. Before you call me Grinch, here is why: Happiness is fleeting like any other emotion. It comes and goes, therefore chasing a fleeting feeling is a recipe for disaster in my opinion. What made you happy at one point might not at another point.
I say do what gives you a sense of pride, purpose, and/or commitment as these are the things that last. Read more>>