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.
Arin DeGroff | Author, Multidisciplinary Artist and Energy Practitioner
I have always heard the advice, “Choose one thing so you can become successful.” While there may be some truth to this statement, I still have found that I disagree with this conventional way of approaching my desires and dreams. I am a firm believer that I do not have to choose one thing in order to become successful. Rather, I can choose to practice and integrate time management, discipline, and most importantly discernment with where I choose to put my energy. As an artist and creative it is my intention to work with the energy of expansion. While also honoring the deep knowing that anything I choose, whether it is one thing or five things, that I am fully capable of manifesting and bringing my passions into reality. Read more>>
Pablo J. Rosario | Men’s Dating and Relationship Coach
Just be yourself. It’s the worst advice you can give someone who is trying to better their dating life. Why? Because by telling someone to just be themselves, you’re essentially telling them that they don’t have to do anything in order to attract the partner they want. That it’s ok not to evolve, improve, or refine oneself. That their partner will find them. Read more>>
Jeffrie Favianny | Actor, Dancer, Writer, Director, Choreographer
That you should only do one thing. The notion that one should only invest their time in perfecting one thing, or pursue one thing is an antiquated ideology, especially in the modern time. I use to subscribe to the following idea, “When you have four cups, you are only able to fill each one quarter of the way through, no one cup is full.” I ran with that and spent many years cultivating one thing – for me it was academia. Hours and hours of studying, reading, writing, debating, analyzing and…at some point being unfulfilled. The way of the world is changing so rapidly that now, any one can go from social media star or homeless viral sensation to pop star, actor, fashion designer, director or even an activist. Read more>>