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.

Meryl Vedros | Founder, Brand Designer, World Traveler and Sunshine Enthusiast

Look before you leap. I think tremendous things can happen when we trust ourselves to leap blindly into unknowns. Living life like a game of chess can really hold us back from trying new things or being creative with the hand we’re dealt. Read more>>

Col McElwaine | Designer/illustrator/artist

Fail often. First of all, I disagree with with this idea because failure is tough and you are going to have career hiccups and learning opportunities without inviting failure. Read more>>

Lili Montes | Co-Founder and CEO at Limon

Good things come to those who wait. Complacency will get you nowhere. You are in the driver’s seat of your own life, and action will propel you forward. Envision your dream life. Read more>>

Shannon Keith | Founder + CEO, Sudara

One of the most significant pieces of conventional advice that I find false is that hard work leads directly to financial success. I simply do not see evidence of this in my life or the lives of others. Read more>>