We asked some folks we admire to share one piece of conventional advice they disagree with.

Joy Orleans | Recording Artist and Reenactor

”Fake it ’til you make it.” I believe that if make it by being fake, you will have to maintain that falsehood to stay afloat. Then you become trapped in a prison of the fake and false. I strive to continuously be my most authentic self, and still ” make it”. Read more>>

Rohit Malrani | Co-Founder, OfficeHours

Many individuals think that money correlates with success and while that is true, many individuals tend to stay in finance because the money is great however they’re generally not happy with their work/worklife balance. Read more>>

Christian Elizondo | Fotógrafo Profesional

I disagree when people advise giving up when things get tough in your life. Read more>>

Julie Benbassat | Illustrator & Painter

Our culture is currently obsessed with grind culture, an ideology and lifestyle that often aggrandizes working hard to the point it becomes your life’s ambition/ purpose. Read more>>

Diana Elizabeth Jordan | Actor, Solo Artist, Theater & Filmmaker. D.E.I.A Disability . Influencer/Consultant Founder-The Rainbow Butterfly Cafe

I think the conventional advice I would disagree with is (lol) that there is a one size fits all conventional advice. There isn’t there are many approaches and many avenues to starting a business, I think the most challenging part can be deciding what works best for you and your business journey.  Read more>>

Arely Soriano | Social Media Specialist & Model

I disagree with the advice “if you just work hard, you will achieve success.” I disagree with this statement because while that can sometimes be true for certain people, it usually is not true for people of color. Read more>>

Isa Kriegeskotte | Couture Tailor & Jewelry Designer

Fake it ’til you. make it! Read more>>

Kijan “FLOURISH” Simmons | Artist & Protector

I disagree with needing to have a work-life balance. I don’t believe there will ever be a balance for people who are following his or her purpose. What we can do, however, is make sure the time we spend on things in our lives are structured and full of quality, not just quantity. Read more>>