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

Amelia Tatala-Beck | Artist

I disagreed with the widely held premise that most artists are not able to make a living doing their work. I believed then, and still do today, that anything done with true passion, commitment, and generosity can become a business enterprise. If you do what you love, people will love what you do. Read more>>

Karlecia Swan | Multi Business Owner/Author & Actor

I grew up believing that everyone had to choose one career path and follow only that. The age old question to a child is, ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’? At eight years old, how was I suppose to know that? But I quickly said that I want to be a Doctor, knowing full well that I had a weak stomach and couldn’t stand the sight of other people’s blood. Read more>>

Charity Harris | Event Designer & Youtube Craft Coach

One piece of conventional advice I disagree with is “hard work pays off”. I feel like the phrase would be more accurate if it said “consistency in growth pays off”. Whether you worked hard or not is not relevant if you are not consistent where it matters. Yes this is just my opinion, but consistency more easily correlates with success over hard work. If a person consistently shows up to learn, they will be consistent in their growth. For each individual “showing up” may look slightly different, but continued growth through GOOD OR PRODUCTIVE habits is really the key. Read more>>