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.

Zacharij Martin-Ned | Content Creator & Manager

“Wait until you’re ready” is the BIGGEST farce in almost any aspect of life. You’ll never be “ready”. It takes starting in the now, and making gradual steps to your goal. Read more>>

Ashley Hixson | Researcher | Scholar | Consultant

Hustle culture. I’m an academic and the standard by which we are socialized to function and operate is to produce research through publications and presentations without taking breaks and without resting. Thankfully, I’m in a doctoral program where my faculty not only encourages self-care but also models it. Hustle culture is rooted in white supremacy and has affected my mental health and the mental health of others. While I am a recovering member of hustle culture (and sometimes relapse), I have become more thoughtful in promoting self-care and wellness through a balanced lifestyle. Read more>>

Chad Slater | CEO/Engineer

I think having a back-up plan is not good advice. I would say have a robust Plan A as opposed to a back-up Plan B. A back up plan is similar to a pre-nup, it assumes things won’t go as plan. I am have learned and witness that when you plan accordingly and go all in there is no need for a back-up plan…just adjust. Read more>>