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

Mary Faybik | Owner & Creator, Oh My Nosh

As someone who generally plans and prepares for everything, I think the one piece of conventional advice that I have never adhered to is that you need to have it all figured out, or at least have a business plan, to start. In fact, I think had I taken the time to generate a rational or logical thought regarding my business before diving in, I’m not sure I would have made the leap. The logistics are often overwhelming and scary, and that alone would have deterred my start. Read more>>

Carlos Moore | Independent Insurance Agent, Founder and CEO of Dallas Surety Bonds

One piece of conventional advice I disagree with is that in order to be a successful business owner, you have to overwork yourself. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of times you will have to work more than usual, times when you have to put in some weekends and work harder than you would work a 9-5, but I have learned over the years that there must be limits to the amount of time one spends at work, even when working for yourself. Many entrepreneurs preach about the endless hustle and grind while ignoring the fact that you are most productive when you are rested. Read more>>

Joan Laureano | President and Main Designer

I’ve done many interviews talking about my journey as an entrepreneur, but I also love to hear the interviews of others who have gone through the same path. I love to hear their stories and learn from them too. And this is what usually happens: interviews tend to end asking the entrepreneur what piece of advice they would give to other aspiring entrepreneurs. And entrepreneurs tend to say things such as: “Go for it!”, “Follow your dreams”, “Just do it!”, etc. Read more>>