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

Zach Weismann | Founder & CEO

One piece of conventional advice that I find myself disagreeing with lately is that “finding your purpose” is good advice. I used to really subscribe to that belief and it did lead me to leave the world of finance and go into sustainability, more environmental issues and work. But the piece of advice that has come to resonate with me more and that I think is better advice is, “what cause are you willing to work towards, to sacrifice for?” Finding your purpose, or your passion in life implies that once you do, it will be all roses and and easy. It does not imply that once you find your purpose, then the real hard work begins. Putting that purpose into action, into a career, making a living off of it, and measuring the impact of your work are all hard, day-in and day-out challenges. That can be frustrating, time consuming, and sometimes immeasurable. Read more>>

Kelsey Boughey | Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

That our society pushes a “quick fix” approach when it comes to diagnosing patients or clients to heal them. Instead of throwing a label on their symptoms and giving them prescriptions that they will need to take for the rest of their life. I feel we should empower people to get to the root cause of their ailments and provide an individualized approach to educate them and lead them to the road of healing. Read more>>

Mukthi Dasaraju | Founder

I don’t believe that you need to sacrifice a “normal” life in order to run your own business. I still manage to have a day job, 2 small businesses, social life and sleep. I think it is harmful to tell people that you need to give up your lifestyle to be your own boss. It discourages people from taking that next step and we remain shackled to our day jobs. It is possible to start your own business and still enjoy life. It takes some time to learn how to manage your time and your priorities but it is completely possible. Read more>>