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.

Tiffany Ashenfelter | Mental Health Therapist

Never go to bed angry…sometimes the reason we’re so angry is because we’re tired. If we get some sleep we might wake up with a different perspective or at the very least be rested enough to continue to work through the anger. Read more>>

Mike McKenna | Founder/President/Consultant

To start, I disagree that advice should be conventional.  The best advice should reflect the needs of the recipient not the vanity or lack of creativity of the advice-giver.  Useful advice is customized, not sanitized.  For example, children are expected to follow the rules of ‘conventional wisdom’ (the supposed foundation of advice), but then – unsurprisingly – they’re ill-equipped to imaginatively solve problems or easily embrace innovation as they mature.  Then, as adults, we’re expected to abide by the convention of ‘following the leader’, but most folks never learn what constitutes good leadership.  As a result, not enough people know how to recognize a leader nor how to become one themselves. Read more>>

Elijah Hawken | Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Chinese Herbalist, Certified Life Coach

That in order to be successful you have to devote yourself only to your business for a year. Read more>>