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

Jordan Masciorini | Financial Advisor and Certified Retirement Counselor

It can be commonly thought that once you retire, you should have all your money in super conservative investments, such as bank CD’s or government guaranteed bonds. However, the landscape has now changed. People are living longer, healthier lives, and interest rates are near historic lows. Depending on your individual situation, you may want to consider whether having some exposure to stocks in your portfolio could be beneficial to you, especially in the beginning part of your retirement. Of course, since the optimal plan for each investor depends on his or her individual objectives and circumstances, I recommend reviewing your investment strategy and time horizon with your Financial Advisor to find your appropriate investment mix. Read more>>

Isabella Vildosola | Lucrecia Embroidery Designs

“You need to have a fully established idea in order to start a business and succeed”. For me, this way of thinking is wrong! You’ll never feel 100% ready but do it anyway. You will never have the “perfect plan”. As a brand, you will continue to evolve and develop based on customer’s feedback. Things will constantly be changing, and you need to be able to adapt! It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop. It’s okay to make mistakes and have bad days. Don’t compare your process/success with anyone else, you will get there eventually and at your own pace. A big business always starts small, and the struggle is part of the journey. Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now! Read more>>

Jessica Ramos | Blogger and Content Creator

“You don’t need anyone but yourself yourself “ society has made us believe that true success is doing things on your own and not relying on others. I could not imagine being where I am today if it wasn’t for relying on God and others. I don’t believe we were meant to do it all on our own. That’s too much of a burden to carry. Asking for help is not a weakness but a strength. Even as a mom I can’t do it alone. They say it takes a village to raise children and that statement could not ring more true. When I came to the realization that I couldn’t do it all on my own and learned to rely on God and other people is when I was really able to be successful Read more>>