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.

Aideen Makky | Real Estate Agent

“You need college to be successful” Growing up in an immigrant household with traditional values, this was an idea which was often reasserted in my family. My parents moved to America so that myself and my sibling could have access to a better education, ultimately to open more opportunities for us; so we could have a life that they did not have. Well, after dropping out of college over a year ago… I can assure this is nothing but far from the truth. Read more>>

Cassandra Stillman | Pastry Decorator and Microbusiness Owner

One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is “the customer is always right.” One thing most business owners are not aware of, is once someone announces that they’re looking to start their own business, suddenly everyone around them thinks they’re qualified to give their opinion on how they should go about it. It took me a long time to figure out that just because a family member, friend, or customer makes a suggestion, that doesn’t mean it’s the right suggestion to follow. Before starting my own business, I worked heavily in customer service so the slogan “the customer is always right” might as well have been one of the ten commandments. Read more>>

Natalia Tafur | Customer Whisperer & Market Researcher

How many times have we heard to always follow your intuition or your gut? Sometimes making a decision based on your gut makes sense. Oftentimes it is a good way to save time – something we never have enough of. Other times these decisions lead us to the path of least resistance allowing us to simplify our complex lives. Bottom line…. Gut decisions are convenient decisions. But I think we can all agree that not all decisions are alike. Read more>>