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.

Monica Graves | Spiritual Wellness Mentor

In the spiritual wellness industry, most of us have heard the phrase “Let go of that which does not serve you.” time and time again. And I totally understand this advice in theory! Yet, at it’s core, I find it really counter-productive to awakening the unconditional self-love and self-acceptance that we so deeply desire. You see, I believe that EVERYTHING comes into our life to serve us. Even our deepest wounds and darkest shadows hold such tremendous wisdom! Each of our life experiences serve as a necessary and sacred piece of the foundation upon which we stand, grow, and evolve to see new perspectives. So just as we wouldn’t rip out the bricks of a home’s foundation once we move on to build the 2nd floor… Read more>>

Erin Hanson | Fine Artist & Gallery Owner

That becoming an artist will mean you have to suffer the life of a poor destitute. Read more>>

Lauren Griffith | Yoga and Fitness Trainer, Educator & Creator

One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is that the fitness space is oversaturated and there isn’t enough opportunity to thrive as a business owner. Over the years working for studio/gym owners, I have seen a consistent trend of scarcity of losing clients to other businesses and the fear of their instructors and trainers running their own business while also working for the studio/gym. Most instructors/trainers have several revenue streams and often need to teach at various places to support themselves. Personally, I have taught classes in studios/gyms, lead instructor trainings, ran boot camps at city parks, trained clients in their homes, taught classes at corporations, and even created my own fitness product line. I’ve always loved the opportunity to be creative and have many revenue streams. When we are creative vs. competitive we are able to visualize new ways of doing things and realize that there are many opportunities to help others through fitness and yoga. Read more>>