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

Megan Townsend | COO & Co-Founder of Altitude Arborist

Avoid connecting too much with employees on a personal level. This is the opposite of what we do. Our employees are our most important asset. When our employees join our our company, they become part of our family, and we want them to know that. Read more>>

Harley Hagan | Balloon Decorator and Event Planner

One of the biggest pieces of conventional advice that I disagree with is that you need a degree to be successful, I had a very nontraditional education and I really wasn’t a school person at all. I now own a successful business for 5 and half years and continue to grow and thrive through my business, I agree there are tools you learn in school can be really helpful yet a traditional education system isn’t the only way to do well in life. Read more>>

Sommer Brennan | Certified Life & Habit Coach

Fake it til you make it! Seemingly innocent advice like this is why so many of us (myself included) struggle with imposter syndrome. I worked in sales before I became a life coach, and for a while I tried to fake confidence during big pitches. Read more>>