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

Kristina Burgoon | Hospitality Manager & Social Media Consultant

People often give the advice: “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I do not agree with this. I believe this piece of advice will leave young entrepreneurs endlessly searching for a role or business in which they feel completely self-actualized and experience no feelings of discomfort or struggle. One could argue that if you have a job you love then you will have a more fulfilling life overall. However, you are still going to work. Read more>>

Katie Sutton | Master NeuroCoach Chronic Pain Specialist

This piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is actually WHY I started my business and WHY I do what I do. Honestly, my business is based off of disagreeing with conventional advice when it comes to pain specifically. As a society, we have been taught that pain is just physical. The physical aspect of pain is JUST ONE component of it, but we focus all of our attention on how to mechanically fix the problem. Yes, mechanical and physical pain is a thing and I am not disregarding that piece. Read more>>

Holland | Artist, Poet, Photographer, and Soaper

That there is a “right” way to do things, or to be. There is so much power in knowing yourself, and nobody knows you better than YOU! You know your habits and tendencies better than anyone, and if you can strategize your life around them, then you can set yourself up for success. Read more>>

Crystal Mejia | Event Planner

“In order to be successful in life, you need to have a traditional career with a Bachelors and Masters degree.” Growing up I always felt the pressure of needing to hold certain standards and choosing a degree that will define my future. The need to graduate college and pursue a Bachelors or Masters degree was something I never desired, but felt pressured to from society and family. Coming from a Hispanic family of immigrants that became U.S citizens and being an only child, there was this expectation I would put on myself to become the first in my immediate family to graduate from college or university. It took me working about 10 different jobs to move to Colorado in order to find and pursue what I am so passionate about. Read more>>