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.

Nicole Baker | Coach for Perfectionists | CEO of Life Coach Baker

“To be successful, you have to hustle.” I have been on hundreds of calls with high achievers around the world and all of them had it in their head that if they’re not working hard 24/7, then they’re failing, they will never have success, and they are falling behind. This way of thinking is no one’s fault, we live in a world that is overly saturated with praising the high achievements, from scrolling through social media and seeing friends or strangers hitting huge life milestones, to hearing about a 17-year-old prodigy on TikTok, or constantly feeling the “move faster” energy of the business world – it is impossible to go through this society and not feel the “go, go, go” push. Read more>>

Colton Marschik | Entrepreneur & Podcaster

“Ignorance is Bliss” It’s a common opinion that we can and should find peace in our ability to ignore the challenges we face. Unfortunately, bliss doesn’t arise from this lapse in knowledge as the only way to face challenges in the world around us is by first admitting that the issues exist. Once one gains awareness of what problems need to be changed in the society around then, only then can we address the issues and ultimately move ourselves towards a state of bliss that we all claim to desire. Read more>>

Mariah Tritz | Breeder of high quality recessive ball pythons and Brazilian Rainbow Boas

Snakes are bad and should die…that’s awful conventional advise! Snakes, like every animal, surveyor a purpose. Especially in areas with rattle snakes, bull snakes and kings snakes, which are non venomous, will help control the rodent population and keep rattle snakes from moving into an area. King snakes will eat other snakes and will eat rattle snakes if they can. Snakes can make excellent pets that require a very small amount of maintenance. Read more>>