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

Daniel Silver | Professional Clarinetist and Professor of Music

“Practice makes perfect.” This is an unfortunate old-time saying that fails to point out what we now know: Practice does not make perfect–practice makes permanent. Therefore, all the research on gaining skill that has been done in the last 50 years and more needs to be understood, so that practice may be effective! Read more>>

Stefanie Valverde | Founder & Member of MarlynMaatStudio LLC – Artist, Writer & Mental Health Advocate

Don’t work “hard.” Work aligned, instead. Live in alignment. Get your clarity. I believe we come into this world to learn and re-learn how to love, how to spread happiness, and how to be accepting of ourselves and others. Read more>>

Suzi Hixon, esq. | Attorney | Consultant

“Clients first!” Wrong! I hear this piece of conventional advice thrown out all the time, and it sounds great in theory, but it’s not wise in practice. Read more>>