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.

Quia Brown | Public Relations & Marketing Specialist

I disagree with the notion that job longevity is necessary when working full time. Past generations have valued working at one company for 10, 15 and 20+ years because it shows loyalty and commitment, but I believe that this ideal tends to trap employees in a company with very little growth especially as today’s employers look for experience and skill more so than how long one has stayed with a company. I’m not opposed to staying with a company long term if there is room for growth, positive company culture. competitive benefits, etc. but the benefit of moving companies every few years is the ability to expand your skillset, understand how various brands and companies operate and the most sought after, an increase in pay. Read more>>

Rotimi Johnson JR | Founder

I’ve always disagreed with playing life safe. You’ll never know how much potential you have until you take risk. We all have gifts and abilities, but we all do not come from nurturing environments for creativity. I believe there is a such thing as safe risk. This is when you plan out a gamble! Life is too short. If you’re really interested in something, research it and figure it out. Be great at anything you want and the rest will come. Focus on your energy. Read more>>

Jasminne Mendez | Writer & Performer

Write everyday. I don’t write everyday and I don’t think you have to or even should to be a good or great writer. I think it’s important to imagine, dream, believe and LIVE. I think living and laughing and loving are just as important to the writing process as writing itself. I think reading, consuming other art forms and finding ways to play influence and help your writing as much as the act of writing itself. I’m also always thinking about my writing or being inspired by life and the world and taking mental and hand written notes of those things so that when I am able to come to the page I have plenty to draw from. I think the idea that we must write everyday feeds into toxic notions of productivity and only fosters guilt and shame. Read more>>