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.

Tenisha Granville | Owner & Founder, KAI LABEL

That everything needs to be in place before you start. Yes there’s certain things that you should have in place but you don’t need everything in place. One advice I was told was just start. And it’s true, once you just start things tend to fall in place. You probably have a million things on your task list that you want to accomplish before you launch but there will be even more ideas you haven’t even thought about once you start. So I say just go for it. Read more>>

Veenu Gaba | Designer and Fashion Consultant

I had always heard growing up that women, whether it be sister, daughter, wife or mother, can’t do business. I do not agree with that. I believe we can have it all. If God has created women that can bring another life to the planet, I believe we can do it all. Starting and succeeding in a business is a very simple task for us. Read more>>

LaQuisha Nelson | aka The Black Girl Abroad

Moving in Silence. I do not subscribe to this notion whatsoever. I believe in God, faith, karma. I believe in LIVING OUT LOUD. I don’t allow others to pressure me to silence my accomplishments, goals, and life. Read more>>