“When should love be conditional?” she asked. That was just one of many great questions that a student asked during one of my recent speaking engagements at St. Augustine’s University in North Carolina as a part of “Building & Maintaining Healthy Relationships” speaking engagement series.
I have had the good fortune of sharing the stage with some really smart, accomplished and impressive people over the last 3-4 weeks. I’ve spoken at conferences, colleges, churches and corporations sharing messages on leadership, inclusion and millennial insights.
Be careful what you ask for. I must have heard that phrase a thousand times throughout the course of my life. I have a much better understanding of what people meant by that now. You don’t always see all the requirements and responsibilities that come with the thing, role, job, position or even person that you want. You just see how pretty and shiny it looks on the surface, but don’t realize the amount of earth, wind and fire you’ll have to fight and dig through to get and maintain what you want. The concept of what it is - is always sexier than the commitment that it takes.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase, “first things first”. It’s essentially a phrase that reminds us to keep our priorities in order. A lot of times that’s easier said than done. In my conversations with my millennial crew, they often share that there are times when everything seems important. There are times when they feel confused and conflicted by all of the life demands that are competing for their time and attention. Life is notorious for promoting its #ConfusedAndConflicted hashtag. How do you stop that hashtag from trending in your life?
What does your personal brand say about you? Have you even established a personal brand? How do you establish your personal brand? These are a few of the questions that were discussed on a recent #MillennialTalk twitter chat hosted by my good friend and Millennial Lifestyle Expert Chelsea Krost (@ChelseaKrost). This was a great session filled with a host of rich insights and nuggets on personal branding. Lets take a look at a few of those nuggets…
Life can be complicated, confusing and complex! It happens to the best of us. Life is just filled with tough choices and decisions that will result in moments of angst, frustration, and confusion. That’s a challenge that we all have to deal with. You can’t eliminate those challenges, and in many cases you shouldn’t try. Most of the time, it’s those challenges that stretch you and help you to grow. What is the best possible way to cope with those challenges though, and minimize those moments of angst frustration and confusion?
Congratulations to The Golden State Warriors on winning the 2014-2015 NBA Championship! This NBA Championship series was essentially a battle between two of the most popular Millennials in the world… Stephen Curry and LeBron James. And for as many generational attributes as these two players have in common, they represent two very different Millennial personality types and leadership styles.
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As a generation, I would have to say that Millennials are very giving. In my experience with working with Millennials, they are always looking for ways to share their time, their talent, and even their treasure.
I’ve had the good fortune of spending twenty-plus years of my life working with, learning from, leading, empowering, inspiring, and being inspired by the most fascinating generation in American History. What generation is that do you ask? That would be the Millennials of course!
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times… “Millennials aren’t brand loyal”. But is it that millennials aren’t brand loyal, or that the brands that feel that way just aren’t doing the things to gain their loyalty? Lets explore that question a little further…
Storytelling is the single most compelling way to evoke emotion and inspire action in others. And everyone has a story to tell. Millennials are at a time in their lives when it is important for them to tell their own story. This generation will not sit back and let someone else write their story for them or even dictate to them what their life story should be. But there’s more…
One of the first things that organizations should understand about marketing to millennials is the importance and expectation of community with this generation. This applies to recruiting millennial talent into the workplace as well. I believe the early success that brands like Uber and Lyft have experienced with millennials is largely due to their understanding of why the shared economy model works with this generation.
You didn’t come this far just to come this far, so don’t stop now. One of the things that I’ve learned about my millennial comrades is that you guys have big dreams and great expectations. That’s one of the many things that I love about this generation. I also know that big dreams and great expectations come with big challenges and great responsibility. But I encourage you to stay the course…
America is an interesting country. It’s the land of the free and the home of the brave. And every four years we look for a leader that we believe will reflect the necessary bravery that is required to protect our freedoms. Some have obviously done a better job than others. But what does a leader look like? Can you spot one when you see one?
Achieving work-life balance became a big deal when Generation X came of age and entered the workplace. The notion of work-life balance to Baby Boomers at the time was viewed as somewhat of a compromised work ethic. This perception of having a poor work ethic is partially why Generation X was labeled as the “Slacker Generation.”
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