Category Archives: Millennial STUFF

Millennials that Rock! YouTube Videos on These Rock Stars on Their Path to Greatness [WATCH]

rocksLife is not a sprint; it’s a marathon, a race (sometimes) and definitely a journey. Sometimes life is a race because you must not let too many opportunities pass you by; opportunities that might take a little extra work along the way – and some that might cause minor setbacks oddly enough.

We all fall down. But some of us get up. Be the person to get up and keep working on YOU like these three rock star millennials:

Liza, a 26-year-old rock star thriving at a publishing company, worked her way up from an assistant to a partner of an imprint. Be mindful though, that there is never a reason to sleep with the boss. Ever. Quit first if your feelings are that strong…and if they are mutual. Oh and Liza’s a 40-year-old fictional character in the TV Land series “Younger,” but definitely someone to look up to.

Cardi B, a 25-year-old Hip Hop star, worked her way up from an exotic dancer to an award winning artist. Remember to use those opportunities that come your way to the fullest potential like she did with her stint on the popular reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop.” Oh, and Cardi had a goal from the get-go, and she kept working at it for years…not months.

Claudia, a 24-year-old news writer, is still figuring it out. She is on her own path, making ends meet, while she writes for online publications on a daily basis. Oh, and Claudia is her biggest supporter and focuses on herself while working hard to write her future.

TED Talk with Millennial Gives Gen Y’ers Inspiration

group_selfie_of_the_united_states_women27s_national_soccer_team_with_barack_obamaWhat’s the best formula for millennials to make it happen in the work place?

A millennial herself, Patrice Thompson, gives an 8-minute TED Talk about how companies can help bridge the gap between millennials and hard-working Gen X’ers, making it a better workplace for all.

The video is only eight minutes, so you know millennials can watch the whole thing LOL.

Anyway, Patrice, feeling a sense of pride after being the first person in her family to complete higher education, says she learned a lot from working in a multi-generational company, understanding that there are different ways to how Gen X and millennials think.

“At work we bring technological knowledge, new ideas, and knowledge of how to utilize existing networks and grow new networks effectively,” she said in the TED Talk. “Even though we are passionate, motivated, and keen to learn, I recognize the wisdom and experience that older generations bring.”

The three key things she learned from her Gen X coworkers are:

To be more patient, life is a marathon, it is not a sprint

To view every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow

And lastly, to try not to take things too personally

“Regardless of our generational differences, we all want the same thing,” Patrice admitted. “We all want the opportunity to be fairly compensated for our efforts, to have a greater work-life balance, and the opportunities to fulfill our potential.”

She went on to say that inter-generational conflicts are nothing new and that they surely aren’t going anywhere, so we need to learn to work together.

Thank you Patrice. For keeping it real.