Go to Google and type in “Millennial”. What did you find?
Articles such as “Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married”, “The Real Problem with Millennials”, “Millennials are Finally Leaving Their Parents’ Basements”, “Tips for Managing Millennials”, “Do Millennials Stand A Chance in the Real World?”, and the list continues...
The Millennial cohort seems to be criticized harder than any other generation in history. We’re lazy, uncommitted, problematic, opinionated, unmanageable; that’s what media tells us, right? We’re supposed to be computer wizzes, internet experts, social media gurus. Each generation definitely has their obvious points of success and flaws, but should being a member of a certain cohort reflect on you as an individual? Because after all, that’s what you are, an individual. That’s what any member of any generation is, an individual.
You’re a Millennial, so what? Tips to succeed:
Know what you want in your career. Do your research. Know what you are interested in learning, what you want to do with your life,and the areas in which you excel.
Make the most out of college. Yes, College is a learning experience, but it’s also a life experience. Learn from it.
Get experience that matters. Internships; find them. Listen to your mentors, learn from them. Chances are if you gain an internship, it’ll be with a supervisor who has been around the block a few times. Soak it up.
Start networking early. Join organizations, find local groups that offer opportunities to learn and meet new people in your field. You’ll be glad that you did.
Prove your worth. You went to school, graduated, and got that entry-level job in your field. Work harder than everyone else. Prove that you can do it.
Crest Industries is looking for people like you, people who want to succeed.
Check out our current opportunities and apply online at www.crestoperations.com
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Mark Twain once said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
Now I have the utmost expect for Mr. Twain, but I am going to have to disagree with him on this one. Brian Tracy does an excellent job connecting this quote to procrastination in his book, but let’s take another point of view on it.
Procrastination vs. Preparation
I have some “big frogs” sitting on my desk today. Is it best for me to swallow them first thing this morning, or should I make sure that I am fully prepared and engaged in order to get them down whole? It could easily be debated that depending whether you are a “morning lark” or a “night owl” (Why all the animal metaphors?), your brain might truly function at a higher level at different times of the day.
Excluding this factor, I feel that it is very important to get your brain “warmed up” and your neurons fully engaged prior to working on your most important tasks. This can be done in a number of ways. Think of this preparation in a sense of studying for a large exam. In a sense, you are “training” yourself for the test so that you can come out of it with an A.
Actions:Exercise your brain before you work on your most important tasks.
Maximize your cognitive capacity.
Train your brain as if you were working out your muscles.
Learn something new every day.
Have confidence in your abilities in order to succeed.
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