Decoding Millennials: Life, Purpose and Career - BeVisible

A colleague of mine, Andrea Guendelman, the founder of BeVisible hosted a twitter chat titled “Decoding Millennials: Life, Purpose and Career.” here are the results that were captured and cited  in a recent Forbes article by  Denise Restauri.  These graphics are worth posting

Give Yourself a Title of....

What title are you giving yourself?  Mine is the Talent Facilitator

Sit in the driver's seat of your career

When my son joined a large well know high tech company he shared with me that during an on boarding presentation made by the  CEO,  she actually said, “The only ones who give a damn about your career are you and your mother!”  She’s got a point.

Give yourself permission to do the things that make you happy

And might I add, know the difference between happiness and joy.  Happiness comes and goes, joy stays and comes from the inside out.

Get Stuff Done

Contemplating and reflecting is good but it can  be a means of procrastinating.  So learn a little about “design thinking” wherein a “quick and dirty” prototype once vetted well can be enough to get you moving.

Know Your Worth

What can I say, sometimes you have to have your own WORTH ethic.

Learn how to say "No"

No, is a full sentence .  It is  easier to say, no when you have a compelling YES driving you!

Don't let fears take hold of you

What does this mean to you?

Ask for what you want

Yes indeed, but be sure you have a plan B!

You can have it all...

It is possible to have your career and a family if you are realistic and are willing to take a lattice approach to your career if need be.  You can have it all, just not all at once.

Your unique value as a Latina/o

 As Latinas/os we have cultural assets and liabilities and yes bias conscious and unconcious are real.