I was at the Starbucks Outlet at Waterway Point one evening to meet with Vivek Iyyani, author of “Empowering Millennials” and we had a very fruitful meeting about the book that he recently launched.
Like him, we share similar passion for coaching, training, and mentoring and we believe that Millennials are the next generation of people who will shift habits, attitudes, and mindsets for the next generation (Generation Z) to emulate.
I don’t know if you see this as a form of good news or bad news but if you are born between 1980 to 2000, you are considered a Millennial.
I suppose you must have went like, “What? You got to be kidding me! I thought Millennials are those born in the year 2000 and onwards?!”
Well, you are not alone and I had the same assumption as well. Most of the time, we assume that Millennials are those who are born from the year 2000 onwards but if you’re not convinced, take a look at the list below and see if you can identify yourself with any of them:
You keep your young children occupied by passing them a tablet or smartphone.
You have shopped at least once on either Amazon, Qoo10, Lazada or Taobao.
You have a bucket list (wish list) of things you want to do before you reach a certain age i.e. visit this place and that place, learn this and learn that, do this and do that.
You spend more time using your mobile smartphone now when compared to the very first time you own a mobile phone 10-20 years ago.
You use at least one social media platform to connect with people i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat, and etc.
You value unique experiences like travelling the world and eating exquisite food over material possessions like the 5Cs (car, cash, credit card, condominium, country club membership).
You have used the services of Uber, Grab, Food Panda, or Deliveroo at least once
The list can go on and on and on and I hope that you are pretty much convinced that you are a Millennial because we certainly do a lot of the above, more than the Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 to 1964) or the Generation X (those born between 1965 to 1979).
Now, truth be told. We Millennials are in for an exciting time ahead because after the Baby Boomers, we are the next largest generation of people who have entered or are entering the workforce. What this also means is that we will also be the ones who will be assuming key appointments and positions in society in the next 10-20 years. This is why, what we do now to prepare ourselves for that time and purpose is more important and urgent than it was before.
In Vivek’s book, “Empowering Millennials”; he mentioned that the top 5 challenges that Millennials face today and they are as follows:
Millennials lack clarity. Millennials want to believe in a strong cause but they don’t know what and how to gain that sense of clarity.
Millennials lack alignment. Millennials set really big goals but their actions are completely misaligned with their goals.
Millennials lack patience. Millennials want instant success and do not build the necessary habits they require to attract success.
Millennials lack resilience. Millennials are also being named the Strawberry Generation for not being able to handle failure and pick themselves up after they face setbacks.
Millennials lack productivity. Millennials are the digital natives and they kill productivity by constantly multi-tasking. People who chase 2 rabbits catch neither.
Do you find this to be true?
Well, if you do, I highly encourage you to read Vivek’s book, “Empowering Millennials”. In it, you will find practical and helpful tips via a step-by-step approach to help you overcome the top 5 challenges that we Millennials face in every day.
Not sure if Empowering Millennials is the book for you?
You should consider reading this book if:
You are currently unemployed because you either don’t know the career that you want for yourself or you have changed multiple jobs in the last few years- no fun.
You are currently employed but you are working in a job you may not necessarily enjoy, that provides no work-life balance and you continue only because it pays the debts and bills- no freedom.
You are in your dream job but you are not progressing fast enough to live the lifestyle you dreamed of- no fortune.
Vivek’s book will be available at all major book stores from end April and if you prefer some form of convenience, you can order it directly from his website for SGD$25.
We have one autographed copy of Empowering Millennials to be given away. If you are keen to win this book, you can do so below.