Everyone has been talking about millennials.
What excetly defines a millennial? According to Urban Dictionary, it is a generation born between and around the years of 1982 and 1994. "This generation is something special, 'cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sittin' at home so it has to be true."
However, American Bar says that millennials were born between 1977 and 1998. They celebrate diversity, are optimistic, inventive, rewrite rules, have irrelevance to institutions, were nurtured, and find that friends are family.
So here is a list of 8 reasons to watch out for millennials...
1. They want to make a difference.
A study has shown that 85 precent of millennials want to improve the world. This generation finds that meaning is more important that money. The same study found that 58 precent of millennials say they would rather get paid less if it meant felling ethically aligned with an organization.
2. The millennial generation is MASSIVE.
It is said that there are roughly 2.5 billion millennials across the globe. If you consider all active members of the military of every country combined, millennials out number them. So if this generation wants to make a difference, they sure can.
3. 7 out of 10 millennials want to become an entrepreneur.
If you hire a millennial there is a 70 percent chance that they are just learning from you. They are there to steal your ideas, make them better, then make them their own. Millennials see that entrepreneurship is a great way to create, share talents, solve problems, and even have a sense of autonomy and conscientious.
4. They find personal development on top.
Personal development is a number one priority to millennials. Since this generation is just emerging or starting their adult life, they want to take advange of this time and figure out who they are and what they want to do with their talents. Travel is very important for millennials. How many Facebook status updates have you seen with a fellow friend or young c-o-worker out and about somewhere? Experimentation with all sorts of life issues like people, jobs, and even style is how the generations finds itself.
5. They think anything is possible.
Growing up as a millennial, they are taught that they can do anything they want. This generation has taken that and ran with it. However it becomes devastating when a member of this generation finds out that they can do whatever they want but not everything.
6. Quantitiy is key.
This generation is the first to no longer find the "American Dream" to be longer relevant. The new dream is to do waht you want and to express creativity. Social networks, friendship, and optimism all make the generation who they are.
7. Utopia is real.
The millennial generation has found themselves searching for environment friendly and off the radar homesteads.. They seek an environment where they can all be together and enjoy the same things.
8. Ambition is not something they lack.
This generation is more motivated than ever but this can come with the cockiness. It is a generation full of ambition and motivation that is dreaming larger than a generation X could ever imagine.