By Michael M. McCarthy, Guest Contributor
I view the world through a lens of possibilities. As a Millennial, I provide a real perspective on how beneficial the mentors in my life have been. Having a mentor has yielded new connections, practical knowledge, and consistent growth in self-confidence.
I believe that investing time to mentor a Millennial makes sense for the continued success of your business also.
There exists incredible wisdom out there, if only there were a simple way of matching the willing givers with willing takers.
Millennials are hungry. Making a big impact is the thing that will satisfy their cravings.
Feeding them with your powerful knowledge can be the step you need to integrate your business with the new and the old. Stories from the past and stories to be told will shape a trusting relationship that both you and the Millennial can build on.
“Generation-Y” has been criticized, misunderstood, and undervalued. Conscious of these stark generalizations, the generation whose population exceeds that of the Baby Boomers is intently looking for mentors to share their industry knowledge and business experience. Millennials say, “Don’t label us – the leaders of tomorrow have much to offer.”
Enthusiasm and community building are two characteristics the Millennial generation has cultivated. Invaluable across all sectors of the economy, these attributes are worth recognizing and encouraging.
I am fortunate to have insightful mentors in my life. I feel confident and prepared having gained their industry knowledge and business experience.
Because the ongoing success of your business is imperative, mentoring Millennials matters.