Being a millennial and a young professional, you are always on the go: work, back-to-back meetings, vacations, etc. If you’re not careful, it’s almost possible to lose track of your personal life and take a breather. Also, a millennial should be able to enjoy life and have and a healthy work-life balance. Here are 10 things that every millennial on the go should do:
1. Be More Independent
Being a young millenial on the go means that you have to be out on your own. That means, not depending on your parents or guardians. Help every now and again is fine, but remember, you can’t always run to mommy and daddy for everything.
2. Get A Passport and Travel
This should be the time in your life when you need to leave home and explore new places. Invest in a passport so that when the opportunity comes for you to travel internationally, you will have your passport. Even if it’s a small road trip to another city, take some time to get out of the city.
3. Start Your Career
It is never too early to start thinking about starting your dream career. You can start working towards your dream career with internships, externships or entry level positions. This will help you build your resume and get some experience under your belt.
4. Save Your Money and Invest
Save, save, and save some more! There is nothing worse than having an unexpected expense or have something break down and you haven’t been saving any money for a rainy day. Don’t get caught out there with no funds in case of an emergency or urge to splurge.
5. Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Be brave, step outside of the box and do things that you have never done before (skydiving, try from different countries, etc.).
This and the next tip can fall under the ‘get to know new people’ category. Go out on dates and get to know possible suitors, but do it with caution and sense of who that person is. Remember, DO NOT put yourself in any situations where you will be asked to compromise yourself or your beliefs.
7. Build Your Network
You can do this by making connections through LinkedIn or attending network events. The National Urban League and its local affiliates is one organization that offer a plethora of networking opportunities. If you’re an up and coming entrepreneur, this could help you build your clientele. You never know what bridges you will have to cross in the future.
8. Build Your Brand
What makes you stand out from others? Show that through your style, actions, and how you present yourself online, especially via social media.
9. Be Carefree
Do not care about what others have to you about YOU living YOUR life! Enough said!
10. Simply Have Fun!
No explanation needed.
I hope you find these tips helpful and insightful. Now, go out and be the best millennial you can be!