The other day, I met a young gentleman who was graduating from college. I asked him if he has been around Sarangani and he says his friends have gone with him to see the beaches here. I was happy to hear that. I had to blurt out, “you are our market!”.
Over dinner I asked this young man what he was going to do after college for he was finishing political science. He answered with confidence that he had 3 options. There is the entrepreneurship route, the employment route, and proceeding to law route. I am glad he had his head above his shoulders. Then he says, ” I actually hate the way they describe us millennials. It makes us sound bad.”
Then, I shared with him how many young millennial friends I have who are doing really well. However, I do have to agree that brick and mortar companies are coping with this generation that no longer wants to remain loyal to a company but remain loyal to their dreams. Human Resources have made major adjustments on their hiring procedures and keeping their millenial staff happy. Millennials need that sense of fulfilment where they make an impact in the world and finding their space under the sun. This is often mistaken as “entitlement.” They also need to travel because they can’t stay still. I told him, “your generation is not bad. It is different but not bad”.
Among millennials going the entrepreneurial route… Imagine being a millennial hiring a millenial? These young bosses must know they need to go beyond just work. There’s a pre-requisite to inspire their young staff. They also should give perks of travel and motivate them with their passions.
He nodded in agreement. He says that Procter and Gamble offers travel perks to his friend, and that keeps them happy.
I encourage a lot of millennials with this advise – “Don’t get discouraged or impatient. Do what you enjoy and are passionate with and do it well… and prove everyone that millennial can succeed. Don’t be stereotyped… stand out.”
I really enjoyed talking to him and I look forward to him and his friends visiting the different adventures found in Sarangani. It is definitely a millennial travellers paradise.