Thursday, June 26, 2014

Myth Buster

Gen Y's “Because we can!” Attitude

We are always accused of being lazy, distracted and messy! Well I think it's high time that we set the record straight and put it out there once and for all. WE LOVE BALANCE!

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

We may be many things people assume we are, but not being goal orientated is not one of them.  Us Gen Y’s are very much risk takers, we have this certain drive in us that gives us a push and suddenly (JENG…JENG…JENG…) we can conquer the world! Our confidence is beyond our employer’s, lectures and parent’s expectation, which I must admit can be our downfall too. We love to look for things that are beyond our ability and try hard to reach it. Although some days we get it and most days... we don’t.

ME, Myself and I

YES WE ARE SELFISH AND ARROGANT! Wipe that smirk off your face. This comes with that confidence we uphold. We know exactly what we want and how to get it. Since our parents are baby boomers, we were exposed to formally structured and unprecedented education and events. Now, stop giving the stare! You know for a fact that we were spoilt with an array of choices of education facilities and tech savvy gadgets. We are blessed with new selections of growing thingamajigs’ technologies that we just can’t get enough. Hence the more we OWN the more  EGOISTIC we get!

Fly High

We grew up in an era where terrorist were crashing planes and Tsunami was our greatest fear, but that didn't break us down! In fact, it made us optimistic instead towards the future. Henceforth, here comes the term… YOLO! Gen Y’ers are positive souls who believes in RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS with pink sparkles! (no we are not constantly high and stuff).  Global events have moulded us into believing to enjoy the moment that applies to our personal lives. We settle for simpler jobs despite its lesser pay, in return for a better and flexi life which means... VACATION BABY!!!

Goodbye Work, Hello Life!

We may be brave, hopping from job to job fearlessly. However, without a doubt we are still focused on our financial security. Having watched our parents live through the crash of the economy, we have certainly stepped up our game and found new ways to milk out every benefit that we can get out from our employers. In layman’s term WE WORK TO LIVE, NOT LIVE TO WORK!

In Trend

We are called the Peter Pan Generation behind our backs (It’s on Wikipedia ok!) and honestly we don’t really care. Because no matter how much you complain, you can't get rid of us since you'll be needing us sooner or later (Muahahaha…). Thus, if you can’t get rid of us, might as well just accept the fact that we are all evolving with a Hipster philosophy, sippin' on coffee and wearing flip-flops and jeans to work. YOLO EVERYBODY!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life Lessons

What You Don’t Learn in School

Some of life’s most important lessons happen outside of school that can only be learned through experience. Well, of course what you learn in class will definitely help you through but that doesn't mean they’re the only skills you'll be needing! Having a kick-start with these basic knowledge will give you the extra advantage and hopefully, be more prepared with life’s roller coaster.

1) You Need a Break!

Even if you enjoy pursuing your dreams and doing a million things in a day, you’ll eventually burn out and it’s time to recharge. Whether it’s a night out with friends, or a pampering day at the spa, giving your body the break it deserves will help you out to keep doing what you love in the long run. 

2) Know What Makes You Happy

Standing up for yourself is something you should NEVER be afraid of doing. Maybe you tend to avoid it from appearing too selfish or demanding but in the end, you are in charge of your own happiness and what you really deserve. 

3) Go Big or Go Home

Taking risks can have huge pay-offs, even if they don’t seem to go your way. Just because they might seem scary at first, it doesn't mean that it can’t be the next best thing you would ever experience. So, the next time when an opportunity comes knocking on the door, JUST TAKE IT! Some of the best things in life only happens when you take a leap of faith and leave your comfort zone.

4) The Littlest Things

We get so caught up in this crazy whirlwind of life that we lose sight of what’s actually important. Take a step back and appreciate the little pleasures which we usually take for granted. It could be the smell of fresh coffee in the morning or the glittering raindrops in the evening. The world is a beautiful and exciting place, it's time to refocus what’s already around us instead of worrying about things that are out of our control.

5) You are Stronger than You Know it

No matter what life throws in your way, no matter how many disappointments or how many times your heart gets broken, know that you are stronger than you know it. Trust that there is always light at the end of the tunnel and time heals all wounds. You will emerge from every low points in your life with a lesson learned and you'd be surprised that you've underestimated yourself all along.