08Aug

The Fear of Missing Out

We often get stereotyped as the generation of rabbits.

Why? Because of our fine hopping abilities. And to be more specific, ‘job hopping’ abilities. Let’s face it – the fear of missing out for millennials is all too real.

I’m not saying this is a bad thing, by all means, if you’re two months into a job and it’s just not working out, hop away! There are plenty more opportunities for you to explore.

What I want to get to the bottom of is capitalising on an opportunity once you have it. Sure, there will always be a higher paying job, but will you ever be satisfied in a role if you’re too busy searching for the next big thing?

Why is the fear of missing out such a big deal?

I get it. We’re scared to miss out on the real deal. But from one millennial to the other, my tip is to find one or two things you’re absolutely passionate about and commit. Not only will this look better on your track record, but having this type of focus will allow you to develop, learn and grow. And what can does that eventually lead to? More awesome opportunities in the future.

I’ve been the Marketing Coordinator of generationYOU for the past year and nine months because I’m determined to make a positive change –  a key focus that I want to steer my career towards. We’re all going to do great things. Once you realise what it is you want to do, take a deep breath, go for it, and be fearless! Even when sh*t hits the fan.

 

John

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John
One of the office millennials – great at high fiving and making things happen. John joined the team ages ago as a marketing assistant. His flair for writing and love of puns make him a strong asset in the world of online marketing and social media. John is currently working across all our brands and has been instrumental in launching our generationYOU series. Made in The Phillipines. Loves photography & Miley Cyrus (sorry). Marathon runner in training.