Millennials have a curious reputation. They seem to care less about materialism than previous generations and sincerely desire to change the world. But, they’ve also been tagged with being the most unfocused, selfish, and lazy of all generations. While every generation and person is different, one thing is certain: You will be seriously challenged in your journey and will need all the legit knowledge, experience, and help you can get. Guaranteed. In my creative and strategic branding agency, I work closely with Millennials. This … [Read more...]
How to Make the Most of Your Workday
Work. Sometimes it's a place where you're cranking out ideas and projects like a well-oiled machine. Other times, you're squeaking through the day, easily distracted. And trust us, we know it's tough to get everything done. With the workplace in a constant state of change and many companies forced to consolidate job responsibilities to keep down costs, there's typically more work than seems possible to accomplish. But before you let out a sigh or start screaming, “Is it Friday yet?” for the third time in an hour, there is hope for a … [Read more...]
3 Lessons About Leading People Who Are Older Than You
Several years ago, I watched a film that I would one day live. No, I did not attend Hogwarts. I avoided "mean girls" who reminded me of Lindsay Lohan, and I did not fall in love with a rich girl whose father tried to shoot me. The film, entitled In Good Company, starred Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, and Scarlett Johansson. In Good Company tells the story of a middle-aged advertising executive (Quaid) whose world is turned upside down when his company is bought out. He is replaced and subordinated under a new department head (Grace) … [Read more...]
3 Ways To Help Young Adults Manage Time Wisely
Time. No matter where you live, the language you speak, or your occupation, we all have a set number of hours every day to use at our discretion. And that’s where the problem arises: The discretion for how we utilize our time is in our hands. I continually hear friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers indicate that they “never have enough time.” To be honest, I've said those exact words myself recently. With all of life's responsibilities, people are stressed out, exhausted, and constantly on the go, trying to make use of … [Read more...]
How Can I Discover God’s Will For My Life?
The following is an excerpt from Steven R. Graves’s new study, The Gospel Goes to Work. Order your copy or see a free sample today at Lifeway.com/GospelGoesToWork. You can also pick up a copy at your local Lifeway Store! One of the most common questions I hear from Christian college students is something similar to “How can I discover God’s will for my life?” This is a great question because it has at its root the idea of calling. It likely assumes a few things. It assumes there’s something God wants me to do—a why. And it assumes … [Read more...]
Here are some articles, blogs, and podcasts from this past week that you may find helpful as you work with young adults in your church and community. “4 Ways Christians Can Stand Out at Work” by Bethany Jenkins Young adults struggle with the tension of learning who they are in Christ and allowing that to be seen in the places they work. Jenkins gives four key suggestions on how each of us can stand out at work and point others to Jesus. “Americans, Especially Millennials, Want God Without Religion” by Aaron Earls Research … [Read more...]
It’s All About New Life
If you've taken any type of Biology class, you’ve likely studied DNA. Generally, DNA is the blueprint for life: It stores the genetic code for all living organisms. Virtually every cell in your body contains the exact same DNA code — and no two people have the same code. Even the tiniest parts of your cells contain the hardwiring for your existence. Spiritually, we’re also programmed with a kind of DNA. Just as we inherited a physical generic blueprint from our ancestors, we’ve also inherited their sin. It permeates every part of … [Read more...]
Do You Have Confidence In Your Purpose?
I survived, like we all do, against the odds. I should be dead. I should be a statistic. I shouldn’t be scribbling all over this page trying to describe the indescribable. So what happened? Was it chance, an accident, or dumb fate that I’m here now, a thirtysomething rock-and-roll mom looking back and collecting pieces of hope to give you? I don’t believe in fate or accidents. I believe in cause and effect. Behind everything lies a cause, a reason. Why does the sun rise? Because the earth revolves once every twenty-four hours. Why … [Read more...]
Do You Need Help Finding Balance?
Welcome to the rest of your life: finding balance. I'd be lying to you if I said I had mastered this in college, or even that I'm a master of balance now. Business Insider recently posted an article about 9 things everyone should be able to do by age 30. (Personally, I think you should be able to accomplish the first 7 by the time you're 25, if not before then.) But #9 was work/life balance. The article claimed that the key to finding balance is less about work-life balance than work-life purpose (prioritizing what's important to you … [Read more...]
Are You Overcommitted?
Ever felt like you just don't have enough time to give to the things and people in your life who demand it? I find myself at this place of tension often. Being an extrovert, I love spending face-to-face time with people. Nothing brings more joy to my life than just being with the people. Because of this, I usually end up juggling multiple commitments that can be quite draining, sometimes leaving me wondering if I've offered anything good of myself to others. So what is the remedy for being overcommitted? Here are 3 ways to … [Read more...]