This post is about lifestyle. It is about experiencing what life has to offer and in doing so, truly living life to the fullest. It’s about constantly bringing more to life… more happiness, energy and pleasure into our own lives and the lives of those around us.
As we only live once, one should live life to the fullest. Whether it is following your dreams no matter how big or small they are, do what you love, make time to enjoy the simple things in life, try new things, find a passion and pursue it or eat great food and spend quality time with good friends. Above all, make every moment count. There are so many ways to live life to the fullest.
By doing so, the most important thing to have in mind is the attitude. It has to be positive because your attitude determines your altitude. This saying refers to flying because the attitude or orientation of the plane determines how high the plane can fly. It is our attitude or the orientation of our thoughts, which determines just how high we can fly! This goes with success in life. This means, if you aim high, even if you don’t reach the moon you’ll end up by the stars.
I’d like to leave you with a quote by Gary Ryan Blair, a goals coach, saying:
“We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark, signifies it!”
So what have you got to loose? This is your life. Live for today!
I am thrilled to welcome Katherine as a permanent writer at the Upwalk.
Katherine Medenilla holds a Bachelor’s degree within Work Science and Diversity. She has a passion for Human Resource Management and an interest to help others to develop and achieve their personal targets. This makes her a perfect contributor to the Upwalk.
She will be your coach to inspire you, no matter if you’re at your low or high she will motivate you to go the extra mile.
“I am happy to be a part of the Upwalk team. Not only will I help others but I also see this as a chance for my own further development. As much as I hope my readers will benefit from me, I’m confident I will get back from them.”
Check out Katherine’s first post on the topic personal development later today!
Meaning it’s a perfect time for a fresh start and making things a little bit better than last week! Whether it’s about coming to work on time, making your to-do-list more effective, applying for 1 more job, tweeking your personal letter a bit more or maybe just taking one more hour of just relaxing.
We all sometimes just need a reminder that we can make our everyday things better, even if only by an inch.
And a good way to start is doing everything you do with happy feet!
Happy Monday everyone!
Did you wake up this morning looking like this…
or like this…
My guess is that the majority of us at least felt like the second one, myself included! But why? Why should Mondays be so much worse than any other day? Why not make Mondays just as good as Fridays and Saturdays?
From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, whether hearing the rain pattering on your windows or glimpsing the sun rays permeating your blinds, you have a choice. A choice to make the day a good one or a bad one.
All this nagging about Mondays have been disturbing me for a really long time now, and I do it too! Last time was probably six hours ago! What’s worse is that this grumbling, whining and pestering over Mondays rubs off. Poor those people around us who actually woke up with a smile on their face.
I say STOP!
Next week and all the other coming Mondays from now on I will assume to rub off on positivity to generate creativity, effectivity that hopefully ends up in good results! I will wake up thinking HURRAY it’s MONDAY!
Who is with me?
Has Generation Next become Generation Now and what does today’s employers need to do to meet their needs?
Generation Next, also known as Generation Y or the Echo Boomers, is the group of people that are born in the 80’s or the 90’s and that are just taking their first steps and entering the job market. This is my generation, the generation that has now become a hot topic because of our special (specific might be a better word) needs on the job market.
According to a study made by United Minds this generation wish to have the following in their job:
- Order – but not stagnation
- Assurance – but not boredom
- Status – but no hiearchy
- Flexibility – but with clear structure
- Openess – but with integrity
- High salary
- Gives development & new knowledge
- Flexible work hours
When reading this my first thought is… we want everything! And probably because we have the attitude of that we CAN accomplish anything and everything. We are the group that has grown up from not knowing the existence of Internet to being addicted to high speed broadband, the group of people that has gone from no mobile phones to owning a new smartphone every six months, from having black/white, 1 tons heavy computer screens to walking around, flipping our air weight iPads, having to physically go someplace to obtain information to having information overflow.
One part of me is agreeing of every single bullet point above, at the same time as another part of me is asking “What are we thinking – can we make up our mind already”, talk about not settling for less. But again, why should we settle for less?
We are a group of intellectual people, we think we deserve more than most companies out there can offer us. In Sweden, the number of newly started companies has almost doubled compared to just ten years ago. Connect the dots. Are we choosing our own way because the well-established companies out there are not willing to see our needs?
I wish to believe that more and more companies are willing to see our needs, and if they don’t already they will need to start now. I’m a strong believer of generation our generation, many of us holds higher education at the same time as we absorbe everything around us, because that is what we have learnt to do automatically our whole life.
My suggestions to you Generation Next:ers out there that are just about to take your step into the job market, still keep your goals high and stand for your wishes and dreams, but give that first chance that you come across a chance.
Yes, today’s employers need to work hard on their employer branding to meet our needs, and they need to do it now. And for those that are not meeting us all the way, maybe we could (should) meet them half way. That way we get the chance to change, influence, and lead them in the right path of reaching the way of Generation Next.
My conclusion of the studies I’ve read about Generation Next and by just looking at myself and my friends around me, is that our generation are leaders, not followers!
Are you the typical Generation Next/Y? How do you think employers should approach us in able to attract, hire and retain us?
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