Is it our personality, Age, upbringing or personal beliefs that creates positive or negative environments for those we work with?
More and more often, clients are looking for someone to speak on millennial and how to understand them, work with them, and relate to them; but is it truly our age that makes us different? Or is it our race, our religion, our upbringing, our belief system, etc.? I’ve raised two millennial’s and I always find it interesting when people group all millennial’s, or any of the above demographics, into one category and talk about them like they’re all the same. I don’t think that method best represents any type of group and, I believe that shows through my two young adults who are very different from the stereotypical “millennial’s” we hear about and it’s not just my own young adults. I’ve met many very hard working, great at saving, passionate millennials who want to make a difference in their lifetime.
I believe the biggest thing that defines us isn’t our age, race, religion, upbringing, belief system, etc., but rather our personality. Though we’re made up of our base nature and the DNA that we came with, how and what we learn and how we each individually relate to one another makes up most of our personality, which is why I love the DISC assessment. This tool teaches individuals more about themselves as well as how to best relate to others. It’s important to know as much as possible about our personality so we can focus on surrounding ourselves with people that have other gifts and talents that complement our own. Through this process, we learn to get along better, connect stronger, and even sell to people who approach things very differently based on their own personality.
To make things easier I always wished everyone could be a “High I” like me, (one of the traits of the DISC assessment), but if every member of our gym was like me, we wouldn’t have experienced the same level of sales, seen the great results in our clients that we did, or have taken proper care of the operational side of running a business. Now, we would have had a lot of fun, but others have told me there’s more to life than just having fun, so it’s best that our team is supported by all types of personalities, not just one identical to mine. In the end, personality defines us a great deal more than the outer self, or because we’re in a certain age demographic. Today I encourage you to live authentically by putting a stop to being divided and come together with others in your life to learn, grow, and succeed!
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
Have you taken a DISC assessment? What are the characteristics of your personality type?
Who are the easiest people for you to get along with? Those with a similar personality to yours or those who are different?
Do you have trouble understanding, working with, or relating to millennial’s? Do you think they’re all the same?