What We Can Teach Millennials

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What We Can Teach Millennials

By | 2018-06-28T15:05:01-04:00 April 7th, 2017|Corporate, DASHA® Community, SHA-NANIGANS®|

Millennials, people born in the 1980s and 90s, have so much knowledge and hold a tremendous amount of energy, extensive degrees and creativity. Yet they are also so dependent on their mobile devices and computers and have little patience. While they may think they know it all, I believe that those of us from older generations can teach Millennials a thing or two from our own personal experiences.

I grew up in a family business and when my stepfather passed away, I was tossed the baton to run the show. At 21, I should have been going out with college friends, dating and traveling. Instead, I was waking up at 7AM and working until 7PM five days a week. I was running a business with at least 15 employees that were almost twice my age and knew me since the age of 10. Now I was their BOSS? That’s crazy!

I fell on my ass so many times, but each time I would get back up. Fortunately, I was mentored by my uncle Mark who taught me all about the word perseverance. At times I couldn’t take the pressure, but I also enjoyed the rush and challenge. Overall I have my own personal stories that demonstrate your my work ethic, skills, and dedication. Most people have some or all of those skills, but the unique stories I have are what makes me stand out  in a crowd.

Millennials must realize that success takes time and that failure is part of that journey. The same is true with leadership and respect. You must earn it!




About the Author:

Shannon Russo-Pollack (SHA) is the Founder of DASHA® and powerhouse behind the DASHA brand. SHA strategically works with medical, wellness and lifestyle professionals who have a like minded philosophy of total body health and well-being. Using her entrepreneur skills, healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness to inspire others.