There is a new wave of entrepreneurship going around and it’s mostly hitting Generation Z and Millennials. Having a boss does not sound attractive nor does is sound like something that might be interesting. I interviewed two people each from Gen Z and the Millennial generation and the answers were surprisingly the same.

I posed the question of ” Would you rather work a regular 9 to 5 or for yourself and why”. The Gen Z kids had answers right away as the Millennial generation really thought about the family aspect. Starting with Generation Z, the conversation went as follows:

Me: Why do you prefer to work for yourself as opposed to a regular 9 to 5?

Gabrielle: I feel restricted working a 9 to 5. I don’t like not being free to do whatever I want. The energy and time that I put forth in working for a corporation is the same energy and time that I can invest in myself.

Me: Do you think your generation values the stability of a 9 to 5?

Gabrielle: We don’t think about the 9 to 5 in that way. We can provide stability for ourselves with more freedom if we work for ourselves. We like to sleep in and then go to work later. It’s all about convenience for us. We want to do it our way and on our own time.

I spoke with another Gen Z member and he was able to specify why administration in corporations are causing the loss of younger employees.

Me: Do you prefer working a 9 to 5 or for yourself and why?

Elven: I prefer working for myself mainly because it’s more flexible. Also, I can sleep in late and just take my time with getting my work done. I can be as creative as I want to without being concerned about whether its against policy and procedure.

Me: Is it one particular thing that drives you away from corporate?

Elven: Its honestly not having a say at your job. Following rules that don’t make sense and nobody listening to your suggestions is frustrating. Working for yourself, you can be as successful as you want to be if you drive yourself to succeed.

It’s safe to say that Generation Z is all about freedom of expression and lack of rules. They need creative space and leisure time to really provide great work results. If that’s not the case then the morale drops.

Moving on to the Millennial generation! I interviewed to women who are mothers and married and their answers were more family based.

Me: Would you prefer working for yourself or a regular job and why?

Lauren: I would prefer working for myself because I would be able to spend more time with my family. I feel like I could just work for myself and be happy while spending more time with my husband and son. It would be more convenient also because I could work from home and go as I please.

I asked another mother the same question and she was stern on her answer.

Felicia: I would rather work for myself because of flexibility, autonomy, and creativity. When you work for others you have to worry about the disrespect while still following their rules. The benefit however would be structure. If I worked for myself, I would probably sleep, eat, and watch TV all day and not get any work done.

There is a surprising resemblance is answers with both generations. In the typical corporate workplace, there is a lack of being creative and flexibility. The leadership is lackadaisical because they are not in tune with the employees wants and needs. Working for yourself seems more interesting because you simply DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT. The common denominator is SLEEP. People would rather work for themselves because they could get more sleep. What does that say about Corporate America?

What’s your take on working for yourself as opposed to working a 9 to 5 job?

You can’t find happiness within a person but you can experience it within yourself. Happiness is not found in people and you lie to yourself when you state that a person can make you happy or completes you. No one person or any amount of people can make you feel something that you have to experience for yourself. If you are not already at a place of peace or joy then you can’t blame someone for something YOU ALONE are responsible for finding within YOU.

The ever so tiring relationship memes about finding happiness within him/her and how you expect it to happen is pure foolery. If you don’t feel a sense of accomplishment or completeness within yourself then how do you expect another person to make YOU feel that? What is it that makes you happy? The falsehoods that society dishes out as “Happiness” is just that, FALSEHOODS. You can’t place blame on someone else for something that you have yet to figure out for yourself. It is your responsibility to dig deep within your psyche and compile information on your destiny.

It is a burden to place your weight of life upon someone else. It is a burden to store your unknown’s in someone else’s space. It is a burden to place your life items in someone else’s basket. The key word in all of this is YOUR. It belongs to you. You are the sole owner of your things. Therefore, you have to complete your own journey to solely find your happiness.

When you become angry with someone for not making you happy, you are internally blaming yourself for not knowing what completes you. Outwardly, your mate seems to be the end of the line but inwardly, you have never known your beginning. You don’t really know what motivates you, what drives you, what makes you feel secure or wanted, or even what makes you feel accomplished. What you do know is that you have learned how to place blame on someone else for finding something that you lost.

YOUR HAPPINESS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You will not find it within another person but you can connect with someone who has found their own happiness. Take some time off from the constant distractions of the world and figure out what your happiness looks and feels like.

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You can’t find happiness within a person but you can experience it within yourself. Happiness is not found in people and you lie to yourself when you state that a person can make you happy or completes you. No one person or any amount of people can make you feel something that you have to experience for yourself. If you are not already at a place of peace or joy then you can’t blame someone for something YOU ALONE are responsible for finding within YOU.

The ever so tiring relationship memes about finding happiness within him/her and how you expect it to happen is pure foolery. If you don’t feel a sense of accomplishment or completeness within yourself then how do you expect another person to make YOU feel that? What is it that makes you happy? The falsehoods that society dishes out as “Happiness” is just that, FALSEHOODS. You can’t place blame on someone else for something that you have yet to figure out for yourself. It is your responsibility to dig deep within your psyche and compile information on your destiny.

It is a burden to place your weight of life upon someone else. It is a burden to store your unknown’s in someone else’s space. It is a burden to place your life items in someone else’s basket. The key word in all of this is YOUR. It belongs to you. You are the sole owner of your things. Therefore, you have to complete your own journey to solely find your happiness.

When you become angry with someone for not making you happy, you are internally blaming yourself for not knowing what completes you. Outwardly, your mate seems to be the end of the line but inwardly, you have never known your beginning. You don’t really know what motivates you, what drives you, what makes you feel secure or wanted, or even what makes you feel accomplished. What you do know is that you have learned how to place blame on someone else for finding something that you lost.

YOUR HAPPINESS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You will not find it within another person but you can connect with someone who has found their own happiness. Take some time off from the constant distractions of the world and figure out what your happiness looks and feels like.

There is usually the friend in the group who is the peacemaker. That friend usually gives out great advice for the best interest of his/her friends. That person also is usually the one who never feels truly comfortable enough with any one friend to confide in. That person is overwhelmed and underserved.

Peace in the form of solidarity comes at a price. Sometimes, that job, or the extra volunteer work takes a toll on you. That relationship has completely broken you from the inside out. The children have completely drained any lasting energy that you were secretly hanging on to. Now, here comes those friends or that one person who has no common knowledge that you’re hanging on by a thread. They throw their baggage onto you expecting you to resolve a top tiered leveled crisis of theirs. Even though you have expressed your own crises and how you simply need time to heal, they expect you to put their issues first.

Your peace is not free! It comes at a cost. If you are the go to person who seemingly always have the answers, it’s at a higher cost. You have to sacrifice, multi-task, compromise, and god knows what else. You end up paying for your own peace. It is not your job to fix everyone or everything. You are not responsible for someone else’s happiness. You are responsible for your own sanity. You can’t be at peace if you’re still paying for someone else’s.

It’s more than ok to choose your own peace over everything else. You don’t have all of the answers and that’s ok. You are not GOOGLE and sometimes google doesn’t even have the answers. What does your peace look like? What does it sound like? Who does it include? How does it make you feel?

What I know for sure is that my peace is more important than your demands!

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It’s a new year which means that you should be working to renew your outlook on life. Those daily struggles that seem to follow you around don’t have to be the downfall of you. Do you know that getting help or retaining counseling is perfectly fine. Don’t ever let yourself get to the point where you just absolutely want to give in and give up. Help is on the way. Check out my trailer on my upcoming short film “SPACE” that details the struggles of a therapist battling with her own mental health issues.

If you’re a responsible adult by now, I’m sure you have experienced some sort of ignorance from an employer and your supervisor. This issue among us millennials is very prevalent because we are a group known to speak up and show out. As the popular internet saying goes, “We are not our grandparents”!

When it comes to work ethic, I would like to think that I have a great one. I have a little bit of OCD and a need for all things to be done and finished. I also have a knack for being sarcastic. I will also tell a cruel joke because I feel like it. One thing that I don’t have is the power to hold my tongue. I WILL CALL YOU OUT!

It is one thing to seek other employment because you know your time with said company is coming to and end but it is another thing to be terminated for unspecific reasons. Supervisors (In my case) will work day and night to find any specific reason to fire you. They will throw insurmountable loads of work at you but you will finish, ARMY STRONG. Some supervisors feel superior and in control when they pile up your work load. You ask for help because it starts to become overwhelming. You don’t receive any help because the supervisor is petty and he/she has developed a strong disliking towards you.

Now it’s time for a supervision! You have practiced day and night on your speech that is about to be handed on a platter. Before you get to speak, the supervisor critiques your performance with false accusations of your tardiness, lacking work ethic, paperwork pile up, etc. You have been written up for poor work ethic and failure to complete required documents within a specific time frame. The supervisor also threw in the fact that he/she didn’t like your sarcasm.

Because you are a millennial and pettiness literally flows through your blood, you have recorded every conversation, supervision, made copies of your completed work with dates, and even recorded every time that the supervisor was late. You hold these things hostage because you know that another supervision will take place.

Now, it is probably frowned upon in the work place but some of us have very little tolerance when it comes to dealing with terrible leaders in the workplace. You have all of this evidence waiting to be anonymously sent to the director of HR. I have learned to keep record of everything because of a situation all too similar. Some people are not meant to be in leadership roles but somehow they manage to move their way to the top. These are the “Leaders” you have to watch out for. They will shade you for dear god life and throw you under a bus.

You come back with an eighteen wheeler and palm tree from Punta Cana!