Where in your life do you see signs that what was old is new again?
For me this theme has shown up in my weekly webcasts with various Millennial strivers, so I wrote that thought down to inspire this post. Synchronistically, the next day, I received a text from a friend who came into my life professionally over 30 years ago, and with whom I had recently reconnected. The text simply said, “What is old is new.” I smiled.
Why does this matter to you?
In the webcast below, Andrew Matthews shares what to look for when surrounding yourself with connections that support your success. (3:20 and 4:35)
In addtion, Trey Huntley shares a key ingredient to his rapid success in real estate – and life. (7:04)
What is old?
- The importance of connecting and connections.
- The importance of connecting authenticity.
- The importance of transforming creative energy into action.
What is new?
- How we connect is new – or at a minimum the number of ways we can connect is new. (8:33; 13:25)
- How we speak about authenticity is new. (10:20 Heart-centered people…We never heard that in 1980’s!)
- How we are willing to transform our creative energy into action is new. (0.32; 5:45)
There is no greater area where old and new merging is evident than within business endeavors. I participate in a LinkedIn group founded by Jim Sugarman, from 2GFounders, whose purpose is to encourage cross-generational business collaboration. The focus is on the two top demographic groups shaping business today : Millennials and Baby Boomers.
What do striving Millennials look for when they connect with Baby Boomers (24:00)? Individuals who have not just experienced things in the past, but continue to explore the world. Individuals who speak life into their lives and individuals who set goals and achieved them! No matter where you fit in the age spectrum, attracting successful relationships into your life requires that you allow yourself to be a continual learner, open to new experiences, and a good shepherd of the language you speak to describe your life and the world around you.
Millennials have ideas and energy. Baby Boomers can help them focus and form that energy into the next generation of successful businesses. Baby Boomers still create more businesses today than any other age group in the U.S. Baby Boomers continue to be idealistically driven to use their experience , as well as, assets AND refuse to be counted out just because of their age. That is why what is old is new again.
One last question before I close: Regardless of your age, are you someone others would want to partner with in business?