What do you think is the worst misconception generally believed about millennials?
That we're all fresh out of college and lazy.
What is your definition of a leader?
Someone who is about more than profit. Someone who wants to make a difference and knows he/she can't do it by himself. Someone who inspires people to follow him/her and take up his/her goals as their own.
What are you most proud of in your career thus far?
Being named a vice president
What inspires you most to do the work that you do?
Three things. First, competition. I believe my company has some of the best software products in the insurance industry for independent agents. But we have a lot of competition. I want agents to see as the better option. Second, my president. He has passion for the industry and what we do. It's infectious. Third, I can see the difference my work has made on my company. That inspires me to do more of it.
What major impact do you see millennials making in the business and community?
I think millennials have a unique way of looking at problems that the world needs.
What advice do you have for millennials about to enter the workforce?
Bring your whole self to work. Commit to it. Don't expect work to give you all the perks, etc without first giving of yourself.
What makes you an original millennial?
I was born in 1981. So I'm at the older end of the generation, which means I also share some of Generation X's characteristics. I don't self-identify as a millennial. When I read articles about millennials, I never feel like it applies to me.