If your cultural references are outdated and you keep trying (poorly) to relate with Millennials, it could have a tangible effect on your career.
I have lots of experience being out of work. It happened to me three times in a two-year span. Five times total throughout my career. I’m only 40, so that’s a pretty impressive streak.
Also – I split up a business partnership. I didn’t read the fine print of our contract. I battled my partner for almost a year. I made almost no money.
When I first learned about social media I was so excited I bought FacebookShouldHireMe.com. I wanted to get Facebook’s attention. It didn’t work. Whatever. But other people took notice. I got coverage in Fortune Magazine.
That attention helped me get my first job in social media at Buddy Media. After that experience my personal blog evolved. It became my main marketing tool for business. The content I created insulated my personal brand. It kind of happened by accident.
We’re human, every single one of us. We feel happy, and sometimes we feel smart. Other times we feel stupid. We enjoy feeling loved. We cringe when we feel hated. We all get angry for sure. Some handle it better than others. Sometimes in my life I’ve been quick to anger.