2017 in the grand scheme of things will prove to be an underrated year for a lot of millennials. The backdrop of a critical election is over. Millennials are seeing new opportunities whether it be first jobs, new jobs, raises, new businesses, startup opportunities, etc. Now that many of us have made changes for the better, it is time to settle in(not settle), and work the plan. Now one thing that should be noted, is if you did not use 2015 or 2016 to make significant changes for the better, 2017 is your year to do so(See This Article).
Well what does “Work the Plan in 2017” exactly mean? Work the Plan means settle in to your new found role and take full advantage of it. Learn as much as you can from your current position. Read like crazy! Break things! LOL! Not seriously break things, but don’t be afraid to take a stand and have an intelligent opinion. Make friends in and out of work. Pick up a few mentors along the way as well. As much as we want to move on to the next position, opportunity, promotion, raise, shinny object, it is best to wait. FORTUNE Magazine has a great guide as a rule of thumb.
On behalf of Elite Millennial, I would like to wish everyone a prosperous and successful 2017. We hope that you take many of the things we say to heart.