When I considered submitting a guest post for Millennial Money Guide, I naturally perused the recommended topics and had to settle upon value.
This is what I offer to anyone that I do business with and have every intention of delivering value to the best of my ability in my initial offering for publication.
I hail from a different era as my initial plunge into the workforce was in the mid-seventies. My mentors valued quality, craftsmanship, and a firm belief that value was a byproduct of doing a job the right way the first time and every time thereafter. A useful skill to pass on but definitely something that could be improved upon to meet the needs of my generation.
I learned that value could be perceived in many different ways but could always find application when paired with money. My generation certainly had an infatuation with money that time and circumstance taught most of us how to restrain as we grew older and wiser.
Having learned a lesson regarding hard work from our mentors, boomers began to understand that knowledge was the key to opening up the door to success as we pursued career objectives.
We understood the value of education as it opened doors of opportunity for those that obtained degrees to be able to improve significantly the overall quality of their lives for themselves and their families.
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Then there was to take place an event which would shape the perception of value for a generation as our nation and the world changed on 9-11-2001.
Just as NASA and the space race of the 60’s had ushered in an era of opportunity and desire to accomplish that which had never been done before through advances in technology and science. The emphasis upon digital surveillance would forever alter the way things would be done in the 21st century. The value placed upon technology would evolve exponentially once again!
This is a positive step and requires a combined effort from all generations to work together to build a better tomorrow. Dispel the myths and work with that which is most important; properly assessing and defining the meaning of value.