Talk Thirty to Me Episode Forty Six: Planning for Adulthood
Join Turg and Randy Z as they share stories about the experiences in our lives that are often unexpected and can sometimes catch us off guard, focusing on the experiences we set out to explore and how sometimes they fail to materialize into anything close to what we anticipated and…
Did you catch that moment?
If you didn’t catch the moment full of laughter at around the 6 minute mark of this episode, it gave us a little glimpse into the true nature of why the guys decided to premier this episode. Life is sometimes unpredictable. What sometimes feels natural to say or do might not always fall in line with what was originally intended. The beginning of the episode – as Randy alluded to – was supposed to start off with a completely different anecdote and yet the more natural progression threw Randy for a loop.
When is it a good time to start planning what you’d want to do for the rest of your life?
Randy discusses how certain plans he made when in his late teens didn’t really end up coming true. He goes on to discuss how the understanding of self was not yet developed. This revelation, as Turg goes on to discuss, doesn’t come until much later in life. Maybe this is the secret to living life uninhibited? Do we really accomplish nothing if we set goals for ourselves as children that we might not accomplish as adults? Randy mentions – looking back – he could not have really established a passion for what it was he may have ended up choosing had he committed the goals he set for himself years before. This really brings the efficacy of planing for your adulthood during your childhood almost pointless. In some regards, it only really made a good chunk of the millennial generation shy away from direct planning and more of a “deal with it” attitude.
Were we set up to fail by the people installed to help us thrive?
Turg brings up one result of the ‘First Gen’ experience – the lack of experienced insight. He goes on to discuss how most experiences encountered by the Millennial generation during the early stages of adult development were actually half baked in nature. A lot of the support received may not have been properly channeled to help Millennials gain insight or an advantage. At least from Turg’s experiences, most counseling and guidance in high school and college were lackluster and ineffective. When reflecting on your journey to now, what helped you gain insight into yourself and your future plan? Randy continues to discuss how education and pathways are very misleading because of the life experiences of those advising them. Were the Millennials left behind? Will Millennials take that as a negative or turn it into a positive in order to help future generations succeed?
Does society force us to figure it out because of prevailing traditionalist attitudes?
As progressive as our society has become, it still fails to progress in all aspects of social change. Turg remarks how the workplace is still primarily structured to focus on the individual contributor – even in team environments. Turg has faith in the ability of others to change and leverage their potential with the proper leadership to help guide and stimulate that change. Randy thinks it takes a little bit more structure and goal-setting ideology in order to generate trust in yourself. This helps generate opportunities that manifest themselves from this mindset and create success.
Are we doing ourselves justice by realigning our goals to someone (or something) else’s agenda?
Randy thinks that we – as mentors – should be carrying a more communal mentality – however, he practices the opposite. Often, we rely on others to help us identify our purpose in the workplace or community. Do we give ourselves the opportunity to understand what it truly is we want to do? If this is the case, what are mentors really for? Turg thinks mentors are there to help us learn the pitfalls – in failures – that we experience so that we do not make them ourselves. This may not be an active discussion, but must be done through the power of observation. in learning what works and what doesn’t It takes some work to get to this point, but they happen.
Revolutionize your mind
Randy argues that this mentality helps us accelerate our careers and our progression through societal boundaries. The only difference is that Turg thinks the benefit of learning comes from interacting with different people. This, he continues, helps us understand how society accepts different viewpoints and agendas. Insight into the pathway we choose -0 no matter what it is – is imperative to our eventual success. It’s there for the taking for all of us. Go get it.
Do we accept that our lives won’t go according to plan? It may be OK that our lives veer off course sometimes, but it’s important to know that it’s not the end of the world. Learn to grow. To change. Learn to endure and embrace the different pathways taken to success. Do you have a story to share? Let us know, we’d love to hear.
Intro Music & Outro Music:
Saturday Jam by Clifton “Notes” Ellens, Captain Noah, and Jonathan “Sankeyz” Sanchez
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