Oh Boy Do We Have a Problem – The “Other” Side

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Hello Family – so as promised I’m coming back to talk about the millennials.

Here is the first thing we have to do to win them over. Show them the “other” side

As I was saying yesterday you can’t win millennials by prescribing the same structure that worked for you, they will view it as control and immediately rebel. The key to winning millennials over is to relate to them, tell stories not about how you did it, but how you failed at it over and over again. Yes, you have to show them your “other” side. Think of this generation as a current day doubting Thomas, they don’t want to just hear it, they want to feel the wounds and see for themselves.

As the elder generation, we have to learn to let our guard down, take off our fancy suits, put on some jeans and sneakers and simply have a conversation. In other words, we have to be secure enough to come from behind our “leadership wall” and be vulnerable. This will make you genuine to this generation and they will attract to your message. If the messenger doesn’t line up with the message, you will not be accepted and deemed fake.

Are you ready to show your “other” side? Do you have scars from the proverbial fight that you haven’t talked about? Those scars were left as an evangelism tool to this generation. I want to stir your heart to pick back up your fishing rods, don’t give up on this generation. They can be reached, it will just take a different strategy.

Join me tomorrow as we continue the conversation!!

Oh Boy Do We Have a Problem!

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I hope that the topic of this blog has drawn you in enough where I have gotten your attention properly. So you may be wondering do we really have a problem and my answer is ABSOLUTELY!

There is a generation that is bolder, more outspoken, and determined to break the mold called the millennials! The issue is this generation has no intentions on following the beaten path that our forefathers created and we held true to. Going to church twice a week, keeping the same job for 20+ years, and having 2.5 kids and a dog with a white picket fence is the last thing on this generations mind. If we are going to effectively reach this generation then we are going to have to change our methods – point, blank, period! Do not think you are going to fit this generation into the mold that worked for you, it will NOT work. They will rebel, mock you, and find a better more efficient way to do what you’ve been doing perfectly all these years.

I don’t say this often as it isn’t the advice I like to prescribe to but in this case I say this proudly, “If you can’t beat them, JOIN THEM.”

This week I will be focusing on the steps to win this generation over. Looking forward to you taking this journey with me.