The Millennial Playbook: Unpacking Limiting Beliefs

00:19
Welcome to the Transform your Mind Radio
00:23
Show and Podcast my name is Myrna Young
00:27
Certified Professional Coach, Author and
00:31
Your Host. Each week I bring you an inspiring
00:38
guest or a solo coaching session
00:43
to Help you Live your Best Lives Now
00:48
by transforming your mindset. Thanks
00:52
for tuning in today and I hope that this
00:55
segment meets you at your point of need.
01:05

Transform your Mind with Coach Myrna podcast

Today we start a new series with the
01:17
author of the Millennial Playbook Ms
01:21
Erica L Pierce. Arica is going to be
01:27
starting off our discussion today
01:31
unpacking how limiting beliefs can
01:35
destroy your self-confidence.
01:37
Welcome Arica, Thank you so much for being on the show.
01:41
I’m not happy to be here. I am
01:44
going to enjoy our conversation. I am at
01:47
The mother of a Millennial, so
01:51
thank you so much for sending me a copy
01:53
of your book. It is an awesome book and I
01:55
plan to share it when I’m done with it.
01:57
Yeah you’re welcome
02:00
all right well before we get started
02:04
with our show today I am excited to announce
02:09
a new contest that I am going to be
02:13
running for the next four weeks. In
02:17
exchange for your iTunes review of the
02:20
Transform Your Mind with Coach Myrna radio show podcast you will have the opportunity to
02:26
win a VIP Annual Subscription to Mix
02:31
_Amore. The newest, hottest, dating app as
02:35
seen on Shark Tank. This one Year Free
02:40
Membership includes video instant
02:44
Messenger, Hotlist, chat advantages and no
02:49
Advertisements! That I am sure is going
02:52
to make someone happy because I know I
02:54
hate to have Ads pop up every five
02:57
minutes when I’m trying to listen to
02:59
something on YouTube. Anyway those are
03:02
just a few of the things that your
03:07
membership will include and as I
03:10
mentioned before we’re going to have one
03:13
winner per week of this VIP membership
03:16
for the next four weeks, so get your
03:20
entries in. To enter, all you need
03:24
to do is post your review to the
03:28
Transform your Mind with Coach Myrna
03:30
podcast on iTunes and then email me @
03:35
info@myhelps.us with the subject
03:40
line “podcast review” and you will be
03:45
entered to win a VIP annual subscription
03:50
to mix_amore dating app. This membership is
03:57
valued at $74.99 and I love it because we
04:04
are targeting this broadcast to
04:07
Millennials and Millennials love apps! I
04:10
think that the word APP was created
04:13
for the younger generation. I remember
04:16
there is this new APP called Vimeo that you
04:20
send money and my daughter was very impressed that
04:25
I had this app. She said mom you know
04:27
About Vimeo? I said yes because I am cool!
04:30
I only knew of this app because I listen to podcast!
04:51
and I know in your book
04:53
Arika you talk about podcasts and you
04:56
actually plug podcasts.
04:58

#1 Rank on iTunes

I was listening to Tony
05:01
Robbins podcast and he brought on the
05:03
founder of Vimeo. I had never
05:06
heard of Vimeo before
05:07
I only knew of PayPal. So yeah you know
05:10
learning is important you learn from all
05:13
different sources.
05:16
All right well let me tell you a little
05:18
bit more of my guest today Miss Arica
05:22
Pierce is a generational strategist and
05:26
Attorney, author, a millennial coach
05:30
and speaker and again I’m learning
05:34
because she introduced me to this new
05:37
Term, Xennial. Of course you
05:43
know Arica is going to expand on that term
05:45
but Arica has a unique perspective and
05:49
has developed strategies and techniques
05:52
to bridge Millennials to generations
05:55
before and after them. So welcome again
05:59
Arica. I normally start off the show
06:03
by asking my guests to tell me their
06:08
journey from you know to where they are
06:11
today you know and yours is I’m very
06:14
curious because you have different genres. you are an
06:21
Attorney, Generational Strategist which
06:24
to me is a coach and an Author.
06:27
So, tell me how did you come about to
06:31
embark on this journey, and how did you
06:34
get to where you are today.

06:36
Thank you so much for having me on, I’m
06:39
really excited about our discussion
06:41
today and yes I mean it has been a
06:44
journey but you know I think really my
06:47
my path professionally and awesome
06:50
personally has been a testament of just
06:53
something I believe in which is to
06:54
always evolve and to be to be
06:57
comfortable with being uncomfortable so
06:59
I you know sort of dipped my toe in a
07:02
couple of different areas and I just see
07:05
where it goes so in terms of how I went
07:10
from being an Attorney to now focused on
07:14
bridging generations and coaching
07:17
Millennials. Really it goes back to the
07:20
term that you use before Xenial.
07:22
Which it’s a real term, I didn’t make it
07:25
Up. I get asked that all the time.
07:27
It’s you know if you read certain
07:29
articles and as such even in places like
07:32
New York Times they use the term Xennial. That means is that I am
07:37
the micro generation between Generation
07:40
X and millennial. I was born in March 1980
07:45
and Millennials you know the years vary
07:49
a little bit in terms of the source the
07:51
source that’s defining Millennials but
07:53
usually they’re born between 1981 and
07:59
1996; and so I’m sort of in this
08:03
in-between place where I remember life
08:05
without you know technology being in
08:08
your hands and having the internet you
08:10
Know. I remember way before any apps and
08:16
it’s such but also I you know I’m still
08:19
on the younger side enough
08:22
where I now live a life where I am very
08:25
dependent on apps. I mean
08:28
I download apps from the from the app
08:31
store on a weekly basis. I have everything
08:40
Delivered. I don’t know why anyone would
08:42
even go to the grocery store or
08:44
mall anymore.
08:46
Yeah, you are a user. Okay so, you
08:51
understand both sides of the perspective
08:53
and I think that naturally just
08:56
made me a bridge. Also in my
09:01
professional life. I mean even when I
09:03
worked as an Attorney and in
09:06
other sort of consulting work,
09:08
I was the one that was always trying to
09:11
help that younger generation even though
09:14
I wasn’t much older but still coaching them
09:17
through some of the things that I had
09:20
learned through my journey and that I
09:22
had learned from all the generations
09:24
that they didn’t necessarily
09:26
want to hear. So I just
09:28
naturally became that that bridge and I
09:31
started to do some informal coaching and some informal speaking
09:37
about the bridge of generations.
09:40
How we can work together and better
09:42
understand each other and that sort of
09:45
Things. This new career focus has
09:49
has brought me in terms of really
09:51
focusing on strategizing so
09:54
that the four generations that are now
09:56
working together in the workplace can
09:58
can really get along.
10:02
To be quite honest as well as making
10:05
sure the millennial generation is better
10:08
understood that they’re more successful
10:10
and they don’t
10:13
necessarily live up to the bad rap that
10:15
they get in the
10:17
media and from other folks so helping
10:19
them to sort of break out of that
10:20
millennial negative brand.
That is awesome. We’re off
12:31
to a great start. You’re doing good
12:33
work because each generation has
12:36
their little quirks and the things that
12:38
they do and bridging them is really
12:42
Good. You ended up saying
12:45
that four generations are in the
12:47
workplace and yeah I’m pretty sure that
12:51
management can they can benefit
12:54
from reading some of the information in
12:57
your book, so that they can know how to
12:58
talk to at least one of their
13:00
Generations! All right, so what do
13:07
you feel are some of the limiting
13:09
mindsets that Millennials have?
13:12
I’d like to turn to your book on
13:15
page 15, you say that Millennials are
13:21
described as Entitled, Impatient, Tech
13:25
Obsessed, Pampered, Self-absorbed and Lazy.
13:30
So, that’s how people feel about them but
13:33
how do they feel about themselves?
13:36
According to your research how
13:40
does that affect some of the
13:44
limiting mindsets that they have?
13:48
I think it’s a great
13:52
question that I wish more people would
13:55
Ask, because I feel like there’s
13:58
lots of people that are talking about
13:59
what they think Millennials are like and
14:03
not as many people asking
14:05
what do Millennials know. How do they
14:07
view themselves? I’ll say this
14:11
I think that Millennials
14:14
don’t view themselves as any of
14:16
these of these adjectives that you just
14:19
Listed. Certainly none of these are very
14:21
Positive; but I do think that
14:25
they have a mindset that backed by
14:29
parts of their upbringing. So, for example
14:32
Millennials are definitely part of that
14:35
everyone gets a trophy generation, so because of
14:39
that they definitely have a mindset
14:42
where everyone is equal. I think
14:46
in many ways that can be limiting
14:48
especially as they transition to
14:51
adults and transition into their careers
14:53
and into the workplace. The reason
14:56
why I say this is because I think
14:58
Millennials oftentimes again they
15:01
Feel they’re entitled.
15:03
They feel that on their
15:05
first day of work they could be the boss.
15:06
Even though they have
15:08
zero work experience, they still feel that everyone is
15:11
equal and so they should have all the
15:13
same access and an
15:18
ability to share their mind and speak
15:20
their views. As much as someone who’s
15:22
been doing the job for a much longer
15:24
period of time that they have.

Millennials communicate and the level of
16:34
transparency that they’re they’ve grown
16:37
accustomed to again I think you know for
16:40
Millennials the mindset is that
16:43
communication should be quick, it should
16:45
be easy, you don’t necessarily have to
16:47
think too much about it, you could just
16:49
send someone over a text message.
16:51
I think that can be limiting especially as you transition
16:58
to work. Sometimes we need
17:07
to be more thoughtful with our
17:09
approaches especially at work and
17:12
in professional capacities. I mean
17:15
sometimes you need to think through what you say, and how you say it, who
17:19
you’re saying it to.

Sponsorship Deals

So this is good wisdom and that is
19:53
absolutely a trait of the Millennials
19:57
nobody thinks about
19:58
anything and I like the fact that you
20:00
said that they want to access they think
20:02
that they can come into
20:06
a job and they don’t care that
20:08
somebody’s been there 30 years that they
20:10
feel they’re entitled
20:12
to the same to the same access but you
20:15
know on the flip side of that again as
20:18
you were talking about everyone
20:21
gets the trophy and everyone is equal.
20:23
I’m seeing that in relationships and I
20:26
guess at some point in our show, I don’t
20:30
know if you touch on this in
20:31
your book; but we should look at how
20:33
Millennials deal with
20:35
Relationships. It’s obviously equal since there’s so much
20:40
interracial marriages.
21:00
The next question I have is how do
21:03
you feel that these limiting
21:07
mindsets erode self-confidence.
21:29
Self-confidence sure I mean I I think
21:33
honestly that the everyone gets a
21:37
trophy I think that can have
21:40
definite have a negative
21:43
impact on your self-confidence. So, for
21:46
example if I have been raised in a way
21:49
where I believe that I’m
21:52
entitled to justice, when I am faced with
21:58
Rejection, that certainly will impact my
22:03
self-confidence. so even though you may you
22:09
believe that you are equal, when
22:13
you first get that rude awakening that you’re not, that
22:17
Starts to happen sometimes in your early
22:26
Twenties, especially when you’re in
22:27
College; but definitely once you
22:30
enter into the workplace. I think that
22:33
that’s when you know you really see that
22:35
there are going to be people who will
22:36
quickly rise to the top and they’re
22:38
going to be people who will
22:41
stay at the bottom and that’s why it’s
22:43
important to make sure you’re doing
22:45
everything you can to make
22:49
yourself stand out in a positive way
22:51
from your peers. I do believe that
22:54
you know that’s where self-confidence is
22:56
really important because if you don’t
22:59
have that confidence even when
23:01
you start to become more competitive
23:03
with others that’s when a
23:06
lack of self-confidence can start to
23:09
to take over. I also think again going
23:12
back to technology that
23:14
definitely impacts self-confidence and
23:18
and that just the reliance on technology
23:20
because of social media to be honest
23:23
with you, we live in a world now
23:26
where there’s so much competition on
23:28
social media to live your best
23:31
Life.
24:17
Millennials are the first generation
24:19
where they honestly are living two lives. I mean
24:22
they have their real life in love and they have this social
24:26
media life. They have to deal with
24:29
as well and I know a lot of times non
24:31
Millennials don’t take that seriously
24:33
they’ll say well that’s just silly that
24:35
you know someone is so concerned with
24:37
social media that they was that would
24:39
impact their self-confidence or how they
24:41
feel about themselves but that’s real
24:43
Life. We have to acknowledge
24:46
that and we have to help
24:49
Millennials to work through those
24:51
types of those issues.

Adulting

I want to talk to Arica on the topic of Adulting, that she
28:45
talks a lot about in her book.
28:46
I actually heard it somewhere else on social media.
28:48
It’s just a beautiful word and I loved
28:55
it and that is adulting.
29:00
Can you explain it what
29:04
exactly is adulting and how does that
29:08
relate to our topic on mindset today?

29:40
Adulting just means that you’re doing the duties and the
29:57
responsibilities of a fully developed adult.
30:08
Millennials use it a lot you know to be
30:10
Funny; but I do think that there
30:13
is that the term does make a
30:16
lot of sense I mean I think it could be
30:18
used as both like a verb and all
30:23
different types of ways; but I do think
30:26
for Millennials specifically the
30:29
transition to adulting has been a
30:32
little bit tougher than previous
30:34
Generations. So that’s why there’s so
30:36
much emphasis on adulting.
30:40
I see with a lot of Millennials that I
30:41
Coach, there is a reluctance to sort of let go from
30:48
Childhood.

I know you talk about branding and you talk
32:00
about looking for a job and becoming a
32:11
fully developed adult. What are some of
32:14
the plays that you talked about in your
32:16
book to help Millennials?

What I try to do in the book is give very
32:23
actionable advice. It’d be
32:26
really easy to write a book and say go
32:28
out and be a successful adult and you
32:31
Know, make good decisions and you know
32:33
Exercise, drink water, and keep a job and
32:36
save money right? I mean that those are I
32:39
would say a lot of us don’t create goals
32:40
but the specifics are not there; so I
32:44
really use every chapter to give very
32:47
clear or actionable advice on
32:51
how you can do specific things. For
32:54
Example, when I talk about how
32:57
to look for a job I go through the
32:58
Specifics. Why it’s important
33:01
to have things like a LinkedIn profile,
33:03
when you’re applying for jobs
33:14
that you’re doing it in the right way.
33:15
How to make sure that you are
33:17
presenting your best
33:20
self on interview day what to do in
33:23
terms of following up after an interview.
33:25
Once you have the job, how to keep the
33:28
job and again I go very specific. I say
33:31
things like on your first day
33:33
set three goals of the things that you
33:36
want to accomplish at that job and it’s
33:38
not just you know I want to do I want to
33:40
do well here. It’s what are three things
33:42
you want to do? Do you want to work on a
33:43
certain project? Do you want to get promoted
33:45
within six months? Things like
33:48
That. I go again very detailed to make sure you get to work on
33:55
Time. Getting to work on time, being at
33:57
your desk ready to work as soon as you
34:04
know you’re supposed to be there. Etc. It’s
34:07
very specific you know in
34:10
terms of those types of things.
34:12
Networking when you go to a networking
34:14
event make sure you speak with three people and stay 30
34:17
minutes after. All of those types of things make you
34:25
a successful adult. That’s why I called it a
34:29
playbook that was in a usable format
34:32
easy to read I tell stories of based
34:36
upon my own adulting experiences.

I like what you say about your brand is
35:14
that you are the CEO of ME Incorporated,
35:17
the chief marketing officer for the
35:20
brand to call you.
35:21
As a coach that’s what I teach my clients, that you
35:27
are you are the lid.

That goes back to being the CEO of ME
37:00
Inc. It’s up to you to make sure that
37:03
you’re running your own brand and you
37:05
are really developing those
37:08
qualities about yourself that will set
37:11
you apart in a very positive way and it
37:14
makes everyone have a very positive sort
37:16
of brand experience from you the same
37:19
way that we expect out of the
37:20
brands that we use like Target and Apple
37:23
and you know Chipotle

As we close Arica how you readers pick up a copy of your book?
44:33
Arica will be back for several more
44:46
episodes and we will dive in deeper into
44:50
some of the other things and traits that
44:54
Millennials can use some help with in
44:58
order to succeed and to Live their Best
45:01
Lives Now. Not when you’re 80,
45:04
not when you’re 50 not when they’re 40
45:06
But right now.
45:38
All of the things that come with
45:40
Adulting, one of the things that I always
45:43
suggest to some of the Millennials that
45:45
I coach is taking one hour a week to
45:49
think and to strategize about what you
45:52
want to happen in your life.
45:55
if you think about it one hour a
45:57
week is not that it’s not that much but
46:01
you’d be surprised if you just
46:03
take that time turn off your phone turn
46:05
off technology and just think about I
46:08
like to put mine in a notebook and think
46:10
about what are your goals for the week
46:12
it might be for the month for the year
46:14
but just spend that time thinking that
46:18
can really help you I believe with your
46:20
self-confidence because it will give it
46:22
will give you an opportunity to start to
46:24
put some order and what you want to do
46:28
which I think can you know what helps us
46:30
make better decisions and also helps us
46:32
feel better about ourselves when we
46:34
really feel like we are going down a
46:36
circuit path instead of just sort of
46:39
living by the you know the seat of our
46:41
pants so that would be my advice is take
46:45
time to think and if it can’t be an hour
46:47
make it half hour make it 10 minutes but
46:50
then some time or just strategizing on
46:52
your life right now as a millennial and
46:55
that will really help you draw out your
46:58
past going forward awesome. Yes I agree
47:04
I meditate every morning and
47:07
I will tell you that it really affects
47:10
everything it just not only affects your
47:12
mood affect your vibration.
47:15
but yeah it’s you know you can’t go
47:19
anywhere if you don’t have a goal you
47:21
know like one of my favorite sayings
47:23
yeah one of my favorite things in
47:25
something that Millennials can understand
47:27
which is Alice in Wonderland is that
47:30
If you don’t know where
47:32
you’re going then it doesn’t matter
47:33
where you end up! So you got to strategize
47:37
and you have to have a plan.
47:42
Without a plan it stays a dream.
48:16

To purchase a copy of my book “ The Millennial’s Playbook to Adulting” you can visit Arika on the web @

www.arikapierce.com

Remember to subscribe to the #1 podcast on iTunes and we
53:18
will see you back here next week at the
53:21
same time.

So what time is it? It is time for you to STEP OUT and STEP UP
53:41

The time is NOW to transform your MINDSET so that you can LIVE YOUR BEST LIVES NOW!