Capitalize On This Generations Lack of Focus
It seems like it is a well kept secret that building wealth takes time. The instagram millionaire baby trust fund kids would have you believe that it's capable of being achieved overnight. All you need to do is get into REALTY BRO, CHECK OUT THIS CHECK FOR $53,000 I JUST GOT WHILE HANGING OUT ON A BEACH IN TAIWAN.
What these people won't tell you is that they:
1.) Inherited the money/ had it given to them by some masked/unknown caretaker
2.) Spent an exorbitant amount of time building the social media platform that allows them to live the lives that they do (see above)
3.) Are obscenely attractive and all they have to do is say "yes" to the dozens of photographers that want to take pictures of them in their company's swim attire for $1000 per shoot.
One, some, or all of the above.
Speaking of above, you've got to rise above it and be realistic. What does the developed world lack right now? What the world values is what the world lacks. Scarcity is the key to a commodity being valued. Right now the young people of the United States lack focus. They lack the ability to apply their thoughts, energy, and time into something other than the latest notification, pop up, and red flag in any one of their dozens of social media accounts.
Now that we know what us millennials are lacking, it's time to figure out how to capitalize on that. Perhaps your ability to work distraction free and without interruption is something that you can mention in job interviews and on resumes. I for one would be excited to see someone walk in to my office (living room with a bean bag chair) and tell me that they're never going to screw around on their phone or internet while they work for me. According to recent statistics, that could account for an immediate increase of about 5% productivity on average over the peers that cannot boast the same personality trait! If you got a really crummy person in your employ, they might waste as much as two hours a day between social media and other distractions.
The ability to focus now makes you stand out. It used to be expected, but now the lack of focus and distraction prone nature of young people in the workforce has reached epidemic proportions according to Forbes. The number of people that get distracted from their work has recently jumped to 89% of people surveyed in 2015, up from 69% in 2014.
This trend doesn't look like it's going to get better any time soon, and there are literally hundreds of the smartest marketing minds in the world working around the clock in order to find more ways to distract you and get you attention. It isn't easy, rejecting all those little shots of endorphins people get throughout the day when they receive likes and notifications, but the ability to avoid that compensation is now extremely valuable. So take that, chew on it, spit it out if you don't like it, and go to the bank with it if you can.