Young - "green"?

“I directly remember that turning point: I sit, I study the exam in higher mathematics. And I think: how could I have managed to do something stupid at this department? I do not understand anything at all. This is just darkness. I sit and cry over the notes, and I think, God, send me a sign of some kind. Well, what should I do, eh? And then - bang! Sms is coming. A friend writes: “Ksyush, and remember, you lost weight well like that, help me to make a nutrition program too, I want to lose weight.” I had never made anything like this to anyone before, but then I realized that I could not refuse. I asked a bunch of questions to my girlfriend, gathered all my knowledge, which helped me in my time - and I compiled it. And I realized that this is probably my vocation. I went to study nutrition , to study medicine. The most beautiful thing in my work is that I am changing people for the better. It makes me happy. ”


“And my mother says to me:“ Natasha, are you generally in your mind? So what if you have three rooms in an apartment? Is it necessary to put a fridge for flowers there and collect bouquets in the apartment? This is dirt! Are you going to study at all? “And I ordered flowers for one company at that time and I thought, well, I can also work as a florist. She put the refrigerator for flowers at home: she collected them herself, delivered the bouquets herself. And nothing, you know. It all came together. "


“When I studied at a university, I got into practice at one company as an economist. Then they left me there after studying, and then the crisis struck, and they cut me off. Of course, I first tried to look for work in my specialty. I went to the interview. Then she even agreed to a position with a salary of 18 thousand rubles. She came, sat in the office for a computer. I sit and think - well, no. Everything. I don’t really want to do this. And left. She began to engage in online sales, designed IP, things began to improve. Dad told me: "You are crazy, would work like everyone else - in a decent place, with a stable salary." Like all I did not want, of course, so I did not listen to anyone. Now I have my own shop. The biggest fear for me is to work by profession in an office from 9 to 18. But I do not blame anyone: to each his own. ”

These are the stories of my friends, who one day opened their own business.

I gathered them in a bunch for a reason. Recently, I had a slight shock. Shake like that. I decided to do an interview with a florist - to talk about this and that, to find out what trends are now in the flower world. And we have a fairly well-known flower salon in the city, which came into being about three years ago, when in Tomsk a red rose in a plastic "gut" or a bouquet of chrysanthemums with dill and gypsophilia was not considered a sign of bad taste. And then this salon opens with bouquets of terribly rare peonies then, peony roses in burlap packaging and craft paper. The bouquets were beautiful, the salon successfully developed all three years, and I decided to appeal to the woman who opened it and marketed it wonderfully in the market.

Of course, only a woman with many years of experience in the flower industry could open such a salon. So I thought, dialing the phone of the salon and sent to the link "Vkontakte" to the very owner of the business. To my shock, she was an incredibly cute girl, 22 years old, who, according to my calculations, at the time of opening the business, was 19 years old.

I immediately remembered myself at 19. A second year student of journalism in a terrible blown down jacket. I didn’t care much about where the money came from. I thought, like many of my classmates and peers, that I would grow up, finish high school, and the money will come. Maximum - I occasionally worked as a journalist.

And certainly we all together did not think that starting a business at 19 years was a simple matter. And even more, I don’t know almost anyone among my peers at that time who took it and did it. Well, maybe only Pasha Durov - but I will not say that it is a typical example for my peers.

I am not trying to get the idea that the representatives of my generation lack a business gene at all. Of course, among the 30-year-olds there are quite a few who successfully run a business. Rather, I want to say that if today we look around, then you will see an incredible number of young people bravely developing their business. Photographers, makeup artists, videographers, wedding managers, decorators, florists, restaurateurs, successful bloggers, nutritionists, personal trainers, networkers, even actors are all people who are not 30 years old. On the strength of it is 20 and a little, many of them are studying at a university and do not even think that their business start may be unsuccessful. They try, they succeed - and that's fine.

Immediately I look like a mean tear and I think that even to my freelance (you can say, also no business), I didn’t go as easily and boldly as I could: this was preceded by 6 whole years of employment.

I can not help recalling my many years of working experience and the notorious “generation theory”, which advanced hr specialists began to actively lobby several years ago. Who does not know: it is about the fact that representatives of different generations are characterized by a different approach to work, based on a different cultural and educational basis, and on what “cartoons” they grew up. So, the generation of baby boomers (the 40s - 60s of the last century) is considered to be the most mammoths of the labor market: these people have always been focused on teamwork, the spirit of collectivism still prevails in them. Today, they have mostly reached retirement age, but many of them are still working successfully.

Generation X - people born in the late 60s and until the mid 80s: they used to build a career gradually, thoughtfully, gradually moving up the career ladder and, as a rule, developing in the framework of one company. And next is the generation of Y, it includes those whose date of birth fell at the end of the 80s - the beginning of the "zero". It turns out that me and my peers just fall on the very beginning of this generation. These people are not used to starting their way from the bottom: they need everything at once. They choose the areas in which you can quickly earn money, and often do not work by profession. This is caused, of course, by the incredible dominance of information and the unstable situation in the market.

Well what can I say: it turns out, that's right. Is that with the proviso that my peers had a chance to get up at the very beginning, therefore, the characteristic Y-signs we are, perhaps, in its infancy. At least most. But those who are younger than us just 5 years old already make us fully aware of the loyalty of the above theory.

After all, your business - this is precisely the very opportunity to be realized here and now, to try and manage, and if it was not possible to spit and start over.

Why am I leading all this? This is, you know, a shred of positive against the general background of perpetual grunts and outrage. Typically, young people decided to scold - they say, they do not need anything except gadgets, they say, in our time it was not like this.

So I do not agree.

I take pride in our young people - despite the fact that I still relate to them too - we are talking about the young people who are on our heels. I am glad that in this world, where we have been inspired since childhood that we need to study well, get a decent profession, go to work in the specialty and build our lives according to long-established canons, there are those who are ready to go against the system from an early age and successfully it does. Who is not afraid to make choices and make decisions, who risks, experiments and does not despair because of failures. Who reaches the goals and sets new ones. And who, oddly enough, many of us should not look with disdain, they say, young and green, but with admiration. And maybe even worth taking an example from them.

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