This week we visit the land of Generation Z also known as iGen, also known as Centennials, also known as Nexters featuring Aiden Hayes, Paige Jackson, and Michelle Jackson.
This conversation expands our appreciation of who young people are becoming as a result of the stories they have been told and the ones they are telling themselves. We listen to how stories impact their behavior, their thoughts, and their dreams,
DJ KHALED, music industry megaproducer and recording artist reminds Gen Z as well as all of us in his book The Keys, and I quote:
“We the Best” means exactly what it says. I didn’t say I’m the best. That’s an important distinction; I said we. That means me, Fan Luv, my team, and everybody who’s got love and positive energy. Let me ask you this: If somebody came up to you and asked, “Are you, the beat writer, chef, producer, director? What would you say? If you don’t declare that you’re the best, I’m disappointed. You are supposed to say that you are the best because let me tell you, you are the best. You need to own it with confidence and conviction. Say it to yourself first a thousand times, and then say it to others a thousand more. For real, Is somebody better than you? Nah. “We the Best”. You have to speak your success into existence because absolutely no one else will do it for you.
That’s why I started my first label, I called it “We the Best”. Were we the best yet? That’s up for debate. But did we have the drive and the passion and the necessary dedication to be the best? Without a doubt, Muhammad Ali, rest in peace, said, “I am the greatest, I said that before I knew I was.” DJ said, make your life about fulfilling your vision and dream big.” End Quote
Let’s listen, be inspired, and get smarter.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.