On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Jake Kelfer. He is a millennial entrepreneur and author of Elevate Beyond.  Jake helps people achieve their success through writing, and public/motivational speaking.  Motivational speaking has always been a passion for him as he loves to inspire people through the spoken word

You can download this episode from Stitcher or iTunes or listen below to hear all of Jake’s advice.

Advice for Surviving in the “Real World”

  • Must work your way up in corporate world
  • Make sure organization’s values align with your values – it should be a good fit on both ends
  • Need to build relationships and maintain/ nurture your relationships

What does success look like?

  • Jake believes everyone has their own definition of success
  • Find what is important to you, and identify that it can help you achieve success

In Person vs. Virtual Professional Relationships

  • Virtual relationships differ from in person, it is completely different, you don’t get to fully understand the full body language or feel of a person
  • In person is way more valuable
  • Relationships are mutually beneficial between each other and must do deeper than just a like

Networking Tips

  • “It takes more time for people to get interested in you than it is to get interested in other people,” Dale Carnegie
  • How to connect with people should be based off who your audience is and reach out to them and how it would be impactful to them
  • Networking is an opportunity to change your life
  • Show your vulnerability and how you can relate to who you are trying to network with
  • Be authentic in your outreach, ask to really get to know them not to ask for something for yourself

Alissa Carpenter

TEDx Speaker, Author, Facilitator at Everything's Not OK and That's OK
Alissa Carpenter is a multigenerational workplace expert, owner of Everything’s Not Ok and That’s OK and host of Humanize Your Workplace podcast.
She provides training, consulting, and speaking services to organizations all over the world. She has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Her work helps to bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies, and she has worked with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. She has delivered a TEDx talk on authentic workplace communication, and has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, ABC, FOX, and CBS. Her book, Humanize Your Workplace (Career Press), is set to release next year.
Alissa Carpenter