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THE AUDACITY OF VULNERABILITY

By Tru Pettigrew
Apr. 01, 2014 | Comments

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You will need to yield to vulnerability at some point on your journey to greatness. Many of you view vulnerability as a form of weakness. Because of this perceived weakness, you seek to keep yourself guarded and protected at all times. There is actually a unique power that comes from your willingness to allow yourself to be vulnerable.  ..

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THE REASON YOU WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY

By Tru Pettigrew
Mar. 11, 2014 | Comments

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How many of you have a category of friends that you consider your church friends? I’m sure you all have them. It’s all a part of the well-balanced friend groups. There are work friends, neighborhood friends, school friends, and then there are your church friends. Some of us have more than others, but we all have them. ..

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DO YOU WANT TO SURVIVE OR DO YOU WANT TO LIVE

By Tru Pettigrew
Mar. 03, 2014 | Comments

Tru Access Blog - DO YOU WANT TO SURVIVE OR DO YOU WANT TO LIVE
“Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re finished”. That’s one of my favorite quotes. It motivates me to keep pushing and reminds me that my success is not measured by what I start, but by what I finish.  ..

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MOTIVATING MILLENNIALS REQUIRES MORE THAN MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES

By Tru Pettigrew
Dec. 17, 2013 | Comments

Tru Access Blog - MOTIVATING MILLENNIALS REQUIRES MORE THAN MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES
As the saying goes... Actions speak louder than words. This phrase rings particularly true with millennials. I remember when I was growing up, a lot of the adults would say, "do as I say, not as I do". I can't even imagine saying that to a member of my millennial crew today! ..

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THE NEXT LEVEL MILLENNIAL

By Tru Pettigrew
Jun. 26, 2013 | Comments

Tru Access Blog - The Next Level Millennial
The majority of my millennial coaching clients come to me based on a desire to take their career or life “to the next level”. That seems to be a consistent desire that’s expressed by members of this generation. That is clearly inconsistent with the “lazy” tag that has often been applied to this generation. ..

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THE WELL BALANCED MILLENNIAL

By Tru Pettigrew
Jun. 24, 2013 | Comments

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I read a book last year written by someone that I have the good fortune of calling a friend. The title of the book is “Created to Live a Balanced Life” and the author is Reverend Dieuner Joseph. The book discusses the many things that we could do or should do to lead more balanced lives but then also calls out the reality that most of us lead lives that are far from balanced. ..

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MANAGING MILLENNIAL EXPECTATIONS

By Tru Pettigrew
Jun. 19, 2013 | Comments

Tru Access Blog - Managing Millennial Expectations
Millennials have great expectations. They have great expectations of themselves, of the brands they support and of the organizations that they work for. I applaud and encourage the approach of great expectations. I believe that if all you ever accept is the best then that’s all you’ll ever get. That being said, you should expect the best from everyone, including yourself. ..

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EVERY MILLENNIAL SHOULD HAVE A D.R.E.A.M.

By Tru Pettigrew
Jun. 11, 2013 | Comments

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I remember a song from back in the day by one of my favorite Rap Groups, The Wu-Tang Clan titled C.R.E.A.M. The title of this song was an acronym for Cash Rules Everything Around Me! It was one of the hottest songs out at the time and many of us that were part of youth and young adult culture actually bought into that philosophy. As much as I believe that song would still be hot if it were put out today, I don’t believe millennials would necessarily agree with the sentiment of the song.  ..

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PURPOSE DRIVEN MILLENNIALS

By Tru Pettigrew
May. 03, 2013 | Comments

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The title of this post isn't meant to say that all Millennials are purpose driven or that Millennials are the only purpose driven generation. One of the biggest defining characteristics of this generation however is its desire to impact change. ..

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MOTIVATING MILLENNIALS

By Tru Pettigrew
Apr. 25, 2013 | Comments

Tru Access Blog - Motivating Millennials
I hear a lot of different stereotypes about the millennial generation in my conversations with senior leadership from different brands and agencies. The folks in these senior leadership positions are either Generation X or Baby Boomers. Along with those stereotypes and perceptions of the millennial generation comes an expressed concern of how to best motivate this group. A more accurate concern would actually be how to “keep them motivated”. Millennials are already extremely driven and motivated to succeed, they just want to succeed on their own terms. ..

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