I have a confession to make: I’m a Millennial. There. I said it. And all the time, I hear negative things about my generation: that we expect too much or we don’t work hard enough. And every time I hear those things, I think to myself, “Man, I wish people really knew the truth.”

Like a lot of people in my generation, I grew up believing in a pretty straightforward formula:

Step One: Work Hard

Step Two: Succeed

It’s the American dream, right? But for a lot of my peers, it hasn’t panned out that way. That’s why, here at Make It Work, we think the American dream needs a bit of a 21st century update.

Check out our Step 1.5, our brand new web video that shows what happens to Millennials between “Hard Work” and “Success”:




Becca Rueble is Make It Work’s Senior Communications Manager. She makes it work with the help of good books, an incredibly loving family, and DIY home repair videos on YouTube.