Gen Why Not

It’s all about us

Good Intentions January 21, 2008

Steven Gonzales 1/21/2008 

There is a saying that I have heard a few times over the last month, and have found it very interesting everytime someone says it: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. The reason I find it so interesting is that sadly enough many people in this world fall victim to not fully reaching their desired goal. You have seen it, everyday people say they are going to ‘loose weight’, ‘find a new job’, ‘fix a broken relationship’, etc, and the list goes on. New Years Resolutions, they are set by millions of people as good intentions, but ironically never materialize. It is very sad, but very true. Ironically people who make these claims rarely act to resolve the issue they are so passionate about. Why is this?

It is said that the first step to solving a problem is admiting one exisits. The transitioning point of defining the problem and taking action to solving it is where the trouble lies for most people. Is it because we lack motivation? Maybe because we see other people not follow through with their promises, so we follow their lead. If we are serious about becoming better people in life, why is it so hard for us to make the neccessary changes to correct ourselves?

What keeps you on focus towards reaching your goals? Keeping life in perspective and creating a solid outline of my objectives are what keeps me focused. I once read that overall brain function and health are increased in individuals who mentor others. Please feel free to share some of your strengths with others. Establish yourself as the ‘go-to’ person and you will see a major positive impact in your personal development. This is also a good skill to keep your goals on track.

Take a moment to share your strengths by adding a comment to this message. What keeps you on track? Do you set New Year’s Resolutions? If you do not carry them out, what causes you to stop? Use this time to reflect regarding the type of person you are and where you want to end up. 2008 is still a brand new year and you have time to prepare yourself for it.


McDonalds Premium coffee? Is this your cup of tea? January 9, 2008

Steven Gonzales 01/09/2008


When we talk about going out for coffee thoughts of an elegant shop filled with business professionals and trendy hipsters comes to the mind of many Americans. Independent shops, Starbucks and the like have helped many people develop this image. Lets face it, coffee is not just a drink, it is a fashion statement. Or is it?



An article in the January 7th Wall Street Journal shed more light on McDonald’s overall strategy with the revamped coffee, which it started selling in third quarter 2007. McDonald’s instead of Starbucks could become the way of the future some say. The stock of the two companies have moved in opposite directions over the last few months (McDonalds increases, while Starbucks continues to drop).

The two shops have started to encroach on each others turf; Starbucks by offering sandwiches and McDonalds with its new blend of coffee. Is it really just about the coffee anymore? Is it more of the experience that draws us out for this beverage; does it matter where we purchase it?

Can McDonald’s replace Starbucks?  

Please read the above links and voice your opinion (by adding a comment) on this topic.


Matures Embrace Technology More Than Gen Y in Workplace: Is this serious?? June 26, 2007

Filed under: Babyboomers,PR,Technogeeks,The uninformed — genwhynot @ 7:31 pm

OK I was reading a press release yesterday, yes sometimes I do that. And it was about a survey done by Randstad, how Generation Y isn’t taking full advantage of technology and using communication tools, like PDA’s and computers in the workplace. It said the baby boomers  and ‘Matures’ are the ones who are more technologically savvy. As far as I know–and I do know my Mom still doesn’t have a clue how a cell phone works beyond dialing a number or how to hyperlink anything, much less engage in a blog. Don’t even get me started on my grandpa.