Millennials are the largest generation in the United States. This is great news for millennial lovers--like myself-- but it also, logistically, a game changer.

We are at a time where technology is growing at an exponential rate. We also have the largest generation joining the workforce. So, if you're an ambitious millennial you need find a way to stand out.

Here's a quick guide for millennials who want to break through and become leaders in their industry.

1.  Use your voice.

Millennials get a lot of heat for being so opinionated, but we've also set a new norm. We thrive in a world where you go after what you want, and that starts with asking for it, and even demanding it.

If you don't voice your ideas someone else will.

More importantly, if you work in an environment where your superiors and peers don't hear or respect your voice, there are plenty of avenues where you can use your voice. With the rapid growth of technology, and in that social media, there's a plethora of places for you to discover and pursue your interests.

Us millennials are the side hustle generation. If you seek development or want to advance in your own pursuits and career, now more than ever than power is in your own hands.

2.  Don't be the loudest person in the room.

It's paramount to use your voice and speak your truth. Even so, that doesn't absorb the importance of listening and learning.

Millennials who challenge the status quo are prospering, and standing out. At the same time millennials who are patient and willing to learn are also getting ahead. Be both.

You don't need to be the loudest person in the room. And if your positionally yourself correctly, you shouldn't be the loudest person in the room because you shouldn't be the smartest person in the room.

You don't have that much to prove, take a breath and learn from your peers. You can learn an immense about from other people's mistakes and triumphs. Hear them, and learn from their life lessons.

3.  Be okay with standing out (embrace your own energy).

Times have changed, and society is embracing the untraditional. Many spend their time searching form themselves, when you really should be creating yourself.

You don't need to fit in to get ahead, you need to stand out. What do you bring to the table that your peers don't? What qualities do you provide will accelerate your career?

It's worth exploring your own talents and skill sets, and taking the time to nurture them. Well rounded people are inspirational, but so are people who thrive in one niche area. The aspects that make you different are pro's not con's, embrace them, and thrive.

4.  Reflect more and give yourself room for perspective.

Leadership reminds people of public speaking, decisiveness and someone who controls situations. It's associated with output, but good leaders also need input.

Taking the time to reflect on yourself and current situation is an essential part of building yourself.

Reflecting takes many forms. For some it's journaling, for others it's mediating, and for others it's getting a good work out in. Every good leader needs to make time for activities that give you perspective.

5. Care less about social media.

I love social media, but it's a time waster. Of course there is plenty of value in social media, but more often than not it's used to distract or procrastinate.

Be cautious about the amount of time you spend scrolling through your Instagram or Twitter feed. But more importantly, don't put a high value on what other people are doing. Social media has created a new normal for millennials, where we see aspects of people's lives and judge our own lives accordingly.

When you do that you lose sight of yourself. Comparing yourself to others won't get you ahead. Instead, focus on yourself and give yourself the opportunity to shine.

6.  Do you.

This is the most important capability of being a leader. Care about the things that matter to you. Don't be bogged down with the opinions of other people.

Forge your own path, embody your most authentic self. Leader's tend to have great qualities such as confidence and work ethic. "Doing you" is a huge part of that. It's focusing on your own grind and future, because it's what you want.

Above all else, millennials who want to lead need to learn to love and trust themselves.