This week’s Millennial On A Mission is an author and entrepreneur who actively helps his peers build plans of action in order to achieve greatness. His book “The 7 Steps To Creating Your Masterpiece Day” is a guide to help young entrepreneurs discover their passions and take actionable steps to achieving their goals.
Meet Peter Yobo.
Hailing from the beautiful country of Ghana on the west coast of Africa, Peter attended University of Southern California and studied economics. Currently, he helps Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs to find solutions to their business needs.
MOAM: What inspired you to pursue your choice of career? Who are some individuals you admire in and out of your field of work? What challenges have you faced in building your business/brand, and what have you learned from them?
PY: My career goal is to be an adviser to world leaders and heads of states, so being a business consultant and coach today is how I’m preparing myself for the future. I actually admire the leaders of firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young who have successfully gained the trust of business leaders and built globally recognized brands. As for challenges I face, it’s usually not enough time to learn and meet everyone. Also, assumptions I make about what people think about me since I am black, most of which are not true. I have learned to manage my brand, focus on what I can control, and just kill it at whatever I do.
To Peter, being a Millennial On A Mission means leveraging access to knowledge, technology, and your extended network to disrupt what is expected of you. Peter’s one piece of advice to young professionals? Disrupt the models now! “We all have an expectation of what work should look like (where, how and why we work) but this is only because we came into them,” he says. “Our parents told us about them, and society has stamped its approval of those models.” Peter believes that we’re on the edge of technology-driven global transformation, and our generation is responsible for shaping the new models of work and what it means to be a young professional. “It will take millennials to introduce a lifestyle focused approach to work.”