If you desire to get involved in making a difference, creating, and you want to be involved in something great, than today’s interview (and Colorado Springs) is right for you.
Yemi Mobolade is VP of Business Retention and Expansion for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. A multi-faceted entrepreneur, Yemi enjoys doing creative projects at home.. Blessed with a beautiful family, Yemi enjoys being outdoors, running and hiking.
Favorite Success Quote
“I want to do something so great with my life that I possibly can’t take credit for it.” – Mark Batterson
1.”Your uniqueness is a gold mine..“
Remain committed to paying it forward. Regardless of where you were raised, or how you were raised, embrace your uniqueness. Yemi was raised in Nigeria. Growing up, Yemi felt held back. He remained wiling to ask questions and challenge things. He believes both of his parents did the best they could with what they had. Upon moving to the United States, Yemi was blessed to find men and women who poured into him and helped him become who he is today. Remain forever grateful for those who have invested in you and your life, and be committed to paying it forward when you can.
2. She Noticed Me
Yemi shares a story about how a kind act from an upperclassman when he was a new student in the U.S. This encounter made him feel like a “million bucks”. Collect attributes you admire from mentors. This will serve you and others going forward. Realize that your voice matters. Stop thinking that, “I’m not the guy..” or “I’m not the girl..”. Instead, live wide open and embrace opportune moments. Even if something seems awkward, or you you do not feel qualified, step up and show up. Your voice is powerful and it has the power to change a life forever.
3. You Need Feedback
Yemi is the co founder and co owner of two cafe’s in Colorado Springs. To receive honest feedback, the people being asked must be empowered to give it. The heart of feedback is anonymity and the ability to provide candor without fear of consequence. In order to succeed and keep improving, all kinds of feedback is necessary. Welcome it.
Heart Healthy Hustle Round
Heart: What activity do you use to care for and strengthen your internal character?
Yemi uses spiritual direction. This is the practice of being with a spiritual director who is trained in guiding you to who God is. Similar to counseling and coaching, Yemi prioritizes it in middle of day.
Health: How do you maintain your physical health and avoid burn out?
Say no. Keep the main thing the main thing. Every no is a yes to something else. The work is never finished. Family is a blessing. Yemi enjoys hiking and being outdoors and running. Yemi enjoys doing this with friends. He also enjoys creating in his gardening and home projects. Yemi is an enneagram #3 which is an achiever. He talks about leveraging your wiring to include things you enjoy with your health. Ask yourself what does it look like to leverage your health while simultaneously including your family.
Hustle: What’s your main motivation for doing what you do? Why is it not even an option.. to hustle to the max of your potential?
Know your why. What gets you up in morning? Collaborate for the well-being of Colorado springs. Collaborate is a verb. Yemi shares he wants to see shalom in its entirety.
If You had 60 Seconds with Your 24 Year Old Self, What Would You Say?
“It’s gonna get better. And you’re going to like it. Enjoy the course!”
To Change the World by James Davison Hunter
Culture Making by Andy Crouch
The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg
The Present Future by Reggie McNeal
The Shaping of Things To Come by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Connect with Yemi Mobolade
Yemi’s Website: yemimobolade.com