Inspiring Millennials with Tayo Rockson

 Tayo Rockson is the founder of UYD Media and founding editor of BrandEdu. Tayo is a media personality and third culture kid whose mission in life is to inspire the next set of global leaders to use their difference to make a difference. Tayo shares about how a near death experience redefined his career and purpose in life.  Watch the full vlog interview on The Confused Millennial.



Happy #MotivationalMonday!

I love today’s guest: Tayo Rockson.  Seriously this guys energy and passion is so contagious, that after this you are going to want to say “Screw limits and ceilings! I am going to break barriers and make a difference in the world!”

Tayo’s goal in life is “to inspire the next step of global leaders by inspiring them to use their difference to make a difference”

He grew up in five different countries on four different continents so he considers himself a citizen of the world. He has lived in Sweden, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United States and his goal is to ultimately leave the world a better place than it was before he came into it, which he is totally succeeding at! He talks all about how he “uses his difference to make a difference” and where this tagline came from!

Tayo is the founding editor of BrandEdU and the CEO of UYD Media. Both companies are committed to helping millennials pursue their passions in careers they love while making a difference. His work has been seen on the Huffington Post, Among Worlds Magazine as well as Global Living Magazine. He is an authority on Third Culture Kids and assimilation into new cultures. He is the author of The Ultimate Guide To TCK Living and through his podcast and blog, he is heard and read by thousands of people in over 100 countries.

During the interview Tayo discusses:

– How he re-defined himself as an expert (And how you can too!)

– How he found his purpose and overcame obstacles and adversity to make it a reality

– And what his life has looked like since finding his authentic voice and passion

“Be brave enough to be yourself in today’s world” – Tayo Rockson

Connect with Tayo on his website or twitter.

 Make sure to download our goal setting guide to help your dreams become a reality!


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  • Wendy Tomlinson
    May 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm


    Definitely be yourself.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      May 30, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Totally! He has so many good ones in the interview, it was hard to choose just one!

  • Sami Mast
    May 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I would love to consider myself a citizen of the world! Tayo seems like such an amazing guy!


    • Rachel Ritlop
      May 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      He truly is Sami! And it’s not too late to consider yourself a citizen of the world 😉 it’s becoming easier and easier!

  • Anna Hubbard
    May 30, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Ooh, I’m definitely going to have to come back and listen to this! I love hearing from successful millennials!
    -Anna |

    • Rachel Ritlop
      May 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy Anna!

  • celeo
    May 30, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    This is so cool! I love his energy and what you wrote about him using his difference to make a difference.


    • Rachel Ritlop
      May 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks Cristina!! I love his tagline! I seriously have found myself saying it in workshops and in so many places, its so powerful.

  • Stephanie
    May 30, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    What a positive guy! It’s hard to find someone with such spirit, drive and passion.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      May 31, 2016 at 1:00 am

      So true Stephanie! He was such a pleasure to interview!

  • Alix Maza
    May 31, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Nice! He is a great inspiration.

    Alix |

    • Rachel Ritlop
      May 31, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Thanks Alix! Totally agree!

  • Jenny B.
    May 31, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Tayo seems to have a great head on his shoulders and is very passionate about making the world a better place which isn’t something you see everyday. What an inspirational guy!

  • Annaliese Lemieux-Kaplan
    May 31, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Tayo sounds like a super cool guy! How amazing that he has lived so many places.

    xoxo A

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Right? His accent is so unique too!

  • Ashley
    May 31, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Such an inspirational post! He is so positive and driven! Loving his spirit!

    xo Ashley

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Right?!? It’s completely infectious! In the best way possible 🙂

  • Jordyn Sifferman
    May 31, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I love the quote about being brave enough to be yourself. I’ve always thought it takes courage to stay true to who you are!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Jordyn!

  • Teresa Laura
    May 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Wow! So inspiring. His drive and positivity is contagious!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      I completely agree Teresa! One of my favorite people to chat with! You have to follow him on SnapChat!

  • Seersucker Sass
    June 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Wow! Thanks for this bit of motivation today 🙂

    XO, SS || <a href="">Seersucker Sass</a>

  • Tiffani Grosser
    June 6, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Such an awesome spirit he has!

  • Amanda Parker
    June 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    His passion is so refreshing! Sharing with all my friends who need a little extra motivation this week.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Awe thanks Amanda! He is seriously one of my favorite people to chat with!

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