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Conversations with Marcus Peterson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcus Peterson.

Hi Marcus, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
What The “MP” Brand Represents “MP” Motivational Brand Apparel represents for anyone who has ever been overlooked, told they couldn’t achieve something, they aren’t good enough or underestimated. Understanding that there are and will be times in our lives where we will be overlooked and counted out but we can never lose faith or site of our goals. No matter what industry we are in, we all have a story of challenges we endure to achieving success. This notion provides the opportunity to wear our struggles through apparel to ignite our dreams in overcoming the “No’s” in life to becoming living proof of YES! “MP” apparel is a great concept to remind others and ourselves that when we recognize our “Why” & “Purpose” in life having control of the ending result and can NEVER give up on our dreams. Understanding that whatever happens, a human being does not have the last word for on our destiny, God does.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, it has not but through God’s grace, my story has connected and inspired individuals globally. I wanted many to connect with the three mantras that got me to where I am today. The struggles that came along the way was making sure my story resonates with my struggles and being “and overnight success”.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Marcus Peterson is a young man from Los Angeles, CA, who believes in “redefining the impossible.” Going from industry to industry, he proves to the world that one can be a jack of all trades and a master of each. He is not one to back down when the going gets tough. Instead, he uses obstacles and challenges as his fuel to excel even more as the world has turned, forcing millions to make adjustments in life due to the 2020 covid-19 pandemic. He chose to become a financial advisor to give back to the community through his knowledge in financial literacy, wealth management, and entrepreneurial endeavors that birthed “MP,” Motivational Apparel. As a former NFL athlete, a striking model for LA Models, Global Innovative Entrepreneur the founder of “MP” Motivational Apparel, and a reputable financial advisor, one can say that Marcus Peterson is rising from one industry to another. Like most people, he grew up without being given any handouts. He had to work hard from the ground up to reach where he stands today. As his passion for the sports exponentially grew, he sharpened his craft in the field and turned his dream of becoming a professional football player into a reality. It was a long shot for Marcus as he did not receive any Division-1 scholarships, and although his college career did not pan out as expected, he did not let these challenges diminish his drive to make it to the NFL.

On top of his love for sports, Marcus Peterson holds an MBA degree in global business (finance). His passion for business and entrepreneurship led him to start his clothing line, “MP” Motivational Apparel. He prides himself that his brand represents every person who has been overlooked, underestimated, or told that they were not good enough to achieve something. Through his apparel company, he reminds others that being overlooked or counted out should not prevent them from chasing after their goals. For Marcus, each person has their own inspirational stories of trials and tribulations to tell. With that, he provides a way for people to “wear” their struggles through a motivating apparel line that seeks to ignite dreams, helping people overcome the “No” in life and becoming the living proof of “Yes.” Having been able to play in the professional stage as an athlete, Marcus Peterson was placed at a platform surrounded by global leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, and many more successful individuals. This great exposure influenced Marcus to work harder and excel more. Since then, he has been featured in several publications, including Elle Mens Mag, Medium Magazine, MSNBC, and New York Weekly’s 30 under 30.

Today, Marcus Peterson is also taking the finance industry by storm as a financial advisor in Los Angeles, California. With a deep understanding of the importance of financial literacy to attain generational wealth and financial freedom, he makes it his mission to help others get in touch with the reality of finances. Armed with excellent networking skills and a vast connection in sports and business, he takes on a global approach that makes him stand out from the rest in the industries he finds himself in. For this sportsman, entrepreneur, and finance expert, this is only the beginning of his journey toward the top.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I think success is defined individually, in a scene that the older and more I experience in life, I become my definition of personal success changes. Personally, success equals being at peace. Mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I did not mention financially, when I was younger being super-rich was what I thought “success” meant. I have met and know several rich people who aren’t at peace and miserable. So that’s my definition of success at the certain moment, I’m sure it will change again three years from now.

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