Picture the person that you think has the perfect job? Who are they? If I had to guess I would say that the person you are imagining has a job that they love. Perhaps a trade that they’re really good at. I’m always so envious of the chef’s I see on Chef’s Table. These people have a singular focus. One that they love and one that they’re great at. Doesn’t that make for the perfect job? ‘Find something you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’ sort of stuff. Well, what if you’re like today’s guest, Khalif El-Amin, and you don’t want to find just one thing? What if you want to do a lot of different things? And help other people do a lot of different things? Now that can give a restless soul like me some hope.
3:15 - How Khalif describes what he does for a living.
6:00 - Young Enterprise Society.
7:00 - Creating networking events.
10:00 - Working with youth and adults.
15:00 - Grants and funding.
21:00 - Networking.
22:30 - STEAM workshops.
25:30 - Kids starting businesses after the workshops.
29:00 - Connecting with the students and getting them to believe in themselves.
32:00 - Focusing on entrepreneurship.
36:00 - Most interesting products kids have come up with.
40:00 - Working with over 250 businesses.
45:00 - Having a broad vs. specific business model.
47:45 - Khalif’s favorite part about his job.
49:30 - Advice for people that don’t know what they want to do for a living.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner