“We’ve got to reposition the minds of our youth to help them understand how important it is to get in line as an entrepreneur as the route to mastering their own destinies and to push their way through the contagion of old staid ideas that currently remain intact and ultimately hamper their progress.”
In this episode, our host Collis Williams engages in a very passionate and high energy discussion with Belizean Egbert Irving, Program Manager at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management. Egbert's role puts him in a position where he has access to the fertile minds of young people from across the region and as such, he is considered to be a critical person in the strategy for safeguarding the sustainability of our Caribbean people.
As a moulder of minds, Collis charges Egbert with repositioning the mindset of our youth to help them understand not only how important it is to get in line as an entrepreneur, but also to be part of the agitation to facilitate the mastery of their own destiny. There is also a strong appeal to our youth to push their way through the contagion of old staid ideas that currently remain intact and ultimately hamper their progress.
Other critical points discussed include the fact that:
Jobs as we have traditionally known them, no longer exist.
The concept of a salary has to become less current.
We must think differently about earning a living and what we need to do to contribute to the economic growth of our countries.
We need to enfranchise and incentivise our people to take the mantle up and engage in entrepreneurship as their route to being masters of their own destinies.
Social goods can stagnate room for our young entrepreneurs to blossom.
There is a need to banish our seemingly innate fear to take a chance on ourselves and our talents as well as remedy the inherent level of mendicancy that fails to protect our small entrepreneurs.
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