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ACTIVITY CONCIERGE-ENTREPRENEUR: You Greet People With Hugs

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Kadeem, an activity concierge in Hawaii, spends his typical day helping tourists book excursions such as helicopter tours, snorkel trips, and luaus, as well as providing information on local traditions. He was studying to be a chef, but found that his social skills diminished when he was stuck in the kitchen, so he came to Hawaii to gain back some of those social skills. He is currently also starting his own smoothie making business.

Job Title: Activity Concierge & Entrepreneur

Job Summary: Retail Salespersons

Job Description

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise and products, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts, (called parts salespersons). Both groups help customers find the products they want and process customers' payments.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$10,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, People skills

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<span m='26050'>for</span> <span m='27560'>beaches.</span> <span m='29140'>I also</span> <span m='29560'>do</span> <span m='29950'>smoothies,</span> <span m='30490'>so</span> <span m='31190'>these</span> <span m='31370'>local</span> <span m='31720'>fruits</span> <span m='32049'>that</span> <span m='32240'>Maui</span> <span m='32530'>produces,</span> <span m='33800'>we</span> <span m='34930'>juice</span> <span m='35150'>them</span> <span m='35690'>or</span> <span m='36110'>dice</span> <span m='36340'>them</span> <span m='36530'>up.</span> <span m='36950'>You</span> <span m='37130'>can</span> <span m='37270'>take</span> <span m='37510'>the</span> <span m='37650'>fruit</span> <span m='37880'>with</span> <span m='38120'>you.</span> <span m='38580'>Or</span> <span m='38720'>you</span> <span m='38860'>can</span> <span m='39080'>get it</span> <span m='39490'>juiced</span> <span m='39900'>at</span> <span m='40260'>Maui's</span> <span m='41110'>Juice</span> <span m='41740'>Freeze.</span> </p><p><span m='42510'>Well</span> <span m='42690'>a</span> <span m='42900'>typical</span> <span m='43260'>day</span> <span m='43400'>on</span> <span m='43660'>Maui</span> <span m='44170'>is</span> <span m='44710'>extremely</span> <span m='45250'>beautiful.</span> <span m='47560'>My</span> <span m='47790'>typical</span> <span m='48110'>day</span> <span m='48460'>is</span> <span m='49610'>being a</span> <span m='49910'>young</span> <span m='50110'>spirited</span> <span m='50560'>young</span> <span m='50760'>man</span> <span m='51020'>I</span> <span m='51090'>am.</span> <span m='51470'>I</span> <span m='51780'>greet</span> <span m='52360'>and</span> <span m='52700'>welcome</span> <span m='54350'>tourists</span> <span m='54800'>to Maui.</span> <span m='56680'>It</span> <span m='56930'>could</span> <span m='57040'>be</span> <span m='57260'>with</span> <span m='57490'>a</span> <span m='58200'>fresh</span> <span m='58500'>fruit</span> <span m='58830'>smoothie,</span> <span m='60080'>with</span> <span m='60440'>knowledge</span> <span m='61090'>of</span> <span m='61290'>something</span> <span m='61780'>that</span> <span m='62070'>they</span> <span m='62620'>thought</span> <span m='62870'>they</span> <span m='63010'>knew,</span> <span m='63430'>maybe</span> <span m='63880'>a</span> <span m='63940'>luau</span> <span m='64480'>to</span> <span m='64950'>get</span> <span m='65310'>you</span> <span m='65459'>in</span> <span m='65540'>the</span> <span m='65670'>flare of</span> <span m='66130'>things</span> <span m='66490'>here</span> <span m='66790'>on</span> <span m='66930'>Maui,</span> <span m='67780'>the</span> <span m='67970'>rhythms,</span> <span m='68400'>the</span> <span m='68510'>vibes.</span> </p><p><span m='69350'>My</span> <span m='69460'>career</span> <span m='69800'>path</span> <span m='70180'>was</span> <span m='70840'>that</span> <span m='71010'>of</span> <span m='71110'>a</span> <span m='71160'>chef.</span> <span m='72510'>I</span> <span m='72760'>study</span> <span m='73110'>flavor</span> <span m='73500'>combinations.</span> <span m='74680'>So</span> <span m='75700'>maybe</span> <span m='75950'>I'd</span> <span m='76120'>influence</span> <span m='76560'>the</span> <span m='76730'>whole</span> <span m='76900'>juicing</span> <span m='77480'>type</span> <span m='77800'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='78380'>But</span> <span m='79590'>I</span> <span m='79710'>came</span> <span m='79990'>to</span> <span m='80060'>Maui</span> <span m='80450'>to</span> <span m='81960'>basically</span> <span m='82330'>develop</span> <span m='82930'>social</span> <span m='83300'>skills.</span> <span m='84920'>And</span> <span m='86550'>where</span> <span m='86920'>I</span> <span m='86950'>was</span> <span m='87210'>cooking,</span> <span m='88070'>my</span> <span m='88390'>cooking</span> <span m='88940'>started</span> <span m='89310'>to</span> <span m='89570'>get</span> <span m='90490'>really</span> <span m='90720'>good,</span> <span m='91900'>I'm</span> <span m='91990'>a</span> <span m='92150'>really</span> <span m='92380'>good</span> <span m='92590'>chef.</span> <span m='92960'>But</span> <span m='93770'>my</span> <span m='95700'>speech</span> <span m='96280'>and</span> <span m='98970'>interaction</span> <span m='99610'>with</span> <span m='99730'>others</span> <span m='100900'>kind</span> <span m='101070'>of</span> <span m='101240'>like</span> <span m='102060'>diminished</span> <span m='103280'>from</span> <span m='103460'>being</span> <span m='103740'>stuck</span> <span m='104050'>in</span> <span m='104120'>a</span> <span m='104230'>kitchen.</span> </p><p><span m='104760'>My</span> <span m='104910'>resume</span> <span m='105470'>as</span> <span m='105720'>a</span> <span m='105990'>chef</span> <span m='106140'>is</span> <span m='106410'>Two</span> <span m='106620'>Wells.</span> <span m='107050'>So</span> <span m='107720'>in</span> <span m='107860'>most</span> <span m='108070'>restaurants</span> <span m='108590'>want</span> <span m='108760'>me in</span> <span m='108970'>the</span> <span m='109080'>kitchen.</span> <span m='109440'>So I</span> <span m='109620'>figured</span> <span m='109710'>I</span> <span m='109830'>would</span> <span m='110010'>get</span> <span m='110150'>out</span> <span m='110320'>of</span> <span m='110380'>restaurant</span> <span m='110860'>industry</span> <span m='111310'>for</span> <span m='111410'>a</span> <span m='111500'>while.</span> <span m='112780'>And</span> <span m='112950'>that</span> <span m='113160'>influenced</span> <span m='113810'>this</span> <span m='114050'>job.</span> <span m='114390'>I</span> <span m='114430'>wanted</span> <span m='114630'>to</span> <span m='114690'>own</span> <span m='115010'>my</span> <span m='115190'>own.</span> </p><p><span m='115770'>So</span> <span m='115990'>I</span> <span m='116380'>just</span> <span m='116690'>started</span> <span m='117020'>to</span> <span m='117320'>look</span> <span m='117510'>for</span> <span m='117740'>investors</span> <span m='118470'>that</span> <span m='118650'>all</span> <span m='118790'>wanted</span> <span m='118960'>to</span> <span m='119200'>invest</span> <span m='119660'>in</span> <span m='120205'>a</span> <span m='120520'>smoothie</span> <span m='121040'>idea</span> <span m='121350'>that</span> <span m='121530'>I</span> <span m='121580'>had</span> <span m='122000'>for</span> <span m='122340'>a</span> <span m='122700'>franchise,</span> <span m='123370'>a</span> <span m='123520'>smoothie</span> <span m='123790'>franchise.</span> <span m='125260'>I</span> <span m='125320'>came</span> <span m='125530'>across</span> <span m='126070'>the</span> <span m='126350'>owner</span> <span m='126820'>for</span> <span m='126960'>Tickets</span> <span m='127300'>For</span> <span m='127430'>Less,</span> <span m='127900'>that's</span> <span m='128169'>an</span> <span m='128270'>activity</span> <span m='128710'>company</span> <span m='129130'>that</span> <span m='129770'>books</span> <span m='130039'>excursions</span> <span m='130530'>on Maui.</span> <span m='131710'>And</span> <span m='132060'>I showed</span> <span m='132260'>him</span> <span m='132370'>my</span> <span m='132500'>portfolio</span> <span m='133850'>and</span> <span m='134020'>asked him</span> <span m='134410'>to</span> <span m='134540'>be</span> <span m='134760'>an</span> <span m='134850'>investor</span> <span m='135580'>in</span> <span m='135800'>my</span> <span m='135910'>new</span> <span m='136120'>company</span> <span m='136490'>I</span> <span m='136590'>wanted</span> <span m='137020'>him to</span> <span m='137090'>start.</span> </p><p><span m='137410'>He</span> <span m='137560'>offered</span> <span m='137850'>me</span> <span m='137970'>a</span> <span m='138040'>job</span> <span m='139150'>after</span> <span m='139460'>first</span> <span m='139800'>laughing</span> <span m='140250'>at</span> <span m='140370'>my</span> <span m='140810'>idea</span> <span m='141060'>for</span> <span m='141310'>asking</span> <span m='141650'>for</span> <span m='141800'>money.</span> <span m='142350'>He</span> <span m='142720'>said</span> <span m='142920'>I</span> <span m='143240'>just</span> <span m='143480'>turned</span> <span m='143710'>23,</span> <span m='144750'>no</span> <span m='145260'>schooling,</span> <span m='146180'>no</span> <span m='146320'>further</span> <span m='146500'>schooling</span> <span m='146750'>other</span> <span m='147150'>than</span> <span m='147480'>high</span> <span m='147620'>school.</span> <span m='148510'>And</span> <span m='148760'>I was</span> <span m='148950'>getting</span> <span m='149150'>into</span> <span m='149410'>a</span> <span m='149460'>business</span> <span m='149850'>that</span> <span m='150000'>I</span> <span m='150090'>knew</span> <span m='150340'>nothing</span> <span m='150700'>about.</span> <span m='151370'>But</span> <span m='151570'>yet</span> <span m='151740'>he</span> <span m='151870'>was</span> <span m='151990'>pretty</span> <span m='152320'>impressed</span> <span m='152570'>that</span> <span m='152730'>I</span> <span m='152920'>knew</span> <span m='153290'>exactly</span> <span m='153680'>how</span> <span m='153820'>to</span> <span m='153950'>achieve</span> <span m='154330'>it</span> <span m='154490'>and</span> <span m='154580'>was</span> <span m='155340'>going</span> <span m='155600'>after</span> <span m='155870'>that.</span> <span m='156510'>So he</span> <span m='156730'>offered</span> <span m='156960'>me</span> <span m='157110'>a</span> <span m='157180'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='157610'>And</span> <span m='159190'>that's</span> <span m='159310'>how</span> <span m='159710'>I ended</span> <span m='159820'>up</span> <span m='160110'>becoming</span> <span m='160430'>this</span> <span m='160660'>Activity</span> <span m='161190'>Concierge</span> <span m='162280'>Smoothie</span> <span m='162680'>Maker</span> <span m='163620'>guy.</span> <span m='164270'>I don't</span> <span m='164450'>know,</span> <span m='164780'>that</span> <span m='165210'>being</span> <span m='165570'>yourself</span> <span m='166160'>is</span> <span m='166310'>everything.</span> <span m='166950'>Trying</span> <span m='167200'>to</span> <span m='167900'>be</span> <span m='168080'>someone</span> <span m='168580'>that</span> <span m='168980'>you're</span> <span m='169260'>not</span> <span m='170410'>because</span> <span m='170930'>you</span> <span m='171400'>think</span> <span m='171660'>that's</span> <span m='171990'>what</span> <span m='172310'>someone</span> <span m='172630'>else</span> <span m='172960'>might</span> <span m='173690'>take</span> <span m='173900'>a</span> <span m='173980'>liking</span> <span m='174350'>to</span> <span m='175170'>is</span> <span m='175340'>actually</span> <span m='175710'>the</span> <span m='176730'>worst</span> <span m='177010'>thing</span> <span m='177170'>you</span> <span m='177290'>can</span> <span m='177480'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='178100'>On Maui,</span> <span m='178580'>they</span> <span m='179050'>say</span> <span m='179210'>Maui</span> <span m='179440'>for the</span> <span m='179550'>vibes,</span> <span m='180300'>as</span> <span m='180480'>Kauai</span> <span m='180940'>for the</span> <span m='181200'>scenery.</span> <span m='181780'>You</span> <span m='182020'>greet</span> <span m='182330'>people</span> <span m='182570'>with</span> <span m='182690'>hugs</span> <span m='183230'>rather</span> <span m='183520'>than</span> <span m='183670'>handshakes.</span> <span m='185060'>You</span> <span m='185170'>can</span> <span m='185320'>feel</span> <span m='185700'>energy</span> <span m='185970'>and</span> <span m='186240'>aura.</span> <span m='187110'>So</span> <span m='188970'>though</span> <span m='189140'>you</span> <span m='189340'>might</span> <span m='189590'>not</span> <span m='189750'>live</span> <span m='189920'>here,</span> <span m='190200'>even</span> <span m='190480'>tourists</span> <span m='191220'>on</span> <span m='191420'>Maui</span> <span m='191770'>can</span> <span m='192390'>tell</span> <span m='192620'>when</span> <span m='192720'>someone</span> <span m='193080'>is</span> <span m='193240'>being</span> <span m='193520'>genuine</span> <span m='194470'>or</span> <span m='194670'>not.</span> </p>","file":{"id":391629,"video_id":"3476490314001","name":"2521-Kadeem-Concierge-Entrepreneur","duration":195652,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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