We had the good fortune of connecting with Khalid Briggs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Khalid, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I look at risk as a catalyst. Could be a catalyst toward success or it could be one for a failure. But it’s all about perspective. Failure isn’t the end, in fact – failure can teach you a different way of approaching things which can ultimately lead you back to success. Risk is what makes it all worth it. You always have a choice fight or flight. Comfort ≠ Growth it equals complacency. It’s the moments of discomfort, where things are uncertain and you have to take a risk, that you can grow either from mistakes or from experience. Risk has an integral part of my career. Even from my first decision to leave the comfort of a 9-5 career and start my entrepreneurship journey was a huge risk. So ever since that moment when I made that decision, I tend to challenge myself to lean into tough moments and try to always remember to take the risk.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a creative director and content producer based in NYC. I graduated from Howard University with a Degree in TV production. I’ve always been involved with video production since the 8th grade. All throughout high school and college I’ve always had my hand on or been behind a camera, telling stories. So fast forward to now after 3 full-time positions I own and operate a full-service creative company. It isn’t easy by the least bit but its so rewarding watching my hard work actualized within my projects and clients. It’s always a mission of mine to provide others with an opportunity to learn and grow, I always aim to hire Black creatives for my projects to continue giving our voice and work a larger platform.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a chill-body type of person so I would actually plan small things. Trips to some gallery exhibits, Brunch at “Sunday in Brooklyn”, or hosting a small group of friends for a home-cooked meal. Anywhere with a good vibe where you can connect with one another and have a good time. While most tourists want to go to Times Square or walk the Brooklyn bridge, I like to do things a little off the beaten path.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shoutout to my amazing tribe of friends. My circle keeps me grounded, motivated and inspired. They hold me accountable and always lookout for me. So my close friends know who they are and I want to dedicate this to them.
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