Sean Aiken: What Makes You Come Alive?

Sean Aiken didn’t quite know what he was passionate about in life, so he tried 52 different jobs in 52 weeks all around North America

“It’s a question not of what you expect from life, but what does life expect of you?”

Sean Aiken wasn’t sure what he wanted to do after college. He got all kinds of advice, but when his father told him to find something that he’s passionate about, it stuck with him. Thus began Sean’s “One Week Job Project.” He tried 52 different jobs in 52 weeks all around North America, ranging from a park ranger in Hawaii to a fashion buyer in New York to a yoga instructor. In this Speakeasy talk from Wanderlust Whistler 2014, Sean talks about what he discovered through working so many different jobs and encountering people from such varying backgrounds. Passion, it turns out, can take many forms.

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