Since we’ve focused this week on career exploration, I thought I would share an interesting example of how to choose a job/career/calling when you don’t know what to choose.
What should I do with my life?
As an advisor, life design coach, and career exploration navigator for undergraduate students, I will typically get questions ranging from “I have no idea what I want to do with my life?” to “Which one thing do I choose because I like so many things?” I will also get a response along the lines of, “I don’t have anything I’m passionate about.”
Don’t know what to decide or where to start? Let’s start with this quote from Buddha: “Your work is to find your work, and with all your heart, to give yourself to it.”
I love Sean Aiken’s approach to the exploration process: One Week Job Project. For the One Week Job Project, he decided to work 52 jobs in 52 weeks. Want to know more about the Project and his journey? Check out a few videos about his journey:
- What makes you come alive? (TED Talk) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMyX5R4dzs
- One Week Job Project: Discover Your Passion – http://www.oneweekjob.com/
- Listing of all 52 jobs – http://www.oneweekjob.com/about-the-project/previous-jobs/
- One Week Job (Documentary) – https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/one_week_job
What makes YOU come alive?