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By Daniel Seddiqui

Like plenty of collage grads, Daniel Seddiqui was once having a troublesome time discovering a role. yet regardless of greater than 40 rejections, he knew possibilities needed to exist. So he set out on a unprecedented quest: fifty jobs in fifty states in fifty weeks. and never simply any jobs—he selected professions that mirrored the tradition and economic system of every state.

Working as every little thing from a cheesemaker in Wisconsin, a border patrol agent in Arizona, and a meatpacker in Kansas to a lobsterman in Maine, a browsing teacher in Hawaii, and a soccer trainer in Alabama, Daniel chronicles how he tailored to the wildly differing humans, cultures, and environments. From one week to the following he had no proposal precisely what his tasks will be, the place he’d be snoozing, what he’d be consuming, or how he’d be acquired. He turned a roving information merchandise, showing on CNN, Fox information, global information this night, MSNBC, and the this day show—which was once stable practise for his stint as a tv weatherman.

Tackling problem after challenge—overcoming nervousness approximately operating 4 miles underground in a West Virginia coal mine, studying to stroll on six-foot stilts (in a whole Egyptian king gown) at a Florida enjoyment park, racing the clock as a pit-crew member at an Indiana racetrack—Daniel accomplished his trip a replaced guy. during this booklet he stocks tales concerning the humans he met, finds the teachings he realized, and explains the 5 ideas that saved him going.
 

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As soon as S O U T H D A KO TA 11 he said “howdy,” I knew it was Sugar Ray. His smooth, robust voice was enough for me to recognize him; perhaps my running shoes – or lack of a cowboy hat – were all he needed to recognize me. Sugar Ray took me to meet the judges, timers, and scorekeepers before he climbed a ladder into the announcer’s booth. Before long, I heard his velvet voice introduce me over the loudspeakers hanging from utility poles. He told the crowd about my 50/50/50 trek; as people turned to look at me, I could only smile and nod while some raised their eyebrows, some applauded, and a few gave me a thumbs up.

As I took the floor to speak, I looked around the room and knew I couldn’t adequately express my thanks, my thoughts, or my reflections on the whole experience. I was overwhelmed by their kindness, that they had taken me in and treated me as one of their own. Jack came over and handed me an envelope. A moment later, Scott followed. After everyone had filtered out of the room, I opened the envelopes. Sitting wasn’t allowed on the manufacturing floor unless you’re on break. I wasn’t used to being on my feet all day, and my back ached as I was making medical drills.

Tears welled in my eyes as I stumbled to a rock, collapsed, and broke down in grief. The stress and anxiety of the past weeks – the past years – came to the forefront of my mind: failing my last collegiate race, struggling to gain my parents’ approval, getting back on the road, and striving to pull it all together. Everything I had ever been through raced through my head. I thought about my parents. Why were they so hard on me after college? I thought of my friends. Would they recognize me like this?

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