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Starting Each Day With Purpose Is Always on Aaron Levant's 'Agenda'

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As soon as you sense your passion, Levant says, chase it.

Aaron Levant estimates he's been excited to get out of bed and face the world for going on 15 years now. The founder and operator of the fashion trade show company Agenda spends his days collaborating with his team to put on one of the best known fashion festivals in the country, slated this year for Jan. 4-5 in Long Beach and Feb. 12-14 in Las Vegas.

But finding his sense of purpose wasn't easy for Levant. Looking back, he says he was hanging with the wrong crowd for a long time and going nowhere very quickly. Sometimes work success is just about finding your personal entry point. That was graphic design for Levant, and he hasn't looked back when it comes to a love for design, branding and aesthetics. "No parents and no teacher could get to me before I found it for myself." Hear more from Levant in the video above. 


Words by Chance Solem-Pfeifer on Dec 20, 2017