Not a week goes by since moving to Columbus that someone doesn’t ask what brought me to Ohio. I can see this mental map in their mind:
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me ‘why the hell would you move from Denver to Columbus?!’ I would cash in those dollars for Euros and move to France:
But the short answer is that I moved for a job that started here:
And had the opportunity to maybe, possibly, some day turn into this:
Well this past month it looks like the move was a good choice and we’re well on our way – in September we found out we were named to the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America and we moved into a massive Google-like 90,000 square foot campus.
I left the beauty and comfort of Denver for the unknown of Columbus because I was offered the opportunity to help build a great company. Our founder said something like, ‘come help us build this thing in Ohio and if you want to move back after a year or two you can.’ Since that time, I’ve been fortunate to be part of an incredible ride from basement startup to national brand (also turns out Columbus is pretty awesome). Our team members are incredible and I know we make a big difference for our small business clients. As I mentioned in an earlier post: Meaning scales, people don’t. That growth wouldn’t be possible without great purpose and vision big enough to rally people to move half way across the country. Cheers to milestones and what the future may hold!
Thoughts? Have you moved for a job? And how much weight does career or work carry related to where you want to live? Feel free to comment, disagree, ask questions, or get your #hashtag on.