Escape the City celebrated their 5th birthday this week.
We celebrated by surprising Escape co-founders Rob, Dom & Mikey with an “Esc Key” cake (thanks Mel) and an epic print (thanks Tessa) that reads:
“WE ARE ALL HERETICS. THIS IS OUR TRIBE.”
I say we, because somehow, someway, I became a part of that tribe just over a year ago.
As I sit at a desk in the Escape office, tucked away in a previously vacant office space in a corner of The City of London, it feels surreal to wonder:
How did I end up here in London?
How did I become part of this team?
How in the world am I working with a group of guys I once, and still do admire?
How am I spending days (and nights) working on such an ambitious and daunting mission as this:
How did I go from a job that I drifted into, to one that I more deliberately marched towards; one that challenges me to grow, rewards me for being me, is packed with meaning and fulfillment, and helps me to help others pursue the same?
How did I “get” a job with Escape the City? Not just any job, but one so well aligned to my values, strengths, gifts, my personal mission and ideal way of working?
More broadly, how does one find work that matters to them? How does one find a job they’ll love?
Better still, how does one land their own dream job?
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