Ep #55: The Sunday Scaries

If you’ve ever shuddered at the thought of having to go in to work the next day to work with a certain client, then you’ve felt the Sunday Scaries. Casey Stanton is the Founder of CMOx, a Fractional CMO, and author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, The Fractional CMO Method. Casey discusses how the Sunday Scaries impact your work and your life, why you need to live life as your true self, and how to be compensated for the outcome of your work.

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Episode highlights:


The Sunday Scaries is that feeling of dread that comes over you when you realize that you have to go back to working for someone that you really don’t click with.

Although you know you’ll do the work for them, it’s just a slog to get through.

When you feel the Sunday Scaries, it’s a sign that things are off. For example, if a client is paying you well, but you really dread working with them, then you need to be prospecting for new potential clients so you can phase out this bad one.

You need to have the courage to live a life where you are true to yourself. Don’t let the expectations of others control your actions. If compensation is the main thing keeping you at your job, seriously consider if that is worth the cost of time spent personally, with your family, and enjoying life.

There are other ways to attain the same financial freedom without sacrificing the rest of your life.

As a Fractional CMO, you have the ability to choose the clients you work with. If you start working with someone and they give you the Sunday Scaries, you can move on from them and solve bigger problems with clients that you align with.

If you do have the Sunday Scaries with your current work, put up better boundaries to separate your work and your personal life.

Quote of the show:


People on their deathbed would say that they didn’t have the courage in their life to live a life that was true to themselves. They lived under the expectations of others”

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