Ep #74: Burn The Boats

You’ll almost never force yourself to really take a risk and act boldly if you know you can just turn around and go home. Casey Stanton is the Founder of CMOx, a Fractional CMO, and author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, The Fractional CMO Method. This week, Casey discusses the importance of fully committing to your choices, why you should start making changes now rather than later, and which mistakes you can learn from others so as not to follow in their poorly trod footsteps.

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Episode highlights:


Embrace the idea of committing fully to your goals. Burn the bridges behind you and remove any safety nets to ensure you’re fully invested in your success as a senior marketing leader.

Challenges and tough moments are valuable opportunities for growth. Although you might feel like you are hitting your lowest point, the adversity you face can lead to a reinvigorated belief in yourself and your capabilities.

Don’t wait for a critical moment of failure to spur action. Instead, proactively work towards your goals to avoid unnecessary stress and setbacks. Start making the changes you want to implement today, this will get you closer to your goal even faster.

Look to successful fractional CMOs who have paved the way before you. Learn from their experiences to fast-track your own growth and success.

Shift your focus from tasks to results. Prioritize projects and strategies that lead to tangible outcomes and impact for your clients.

Develop a consistent and reliable pipeline of potential clients. Cultivate relationships and a strong reputation to attract new business opportunities.

Stand out by offering something distinctive. Highlight your expertise, strengths, and specialized skills that make you a sought-after senior marketing leader.

Quote of the show:


“The only path is forward and you have to build to get the outcome that you want. If you’re willing to do that, you will be successful. It is inevitable that you’ll be successful. It is inevitable that you’ll work every day on it because you are excited about it.”

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