Awesome and thank you for sharing Gary. I’m 45 and just made a major change in my life as well. After 15 years of working as a CMO in tech companies I finally realized this just isn’t me and set up my own thing. I just signed my first big contract last week and am also doing CMO coaching. I’ve never been happier. never looked back.
People today have no patience. We live in this screwed up generation of “now”. I managed super smart Berkeley, Stanford grads etc and though they were great to work with they have no notion of time or what it is to build a career. I hired a woman and three months into her role she wanted to move into a new role for a team I was still in the process of building. I was like WTF? “I hear you and I want to help you grow and develop but I really really need you to just do the job I hired you to do right now.” Call me old fashioned but when I started as a brand marketing intern that stuff was just inconceivable.
Anyway as always, thanks for your content, rants and reality checks. You’re in inspiration for me and many others. I’m just focused on the “here and now” (great movie btw — must see) and just getting shit done.