Have you ever experienced FOMO? Wondering how to make decisions not motivated by the Fear of Missing Out? Curious about how FOMO became a term that is so popular it is now in the dictionary? Patrick J. McGinnis, the creator of the term FOMO is on to talk about what it is, why he came up with the phrase, why he thinks it went viral, how it impacts our lives, and how to made decisions not motivated by the fear of missing out. This was an interesting and fun conversation! Tune in now and you can access the show notes at thegoodlifecoach.com/130.

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  1. Why Patrick came up with FOMO.
  2. His definition of FOMO.
  3. Why he believes he has the worst FOMO of anyone.
  4. What he has learned is important to do so you don’t make decisions based on FOMO.
  5. It’s not enough to know.  You have to execute.  Knowledge is only powerful if you act on it.
  6. Why he believes depression is higher as a result of FOMO and social media.
  7. His best tips for managing FOMO and much more!



About Patrick J. McGinnis

Patrick is a venture capitalist, the creator/host of the hit podcast FOMO Sapiens, and the author of Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice.  Patrick coined the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), as well as the related term FOBO (Fear of a Better Option) in a 2004 article in the student newspaper of Harvard Business School.  FOMO has since been added to the dictionary and FOBO has become an increasingly popular framework to describe choice paralysis.  Patrick is also the author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Start-Up Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. He has been featured in The New York TimesPoliticoThe Financial TimesThe Guardian, and Inc, and gave a popular 2019 TED Talk on FOBO and decision-making that has surpassed 1.5 million views.  Originally from Maine, he has visited 103 countries and now lives in NYC. More at patrickmcginnis.com and www.fomosapiens.com. Follow him on Twitter @pjmcginnis and on Instagram @patrickjmcginnis.

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