How To Overcome FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out with Carl Honore
53:15 · 2019
In this episode we discuss how to beat FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out. How do you overcome the emotional barriers and fears of missing out and saying no to things? How do you get over the awful feeling of turning down opportunities? We share simple actionable strategies for you to say yes to yourself and for you to say yes to what’s really important and actually matters in your life. We share a great strategy you can use to make a huge difference in your life in two minutes or less and we dig into the important concept that in a world drunk on speed, slowness is a superpower - all that much more with our guest Carl Honore. Carl Honore is a bestselling author, broadcaster and the creator of the Slow Movement. His TED talk on the benefits of slowing down has been viewed 2.6 million times. Carl has spoken all over the world to audiences ranging from business leaders and entrepreneurs to teachers, academics and medical practitioners. He is the author of In Praise of Slow, Under Pressure, The Slow Fix, and most recently Bolder. His books have been translated into 35 languages and been on the bestseller’s list of as many countries.
• The world is speeding up and speeding up - how do we deal with the constantly accelerating pace of change and the rush for speed?
• “Forget frantic acceleration, mastering the clock of business means choosing when to be fast, and when to be slow."
• Do you suffer from FOMO? Are you like a hamster on a wheel trying to do, learn, experience and achieve as much as possible as quickly as possible?
• By becoming a hamster on a wheel you end up missing EVERYTHING and getting NOTHING and skimming the surface of life.
• “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” - Warren Buffet
• "You can have anything you want but you can’t have everything” - Ray Dalio
• How do you get over the emotional barriers and fears of missing out and saying no to things?
• Take one thing off your to-do list each day and put that item on your “not to do” list
• By saying NO, you say YES to something much more important - your really important priorities and goals
• The most creative minds, the people who’ve gotten the most done throughout history are the people who understand the power of MOMENTS OF QUIET.
• You will be more engaged, more switched on, more effective when you are in fast mode when you take the time to have moments of quiet.
• Sometimes you can get things done more quickly when you slow down.
• Multi-tasking is nonsense, the human mind cannot multitask.
• A “fast” multi-tasker will take twice as long and make twice as many mistakes as a slow “mono tasker"
• When you move too fast everything becomes a blur and nothing remains with you. It harms your memory. There’s an intimate bond between memory and slowness.
• There is no such thing as a quick fix. Slow fixes actually work.
• When a quick fix blows up later on, sometimes we're forced to spend the time and money to get it right the second time. Invest that time and money now on a real solution.
• What does it mean to be aging in a world that is obsessed with youth?
• We are in the “golden age of aging” - there’s never been a better time in human history to be aging
• Homework: Do less. Look at your todo list and start cutting things out of it. Drop one thing a day and let more oxygen into your schedule.
• Homework: Create time where you aren’t reachable and can unp