This episode is all about FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out. It’s a troubling trend with major productivity costs, and Mike and Thanh help you understand and solve it. They chat about FOMO’s symptoms and common causes, as well as 9 tips to help you overcome it once and for all.
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- Why the Fear of Missing Out (or FOMO) is a topic that is not often discussed and why it’s so important to address
- How FOMO manifests itself from a productivity point of view
- The consequences of living in an attention economy and what to do about it
- The real reasons why FOMO doesn’t allow you to focus
- How to curate or edit your life so you can focus on the things that are important
- How to become a producer rather than a consumer when it comes to information and technology
- Tips to help you stop checking your phone all the time
- Why dealing with email FOMO is a constant struggle and what you can do to to get victory over it once and for all
- Some of the common sources of FOMO and how to eliminate them
- How knowing your “why” (your purpose) can help you overcome FOMO
- How creating a system you can trust safeguards you from FOMO
- Why GTD is so popular and the benefits of applying it for yourself – even if you only implement the first part
- Why social media channels are purposely built to get you hooked and make you feel like you need to check them all the time
- Why you really should turn off your push notifications
- How to use full screen mode to minimize distractions and overcome FOMO while on your computer
- How priorities and goals can drive your actions and help you overcome FOMO once and for all
- A simple exercise you can use to figure out how much your time is really worth
- The Next Evolution in Productivity is Lifestyle Productivity (TPS127)
- How to Get Started with Journaling (TPS2)
- Journaling Challenge blog post
- Time tracking blog post
- Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
- The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months
- The Power of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Business and in Life
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
- The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
- Ulysses Mac app
- Byword Mac app
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