Dear Essentialists,

Thank you, really, for reading. You can find the newsletter archive here.

If you're alive today, you've experienced the fear of missing out (FOMO). One client told me how his daughter puts her phone in a plastic bag so she can take it into the shower so she doesn't miss out on anything. 

However, what if we flipped our mindset on FOMO and made it a positive? Enter Patrick McGinnis who has bragging rights on the subject. He was the first person to mention the term online and ten years later the word is in the dictionary. Seriously, you've never talked with someone who has thought more deeply about this and what to do about it than Patrick. Listen to the episode here.

You get to choose whether this hurts or serves you by following these tiny steps:

1) Notice the next time you are feeling FOMO.
2) Ask, "Is this just jealousy or could it be revealing something I am feeling called to do?"
3) Take one minute to schedule white space on your calendar in the next week to explore this in more depth.

You have an essential mission. The fear of missing out can either distract you or take you closer to it. The choice is yours. 

Thank you, sincerely, for spending a minute with me in this 1-Minute Wednesday newsletter.


p.s. A shout out to Jillian F who said the Essentialism podcast, "Has impacted my life and productivity in so, so many ways. The FOMO one is my favorite one so far. So refreshing and inspiring... Super impressive!" This is for you. If, like Jillian, you are finding them useful, please share them with one other person. They can subscribe here.

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