Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice Audiobook, by Patrick J. McGinnis Play Audiobook Sample

Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice Audiobook

Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice Audiobook, by Patrick J. McGinnis Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Patrick J. McGinnis Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799930778

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Longest Chapter Length:

37:56 minutes

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01:16 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

22:47 minutes

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Publisher Description

What are you really missing out on?

You’re home on a Friday night, scrolling through Instagram, ready to go to bed.

You see pictures on your timeline of a party you were invited to, but didn’t go to. You were confident when you said no, but now you can’t stop thinking about it, and you start feeling worse.

You have FOMO, or, Fear of Missing Out.

Coined in a Harvard Business School article, FOMO has become a global term to describe the decimating anxiety when thinking other people are having better, more fulfilling, experiences than you are. It’s a natural, biological response, but that doesn’t make it feel any better. Amplified by the rise of social media, #FOMO has become a cultural crisis―so what’s the cure?

Patrick McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO, has been thinking about it for seventeen years―and he has a solution: decision-making. Learning to weigh the costs and benefits of your choices, prioritizing your decisions, and listening to your gut are central to silencing FOMO and its lesser-known cousin, FOBO: Fear of a Better Option. After all, don’t you want to feel comfortable and confident in your decisions?

Written with self-evaluations throughout the book, Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice helps you ascertain and eliminate the parts of your life that are causing more anxiety than happiness.

So give this a listen, and then go to that party, start that new book, create a new goal―or don’t. Make that decision, and be confident in it: it’s the first of many of its kind.

Download and start listening now!

“Timely, practical, and insightful…In Fear of a Missing Out, McGinnis addresses one of the greatest barriers to happiness, unpacks why we feel FOMO, and chronicles how it can hijack both your personal and professional lives. Then he shows you how to live life on your own terms instead of letting life happen to you.”

— Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author 


  • “This is a useful one-stop shop for those looking to take a decisive stand against the fear of what could have been.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Fascinating, liberating, this could inspire FOMO in all who choose to leave it on the shelf.”

    — Booklist
  • “Whether it’s life’s trivial details or its major crossroads, decision-making can be stressful and all-consuming. In this timely and essential book, Patrick J. McGinnis shows you why it doesn’t have to be that way.”

    — Kerry Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author and president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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About Patrick J. McGinnis

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast-growing businesses. As a 10% Entrepreneur, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments in new ventures in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, he writes for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and Forbes. He lives in New York City.