SELF-HELP

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

Sourcebooks. May 2020. 256p. ISBN 9781492694946. $25.99. SELF-HELP
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McGinnis’s latest (The 10% Entrepreneur) guides readers in finding the power to choose what they desire out of life and the courage to miss out on the rest. He points out that FOMO (fear of missing out) is a highly addictive and destructive way to live, and that FOBO, fear of a better option, is equally harmful and paralyzing. The author outlines a decision-making model that helps them home in on what really matters by tuning out distractions and leveraging technology, thereby living comfortably with the decisions they’ve made.
VERDICT This book’s superb advice will appeal primarily to millennials and members of Gen Z.

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