Why do we worry so much about what other people think? Is it because we secretly want to be rock stars and fear the judgment of our guitar skills? Or perhaps we just can’t resist the lure of our friend Karen’s latest Instagram post, showcasing her perfectly plated avocado toast? Well, fear not, curious listeners! In this episode of FOMO Sapiens, host Patrick McGinnis dives deep into the mysterious world of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and FOPO (Fear of Other People’s Opinions) with none other than the brilliant Michael Gervais, he’s the mastermind behind some of the most innovative sports psychology and high-performance training techniques out there. Trust us when we say that Patrick and Michael are a podcast dream team!
But let’s get back to the burning question at hand: why are we so obsessed with other people’s opinions? In this riveting conversation, Patrick and Michael take us on a journey through the neurobiology, psychology, and behavioral aspects of FOMO and FOPO. From the exhilarating world of elite athletes to the tumultuous life of one of the greatest composers of all time, they explore the fear that grips us when we feel judged, and how it affects our decision-making and sense of self.
Want to know how top performers handle the pressure? Michael shares mind-blowing insights on how training your mind and regulating your breathing can transform your ability to deal with high-stress situations. Whether you’re an athlete facing the watchful eyes of fans or a professional navigating social gatherings, this episode will equip you with the tools and practices to level up your performance and conquer those fear-inducing moments. So, get ready for a gripping episode that will have you inhaling every word with bated breath. Join Patrick McGinnis and Michael Gervais as they unravel the mysteries of FOMO Sapiens and leave you feeling both entertained and enlightened. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one!
Meet our guest:
Dr. Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist and author, has a 20-year career working with top performers. He’s worked with Super Bowl champions, world record holders, Olympians, and Fortune 50 CEOs. He’s also the host of the Finding Mastery podcast, which crossed the 25 million downloads milestone, and has an upcoming book with Harvard Business Review Press. Dr. Gervais co-created the Performance Science Institute at USC Marshall School of Business and is featured in premier media outlets. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a master’s in kinesiology under Dr. Bruce Ogilvie.
Know more about Dr. Michael Gervais and his awesome work on his website: https://findingmastery.com/