Welcome to FOMO Sapiens, the podcast about entrepreneurial thinkers who don’t just follow the crowd but instead take their own path to success in business and in life.
In this episode, we’ll be talking with Morra Aarons-Mele, the host of the hit podcast and now the book “The Anxious Overachiever.”
Morra shares her personal journey as an anxious overachiever and sheds light on the often-hidden struggles of successful people. We explore the challenges faced by high-achievers who grapple with anxiety, the societal expectations that exacerbate the problem, and the role technology plays in amplifying these issues. Morra also delves into her research on mental health and success, revealing surprising insights on how anxiety can fuel ambition, while simultaneously hindering progress. We discuss practical strategies for managing anxiety and maintaining mental well-being, including setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and redefining success in a way that is sustainable and replicable. She’ll also talk about the positive aspects of this dynamic and how you can use your anxiety to achieve your objectives.
Meet our guest:
Morra Aarons-Mele is the host of The Anxious Achiever, a top-10 management podcast that helps people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership. Morra founded Women Online and The Mission List, an award-winning digital-consulting firm and influencer marketing company dedicated to social change, in 2010, and sold her business in 2021. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat and has launched digital campaigns for President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the United Nations, the CDC, and many other leading figures and organizations. She lives outside Boston with her family and menagerie. For more details, visit www.theanxiousachiever.com.