Do you suffer from business FOMO?

Just Say No To FOMO

My last few weeks living/working in Montevideo, Uruguay have been a whirlwind that I can only describe as summer camp meets study abroad meets the first month of freshman year of college.

I have been surrounded by novelty (people, language, places, food) and still running my business as usual (complete with a booked up 1-on-1 practice + group program).

It’s been wonderful….with an emphasis on the FULL part.

So last Friday as I was about to hop onto a crowded bus for a weekend Surf Trip to a beach town called Punta Del Este…a little voice inside told me to stop.

My intuition spoke very clearly, saying: “Don’t go away this weekend, Rebecca.  You need to rest.”

My logical brain fought back (as it does…)

“You’ve already paid for this!”, “You love surfing!”, and the big one…”everyone else is doing it.”

Basically I was faced with some major FOMO (fear of missing out) if I didn’t go…but I know myself…and I know what happens when I ignore that quiet yet wise inner voice of mine…IT GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER UNTIL I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LISTEN.

So I stayed…and rest I did (I took a 4 hour nap on Saturday and enjoyed 3 back-to-back nights of 9 hours of sleep).  I have zero regrets and am starting off the week refreshed and in the zone.  I even ended up going to a local beach on Sunday and had a (chill) blast.

The whole experience got me thinking about this concept of FOMO and how it not only impacts our lives…but our businesses.

For example, have you ever…

  • Gotten sucked into a marketing campaign for something you didn’t even know you needed…only to end up overwhelmed, distracted, and financially overextended because you tried to take on too much at once?

  • Compared your business, offerings, or website to people in your industry who are a few steps ahead of you…and felt totally inadequate as a result?

  • Attempted to try every new marketing tactic an “expert” recommended…but done nothing consistently…and ended up scattered + seeing minimal results?

  • Felt really proud of hitting a particular business milestone…until you notice on Facebook that so and so made 6-figures in 6 months as a brand new coach…and assume there must be something wrong with YOU because your wins just aren’t as big and shiny?

If you can relate, I have news for you: You’re suffering from business FOMO.

And it’s literally kryptonite for your success as a coach.

The good news?  There is a cure.

Read on for my no-fail process to help you unhook from FOMO so you can stay in your own lane, trust yourself, and create a FABULOUS business + life that is unique to YOU.

1. Tune in

We all have an inner voice that always sends us messages guiding us to our highest and best.  This inner advisor is powerful + oh so wise…but can easily get drowned out by busyness + mental chatter.  Be sure to take a few minutes each day for silent reflection, meditation and/or journaling to allow this wellspring of wisdom to rise to the surface…and start trusting it when it does appear!

2. Set boundaries around social media

The online world can be a blessing and a curse for coaches and healers.  It can provide us with tons of awesome information + emotional support…along with infinite people to compare ourselves + our progress to (and thus infinite opportunities to feel inferior).  It is VITALLY important that you engage on social media intentionally and with awareness (ie. minimize notifications/checking up on your “competition” and focus on growing + nurturing YOUR community).

3. Ask yourself: “What am I REALLY afraid of?”

It’s super important to get to the root of your flavor of FOMO.  Typically it revolves around some aspect of not enough-ness and a scarcity mindset.  Are you worried about falling behind?  Not being smart enough? Tech-savvy enough?  Well-connected enough?  Ultimately scarcity is a myth (and thus, so is FOMO).

Repeat after me…

You can never miss out on a thing, person or experience that is truly meant for you—and when you ground into + fully embrace this concept of abundance and enough-ness, everything gets better.

Do you relate to the business FOMO conversation?  I invite you to “out” yourself in my private Facebook group, Full Time Fabulous, and tag me.

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