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Ep 8- Goin’ Solo on “FOBO”
Hey Love, today we’ll talk about one thing that might be keeping you from really experiencing the kind of trust and closeness you long for in friendships. It’s a little thing I call “FOBO.” You’ve heard of FOMO- fear of missing out…
I define FOBO as the fear of being open. I made up the term to capture that vague general feeling that keeps people at arm’s length and talk about why it’s important to overcome it. (I did a quick google search and found that I didn’t come up with the term like I thought; it’s been around for years- I list the different definitions I found on the blog. Look at the 10/20/16 entry entitled, “FOBO.”)
Have you ever experienced social anxiety? Yeah, me too. I’ll tell you all about the mini panic attack I had on the way to our church picnic a few weeks ago and what helped me beat what could’ve progressed into a severe case of social FOBO.
In the blog, I go into depth a little more about the spiritual warfare element but on the show, I list 3 tips on the show that will help you nip a FOBO attack in the bud. I share how to implement them too- which really in essence, are each acts of repenting from FOBO.
Also, I talk about a women’s retreat where for the first time in a very very long time, I did NOT experience FOBO, what our fearless leader did to set the tone for the retreat which can make or break the entire experience for any group of women (it was just last weekend.) And what meditating on Eph 3 can do for your identity. AND how that can affect your relationships. We’ll also explore the difference between a “Here I am” person and a “There you are” person.
On a completely different note, I am SO excited to get to play for you my very first endorsement! Amy Grant was kind enough to spend some time with me after she wrapped up vocals for her new Christmas record. She’s been a huge encouragement as I’ve been working on putting this podcast together over the last year or so. Listen for her interview in a couple of weeks! I’m gonna ask her all about her relationships.
Share today’s episode with a friend if ya think they might get something out of it! Thanks for joining me today. Bye Love!