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Overthought, A Podcast

Overthought is a compelling examination of the lives of classical singers Isaiah Bell and Chris Mayell, discussing performance psychology, creativity, entrepreneurship, life balance, self-doubt and the ways we overcome challenges to attain artistic triumph.
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Jan 12, 2016

Being "in the zone" - that perfect balance of focus and relaxation that allows us to perform at our best - is not just a vague feeling. It's a powerful, concrete state of mind that many creative types recognize instantly. That said, it can still be incredibly elusive. Accessing this sweet spot means shifting focus to the active present, and being unfettered by impediments like judgement, anxiety, and analysis. This is particularly burdensome to the Overthinker, for whom banishing unwanted thoughts is already Sisyphean. For the singer, the challenges of the craft mutate daily along with our changing bodies. How to make The Zone one's home base? Is imagining the volume of one's big toe the answer? Or is it terror-driven tunnel vision the only reliable approach to achieving optimum creativity? FIND OUT HERE!*


-=- Show notes-=-
YouTube: Carcassonne: TableTop, with Wil Wheaton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6VpW4Vljr8
with Jesse Cox, Nika Harper, Kimail Nanjiani

Book: The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, by Neil Strauss
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/900.The_Game

Article: 10 Steps to Mastering the Art of NLP, by Joel Brown at Addicted2Success
http://addicted2success.com/success-advice/10-steps-to-mastering-the-art-of-nlp-used-by-tony-robbins-derren-brown-paul-mckenna/

Article: Change your Thinking with NLP, by Penny Tompkins and James Lawley
http://www.cleanlanguage.co.uk/nlpthink.html
Don't think about Blue Frogs

Opera NUOVA Training Program and Vocal Festival
http://www.operanuova.ca/opera-training

Book: The Open-Focus Brain, by Les Fehmi & Jim Robbins
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1066013.The_Open_Focus_Brain

Website - Open Focus
http://openfocus.com/home/

YouTube: Jerry Hadley - Lonely House - Street Scene, by Kurt Weill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QJa1RrxlHg

Article: Want to Stop Anxious Thoughts? Thank Them, by Dina Overland | elephant journal:
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/07/want-to-stop-anxious-thoughts-thank-them/

Image: Phteven the Dog
http://www.overthoughtpodcast.com/images/phteventhedog.png

Article: Metaphor, Simile and Analogy: What’s the Difference?, by Brian Clark - Copyblogger
http://www.copyblogger.com/metaphor-simile-and-analogy-what%E2%80%99s-the-difference/

Theme Music: Slyvius Leopold Weiss's Preludio in E Major, played by Jeff Carter
https://musopen.org/music/181/sylvius-leopold-weiss/ponce-preludio-in-e-major/

The Jazz Evangelist: how Ella Fitzgerald's mistake made her a Grammy winner on CBC Music, by Tim Tamashiro
http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2013/2/The-Jazz-Evangelist-how-Ella-Fitzgeralds-mistake-made-her-a-Grammy-winner

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