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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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May 17, 2016

"It's 4 p.m. and I haven't been a useful member of society yet," says Chris at the top of the show. When schedules are self-directed, the pressure to make our time count can be at its worst. Which could be fine, were it simply to motivate us and then dissipate. Unfoooortunately, the feeling that we're not getting enough done often persists after - and even during - productive periods. In addition to causing general discomfort, this can interfere with our ability to recharge and with our capacity to enjoy the non-work side of life. Ironically, it can also actually impede creativity and productivity, leaving us skipping restlessly from one thing to the next in a vicious cycle of dissatisfaction. Why? Ask our pioneer ancestors, I guess. Chris and Isaiah peel back the layers in what is likely an ongoing exploration of what drives us to be driven. PLUS EXCITING SPECIAL BONUS: stay tuned til the end for a mini-preview of one thing our productivity is producing these days — a show written by Isaiah and starring Chris (alongside a cornucopia of other Canadian talent) next January!

-=- Show notes -=-

Image - Screen capture of Chris' daily step count
http://www.overthoughtpodcast.com/images/Chris_209steps.jpg

IMDb - 'The Entire History of You', Black Mirror
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2089050/

'When You Die, Your “In Basket” Won’t Be Empty', by Richard Carlson
https://simplifime.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/when-you-die-your-%E2%80%9Cin-basket%E2%80%9D-won%E2%80%99t-be-empty/

Book - 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff', by Dr. Richard Carlson
http://dontsweat.com/

Book - 'Getting Things Done®', by David Allen
http://gettingthingsdone.com/

Book - 'Mindfulness with Breathing: A Manual for Serious Beginners', by Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
https://books.google.com/books?id=9OEsCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT27&lpg=PT27

YouTube - Cricothyroid Joint movement stretching the vocal folds of the larynx Melissa Largent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HczwMpcyXSs

YouTube - Dog of Wisdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

YouTube - Family Guy, Season 13 - Scary Stuff, LUNCH!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZeZ3770uvA

Featured Image: 'Bamboo' by Rob King, via Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/photobyrk/5641360963

Featured Music: Sousa - with_pleasure (dance hilarious) - United States Marine Band, via MusOpen
https://musopen.org/music/445/john-philip-sousa/with-pleasure-dance-hilarious/

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