Why are we scared to put ourselves out there?

In this episode, we discuss why we were (once) scared to put ourselves out there and how we overcame that fear. Send us your thoughts — hi@notoverthinking.com!


  1. Taimur's YouTube channel
  2. Video - Taimur's Garden Hose YouTube video (2011)
  3. Satire Article - The Daily Mash - Man playing public piano in railway station doesn’t realise he’s a twat (2017)
  4. Taimur's Blog Post - How many failed projects does it take to learn how to code? (2013)
  5. Book - Austin Kleon - Show your Work
  6. Ali's Blog Post - Getting over the fear of personal blogging (2016)
  7. Song - Stick to the Status Quo (High School Musical)

What is this?

Not Overthinking is a podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. We talk about things to help us think, do, and be better. Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week.

Who are we?

Ali is a junior doctor and YouTuber working in Cambridge, UK. He makes videos about medicine, technology, productivity and lifestyle design. His links: YouTube, Blog, Newsletter, Instagram

Taimur is a data scientist and writer, working at Retool, an SF-based startup. He writes on his blog and as a columnist for Medium. His links: Blog, Twitter, Medium, Instagram
Hosted by Ali and Taimur Abdaal.