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Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

Location:

Marion, IN

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Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

Twitter:

@erikjfisher

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonus Shortcast Episode: Nir Eyal on Conquering Distractions

9/23/2021
This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Nir Eyal on conquering distractions. You can listen to all the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends (http://blinkist.com/friends) and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free!

Duration:00:12:25

Dorie Clark on the power of Long Term Thinking

9/19/2021
Dorie Clark (https://amzn.to/3zzMGr2) is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid. She has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more. Her new book is The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World...

Duration:00:43:53

Bonus Shortcast Episode: Laura Vanderkam on Remote Work

9/17/2021
This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Laura Vanderkam on remote work productivity. You can listen to all the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends (http://blinkist.com/friends) and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free!

Duration:00:11:06

Megan McNealy on Achieving Optimal Productivity Through Well-being

9/12/2021
Megan McNealy (https://www.meganmcnealy.com) has devoted her career to helping others achieve their highest potential-- by helping clients attain financial freedom through her wealth management career, and by helping readers and audiences master total well-being through her impactful work as a well-being and success thought leader. In Reinvent the Wheel (https://amzn.to/2O1fYZJ), McNealy takes on the mistaken belief that doing well is more important than being well. In executive summary...

Duration:00:48:50

Bonus Shortcast Episode: Robert Stanley on Quitting

9/10/2021
This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success. If you're interested, you can listen to all the rest of the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends (http://blinkist.com/friends) and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of...

Duration:00:10:54

Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and Operating System of an Organization

9/5/2021
Aaron Dignan (https://amzn.to/2tXVp6I) is the founder of The Ready (https://theready.com/), an organization design and transformation firm that helps institutions like Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Airbnb, and charity: water change the way they work. He is a co-founder of responsive.org, an investor in purpose-driven startups, and a friend to misfit toys. Aaron’s new book is Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? In this conversation, Aaron talks about challenging the...

Duration:00:43:50

Bonus Shortcast Episode: James Clear Atomic Habits

9/3/2021
This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is all about the power of habits and how to create them, and is created from my episode with James Clear the author of Atomic Habits (https://amzn.to/3DKf7G1). If you're interested, you can listen to all the rest of the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to...

Duration:00:11:18

Juliet Funt on Taking Strategic Pauses to Conquer Busyness

8/29/2021
Juliet Funt (https://www.julietfunt.com) is a renowned keynote speaker and tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500. She is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork. Her new book is 'A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work (https://amzn.to/2WTYWFg)'. In this conversation Juliet talks about how to reclaim creativity, conquer busyness, and do your best work using strategic pauses. This episode is brought...

Duration:00:43:29

Grant Crowell on Creative Communication Skills

8/22/2021
Grant Crowell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grantcrowell/) is a virtual events trainer, a creative communication skills facilitator, a neurodiversity speaker and author. His book is 'GRANTASMS: Creative twisted words for cool people! (https://amzn.to/3mLyVmm)'. In this conversation, Grant talks about how to use creative techniques to improve workplace communication. This episode is bought to you by: * Postie (http://postie.com/beyond) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)

Duration:00:43:34

Ron Friedmann on Using Reverse Engineering to Master New Skills Faster

8/15/2021
Ron Friedman, an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. Ron has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for some of the world’s most successful organizations. Ron's new book is Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success (https://amzn.to/3stApT0). In this conversation, Ron shares how using reverse engineering helps to master new skills faster....

Duration:00:41:10

Jeff Brown on the Power of Creating and Optimizing a Reading Habit

8/8/2021
Jeff Brown (https://readtoleadpodcast.com) is a podcaster, mentor, and speaker. He is the host of the Read to Lead podcast (https://readtoleadpodcast.com), and co author of the new book: Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career (https://readtoleadbook.com). In this conversation, Jeff talks about the power of creating a reading habit and how to optimize it. This episode is brought to you by: * Brain fm (http://beyondthetodolist.com/brainfm) Boost your...

Duration:00:44:03

Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success

8/1/2021
Dr. Stanley G. Robertson is the author of the book 'Quit: The Last Principle of Success (https://amzn.to/2P9PIif)'. In this conversation, Stanley and Erik discuss: * The stigma of quitting * The steps of qutting well * Bad reasons to quit things * Why our brain can't let it go This episocde is brought to you by: * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campa ign=textexpander-May-2021)

Duration:00:51:08

Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety

7/27/2021
Jessica Cording (https://amzn.to/2OF4sUV), MS, RD, CDN, INHC is a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer with a passion for helping people streamline their wellness routine and establish a balanced relationship with food and exercise. Through her writing, consulting, public speaking, and counseling, she works with individuals, corporations, and the media to help make drama-free healthy living approachable and enjoyable. Her new book is The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy...

Duration:00:38:32

Scott Shute On the Positive Benefits of Mindfulness and Compassion in Organizations

7/20/2021
Scott Shute is the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, and Author of 'The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out (https://amzn.to/3rsl1pl)'. In this conversation Scott talks about how companies can best help their employees, the place mindfulness and compassion take in the workplace, and The impact that moving from a "Me" to "We" mindset can have on an organization. This episode is brought to you by * Sit Down, Startup by Zendesk...

Duration:00:43:20

Greg Mckeown on Making Essential Activities Easy

7/14/2021
Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, 'Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (https://amzn.to/2Vy2vjt)'. His new book is 'Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most (https://amzn.to/2VEd4S9)'. He is also the host of the 'What's Essential Podcast (https://gregmckeown.com/podcast/)'. In this conversation, Greg talks about what Essentialism is and making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without...

Duration:00:53:16

Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

7/6/2021
Shawn Stevenson is an author of Sleep Smarter: 21 Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success (http://amzn.to/2i7RhJD). He is also the creator of The Model Health Show (http://theshawnstevensonmodel.com/podcasts), featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri, St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company...

Duration:00:49:15

James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

6/29/2021
James Beshara (https://beyondcoffeebook.com) is a startup founder and investor in San Francisco, CA. After developing a heart condition in 2013 from excess caffeine consumption, James became fascinated by the science and research backing up alternatives to caffeine for energy, productivity, and focus. His new book is 'Beyond Coffee: A Sustainable Guide to Nootropics, Adaptogens, and Mushrooms' (https://amzn.to/37zSnY2). In this conversation Erik and James talk about James past relationship...

Duration:01:00:08

Corbett Barr on Digital House Cleaning, Online Presence and Reputation

6/22/2021
Corbett Barr (https://corbettbarr.com) is a founder/CEO of Fizzle. He's been self employed on the Internet since 2005, earning a living from blogging, podcasting, online courses, memberships, SaaS and more. Recently Corbett announced he was doing a digital house cleaning or online presence reboot. In this conversation Corbett talks with Erik about what he is pruning and keeping digitally, This episode is brought to you by: * Usual Wines (http://usualwines.com) Use code 'beyond' for $8 off! *...

Duration:00:46:30

Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

6/15/2021
Miles Adcox is an entrepreneur, speaker, host, and coach. He is the Owner and CEO of Onsite, an internationally-known emotional wellness lifestyle brand that delivers life-changing personal growth workshops, inspiring content, leadership retreats, and emotional treatment. In this conversation Miles talkes with Erik about prioritizing emotional wellness and mental health and margin. Mentioned in this episode: * Setapp (http://setapp.com) * Donald Miller - Scary Close (https://amzn.to/2T4VIst)...

Duration:00:44:02

Nir Bashan on Creativity and Unlocking The Creator Mindset

6/8/2021
Nir Bashan (https://amzn.to/3v9hzjS) is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work. His new book is The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability (https://amzn.to/3v9hzjS). In this conversation Nir talks about unlocking The Creator Mindset creativity for...

Duration:00:34:54