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Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life. Go Beyond the To-Do List! This show will help you do that with conversations with the people behind the productivity. We talk with people on all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good wor…

Erik Fisher


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    Steve Dotto on Navigating Career Transitions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:34


    Steve Dotto is a Tech geek, Business owner and Entrepreneur. For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show. His new co-written book is 'No Limit Over 50: What To Do When You've Been Let Go, Replaced, Displaced, Or Just Want Something Different From Life' (https://amzn.to/3pgYtaA). In this conversation Steve talks with Erik about the current state of the workforce and how to prepare for the future. This episode is brought to you by: * GoodRX (http://goodrx.com/beyond) * Skylight Calendar (http://skylightframe.com/calendar)


    Anne Bogel on Getting More Out of Your Reading Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 42:04


    Anne Bogel is an Author (https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Bogel/e/B00MAQ12HW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1), Podcaster (https://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/), and Blogger. Her latest book is My Reading Life: A Book Journal, (https://amzn.to/3cNp5tK) which helps book lovers get more out of their reading lives. This episode is brought to you by: * Skylight Calendar (http://skylightframe.com/calendar) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Anne Bogel on Overthinking, Decision Making, and Self-Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 52:16


    Anne Bogel is an Author (https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Bogel/e/B00MAQ12HW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1), Podcaster (https://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/), and Blogger. This is her third appearance on the show. Anne's new book is Don't Overthink It - Make Better Dicisions, Stop Second Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life (https://amzn.to/2PHp67m). This podcast is brought to you by: Wild Alaskan Company (http://wildalaskancompany.com/beyond)


    Dane Jenson on the Power of Pressure: How to Reduce Stress, Perform at Your Best and Master the Moments that Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 49:07


    Dane Jenson is the CEO of Third Factor where he works to help leaders be more effective, creative and resilient under pressure. In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders and boards across Canada's Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance national competitiveness. Dane's new book is 'The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn't the Problem, It's the Solution' (https://amzn.to/3om7H4W). In this conversation dane talks about the power of pressure, how to reduce stress, and performing at your best and master the moments that matter. This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Carson Tate on How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 36:56


    Carson Tate (https://www.workingsimply.com/work-simply/) is the founder and managing partner of Working Simply, Inc., a business consulting firm that partners with organizations, business leaders and employees to enhance workplace productivity, foster employee engagement, and build personal and professional legacies. The author of the best-selling, Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style (https://amzn.to/3H0388J). Her newest title is 'Own It. Love It. Make It Work.: How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job' (https://amzn.to/3BZJUfI). This episode is brought to you by: * Textexpander (http://textexpander.com/podcast)


    Tanya Dalton on Intentionality and Living a Life of Meaning & Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 43:52


    Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast (https://ppx.inkwellpress.com), a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is 'On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success (https://amzn.to/3pSx8NT)'. In this conversation Tanya talks about goal setting, reverse engineering actions, and living a intentional life of meaning and success. This episode is brought to you by: * Justworks (http://justworks.com) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Tonya Dalton on the Joy of Missing Out, Overcoming Overwhelm and Taking Ownership

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 53:10


    Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast (https://ppx.inkwellpress.com), a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less (https://joyofmissingout.com). In this conversation Tonya and Erik talk about what the "Joy of Missing Out" is, overcoming overwhelm and taking ownership. This episode is brough tot you by: * Gabi Insurance (http://gabi.com/beyond) * Postie (http://postie.com/beyond)


    Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 38:39


    Jeremie Kubicek (https://amzn.to/2Fq4ASL) specializes in getting leaders to a higher level through his speaking, consulting and books. He takes complex concepts and adapts them into powerful tools that are practical and scalable. Jeremie speaks worldwide to audiences of all sizes across various industries and sectors. In this conversation Jeremie and Erik talk about his new book is 'The 100X Leader: How To Become A Person Worth Following (https://amzn.to/2Fq4ASL)'. This episode is brought to you by: * Wild Alaskan Company (http://wildalaskancompany.com/beyond) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 46:09


    Jaime Masters (http://eventualmillionaire.com/beyond) is the CEO of Evential Millionaire. She is a Business coach, author, and professional speaker and has hosted one-on-one interviews with over 350 millionaires and billionaires. In this conversation Jaime and Erik talk about 'Absolute Yes', Flow State, Time Tracking and Nootropics. This episode is brought to you by: * Justworks (http://justworks.com) * Textexpander (http://textexpander.com/podcast)


    Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 48:01


    Paul Jarvis is a web designer, best-selling author and gentleman of adventure. Paul has a reputation as the designer whose vision and web design strategy is the prime catalyst for building multi-million dollar businesses. He's worked with Silicon Valley startups, pro sports athletes, Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world's biggest entrepreneurs. Paul's new book is 'Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business' (https://amzn.to/2CrhfU7). In this episode he and Erik talk about staying small and avoiding growth to have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you. This episode is brought to you by: * LMNT (http://drinklmnt.com/beyond) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Bonus Shortcast Episode: Nir Eyal on Conquering Distractions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 12:25


    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!


    Dorie Clark on the power of Long Term Thinking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 43:53


    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 (https://amzn.to/3zzMGr2). In it she shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals' experiences to give long term strategy to your goals. This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp (http://setapp.com) * Wild Alaskan Company (http://wildalaskancompany.com/beyond) * Postie (http://postie.com/beyond)


    Bonus Shortcast Episode: Laura Vanderkam on Remote Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 11:06


    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!


    Megan McNealy on Achieving Optimal Productivity Through Well-being

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 48:51


    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 style, with to-the-point research combined with poignant stories, McNealy shows that well-being, in fact, drives, promotes and accelerates success. This episode is brought to you by: * LMNT (http://DrinkLMNT.com/beyond) - Get a free sample pack! * LinkedIn Jobs (http://linkedin.com/beyond) - Post your job free!


    Bonus Shortcast Episode: Robert Stanley on Quitting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 10:55


    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 Blinkist for free!


    Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and Operating System of an Organization

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 43:50


    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 assumptions about the future of work, the organizational operating system and making the necessary changes to move forward. This episode is brought to you by: * Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year! (http://textexpander.com/podcast)


    Bonus Episode: James Clear Atomic Habits Shortcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 11:18


    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 blinkist.com/friends (http://blinkist.com/friends) and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free!


    Juliet Funt on Taking Strategic Pauses to Conquer Busyness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 43:30


    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 to you by: * LMNT (http://drinklmnt.com/beyond) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Great Crowell on Creative Communication Skills

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 43:34


    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)


    Ron Friedmann on Using Reverse Engineering to Master New Skills Faster

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 41:11


    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. This episode is brought to you by * LinkedIn Jobs - Post your job for free! (http://linkedin.com/beyond)


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 44:04


    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 reading speed and comprehension and get 20% off your first year!


    Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 51:08


    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)


    Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 38:33


    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 Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety (https://amzn.to/2OF4sUV). In this converdsation, she and Erik talk scheduling time to worry, getting the right amount of caffeine, and having a plan for loneliness. This episode 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) * Sit Down, Startup by Zendesk (https://www.zendesk.com/campaign/sitdownstartup/)


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 43:20


    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 taslks 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 (https://www.zendesk.com/campaign/sitdownstartup/)


    Greg Mckeown on Making Essential Activities Easy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 53:16


    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 burning out. This episode is brought to you by: * Sit down, Startup by ZenDesk (https://www.zendesk.com/campaign/sitdownstartup/) * LinkedIn Jobs (http://linkedin.com/beyond)


    Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 49:16


    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 that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. This episode is brought to you by: Streak (http://streak.com/beyond) Unidragon (http://unidragon.com) - Use code 'beyond' for 10% off!


    James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 60:08


    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 with caffeine, decreasIng stress and improving productivity. This episode is brought to you by: * Magic Mind - Use code 'todo20' for 20% off! (http://magicmind.com/todo) * Setapp (http://setapp.com) * Sit down, Startup Podcast by Zendesk (https://www.zendesk.com/campaign/sitdownstartup/)


    Corbett Barr on Digital House Cleaning, Online Presence and Reputation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 46:30


    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! * Streak (http://streak.com/beyond)


    Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 44:02


    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) * Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 1 (https://beyondthetodolist.com/57) * Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 2 (https://beyondthetodolist.com/94)


    Nir Bashan on Creativity and Unlocking The Creator Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 34:54


    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 non-creative people and training your mind to think in a creative way. This episode 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) * Unidragon Puzzles (http://unidragon.com) - Use code 'BEYOND' for 10% off


    Bonus Episode: Erik Fisher on The Simplify Podcast by Blinkist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 36:41


    This bonus episode is an appearance Erik made on the Simplify podcast by Blinkist. In it you will hear lessons from almost 10 years of podcasting about productivity. blinkist.com/friends (https://www.blinkist.com/friends/?v=beyond) and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Link to original episode https://simplify.simplecast.com/episodes/erik-fisher-get-the-right-work-done


    Ximena Vengoechea on The Power and Skill of Listening

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 41:25


    Ximena Vengoechea (https://amzn.to/3fNOKVw) is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator whose work on personal and professional development has been published in Inc., The Washington post, Newsweek, and Huffington Post. She is the author of the new book, 'Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection' (https://amzn.to/3fNOKVw). This episode is brought to you by: * Otis (http://meetotis.com/beyond) * Unidragon Puzzles (http://unidragon.com) Use code 'beyond' for 10% off


    Jason Scott on Project Management and Productivity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 43:47


    Jason Scott has personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His book 'The Irreverent Guide to Project Management: An Agile Approach to Enterprise Project Management (https://amzn.to/3vAiJpm)' offers comprehensive, step-by-step instruction and best practice techniques to help you move your project forward aggressively and achieve optimum results. This episode is brought to you by: * Otis (http://meetotis.com/beyond) * Setapp (http://setapp.com) * Usual Wines (http://usualwines.com) - use promo code 'beyond' for $8 off!


    Jon Acuff on Changing Overthinking Into a Superpower to Achieve Your Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 53:17


    Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world. His latest book is Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking (https://amzn.to/3yuhlq8). In this conversation he talks about identifying overthinking, calling it what it really is (fear), and offering a simple plan to turn it from a super problem into a superpower. This episode is brought to you by: * Streak (http://streak.com/beyond) * Otis (http://meetotis.com/beyond) * Usual Wines (http://usualwines.com) - Use promo code 'beyond' for $8 off!


    Dee Ann Turner on Transitioning Your Career to Create a Work Life You Love

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 43:23


    Dee Ann Turner (https://amzn.to/3y1W3zX)spent three decades leading teams and coaching staff members at Chick-fil-A. In her new book 'Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future (https://amzn.to/3y1W3zX)' Dee Ann draws on that experience to create a guide that is part roadmap, part proactive push to understand ourselves and our goals better. In this conversation, Dee Ann talks with Erik about: * Finding a job * Preparing for an interview * Conquering the first 90 days * Managing work relationships * Getting started in a career now, * Making career transitions, entering into second acts, * Finding a career that gives work life meaning This episode is brought to you by: * Ladder Life Insurance (http://ladderlife.com/beyond) * Canva (http://canva.me/beyond) * Setapp (http://setapp.com)


    Dave Crenshaw on The Myth of Multitasking

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 46:29


    Dave Crenshaw (https://amzn.to/3h6bGR0) is the author of 'The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done (https://amzn.to/3h6bGR0)'. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking (https://amzn.to/3h6bGR0)—a time management bestseller. In this conversation Dave talks with Erik about how and why multitasking doesn’t work and how to be more effective by doing one thing at a time. This episode is brought to you by: * OTIS (http://meetotis.com/beyond) * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campa ign=textexpander-May-2021)


    Mary Rensel and Ali Hively on Brain Health and Optimization

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 47:11


    Dr. Mary Rensel and Ali Hively have backgrounds in academic medicine and life coaching. Their company, BrainOps Group (https://www.brainopsgroup.com) helps professionals optimize their brain for stress management, productivity and performance. In this conversation they talk about ways to optimize your brain health and function through sleep, physical activity, nutrition and much more. This episode is brought to you by: * Canva (http://canva.me/beyond) * Setapp (https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=beyon dthetodolist)


    Julie Fast on Getting Things Done with Depression

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 56:39


    Julie Fast (https://amzn.to/3v6QUEM) is a critically acclaimed international author, researcher, educator and sought after expert in the mental health field. She is regarded as a mental health pioneer for her groundbreaking, comprehensive approach to treating bipolar disorder, unipolar depression, anxiety and schizoaffective disorder using both mainstream and self created management strategies. She is also the author of Get It Done When You're Depressed (https://amzn.to/3v6QUEM), now with a 2nd edition. In this conversation Julie talks about easy to follow and practical strategies for anyone trying to live a more productive life when dealing with depression, like how to know when your brain is lying to you and many more strategies for keeping your life on track. This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp (http://setapp.com) * Vidyard (http://vidyard.com/beyond)


    Ariel Garten on Meditation, Mindfulness and Neuroscience

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 46:09


    Ariel Garten is a Neuroscientist, former psychotherapist and cofounder of Muse - The Brain Sensing Headband (http://beyondthetodolist.com/muse). Muse (http://beyondthetodolist.com/muse) tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the “zone” and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice. Muse (http://beyondthetodolist.com/muse) lets you know when you are doing it right. In this conversation, Ariel talks about: * What meditation is * What meditation is NOT * How to get started * The benefits of meditation * How Muse (http://beyondthetodolist.com/muse) works and helps meditation This episode is broguth to you by: * Setapp (http://setapp.com) * Vidyard (http://vidyard.com/beyond)


    Megan Hyatt Miller on How To Win at Work & Succeed At Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 47:22


    Megan Hyatt Miller is the chief executive officer at Michael Hyatt & Co. She is also the co-host of the Lead to Win podcast. Her new book, co-authored with her father Michael Hyatt is 'Win at Work & Succeed At Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself From the Cult of Overwork (http://winandsucceedbook.com/beyond)'. In this conversation Megan talks about work/life balance, the cult of overwork and implementing the double win in your organization and at home. This episode is brought to you by: * Vidyard (https://www.vidyard.com/beyond/) * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campa ign=textexpander-Apr-2021)


    Michael Dietrich-Chastain on Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 44:18


    Michael Dietrich-Chastain (http://thechangesbook.com) is a psychotherapist, an executive coach, and an organizational consultant at his firm Arc Integrated. He is also the author of the book CHANGES: The Busy Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability (https://amzn.to/37yWyV4). Mentioned in this episode: Blinkist - Get Shortcasts of this podcast! (beyondthetodolist.com/blinkist)


    Charlie Gilkey on How to Start Finishing Projects in Your Life and Go From 'Idea' to Done!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 53:37


    Charlie Gilkey (http://startfinishingbook.com) is the founder of Productive Flourishing (https://www.productiveflourishing.com), a website that helps changemakers (creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs) start finishing the stuff that matters. Productive Flourishing is routinely placed in the Top 50 websites for planning, productivity, creativity, and team development for creative folk. Charlie's book Start Finishing (https://amzn.to/34fQw9t) presents a 9-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you'll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule. Check out shortcasts of this podcast on Blinkist! (http://beyondthetodolist.com/blinkist)


    Kim Foley on How You Can Be Your Best in Virtual Meetings

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 61:13

    Kim Foley (https://amzn.to/3cJZbXH)founded Smartphone Video Production Academy and trains organizations how to produce and edit professional-quality mobile video. In addition, she consults with corporations on how to create better quality virtual meetings. Her new book is Virtual Meetings With Power And Presence: The Ultimate Guide To Online Meetings (https://amzn.to/3cJZbXH). In this conversation, Kim talks about how you can be your best in virtual meetings, from tech to clothing and apprearance. This episode is brought to you by: * The Great Courses Plus - Get a full unlimited month free at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/beyond (http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/beyond) * Mint Mobile (http://mintmobile.com/todo)

    John Lee Dumas on Discipline, Mentorship, Achieving Uncommon Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 51:06

    John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire. His first traditionally published book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success (http://UncommonSuccessBook.com) is available for pre-order now at UncommonSuccessBook.com (http://UncommonSuccessBook.com). In this conversation John talks about lessons learned in podcasting, entrepreneurship, writing the book, and how discipline and mentorship helped him get started. This episode is brought to you by: * The Great Courses Plus - Get a full month FREE at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/beyond * Vital Choice (http://vitalchoice.com) - Use Code BEYOND10 to get 10% off one order

    Cal Newport on Information Overload and a World Without Email

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 53:05


    Cal Newport is the author of Deep Work (https://amzn.to/2N6I3hm) and So Good They Can’t Ignore You (https://amzn.to/2EaHn83) and Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (https://amzn.to/2Ee4yyh). Cal's new book is A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload (https://amzn.to/3r8T3yb). In this conversation Cal talks about the real problem with modern knowledge work, how email and other tech plays into it, how the problem started and how to start getting ahead in the new world of knowledge work that is coming soon. Tweet or DM me (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher) your questions for an upcoming Q & A episode with Cal! Make sure to check out Cal's article 'When Did Productivity Become Personal?' (https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2020/11/17/when-did-productivity-become-personal/)for further reading on this topic. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander - Get 20% your first year! (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=t extexpander-Mar-2021)


    Eric Partaker on Identity, Purpose and Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 39:51

    Eric Partaker (https://www.ericpartaker.com) is a certified coach by the High Performance Institute. Eric coaches a limited number of entrepreneurs and leaders throughout the world, helping them reach peak levels of performance, in both their businesses and lives. He draws from his work experiences, cutting-edge research, and behavioral science from Stanford University, as well as the approaches and techniques used in the worlds of elite sports and the military - areas where peak performance is key. In this conversation Eric talks about his new book The 3 Alarms: A Simple System to Transform Your Health, Wealth, and Relationships Forever (https://amzn.to/3pRBxNh). This episode is brought to you by: * The Great Courses Plus - Get 1 month Unlimted for free! (http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/beyond) * Vital Choice (http://vitalchoice.com) - Use code 'BEYOND10' for 10% of one order * Otis - Get a free 14 day trial and $50 credit (http://meetotis.com/beyond)

    Jeffrey and Jami Downs on The Power of Streaking to Create Life Changing Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 60:21

    Jeffrey and Jami Downs (https://www.streakingmastery.com) of StreakingMastery.com (https://www.streakingmastery.com) are the authors of the new book Streaking: The Simple Practice of Conscious, Consistent Actions That Create Life-Changing Results (https://amzn.to/3bsQUGI). In this conversation they talk with Erik about the power of streaking, how streaks are different from habits, the rules of streaking, choosing the right streaks, and how to recover from a broken streak. This episode is broguth to you by: The Great Courses Plus - Get 1 month Unlimted for free! (http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/beyond) Otis - Get a free 14 day trial and $50 credit (http://meetotis.com/beyond) Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to $15 a month (http://mintmobile.com/todo)

    Chris Byers on Remote Teams, Remote Culture and OKRs

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 47:48

    Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack (https://www.formstack.com), an online form and data-collection platform. He has helped Formstack grow from 7 to 200 employees in the past 10 years and pioneered a highly relational remote culture. Formstack also produces the Ripple Effect Podcast (https://www.formstack.com/podcasts). In this conversation Chris talks with Erik about building a remote culture, maintaining that culture during the pandemic, onboarding remote workers, and OKR planning. This episode is brought to you by: Otis (http://meetotis.com/beyond) Vital Choice (http://vitalchoice.com) - Use code 'BEYOND10' for 10% of one order

    Annie Duke on Making Better Decisions by Identifying and Dismantling Hidden Biases

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 64:36


    Annie Duke is a decision strategist, poker champion, and the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets (https://amzn.to/3cAmsN1). Her new book How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices (https://amzn.to/3nUZkLm). In this episode Annie talks about how to make better decisions, identifying and dismantling hidden biases, and making better choices. This episode is brought to you by: * Vital Choice - Use code BEYOND10 to 10% off one order (http://vitalchoice.com) * The Great Courses Plus - Get Unlimted Access Free for 1 Month! (http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/beyond) * Textexpander - Get 20% off 1 year! (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=t extexpander-Nov-2020)


    Allison Fallon on the Power of Writing for Clarity, Confidence and Purpose

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 45:45

    Allison Fallon (https://amzn.to/39o0wTk) is an award winning author, sought after public speaker, and nationally recognized writing coach. She has coached hundreds of thousands of writers (https://findyourvoice.com) - from NYT Bestselling authors to total beginners to help them finally get their books written and on shelves. Grab the first chapter free here (http://thepowerofwritingitdown.com). Her most recent book The Power of Writing Things Down (https://amzn.to/39o0wTk) walks anyone - even those who swear they aren't "real" writers - through a simple daily practice they can use to reduce anxiety, curb depression, improve their confidence and gain clarity in their life. This episode is brought to you by: * The Great Courses - Get one month Unlimited FREE (http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/beyond)

    Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 39:59


    Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author. In this conversation Jon talks with Erik about his book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done (http://amzn.to/2uQOWKv) about completing goals. Jon also has a new podcast called 'All It Takes Is A Goal (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-it-takes-is-a-goal/id1547078080)'. This episode is brought to you by: Mint Mobile (http://mintmobile.com/todo) Brain.fm (http://beyondthetodolist.com/brainfm)


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