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Beyond the To-Do List

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If you're often finding yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

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If you're often finding yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

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So many takeaways!

By Stephanie Mc. - Jan 14 2020
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I dare you not to learn something from each and every podcast. Love this podcast!

Can’t live without it!

By cris_educoach - Nov 25 2019
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This is one of my favorite podcasts ever!! I always have an outcome of every episode !!

iTunes Ratings

718 Ratings
Average Ratings
541
69
39
24
45

So many takeaways!

By Stephanie Mc. - Jan 14 2020
Read more
I dare you not to learn something from each and every podcast. Love this podcast!

Can’t live without it!

By cris_educoach - Nov 25 2019
Read more
This is one of my favorite podcasts ever!! I always have an outcome of every episode !!
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Beyond the To-Do List

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Rank #1: Sleep: Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158

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Shawn Stevenson is an author of  Sleep Smarter: 21 Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success. He is also the creator of The Model Health Show, 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.

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Dec 19 2016

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Rank #2: Laura Vanderkam on What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend

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Laura Vanderkam is a nationally recognized writer who questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives. Laura is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, What Successful People Do on the Weekend, and What People Do at Work, now all out in paperback compilation form.

Aug 25 2013

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Rank #3: Routines: Benjamin Spall on Morning Routines, Evening Routines and Habits – BTTDL227

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Benjamin Spall is a writer and the founding editor of the website My Morning Routine, with co-founder Michael Xander. Their book of the same name is out now: My Morning Routine – How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired.

In this episode Benjamin and Erik discuss creating a morning routine that works for you, how an evening routine helps with a morning routine and some of the most common components successful people include in their routines.

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Jun 13 2018

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Rank #4: Peak Productivity: Charles Duhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better – BTTDL138

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Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter at the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and spent more than 90 weeks on New York Times’ best-seller lists. His new book is Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. You can find Charles Duhigg’s first appearance on this show here.

Peak #Productivity: Charles Duhigg @CDuhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better https://t.co/ByDJAIlyzB pic.twitter.com/dJXcVVp5Ek

— Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) June 18, 2016

Jun 18 2016

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Rank #5: Habits: Charles Duhigg on how habits are formed and changed – BTTDL097

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Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter at the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and spent over 90 weeks on New York Times’ best seller lists.

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Apr 21 2015

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Rank #6: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose – BTTDL253

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Joshua Becker is on a mission to inspire others to live more by owning less. Joshua is a blogger at Becoming Minimalist and is the bestselling author of Simplify and The More of Less. Joshua’s new book is The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life.

In this episode Erik and Joshua discuss his new book, the meaning of minimalism, the practicality behind decluttering, how to get other members of your family of board and much more.

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Dec 11 2018

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Rank #7: Priorities: Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities

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Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time-management and productivity books, including Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

In this episode, Laura talks with Erik about her new book: Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities.

Mar 12 2019

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Rank #8: Procrastination: Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three – BTTDL132

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Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. This is his 2nd time on the show. Listen to his 1st episode here.

The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you:
·         slowing down to work more deliberately;
·         shrinking or eliminating the unimportant;
·         the rule of three;
·         striving for imperfection;
·         scheduling less time for important tasks;
·         the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions;
·         and the concept of productive procrastination.

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Apr 12 2016

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Rank #9: Organization: Mystie Winckler on brain dumps, organizing your attitude and your life – BTTDL106

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Mystie Winckler works to provide practical & encouraging solutions for real moms living a full life. She runs the site ‘Simplified Organization’ where she teaches how to change the way you think about your responsibilities, improve your mood and devise systems that will help you stress less and accomplish more.

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Jun 23 2015

38mins

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Rank #10: Habits: James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones – BTTDL252

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James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers.

In this episode James taels with Erik about his new book Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.

Dec 03 2018

55mins

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Rank #11: Being vs. Doing: Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness – BTTDL150

Sep 14 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets

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David Allen is the originator of GTD, and founder of David Allen Co. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done,” the groundbreaking work-life management system by David Allen that provides concrete solutions for navigating uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.

David is the author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life.

David Allen Company is a global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity.

Covered in this episode:

  • GTD Basics
  • GTD hang ups – common places where the GTD process falls apart for people:
    1. Failure to capture
    2. Failure to decide the outcome you’re committed to, and the specific action steps
    3. Failure to then act (2 minute rule) or capture the action, or reminder to act on in the future
    4. Failure to review

  • The one list most people do work well is their calendar.
  • Anything that is a win that instills trust in your system helps.
  • Simple processes to achieve mini wins to trust your system more
  • Drawing on the right side of the brain
  • Sometimes a trusted system can be people
  • David Allen’s TEDx Talk: WHY do GTD, not just WHAT it is or HOW
  • How David starts his day: Good coffee, and the right maps.
  • Dealing with distractions and unexpected inbox deliveries
  • David’s most powerful tools: The Physical Inbox and Notetaker wallet
  • How GTD applies to “work/life balance/blending”
  • GTD is a lifestyle
  • A lot of Getting Things Done is about not getting things done. It’s about being appropriately engaged with what’s going on.
  • GTD and personal relationships
  • The relationship between David and his wife’s personal GTD systems
  • GTD behaviors really need to be installed in a cooperate culture
  • Click to tweet ->[tweetable]Bad meetings create huge emails, and huge emails create bad meetings. – @GTDGuy[/tweetable]
  • Movings things from the someday maybe list into actions and tasks to bring them into reality
  • How much time is too much time “investigating” productivity apps?
  • The “official GTD app”

David uses:

  • List function in Lotus notes
  • Eproductivity add in for list and calender functionality
  • Mind Manager for mind maps
  • The Brain

For capture:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPad
  • Gmail
  • Nothing beats pen and paper!

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Nov 29 2012

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Rank #13: Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines and scheduling and journaling

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This week I’m joined by Michael HyattNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. He is also a very influential blogger at MichaelHyatt.com, and podcaster with his show This Is Your Life.

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What gets scheduled is what gets done. - @MichaelHyattClick To Tweet

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Sep 04 2012

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Rank #14: Focus: Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention – BTTDL238

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Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. Erik and Chris talked about his first book The Productivity Project during the last episode he appeared on. Chris is back to talk about his new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction.

Aug 28 2018

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Rank #15: Energy: Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero – BTTDL116

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Jeff Sanders is a productivity coach, personal development junky, and avid trail runner. Jeff writes and speaks through his blog and podcast about healthy habits, personal development, high energy, and rockin’ productivity.

This is Jeff’s second appearance on the show, and you can listen to his first appearance here.

Make sure to grab Jeff’s new book: The 5am Miracle

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Nov 17 2015

55mins

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Rank #16: Principles: Laura McClellan on being a productive Woman – BTTDL162

Feb 01 2017

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Rank #17: Progress: Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities – BTTDL153

Oct 05 2016

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Rank #18: Roadblocks: Lauren Zander on Excuses, Self-Sabotage and Facing the Truth – BTTDL218

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Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Lauren’s new book is Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. In this episode Erik and Lauren talk about identifying excuses, facing the truth and defeating self-sabotage. Mentioned in this episode:

Apr 09 2018

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Rank #19: Work Style: Carson Tate on discovering your personal productivity style – BTTDL146

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Carson Tate is a dynamic teacher and coach known for personal transformation and simple, powerful actionable content. She is a nationally renowned expert on productivity. She is the author of Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. Make sure to take her Productivity Style Assessment!

In this episode, Carson talks with Erik about how to discover your personal productivity style.

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Aug 17 2016

31mins

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Rank #20: Craig Jarrow on Time Management Ninja Tools for Productivity

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Craig Jarrow is the author of Time Management Ninja. The mission of his site is to help individuals and companies reclaim their time. His new book is Time Management Ninja: 21 Rules for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life.

In this episode Craig talks with Erik about the productivity tools to make more time and get rid of stress

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Nov 12 2019

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