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Beyond the To-Do List

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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 work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life. Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and be inspired and instructed on how to move forward yourself.

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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 work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life. Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and be inspired and instructed on how to move forward yourself.

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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

698 Ratings
Average Ratings
531
64
37
23
43

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 #2: Episode 85: GTD: David Allen (@GTDGuy) on how “creative types” can get things done with #GTD – BTTDL086

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David Allen is the originator of GTD. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done“. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

Listen to David’s previous appearance on this podcast here.

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Dec 12 2014

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Rank #3: Episode 91: Time Hacking: Julie Sheranosher (@ImJulieTweets) on how you should look at time – BTTDL092

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Julie Sheranosher was a Captain in the army and had absolutely no choice but to get REALLY good with time management. She found out that she had a talent for understanding people’s needs and routines and matching them with custom-tailored time management systems that work for them.

Make sure to check out Julie’s Podcast: Time Hackers

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Mar 18 2015

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Rank #4: Episode 252: 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 #5: Episode 43: What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043

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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.

Covered in this episode:

The first step to a makeover of your time is to keep track of how you are spending their time. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet
Mornings don’t occur in isolation. What we do in our mornings has an effect on the rest of the day. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet
You’re not going to get out of bed early for something that you don’t want to do. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet
Every time we think we’re multitasking, we’re just inefficiently mono-tasking. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet
When we’re doing work that we find important and meaningful our inboxes are naturally less attractive. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet

  • Ask yourself: “What would make this a great work day? At the end of the day, what would you have liked to have changed in the world that would have made it worth showing up?”
  • Part of embracing the mindset of mono-tasking is being being careful about our time. It’s about understanding that you want to do things that matter. If you’re finding that you want to do others things than what you are doing,  it may be that what you are doing isn’t important to you.

Make sure to tweet to Laura thanking her for what you learn from this episode.

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Aug 25 2013

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Rank #6: Episode 251: 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.

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Dec 03 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 86: Procrastinate on Purpose: @RoryVaden on discipline, procrastination and priority dilution – BTTDL087

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Rory Vaden is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution – in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. Rory’s 1st book Take the Stairs is a #1 Amazon, #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller!

Rory’s new book is Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time will alter the way the world thinks about time. Trust me, you need this book!

Make sure to go to Procrastinate on Purpose.com to get access to a free webinar covering much of the book, and the great early purchase bonus deals when you purchase the book.

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Dec 23 2014

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Rank #8: Episode 165: Time: Amber De La Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking – BTTDL166

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Amber De La Garza works with business owners who are ready to transform the way they work so they can reduce stress, maximize time, and grow their business.

Amber joins Erik in this episode to talk about conflicting priorities, daily planning and time blocking and getting the most out of the time we have towards our most important tasks.

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Feb 28 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 193: Action: Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action – BTTDL194

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Gregg Krech is an author, poet, and one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America. His work has been featured in THE SUN magazine, Tricycle, SELF, Utne Reader, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan and Experience Life.
Krech and his wife Linda are the founders of The ToDo Institute, a non-profit center in Vermont that uses Japanese Psychology as an alternative to traditional Western approaches to psychology. Over the past 25 years, Krech has introduced Japanese Psychology, particularly Naikan Therapy, Morita Therapy and Kaizen, to thousands of people through his workshops and online courses.
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Oct 02 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 168: Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169

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Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice.

In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.

Make sure to check out Brett Kelly’s Evernote Essentials as a tool Erik uses for deep work.

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Apr 12 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 114: Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115

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Rank #12: Episode 131: 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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Rank #13: Episode 189: Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190

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Rank #14: Episode 211: Focus: Jeff Sanders on Focus, Free Time and Priority – BTTDL212

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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.

Jeff’s new book is The Free-Time Formula: Finding Happiness, Focus, and Productivity No Matter How Busy You Are. In this episode, Jeff and Erik talk about Jeff’s new book and slowing down time to get the important things done.

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Feb 12 2018

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Rank #15: 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.

Covered in this episode:

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

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Rank #16: 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.

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Mar 12 2019

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Getting Things Done: 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 #19: Episode 255: Overwhelm: Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress

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For decades, Dr. Samantha has helped people to transform their lives with her innovative approach. Now you can use the same tested tools and guidance to experience the freedom of better health, greater resilience, and peace of mind.

Samantha’s new book is Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. In this episode she and Erik talk about overcoming overwhelm, dismantling stress and achieving greater resilience.

Book page: www.DrSamantha.com/overcomingoverwhelm

Values exercise: https://drsamantha.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/VALUES-worksheet-final.pdf

Sample chapter: https://drsamantha.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DrSamantha_OvercomingOverwhelm-Excerpt-Ch3-Jan2019.pdf

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Jan 15 2019

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Rank #20: Episode 105: 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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