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Beyond the To-Do List

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Rank #21 in Careers category

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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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Thought-provoking + tangible

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Kudos to an incredibly well-designed podcast. The most recent episode with Nir Ayal is a game-changer!!!

Love it!

By KServi - Sep 06 2019
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I find myself inspired to accomplish my daily tasks after listening to this podcast! Especially after listening to the episode with David Allen who is the originator of Getting Things Done (GTD). Alleviating the feeling of overwhelm really hit home for me! Thumbs up to the audio quality, as well!

iTunes Ratings

674 Ratings
Average Ratings
514
62
34
23
41

Thought-provoking + tangible

By ninoubinou - Sep 25 2019
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Kudos to an incredibly well-designed podcast. The most recent episode with Nir Ayal is a game-changer!!!

Love it!

By KServi - Sep 06 2019
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I find myself inspired to accomplish my daily tasks after listening to this podcast! Especially after listening to the episode with David Allen who is the originator of Getting Things Done (GTD). Alleviating the feeling of overwhelm really hit home for me! Thumbs up to the audio quality, as well!
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Beyond the To-Do List

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #21 in Careers category

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 226: 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
45 mins
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Rank #2: 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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Sep 04 2012
32 mins
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Rank #3: 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
26 mins
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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
49 mins
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Rank #5: 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
55 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 237: Focus: Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention – BTTDL238

Aug 28 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: 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
54 mins
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Rank #8: 287: Time: Kris Ward on How to 'Win The Hour' to 'Win the Day'

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Kris Ward is the founder of Win The Hour, Win the Day, a platform and Amazon best-selling book, that helps entrepreneurs to systematically grow their business and, oh, by the way, enjoy a personal life too. After the loss of her husband, Kris returned full-time to the marketing & branding agency she had founded years earlier, only to find her business was thriving. She began teaching clients the exact systems & process that had freed her up and helped her during that difficult time and changed their lives in the process.

Through sound time management principles - that anyone can easily understand and apply - Kris’ clients now had more time, freedom and recaptured the joy & fun they once had when they first started their businesses.

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Aug 20 2019
52 mins
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Rank #9: 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
30 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 182: Goals: Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals – BTTDL183

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Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. This is Jon’s third appearance on the show.
For 19 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches.
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Jul 31 2017
41 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 114: Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115

Nov 01 2015
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Rank #12: 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
40 mins
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Rank #13: 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
36 mins
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Rank #14: 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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Apr 12 2016
52 mins
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Rank #15: Priorities: Pete Mockaitis on How to Accomplish More, Faster

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Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps professionals perform optimally at work. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and Inc.

He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at Your Job podcast. The show has been downloaded over 8,000,000 times and consistently ranks as a top business show in Apple Podcasts.

Erik was recently a guest on Pete's show!

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Aug 13 2019
37 mins
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Rank #16: 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
38 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 217: 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.
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Apr 09 2018
54 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 96: 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
25 mins
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Rank #19: Justin Lukasavige shares productivity secrets for entrepreneurs

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Justin Lukasavige joins us this week to talk about his transition from being an airline pilot, to financial coach, business coach, and podcaster.

Justin Lukasavige coaches people to do business better by using the power of their personal stories. Justin graduated from college with a degree in aviation and immediately became a commercial pilot. Knowing it wasn’t the story he wanted to live, he began coaching people to get out of debt. He grew his business so quickly (with the help of coaches and mentors) that other business owners took notice and asked for advice on doing the same. Justin travels the country as a speaker and trainer and hosts four online radio shows each week from his Coach Radio studio.

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Aug 29 2012
42 mins
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Rank #20: 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
58 mins
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