Beyond The To-do List

Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Mike Sturm on The Wabi-Sabi Way

    Mike Sturm on The Wabi-Sabi Way

    07/07/2020 Duration: 50min

    Mike Sturm (https://mikesturm.net/wabi-sabi-way/) is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering (https://mikesturm.net/woolgathering/), which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do (https://amzn.to/2TSreZq) Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. Mike's new book is The Wabi-Sabi Way (https://mikesturm.net/wabi-sabi-way/). In this conversation Mike talks with Erik about what Wabi Sabi Is, and how to talk The Wabi-Sabi Way. This episode is brought to you by: * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond) * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=t extexpander-Jul-2020)

  • Mike Sturm on the Meaning of Productivity

    Mike Sturm on the Meaning of Productivity

    30/06/2020 Duration: 40min

    Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering (https://mikesturm.net/woolgathering/), which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do (https://amzn.to/2TSreZq) Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp (https://setapp.com?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=beyondthetodolist)

  • Mike Robbins on Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging

    Mike Robbins on Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging

    23/06/2020 Duration: 55min

    Mike Robbins (https://mike-robbins.com/together/) is an author, thought leader and sought-after speaker who teaches people, leaders, and teams to infuse their lives and businesses with authenticity and appreciation. As a leadership expert, he partners with some of the top organizations in the world helping enhance performance, trust, and belonging. His new book is 'We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging (https://amzn.to/2BzSeJO)'. In this conversation Mike and Erik talk about the 4 pillars of how to create a team culture of high performance, trust, and belonging. This episode is brought to you by: Miro (http://miro.com/beyond)

  • Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

    Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

    16/06/2020 Duration: 46min

    Liz Fosslien (https://amzn.to/2MB1df5) is a consultant on product design and experience design projects with companies including Salesforce, SYPartners, and Ernst & Young. Her work has been featured by The Economist, The Financial Times, NPR, Quartz, Fast Company, the Freakonomics Blog, and LifeHacker. Her book 'No Hard Feelings: Emotions At Work and How They Help Us Succeed (https://amzn.to/2MB1df5)' (co-author Mollie West Duffy) takes a look at how emotions profoundly affect key aspects of professional life. The book serves as a deeply researched guide to un-repressing emotions at work, finding constructive channels even for jealousy and anxiety, and demystifying digital interactions and coworker communication styles. This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp (https://setapp.com?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=beyondthetodolist) * UCI (https://ce.uci.edu/about/trending/toolkits.aspx?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=paid-social&ut m_campaign=Beyondtodo&utm_term=19-20)

  • Melissa Steginus on Making Self-Care, Personal, Purposeful and Practical

    Melissa Steginus on Making Self-Care, Personal, Purposeful and Practical

    09/06/2020 Duration: 52min

    Melissa Steginus is a mindfulness teacher and productivity coach helping people structure their work and lives to be intentional, empowering, and fulfilling. With a background in social work and over a decade of experience as a counsellor, coach, yoga instructor, and world traveller, Melissa has helped thousands of people transform their personal and professional lives. Her book is Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters. (https://amzn.to/37l6vG2) You can find her course on Skillshare here (https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Self-Care-for-Productivity-Creating-an-Action-Plan-for-Wellness-at-Work/137518673?via=user-profile). In this conversation Melissa and Erik discuss common excuses and hangups that keep people from making an intentional plan for self-care, the importance of self-care, and how to make it personal, purposeful and practical. This episode is brought to you by: Miro (http://miro.com/beyond) Setapp (https://setapp.com?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_med

  • Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

    Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

    01/06/2020 Duration: 40min

    Elizabeth Emens is a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, and the author of Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More (https://amzn.to/2MZjdQr). Elizabeth Emens was a working mother with two young children, swamped like so many of us, when she realized that this invisible labor was consuming her. Desperate to survive and to help others along the way, she conducted interviews and focus groups to gather favorite tips and tricks, admin confessions, and the secrets of admin-happy households. Life Admin (https://amzn.to/2MZjdQr)tackles the problem of admin in all its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling doctors appointments and paying bills, to life-cycle events like planning a wedding, a birth, a funeral. Emens explores how this labor is created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, reduce, and redistribute admin whenever possible—as individuals and as a society. This episode is brought to you by: * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-

  • Mamie Kanfer Stewart on Making Meetings More Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable

    Mamie Kanfer Stewart on Making Meetings More Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable

    26/05/2020 Duration: 52min

    Mamie Kanfer Stewart (https://amzn.to/2TEssdi) founded Meeteor, a global venture providing meeting management solutions. Through consulting and technology, Meeteor enables teams and organizations to develop a healthy and productive meeting culture. Her book is Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings (https://amzn.to/2TEssdi). In this episode Made talks about how to the your meetings where they have been to where they could be: a huge collaborative tool towards greater goals. This episode is brought to you by: * UCI (https://ce.uci.edu/about/trending/toolkits.aspx?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=paid-social&ut m_campaign=Beyondtodo&utm_term=19-20) * Setapp (https://setapp.com?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=beyondthetodolist) * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond)

  • Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Mental RAM and Boredom

    Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Mental RAM and Boredom

    19/05/2020 Duration: 54min

    Chris Bailey (https://amzn.to/2LEhSMJ) 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 (https://amzn.to/2LEhSMJ). In this conversation Chris talks with Erik about: * Hyperfocus * Scatterfocus * Attention Residue * Mental RAM * Boredom This episode is broguth to you by: * Setapp (https://setapp.com?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=beyondthetodolist) * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond)

  • Lacy Boggs on Slow Growth and Work Life Balance

    Lacy Boggs on Slow Growth and Work Life Balance

    13/05/2020 Duration: 39min

    Lacy Boggs (https://lacyboggs.com) is director of The Content Direction Agency (https://lacyboggs.com). She helps small businesses and solopreneurs teach them how to drive their own content marketing with strategies and frameworks that make content easier and more effective to produce. In this conversation Lacy talks with Erik about how she built her business putting in just 20 hours a week, has maintained flexibility and work life balance, and made time for herself and family along the way. This episode is brought to you by: LinkedIn Learning (http://linkedinlearning.com/todo)

  • Michael Brues on The Power of Chronotypes and Sleep

    Michael Brues on The Power of Chronotypes and Sleep

    06/05/2020 Duration: 38min

    Michael J. Breus, Ph.D (https://thepowerofwhenquiz.com)., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Michael joins Erik in this episode to talk about discovering your chronotype, and the difference that can make not only to your sleep quality and quantity, but to your day to day productivity as well! In this Michael’s book ‘The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype (https://amzn.to/2A4HW3y)–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More’ is out now, and a must read! This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp (https://setapp.com?utm_source=sponsorship&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=beyondthetodolist) * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=textexp ander-May-2020)

  • Matt Bodnar Psychology of Business and Decision Making, Contemplative Routines, the 80/20 Principle and Keeping a Work Journal

    Matt Bodnar Psychology of Business and Decision Making, Contemplative Routines, the 80/20 Principle and Keeping a Work Journal

    29/04/2020 Duration: 54min

    Matt Bodnar is also the Creator and Host of The Science of Success Podcast. (https://www.successpodcast.com) He was named to "Forbes 30 Under 30” and partner in multiple "Inc Fastest Growing Companies," is a deal maker and strategy expert who has scaled businesses across multiple industries. Bodnar has acquired more than 25 private businesses. In this conversation Matt talks with Erik about the Psychology of Business and Decision Making, Contemplative routines, the 80/20 Principle And keeping a work journal. This podcast is brought to you by: * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond) * LinkedIn Learning (http://linkedinlearning.com/todo)

  • Nir Eyal on Overcoming Internal and External Distractions

    Nir Eyal on Overcoming Internal and External Distractions

    21/04/2020 Duration: 47min

    Nir Eyal (https://amzn.to/2yE7aoQ) is the bestselling author of 'Indistractable: 'How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life' (https://amzn.to/2yE7aoQ). In this conversation Erik And Nir talk about the secret of finally doing what you say you will do and the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices. This show is broight to you by: PolicyGenius Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=textexp ander-Apr-2020)

  • James Clear on Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones

    James Clear on Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones

    15/04/2020 Duration: 53min

    James Clear (https://amzn.to/2EofwCm) 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 talks with Erik about his new book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (https://amzn.to/2EofwCm) This podcast is brought to you by: * LinkedIn Learning (http://linkedinlearning.com/todo) * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond)

  • How Productive Should You Be in a Crisis?

    How Productive Should You Be in a Crisis?

    09/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    In this brief 15 min episode, Erik takes a few minutes to talk about two previous crisis from his past in hopes of being real about how there is no 'one size fits all' approach to life and productivity when a crisis hits. Mentioned in this episode: * Anne Bogel on Overthinking, Decision Making and Self-Awareness (https://beyondthetodolist.com/315) * Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety (https://beyondthetodolist.com/311) * Kate Swoboda on Courage as a Habit and Emotional Resilience (https://beyondthetodolist.com/318) * James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity (https://beyondthetodolist.com/312) * Brainfm - Get 20% off a year! (http://beyondthetodolist.com/brainfm)

  • Kate Swoboda on Courage as a Habit and Emotional Resilience

    Kate Swoboda on Courage as a Habit and Emotional Resilience

    31/03/2020 Duration: 52min

    Kate Swoboda is author of 'The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life (https://amzn.to/2JASV6h)'. She's also Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification where she teaches people how to change old patterns of self-doubt and create courageous habits (and courageous lives) using the principles of habit-formation. She has been a consultant for teams within businesses, and she's spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques. This show is brought to you by: * Listables (http://listables.com) * Textexpander (https://textexpander.com/podcast?utm_source=beyond-the-to-do-list&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=textexp ander-Apr-2020)

  • Michael Hyatt on Creating a Clear and Compelling Vision to Grow Your Organization

    Michael Hyatt on Creating a Clear and Compelling Vision to Grow Your Organization

    24/03/2020 Duration: 42min

    Michael Hyatt (https://visiondrivenleader.com/beyond) is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company (https://visiondrivenleader.com/beyond) and no stranger to this podcast! His newest book is 'The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business (https://visiondrivenleader.com/beyond)'. In this conversation Michael and Erik discuss the need for a vision script instead of a vision statement, energizing your team and creating a vision script for growth of your organization. This episode is brought to you by: LinkedIn Learning (http://linkedinlearning.com/beyond) Sunbasket (http://sunbasket.com/beyond) Promo code 'beyond' for $35 off your first order

  • Grant Baldwin on Productivity Tips for Public Speakers

    Grant Baldwin on Productivity Tips for Public Speakers

    17/03/2020 Duration: 52min

    Grant Baldwin (https://amzn.to/2Qxgxwl) is the founder and CEO of TheSpeakerLab.com, a training company for public speakers. He is the best-selling author of "The Successful Speaker (https://amzn.to/2Qxgxwl)" and also host of "The Speaker Lab Podcast." In this episode Grant and Erik talk about getting started as a speaker and productivity tips for speakers just getting started or further on in their journey. This episode Is brought to you by: * Betterhelp (http://betterhlp.com/beyond) * Brainfm (http://beyondthetodolist.com/brainfm)

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

    Anne Bogel on Overthinking, Decision Making and Self-Awareness

    02/03/2020 Duration: 53min

    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: Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond) Listables (http://listables)

  • Merlin Mann on Unknown Inboxes, Fear Vs Anxiety and Interuptions Vs Distractions

    Merlin Mann on Unknown Inboxes, Fear Vs Anxiety and Interuptions Vs Distractions

    25/02/2020 Duration: 01h14min

    Merlin Mann (http://www.merlinmann.com) is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster based in San Francisco. Merlin mostly makes podcasts: Do By Friday (http://dobyfriday.com/), Reconcilable Differences (http://relay.fm/rd), Roderick on the Line (http://www.roderickontheline.com/), and Back to Work (http://5by5.tv/b2w). Covered in this episode: Examining the known inboxes you have in your life The inboxes we have accepted How thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa Fear vs Anxiety Interruptions vs distractions This podcast brought to you by: * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond) * Sunbasket (http://sunbasket.com/beyond) * Textexpander (http://textexpander.com/podcast)

  • Merlin Mann on Inbox Zero, Getting Things Done and Being a Student of Productivity

    Merlin Mann on Inbox Zero, Getting Things Done and Being a Student of Productivity

    18/02/2020 Duration: 01h07min

    Merlin Mann (http://www.merlinmann.com) is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster based in San Francisco. Merlin mostly makes podcasts: Do By Friday (http://dobyfriday.com/), Reconcilable Differences (http://relay.fm/rd), Roderick on the Line (http://www.roderickontheline.com/), and Back to Work (http://5by5.tv/b2w). Covered in this episode: Different definitions of the word ‘productivity’ Merlin’s superhero origin story as a productivity student The creation of 43Folders, the transition from then to today Getting Things Done by David Allen ©DavidCo, 2001. (https://amzn.to/3bZAyEU) Mentioned in this episode: * Betterhelp (http://betterhelp.com/beyond) * LinkedIn Learning (http://linkedinlearning.com/todo)

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