Beyond the To Do List | Personal Productivity Perspectives

Erik Fisher, Productivity Podcaster, Author, and Coach

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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, inclu...Show More

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Creativity: Jon Kolko on Critiques and Creating a Culture of Creativity – BTTDL228

42:53 | Jun 20th, 2018

Jon Kolko is a Partner at Modernist Studio , and the Founder of the Austin Center for Design. Jon is the author of six books. One of his most recent is Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking Into Your Company. In this conv...Show More

Leadership: Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following – BTTDL265

39:28 | Mar 19th

Jeremie Kubicek 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 s...Show More

Priorities: Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities – BTTDL264

36:43 | Mar 12th

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 po...Show More

Organizations: Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and the Operating System of an Organization

41:10 | Mar 5th

Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm that helps institutions like Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Kaplan, Microsoft, Lloyds Bank, Citibank, Edelman, Airbnb, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museu...Show More

Health: Health Hacks with Nathalie Beauchamp – BTTDL262

37:54 | Feb 28th

Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp is a chiropractor, a former professional natural figure/bodybuilder, a wellness consultant. Her mission is to empower people to take control of their health and lead happy and productive lives. As a natural and holistic health ...Show More

Creation: Pamela Wilson on Content Creation Strategy – BTTDL261

45:56 | Feb 20th

Pamela Wilson is an online educator, author, keynote speaker + founder of BIG Brand System. She is former Executive VP of Educational Content at Rainmaker Digital, publishers of Copyblogger. Her passion is teaching — and she has a gift for making com...Show More

Introducing One Plus One from Wondery

09:59 | Feb 19th

Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate su...Show More

Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction and Focus – BTTDL260

48:06 | Feb 12th

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 deb...Show More

Admin: Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life – BTTDL259

44:19 | Feb 5th

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. Elizabeth Emens was a working mother with two young children, swamped like so many of us, when she realize...Show More

3 Words: Erik Fisher on Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments – BTTDL258

34:15 | Jan 29th

In this episode, Erik talks through the three words he has chosen for this year, and his perspective on the whole process of choosing three words. Chris Brogan is the originator of this method. The words for 2019 are Bricklaying, Streamlining and Mom...Show More

Emotions: Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work – BTTDL257

50:12 | Jan 22nd

Liz Fosslien 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 Freakon...Show More

Overwhelm: Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress – BTTDL256

40:27 | Jan 15th

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 bo...Show More

Growth: Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity – BTTDL255

51:56 | Jan 8th

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 Val...Show More

Bonus Episode: Optimal Living Daily

11:27 | Dec 24th, 2018

I’m sharing a podcast episode with you from Optimal Living Daily. This is a podcast that’s always in the top charts for good reason—it’s a simple idea, really—Justin gets permission from authors and narrates the best blogs for you. It’s like an ongoi...Show More

Design: Joey Cofone on Creativity, Imagination and Inspiration – BTTDL254

41:04 | Dec 18th, 2018

Joey Cofone is the Co-Founder at Baron Fig. Baron Fig is a New York design startup that is rooted in it's mission to champion thinkers around the world through inspiration, imagination and productivity. In this conversation Joey and Erik talk about h...Show More

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

49:04 | Dec 11th, 2018

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 ...Show More

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

55:32 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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 wo...Show More

Momentum: Jim Woods on Self Awareness, Progress and Getting Unstuck – BTTDL251

54:38 | Nov 29th, 2018

Jim Woods is a freelance writer, author, developmental editor and business jumpstarter in northeast Ohio. His writing focuses on helping you get unstuck so you can achieve your dreams and live better stories. In this episode Jim. and Erik talk about ...Show More

Time: John Zeratsky on Time, Busyness and Distraction – BTTDL250

1:01:02 | Nov 22nd, 2018

John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry who became obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. Previously, John was a senior designer​ at YouTube and Google.  He is the author of New York Times bestseller Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems a...Show More

Technology: Dan Schawbel on Connection, Technology and Teams – BTTDL249

40:03 | Nov 13th, 2018

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, partner, and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and His latest book is Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the...Show More

Intentionality: Ryder Carroll on Designing the Future through Tracking the Past and Ordering the Future – BTTDL248

1:01:13 | Nov 7th, 2018

Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer and author living in Brooklyn, NY. Diagnosed with learning disabilities early in life, he was forced to figure out alternate ways to be focused and productive. Through years of trial and error, he developed...Show More

Bonus Episode: Introducing Imagined Life

04:20 | Nov 4th, 2018

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know...Show More

Busyness: CJ McClanahan on Busyness, Reflection and Defining Success – BTTDL247

47:51 | Oct 31st, 2018

CJ McClanahan is Business coach with 12 years of experience inspiring growth, helping entrepreneurs develop systems and coaching business executives to be successful leaders. He is the host of the Success 2.0 podcast. He is also the author of the new...Show More

Strategy: Jay Acunzo on Questioning Best Practices, Honing Intuition Mastering Decision Making – BTTDL246

53:48 | Oct 26th, 2018

Jay Acunzo has served as a digital media strategist at Google and held multiple leadership positions at high-growth technology companies, including HubSpot. He spent three years as VP of Brand for the venture capital firm NextView before founding Unt...Show More

Time to Parent: Julie Morgenstern on Productivity, Parenting and Progress – BTTDL245

44:12 | Oct 19th, 2018

Julie Morgenstern is a well known expert on organization and time management. The author of five best-selling books, Morgenstern has appeared on Oprah and NBC’s The Today Show, and helped thousands of people transform their homes, businesses, and att...Show More

Strategy: Jay Baer on Word of Mouth, the 80/20 Rule and Growth – BTTDL244

45:22 | Oct 11th, 2018

Jay Baer, CSP, CPAE has spent 25 years in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 34 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides word of mouth, digital m...Show More

Brain States: Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience – BTTDL243

49:40 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Daniel Clark is the CEO of makes music to help you do what you need to do, better. The company uses a patented AI engine to generate music backed by scientific research to help listeners focus, relax, and sleep. While “normal,” eve...Show More

Rest: Aaron Edelheit on Resting, Recharging and Renewing – BTTDL242

38:19 | Sep 28th, 2018

Aaron Edelheit is the Chief Strategy Officer of FLO Technologies. Since selling his company, The American Home in 2015, Aaron founded Mindset Capital, a private investment firm. Aaron has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and...Show More

Culture: Mike McDerment of Freshbooks on Culture, Collaboration, and Leading By Example – BTTDL241

40:50 | Sep 18th, 2018

Mike is the Co-Founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built out of frustration after accidentally saving over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ base...Show More

Projects: Jennie Nash on Writing, Purpose and Accountability – BTTDL240

58:53 | Sep 11th, 2018

Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a book coaching service that has helped hundreds of writers complete their book projects by giving them the sustained editorial support they need. Jennie’s book coaching methods bring back the powerfu...Show More

Studying: Ryan McRae on Productivity for College and University Students – BTTDL239

52:43 | Sep 4th, 2018

Ryan McRae has had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder all of his life, but he wasn’t going to let ADHD run him down. He has worked to figure out how to take all the benefits and cancel out all the drawbacks. In this episode, Ryan and Erik discu...Show More

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

1:02:32 | Aug 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Sabbaticals: Shawn Blanc of The Sweet Setup on an 8 Week Work Cycle and Sabbaticals – BTTDL237

1:06:48 | Aug 21st, 2018

Shawn Blanc is the founder of The Sweet Setup, a site that recommends the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Shawn and his team are incredibly prolific in their reviews and recommendations of mac and iOS apps, but also create great training co...Show More

Calling: Shawn Askinosie on Career, Vocation and Meaningful Work – BTTDL236

55:27 | Aug 14th, 2018

Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award winning chocolate factory located in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100...Show More

Process: Jeff Goins on Clarifying Your Creative Process – BTTDL235

55:38 | Aug 7th, 2018

Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and kids. He has authored five books: Real Artists Don't Starve, The Art of Work, The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. This is Jeff's 6th time on...Show More

Creativity: Srinivas Rao on Creating Fulfilling Lifelong Creative Practices – BTTDL234

56:54 | Aug 1st, 2018

Srinivas Rao is the creator and host of The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast where he has conducted over 700 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. He has also written multiple books including the Wall Street Journal bestsel...Show More

Bonus: Raising The Bar Preview

07:39 | Jul 25th, 2018

This is a bonus sample of the Wondery show Raising The Bar. It's a show for entrepreneurs and for anyone who wants to know about business, or how to have a life while having a business. It’s called Raising The Bar with Alli Webb and Michael Landau. ...Show More

Focus: Cal Newport on Doing Collaborative Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Solitude – BTTDL233

57:53 | Jul 24th, 2018

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 deb...Show More

Healthy: Rob Dionne on Getting Fit and Staying Fit with a Busy Lifestyle – BTTDL232

1:07:54 | Jul 17th, 2018

Rob Dionne is an NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, also holding advanced specialist certifications in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement. Rob is a lifestyle and fitness expert based out of Los Angeles....Show More

GTD: David Allen on Getting Things Done for Teens (and their parents too!) – BTTDL231

41:17 | Jul 10th, 2018

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. This is David's t...Show More

Rest: Jeff Sieh on Getting More Done by Working Less – BTTDL230

45:04 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Jeff Sieh is the host of the Many Pinterest Tips podcast where he is always adding testosterone, one pin at a time. In this episode, Jeff and Erik talk about the book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.  In this conversation they talk abo...Show More

Remote Work: Stephen Warley on Self Management, Remote Work and The Future of Work – BTTDL229

57:13 | Jun 27th, 2018

Stephen Warley has been been self-employed for the last 17 years. He is obsessed with researching and experimenting with alternative ways of working. He is passionate about helping people work on their terms and in alignment with what makes them uniq...Show More

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

45:14 | Jun 13th, 2018

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 Benjami...Show More

Quitting: Kelli Wood on Quitting, Failure and Self-Awareness – BTTDL226

40:27 | Jun 7th, 2018

Kelli Wood is the Provost of altMBA, an online leadership and management workshop founded in 2015 by bestselling author Seth Godin. The altMBA uses digital tools like Slack, Discourse and Zoom to engage more than 100 students in an intense four-week ...Show More

Creativity: Allen Gannett on Genius, Talent and Creativity – BTTDL225

46:50 | May 31st, 2018

Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing insights platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. H...Show More

Organizing: Rolanda Lokey on Space, Clutter and Cleaning- BTTDL224

33:48 | May 30th, 2018

Rolanda Lokey's career in fashion led her to years of living abroad and international travel where she began a very deep and ongoing examination of the concept of “space.” Moreover, she explored the various ways cultures around the world address spac...Show More

Side Hustle: Anna Sabino on Passion, Creativity and Business – BTTDL223

37:26 | May 14th, 2018

Anna Sabino is a co-active coach and designer behind the jewelry brand Lucid New York. After having left her Wall Street career more than a decade ago, she started Lucid out of her apartment and quickly became self-taught on how to make it as a creat...Show More

Mindfulness: Robert Plotkin on the Benefits and Distractions of Technology for Productivity – BTTDL222

1:00:51 | May 8th, 2018

Robert Plotkin is the Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, a leading blog and Top 40 iTunes podcast on science, technology, and mindfulness. In his Tap Into Mindfulness program, he teaches people how to be less distracted by their smartphones and h...Show More

Time: Laura Vanderkam on Perspective and Stewardship of Time – BTTDL221

43:15 | Apr 30th, 2018

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. Her work has appeared in publications including the ...Show More

Mike Vardy on Frameworks, Themes and Modes – BTTDL220

52:54 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker and podcaster on productivity. His main site is He's given talks on productivity and technology, as well as several featured keynotes and workshops related to time, task, project, and goal manageme...Show More

Connections: Scott Gerber on Networking vs. Connecting in Business Relationships – BTTDL219

41:32 | Apr 16th, 2018

Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. He is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful ...Show More

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

54:09 | Apr 9th, 2018

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...Show More

Creativity: Phil Rosenthal on Family, Food and Fun – BTTDL217

45:50 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Phil Rosenthal is an American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer for the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. In Phil's new show ‘Somebody Feed Phil' he travels around the world sampling food an...Show More

Meetings: Mamie Kanfer Stewart on Making Meetings More Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable – BTDL216

54:05 | Mar 19th, 2018

Mamie Kanfer Stewart 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. In this episode Made talks ...Show More

Calm: Jess Ostroff on Relegating, Automating and Delegating with Virtual Assistants – BTTDL215

57:21 | Mar 12th, 2018

Jess Ostroff is a writer, speaker, and proud Director of Calm. Her company, Don't Panic Management, is the agency that embodies a people-first approach to virtual assistant success. Since 2011, she’s been making the best possible matches between chao...Show More

Efficiency: Allison Schaaf on Efficiency, Preperation and Balance – BTTDL214

46:36 | Mar 5th, 2018

Allison Schaaf  is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison has helped people achieve their nutrition goals for over fifteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree...Show More

Reputation: Chris Ducker on Priority, Strategy, Reputation and Relationships – BTTDL213

46:06 | Feb 19th, 2018

Chris Ducker is Known as the “Virtual CEO” and regarded as the number-one authority on the subject of virtual staffing and personal outsourcing. Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur who owns and operates three businesses in the Philippines, amountin...Show More

Focus: Jeff Sanders on Focus, Free Time and Priority – BTTDL212

51:30 | Feb 12th, 2018

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 Fre...Show More

Timing: Daniel Pink on Optimizing Your Day With Daily Rhythms, Optimal Timing for Tasks and Maximizing Breaks – BTTDL211

38:35 | Feb 5th, 2018

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. His newest book is When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and t...Show More

Creativity: Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives – BTTDL210

45:02 | Jan 29th, 2018

Todd Henry write books, speak internationally on creativity, leadership, productivity, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas. Todd has been on the show previously twice: * Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity,...Show More

Brain Function: Doctor Steven Masley on Sharpening Cognitive Function and Avoiding Memory Loss – BTTDL209

39:20 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Steven Masley MD is a physician, nutritionist, trained-chef, author, and the creator of the #1 all-time health program for Public Television, 30 Days to a Younger Heart. His new book The Better Brain Solution: How to Start Now–at Any Age–to Reverse a...Show More

Priorities: Shane and Jocelyn Sams on Intentionality, Priority and Family – BTTDL208

50:15 | Jan 8th, 2018

Shane and Jocelyn Sams are former school teachers. After years of bad bosses, job losses, and frustration at work, they started an online business. That business made it possible to quit their jobs, spend more time with family and earn millions in pa...Show More

Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on Overcoming Productivity Hurdles of The nine Enneagram Types – BTTDL207

51:05 | Jan 1st, 2018

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. In his new book The Road Back to You, Ian presents an approachable and practical path to access the wisdom of the Enneag...Show More

Persistence: Brian Falchuk on Mindfulness, Motivation, and Persistence – BTTDL206

42:42 | Dec 24th, 2017

Brian Falchuk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist who has coached many people to improve their lives. In his professional career, Bryan has been a management consultant and executive in the Financial Services sector for nea...Show More

Priorities: Perry Marshall on The 80/20 Principle, Delegation and Dunbar’s Number – BTTDL205

53:36 | Dec 18th, 2017

Perry Marshall is one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after business consultants. He’s endorsed by FORBES, INC Magazine, and the most respected entrepreneurs in the world. Clients seek his ability to integrate engineering, sales, art and psy...Show More

Happiness: Annie McKee on How To Be Happy At Work – BTTDL204

36:35 | Dec 11th, 2017

Annie McKee is an advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Her new book ‘How To Be Happy At Work‘ talks about how to ...Show More

Pacing: Ryan McRae on Hygge, Lists and Holidays – BTTDL203

41:19 | Dec 4th, 2017

Ryan McRae has had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder all of his life, but he wasn’t going to let ADHD run him down. He has worked to figure out how to take all the benefits and cancel out all the drawbacks. In this episode, Ryan returns to the...Show More

Personality: Anne Bogel on the Benefits and Differences of Personality Assessments – BTTDL202

53:10 | Nov 27th, 2017

Anne Bogel is a blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy and author of Work Shift: How to Create a Better Blend of Work, Life, and Family Anne produces the ‘What Should I Read Next?' Podcast. Erik was a guest on that show here. Anne's new book, Reading People: H...Show More

Priorities: Tonya Dalton on Priorities, Balance and the Productivity Paradox – BTTDL201

40:24 | Nov 20th, 2017

Tonya Dalton is a Productivity strategist and coach. Tonya’s personal goal is to help you live the best life you can. She believes productivity needs to be customized and personalized to you, your personal goals, and the way you want to live. In her ...Show More

Impact: Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact – BTTDL200

45:26 | Nov 13th, 2017

Ray Edwards is an author, speaker, copywriter, and fellow-podcaster on his successful podcast ‘The Ray Edwards Show'. Ray has many creative insights in entrepreneurship and productivity. Ray has been on the show once before. In this episode, Erik and...Show More

Opportunities: Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes – BTDL199

51:16 | Nov 6th, 2017

Frank Ford has had a successful career in the entertainment industry for the last 25 years and is one of the founding members and owner of Four Day Weekend, a comedy institution in Texas. He has also studied at the renowned Second City Conservatory i...Show More

Technology: Erik Fisher on overcoming Smartphone Addiction – BTTDL198

25:59 | Oct 30th, 2017

Erik Fisher talks about the symptoms and ways to overcome Smartphone addiction. Mentioned in this episode: * Formstack  * Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List' in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section' * Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Fo...Show More

Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big Leap – BTTDL197

48:50 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Jeff Sieh is the host of the Many Pinterest Tips podcast where he is always adding testosterone, one pin at a time. In this episode, Erik and Jeff talk about the book The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, Einstein Time and The Zone of Genius. Jeff has been ...Show More

Attention: Eric Tivers on Focus, Capture and Attention – BTTDL196

49:33 | Oct 15th, 2017

Eric Tivers has the unique perspective of being both a clinician who specializes in ADHD and an adult who has it. Eric is the host and producer of the ADHD Rewired Podcast. As a psychotherapist and coach in private practice, Eric talks openly about h...Show More

Sabbath: Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate – BTTDL195

38:00 | Oct 9th, 2017

Marilyn Paul is an explorer of time management and well-being. She helps people find their path to balancing the inner, intuitive spaciousness of oasis time with the pleasures and efficacy of getting the right things done. Her new book ‘An Oasis in T...Show More

Action: Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action – BTTDL194

44:35 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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 hi...Show More

Simplicity: Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines – BTTDL193

47:03 | Sep 27th, 2017

Brooke McAlary of The Slow Home Podcast talks about creating Rhythms, Rituals and Routines to slow down and have more simplicity in your life. Her new book is Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life. Brooke has previous been on the sho...Show More

Choices: Peter Shankman on Decision Fatigue, Boundaries and ADHD – BTTDL192

32:18 | Sep 19th, 2017

Peter Shankman is an American entrepreneur and author. He is best known for founding HARO (Help A Reporter Out). His new book is Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain. In this episode...Show More

Focus: Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus – BTTDL191

55:54 | Sep 13th, 2017

Michael Hyatt is a virtual mentor who helps overwhelmed, high achievers get the clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life. Michael has been on the show four previous times. In this conversation, Erik and Michael disc...Show More

Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190

51:09 | Sep 12th, 2017

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her new book is The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Revea...Show More

Balance: Jeff Goins on the Balance Between Creating Your Art and Building Your Business – BTTDL189

59:50 | Sep 5th, 2017

Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and kids. He has authored three other books: The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. This is Jeff's 5th time on this show! Jeff's latest book Real A...Show More

Traveling: Erik Fisher on being productive before, during and after traveling – BTTDL188

25:48 | Aug 30th, 2017

In this episode, Erik walks through things to consider in order to maintain or boost your productivity for the time before during and after a trip. Mentioned in this episode: Away Travel – Get $20 off by using promo code ‘BTD' Hoo Too Portable Wi-Fi ...Show More

Overlap: Sean McCabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention – BTTDL187

48:14 | Aug 29th, 2017

Sean McCabe enjoys helping other people make a living from work that fulfills them. His goal is to demystify the path to building a sustainable, profitable, audience-driven business. His new book is book called Overlap: The Ultimate Guide to Turning ...Show More

Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on The Enneagram, Motivations and Actions – BTTDL186

40:36 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. In his new book The Road Back to You, Ian presents an approachable and practical path to access the wisdom of the Enneag...Show More

Bravery: Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work – BTTDL185

47:11 | Aug 15th, 2017

Adam Smith is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and speaker and has been named a top industry influencer by American Genius. Adam writes on relationships, leadership, communication, focus, time management, and creativity. His new book is The Brave...Show More

Impact: Erik Fisher on Planning, Acting and Reviewing – BTTDL184

20:00 | Aug 8th, 2017

In this week's solo episode, Erik answers a listener question and talks about planning out goals according to the 12 Week Year plan, following through on those goals with discipline and the help of accountability, and doing a daily and weekly review ...Show More

Rest: Crystal Paine on hitting pause to evaluate the right activities – BTTDL175

36:21 | May 23rd, 2017

Crystal Paine is the founder of the popular blog The mission of the blog is talking about Intentional Finance, Intentional Family, and Intentional Business. Crystal has been on the show twice before. You can find those episodes he...Show More

Intentionality: Allison Schaaf on Batch Processing, Decision Fatigue and Efficiency – BTTDL174

34:56 | May 16th, 2017

Allison Schaaf  is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison has helped people achieve their nutrition goals for over fifteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree...Show More

Discipline: Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline – BTTDL173

52:02 | May 9th, 2017

Rob Hatch is the President and co-founder of Owner Media Group Inc. He is the author of three courses, including one of our most popular course on productivity, Work Like You’re On Vacation. He is also an executive coach and speaker. Rob writes a wee...Show More

Mentoring: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on being mentored and mentoring others – BTTDL172

39:37 | May 2nd, 2017

Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. She was an early employee at Twitter, and has been on the show three times before: * Mornings: Claire Diaz-...Show More

Focus: Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media – BTTDL171

35:02 | Apr 25th, 2017

Leslie Samuel is the owner of Become A Blogger and the host of the Learning With Leslie podcast, where he helps people create their own blogging experience by taking advantage of the technology we have today. He is the head of training for the Social...Show More

Technology: Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology – BTTDL170

38:08 | Apr 19th, 2017

Amy Blankson is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology. Amy is dedicated to discovering how we can leverage the many technological advances, apps and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more pro...Show More

Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169

54:10 | Apr 12th, 2017

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 deb...Show More

Work Spaces: Cesar Abeid and Dustin Hartzler on Balancing Home, Family and Work – BTTDL168

52:41 | Mar 31st, 2017

Cesar Abeid is a Project Management Professional, author of Project Management for You, professional speaker, business coach and consultant, and entrepreneur. He is also a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. This is Cesar's 2nd appearance on the podcas...Show More

Family: Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family – BTTDL167

39:42 | Mar 21st, 2017

Mark Timm is most importantly the CEO of his own family, as well as the President and CEO of Ziglar Family. Erik and Mark talk about something everyone struggles with these days: Work Life Balance. Make sure to take this FREE Challenge from Ziglar Fa...Show More

Time: Amber De La Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking – BTTDL166

30:28 | Feb 28th, 2017

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 tim...Show More

Remote Working: Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong – BTTDL165

48:33 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Erik is joined by Todd Bushong to talk through the pitfalls and strategy behind remote working.

Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164

48:17 | Feb 14th, 2017

Erik sits down to talk about doing a 'Productivity Pub Crawl' with his long time friend Todd Bushong.

Networking: Dave Delaney on Networking Productivity Online and Offline [FIXED] – BTTDL163

34:23 | Feb 8th, 2017

Dave Delaney is a recognized leader, consultant and keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. His book, New Business Networking, is available from Pearson Publishing. Dave has been on the show twice before:...Show More

Principles: Laura McClellan on being a productive Woman – BTTDL162

39:58 | Feb 1st, 2017

Laura MCclellan of The Productive Woman Podcast talks about what it takes to be a productive woman.

Three Words: Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present – BTTDL161

27:59 | Jan 24th, 2017

Erik Fisher talks through the three words he has chosen for this year, and his perspective on the whole process of choosing three words: Minimal, Intentional and Present.

Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160

47:10 | Jan 1st, 2017

Ryan McRae has had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder all of his life, but he wasn’t going to let ADHD run him down. He has worked to figure out how to take all the benefits and cancel out all the drawbacks. Discover what Ryan has found to help...Show More

Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159

29:31 | Dec 27th, 2016

Erik Fisher goes solo on this episode to talk about what he has learned and experimented with in the past few weeks with sleep, exercise and focus.

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

47:39 | Dec 19th, 2016

Shawn Stevenson of The Model Health show shares how to get higher quality sleep.

Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157

40:22 | Dec 6th, 2016

Dr. Michael Brues talks about discovering your Chronotype, improving your sleep for better timing of tasks and day to day productivity.

Hacking Corporate: Nick Snapp on agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment – BTTDL156

40:07 | Oct 29th, 2016

Nick Snapp of 'The Make It Snappy Productivity Show' talks about agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment.

Investing: Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution – BTTDL155

46:30 | Oct 26th, 2016

Jonathan Fields of The Good Life Project talks about investing in your future by increasing your own vitality, connection and contribution.

Consistency: Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus – BTTDL154

51:41 | Oct 17th, 2016

Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus.

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

51:13 | Oct 5th, 2016

Mike Vardy on returns to the show to talk about competition, overwhelm and priorities. This is part of one a two part conversation.

Seasons: Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change – BTTDL152

39:59 | Sep 29th, 2016

Jeff Sieh from Manly Pinterest Tips talks about seasons, rhythms and change when it comes to life, work and family.

Pivoting: Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction – BTTDL151

40:22 | Sep 20th, 2016

Laura Roeder talks about her gradual pivot from being a designer to a CEO, how she manages her remote team, and deals with distractions.

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

1:08:52 | Sep 14th, 2016

Chase Reeves returns to the show to talk about journaling, meditation and 'being vs. doing'.

Progress: Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and finding your Best Self – BTTDL149

50:11 | Sep 6th, 2016

Jason Van Orden talks about forming the right habits, dealing with impostor syndrome and finding your best self.

Margin: Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin – BTTDL148

42:51 | Aug 29th, 2016

Dana Byers talks about using automation and minimalism to gain more margin in your life.

Momentum: Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities – BTTDL147

39:26 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Jason and Jodi Womack talk about practical strategies for knowing what to do when, know what to do now and what to be working on for later, work in a team and reshifting priorities when the time comes.

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

31:28 | Aug 17th, 2016

Carson Tate talks about the benefits of o discovering your personal productivity style.

Mindmapping: Capture, Creation and Clarity w/ Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy – BTTDL145

28:52 | Aug 11th, 2016

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher talk about using Mindmapping to capture, create and get more clarity.

Digital Sanity: Julia Roy on work spaces and places, and digital clutter – BTTDL144

36:52 | Aug 1st, 2016

Julia Roy talks about maintaining sanity while working in a digital world and the effects of spaces and places, and digital clutter.

Mission: Amir Salihefendic on crafting your personal productivity system – BTTDL143

36:51 | Jul 25th, 2016

ToDoist Founder and CEO Amir Salihefendic talks about crafting your personal productivity system.

Clarity: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142

33:59 | Jul 19th, 2016

Erik talks about hitting pause to gain perspective, make plans and re-committing. Covered in this episode: some health experiments Erik did in June, and the insights gained from attending Podcast Movement in Chicago in July 2016.

Processes: Pamela Wilson on systems, processes and collaboration – BTTDL141

35:58 | Jul 7th, 2016

Pamela Wilson of Copyblogger talks about systems, processes and collaboration.

Social Media: Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media – BTTDL140

59:31 | Jun 27th, 2016

Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy discuss maintaining productivity while regularly using Social Media.

Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139

37:36 | Jun 21st, 2016

Best-Selling author Rob Bell explores being present through the practice of Routines, Rhythms and Rituals.

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

32:39 | Jun 18th, 2016

Best Selling author (The Power of Habit) Charles Duhigg talks about how to become smarter, faster and productive in work and life.

Minimalism: Joshua Becker on paying the proper attention to the right things – BTTDL136

42:01 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Joshua Beck of Becoming Minimalist talks about what minimalism isn't, and how to pay the proper amount of attention to the right things.

Breaks: Planning, Executing and Re-acclimating after time off work – BTTDL135

48:37 | May 25th, 2016

Erik Fisher, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy talk about planning, executing and re-acclimating after time off work for vacations, sick time, or travel.

Efficiency: Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams – BTTDL134

37:32 | May 16th, 2016

Zachary Sexton from Asian Efficiency on talks about systems, tools and teams. This is one part of a two part conversation.

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

52:27 | Apr 12th, 2016

Chris Bailey, from A Life of Productivity talks about mastering the intersection between time, attention and energy to overcome procrastination in improve your focus.

Action: Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things – BTTDL131

50:48 | Mar 30th, 2016

Chris Brogan is the CEO of Owner Media Group. I’m also the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting, including the forthcoming Insider: Strategies and Secrets for Business Growth in the Age of Distractions. This episode is a conv...Show More

Mastery: Brett Kelly on Learning from Failure, Mastering Your Mac and Evernote – BTTDL130

55:04 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Brett Kelly on talks about the lessons learned from a recent launch failure, mastering your Mac and Evernote. BTTDL130

Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129

46:05 | Mar 14th, 2016

Dave Delaney shares how to create structure, routines and remain flexible when plans change.

Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128

51:18 | Mar 7th, 2016

Ryan McRae (The ADHD Nerd) talks about Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD.

1Password: Aleen Simms on digital organization and security w/ 1Password – BTTDL127

42:49 | Feb 29th, 2016

Aleen Simms of Agile Bits on digital organization and security with 1Password.

Life Planning: Michael Hyatt on how to stop drifting, course correction and lifestyle design – BTTDL126

30:49 | Feb 26th, 2016

Michael Hyatt talks about how to stop drifting through life, course correction and designing the life you really want.

Change: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher on Resolutions and Rules – BTTDL125

55:08 | Feb 24th, 2016

Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher discuss how far New Years Resolutions can go, Rules and Seasons.

Testing: Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing, and Balancing – BTTDL124

36:10 | Feb 11th, 2016

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income talks about on generating ideas, testing them, and the on boarding process to maintain a quality life while doing so.

Work from anywhere: Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, iPad Only, and Apple Watch – BTTDL123

51:21 | Feb 1st, 2016

Michael Sliwinski of Nozbe on Remote Management, going iPad Only, and the Apple Watch.

Editing: Alli Worthington on Editing, and Breaking Busy – BTTDL122

54:11 | Jan 31st, 2016

Alli Worthington talks about editing your life, breaking free from 'BUSY' and saying no.

Recalibration: Andrew Mason and Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth – BTTDL121

42:27 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Guest host Andrew Mason interviews Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth in over 3 years of productivity podcasting.

TextExpander: Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity benefits of Textexpander – BTTDL120

46:19 | Jan 13th, 2016

Greg Scown, cofounder of Smile Software talks about the Productivity benefits of Textexpander.

Email: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero – BTTDL119

1:03:29 | Dec 7th, 2015

Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero.

Creativity: Kent Sanders on what creativity really is, and how you can tap into it – BTTDL118

57:22 | Nov 30th, 2015

Kent Sanders is a Writer, Musician and Professor. Kent helps people unlock their creative potential. In this episode Kent and Erik discuss feeling lost as an artist, being stuck in your creative life, finding inspiration, figuring out your priorities...Show More

Hustle: Justin Wise on the true meaning of Hustle – BTTDL117

49:15 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Justin Wise of Think Digital talks about the true meaning of the word Hustle, and being super productive while not losing sight of what matters most.

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

55:49 | Nov 17th, 2015

Jeff Sanders of The 5am Miracle talks about making the most of your time, posting and maintaining your energy and equilibrium zero.

Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115

51:26 | Nov 1st, 2015

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher on Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over

Lifestyle Design: Clark Vandeventer on portfolio income, priorities and reinvention – BTTDL114

56:11 | Oct 28th, 2015

Clark Vandeventer talks about lifestyle design, portfolio income, priorities and reinvention.

Project Management: Cesar Abeid on what projects really are, and how to manage them – BTTDL113

47:48 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Cesar Abeid on Project Management, what projects really are, and how to manage them.

Task Managers: Roundtable with Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto – BTTDL112

56:25 | Oct 20th, 2015

Erik Fisher, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy talk about Task Management software.

Transition: David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch – BTTDL110

49:05 | Sep 3rd, 2015

David Sparks talks about working in transitions, traveling and the Apple Watch.

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

38:14 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Mystie Winckler talks about living an organized life, walkthrough a brain dump, and organizing your attitude.

Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104

40:41 | Jun 9th, 2015

Laura Vanderkam talks about having it all: success in a career, family and self investment.

Projects: Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the process of creating The Podcast Producers – BTTDL102

56:19 | May 27th, 2015

Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates walk through the inception and creation process of their podcast project 'The Podcast Producers'.

Finishing: Cliff Ravenscraft on creating and crossing a finish line every day – BTTDL101

1:18:40 | May 19th, 2015

Cliff Ravenscraft, of aka 'The Podcast Answer Man' shares about his new mission to live fully alive by creating and crossing finish lines daily.

Apple Watch: Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) and @MikeVardy @Productivityist debate the #Apple Watch – BTTDL100

57:59 | May 12th, 2015

Craig Jarrow of Time Management Ninja and Mike Vardy of Productivityist debate the Apple Watch.

Tools: Ben Elijah @InkandBen on Information Overload and Choosing Tools – BTTDL098

37:45 | Apr 28th, 2015

Ben Elijah talks about dealing with information overload and choosing the right tools for the right work.

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

25:59 | Apr 21st, 2015

Charles Duhigg, author of 'The Power of Habits' on how habits are formed and changed.

Time: @AmyLynnAndrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload – BTTDL096

44:05 | Apr 14th, 2015

Amy Lynn Andrews talks about on roles and goals, time chunking and information overload.

Honesty: @DonaldMiller on quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others – BTTDL095

32:17 | Apr 7th, 2015

Donald Miller talks about his new book "Scary Close", and quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others.

Creation: @TrippCrosby and @TylerStanton on creativity, ideas and execution – BTTDL094

46:35 | Mar 31st, 2015

Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton of Tripp and Tyler talk about creativity, ideas and execution.

Work Ethic: @ChrisBrogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline #WEareBATMAN – BTTDL093

31:44 | Mar 24th, 2015

Chris Brogan returns to the show to talk about Batman. We talk about why this character means something to us, how awesome he is, why we wear Batman T-Shirts, and much more. We also spend some time talking about the documentary ‘Legends of The Knight...Show More

Time Hacking: Julie Sheranosher (@ImJulieTweets) on how you should look at time- BTTDL092

50:26 | Mar 18th, 2015

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 manage...Show More

Calling: @JeffGoins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling – BTTDL088

42:36 | Feb 21st, 2015

Author Jeff Goins talks about abandoning the status quo and discovering your calling to live a life that matters.

Procrastinate on Purpose: @RoryVaden on discipline, procrastination and priority dilution – BTTDL087

43:48 | Dec 23rd, 2014

Rory Vaden talks about on discipline, priority dilution and procrastinating on purpose.

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

54:18 | Dec 12th, 2014

David Allen of Getting Things Done talks about productivity vs. creativity and how 'creative types' can use GTD.

Goals: @MichaelHyatt on permission to dream, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter – BTTDL085

47:39 | Dec 8th, 2014

Michael Hyatt returns to talk more about setting goals, barriers to dreaming, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter in your story.

Going Slow: Brooke McAlary (@SlowYourHome) on simplicity, rhythms and tilting – BTTDL084

43:06 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Brooke McAlary of Slow Your Home talks about on simplicity, rhythms and tilting instead of balancing.

Pinterest: Cynthia Sanchez (@OSPinteresting) on @Pinterest as a #Productivity Tool – BTTDL083

36:24 | Sep 23rd, 2014

Cynthia Sanchez of Oh So Pinteresting talks about how Pinterest can be used as a Productivity Tool.

Persistence: Jamie Masters (@EventualMillion) on Work Ethic, Intense Focus and Absolute YES – BTTDL082

36:02 | Sep 16th, 2014

Jamie Tardy of Eventual Millionaire talks about work ethic, intense focus and absolute YES.

Bottlenecks: Scott Stratten @Unmarketing + Alison Kramer @UnAlison on priorities, scaling – BTTDL081

1:19:54 | Sep 9th, 2014

Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer talk about their new book Unselling, priorities, scaling and growth, bottlenecks, weaknesses, talent, productivity, creativity and what their measure of success is.

KC Procter (@KCProcter of @DadLifeRules) on parenting, hustling and seasons – BTTDL080

38:48 | Sep 2nd, 2014

KC Procter on parenting, family, fatherhood, hustling in the margins, and seasons.

Purpose: Chase Reeves (@chase_reeves) on career, community and comparison – BTTDL079

59:26 | Aug 27th, 2014

Chase Reeves of talks about anxiety, fear, fame, validation, career, community and comparison.

Attention: Chris Bailey on Time, Energy and Attention – BTTDL078

48:58 | Aug 19th, 2014

Chris Bailey of A Life of Productivity on Time, Energy and Attention.

Energy: Jeff Sanders (@JeffSandersTV) on energy, rituals and ideal days – BTTDL077

35:21 | Aug 12th, 2014

Jeff Sanders talks about better productivity from energy, rituals and ideal days.

Music: @FocusAtWill founders on music, distraction and focus – BTTDL076

43:53 | Aug 9th, 2014

Will Henshall and Jeff Straw from Focus at Will talk about listening to the right kind of music to eliminate distraction and increase focus.

Tasks: Mike Vardy (@MikeVardy) on intention, attention, awareness and focus – BTTDL075

58:45 | Jul 24th, 2014

Mike Vardy of Productivityist talks with Erik about intention, attention, awareness and focus.

Energy: Farnoosh Brock (@ProlificLiving) on Energy, Smoothies and Focus – BTTDL073

46:23 | Jun 15th, 2014

Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living talks about why smoothies are a great source for energy, focus and productivity.

Evernote: Brett Kelly (@Inkedmn) on Evernote, technology, efficiency and business – BTTDL072

55:27 | May 30th, 2014

Brett Kelly, author of Evernote Essentials talks about technology, efficiency, business, working from home, and of course, Evernote.

Reflection: Erik Fisher on adjusting workflows and the future of Beyond the To-Do List – BTTDL071

51:30 | May 21st, 2014

Erik Fisher talks directly to the audience on adjusting workflows and the future of the Beyond the To-Do List show.

Networking: Derek Coburn on Networking 3.0, Generosity and @CadreDC – BTTDL070

42:27 | May 14th, 2014

Derek Coburn on why Networking is not working, networking 3.0 and generosity.

Procrastination: Alison Vesterfelt (@AllyVest) on building bridges + taking leaps – BTTDL069

41:35 | May 6th, 2014

Allison Vesterfelt talks about packing light, procrastination and the difference between building bridges and taking leaps.

Self Education: Paul Jun on self mastery, motivation and understanding – #BTTDL068

1:05:25 | Apr 29th, 2014

Paul Jun of Motivated Mastery talks about on self education, mastery, motivation and understanding.

Time: @HughCulver on overcoming procrastination, dealing with interruptions and planning like a pilot – BTTDL067

35:39 | Apr 22nd, 2014

Hugh Culver reveals secrets on overcoming procrastination, dealing with interruptions and planning like a pilot .

Ownership: Chris Brogan on the owner’s mind, choices and goals – BTTDL065

32:27 | Apr 8th, 2014

Chris Brogan on what it takes to be an owner, the owner's mind, choices and goals.

Breaks: @Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares tips to success and stay sane in an all access, always on age – BTTDL064

35:03 | Apr 2nd, 2014

Claire Diaz-Ortiz (Twitter Innovator) shares tips to stay sane in an all access, always on age.

Marriage: Tony Dilorenzo on intentionality and intimacy in relationships – BTTDL063

37:30 | Mar 31st, 2014

Tony Dilorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage talks about intentionality and intimacy in marriage and relationships.

Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062

45:39 | Mar 20th, 2014

Chris Ducker talks delegation, virtual assistants, and staffing for tasks, roles and team building.

Pacing: Jim Woods on seasons, hustle and goals – BTTDL060

47:18 | Feb 27th, 2014

Jim Woods talks about seasons, hustle and goals with a day job, side hustle and family.

Inboxes Zero: Merlin Mann on anxiety, relationships and expectations – BTTDL059

1:18:53 | Feb 17th, 2014

Merlin Mann returns to do a gradually deeper dive about anxiety, how thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa, relationships, expectations and much more.

Story: Donald Miller on Focus, Finish and living a meaningful story – BTTDL058

31:04 | Feb 2nd, 2014

NY Times Bestselling Author Donald Miller talks about Focusing, Finishing and how the principles of a good story lead to a meaningful life.

Email: David Sparks on iPads, iBooks and Email – BTTDL057

46:57 | Jan 28th, 2014

David Sparks of the Mac Power Users Podcast and Mac Sparky Field Guides on iPads, iBooks and Email.

Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055

28:52 | Jan 17th, 2014

Jon Acuff, NY Times Bestselling author talks about doing awesome work creating routines, work spaces, hustle and more.

Habits: Tony Stubblebine of @Liftapp on the habit of making habits – BTTDL054

38:02 | Jan 13th, 2014

Tony Stubblebine CEO and Co-creator of Lift on the habit of making habits.

Goals: Michael Hyatt on making this your #BestYearEver #BYE2015 – BTTDL053

57:06 | Dec 31st, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt returns to the show to talk about his proven, five-step process to help you get clear, get motivated, and get started on the path toward achieving your most important goals.

Personality Styles: Chris LoCurto on communicating between different personalities – BTTDL051

32:10 | Nov 19th, 2013

Chris LoCurto returns to the show to talk about understanding personality styles.

Tools: Special 50th episode of Beyond The To-Do List! – BTTDL050

1:24:32 | Nov 8th, 2013

Erik Fisher celebrates the 50th podcast episode of Beyond The To-Do List with 11 previous show guests about some of the most 'can't live without' tools in their productivity toolbox.

Focus: Ray Edwards on focus, progress and deadlines – BTTDL049

35:50 | Oct 27th, 2013

Ray Edwards - author, speaker, copywriter, podcaster talks about focus, progress and deadlines.

Perspective: Andy Andrews on wisdom, knowledge and perspective – BTTDL048

33:46 | Oct 1st, 2013

Andy Andrews talks about wisdom, knowledge and perspective and 'The Noticer Returns'.

Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047

31:54 | Sep 23rd, 2013

Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative on creativity, productivity and passion.

Discipline: Rachel Cruze on taking control of your money and your life – BTTDL046

31:07 | Sep 16th, 2013

Rachel Cruze talks about how discipline can help you take control of your money and your life.

Social Media Serenity: Mari Smith on scaling, engaging and connecting – BTTDL045

46:09 | Sep 11th, 2013

Mari Smith talks about social media, scaling, engaging and connecting online and offline.

#UNPLUG: Baratunde Thurston talks about taking 25 Days OFF Social Media – BTTDL044

41:21 | Aug 31st, 2013

Baratunde Thurston talks about his recent cover story for Fast Company's July/August 2013 issue called #UNPLUG, where he chronicles his temporary opt out of social media for 25 days.

What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043

26:25 | Aug 25th, 2013

Laura Vanderkam talks about what successful people do before breakfast, on the weekend, and at work.

Work Style: Susan Baroncini-Moe talks about designing your work style – BTTDL042

27:49 | Aug 21st, 2013

Susan Baroncini-Moe talks about designing your work style, getting rid of brain junk, and what doing business in blue jeans is all about.

Waiting: Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’ with Jeff Goins – BTTDL041

44:18 | Aug 14th, 2013

Jeff Goins talks about his new book 'The In-Between', waiting, calling, and creativity.

Lifestyle Design: Routines, Priorities, and Simplicity with Daniel and Vanessa Hayes – BTTDL040

42:43 | Aug 12th, 2013

Daniel and Vanessa Hayes of share about lifestyle design, routines, priorities, and simplicity.

Family: Healthy work life + home life, kids, and adventures with Michael Stelzner – BTTDL038

36:10 | Jul 29th, 2013

Michael Stelzner returns to talk about work/life balance, and his new passion project for parents: My Kids Adventures.

Slumps: Justin Wise on slump recovery, Inbox Zero, and ADHD – BTTDL037

32:24 | Jul 23rd, 2013

Justin Wise of #THINKDIGITAL talks about productivity slump recovery, Inbox Zero, and ADHD.

Creativity: Sandra McCracken shares about living a balanced life of music, creativity and family – BTTDL036

35:57 | Jun 25th, 2013

Sandra McCracken shares about living a balanced life of music, creativity and family with her husband and fellow artists Derek Webb.

Managing Your Day-to-Day: Jocelyn Glei on creative work, and progress – BTTDL035

25:40 | Jun 3rd, 2013

Jocelyn Glei Editor-in-Chief of talks about the new book 'Managing Your Day-to-Day', creative work, and progress.

Motivation: Robert D. Smith on Motivation, Defeating Fear, and Doing the work – BTTDL034

34:57 | May 28th, 2013

Robert D. Smith talks about his book 20,000 Days and Counting, and motivation, defeating Fear, and doing the work.

Batching: John Dumas on batching, launching, and high volume content creation – BTTDL033

49:04 | May 21st, 2013

John Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire shares the WHY and the HOW behind his daily inspirational podcast, batching, launching, and high volume content creation.

Inbox Zero: Merlin Mann on Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy – BTTDL032

1:29:19 | May 14th, 2013

Writer and Podcaster Merlin Mann talks about the origins of Inbox Zero, what Inbox Zero really means, Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy.

Doing Productivity: Mike Vardy on doing less productivity and being more productive – BTTDL031

53:39 | May 9th, 2013

Mike Vardy on doing less 'Productivity' and being more productive and ways to get better work done.

Tribes: Bryan Allain on the what, why, and how of building tribes and pursuing your dream

57:13 | May 1st, 2013

Bryan Allain talks about the what, why, and how of building tribes and pursuing your dream career.

Goals: Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline – BTTDL029

41:20 | Apr 25th, 2013

Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom talks shares insights on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline.

Leadership: Chris LoCurto on productivity in leadership, balanced living, and being there for hurting team members – BTTDL028

49:20 | Apr 18th, 2013

Chris Locurto on productivity in leadership, balanced living, and being there when team members are hurting.

Networking: Dave Delaney on productivity in building your network before you need it – BTTDL27

31:34 | Apr 15th, 2013

Dave Delaney shares networking tips on how to network online and offline to build your network before you need it.

START: Jon Acuff on rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START – BTTDL026

29:12 | Apr 1st, 2013

Jon Acuff talks about working on your dream by rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START.

Focus: Farnoosh Brock on focus, traveling, and the effects of health on productivity – BTTDL25

49:04 | Mar 29th, 2013

Farnoosh Brock on working while traveling, maintaining focus, and the effects of health on productivity.

Lifstyle: John Saddington on the entrepreneur lifestyle, boundaries, email, and Pressgram’s Kickstarter – BTTDL24

29:56 | Mar 22nd, 2013

John Saddington talks about his new Kickstarter campaign for Pressgram, and his entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Talent: Derek Webb talks about creative talent and artistry, business and technology – BTTDL022

58:37 | Mar 2nd, 2013

Derek Webb talks about musicianship, talent and artistry, the music business and technology.

Seasons: Christin Taylor on shipwrecks, seasons, and writing – BTTDL021

55:43 | Feb 25th, 2013

Christin Taylor shares about shipwrecks, seasons, and writing and how they play into purpose in life.

Time: Craig Jarrow on Time Management, Email, and Motivation – BTTDL020

51:01 | Feb 19th, 2013

Craig Jarrow, of shares productivity tips from the areas of Time Management, Email, and Motivation and goals.

Saying NO: Augusto Pinaud on saying NO, and saving minutes instead of hours – BTTDL019

42:22 | Feb 11th, 2013

Augusto Pinaud shares about the different types of 'NO', and how to save minutes in order to save hours.

Failure: Alli Worthington shares how failure often primes the pump for success – BTTDL018

44:01 | Dec 15th, 2012

Alli Worthington talks about all the roles in her life, and how she and her family strike a blending, or balance between them all.

Getting Things Done: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets – BTTDL016

58:33 | Nov 29th, 2012

Getting Things Done (GTD) author David Allen shares the basics of the GTD process, common places people experience breakdown in the system, how he uses GTD personally, and how GTD intersects with work and life relationships.

Mornings: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on starting your morning out right and The Present Principle – BTTDL015

39:54 | Nov 21st, 2012

Claire Diaz-Ortiz, leader of social innovation at Twitter shares about using Twitter for good, digital detox, being an entrepreneurial introvert in an organizational setting, starting your morning off right with The Present Principle, and being smart...Show More

Creative Styles: Christine Peel-Malkoff on collaborating productivity and creativity styles – BTTDL014

54:04 | Nov 16th, 2012

Christine Peel-Malkoff shares how she and husband Mark Malkoff collaborate their productivity and creative styles.

WORK: Jay Baer shares how productivity is more perspiration than inspiration – BTTDL013

36:02 | Nov 9th, 2012

Jay Baer shares about productivity practices, writing with perspiration vs. inspiration, and discovering how to do what only you are uniquely qualified to do.

Get More Done: Chris Brogan on The Impact Equation and his recipe on getting more done – BTTDL012

32:39 | Nov 1st, 2012

Chris Brogan talks about The Impact Equation, The Three Book Diet, and Getting More Done.

Losses to Wins: Pat Flynn shares how failures help you reach your goals – BTTDL011

52:20 | Oct 25th, 2012

Pat Flynn shares how getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him, and how his experiences, both his productivity wins and his failures, can help you reach your goals.

Intention: Dan Miller on intentional use of time and five year goals – BTTDL010

36:37 | Oct 16th, 2012

Dan Miller talks about intentional use of time, creating 5 year goals and actions steps and more!

Michael Stelzner on social media and productivity in the workplace – BTTDL009

51:35 | Oct 9th, 2012

Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner and The Social Media Marketing Podcast talks social media and productivity.

Community: Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on avoiding comparisons and working past demotivation – BTTDL008

33:56 | Oct 2nd, 2012

Anne-Sophie Reinhart talks about avoiding comparing yourself to others, and working through the unmotivated times.

Minimalism: Dana Byers shares key insights to minimalism – BTTDL007

52:19 | Sep 25th, 2012

Dana Byers talks about minimalism, priorities and perspective.

Calling: Jeff Goins shares how to claim your identity, stop stalling and start doing – BTTDL006

49:10 | Sep 18th, 2012

Jeff Goins, author, blogger, and speaker joins me to talk about writing, routines, and how to stop stalling.

Mark Malkoff on work ethic and workflows – BTTDL005

50:39 | Sep 11th, 2012

Mark Malkoff, Internet celebrity and video comedy producer talks about his creative and productivity workflows.

Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines and scheduling and journaling – BTTDL004

32:14 | Sep 4th, 2012

Platform builder Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines, journaling, and scheduling.

Justin Lukasavige shares productivity secrets for entrepreneurs – BTTDL003

42:24 | Aug 29th, 2012

Justin Lukasavige talks about his transition from being an airline pilot, to financial coach, business coach, podcaster.

Andy Traub on capturing ideas and priorities – BTTDL002

41:41 | Aug 22nd, 2012

Andy Traub, Creator of The Take Permission Media Network joins me on this episode to discuss productivity.

Cliff Ravenscraft shares how to optimize productivity workflows – BTTDL001

55:20 | Aug 20th, 2012

Cliff Ravenscraft and I talk about the ideal start to the morning, Inbox Zero, and other productivity workflow modifications he's made.

Erik Fisher on starting a productivity podcast – BTTDL000

10:08 | Aug 20th, 2012

Erik Fisher, host of Beyond the To-Do List, shares the why behind the podcast.