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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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Episode 227: 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 con...Show More
Culture: Moe Carrick on Creating a Bravespace Workplace - BTTDL285

48:58 | Aug 6th

Moe Carrick has over 30 years of experience working in organizations on issues of partnership, leadership, strategy, and culture. Her latest book 'Bravespace Workplace' shows how leaders need to focus on six interdependent levers of their day-to-da...Show More
284: Emotional Wellness: Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin - BTTDL284

46:20 | Jul 30th

Miles Adcox is an entrepreneur, speaker, host, and coach. He is the Owner and CEO of Onsite, an internationally-known emotional wellness lifestyle brand that delivers life-changing personal growth workshops, inspiring content, leadership retreats, an...Show More
Shawn Blanc on Course Correction, Overwhelm and Task Management - BTTDL283

47:59 | Jul 23rd

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
282: Conflict: Liane Davey on Productive Conflict - BTTDL282

54:13 | Jul 16th

Liane Davey is known as the “teamwork doctor,” and for the past 25 years, Liane has researched and advised teams on how to achieve high performance. In her latest book The Good Fight, Liane Davey shows you how to create the productive conflict your...Show More
281: Health and Money: Brad Barrett on Eating Well and Staying Active While Achieving Financial Independence - BTTDL281

55:26 | Jul 9th

Brad Barrett is the cohost of ChooseFI, a podcast explaining Financial Independance and why it is a liberating and achievable concept, and how just about any one can do it. They find smart and creative life hacks to make our lives easier. In this epi...Show More
Meetings: Steven Rogelberg on The Science of Meetings and How To Fix Them - BTTDL280

39:30 | Jul 2nd

Steven Rogelberg is researcher and consultant to some of the world’s most successful companies and Chancellor's Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has well over 100 publications and recently won the highly prestigious Humboldt A...Show More
Intentionality: Stever Robbins on Speed Dating your Tasks, Do It Days, Technology and Intentionality

49:41 | Jun 25th

Stever Robbins is a Top-10 business podcaster since 2007, co-founder/team member of 9 startups. CEO coach and futurist. He is the host of Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More where each week as he provides inventive produc...Show More
Health: Angelo Poli on Metabolism, Contrast and Consistency - BTTDL278

58:36 | Jun 18th

Angelo Poli is an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. He’s the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based transformation engine. MetPro analyzes your metabolism and provides an individualized approach to obtaining yo...Show More
Focus: Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

47:42 | Jun 11th

Jaime Masters is the CEO of Evential Millionaire. She is a Business coach, author, and professional speaker and has hosted one-on-one interviews with over 350 millionaires and billionaires. In this conversation Jaime and Erik talk about 'Absolute Y...Show More
Automation: Wade Foster on Automation, Delegation and Trust - BTTDL276

31:44 | Jun 7th

Wade Foster is the co-founder and CEO of the automation platform Zapier. In this conversation Wade and Erik talk about the power of automation and delegation, and how to gain trust in your systems and relationships. Mentioned in this episode: Bab...Show More
Priorities: Mike Schmitz on Intentionality, Personal Retreats and Faith-Based Productivity - BTTDL275

1:02:13 | May 29th

Mike Schmitz is a productivity nerd who loves to read books and enjoys making things. He cohosts the Bookworm Podcast as well the Focused Podcast. Mike has a new course out on Faith Based Productivity. In this episode we talk about what that means,...Show More
Fear: Ruth Soukup on Fear, Courage and Action - BTTDL274

54:36 | May 23rd

Ruth Soukup is a New York Times Best Selling author, 7-figure entrepreneur, and author of the new book - Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love. In this conversation she and Erik talk abo...Show More
Ownership: Jordan Lee Dooley on Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome and Discipline

33:33 | May 15th

Jordan Lee Dooley is an author, a podcast host, speaker and community builder whose work is dedicated to providing tools, motivation, and inspiration people need to show up for what you were made to do - in your career dreams, and in your everyday li...Show More
Freedom: Grant Sabatier on Time, Money and Freedom - BTTDL272

55:29 | May 8th

Grant Sabatier is the creator of Millennial Money and author of Financial Freedom. His passion paking is making financial freedom accessible to all. His new book is Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. The book is a...Show More
Growth: Jessica Hartung on Finding Meaning in Work, Owning Your Own Growth and the Power of Reflection

43:18 | May 1st

Jessica Hartung founded Integrated Work, a consulting firm and learning laboratory for innovative work practices. Integrated Work focuses exclusively on growing mission driven leaders personally, professionally, and collectively, using an integrated,...Show More
Overcoming Mistakes: Skip Prichard on Learning From Your Mistakes Without Repeating Them

40:00 | Apr 27th

Skip Prichard is an accomplished CEO, growth-oriented business leader, and keynote speaker. He is also a WSJ Bestselling Author. His latest book is The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. In this conversation Skip talks with...Show More
Balance: James Sudakow on Defining and Achieving Your Own Design for Work/Life Balance

41:01 | Apr 19th

James Sudakow is the principal and founder of CH Consulting where he has led engagements with clients ranging from small, entrepreneurial start-ups to Blue Chip Fortune 100 organizations across various industries including healthcare, medical device,...Show More
Focus: Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism

44:52 | Apr 11th

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company and no stranger to this podcast! His newest book is 'Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less'. In this conversation Michael and Erik discuss what the Fr...Show More
The Meaning of Productivity: Mike Sturm on Being, Thinking and Doing

42:03 | Apr 5th

Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly Newsletter called Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His new book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Product...Show More
Episode 266: AI: Dave King on the Present and Future of AI in Work and Productivity

39:46 | Mar 29th

Dave King is Founder and CEO of Move 37. He has more than 20 years’ product development and strategy experience in startups, agencies and corporate environments. Prior to Move 37 he founded the award-winning independent creative agency, The Royals. J...Show More
Episode 265: Leadership: Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

39:27 | 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
Episode 264: Priorities: Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities

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
Episode 263: Organizations: Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and the Operating System of an Organization

45:08 | 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
Episode 262: Health: Health Hacks with Nathalie Beauchamp

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
Episode 261: Creation: Pamela Wilson on Content Creation Strategy

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
Episode 259: Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction and Focus

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
Episode 258: Admin: Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

44:18 | 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 realiz...Show More
Episode 257: 3 Words: Erik Fisher on Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments

34:14 | 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
Episode 256: Emotions: Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

50:11 | 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
Episode 255: Overwhelm: Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress

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 b...Show More
Episode 254: Growth: Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

51:55 | 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
Episode 253: Design: Joey Cofone on Creativity, Imagination and Inspiration – BTTDL254

41:03 | 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 ...Show More
Episode 252: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose – BTTDL253

49:03 | 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
Episode 251: 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
Episode 250: Momentum: Jim Woods on Self Awareness, Progress and Getting Unstuck – BTTDL251

54:37 | 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
Episode 249: 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
Episode 248: 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 WorkplaceTrends.com. His latest book is Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the...Show More
Episode 247: Intentionality: Ryder Carroll on Designing the Future through Tracking the Past and Ordering the Future – BTTDL248

1:01:12 | 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
Episode 246: Busyness: CJ McClanahan on Busyness, Reflection and Defining Success – BTTDL247

47:50 | 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
Episode 245: 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
Episode 244: 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
Episode 243: Strategy: Jay Baer on Word of Mouth, the 80/20 Rule and Growth – BTTDL244

45:21 | 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
Episode 242: Brain States: Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience – BTTDL243

49:39 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Daniel Clark is the CEO of Brain.fm. Brain.fm 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
Episode 241: 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
Episode 240: 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
Episode 239: Projects: Jennie Nash on Writing, Purpose and Accountability – BTTDL240

58:52 | 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 powerf...Show More
Episode 238: 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 disc...Show More
Episode 237: Focus: Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention – BTTDL238

1:02:31 | 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
Episode 236: Sabbaticals: Shawn Blanc of The Sweet Setup on an 8 Week Work Cycle and Sabbaticals – BTTDL237

1:06:47 | 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
Episode 235: 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
Episode 234: Process: Jeff Goins on Clarifying Your Creative Process – BTTDL235

55:37 | 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
Episode 233: 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
Episode 232: 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
Episode 231: Healthy: Rob Dionne on Getting Fit and Staying Fit with a Busy Lifestyle – BTTDL232

1:07:53 | 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
Episode 230: GTD: David Allen on Getting Things Done for Teens (and their parents too!) – BTTDL231

41:16 | 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 ...Show More
Episode 229: 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 ab...Show More
Episode 228: 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
Episode 226: Routines: Benjamin Spall on Morning Routines, Evening Routines and Habits – BTTDL227

45:13 | 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 Benjam...Show More
Episode 225: 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
Episode 224: 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
Episode 223: Organizing: Rolanda Lokey on Space, Clutter and Cleaning- BTTDL224

33:26 | 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
Episode 222: 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
Episode 221: 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
Episode 220: Time: Laura Vanderkam on Perspective and Stewardship of Time – BTTDL221

43:14 | 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
Episode 219: Mike Vardy on Frameworks, Themes and Modes – BTTDL220

52:53 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker and podcaster on productivity. His main site is Productivityist.com. 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
Episode 218: 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
Episode 217: 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
Episode 216: Creativity: Phil Rosenthal on Family, Food and Fun – BTTDL217

45:49 | 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
Episode 215: Meetings: Mamie Kanfer Stewart on Making Meetings More Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable – BTDL216

54:04 | 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
Episode 214: 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
Episode 213: Efficiency: Allison Schaaf on Efficiency, Preparation 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
Episode 212: Reputation: Chris Ducker on Priority, Strategy, Reputation and Relationships – BTTDL213

46:05 | 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
Episode 211: 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 Fr...Show More
Episode 210: 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
Episode 209: Creativity: Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives – BTTDL210

45:01 | 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
Episode 208: Brain Function: Doctor Steven Masley on Sharpening Cognitive Function and Avoiding Memory Loss – BTTDL209

39:19 | 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
Episode 207: 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
Episode 206: Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on Overcoming Productivity Hurdles of The nine Enneagram Types – BTTDL207

51:04 | 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
Episode 205: Persistence: Brian Falchuk on Mindfulness, Motivation, and Persistence – BTTDL206

42:41 | 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
Episode 204: 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
Episode 203: 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
Episode 202: 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 th...Show More
Episode 201: Personality: Anne Bogel on the Benefits and Differences of Personality Assessments – BTTDL202

53:09 | 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: ...Show More
Episode 200: Priorities: Tonya Dalton on Priorities, Balance and the Productivity Paradox – BTTDL201

40:23 | 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
Episode 199: Impact: Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact – BTTDL200

45:25 | 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 an...Show More
Episode 198: Opportunities: Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes – BTDL199

51:15 | 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
Episode 197: Technology: Erik Fisher on overcoming Smartphone Addiction – BTTDL198

25:58 | 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, Focus ...Show More
Episode 196: Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big Leap – BTTDL197

48:49 | 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
Episode 195: 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
Episode 194: Sabbath: Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate – BTTDL195

37:54 | 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
Episode 193: 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 ...Show More
Episode 192: Simplicity: Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines – BTTDL193

47:02 | 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 sh...Show More
Episode 191: Choices: Peter Shankman on Decision Fatigue, Boundaries and ADHD – BTTDL192

32:17 | 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 episod...Show More
Episode 190: 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 dis...Show More
Episode 189: 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
Episode 188: 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 ...Show More
Episode 187: Traveling: Erik Fisher on being productive before, during and after traveling – BTTDL188

25:47 | 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-...Show More
Episode 186: Overlap: Sean McCabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention – BTTDL187

48:13 | 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
Episode 185: 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
Episode 184: Bravery: Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work – BTTDL185

47:10 | 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
Episode 183: 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
Episode 174: Rest: Crystal Paine on hitting pause to evaluate the right activities – BTTDL175

36:20 | May 23rd, 2017

Crystal Paine is the founder of the popular blog MoneySavingMom.com. 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 ...Show More
Episode 173: 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
Episode 172: Discipline: Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline – BTTDL173

52:01 | 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 we...Show More
Episode 171: 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-O...Show More
Episode 170: 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
Episode 169: 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
Episode 168: Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169

54:09 | 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
Episode 167: 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 podca...Show More
Episode 166: Family: Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family – BTTDL167

39:41 | 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 F...Show More
Episode 165: Time: Amber De La Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking – BTTDL166

30:27 | 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 ti...Show More
Episode 164: Remote Working: Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong – BTTDL165

48:33 | Feb 23rd, 2017

This week Erik is joined again by his long time friend Todd Bushong to talk more about the pitfalls and strategy remote working. On the last episode they talked about ‘The Productivity Pub Crawl’. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and re...Show More
Episode 163: Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164

48:16 | Feb 14th, 2017

This week Erik is joined by his long time friend Todd Bushong to talk about remote working, working from anywhere, and the idea of a ‘Productivity Pub Crawl’. They walk through how they came up with the idea, how they planned for it, the implementati...Show More
Episode 162: 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
Episode 161: Principles: Laura McClellan on being a productive Woman – BTTDL162

39:57 | Feb 1st, 2017

Laura McClellan is a wife, mom, lawyer, writer and host of The Productive Woman podcast. She joins Erik on this episode to talk about tips, tricks, tools and have to have a proper perspective on productivity. Mentioned in this episode: Mac Power ...Show More
Episode 160: Three Words: Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present – BTTDL161

27:59 | Jan 24th, 2017

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. Mentioned in this episode: Hitting Pause to gain pers...Show More
Episode 159: 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
Episode 158: Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159

29:31 | Dec 27th, 2016

This episode is the third part in a three part series on sleep. Erik Fisher, host of the show goes on a solo walk around the neighborhood to cover what he has learned from the last two episodes on sleep, as well as a follow up on the last solo episod...Show More
Episode 157: Sleep: Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158

47:39 | Dec 19th, 2016

Shawn Stevenson is an author of  Sleep Smarter: 21 Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success. He is also the creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A gradua...Show More
Episode 156: Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157

40:22 | Dec 6th, 2016

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., 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...Show More
Episode 155: Hacking Corporate: Nick Snapp on agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment – BTTDL156

40:06 | Oct 29th, 2016

Nick Snapp is an entrepreneur who uses project management and continuous improvement methodology in coaching overwhelmed entrepreneurs to remove bottlenecks, save time and increase profitability.  He  is obsessed about helping entrepreneurs uncover t...Show More
Episode 154: Investing: Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution – BTTDL155

46:29 | Oct 26th, 2016

Jonathan Fields is a dad, husband, serial entrepreneur, growth strategist and award-winning author. He currently runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live ...Show More
Episode 153: Consistency: Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus – BTTDL154

51:41 | Oct 17th, 2016

Srinivas Rao is the creator and host of The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast where he has conducted over 600 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
Episode 152: Progress: Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities – BTTDL153

51:13 | Oct 5th, 2016

Mike Vardy is a husband, father, writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. Mike has been on this podcast more than any other guest! This episode is part one of a two part conversation between Mike and Erik. Listen to the s...Show More
Episode 151: Seasons: Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change – BTTDL152

39:59 | Sep 29th, 2016

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 working on the internet, spending time offline, using time intentionally, and making changes...Show More
Episode 150: Pivoting: Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction – BTTDL151

40:21 | Sep 20th, 2016

Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a tool that instead of publishing your social media updates just once and throwing them away, carefully catalogues them in a library that you build over time. In this episode we talk about how she went from bein...Show More
Episode 149: Being vs. Doing: Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness – BTTDL150

1:08:51 | Sep 14th, 2016

Chase Reeves is a self proclaimed ‘creative-y type’, one of the cofounders of Fizzle.co — honest business training for online entrepreneurs. He podcasts on The Fizzle Show — A podcast for creative entrepreneurs. He regularly contributes to The Sparkl...Show More
Episode 148: Progress: Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and finding your Best Self – BTTDL149

50:11 | Sep 6th, 2016

Jason Van Orden helps influencers and thoughts leaders turn their expertise and ideas into courses, content and and automated systems that amplify their income and impact. In this episode, Jason talks with Erik about forming the right habits, dealing...Show More
Episode 147: Margin: Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin – BTTDL148

42:51 | Aug 29th, 2016

Dana Byers knows how to maintain a calm home and schedule so she can focus on what matters most to her: spending time with her family and helping others. Dana has a new book out: ‘Become Your Own Personal Assistant: How to Hack Your Task Lists Once a...Show More
Episode 146: Momentum: Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities – BTTDL147

39:25 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Jason Womack is a WILEY author, TEDx Speaker, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Triathlete and more. Jodi Womack coaches women entrepreneurs on how to be seen, be heard and be hired. Together they have written Get Momentum – How To Start When You’re Stuc...Show More
Episode 145: Work Style: Carson Tate on discovering your personal productivity style – BTTDL146

31:27 | Aug 17th, 2016

Carson Tate is a dynamic teacher and coach known for personal transformation and simple, powerful actionable content. She is a nationally renowned expert on productivity. She is the author of Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Producti...Show More
Episode 144: Mindmapping: Capture, Creation and Clarity w/ Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy – BTTDL145

28:51 | Aug 11th, 2016

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher discuss the benefits and application of Mindmapping. Mentioned in this episode: Mindmeister Mindnode iThoughts X Mind MindJet Mohio map MindMup Scrivener Scapple Meister task Asana DigiSpoke Trello Pleas...Show More
Episode 143: Digital Sanity: Julia Roy on work spaces and places, and digital clutter – BTTDL144

36:52 | Aug 1st, 2016

Julia Roy is a Certified Gmail Ninja, amatuer neuroscientist, personal trainer for productivity, maker of awesome online productivity courses and lover of life hacks. Julia the host of the ‘How We Work Now’ Podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Ho...Show More
Episode 142: Mission: Amir Salihefendic on crafting your personal productivity system – BTTDL143

36:51 | Jul 25th, 2016

Amir Salihefendic is the Founder & CEO of Doist, the company behind Todoist. Doist specializes in productivity software, creating tools that simplify and organize your day. Mentioned in this episode: Task List Zero Eat That Frog! iaWriter Everno...Show More
Episode 141: Clarity: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142

33:58 | Jul 19th, 2016

In a rarity up till this point on the Beyond The To-Do List Podcast, Erik takes to the mic solo. Covered in this episode: Erik talks about some health experiments he did in June, the process of that experiment, the results, and what he is doing movi...Show More
Episode 140: Processes: Pamela Wilson on systems, processes and collaboration – BTTDL141

35:58 | Jul 7th, 2016

Pamela Wilson is the Executive VP of Educational Content at Rainmaker.fm and the director of the Copyblogger blog. She is also the owner of Big Brand System. Mentioned in this episode: Trello Zero to Book Rainmaker.fm The 12 Week Year Big Brand Sy...Show More
Episode 139: Social Media: Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media – BTTDL140

59:31 | Jun 27th, 2016

Erik Fisher, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy do a semi-reuglar live show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover: Why Erik deleted his Google+ sccount, Sitting down to look at your social accounts an...Show More
Episode 138: Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139

37:36 | Jun 21st, 2016

Rob Bell is The New York Times bestselling author – his most recent book is How To Be Here. iTunes named his podcast, The RobCast, Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in The New Yorker, he’s toured with Oprah on her Life You Want Tour, and in 2011 Time ...Show More
Episode 137: Peak Productivity: Charles Duhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better – BTTDL138

32:38 | Jun 18th, 2016

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter at the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and spent more than 90 weeks on New York Times’ best...Show More
Episode 136: Life Planning: Roger Whitney on making the right sacrifices to create the life you want – BTTDL137

40:50 | Jun 9th, 2016

Roger Whitney is a practicing Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) helping people like walk the journey toward and into retirement. Roger is also known as the Retirement Answer Man. Roger says that retirement is not about managing money, it’s about man...Show More
Episode 135: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on paying the proper attention to the right things – BTTDL136

42:00 | Jun 2nd, 2016

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. In this episode Erik and Joshua discuss: What minimalism IS, an...Show More
Episode 134: Breaks: Planning, Executing and Re-acclimating after time off work – BTTDL135

48:50 | May 25th, 2016

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher do a live Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover the multiple aspects of taking a planned or unplanned break from work. We talk about planning ...Show More
Episode 133: Efficiency: Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams – BTTDL134

37:31 | May 16th, 2016

Zachary Sexton is a writer, podcaster, teacher, meditator, skier and non-recovering business, caffeine and productivity junkie. He is just one of the members of the super efficient team over at Asian Efficiency. This episode is one part of a two part...Show More
Episode 132: Priorities: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more – BTTDL133

36:38 | May 9th, 2016

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 twice before: BTTDL15 BTTDL64   Claire is t...Show More
Episode 131: Procrastination: Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three – BTTDL132

52:27 | Apr 12th, 2016

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 deg...Show More
Episode 130: Action: Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things – BTTDL131

50:47 | 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
Episode 129: Mastery: Brett Kelly on Learning from Failure, Mastering Your Mac and Evernote – BTTDL130

55:03 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Brett Kelly writes about technology, efficiency, business and Evernote. You can spend hours and hours of your precious free time on experimentation and trial-and-error, trying to find the best way to make Evernote work for you. Or you can pick up Eve...Show More
Episode 128: Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129

46:05 | Mar 14th, 2016

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. In this episode we talk about: Dave’...Show More
Episode 127: Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128

51:17 | Mar 7th, 2016

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
Episode 126: 1Password: Aleen Simms on digital organization and security w/ 1Password – BTTDL127

42:48 | Feb 29th, 2016

Aleen Simms from AgileBits joins Erik this episode to talk about one of his top productivity tools: 1Password. You can learn more about Aleen here. 1Password creates strong, unique passwords for all of your sites and logs you in with a single tap. I...Show More
Episode 125: Life Planning: Michael Hyatt on how to stop drifting, course correction and lifestyle design – BTTDL126

30:49 | Feb 26th, 2016

Michael Hyatt is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the co-author of the forthcoming book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want with Daniel Harkavy. Michael is also founder of 5 Days to Your B...Show More
Episode 124: Change: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher on Resolutions and Rules – BTTDL125

55:08 | Feb 24th, 2016

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover where we are with goals, resolutions, and rules and how we approach the new year and s...Show More
Episode 123: Testing: Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing, and Balancing – BTTDL124

36:09 | Feb 11th, 2016

Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. Pat has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine for his accomplishments, and has recently been enjoying talkin...Show More
Episode 122: Work from anywhere: Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, iPad Only, and Apple Watch – BTTDL123

51:21 | Feb 1st, 2016

Michael Sliwinski is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and blogger. Michael helps busy and overworked professionals, startups and teams learn to implement the latest productivity solutions so they can achieve success by getting things done better. Mic...Show More
Episode 121: Editing: Alli Worthington on Editing, and Breaking Busy – BTTDL122

54:11 | Jan 31st, 2016

#Alli Worthington is a wife, mother to 5 boys, speaker and executive director of Propel Women. She is author of the new book Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy. In this episode we have a conversation about: Learn how ...Show More
Episode 120: Recalibration: Andrew Mason and Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth – BTTDL121

42:27 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Erik Fisher, host of the show is interviewed by guest host Andrew Mason of The Pro Guide and the official Getting Things Done Podcast. Andrew took this opportunity to get to ask Erik any questions he wanted about productivity and podcasting and the e...Show More
Episode 119: TextExpander: Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity benefits of Textexpander – BTTDL120

46:19 | Jan 13th, 2016

Greg Scown is the cofounder of Smile. Smile develops productivity software for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.  Smile makes of one of my favorite productivity tools: Textexpander. This episode is a conversation about how Textexpander helps you type more with...Show More
Episode 118: Email: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero – BTTDL119

1:03:25 | Dec 7th, 2015

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover our Email workflows, desktop as well as workflows, organization and tips. Make sure t...Show More
Episode 117: Creativity: Kent Sanders on what creativity really is, and how you can tap into it – BTTDL118

57:21 | 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 prioritie...Show More
Episode 116: Hustle: Justin Wise on the true meaning of Hustle – BTTDL117

49:15 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Justin Wise is content marketing practitioner living in Des Moines, Iowa. He helps build Social Media Systems for businesses with his company Think Digital. Justin returns to the show this time to talk about what the true meaning of the word ‘Hustl...Show More
Episode 115: Energy: Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero – BTTDL116

55:48 | Nov 17th, 2015

Jeff Sanders is a productivity coach, personal development junky, and avid trail runner. Jeff writes and speaks through his blog and podcast about healthy habits, personal development, high energy, and rockin’ productivity. This is Jeff’s second app...Show More
Episode 114: Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115

51:26 | Nov 1st, 2015

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a weekly Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover our Evernote workflows, organization and tips. Make sure to check out the spon...Show More
Episode 113: Lifestyle Design: Clark Vandeventer on portfolio income, priorities and reinvention – BTTDL114

56:11 | Oct 28th, 2015

Clark Vandeventer ran for Congress once upon a time. He is now a Pro ski bum who raises money for nonprofits, blogging at FamilyTrek.org and is the author of the new book unWorking. By the time he was 26-years-old, Clark Vandeventer was the deputy d...Show More
Episode 112: Project Management: Cesar Abeid on what projects really are, and how to manage them – BTTDL113

47:47 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Cesar Abeid is a Project Management Professional®, author, professional speaker, business coach and consultant, and entrepreneur. As the host of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast and the Construction Industry Podcast, Cesar reaches audien...Show More
Episode 111: Task Managers: Roundtable with Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto – BTTDL112

56:25 | Oct 20th, 2015

Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a weekly Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we do a run down of some of the most popular Task management software available. Mentio...Show More
Episode 110: Email: Robby Slaughter on The Battle for your Email Inbox – BTTDL111

29:29 | Oct 17th, 2015

Robby Slaughter of Accelawork joins Erik to talk about email. Robby Slaughter is a workflow and productivity expert. His consulting practice assists a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, regional non-profits, small busines...Show More
Episode 109: Transition: David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch – BTTDL110

49:05 | Sep 3rd, 2015

David Sparks is an Orange County, California business attorney, geek, podcaster on the Mac Power Users podcast, blogger, and author who writes about finding the best tools, hardware, and workflows for using Apple products to get work done. David also...Show More
Episode 108: Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109

42:34 | Aug 17th, 2015

Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance.  ...Show More
Episode 107: Systems: April Perry on Learning, Doing, becoming and the power of moms – BTTDL108

51:22 | Jul 6th, 2015

April Perry is a Co-Director at Power of Moms and Co-Host of Power of Moms Radio. She is the creator of the “Mind Organization for Moms” program, Co-Author of “Deliberate Motherhood” and “Motherhood Realized,” and a blogger at Power of a Family. Ma...Show More
Episode 106: Coaching: Tony Stubblebine of Coach.me on the impact of coaching, priorities and grit – BTTDL107

56:07 | Jun 30th, 2015

Tony Stubblebine is a startup nerd, human potential nerd and CEO and Founder of Coach.me. Tony has been on the show once before. You can check that episode out here. After this episode and that one, I know you will want to join Coach.me and follow T...Show More
Episode 105: Organization: Mystie Winckler on brain dumps, organizing your attitude and your life – BTTDL106

38:13 | Jun 23rd, 2015

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 devi...Show More
Episode 104: Curation: Joel Zaslofsky on simplicity and curating your life and experiences – BTTDL105

58:31 | Jun 16th, 2015

Joel Zaslofsky of The Value of Simple joins Erik to talk about the concept simplicity and curating your life and experiences. This is an episode to listen to if you are ready to change the way you eat, exercise, work, prioritize, organize, and think ...Show More
Episode 103: Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104

40:40 | Jun 9th, 2015

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, ...Show More
Episode 102: Discovery: Grant Baldwin on gaining the confidence to find the work you should be doing – BTTDL103

43:24 | Jun 2nd, 2015

Grant Baldwin, host of the ‘How Did You Get Into That?‘ Podcast, is a podcaster, speaker and family man. Grant has spoken at hundreds of events and have given literally thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions and other even...Show More
Episode 101: Projects: Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the process of creating The Podcast Producers – BTTDL102

56:18 | May 27th, 2015

Jessica Rhodes is the founder and President of Entrepreneur Support Services Inc. (ESS), a virtual assistant firm offering a variety of client support and graphic design services to busy entrepreneurs. ESS is the parent company to the wildly popular ...Show More
Episode 100: Finishing: Cliff Ravenscraft on creating and crossing a finish line every day – BTTDL101

1:18:39 | May 19th, 2015

Cliff Ravenscraft creator of GSPN.tv the Generally Speaking Production Network returns to the show to talk about some major changes in his life. This is Cliff’s second full episode on the show, and third appearance overall. Make sure to go back and ...Show More
Episode 99: Apple Watch: Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) and @MikeVardy @Productivityist debate the #Apple Watch – BTTDL100

57:58 | May 12th, 2015

Craig Jarrow – The Time Management Ninja and Mike Vardy of Productivityist debate the productivity pros and cons of the new Apple Watch. Both have been on the show before in their own episodes, and also in the special 50th episode on tools. Check ou...Show More
Episode 98: Mindset: John Michael Morgan (@JohnMorgan) on Mindset, Self-Sabotage and The Grind – BTTDL099

1:09:23 | May 5th, 2015

John Michael Morgan is the bestselling author of Brand Against The Machine, which spent 9 months atop Amazon’s Top-Rated Marketing books list and has been labeled “the new definition of branding”. John is an in-demand public speaker on the topics of...Show More
Episode 97: Tools: Ben Elijah @InkandBen on Information Overload and Choosing Tools – BTTDL098

37:45 | Apr 28th, 2015

Ben Elijah is an independent writer, speaker and coach; based in London. Ben studies how our relationship with information affects the way we live and work. By mastering this relationship, we can promote productivity, creativity, and well-being. P...Show More
Episode 96: Habits: Charles Duhigg on how habits are formed and changed – BTTDL097

25:59 | Apr 21st, 2015

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 sell...Show More
Episode 95: Time: @AmyLynnAndrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload – BTTDL096

44:05 | Apr 14th, 2015

Amy Lynn Andrews shares bite-sized tips about social media and blogging. She talks about making money online, productivity, self-publishing and working from home. She wades through the internet so you don’t have to. Make sure to check out Amy’s week...Show More
Episode 94: Honesty: @DonaldMiller on quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others – BTTDL095

32:17 | Apr 7th, 2015

Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: “Blue Like Jazz,” “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years,” and his new book “Scary Close.” “Scary Close” is a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer...Show More
Episode 93: Creation: @TrippCrosby and @TylerStanton on creativity, ideas and execution – BTTDL094

46:34 | Mar 31st, 2015

Tripp and Tyler are a sketch comedy duo most known for their hilarious and viral YouTube videos. They started creating original material in 2006, and since have amassed over 40 MILLION YouTube views and over 130,000 subscribers. Each year they hos...Show More
Episode 92: Work Ethic: @ChrisBrogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline #WEareBATMAN – BTTDL093

31:43 | 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 Knigh...Show More
Episode 91: 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
Episode 90: Creativity: Paul Jarvis (@pjrvs) on creating, freelancing, and what work really is – BTTDL091

49:54 | Mar 10th, 2015

Paul Jarvis is a web designer, best-selling author, & 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 Vall...Show More
Episode 89: Hustle: Nick Loper (@nloper) of side-hustle nation on hustle – BTTDL090

41:17 | Mar 3rd, 2015

Nick Loper is the Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation. Nick used to work full-time for a giant corporation, but built his business nights and weekends. Shout out to Nick for being a finalist in the business section of the 2015 Podcast Awards!...Show More
Episode 88: Sacrifice: @JohnRichardBell on how to ‘Do Less Better’ through strategic sacrifice – BTTDL089

35:16 | Feb 24th, 2015

John Bell is a retired consumer packaged goods CEO and global strategy consultant to some of the world’s most respected blue-chip organizations. A prolific writer, John’s musings on strategy, leadership, and branding have appeared in various marketin...Show More
Episode 87: Calling: @JeffGoins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling – BTTDL088

42:35 | Feb 21st, 2015

Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, son, and border collie. He has authored three other books: The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. His website, Goinswriter.com, has been visited b...Show More
Episode 86: Procrastinate on Purpose: @RoryVaden on discipline, procrastination and priority dilution – BTTDL087

43:48 | Dec 23rd, 2014

Rory Vaden is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution – in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that...Show More
Episode 85: GTD: David Allen (@GTDGuy) on how “creative types” can get things done with #GTD – BTTDL086

54:17 | Dec 12th, 2014

David Allen is the originator of GTD. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done“. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence. Listen to David’...Show More
Episode 84: 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. Michael and Erik previously talked about setting goals in a previous episode, but a lot has happened since then. ...Show More