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Beyond the To-Do List

Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life. Go Beyond the To-Do List! This show will help you do that with conversations with the people behind the productivity. We talk with people on all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life. Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. ...more

Episodes

  • Priorities: Pete Mockaitis on How to Accomplish More, Faster

    Aug 13 2019

    Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps professionals perform optimally at work. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and Inc. He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at Your Job podcast. The show has been downloaded over 8,000,000 times and consistently ranks as a top business show in Apple Podcasts. Erik was recently a guest on Pete's show! Mentioned in this episode: UCI NED Ziprecruiter

  • Culture: Moe Carrick on Creating a Bravespace Workplace - BTTDL285

    Aug 06 2019

    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-day work (culture, leadership, team, meaning, design, and partnership with machines) to materially enliven and lift the humanity and the performance of everyone who works for them – which is a win–win for both employee and employer. Bravespace...more

  • Emotional Wellness: Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin - BTTDL284

    Jul 30 2019

    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, and emotional treatment. In this conversation Miles talkes with Erik about prioritizing emotional wellness and mental health and margin. Mentioned in this episode: Blinkist UCI Donald Miller - Scary Close Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 1 Don...more

  • Shawn Blanc on Course Correction, Overwhelm and Task Management - BTTDL283

    Jul 23 2019

    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 courses for those apps including: Unlock 1Password All The Things Day One In Depth Learn Ulysses In this conversation taken from bonus material from the 'All The Things' course, Shawn dicsusses overwhelm, course correction and choosing a task...more

  • Conflict: Liane Davey on Productive Conflict - BTTDL282

    Jul 16 2019

    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 organization needs to get along and get stuff done. Mentioned in this episode: Betterhelp MetPro Babbel

  • Health and Money: Brad Barrett on Eating Well and Staying Active While Achieving Financial Independence - BTTDL281

    Jul 09 2019

    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 episode Brad talks with Erik about how to eat well and stay active while prioritizing finances in the right places. Mentioned in this episode: University of California Irvine - Use code 'beyond' to get 15% off one course! Babbel - Try it fre...more

  • Meetings: Steven Rogelberg on The Science of Meetings and How To Fix Them - BTTDL280

    Jul 02 2019

    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 Award for his research on meeting science. His new book 'The Surprising Science of Meetings' draws from extensive research and survey interviews with over 5,000 employees across a range of industries to share the proven practices and tech...more

  • Intentionality: Stever Robbins on Speed Dating your Tasks, Do It Days, Technology and Intentionality

    Jun 25 2019

    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 productivity and organization tips to transform even the most overwhelmed person into an overachiever. In this conversation Stever and Erik talk about 'Speed Dating your tasks', 'Do It Days', Technology and Intentionality. Mentioned i...more

  • Health: Angelo Poli on Metabolism, Contrast and Consistency - BTTDL278

    Jun 18 2019

    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 your health goals. In this episode Erik talks with Angelo about this process as well as why constrast and consistency are key. Mentioned in this episode: MetPro Betterhelp Babbel

  • Focus: Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

    Jun 11 2019

    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 Yes', Flow State, Time Tracking and Nootropics. Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Alpha Brain - Try it free! Timeular - Track your time and get 10% off!

  • Automation: Wade Foster on Automation, Delegation and Trust - BTTDL276

    Jun 07 2019

    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: Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year!

  • Priorities: Mike Schmitz on Intentionality, Personal Retreats and Faith-Based Productivity - BTTDL275

    May 29 2019

    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, as well as why you don't have to have any specific religious belief to have a faith based productivity approach. We also talk about setting priorities and intentions by taking a personal retreat. Mentioned in this episode: Timular - Get 10% ...more

  • Fear: Ruth Soukup on Fear, Courage and Action - BTTDL274

    May 23 2019

    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 about fear archetypes, the principles of courage and creating an action plan. Mentioned in this episode: Timular - Get 10% off and start tracking your time! Ziprecruiter - Post your job for free!

  • Ownership: Jordan Lee Dooley on Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome and Discipline

    May 15 2019

    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 life. Her new book is 'Own Your Everyday: Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up for What You Were Made to Do'. Mentioned in this episode: Backblaze - Get a Free 15 day risk free trial! Own Your Everyday

  • Freedom: Grant Sabatier on Time, Money and Freedom - BTTDL272

    May 08 2019

    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 blueprint for fast-tracking financial independence through personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship, all broken down step by step. It’s the why, what, and how. He shares all of the mistakes he made, as well stories and strategies from other...more

  • Growth: Jessica Hartung on Finding Meaning in Work, Owning Your Own Growth and the Power of Reflection

    May 01 2019

    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, heartfelt blend that elevates work experiences into the training ground for change-making leadership. Jessica's new book is The Conscious Professional - Transform your Work Life. In this conversation Jessica Hartung talks with Erik about findin...more

  • Overcoming Mistakes: Skip Prichard on Learning From Your Mistakes Without Repeating Them

    Apr 27 2019

    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 Erik about discovering and following your personal purpose, pushing beyond your perceived capabilities and achieving more than you ever dreamed possible. Mentioned in this episode: Timeular - Get 10% of this amazing Time Tracker! Zebit - Get $25...more

  • Balance: James Sudakow on Defining and Achieving Your Own Design for Work/Life Balance

    Apr 19 2019

    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, technology, finance, and entertainment. Jame’s newest book is 'Out of the Blur: A Delirious Dad’s Search For The Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance' which tells his story of building and running a small business while raising a family. Mentio...more

  • Focus: Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism

    Apr 11 2019

    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 Freedom to Focus is, getting into 'The Desire Zone' and how Michael applied Cal Newport's new book Digital Minimalism to eliminate distractions from his smartphone. Mentioned in this episode: Backblaze - Get a Free 15 Day Tria...more

  • The Meaning of Productivity: Mike Sturm on Being, Thinking and Doing

    Apr 05 2019

    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 Productivity. Mentioned in this episode: Zebit - Get $2500 in credit, INTEREST FREE! [Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year!](Textexpander.com/podcast) Be, Think, Do

  • AI: Dave King on the Present and Future of AI in Work and Productivity

    Mar 29 2019

    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. Jean is a social media assistant for business that makes coming up with social media ideas fun and easy. Mentioned in this episode: Molekule – Use promo code ‘beyond’ to get $75 off your first order UCI – Get 15% of one cour...more

  • Leadership: Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

    Mar 19 2019

    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 sizes across various industries and sectors. In this conversation Jeremie and Erik talk about his new book is The 100X Leader – How To Become A Person W0rth Following. Mentioned in this episode: UCI – Get 15% of one course! The Great Course...more

  • Priorities: Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities

    Mar 12 2019

    Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time-management and productivity books, including Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. In this episode, Laura talks with Erik about her new book: Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities. Mentioned in this episode: Perfect Keto &#...more

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

    Mar 05 2019

    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 Museum, and charity: water change the way they work. He is a co-founder of responsive.org, an investor in purpose-driven startups, and a friend to misfit toys. He lives in Colorado with his wife and son. Aaron’s new book is Brave New Work: Are ...more

  • Health: Health Hacks with Nathalie Beauchamp

    Feb 28 2019

    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 care practitioner, she recognize that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for health. Her new book is Hack Your Health Habits: Simple, Action-Driven, Natural Health Solutions For People On The Go! Mentioned in this episode: University of Cal...more

  • Creation: Pamela Wilson on Content Creation Strategy

    Feb 20 2019

    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 complex topics simple and easy to understand and has helped local, national, and international clients communicate their messages effectively during her 30+ year career. She has been on the show previously talking about systems, processes and collabora...more

  • Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction and Focus

    Feb 12 2019

    Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Cal’s new book is Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World In this conversation, Cal and Erik talk about the premise of the book: Technology is intrinsic...more

  • Admin: Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

    Feb 05 2019

    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 realized that this invisible labor was consuming her. Desperate to survive and to help others along the way, she conducted interviews and focus groups to gather favorite tips and tricks, admin confessions, and the secrets of admin-happy households. Life A...more

  • Episode 257: 3 Words: Erik Fisher on Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments

    Jan 29 2019

    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 Moments. Mentioned in this episode: University of California, Irvine’s Continuing Education Programs The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things SPAR James Clear on the Po...more

  • Episode 256: Emotions: Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

    Jan 22 2019

    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 Freakonomics Blog, and LifeHacker. Her first book No Hard Feelings: Emotions At Work and How They Help Us Succeed (co-author Mollie West Duffy) takes a look at how emotions profoundly affect key aspects of professional life. The book serves as a deeply...more

  • Episode 255: Overwhelm: Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress

    Jan 15 2019

    For decades, Dr. Samantha has helped people to transform their lives with her innovative approach. Now you can use the same tested tools and guidance to experience the freedom of better health, greater resilience, and peace of mind. Samantha’s new book is Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. In this episode she and Erik talk about overcoming overwhelm, dismantling stress and achieving greater resilience. Book page: www.DrSamantha.com/overcomingoverwhelm Value...more

  • Episode 254: Growth: Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

    Jan 08 2019

    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 Valley startups, pro sports athletes, Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world’s biggest entrepreneurs. Paul has ben on the show once before which you can find here. Paul’s new book is Company of One: Why Staying Small Is t...more

  • Episode 253: Design: Joey Cofone on Creativity, Imagination and Inspiration – BTTDL254

    Dec 18 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 how Baron Fig was founded, the meaning behind the name and their design workflow using digital and analog. Mentioned in this episode: Robinhood – Get a free stock by going to TODOLIST.robinhood.com The Atomic Habits Clear Habits Journal Pl...more

  • Episode 252: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose – BTTDL253

    Dec 11 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 a Decluttered, Refocused Life. In this episode Erik and Joshua discuss his new book, the meaning of minimalism, the practicality behind decluttering, how to get other members of your family of board and much more. Mentioned in this episode: ...more

  • Episode 251: Habits: James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones – BTTDL252

    Dec 03 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 work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. In this episode James taels with Erik about his new book Habits: Atomic Habits: ...more

  • Episode 250: Momentum: Jim Woods on Self Awareness, Progress and Getting Unstuck – BTTDL251

    Nov 29 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 getting unstuck, self awareness, how to know if you are stuck or just feel stuck and how to stop being blind about your blind spots. Mentioned in this episode: Storyworth – Save $20! Storycrafting Book Giveaway! Productivity Pub Crawl Ple...more

  • Episode 249: Time: John Zeratsky on Time, Busyness and Distraction – BTTDL250

    Nov 22 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 and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. In this conversation, John and Erik talk about his new book he cowrote, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. Mentioned in this episode: Robinhood RXBar – Go to RXBar.com/beyond and use promo code...more

  • Episode 248: Technology: Dan Schawbel on Connection, Technology and Teams – BTTDL249

    Nov 13 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 Age of Isolation. In this episode Dan talks with Erik about how leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology.In this episode Dan...more

  • Episode 247: Intentionality: Ryder Carroll on Designing the Future through Tracking the Past and Ordering the Future – BTTDL248

    Nov 07 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 a methodology that went far beyond simple organization. Now he focuses on helping others learn what the Bullet Journal method is truly about: the art of intentional living. Ryder’s new book is ‘The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, ...more

  • Episode 246: Busyness: CJ McClanahan on Busyness, Reflection and Defining Success – BTTDL247

    Oct 31 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 book ‘The Overachiever’s Dilemma: How to Break the Achievement Obsession Before It Breaks You‘. In this episode, Cj and Erik discuss busyness, the comparison trap, reflection and redefining success. Mentioned in this episode: Z...more

  • Episode 245: Strategy: Jay Acunzo on Questioning Best Practices, Honing Intuition Mastering Decision Making – BTTDL246

    Oct 26 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 Unthinkable Media, which creates original series with B2B brands. Jay hosts his narrative-style podcast Unthinkable, and travels the world as a keynote speaker. In this conversation Jay talks with Erik about his new book: Break the Wheel: Question Best...more

  • Episode 244: Time to Parent: Julie Morgenstern on Productivity, Parenting and Progress – BTTDL245

    Oct 19 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 attitudes about every kind of clutter. The New York City-based Julie Morgenstern Enterprises has been in business for more than 25 years. Her new book is called ‘Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and YouR...more

  • Episode 243: Strategy: Jay Baer on Word of Mouth, the 80/20 Rule and Growth – BTTDL244

    Oct 11 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 marketing, and customer experience advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands. His new book, Talk Triggers, is the complete guide to creating customers using strategic, operational differentiators that compel word of mouth. I...more

  • Episode 242: Brain States: Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience – BTTDL243

    Oct 03 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,” everyday music is primarily made to sound good and evoke feelings, Brain.fm works with a team of music composers backed by PhD-led scientific research to engineer music specifically designed to enhance these states within minutes of use. Daniel also ma...more

  • Episode 241: Rest: Aaron Edelheit on Resting, Recharging and Renewing – BTTDL242

    Sep 28 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 the New York Times and has given lectures on entrepreneurship and investments all over the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Aaron is the author of The Hard Break: The Case For The 24/6 Lifestyle. In this conversation, Aaron talks about his personal j...more

  • Episode 240: Culture: Mike McDerment of Freshbooks on Culture, Collaboration, and Leading By Example – BTTDL241

    Sep 18 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’ basement. Since launching in 2003, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing and collect billions of dollars. In this conversation, Mike talks with Erik about how cultivating culture at Freshbooks is his priority, helping employee...more

  • Episode 239: Projects: Jennie Nash on Writing, Purpose and Accountability – BTTDL240

    Sep 11 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 powerful and time-tested concept of artistic mentorship – which has been largely squeezed out of a publishing industry hungry for the next big, fast hit. Jennie has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry and is the author of four novels, th...more

  • Episode 238: Studying: Ryan McRae on Productivity for College and University Students – BTTDL239

    Sep 04 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 discuss overcoming the productivity challenges of College and University Students. Mentioned in this episode: Handy – Get your first cleaning for $39 when you subscribe to a plan using promo code ‘beyond’ Textexpander – Get 20% off your first ye...more

  • Episode 237: Focus: Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention – BTTDL238

    Aug 28 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 first book The Productivity Project during the last episode he appeared on. Chris is back to talk about his new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction. Mentioned in this episode: Handy – Get your first cleaning ...more

  • Episode 236: Sabbaticals: Shawn Blanc of The Sweet Setup on an 8 Week Work Cycle and Sabbaticals – BTTDL237

    Aug 21 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 courses for those apps including: Unlock 1Password All The Things Day One In Depth Learn Ulysses Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Get 50% off your first 3 months with offer code ‘beyond’! Policy Genius  Please connect with me Sub...more

  • Episode 235: Calling: Shawn Askinosie on Career, Vocation and Meaningful Work – BTTDL236

    Aug 14 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% of their beans directly from farmers. Shawn’s book, recently released, co-written with his daughter Lawren is Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. In this episode Shawn and Erik cal about Shawn&#...more

  • Episode 234: Process: Jeff Goins on Clarifying Your Creative Process – BTTDL235

    Aug 07 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 this show! In this episode, Jeff and Erik talk about the creative process, how there is more to writing than just typing, know what part of the creative process you are in and how a finished product is more important than a perfect proc...more

  • Episode 233: Creativity: Srinivas Rao on Creating Fulfilling Lifelong Creative Practices – BTTDL234

    Aug 01 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 bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable. His new book is An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake. In this episode we talk about what it takes to create lifelong creative practices, and why creating them for an audience of one is more ...more

  • Episode 232: Focus: Cal Newport on Doing Collaborative Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Solitude – BTTDL233

    Jul 24 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 debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. Mentioned i...more

  • Episode 231: Healthy: Rob Dionne on Getting Fit and Staying Fit with a Busy Lifestyle – BTTDL232

    Jul 17 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. He specializes in helping busy people and entrepreneurs get out from behind their desks and carve out time to create a better quality of life for themselves and their family.  He is on a mission is to provide you with the best information out there....more

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

    Jul 10 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 third appearance on the show. You can hear his previous episodes here: Getting Things Done: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets – BTTDL016 GTD: David Allen on how “creative types” can get things done with #GTD – BTTDL086 In this co...more

  • Episode 229: Rest: Jeff Sieh on Getting More Done by Working Less – BTTDL230

    Jul 03 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 about how rest and work are partners, rest is necessary, and ways we can hack rest to become more creative and focused. Jef has been on the show twice before, which you can find here: Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big L...more

  • Episode 228: Remote Work: Stephen Warley on Self Management, Remote Work and The Future of Work – BTTDL229

    Jun 27 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 uniquely productive. In this conversation Stephen talks with Erik about working by yourself, working for yourself, the future of work, remote work, co-working spaces and self awareness. Mentioned in this episode: Grove Collaborative – Get a $30 Mrs. ...more

  • Episode 227: Creativity: Jon Kolko on Critiques and Creating a Culture of Creativity – BTTDL228

    Jun 20 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 conversation Jon and Erik discuss: Giving your team the space to produce amazing work; and build a unique form of trust in your company culture The process of critique, conflict, and ideation Implementing creativity in a strategic manner across your c...more

  • Episode 226: Routines: Benjamin Spall on Morning Routines, Evening Routines and Habits – BTTDL227

    Jun 13 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 Benjamin and Erik discuss creating a morning routine that works for you, how an evening routine helps with a morning routine and some of the most common components successful people include in their routines. Mentioned in this episode: Weebly – Ge...more

  • Episode 225: Quitting: Kelli Wood on Quitting, Failure and Self-Awareness – BTTDL226

    Jun 07 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 process. In 2018, students from 45+ countries worldwide participated, with more students being added each session. As graduate of the first class of the altMBA, Kelli now hires and trains coaches and is the human at the center of each class. Before ...more

  • Episode 224: Creativity: Allen Gannett on Genius, Talent and Creativity – BTTDL225

    May 31 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. He is a contributor for Fast Company where he writes on the intersection of technology and human nature. Allen’s latest book is The Creative Curve, which overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind...more

  • Episode 223: Organizing: Rolanda Lokey on Space, Clutter and Cleaning- BTTDL224

    May 30 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 space constraints and storage challenges. After returning stateside and settling in the New York City area, Rolanda’s keen eye for design and her unique ability to interpret and utilize space developed into a career and a passion. Today, Rolanda’s...more

  • Episode 222: Side Hustle: Anna Sabino on Passion, Creativity and Business – BTTDL223

    May 14 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 creative entrepreneur. Today, Lucid is sold in more than 100 stores across the world and has been featured in Vogue, People StyleWatch, Cosmopolitan and more. In this episode Anna talks about how creatives can build a business that reflects their talent ...more

  • Episode 221: Mindfulness: Robert Plotkin on the Benefits and Distractions of Technology for Productivity – BTTDL222

    May 08 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 how to retake control over their time to be more focused, productive, and creative. In this episode Robert and Erik discuss using mindfulness to be more focused and less distracted by technology, and how to use technology instead of being used by it....more

  • Episode 220: Time: Laura Vanderkam on Perspective and Stewardship of Time – BTTDL221

    Apr 30 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 New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. In...more

  • Episode 219: Mike Vardy on Frameworks, Themes and Modes – BTTDL220

    Apr 23 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 management. In this episode, Mike and Erik talk about how to stay productive when you get sick, having frameworks to support changes as they come, theming days, and working in modes. Mentioned in this episode: ButcherBox – Use Promo Code R...more

  • Episode 218: Connections: Scott Gerber on Networking vs. Connecting in Business Relationships – BTTDL219

    Apr 16 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 young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world-class executives. Scott’s new book is ‘Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter’. The bo...more

  • Episode 217: Roadblocks: Lauren Zander on Excuses, Self-Sabotage and Facing the Truth – BTTDL218

    Apr 09 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, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Lauren’s new book is Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. In this episode Erik and Lauren talk about identifying excuses, facing the truth and defeating self-sa...more

  • Episode 216: Creativity: Phil Rosenthal on Family, Food and Fun – BTTDL217

    Apr 02 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 and tradition with friends and a sense of humor. Mentioned in this episode: You’re Lucky You’re Funny Exporting Raymond I’ll Have What Phil’s Having Somebody Feed Phil Textexpander – Get 20% off your 1st Year Please connect...more

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

    Mar 19 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 about how to the your meetings where they have been to where they could be: a huge collaborative tool towards greater goals. Mentioned in this episode: Care/Of – Get 25% off your first month! Use promo code ‘Beyond’ Momentum: Cr...more

  • Episode 214: Calm: Jess Ostroff on Relegating, Automating and Delegating with Virtual Assistants – BTTDL215

    Mar 12 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 chaotic, overworking entrepreneurs and focused, calm virtual assistants. Her new book is ‘Panic Proof: How the Right Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity and Grow Your Business’. In this conversation, Jess talks with Erik about releg...more

  • Episode 213: Efficiency: Allison Schaaf on Efficiency, Preparation and Balance – BTTDL214

    Mar 05 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 in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and she became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. Allison has been on the show once before, which you ...more

  • Episode 212: Reputation: Chris Ducker on Priority, Strategy, Reputation and Relationships – BTTDL213

    Feb 19 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, amounting to almost three hundred employees, including a call center, a recruitment consultancy, and a co-working space to support local startup entrepreneurs. This time Chris is back to talk about his new book, as well as how relationships and ...more

  • Episode 211: Focus: Jeff Sanders on Focus, Free Time and Priority – BTTDL212

    Feb 12 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 Free-Time Formula: Finding Happiness, Focus, and Productivity No Matter How Busy You Are. In this episode, Jeff and Erik talk about Jeff’s new book and slowing down time to get the important things done. Mentioned in this episode: Textex...more

  • Episode 210: Timing: Daniel Pink on Optimizing Your Day With Daily Rhythms, Optimal Timing for Tasks and Maximizing Breaks – BTTDL211

    Feb 05 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 the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harv...more

  • Episode 209: Creativity: Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives – BTTDL210

    Jan 29 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, productivity and passion – BTTDL047 Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109 In this episode, Erik talks with Todd about his latest book: Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need Mentioned in th...more

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

    Jan 22 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 and Prevent Insulin Resistance of theBrain, Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss is out now. Mentioned in this episode: Ziprecruiter  Skillshare Get 3 months for .99! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and revie...more

  • Episode 207: Priorities: Shane and Jocelyn Sams on Intentionality, Priority and Family – BTTDL208

    Jan 08 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 passive income online – all while working only 10-15 hours per week! Now, they are helping other families do the same by connecting with people through their Flipped Lifestyle podcast, website and inside their Flip Your Life community. Mentio...more

  • Episode 206: Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on Overcoming Productivity Hurdles of The nine Enneagram Types – BTTDL207

    Jan 01 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 Enneagram. This is Ian’s second time on the show. You can listen to that episode here. In this episode, Erik and Ian go through all nine types in the Enneagram and look at the productivity hangups that those types each have, and how they can overcom...more

  • Episode 205: Persistence: Brian Falchuk on Mindfulness, Motivation, and Persistence – BTTDL206

    Dec 24 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 nearly 20 years, having lead large teams, managed significant budgets, and turned around struggling operations. In this episode Brian talks with Erik about the message of his book Do A Day, and the life changing benefits of mindfulness, what true motiv...more

  • Episode 204: Priorities: Perry Marshall on The 80/20 Principle, Delegation and Dunbar’s Number – BTTDL205

    Dec 18 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 psychology. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Freshbooks Storyworth 80/20 Sales and Marketing Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Pod...more

  • Episode 203: Happiness: Annie McKee on How To Be Happy At Work – BTTDL204

    Dec 11 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 deepen our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there—no matter what job you have. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Freshbook...more

  • Episode 202: Pacing: Ryan McRae on Hygge, Lists and Holidays – BTTDL203

    Dec 04 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 for the fourth time. You can listen to his other appearance here: Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128 Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160 Productivity Retre...more

  • Episode 201: Personality: Anne Bogel on the Benefits and Differences of Personality Assessments – BTTDL202

    Nov 27 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: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is the main point of discussion in this conversation. She and Erik discuss the benefits of personality assessments, as well as the productivity benefits, and br...more

  • Episode 200: Priorities: Tonya Dalton on Priorities, Balance and the Productivity Paradox – BTTDL201

    Nov 20 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 podcast, The Productivity Paradox, she’ll help you find and design systems that are customized to you, and she’ll do it in bite-sized episodes that are easy to listen to and easy to implement. Mentioned in this episode: The Productivity Paradox Fr...more

  • Episode 199: Impact: Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact – BTTDL200

    Nov 13 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 Ray talk about common things that keep us from being productive, the mistake of aiming for efficiency instead of effectiveness and much more! Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Get a free trial and 25% off your first 3 months Hello Fresh...more

  • Episode 198: Opportunities: Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes – BTDL199

    Nov 06 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 in Chicago and taught advanced improvisation classes at the Four Day Weekend Training Center. As a professional actor, Frank has appeared in numerous commercial spots, television shows and films. In addition, he has received critical-acclaim for his ...more

  • Episode 197: Technology: Erik Fisher on overcoming Smartphone Addiction – BTTDL198

    Oct 30 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 and Deep Work – BTTDL169 Technology: Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology – BTTDL170 Focus: Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media – BTTDL171 Please connect with me Subsc...more

  • Episode 196: Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big Leap – BTTDL197

    Oct 23 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 on the show once before. Mentioned in this episode: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks Formstack Freshbooks BarkBox Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsTh...more

  • Episode 195: Attention: Eric Tivers on Focus, Capture and Attention – BTTDL196

    Oct 15 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 his own ADHD and shares with listeners the strategies he’s learned to be successful as well as the areas that continue to be challenging. In this episode, Erik talks with Eric about there symptoms of ADHD, what they look like in those who have ...more

  • Episode 194: Sabbath: Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate – BTTDL195

    Oct 09 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 Time’ is about why taking a day of rest can save your life, and how to start implementing that in your life. Mentioned in this episode: An Oasis in Time Ziprecruiter Freshbooks Enter Beyond The To-Do List in the ‘How Did You Hear ...more

  • Episode 193: Action: Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action – BTTDL194

    Oct 02 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 his wife Linda are the founders of The ToDo Institute, a non-profit center in Vermont that uses Japanese Psychology as an alternative to traditional Western approaches to psychology. Over the past 25 years, Krech has introduced Japanese Psychology, p...more

  • Episode 192: Simplicity: Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines – BTTDL193

    Sep 27 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 show once before: Going Slow: Brooke McAlary on simplicity, rhythms and tilting – BTTDL084 Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Get a free trial and 25% off your first 3 months Hello Fresh Use promo code BTD30 to get $30 off your first Destination S...more

  • Episode 191: Choices: Peter Shankman on Decision Fatigue, Boundaries and ADHD – BTTDL192

    Sep 19 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 Peter talks with Erik on proactively setting up boundaries to limit the choices we have, and how that leads to freedom and to focus. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Faster Than Normal Podcast Forest App Please connect with me Subscr...more

  • Episode 190: Focus: Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus – BTTDL191

    Sep 13 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 discuss time management vs. energy management, his digital/analog hybrid system, taking a personal productivity assessment and more. Mentioned in this episode: Take Michael’s Personal Productivity Assessment Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Sto...more

  • Episode 189: Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190

    Sep 12 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 Reveal How to Make Your Life Better. She also has a very popular podcast, ‘Happier with Gretchen Rubin’ that she does with her sister. In this episode, Gretchen talks about setting and meeting inner and outer expectations and creating good h...more

  • Episode 188: Balance: Jeff Goins on the Balance Between Creating Your Art and Building Your Business – BTTDL189

    Sep 05 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 Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age is out now! Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s...more

  • Episode 187: Traveling: Erik Fisher on being productive before, during and after traveling – BTTDL188

    Aug 30 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 Router Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List...more

  • Episode 186: Overlap: Sean McCabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention – BTTDL187

    Aug 29 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 Your Side Passion Into a Successful Business. He is currently giving away the audiobook for FREE! Mentioned in this episode: Jeff Goins’ Tribe Conference Overlap: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Side Passion Into a Successful Business Se...more

  • Episode 185: Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on The Enneagram, Motivations and Actions – BTTDL186

    Aug 22 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 Enneagram. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Use promo code ‘BEYOND’ to get %25 off your 1st three months! Seth Godin’s AltMBA Workshop The Road Back to You Typology Podcast ExploreYourType.com Please connect with me Subscri...more

  • Episode 184: Bravery: Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work – BTTDL185

    Aug 15 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 Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life. In this conversation, Adam unpacks some of the greatest fears that hold us back from doing the best work we can do, and his 5 step bravery proce...more

  • Episode 183: Impact: Erik Fisher on Planning, Acting and Reviewing – BTTDL184

    Aug 08 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 to stay on track. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop ShipStation.com The 12 Week Year Jon Acuff – Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your G...more

  • Episode 182: Goals: Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals – BTTDL183

    Jul 31 2017

    Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. This is Jon’s third appearance on the show. For 19 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s AltM...more

  • Episode 181: Accountability: Carey and Demir Gjokaj on Discipline, Habits and Accountability – BTTDL182

    Jul 25 2017

    Carey and Demir Gjokaj are the founders of Lifehack Bootcamp, whose mission is to help their students do their most productive work so they can create space for the life of their dreams. In this episode they talk with Erik about Discipline, Habits and Accountability, and mastering them so you can leverage these strengths for higher levels of achievement. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop Marshall Goldsmith – Triggers Lifehack Bootcamp Please connect with m...more

  • Episode 180: Rest: Erik Fisher on the Necessity of Breaks and Recharging – BTTDL181

    Jul 18 2017

    Erik Fisher talks about the concept of taking a Sabbath, rhythms, routines, breaks and recharging. Even if you think you get enough rest, make sure to listen to this to see if that is really true. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s AltMBA Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher C...more

  • Episode 179: Optimizing: Noah Kagan on testing, optimizing and perspective – BTTDL180

    Jul 11 2017

    Noah Kagan is the Chief Sumo at Sumo.com and AppSumo.com. Before that he worked at Intel, and was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint. In this episode Noah and Erik talk about stepping back from your work to gain new perspective, test your routines, testing things out for a week and much more. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop ShipStation Focus@Will Day One Streaks The Power of Full Engagement Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTune...more

  • Episode 178: Artistry: Jeff Goins on Thriving in Your Work and Collaborating With Others – BTTDL179

    Jun 30 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 4th time on this show. Jeff’s latest book Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age is out now! Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s...more

  • Episode 177: Productivity Retreat: Ryan McRae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat – BTTDL178

    Jun 19 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 and Erik discuss setting up and taking a three day productivity retreat. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Three Day Productivity Retreat Checklist Portlandia – Battlestar Galactica Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and P...more

  • Episode 176: Workspaces: Daniel J. Lewis on Designing a Workplace of Focus – BTTDL177

    Jun 12 2017

    Daniel J. Lewis creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters training, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters’ Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcasts covering how to podcast, clean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC’s hit drama Once Upon a Time, all under the umbrella of Noodle Mix Network and having receiv...more

  • Episode 175: Focus and Energy: Erik Fisher on Recalibrating Morning and Evening Routines – BTTDL176

    Jun 04 2017

    This week Erik talks through some of the changes he has made due to recent episodes. Make sure to check out Seth Godin’s altMBA to level yourself up! Mentioned in this episode: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen ...more

  • Episode 174: Rest: Crystal Paine on hitting pause to evaluate the right activities – BTTDL175

    May 23 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 here: Goals: Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline – BTTDL029 Priorities: Crystal Paine on priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode – BTTDL056 Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s ...more

  • Episode 173: Intentionality: Allison Schaaf on Batch Processing, Decision Fatigue and Efficiency – BTTDL174

    May 16 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 in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and she became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. In this episode Allison talks with Erik about the ...more

  • Episode 172: Discipline: Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline – BTTDL173

    May 09 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 weekly newsletter on the topics of productivity, personal management and success. He has over 20 years of experience leading organizations and businesses; working in large corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, and directing a non-profit organization...more

  • Episode 171: Mentoring: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on being mentored and mentoring others – BTTDL172

    May 02 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-Ortiz on starting your morning out right and The Present Principle  Breaks: Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares tips to success and stay sane in an all access, always on age Priorities: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more   Please connect ...more

  • Episode 170: Focus: Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media – BTTDL171

    Apr 25 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 Media Marketing Society and the founder of Interactive Biology, a website that serves approximately 80,000 people per month in 185 different countries and is dedicated to making biology fun for students and teachers. Mentioned in this episode: Ca...more

  • Episode 169: Technology: Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology – BTTDL170

    Apr 19 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 productive, while keeping our sanity and boosting our happiness. Amy’s new book is ‘The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era’. Please connect with me Subscribe, r...more

  • Episode 168: Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169

    Apr 12 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 debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. Make sure t...more

  • Episode 167: Work Spaces: Cesar Abeid and Dustin Hartzler on Balancing Home, Family and Work – BTTDL168

    Mar 31 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 podcast. You can catch his 1st appearance here.   Dustin Hartzler is Happiness Engineer at Automatic and a WordPress Enthusiast. He is the host of the Your Website Engineer Podcast.   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and r...more

  • Episode 166: Family: Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family – BTTDL167

    Mar 21 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 Family will empower your family to thrive by equipping you to experience a week of wins. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: &quo...more

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

    Feb 28 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 time blocking and getting the most out of the time we have towards our most important tasks. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: &...more

  • Episode 164: Remote Working: Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong – BTTDL165

    Feb 23 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 review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Product...more

  • Episode 163: Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164

    Feb 14 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 implementation, and what they learned. Make sure to check out this week’s sponsor: X-Stand – Get 15% off and Free Shipping in the US! Mentioned in this episode: Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BT...more

  • Episode 162: Networking: Dave Delaney on Networking Productivity Online and Offline [FIXED] – BTTDL163

    Feb 08 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: Networking: Dave Delaney on productivity in building your network before you need it – BTTDL27 Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129 Mentioned in this episode: Networking for Nice People Contactually New Busi...more

  • Episode 161: Principles: Laura McClellan on being a productive Woman – BTTDL162

    Feb 01 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 Users Katie Floyd David Sparks Greg Scown Textexpander Nozbe BusyCal Evernote Adobe Spark Post ToDoist PDFPen Apple Watch iPad Pro Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.m...more

  • Episode 160: Three Words: Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present – BTTDL161

    Jan 24 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 perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142 Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158 Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL13...more

  • Episode 159: Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160

    Jan 01 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 you or someone you know get better focus, procrastinate less and thrive in productivity, even if you don’t have ADHD. In this episode, Ryan and Erik discuss setting resolutions for the new year. You can find Ryan’s previous appearance on the ...more

  • Episode 158: Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159

    Dec 27 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 episode. Mentioned in this episode: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142 Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158 Sleep Cycl...more

  • Episode 157: Sleep: Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158

    Dec 19 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 graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations wo...more

  • Episode 156: Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157

    Dec 06 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 the difference that can make not only to your sleep quality and quantity, but to your day to day productivity as well! Michael’s new book ‘The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise...more

  • Episode 155: Hacking Corporate: Nick Snapp on agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment – BTTDL156

    Oct 29 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 their “game-changer,” the one activity that will deliver the greatest return on invested time both at work and at home. He is also the host of ‘The Make It Snappy Productivity Show’. Make sure to check out Nick’s work here! ...more

  • Episode 154: Investing: Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution – BTTDL155

    Oct 26 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 more meaningful, connected and vital lives. They produce a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views in more than 150 countries. His most recent book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Pract...more

  • Episode 153: Consistency: Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus – BTTDL154

    Oct 17 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 bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable. Tweetable quotes: 'You’re goal isn’t to be the best. It’s to be the only. Then competition ceases to matter.'Click To Tweet 'The one thing that defeats the resistance is doing the work itself.'Click T...more

  • Episode 152: Progress: Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities – BTTDL153

    Oct 05 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 second part on the Productivityist Podcast here!     Mentioned in this episode: Todd Henry Seinfeld – Comedian Merlin Mann Srinivas Rao Acuity Priorities Blab Show Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in i...more

  • Episode 151: Seasons: Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change – BTTDL152

    Sep 29 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 in hectic schedules of work, family and life. Mentioned in this episode: Stranger Things Steve Martin Kevin Spacey Circle Circle Go Procrastinate on Purpose – Rory Vaden Shawn Stevenson – Sleep Smarter Cliff Ravenscraft La Croix P...more

  • Episode 150: Pivoting: Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction – BTTDL151

    Sep 20 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 being a designer to a CEO, how she and her husband created Edgar out of their own home, how she manages her remote working team, and fights distractions. Mentioned in this episode: Slack Zoom.us Helpscout Intercom Confluence Boomerang for...more

  • Episode 149: Being vs. Doing: Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness – BTTDL150

    Sep 14 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 Sparkline — The blog that accompanies the previous two. Listen to his previous appearance on the show here. Mentioned in this episode: Tim Ferris Podcast – Matt Mullenweg https://fizzle.co/sparkline/3-tricks-for-productivity-and-focu...more

  • Episode 148: Progress: Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and finding your Best Self – BTTDL149

    Sep 06 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 with impostor syndrome and finding your best self. Mentioned in this episode: The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg Soda Stream Stand Out – Dory Clark Seinfeld chain No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifet...more

  • Episode 147: Margin: Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin – BTTDL148

    Aug 29 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 and For All to Achieve a Calmer Life’ Dana has previously been on the show, which you can listen to here. This time Dana talks with Erik about how minimalism and automation lead to a greater sense of margin in our lives. Mentioned in t...more

  • Episode 146: Momentum: Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities – BTTDL147

    Aug 23 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 Stuck. In this episode they talk with Erik about practical strategies for knowing what to do when, work in a team, know what to do now and what to be working on for later, and reshifting priorities when the time comes. Mentioned in this ep...more

  • Episode 145: Work Style: Carson Tate on discovering your personal productivity style – BTTDL146

    Aug 17 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 Productivity Style. Make sure to take her Productivity Style Assessment! In this episode, Carson talks with Erik about how to discover your personal productivity style. Mentioned in this episode: Asana Trello Evernote Pomodoro method Four Productivity ...more

  • Episode 144: Mindmapping: Capture, Creation and Clarity w/ Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy – BTTDL145

    Aug 11 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 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional produc...more

  • Episode 143: Digital Sanity: Julia Roy on work spaces and places, and digital clutter – BTTDL144

    Aug 01 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: How We Work Now Tool Candy Digital Sanity Hazel Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBe...more

  • Episode 142: Mission: Amir Salihefendic on crafting your personal productivity system – BTTDL143

    Jul 25 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 Evernote Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and profe...more

  • Episode 141: Clarity: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142

    Jul 19 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 moving forwasrd. Also covered is Erik’s trip to Chicago for Podcast Movement, and the insights gained from that visit. If you pay attention, you will also notice that Erik went a little ‘Roman Mars‘ on this episode. Maybe that had somet...more

  • Episode 140: Processes: Pamela Wilson on systems, processes and collaboration – BTTDL141

    Jul 07 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 System Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and profe...more

  • Episode 139: Social Media: Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media – BTTDL140

    Jun 27 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 and ask yourself “What am I using this for?”, Signal vs. Noise, The biggest ROI from which social networks. Mentioned in this episode: Hootsuite Buffer Social Quant Snapchat Instagram Anchor FOMO – Fear of missing out Agorapuls...more

  • Episode 138: Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139

    Jun 21 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 Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary music and comedy club in West Hollywood and is currently touring his How To Be Here Experience around the world. In this conv...more

  • Episode 137: Peak Productivity: Charles Duhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better – BTTDL138

    Jun 18 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-seller lists. His new book is Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. You can find Charles Duhigg’s first appearance on this show here. Peak #Productivity: Charles Duhigg @CDuhigg on becoming Smarter, F...more

  • Episode 136: Life Planning: Roger Whitney on making the right sacrifices to create the life you want – BTTDL137

    Jun 09 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 managing time. Make sure to continue this conversation with Roger over on his Podcast! Also, make sure to listen to the episode on life planning with Michael Hyatt!  

  • Episode 135: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on paying the proper attention to the right things – BTTDL136

    Jun 02 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, and what it ISN’T Priorities Analyzing Needs versus Wants Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about po...more

  • Episode 134: Breaks: Planning, Executing and Re-acclimating after time off work – BTTDL135

    May 25 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 ahead, working or not during a break, and what to do when you are done. Join us for our next live show here! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Aud...more

  • Episode 133: Efficiency: Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams – BTTDL134

    May 16 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 conversation between Zach and Erik on Mastery and Efficiency, within the context of Podcasting. Make sure to check out the other part to this episode here. Also, make sure to check out the Asian Efficiency write up of how they launched their show. ...more

  • Episode 132: Priorities: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more – BTTDL133

    May 09 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 the author of seven books, and is a frequent international keynote speaker, and writes a popular business blog at ClaireDiazOrtiz.com Make sure to reserve your free ticket to the Work By Design Summit! Please connect with me Subscribe, ...more

  • Episode 131: Procrastination: Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three – BTTDL132

    Apr 12 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 degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. This is his...more

  • Episode 130: Action: Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things – BTTDL131

    Mar 30 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 conversation between Chris, Erik, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy before a live audience. Chris has been on the show 3 previous times: Work Ethic: Chris Brogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline Ownership: Chris Brogan on the owner’s mind, choice...more

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

    Mar 23 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 Evernote Essentials and learn from the expert in an afternoon. In fact Brett used to work at Evernote until just recently. Mentioned in this episode: Brett’s 1st appearance on this show Evernote Essentials Master Your Mac The Art and Science of...more

  • Episode 128: Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129

    Mar 14 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’s Killer Calendar Learning from the podcasts we listen to Working from Home Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "H...more

  • Episode 127: Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128

    Mar 07 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 you or someone you know get better focus, procrastinate less and thrive in productivity, even if you don’t have ADHD. Erik uses Nozbe to focus on the tasks at hand as well. Make sure to grab your free 30 day Trial of Nozbe Pro, and shoot Erik...more

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

    Feb 29 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. It’s simple, convenient security. Erik literally uses it every day! Something else Erik uses every day: NOZBE! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network sho...more

  • Episode 125: Life Planning: Michael Hyatt on how to stop drifting, course correction and lifestyle design – BTTDL126

    Feb 26 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 Best Year Ever, and Platform University. This is Michael’s 4th time on this show! Don’t just drift through your days. Design a life you love. Living Forward shows you how. Grab Michael’s new book now! Please connect with me Subsc...more

  • Episode 124: Change: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher on Resolutions and Rules – BTTDL125

    Feb 24 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 seasons. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and pro...more

  • Episode 123: Testing: Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing, and Balancing – BTTDL124

    Feb 11 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 talking about his story and business strategies in front of large crowds at various conferences and events all around the world. His top-ranked business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, has earned over 25 million downloads and continues to insp...more

  • Episode 122: Work from anywhere: Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, iPad Only, and Apple Watch – BTTDL123

    Feb 01 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. Michael is the founder of Nozbe, one of the leading productivity apps. Mentioned in this episode: Remote team management Managing tasks and projects with your startup Going iPad only Productive Magazine Apple Watch Nozzle Automation and Workflow app ...more

  • Episode 121: Editing: Alli Worthington on Editing, and Breaking Busy – BTTDL122

    Jan 31 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 to stop chasing what leaves you empty and start doing what you were created to do. Identify the common lies you believe and how to strip their power from your life. Recognize how what you say no to determines what you can say yes to. Stop making comp...more

  • Episode 120: Recalibration: Andrew Mason and Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth – BTTDL121

    Jan 22 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 experience of hosting a productivity podcast for going on 4 years. In fact, we are extending this Q&A time into the comments section of this show. Erik will answer any questions you have below. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and...more

  • Episode 119: TextExpander: Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity benefits of Textexpander – BTTDL120

    Jan 13 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 less effort! TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, and your time by expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures. It will blow you away how much time you save. Please connect with me Subscribe, rat...more

  • Episode 118: Email: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero – BTTDL119

    Dec 07 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 to check out Erik’s Lynda.com course suggestions of the week and start your 10 day free trial here! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity...more

  • Episode 117: Creativity: Kent Sanders on what creativity really is, and how you can tap into it – BTTDL118

    Nov 30 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, and taking control of your time. Make sure to grab Kent’s book ‘The Artist’s Suitcase: 26 Essentials for the Creative Journey’. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher ...more

  • Episode 116: Hustle: Justin Wise on the true meaning of Hustle – BTTDL117

    Nov 23 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 ‘Hustle’ is, and how we are to approach working best when we need to, as well as doing our best work while focusing on the most important things in life. You can listen to Justin’s first appearance on this show here. Please connect with...more

  • Episode 115: Energy: Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero – BTTDL116

    Nov 17 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 appearance on the show, and you can listen to his first appearance here. Make sure to grab Jeff’s new book: The 5am Miracle                       Please connect with me ...more

  • Episode 114: Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115

    Nov 01 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 sponsor of this episode: Transpose Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do L...more

  • Episode 113: Lifestyle Design: Clark Vandeventer on portfolio income, priorities and reinvention – BTTDL114

    Oct 28 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 director of the Reagan Ranch and had raised millions of dollars to preserve the home of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Clark’s new book, UnWorking, is about casting a vision for your future while enjoying life today and...more

  • Episode 112: Project Management: Cesar Abeid on what projects really are, and how to manage them – BTTDL113

    Oct 23 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 audiences of thousands around the world every week. Cesar also exercises his Project Management muscles as the Vice President, Client Services of Remontech, a business dedicated to providing Project Management services to the construction industry. Origin...more

  • Episode 111: Task Managers: Roundtable with Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto – BTTDL112

    Oct 20 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. Mentioned in this episode: Asana Basecamp Evernote Flow Todoist Trello Smartsheet Swipe Wunderlist Make sure to check out the supporter of this show: Transpose Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher ...more

  • Episode 110: Email: Robby Slaughter on The Battle for your Email Inbox – BTTDL111

    Oct 17 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 businesses, and individual entrepreneurs to help increase productivity, simplify workflow, and optimize business processes. His latest book, The Battle for Your Email Inbox outlines a radical new way to take control of your email. Please connect with me ...more

  • Episode 109: Transition: David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch – BTTDL110

    Sep 03 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 writes for Macworld magazine and speaks about technology. David has appeared on the show once before. Mentioned in this episode: Apple Watch HooToo – Travel Router Textexpander Workflow MacSparky Field Guides MacSparky Video Field Guides ...more

  • Episode 108: Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109

    Aug 17 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.  His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks internationally on creativity, productivity, leadership, and passion for work. His latest book, Louder Than Words: Harness The Power Of Your Authentic Voice, teaches how ...more

  • Episode 107: Systems: April Perry on Learning, Doing, becoming and the power of moms – BTTDL108

    Jul 06 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. Make sure to check out April’s new course: Master The Whirlwind Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity ...more

  • Episode 106: Coaching: Tony Stubblebine of Coach.me on the impact of coaching, priorities and grit – BTTDL107

    Jun 30 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 Tony on Twitter! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal a...more

  • Episode 105: Organization: Mystie Winckler on brain dumps, organizing your attitude and your life – BTTDL106

    Jun 23 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 devise systems that will help you stress less and accomplish more. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to&...more

  • Episode 104: Curation: Joel Zaslofsky on simplicity and curating your life and experiences – BTTDL105

    Jun 16 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 about the world. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal ...more

  • Episode 103: Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104

    Jun 09 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, What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, What Successful People Do on the Weekend, and What People Do at Work, now all out in paperback compilation form. Laura has just released her latest book: I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Build ...more

  • Episode 102: Discovery: Grant Baldwin on gaining the confidence to find the work you should be doing – BTTDL103

    Jun 02 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 events. He has spoken to audiences of just a handful to arenas filled with 13,000 people. Grant and Erik discuss how Grant decided on the career path he has taken, why he started a podcast about others learning to do the same, and how his fa...more

  • Episode 101: Projects: Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the process of creating The Podcast Producers – BTTDL102

    May 27 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 podcast guest booking firm, InterviewConnections.com. Jessica is the host of the hit weekly web TV show, Interview Connections TV where she brings expert tips and advice to podcasters and great guest experts. Her podcast, Rhodes to Success publishes ...more

  • Episode 100: Finishing: Cliff Ravenscraft on creating and crossing a finish line every day – BTTDL101

    May 19 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 listen to episode 001 with Cliff, and episode 050 where Cliff joins a bunch of other previous guests talking about specific tools they use. Erik’s Recommended Tool: Lynda.com – David Allen Click to start your free trial! Please c...more

  • Episode 99: Apple Watch: Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) and @MikeVardy @Productivityist debate the #Apple Watch – BTTDL100

    May 12 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 out Craig’s previous episode here. Read Craig’s initial write up of there Apple Watch here. Listen to Mike’s previous episodes here. Read Mike’s write up of why he isn’t purchasing an Apple Watch anytime soon. &nbs...more

  • Episode 98: Mindset: John Michael Morgan (@JohnMorgan) on Mindset, Self-Sabotage and The Grind – BTTDL099

    May 05 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 leadership, achievement, and marketing. He has spoke across the world at business conferences, associations and organizations, as well as churches and universities. John began studying the topics of personal development and achievement when he was ...more

  • Episode 97: Tools: Ben Elijah @InkandBen on Information Overload and Choosing Tools – BTTDL098

    Apr 28 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. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional pr...more

  • Episode 96: Habits: Charles Duhigg on how habits are formed and changed – BTTDL097

    Apr 21 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 seller lists. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal...more

  • Episode 95: Time: @AmyLynnAndrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload – BTTDL096

    Apr 14 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 weekly newsletter: The Useletter® – a wildly popular, weekly, hand-curated email for bloggers, authors, freelancers, online business owners and those who want to work from home.   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and revi...more

  • Episode 94: Honesty: @DonaldMiller on quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others – BTTDL095

    Apr 07 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 people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satis...more

  • Episode 93: Creation: @TrippCrosby and @TylerStanton on creativity, ideas and execution – BTTDL094

    Mar 31 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 host live events for thousands of people where they perform original sketches, interact with the audience, and interview notable personalities. They also perform their own live variety show in Atlanta. Make sure to check out Tyler’s other project...more

  • Episode 92: Work Ethic: @ChrisBrogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline #WEareBATMAN – BTTDL093

    Mar 24 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’ about people who’s lives have been impacted by Batman. Make sure to check out the documentary ‘Legends of The Knight’! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher ...more

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

    Mar 18 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 management systems that work for them. Make sure to check out Julie’s Podcast: Time Hackers Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to ...more

  • Episode 90: Creativity: Paul Jarvis (@pjrvs) on creating, freelancing, and what work really is – BTTDL091

    Mar 10 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 Valley startups, pro sports athletes, Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world’s biggest entrepreneurs. You can listen to Paul Jarvis and Jason SurfrApp on their weekly podcast, Invisible Office Hours where they dish on ever...more

  • Episode 89: Hustle: Nick Loper (@nloper) of side-hustle nation on hustle – BTTDL090

    Mar 03 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! Congratulations as well to Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, Jeff Brown of Read to Lead Podcast, and Jeff Sanders of The 5AM Miracle Podcast. They also were finalists in the podcast awards, as well as Beyond the To-Do List! Please connect with me...more

  • Episode 88: Sacrifice: @JohnRichardBell on how to ‘Do Less Better’ through strategic sacrifice – BTTDL089

    Feb 24 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 marketing journals and publications such as Fortune and Forbes. He has served as a director of several private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Do Less Better has its roots in John Bell’s early career. At that time, John and a young le...more

  • Episode 87: Calling: @JeffGoins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling – BTTDL088

    Feb 21 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 by more than four million people from all over the world. He humbly considers himself the world’s foremost expert on guacamole. Here’s the deal: Jeff is releasing his next book, and if you act now, you won’t have to pay anything but shipping. T...more

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

    Dec 23 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 do. Rory’s 1st book Take the Stairs is a #1 Amazon, #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller! Rory’s new book is Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time will alter the way the world ...more

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

    Dec 12 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’s previous appearance on this podcast here. Covered in this episode: Productivity vs. Creativity Productivity for “Creative Types” The Aperture Effect Contexts Getting Things Done – March 2015 Edition The Org...more

  • Episode 84: Goals: @MichaelHyatt on permission to dream, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter – BTTDL085

    Dec 08 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. This episode not only digs deeper, it’s also a more vulnerable and introspective conversation about giving yourself permission to dream, emilinating limiting beliefs, writing a new chapter in your story and how to deal with when it looks like y...more

  • Episode 83: Going Slow: Brooke McAlary (@SlowYourHome) on simplicity, rhythms and tilting – BTTDL084

    Oct 02 2014

    Brooke McAlary of Slow Your Home is all about living more simply. Whether you call it simple living, or call it minimalism, living a life with less stuff gives you more time and energy for the things that are important. Her blog covers the how and why of creating a life of simplicity, and will prove to you time and time again that no one has all the answers. A few of my favorite ‘Slow Your Home’ Posts: Slow Home Essentials: Weekly Rhythm Instagram or it didn’t happen. Facing up t...more

  • Episode 82: Pinterest: Cynthia Sanchez (@OSPinteresting) on @Pinterest as a #Productivity Tool – BTTDL083

    Sep 23 2014

    Cynthia Sanchez is addicted to Pinterest. She started to use Pinterest in 2011, discovering things online that she would’ve never found before. She found websites and blogs that inspired her to do things, make things and even buy things. She was so amazed by the site, she decided to start a blog about it. Oh So Pinteresting was launched February 2012.  In September 2012, she left her job as a full-time radiation oncology nurse to focus on building Oh So Pinteresting and her business. Enjoy thi...more

  • Episode 81: Persistence: Jamie Masters (@EventualMillion) on Work Ethic, Intense Focus and Absolute YES – BTTDL082

    Sep 16 2014

    Jaime Tardy of Eventual Millionaire is not a millionaire yet, but she is debt free and is building her million by making conscious choices in life and business. She produces the Eventual Millionaire Podcast, and has written the book The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup. Check out this guest post she did for Michael Hyatt on how Millionaires manage their time. Listen as Jamie and I discuss: Working hard is great, working hard on the r...more

  • Episode 80: Bottlenecks: Scott Stratten @Unmarketing + Alison Kramer @UnAlison on priorities, scaling – BTTDL081

    Sep 09 2014

    Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer: Hosts of the ‘UnPodcast’ join me for this packed episode! None of us needs another list of what we should be doing. “TheUnPodcast” tells you what not to do first, so we can discuss what you really need to do to succeed in the new world of business marketing. Includes real-life examples along with tips and guidance on experts, human resources, marketing/branding, networking (in person and online), public relations, and customer service. Scott and Ali...more

  • Episode 79: KC Procter (@KCProcter of @DadLifeRules) on parenting, hustling and seasons – BTTDL080

    Sep 02 2014

    KC Procter is a Dad, writer, coffee addict, lego fan and more. He is also a new podcaster at Dad Life Rules. In fact, I was just on episode #2!  I borrowed this from the shownotes on my appearance on Dad Life Rules: Fatherhood requires sacrifice, but this love can’t be driven by obligation. There is honor in laying down one’s life to provide for your family, but you don’t have to lay your dreams on the altar of responsibility. However, you might need some new dreams.  List...more

  • Episode 78: Purpose: Chase Reeves (@chase_reeves) on career, community and comparison – BTTDL079

    Aug 27 2014

    Chase Reeves is 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 Sparkline — The blog that accompanies the previous two. This is a packed episode, and may require more than one listen. I suggest you take notes. Mentioned in this episode: Fizzle.co Donald Miller “Chase Reeves is an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you’re addict...more

  • Episode 77: Attention: Chris Bailey on Time, Energy and Attention – BTTDL078

    Aug 19 2014

    For exactly one year, May 1st, 2013 – May 1, 2014, Chris Bailey of ‘A Year of Productivity’ and ‘A Life of Productivity’ ran productivity experiments on himself. In this episode, he and Erik talk about some of the findings he had from those experiments, such as: Meditating for 35 hours over 7 days Watching 70 hours of TED Talks in a week Using a smartphone for only 60 minutes a day for 3 months Working 90 hour workweeks and more  Tweetable quotes from this episo...more

  • Episode 76: Energy: Jeff Sanders (@JeffSandersTV) on energy, rituals and ideal days – BTTDL077

    Aug 12 2014

    Jeff Sanders is a productivity coach, personal development junky, and avid trail runner. He has completed six competitive marathons, two 50k ultra-marathons, two half marathons, and two 200-mile team relay races. Jeff writes and speaks through his blog and podcast about healthy habits, personal development, high energy, and rockin’ productivity. He also eats a lot of bananas. Make sure to check out Jeff’s Podcast: The 5AM Miracle. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and rev...more

  • Episode 75: Music: @FocusAtWill founders on music, distraction and focus – BTTDL076

    Aug 09 2014

    Will Henshall and Jeff Straw of Focus at Will join Erik this time to talk about listening to the right kind of music to achieve better focus. Focus at Will is a new neuroscience based music service that helps you focus, reduce distractions and retain information when working, studying, writing and reading. The technology is based on hard science and proven to be extremely effective at extending your attention span. References in this episode: Focus at Will The Pomodoro Technique Please con...more

  • Episode 74: Tasks: Mike Vardy (@MikeVardy) on intention, attention, awareness and focus – BTTDL075

    Jul 24 2014

    Mike Vardy is the Chief and founder of Productivityist, where he writes, speaks, coaches and podcasts on productivity and more. Mike and Erik cover a lot in this episode, and even mention their favorite Task Management Tool: ToDoist. ToDoist even generously has given Erik 5 premium accounts to give away. All given away! Mentioned in this episode: Podcast Movement Greg Hickman ToDoist Chase Reeves – Mike’s on Mic’s Scott Dinsmore – Live Your Legend Brett Kelly Assessin...more

  • Episode 73: Photography: David Molnar (@DavidMolnar) on simplicity, focus and family – BTTDL074

    Jul 14 2014

    David Molnar is a husband, new daddy (again!), and music and advertising photographer. His work has been seen on Pepsi cans, in People Magazine, & in The New York Times. In addition to the entertainment industry, he is also focusing on advertising campaigns for companies like Cracker Barrel, Infiniti, March of Dimes, Dolby, Compassion and Centura Health. The best camera in the world is the one that’s always in your pocket. David’s new book and course shows you his whole process for ho...more

  • Episode 72: Energy: Farnoosh Brock (@ProlificLiving) on Energy, Smoothies and Focus – BTTDL073

    Jun 15 2014

    Farnoosh Brock is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She escaped her cushy 11-year corporate career to start her own company. Today she is a speaker, author, green juice expert, Ashtanga yogini, globe trotter, and oh yeah, just hired hubby into our company. This is her second full episode, and third appearance on the show overall. Make sure to go back and listen to her first episode, and the special 50th episode on tools she was a part of. This time, Farnoosh is back, and we talk about her new b...more

  • Episode 71: Evernote: Brett Kelly (@Inkedmn) on Evernote, technology, efficiency and business – BTTDL072

    May 30 2014

    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 Evernote Essentials and learn from the expert in an afternoon. In fact Brett used to work at Evernote until just recently. Mentioned in this episode: Evernote essentials Direct from Brett, Kindle, iBooks File This Fetch Eddie Smith Macdrifter Omnifo...more

  • Episode 69: Networking: Derek Coburn on Networking 3.0, Generosity and @CadreDC – BTTDL070

    May 14 2014

    Derek Coburn is the Co-founder of Cadre and a catalyst for connecting remarkable people. Derek is now a newly published author of Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections. Born out of Derek’s frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, this book offers fresh, effective, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. Mentioned in this episode: How to Use Net...more

  • Episode 68: Procrastination: Alison Vesterfelt (@AllyVest) on building bridges + taking leaps – BTTDL069

    May 06 2014

    Allison Vesterfelt quit her full time job to chase her dream of becoming a writer. Since that point she can’t help but write about what it looks like to live with less; to give up the things that aren’t important so she can chase the things that are. Allison’s book Packing Light is about just that.  Inspired by the courage of a friend, and the story of The Rich Young Ruler from the Gospels, she decided to quit her full-time job, move out of her apartment, sell nearly everything she owned ...more

  • Episode 67: Self Education: Paul Jun on self mastery, motivation and understanding – #BTTDL068

    Apr 29 2014

    Paul Jun is a writer and author at Motivated Mastery. He is all about connecting the dots between subjects like mastery, psychology, technology, philosophy, culture, self-awareness, and developing an understanding through self-education. Unstimulated by traditional education, Paul was motivated to study subjects that were practical to his goals and growth. He became a voracious reader and learned to used the (growing) resources available to facilitate his education. He connects the dots to impr...more

  • Episode 66: Time: @HughCulver on overcoming procrastination, dealing with interruptions and planning like a pilot – BTTDL067

    Apr 22 2014

    Hugh Culver shows people how to work smarter and live better. As a teacher and mentor for other experts (speakers, seminar leaders, authors, and coaches) he helps entrepreneurs to serve more people, sell more products, and succeed more than they ever thought possible. As a professional speaker, he challenges people to drop their stories, plan better and take action everyday to lead an effective life. Hugh was also a professional adventure guide, ironman and marathon competitor, and a university...more

  • Episode 65: Smart Kids, Smart Money: @RachelCruze on teaching kids discipline and responsibility w/ money – BTTDL066

    Apr 16 2014

    Rachel Cruze learned the basic principles of money at an early age. In the past year alone, Rachel has delivered those same principles, in a personal and passionate message of money and hope, to more than 100,000 teens, young adults, and small businesses across the country. Rachel has just come out with a new book she co-authored with her father Dave Ramsey, ‘Smart Money Smart Money Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money’. The book is a great tool to equip parents to teach the...more

  • Episode 64: Ownership: Chris Brogan on the owner’s mind, choices and goals – BTTDL065

    Apr 08 2014

    Chris Brogan is Publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth by growing your capabilities and connections. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books and counting, including The Impact Equation, with Julien Smith. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids. Make sure to listen to the first time Chris was on the show. The publish date of this episode is also Chris’s 44th Birthday. Happy Birth...more

  • Episode 63: Breaks: @Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares tips to success and stay sane in an all access, always on age – BTTDL064

    Apr 02 2014

    Claire Diaz-Ortiz returns to the show to share tips to stay sane in an all access, always on age. Claire first visited the show to talk about The Present Principle. Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was hired to lead social innovation, and where she still works today. She is also a speaker, author, blogger, and has two new books out: Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey o...more

  • Episode 62: Marriage: Tony Dilorenzo on intentionality and intimacy in relationships – BTTDL063

    Mar 31 2014

    Tony DiLorenzo and his wife Alisa created ONE Extraordinary Marriage to educate, entertain, encourage, and inspire people to have mind-blowing intimacy in their marriages. Tony & Alisa are experienced marriage coaches, podcasters, and speakers. They specialize in helping time-crunched couples take action and enjoy the sex, love, and commitment they desire in their marriage. Being fit and healthy and the associated intimacy it brings to their relationship have helped Tony and Alisa through...more

  • Episode 61: Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062

    Mar 20 2014

    In 2009, Chris Ducker was working 14-hour days, six days a week, spending very little time with family and working ‘in’ his business, instead of ‘on’ it and was tired in every possible way. He’s come a long way since then, creating the new business Virtual Staff Finder, the New Business Podcast, and his new book – Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business. He’s also released a podcast series that corr...more

  • Episode 60: Breakthroughs: Dustin Riechmann of @EngagedMarriage talks about Money, Marriage and Fitness – BTTDL061

    Mar 11 2014

    Dustin Riechmann is the creator of the site Engaged Marriage, where he seeks to help you live a married life you love. Dustin Riechmann is just a normal guy with a passion for marriage and life and a knack for helping others achieve big things.  He’s an engineer by trade, and tries to be a good husband and a mostly patient Dad to his three great kids. Dustin and Erik are doing a live online workshop and recording called “How to Enjoy More Quality Time & Be Super Productive as ...more

  • Episode 59: Pacing: Jim Woods on seasons, hustle and goals – BTTDL060

    Feb 27 2014

    Jim Woods is a Writer, Coach, and Instigator. He is the co-author of ‘Ready Aim Fire! – A Practical Guide to Making and Achieving Goals’. The book is also co-authored by the host of this podcast, Erik Fisher. In this more raw episode than usual, Erik and Jim talk a bit about personal productivity struggles, how life is seasonal, the need to simplify, and why they rebranded their 1st book a few months after it’s release. Referenced in this episode: Derek Webb‘s ap...more

  • Episode 58: Inboxes Zero: Merlin Mann on anxiety, relationships and expectations – BTTDL059

    Feb 17 2014

    Merlin Mann is an Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster at MerlinMann.com and Cohost of Back to Work Podcast on the 5 by 5 Podcast Network with Dan Benjamin. You can find Merlin’s previous appearance on this podcast here. Covered in this episode: Back to Work Episode 153: ‘Anxiety’s a Goat‘ Getting Things Done by David Allen ©DavidCo, 2001. The unknown inboxes out there that we don’t know about that keep us up at night The inboxes we have accepted Being sober ab...more

  • Episode 57: Story: Donald Miller on Focus, Finish and living a meaningful story – BTTDL058

    Feb 02 2014

    Donald Miller is all about story. He is the author of several books, including multiple New York Times Best Sellers. Donald is also the founder of Storyline, an organization that helps people live better stories. He’s helped thousands overcome a sense of meaninglessness by helping them create their Storyline life plan. If you’re struggling with a sense of meaningless, pick up Storyline today. After studying story for years and successfully using the elements of story to engage custom...more

  • Episode 56: Email: David Sparks on iPads, iBooks and Email – BTTDL057

    Jan 28 2014

    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 writes for Macworld magazine and speaks about technology. Mentioned in this episode: Unclutter Drafts Publishing on the iBooks Store Why Email Isn’t Work. (And Why It Is) by Claire Diaz-Ortiz The Mac Sparky Field Guides Series must be goo...more

  • Episode 55: Priorities: Crystal Paine on priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode – BTTDL056

    Jan 22 2014

    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. Her new book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is aimed as a help to the super busy, the stressed out, and the overtired. In it, she gives you ways to: Feel healthier and more energetic by setting priorities and boundaries Eliminate stress with savvy management of your time, money, and home Get more done by setting realisti...more

  • Episode 54: Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055

    Jan 17 2014

    Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average & Do Work that Matters. For 15 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens ...more

  • Episode 53: Habits: Tony Stubblebine of @Liftapp on the habit of making habits – BTTDL054

    Jan 13 2014

    Tony Stubblebine is the CEO and Co-founder of Lift. Before that he was the founder of CrowdVine, and contributor to Wesabe, Odeo, and O’Reilly Media. Lift is an app designed to help you unlock your potential and help you reach your goals. Lift provides you steps and milestones to make goals manageable, daily motivation, and community support. Covered in this episode: Lift 2.0 Positive reinforcement towards goals from an exterior source Cognitive Budget Decision fatigue Habits alleviate cognit...more

  • Episode 52: Goals: Michael Hyatt on making this your #BestYearEver #BYE2015 – BTTDL053

    Dec 31 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. Between being the CEO of a major corporation, building his own personal platform, and managing his family, Michael’s life has been busy. And yet, he has consistently made progress and accomplished goals that he set for himself each year. Covered in this episode: The d...more

  • Episode 51: Personality Styles: Chris LoCurto on communicating between different personalities – BTTDL051

    Nov 19 2013

    Chris LoCurto returns to the show to talk about understanding personality styles. You can listen to his previous episode here, and make sure to subscribe to his blog, podcast, and grab his personality styles video and workbook. Check out @ChrisLoCurto on Beyond the To-Do List talking about understanding personality styles! http://t.co/tOwpPjNFkP — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) November 19, 2013 Tweetable quotes from Chris: If your team doesn't know how to communicate, they’re doing 1/2 ...more

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

    Nov 08 2013

    50 episodes! Join host Erik Fisher as he speaks with 11 previous show guests about some of the most ‘can’t live without’ tools in their productivity toolbox. Special guests, their tool and previous episodes they appeared on in alphabetical order: Andy Traub Tool: Andy Stanley “When Work and Family Collide” BTTDL #004 Anne Bogel Tool: Paper Planning for Visual Types BTTDL #017 Cliff Ravenscraft Tool: Evernote BTTDL #001 Craig Jarrow Tools: Mailbox Sanebox BTTDL ...more

  • Episode 49: Focus: Ray Edwards on focus, progress and deadlines – BTTDL049

    Oct 27 2013

    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 is also  the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches. Please make sure to visit this episodes sponsor captureapps.com/todo for a great way to record audio notes with markers and text! Mentioned in this episode: OmniFocus, GTD, and You – Implementing the Getting Things Done® Tr...more

  • Episode 48: Perspective: Andy Andrews on wisdom, knowledge and perspective – BTTDL048

    Oct 01 2013

    Andy Andrews is an American author and corporate speaker, known for his 2002 bestselling book The Traveler’s Gift. He has written over 20 books and sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world. Andy Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, and The Traveler’s Gift, and is also an in-demand speaker for the world’s largest organizations. The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift continue to appear on bestselle...more

  • Episode 47: Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047

    Sep 23 2013

    Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative and the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices that lead to everyday brilliance. His new book is Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day. Tweetable quotes from this episode (click to tweet): To experience great ideas consistently, you have to be purposeful in how you structure your li...more

  • Episode 46: Discipline: Rachel Cruze on taking control of your money and your life – BTTDL046

    Sep 16 2013

    Dave Ramsey’s daughter Rachel Cruze learned the basic principles of money at an early age. In the past year alone, Rachel has delivered those same principles, in a personal and passionate message of money and hope, to more than 100,000 teens, young adults, and small businesses across the country. Her website just launched at RachelCruze.com! Covered in this episode: Growing up Ramsey How budgeting actually leads to freedom and permission to spend You have to change your behavior to get a diff...more

  • Episode 45: Social Media Serenity: Mari Smith on scaling, engaging and connecting – BTTDL045

    Sep 11 2013

    Mari Smith is one of the world’s leading social media strategists and widely recognized as THE top Facebook marketing expert in the world. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day. Fast Company describes Mari as, “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Forbes recently named Mari as one of the top ten Social Media Influencers. Covered in this episode: There’s no amo...more

  • Episode 44: #UNPLUG: Baratunde Thurston talks about taking 25 Days OFF Social Media – BTTDL044

    Aug 31 2013

    Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and most recently wrote a cover story for the July/August issue called #UNPLUG where he chronicl...more

  • Episode 43: What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043

    Aug 25 2013

    Laura Vanderkam is a nationally recognized writer who questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives. Laura is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, What Successful People Do on the Weekend, and What People Do at Work, now all out in paperback compilation form. Covered in this episode: The first step to a makeover of your time is to keep track of how ...more

  • Episode 42: Work Style: Susan Baroncini-Moe talks about designing your work style – BTTDL042

    Aug 21 2013

    Susan Baroncini-Moe is the founder and CEO of Business in Blue Jeans, a business and marketing consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has worked with clients on four continents, in both profit and non-profit industries, with startups and growth companies, in all different industries, and has been mentoring entrepreneurs and small business owners for over fifteen years. We talk about some lessons from Susan’s new book Business in Blue Jeans. Covered in this episode: Business...more

  • Episode 41: Waiting: Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’ with Jeff Goins – BTTDL041

    Aug 14 2013

    Jeff Goins is a writer, and a second time guest of the show. You can find listen to his first appearance almost a year ago here. His new book The In-Between is just out, and I am especially excited to talk to Jeff about how the subject of waiting impacts productivity. Jeff will be speaking at Jon Acuff’s upcoming Start Conference, which I will also be attending, so grab your tickets now! Covered in this episode: 3 things Jeff needs to do every week: Something to build my brand Somethin...more

  • Episode 40: Lifestyle Design: Routines, Priorities, and Simplicity with Daniel and Vanessa Hayes – BTTDL040

    Aug 12 2013

    Dan and Vanessa Hayes of SimpleLifeTogether.com join us this week to talk about lifestyle design. We touch on routines, priorities, simplicity and other topics. Sponsor: get an intranet you’ll actually enjoy with your teammates from Igloo. Dan provides business development consultation for select business owners/leaders in niche markets by helping them build an integrated approach to enhancing their company’s web presence, customer/community engagement, content development, search ...more

  • Episode 38: Slumps: Justin Wise on slump recovery, Inbox Zero, and ADHD – BTTDL037

    Jul 23 2013

    Justin Wise is content marketing practitioner living in Des Moines. He helps people and organizations tell their stories online. He started the podcast #THINKDIGITAL. It’s a fun way to talk about new media and play lots of 90s rap. Covered in this episode: Knowledge Worker Productivity Juicing How Having ADHD Actually Increased My Productivity Productivity recovery Power nap Take a walk To do lists Inbox Zero Beyond the To-Do List interview with Merlin Mann, creator of Inbox Zero #THINKDIGITA...more

  • Episode 37: Creativity: Sandra McCracken shares about living a balanced life of music, creativity and family – BTTDL036

    Jun 25 2013

    Sandra McCracken is an independent singer-songwriter. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and fellow singer-songwriter Derek Webb. Hear my interview with Derek here. Sandra’s latest album is Desire Like Dynamite. Covered in this episode: How Sandra started in music Her evolving process of creating and writing How she and husband Derek Webb balance life as full time solo artists and their family The key to Sandra and Derek’s collaboration Click to tweet...more

  • Episode 36: Managing Your Day-to-Day: Jocelyn Glei on creative work, and progress – BTTDL035

    Jun 03 2013

    Jocelyn K. Glei is the Editor-in-Chief of 99U.com, Behance’s effort to provide the “missing curriculum” for making ideas happen. 99U has won two Webby Awards for “Best Cultural Blog”. Jocelyn is also the Exec Producer of the 99U Conference, and Editor of 99U’s latest book Manage Your Day-to-Day which will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. Manage Your Day-to-Day will show you how to: Stop letting other people ...more

  • Episode 35: Motivation: Robert D. Smith on Motivation, Defeating Fear, and Doing the work – BTTDL034

    May 28 2013

    Robert D. Smith has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author and in-demand speaker. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple industries for his entire career. Robert is the author of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Life Right...more

  • Episode 34: Batching: John Dumas on batching, launching, and high volume content creation – BTTDL033

    May 21 2013

    John Dumas is the creator and host of the extremely popular podcast Entrepreneur on Fire inspiring people daily. John has interviewed a number of people that have been guests on Beyond the To-Do List as well like Chris Brogan, Dan Miller, Cliff Ravenscraft, Michael Hyatt, Michael Stelzner, Farnoosh Brock, Pat Flynn, Jay Baer, Justin Lukasavige, and Erik Fisher, host of Beyond the To-Do List. Covered in this episode: Cliff Ravenscraft’s influence Two different approaches to similar inten...more

  • Episode 33: Inbox Zero: Merlin Mann on Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy – BTTDL032

    May 14 2013

    Merlin Mann is an Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster at MerlinMann.com and Cohost of Back to Work Podcast on the 5 by 5 Podcast Network with Dan Benjamin. Transcript of this episode provided by Rev Audio Transcription and Document Translation Covered in this episode: Different definitions of the word ‘productivity’ Merlin’s superhero origin story as a productivity student The creation of 43Folders, the transition from then to today Getting Things Done by David Allen ©DavidCo, 2001....more

  • Episode 32: Doing Productivity: Mike Vardy on doing less productivity and being more productive – BTTDL031

    May 09 2013

    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 management. Covered in this episode: Productivityist = a person who wants to get more efficient and more effective with their work Working on ways to get better work done How do you determine the need for a new tool, how do you test a tool A More Me...more

  • Episode 31: Tribes: Bryan Allain on the what, why, and how of building tribes and pursuing your dream

    May 01 2013

    Bryan Allain is a blog coach, author, humor writer and mammal. He also created and organized the Killer Tribes conferences in Nashville in 2012 and Atlanta in 2013, where people learn to find their voice, share their passions, connect with others, and grow their brand. He lives with his wife, Erica, and their two children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Covered and mentioned in this episode: Caedmon’s Call Derek Webb Don Miller Ben Arment Dream Year program Jon Acuff Killer Tribes A tr...more

  • Episode 30: Goals: Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline – BTTDL029

    Apr 25 2013

    Crystal Paine created MoneySavingMom.com in order to showcase ebooks, workbooks, seminars, and other materials challenge people to live beyond the status quo. The site is a huge resource for anyone who wants to thrive in life, business, and home, and time management. Covered in this episode: Crystal’s Book: 21 Days to a More Disciplned Life Andy Traub’s Early To Rise book – Why have you not grabbed this yet? Investing in yourself You have to know where your going in order to get ...more

  • Episode 29: Leadership: Chris LoCurto on productivity in leadership, balanced living, and being there for hurting team members – BTTDL028

    Apr 18 2013

    Chris Locurto, formerly one of Dave Ramsey’s key leaders over the past 12 years, Chris served as the Vice President of Live Events. Together, Chris and Dave developed and built EntreLeadership from their shared experiences. Through their close relationship and Dave’s personal council, Chris has not only become an expert in teaching the EntreLeadership principles, but has lived and implemented them daily. On Chris’s blog, ChrisLocurto.com you will learn his personal insights on leadership,...more

  • Episode 28: Networking: Dave Delaney on productivity in building your network before you need it – BTTDL27

    Apr 15 2013

    Dave Delaney is recognized leader and speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and community enthusiasm. Moving to Nashville in 2007, he co-founded two annual unconferences, PodCamp Nashville and BarCamp Nashville. He also launched two monthly events, Nashcocktail and Geek Breakfast, the latter now has chapters across the US, South Africa and Australia. Dave also has a book available for preorder: New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and...more

  • Episode 27: START: Jon Acuff on rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START – BTTDL026

    Apr 01 2013

    Punch fear in the face. Escape average. Do work that matters. So begins the new book from Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff, and it’s a call to which that millions of people have already responded. From the halls of the companies he’s helped—The Home Depot, Bose and Chick-fil-A—to the homes of the 4.5 million people who have read his blog, Jon Acuff is leading a movement away from the status quo. You will be challenged, encouraged and equipped to thrive in the swirl of generation...more

  • Episode 26: Focus: Farnoosh Brock on focus, traveling, and the effects of health on productivity – BTTDL25

    Mar 29 2013

    Farnoosh Brock was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After leaving Iran at 11 and living in Turkey for 3 years, she moved to the United States. She studied electrical engineering and French at university and then entered the corporate world. In 2011, she left a 12-year successful career at a Fortune 100 company to start her own company, Prolific Living Inc. Today, she is a professional blogger, author, speaker, business coach and an expert green juicer. She is passionate about showing her readers...more

  • Lifestyle: John Saddington on the entrepreneur lifestyle, boundaries, and email

    Mar 22 2013

    John Saddington: Blogger since  2001, Editor in Chief @ WP Daily and Co-Founder of 8BIT, the team behind Standard Theme, talks about his new Kickstarter campaign for Pressgram, and his entrepreneurial lifestyle. Covered in this episode: John’s Kickstarter campaign for Pressgram Finding freedom within structure using boundaries Protecting your  mornings Getting up early Suggestions on how to test the waters of entrepreneurship Email Strategy and thoughts on the Mailbox app There’s an incredi...more

  • Building: Daniel J. Lewis shares successes and failures in building a business without it controlling your life

    Mar 19 2013

    Daniel J. Lewis shares his successes and failures as a new entrepreneur. Daniel hosts several award-nominated podcasts: Award-winning “how-to” podcast about podcasting and using Audacity Once Upon a Time podcast clean-comedy podcast Covered in this episode: Don’t wait for everything to be perfect, start! Jump in and start Even a dream job can be a dead end, if you accomplish every dream you want to do there Technology can help or hinder you Transition from full time employee t...more

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

    Mar 02 2013

    Derek Webb started his music career over 20 years ago as a founding member of the Texas-based folk/rock band Caedmon’s Call. After 10 years, Derek left to pursue a solo career that quickly garnered him a reputation for being a provocative singer/songwriter, challenging the political and spiritual status quo. Derek is also a co-founder of Noisetrade.com. Derek and I talk about: The super hero origins of his passion and gift for music The moment he knew he was good at it His path to being...more

  • Seasons: Christin Taylor on shipwrecks, seasons, and writing

    Feb 25 2013

    Christin Taylor is the author of Shipwrecked in L.A.: Finding Purpose in a Life Adrift. Most people encounter at least one “shipwreck” during their twenties.  Everything you think you know about yourself, your life, your future, and even your faith suddenly breaks apart.  You’re left scrambling to construct a lifeboat that will take you back to the shore. Christin Taylor knew how her life was going to turn out, but just eight weeks after moving to L.A., her hopes and dreams were shattered.  Th...more

  • Time: Craig Jarrow on Time Management, Email, and Motivation

    Feb 19 2013

    Craig Jarrow is the Time Management Ninja, and has been blogging about time management, Productivity, technology for the last 3 1/2 years. Covered in this episode: Productivity is about getting done what’s most important to you in the face of everything life will throw at you during the day. Defend your time Choose the right medium for the message Set expectations with your team If you have the best to do list in the world but never touch it because it’s too complicated, it’s not going to hel...more

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

    Feb 11 2013

    Augusto Pinaud is a writer, a best selling author in the US, UK, Germany, Spain and France. In another life he was a Lawyer in recovery and a former Technology Consultant and Salesman. His passion is to write and has studied productivity and helping people with their productivity for the last ten years. Covered in this episode: The rule of the two browsers The different types of NO Saying no is a muscle. The economy of words when writing 25 tips for productivity NO by Augusto Pinaud Andy Trau...more

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

    Dec 15 2012

    Alli Worthington is one of the most recognized names in social media and the Lifestyle-blogger community. She is the founder and publisher of Blissfully Domestic women’s magazine, one of the most trusted women’s destinations online. Blissfully Domestic magazine proudly promotes original content from talented women from around the world. She is the Co-Founder of the wildly successful BlissDom Conference. The BlissDom Conference has sold out all four years. Blissdom was developed to help women c...more

  • Work Life Balance: Anne Bogel shares about work/life blending instead of balance

    Dec 07 2012

    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 Covered in this episode: The difference between work/life balance and work/life blending The path we’re on used to be the road less traveled, but it’s becoming increasingly worn these days. Creative ways of structuring your life to fit all the roles of your life in Create structures to maintain consistency of what’s most important What is share care? Jon Acuf...more

  • Getting Things Done: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets

    Nov 29 2012

    David Allen is the originator of GTD, and founder of David Allen Co. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done,” the groundbreaking work-life management system by David Allen that provides concrete solutions for navigating uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity. David is the author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done, and Making It All Work: Winning at...more

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

    Nov 21 2012

    Claire Diaz-Ortiz leads social innovation at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009. She wrote Twitter for Good: Change the World one Tweet at a Time and is a frequent international speaker on social media, leadership, and social change and is known for developing the TWEET model — a framework to help organizations and individuals best excel on Twitter. Claire began using Twitter in 2006 while living in a Christian orphanage in Kenya. Claire holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford ...more

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

    Nov 16 2012

    Christine Peel-Malkoff is much more than just a supporter of the crazy adventures of her comedian filmmaker Mark Malkoff (NOT Mark’s assistant!) She does a lot of the video work for their current project ‘The Bill Murray Show starring Mark Malkoff‘. My interview with Mark can be found here. Covered in this episode: Passion and trust in delegation and team members Learning to have a good attitude about things that initially seem like a waste of time. Adaptability in your work envir...more

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

    Nov 09 2012

    Jay Baer is a hype-free, social media and content strategist, speaker, and author. He founded Convince & Convert in 2008. This is the fifth marketing services firm he’s started or managed. He’s co-author of The NOW Revolution, 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social, a leading book on social business. An active angel investor, he’s also involved in an advisory capacity with several social media and content marketing start-up companies. Covered in this episode: Writ...more

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

    Nov 01 2012

    Chris Brogan is CEO and president of Human Business Works, New York Times Bestselling co-author of The Impact Equation, and Trust Agents, and solo writer of Social Media 101 and Google+ for Business. He cofounded Podcamp with Christopher S. Penn. He podcasts at The Human Business Way. Covered in this episode: The Impact Equation You are the CEO of your desk. @Tom_PetersClick To Tweet The Brand of You Three Book Diet Chris’ Books for the year: Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Chang...more

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

    Oct 25 2012

    Getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to Pat Flynn. Without his 9 to 5 job holding him back, he’s been able to earn more money and work less (and more flexible) hours, with Smart Passive Income, which allows him to be home and spend time with his family. If you’re already doing business online, Pat’s experiences – both his wins and his failures – can help you reach your goals. Covered in this episode: Smart Passive Income – What is it? Passive income vs. Sma...more

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

    Oct 16 2012

    Dan Miller is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days To The Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and Wisdom Meets Passion. He hosts a weekly podcast that is consistently ranked #1 under Careers on iTunes. Dan works to integrate your dreams and your passions into your daily activities. If you’ve ever buried your dreams in an attempt to be “practical” or “realistic,” Dan will show you how embracing those very dreams is the most practical way to enjoy life and achieve the success you’re look...more

  • Michael Stelzner on social media and productivity in the workplace

    Oct 09 2012

    Michael Stelzner, Founder & CEO of Social Media Examiner, host of Social Media Marketing podcast, and creator of the upcoming Social Media Marketing World joins us to talk about social media and productivity. Covered in this episode: Morning Buffer Zone Consuming Podcasts instead of taking calls while on a commute Protect the zone Creating an office culture of productivity Training When or when not to delegate Mastering by ‘Stair stepping’ Multitasking – Scheduling calls while walki...more

  • Minimalism: Dana Byers shares key insights to minimalism

    Sep 25 2012

    Dana Byers is the President of BlueDoor.tv, which she co-founded with her husband in Europe in 2007. As the community Pastor for LifeChurch.tv Church Online, Dana seeks to help others form community around online ministry following her years of experience expanding Church Online’s global outreach.  She’s focused on identifying and training leaders outside the United States to launch new experiences for a few years now. She’s the author of “The Art of Online Ministry” and aided the development o...more

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

    Sep 18 2012

    Jeff Goins, author, blogger, and speaker joins me this week. Jeff speaks on a variety of topics including writing and storytelling, as well as marketing and making a difference in the world. In 2011, his blog was voted one of the “Top 10 Blogs on Writing” by WritetoDone.com, and his writing has been featured on some of the most popular blogs on the Internet, including Copyblogger, Problogger, and Zen Habits (voted byTIME Magazine as one of the top 50 websites of 2008). Jeff’s first book...more

  • Mark Malkoff on work ethic and workflows

    Sep 11 2012

    Mark Malkoff is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker who formerly worked for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. His most famous exploits are: Visited all 171 Starbucks franchises in Manhattan in a single day. http://youtu.be/CwYxuV2dVzw Moved into an IKEA store in Paramus, New Jersey for a week as his apartment was fumigated. http://youtu.be/z3S5s3EITcQ Lived on an AirTran jet for 30 days in order to conquer his fear of flying. After completing this endeavor, he broke the Guinness World ...more

  • Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines and scheduling and journaling

    Sep 04 2012

    This week I’m joined by Michael Hyatt, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. He is also a very influential blogger at MichaelHyatt.com, and podcaster with his show This Is Your Life. Covered in this episode: Start your day doing nothing? Benefits of Journaling Day One Journaling App &#...more

  • Justin Lukasavige shares productivity secrets for entrepreneurs

    Aug 29 2012

    Justin Lukasavige joins us this week to talk about his transition from being an airline pilot, to financial coach, business coach, and podcaster. Justin Lukasavige coaches people to do business better by using the power of their personal stories. Justin graduated from college with a degree in aviation and immediately became a commercial pilot. Knowing it wasn’t the story he wanted to live, he began coaching people to get out of debt. He grew his business so quickly (with the help of coaches and...more

  • Episode 3: Andy Traub on capturing ideas and priorities

    Aug 22 2012

    In 2009 he started his company to help businesses create audio content to build better connections with their customers. In 2011 he launched the Take Permission Media Network to consolidate his podcasts and offer a place for other content creators to post their shows. Now he host podcasts and help businesses create audio products. Andy has also written a great book on practicing the tough work of being more productive by rising early: The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days....more

  • Cliff Ravenscraft shares how to optimize productivity workflows

    Aug 20 2012

    Cliff Ravenscraft joins me for this official first episode. His ideal start to the day will blow some of you away! Nice Timer Pomodoro Method Tweetbot Workflowy EntreLeadership Margin Leaving Work at Work Mindset of Scarcity Inbox Zero Learning To Say No Opportunity Cost