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Todd Henry on the Daily Practice of Creativity

Todd Henry on the Daily Practice of Creativity

Beyond the To-Do List 12 September 2022

Episode Description

This week I was excited to welcome Todd Henry back to the show for the sixth time to discuss his latest book, Daily Creative: A Practical Guide for Staying - Prolific, Brilliant, and Healthy. Todd is a prolific author and speaker who focuses on the creatives and dispelling myths about who is and who is not “creative” within corporate or professional workforces. For over a decade Todd has helped readers unlock their creative potential and find new ways to apply their talents.  

In this new book Todd explores the benefits of reflecting on creative practices on a daily basis by creating a daily guide which succinctly and contemplatively welcomes readers to reflect upon both their creative potential and the ways that creativity can be applied in the most unlikely of work and life circumstances.

Todd Henry is the founder 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. He is the author of six books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code, Daily Creative). which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

With more than twelve million downloads, his podcast The Accidental Creative offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy. Learn more at AccidentalCreative.com.

The Daily Creative is a daily reader for busy professionals, creative and otherwise, designed to help you gain focus for your day and advance toward your goals.

Each daily reading is:

  • Quick: Takes less than 5 minutes to complete
  • Focused: Centers around a specific theme
  • Inspiring: Includes a quote from great thinkers and creatives throughout history
  • Actionable: Wraps with a daily action to help you achieve results


Even if you don't think of yourself as creative, you'd probably be surprised by how many creative tools you use every day. You solve problems, design, write, invent, or in other words―create. But the pressure we feel to continually create value with our minds can cause tremendous stress and eventually neutralize our ability to be effective in our roles long term.

Todd’s previous appearances on the show:

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Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen on Loneliness and Forging Meaningful Connections

Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen on Loneliness and Forging Meaningful Connections

Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen are co-founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Their new book is Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. In this conversation they show what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance with employees at every level. This episode is brought to you by: CircleDNA - Use code 'ERIK' to get 33% off your order Lexus Loansteady Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 February 2022 48m and 6s


Dr. Nate Zinsser on Finding a Mindset of Confidence

Dr. Nate Zinsser on Finding a Mindset of Confidence

Dr. Nate Zinsser is an expert in the psychology of human performance who consults to individuals and organizations seeking a competitive edge. He is the director of west point’s influential performance psychology program. His new book is The Confident Mind: A Battle Tested Guide to Unshakeable Performance. In this discussion, we not only define confidence but debunk some commonly held beliefs on what it means to have confidence in yourself despite that voice in your head that's always saying you're not good enough. This episode is brought to you by: Lexus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 February 2022 40m and 10s


John Meese on Not Merely Surviving but Thriving

John Meese on Not Merely Surviving but Thriving

This week it was my pleasure to welcome my friend John Meese back to the show. John and I had a great conversation centered around building the foundations to not simply survive in this period of change but to find the tools, resources, and courage to thrive in it. John Meese is the author of the #1 bestseller Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One). John is on a mission to eradicate generational poverty by equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and training they need to build thriving businesses from scratch. He is the CEO of Cowork.Inc, co-founder of Notable, and host of the Thrive School podcast. John previously appeared on the show to talk about giving up social media. This episode is brought to you by: Lexus Ritual Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 February 2022 38m and 24s


Daniel Pink on Learning From and Freeing Ourselves From Regret

Daniel Pink on Learning From and Freeing Ourselves From Regret

Daniel H. Pink is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books -- including his latest, 'THE POWER OF REGRET: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward'. In this episode Daniel provides an array of insights on why reframing, and properly understanding regret can be a poweful step twords rejuvinating our outlook on life, loved ones, and legacy. Daniel was previously on the show to talk about his previous book 'When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing'. This episode is brought to you by: Thesis Lexus Loansteady Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 February 2022 39m and 30s


Priyanka Wali on Balancing Healing, Humor, and Podcast Hosting

Priyanka Wali on Balancing Healing, Humor, and Podcast Hosting

Dr. Priyanka Wali is a licensed and practicing physician who specializes in Internal Medicine and is also a stand up comedian. (Before Covid) Priyanka performs comedy routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs. She is also the co-host of HypochondriActor with Sean Hayes. She truly believes laughter is the best medicine, but likes to cover her bases as a board-certified practicing physician in Internal Medicine too. http://www.apple.co/hypo Follow Priyanka: Twitter Instagram This episode is brought to you by: [Goodrx](goodrx.com/beyond) Lexus [Loansteady]( www.loansteady.com/beyond) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 February 2022 54m and 19s


Jenn Lim on Growing Beyond Happiness Both Personally and Professionally

Jenn Lim on Growing Beyond Happiness Both Personally and Professionally

Jenn Lim has dedicated her career to helping organizations from name-brand industry leaders to innovative governments build workplace cultures that benefit both their employees and their bottom line, with less employee turnover, greater engagement, and higher profits. Her culture consultancy, Delivering Happiness, demonstrates the profound impact happiness can have on businesses' ability to thrive in our ever-changing times. In her new book Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact https://amzn.to/3qkuFvS Jenn draws on her decades of experience in culture and strategy as a consultant for Zappos and CEO of DH and translates it into a practical “how to” framework for more sustainable workplaces and modern organization design. Jenn guides all of us – no matter our title or role – how to live more meaningful lives through the work we do every day. This episode is brought to you by: Lexus http://lexus.com/NX Net-Results http://net-results.com/beyond Wix http://wix.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 January 2022 34m and 34s


Catherine Price on the Power of Fun

Catherine Price on the Power of Fun

Catherine Price is a science journalist, speaker, coach, consultant, and author of books including How to Break Up With Your Phone and Vitamania. Her newest book is called The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. This episode is brought to you by: Net-Results Ritual Wix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 January 2022 50m and 50s


Dr. Michael Breus on Recapturing Your Energy and Reclaiming Your Sleep

Dr. Michael Breus on Recapturing Your Energy and Reclaiming Your Sleep

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 was previously on the show to talk about his book The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype In this conversation Michael talks with Erik about his new book he co-wrote with soulcycle founding instructor Stacey Griffith Energize! This episode is brought to you by: Net-Results Thesis Wix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 January 2022 51m and 51s


Don Khouri on Knowing When to Say Yes

Don Khouri on Knowing When to Say Yes

Don Khouri has spent decades studying productivity as a PhD in human and organizational systems, corporate VP, speaker, and executive coach. In his quest to understand the secrets of the most productive people, he discovered the missing link in current productivity systems: they tell you how to manage projects and to-do lists, but don't show you how to determine what gets put on your plate in the first place. Don's new book is 'When to say Yes - The 5 Steps to Protect Your Time'. In this episode Don shares ways to protect your time, knowing how to triage requests and knowing when to say yes to incoming opportunities. Mentioned in this episode: "Why You Should Eliminate Your Free Time" This episode is brought to you by: Lexus Net-Results Wix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 January 2022 40m and 9s


Katie Krimitsos on Meditation and Achieving Balance as a Working Mom

Katie Krimitsos on Meditation and Achieving Balance as a Working Mom

Katie Krimitsos is a long time podcaster and business woman and the creator of The Women’s Meditation Network where she produces a number of highly effective meditation podcasts to help women feel more calm, less stress and anxiety and more confident. In this episode Katie lays out her approach to achieving a centered and productive lifestyle, how meditation differs depending on your personality, and how she is achieving balance while managing both a household and a growing business. This episode is brought to you by: Breathwrk - Get 40% off Breathwrk Pro! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 December 2021 49m and 19s


Linda Bonnar on Managing Your Thoughts and Making Change Manageable

Linda Bonnar on Managing Your Thoughts and Making Change Manageable

Linda Bonnar is a Personal & Corporate Coach, Author, Trainer and Educational Wellbeing Consultant based in New York City. Her latest book is 'Just Three Things: Bite-size ways to transform your life'. In this episode Linda addresses dealing with your inner critic, imposter syndrome, managing stress and making change more manageable. This episode is brought to you by: Breathwrk GoodRX Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 December 2021 42m and 38s


Mike Sturm on Mastering Prioritization, Focus and Motivation

Mike Sturm on Mastering Prioritization, Focus and Motivation

Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. His second book is The Wabi-Sabi Way In this episode Mike shares his personal productivity workflow 'The Today System'. He created this system to achieve what other productivity systems were lacking: a sense of personalization, gamification and daily satisfaction. Mike Sturm https://thetodaysystem.com Previous episodes with Mike Sturm: Mike Sturm on the Meaning of Productivity Mike Sturm on The Wabi-Sabi Way This episode is brought to you by: Skylight Calendar Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 December 2021 51m and 16s


Steve Dotto on Navigating Career Transitions

Steve Dotto on Navigating Career Transitions

Steve Dotto is a Tech geek, Business owner and Entrepreneur. For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show. His new co-written book is 'No Limit Over 50: What To Do When You’ve Been Let Go, Replaced, Displaced, Or Just Want Something Different From Life'. In this conversation Steve talks with Erik about the current state of the workforce and how to prepare for the future. This episode is brought to you by: GoodRX Skylight Calendar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 November 2021 42m and 51s


Anne Bogel on Getting More Out of Your Reading Life

Anne Bogel on Getting More Out of Your Reading Life

Anne Bogel is an Author, Podcaster, and Blogger. Her latest book is My Reading Life: A Book Journal, which helps book lovers get more out of their reading lives. This episode is brought to you by: Skylight Calendar Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 November 2021 42m and 46s


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

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

Anne Bogel is an Author, Podcaster, and Blogger. This is her third appearance on the show. Anne’s new book is Don't Overthink It - Make Better Dicisions, Stop Second Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life. This podcast is brought to you by: Wild Alaskan Company Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 November 2021 54m and 8s


Dane Jenson on the Power of Pressure: How to Reduce Stress, Perform at Your Best and Master the Moments that Matter

Dane Jenson on the Power of Pressure: How to Reduce Stress, Perform at Your Best and Master the Moments that Matter

Dane Jenson is the CEO of Third Factor where he works to help leaders be more effective, creative and resilient under pressure. In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders and boards across Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance national competitiveness. Dane's new book is 'The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution'. In this conversation dane talks about the power of pressure, how to reduce stress, and performing at your best and master the moments that matter. This episode is brought to you by: Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 November 2021 51m and 29s


Carson Tate on How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job

Carson Tate on How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job

Carson Tate is the founder and managing partner of Working Simply, Inc., a business consulting firm that partners with organizations, business leaders and employees to enhance workplace productivity, foster employee engagement, and build personal and professional legacies. The author of the best-selling, Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. Her newest title is 'Own It. Love It. Make It Work.: How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job'. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 November 2021 39m and 29s


Tanya Dalton on Intentionality and Living a Life of Meaning & Success

Tanya Dalton on Intentionality and Living a Life of Meaning & Success

Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast, a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is 'On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success'. In this conversation Tanya talks about goal setting, reverse engineering actions, and living a intentional life of meaning and success. This episode is brought to you by: Justworks Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 October 2021 45m and 20s


Tonya Dalton on the Joy of Missing Out, Overcoming Overwhelm and Taking Ownership

Tonya Dalton on the Joy of Missing Out, Overcoming Overwhelm and Taking Ownership

Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast, a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less. In this conversation Tonya and Erik talk about what the "Joy of Missing Out" is, overcoming overwhelm and taking ownership. This episode is brough tot you by: Gabi Insurance Postie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 October 2021 54m and 4s


Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

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 Worth Following'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 October 2021 39m and 51s


Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

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. This episode is brought to you by: Justworks Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 October 2021 47m and 25s


Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

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's new book is 'Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business'. In this episode he and Erik talk about staying small and avoiding growth to have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you. This episode is brought to you by: LMNT Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 September 2021 49m and 20s


Bonus Shortcast Episode: Nir Eyal on Conquering Distractions

Bonus Shortcast Episode: Nir Eyal on Conquering Distractions

This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Nir Eyal on conquering distractions. You can listen to all the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 September 2021 12m and 55s


Dorie Clark on the power of Long Term Thinking

Dorie Clark on the power of Long Term Thinking

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid. She has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more. Her new book is The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. In it she shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals' experiences to give long term strategy to your goals. This episode is brought to you by: Setapp Wild Alaskan Company Postie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 September 2021 43m and 52s


Bonus Shortcast Episode: Laura Vanderkam on Remote Work

Bonus Shortcast Episode: Laura Vanderkam on Remote Work

This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Laura Vanderkam on remote work productivity. You can listen to all the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 September 2021 11m and 36s


Megan McNealy on Achieving Optimal Productivity Through Well-being

Megan McNealy on Achieving Optimal Productivity Through Well-being

Megan McNealy has devoted her career to helping others achieve their highest potential-- by helping clients attain financial freedom through her wealth management career, and by helping readers and audiences master total well-being through her impactful work as a well-being and success thought leader. In Reinvent the Wheel, McNealy takes on the mistaken belief that doing well is more important than being well. In executive summary style, with to-the-point research combined with poignant stories, McNealy shows that well-being, in fact, drives, promotes and accelerates success. This episode is brought to you by: LMNT - Get a free sample pack! LinkedIn Jobs - Post your job free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 September 2021 50m and 6s


Bonus Shortcast Episode: Robert Stanley on Quitting

Bonus Shortcast Episode: Robert Stanley on Quitting

This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success. If you're interested, you can listen to all the rest of the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 September 2021 11m and 25s


Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and Operating System of an Organization

Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and Operating System of an Organization

Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm that helps institutions like Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Airbnb, 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. Aaron’s new book is Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? In this conversation, Aaron talks about challenging the assumptions about the future of work, the organizational operating system and making the necessary changes to move forward. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 September 2021 46m and 3s


Bonus Shortcast Episode: James Clear Atomic Habits

Bonus Shortcast Episode: James Clear Atomic Habits

This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is all about the power of habits and how to create them, and is created from my episode with James Clear the author of Atomic Habits. If you're interested, you can listen to all the rest of the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.com/friends and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 September 2021 11m and 48s


Juliet Funt on Taking Strategic Pauses to Conquer Busyness

Juliet Funt on Taking Strategic Pauses to Conquer Busyness

Juliet Funt is a renowned keynote speaker and tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500. She is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork. Her new book is 'A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work'. In this conversation Juliet talks about how to reclaim creativity, conquer busyness, and do your best work using strategic pauses. This episode is brought to you by: LMNT Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 August 2021 43m and 49s


Grant Crowell on Creative Communication Skills

Grant Crowell on Creative Communication Skills

Grant Crowell is a virtual events trainer, a creative communication skills facilitator, a neurodiversity speaker and author. His book is 'GRANTASMS: Creative twisted words for cool people!'. In this conversation, Grant talks about how to use creative techniques to improve workplace communication. This episode is bought to you by: Postie Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 August 2021 44m and 53s


Ron Friedmann on Using Reverse Engineering to Master New Skills Faster

Ron Friedmann on Using Reverse Engineering to Master New Skills Faster

Ron Friedman, an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. Ron has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for some of the world’s most successful organizations. Ron's new book is Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success. In this conversation, Ron shares how using reverse engineering helps to master new skills faster. This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs - Post your job for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 August 2021 43m and 35s


Jeff Brown on the Power of Creating and Optimizing a Reading Habit

Jeff Brown on the Power of Creating and Optimizing a Reading Habit

Jeff Brown is a podcaster, mentor, and speaker. He is the host of the Read to Lead podcast, and co author of the new book: Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. In this conversation, Jeff talks about the power of creating a reading habit and how to optimize it. This episode is brought to you by: Brain fm Boost your reading speed and comprehension and get 20% off your first year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 August 2021 46m and 28s


Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success

Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success

Dr. Stanley G. Robertson is the author of the book 'Quit: The Last Principle of Success'. In this conversation, Stanley and Erik discuss: The stigma of quitting The steps of qutting well Bad reasons to quit things Why our brain can't let it go This episocde is brought to you by: Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 August 2021 53m and 38s


Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety

Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety

Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC is a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer with a passion for helping people streamline their wellness routine and establish a balanced relationship with food and exercise. Through her writing, consulting, public speaking, and counseling, she works with individuals, corporations, and the media to help make drama-free healthy living approachable and enjoyable. Her new book is The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety. In this converdsation, she and Erik talk scheduling time to worry, getting the right amount of caffeine, and having a plan for loneliness. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander Sit Down, Startup by Zendesk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 July 2021 40m and 23s


Scott Shute On the Positive Benefits of Mindfulness and Compassion in Organizations

Scott Shute On the Positive Benefits of Mindfulness and Compassion in Organizations

Scott Shute is the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, and Author of 'The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out'. In this conversation Scott talks about how companies can best help their employees, the place mindfulness and compassion take in the workplace, and The impact that moving from a "Me" to "We" mindset can have on an organization. This episode is brought to you by Sit Down, Startup by Zendesk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 July 2021 46m and 13s


Greg Mckeown on Making Essential Activities Easy

Greg Mckeown on Making Essential Activities Easy

Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, 'Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less'. His new book is 'Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most'. He is also the host of the 'What's Essential Podcast'. In this conversation, Greg talks about what Essentialism is and making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out. This episode is brought to you by: Sit down, Startup by ZenDesk LinkedIn Jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 July 2021 55m and 20s


Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

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 worldwide. This episode is brought to you by: Streak Unidragon - Use code 'beyond' for 10% off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 July 2021 50m and 5s


James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

James Beshara is a startup founder and investor in San Francisco, CA. After developing a heart condition in 2013 from excess caffeine consumption, James became fascinated by the science and research backing up alternatives to caffeine for energy, productivity, and focus. His new book is 'Beyond Coffee: A Sustainable Guide to Nootropics, Adaptogens, and Mushrooms'. In this conversation Erik and James talk about James past relationship with caffeine, decreasIng stress and improving productivity. This episode is brought to you by: Magic Mind - Use code 'todo20' for 20% off! Setapp Sit down, Startup Podcast by Zendesk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 June 2021 59m and 26s


Corbett Barr on Digital House Cleaning, Online Presence and Reputation

Corbett Barr on Digital House Cleaning, Online Presence and Reputation

Corbett Barr is a founder/CEO of Fizzle. He's been self employed on the Internet since 2005, earning a living from blogging, podcasting, online courses, memberships, SaaS and more. Recently Corbett announced he was doing a digital house cleaning or online presence reboot. In this conversation Corbett talks with Erik about what he is pruning and keeping digitally, This episode is brought to you by: Usual Wines Use code 'beyond' for $8 off! Streak Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 June 2021 47m and 43s


Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

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: Setapp Donald Miller - Scary Close Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 1 Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 June 2021 46m and 18s


Nir Bashan on Creativity and Unlocking The Creator Mindset

Nir Bashan on Creativity and Unlocking The Creator Mindset

Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work. His new book is The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability. In this conversation Nir talks about unlocking The Creator Mindset creativity for non-creative people and training your mind to think in a creative way. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander Unidragon Puzzles - Use code 'BEYOND' for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 June 2021 36m and 15s


Bonus Episode: Erik Fisher on The Simplify Podcast by Blinkist

Bonus Episode: Erik Fisher on The Simplify Podcast by Blinkist

This bonus episode is an appearance Erik made on the Simplify podcast by Blinkist. In it you will hear lessons from almost 10 years of podcasting about productivity. blinkist.com/friends and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Link to original episode https://simplify.simplecast.com/episodes/erik-fisher-get-the-right-work-done Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 June 2021 37m and 11s


Ximena Vengoechea on The Power and Skill of Listening

Ximena Vengoechea on The Power and Skill of Listening

Ximena Vengoechea is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator whose work on personal and professional development has been published in Inc., The Washington post, Newsweek, and Huffington Post. She is the author of the new book, 'Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection'. This episode is brought to you by: Otis Unidragon Puzzles Use code 'beyond' for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 June 2021 42m and 23s


Jason Scott on Project Management and Productivity

Jason Scott on Project Management and Productivity

Jason Scott has personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His book 'The Irreverent Guide to Project Management: An Agile Approach to Enterprise Project Management' offers comprehensive, step-by-step instruction and best practice techniques to help you move your project forward aggressively and achieve optimum results. This episode is brought to you by: Otis Setapp Usual Wines - use promo code 'beyond' for $8 off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 May 2021 43m and 40s


Jon Acuff on Changing Overthinking Into a Superpower to Achieve Your Goals

Jon Acuff on Changing Overthinking Into a Superpower to Achieve Your Goals

Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world. His latest book is Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. In this conversation he talks about identifying overthinking, calling it what it really is (fear), and offering a simple plan to turn it from a super problem into a superpower. This episode is brought to you by: Streak Otis Usual Wines - Use promo code 'beyond' for $8 off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 May 2021 52m and 55s


Dee Ann Turner on Transitioning Your Career to Create a Work Life You Love

Dee Ann Turner on Transitioning Your Career to Create a Work Life You Love

Dee Ann Turner spent three decades leading teams and coaching staff members at Chick-fil-A. In her new book 'Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future' Dee Ann draws on that experience to create a guide that is part roadmap, part proactive push to understand ourselves and our goals better. In this conversation, Dee Ann talks with Erik about: Finding a job Preparing for an interview Conquering the first 90 days Managing work relationships Getting started in a career now, Making career transitions, entering into second acts, Finding a career that gives work life meaning This episode is brought to you by: Ladder Life Insurance Canva Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 May 2021 43m and 2s


Dave Crenshaw on The Myth of Multitasking

Dave Crenshaw on The Myth of Multitasking

Dave Crenshaw is the author of 'The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done'. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. In this conversation Dave talks with Erik about how and why multitasking doesn’t work and how to be more effective by doing one thing at a time. This episode is brought to you by: OTIS Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 May 2021 47m and 30s


Mary Rensel and Ali Hively on Brain Health and Optimization

Mary Rensel and Ali Hively on Brain Health and Optimization

Dr. Mary Rensel and Ali Hively have backgrounds in academic medicine and life coaching. Their company, BrainOps Group helps professionals optimize their brain for stress management, productivity and performance. In this conversation they talk about ways to optimize your brain health and function through sleep, physical activity, nutrition and much more. This episode is brought to you by: Canva Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 April 2021 47m and 37s


Julie Fast on Getting Things Done with Depression

Julie Fast on Getting Things Done with Depression

Julie Fast is a critically acclaimed international author, researcher, educator and sought after expert in the mental health field. She is regarded as a mental health pioneer for her groundbreaking, comprehensive approach to treating bipolar disorder, unipolar depression, anxiety and schizoaffective disorder using both mainstream and self created management strategies. She is also the author of Get It Done When You're Depressed, now with a 2nd edition. In this conversation Julie talks about easy to follow and practical strategies for anyone trying to live a more productive life when dealing with depression, like how to know when your brain is lying to you and many more strategies for keeping your life on track. This episode is brought to you by: Setapp Vidyard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 April 2021 57m and 28s


Ariel Garten on Meditation, Mindfulness and Neuroscience

Ariel Garten on Meditation, Mindfulness and Neuroscience

Ariel Garten is a Neuroscientist, former psychotherapist and cofounder of Muse - The Brain Sensing Headband. Muse tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the “zone” and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice. Muse lets you know when you are doing it right. In this conversation, Ariel talks about: What meditation is What meditation is NOT How to get started The benefits of meditation How Muse works and helps meditation This episode is broguth to you by: Setapp Vidyard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 April 2021 46m and 23s


Megan Hyatt Miller on How To Win at Work & Succeed At Life

Megan Hyatt Miller on How To Win at Work & Succeed At Life

Megan Hyatt Miller is the chief executive officer at Michael Hyatt & Co. She is also the co-host of the Lead to Win podcast. Her new book, co-authored with her father Michael Hyatt is 'Win at Work & Succeed At Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself From the Cult of Overwork'. In this conversation Megan talks about work/life balance, the cult of overwork and implementing the double win in your organization and at home. This episode is brought to you by: Vidyard Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 April 2021 48m and 7s


Michael Dietrich-Chastain on Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability

Michael Dietrich-Chastain on Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability

Michael Dietrich-Chastain is a psychotherapist, an executive coach, and an organizational consultant at his firm Arc Integrated. He is also the author of the book CHANGES: The Busy Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability. Mentioned in this episode: [Blinkist - Get Shortcasts of this podcast!](beyondthetodolist.com/blinkist) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 March 2021 46m and 49s


Charlie Gilkey on How to Start Finishing Projects in Your Life and Go From 'Idea' to Done!

Charlie Gilkey on How to Start Finishing Projects in Your Life and Go From 'Idea' to Done!

Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps changemakers (creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs) start finishing the stuff that matters. Productive Flourishing is routinely placed in the Top 50 websites for planning, productivity, creativity, and team development for creative folk. Charlie's book Start Finishing presents a 9-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you'll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule. Check out shortcasts of this podcast on Blinkist! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 March 2021 56m and 8s


Kim Foley on How You Can Be Your Best in Virtual Meetings

Kim Foley on How You Can Be Your Best in Virtual Meetings

Kim Foley founded Smartphone Video Production Academy and trains organizations how to produce and edit professional-quality mobile video. In addition, she consults with corporations on how to create better quality virtual meetings. Her new book is Virtual Meetings With Power And Presence: The Ultimate Guide To Online Meetings. In this conversation, Kim talks about how you can be your best in virtual meetings, from tech to clothing and apprearance. This episode is brought to you by: The Great Courses Plus - Get a full unlimited month free at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/beyond Mint Mobile Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 March 2021 1h, 1m and 21s


John Lee Dumas on Discipline, Mentorship, Achieving Uncommon Success

John Lee Dumas on Discipline, Mentorship, Achieving Uncommon Success

John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire. His first traditionally published book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success is available for pre-order now at UncommonSuccessBook.com. In this conversation John talks about lessons learned in podcasting, entrepreneurship, writing the book, and how discipline and mentorship helped him get started. This episode is brought to you by: The Great Courses Plus - Get a full month FREE at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/beyond Vital Choice - Use Code BEYOND10 to get 10% off one order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 March 2021 51m and 51s


Cal Newport on Information Overload and a World Without Email

Cal Newport on Information Overload and a World Without Email

Cal Newport is the author of Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You and Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Cal's new book is A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload. In this conversation Cal talks about the real problem with modern knowledge work, how email and other tech plays into it, how the problem started and how to start getting ahead in the new world of knowledge work that is coming soon. Tweet or DM me your questions for an upcoming Q & A episode with Cal! Make sure to check out Cal's article 'When Did Productivity Become Personal?' for further reading on this topic. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander - Get 20% your first year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 March 2021 55m and 11s


Eric Partaker on Identity, Purpose and Change

Eric Partaker on Identity, Purpose and Change

Eric Partaker is a certified coach by the High Performance Institute. Eric coaches a limited number of entrepreneurs and leaders throughout the world, helping them reach peak levels of performance, in both their businesses and lives. He draws from his work experiences, cutting-edge research, and behavioral science from Stanford University, as well as the approaches and techniques used in the worlds of elite sports and the military - areas where peak performance is key. In this conversation Eric talks about his new book The 3 Alarms: A Simple System to Transform Your Health, Wealth, and Relationships Forever. This episode is brought to you by: The Great Courses Plus - Get 1 month Unlimted for free! Vital Choice - Use code 'BEYOND10' for 10% of one order Otis - Get a free 14 day trial and $50 credit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 February 2021 39m and 22s


Jeffrey and Jami Downs on The Power of Streaking to Create Life Changing Results

Jeffrey and Jami Downs on The Power of Streaking to Create Life Changing Results

Jeffrey and Jami Downs of StreakingMastery.com are the authors of the new book Streaking: The Simple Practice of Conscious, Consistent Actions That Create Life-Changing Results. In this conversation they talk with Erik about the power of streaking, how streaks are different from habits, the rules of streaking, choosing the right streaks, and how to recover from a broken streak. This episode is broguth to you by: The Great Courses Plus - Get 1 month Unlimted for free! Otis - Get a free 14 day trial and $50 credit Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to $15 a month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 February 2021 59m and 51s


Chris Byers on Remote Teams, Remote Culture and OKRs

Chris Byers on Remote Teams, Remote Culture and OKRs

Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack, an online form and data-collection platform. He has helped Formstack grow from 7 to 200 employees in the past 10 years and pioneered a highly relational remote culture. Formstack also produces the Ripple Effect Podcast. In this conversation Chris talks with Erik about building a remote culture, maintaining that culture during the pandemic, onboarding remote workers, and OKR planning. This episode is brought to you by: Otis Vital Choice - Use code 'BEYOND10' for 10% of one order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 February 2021 48m and 34s


Annie Duke on Making Better Decisions by Identifying and Dismantling Hidden Biases

Annie Duke on Making Better Decisions by Identifying and Dismantling Hidden Biases

Annie Duke is a decision strategist, poker champion, and the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets. Her new book How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices. In this episode Annie talks about how to make better decisions, identifying and dismantling hidden biases, and making better choices. This episode is brought to you by: Vital Choice - Use code BEYOND10 to 10% off one order The Great Courses Plus - Get Unlimted Access Free for 1 Month! Textexpander - Get 20% off 1 year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 February 2021 1h, 3m and 28s


Allison Fallon on the Power of Writing for Clarity, Confidence and Purpose

Allison Fallon on the Power of Writing for Clarity, Confidence and Purpose

Allison Fallon is an award winning author, sought after public speaker, and nationally recognized writing coach. She has coached hundreds of thousands of writers - from NYT Bestselling authors to total beginners to help them finally get their books written and on shelves. Grab the first chapter free here. Her most recent book The Power of Writing Things Down walks anyone - even those who swear they aren't "real" writers - through a simple daily practice they can use to reduce anxiety, curb depression, improve their confidence and gain clarity in their life. This episode is brought to you by: The Great Courses - Get one month Unlimited FREE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 January 2021 47m and 12s


Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals

Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author. In this conversation Jon talks with Erik about his book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done about completing goals. Jon also has a new podcast called 'All It Takes Is A Goal'. This episode is brought to you by: Mint Mobile Brain.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 January 2021 40m and 46s


Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm

Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm

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. This episode is brought to you by: ExpressVPN Brain.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 January 2021 37m and 13s


Cait Flanders on Opting Out of Expectations and Living With Intentionality

Cait Flanders on Opting Out of Expectations and Living With Intentionality

Cait Flanders is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Year of Less. Her new book is Adventures in Opting Out: A Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life. In this conversation Cait and Erik talk about how to opt-out of expectations and live a more intentional life. This episode is brought to you by: Textexpander Brain.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 January 2021 53m and 21s


David Smith and Brad Johnson on How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

David Smith and Brad Johnson on How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson are gender-in-the-workplace experts. Their new book is Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace. In this conversation they talk about: How men can partner with their female colleagues to advance women's leadership and equality Overcoming unconscious biases Creating productive and respectful working relationships with women This episode is brought to you by: Setapp Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 December 2020 45m and 36s


David Shar on Identifying, Preventing and Dealing with Burnout

David Shar on Identifying, Preventing and Dealing with Burnout

David Shar is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. In this conversation David talks with Erik about identifying the signs of burnout, ways to prevent it, and dealing with burnout when you have it. Make sure to check out David's Burnout-Proof Culture Model. This episode is brought to you by: ExpressVPN Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 December 2020 49m and 56s


Melissa Steginus on Mindfulness, Intention and Attention

Melissa Steginus on Mindfulness, Intention and Attention

Melissa Steginus is a mindfulness teacher and productivity coach helping people structure their work and lives to be intentional, empowering, and fulfilling. With a background in social work and over a decade of experience as a counsellor, coach, yoga instructor, and world traveller, Melissa has helped thousands of people transform their personal and professional lives. Her new book is 'Everyday Mindfulness: 108 Simple Practices to Empower Yourself and Transform Your Life'. In this conversation Melissa and Erik discuss the importance of mindfulness and getting started daily mindfulness practices. This episode is brought to you by: Fight Camp NuCalm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 December 2020 48m and 56s


John Jantsch on Resilience, Perseverance and Perspective

John Jantsch on Resilience, Perseverance and Perspective

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, The Referral Engine and SEO for Growth. He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network that trains and licenses small business marketing consultants around the world. John Returns to the show this time to talk about specific entries in the month of August from the book centered around resilience, perseverance, and perspective. John's new book is 'The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business'. This episode is brought to you by: Setapp Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 December 2020 46m and 25s


Holiday Gift Suggestions 2020

Holiday Gift Suggestions 2020

In this episode, Erik runs through his top suggestions for holiday gifts to give or ask for in 2020. Kiwi Co - Promo code: beyond Fight Camp Setapp Textexpander X-Stand - Portable Standing Desk Ember Mug Oculus Quest 2 Swanwick Muse Brainfm AirPods Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones Top 5 Productivity Books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 December 2020 27m and 30s


Greg Audino on Control, Ownership, and Mindset

Greg Audino on Control, Ownership, and Mindset

Greg Audino is the host of the Optimal Living Advice podcast. In this conversation Greg talks with Erik about the concept of control, ownership, agency and mindset. This episode is brough to you by: NuCalm KiwiCo Use code 'beyond' to get 50% off your first month and free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 November 2020 47m and 27s


Firdaus Kharas on Creativity as a Key to a Remarkable Life

Firdaus Kharas on Creativity as a Key to a Remarkable Life

Firdaus Kharas is an Author, Speaker and Founder of Chocolate Moose Media. His new book is 'Creativity: The Key to a Remarkable Life'. In this conversation, Firdaus talks with Erik about what creativity is and is not, how to tap into it, how to use it through focus and distraction, and how to lead a creative life. This episode is brought to you by: ExpressVPN Athletic Greens Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 November 2020 44m and 27s


Edward Hess on Hyper-Learning and Adapting to Change in the Workplace

Edward Hess on Hyper-Learning and Adapting to Change in the Workplace

Ed Hess is a Professor of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is the author of 13 books and over 150 practitioner articles and over 60 Darden cases, etc. dealing with growth, innovation and learning cultures, systems and processes. The common themes of his work is high individual and organizational performance. In this conversation Ed talks with Erik about his new book: Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change and how humans can stay relevant In the workplace using hyper-learning to excel cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally in ways that technology can't. This episode is brought to you by: Fightcamp Kiwico - Get 50% off your first month and free shippoping with promo code 'Beyond' Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 November 2020 45m and 15s


Bryan Falchuk on Building Better Relationships with The 50 75 100 Solution

Bryan Falchuk on Building Better Relationships with The 50 75 100 Solution

Bryan 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 Bryan talks with Erik about the message of his book The 50 75 100 Solution: Build Better Relationships. This is Bryan's 2nd appearance on the show. He previous appeared here. This episode is brought to you by: KiwiCo - Use code 'BEYOND' for 50% off your first month and free shipping! Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 November 2020 48m and 27s


Ashley Whillans on Being Time Smart, How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life

Ashley Whillans on Being Time Smart, How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life

Ashley Whillans Is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and author of TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life. In this conversation, Ashley talks about finding time, spending time, funding time, Happiness dollars and how we can reframe our decisions around time and money to make happier choices. This episode is brought to you by: Athletic Greens Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 October 2020 49m and 21s


Top 5 Personal Productivity Books

Top 5 Personal Productivity Books

This week Erik counts down his top five personal productivity books! The Top 5 Personal Productivity Books: The Getting Things Done Workbook - David Allen Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less - Michael Hyatt Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life - Nir Eyal Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones - James Clear The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work - Todd Henry Honorable Mentions: The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery - Ian Morgan Cron Now, Discover Your Strengths - Don Clifton Reading Tools: Brain.fm Blinkist Deeper Listening: David Allen on Developing the Skill of Outcome and Action Thinking Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism Nir Eyal on Overcoming Internal and External Distractions James Clear on Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones Todd Henry on Discovering the Hidden Forces of Motivation That Drive Your Best Work Ian Morgan Cron on The Enneagram 101 Ian Morgan Cron on Overcoming the Productivity Hangups of Each Enneagram Type Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 October 2020 18m and 35s


Rob Hatch on Time, Attention, Information Overload and Focus

Rob Hatch on Time, Attention, Information Overload and Focus

Rob Hatch is the co-founder and President of Owner Media Group, providing strategies and skills for the modern business. He is also a highly sought after business coach and advisor serving executives and owners of organizations large and small. Rob's new book is 'Attention!: The Power of Simple Decisions in a Distracted World'. In this conversation Rob talks with Erik about creating a flexible approach that gives you the space to focus your attention on what is important, the power to make decisions aligned with your goals, and the ability to take action. This episode is brought to you by: Brain.fm Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 October 2020 48m and 35s


Dave Delaney on Technology and Focus, Relationships and Networking

Dave Delaney on Technology and Focus, Relationships and Networking

Dave Delaney is a recognized leader, consultant and keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. His book is New Business Networking and his Newsletter is The Nice Maker. Dave recently took two months off social media. In this conversation, Dave and Erik talk about the lead up to that, the steps he took, and lessons learned. This episode is brought to you by: Athletic Greens Woven Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 October 2020 54m and 6s


Todd Henry on Motivation and Discovering the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work

Todd Henry on Motivation and Discovering the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work

Todd Henry write books, podcasts and speaks internationally on creativity, leadership, productivity, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas. Todd has been on the show three times previously. In this conversation, Todd talks with Erik about his new book The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work Help me improve the show for you by going to PodcastListenerSurvey.com! This is episode is brought to you by: Green Chef Woven Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 September 2020 49m and 46s


Julie Morgenstern on Productivity in Parenting and Relationships

Julie Morgenstern on Productivity in Parenting and Relationships

Julie Morgenstern is a well known expert on organization and time management. The author of five best-selling books, Morgenstern has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and helped thousands of people transform their homes, businesses, and attitudes about every kind of clutter. Her new book is called Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You. In this conversation Julie and Erik talk about: Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work. Clever tips to make the most of in-between time―Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids. Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it. This episode is brought to you by: Woven Betterhelp Mentioned in this episode: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You Time to Parent Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 September 2020 44m and 25s


Paul Casey on Time Management and Maximizing Every Minute

Paul Casey on Time Management and Maximizing Every Minute

Paul Casey is the owner of Growing Forward Services, and has partnered with his corporate and individual clients to transform their vision, their habits, and their lives. In this conversation Paul talks with Erik about time management as an aspect of productivity, make better use of our calendars and blocking out time. Make sure to check out Paul's 'Control My Calendar Checklist'! This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Movement Virtual - Use Code BEYOND for a great discount! Woven Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 September 2020 37m and 1s


Andy Andrews on Having the Proper Focus, The Power of Thought and Being Truthful with Yourself

Andy Andrews on Having the Proper Focus, The Power of Thought and Being Truthful with Yourself

Andy Andrews is an author of over 20 books and sought after corporate speaker. 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. In this conversation, Andy talks about his New book Just Jones, the third book in The Noticer Trilogy. Andy and Erik talk about lessons from that book including the power of thought, having the proper focus, changing perspective, and being truthful with yourself This episode is brought to you by: Athletic Greens Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 September 2020 32m and 51s


Andy Andrews on Perspective

Andy Andrews on Perspective

Andy Andrews is an author of over 20 books and sought after corporate speaker. 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. In this conversation, Andy talks about his book The Noticer Returns and the topic of perspective and how powerful changing perspective can be. This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Movement - Use Code BEYOND for a great discount! Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 September 2020 33m and 46s


Bruce Tulgan on The Art of Being Indispensable at Work

Bruce Tulgan on The Art of Being Indispensable at Work

Bruce Tulgan is a leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. His latest book is The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done. In this conversation Bruce talks about how to beat overcommitment, understand Influence and when to say no, and how to say yes. This episode is brought to you by: Woven Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 August 2020 33m and 34s


Laura Vanderkam on How to Succeed at Remote Work

Laura Vanderkam on How to Succeed at Remote Work

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. This is her 5th appearance on the show. Her new book is The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home. In this conversation Laura Vanderkam draws from her 18 years of experience working remotely to share strategies for productivity, creativity, and health in the world of remote work. This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Movement Virtual Use code BEYOND for a great discount! Woven Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 August 2020 50m and 15s


Cal Newport on Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport on Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport is the author of Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Cal’s latest 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 intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This episode is brought to you by: Athletic Greens Woven Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 August 2020 46m and 58s


Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines

Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines

Brooke McAlary of The Slow Your Home Podcast talks about creating Rhythms, Rituals and Routines to slow down and have more simplicity in your life. Her book is Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life. This episode is brought to you by: Woven Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 August 2020 44m and 56s


David Allen on Developing the Skill of Outcome and Action Thinking

David Allen on Developing the Skill of Outcome and Action Thinking

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. In this conversation David talks about the new Getting Things Done Workbook, developing the skill of outcome and action thinking and overcoming the biggest objections to the GTD methodology. This episode is brought to you by: Betterhelp Setapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 July 2020 44m and 17s


Ian Morgan Cron on Overcoming the Productivity Hangups of Each Enneagram Type

Ian Morgan Cron on Overcoming the Productivity Hangups of Each Enneagram Type

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. In his book 'The Road Back to You', Ian presents an approachable and practical path to access the wisdom of the Enneagram. He also hosts the Typology Podcast. Ian covered the basics of the Enneagram in the last episode. In this conversation Ian covers the productivity hangups of each enneagram type and how to overcome them. This podcast is brought to you by: Athletic Greens Miro Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 July 2020 48m and 20s


Ian Morgan Cron on The Enneagram 101

Ian Morgan Cron on The Enneagram 101

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. In his book 'The Road Back to You', Ian presents an approachable and practical path to access the wisdom of the Enneagram. He also hosts the Typology Podcast. In this conversation Ian Morgan Crongives gives an overview of what the Enneagram is and the key attributes of a healthy and unhealthy version of each of the 9 types. This podcast is brought to you by: Setapp Betterhelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 July 2020 41m and 48s


Mike Sturm on The Wabi-Sabi Way

Mike Sturm on The Wabi-Sabi Way

Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. Mike's new book is The Wabi-Sabi Way. In this conversation Mike talks with Erik about what Wabi Sabi Is, and how to talk The Wabi-Sabi Way. This episode is brought to you by: Betterhelp Textexpander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 July 2020 51m and 21s


Mike Sturm on the Meaning of Productivity

Mike Sturm on the Meaning of Productivity

Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 June 2020 43m and 35s


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

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

Mike Robbins is an author, thought leader and sought-after speaker who teaches people, leaders, and teams to infuse their lives and businesses with authenticity and appreciation. As a leadership expert, he partners with some of the top organizations in the world helping enhance performance, trust, and belonging. His new book is 'We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging'. In this conversation Mike and Erik talk about the 4 pillars of how to create a team culture of high performance, trust, and belonging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 June 2020 59m and 16s


Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

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 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 researched guide to un-repressing emotions at work, finding constructive channels even for jealousy and anxiety, and demystifying digital interactions and coworker communication styles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 June 2020 47m and 25s


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

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

Melissa Steginus is a mindfulness teacher and productivity coach helping people structure their work and lives to be intentional, empowering, and fulfilling. With a background in social work and over a decade of experience as a counsellor, coach, yoga instructor, and world traveller, Melissa has helped thousands of people transform their personal and professional lives. Her book is Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters. You can find her course on Skillshare here. In this conversation Melissa and Erik discuss common excuses and hangups that keep people from making an intentional plan for self-care, the importance of self-care, and how to make it personal, purposeful and practical. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 June 2020 53m and 53s


Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

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 Admin tackles the problem of admin in all its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling doctors appointments and paying bills, to life-cycle events like planning a wedding, a birth, a funeral. Emens explores how this labor is created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, reduce, and redistribute admin whenever possible—as individuals and as a society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 June 2020 42m and 25s


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

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

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. Her book is Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 May 2020 52m and 56s


Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Mental RAM and Boredom

Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Mental RAM and Boredom

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. In this conversation Chris talks with Erik about: Hyperfocus Scatterfocus Attention Residue Mental RAM Boredom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 May 2020 55m and 58s


Lacy Boggs on Slow Growth and Work Life Balance

Lacy Boggs on Slow Growth and Work Life Balance

Lacy Boggs is director of The Content Direction Agency. She helps small businesses and solopreneurs teach them how to drive their own content marketing with strategies and frameworks that make content easier and more effective to produce. In this conversation Lacy talks with Erik about how she built her business putting in just 20 hours a week, has maintained flexibility and work life balance, and made time for herself and family along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 May 2020 41m and 40s


Michael Brues on The Power of Chronotypes and Sleep

Michael Brues on The Power of Chronotypes and Sleep

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! In this Michael’s book ‘The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More’ is out now, and a must read! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 May 2020 40m and


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

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

Matt Bodnar is also the Creator and Host of The Science of Success Podcast. He was named to "Forbes 30 Under 30” and partner in multiple "Inc Fastest Growing Companies," is a deal maker and strategy expert who has scaled businesses across multiple industries. Bodnar has acquired more than 25 private businesses. In this conversation Matt talks with Erik about the Psychology of Business and Decision Making, Contemplative routines, the 80/20 Principle And keeping a work journal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 April 2020 55m and 16s


Nir Eyal on Overcoming Internal and External Distractions

Nir Eyal on Overcoming Internal and External Distractions

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of 'Indistractable: 'How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life'. In this conversation Erik And Nir talk about the secret of finally doing what you say you will do and the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 April 2020 49m and 14s


James Clear on Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones

James Clear on Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones

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 talks with Erik about his new book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 April 2020 54m and 48s


How Productive Should You Be in a Crisis?

How Productive Should You Be in a Crisis?

In this brief 15 min episode, Erik takes a few minutes to talk about two previous crisis from his past in hopes of being real about how there is no 'one size fits all' approach to life and productivity when a crisis hits. Mentioned in this episode: Anne Bogel on Overthinking, Decision Making and Self-Awareness Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety Kate Swoboda on Courage as a Habit and Emotional Resilience James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity Brainfm - Get 20% off a year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 April 2020 15m and 33s


Kate Swoboda on Courage as a Habit and Emotional Resilience

Kate Swoboda on Courage as a Habit and Emotional Resilience

Kate Swoboda is author of 'The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life'. She's also Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification where she teaches people how to change old patterns of self-doubt and create courageous habits (and courageous lives) using the principles of habit-formation. She has been a consultant for teams within businesses, and she's spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 March 2020 53m and 41s


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

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

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company and no stranger to this podcast! His newest book is 'The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business'. In this conversation Michael and Erik discuss the need for a vision script instead of a vision statement, energizing your team and creating a vision script for growth of your organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 March 2020 43m and 11s


Grant Baldwin on Productivity Tips for Public Speakers

Grant Baldwin on Productivity Tips for Public Speakers

Grant Baldwin is the founder and CEO of TheSpeakerLab.com, a training company for public speakers. He is the best-selling author of "The Successful Speaker" and also host of "The Speaker Lab Podcast." In this episode Grant and Erik talk about getting started as a speaker and productivity tips for speakers just getting started or further on in their journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 March 2020 52m and 57s


Anne Bogel on Overthinking, Decision Making and Self-Awareness

Anne Bogel on Overthinking, Decision Making and Self-Awareness

Anne Bogel is an Author, Podcaster, and Blogger. This is her third appearance on the show. Anne’s new book is Don't Overthink It - Make Better Dicisions, Stop Second Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 March 2020 53m and 56s


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

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

Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster based in San Francisco. Merlin mostly makes podcasts: Do By Friday, Reconcilable Differences, Roderick on the Line, and Back to Work. Covered in this episode: Examining the known inboxes you have in your life The inboxes we have accepted How thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa Fear vs Anxiety Interruptions vs distractions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 February 2020 1h, 14m and 16s


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

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

Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster based in San Francisco. Merlin mostly makes podcasts: Do By Friday, Reconcilable Differences, Roderick on the Line, and Back to Work. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 February 2020 1h, 7m and 43s


James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

James Beshara is a startup founder and investor in San Francisco, CA. After developing a heart condition in 2013 from excess caffeine consumption, James became fascinated by the science and research backing up alternatives to caffeine for energy, productivity, and focus. His new book is 'Beyond Coffee: A Sustainable Guide to Nootropics, Adaptogens, and Mushrooms'. In this conversation Erik and James talk about James past relationship with caffeine, decreasIng stress and improving productivity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 February 2020 59m and 39s


Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety

Jess Cording on Managing Stress and Anxiety

Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC is a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer with a passion for helping people streamline their wellness routine and establish a balanced relationship with food and exercise. Through her writing, consulting, public speaking, and counseling, she works with individuals, corporations, and the media to help make drama-free healthy living approachable and enjoyable. Her new book is The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety. In this converdsation, she and Erik talk scheduling time to worry, getting the right amount of caffeine, and having a plan for loneliness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 February 2020 40m and 15s


John Jantsch on Becoming a Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

John Jantsch on Becoming a Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, The Referral Engine and SEO for Growth. He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network that trains and licenses small business marketing consultants around the world. John's new book is 'The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 January 2020 47m and 35s


Amber De La Garza on Productivity for Business Owners

Amber De La Garza on Productivity for Business Owners

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. She is also the host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast. In this conversation, Amber talks with Erik about putting your best time towards your best activities and the four buckets every business owner needs to be filling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 January 2020 50m and 18s


Donald Miller on How the Principles of a Good Story Can Lead to a Meaningful Life

Donald Miller on How the Principles of a Good Story Can Lead to a Meaningful Life

Donald Miller is all about story. He is the author of several books, including multiple New York Times Best Sellers. After studying story for years and successfully using the elements of story to engage customers, Don created StoryBrand, a process any business owner or marketing team can go through to create a communication script that will increase sales. In this conversation Donald talks with Erik about how the principles of a good story can lead to a meaningful life. Mentioned in this episode: Storybrand * A Million Miles in a Thousand Years The Storyline Productivity Schedule Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 January 2020 29m and 54s


Rob Bell on Being Present in the Here and Now Through Rhythms, Routines, Rituals, and Sabbath

Rob Bell on Being Present in the Here and Now Through Rhythms, Routines, Rituals, and Sabbath

Rob Bell is a New York Times bestselling author and top Podcaster. 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. In this conversation, Rob and Erik talk about Rob's book Be Here Now and how to gain the proper perspective and awareness of ‘being here now’ through practicing rituals, routines, rhythms and taking a sabbath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 January 2020 38m and 17s


Ryan McRae on Setting and Keeping New Years Resolutions

Ryan McRae on Setting and Keeping New Years Resolutions

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. Ryan has been on the show previously to talk about ADHD, But in this conversation he and Erik talk about Setting resolitions and sticking to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 December 2019 45m and 14s


Ryan McRae on Hygge, Pacing and Rest

Ryan McRae on Hygge, Pacing and Rest

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. Ryan has been on the show previously to talk about ADHD, But in this conversation he and Erik talk about Hygge, Pacing and Rest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 December 2019 35m and 15s


Daniel Clark on Using Music for Better Focus, Relaxation, Sleep and Meditation

Daniel Clark on Using Music for Better Focus, Relaxation, Sleep and Meditation

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 made an offer to all listeners of this show: Try it out FREE AND get 20% off your first year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 December 2019 49m and 30s


Jonathan Levi on Learning, Speed Reading and Memory Palaces

Jonathan Levi on Learning, Speed Reading and Memory Palaces

Jonathan Levi grew up struggling with learning disabilities, low self esteem, bullying, and severe depression. Today he helps others as an author (The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faster, Remember More, and Become a SuperLearner) and podcaster (THE SUPERHUMAN ACADEMY PODCAST) to overcome their personal battles & become the person they dream of being. In this episode Jonathan talks about learning, speed reading, memory improvement and memory palaces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 December 2019 47m and 6s


Eric Zimmer on Mindfulness, Meditation and Momentum

Eric Zimmer on Mindfulness, Meditation and Momentum

Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach, podcast host, and author inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. Eric is the host of 'The One You Feed'. The show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfillment and meaning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 November 2019 50m and 50s


Michael Dietrich-Chastain on Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability

Michael Dietrich-Chastain on Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability

Michael Dietrich-Chastain is a psychotherapist, an executive coach, and an organizational consultant at his firm Arc Integrated. He is also the author of the book CHANGES: The Busy Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 November 2019 46m and 52s


Craig Jarrow on Time Management Ninja Tools for Productivity

Craig Jarrow on Time Management Ninja Tools for Productivity

Craig Jarrow is the author of Time Management Ninja. The mission of his site is to help individuals and companies reclaim their time. His new book is Time Management Ninja: 21 Rules for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life. In this episode Craig talks with Erik about the productivity tools to make more time and get rid of stress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 November 2019 1h, 3m and 44s


Megan McNealy on Achieving Optimal Productivity Through Well-being

Megan McNealy on Achieving Optimal Productivity Through Well-being

Megan McNealy has devoted her career to helping others achieve their highest potential-- by helping clients attain financial freedom through her Wealth Management career, and by helping readers and audiences master total well-being through her impactful work as a Well-Being and Success thought leader. In Reinvent the Wheel, McNealy takes on the mistaken belief, pervasive in our workplaces, that doing well is more important than being well. In executive summary style, with to-the-point research combined with poignant stories, McNealy shows that well-being, in fact, drives, promotes and accelerates success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 November 2019 51m and 17s


Charlie Gilkey on How to Start Finishing Projects in Your Life and Go From 'Idea' to Done!

Charlie Gilkey on How to Start Finishing Projects in Your Life and Go From 'Idea' to Done!

Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps changemakers (creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs) start finishing the stuff that matters. Productive Flourishing is routinely placed in the Top 50 websites for planning, productivity, creativity, and team development for creative folk. Charlie's new book Start Finishing presents a 9-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you'll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 October 2019 56m and 59s


John Meese on NOT using Social Media For Business or Personal Use

John Meese on NOT using Social Media For Business or Personal Use

John Meese helps leaders build an online audience around their message as the Dean of Platform University, and helps entrepreneurs systemize success so that they can get more results from less effort on his personal blog. In this conversation John and Erik talk about: Why John doesn't have any social media accounts The thought process he and his wife went through to leave social media The personal and professional benefits of not using social media Why John doesn't have internet at his home! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 October 2019 48m and 23s


Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success

Stanley Robertson on Why Quitting is the Last Principle of Success

Dr. Stanley G. Robertson is the author of the book 'Quit: The Last Principle of Success'. In this conversation, Stanley and Erik discuss: The stigma of quitting The steps of qutting well Bad reasons to quit things Why our brain can't let it go Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 October 2019 53m and 54s


Tim Campos on Overcoming the Productivity Pitfalls of the Calendar

Tim Campos on Overcoming the Productivity Pitfalls of the Calendar

Tim Campos is former Chief Information Officer at Facebook, and is now the co-founder and CEO of Woven. The Woven calendar app makes shared scheduling much easier, a first step along the way to better managing your time. The app pulls together every stage of the calendar lifecycle – planning, scheduling, preparation, meeting, and follow-up – and puts it into a smart, cohesive view. In this conversation Tim talks with Erik about overcoming the productivity pitfalls of the Calendar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 October 2019 52m and 15s


David Hauser on Experimenting for Optimal Diet, Physical Activity, Sleep and More

David Hauser on Experimenting for Optimal Diet, Physical Activity, Sleep and More

David Hauser is a serial entrepreneur who launched several companies before he began high school. David spent his youth working more than one hundred hours a week, until he realized the toll it was taking on his mind, body, and life. After failing to see results from conventional wisdom, he decided to do what he does best: innovate. His unique journey to wellness has helped him realize his life's purpose of empowering others to optimize their own lives by reclaiming their health. David's new book is Unstoppable - 4 Steps to Transform Your Life in which he provides an open structure that encourages you to experiment with all the factors that contribute to wellness—from nutrition and exercise, to sleep, yoga, meditation, productivity, and more. In this conversation David talks with Erik about the different experiments and tests he went through to compile his findings for the book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 October 2019 45m and 23s


Tonya Dalton on the Joy of Missing Out, Overcoming Overwhelm and Taking Ownership

Tonya Dalton on the Joy of Missing Out, Overcoming Overwhelm and Taking Ownership

Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast, a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less. In this conversation Tonya and Erik talk about what the "Joy of Missing Out" is, overcoming overwhelm and taking ownership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 September 2019 53m and 48s


Ryan Hanley on Making and Overcoming Excuses and Blocking Time for Margin to Be Creative

Ryan Hanley on Making and Overcoming Excuses and Blocking Time for Margin to Be Creative

Ryan Hanley is the CEO at Metabolic, a unique fitness program centered around Metabolic Training, or “strength training at a pace”; the ultimate blend of strength and cardio. He was previously a content marketing writer, speaker, and consultant specializing in the insurance industry. In this conversation Ryan and Erik talk about why we make excuses, how to overcome them, moving past expecting instant results, scheduling margin for creativer work and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 September 2019 53m and 35s


Nir Eyal on Becoming Indestractable

Nir Eyal on Becoming Indestractable

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life." He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His writing on technology, psychology, and business appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. In this conversation he talks with Erik about the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more. Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 September 2019 51m and 27s


David Allen on Developing the Skill of Outcome and Action Thinking

David Allen on Developing the Skill of Outcome and Action Thinking

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. In this conversation David talks about the new Getting Things Done Workbook, developing the skill of outcome and action thinking and overcoming the biggest objections to the GTD methodology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 September 2019 44m and 25s


Melanie Penna on Worklfows, Problem Solving and Strategy

Melanie Penna on Worklfows, Problem Solving and Strategy

Melanie Penna is the head of CX Integration at Comcast. In this conversation we talk about setting up an organization that is able to support changes, identifying known issues or gaps in your processes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 August 2019 37m and 47s


Kris Ward on Time and How to 'Win the Hour' to 'Win the Day'

Kris Ward on Time and How to 'Win the Hour' to 'Win the Day'

Kris Ward is the founder of Win The Hour, Win the Day, a platform and Amazon best-selling book, that helps entrepreneurs to systematically grow their business and, oh, by the way, enjoy a personal life too. After the loss of her husband, Kris returned full-time to the marketing & branding agency she had founded years earlier, only to find her business was thriving. She began teaching clients the exact systems & process that had freed her up and helped her during that difficult time and changed their lives in the process. Through sound time management principles - that anyone can easily understand and apply - Kris’ clients now had more time, freedom and recaptured the joy & fun they once had when they first started their businesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 August 2019 52m and 8s


Pete Mockaitis on How to Accomplish More, Faster

Pete Mockaitis on How to Accomplish More, Faster

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 August 2019 37m and 4s


Moe Carrick on Creating a Bravespace Workplace

Moe Carrick on Creating a Bravespace Workplace

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 Workplace offers a clearly imagined future for organizations in which the people who work there grow, connect, and thrive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 August 2019 48m and 49s


Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

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: Donald Miller - Scary Close Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 1 Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 July 2019 46m and 20s


Shawn Blanc on Course Correction, Overwhelm and Task Management

Shawn Blanc on Course Correction, Overwhelm and Task Management

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 management software with Erik in this reverse interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 July 2019 46m and 45s


Liane Davey on Productive Conflict

Liane Davey on Productive Conflict

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 July 2019 52m and 52s


Brad Barrett on Eating Well and Staying Active While Achieving Financial Independence

Brad Barrett on Eating Well and Staying Active While Achieving Financial Independence

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 July 2019 54m and 53s


Steven Rogelberg on the Science of Meetings and How to Fix Them

Steven Rogelberg on the Science of Meetings and How to Fix Them

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 techniques that help managers and employees enhance the quality of their meetings. In this conversation Steven talks with Erik about what's wrong with meetings, why they get a bad name and how we can start to fix them. Mentioned in this episode: A Conference Call in Real Life - Tripp and Tyler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 July 2019 39m and 52s


Stever Robbins on Speed Dating Your Tasks, Do It Days, Technology and Intentionality

Stever Robbins on Speed Dating Your Tasks, Do It Days, Technology and Intentionality

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 June 2019 50m and 12s


Angelo Poli on Metabolism, Contrast and Consistency

Angelo Poli on Metabolism, Contrast and Consistency

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 June 2019 1h, 8s


Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Nootropics

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 June 2019 48m and 48s


Wade Foster on Automation, Delegation and Trust

Wade Foster on Automation, Delegation and Trust

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 June 2019 32m and 39s


Mike Schmitz on Intentionality, Personal Retreats and Faith-Based Productivity

Mike Schmitz on Intentionality, Personal Retreats and Faith-Based Productivity

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: Bookworm Podcast Focused Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 May 2019 1h, 3m and 50s


Ruth Soukup on Fear, Courage and Action

Ruth Soukup on Fear, Courage and Action

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 May 2019 54m and 41s


Jordan Lee Dooley on Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome and Discipline

Jordan Lee Dooley on Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome and Discipline

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'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 May 2019 35m and 40s


Grant Sabatier on Time, Money and Freedom

Grant Sabatier on Time, Money and Freedom

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 others who’ve done it too. It’s definitely not your typical money book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 May 2019 55m and 31s


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

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

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 finding meaning in everyday tasks and activities by linking them to bigger-picture goals, owning your own learning, the power of reflection to create insights that make work better and taking responsibility to facilitate an environment of growth and improvement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 May 2019 43m and 38s


Skip Prichard on Learning From Your Mistakes Without Repeating Them

Skip Prichard on Learning From Your Mistakes Without Repeating Them

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 April 2019 40m and 30s


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

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 April 2019 43m and 28s


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

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 April 2019 44m and 57s


Mike Sturm on The Meaning of Productivity

Mike Sturm on The Meaning of Productivity

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 April 2019 42m and 36s


Dave King on the Future of AI in Work and Productivity

Dave King on the Future of AI in Work and Productivity

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 March 2019 39m and 8s


Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 March 2019 38m and 59s


Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities

Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 March 2019 35m and 45s


Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and Operating System of an Organization

Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and Operating System of an Organization

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 You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? In this conversation, Aaron talks about challenging the assumptions about the future of work, the organizational operating system and making the necessary changes to move forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 March 2019 45m and 39s


Nathalie Beauchamp on Health Hacks

Nathalie Beauchamp on Health Hacks

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 February 2019 37m and 36s


Pamela Wilson on Creating a Content Creation Strategy

Pamela Wilson on Creating a Content Creation Strategy

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 collaboration. This time she is back to talk about her new book: Master Content Strategy: How to Maximize Your Reach and Boost Your Bottom Line Every Time You Hit Publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 February 2019 45m and 34s


Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction and Focus

Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction and Focus

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 February 2019 46m and 46s


Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life

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 Admin tackles the problem of admin in all its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling doctors appointments and paying bills, to life-cycle events like planning a wedding, a birth, a funeral. Emens explores how this labor is created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, reduce, and redistribute admin whenever possible—as individuals and as a society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 February 2019 43m and 27s


Erik Fisher on Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments

Erik Fisher on Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 January 2019 33m and 19s


Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

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 researched guide to un-repressing emotions at work, finding constructive channels even for jealousy and anxiety, and demystifying digital interactions and coworker communication styles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 January 2019 48m and 44s


Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress

Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 January 2019 37m and 32s


Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity

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 the Next Big Thing for Business. In this episode he and Erik talk about staying small and avoiding growth to have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 January 2019 49m and 43s


Joey Cofone on Creativity, Imagination  and Inspiration

Joey Cofone on Creativity, Imagination and Inspiration

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 December 2018 43m and 1s


Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose

Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 December 2018 46m and 53s


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

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

James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. In this episode James taels with Erik about his new book Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 December 2018 57m and 47s


Jim Woods on Self Awareness, Progress and Getting Unstuck

Jim Woods on Self Awareness, Progress and Getting Unstuck

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 November 2018 55m and 35s


John Zeratsky on Time, Busyness and Distraction

John Zeratsky on Time, Busyness and Distraction

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 November 2018 1h, 3s


Dan Schawbel on Connection, Technology and Teams

Dan Schawbel on Connection, Technology and Teams

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 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 November 2018 37m and 40s


Ryder Carroll on Intentionality and Designing the Future Through Tracking the Past and Ordering the Future

Ryder Carroll on Intentionality and Designing the Future Through Tracking the Past and Ordering the Future

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, Order the Present, Design the Future‘. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 November 2018 1h, 1m and 13s


CJ McClanahan on Busyness, Reflection and Defining Success

CJ McClanahan on Busyness, Reflection and Defining Success

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 October 2018 50m and


Jay Acunzo on Questioning Best Practices, Honing Intuition and Mastering Decision Making

Jay Acunzo on Questioning Best Practices, Honing Intuition and Mastering Decision Making

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 Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 October 2018 50m and 57s


Julie Morgenstern on Productivity, Parenting and Progress

Julie Morgenstern on Productivity, Parenting and Progress

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 You‘. In this conversation Julie and Erik talk about: Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work. Clever tips to make the most of in-between time―Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids. Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it. Mentioned in this episode: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You Time to Parent Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 October 2018 45m and 51s


Jay Baer on Word of Mouth, the 80/20 Rule and Growth

Jay Baer on Word of Mouth, the 80/20 Rule and Growth

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. In the best companies, the customers do the marketing. Talk Triggers is the instruction manual for making businesses grow with customer conversation. Mentioned in this episode: Talk Triggers  Brain.fm – Try it FREE and get 20% off your first year with promo code ‘beyond’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 October 2018 46m and 1s


Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience

Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience

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 made an offer to all listeners of this show: Try it out FREE AND get 20% off your first year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 October 2018 51m and 12s


Aaron Edelheit on Resting, Recharging and Renewing

Aaron Edelheit on Resting, Recharging and Renewing

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 journey of discovering the joy of taking a “hard break” of one day a week to reset, Edelheit profiles not only his own life transformation, but how this same practice has been changing the lives of well known entrepreneurs, celebrities and politicians alike. For anyone who has ever struggled to find a good balance between life and work, this book offers an essential roadmap for how to make the right choices, attain more success, put life back into perspective and gain more happiness all by taking a hard break for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 September 2018 37m and 31s


Mike Mcderment on Culture, Collaboration, and Leading by Example

Mike Mcderment on Culture, Collaboration, and Leading by Example

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 employees cross pollinate ideas through blind dates, what an average day looks like for him, and how he stays productive and focused. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 September 2018 42m and 14s


Jennie Nash on Writing, Purpose and Accountability

Jennie Nash on Writing, Purpose and Accountability

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, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers. In this episode Jennie talks about on starting and finishing writing projects, having a purpose to your writing and how accountability helps complete the project. Mentioned in this episode: Author Accelerator Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190 Atul Gawande TED Talk The Four Tendencies NaNoWriMo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 September 2018 56m and 15s


Ryan Mcrae on Productivity for College and University Students

Ryan Mcrae on Productivity for College and University Students

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 September 2018 50m and 56s


Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention

Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 August 2018 1h, 1m and 44s


Shawn Blanc on an 8 Week Work Cycle and Sabbaticals

Shawn Blanc on an 8 Week Work Cycle and Sabbaticals

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 August 2018 1h, 6m and 26s


Shawn Askinosie on Career, Vocation and Meaningful Work

Shawn Askinosie on Career, Vocation and Meaningful Work

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’s story, the steps to find your personal vocation and how to apply your vocation to your current position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 August 2018 54m and 5s


Jeff Goins on Clarifying Your Creative Process

Jeff Goins on Clarifying Your Creative Process

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 process.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 August 2018 55m and 30s


Srinivas Rao on Creating Fulfilling Lifelong Creative Practices

Srinivas Rao on Creating Fulfilling Lifelong Creative Practices

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 fulfilling. Mentioned in this episode: So Good They Can’t Ignore You Perennial Seller The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 August 2018 57m and 30s


Cal Newport on Doing Collaborative Deep Work, Digital Minimalism  and Solitude

Cal Newport on Doing Collaborative Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Solitude

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 in this episode: Lead Yourself First Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology So Good They Can’t Ignore You Deep Work   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 July 2018 55m and 2s


Rob Dionne on Getting Fit and Staying Fit With a Busy Lifestyle

Rob Dionne on Getting Fit and Staying Fit With a Busy Lifestyle

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. Rob is also the host of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast. In this episode, Erik and Rob discuss the psychological shift needed to make lasting change and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 July 2018 1h, 6m and 21s


David Allen on Getting Things Done for Teens (and Their Parents Too!)

David Allen on Getting Things Done for Teens (and Their Parents Too!)

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 conversation, David discusses the new GTD book: Getting Things Done for Teens. Make sure to check out this conversation between David and the coauthors of the book on the official GTD Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 July 2018 39m and 35s


Jeff Sieh on Getting More Done by Working Less

Jeff Sieh on Getting More Done by Working Less

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 Leap – BTTDL197 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 July 2018 44m and 33s


Stephen Warley on Self Management, Remote Work and the Future of Work

Stephen Warley on Self Management, Remote Work and the Future of Work

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 June 2018 55m and 9s


Jon Kolko on Critiques and Creating a Culture of Creativity

Jon Kolko on Critiques and Creating a Culture of Creativity

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 company Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 June 2018 41m and 8s


Benjamin Spall on Morning Routines, Evening Routines and Habits

Benjamin Spall on Morning Routines, Evening Routines and Habits

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.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 June 2018 42m and 16s


Kelli Wood on Quitting, Failure and Self-Awareness

Kelli Wood on Quitting, Failure and Self-Awareness

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 the altMBA, she worked in advertising and founded the astonishing Little Big Words company, an imaginative stationery and gift company. In this episode Kelli and Erik talk about the power of quitting, the true definition of failure and having the self awareness to know the difference. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin – TedX Talk Andy Dunn – The Risk Not Taken   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 June 2018 39m and 40s


Allen Gannett on Genius, Talent and Creativity

Allen Gannett on Genius, Talent and Creativity

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 achieving breakout commercial success in any field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 May 2018 47m and 2s


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

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 May 2018 59m and 26s


Laura Vanderkam on Perspective and the Stewardship of Time

Laura Vanderkam on Perspective and the Stewardship of Time

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 this episode Laura talks with Erik about her new book: Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done which explores, through more than 900 time diaries collected on a single March day, why some busy people feel relaxed about time, while others do not. You can listen to Laura’s previous appearances here: What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043 Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 April 2018 42m and 9s


Mike Vardy on Frameworks, Themes and Modes

Mike Vardy on Frameworks, Themes and Modes

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 April 2018 52m and 11s


Scott Gerber on Networking vs. Connecting in Business Relationships

Scott Gerber on Networking vs. Connecting in Business Relationships

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 book is about abandoning the networking-for-networking’s-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 April 2018 43m and 27s


Lauren Zander on Excuses, Self-Sabotage and Facing the Truth

Lauren Zander on Excuses, Self-Sabotage and Facing the Truth

Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Lauren’s new book is Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. In this episode Erik and Lauren talk about identifying excuses, facing the truth and defeating self-sabotage. Mentioned in this episode: Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 April 2018 55m and 29s


Phil Rosenthal on Creativity, Family, Food and Fun

Phil Rosenthal on Creativity, Family, Food and Fun

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 April 2018 47m and 22s


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

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

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: Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings Successful Meetings Start with Why The One Thing You Should Do Before Any Meeting- Defining The Desired Outcome What Your Meetings Say About Your Organizational Culture Advance Your Meeting Conversation with Norms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 March 2018 54m and 58s


Jess Ostroff on Relegating, Automating and Delegating With Virtual Assistants

Jess Ostroff on Relegating, Automating and Delegating With Virtual Assistants

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 relegating, automating and delegating with Virtual Assistants. She also shares what expectations you should have a virtual assistant, and what expectations they should have of you. Mentioned in this Episode: Don’t Panic Management Panic Proof: How the Right Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity and Grow Your Business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 March 2018 59m and 42s


Allison Schaaf on Efficiency, Preparation and Balance

Allison Schaaf on Efficiency, Preparation and Balance

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 can listen to here. In this episode, Erik and Alison pick up where they left off last time and continue talking about more kitchen hacks, and then also applying batch processing to other aspects of her business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 March 2018 47m and 38s


Chris Ducker on Priority, Strategy, Reputation and Relationships

Chris Ducker on Priority, Strategy, Reputation and Relationships

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 reputation matter. He also shares about his priority of family and relationships and strategies he has put in place for that. This is Chris’ second time on the show. You can find his first episode here: Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062 Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062 Mentioned in this episode: Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 February 2018 47m and 44s


Jeff Sanders on Focus, Free Time and Priorities

Jeff Sanders on Focus, Free Time and Priorities

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 February 2018 50m and 59s


Daniel Pink on Optimizing Your Day, Optimal Timing for Tasks and Maximizing Breaks

Daniel Pink on Optimizing Your Day, Optimal Timing for Tasks and Maximizing Breaks

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, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Slate, and other publications. Mentioned in this episode: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 February 2018 40m and 13s


Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives

Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives

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 NeedMentioned in this episode: Toddhenry.com/darth Herdingtigers.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 January 2018 46m and 46s


Doctor Steven Masley on Sharpening Cognitive Function and Avoiding Memory Loss

Doctor Steven Masley on Sharpening Cognitive Function and Avoiding Memory Loss

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 January 2018 38m and 15s


Shane and Jocelyn Sams on Intentionality, Priorities and Family

Shane and Jocelyn Sams on Intentionality, Priorities and Family

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 January 2018 48m and 45s


Ian Morgan Cron on Overcoming Productivity Hurdles of the Nine Enneagram Types

Ian Morgan Cron on Overcoming Productivity Hurdles of the Nine Enneagram Types

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 overcome them. Mentioned in this episode: The Road Back to You Typology Podcast ExploreYourType.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 January 2018 50m and 38s


Brian Falchuk on Mindfulness, Motivation, and Persistence

Brian Falchuk on Mindfulness, Motivation, and Persistence

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 motivation is, and persistence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 December 2017 42m and 30s


Perry Marshall on the 80/20 Principle, Delegation and Dunbar’s Number

Perry Marshall on the 80/20 Principle, Delegation and Dunbar’s Number

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: 80/20 Sales and Marketing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 December 2017 51m and 54s


Annie Mckee on How to Be Happy at Work

Annie Mckee on How to Be Happy at Work

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 Freshbooks BarkBox ‘How To Be Happy At Work‘ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 December 2017 34m and 41s


Ryan Mcrae on Hygge, Lists and Holidays

Ryan Mcrae on Hygge, Lists and Holidays

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 Retreat: Ryan McRae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat – BTTDL178 Mentioned in this episode: Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047 Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109 Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 December 2017 41m and 8s


Anne Bogel on the Benefits and Differences of Personality Assessments

Anne Bogel on the Benefits and Differences of Personality Assessments

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 breakdown some of the most common tools. Mentioned in this episode: Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything What Should I Read Next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 November 2017 50m and 41s


Tonya Dalton on Priorities, Balance and the Productivity Paradox

Tonya Dalton on Priorities, Balance and the Productivity Paradox

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 November 2017 41m and 3s


Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact

Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact

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: Away Travel – Get $20 off by using promo code ‘BTD’ Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner – Get 15% off Things 3 The Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 November 2017 42m and


Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes

Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes

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 original comedy revues, comedy album, short films and acting roles. In this conversation Erik and Frank discuss the power using the ‘Yes, And’ approach in work and life. Mentioned in this episode: Happy Accidents: The Transformative Power of “YES, AND” at Work and in Life Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 November 2017 49m and 48s


Erik Fisher on Overcoming Smartphone Addiction

Erik Fisher on Overcoming Smartphone Addiction

Erik Fisher talks about the symptoms and ways to overcome Smartphone addiction. Mentioned in this episode: 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 October 2017 25m and 8s


Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, the Zone of Genius and the Big Leap

Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, the Zone of Genius and the Big Leap

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 October 2017 47m and 20s


Eric Tivers on Focus, Capture and Attention

Eric Tivers on Focus, Capture and Attention

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 it, how they can learn to grow and thrive with a diagnosis. They also talk about strategies that people without ADHD can use as well as those who have it to fight impulsivity, and inattentiveness to boost productivity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 October 2017 48m and 2s


Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate

Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate

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 About Us?’ Section Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 October 2017 38m and 19s


Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action

Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action

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, particularly Naikan Therapy, Morita Therapy and Kaizen, to thousands of people through his workshops and online courses. Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Taking Action  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 October 2017 46m and 22s


Brooke Mcalary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines

Brooke Mcalary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 September 2017 46m and 56s


Peter Shankman on ADHD, Decision Fatigue, and Boundaries

Peter Shankman on ADHD, Decision Fatigue, and Boundaries

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: Faster Than Normal Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 September 2017 34m and 1s


Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus

Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus

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 Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals The Full Focus Planner – Get 15% off The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 September 2017 58m and 16s


Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness

Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness

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 habits to have greater happiness. Mentioned in this episode: The Four Tendencies The Happiness Project Better Than Before The Better App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 September 2017 53m and 6s


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

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

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 also a fulfilling way to thrive. In this episode, Jeff tells the story of how after years of creating his art and building his business, he had to decide which race was the right one to run. Mentioned in this episode: A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life – Parker Palmer Profit First Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 September 2017 1h, 1m and 22s


Erik Fisher on Being Productive Before, During and After Traveling

Erik Fisher on Being Productive Before, During and After Traveling

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 August 2017 26m and 27s


Sean Mccabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention

Sean Mccabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention

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. Mentioned in this episode: Jeff Goins’ Tribe Conference Overlap: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Side Passion Into a Successful Business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 August 2017 48m and 55s


Ian Morgan Cron on the Enneagram, Motivations and Actions

Ian Morgan Cron on the Enneagram, Motivations and Actions

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. The Road Back to You Typology Podcast ExploreYourType.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 August 2017 44m and 6s


Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work

Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work

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 process the can be used repeatedly to break through and past our fears and into action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 August 2017 50m and 40s


Erik Fisher on Planning, Acting and Reviewing

Erik Fisher on Planning, Acting and Reviewing

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 August 2017 23m and 30s


Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals

Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent Book 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: Finish: Give Yourself The Gift of Done START: Jon Acuff on rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START – BTTDL026 Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 July 2017 44m and 55s


Carey and Demir Gjokaj on Discipline, Habits and Accountability

Carey and Demir Gjokaj on Discipline, Habits and Accountability

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: Marshall Goldsmith – Triggers Lifehack Bootcamp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 July 2017 56m and 30s


Erik Fisher on the Necessity of Breaks and Recharging

Erik Fisher on the Necessity of Breaks and Recharging

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: Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 July 2017 29m and 4s


Noah Kagan on Testing, Optimizing and Perspective

Noah Kagan on Testing, Optimizing and Perspective

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: ShipStation Focus@Will Day One Streaks The Power of Full Engagement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 July 2017 54m and 48s


Jeff Goins on Thriving in Your Work and Collaborating With Others

Jeff Goins on Thriving in Your Work and Collaborating With Others

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 also a fulfilling way to thrive. Mentioned in this episode: Calling: Jeff Goins shares how to claim your identity, stop stalling and start doing Waiting: Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’ with Jeff Goins Calling: Jeff Goins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 June 2017 47m and 48s


Ryan Mcrae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat

Ryan Mcrae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat

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: Three Day Productivity Retreat Checklist Portlandia – Battlestar Galactica Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128 Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160 Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 June 2017 38m and 8s


Daniel J. Lewis on Designing a Workplace of Focus

Daniel J. Lewis on Designing a Workplace of Focus

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 received nearly 20 award nominations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 June 2017 43m and 45s


Erik Fisher on Recalibrating Morning and Evening Routines

Erik Fisher on Recalibrating Morning and Evening Routines

This week Erik talks through some of the changes he has made due to recent episodes. 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 Curfews to get better Sleep Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 June 2017 26m and 12s


Crystal Paine on Hitting Pause to Evaluate the Right Activities

Crystal Paine on Hitting Pause to Evaluate the Right Activities

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 – BTTDL029Priorities: Crystal Paine on priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode – BTTDL056 Mentioned in this episode: YourBloggingMentor.com The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 May 2017 39m and 50s


Allison Schaaf on Batch Processing, Decision Fatigue and Efficiency

Allison Schaaf on Batch Processing, Decision Fatigue and Efficiency

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 benefits of planning ahead, the productivity benefits of being intentional, using batch processing, eliminating decision fatigue and increasing efficiency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 May 2017 38m and 26s


Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline

Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline

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 serving children with special needs.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 May 2017 55m and 31s


Claire Diaz-Ortiz on Being Mentored and Mentoring Others

Claire Diaz-Ortiz on Being Mentored and Mentoring Others

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 May 2017 43m and 7s


Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media

Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media

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: Cal Newport – Deep Work Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169 Self Control App Kill Newsfeed Plugin Leslie on Facebook Leslie on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 April 2017 38m and 32s


Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention While Using Technology

Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention While Using Technology

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’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 April 2017 41m and 38s


Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work

Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 April 2017 57m and 39s


Cesar Abeid and Dustin Hartzler on Balancing Home, Family and Work

Cesar Abeid and Dustin Hartzler on Balancing Home, Family and Work

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 March 2017 56m and 11s


Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family

Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 March 2017 43m and 11s


Amber de la Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking

Amber de la Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 February 2017 33m and 57s


Todd Bushong on Remote Working With Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong

Todd Bushong on Remote Working With Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong

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’.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 February 2017 52m and 3s


Todd Bushong on Remote Working and 'The Productivity Pub Crawl'

Todd Bushong on Remote Working and 'The Productivity Pub Crawl'

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 February 2017 51m and 47s


Dave Delaney on Networking Productivity Online and Offline

Dave Delaney on Networking Productivity Online and Offline

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 Business Networking Erik on Twitter Dave on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 February 2017 37m and 53s


Laura Mcclellan on Being a Productive Woman

Laura Mcclellan on Being a Productive Woman

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 February 2017 43m and 27s


Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present

Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present

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 – BTTDL139 The West Wing Weekly Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 January 2017 31m and 29s


Ryan Mcrae on New Years Resolutions, Progress, Consistency and Change

Ryan Mcrae on New Years Resolutions, Progress, Consistency and Change

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 show here. Mentioned in this episode: Free Book from Ryan: Conquering Your Calendar and Getting More Done  Chase Reeves – Beyond The To-Do List 79 Chase Reeves – Beyond The To-D0 List 150 What Should I Read Next Episode 42 with Erik Fisher Writing Resolutions for the ADHD Mind Only Systems Help You Finish Your Goals Financial Guide for ADHD Minds The Ultimate ADHD Guide for Getting Back to the Gym Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 January 2017 50m and 40s


Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and More

Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and More

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 Cycle Alarm Clock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 December 2016 33m and 1s


Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

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 worldwide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 December 2016 51m and 9s


Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms

Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms

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, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More’ is out now, and a must read! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 December 2016 43m and 52s


Nick Snapp on Agreements, Expectations and Hacking Your Work Environment

Nick Snapp on Agreements, Expectations and Hacking Your Work Environment

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’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 October 2016 43m and 36s


Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution

Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution

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 Practical Wisdom, is a wake-up call and a path to possibility, complete with 30-days of inspiring, actionable explorations. It’s not just a book to be read, it’s gateway to a better life, to be lived.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 October 2016 49m and 59s


Srinivas Rao on Consistency, Comparison, the Resistance and Focus

Srinivas Rao on Consistency, Comparison, the Resistance and Focus

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 October 2016 55m and 11s


Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities

Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 October 2016 54m and 43s


Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change

Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change

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 Circle Circle Go Procrastinate on Purpose – Rory Vaden Shawn Stevenson – Sleep Smarter La Croix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 September 2016 43m and 29s


Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction

Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction

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. Laura's new software for coaches, Paperbell: https://Paperbell.com Mentioned in this episode: Slack Zoom.us Helpscout Intercom Confluence Boomerang for Gmail Reverse engineer your goals Laura’s Inbox Zero tricks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 September 2016 43m and 51s


Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness

Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness

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-focus Group Therapy Podcast Royksopp’s Monument Fizzle Podcast 99 – Journaling Rowan Reeves Melissa Reeves recent awesome writing: http://wombandhearth.com/go-back-to-grieve/ http://wombandhearth.com/one-more-rainbow/ Back to Work Podcast http://icetothebrim.com/2012/how-to-mindfulness-meditation/ http://icetothebrim.com/2013/the-tom-selleck-of-meditation/ Day One App Headspace app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 September 2016 1h, 12m and 21s


Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and Finding Your Best Self

Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and Finding Your Best Self

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 Lifetime of Fitness Domino Physics Imposter Syndrome Templates and Blueprints Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Amy Cuddy – Presence: Bringing Your Biggest Self to Your Boldest Challenges jasonvanorden.com/bestself Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 September 2016 53m and 55s


Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin

Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin

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 this episode: Become Your Own Personal Assistant: How to Hack Your Task Lists Once and For All to Achieve a Calmer Life Beyond the To-Do List Episode 7 DanaByers.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 August 2016 46m and 33s


Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities

Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities

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 episode: Get Momentum – How To Start When You’re Stuck Mark Goldsmith – What Got You Here Won’t Get You There Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor GetMomentum.com/book Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 August 2016 42m and 55s


Carson Tate on Discovering Your Personal Productivity Style

Carson Tate on Discovering Your Personal Productivity Style

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 styles: Prioritizer, Planner, Arranger, Visualizer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 August 2016 34m and 57s


Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy on Mindmapping Capture, Creation and Clarity

Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy on Mindmapping Capture, Creation and Clarity

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 August 2016 32m and 21s


Julia Roy on Work Spaces and Places, and Digital Clutter

Julia Roy on Work Spaces and Places, and Digital Clutter

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 August 2016 40m and 22s


Amir Salihefendic on Crafting Your Personal Productivity System

Amir Salihefendic on Crafting Your Personal Productivity System

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 July 2016 40m and 21s


Hitting Pause to Gain Perspective, Plan and Re-Commit

Hitting Pause to Gain Perspective, Plan and Re-Commit

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 something to do with the subject of this podcast episode, or the fact that Erik met him, or kept crossing paths with him at the conference. Mentioned in this episode: Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Shake Shack – You must go, if you’ve never been. If you’ve been, you need no convincing. Clark Buckner Blake Stratton Jeff Sanders – 5AM Miracle Podcast Junkies – Interview with Erik Fisher and Harry Duran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 July 2016 37m and 28s


Pamela Wilson on Systems, Processes and Collaboration

Pamela Wilson on Systems, Processes and Collaboration

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 July 2016 39m and 28s


Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media

Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 June 2016 1h, 3m and 1s


Rob Bell on Being Present With Rhythm, Routines and Rituals

Rob Bell on Being Present With Rhythm, Routines and Rituals

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 conversation, Rob and Erik talk about how to gain the proper perspective and awareness of ‘being here now’ through practicing rituals, routines, rhythms and taking a sabbath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 June 2016 41m and 6s


Charles Duhigg on Peak Productivity and Becoming Smarter, Faster and Better

Charles Duhigg on Peak Productivity and Becoming Smarter, Faster and Better

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 June 2016 36m and 8s


Roger Whitney on Life Planning and Making the Right Sacrifices to Create the Life You Want

Roger Whitney on Life Planning and Making the Right Sacrifices to Create the Life You Want

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 June 2016 44m and 20s


Joshua Becker on Paying the Proper Attention to the Right Things

Joshua Becker on Paying the Proper Attention to the Right Things

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 June 2016 45m and 30s


Planning, Executing and Re-Acclimating After Time off Work

Planning, Executing and Re-Acclimating After Time off Work

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 May 2016 52m and 20s


Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams

Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams

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. Mentioned in this episode: Confluence Agile Scrum Scheduleonce Calendly Doodle Textexpander Hazel Overcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 May 2016 41m and 1s


Claire Diaz-Ortiz on Doing Less and Achieving More

Claire Diaz-Ortiz on Doing Less and Achieving More

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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 May 2016 40m and 18s


Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three

Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three

Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. This is his 2nd time on the show. Listen to his 1st episode here. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: ·        slowing down to work more deliberately; ·        shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; ·        the rule of three; ·        striving for imperfection; ·        scheduling less time for important tasks; ·        the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; ·        and the concept of productive procrastination.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 April 2016 56m and 12s


Chris Brogan on Taking Action on the Right Things

Chris Brogan on Taking Action on the Right Things

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, choices and goals Get More Done: Chris Brogan on The Impact Equation and his recipe on getting more done Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 March 2016 54m and 32s


Brett Kelly on Learning From Failure, Mastering Your Mac and Evernote

Brett Kelly on Learning From Failure, Mastering Your Mac and Evernote

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 Vaping: A Beginner’s Guide to Electronic Cigarettes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 March 2016 58m and 49s


Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility

Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 March 2016 49m and 48s


Ryan Mcrae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity With ADHD

Ryan Mcrae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity With ADHD

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.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 March 2016 55m and 2s


Aleen Simms on Digital Organization and Security With 1 Password

Aleen Simms on Digital Organization and Security With 1 Password

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 February 2016 46m and 30s


Michael Hyatt on Life Planning, Course Correction and Lifestyle Design

Michael Hyatt on Life Planning, Course Correction and Lifestyle Design

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 February 2016 34m and 27s


Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto on Change, Resolutions and Rules

Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto on Change, Resolutions and Rules

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 February 2016 58m and 53s


Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing and Balancing

Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing and Balancing

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 inspire people as they work through their online business journey today. Pat’s Latest book is ‘Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money‘ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 February 2016 39m and 50s


Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, Ipad Only, and Apple Watch

Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, Ipad Only, and Apple Watch

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 Essentialism The One Thing   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 February 2016 55m and 5s


Alli Worthington on Editing and Breaking Busy

Alli Worthington on Editing and Breaking Busy

#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 comparisons on social media! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 January 2016 57m and 56s


Andrew Mason on Experience, Changes and Growth

Andrew Mason on Experience, Changes and Growth

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 January 2016 46m and 9s


Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity Benefits of Textexpander

Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity Benefits of Textexpander

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 January 2016 50m and 2s


Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto on Email Productivity and Inbox Zero

Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto on Email Productivity and Inbox Zero

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 December 2015 1h, 7m and 13s


Kent Sanders on What Creativity Really Is, and How You Can Tap Into It

Kent Sanders on What Creativity Really Is, and How You Can Tap Into It

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’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 November 2015 1h, 1m and 7s


Justin Wise on the True Meaning of Hustle

Justin Wise on the True Meaning of Hustle

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 November 2015 52m and 49s


Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero

Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 November 2015 59m and 34s


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

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 November 2015 55m and 10s


Clark Vandeventer on Lifestyle Design, Portfolio Income, Priorities and Reinvention

Clark Vandeventer on Lifestyle Design, Portfolio Income, Priorities and Reinvention

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 living on a grand scale. It’s about loneliness, depression, and failure and ultimately, reinvention. Make sure to check out the supporter of this episode: Transpose – an app for storing and managing information in a smart, structured way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 October 2015 59m and 56s


Cesar Abeid on Project Management, What Projects Really Are, and How to Manage Them

Cesar Abeid on Project Management, What Projects Really Are, and How to Manage Them

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. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, today Cesar lives in London, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and three children. Make sure to grab Cesar’s book, Project Management For You at ProjectManagementForYou.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 October 2015 51m and 31s


Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto Talk About Task Management Software

Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto Talk About Task Management Software

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 October 2015 1h, 11s


Robby Slaughter on the Battle for Your Email Inbox

Robby Slaughter on the Battle for Your Email Inbox

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 October 2015 33m and 8s


David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch

David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 September 2015 52m and 49s


Todd Henry on Honing Your Voice, Practice and Creative Work

Todd Henry on Honing Your Voice, Practice and Creative Work

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 to build a body of work that resonates deeply with your intended audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 August 2015 46m and 16s


April Perry on Learning, Doing and Becoming

April Perry on Learning, Doing and Becoming

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 shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 July 2015 52m and 43s


Tony Stubblebine on the Impact of Coaching, Priorities and Grit

Tony Stubblebine on the Impact of Coaching, Priorities and Grit

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 shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 June 2015 59m and 53s


Mystie Winckler on Brain Dumps, Organizing Your Attitude and Your Life

Mystie Winckler on Brain Dumps, Organizing Your Attitude and Your Life

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 shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 June 2015 41m and 43s


Joel Zaslofsky on Simplicity and Curating Your Life and Experiences

Joel Zaslofsky on Simplicity and Curating Your Life and Experiences

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 shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 June 2015 1h, 2m and 18s


Laura Vanderkam on Success in Career, Family and Self Investment

Laura Vanderkam on Success in Career, Family and Self Investment

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 Lives That Work. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 June 2015 44m and 22s


Grant Baldwin on Gaining the Confidence to Find the Work You Should Be Doing

Grant Baldwin on Gaining the Confidence to Find the Work You Should Be Doing

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 family designs the lifestyle they want as he does the work he loves. Join Grant and Erik for a free webinar: “BOOKED & PAID TO SPEAK” WORKSHOP REGISTER NOW! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 June 2015 47m and 6s


Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the Process of Creating the Podcast Producers

Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the Process of Creating the Podcast Producers

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 weekly interviews with content and relationship marketers. Corey Coates has been podcasting since 2006. He is an audio engineer who has worked on countless podcast projects with his production company, Podfly Productions. Corey now focuses his attention fully on producing content for clients worldwide, and is the proud co-host of The Podcast Producers.     THE PODCAST PRODUCERS – A SERIES ON THE ART AND BUSINESS OF PODCASTING! The series explores topics including: Podcasting for hobby or business, the podcast community, statistics and demographics, advertising on podcasts, podcast networks, the psychology of podcasting, outsourcing production or doing it yourself, the reaction of broadcast radio, and much more. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 May 2015 1h, 4s


Craig Jarrow and Mike Vardy Debate the Apple Watch

Craig Jarrow and Mike Vardy Debate the Apple Watch

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.   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 May 2015 1h, 1m and 28s


John Michael Morgan on Mindset, Self-Sabotage and the Grind

John Michael Morgan on Mindset, Self-Sabotage and the Grind

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 a teenager as a way of overcoming a battle with depression. Since then, he has started 3 successful businesses both online and offline and is now on a mission to equip 10 million leaders with the strategies they need to achieve success. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5 May 2015 1h, 12m and 53s


Ben Elijah on Information Overload and Choosing Tools

Ben Elijah on Information Overload and Choosing Tools

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 shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 April 2015 41m and 26s


Amy Lynn Andrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload

Amy Lynn Andrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload

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 review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 April 2015 47m and 47s


Donald Miller on Quitting Performing and Being Honest With Yourself and Others

Donald Miller on Quitting Performing and Being Honest With Yourself and Others

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 satisfying career. Currently, he helps people live a better story at www.storylineblog.com and helps leaders grow their businesses at www.storybrand.com. Donald lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 April 2015 35m and 56s


Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton on Creativity, Ideas and Execution

Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton on Creativity, Ideas and Execution

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 with Bryan Allain: Free Travlr. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 March 2015 50m and 18s


Chris Brogan on Work Ethic, Batman, Motivation and Discipline

Chris Brogan on Work Ethic, Batman, Motivation and Discipline

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 Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 March 2015 35m and 13s


Julie Sheranosher on Time Hacking and How You Should Look at Time

Julie Sheranosher on Time Hacking and How You Should Look at Time

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 shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 March 2015 54m and 10s


Paul Jarvis on Creating, Freelancing, and What Work Really Is

Paul Jarvis on Creating, Freelancing, and What Work Really Is

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 everything related to creativity and working for yourself. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 March 2015 53m and 24s


Nick Loper of Side-Hustle Nation on Hustle

Nick Loper of Side-Hustle Nation on Hustle

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 Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 March 2015 44m and 47s


John Richard Bell on How to ‘Do Less Better’ Through Strategic Sacrifice

John Richard Bell on How to ‘Do Less Better’ Through Strategic Sacrifice

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 leadership team faced the daunting task of resurrecting a company with a broad product range and buckets of red ink. That team took a step few leaders do, setting aside their own egos and trimming the company down to a shadow of its former self. The business that remained grew rapidly because they concentrated on running it, and nothing else. The lesson-learned served him well throughout his career as a CEO and then consultant: smart sacrifice is the surprising secret to success. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 February 2015 38m and 46s


Jeff Goins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling

Jeff Goins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling

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. This is an actual physical bookstore book. And he wants to get it into the hands of as many people possible. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 February 2015 46m and 5s


Rory Vaden on Discipline, Procrastination and Priority Dilution

Rory Vaden on Discipline, Procrastination and Priority Dilution

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 thinks about time. Trust me, you need this book! Make sure to go to Procrastinate on Purpose.com to get access to a free webinar covering much of the book, and the great early purchase bonus deals when you purchase the book. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 December 2014 47m and 18s


David Allen on How Creatives Can Get Things Done With GTD

David Allen on How Creatives Can Get Things Done With GTD

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 Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 December 2014 57m and 47s


Michael Hyatt on Permission to Dream, Limiting Beliefs and Writing a New Chapter

Michael Hyatt on Permission to Dream, Limiting Beliefs and Writing a New Chapter

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 you won’t meet a goal. Make sure to thank Michael for his openness and sharing his story and wisdom on this episode. Want to have your best year ever? Then you can’t afford to miss these Three FREE Videos: Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 December 2014 51m and 9s


Brooke MCalary on Simplicity, Rhythms and Tilting

Brooke MCalary on Simplicity, Rhythms and Tilting

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 to fear Enough with the balancing act! Enough Doing Nothing is Doing Something Slow Home Essentials: What Exactly IS a Slow Home? Why Rhythm Trumps Routine   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 October 2014 46m and 36s


Cynthia Sanchez on Pinterest as a Productivity Tool

Cynthia Sanchez on Pinterest as a Productivity Tool

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 this conversation and potential paradigm shifting thought of using Pinterest as a Productivity tool! Make sure to thank Cynthia for her appearance on the show, and make sure to follow her on Pinterest! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 September 2014 39m and 54s


Jamie Masters on Work Ethic, Intense Focus and Absolute Yes

Jamie Masters on Work Ethic, Intense Focus and Absolute Yes

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 right things is better External catalytsts of change Intense focus Setbacks Continuous forward motion Absolute YES Let Jamie know you enjoyed her appearance on the show! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 September 2014 39m and 31s


Scott and Alison Stratton on Priorities and Scaling

Scott and Alison Stratton on Priorities and Scaling

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 Alison also have a great new book out: Unselling. The book is about creating repeat customers, not one-time buyers. Create loyal clients that refer others, not faceless numbers. Make sure to thank Scott and Alison for sharing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 September 2014 1h, 23m and 23s


KC Procter on Parenting, Hustling and Seasons

KC Procter on Parenting, Hustling and Seasons

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.  Listen and subscribe! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 September 2014 42m and 17s


Chase Reeves on Career, Community and Comparison

Chase Reeves on Career, Community and Comparison

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 addicted.” – Donald Miller Bob Goff Alan Watts Merlin Man Episode 1, Episode 2 Marco Arment – XOXO Overcast Castro – Castro Blog Seinfeld – The Complete Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Jim Carrey Commencement Address Failure is an option Depression, Anxiety and Entrepreneurism   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 August 2014 1h, 2m and 56s


Chris Bailey on Time, Energy and Attention

Chris Bailey on Time, Energy and Attention

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 episode: [tweetable]When you bring more of yourself to what you’re doing, you can dive into it deeper and do it a lot better.[/tweetable] [tweetable]Intention behind your actions is like wood behind an arrow.[/tweetable] [tweetable]Meditation trains your attention muscle to dedicate more attention to whatever you want to do in the moment.[/tweetable] [tweetable]You know how you know if something’s important? If you’ve done it already.[/tweetable] [tweetable]Just because you feel productive, doesn’t mean you’re actually productive.[/tweetable] Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 August 2014 52m and 28s


Jeff Sanders on Energy, Rituals and Ideal Days

Jeff Sanders on Energy, Rituals and Ideal Days

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 review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 August 2014 38m and 50s


Focus at Will Founders on Music, Distraction and Focus

Focus at Will Founders on Music, Distraction and Focus

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 connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 August 2014 47m and 22s


Mike Vardy on Intention, Attention, Awareness and Focus

Mike Vardy on Intention, Attention, Awareness and Focus

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 Assessing projects Don’t Just Ship – Deliver Merlin Mann – Chasing the right zero Jon Acuff 90% Paul Jarvis Mark Johns Chris Ducker – Virtual Freedom Donald Miller’s Life Plan John Lennon – Beautiful Boy John Cleese on the creative process Heavy lifting/light lifting days David Sparks – Presentations Field Guide SimpleRev – Joel Zaslofsky Dan Hayes, Vanessa Hayes Energy, Time, Priority, Work/Life: 4 New Ways To Organize Your To-Do List Time moves on whether you want it to or not. Tasks only move as far as you move them.Click To TweetPlease connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 July 2014 1h, 2m and 14s


Farnoosh Brock on Energy, Smoothies and Focus

Farnoosh Brock on Energy, Smoothies and Focus

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 book ‘The Healthy Smoothie Bible.  Make sure to grab Farnoosh’s latest book, and thank her for being on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 June 2014 49m and 52s


Brett Kelly on Evernote, Technology, Efficiency and Business

Brett Kelly on Evernote, Technology, Efficiency and Business

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 Omnifocus 2 Macstories.net 512pixels Chase Reeves – Fizzle Boomerang for Gmail Don’t forget to Tweet at Brett! Don’t forget to grab Brett’s book: Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 May 2014 58m and 56s


Derek Coburn on Networking 3.0

Derek Coburn on Networking 3.0

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 Networking 3.0 to Make New Connections – Derek’s guest post on Jay Baer‘s Convince & Convert Blog Contactually Tweet at Derek and thank him for appearing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 May 2014 45m and 56s


Alison Fallon on Building Bridges and Taking Leaps

Alison Fallon on Building Bridges and Taking Leaps

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 and spend the next six months driving across the country. On the trip I started to discover what it looked like to live life with less baggage, both in actuality, and as a metaphor. .@AllyVest on @Donaldmiller's @Storyline #Productivity Schedule & how she & @dvest build bridges + take leaps. http://t.co/K0wY2nLsuN — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) May 6, 2014 Covered in this episode: Allison’s book ‘Packing Light’ Overcoming Procrastination The power of choice Donald Miller’s Storyline Productivity Schedule Donald Miller’s Beyond the To-Do List Episode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 May 2014 45m and 4s


Paul Jun on Self Mastery, Motivation and Understanding

Paul Jun on Self Mastery, Motivation and Understanding

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 improve his understanding of the subjects that elude him, while focusing on creating the kind of content that is enriching and insightful. His new book Connect the Dots is all about how to do this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 April 2014 1h, 8m and 54s


Hugh Culver on Overcoming Procrastination, Dealing With Interruptions and Planning Like a Pilot

Hugh Culver on Overcoming Procrastination, Dealing With Interruptions and Planning Like a Pilot

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 professor. Hugh now speaks, consults, and writes about creating real results and a rich life in the age of distraction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 April 2014 39m and 9s


Chris Brogan on The Owner’s Mind, Choices and Goals

Chris Brogan on The Owner’s Mind, Choices and Goals

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 Birthday Chris! Covered in this episode: OwnerMag Chris’s upcoming book: The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth Chris’s Weekly Newsletter The Owner’s Mind Podcast New Business Networking Radio Podcast Defy the Plateau Podcast Life in the Woods Podcast Don’t forget to tweet at Chris today and wish him a happy birthday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 April 2014 35m and 56s


Claire Diaz-Ortiz on How to Stay Sane in an All Access, Always on Age

Claire Diaz-Ortiz on How to Stay Sane in an All Access, Always on Age

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 of Redemption Here are some of my favorite recent posts on Claire’s blog: How to Get Anything Done, Now. How to Measure Productivity Three Keys to a Successful Digital Detox Why Email Isn’t Work. (And Why It Is.) How Goals Can Help You Define Success Make sure to Tweet to Claire and thank her for appearing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 April 2014 38m and 33s


Tony Dilorenzo on Intentionality and Intimacy in Relationships

Tony Dilorenzo on Intentionality and Intimacy in Relationships

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 good times and bad. Their hiking escapades early in their marriage led them to the three highest peaks in Southern California, backpacking treks in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Death Valley, as well as fun-filled dates along the beach or resorts closer to home. Mentioned in this episode: ONE Extrordinary Marriage Episode 140 – Scheduling Sex STOP the glorification of BUSY.Click To TweetPlease connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 March 2014 40m and 59s


Chris Ducker on Delegating for Tasks, Roles and Team Building

Chris Ducker on Delegating for Tasks, Roles and Team Building

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 corresponds to the new book. In this episode, Chris and Erik cover: The false believe that you can fill every role in a growing business Super hero syndrome Chris’ definition of the word Entrepreneur = To provide answers to questions and solutions to problems Being a 16 hour a day, 7 day a week entrepreneur doesn’t make you a more successful entrepreneur. Chris’s 3 lists: The things you hate doing The things you can’t do The things you shouldn’t be doing You need to do only the things that you are uniquely qualified to do.—@jaybaerClick To Tweet If you’re doing things other people on your team can do, you’re robbing them of opportunity.—Jay BaerClick To TweetChris’s rule for email – Never open an email more than once by:  reply or forward it archive it delete it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 March 2014 49m and 8s


Dustin Riechmann Talks About Money, Marriage and Fitness

Dustin Riechmann Talks About Money, Marriage and Fitness

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 a Couple”. Sign up to be part of this live event, or to grab the recording later. What you will learn from this workshop: How to do a Time Makeover that will get your schedule under control & give you more quality time to enjoy with your family How to craft your perfect morning routine to start with your day with energy & enthusiasm How to create powerful habits & healthy boundaries on your time that will give you the focus you and your family deserve during your work, family and play time How to use three simple, powerful productivity hacks to get more done each day in less time (these will surprise you) How to create more quality time & margin in your life – so you can excel in your work while enjoying a HAPPY marriage & family life that you LOVE! Register for this workshop or to grab the recording NOW! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 March 2014 48m and 56s


Jim Woods on Seasons, Hustle and Goals

Jim Woods on Seasons, Hustle and Goals

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 appearance on the Life in the Woods Podcast: Part 1 Part 2 Jon Acuff Crystal Paine Ben Dempsey Jeremy Statton Breaking Bad Bacon The Elvis Make sure to support this podcast and both Erik and Jim by grabbing a copy of their first book: ‘Ready Aim Fire! – A Practical Guide to Making and Achieving Goals’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 February 2014 50m and 48s


Merlin Mann on Anxiety, Relationships and Expectations

Merlin Mann on Anxiety, Relationships and Expectations

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 about acknowledging the known inboxes we have in our lives Interruptions vs. Distractions How thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa The real inbox zero: What percentage of your brain is somewhere you don’t want it to be right now. Calendars 5 Fantastical Omnifocus Mailbox Awayfind Sanebox Unroll.me Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 February 2014 1h, 22m and 23s


Donald Miller on Focus, Finishing and Living a Meaningful Story

Donald Miller on Focus, Finishing and Living a Meaningful Story

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 customers, Don created StoryBrand, a process any business owner or marketing team can go through to create a communication script that will increase sales. Don is also the creator of the Storyline Productivity Schedule, a free daily schedule using modern psychology to increase a person’s productivity. Don believes getting your story straight changes everything. Covered in this episode: How Don got started writing How he continued at it, attained great success and learned to deal with those new expectations Kept going through a cycle of failure, wrestling with it, success and new expectations Learned how the principles of a good story can lead to a meaningful life The Storyline Conference The Storyline 2.0 Life Plan The Storyline Productivity Schedule Life isn’t meaningless. What you do with it can make it FEEL meaningless, but you can fix that. – Donald Miller (Click to Tweet this) Overcoming Procrastination Focus and Finish Some of Erik’s Favorite Storyline Blog Posts by Don: 2 Solutions I’ve Found for Productivity How I Learned to Not be Overwhelmed You Don’t Have to Make Your Bed to Write a Book Make sure to go grab the Storyline Productivity Schedule for FREE. The Schedule will help you: Overcome procrastination Radically increase productivity Not feel overwhelmed Manage your mental energy instead of your time Enjoy a guilt-free work structure Create a daily, healthy routine you can repeat for life Finish the major projects you’ve been dreaming about Please tweet to Don to thank him for being on the show and let him know what you learned! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 February 2014 34m and 34s


David Sparks on iPads, iBooks and Email

David Sparks on iPads, iBooks and Email

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 good. It looks like The Lord of the Rings Extended DVD set! Make sure to thank David on Twitter for appearing on this episode. Don’t forget to grab your free audiobook from Audiobooks.com/todo Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 January 2014 50m and 26s


Crystal Paine on Priorities, Saying No, and Saying Goodbye to Survival Mode

Crystal Paine on Priorities, Saying No, and Saying Goodbye to Survival Mode

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 realistic goals and embracing discipline Rediscover your passions—and the confidence to pursue them Grab your copy here! Click to tweet these great quotes from Crystal in this episode: There are seasons in life. We can’t do EVERYthing in EVERY season. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet If you're exhausted & overwhelmed, step back & cut out everything that is not a necessity. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet When you evaluate all your commitments, opportunities + to-do’s, very few are necessities for life. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet It’s easy for us to feel obligated to everyone. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Burning the candle at both ends doesn’t give you superpowers, it just makes you exhausted. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet When you’re running on empty, you won't be running much longer. - @MoneySavingMomClick To TweetPlease make sure to tweet to Crystal Paine and let her know you appreciate her appearance on this episode! Make sure to grab your free audiobook from Audiobooks.com! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 January 2014 40m and 50s


Jon Acuff on Routines, Work Spaces, and Hustle

Jon Acuff on Routines, Work Spaces, and Hustle

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 in Vietnam. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN. Listen to Jon’s first appearance on Beyond the To-Do List here. Some of my favorite recent blog posts by Jon (& Jenny Acuff!) A lesson is too Jon & I more than 9 years to learn. (by Jenny) The hardest lesson I learned in 2013. Quit trying to turn lead into gold. Why some (most) dreams don’t work. How I write tweets. The best place to write a book! How to get more awesome work done. Chris Rock doesn’t care about your sizzle. Do you need money to dream? Please let Jon know you appreciated his appearance on this show by clicking here to tweet him a thank you! Make sure to take advantage of this episodes sponsor Audiobooks.com gift of a FREE audiobook when signing up here. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 January 2014 32m and 22s


Tony Stubblebine on the Habit of Making Habits

Tony Stubblebine on the Habit of Making Habits

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 cognitive drain Freeing up cognitive load by creating habits Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule Replacement Habits Behavior Design Avoiding paralysis by analysis The habit of making habits The surprising number of goals that proves to be the point where success peaks The quantified diet project Lift’s How to Meditate page with free guided meditations Click here to tweet a thank you to Tony for being on the show! Make sure to check out the sponsor for this episode, Audiobooks.com and get your free audiobook! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 January 2014 41m and 31s


Michael Hyatt on Making This Your Best Year Ever

Michael Hyatt on Making This Your Best Year Ever

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 difference between a resolution and a goal Why people don’t set goals The struggle of which goals to set The value of personal reflection in goal setting How to set effective goals Why people get stuck and give up Maintaining momentum and focus Moving past the quitting point How public should you make your goals? The most important ingredient for reaching your goals Get FREE access to Michael’s three videos now! Make sure to let Michael know if you registered for the course by tweeting to him, and thank him for being on the show. Make sure to check out: Michael’s conversation with his wife on his ‘This Is Your Life’ Podcast “HELP! I Married An Entrepreneur!” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Michael’s Journaling Template Erik’s ebook on goals cowritten with Jim Woods. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 December 2013 1h, 7s


Chris Locurto on Communicating Between Different Personalities

Chris Locurto on Communicating Between Different Personalities

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 the productivity you pay them for. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet When we give people information based on how we want to receive it, we cause them to fail. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To TweetMake sure to tweet at Chris and let him know you appreciated this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 November 2013 35m and 40s


Ray Edwards on Focus, Progress and Deadlines

Ray Edwards on Focus, Progress and Deadlines

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® Trip it Expensify Scan Snap Paperless David Sparks – MacSparky.com Mac Power Users Podcast Tweetable quotes (click to tweet): Success isn't a destination. It’s making progress towards a goal that’s worthy of your calling in life. - @RayEdwardsClick To Tweet My goal for productivity is to be more effective at the important things in life. - @RayEdwardsClick To Tweet We’re capable of doing things that would astound ourselves, if we just applied ourselves with focus. - @RayEdwardsClick To TweetDon’t miss Ray’s interview of me on his show! Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 October 2013 39m and 20s


Andy Andrews on Wisdom, Knowledge and Perspective

Andy Andrews on Wisdom, Knowledge and Perspective

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 bestseller lists around the world. His latest book, The Noticer Returns, will be available in bookstores everywhere October 1. Listen to my interview w/ NY Times Bestselling author @AndyAndrews for a chance to win his new book! http://t.co/rxuayx1TH2 — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) October 1, 2013 Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 October 2013 37m and 15s


Todd Henry on Creativity, Productivity and Passion

Todd Henry on Creativity, Productivity and Passion

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 life. - @ToddHenryClick To TweetA creative is anyone who has to turn their thoughts into value. - @ToddHenryClick To TweetWe sacrifice long term effectiveness on the altar of short term efficiency. - @ToddHenryClick To TweetYou have all these great ideas, that’s fine, but how do you bend your life and work around what matters to you? - @ToddHenryClick To TweetToday is not a rehearsal. Are you spending your life in a manner that later you will be proud of? - @ToddHenryClick To TweetThe big problems won’t be solved by people grinding away to buy stuff that will rot and rust. - @ToddHenryClick To TweetIf i start to make comfort my objective in life eventually I will compromise great work. - @ToddHenryClick To TweetGreat work is performed when people do what's right despite the fact that its uncomfortable. - @ToddHenryClick To TweetConnect with Todd on Twitter and make sure to check out his podcast. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 September 2013 35m and 23s


Mari Smith on Scaling, Engaging and Connecting on Social Media

Mari Smith on Scaling, Engaging and Connecting on Social Media

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 amount of sophisticated technology that will take the place of live in person connecting. - @MariSmithClick To Tweet“I think the part that becomes a detriment is when we use the technology for a replacement for connecting in person, as a replacement social life, as a fix, as pseudo connection. I struggle with this almost on a daily basis. I literally have to make myself get off the computer, off the phone. When I go out with friends or I’m in a social environment or in a business setting, I try to really just be mindful and not bury myself in my technology and put it away and connect with people in front of me.” -Mari Smith Simple Social Media Strategy: Content Creation, Engagement, Conversion Manageflitter.com Scoreboardsocial.com Tweet Mari Smith to let her know you appreciated her sharing on this episode!   Don’t forget to check out this episodes sponsor and start your own professional sounding podcast NOW by checking out PodcastingAtoZ.com. Make sure to use the code ‘todo’ to receive $500 off the price of the course. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 September 2013 49m and 38s


Baratunde Thurston Talks About Unplugging and Taking 25 Days off Social Media

Baratunde Thurston Talks About Unplugging and Taking 25 Days off Social Media

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 chronicles his temporary opt out of social media for 25 days. Mentioned in this episode: National Day of Unplugging Sabbath Manifesto I Am Here Day Tweetable Highlights (click to tweet): We’re field producers of our own lives. We capture, caption and share experiences instead of living it. - @Baratunde Click To TweetSocial media has become creative expression + KPI’s. We’ve become marketers for campaigns of our life. - @Baratunde Click To TweetThere’s something unhealthy about everybody treating their life like a marketing campaign. - @Baratunde Click To TweetBecause we CAN always be accessible, we feel like we MUST be. Our devices have led this. - @Baratunde Click To TweetMake sure to connect with Baratunde on Twitter and thank him for sharing on this episode. You can even use the hashtag #UNPLUG. Don’t forget to start your own professional sounding podcast now by checking out PodcastingAtoZ.com. Make sure to use the code ‘todo’ to receive $500 off the price of the course. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 August 2013 44m and 50s


Laura Vanderkam on What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, at Work, and on the Weekend

Laura Vanderkam on What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, at Work, and on the Weekend

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 August 2013 29m and 54s


Susan Baroncini-Moe Talks About Designing Your Work Style

Susan Baroncini-Moe Talks About Designing Your Work Style

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 in Blue Jeans – What it really means Designing your work style Brain Junk – If you don’t deal with brain junk before you get into your business, it will manifest itself Grasshoppers and Giants Positive Equivalents The List of 100 Rescue Time Make sure to Tweet at Susan about what you learned from this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 August 2013 31m and 19s


Jeff Goins on Waiting, Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’

Jeff Goins on Waiting, Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’

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 Something to build my craft Something to build my business Click to Tweet-worthy Quotes: The best things in life, and in work, require slow steady deliberate practice. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet What if being productive wasn’t about doing a lot of things, but doing a few things well? - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet What if creativity is more about showing up, than being a genius on the spot? - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet It’s a discipline to believe if the idea is good enough, it will come back to you again. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet It’s a great thing to begin your day doing the thing that you love the most. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet Time spent on something that doesn’t end up being your life’s work isn’t wasted. It’s time preparing. - @JeffGoinsClick To TweetGrab Jeff’s new book ‘The In-Between‘ now! Get notified of the next Tribe Writers Class Tweet Jeff and let him know you appreciated this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 August 2013 47m and 47s


Daniel and Vanessa Hayes on Routines, Priorities, and Simplicity

Daniel and Vanessa Hayes on Routines, Priorities, and Simplicity

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 engine optimization (SEO), media platforms, and branded videos. Vanessa is a Professional Organizer and the Chief Simplicity Officer of Get Simplifized! She provides hands-on professional organizing services for residential and business clients, and also is available for virtual consulting, as well. Together, they co-host Simple Life Together, a podcast dedicated to leading a simple life in the modern world. The show is routinely listed in”What’s Hot” in 5 categories of iTunes. Make sure to check out the Simple Life Together site and podcast, and let Daniel and Vanessa know how much you appreciated their appearance on this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 August 2013 46m and 12s


Justin Wise on Slump Recovery, Inbox Zero and ADHD

Justin Wise on Slump Recovery, Inbox Zero and ADHD

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 #THINKDIGITAL Podcast Get an email response from anyone Five email mistakes you’re making  The most important part is finding that uninterrupted block to do the things that matter. - @JustinWiseClick To TweetMake sure to follow and tweet at Justin on Twitter to let him know how much you appreciated this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 July 2013 35m and 53s


Jocelyn Glei on Creative Work, Progress and Managing Your Day-to-Day

Jocelyn Glei on Creative Work, Progress and Managing Your Day-to-Day

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 (and incoming messages!) dictate your daily to-do list. Fend off constant interruption and carve out a sacred space for “getting into the zone”. Conquer information overload and break your addiction to obsessively checking your phone or email. Let go of the idea of “inbox zero” and optimize the time you spend on email and social media. Find the right balance of working productively and recharging to keep your energy high. Hotwire your brain for a-ha moments and push through creative blocks. Make sure to grab the book here. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 June 2013 29m and 10s


Robert D. Smith on Motivation, Defeating Fear, and Doing the Work

Robert D. Smith on Motivation, Defeating Fear, and Doing the Work

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 Now, a simple guide to injecting meaning into every second you live for the rest of your life. Covered in this episode: Eat dessert first! The myth of motivation The easy way to stop feeling overwhelmed Two questions that replace any to-do list: “What’s important NOW?” “What’s NEXT?” Eating No’s for Breakfast Defeating Fear Inoculation to Rejection Andy Andrews – The Traveller’s Gift Make sure to grab Robert’s book! Click to tweet these quotes: We don’t sing because we’re happy, we are happy because we sing! - @TheRobertDClick To Tweet Emotions will follow your actions. - @TheRobertDClick To Tweet Everybody was a nobody until they started doing SOMETHING. - @TheRobertDClick To TweetTweet Robert D. and myself to let us know how this episode has helped you: Robert D. Smith Erik Fisher Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 May 2013 38m and 27s


John Lee Dumas on Batching, Launching, and High Volume Content Creation

John Lee Dumas on Batching, Launching, and High Volume Content Creation

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 intent of podcasting Jaime Tardy – Eventual Millionaire New Media Expo – NMX Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income The WHY behind a daily podcast, and the HOW EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey Swallow the frog – Brian Tracy John’s Book – Podcast Launch Erik Fisher on Entrepreneur on Fire The biggest takeaway from the interviews he’s done The army’s motto - “We get more done before 9am than the rest of the world does all day.Click To TweetMake sure to tweet John and let him and myself know how much you enjoyed and learned from this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 May 2013 52m and 33s


Merlin Mann on Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy

Merlin Mann on Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy

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. GTD Series on B2W: #95 – #96 – #97 – #98 – #99 Erik’s call in question on Back to Work episode #100 – Go Ahead, Caller. Merlin’s interview with David Allen Erik’s interview with David Allen What Inbox Zero started as, and what it really means Chasing the right zero Merlin’s Inbox Zero talk at Google Moving items in our Inbox(s) from unknown to undefined to incomplete to complete Opportunity cost Sunk cost fallacy The real prologue to how Back to Work began Sven Fechner at SimplicityBliss.com Brett Terpstra Practically efficient Mac Power Users Podcast Macdrifter.com Tweetable Quotes (Click to Tweet): We allow so many things into our lives that we have an uncertain relationship with.Click To TweetYou must always accept that everything you agree to do means there’s other things you can’t do.Click To TweetIf I haven’t decided what always trumps everything else, I don’t have clarity on what I care about.Click To TweetWrite a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 May 2013 1h, 32m and 49s


Mike Vardy on Doing Less Productivity and Being More Productive

Mike Vardy on Doing Less Productivity and Being More Productive

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 Meaningful To Do List – The Omnifocus Setup Projects first, tasks second Projects vs. tasks Jon Acuff – START Green Lantern – Willpower vs. Fear Chris Brogan You Are Your Own Superhero Getting Things Done by David Allen The Best Upgrade Is You by Patrick Rhone Low energy productivity The Front Nine Mike’s on Mic’s Stop doing productivity and start being productive. - @MikeVardyClick To Tweet Have to do’s are fine, but you also need to have want to do’s. - @MikeVardyClick To TweetPlease connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 May 2013 57m and 9s


Bryan Allain on the What, Why, and How of Building Tribes and Pursuing Your Dream

Bryan Allain on the What, Why, and How of Building Tribes and Pursuing Your Dream

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 tribe doesn’t necessarily involve a pedestal. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet The chief of the tribe is still part of the tribe. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Tribes (and especially wives!) make you brave.Click To Tweet Communities aren’t formed by formulas. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Finding time often means hustling in the margins. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Just because you have more time doesn’t mean you automatically end up more productive. - @BryanAllainClick To TweetGet the Killer Tribes 2013 Audio! Don’t forget a number of the Killer Tribes 2012 or 2013 speakers have been guests on this podcast! Make sure to grab all of Bryan’s books! 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe This Is Not A Treasure Map Actually Clams Are Miserable Don’t forget the homework for this episode: Leave a comment below about what tribes you are a part of, and which members of your tribe you are thankful for. Tweet at Bryan and I on Twitter to let us know what you got from this episode, and start interacting in our tribes. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 May 2013 1h, 43s


Crystal Paine on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline

Crystal Paine on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline

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 there Moms need to set goals too Stress is a choice You can’t overhaul your life overnight. Pick one change to focus on for 3-6 weeks. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Discipline begets discipline. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Any success I’ve had in my life is the result of standing on a huge pile of failure. - @MoneySavingMomClick To TweetMake sure to tweet Crystal @MoneySavingMom to let her know you appreciated this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 April 2013 44m and 50s


Chris Locurto on Leadership, Balanced Living, and Being There for Hurting Team Members

Chris Locurto on Leadership, Balanced Living, and Being There for Hurting Team Members

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, managing people, and financial stewardship. Covered in this episode: EntreLeadership EntreLeadership Podcast Start the morning with a dump, a brain dump Early to Rise Series by Andy Traub Culture = Actions and Attitudes Zig Ziglar’s wheel of life Setting goals Be honest with where you are Be there for others out of the resources you have You either force the culture that you want in your business, or it will be forced upon you. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet It’s the guys that deny their leadership is struggling that continue to fail. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet If you understand that what you do is what you do, not who you are, it changes your life. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To TweetTweet Chris to let him know what you got out of this episode: http://twitter.com/ChrisLocurto Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 April 2013 52m and 49s


Dave Delaney on Building Your Network Before You Need It

Dave Delaney on Building Your Network Before You Need It

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 Offline Methods Dave’s Podcamp Nashville Session Erik’s Podcamp Nashville Session Covered in this episode: Events are not just about the speakers or the topics It’s about the people! Best practices to be productive in your event networking – Before:Do your homework Look to see who is attending ahead of time check the list of atendees and speakers Make notes of who you want to make sure to meet or meet up with Start connecting even before the event Take note of the sponsers Prepare business cards Practice your ‘elevator pitch’ introducing who you are, what you do, why your at the event During:Make use of lanyards and nametags Look for the interesting people Look for the people in similar sessions to you You don’t have to rush Listen to what people are talking about around you Follow the event hashtag, start interaction online to bridge offline We all need a safety net – by Carla Swank How an introvert can network without going crazy by Britt Raybould It takes courage! After:Take notes as you are meeting people ASK for business cards, don’t just give Follow up with them digitally Connect on Linked In Nimble.com Dumbars Number Following up is important Dunbars number 32 Tips for #SXSW (Applicable elsewhere also) For more great networking insight to add to what was in this episode, make sure to preorder Dave’s Book! Tweet at Dave and let him now what you got from this episode! http://twitter.com/DaveDelaney Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 April 2013 35m and 4s


Jon Acuff on Rescuing Time, Hustle, and Escaping Average

Jon Acuff on Rescuing Time, Hustle, and Escaping Average

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 generational shift everyone must face in the next three years. Covered in this episode: The 5 Seasons – Learning, Editing, Mastering, Harvesting, Guiding Be a student of you Be selfish at 5am Andy Traub – Early to Rise Dan Miller – Wisdom Meets Passion EntreLeadership Podcast How do you rescue time? Not just time management, energy management Making sure to reserve thinking time How do you figure out what your 90 percent is? The first thing a dream costs is time and hustle. - @JonAcuffClick To Tweet You don’t always have to know the finish line before you cross the starting line. - @JonAcuff #StartBookClick To Tweet 90% perfect & published always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head. - @JonAcuff #StartbookClick To Tweet You don’t need to monetize every single moment of your day. - @JonAcuffClick To TweetPlease connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 April 2013 32m and 42s


Farnoosh Brock on Focus, Traveling, and the Effects of Health on Productivity

Farnoosh Brock on Focus, Traveling, and the Effects of Health on Productivity

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 and clients how to define their own freedom in their health and their careers. She infuses her love of green juicing, Ashtanga yoga, writing, photography, entrepreneurship, and world travel into her work to show you that your dreams are accessible and possible too. Her favorite quote, the one that led to that resignation from Corporate America is: “The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul.” by Khalil Gibran. Covered in this episode: Asana Pomodoro technique The Daily Interaction Podcast Your Comprehensive Green Juicing Guide The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long Find the tools and systems to keep you honest about your processes. - @ProlificLivingClick To TweetPlease connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network shows The Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcasting Beyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivity The Productive Woman: Productivity for busy women ONCE: Once Upon a Time podcast Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcast Are You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinking the Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 March 2013 52m and 34s


Daniel J. Lewis on Success and Failure While Building a Business Without It Controlling Your Life

Daniel J. Lewis on Success and Failure While Building a Business Without It Controlling Your Life

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 to entrepreneur, as well as a newlywed e.ggtimer.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 March 2013 1h, 4m and 41s


Derek Webb Talks About Creative Talent, Artistry, Business and Technology

Derek Webb Talks About Creative Talent, Artistry, Business and Technology

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 in a band, and path to being a solo artist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 March 2013 1h, 2m and 6s


Christin Taylor on Shipwrecks, Seasons and Writing

Christin Taylor on Shipwrecks, Seasons and Writing

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. The next four years found Christin circling around, into, and back out of the film industry, until she finally found her way home. Christin lives in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Dwayne, and their children, Noelle and Nathan. They have lived and worked with college students since 2008. Christin teaches writing at Gettysburg College. Covered in this episode: Shipwrecked by Christin Taylor Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott Strengthfinders 2.0 by Tom Rath Just because you say no to something now for a season, doesn’t mean you’ll never get to pick it back up again.Click To Tweet The strength of responsibility means you put your name to whatever you take on.Click To Tweet You don’t start something you can’t finish, if you can’t finish it well.Click To Tweet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 February 2013 59m and 13s


Craig Jarrow on Time Management, Email, and Motivation

Craig Jarrow on Time Management, Email, and Motivation

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 help you out. In my ideal day, I’ve already gotten two hours of work in & a workout before I hit the office. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Getting stuff done before the rest of the world is up is a great momentum to carry into your day. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Just because the phone is ringing doesn’t mean you need to answer it. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Don’t spend so much time cultivating a to do list that you don’t take action. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Time management should be saving you time, not taking your time. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet It’s not about one app being the ultimate solution. Pick the app that suits your style and needs. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet It’s not so much about the tool, as much as its’ ability to fit your lifestyle. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Choose the tools that you’ll actually use. - @TMNinjaClick To TweetApps: Things – to do lists Drafts – Craig’s post on Drafts app Fitocracy Liftapp Habit list Google+ Early to Rise by Andy Traub Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 February 2013 54m and 31s


Augusto Pinaud on Saying No and Saving Minutes Instead of Hours

Augusto Pinaud on Saying No and Saving Minutes Instead of Hours

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 Traub’s Early to Rise Tim Ferris – 4 hour chef AugustoPinaud.com Prod365.com It’s not the hours you save, it’s the minutes that add up. - @apinaudClick To Tweet One of the biggest mistakes is to save an hour, and then have no clue what to do with it. - @apinaudClick To Tweet In order to have the ideal day, you need to plan it. - @apinaudClick To Tweet If the day turns out awful, but I already had 2 productive hours, I’m ahead of most people. - @apinaudClick To Tweet Multitasking is like saying ‘maybe’ to everything at once, and doing none of it well.Click To Tweet Connect with Augusto on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 February 2013 45m and 52s


Alli Worthington on How Failure Primes the Pump for Success

Alli Worthington on How Failure Primes the Pump for Success

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 connect, learn and develop their blogs and their businesses. BlissDom strives to give the right brands the ability to connect with these influencers in a welcoming environment to build relationships and communication between both sides. Covered in this episode: Failing often can prime the pump for future successes Internet Alli vs. Regular Alli The Internet is your Iron Man Suit iPhone Photography: The Visual Guide  Picha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 December 2012 47m and 30s


Anne Bogel Shares About Work/Life Blending Instead of Balance

Anne Bogel Shares About Work/Life Blending Instead of Balance

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 Acuff’s Quitter Conference Gretchen Rubin’s Happier At Home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 December 2012 54m and 25s


David Allen Shares Getting Things Done Obstacles and Secrets

David Allen Shares Getting Things Done Obstacles and Secrets

David Allen is the originator of GTD, and founder of David Allen Co. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done,” the groundbreaking work-life management system by David Allen that provides concrete solutions for navigating uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity. David is the author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life. David Allen Company is a global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity. Covered in this episode: GTD Basics GTD hang ups – common places where the GTD process falls apart for people: Failure to capture Failure to decide the outcome you’re committed to, and the specific action steps Failure to then act (2 minute rule) or capture the action, or reminder to act on in the future Failure to review The one list most people do work well is their calendar. Anything that is a win that instills trust in your system helps. Simple processes to achieve mini wins to trust your system more Drawing on the right side of the brain Sometimes a trusted system can be people David Allen’s TEDx Talk: WHY do GTD, not just WHAT it is or HOW How David starts his day: Good coffee, and the right maps. Dealing with distractions and unexpected inbox deliveries David’s most powerful tools: The Physical Inbox and Notetaker wallet How GTD applies to “work/life balance/blending” GTD is a lifestyle A lot of Getting Things Done is about not getting things done. It’s about being appropriately engaged with what’s going on. GTD and personal relationships The relationship between David and his wife’s personal GTD systems GTD behaviors really need to be installed in a cooperate culture Click to tweet ->[tweetable]Bad meetings create huge emails, and huge emails create bad meetings. – @GTDGuy[/tweetable] Movings things from the someday maybe list into actions and tasks to bring them into reality How much time is too much time “investigating” productivity apps? The “official GTD app” David uses: List function in Lotus notes Eproductivity add in for list and calender functionality Mind Manager for mind maps The Brain For capture: iPhone 5 iPad Gmail Nothing beats pen and paper! Connect with David and the GTD System: gtdconnect.com gtdtimes.com davidco GTDGuy on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 November 2012 1h, 2m and 3s


Claire Diaz-Ortiz on Starting Your Morning Out Right and the Present Principle

Claire Diaz-Ortiz on Starting Your Morning Out Right and the Present Principle

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 and Oxford, and is the co-founder of Hope Runs, a non-profit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya. Claire was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and made the Fast Company list of the Ten Most Generous in Social Media. Covered in this episode: Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time Digital Detox Five Reasons To Be A Morning Person The Present Principle Lead By Morning: 365 Days of The Present Principle How To Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto Not being constricted having an Entrepreneurial mind while being an employee in an organizational setting Being an Introvert in group settings Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking It's one thing to figure out individual productivity, and another to fit that into an organizational setting. - @ClaireClick To Tweet Follow and connect with Claire on her website, as well as Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 November 2012 43m and 23s


Christine Peel-Malkoff on Collaborating With Different Productivity and Creativity Styles

Christine Peel-Malkoff on Collaborating With Different Productivity and Creativity Styles

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 environment She’s the messy one! Indulging in a brief but productive procrastination Asking “Who do I want to be” in the midst of all the work you’re doing. I can quiet my brain a little bit more, if I’ve checked some stuff off of my list. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet The more I’ve learned to just let go and get rid of material things, the easier it is to keep my apartment clean. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet The idea is to own less, so you can actually do more. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet It’s not just about what you’re getting done, but how you are as you get it done. - @ChristinePeelClick To TweetConnect with Christine here: Twitter Facebook Blog Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 November 2012 57m and 33s


Jay Baer on How Productivity Is More Perspiration Than Inspiration

Jay Baer on How Productivity Is More Perspiration Than Inspiration

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: Writing with perspiration, instead of inspiration The NOW Revolution Social Pros Podcast The atomic half life of content is longer than any other form of marketing. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet You can't micromanage everything. It sucks your attention away from the big picture. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet You need to do only the things that you are uniquely qualified to do. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet If you’re doing things other people on your team can do, you’re robbing them of opportunity. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 November 2012 39m and 32s


Chris Brogan on the Impact Equation and Getting More Done

Chris Brogan on the Impact Equation and Getting More Done

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 TweetThe Brand of You Three Book Diet Chris’ Books for the year: Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change  You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life Erik’s Books for the year: The Impact Equation EntreLeadership The 4 Hour Body Getting More Done Chris later had to stop the three book diet for himself. Make sure to grab Chris other new book – It’s Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery Connect with Chris Here: Twitter Google+ The Human Business Way Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 November 2012 36m and 8s


Pat Flynn on How Failures Help You Reach Your Goals

Pat Flynn on How Failures Help You Reach Your Goals

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. Smart Passive Income Why is it appealing? How to get started The one thing Pat is selfish about Work life balance Having a Home office Priorities Work mode Interruptions Get back into work mode 9-5 time New kid at home Evernote Difference between 1st and 2nd kid Kindle eBook Kindle Paperwhite Fitbit Date night Thursdays Crabs in a bucket Surround yourself with inspiring people Ask for help Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 October 2012 55m and 50s


Dan Miller on Intentional Use of Time and Five Year Goals

Dan Miller on Intentional Use of Time and Five Year Goals

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 looking for. Covered in this episode: The morning is “The rudder of the day” The opportunity cost of a doctoral thesis vs. writing 48 Days To The Work You Love Intentional use of time Budgeting time in advance Long uninterrupted focused blocks of time Fighting distractions Common Areas of Self Sabotage The past doesn’t have to be chains around the ankles of your future. Creating 5 year goals and actions steps What would success look like for you 5 years from now? 3 years from now? Putting regular deposits in the 7 areas of achievement Donald Miller Storyline Living life writing your movie Creating inciting incidents Jon Acuff Quitter Conference Al Andrews We need to do some things to break the monotony of the boring life we describe. - Dan Miller @48DaysTeamClick To Tweet Do something to break the routine of ‘sameness’. - Dan Miller @48DaysTeamClick To TweetDiscover your life calling in Dan’s Books, community and podcast: 48 Days To The Work You Love No More Dreaded Mondays Wisdom Meets Passion 48Days.com 48Days.net Community 48 Days Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 October 2012 40m and 6s


Dana Byers on Key Insights to Minimalism

Dana Byers on Key Insights to Minimalism

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 of online churches in dozens of non-English speaking countries. Her mission is empowering people to use online churches as a means of planting local gatherings. Covered in this episode: What is minimalism? Finding the things that matter most in your life, and investing in them. Self awareness of over stepping bounds, or not doing enough. Opportunity cost Margin Obligations vs. Commitments More is done in community The Art of Online Ministry Minimalist Perspective: Not for Everyone Decluttered Office: Before & After Pics Maximize Your Marriage: Choose The Adventure Make Your Minimalist Home A Retreat As you tell your story, it really reinvigorates you to be who you are. - @DanaByersClick To Tweet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 September 2012 55m and 48s


Jeff Goins on How to Claim Your Identity, Stop Stalling and Start Doing

Jeff Goins on How to Claim Your Identity, Stop Stalling and Start Doing

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, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life, was just released in August, 2012. It spent two weeks in the Top 100 Books list on Amazon.com and has already gone into a second printing. Covered in this episode: Fear of claiming your title Steven Pressfield – Turning Pro Seth Godin: Practice In Public Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk Morning routines Walking not for fitness, but for slowing down Commitments are good for you Seth Godin: Stop stalling You’re probably already that thing you want to call yourself, you’re just afraid to name it. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet Most people won’t believe that you are an artist until you do. - @JeffGoinsClick To TweetJeff’s Books: The Writer’s Manifesto You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) Wrecked Tribe Writers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 September 2012 52m and 40s


Mark Malkoff on Work Ethic and Workflows

Mark Malkoff on Work Ethic and Workflows

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 Record for most flights taken in a 30-day period with 135 flight segments. http://youtu.be/-f4sjKueSKs Traveled for four weeks in a Ford Fusion Hybrid around the country seeing how many U.S. mayors he could get to present him their key to the city. http://youtu.be/b0o1vGn1HwU Was physically carried 9.4 miles in Manhattan by 155 individuals. http://youtu.be/Gi4ClspNrNs Raced a crosstown Manhattan bus while riding a Big Wheel tricycle to point out how slow the busses in New York are. http://youtu.be/uv916r2UcaU Tried to be thrown out of a Manhattan Apple Store, including having a pizza delivered, bringing in a band to play live music, bring in a pet goat, and trying to have a quiet candle-lit dinner with his wife. http://youtu.be/Bo2p82aTQzo Tested the limits of Netflix by watching as many movies as he could in one month. During the month, he watched 252 movies from opening to ending credits. For being the heaviest Netflix user that month, Malkoff was invited to Netflix Headquarters where he met Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. http://youtu.be/eoMpEddA5Vo Covered in this episode: Use every success as a springboard for more success Delegation Dale Carnegie – How to win friends and influence people David Allen – Getting Things Done David Allen – Ready For Anything Never Eat Alone Networking is about people Let others know when you think they’re doing good work. Internet addiction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 September 2012 54m and 8s


Michael Hyatt on the Importance of Morning Routines, Scheduling and Journaling

Michael Hyatt on the Importance of Morning Routines, Scheduling and Journaling

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 – Mac Day One Journaling App – iOS Margin Designing your ‘Ideal Week’ Scheduling time to build your Platform Having a ‘hard stop’ to the day Articulate your priorities Being stuck Getting distracted by gadgets This Is Your Life – What The Internet Has Been Doing To Our Brains Unplugging from Technology Digital Detox Startupizer Hootsuite Fluid App Evernote Evernote Training: Become An Evernote Master Workflowy Keynote Byword Mac Byword iOS Pathfinder Michael’s Annual Time Block Tool Bufferapp Downcast Martha Beck – The Joy Diet What gets scheduled is what gets done. - @MichaelHyattClick To TweetMichael’s Go To Podcasts Podcast Answer Man EntreLeadership Smart Passive Income Your Move with Andy Stanley Dan Miller – 48 Days To The Work You Love Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 September 2012 35m and 48s

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