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Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

Beyond the To-Do List Erik Fisher

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 44 Ratings

Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

    Julie Solomon on Getting What You Want Out of Life

    Julie Solomon on Getting What You Want Out of Life

    This week I had an inspirational conversation with Julie Solomon about her new book, Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstopable. Julie was refreshingly candid about her "origin story" and her struggles to break through into a lifestyle of more healthy habits and proper boundaries. This conversation covers a lot of ground as we unpack some of the myths regarding influence and the incredible benefits that can come from hitting rock bottom only to build yourself up stronger.


    For more than fifteen years, Julie Solomon has been empowering lives—including her own for more than 15 years. In her weekly chart-topping podcast, The Influencer Podcast, she offers up real-time coaching, straight talk, and conversations about business growth and personal development to her millions of listeners worldwide. From her start as a publicist representing some of the top music acts and thought leaders of our generation, Julie has grown to teach tens of thousands of students worldwide.


    Her new book is Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstoppable. Filled with actionable steps and easy exercises, the book offers a no-nonsense, eye-opening path that enables you to leverage your power and influence to:



    Understand and overcome the origin stories that hinder your success
    Discover your true purpose and create a new vision
    Set (and stick to!) newfound boundaries
    Gain the confidence to pitch, negotiate and get anything you want


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    • 43 min
    Ashish Goel on Drawing Upon Courage

    Ashish Goel on Drawing Upon Courage

    This week I had a delightful conversation with Ashish Goel centered on his new book, Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making. Ashish and I explore ways in which we can summon our inner courage both in times of crisis and in our everyday work lives. Ashish also breaks down some of the ways that fear can deceive and even paralyze us and how we can learn to both cope with fear and deploy courage to overcome it.


    Ashish Goel is an entrepreneur, designer, former teaching fellow (at the d.school) and is the former head of design at Zomato (India's larger-scale Yelp!). He currently runs Boca, his sparkling water start-up, and advises some of India's top technology companies on design and product management.


    His new book Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making is packed with insights, tools and even comics for anyone who wants to jump this great divide. The book comes via the d.school: The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.


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    • 33 min
    Dr. Susie Wise on Designing for Belonging

    Dr. Susie Wise on Designing for Belonging

    This week I was delighted to speak with Dr. Susie about her new book: Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities. We have a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the vital importance of design when developing team-building exercises and curriculums focused on the key role that empathy and belonging have in the modern workplace.


    In addition to discussing design basics, we also cover how technology has developed additional barriers toward belonging while increasing the odds of othering co-workers even without our awareness. In conclusion, Susie offers up simple techniques for combating this reality both when working from home and in the office.


    Dr. Susie Wise is a design leader with experience in the education, tech, and social sectors. She coaches leaders in equity design and innovation practices. She teaches at the d.school at Stanford. Previously she founded and directed the K12 Lab at the d.school and co-created Liberatory Design.


    Susie's new book is Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities.


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    • 42 min
    Abby Marks Beale on The Need For Speed Reading

    Abby Marks Beale on The Need For Speed Reading

    This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Abby Marks Beale about her latest book Speed Reading: A little Know Time-Saving Superpower. In this conversation, Abby debunks some of the myths and biases surrounding the practice of speed reading while sharing some practical, and easy-to-use tips on beginning to ramp up both your reading speed plus your focus, and comprehension. Abby is a speed reading educator, author, online course creator and corporate productivity expert, her latest book and ebook is entitled Speed Reading: A Little-Known Time-Saving Superpower.


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    Michael Reddington on the Value of Everyday Conversation

    Michael Reddington on the Value of Everyday Conversation

    This week I had the privilege of speaking with Michael Reddington. Michael is an expert forensic interviewer and the President of InQuasive, Inc., which provides businesses and leaders with the tools they need to improve their leadership by activating the truth in all of their business interactions.


    In his new book, The Disciplined Listening Method: How a Certified Forensic Interviewer Unlocks Hidden Value in Every Conversation. Reddington details his innovative listening approach for anyone looking to improve their communication and relationship-building skills. Using his background in forensics and his understanding of human behavior through interrogation, Reddington teaches businesses to use the truth to their advantage.


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    • 43 min
    Joshua Becker on the Pursuit of Purpose

    Joshua Becker on the Pursuit of Purpose

    This week I was excited to welcome back to the show Joshua Becker. Joshua is a best-selling author, speaker, and blogger whose latest book, Things That Matter...Overcoming Distractions to Purse a More Meaningful Life is available now.


    Joshua and I break down some of the many insights and discoveries covered in the book including the 8 major distractions he has identified as robbing us from living a life of meaning and deeper value. In addition to covering his latest book, we also discuss how the principles and insights of Things That Matter fit into his overall approach and philosophy towards minimalism and living a more simplified and fulfilling life.


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

The Marcio Santos ,

Great podcast

Your episode with Jaime Masters about focus, flow, time tracking and her story on how you can be more effective when you are in flow was fun and interesting. It would really be easier for someone to be more effective if you feel like you are enjoying it or if you distract yourself by listening to podcasts or music while doing a task.

JC Aug ,

Informative

This is by far my favourite podcast these days, the tone and voices of host and guests are pleasant and always teaching me something new!

Kris Ward 2016 ,

Engaging, Interesting And Conversational

Eric Fisher is a great interviewer. I think he has great guests but his interview style makes them even more interesting! Very conversational and interesting.

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