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If your overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

Beyond the To-Do Lis‪t‬ Erik Fisher

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If your overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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.

kpfeifer07 ,

Good, but...

I was quite disappointed at Erik’s reaction to the constructive criticism left by another listener who claimed that this podcast has a bit of a religious agenda. I was shocked to hear Erik completely disregard this opinion, and also mock the listener during a recent episode. I happen to fully agree with that review; if I had to estimate, I would say that religion is brought up by a guest in probably 85% of episodes. I was willing to overlook those moments, but Erik’s rude response has left a bad taste in my mouth. This is precisely why many podcasts take the stance of never discussing religion or politics. Those topics clearly get people fired up, and it’s bad for business.

johnnysherwood ,

Very Helpful!

Always a great show. I enjoy the conversations. There are quality productivity tips from a variety of excellent guests. This is one of my favourite Podcasts - thanks Erik!

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