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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
    • 4.7 • 46 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.

    Lise Vesterlund on Balancing the Equality of Non-Promotional Workloads

    Lise Vesterlund on Balancing the Equality of Non-Promotional Workloads

    This week I had the privilege of speaking with Lise Vesterlund about a new book she helped co-author, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. In this conversation, Lise helps listeners better understand the enormous disparities when it comes to "non-promotable" work tasks that are disproportionally assigned to women in the workplace.


    We talk about the root causes of this practice while addressing some of the systematic, cultural, and historical business practices that need to be reformed in order to create workplaces with greater equity and shared non-promotable tasks. In addition Lise shares some of the insights she has gleaned after forming a "No Club" with her fellow female faculty at The University of Pittsburg that aims to create a space for women to both share their experiences and promote accountability in saying no to dead-end work.
    Lise Vesterlund is a behavioral economist whose highly influential work shows how gender differences in competition, confidence, and expectations contribute to the persistent gender gap in advancement. She is one of the authors of the new book: 'The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work'.


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    Ian Sanders on The Journey Towards Better Days

    Ian Sanders on The Journey Towards Better Days

    This week I was excited to welcome Ian Sanders to the show. Ian is the author of the new book, 365 Ways to Have a Good Day: A Day-By-Day Guide to Enjoying a More Successful, Fulfilling Life. In this conversation, we explore just a fraction of the year's worth of techniques and tips that Ian has compiled covering everything from mindfulness to gratitude, all in the pursuit of improving our day-to-day lives. Ian reflects on his own personal journey while reminding us all that on this "road trip" called life, it's so vital to take the time to both refuel and reflect daily.


    Ian Sanders has built an unconventional career out of following his curiosity and sharing what he’s learned along the way. His new book is '365 Ways to Have a Good Day: A Day-By-Day Guide to Enjoying a More Successful, Fulfilling Life'.


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    Eric Pliner on Navigating Difficult Decisions

    Eric Pliner on Navigating Difficult Decisions

    This week I had the opportunity to speak with Eric Pliner about his new book, Difficult Decisions:
    How Leaders Make the Right Call with Insight, Integrity, and Empathy. In this conversation, Eric lays out three steps for making decisions with speed, clarity, and humanity.


    We talk about decision making and why it's difficult, why it slows us down and how by equipping ourselves with "skilled subjectivity" we can not only improve our productivity and focus but prepare ourselves for difficult decisions we will inevitably face in the future.


    Eric Pliner is the Chief Executive Officer of YSC Consulting. Eric has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership development, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives.


    In his new book, 'Difficult Decisions: How Leaders Make the Right Call with Insight, Integrity, and Empathy', Eric presents a path to understanding your own subjectivity, and how your morals, ethics, and responsibilities affect how leaders make the most important decisions.


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    • 34 min
    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.


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    • 51 min
    Amanda E. White on Healthy Boundaries With Alcohol

    Amanda E. White on Healthy Boundaries With Alcohol

    Amanda E. White is a licensed therapist and the creator of the popular instagram account @therapyforwomen. She is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Therapy for Women Center, based in Philadelphia serving clients across the country. In her clinical work, she specializes in working with individuals with substance use disorders and eating disorders. Her new book is 'Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love'


    In this conversation, we discuss the vital issue of developing healthy boundaries and truthful self reflection when it comes to alcohol consumption and the tendency of many to use alcohol for self-medication. In the wake of the pandemic, millions of people have been forced to re-evaluate their alcohol intake and ask some difficult questions regarding both their dependency and relationship to drinking. Amanda helps us explore a vast spectrum of questions when it comes to drinking do's and don'ts while reminding listeners that if your drinking habits are no longer a joyful part of a balanced lifestyle, it may be time to ask some deeper questions about your overall wellness.


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    Harry Glorikian on the Breakthrough Benefits of Biotech

    Harry Glorikian on the Breakthrough Benefits of Biotech

    Harry Glorikian has been a healthcare entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and company leader for the last 25 years. He has been at the intersection of the fast-moving science and business of healthcare and biotechnology. His latest book is 'The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer'. In this episode, we discuss some of the amazing biotech breakthroughs over the past few years while sharing stories about how each of us has been using technology to improve both our health and productivity.


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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Stars & Wonder ,

Top Productivity Podcast

Beyond The To-Do List is always a lively and stimulating conversation on a fresh angle in the productivity world. Erik does a great job of drawing the interviewees out and keeping the conversations enjoyable and high-energy.

I particularly appreciate the range of interviewees, and the diversity of angles they bring to the topic of productivity, success and achievement. I’ve listened to this show for years and can highly recommended it. Enjoy!

MARKSH3LDON ,

Top notch content

Erik serves up an informative podcast with a great mix of guests who share their tried and tested strategies for increasing productivity.

Chris Marr - Marketing Academy ,

I love this show!

I have just been introduced to Beyond the To Do List by Erik Fisher and I absolutely love it. Productivity is something that’s on every business owners mind, especially if they are looking to grow and develop their business. Erik has some amazing guests on his show and provides massive value. Get on it!

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