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If you're often finding yourself 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.

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If you're often finding yourself 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.

    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.


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    • 49 min
    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


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    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

    • 18 min
    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.


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    Betterhelp

    • 48 min
    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.


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    Woven
    Textexpander

    • 55 min
    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


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    • 49 min
    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.



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    Woven
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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
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    • 43 min

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