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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. Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and be inspired and instructed on how to move forward yourself.

Beyond the To-Do List Erik Fisher

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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. Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and be inspired and instructed on how to move forward yourself.

    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Miro

    • 55 min
    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.


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    UCI

    • 46 min
    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.


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    Setapp

    • 52 min
    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.


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    Brain.fm

    • 40 min

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scotteb75 ,

Great show... hot microphone.

Erik, love the show but the audio coming from your mic is almost impossible to listen to. It’s high pitched with all mid range and no lows. Please fix so I can listen again!!!

Keep up the good work.

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So many takeaways!

I dare you not to learn something from each and every podcast. Love this podcast!

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Living beyond my to do

Started listening today on my morning drive and already rolled through Joel Comm and Eric Zimmer’s interview. Love this podcast. Usually, the hustle, grind, to-do list perfectionist. It’s great to hear experienced leaders and professionals give advice, tools and best practices on achieving your goals while living a balanced life.

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