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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.

    Firdaus Kharas on Creativity as a Key to a Remarkable Life

    Firdaus Kharas on Creativity as a Key to a Remarkable Life

    Firdaus Kharas is an Author, Speaker and Founder of Chocolate Moose Media. His new book is 'Creativity: The Key to a Remarkable Life'. In this conversation, Firdaus talks with Erik about what creativity is and is not, how to tap into it, how to use it through focus and distraction, and how to lead a creative life.


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    Edward Hess on Hyper-Learning and Adapting to Change in the Workplace

    Edward Hess on Hyper-Learning and Adapting to Change in the Workplace

    Ed Hess is a Professor of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is the author of 13 books and over 150 practitioner articles and over 60 Darden cases, etc. dealing with growth, innovation and learning cultures, systems and processes. The common themes of his work is high individual and organizational performance.


    In this conversation Ed talks with Erik about his new book: Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change and how humans can stay relevant In the workplace using hyper-learning to excel cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally in ways that technology can't.


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    Bryan Falchuk on Building Better Relationships with The 50 75 100 Solution

    Bryan Falchuk on Building Better Relationships with The 50 75 100 Solution

    Bryan Falchuk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist who has coached many people to improve their lives. In his professional career, Bryan has been a management consultant and executive in the Financial Services sector for nearly 20 years, having lead large teams, managed significant budgets, and turned around struggling operations.


    In this episode Bryan talks with Erik about the message of his book The 50 75 100 Solution: Build Better Relationships.


    This is Bryan's 2nd appearance on the show. He previous appeared here.


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    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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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
739 Ratings

739 Ratings

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.

RMKkpk ,

Highly recommended!

I love this podcast. Erik is without a doubt one of the best podcasters out there, especially in the productivity. He consistently gets guests to open up and have real conversations. I have heard some of the same guests interviewed on other shows and got nothing out of it except a lot of booty-kissing and mutual bromance/ego-boosting. However, Erik pulls out real information from people and gets their personalities to shine. I learn so much from his interviews and he's introduced so many authors, books, and tips that have improved my life. Highly recommended!

Andy Storch ,

The best podcast to improve productivity!

There is no better podcast out there to learn how to stop procrastinating and get stuff done. If you want to improve time management and productivity, this is your place to go!

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