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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
    • 4.4 • 785 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.

    Joshua Becker on the Pursuit of Purpose

    Joshua Becker on the Pursuit of Purpose

    This week I was excited to welcome back to the show Joshua Becker. Joshua is a best-selling author, speaker, and blogger whose latest book, Things That Matter...Overcoming Distractions to Purse a More Meaningful Life is available now.


    Joshua and I break down some of the many insights and discoveries covered in the book including the 8 major distractions he has identified as robbing us from living a life of meaning and deeper value. In addition to covering his latest book, we also discuss how the principles and insights of Things That Matter fit into his overall approach and philosophy towards minimalism and living a more simplified and fulfilling life.


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    • 45 min
    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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    • 40 min
    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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    • 36 min
    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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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
785 Ratings

785 Ratings

Angie K Robinson ,

Always Walk Away with a Useful Lesson!

This podcast is such a great blend of practical how-to’s AND mindset shifts - I always walk away with something I can immediately apply to my everyday productivity efforts. And I get plenty of book recommendations!

I definitely recommend this podcast to everyone!

johnmitchell82 ,

Amazing wisdom!!!

Beyond the to do’s is so good. All about being more efficient and therefore getting more time – the thing that’s most precious to all of us. Great stuff - john

@MichaelUnbroken ,

A Must Listen 🔥🔥

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

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