Beyond The To-do List



Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life. Go Beyond the To-Do List! This show will help you do that with conversations with the people behind the productivity. We talk with people on 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. Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. 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.


  • Scott Shute On the Positive Benefits of Mindfulness and Compassion in Organizations

    20/07/2021 Duração: 43min

    Scott Shute is the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, and Author of 'The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out ('. In this conversation Scott taslks about how companies can best help their employees, the place mindfulness and compassion take in the workplace, and The impact that moving from a "Me" to "We" mindset can have on an organization. This episode is brought to you by * Sit Down, Startup by Zendesk (

  • Greg Mckeown on Making Essential Activities Easy

    14/07/2021 Duração: 53min

    Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, 'Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less ('. His new book is 'Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most ('. He is also the host of the 'What's Essential Podcast ('. In this conversation, Greg talks about what Essentialism is and making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out. This episode is brought to you by: * Sit down, Startup by ZenDesk ( * LinkedIn Jobs (

  • Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to Get Better Sleep

    06/07/2021 Duração: 49min

    Shawn Stevenson is an author of  Sleep Smarter: 21 Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success ( He is also the creator of The Model Health Show (, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri, St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. This episode is brought to you by: Streak ( Unidragon ( - Use code 'beyond' for 10% off!

  • James Beshara on Caffeine Alternatives for Energy and Productivity

    29/06/2021 Duração: 01h08s

    James Beshara ( is a startup founder and investor in San Francisco, CA. After developing a heart condition in 2013 from excess caffeine consumption, James became fascinated by the science and research backing up alternatives to caffeine for energy, productivity, and focus. His new book is 'Beyond Coffee: A Sustainable Guide to Nootropics, Adaptogens, and Mushrooms' ( In this conversation Erik and James talk about James past relationship with caffeine, decreasIng stress and improving productivity. This episode is brought to you by: * Magic Mind - Use code 'todo20' for 20% off! ( * Setapp ( * Sit down, Startup Podcast by Zendesk (

  • Corbett Barr on Digital House Cleaning, Online Presence and Reputation

    22/06/2021 Duração: 46min

    Corbett Barr ( is a founder/CEO of Fizzle. He's been self employed on the Internet since 2005, earning a living from blogging, podcasting, online courses, memberships, SaaS and more. Recently Corbett announced he was doing a digital house cleaning or online presence reboot. In this conversation Corbett talks with Erik about what he is pruning and keeping digitally, This episode is brought to you by: * Usual Wines ( Use code 'beyond' for $8 off! * Streak (

  • Miles Adcox on Prioritizing Emotional Wellness, Mental Health and Margin

    15/06/2021 Duração: 44min

    Miles Adcox is an entrepreneur, speaker, host, and coach. He is the Owner and CEO of Onsite, an internationally-known emotional wellness lifestyle brand that delivers life-changing personal growth workshops, inspiring content, leadership retreats, and emotional treatment. In this conversation Miles talkes with Erik about prioritizing emotional wellness and mental health and margin. Mentioned in this episode: * Setapp ( * Donald Miller - Scary Close ( * Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 1 ( * Donald Miller - Beyond the To-Do List 2 (

  • Nir Bashan on Creativity and Unlocking The Creator Mindset

    08/06/2021 Duração: 34min

    Nir Bashan ( is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work. His new book is The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability ( In this conversation Nir talks about unlocking The Creator Mindset creativity for non-creative people and training your mind to think in a creative way. This episode is brought to you by: * Textexpander ( ign=textexpander-May-2021) * Unidragon Puzzles ( - Use code 'BEYOND' for 10% off

  • Bonus Episode: Erik Fisher on The Simplify Podcast by Blinkist

    07/06/2021 Duração: 36min

    This bonus episode is an appearance Erik made on the Simplify podcast by Blinkist. In it you will hear lessons from almost 10 years of podcasting about productivity. ( and enter 'beyond' for 14 days of Blinkist for free! Link to original episode

  • Ximena Vengoechea on The Power and Skill of Listening

    01/06/2021 Duração: 41min

    Ximena Vengoechea ( is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator whose work on personal and professional development has been published in Inc., The Washington post, Newsweek, and Huffington Post. She is the author of the new book, 'Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection' ( This episode is brought to you by: * Otis ( * Unidragon Puzzles ( Use code 'beyond' for 10% off

  • Jason Scott on Project Management and Productivity

    25/05/2021 Duração: 43min

    Jason Scott has personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His book 'The Irreverent Guide to Project Management: An Agile Approach to Enterprise Project Management (' offers comprehensive, step-by-step instruction and best practice techniques to help you move your project forward aggressively and achieve optimum results. This episode is brought to you by: * Otis ( * Setapp ( * Usual Wines ( - use promo code 'beyond' for $8 off!

  • Jon Acuff on Changing Overthinking Into a Superpower to Achieve Your Goals

    18/05/2021 Duração: 53min

    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. This episode is brought to you by: * Streak ( * Otis ( * Usual Wines ( - Use promo code 'beyond' for $8 off!

  • Dee Ann Turner on Transitioning Your Career to Create a Work Life You Love

    11/05/2021 Duração: 43min

    Dee Ann Turner ( three decades leading teams and coaching staff members at Chick-fil-A. In her new book 'Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future (' Dee Ann draws on that experience to create a guide that is part roadmap, part proactive push to understand ourselves and our goals better. In this conversation, Dee Ann talks with Erik about: * Finding a job * Preparing for an interview * Conquering the first 90 days * Managing work relationships * Getting started in a career now, * Making career transitions, entering into second acts, * Finding a career that gives work life meaning This episode is brought to you by: * Ladder Life Insurance ( * Canva ( * Setapp (

  • Dave Crenshaw on The Myth of Multitasking

    04/05/2021 Duração: 46min

    Dave Crenshaw ( is the author of 'The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done ('. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking (—a time management bestseller. In this conversation Dave talks with Erik about how and why multitasking doesn’t work and how to be more effective by doing one thing at a time. This episode is brought to you by: * OTIS ( * Textexpander ( ign=textexpander-May-2021)

  • Mary Rensel and Ali Hively on Brain Health and Optimization

    27/04/2021 Duração: 47min

    Dr. Mary Rensel and Ali Hively have backgrounds in academic medicine and life coaching. Their company, BrainOps Group ( helps professionals optimize their brain for stress management, productivity and performance. In this conversation they talk about ways to optimize your brain health and function through sleep, physical activity, nutrition and much more. This episode is brought to you by: * Canva ( * Setapp ( dthetodolist)

  • Julie Fast on Getting Things Done with Depression

    20/04/2021 Duração: 56min

    Julie Fast ( is a critically acclaimed international author, researcher, educator and sought after expert in the mental health field. She is regarded as a mental health pioneer for her groundbreaking, comprehensive approach to treating bipolar disorder, unipolar depression, anxiety and schizoaffective disorder using both mainstream and self created management strategies. She is also the author of Get It Done When You're Depressed (, now with a 2nd edition. In this conversation Julie talks about easy to follow and practical strategies for anyone trying to live a more productive life when dealing with depression, like how to know when your brain is lying to you and many more strategies for keeping your life on track. This episode is brought to you by: * Setapp ( * Vidyard (

  • Ariel Garten on Meditation, Mindfulness and Neuroscience

    14/04/2021 Duração: 46min

    Ariel Garten is a Neuroscientist, former psychotherapist and cofounder of Muse - The Brain Sensing Headband ( Muse ( tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the “zone” and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice. Muse ( lets you know when you are doing it right. In this conversation, Ariel talks about: * What meditation is * What meditation is NOT * How to get started * The benefits of meditation * How Muse ( works and helps meditation This episode is broguth to you by: * Setapp ( * Vidyard (

  • Megan Hyatt Miller on How To Win at Work & Succeed At Life

    06/04/2021 Duração: 47min

    Megan Hyatt Miller is the chief executive officer at Michael Hyatt & Co. She is also the co-host of the Lead to Win podcast. Her new book, co-authored with her father Michael Hyatt is 'Win at Work & Succeed At Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself From the Cult of Overwork ('. In this conversation Megan talks about work/life balance, the cult of overwork and implementing the double win in your organization and at home. This episode is brought to you by: * Vidyard ( * Textexpander ( ign=textexpander-Apr-2021)

  • Michael Dietrich-Chastain on Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability

    30/03/2021 Duração: 44min

    Michael Dietrich-Chastain ( is a psychotherapist, an executive coach, and an organizational consultant at his firm Arc Integrated. He is also the author of the book CHANGES: The Busy Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals, and Mastering Adaptability ( Mentioned in this episode: Blinkist - Get Shortcasts of this podcast! (

  • Charlie Gilkey on How to Start Finishing Projects in Your Life and Go From 'Idea' to Done!

    23/03/2021 Duração: 53min

    Charlie Gilkey ( is the founder of Productive Flourishing (, a website that helps changemakers (creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs) start finishing the stuff that matters. Productive Flourishing is routinely placed in the Top 50 websites for planning, productivity, creativity, and team development for creative folk. Charlie's book Start Finishing ( presents a 9-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you'll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule. Check out shortcasts of this podcast on Blinkist! (

  • Kim Foley on How You Can Be Your Best in Virtual Meetings

    16/03/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Kim Foley ( Smartphone Video Production Academy and trains organizations how to produce and edit professional-quality mobile video. In addition, she consults with corporations on how to create better quality virtual meetings. Her new book is Virtual Meetings With Power And Presence: The Ultimate Guide To Online Meetings ( In this conversation, Kim talks about how you can be your best in virtual meetings, from tech to clothing and apprearance. This episode is brought to you by: * The Great Courses Plus - Get a full unlimited month free at ( * Mint Mobile (

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