Beyond the To-Do List - Productivity for Work & Life podcast

Beyond the To-Do List - Productivity for Work & Life

Erik Fisher has recorded meaningful conversations with productivity experts, authors, and creatives for 12 years as they share their insights on how to implement productivity strategies in both your professional and personal life. The goal as you listen is to help you gain perspective, practical knowledge, and productivity insights for living a whole life that goes Beyond The To-Do List.

Erik Fisher has recorded meaningful conversations with productivity experts, authors, and creatives for 12 years as they share their insights on how to implement productivity strategies in both your professional and personal life. The goal as you listen is to help you gain perspective, practical knowledge, and productivity insights for living a whole life that goes Beyond The To-Do List.

 

#530

Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt-Miller on Mastering Your Mindset for Personal & Professional Growth

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to revisit a conversation I had with Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt-Miller about their book, [Mind Your Mindset: The Science That Shows Success Starts with Your Thinking.] (https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Your-Head-Extraordinary/dp/0801094704/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.5u8Lt1wrS6fLWQF7TtmVPvfRRLOgzuL0WwhNRhXbTfCOtNvtqOc7dNJOgjy34EuwN7RFiRzSMvB1klwYiXotJDtgnZb-itHkheVW7KsFGONvvnNnTpUhlYwtZb5ASAJBdQE-B-xIswjt1iCCOR6vLQk8RguPob5xsUPRzIciKwHqtJIBEb_fc4HkoQG_aruwKn3P2TMd1YruAUntw_S8gK-PrBHgP9CJ8e9qrl6oE3U.IzzbcLijR1qI-JuCbqhnyp_xu09GMCdA6FnDpTw2NJU&dib_tag=se&hvadid=642363624141&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1017190&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=3670049155838704009&hvtargid=kwd-1934838515210&hydadcr=22592_13493326&keywords=mind+your+mindset+michael+hyatt&qid=1720994165&sr=8-1) Michael is the founder and chairman of [Full Focus] (https://fullfocus.co/) . Through his coaching program for small business owners, BusinessAccelerator®, and the bestselling Full Focus Planner, Michael has helped hundreds of thousands of achievers reach their biggest goals. Megan Hyatt Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Full Focus and alongside Michael co-hosts the popular [Business Accelerator® podcast.] (https://businessaccelerator.com/podcast/) In this conversation, we explore how the narratives we tell ourselves influence our decisions and outcomes both personally and professionally.  From personal anecdotes about overcoming disempowering stories to actionable techniques for rewriting those internal narratives, this episode is packed with insights on leveraging the neuroplasticity of the brain and the power of intuition. Plus, Michael and Megan discuss practical steps for transforming fear into confidence, backed by performance psychology and neuroscience. Discover the significance of surrounding yourself with trusted counsel, the impact of language and coaching, and the potential for reprogramming your thinking to unlock new pathways to success. Tune in for a deep dive into how shifting your mindset can pave the way for achieving your goals and enriching your life. ______________________________________ Connect with Michael and Megan: [Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Your-Head-Extraordinary/dp/0801094704/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.5u8Lt1wrS6fLWQF7TtmVPvfRRLOgzuL0WwhNRhXbTfCOtNvtqOc7dNJOgjy34EuwN7RFiRzSMvB1klwYiXotJDtgnZb-itHkheVW7KsFGONvvnNnTpUhlYwtZb5ASAJBdQE-B-xIswjt1iCCOR6vLQk8RguPob5xsUPRzIciKwHqtJIBEb_fc4HkoQG_aruwKn3P2TMd1YruAUntw_S8gK-PrBHgP9CJ8e9qrl6oE3U.IzzbcLijR1qI-JuCbqhnyp_xu09GMCdA6FnDpTw2NJU&dib_tag=se&hvadid=642363624141&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1017190&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=3670049155838704009&hvtargid=kwd-1934838515210&hydadcr=22592_13493326&keywords=mind+your+mindset+michael+hyatt&qid=1720994165&sr=8-1) [Podcast] (https://businessaccelerator.com/podcast/) [Full Focus] (https://fullfocus.co/) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

48 MINS

48:42

15 Jul 2024


#529

Desert Days, Retreats and Vacations with John Drury

In part 2 of 2 of this conversation, John Drury shares about the importance of retreats and sacred time for rest and rejuvenation. John shares his personal experiences with different forms of retreats, emphasizing the value of eliminating distractions and under-stimulation to foster deeper self-reflection and mindfulness. He introduces practical techniques such as "desert days," quarterly overnight retreats, and shorter, regular practices to incorporate these into the business and personal life of busy individuals. Erik and John also discuss the distinctions between vacations, visitations, and vocations and how expectation of each affects personal energy and relationships. John offers a variety of suggestions for integrating restful practices into everyday life, such as journaling, spiritual friendship, and practicing an "hour on, hour off" method during retreats. They underscore the importance of approaching these practices with an open mind, ready for unexpected insights and personal growth. Make sure to go back and listen to [part 1 of 2 this conversation here] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/rhythms-routines-and-crafting-a-rule-of-life-with-john-drury/) .  Connect with John: [Fresh Text Podcast] (https://linktr.ee/freshtextpodcast) Connect with Erik: --- [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   --- [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   --- [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher) --- [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: --- [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) --- [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) --- [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) --- [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) --- [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) --- [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) --- [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

53 MINS

53:25

08 Jul 2024


#528

Rhythms, Routines and Crafting a Rule of Life with John Drury

In part 1 of a 2 part conversation I am thrilled to bring my longtime friend of 25 years Dr. John Drury. John and I share an interest in productivity and the Enneagram, particularly the unique insights of Enneagram fives. In this episode, John and I talk about the profound impact the pandemic has had on our routines and spiritual practices, introducing the concept of a "rule of life" as a way to anchor ourselves with orienting values and stabilizing practices. We explore the balance between over stimulation and under stimulation, drawing rich parallels to ancient desert monasticism and how these dynamics influence our modern lives. John also shares his personal Sabbath practices, revealing how a 24-hour period of rest from work illuminates a path to increased productivity and deeper connections with family. We'll discuss the fluid nature of identifying and living by our values, the importance of intentional under stimulation, and the need for holistic time management that integrates both work and life harmoniously. Connect with John: [Fresh Text Podcast] (https://linktr.ee/freshtextpodcast) LinkedIn Connect with Erik: --- [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   --- [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   --- [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher) --- [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: --- [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) --- [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) --- [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) --- [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) --- [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) --- [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) --- [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

48 MINS

48:44

01 Jul 2024


#527

Tiago Forte on Building a Second Brain to Free Our Minds

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to revisit an insightful conversation I had with Tiago Forte about his book [Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential.] (https://www.amazon.com/Building-Second-Brain-Organize-Potential-ebook/dp/B09LVVN9L3?crid=1B8EKZFQYILNQ&keywords=tiago+forte+building+a+second+brain&qid=1660574537&sprefix=Tiago,aps,96&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=dc393c6e30bc0840728aeb1cf0009a21&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) Tiago walks us through his groundbreaking framework, PARA—Projects, Areas, Resources, Archives—that aims to revolutionize how we organize information in our digital lives. We'll also explore the CODE methodology—Capture, Organize, Distill, Express—that helps manage and make sense of the influx of ideas and tasks we face daily. Tune in as we draw compelling parallels between digital and physical organization, delve into the art of building a dependable "second brain," and discuss the immense benefits of externalizing our thoughts. This episode promises to offer actionable insights for everyone—from online content creators to everyday knowledge workers—on mastering the chaos of information overload. Plus, get a sneak peek into upcoming topics on enhancing productivity, effective communication, and more. So, grab your notepads as we embark on this journey to cleaner, more efficient digital lives with Tiago Forte! ______________________________________ Connect with Tiago: [Website] (https://fortelabs.com/) [Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Building-Second-Brain-Organize-Potential-ebook/dp/B09LVVN9L3?crid=1B8EKZFQYILNQ&keywords=tiago+forte+building+a+second+brain&qid=1660574537&sprefix=Tiago,aps,96&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=dc393c6e30bc0840728aeb1cf0009a21&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiagoforte?original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F) [Twitter ] (https://x.com/fortelabs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

50 MINS

50:12

24 Jun 2024


#526

The Evolution of AI and Apple Intelligence with Jeff Sieh

I’m thrilled to welcome Jeff Sieh back to the show for an in-depth discussion about the evolution of AI, particularly focusing on Apple’s recent announcements. Jeff and I dive into the historical context of AI, reminiscing about its portrayal in popular culture and significant milestones like IBM’s Deep Blue and Microsoft’s Clippy. We then transition to exploring the exciting developments unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2024, particularly the introduction of Apple Intelligence. This new system promises to revolutionize how we interact with our devices by integrating AI with personal context while maintaining a strong emphasis on privacy. Our conversation highlights the practical implications of Apple Intelligence, such as seamless integration across apps, intelligent task automation, and improved personalization. We share our thoughts about features like the new Siri capabilities, which now offer deeper system integration and better language understanding, making it more conversational and useful. Jeff also discusses how these advancements can enhance creative workflows, such as using AI for video editing and content creation. We wrap up by contemplating the future possibilities of AI in everyday life and how these tools can help us focus more on creative and meaningful work while automating routine tasks. Connect with Jeff: [Podcast] (https://jeffsieh.com) [Jeff's ToolBox] (https://jeffsieh.com/toolbox/) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: --- [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   --- [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   --- [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   --- [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: --- [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) --- [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) --- [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) --- [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) --- [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) --- [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) --- [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) ______________________________________ Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

49 MINS

49:41

17 Jun 2024


#525

Andrew Mason on The Current Pulse of The Productivity Landscape

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m happy to welcome fellow podcaster and host of [The ProGuide Podcast] (https://www.smallpond.productions/podcasts/the-proguide) , Andrew Mason back to the show to discuss current trends and themes within the vast productivity space. Andrew and I discuss how being aware of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can significantly impact our happiness and self-improvement. We explore various factors like chronotype and personality types that contribute to understanding oneself and the importance of seeking feedback from trusted individuals to uncover blind spots. In addition, Andrew and I share some of our struggles with procrastination and self-acceptance, shedding light on how internal conflicts can lead to self-sabotage. Andrew introduces the concept of separating actions from identity to help fulfill aspirational roles through positive behaviors. We also emphasize clearing mental clutter through techniques like "brain dumping" and digital mind mapping to free up mental space before concluding with a discussion on the value of intentional engagement with information and tasks, and the importance of slowing down to process data meaningfully. ______________________________________ Related Episodes: [Andrew’s Previous Appearance Interviewing Erik on the Show] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/andrew-mason-on-experience-changes-and-growth/) ______________________________________ Connect with Andrew: [Podcast] (https://www.smallpond.productions/podcasts/the-proguide) [Twitter] (https://x.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=%2Fandrewjmason) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) ______________________________________ Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

53 MINS

53:58

10 Jun 2024


#524

Tribute to Dan Miller: Memories of His Legacy

In this solo episode, we pay tribute to Dan Miller, the late author of "48 Days to the Work You Love". Dan passed away in January 2024 after a brief battle with cancer. Erik shares personal stories and lessons learned from Dan, emphasizing his profound impact on people through his generosity, approachability, and commitment to lifelong learning. Erik also highlights Dan’s productive habits and daily routines, recounting personal encounters and professional interactions that left a lasting impression on Erik and others. Mentioned in this Episode: --- [Dan Miller Episode of Beyond The To-Do List] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/dan-miller-on-intentional-use-of-time-and-five-year-goals/) --- [Dan's Last Podcast Episode] (https://www.48days.com/dan-miller-legacy/) --- [Easy Wake up Light] (https://amzn.to/3Ko9Jg3) --- [TENS Unit] (https://amzn.to/456HT1r) --- [Mama Says Namaste] (https://www.mamasaysnamaste.com) --- [What Drives You] (https://www.kevinmiller.co/podcast) Connect with Erik: --- [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   --- [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   --- [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: --- [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) --- [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) --- [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) --- [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) --- [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) --- [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) --- [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:05

03 Jun 2024


#523

Memorial Day Mailbag Special

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) we are opening up the mailbag once again to answer [your questions] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/contact/) about productivity, task completion, work preparation, quality time, motivation, and so much more. From managing distractions in a noisy office environment to improving the efficiency of your meetings, I hope this mailbag/Q&A gives listeners practical strategies to help you stay focused and achieve your goals.  ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 May 2024

42 MINS

42:24

27 May 2024


#522

Mara Glatzel on Advocating For Your Needs While Claiming Your Agency

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I was grateful to welcome Mara Glazel to the show for a chat about her new book, [Needy: How to Advocate for Your Needs and Claim Your Sovereignty] (https://www.amazon.com/Needy-Advocate-Needs-Claim-Sovereignty/dp/1683649842?crid=3A146C0K2BOZJ&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.-7TwUaXaV7eSCmsgQ-JGjg.8pzwouPmuXZ-hBIL-s4GjsAyE_djg-CZ56FhNvc97hY&dib_tag=se&keywords=mara+glatzel&qid=1715948660&sprefix=mara+glatzel,aps,114&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=e67fc0a9ab2a2534b3cf61d8d16169f1&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) . In our culture, the word "needy" often carries a negative connotation, suggesting weakness or dependency. But Mara is here to challenge that perception and flip it on its head. She argues that recognizing and embracing our needs is not only essential but can actually make us more productive and fulfilled. In this episode Mara and I discuss the limitations of hustle culture and how our routines and beliefs can sometimes trap us in a cycle of neglecting our own well-being. This insightful conversation sheds light on building a nourishing relationship with oneself, understanding the roots of our needs, and finding creative ways to fulfill them. Tune in to learn how small acts of agency can make big differences in our personal empowerment and hear practical advice on creating a life that's genuinely fulfilling. This is an enlightening discussion that's sure to shift your perspective on self-care and productivity. ______________________________________ Connect with Mara: [Website] (https://maraglatzel.com) [Book] (https://amzn.to/4bkykyt)   [Podcast] (https://maraglatzel.com/needy/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/maraglatzel?igsh=MXAxeTlsODU0Y2t3OQ==) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 May 2024

49 MINS

49:03

21 May 2024


#521

Jorge Arango on Extending Your Mind Through Better Note Taking

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) it was my pleasure to speak with Jorge Arango about his latest book, [Duly Noted: Extend Your Mind Through Connected Notes.] (https://amzn.to/4bPU0lZ) Jorge is an information architect, author, and educator. For almost three decades, he has architected digital experiences and made the complex clear for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to nonprofits. He is the author of "Living in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places" and co-author of "Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond." In addition to his design consulting practice, Jorge hosts "The Informed Life" podcast, writes a blog, and teaches at the California College of the Arts. In this chat, we'll explore how capturing and organizing thoughts extends beyond traditional note-taking into forming a digital "knowledge garden," where ideas can flourish and interconnect. Jorge will delve into the cognitive science behind why notes are not just for memory, but crucial for thinking, emphasizing the role of the environment in processing information. He'll also guide us through various taxonomies for organizing information and discuss practical tools like Obsidian, Notion, and Apple Notes that can help manage our mental landscapes effectively. Get ready to learn about leveraging digital tools for building a lasting knowledge repository, the importance of nurturing our thoughts to foster innovation and clarity, and why developing a system you trust for note-taking can transform the chaos of information overload into a structured haven of insights.  ______________________________________ Connect With Jorge: [Website] (https://jarango.com/) [Book ] (https://amzn.to/4bPU0lZ) [Podcast ] (https://theinformed.life) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarango) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2024

52 MINS

52:42

13 May 2024


#520

Dr. Barry Kudrowitz on How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) it was my pleasure to welcome Dr. Barry Kudrowitz to the show for a chat about his great book, [Sparking Creativity: How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation and Design] (https://www.amazon.com/Sparking-Creativity-Humor-Innovation-Design/dp/1032232153) . Dr. Kudrowitz is a professor of product design and department head in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. There, he founded and directed the product design program from 2011-2021. Barry received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation. He is interested in how creativity is perceived, evaluated, and learned. In addition, Barry has years of experience working with the toy industry and has taught toy design for over a decade. In this episode, we delve into how changing our mindset can transform mundane chores into enjoyable activities, explore why traditional icebreakers often fail, and discuss the vital role of creativity in every aspect of our lives. Barry will share practical examples of how educators and professionals have successfully implemented these concepts to create more engaging environments. Prepare to rethink how you approach work, creativity, and play with insights that blend academic rigor with real-world practicality.  Related Episodes: [Creativity Podcast Playlist ] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6QmMnG49BEvh92oHJiEFwt?si=0ad23f587dfd4d90) [Sparking Creativity: How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation and Design] (https://amzn.to/3JM97R5) ______________________________________ Connect with Barry: [Website] (http://www.wonderbarry.com/) [Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Sparking-Creativity-Humor-Innovation-Design/dp/1032232153) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 May 2024

49 MINS

49:53

06 May 2024


#519

Matt Abrahams on How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to share my conversation with Matt Abrahams. Matt is a passionate, and innovative educator, [podcaster] (https://mattabrahams.com/podcast/) , and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business he has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered Nobel Prize, TED, and World Economic Forum presentations. Matt is also the founder and principal at [TFTS Communications LLC] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maabrahams) , a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills.  In this episode, we'll dive into Matt's six-step methodology to mastering the art of impromptu speaking, which he outlines in his latest book, [Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot.] (https://www.amazon.com/Think-Faster-Talk-Smarter-Successfully/dp/1668010305?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=se&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.AmT3zS3YO7mKZj_E2goWn_bdV30foxlYeg0NwciXygaVz66Qux62rx7YoxvMyXSZwhU9bJp5yGsKMmTgVEEM8uWPdWgUXCMFQ-FH4HMulXPYa4x6QbfrGB4OLq_Xt9kxzydnEcUpZ94_RIGnPa3Y4XifqGDiSMWhrWpDyLntE4RWRVM1PUAnC0gnv4_mEXP3hUQloHsebuze0c66EXtlCeh_LMj4MPQ9MiMUkdxvEtg.2RBtgf6fyOP6-b3XaljRHhpcum5VsBLLlhKS1Tkvu14&qid=1714347064&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=2169303b405610836be4bd85a4bbfd17&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) Whether you're fielding cold calls or engaging in "small talk", Matt's techniques will teach you to manage anxiety, focus on your audience, and see every speaking situation as an opportunity, not a threat. We also explore the importance of structure in your communication, akin to chefs following a recipe, and how to give feedback that resonates and fosters growth. With Matt's unique blend of experience and insights, get ready to learn how you can transform your communication skills, think on your feet, and express your ideas more effectively, all of which can deepen relationships and expand your ideas. [Related Episodes on My New Spotify Playlist:] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QxQaDXiWcv9GnuPjgFwvQ?si=f32d95b60e1b492a) Connect with Matt: [Website] (https://mattabrahams.com/) [Podcast] (https://mattabrahams.com/podcast/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maabrahams) Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

45 MINS

45:18

29 Apr 2024


#518

Michael Easter on How Comfort and Over Abundance are Stifling Our Progress and Productivity

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome Michael Easter for a conversation about a pair of his books, [Scarcity Brain] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/705376/scarcity-brain-by-michael-easter/) , Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough and [The Comfort Crisis] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/634446/the-comfort-crisis-by-michael-easter/) , Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self. Michael is the founder of the 2% with Michael Easter newsletter and the New York Times bestselling author of The Comfort Crisis and Scarcity Brain. an author and a professor at UNLV. He writes and speaks on how humans can leverage modern science and evolutionary wisdom to perform better and live healthier lives. His work has been implemented by professional sports teams, elite military units, Fortune 500 companies, and leading universities. In this episode, we delve into the profound realizations that Michael made about the role of discomfort in our lives, stemming from overcoming his own battle with alcoholism and spending 33 transformative days in the Arctic. We'll discuss how our modern world's technological conveniences and constant search for comfort have led to sedentary lifestyles and excessive digital consumption, which Michael refers to as the "scarcity brain." Hear about the dangers of the scarcity loop driven by the endless cycle of wanting more, and explore with us the practical steps we can take towards building a healthier mindset and lifestyle, and why sometimes the path towards improvement involves leaning into discomfort. Michael will also share insights on his "2%" newsletter and how small, intentional actions can have a significant impact on our lives.  ______________________________________ Connect with Michael: [Website] (https://eastermichael.com/) [Newsletter] (https://www.twopct.com/) [Books ] (https://eastermichael.com/books/) [Clear Space App] (https://www.getclearspace.com/) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

46 MINS

46:26

22 Apr 2024


#517

Karl Hebenstreit on Applying the Enneagram to Your Business and Interoffice Communication

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome Karl Hebenstreit for a chat about his book, [The How and Why: Taking Care of Business with the Enneagram.] (https://amzn.to/3Jk7qKM) Karl is a certified executive coach, leadership and organization development consultant, author, and international speaker. His 25+ year career spans the areas of HR and OD in biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and more. Karl holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University.  Together, we'll explore how the Enneagram provides a deeper, more nuanced look into our psyches compared to other personality frameworks like Myers-Briggs or DISC, and why knowing your Enneagram subtype can revolutionize communication and collaboration within your team. We'll delve into the synergy between your instinctual behaviors and core type, uncover how the Enneagram's focus on motivation helps us navigate workplace dynamics, and highlight the practical benefits of this wisdom for everyday interactions. This is a great episode for anyone eager to learn more about implementing Enneagram principles in their professional lives but are not clear on where to start. Related Episodes: [Ian Morgan Cron on The Enneagram 101] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/ian-morgan-cron-on-the-enneagram-101/) [Ian Morgan Cron on Overcoming the Productivity Hangups of Each Enneagram Type] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/ian-morgan-cron-on-overcoming-the-productivity-hangups-of-each-enneagram-type/) ______________________________________ Connect with Karl: [Website] (https://www.performandfunction.com) [Book] (https://www.amazon.com/How-Why-Taking-Business-Enneagram/dp/B0CHLCBM4B?crid=3K3GFLAAK87DO&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.LN1XDgyEOeupo-ZXLa2OVR0zHT7eT8bWP8E9TsB3NctVQ7U0TZNJNYTTjSWB3105c5TD1OhxQmgu4pi9ow9SOHRSNefw6n93tzH-cyeF7S4.SbKiiqghK3FwLJWd3ek_2Ks2M-H9RgVAUJVb7_jl7EQ&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+how+and+why+taking+care+of+business+with+the+enneagram&qid=1713091549&sprefix=the+how+and+why+enn,aps,116&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=dbb405f82af7fba697a3d77bfdbe3918&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rkarlhebenstreit/) Karl’s [Kids Book on The Enneagram ] (https://www.amazon.com/Nina-Really-Tough-Decision-Decision-Making/dp/B09MDKGHNV/ref=sr_1_2?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.C-q9cNhDCg4dtTgg_J6LnKnit7QNUM6HrTKDHgf1pVm1NOoPTMemtoAKnBjRHV9Z.Ke8tFPUYyV32weaRZkZ5b8lA_zg6fjoUmdAzpWF6pms&dib_tag=se&qid=1713141553&refinements=p_27%3AR.+Karl+Hebenstreit&s=books&sr=1-2&text=R.+Karl+Hebenstreit) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

43 MINS

43:15

15 Apr 2024


#516

Carlos Alvarenga on The Rules of Persuasion and Great Communication

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) it’s my pleasure to welcome Carlos Alvarenga for a chat about his new book, [The Rules of Persuasion: How the World's Greatest Communicators Convince, Inspire, Lead--and, Sometimes, Deceive.] (https://amzn.to/4972xig) Carlos is an independent researcher and author. Before writing full-time, he worked as a management consultant and adjunct professor at the Robert H.Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Carlos holds a B.A. in Humanities and Classical Greek from Hampden-Sydney College and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics at the University of Pennsylvania. In this conversation we delve into the compelling world of persuasion as the art and science that influences every aspect of our lives. Carlos explains how he drew inspiration from Aristotle's foundational work on rhetoric to craft his book. We will unravel the subtleties of persuasion—as the act of shaping beliefs within a community—and how it distinguishes itself from manipulation and coercion. Carlos guides us through his periodic table of persuasion and the vital role language plays in shaping our reality. In addition, we discuss the shifts in teaching persuasion and the emergence of augmented intelligence, and how technology like deep-fakes are testing the limits of authenticity. Carlos also shares personal anecdotes, emphasizing the potency of storytelling, and offers insights into creating messages that resonate deeply with audiences regardless of their background or educational level. ______________________________________ Related Episodes and Links to Content Mentioned In This Episode: [Kevin Costner’s Eulogy For Whitney Houston] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wjh0N1EzPI) [What’s Going On Tops Rolling Stone’s 500 Best Albums of All Time] (https://www.rs500albums.com/50-1/1) [Terri Sjodin on Improving Your Presentation Skills and Public Speaking] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/terri-sjodin-on-improving-your-presentation-skills-and-public-speaking/) [Kasia Wezowski on Open Body Language & Compassionate Communication] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/open-body-language-compassionate-communication/) [Charles Duhigg on the Super Power of Clear Communication at Home and Work] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/charles-duhigg-on-the-super-power-of-clear-communication-at-home-and-work/) ______________________________________ Connect with Carlos: [Website] (https://www.carlosalvarenga.com/) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

48 MINS

48:32

08 Apr 2024


#515

Adrienne Bellehumeur on The Relationship Between Proper Documentation and Productivity

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to speak with Adrienne Bellehumer. Adrienne the founder of [Bellehumeur Co.] (https://www.bellehumeurco.com/) and co-partner of [Risk Oversight] (https://riskoversight.ca/) , based in Calgary, Alberta. Adrienne is also the author of the book, [The 24-Hour Rule and Other Secrets for Smarter Organizations: Including the 6 Steps of Dynamic Documentation] (https://amzn.to/3TWSrMN) . In this episode she is here to shed light on the often overlooked yet crucial practice of documentation and its profound impact on both personal productivity and organizational success. As we dive into the conversation, we'll explore the six dynamic steps of documentation—capturing, structuring, presenting, communicating, storing, and leveraging—and learn why both "little d" everyday habits and "big D" corporate initiatives are essential for our effectiveness. Adrienne will share her insights on the 24-hour rule, a powerful strategy for activating information and maintaining momentum. In addition we'll examine common misconceptions around documentation and discover how it can indeed propel individuals and teams forward rather than being seen as a burden. Get ready to rethink your meetings, create buffer times for processing information, and find out how to align your note-taking with your attention span, enhancing focus and productivity. Plus, you'll learn about the collaborative magic of real-time, communal editing, and the art of iterative processes in documentation. ______________________________________ Connect with Adrienne: [Website ] (https://www.bellehumeurco.com) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriennebellehumeur/) [Risk Oversight] (http://riskoversight.ca)   ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

43 MINS

43:54

01 Apr 2024


#514

Jeff Sieh on the Rapidly Evolving World of AI Tools

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to conclude a series of conversations I’ve been having with my friend Jeff Sieh. Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the [Social Media News Live show and podcast] (https://socialmedianewslive.com/) and is also “Head Beard” at [Manly Pinterest Tips.] (https://manlypinteresttips.com/)  Jeff has worked with and produced a wide range of content for various companies, including Guy Kawasaki, Kim Garst, Social Media Examiner, and Tailwind. In our previous discussions Jeff and I addressed [tools for harnessing your creativity] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/jeff-sieh-on-tools-and-techniques-for-harnessing-your-creativity-at-work-and-beyond/) , and [tips for repurposing audio and video content] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/jeff-sieh-on-repurposing-your-audio-video-content-to-reach-a-larger-audience/) to reach a larger audience. This week we are diving into the fascinating and rapidly evolving world of AI tools. We'll be exploring the ethical implications and impact of AI on creativity, touching on its integration into business and content creation. Jeff shares his insights on using AI tools such as Descript, and Midjourney in his business and recommends other specific tools for various tasks. In addition we discuss the intertwining of AI and art, the potential impact of AI on industries such as podcasting and live video content, and the moral considerations necessary when using AI. We'll also share our experiences with AI tools in content creation and storytelling. Get ready to explore this ever-evolving landscape of AI and its impact on creativity in today's world.  ______________________________________ Connect with Jeff: [Links ] (http://linqapp.com/jeffsieh) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Social Media News Live] (https://socialmedianewslive.com/) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/beyondthetodolist/) [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

38 MINS

38:11

25 Mar 2024


#513

Francesco D’alessio on Finding the Right Productivity Tools for You

This week I’m excited to welcome Francesco D’alessio for a really insightful chat about finding the right productivity tools and apps to meet your unique needs. Francesco is the founder of [Keep Productive] (https://www.youtube.com/c/keepproductive) and co-founder of [Tool Finder] (https://toolfinder.co/) , the world's best place to discover and learn more about productivity tools. Both Keep Productive and Tool Finder aim to make productivity software easier to understand. There is a tool for everything so they create videos and courses to help you match to the perfect productivity tools for you. Tool Finder’s resources are designed to make productivity software easy to grasp and go deeper if you want to. Built on an independent philosophy around reviews and matching people with the perfect tool, Tool Finder is a growing directory, network, and source of knowledge on the ideal productivity software to pick and adopt for your work, family life, or personal time management. Their 120,000+ readers a month gain insight into what apps are best for them, and what features matter and gain real insight into whether the tool is right for them. Tool Finder has reviewed over 750+ productivity apps and constantly updates its database.  In this episode Francesco provides his unique three-part framework on selecting and sticking with productivity apps, emphasizing the importance of research, trial, and optimization. We also discuss the risks of the "shiny object syndrome" and the future of AI's role in productivity tools – a conversation that promises to give you a glimpse into the future of task management. In addition we touch on the importance of 'rules over tools'—a philosophy that prioritizes frameworks and strategies over the apps themselves. This is a vital episode for anyone looking for professional insights on what makes a great productivity tool and where the future of productivity is going. Connect with Francesco: [Website] (https://toolfinder.co/) [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/c/keepproductive) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/FrancescoD_Ales?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

49 MINS

49:06

18 Mar 2024


#512

Terri Sjodin on Improving Your Presentation Skills and Public Speaking

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome Terri Sjodin for a great conversation about her new book, [Presentation Ready: Improve Your Sales Presentation Outcomes and Avoid the Twelve Most Common Mistakes.] (https://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Ready-Improve-Outcomes-Mistakes/dp/1266021612?crid=14P0BWOHJ9ZDX&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.roUns2X_Acvdo7fKcM-adXjclvgGEWcaKN7lMKaMqoGKLdBbpyjc3RpgMXe4tFFDeHU6hnvU1q-PUoOcmLokQWtLfMQ2GImwmvecaVpjLTITFKPU3F-rBq5mgpi5QzyFbX4-IKDWlVDzo0Qgllbm0f0FEC64VhJyf9Kkk739vAMvUhRaEUzhCJwGwgMysUxx3uQqzuvOlkaW3HluqljH2Uxj4rrLSP760WIRxG4Ujac.E1jsOra7kpllK-Sd_xo-207zaZEcfL5v7PpCqZlfzEI&dib_tag=se&keywords=terri+sjodin&qid=1710085413&sprefix=terri+sjodin,aps,122&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=41b5a4ff1d61ddde5b5219fcaaa7ec4e&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) Terri is the Principal and Founder of [Sjodin Communications] (https://www.sjodincommunications.com/) , a public speaking, sales training and consulting firm based in Newport Beach, CA. In addition to her latest book, she is the author of the book, [Small Message, Big Impact] (https://www.amazon.com/Small-Message-Big-Impact-Elevator/dp/1591845483) , which hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists. For over 20 years Terri has served as a speaker and consultant to an impressive list of corporations, associations, academic conferences, CEO's and Members of the U.S. Congress. She is a high-content speaker and her style is fresh, sassy and practical. Terri is considered one of the most sought-after sales, communications and speaking consultants in the country. In this episode, we'll unpack the power of preparation in seizing unexpected opportunities and the underestimated influence of body language. Terri shares her insider knowledge on why public speaking should be embraced as a gateway to new horizons, drawing from her rich personal experiences in speech and debate. We discuss the transforming capacity of verbal communication training and how improving presentation skills can dramatically increase professional competency. In addition Terri advises how to lead conversations with potential clients towards a smooth commitment and how to handle responses that aren't outright rejections. Facing the challenge of last-minute presentations, we'll explore Terri's approach to structure, creativity, and credibility. So join us as we delve into techniques to keep your audience captivated and your presentations impactful. Connect with Terri: [Website] (https://www.sjodincommunications.com/)   [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrisjodin/)   _____________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher) [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher) [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [ checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

42 MINS

42:03

11 Mar 2024


#511

Erik Fisher and Todd Bushong on The State of Television Streaming, Regulating Your Media Diet, and R...

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome my friend and the producer of the podcast Todd Bushong back to the show for a laid back chat about the state of television streaming, regulating our media diet, and recapturing some of the communal magic of movies and television. With the Oscars airing this Sunday it got me thinking about how incredibly different media consumption is in the age of streaming and I wanted to talk with Todd about that topic as well as offer up some tips and tricks for maximizing your dollar during the current streaming wars. In the episode we delve into the complexities and even stress caused by the modern streaming landscape. We discuss some of the anxiety that I’ve been experiencing about missing out on many of the Oscar nominated films this year and why that anxiety might be more common than I thought. Todd and I explore the concept of media anxiety, which stems from the overwhelming number of choices available on streaming platforms and the social pressure to keep up with popular shows and films, especially during awards season. In addition we examine the consequences of a fragmented media culture and consider how podcasts have stepped in to fill the void of communal discussion about media. Throughout the episode, we hope to offer practical advice on managing streaming services and consumption, aiming to reduce decision fatigue while maximizing your down time. Some tips include using physical media, being intentional about what to watch, and creating a shared viewing experience with others. We discuss personalizing streaming services to suit your preferences, such as using accessibility features on Apple TV, how to incorporate media into your routine in a controlled manner, and how a healthy media diet is similar to healthy meal planning.  ________________________________________ Related Episodes: [Nick Gray on Building Big Relationships with Small Parties or Gatherings] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/nick-gray/) [Kendra Adachi on Prioritizing the Things That Matter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/kendra-adachi-on-prioritizing-the-things-that-matter/) [Ryan McRae on Hygge, Pacing and Rest] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/ryan-mcrae-on-hygge-pacing-and-rest/) _________________________________________ Connect with Erik: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher) [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher) [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) _________________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

47 MINS

47:21

04 Mar 2024


#510

Jeff Sieh on Repurposing Your Audio & Video Content to Reach a Larger Audience

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome my friend [Jeff Sieh] (https://jeffsieh.com/) back to the show to continue a chat we recently had surrounding creativity, repurposing, and how AI and technology can help us reach our goals. [In the previous portion of this conversation] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/jeff-sieh-on-tools-and-techniques-for-harnessing-your-creativity-at-work-and-beyond/) Jeff and I discussed creativity in the context of building your business. This week we pivot to the art of repurposing, remixing, and repackaging your audio, video, or creative content to reach larger untapped audiences or markets.  Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the [Social Media News Live show and podcast] (https://socialmedianewslive.com/) and is also “Head Beard” at [Manly Pinterest Tips.] (https://manlypinteresttips.com/)  Jeff has worked with and produced a wide range of content for various companies, including Guy Kawasaki, Kim Garst, Social Media Examiner, and Tailwind. In this chat Jeff shares his expertise on repurposing pillar content for different platforms and formats, offering valuable insights into leveraging technology and tools to maximize content reach. From the Amazon Influencer program to the importance of repurposing live content, Jeff and I explore strategies to extend content lifespan and engage diverse audiences. We also discuss the significance of catering to different audience preferences and utilizing tools such as Descript for text-based editing and content analysis. Don't miss out on Jeff’s valuable insights into expanding your reach and growing your brand.  _____________________________________ Connect with Jeff: [Links ] (http://linqapp.com/jeffsieh) [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Social Media News Live] (https://socialmedianewslive.com/) _____________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   _____________________________________ This podcast is powered by: [Descript] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript)   [Podpage] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/podpage)   [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

36 MINS

36:43

26 Feb 2024


#509

Charles Duhigg on the Super Power of Clear Communication at Home and Work

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) it's my privilege to welcome Charles Duhigg to the show for a fascinating and engaging conversion about his brand new book, [Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection] (https://www.amazon.com/Supercommunicators-Unlock-Secret-Language-Connection/dp/0593243919?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1708276987&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=af1c1904a40a472c93179e899b9a0a77&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) . Charles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of two previous books, [“The Power of Habit”] (https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/081298160X/ref=asc_df_081298160X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312095945984&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3846551952147464330&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016385&hvtargid=pla-396828635161&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60223809257&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312095945984&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3846551952147464330&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016385&hvtargid=pla-396828635161&gclid=CjwKCAiAlcyuBhBnEiwAOGZ2S2lPOFdzJ7dF5F9_CTyzMKn3vZGzzIoOJOXU85Irc-JCxep4oNQ4ZBoCNL4QAvD_BwE) and [“Smarter Faster Better.”] (https://www.amazon.com/Smarter-Faster-Better-Transformative-Productivity/dp/0812983599/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.CJa8WQQn2qCziXhIUjXXVWI_R3Z_4BgClkxUO8iKaPPCQqTdkgn6Qw3dt5OVytEABeZD3JdXfXHNN_XdDACKPmjEcxWdUBmCk1tt8CgpIISU97YB8ysjNpoaEmya2WsZdz95Gcqxu97IlYjnPjumQGdDW3eKiHpNIM3OTczh7PNhZrbk_LY0f2Fw9aIYgnZm2VD8vOnmDAMDMAoziQEaYDk02W_mT4B_nB8Ucw0YpmE.r-h6t0zDKmkg3fAQRelacJsdR5pHyRhs2wqBraU23v4&dib_tag=se&hvadid=598613445264&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1017190&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=16491370736132284942&hvtargid=kwd-142098111662&hydadcr=21937_13365984&keywords=smarter+faster+better+charles+duhigg&qid=1708390058&sr=8-1) Charles has been featured on “This American Life,” NPR, “The Colbert Report,” PBS’s “NewsHour,” and “Frontline.”Duhigg, who previously wrote for the New York Times, was part of the team there that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for “The iEconomy,” a series that examined the global economy through the lens of Apple. In this conversation, Charles shares the power of clear communication, the significance of aligning conversations to better connect, and how the simple act of writing down meeting goals can lead to impactful communication. We explore not just the different types of conversations – practical, emotional, and social – but also the importance of asking deep questions that invite people to reveal their values and beliefs. Whether you're looking to enhance your personal relationships, foster a collaborative team environment, or simply want to become a more effective communicator in a world crowded with communication channels, this episode will help guide you towards more meaningful connections. ________________________________________ Related Episodes & Fun Intro Link: [Charles Duhigg on Peak Productivity and Becoming Smarter, Faster and Better] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/charles-duhigg-on-peak-productivity-and-becoming-smarter-faster-and-better/) [“Darmok” - Star Trek: The Next Generation] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darmok) Connect with Charles: [Website] (https://www.charlesduhigg.com/) [Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Supercommunicators-Unlock-Secret-Language-Connection/dp/0593243919?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1708276987&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=af1c1904a40a472c93179e899b9a0a77&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/cduhigg?lang=en) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesduhigg) Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   This Podcast Is Powered By: [Descript 101] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/descript101) [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) [Ecamm] (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=erik97) [Podpage] (https://www.podpage.com/?via=erik-fisher) [Rodecaster Pro] (https://amzn.to/3SGEEbr) [Top Productivity Books List] (https://www.amazon.com/shop/beyondtheto-dolist) Make sure to support the show by [checking out the sponsors] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/sponsors/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

49 MINS

49:25

20 Feb 2024


#508

Dr. Charan Ranganath on the Myths Surrounding Our Memory and the Power of Remembering Better, Not Mo...

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) it’s my privilege to welcome Dr. Charan Ranganath to the show for a fascinating discussion about his new book, [Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters.] (https://amzn.to/3SSb4RA) Charan is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and director of the [Dynamic Memory Lab at the University of California at Davis.] (https://dml.ucdavis.edu/) For over 25 years, he has studied the mechanisms in the brain that allow us to remember past events, using brain imaging techniques, computational modeling and studies of patients with memory disorders. In this episode we uncover the malleability of memory and discuss practical strategies for not just remembering more, but remembering better. Charan guides listeners through the science of memory preservation and the critical role of sleep in processing and retaining our experiences, and more importantly turning the memories of those experiences into Charan also discusses the brain's dopaminergic pathways and how intentional distractions can hamper our performance.  In addition, we touch upon how lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and stress can affect our cognitive abilities and explore the concept of error-driven learning—why struggling to recall might actually be good for us. So join us as Charan challenges cultural myths about brain usage and busts the notions of effective multitasking and magic techniques for developing a perfect memory. ________________________________________ Related Episodes: [Jonathan Levi on Learning, Speed Reading and Memory Palaces] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/jonathan-levi-on-learning-speed-reading-and-memory-palaces/) [Gretchen Rubin on Discovering How To Live Life In Five Senses] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/revisiting-my-conversation-with-gretchen-rubin-on-discovering-how-to-live-life-in-five-senses/) ________________________________________ Connect with Dr. Charan: [Website] (https://charanranganath.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thememorydoc/) [Book] (https://amzn.to/3SSb4RA) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/charan-ranganath-1a1aa41bb) ________________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher) and [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) ________________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

50 MINS

50:12

12 Feb 2024


#507

Richard Medcalf on Boosting Your Productivity by Making Time for Better Strategy

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) it was my pleasure to welcome Richard Medcalf to the show for a discussion about his book, [Making Time for Strategy: How to Be Less Busy and More Successful.] (https://amzn.to/4boE4Y7) Richard describes himself as "what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender". He is the founder of [Xquadrant] (https://xquadrant.com/) , which helps elite leaders reinvent their 'success formula' and multiply their impact. His personal clients include CEOs of billion-dollar corporations, successful serial entrepreneurs, and the founders of tech 'unicorns'.  Richard has advised the C-Suite for over 25 years. After a Masters at Oxford University, where he came top in his year, he joined a premier strategy consultancy and later became the youngest-ever Partner. He then spent 11 years at tech giant Cisco in an elite team reporting to the CEO. In this episode, we uncover the power of strategic leadership, time allocation, and the impact of energizing activities on productivity. Richard shares real client success stories and practical tactics to move beyond mere task management and into deep strategic thinking. In addition, Richard and I explore the pitfalls of being overwhelmed by daily tasks, the transformative power of taking time for rest and reflection, and the shift from task orientation to strategic planning. Richard offers listeners practical insights and actionable tactics to guide you towards more effective time management and lasting success. ________________________________________ Connect with Richard: [Website] (https://xquadrant.com/) [Book] (https://amzn.to/4boE4Y7) [Free Assessment & Resources] (https://xquadrant.com/go/bonus-resources/?event=Beyond+The+To-do+List&host=Erik) [LinkedIn] (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/richardmedcalf) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=%2Frmedcalf) ________________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher) and [Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@erikjfisher) ________________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

44 MINS

44:00

05 Feb 2024


#506

Jeff Sieh on Tools and Techniques for Harnessing Your Creativity at Work and Beyond

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome my friend Jeff Sieh back to the show for a great chat about harnessing our creative potential while fostering creative gifts for your business. Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the [Social Media News Live show and podcast] (https://socialmedianewslive.com/) and is also “Head Beard” at [Manly Pinterest Tips.] (https://manlypinteresttips.com/)  Jeff has worked with and produced a wide range of content for various companies, including Guy Kawasaki, Kim Garst, Social Media Examiner, and Tailwind. In this conversation Jeff shares his insights on defining creativity in the context of business building and creation. He emphasizes the importance of fostering curiosity, cultivating diverse inputs, while also seeking input from others to inspire creativity. Jeff also shares his system for capturing and organizing ideas, using tools like Tiago Forte's Building a Second Brain and the PARA system. To help you stay focused and centered, we also discuss creative rituals, including journaling and using tools like the Pomodoro technique. In addition we delve into the benefits of napping for creativity and productivity, and share tips for effective napping routines. From the significance of humor and laughter in enhancing creativity and productivity to the importance of seeking creative stimulus from various sources, this episode is packed with actionable advice to ignite your creative spark. So, whether you're feeling stuck with ideas or overwhelmed by the multitude of them, Jeff’s insights on trying and failing often, moving quickly with ideas that gain traction, and changing environments to spark creativity will help you break through those barriers. ____________________________________ Creatives and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: [Jeff Goins - Real Artists Don't Starve] (https://amzn.to/420JwMR)   [Creativity Inc] (https://amzn.to/3HpOQQ9)   [Duncan Wardle] (https://duncanwardle.com/)   [Julia Cameron ] (https://juliacameronlive.com/) [Artist's Dates] (https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/artists-dates/) [Morning Pages] (https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/)   [Tiago Forte - Building A Second Brain ] (https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/foundation) [Arriana Huffington - The Sleep Revolution] (https://amzn.to/4b21lz2)   [Brain.fm] (http://beyondthetodolist.com/brainfm)   ____________________________________ Connect with Jeff: [Website] (https://jeffsieh.com/) [Social Media News Live] (https://socialmedianewslive.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/jeffsieh/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/jeffsieh) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffsieh) _____________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   _____________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

38 MINS

38:21

29 Jan 2024


#505

Todd Henry on Forming the Habit of Bravery and Developing Courageous Leadership

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome [Todd Henry] (https://www.toddhenry.com/) back to the show for a really encouraging and informative conversation about his new book, [The Brave Habit: A Guide To Courageous Leadership.] (https://amzn.to/4b2lftP) Todd has been a guest on the show many times lending his wisdom and insights on everything from creativity to motivation.  Todd is the founder of [Accidental Creative] (https://accidentalcreative.com/) , a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of six other books (The [Accidental Creative] (https://amzn.to/3tTEQvE) , [Die Empty,] (https://amzn.to/3HtSHf2) [Louder Than Words,] (https://amzn.to/3vNhcS8) [Herding Tigers,] (https://amzn.to/4b8zgGv) [The Motivation Code,] (https://amzn.to/3HtSRmE) and [Daily Creative] (https://amzn.to/3OasKFc) ), which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. In this episode Todd breaks down the unique distinctions between bravery and heroism, the importance of claiming agency, and the application of the brave habit to daily work and team dynamics. Todd also shares personal insights, including his journey in redefining his 18-year-old business, and highlighting the need for an optimistic vision in uncertain times. We discuss how to cultivate bravery as a daily habit and the process of leading yourself and others boldly into the future.  Connect with Todd: [Website] (https://www.toddhenry.com/) [Todd’s New Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Brave-Habit-Guide-Courageous-Leadership-ebook/dp/B0CL1CMVKN?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=o8u23&content-id=amzn1.sym.35cab78c-35e3-4fc1-aab0-27eaa6c86063:amzn1.symc.e5c80209-769f-4ade-a325-2eaec14b8e0e&pf_rd_p=35cab78c-35e3-4fc1-aab0-27eaa6c86063&pf_rd_r=EPNAA40Y72JY43B59006&pd_rd_wg=6Xuyc&pd_rd_r=7c9b7828-30c5-49c6-aed8-4e0bb774fbe9&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=f167a54f6115c1c1681c14c9136ab391&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/toddhenry/?hl=en) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddhenry1) ______________________________________ [Todd’s Episode on The Daily Practice of Creativity] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/todd-henry-on-the-daily-practice-of-creativity/) ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   _______________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

52 MINS

52:23

22 Jan 2024


#504

Dave Delaney on Living and Thriving with Adult ADHD

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome [Dave Delaney] (https://www.davedelaney.me/) back to the show for a great conversation about sobriety, living and thriving with ADHD, and helping others to equip themselves with the tools they need to excel. Dave is a recognized leader, consultant and keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. His book, [New Business Networking] (https://amzn.to/3iB4iu4) and his Newsletter [The Nice Maker] (https://www.davedelaney.me/nice-maker) are invaluable tools for marketers and anyone working in the social media space.  In this episode Dave openly shares his personal experiences and challenges related to his recent ADHD diagnosis at the age of 50, shedding light on the complexities of acknowledging and understanding the impact of the condition as an adult. The conversation revolves around Dave's journey of realization, coping mechanisms, and the potential comorbidities associated with ADHD. Erik also adds his perspective, having been diagnosed with ADHD in 2005, and discusses the difficulties of accepting the diagnosis as an adult. In addition Dave and Erik delve into the unique challenges faced by individuals with ADHD, including the oft-overlooked aspects of this condition. From the various manifestations of ADHD to the journey of understanding the diagnosis, Erik and Dave share personal experiences and professional insights relating to ADHD. Join us as we explore strategies for coping with overwhelming factors of the condition, the significance of seeking professional help and treatment, and the importance of education and community in navigating life with ADHD. Connect with Dave: [Website] (https://www.davedelaney.me/) [Wise Squirrels ] (https://wisesquirrels.com) [Book] (https://amzn.to/3iB4iu4) [Newsletter ] (https://www.davedelaney.me/nice-maker) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davedelaney/) _______________________________________________ Additional Resources: [Wise Squirrel’s ADHD Assessment] (https://wisesquirrels.com/adhd-assessment) [Dave’s Beyond The To Do List Appearance on Networking] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/dave-delaney-on-technology-and-focus-relationships-and-networking/) [Dr. Russel Barkley] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0tLWu7ljYVFPiZQfHjTMsA) [Tamara Rosier] (https://www.tamararosier.com/) ______________________________________________ Connect with Erik: [Sign Up For Our Newsletter] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ______________________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

55 MINS

55:07

15 Jan 2024


#503

Mailbag Special on Self Awareness, Sleep and Early Rising, Better Communication with Co-Workers and ...

[This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m excited to welcome the show’s producer and editor Todd Bushong for our first ever mailbag episode. I put the call out for questions you the listeners might have about productivity, workflow, or anything Beyond The To-Do List related and you responded. So in this special episode I’m happy to get the chance to dive into your questions and address some of your inquiries about everything from my go-to Ai productivity tool, getting better sleep, knowing when to delegate tasks and so much more.  This was a really fun episode for both Todd and I to get the chance to hear from you the listeners about what has been on your mind concerning your productivity and work life. We plan on continuing to feature more mailbags in the near future so if you have any questions you would like to ask simply go to [beyondthetodolist.com/contact ] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/contact/) to submit your questions for a future mailbag episode! Tools and Prior Episodes Mentioned In the Mailbag: [Castmagic] (https://get.castmagic.io/erikjfisher) Castmagic is an AI tool designed to transform audio content into ready-to-use assets. This innovative and powerful tool AI tool is for long-form audio and video content and podcasts. By simply uploading an MP3 file, users can obtain transcripts, notes, summaries, highlights, quotes, social media posts and much more. Great for anyone creating or working with creating materials.  [Pub Crawl Episode] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/todd-bushong-on-remote-working-and-the-productivity-pub-crawl/) [Nir Eyal - Indestractible] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/nir-eyal-on-overcoming-internal-and-external-distractions/) [Michael Brues - Chronotype] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/michael-brues-on-the-power-of-chronotypes-and-sleep/) Connect with Erik: [Submit Your Question for the Mailbag Episode] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/contact/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ________________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

55 MINS

55:57

08 Jan 2024


#502

Revisiting My Conversation with Carlos Whittaker on Sharing Life Beyond Our Differences

To ring in 2024 I’m excited to revisit an incredibly encouraging and human conversation I had with Carlos Whittaker earlier in 2023. More often than not “productivity minded” people can place too much emphasis on the weeks leading up to and the first few weeks of the New Year. I wanted to reverse that trend and focus on a conversation that reminds us of the importance of human connections and deep relationships in creating a life of contentment and true fulfillment. In this conversation Carlos and I talk about his latest book, [How to Human: Three Ways to Share Life Beyond What Distracts, Divides, and Disconnects Us.] (https://amzn.to/3Z0WFT9) Carlos is an author, podcaster, and global speaker who I’ve had the privilege of learning from in live settings and through his podcast [Human Hope with Carlos Whittaker.] (https://www.carloswhittaker.com/podcast)   In How to Human, Carlos offers a fresh vision for becoming the best versions of ourselves. We can refuse to let disagreements define us. We can say no to becoming upset, rage-filled humans and say yes to fuller, happier lives. It begins as we make the shift from “me” to “we” to “everybody” in a three-part journey to be human, see fellow humans, and free those around us. This conversation was a real inspiration for me as Carlos and I unpacked the themes and messages of his book. Carlos reminds listeners that it's more powerful to not stand on issues, but to walk with people. That journey of discovering the true value of relationships and the beauty and hope that bind us together rather than focusing on the polarizing divisions is a message I'm so excited for listeners to explore further in this episode. Connect With Carlos: [Website] (https://www.carloswhittaker.com) [Podcast] (https://www.carloswhittaker.com/podcast) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/loswhit/) Connect with Erik: [Submit Your Question for the Mailbag Episode] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/contact/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ________________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:57

01 Jan 2024


#501

Revisiting My Conversation with Gretchen Rubin on Discovering How To Live Life In Five Senses

As we wrap up 2023 I wanted to revisit a few conversations over the next two weeks that impacted me most this past year. [This week] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/) I’m delighted to revisit a really powerful talk with author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin. The Holiday and New Years season can bring with it a good deal of stress and anxiety and this conversation reminds us of the importance of stepping outside our everyday anxieties by truly connecting with nature, our bodies, and the world around us. In this chat we unpack many of the principles contained within her book, Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World.  In [LIFE IN FIVE SENSES] (https://amzn.to/418l5LJ) Gretchen’s revelatory journey of self-experimentation, she explores the mysteries and joys of the five senses as a path to a happier, more mindful life. Drawing on cutting-edge science, philosophy, literature, and her own efforts to practice what she learns, she investigates the profound power of tuning into the physical world. From the simple pleasures of appreciating the magic of ketchup and adding favorite songs to a playlist, to more adventurous efforts like creating a daily ritual of visiting the Met and trying ayahuasca, Rubin shows us how to experience each day with depth, delight, and connection. In the rush of daily life, she finds, our five senses offer us an immediate, sustainable way to cheer up, calm down, and engage the world around us—as well as a way to glimpse the soul and touch the transcendent.  [Gretchen Rubin] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) is one of today’s most influential observers of happiness and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm; The Four Tendencies; Better Than Before; and The Happiness Project. Her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She hosts the top-ranking, award-winning podcast “ [Happier with Gretchen Rubin] (https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/) ,” where she explores practical solutions for living a happier life. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. [Check Out Gretchen’s Previous Episode ] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/gretchen-rubin-on-expectations-habits-and-happiness-1/) Connect with Gretchen: [Website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) [Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Life-Five-Senses-Exploring-World/dp/0593442741?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1680895482&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=erikjfisher-20&linkId=d5be0c495e3523724c86171b78394d67&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) [Podcast] (https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenrubin) Connect with Erik: [Submit Your Question for the Mailbag Episode] (https://www.beyondthetodolist.com/contact/) [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher)   [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/erikjfisher)   [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/erikjfisher)   [Instagram] (http://instagram.com/erikjfisher)   ________________________________________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

59 MINS

59:58

25 Dec 2023