Beyond the To Do List | Personal Productivity Perspectives

Beyond the To Do List | Personal Productivity Perspectives
Secrets from productive people
Impact: Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact – BTTDL200
Nov 13 • 45 min
Ray Edwards is an author, speaker, copywriter, and fellow-podcaster on his successful podcast ‘The Ray Edwards Show’. Ray has many creative insights in entrepreneurship and productivity. Ray has been on the show once before. In this episode, Erik and Ray…
Opportunities: Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes – BTDL199
Nov 6 • 51 min
Frank Ford has had a successful career in the entertainment industry for the last 25 years and is one of the founding members and owner of Four Day Weekend, a comedy institution in Texas. He has also studied at the renowned Second City Conservatory in…
Technology: Erik Fisher on overcoming Smartphone Addiction – BTTDL198
Oct 30 • 25 min
Erik Fisher talks about the symptoms and ways to overcome Smartphone addiction. Mentioned in this episode: * Formstack * Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section’ * Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and…
Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big Leap – BTTDL197
Oct 23 • 48 min
Jeff Sieh is the host of the Many Pinterest Tips podcast where he is always adding testosterone, one pin at a time. In this episode, Erik and Jeff talk about the book The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, Einstein Time and The Zone of Genius. Jeff has been on…
Attention: Eric Tivers on Focus, Capture and Attention – BTTDL196
Oct 15 • 49 min
Eric Tivers has the unique perspective of being both a clinician who specializes in ADHD and an adult who has it. Eric is the host and producer of the ADHD Rewired Podcast. As a psychotherapist and coach in private practice, Eric talks openly about his…
Sabbath: Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate – BTTDL195
Oct 9 • 38 min
Marilyn Paul is an explorer of time management and well-being. She helps people find their path to balancing the inner, intuitive spaciousness of oasis time with the pleasures and efficacy of getting the right things done. Her new book ‘An Oasis in Time’…
Action: Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action – BTTDL194
Oct 2 • 44 min
Gregg Krech is an author, poet, and one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America. His work has been featured in THE SUN magazine, Tricycle, SELF, Utne Reader, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan and Experience Life. Krech and his wife…
Simplicity: Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines – BTTDL193
Sep 26 • 47 min
Brooke McAlary of The Slow Home Podcast talks about creating Rhythms, Rituals and Routines to slow down and have more simplicity in your life. Her new book is Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life. Brooke has previous been on the show…
Choices: Peter Shankman on Decision Fatigue, Boundaries and ADHD – BTTDL192
Sep 19 • 32 min
Peter Shankman is an American entrepreneur and author. He is best known for founding HARO (Help A Reporter Out). His new book is Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain. In this episode…
Focus: Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus – BTTDL191
Sep 12 • 55 min
Michael Hyatt is a virtual mentor who helps overwhelmed, high achievers get the clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life. Michael has been on the show four previous times. In this conversation, Erik and Michael discuss…
Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190
Sep 12 • 51 min
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, Better Than Before and Happiness at Home talks about setting and meeting inner and outer expectations and creating good habits to have greater happiness.
Balance: Jeff Goins on the Balance Between Creating Your Art and Building Your Business – BTTDL189
Sep 5 • 59 min
Jeff Goins tells the story of how after years of creating his art and building his business, he had to decide which race was the right one to run.
Traveling: Erik Fisher on being productive before, during and after traveling – BTTDL188
Aug 29 • 25 min
In this episode, Erik walks through things to consider in order to maintain or boost your productivity for the time before during and after a trip.
Overlap: Sean McCabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention – BTTDL187
Aug 28 • 48 min
Sean McCabe talks about how to choose the right passions to follow, making strategic career transitions, making more time to work on side projects and getting family on board with your ideas.
Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on The Enneagram, Motivations and Actions – BTTDL186
Aug 22 • 40 min
Ian Morgan Cron talks about the Enneagram, self-awareness, and the connection between motivations and actions.
Bravery: Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work – BTTDL185
Aug 15 • 47 min
Adam Kirk Smith unpacks some of the greatest fears that hold us back from doing the best work we can do, and his 5 step bravery process the can be used repeatedly to break through and past our fears and into action.
Impact: Erik Fisher on Planning, Acting and Reviewing – BTTDL184
Aug 8 • 20 min
Erik answers a listener question and talks about planning out goals according to the 12 Week Year plan, following through on those goals with discipline and the help of accountability and doing a daily and weekly review to stay on track.
Goals: Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals – BTTDL183
Jul 31 • 41 min
NY Times Bestselling Author Jon Acuff talks about his new book Finish, fighting perfectionism, and completing goals.
Accountability: Carey and Demir Gjokaj on Discipline, Habits and Accountability – BTTDL182
Jul 25 • 53 min
Carey and Demir Gjokaj of Lifehack Bootcamp talk about discipline, habits and accountability.
Rest: Erik Fisher on the Necessity of Breaks and Recharging – BTTDL181
Jul 18 • 25 min
Erik Fisher talks about the concept of taking a Sabbath, rhythms, routines, breaks and recharging.
Optimizing: Noah Kagan on testing, optimizing and perspective – BTTDL180
Jul 11 • 51 min
Noah Kagan of AppSumo talks about stepping back from your work to gain new perspective, test your routines, testing things out for a week and much more.
Artistry: Jeff Goins on Thriving in Your Work and Collaborating With Others – BTTDL179
Jun 30 • 44 min
Jeff Goins talks about how to thrive in your art and work by collaborating with others and using inspiration.
Productivity Retreat: Ryan McRae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat – BTTDL178
Jun 19 • 34 min
Ryan McRae of The ADHD Nerd shares how to take a successful three day productivity retreat.
Workspaces: Daniel J. Lewis on Designing a Workplace of Focus – BTTDL177
Jun 12 • 40 min
Daniel J. Lewis of the Podcast network talks about designing a workplace of focus outside the home.
Focus and Energy: Erik Fisher on Recalibrating Morning and Evening Routines – BTTDL176
Jun 4 • 22 min
Erik Fisher talks about recalibrating morning and evening routines and technology boundaries in order to create deep work sessions.
Rest: Crystal Paine on hitting pause to evaluate the right activities – BTTDL175
May 23 • 36 min
Crystal Paine of MoneySavingMom shares her story of her year of rest, why she needed it, and quitting coffee!
Intentionality: Allison Schaaf on Batch Processing, Decision Fatigue and Efficiency – BTTDL174
May 16 • 34 min
Allison Schaaf of Prep Dish talks about the productivity benefits of being intentional, using batch processing, eliminating decision fatigue and increasing efficiency.
Discipline: Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline – BTTDL173
May 9 • 52 min
Rob Hatch of Owner Media talks about the meaning of Ownership, building discipline and creating systems.
Mentoring: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on being mentored and mentoring others – BTTDL172
May 2 • 39 min
Claire Diaz-Ortiz talks about the power of mentoring, being mentored, mentoring others and creating optimal mentoring relationships.
Focus: Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media – BTTDL171
Apr 25 • 35 min
Leslie Samuel of Become A Blogger talks about intentional use of social media, and getting deep work done in a distracting world of technology.
Technology: Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology – BTTDL170
Apr 19 • 38 min
Amy Blankson, Author of ‘The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era’ talks about attention and intention while using technology.
Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169
Apr 12 • 54 min
Cal Newport, author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You, and Deep Work talks about identifying distractions, honing the skill of focus through deep work.
Work Spaces: Cesar Abeid and Dustin Hartzler on Balancing Home, Family and Work – BTTDL168
Mar 31 • 52 min
Cesar Abeid is a Project Management Professional, author of Project Management for You, professional speaker, business coach and consultant, and entrepreneur. He is also a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. This is Cesar’s 2nd appearance on the podcast….
Family: Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family – BTTDL167
Mar 21 • 39 min
Mark Timm of Ziglar Family on ownership, leadership and family.
Time: Amber De La Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking – BTTDL166
Feb 28 • 30 min
Amber De La Garza joins Erik in this episode to talk about conflicting priorities, daily planning and time blocking and getting the most out of the time we have towards our most important tasks.
Remote Working: Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong – BTTDL165
Feb 22 • 48 min
Erik is joined by Todd Bushong to talk through the pitfalls and strategy behind remote working.
Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164
Feb 14 • 48 min
Erik sits down to talk about doing a ‘Productivity Pub Crawl’ with his long time friend Todd Bushong.
Networking: Dave Delaney on Networking Productivity Online and Offline [FIXED] – BTTDL163
Feb 8 • 34 min
Dave Delaney is a recognized leader, consultant and keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. His book, New Business Networking, is available from Pearson Publishing.
Principles: Laura McClellan on being a productive Woman – BTTDL162
Jan 31 • 39 min
Laura MCclellan of The Productive Woman Podcast talks about what it takes to be a productive woman.
Three Words: Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present – BTTDL161
Jan 24 • 27 min
Erik Fisher talks through the three words he has chosen for this year, and his perspective on the whole process of choosing three words: Minimal, Intentional and Present.
Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160
Jan 1 • 47 min
Ryan McRae has had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder all of his life, but he wasn’t going to let ADHD run him down. He has worked to figure out how to take all the benefits and cancel out all the drawbacks.
Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159
Dec 27, 2016 • 29 min
Erik Fisher goes solo on this episode to talk about what he has learned and experimented with in the past few weeks with sleep, exercise and focus.
Sleep: Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158
Dec 19, 2016 • 47 min
Shawn Stevenson of The Model Health show shares how to get higher quality sleep.
Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157
Dec 6, 2016 • 40 min
Dr. Michael Brues talks about discovering your Chronotype, improving your sleep for better timing of tasks and day to day productivity.
Hacking Corporate: Nick Snapp on agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment – BTTDL156
Oct 29, 2016 • 40 min
Nick Snapp of ‘The Make It Snappy Productivity Show’ talks about agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment.
Investing: Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution – BTTDL155
Oct 26, 2016 • 46 min
Jonathan Fields of The Good Life Project talks about investing in your future by increasing your own vitality, connection and contribution.
Consistency: Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus – BTTDL154
Oct 17, 2016 • 51 min
Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus.
Progress: Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities – BTTDL153
Oct 5, 2016 • 51 min
Mike Vardy on returns to the show to talk about competition, overwhelm and priorities. This is part of one a two part conversation.
Seasons: Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change – BTTDL152
Sep 29, 2016 • 39 min
Jeff Sieh from Manly Pinterest Tips talks about seasons, rhythms and change when it comes to life, work and family.
Pivoting: Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction – BTTDL151
Sep 20, 2016 • 40 min
Laura Roeder talks about her gradual pivot from being a designer to a CEO, how she manages her remote team, and deals with distractions.
Being vs. Doing: Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness – BTTDL150
Sep 14, 2016 • 68 min
Chase Reeves returns to the show to talk about journaling, meditation and ‘being vs. doing’.
Progress: Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and finding your Best Self – BTTDL149
Sep 6, 2016 • 50 min
Jason Van Orden talks about forming the right habits, dealing with impostor syndrome and finding your best self.
Margin: Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin – BTTDL148
Aug 29, 2016 • 42 min
Dana Byers talks about using automation and minimalism to gain more margin in your life.
Momentum: Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities – BTTDL147
Aug 23, 2016 • 39 min
Jason and Jodi Womack talk about practical strategies for knowing what to do when, know what to do now and what to be working on for later, work in a team and reshifting priorities when the time comes.
Work Style: Carson Tate on discovering your personal productivity style – BTTDL146
Aug 17, 2016 • 31 min
Carson Tate talks about the benefits of o discovering your personal productivity style.
Mindmapping: Capture, Creation and Clarity w/ Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy – BTTDL145
Aug 11, 2016 • 28 min
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher talk about using Mindmapping to capture, create and get more clarity.
Digital Sanity: Julia Roy on work spaces and places, and digital clutter – BTTDL144
Jul 31, 2016 • 36 min
Julia Roy talks about maintaining sanity while working in a digital world and the effects of spaces and places, and digital clutter.
Mission: Amir Salihefendic on crafting your personal productivity system – BTTDL143
Jul 24, 2016 • 36 min
ToDoist Founder and CEO Amir Salihefendic talks about crafting your personal productivity system.
Clarity: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142
Jul 19, 2016 • 33 min
Erik talks about hitting pause to gain perspective, make plans and re-committing. Covered in this episode: some health experiments Erik did in June, and the insights gained from attending Podcast Movement in Chicago in July 2016.
Processes: Pamela Wilson on systems, processes and collaboration – BTTDL141
Jul 7, 2016 • 35 min
Pamela Wilson of Copyblogger talks about systems, processes and collaboration.
Social Media: Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media – BTTDL140
Jun 27, 2016 • 59 min
Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy discuss maintaining productivity while regularly using Social Media.
Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139
Jun 21, 2016 • 37 min
Best-Selling author Rob Bell explores being present through the practice of Routines, Rhythms and Rituals.
Peak Productivity: Charles Duhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better – BTTDL138
Jun 18, 2016 • 32 min
Best Selling author (The Power of Habit) Charles Duhigg talks about how to become smarter, faster and productive in work and life.
Life Planning: Roger Whitney on making the right sacrifices to create the life you want – BTTDL137
Jun 9, 2016 • 40 min
Roger Whitney talks about making the right sacrifices to create the life you want.
Minimalism: Joshua Becker on paying the proper attention to the right things – BTTDL136
Jun 2, 2016 • 42 min
Joshua Beck of Becoming Minimalist talks about what minimalism isn’t, and how to pay the proper amount of attention to the right things.
Breaks: Planning, Executing and Re-acclimating after time off work – BTTDL135
May 25, 2016 • 48 min
Erik Fisher, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy talk about planning, executing and re-acclimating after time off work for vacations, sick time, or travel.
Efficiency: Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams – BTTDL134
May 16, 2016 • 37 min
Zachary Sexton from Asian Efficiency on talks about systems, tools and teams. This is one part of a two part conversation.
Priorities: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more – BTTDL133
May 9, 2016 • 36 min
Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more.
Procrastination: Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three – BTTDL132
Apr 12, 2016 • 52 min
Chris Bailey, from A Life of Productivity talks about mastering the intersection between time, attention and energy to overcome procrastination in improve your focus.
Action: Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things – BTTDL131
Mar 30, 2016 • 50 min
Chris Brogan is the CEO of Owner Media Group. I’m also the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting, including the forthcoming Insider: Strategies and Secrets for Business Growth in the Age of Distractions.
Mastery: Brett Kelly on Learning from Failure, Mastering Your Mac and Evernote – BTTDL130
Mar 23, 2016 • 55 min
Brett Kelly on talks about the lessons learned from a recent launch failure, mastering your Mac and Evernote. BTTDL130
Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129
Mar 14, 2016 • 46 min
Dave Delaney shares how to create structure, routines and remain flexible when plans change.
Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128
Mar 7, 2016 • 51 min
Ryan McRae (The ADHD Nerd) talks about Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD.
1Password: Aleen Simms on digital organization and security w/ 1Password – BTTDL127
Feb 29, 2016 • 42 min
Aleen Simms of Agile Bits on digital organization and security with 1Password.
Life Planning: Michael Hyatt on how to stop drifting, course correction and lifestyle design – BTTDL126
Feb 26, 2016 • 30 min
Michael Hyatt talks about how to stop drifting through life, course correction and designing the life you really want.
Change: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher on Resolutions and Rules – BTTDL125
Feb 24, 2016 • 55 min
Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher discuss how far New Years Resolutions can go, Rules and Seasons.
Testing: Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing, and Balancing – BTTDL124
Feb 11, 2016 • 36 min
Pat Flynn
Work from anywhere: Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, iPad Only, and Apple Watch – BTTDL123
Jan 31, 2016 • 51 min
Michael Sliwinski of Nozbe on Remote Management, going iPad Only, and the Apple Watch.
Editing: Alli Worthington on Editing, and Breaking Busy – BTTDL122
Jan 30, 2016 • 54 min
Alli Worthington talks about editing your life, breaking free from ‘BUSY’ and saying no.
Recalibration: Andrew Mason and Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth – BTTDL121
Jan 22, 2016 • 42 min
Guest host Andrew Mason interviews Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth in over 3 years of productivity podcasting.
TextExpander: Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity benefits of Textexpander – BTTDL120
Jan 12, 2016 • 46 min
Greg Scown, cofounder of Smile Software talks about the Productivity benefits of Textexpander.
Email: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero – BTTDL119
Dec 7, 2015 • 63 min
Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero.
Creativity: Kent Sanders on what creativity really is, and how you can tap into it – BTTDL118
Nov 30, 2015 • 57 min
Kent Sanders is a Writer, Musician and Professor. Kent helps people unlock their creative potential. In this episode Kent and Erik discuss feeling lost as an artist, being stuck in your creative life, finding inspiration, figuring out your priorities,
Hustle: Justin Wise on the true meaning of Hustle – BTTDL117
Nov 22, 2015 • 49 min
Justin Wise of Think Digital talks about the true meaning of the word Hustle, and being super productive while not losing sight of what matters most.
Energy: Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero – BTTDL116
Nov 17, 2015 • 55 min
Jeff Sanders of The 5am Miracle talks about making the most of your time, posting and maintaining your energy and equilibrium zero.
Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115
Nov 1, 2015 • 51 min
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher on Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over
Lifestyle Design: Clark Vandeventer on portfolio income, priorities and reinvention – BTTDL114
Oct 28, 2015 • 56 min
Clark Vandeventer talks about lifestyle design, portfolio income, priorities and reinvention.
Project Management: Cesar Abeid on what projects really are, and how to manage them – BTTDL113
Oct 23, 2015 • 47 min
Cesar Abeid on Project Management, what projects really are, and how to manage them.
Task Managers: Roundtable with Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto – BTTDL112
Oct 19, 2015 • 56 min
Erik Fisher, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy talk about Task Management software.
Email: Robby Slaughter on The Battle for your Email Inbox – BTTDL111
Oct 17, 2015 • 29 min
Robby Slaughter on winning ‘The Battle for your Email Inbox’
Transition: David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch – BTTDL110
Sep 3, 2015 • 49 min
David Sparks talks about working in transitions, traveling and the Apple Watch.
Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109
Aug 16, 2015 • 42 min
Todd Henry on honing your voice, practice and creative work.
Systems: April Perry on Learning, Doing, becoming and the power of moms – BTTDL108
Jul 6, 2015 • 51 min
April Perry of ‘The Power of Moms’ on learning, doing and becoming.
Coaching: Tony Stubblebine of on the impact of coaching, priorities and grit – BTTDL107
Jun 30, 2015 • 56 min
Tony Stubblebine of on the impact of coaching, priorities and grit.
Organization: Mystie Winckler on brain dumps, organizing your attitude and your life – BTTDL106
Jun 23, 2015 • 38 min
Mystie Winckler talks about living an organized life, walkthrough a brain dump, and organizing your attitude.
Curation: Joel Zaslofsky on simplicity and curating your life and experiences – BTTDL105
Jun 16, 2015 • 58 min
Joel Zaslofsky on simplicity and curating your life and experiences.
Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104
Jun 9, 2015 • 40 min
Laura Vanderkam talks about having it all: success in a career, family and self investment.
Discovery: Grant Baldwin on gaining the confidence to find the work you should be doing – BTTDL103
Jun 2, 2015 • 43 min
GrantBaldwin on gaining the confidence to find the work you should be doing.
Projects: Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the process of creating The Podcast Producers – BTTDL102
May 26, 2015 • 56 min
Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates walk through the inception and creation process of their podcast project ‘The Podcast Producers’.
Finishing: Cliff Ravenscraft on creating and crossing a finish line every day – BTTDL101
May 19, 2015 • 78 min
Cliff Ravenscraft, of aka ‘The Podcast Answer Man’ shares about his new mission to live fully alive by creating and crossing finish lines daily.
Apple Watch: Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) and @MikeVardy @Productivityist debate the #Apple Watch – BTTDL100
May 12, 2015 • 57 min
Craig Jarrow of Time Management Ninja and Mike Vardy of Productivityist debate the Apple Watch.
Mindset: John Michael Morgan (@JohnMorgan) on Mindset, Self-Sabotage and The Grind – BTTDL099
May 5, 2015 • 69 min
John Michael Morgan
Tools: Ben Elijah @InkandBen on Information Overload and Choosing Tools – BTTDL098
Apr 28, 2015 • 37 min
Ben Elijah talks about dealing with information overload and choosing the right tools for the right work.
Habits: Charles Duhigg on how habits are formed and changed – BTTDL097
Apr 21, 2015 • 25 min
Charles Duhigg, author of ‘The Power of Habits’ on how habits are formed and changed.
Time: @AmyLynnAndrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload – BTTDL096
Apr 14, 2015 • 44 min
Amy Lynn Andrews talks about on roles and goals, time chunking and information overload.
Honesty: @DonaldMiller on quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others – BTTDL095
Apr 7, 2015 • 32 min
Donald Miller talks about his new book “Scary Close”, and quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others.
Creation: @TrippCrosby and @TylerStanton on creativity, ideas and execution – BTTDL094
Mar 31, 2015 • 46 min
Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton of Tripp and Tyler talk about creativity, ideas and execution.
Work Ethic: @ChrisBrogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline #WEareBATMAN – BTTDL093
Mar 24, 2015 • 31 min
Chris Brogan returns to the show to talk about Batman. We talk about why this character means something to us, how awesome he is, why we wear Batman T-Shirts, and much more. We also spend some time talking about the documentary ‘Legends of The Knight’ …
Time Hacking: Julie Sheranosher (@ImJulieTweets) on how you should look at time- BTTDL092
Mar 17, 2015 • 50 min
Julie Sheranosher was a Captain in the army and had absolutely no choice but to get REALLY good with time management. She found out that she had a talent for understanding people’s needs and routines and matching them with custom-tailored time manageme…
Creativity: Paul Jarvis (@pjrvs) on creating, freelancing, and what work really is – BTTDL091
Mar 10, 2015 • 49 min
Paul Jarvis on creating, freelancing, and what work really is.
Hustle: Nick Loper (@nloper) of side-hustle nation on hustle – BTTDL090
Mar 3, 2015 • 41 min
Nick Loper of Side-Hustle Nation talks about hustle.
Sacrifice: @JohnRichardBell on how to ‘Do Less Better’ through strategic sacrifice – BTTDL089
Feb 24, 2015 • 35 min
John Bell talks about doing less to do better with strategic sacrifice.
Calling: @JeffGoins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling – BTTDL088
Feb 20, 2015 • 42 min
Author Jeff Goins talks about abandoning the status quo and discovering your calling to live a life that matters.
Procrastinate on Purpose: @RoryVaden on discipline, procrastination and priority dilution – BTTDL087
Dec 23, 2014 • 43 min
Rory Vaden talks about on discipline, priority dilution and procrastinating on purpose.
GTD: David Allen (@GTDGuy) on how “creative types” can get things done with #GTD – BTTDL086
Dec 12, 2014 • 54 min
David Allen of Getting Things Done talks about productivity vs. creativity and how ‘creative types’ can use GTD.
Goals: @MichaelHyatt on permission to dream, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter – BTTDL085
Dec 8, 2014 • 47 min
Michael Hyatt returns to talk more about setting goals, barriers to dreaming, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter in your story.
Going Slow: Brooke McAlary (@SlowYourHome) on simplicity, rhythms and tilting – BTTDL084
Oct 1, 2014 • 43 min
Brooke McAlary of Slow Your Home talks about on simplicity, rhythms and tilting instead of balancing.
Pinterest: Cynthia Sanchez (@OSPinteresting) on @Pinterest as a #Productivity Tool – BTTDL083
Sep 23, 2014 • 36 min
Cynthia Sanchez of Oh So Pinteresting talks about how Pinterest can be used as a Productivity Tool.
Persistence: Jamie Masters (@EventualMillion) on Work Ethic, Intense Focus and Absolute YES – BTTDL082
Sep 16, 2014 • 36 min
Jamie Tardy of Eventual Millionaire talks about work ethic, intense focus and absolute YES.
Bottlenecks: Scott Stratten @Unmarketing + Alison Kramer @UnAlison on priorities, scaling – BTTDL081
Sep 9, 2014 • 79 min
Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer talk about their new book Unselling, priorities, scaling and growth, bottlenecks, weaknesses, talent, productivity, creativity and what their measure of success is.
KC Procter (@KCProcter of @DadLifeRules) on parenting, hustling and seasons – BTTDL080
Sep 2, 2014 • 38 min
KC Procter on parenting, family, fatherhood, hustling in the margins, and seasons.
Purpose: Chase Reeves (@chase_reeves) on career, community and comparison – BTTDL079
Aug 26, 2014 • 59 min
Chase Reeves of talks about anxiety, fear, fame, validation, career, community and comparison.
Attention: Chris Bailey on Time, Energy and Attention – BTTDL078
Aug 19, 2014 • 48 min
Chris Bailey of A Life of Productivity on Time, Energy and Attention.
Energy: Jeff Sanders (@JeffSandersTV) on energy, rituals and ideal days – BTTDL077
Aug 12, 2014 • 35 min
Jeff Sanders talks about better productivity from energy, rituals and ideal days.
Music: @FocusAtWill founders on music, distraction and focus – BTTDL076
Aug 9, 2014 • 43 min
Will Henshall and Jeff Straw from Focus at Will talk about listening to the right kind of music to eliminate distraction and increase focus.
Tasks: Mike Vardy (@MikeVardy) on intention, attention, awareness and focus – BTTDL075
Jul 24, 2014 • 58 min
Mike Vardy of Productivityist talks with Erik about intention, attention, awareness and focus.
Photography: David Molnar (@DavidMolnar) on simplicity, focus and family – BTTDL074
Jul 14, 2014 • 44 min
Photographer David Molnar talks about simplicity, focus and family.
Energy: Farnoosh Brock (@ProlificLiving) on Energy, Smoothies and Focus – BTTDL073
Jun 15, 2014 • 46 min
Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living talks about why smoothies are a great source for energy, focus and productivity.
Evernote: Brett Kelly (@Inkedmn) on Evernote, technology, efficiency and business – BTTDL072
May 30, 2014 • 55 min
Brett Kelly, author of Evernote Essentials talks about technology, efficiency, business, working from home, and of course, Evernote.
Reflection: Erik Fisher on adjusting workflows and the future of Beyond the To-Do List – BTTDL071
May 20, 2014 • 51 min
Erik Fisher talks directly to the audience on adjusting workflows and the future of the Beyond the To-Do List show.
Networking: Derek Coburn on Networking 3.0, Generosity and @CadreDC – BTTDL070
May 14, 2014 • 42 min
Derek Coburn on why Networking is not working, networking 3.0 and generosity.
Procrastination: Alison Vesterfelt (@AllyVest) on building bridges + taking leaps – BTTDL069
May 6, 2014 • 41 min
Allison Vesterfelt talks about packing light, procrastination and the difference between building bridges and taking leaps.
Self Education: Paul Jun on self mastery, motivation and understanding – #BTTDL068
Apr 29, 2014 • 65 min
Paul Jun of Motivated Mastery talks about on self education, mastery, motivation and understanding.
Time: @HughCulver on overcoming procrastination, dealing with interruptions and planning like a pilot – BTTDL067
Apr 22, 2014 • 35 min
Hugh Culver reveals secrets on overcoming procrastination, dealing with interruptions and planning like a pilot .
Smart Kids, Smart Money: @RachelCruze on teaching kids discipline and responsibility w/ money – BTTDL066
Apr 16, 2014 • 38 min
Rachel Cruze on teaching kids discipline and responsibility with money
Ownership: Chris Brogan on the owner’s mind, choices and goals – BTTDL065
Apr 8, 2014 • 32 min
Chris Brogan on what it takes to be an owner, the owner’s mind, choices and goals.
Breaks: @Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares tips to success and stay sane in an all access, always on age – BTTDL064
Apr 2, 2014 • 35 min
Claire Diaz-Ortiz (Twitter Innovator) shares tips to stay sane in an all access, always on age.
Marriage: Tony Dilorenzo on intentionality and intimacy in relationships – BTTDL063
Mar 31, 2014 • 37 min
Tony Dilorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage talks about intentionality and intimacy in marriage and relationships.
Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062
Mar 20, 2014 • 45 min
Chris Ducker talks delegation, virtual assistants, and staffing for tasks, roles and team building.
Breakthroughs: Dustin Riechmann of @EngagedMarriage talks about Money, Marriage and Fitness – BTTDL061
Mar 11, 2014 • 45 min
Dustin Riechmann of Engaged Marriage talks about Money, Marriage and Fitness.
Pacing: Jim Woods on seasons, hustle and goals – BTTDL060
Feb 27, 2014 • 47 min
Jim Woods talks about seasons, hustle and goals with a day job, side hustle and family.
Inboxes Zero: Merlin Mann on anxiety, relationships and expectations – BTTDL059
Feb 17, 2014 • 78 min
Merlin Mann returns to do a gradually deeper dive about anxiety, how thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa, relationships, expectations and much more.
Story: Donald Miller on Focus, Finish and living a meaningful story – BTTDL058
Feb 2, 2014 • 31 min
NY Times Bestselling Author Donald Miller talks about Focusing, Finishing and how the principles of a good story lead to a meaningful life.
Email: David Sparks on iPads, iBooks and Email – BTTDL057
Jan 28, 2014 • 46 min
David Sparks of the Mac Power Users Podcast and Mac Sparky Field Guides on iPads, iBooks and Email.
Priorities: Crystal Paine on priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode – BTTDL056
Jan 22, 2014 • 37 min
Crystal Paine of talks about priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode.
Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055
Jan 17, 2014 • 28 min
Jon Acuff, NY Times Bestselling author talks about doing awesome work creating routines, work spaces, hustle and more.
Habits: Tony Stubblebine of @Liftapp on the habit of making habits – BTTDL054
Jan 13, 2014 • 38 min
Tony Stubblebine CEO and Co-creator of Lift on the habit of making habits.
Goals: Michael Hyatt on making this your #BestYearEver #BYE2015 – BTTDL053
Dec 31, 2013 • 57 min
New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt returns to the show to talk about his proven, five-step process to help you get clear, get motivated, and get started on the path toward achieving your most important goals.
Personality Styles: Chris LoCurto on communicating between different personalities – BTTDL051
Nov 19, 2013 • 32 min
Chris LoCurto returns to the show to talk about understanding personality styles.
Tools: Special 50th episode of Beyond The To-Do List! – BTTDL050
Nov 8, 2013 • 84 min
Erik Fisher celebrates the 50th podcast episode of Beyond The To-Do List with 11 previous show guests about some of the most ‘can’t live without’ tools in their productivity toolbox.
Focus: Ray Edwards on focus, progress and deadlines – BTTDL049
Oct 27, 2013 • 35 min
Ray Edwards - author, speaker, copywriter, podcaster talks about focus, progress and deadlines.
Perspective: Andy Andrews on wisdom, knowledge and perspective – BTTDL048
Sep 30, 2013 • 33 min
Andy Andrews talks about wisdom, knowledge and perspective and ‘The Noticer Returns’.
Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047
Sep 23, 2013 • 31 min
Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative on creativity, productivity and passion.
Discipline: Rachel Cruze on taking control of your money and your life – BTTDL046
Sep 16, 2013 • 31 min
Rachel Cruze talks about how discipline can help you take control of your money and your life.
Social Media Serenity: Mari Smith on scaling, engaging and connecting – BTTDL045
Sep 11, 2013 • 46 min
Mari Smith talks about social media, scaling, engaging and connecting online and offline.
#UNPLUG: Baratunde Thurston talks about taking 25 Days OFF Social Media – BTTDL044
Aug 31, 2013 • 41 min
Baratunde Thurston talks about his recent cover story for Fast Company’s July/August 2013 issue called #UNPLUG, where he chronicles his temporary opt out of social media for 25 days.
What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043
Aug 25, 2013 • 26 min
Laura Vanderkam talks about what successful people do before breakfast, on the weekend, and at work.
Work Style: Susan Baroncini-Moe talks about designing your work style – BTTDL042
Aug 21, 2013 • 27 min
Susan Baroncini-Moe talks about designing your work style, getting rid of brain junk, and what doing business in blue jeans is all about.
Waiting: Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’ with Jeff Goins – BTTDL041
Aug 14, 2013 • 44 min
Jeff Goins talks about his new book ‘The In-Between’, waiting, calling, and creativity.
Lifestyle Design: Routines, Priorities, and Simplicity with Daniel and Vanessa Hayes – BTTDL040
Aug 11, 2013 • 42 min
Daniel and Vanessa Hayes of share about lifestyle design, routines, priorities, and simplicity.
Family: Healthy work life + home life, kids, and adventures with Michael Stelzner – BTTDL038
Jul 28, 2013 • 36 min
Michael Stelzner returns to talk about work/life balance, and his new passion project for parents: My Kids Adventures.
Slumps: Justin Wise on slump recovery, Inbox Zero, and ADHD – BTTDL037
Jul 23, 2013 • 32 min
Justin Wise of #THINKDIGITAL talks about productivity slump recovery, Inbox Zero, and ADHD.
Creativity: Sandra McCracken shares about living a balanced life of music, creativity and family – BTTDL036
Jun 25, 2013 • 35 min
Sandra McCracken shares about living a balanced life of music, creativity and family with her husband and fellow artists Derek Webb.
Managing Your Day-to-Day: Jocelyn Glei on creative work, and progress – BTTDL035
Jun 3, 2013 • 25 min
Jocelyn Glei Editor-in-Chief of talks about the new book ‘Managing Your Day-to-Day’, creative work, and progress.
Motivation: Robert D. Smith on Motivation, Defeating Fear, and Doing the work – BTTDL034
May 28, 2013 • 34 min
Robert D. Smith talks about his book 20,000 Days and Counting, and motivation, defeating Fear, and doing the work.
Batching: John Dumas on batching, launching, and high volume content creation – BTTDL033
May 21, 2013 • 49 min
John Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire shares the WHY and the HOW behind his daily inspirational podcast, batching, launching, and high volume content creation.
Inbox Zero: Merlin Mann on Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy – BTTDL032
May 14, 2013 • 89 min
Writer and Podcaster Merlin Mann talks about the origins of Inbox Zero, what Inbox Zero really means, Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy.
Doing Productivity: Mike Vardy on doing less productivity and being more productive – BTTDL031
May 9, 2013 • 53 min
Mike Vardy on doing less ‘Productivity’ and being more productive and ways to get better work done.
Tribes: Bryan Allain on the what, why, and how of building tribes and pursuing your dream
May 1, 2013 • 57 min
Bryan Allain talks about the what, why, and how of building tribes and pursuing your dream career.
Goals: Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline – BTTDL029
Apr 25, 2013 • 41 min
Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom talks shares insights on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline.
Leadership: Chris LoCurto on productivity in leadership, balanced living, and being there for hurting team members – BTTDL028
Apr 18, 2013 • 49 min
Chris Locurto on productivity in leadership, balanced living, and being there when team members are hurting.
Networking: Dave Delaney on productivity in building your network before you need it – BTTDL27
Apr 15, 2013 • 31 min
Dave Delaney shares networking tips on how to network online and offline to build your network before you need it.
START: Jon Acuff on rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START – BTTDL026
Apr 1, 2013 • 29 min
Jon Acuff talks about working on your dream by rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START.
Focus: Farnoosh Brock on focus, traveling, and the effects of health on productivity – BTTDL25
Mar 28, 2013 • 49 min
Farnoosh Brock on working while traveling, maintaining focus, and the effects of health on productivity.
Lifstyle: John Saddington on the entrepreneur lifestyle, boundaries, email, and Pressgram’s Kickstarter – BTTDL24
Mar 22, 2013 • 29 min
John Saddington talks about his new Kickstarter campaign for Pressgram, and his entrepreneurial lifestyle.
Building: Daniel J. Lewis shares successes and failures in building a business without it controlling your life – BTTDL23
Mar 18, 2013 • 61 min
Daniel J. Lewis shares his successes and failures as a new entrepreneur.
Talent: Derek Webb talks about creative talent and artistry, business and technology – BTTDL022
Mar 2, 2013 • 58 min
Derek Webb talks about musicianship, talent and artistry, the music business and technology.
Seasons: Christin Taylor on shipwrecks, seasons, and writing – BTTDL021
Feb 24, 2013 • 55 min
Christin Taylor shares about shipwrecks, seasons, and writing and how they play into purpose in life.
Time: Craig Jarrow on Time Management, Email, and Motivation – BTTDL020
Feb 19, 2013 • 51 min
Craig Jarrow, of shares productivity tips from the areas of Time Management, Email, and Motivation and goals.
Saying NO: Augusto Pinaud on saying NO, and saving minutes instead of hours – BTTDL019
Feb 11, 2013 • 42 min
Augusto Pinaud shares about the different types of ‘NO’, and how to save minutes in order to save hours.
Failure: Alli Worthington shares how failure often primes the pump for success – BTTDL018
Dec 14, 2012 • 44 min
Alli Worthington talks about all the roles in her life, and how she and her family strike a blending, or balance between them all.
Work Life Balance: Anne Bogel shares about work/life blending instead of balance – BTTDL017
Dec 7, 2012 • 50 min
Anne Bogel talks about Work Life Balance vs. Work Life Blending.
Getting Things Done: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets – BTTDL016
Nov 29, 2012 • 58 min
Getting Things Done (GTD) author David Allen shares the basics of the GTD process, common places people experience breakdown in the system, how he uses GTD personally, and how GTD intersects with work and life relationships.
Mornings: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on starting your morning out right and The Present Principle – BTTDL015
Nov 21, 2012 • 39 min
Claire Diaz-Ortiz, leader of social innovation at Twitter shares about using Twitter for good, digital detox, being an entrepreneurial introvert in an organizational setting, starting your morning off right with The Present Principle,
Creative Styles: Christine Peel-Malkoff on collaborating productivity and creativity styles – BTTDL014
Nov 16, 2012 • 54 min
Christine Peel-Malkoff shares how she and husband Mark Malkoff collaborate their productivity and creative styles.
WORK: Jay Baer shares how productivity is more perspiration than inspiration – BTTDL013
Nov 9, 2012 • 36 min
Jay Baer shares about productivity practices, writing with perspiration vs. inspiration, and discovering how to do what only you are uniquely qualified to do.
Get More Done: Chris Brogan on The Impact Equation and his recipe on getting more done – BTTDL012
Nov 1, 2012 • 32 min
Chris Brogan talks about The Impact Equation, The Three Book Diet, and Getting More Done.
Losses to Wins: Pat Flynn shares how failures help you reach your goals – BTTDL011
Oct 25, 2012 • 52 min
Pat Flynn shares how getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him, and how his experiences, both his productivity wins and his failures, can help you reach your goals.
Intention: Dan Miller on intentional use of time and five year goals – BTTDL010
Oct 16, 2012 • 36 min
Dan Miller talks about intentional use of time, creating 5 year goals and actions steps and more!
Michael Stelzner on social media and productivity in the workplace – BTTDL009
Oct 9, 2012 • 51 min
Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner and The Social Media Marketing Podcast talks social media and productivity.
Community: Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on avoiding comparisons and working past demotivation – BTTDL008
Oct 2, 2012 • 33 min
Anne-Sophie Reinhart talks about avoiding comparing yourself to others, and working through the unmotivated times.
Minimalism: Dana Byers shares key insights to minimalism – BTTDL007
Sep 25, 2012 • 52 min
Dana Byers talks about minimalism, priorities and perspective.
Calling: Jeff Goins shares how to claim your identity, stop stalling and start doing – BTTDL006
Sep 18, 2012 • 49 min
Jeff Goins, author, blogger, and speaker joins me to talk about writing, routines, and how to stop stalling.
Mark Malkoff on work ethic and workflows – BTTDL005
Sep 11, 2012 • 50 min
Mark Malkoff, Internet celebrity and video comedy producer talks about his creative and productivity workflows.
Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines and scheduling and journaling – BTTDL004
Sep 4, 2012 • 32 min
Platform builder Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines, journaling, and scheduling.
Justin Lukasavige shares productivity secrets for entrepreneurs – BTTDL003
Aug 28, 2012 • 42 min
Justin Lukasavige talks about his transition from being an airline pilot, to financial coach, business coach, podcaster.
Andy Traub on capturing ideas and priorities – BTTDL002
Aug 22, 2012 • 41 min
Andy Traub, Creator of The Take Permission Media Network joins me on this episode to discuss productivity.
Cliff Ravenscraft shares how to optimize productivity workflows – BTTDL001
Aug 20, 2012 • 55 min
Cliff Ravenscraft and I talk about the ideal start to the morning, Inbox Zero, and other productivity workflow modifications he’s made.
Erik Fisher on starting a productivity podcast – BTTDL000
Aug 20, 2012 • 10 min
Erik Fisher, host of Beyond the To-Do List, shares the why behind the podcast.