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June 18, 2019
Angelo Poli on Metabolism, Contrast and Consistency - BTTDL278
Angelo Poli is an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. He’s the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based transformation engine. MetPro analyzes your metabolism and provides an individualized approach to obtaining your health goals. In this episode Erik talks with Angelo about this process as well as why constrast and consistency are key. Mentioned in this episode: MetPro Betterhelp Babbel
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58 min
June 11, 2019
Focus: Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking and Neutropics
Jaime Masters is the CEO of Evential Millionaire. She is a Business coach, author, and professional speaker and has hosted one-on-one interviews with over 350 millionaires and billionaires. In this conversation Jaime and Erik talk about 'Absolute Yes', Flow State, Time Tracking and Nootropics. Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Alpha Brain - Try it free! Timeular - Track your time and get 10% off!
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47 min
June 7, 2019
Automation: Wade Foster on Automation, Delegation and Trust - BTTDL276
Wade Foster is the co-founder and CEO of the automation platform Zapier. In this conversation Wade and Erik talk about the power of automation and delegation, and how to gain trust in your systems and relationships. Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year!
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31 min
May 29, 2019
Priorities: Mike Schmitz on Intentionality, Personal Retreats and Faith-Based Productivity - BTTDL275
Mike Schmitz is a productivity nerd who loves to read books and enjoys making things. He cohosts the Bookworm Podcast as well the Focused Podcast. Mike has a new course out on Faith Based Productivity. In this episode we talk about what that means, as well as why you don't have to have any specific religious belief to have a faith based productivity approach. We also talk about setting priorities and intentions by taking a personal retreat. Mentioned in this episode: Timular - Get 10% off and start tracking your time! [Mike Schmitz' Faith Based Productivity Course](beyondthetodolist.com/fbp) Bookworm Podcast Focused Podcast
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62 min
May 23, 2019
Fear: Ruth Soukup on Fear, Courage and Action - BTTDL274
Ruth Soukup is a New York Times Best Selling author, 7-figure entrepreneur, and author of the new book - Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love. In this conversation she and Erik talk about fear archetypes, the principles of courage and creating an action plan. Mentioned in this episode: Timular - Get 10% off and start tracking your time! Ziprecruiter - Post your job for free!
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54 min
May 21, 2019
Wondery Preview: The Shrink Next Door
Psychiatrists see us in our most vulnerable moments. All of our problems and dysfunctions laid bare to a stranger. We hope that they keep our secrets and help us solve our problems. We place our inherent trust in them… but what if they used that knowledge against us for their own benefit? In a brand new podcast from Wondery and Bloomberg, The Shrink Next Door, host Joe Nocera (NO-SERRA) takes you deep into what it looks like when a psychiatrist becomes something much more. You’ll hear of extravagant parties attended by movie stars, a lavish home in the Hamptons, and the man at the center of it all. You’re about to hear a preview of The Shrink Next Door, in which you’ll meet host Joe Nocera and hear about a relationship that would go on to affect two people’s lives for TWENTY-NINE years. While you’re listening, go subscribe to The Shrink Next Door on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening now.
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11 min
May 15, 2019
Ownership: Jordan Lee Dooley on Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome and Discipline
Jordan Lee Dooley is an author, a podcast host, speaker and community builder whose work is dedicated to providing tools, motivation, and inspiration people need to show up for what you were made to do - in your career dreams, and in your everyday life. Her new book is 'Own Your Everyday: Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up for What You Were Made to Do'. Mentioned in this episode: Backblaze - Get a Free 15 day risk free trial! Own Your Everyday
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33 min
May 8, 2019
Freedom: Grant Sabatier on Time, Money and Freedom - BTTDL272
Grant Sabatier is the creator of Millennial Money and author of Financial Freedom. His passion paking is making financial freedom accessible to all. His new book is Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. The book is a blueprint for fast-tracking financial independence through personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship, all broken down step by step. It’s the why, what, and how. He shares all of the mistakes he made, as well stories and strategies from others who’ve done it too. It’s definitely not your typical money book. Mentioned in this episode: Timeular - Get 10% of this amazing Time Tracker! Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year!
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55 min
May 1, 2019
Growth: Jessica Hartung on Finding Meaning in Work, Owning Your Own Growth and the Power of Reflection
Jessica Hartung founded Integrated Work, a consulting firm and learning laboratory for innovative work practices. Integrated Work focuses exclusively on growing mission driven leaders personally, professionally, and collectively, using an integrated, heartfelt blend that elevates work experiences into the training ground for change-making leadership. Jessica's new book is The Conscious Professional - Transform your Work Life. In this conversation Jessica Hartung talks with Erik about finding meaning in everyday tasks and activities by linking them to bigger-picture goals, owning your own learning, the power of reflection to create insights that make work better and taking responsibility to facilitate an environment of growth and improvement. Cove - Try your first month FREE! Storyworth - Get $20 off your subscription!
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43 min
April 27, 2019
Overcoming Mistakes: Skip Prichard on Learning From Your Mistakes Without Repeating Them
Skip Prichard is an accomplished CEO, growth-oriented business leader, and keynote speaker. He is also a WSJ Bestselling Author. His latest book is The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. In this conversation Skip talks with Erik about discovering and following your personal purpose, pushing beyond your perceived capabilities and achieving more than you ever dreamed possible. Mentioned in this episode: Timeular - Get 10% of this amazing Time Tracker! Zebit - Get $2500 in credit, INTEREST FREE!
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40 min
April 19, 2019
Balance: James Sudakow on Defining and Achieving Your Own Design for Work/Life Balance
James Sudakow is the principal and founder of CH Consulting where he has led engagements with clients ranging from small, entrepreneurial start-ups to Blue Chip Fortune 100 organizations across various industries including healthcare, medical device, technology, finance, and entertainment. Jame’s newest book is 'Out of the Blur: A Delirious Dad’s Search For The Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance' which tells his story of building and running a small business while raising a family. Mentioned in this episode: Brain.fm - Try it Free and get 20% off your first year! Ziprecruiter - Try it now for free!
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41 min
April 11, 2019
Focus: Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism
Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company and no stranger to this podcast! His newest book is 'Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less'. In this conversation Michael and Erik discuss what the Freedom to Focus is, getting into 'The Desire Zone' and how Michael applied Cal Newport's new book Digital Minimalism to eliminate distractions from his smartphone. Mentioned in this episode: Backblaze - Get a Free 15 Day Trial! Blinkist - Get a Free 7 Day Trial! Free to Focus
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44 min
April 5, 2019
The Meaning of Productivity: Mike Sturm on Being, Thinking and Doing
Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly Newsletter called Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His new book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. Mentioned in this episode: Zebit - Get $2500 in credit, INTEREST FREE! [Textexpander - Get 20% off your first year!](Textexpander.com/podcast) Be, Think, Do
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42 min
March 29, 2019
Episode 266: AI: Dave King on the Present and Future of AI in Work and Productivity
Dave King is Founder and CEO of Move 37. He has more than 20 years’ product development and strategy experience in startups, agencies and corporate environments. Prior to Move 37 he founded the award-winning independent creative agency, The Royals. Jean is a social media assistant for business that makes coming up with social media ideas fun and easy. Mentioned in this episode: Molekule – Use promo code ‘beyond’ to get $75 off your first order UCI – Get 15% of one course! Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year!
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39 min
March 19, 2019
Episode 265: Leadership: Jeremie Kubicek on Becoming a Leader Worth Following
Jeremie Kubicek specializes in getting leaders to a higher level through his speaking, consulting and books. He takes complex concepts and adapts them into powerful tools that are practical and scalable. Jeremie speaks worldwide to audiences of all sizes across various industries and sectors. In this conversation Jeremie and Erik talk about his new book is The 100X Leader – How To Become A Person W0rth Following. Mentioned in this episode: UCI – Get 15% of one course! The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Ziprecruiter – Try Ziprecruiter FREE!
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39 min
March 12, 2019
Episode 264: Priorities: Laura Vanderkam on Time, Priorities and Possibilities
Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time-management and productivity books, including Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. In this episode, Laura talks with Erik about her new book: Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities. Mentioned in this episode: Perfect Keto – Get 30% off sitewide with promo code ‘beyond’! Blinkist – Get a 7-day free trial! UCI – Get 15% of one course!
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36 min
March 5, 2019
Episode 263: Organizations: Aaron Dignan on Challenging Assumptions and the Operating System of an Organization
Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm that helps institutions like Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Kaplan, Microsoft, Lloyds Bank, Citibank, Edelman, Airbnb, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and charity: water change the way they work. He is a co-founder of responsive.org, an investor in purpose-driven startups, and a friend to misfit toys. He lives in Colorado with his wife and son. Aaron’s new book is Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? In this conversation, Aaron talks about challenging the assumptions about the future of work, the organizational operating system and making the necessary changes to move forward. Mentioned in this episode: The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year!
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45 min
February 28, 2019
Episode 262: Health: Health Hacks with Nathalie Beauchamp
Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp is a chiropractor, a former professional natural figure/bodybuilder, a wellness consultant. Her mission is to empower people to take control of their health and lead happy and productive lives. As a natural and holistic health care practitioner, she recognize that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for health. Her new book is Hack Your Health Habits: Simple, Action-Driven, Natural Health Solutions For People On The Go! Mentioned in this episode: University of California, Irvine’s Continuing Education Programs The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Ziprecruiter – Try Ziprecruiter FREE!
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37 min
February 20, 2019
Episode 261: Creation: Pamela Wilson on Content Creation Strategy
Pamela Wilson is an online educator, author, keynote speaker + founder of BIG Brand System. She is former Executive VP of Educational Content at Rainmaker Digital, publishers of Copyblogger. Her passion is teaching — and she has a gift for making complex topics simple and easy to understand and has helped local, national, and international clients communicate their messages effectively during her 30+ year career. She has been on the show previously talking about systems, processes and collaboration. This time she is back to talk about her new book:  Master Content Strategy: How to Maximize Your Reach and Boost Your Bottom Line Every Time You Hit Publish. Mentioned in this episode: University of California, Irvine’s Continuing Education Programs The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Babbel – Try Babbel for free!
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45 min
February 12, 2019
Episode 259: Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction and Focus
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Cal’s new book is Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World In this conversation, Cal and Erik talk about the premise of the book: Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. Blinkist – Get a 7 day free trial! University of California, Irvine’s Continuing Education Programs Jobscan – Get 10% off
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48 min
February 5, 2019
Episode 258: Admin: Elizabeth Emens on the Admin Tasks of Life
Elizabeth Emens is a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, and the author of Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More. Elizabeth Emens was a working mother with two young children, swamped like so many of us, when she realized that this invisible labor was consuming her. Desperate to survive and to help others along the way, she conducted interviews and focus groups to gather favorite tips and tricks, admin confessions, and the secrets of admin-happy households. Life Admin tackles the problem of admin in all its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling doctors appointments and paying bills, to life-cycle events like planning a wedding, a birth, a funeral. Emens explores how this labor is created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, reduce, and redistribute admin whenever possible—as individuals and as a society. Mentioned in this episode: University of California, Irvine’s Continuing Education Programs Jobscan – Get 10% off Babbel – Try Babbel for free!
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44 min
January 29, 2019
Episode 257: 3 Words: Erik Fisher on Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments
In this episode, Erik talks through the three words he has chosen for this year, and his perspective on the whole process of choosing three words. Chris Brogan is the originator of this method. The words for 2019 are Bricklaying, Streamlining and Moments. Mentioned in this episode: University of California, Irvine’s Continuing Education Programs The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things SPAR James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones John Zeratsky on Time, Busyness and Distraction Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life
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34 min
January 22, 2019
Episode 256: Emotions: Liz Fosslein on the Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work
Liz Fosslien is a consultant on product design and experience design projects with companies including Salesforce, SYPartners, and Ernst & Young. Her work has been featured by The Economist, The Financial Times, NPR, Quartz, Fast Company, the Freakonomics Blog, and LifeHacker. Her first book No Hard Feelings: Emotions At Work and How They Help Us Succeed (co-author Mollie West Duffy) takes a look at how emotions profoundly affect key aspects of professional life. The book serves as a deeply researched guide to un-repressing emotions at work, finding constructive channels even for jealousy and anxiety, and demystifying digital interactions and coworker communication styles. Mentioned in this episode: The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Jobscan – Get 10% off Audible – Go to Audible.com/todo or text ‘todo’ to 500-500 to get started today!
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50 min
January 15, 2019
Episode 255: Overwhelm: Dr. Samantha Brody on Overcoming Overwhelm and Dismantling Stress
For decades, Dr. Samantha has helped people to transform their lives with her innovative approach. Now you can use the same tested tools and guidance to experience the freedom of better health, greater resilience, and peace of mind. Samantha’s new book is Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. In this episode she and Erik talk about overcoming overwhelm, dismantling stress and achieving greater resilience. Book page: www.DrSamantha.com/overcomingoverwhelm Values exercise: https://drsamantha.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/VALUES-worksheet-final.pdf Sample chapter: https://drsamantha.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DrSamantha_OvercomingOverwhelm-Excerpt-Ch3-Jan2019.pdf Mentioned in this episode: Blinkist – Get a 7 day free trial! The Great Courses Plus – Get a free trial! Ziprecruiter – Post your job for free!
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40 min
January 8, 2019
Episode 254: Growth: Paul Jarvis on Resilience, Autonomy, Speed and Simplicity
Paul Jarvis is a web designer, best-selling author and gentleman of adventure. Paul has a reputation as the designer whose vision and web design strategy is the prime catalyst for building multi-million dollar businesses. He’s worked with Silicon Valley startups, pro sports athletes, Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world’s biggest entrepreneurs. Paul has ben on the show once before which you can find here. Paul’s new book is Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business. In this episode he and Erik talk about staying small and avoiding growth to have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you. Mentioned in this episode: Jobscan – Use promo code ‘beyond’ to get 10% off  Babbel – Try Babbel for free! Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year!
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51 min
December 18, 2018
Episode 253: Design: Joey Cofone on Creativity, Imagination and Inspiration – BTTDL254
Joey Cofone is the Co-Founder at Baron Fig. Baron Fig is a New York design startup that is rooted in it’s mission to champion thinkers around the world through inspiration, imagination and productivity. In this conversation Joey and Erik talk about how Baron Fig was founded, the meaning behind the name and their design workflow using digital and analog. Mentioned in this episode: Robinhood – Get a free stock by going to TODOLIST.robinhood.com The Atomic Habits Clear Habits Journal Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
December 11, 2018
Episode 252: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on Refocusing, Decluttering and Purpose – BTTDL253
Joshua Becker is on a mission to inspire others to live more by owning less. Joshua is a blogger at Becoming Minimalist and is the bestselling author of Simplify and The More of Less. Joshua’s new book is The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life. In this episode Erik and Joshua discuss his new book, the meaning of minimalism, the practicality behind decluttering, how to get other members of your family of board and much more. Mentioned in this episode: MGemi – Get $50 off your first pair! Mack Weldon – Get 20% off your first order using promo code ‘beyond’ Policy Genius Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
December 3, 2018
Episode 251: Habits: James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones – BTTDL252
James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. In this episode James taels with Erik about his new book Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. Mentioned in this Episode: Productivity Book Giveaway! Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
November 29, 2018
Episode 250: Momentum: Jim Woods on Self Awareness, Progress and Getting Unstuck – BTTDL251
Jim Woods is a freelance writer, author, developmental editor and business jumpstarter in northeast Ohio. His writing focuses on helping you get unstuck so you can achieve your dreams and live better stories. In this episode Jim. and Erik talk about getting unstuck, self awareness, how to know if you are stuck or just feel stuck and how to stop being blind about your blind spots. Mentioned in this episode: Storyworth – Save $20! Storycrafting Book Giveaway! Productivity Pub Crawl Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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54 min
November 22, 2018
Episode 249: Time: John Zeratsky on Time, Busyness and Distraction – BTTDL250
John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry who became obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. Previously, John was a senior designer​ at YouTube and Google.  He is the author of New York Times bestseller Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. In this conversation, John and Erik talk about his new book he cowrote, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. Mentioned in this episode: Robinhood RXBar – Go to RXBar.com/beyond and use promo code ‘beyond’ to get 25% off your first order Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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61 min
November 13, 2018
Episode 248: Technology: Dan Schawbel on Connection, Technology and Teams – BTTDL249
Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, partner, and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. His latest book is Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. In this episode Dan talks with Erik about how leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology.In this episode Dan talks with Erik about how leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology. Mentioned in this episode: Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation Kneipp – Get 15% off your first order with promo code ‘BEYOND’ MGemi – Get $50 off your first pair! Policy Genius Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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40 min
November 7, 2018
Episode 247: Intentionality: Ryder Carroll on Designing the Future through Tracking the Past and Ordering the Future – BTTDL248
Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer and author living in Brooklyn, NY. Diagnosed with learning disabilities early in life, he was forced to figure out alternate ways to be focused and productive. Through years of trial and error, he developed a methodology that went far beyond simple organization. Now he focuses on helping others learn what the Bullet Journal method is truly about: the art of intentional living. Ryder’s new book is ‘The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future‘. Mentioned in this episode: The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future Simple Contacts – Get 20$ using promo code ‘beyond’ Textexpander.com – Get 20% off your first year Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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61 min
October 31, 2018
Episode 246: Busyness: CJ McClanahan on Busyness, Reflection and Defining Success – BTTDL247
CJ McClanahan is Business coach with 12 years of experience inspiring growth, helping entrepreneurs develop systems and coaching business executives to be successful leaders. He is the host of the Success 2.0 podcast. He is also the author of the new book ‘The Overachiever’s Dilemma: How to Break the Achievement Obsession Before It Breaks You‘. In this episode, Cj and Erik discuss busyness, the comparison trap, reflection and redefining success. Mentioned in this episode: Ziprecruiter – Post your job now! Success 2.0 Podcast The Overachiever’s Dilemma: How to Break the Achievement Obsession Before It Breaks You Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
October 26, 2018
Episode 245: Strategy: Jay Acunzo on Questioning Best Practices, Honing Intuition Mastering Decision Making – BTTDL246
Jay Acunzo has served as a digital media strategist at Google and held multiple leadership positions at high-growth technology companies, including HubSpot. He spent three years as VP of Brand for the venture capital firm NextView before founding Unthinkable Media, which creates original series with B2B brands. Jay hosts his narrative-style podcast Unthinkable, and travels the world as a keynote speaker. In this conversation Jay talks with Erik about his new book: Break the Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work. Mentioned in this episode: Break The Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work MGemi – Get $50 off your first pair! Robinhood – Get a free stock by going to TODOLIST.robinhood.com Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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53 min
October 19, 2018
Episode 244: Time to Parent: Julie Morgenstern on Productivity, Parenting and Progress – BTTDL245
Julie Morgenstern is a well known expert on organization and time management. The author of five best-selling books, Morgenstern has appeared on Oprah and NBC’s The Today Show, and helped thousands of people transform their homes, businesses, and attitudes about every kind of clutter. The New York City-based Julie Morgenstern Enterprises has been in business for more than 25 years. Her new book is called ‘Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You‘. In this conversation Julie and Erik talk about: Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work. Clever tips to make the most of in-between time―Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids. Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it. Mentioned in this episode: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You Time to Parent Podcast Policy Genius Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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44 min
October 11, 2018
Episode 243: Strategy: Jay Baer on Word of Mouth, the 80/20 Rule and Growth – BTTDL244
Jay Baer, CSP, CPAE has spent 25 years in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 34 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides word of mouth, digital marketing, and customer experience advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands. His new book, Talk Triggers, is the complete guide to creating customers using strategic, operational differentiators that compel word of mouth. In the best companies, the customers do the marketing. Talk Triggers is the instruction manual for making businesses grow with customer conversation. Mentioned in this episode: Talk Triggers  Brain.fm – Try it FREE and get 20% off your first year with promo code ‘beyond’ Myro – Get 50% off your first order and get started today for just $5! Visit mymyro.com/beyond and use promo code ‘beyond’ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
October 3, 2018
Episode 242: Brain States: Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience – BTTDL243
Daniel Clark is the CEO of Brain.fm. Brain.fm makes music to help you do what you need to do, better. The company uses a patented AI engine to generate music backed by scientific research to help listeners focus, relax, and sleep. While “normal,” everyday music is primarily made to sound good and evoke feelings, Brain.fm works with a team of music composers backed by PhD-led scientific research to engineer music specifically designed to enhance these states within minutes of use. Daniel also made an offer to all listeners of this show: Try it out FREE AND get 20% off your first year! Mentioned in this episode: Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Brain.fm – Try it out FREE AND get 20% off your first year! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
September 28, 2018
Episode 241: Rest: Aaron Edelheit on Resting, Recharging and Renewing – BTTDL242
Aaron Edelheit is the Chief Strategy Officer of FLO Technologies. Since selling his company, The American Home in 2015, Aaron founded Mindset Capital, a private investment firm. Aaron has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and the New York Times and has given lectures on entrepreneurship and investments all over the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Aaron is the author of The Hard Break: The Case For The 24/6 Lifestyle. In this conversation, Aaron talks about his personal journey of discovering the joy of taking a “hard break” of one day a week to reset, Edelheit profiles not only his own life transformation, but how this same practice has been changing the lives of well known entrepreneurs, celebrities and politicians alike. For anyone who has ever struggled to find a good balance between life and work, this book offers an essential roadmap for how to make the right choices, attain more success, put life back into perspective and gain more happiness all by taking a hard break for yourself. Mentioned in this episode: Robinhood – Get a free stock by going to TODOLIST.robinhood.com Every Plate – For 50% off your first box of EveryPlate, go to EveryPlate.com and enter promo code ‘beyond’ Ziprecruiter – Try Ziprecruiter FREE! The Hard Break: The Case For The 24/6 Lifestyle Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
September 18, 2018
Episode 240: Culture: Mike McDerment of Freshbooks on Culture, Collaboration, and Leading By Example – BTTDL241
Mike is the Co-Founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built out of frustration after accidentally saving over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since launching in 2003, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing and collect billions of dollars. In this conversation, Mike talks with Erik about how cultivating culture at Freshbooks is his priority, helping employees cross pollinate ideas through blind dates, what an average day looks like for him, and how he stays productive and focused. Mentioned in this episode: Green Chef – For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/beyond Policy Genius – Go to PolicyGenius.com to get quotes and apply in minutes with promo code ‘beyond’ Breaking The Time Barrier by Mike McDerment
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40 min
September 11, 2018
Episode 239: Projects: Jennie Nash on Writing, Purpose and Accountability – BTTDL240
Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a book coaching service that has helped hundreds of writers complete their book projects by giving them the sustained editorial support they need. Jennie’s book coaching methods bring back the powerful and time-tested concept of artistic mentorship – which has been largely squeezed out of a publishing industry hungry for the next big, fast hit. Jennie has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry and is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers. In this episode Jennie talks about on starting and finishing writing projects, having a purpose to your writing and how accountability helps complete the project. Mentioned in this episode: Casper – Get $50 of select mattresses use promo code ‘todo’ RXBar – Go to RXBar.com/beyond and use promo code ‘beyond’ to get 25% off your first order Author Accelerator Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190 Atul Gawande TED Talk The Four Tendencies NaNoWriMo Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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58 min
September 4, 2018
Episode 238: Studying: Ryan McRae on Productivity for College and University Students – BTTDL239
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. In this episode, Ryan and Erik discuss overcoming the productivity challenges of College and University Students. Mentioned in this episode: Handy – Get your first cleaning for $39 when you subscribe to a plan using promo code ‘beyond’ Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Tribe Conference 2018 Oct 26th-28th Ryan’s Free Guide to Conquering the College Campus Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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52 min
August 28, 2018
Episode 237: Focus: Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus and Attention – BTTDL238
Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. Erik and Chris talked about his first book The Productivity Project during the last episode he appeared on. Chris is back to talk about his new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction. Mentioned in this episode: Handy – Get your first cleaning for $39 when you subscribe to a plan using promo code ‘beyond’ Kneipp – Get 15% off your first order with promo code ‘BEYOND’ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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62 min
August 21, 2018
Episode 236: Sabbaticals: Shawn Blanc of The Sweet Setup on an 8 Week Work Cycle and Sabbaticals – BTTDL237
Shawn Blanc is the founder of The Sweet Setup, a site that recommends the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Shawn and his team are incredibly prolific in their reviews and recommendations of mac and iOS apps, but also create great training courses for those apps including: Unlock 1Password All The Things Day One In Depth Learn Ulysses Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Get 50% off your first 3 months with offer code ‘beyond’! Policy Genius  Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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66 min
August 14, 2018
Episode 235: Calling: Shawn Askinosie on Career, Vocation and Meaningful Work – BTTDL236
Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award winning chocolate factory located in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers. Shawn’s book, recently released, co-written with his daughter Lawren is Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. In this episode Shawn and Erik cal about Shawn’s story, the steps to find your personal vocation and how to apply your vocation to your current position. Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Get 50% off your first 3 months with offer code ‘beyond’! Filtereasy – Use Promo code ‘BEYOND’ to get your first order free! Ziprecruiter – Go to Ziprecruiter.com/beyond to post your job for free today! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
August 7, 2018
Episode 234: Process: Jeff Goins on Clarifying Your Creative Process – BTTDL235
Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and kids. He has authored five books: Real Artists Don’t Starve, The Art of Work, The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. This is Jeff’s 6th time on this show! In this episode, Jeff and Erik talk about the creative process, how there is more to writing than just typing, know what part of the creative process you are in and how a finished product is more important than a perfect process. Mentioned in this episode: Tribe Conference 2018 Oct 26th-28th Babbel – Get 50% off your first 3 months with offer code ‘beyond’! Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
August 1, 2018
Episode 233: Creativity: Srinivas Rao on Creating Fulfilling Lifelong Creative Practices – BTTDL234
Srinivas Rao is the creator and host of The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast where he has conducted over 700 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. He has also written multiple books including the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable. His new book is An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake. In this episode we talk about what it takes to create lifelong creative practices, and why creating them for an audience of one is more fulfilling. Mentioned in this episode: Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Babbel – Try it free! So Good They Can’t Ignore You Perennial Seller The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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56 min
July 24, 2018
Episode 232: Focus: Cal Newport on Doing Collaborative Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Solitude – BTTDL233
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. Mentioned in this episode: RXBar: Go to RXBar.com/beyond and use promo code ‘beyond’ to get 25% off your first order Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Filtereasy – Use Promo code ‘BEYOND’ to get your first order free! Lead Yourself First Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology So Good They Can’t Ignore You Deep Work Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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57 min
July 17, 2018
Episode 231: Healthy: Rob Dionne on Getting Fit and Staying Fit with a Busy Lifestyle – BTTDL232
Rob Dionne is an NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, also holding advanced specialist certifications in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement. Rob is a lifestyle and fitness expert based out of Los Angeles. He specializes in helping busy people and entrepreneurs get out from behind their desks and carve out time to create a better quality of life for themselves and their family.  He is on a mission is to provide you with the best information out there. Rob is also the host of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast. In this episode, Erik and Rob discuss the psychological shift needed to make lasting change and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Mentioned in this episode: The Sky Fit Challenge Babbel – Try it free! Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Ziprecruiter – Go to Ziprecruiter.com/beyond to post your job for free today! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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67 min
July 10, 2018
Episode 230: GTD: David Allen on Getting Things Done for Teens (and their parents too!) – BTTDL231
David Allen is the originator of GTD. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done“. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence. This is David’s third appearance on the show. You can hear his previous episodes here: Getting Things Done: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets – BTTDL016 GTD: David Allen on how “creative types” can get things done with #GTD – BTTDL086 In this conversation, David discusses the new GTD book: Getting Things Done for Teens. Make sure to check out this conversation between David and the coauthors of the book on the official GTD Podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Babbel – Try it free! Grove Collaborative – Get a $30 Mrs. Meyer’s kit + a bonus gift + a two-month VIP membership – use promo code ‘beyond’ Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
July 3, 2018
Episode 229: Rest: Jeff Sieh on Getting More Done by Working Less – BTTDL230
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, Jeff and Erik talk about the book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.  In this conversation they talk about how rest and work are partners, rest is necessary, and ways we can hack rest to become more creative and focused. Jef has been on the show twice before, which you can find here: Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big Leap – BTTDL197 Mentioned in this episode: Filtereasy – Use Promo code ‘BEYOND’ to get your first order free! Textexpander Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
June 27, 2018
Episode 228: Remote Work: Stephen Warley on Self Management, Remote Work and The Future of Work – BTTDL229
Stephen Warley has been been self-employed for the last 17 years. He is obsessed with researching and experimenting with alternative ways of working. He is passionate about helping people work on their terms and in alignment with what makes them uniquely productive. In this conversation Stephen talks with Erik about working by yourself, working for yourself, the future of work, remote work, co-working spaces and self awareness. Mentioned in this episode: Grove Collaborative – Get a $30 Mrs. Meyer’s kit + a bonus gift + a two-month VIP membership – use promo code ‘beyond’ Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase!  Workfrom.co Breather.com Spacious.com Lifeskillsthatmatter.com/challange Lifeskillsthatmatter.com/getstarted Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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57 min
June 20, 2018
Episode 227: Creativity: Jon Kolko on Critiques and Creating a Culture of Creativity – BTTDL228
Jon Kolko is a Partner at Modernist Studio , and the Founder of the Austin Center for Design. Jon is the author of six books. One of his most recent is Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking Into Your Company. In this conversation Jon and Erik discuss: Giving your team the space to produce amazing work; and build a unique form of trust in your company culture The process of critique, conflict, and ideation Implementing creativity in a strategic manner across your company Mentioned in this episode: Audible – Go to Audible.com/todo or text ‘todo’ to 500-500 to get started today! Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase!  Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
June 13, 2018
Episode 226: Routines: Benjamin Spall on Morning Routines, Evening Routines and Habits – BTTDL227
Benjamin Spall is a writer and the founding editor of the website My Morning Routine, with co-founder Michael Xander. Their book of the same name is out now: My Morning Routine – How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. In this episode Benjamin and Erik discuss creating a morning routine that works for you, how an evening routine helps with a morning routine and some of the most common components successful people include in their routines. Mentioned in this episode: Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase!  Storyworth – Get 20$ off! Grove Collaborative – Get a $30 Mrs. Meyer’s kit + a bonus gift + a two-month VIP membership – use promo code ‘beyond’ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy      
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45 min
June 7, 2018
Episode 225: Quitting: Kelli Wood on Quitting, Failure and Self-Awareness – BTTDL226
Kelli Wood is the Provost of altMBA, an online leadership and management workshop founded in 2015 by bestselling author Seth Godin. The altMBA uses digital tools like Slack, Discourse and Zoom to engage more than 100 students in an intense four-week process. In 2018, students from 45+ countries worldwide participated, with more students being added each session. As graduate of the first class of the altMBA, Kelli now hires and trains coaches and is the human at the center of each class. Before the altMBA, she worked in advertising and founded the astonishing Little Big Words company, an imaginative stationery and gift company. In this episode Kelli and Erik talk about the power of quitting, the true definition of failure and having the self awareness to know the difference. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin – TedX Talk Andy Dunn – The Risk Not Taken Gusto – Get three free months after running your first payroll! Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase!  Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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40 min
May 31, 2018
Episode 224: Creativity: Allen Gannett on Genius, Talent and Creativity – BTTDL225
Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing insights platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for Fast Company where he writes on the intersection of technology and human nature. Allen’s latest book is The Creative Curve, which overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. Mentioned in this episode: Grove Collaborative – Get a $30 Mrs. Meyer’s kit + a bonus gift + a two-month VIP membership Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase! Youtube: Before and After Singing Lessons Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
May 30, 2018
Episode 223: Organizing: Rolanda Lokey on Space, Clutter and Cleaning- BTTDL224
Rolanda Lokey’s career in fashion led her to years of living abroad and international travel where she began a very deep and ongoing examination of the concept of “space.” Moreover, she explored the various ways cultures around the world address space constraints and storage challenges. After returning stateside and settling in the New York City area, Rolanda’s keen eye for design and her unique ability to interpret and utilize space developed into a career and a passion. Today, Rolanda’s hands-on, holistic approach to organizing has helped individuals, families, and businesses across New York City optimize their home and work environments. She regularly offers consultation to corporate executives, tech startups, and private residential clients. Mentioned in this episode: Audible – Go to Audible.com/beyond or text ‘beyond’ to 500-500 to get started today! RXBar – For 25% off your first order enter promo code ‘beyond’ at checkout!  Ziprecruiter – Go to Ziprecruiter.com/beyond to post your job for free today! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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33 min
May 14, 2018
Episode 222: Side Hustle: Anna Sabino on Passion, Creativity and Business – BTTDL223
Anna Sabino is a co-active coach and designer behind the jewelry brand Lucid New York. After having left her Wall Street career more than a decade ago, she started Lucid out of her apartment and quickly became self-taught on how to make it as a creative entrepreneur. Today, Lucid is sold in more than 100 stores across the world and has been featured in Vogue, People StyleWatch, Cosmopolitan and more. In this episode Anna talks about how creatives can build a business that reflects their talent and true calling. Mentioned in this episode: Grove Collaborative – Get a $30 Mrs. Meyer’s kit + a bonus gift + a two-month VIP membership Kneipp – Get 15% off your first order with promo code ‘BEYOND’ Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
May 8, 2018
Episode 221: Mindfulness: Robert Plotkin on the Benefits and Distractions of Technology for Productivity – BTTDL222
Robert Plotkin is the Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, a leading blog and Top 40 iTunes podcast on science, technology, and mindfulness. In his Tap Into Mindfulness program, he teaches people how to be less distracted by their smartphones and how to retake control over their time to be more focused, productive, and creative. In this episode Robert and Erik discuss using mindfulness to be more focused and less distracted by technology, and how to use technology instead of being used by it. Mentioned in this episode: Storyworth – Get 20$ off! Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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60 min
April 30, 2018
Episode 220: Time: Laura Vanderkam on Perspective and Stewardship of Time – BTTDL221
Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. In this episode Laura talks with Erik about her new book: Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done which explores, through more than 900 time diaries collected on a single March day, why some busy people feel relaxed about time, while others do not. You can listen to Laura’s previous appearances here: What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043 Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104 Mentioned in this episode: Grove Collective ButcherBox – Use Promo Code ‘todo’ to get FREE Bacon and $20 off your first box! Ziprecruiter Off the Clock Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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43 min
April 23, 2018
Episode 219: Mike Vardy on Frameworks, Themes and Modes – BTTDL220
Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker and podcaster on productivity. His main site is Productivityist.com. He’s given talks on productivity and technology, as well as several featured keynotes and workshops related to time, task, project, and goal management. In this episode, Mike and Erik talk about how to stay productive when you get sick, having frameworks to support changes as they come, theming days, and working in modes. Mentioned in this episode: ButcherBox – Use Promo Code ‘beyond’ to get FREE Bacon and $20 off your first box! Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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52 min
April 16, 2018
Episode 218: Connections: Scott Gerber on Networking vs. Connecting in Business Relationships – BTTDL219
Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. He is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world-class executives. Scott’s new book is ‘Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter’. The book is about abandoning the networking-for-networking’s-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. Mentioned in this episode: Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter Weebly – Get 15% off your first purchase! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
April 9, 2018
Episode 217: Roadblocks: Lauren Zander on Excuses, Self-Sabotage and Facing the Truth – BTTDL218
Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Lauren’s new book is Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. In this episode Erik and Lauren talk about identifying excuses, facing the truth and defeating self-sabotage. Mentioned in this episode: Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. Weekly – Get 15% off your first purchase Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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54 min
April 2, 2018
Episode 216: Creativity: Phil Rosenthal on Family, Food and Fun – BTTDL217
Phil Rosenthal is an American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer for the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. In Phil’s new show ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ he travels around the world sampling food and tradition with friends and a sense of humor. Mentioned in this episode: You’re Lucky You’re Funny Exporting Raymond I’ll Have What Phil’s Having Somebody Feed Phil Textexpander – Get 20% off your 1st Year Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
March 19, 2018
Episode 215: Meetings: Mamie Kanfer Stewart on Making Meetings More Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable – BTDL216
Mamie Kanfer Stewart founded Meeteor, a global venture providing meeting management solutions. Through consulting and technology, Meeteor enables teams and organizations to develop a healthy and productive meeting culture. In this episode Made talks about how to the your meetings where they have been to where they could be: a huge collaborative tool towards greater goals. Mentioned in this episode: Care/Of – Get 25% off your first month! Use promo code ‘Beyond’ Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings Successful Meetings Start with Why The One Thing You Should Do Before Any Meeting- Defining The Desired Outcome What Your Meetings Say About Your Organizational Culture Advance Your Meeting Conversation with Norms {shownotes_close]
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54 min
March 12, 2018
Episode 214: Calm: Jess Ostroff on Relegating, Automating and Delegating with Virtual Assistants – BTTDL215
Jess Ostroff is a writer, speaker, and proud Director of Calm. Her company, Don’t Panic Management, is the agency that embodies a people-first approach to virtual assistant success. Since 2011, she’s been making the best possible matches between chaotic, overworking entrepreneurs and focused, calm virtual assistants. Her new book is ‘Panic Proof: How the Right Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity and Grow Your Business’. In this conversation, Jess talks with Erik about relegating, automating and delegating with Virtual Assistants. She also shares what expectations you should have a virtual assistant, and what expectations they should have of you. Mentioned in this Episode: Ziprecruiter Don’t Panic Management Panic Proof: How the Right Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity and Grow Your Business Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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57 min
March 5, 2018
Episode 213: Efficiency: Allison Schaaf on Efficiency, Preparation and Balance – BTTDL214
Allison Schaaf  is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison has helped people achieve their nutrition goals for over fifteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and she became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. Allison has been on the show once before, which you can listen to here. In this episode, Erik and Alison pick up where they left off last time and continue talking about more kitchen hacks, and then also applying batch processing to other aspects of her business. Mentioned in this episode: Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! Prepdish Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
February 19, 2018
Episode 212: Reputation: Chris Ducker on Priority, Strategy, Reputation and Relationships – BTTDL213
Chris Ducker is Known as the “Virtual CEO” and regarded as the number-one authority on the subject of virtual staffing and personal outsourcing. Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur who owns and operates three businesses in the Philippines, amounting to almost three hundred employees, including a call center, a recruitment consultancy, and a co-working space to support local startup entrepreneurs. This time Chris is back to talk about his new book, as well as how relationships and reputation matter. He also shares about his priority of family and relationships and strategies he has put in place for that. This is Chris’ second time on the show. You can find his first episode here: Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062 Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062 Mentioned in this episode: HealthIQ Get your quote now with promo code ‘BTW’ Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
February 12, 2018
Episode 211: Focus: Jeff Sanders on Focus, Free Time and Priority – BTTDL212
Jeff Sanders is a productivity coach, personal development junky, and avid trail runner. Jeff writes and speaks through his blog and podcast about healthy habits, personal development, high energy, and rockin’ productivity. Jeff’s new book is The Free-Time Formula: Finding Happiness, Focus, and Productivity No Matter How Busy You Are. In this episode, Jeff and Erik talk about Jeff’s new book and slowing down time to get the important things done. Mentioned in this episode: Textexpander – Get 20% off your first year! HealthIQ Get your quote now with promo code ‘BTW’ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
February 5, 2018
Episode 210: Timing: Daniel Pink on Optimizing Your Day With Daily Rhythms, Optimal Timing for Tasks and Maximizing Breaks – BTTDL211
Daniel H. Pink is the author of several bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. His newest book is When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Slate, and other publications. Mentioned in this episode: HealthIQ – Use promo code ‘BTD’ to get your free quote today! When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing  Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
January 29, 2018
Episode 209: Creativity: Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives – BTTDL210
Todd Henry write books, speak internationally on creativity, leadership, productivity, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas. Todd has been on the show previously twice: Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047 Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109 In this episode, Erik talks with Todd about his latest book: Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need Mentioned in this episode: HealthIQ.com/BTD Toddhenry.com/darth Herdingtigers.net Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
January 22, 2018
Episode 208: Brain Function: Doctor Steven Masley on Sharpening Cognitive Function and Avoiding Memory Loss – BTTDL209
Steven Masley MD is a physician, nutritionist, trained-chef, author, and the creator of the #1 all-time health program for Public Television, 30 Days to a Younger Heart. His new book The Better Brain Solution: How to Start Now–at Any Age–to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance of theBrain, Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss is out now. Mentioned in this episode: Ziprecruiter  Skillshare Get 3 months for .99! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
January 8, 2018
Episode 207: Priorities: Shane and Jocelyn Sams on Intentionality, Priority and Family – BTTDL208
Shane and Jocelyn Sams are former school teachers. After years of bad bosses, job losses, and frustration at work, they started an online business. That business made it possible to quit their jobs, spend more time with family and earn millions in passive income online – all while working only 10-15 hours per week! Now, they are helping other families do the same by connecting with people through their Flipped Lifestyle podcast, website and inside their Flip Your Life community. Mentioned in this episode: RXBar: Go to RXBar.com/beyond and use promo code ‘beyond’ to get 25% off your first order FlippedLifestyle.com/beyond Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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50 min
January 1, 2018
Episode 206: Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on Overcoming Productivity Hurdles of The nine Enneagram Types – BTTDL207
Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. In his new book The Road Back to You, Ian presents an approachable and practical path to access the wisdom of the Enneagram. This is Ian’s second time on the show. You can listen to that episode here. In this episode, Erik and Ian go through all nine types in the Enneagram and look at the productivity hangups that those types each have, and how they can overcome them. Mentioned in this episode: Skillshare – Get 3 Months for .99! The Road Back to You Typology Podcast ExploreYourType.com Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
December 24, 2017
Episode 205: Persistence: Brian Falchuk on Mindfulness, Motivation, and Persistence – BTTDL206
Brian Falchuk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist who has coached many people to improve their lives. In his professional career, Bryan has been a management consultant and executive in the Financial Services sector for nearly 20 years, having lead large teams, managed significant budgets, and turned around struggling operations. In this episode Brian talks with Erik about the message of his book Do A Day, and the life changing benefits of mindfulness, what true motivation is, and persistence. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Freshbooks Do A Day Book Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
December 18, 2017
Episode 204: Priorities: Perry Marshall on The 80/20 Principle, Delegation and Dunbar’s Number – BTTDL205
Perry Marshall is one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after business consultants. He’s endorsed by FORBES, INC Magazine, and the most respected entrepreneurs in the world. Clients seek his ability to integrate engineering, sales, art and psychology. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Freshbooks Storyworth 80/20 Sales and Marketing Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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53 min
December 11, 2017
Episode 203: Happiness: Annie McKee on How To Be Happy At Work – BTTDL204
Annie McKee is an advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Her new book ‘How To Be Happy At Work‘ talks about how to deepen our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there—no matter what job you have. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Freshbooks BarkBox ‘How To Be Happy At Work‘ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
December 4, 2017
Episode 202: Pacing: Ryan McRae on Hygge, Lists and Holidays – BTTDL203
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. In this episode, Ryan returns to the show for the fourth time. You can listen to his other appearance here: Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128 Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160 Productivity Retreat: Ryan McRae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat – BTTDL178 Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Ziprecruiter Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section’ Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047 Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109 Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
November 27, 2017
Episode 201: Personality: Anne Bogel on the Benefits and Differences of Personality Assessments – BTTDL202
Anne Bogel is a blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy and author of Work Shift: How to Create a Better Blend of Work, Life, and Family Anne produces the ‘What Should I Read Next?’ Podcast. Erik was a guest on that show here. Anne’s new book, Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is the main point of discussion in this conversation. She and Erik discuss the benefits of personality assessments, as well as the productivity benefits, and breakdown some of the most common tools. Mentioned in this episode: Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything What Should I Read Next? Lovepop – Use Promo Code ‘Beyond’ for special pricing and free shipping! Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section’ Formstack Get a free trial and 25% off your first 3 months Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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53 min
November 20, 2017
Episode 200: Priorities: Tonya Dalton on Priorities, Balance and the Productivity Paradox – BTTDL201
Tonya Dalton is a Productivity strategist and coach. Tonya’s personal goal is to help you live the best life you can. She believes productivity needs to be customized and personalized to you, your personal goals, and the way you want to live. In her podcast, The Productivity Paradox, she’ll help you find and design systems that are customized to you, and she’ll do it in bite-sized episodes that are easy to listen to and easy to implement. Mentioned in this episode: The Productivity Paradox Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section’ Formstack Get a free trial and 25% off your first 3 months Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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40 min
November 13, 2017
Episode 199: Impact: Ray Edwards on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact – BTTDL200
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 talk about common things that keep us from being productive, the mistake of aiming for efficiency instead of effectiveness and much more! Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Get a free trial and 25% off your first 3 months Hello Fresh Use promo code BTD30 to get $30 off your first week Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section’ Away Travel – Get $20 off by using promo code ‘BTD’ Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner – Get 15% off Things 3 The Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
November 6, 2017
Episode 198: Opportunities: Frank Ford on Improv, Opportunities and Saying Yes – BTDL199
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 Chicago and taught advanced improvisation classes at the Four Day Weekend Training Center. As a professional actor, Frank has appeared in numerous commercial spots, television shows and films. In addition, he has received critical-acclaim for his original comedy revues, comedy album, short films and acting roles. In this conversation Erik and Frank discuss the power using the ‘Yes, And’ approach in work and life. Mentioned in this episode: Happy Accidents: The Transformative Power of “YES, AND” at Work and in Life Formstack Ziprecruiter Freshbooks Use code ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us Section’ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
October 30, 2017
Episode 197: Technology: Erik Fisher on overcoming Smartphone Addiction – BTTDL198
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 Deep Work – BTTDL169 Technology: Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology – BTTDL170 Focus: Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media – BTTDL171 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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25 min
October 23, 2017
Episode 196: Time: Jeff Sieh on Einstein Time, The Zone of Genius and The Big Leap – BTTDL197
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 the show once before. Mentioned in this episode: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks Formstack Freshbooks BarkBox Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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48 min
October 15, 2017
Episode 195: Attention: Eric Tivers on Focus, Capture and Attention – BTTDL196
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 own ADHD and shares with listeners the strategies he’s learned to be successful as well as the areas that continue to be challenging. In this episode, Erik talks with Eric about there symptoms of ADHD, what they look like in those who have it, how they can learn to grow and thrive with a diagnosis. They also talk about strategies that people without ADHD can use as well as those who have it to fight impulsivity, and inattentiveness to boost productivity. Mentioned in this episode: Barkbox Formstack Freshbooks – Enter ‘Beyond The To-Do List’ in the ‘How did you hear about us section?’ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
October 9, 2017
Episode 194: Sabbath: Marilyn Paul on Taking Time to Rest, Recharge and Recalibrate – BTTDL195
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’ is about why taking a day of rest can save your life, and how to start implementing that in your life. Mentioned in this episode: An Oasis in Time Ziprecruiter Freshbooks Enter Beyond The To-Do List in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us?’ Section Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
October 2, 2017
Episode 193: Action: Gregg Krech on Procrastination, Momentum and Taking Action – BTTDL194
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 Linda are the founders of The ToDo Institute, a non-profit center in Vermont that uses Japanese Psychology as an alternative to traditional Western approaches to psychology. Over the past 25 years, Krech has introduced Japanese Psychology, particularly Naikan Therapy, Morita Therapy and Kaizen, to thousands of people through his workshops and online courses. Mentioned in this episode: Upside.com – Use code TO DO to get an Amazon gift card! The Art of Taking Action  Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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44 min
September 27, 2017
Episode 192: Simplicity: Brooke McAlary on Rhythms, Rituals and Routines – BTTDL193
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 once before: Going Slow: Brooke McAlary on simplicity, rhythms and tilting – BTTDL084 Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Get a free trial and 25% off your first 3 months Hello Fresh Use promo code BTD30 to get $30 off your first Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life The Slow Home Podcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
September 19, 2017
Episode 191: Choices: Peter Shankman on Decision Fatigue, Boundaries and ADHD – BTTDL192
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 Peter talks with Erik on proactively setting up boundaries to limit the choices we have, and how that leads to freedom and to focus. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Faster Than Normal Podcast Forest App Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSave
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32 min
September 13, 2017
Episode 190: Focus: Michael Hyatt on Energy, Clarity and Focus – BTTDL191
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 time management vs. energy management, his digital/analog hybrid system, taking a personal productivity assessment and more. Mentioned in this episode: Take Michael’s Personal Productivity Assessment Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals The Full Focus Planner – Get 15% off The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter X-stand – Use Promo Code ‘XSTAND143’ to get 10% off and FREE Shipping Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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55 min
September 12, 2017
Episode 189: Habits: Gretchen Rubin on Expectations, Habits and Happiness – BTTDL190
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her new book is The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better. She also has a very popular podcast, ‘Happier with Gretchen Rubin’ that she does with her sister. In this episode, Gretchen talks about setting and meeting inner and outer expectations and creating good habits to have greater happiness. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Ziprecruiter The Four Tendencies The Happiness Project Better Than Before The Better App Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
September 5, 2017
Episode 188: Balance: Jeff Goins on the Balance Between Creating Your Art and Building Your Business – BTTDL189
Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and kids. He has authored three other books: The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. This is Jeff’s 5th time on this show! Jeff’s latest book Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age is out now! Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s also a fulfilling way to thrive. In this episode, Jeff 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. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Jeff Goins’ Tribe Conference A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life – Parker Palmer Profit First Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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59 min
August 30, 2017
Episode 187: Traveling: Erik Fisher on being productive before, during and after traveling – BTTDL188
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. Mentioned in this episode: Away Travel – Get $20 off by using promo code ‘BTD’ Hoo Too Portable Wi-Fi Router Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSave
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25 min
August 29, 2017
Episode 186: Overlap: Sean McCabe on Career Transitions, Strategy and Intention – BTTDL187
Sean McCabe enjoys helping other people make a living from work that fulfills them. His goal is to demystify the path to building a sustainable, profitable, audience-driven business. His new book is book called Overlap: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Side Passion Into a Successful Business. He is currently giving away the audiobook for FREE! Mentioned in this episode: Jeff Goins’ Tribe Conference Overlap: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Side Passion Into a Successful Business Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop Formstack Use promo code ‘Beyond’ to get %25 off your 1st 3 months Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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48 min
August 22, 2017
Episode 185: Self-Awareness: Ian Cron on The Enneagram, Motivations and Actions – BTTDL186
Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. In his new book The Road Back to You, Ian presents an approachable and practical path to access the wisdom of the Enneagram. Mentioned in this episode: Formstack Use promo code ‘BEYOND’ to get %25 off your 1st three months! Seth Godin’s AltMBA Workshop The Road Back to You Typology Podcast ExploreYourType.com Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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40 min
August 15, 2017
Episode 184: Bravery: Adam Kirk Smith on Overcoming Fear to Do Brave Work – BTTDL185
Adam Smith is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and speaker and has been named a top industry influencer by American Genius. Adam writes on relationships, leadership, communication, focus, time management, and creativity. His new book is The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life. In this conversation, Adam 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. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop Ziprecruiter The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy     SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
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47 min
August 8, 2017
Episode 183: Impact: Erik Fisher on Planning, Acting and Reviewing – BTTDL184
In this week’s solo episode, 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. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop ShipStation.com The 12 Week Year Jon Acuff – Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals – BTTDL183 Carey and Demir Gjokaj on Discipline, Habits and Accountability – BTTDL182 Claire Diaz-Ortiz on being mentored and mentoring others – BTTDL172 GetXStand.com Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSave
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20 min
July 31, 2017
Episode 182: Goals: Jon Acuff on Finishing, Fighting Perfectionism and Completing Your Goals – BTTDL183
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. This is Jon’s third appearance on the show. For 19 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s AltMBA Workshop Finish: Give Yourself The Gift of Done START: Jon Acuff on rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START – BTTDL026 Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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41 min
July 25, 2017
Episode 181: Accountability: Carey and Demir Gjokaj on Discipline, Habits and Accountability – BTTDL182
Carey and Demir Gjokaj are the founders of Lifehack Bootcamp, whose mission is to help their students do their most productive work so they can create space for the life of their dreams. In this episode they talk with Erik about Discipline, Habits and Accountability, and mastering them so you can leverage these strengths for higher levels of achievement. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop Marshall Goldsmith – Triggers Lifehack Bootcamp Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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53 min
July 18, 2017
Episode 180: Rest: Erik Fisher on the Necessity of Breaks and Recharging – BTTDL181
Erik Fisher talks about the concept of taking a Sabbath, rhythms, routines, breaks and recharging. Even if you think you get enough rest, make sure to listen to this to see if that is really true. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s AltMBA Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSave
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25 min
July 11, 2017
Episode 179: Optimizing: Noah Kagan on testing, optimizing and perspective – BTTDL180
Noah Kagan is the Chief Sumo at Sumo.com and AppSumo.com. Before that he worked at Intel, and was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint. In this episode Noah and Erik talk about stepping back from your work to gain new perspective, test your routines, testing things out for a week and much more. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop ShipStation Focus@Will Day One Streaks The Power of Full Engagement Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSave
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51 min
June 30, 2017
Episode 178: Artistry: Jeff Goins on Thriving in Your Work and Collaborating With Others – BTTDL179
Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and kids. He has authored three other books: The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. This is Jeff’s 4th time on this show. Jeff’s latest book Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age is out now! Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s also a fulfilling way to thrive. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop Calling: Jeff Goins shares how to claim your identity, stop stalling and start doing Waiting: Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’ with Jeff Goins Calling: Jeff Goins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave
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44 min
June 19, 2017
Episode 177: Productivity Retreat: Ryan McRae on Taking a 3 Day Productivity Retreat – BTTDL178
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. In this episode, Ryan and Erik discuss setting up and taking a three day productivity retreat. Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA Three Day Productivity Retreat Checklist Portlandia – Battlestar Galactica Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128 Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160 Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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34 min
June 12, 2017
Episode 176: Workspaces: Daniel J. Lewis on Designing a Workplace of Focus – BTTDL177
Daniel J. Lewis creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters training, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters’ Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcasts covering how to podcast, clean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC’s hit drama Once Upon a Time, all under the umbrella of Noodle Mix Network and having received nearly 20 award nominations. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their newborn son, “Noodle Baby.” Mentioned in this episode: Building: Daniel J. Lewis shares successes and failures in building a business without it controlling your life – BTTDL23 ShipStation.com AltMBA.com Workfrom Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
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40 min
June 4, 2017
Episode 175: Focus and Energy: Erik Fisher on Recalibrating Morning and Evening Routines – BTTDL176
This week Erik talks through some of the changes he has made due to recent episodes. Make sure to check out Seth Godin’s altMBA to level yourself up! Mentioned in this episode: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy SaveSave
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22 min
May 23, 2017
Episode 174: Rest: Crystal Paine on hitting pause to evaluate the right activities – BTTDL175
Crystal Paine is the founder of the popular blog MoneySavingMom.com. The mission of the blog is talking about Intentional Finance, Intentional Family, and Intentional Business. Crystal has been on the show twice before. You can find those episodes here: Goals: Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline – BTTDL029 Priorities: Crystal Paine on priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode – BTTDL056 Mentioned in this episode: Seth Godin’s altMBA YourBloggingMentor.com The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
May 16, 2017
Episode 173: Intentionality: Allison Schaaf on Batch Processing, Decision Fatigue and Efficiency – BTTDL174
Allison Schaaf  is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison has helped people achieve their nutrition goals for over fifteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and she became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. In this episode Allison talks with Erik about the benefits of planning ahead, the productivity benefits of being intentional, using batch processing, eliminating decision fatigue and increasing efficiency. Grab two free weeks of Prep Dish! Apply for Seth Godin’s altMBA! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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34 min
May 9, 2017
Episode 172: Discipline: Rob Hatch on Ownership, Systems and Discipline – BTTDL173
Rob Hatch is the President and co-founder of Owner Media Group Inc. He is the author of three courses, including one of our most popular course on productivity, Work Like You’re On Vacation. He is also an executive coach and speaker. Rob writes a weekly newsletter on the topics of productivity, personal management and success. He has over 20 years of experience leading organizations and businesses; working in large corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, and directing a non-profit organization serving children with special needs. Rob lives in Maine where he trains for triathlons and enjoys life with his wife and four children. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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52 min
May 2, 2017
Episode 171: Mentoring: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on being mentored and mentoring others – BTTDL172
Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. She was an early employee at Twitter, and has been on the show three times before: Mornings: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on starting your morning out right and The Present Principle  Breaks: Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares tips to success and stay sane in an all access, always on age Priorities: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
April 25, 2017
Episode 170: Focus: Leslie Samuel on Productivity vs. Distraction on Social Media – BTTDL171
Leslie Samuel is the owner of Become A Blogger and the host of the Learning With Leslie podcast, where he helps people create their own blogging experience by taking advantage of the technology we have today. He is the head of training for the Social Media Marketing Society and the founder of Interactive Biology, a website that serves approximately 80,000 people per month in 185 different countries and is dedicated to making biology fun for students and teachers. Mentioned in this episode: Cal Newport – Deep Work Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169 Self Control App Kill Newsfeed Plugin Brett Kelly’s Evernote Essentials Leslie on Facebook Leslie on YouTube Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
April 19, 2017
Episode 169: Technology: Amy Blankson on Attention and Intention while using Technology – BTTDL170
Amy Blankson is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology. Amy is dedicated to discovering how we can leverage the many technological advances, apps and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more productive, while keeping our sanity and boosting our happiness. Amy’s new book is ‘The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era’. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
April 12, 2017
Episode 168: Focus: Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work – BTTDL169
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. Make sure to check out Brett Kelly’s Evernote Essentials as a tool Erik uses for deep work. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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54 min
March 31, 2017
Episode 167: Work Spaces: Cesar Abeid and Dustin Hartzler on Balancing Home, Family and Work – BTTDL168
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. You can catch his 1st appearance here. Dustin Hartzler is Happiness Engineer at Automatic and a WordPress Enthusiast. He is the host of the Your Website Engineer Podcast.   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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52 min
March 21, 2017
Episode 166: Family: Mark Timm on Ownership and Leadership and Family – BTTDL167
Mark Timm is most importantly the CEO of his own family, as well as the President and CEO of Ziglar Family. Erik and Mark talk about something everyone struggles with these days: Work Life Balance. Make sure to take this FREE Challenge from Ziglar Family will empower your family to thrive by equipping you to experience a week of wins. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
February 28, 2017
Episode 165: Time: Amber De La Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking – BTTDL166
Amber De La Garza works with business owners who are ready to transform the way they work so they can reduce stress, maximize time, and grow their business. Amber 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. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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30 min
February 23, 2017
Episode 164: Remote Working: Intentionality, Starting and Finishing Strong – BTTDL165
This week Erik is joined again by his long time friend Todd Bushong to talk more about the pitfalls and strategy remote working. On the last episode they talked about ‘The Productivity Pub Crawl’. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy  
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48 min
February 14, 2017
Episode 163: Remote Working: The Productivity Pub Crawl – BTTDL164
This week Erik is joined by his long time friend Todd Bushong to talk about remote working, working from anywhere, and the idea of a ‘Productivity Pub Crawl’. They walk through how they came up with the idea, how they planned for it, the implementation, and what they learned. Make sure to check out this week’s sponsor: X-Stand – Get 15% off and Free Shipping in the US! Mentioned in this episode: Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139 Lifestyle Design: Clark Vandeventer on portfolio income, priorities and reinvention – BTTDL114 Abbey Coffee Midwest Coffee Workfrom.co Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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48 min
February 8, 2017
Episode 162: Networking: Dave Delaney on Networking Productivity Online and Offline [FIXED] – BTTDL163
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. Dave has been on the show twice before: Networking: Dave Delaney on productivity in building your network before you need it – BTTDL27 Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129 Mentioned in this episode: Networking for Nice People Contactually New Business Networking Erik on Twitter Dave on Twitter Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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34 min
February 1, 2017
Episode 161: Principles: Laura McClellan on being a productive Woman – BTTDL162
Laura McClellan is a wife, mom, lawyer, writer and host of The Productive Woman podcast. She joins Erik on this episode to talk about tips, tricks, tools and have to have a proper perspective on productivity. Mentioned in this episode: Mac Power Users Katie Floyd David Sparks Greg Scown Textexpander Nozbe BusyCal Evernote Adobe Spark Post ToDoist PDFPen Apple Watch iPad Pro Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
January 24, 2017
Episode 160: Three Words: Erik Fisher on Minimalism, Being Intentional and Present – BTTDL161
In this episode, Erik talks through the three words he has chosen for this year, and his perspective on the whole process of choosing three words. Chris Brogan is the originator of this method. Mentioned in this episode: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142 Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158 Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139 The West Wing Weekly Podcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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27 min
January 1, 2017
Episode 159: Resolutions: Ryan McRae on Progress, Consistency and Change – BTTDL160
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. Discover what Ryan has found to help you or someone you know get better focus, procrastinate less and thrive in productivity, even if you don’t have ADHD. In this episode, Ryan and Erik discuss setting resolutions for the new year. You can find Ryan’s previous appearance on the show here. Mentioned in this episode: Free Book from Ryan: Conquering Your Calendar and Getting More Done  Chase Reeves – Beyond The To-Do List 79 Chase Reeves – Beyond The To-D0 List 150 What Should I Read Next Episode 42 with Erik Fisher Writing Resolutions for the ADHD Mind Only Systems Help You Finish Your Goals Financial Guide for ADHD Minds The Ultimate ADHD Guide for Getting Back to the Gym Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
December 27, 2016
Episode 158: Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159
This episode is the third part in a three part series on sleep. Erik Fisher, host of the show goes on a solo walk around the neighborhood to cover what he has learned from the last two episodes on sleep, as well as a follow up on the last solo episode. Mentioned in this episode: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142 Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157 Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158 Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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29 min
December 19, 2016
Episode 157: Sleep: Shawn Stevenson on Caffeine and Screen Curfews to get better Sleep – BTTDL158
Shawn Stevenson is an author of  Sleep Smarter: 21 Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success. He is also the creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
December 6, 2016
Episode 156: Sleep: Dr. Michael Brues on Chronotypes, Timing and Rhythms – BTTDL157
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Michael joins Erik in this episode to talk about discovering your chronotype, and the difference that can make not only to your sleep quality and quantity, but to your day to day productivity as well! Michael’s new book ‘The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More’ is out now, and a must read! Make sure to grab Brett Kelly’s book and start Mastering Evernote! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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40 min
October 29, 2016
Episode 155: Hacking Corporate: Nick Snapp on agreements, expectations and hacking your work environment – BTTDL156
Nick Snapp is an entrepreneur who uses project management and continuous improvement methodology in coaching overwhelmed entrepreneurs to remove bottlenecks, save time and increase profitability.  He  is obsessed about helping entrepreneurs uncover their “game-changer,” the one activity that will deliver the greatest return on invested time both at work and at home. He is also the host of ‘The Make It Snappy Productivity Show’. Make sure to check out Nick’s work here! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy  
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40 min
October 26, 2016
Episode 154: Investing: Jonathan Fields on Vitality, Connection and Contribution – BTTDL155
Jonathan Fields is a dad, husband, serial entrepreneur, growth strategist and award-winning author. He currently runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives. They produce a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views in more than 150 countries. His most recent book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, is a wake-up call and a path to possibility, complete with 30-days of inspiring, actionable explorations. It’s not just a book to be read, it’s gateway to a better life, to be lived.   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy      
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46 min
October 17, 2016
Episode 153: Consistency: Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative talks about consistency, comparison, the resistance and focus – BTTDL154
Srinivas Rao is the creator and host of The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast where he has conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. He has also written multiple books including the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable. Tweetable quotes: 'You’re goal isn’t to be the best. It’s to be the only. Then competition ceases to matter.'Click To Tweet 'The one thing that defeats the resistance is doing the work itself.'Click To Tweet Mentioned in this episode: Cal Newport Cal Newport TEDX Talk Ryan Holiday  Ryan Holiday Notecard system Stephen Pressfield Jason Fried – Rework Hey Focus  Rescue time Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
October 5, 2016
Episode 152: Progress: Mike Vardy on Competition, Overwhelm and Priorities – BTTDL153
Mike Vardy is a husband, father, writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. Mike has been on this podcast more than any other guest! This episode is part one of a two part conversation between Mike and Erik. Listen to the second part on the Productivityist Podcast here!   Mentioned in this episode: Todd Henry Seinfeld – Comedian Merlin Mann Srinivas Rao Acuity Priorities Blab Show Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
September 29, 2016
Episode 151: Seasons: Jeff Sieh on Seasons, Rhythms and Change – BTTDL152
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 working on the internet, spending time offline, using time intentionally, and making changes in hectic schedules of work, family and life. Mentioned in this episode: Stranger Things Steve Martin Kevin Spacey Circle Circle Go Procrastinate on Purpose – Rory Vaden Shawn Stevenson – Sleep Smarter Cliff Ravenscraft La Croix Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
September 20, 2016
Episode 150: Pivoting: Laura Roeder on Personal Pivoting, Delegation and Distraction – BTTDL151
Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a tool that instead of publishing your social media updates just once and throwing them away, carefully catalogues them in a library that you build over time. In this episode we talk about how she went from being a designer to a CEO, how she and her husband created Edgar out of their own home, how she manages her remote working team, and fights distractions. Mentioned in this episode: Slack Zoom.us Helpscout Intercom Confluence Boomerang for Gmail Reverse engineer your goals Laura’s Inbox Zero tricks Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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40 min
September 14, 2016
Episode 149: Being vs. Doing: Chase Reeves on Journaling, Meditation and Mindfulness – BTTDL150
Chase Reeves is a self proclaimed ‘creative-y type’, one of the cofounders of Fizzle.co — honest business training for online entrepreneurs. He podcasts on The Fizzle Show — A podcast for creative entrepreneurs. He regularly contributes to The Sparkline — The blog that accompanies the previous two. Listen to his previous appearance on the show here. Mentioned in this episode: Tim Ferris Podcast – Matt Mullenweg https://fizzle.co/sparkline/3-tricks-for-productivity-and-focus Group Therapy Podcast Royksopp’s Monument Fizzle Podcast 99 – Journaling Rowan Reeves Melissa Reeves recent awesome writing: http://wombandhearth.com/go-back-to-grieve/ http://wombandhearth.com/one-more-rainbow/ Back to Work Podcast http://icetothebrim.com/2012/how-to-mindfulness-meditation/ http://icetothebrim.com/2013/the-tom-selleck-of-meditation/ Day One App Headspace app Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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68 min
September 6, 2016
Episode 148: Progress: Jason Van Orden on Habits, Impostor Syndrome and finding your Best Self – BTTDL149
Jason Van Orden helps influencers and thoughts leaders turn their expertise and ideas into courses, content and and automated systems that amplify their income and impact. In this episode, Jason talks with Erik about forming the right habits, dealing with impostor syndrome and finding your best self. Mentioned in this episode: The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg Soda Stream Stand Out – Dory Clark Seinfeld chain No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness Domino Physics Imposter Syndrome Templates and Blueprints Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Amy Cuddy – Presence: Bringing Your Biggest Self to Your Boldest Challenges jasonvanorden.com/bestself Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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50 min
August 29, 2016
Episode 147: Margin: Dana Byers on Automation, Minimalism and Margin – BTTDL148
Dana Byers knows how to maintain a calm home and schedule so she can focus on what matters most to her: spending time with her family and helping others. Dana has a new book out: ‘Become Your Own Personal Assistant: How to Hack Your Task Lists Once and For All to Achieve a Calmer Life’ Dana has previously been on the show, which you can listen to here. This time Dana talks with Erik about how minimalism and automation lead to a greater sense of margin in our lives. Mentioned in this episode: Become Your Own Personal Assistant: How to Hack Your Task Lists Once and For All to Achieve a Calmer Life Beyond the To-Do List Episode 7 DanaByers.com Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
August 23, 2016
Episode 146: Momentum: Jason and Jodi Womack on Teamwork, Delegation and Priorities – BTTDL147
Jason Womack is a WILEY author, TEDx Speaker, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Triathlete and more. Jodi Womack coaches women entrepreneurs on how to be seen, be heard and be hired. Together they have written Get Momentum – How To Start When You’re Stuck. In this episode they talk with Erik about practical strategies for knowing what to do when, work in a team, know what to do now and what to be working on for later, and reshifting priorities when the time comes. Mentioned in this episode: Get Momentum – How To Start When You’re Stuck Mark Goldsmith – What Got You Here Won’t Get You There Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor GetMomentum.com/book Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
August 17, 2016
Episode 145: Work Style: Carson Tate on discovering your personal productivity style – BTTDL146
Carson Tate is a dynamic teacher and coach known for personal transformation and simple, powerful actionable content. She is a nationally renowned expert on productivity. She is the author of Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. Make sure to take her Productivity Style Assessment! In this episode, Carson talks with Erik about how to discover your personal productivity style. Mentioned in this episode: Asana Trello Evernote Pomodoro method Four Productivity styles: Prioritizer, Planner, Arranger, Visualizer Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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31 min
August 11, 2016
Episode 144: Mindmapping: Capture, Creation and Clarity w/ Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy – BTTDL145
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher discuss the benefits and application of Mindmapping. Mentioned in this episode: Mindmeister Mindnode iThoughts X Mind MindJet Mohio map MindMup Scrivener Scapple Meister task Asana DigiSpoke Trello Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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28 min
August 1, 2016
Episode 143: Digital Sanity: Julia Roy on work spaces and places, and digital clutter – BTTDL144
Julia Roy is a Certified Gmail Ninja, amatuer neuroscientist, personal trainer for productivity, maker of awesome online productivity courses and lover of life hacks. Julia the host of the ‘How We Work Now’ Podcast. Mentioned in this episode: How We Work Now Tool Candy Digital Sanity Hazel Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
July 25, 2016
Episode 142: Mission: Amir Salihefendic on crafting your personal productivity system – BTTDL143
Amir Salihefendic is the Founder & CEO of Doist, the company behind Todoist. Doist specializes in productivity software, creating tools that simplify and organize your day. Mentioned in this episode: Task List Zero Eat That Frog! iaWriter Evernote Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
July 19, 2016
Episode 141: Clarity: Hitting Pause to gain perspective, plan and re-commit – BTTDL142
In a rarity up till this point on the Beyond The To-Do List Podcast, Erik takes to the mic solo. Covered in this episode: Erik talks about some health experiments he did in June, the process of that experiment, the results, and what he is doing moving forwasrd. Also covered is Erik’s trip to Chicago for Podcast Movement, and the insights gained from that visit. If you pay attention, you will also notice that Erik went a little ‘Roman Mars‘ on this episode. Maybe that had something to do with the subject of this podcast episode, or the fact that Erik met him, or kept crossing paths with him at the conference. Mentioned in this episode: Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Shake Shack – You must go, if you’ve never been. If you’ve been, you need no convincing. Clark Buckner Blake Stratton Jeff Sanders – 5AM Miracle Podcast Junkies – Interview with Erik Fisher and Harry Duran 'We gather to reinforce that we're not just weird losers.' - Chris BroganClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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33 min
July 7, 2016
Episode 140: Processes: Pamela Wilson on systems, processes and collaboration – BTTDL141
Pamela Wilson is the Executive VP of Educational Content at Rainmaker.fm and the director of the Copyblogger blog. She is also the owner of Big Brand System. Mentioned in this episode: Trello Zero to Book Rainmaker.fm The 12 Week Year Big Brand System Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
June 27, 2016
Episode 139: Social Media: Steve Dotto, Erik Fisher and Mike Vardy on Productivity in Social Media – BTTDL140
Erik Fisher, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy do a semi-reuglar live show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover: Why Erik deleted his Google+ sccount, Sitting down to look at your social accounts and ask yourself “What am I using this for?”, Signal vs. Noise, The biggest ROI from which social networks. Mentioned in this episode: Hootsuite Buffer Social Quant Snapchat Instagram Anchor FOMO – Fear of missing out Agorapulse Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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59 min
June 21, 2016
Episode 138: Presence: Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals – BTTDL139
Rob Bell is The New York Times bestselling author – his most recent book is How To Be Here. iTunes named his podcast, The RobCast, Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in The New Yorker, he’s toured with Oprah on her Life You Want Tour, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary music and comedy club in West Hollywood and is currently touring his How To Be Here Experience around the world. In this conversation, Rob and Erik talk about how to gain the proper perspective and awareness of ‘being here now’ through practicing rituals, routines, rhythms and taking a sabbath. Presence: @RealRobBell on being present through Rhythm, Routines, and Rituals https://t.co/8ydRzcxHCJ pic.twitter.com/H0XrDNzfj8 — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) June 21, 2016 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
June 18, 2016
Episode 137: Peak Productivity: Charles Duhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better – BTTDL138
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter at the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and spent more than 90 weeks on New York Times’ best-seller lists. His new book is Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. You can find Charles Duhigg’s first appearance on this show here. Peak #Productivity: Charles Duhigg @CDuhigg on becoming Smarter, Faster and Better https://t.co/ByDJAIlyzB pic.twitter.com/dJXcVVp5Ek — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) June 18, 2016 Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
June 9, 2016
Episode 136: Life Planning: Roger Whitney on making the right sacrifices to create the life you want – BTTDL137
Roger Whitney is a practicing Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) helping people like walk the journey toward and into retirement. Roger is also known as the Retirement Answer Man. Roger says that retirement is not about managing money, it’s about managing time. Make sure to continue this conversation with Roger over on his Podcast! Also, make sure to listen to the episode on life planning with Michael Hyatt!
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40 min
June 2, 2016
Episode 135: Minimalism: Joshua Becker on paying the proper attention to the right things – BTTDL136
Joshua Becker is on a mission to inspire others to live more by owning less. Joshua is a blogger at Becoming Minimalist and is the bestselling author of Simplify and The More of Less. In this episode Erik and Joshua discuss: What minimalism IS, and what it ISN’T Priorities Analyzing Needs versus Wants Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
May 25, 2016
Episode 134: Breaks: Planning, Executing and Re-acclimating after time off work – BTTDL135
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher do a live Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover the multiple aspects of taking a planned or unplanned break from work. We talk about planning ahead, working or not during a break, and what to do when you are done. Join us for our next live show here! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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48 min
May 16, 2016
Episode 133: Efficiency: Zachary Sexton on Systems, Tools and Teams – BTTDL134
Zachary Sexton is a writer, podcaster, teacher, meditator, skier and non-recovering business, caffeine and productivity junkie. He is just one of the members of the super efficient team over at Asian Efficiency. This episode is one part of a two part conversation between Zach and Erik on Mastery and Efficiency, within the context of Podcasting. Make sure to check out the other part to this episode here. Also, make sure to check out the Asian Efficiency write up of how they launched their show. Mentioned in this episode: Confluence Agile Scrum Scheduleonce Calendly Doodle Textexpander Hazel Overcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
May 9, 2016
Episode 132: Priorities: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on doing less and achieving more – BTTDL133
Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. She was an early employee at Twitter, and has been on the show twice before: BTTDL15 BTTDL64 Claire is the author of seven books, and is a frequent international keynote speaker, and writes a popular business blog at ClaireDiazOrtiz.com Make sure to reserve your free ticket to the Work By Design Summit! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy      
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36 min
April 12, 2016
Episode 131: Procrastination: Chris Bailey on Time, Focus and the Rule of Three – BTTDL132
Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. This is his 2nd time on the show. Listen to his 1st episode here. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: ·         slowing down to work more deliberately; ·         shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; ·         the rule of three; ·         striving for imperfection; ·         scheduling less time for important tasks; ·         the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; ·         and the concept of productive procrastination. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy  
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52 min
March 30, 2016
Episode 130: Action: Chris Brogan on taking action on the right things – BTTDL131
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. This episode is a conversation between Chris, Erik, Steve Dotto and Mike Vardy before a live audience. Chris has been on the show 3 previous times: Work Ethic: Chris Brogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline Ownership: Chris Brogan on the owner’s mind, choices and goals Get More Done: Chris Brogan on The Impact Equation and his recipe on getting more done We spend money as if it’s finite, and we spend time as if it’s infinite. - Chris Brogan Click To Tweet Mentioned in this episode: 3 5 1K Approach Owner Media – Digital Business Mastery Cal Newport – Deep Work Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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50 min
March 23, 2016
Episode 129: Mastery: Brett Kelly on Learning from Failure, Mastering Your Mac and Evernote – BTTDL130
Brett Kelly writes about technology, efficiency, business and Evernote. You can spend hours and hours of your precious free time on experimentation and trial-and-error, trying to find the best way to make Evernote work for you. Or you can pick up Evernote Essentials and learn from the expert in an afternoon. In fact Brett used to work at Evernote until just recently. Mentioned in this episode: Brett’s 1st appearance on this show Evernote Essentials Master Your Mac The Art and Science of Vaping: A Beginner’s Guide to Electronic Cigarettes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
March 14, 2016
Episode 128: Routines: Dave Delaney on Structure, Routines and Flexibility – BTTDL129
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. In this episode we talk about: Dave’s Killer Calendar Learning from the podcasts we listen to Working from Home Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
March 7, 2016
Episode 127: Attention: Ryan McRae on Focus, Procrastination and Productivity with ADHD – BTTDL128
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. Discover what Ryan has found to help you or someone you know get better focus, procrastinate less and thrive in productivity, even if you don’t have ADHD. Erik uses Nozbe to focus on the tasks at hand as well. Make sure to grab your free 30 day Trial of Nozbe Pro, and shoot Erik a message if you’d like his Morning Routine Template after you grab that trial! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy  
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51 min
February 29, 2016
Episode 126: 1Password: Aleen Simms on digital organization and security w/ 1Password – BTTDL127
Aleen Simms from AgileBits joins Erik this episode to talk about one of his top productivity tools: 1Password. You can learn more about Aleen here. 1Password creates strong, unique passwords for all of your sites and logs you in with a single tap. It’s simple, convenient security. Erik literally uses it every day! Something else Erik uses every day: NOZBE! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
February 26, 2016
Episode 125: Life Planning: Michael Hyatt on how to stop drifting, course correction and lifestyle design – BTTDL126
Michael Hyatt is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the co-author of the forthcoming book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want with Daniel Harkavy. Michael is also founder of 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, and Platform University. This is Michael’s 4th time on this show! Don’t just drift through your days. Design a life you love. Living Forward shows you how. Grab Michael’s new book now! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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30 min
February 24, 2016
Episode 124: Change: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher on Resolutions and Rules – BTTDL125
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover where we are with goals, resolutions, and rules and how we approach the new year and seasons. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
February 11, 2016
Episode 123: Testing: Pat Flynn on Onboarding, Testing, and Balancing – BTTDL124
Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. Pat has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine for his accomplishments, and has recently been enjoying talking about his story and business strategies in front of large crowds at various conferences and events all around the world. His top-ranked business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, has earned over 25 million downloads and continues to inspire people as they work through their online business journey today. Pat’s Latest book is ‘Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money‘ Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
February 1, 2016
Episode 122: Work from anywhere: Michael Sliwinski on Remote Management, iPad Only, and Apple Watch – BTTDL123
Michael Sliwinski is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and blogger. Michael helps busy and overworked professionals, startups and teams learn to implement the latest productivity solutions so they can achieve success by getting things done better. Michael is the founder of Nozbe, one of the leading productivity apps. Mentioned in this episode: Remote team management Managing tasks and projects with your startup Going iPad only Productive Magazine Apple Watch Nozzle Automation and Workflow app Essentialism The One Thing Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy  
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51 min
January 31, 2016
Episode 121: Editing: Alli Worthington on Editing, and Breaking Busy – BTTDL122
#Alli Worthington is a wife, mother to 5 boys, speaker and executive director of Propel Women. She is author of the new book Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy. In this episode we have a conversation about: Learn how to stop chasing what leaves you empty and start doing what you were created to do. Identify the common lies you believe and how to strip their power from your life. Recognize how what you say no to determines what you can say yes to. Stop making comparisons on social media! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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54 min
January 22, 2016
Episode 120: Recalibration: Andrew Mason and Erik Fisher on experience, changes and growth – BTTDL121
Erik Fisher, host of the show is interviewed by guest host Andrew Mason of The Pro Guide and the official Getting Things Done Podcast. Andrew took this opportunity to get to ask Erik any questions he wanted about productivity and podcasting and the experience of hosting a productivity podcast for going on 4 years. In fact, we are extending this Q&A time into the comments section of this show. Erik will answer any questions you have below. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
January 13, 2016
Episode 119: TextExpander: Greg Scown of Smile on the Productivity benefits of Textexpander – BTTDL120
Greg Scown is the cofounder of Smile. Smile develops productivity software for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.  Smile makes of one of my favorite productivity tools: Textexpander. This episode is a conversation about how Textexpander helps you type more with less effort! TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, and your time by expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures. It will blow you away how much time you save. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
December 7, 2015
Episode 118: Email: Mike Vardy, Steve Dotto and Erik Fisher talk about Email productivity and Inbox Zero – BTTDL119
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover our Email workflows, desktop as well as workflows, organization and tips. Make sure to check out Erik’s Lynda.com course suggestions of the week and start your 10 day free trial here! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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63 min
November 30, 2015
Episode 117: Creativity: Kent Sanders on what creativity really is, and how you can tap into it – BTTDL118
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, and taking control of your time. Make sure to grab Kent’s book ‘The Artist’s Suitcase: 26 Essentials for the Creative Journey’. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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57 min
November 23, 2015
Episode 116: Hustle: Justin Wise on the true meaning of Hustle – BTTDL117
Justin Wise is content marketing practitioner living in Des Moines, Iowa. He helps build Social Media Systems for businesses with his company Think Digital. Justin returns to the show this time to talk about what the true meaning of the word ‘Hustle’ is, and how we are to approach working best when we need to, as well as doing our best work while focusing on the most important things in life. You can listen to Justin’s first appearance on this show here. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
November 17, 2015
Episode 115: Energy: Jeff Sanders on Time, Energy and Equilibrium Zero – BTTDL116
Jeff Sanders is a productivity coach, personal development junky, and avid trail runner. Jeff writes and speaks through his blog and podcast about healthy habits, personal development, high energy, and rockin’ productivity. This is Jeff’s second appearance on the show, and you can listen to his first appearance here. Make sure to grab Jeff’s new book: The 5am Miracle                     Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
November 1, 2015
Episode 114: Evernote: Workflows, Organization and Starting Over – BTTDL115
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a weekly Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we cover our Evernote workflows, organization and tips. Make sure to check out the sponsor of this episode: Transpose Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
October 28, 2015
Episode 113: Lifestyle Design: Clark Vandeventer on portfolio income, priorities and reinvention – BTTDL114
Clark Vandeventer ran for Congress once upon a time. He is now a Pro ski bum who raises money for nonprofits, blogging at FamilyTrek.org and is the author of the new book unWorking. By the time he was 26-years-old, Clark Vandeventer was the deputy director of the Reagan Ranch and had raised millions of dollars to preserve the home of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Clark’s new book, UnWorking, is about casting a vision for your future while enjoying life today and living on a grand scale. It’s about loneliness, depression, and failure and ultimately, reinvention. Make sure to check out the supporter of this episode: Transpose – an app for storing and managing information in a smart, structured way. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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56 min
October 23, 2015
Episode 112: Project Management: Cesar Abeid on what projects really are, and how to manage them – BTTDL113
Cesar Abeid is a Project Management Professional®, author, professional speaker, business coach and consultant, and entrepreneur. As the host of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast and the Construction Industry Podcast, Cesar reaches audiences of thousands around the world every week. Cesar also exercises his Project Management muscles as the Vice President, Client Services of Remontech, a business dedicated to providing Project Management services to the construction industry. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, today Cesar lives in London, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and three children. Make sure to grab Cesar’s book, Project Management For You at ProjectManagementForYou.com Make sure to check out the sponsor of this episode, Transpose at Beyondthetodolist.com/transpose Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
October 20, 2015
Episode 111: Task Managers: Roundtable with Mike Vardy and Steve Dotto – BTTDL112
Steve Dotto, Mike Vardy and Erik Fisher have been doing a weekly Blab show on Productivity. This is an excerpt from one of our more recent shows. In this episode we do a run down of some of the most popular Task management software available. Mentioned in this episode: Asana Basecamp Evernote Flow Todoist Trello Smartsheet Swipe Wunderlist Make sure to check out the supporter of this show: Transpose Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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56 min
October 17, 2015
Episode 110: Email: Robby Slaughter on The Battle for your Email Inbox – BTTDL111
Robby Slaughter of Accelawork joins Erik to talk about email. Robby Slaughter is a workflow and productivity expert. His consulting practice assists a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, regional non-profits, small businesses, and individual entrepreneurs to help increase productivity, simplify workflow, and optimize business processes. His latest book, The Battle for Your Email Inbox outlines a radical new way to take control of your email. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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29 min
September 3, 2015
Episode 109: Transition: David Sparks on Transition, Travel and the Apple Watch – BTTDL110
David Sparks is an Orange County, California business attorney, geek, podcaster on the Mac Power Users podcast, blogger, and author who writes about finding the best tools, hardware, and workflows for using Apple products to get work done. David also writes for Macworld magazine and speaks about technology. David has appeared on the show once before. Mentioned in this episode: Apple Watch HooToo – Travel Router Textexpander Workflow MacSparky Field Guides MacSparky Video Field Guides Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
August 17, 2015
Episode 108: Honing: Todd Henry on Honing your voice, practice and creative work – BTTDL109
Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance.  His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks internationally on creativity, productivity, leadership, and passion for work. His latest book, Louder Than Words: Harness The Power Of Your Authentic Voice, teaches how to build a body of work that resonates deeply with your intended audience. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
July 6, 2015
Episode 107: Systems: April Perry on Learning, Doing, becoming and the power of moms – BTTDL108
April Perry is a Co-Director at Power of Moms and Co-Host of Power of Moms Radio. She is the creator of the “Mind Organization for Moms” program, Co-Author of “Deliberate Motherhood” and “Motherhood Realized,” and a blogger at Power of a Family. Make sure to check out April’s new course: Master The Whirlwind Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
June 30, 2015
Episode 106: Coaching: Tony Stubblebine of Coach.me on the impact of coaching, priorities and grit – BTTDL107
Tony Stubblebine is a startup nerd, human potential nerd and CEO and Founder of Coach.me. Tony has been on the show once before. You can check that episode out here. After this episode and that one, I know you will want to join Coach.me and follow Tony on Twitter! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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56 min
June 23, 2015
Episode 105: Organization: Mystie Winckler on brain dumps, organizing your attitude and your life – BTTDL106
Mystie Winckler works to provide practical & encouraging solutions for real moms living a full life. She runs the site ‘Simplified Organization’ where she teaches how to change the way you think about your responsibilities, improve your mood and devise systems that will help you stress less and accomplish more. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
June 16, 2015
Episode 104: Curation: Joel Zaslofsky on simplicity and curating your life and experiences – BTTDL105
Joel Zaslofsky of The Value of Simple joins Erik to talk about the concept simplicity and curating your life and experiences. This is an episode to listen to if you are ready to change the way you eat, exercise, work, prioritize, organize, and think about the world. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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58 min
June 9, 2015
Episode 103: Having it all: Laura Vanderkam on success in career, family and self investment – BTTDL104
Laura Vanderkam is a nationally recognized writer who questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives. Laura is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, What Successful People Do on the Weekend, and What People Do at Work, now all out in paperback compilation form. Laura has just released her latest book: I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Build Lives That Work. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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40 min
June 2, 2015
Episode 102: Discovery: Grant Baldwin on gaining the confidence to find the work you should be doing – BTTDL103
Grant Baldwin, host of the ‘How Did You Get Into That?‘ Podcast, is a podcaster, speaker and family man. Grant has spoken at hundreds of events and have given literally thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions and other events. He has spoken to audiences of just a handful to arenas filled with 13,000 people. Grant and Erik discuss how Grant decided on the career path he has taken, why he started a podcast about others learning to do the same, and how his family designs the lifestyle they want as he does the work he loves. Join Grant and Erik for a free webinar: “BOOKED & PAID TO SPEAK” WORKSHOP REGISTER NOW! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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43 min
May 27, 2015
Episode 101: Projects: Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates on the process of creating The Podcast Producers – BTTDL102
Jessica Rhodes is the founder and President of Entrepreneur Support Services Inc. (ESS), a virtual assistant firm offering a variety of client support and graphic design services to busy entrepreneurs. ESS is the parent company to the wildly popular podcast guest booking firm, InterviewConnections.com. Jessica is the host of the hit weekly web TV show, Interview Connections TV where she brings expert tips and advice to podcasters and great guest experts. Her podcast, Rhodes to Success publishes weekly interviews with content and relationship marketers. Corey Coates has been podcasting since 2006. He is an audio engineer who has worked on countless podcast projects with his production company, Podfly Productions. Corey now focuses his attention fully on producing content for clients worldwide, and is the proud co-host of The Podcast Producers.   THE PODCAST PRODUCERS – A SERIES ON THE ART AND BUSINESS OF PODCASTING! The series explores topics including: Podcasting for hobby or business, the podcast community, statistics and demographics, advertising on podcasts, podcast networks, the psychology of podcasting, outsourcing production or doing it yourself, the reaction of broadcast radio, and much more. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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56 min
May 19, 2015
Episode 100: Finishing: Cliff Ravenscraft on creating and crossing a finish line every day – BTTDL101
Cliff Ravenscraft creator of GSPN.tv the Generally Speaking Production Network returns to the show to talk about some major changes in his life. This is Cliff’s second full episode on the show, and third appearance overall. Make sure to go back and listen to episode 001 with Cliff, and episode 050 where Cliff joins a bunch of other previous guests talking about specific tools they use. Erik’s Recommended Tool: Lynda.com – David Allen Click to start your free trial! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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78 min
May 12, 2015
Episode 99: Apple Watch: Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) and @MikeVardy @Productivityist debate the #Apple Watch – BTTDL100
Craig Jarrow – The Time Management Ninja and Mike Vardy of Productivityist debate the productivity pros and cons of the new Apple Watch. Both have been on the show before in their own episodes, and also in the special 50th episode on tools. Check out Craig’s previous episode here. Read Craig’s initial write up of there Apple Watch here. Listen to Mike’s previous episodes here. Read Mike’s write up of why he isn’t purchasing an Apple Watch anytime soon. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy  
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57 min
May 5, 2015
Episode 98: Mindset: John Michael Morgan (@JohnMorgan) on Mindset, Self-Sabotage and The Grind – BTTDL099
John Michael Morgan is the bestselling author of Brand Against The Machine, which spent 9 months atop Amazon’s Top-Rated Marketing books list and has been labeled “the new definition of branding”. John is an in-demand public speaker on the topics of leadership, achievement, and marketing. He has spoke across the world at business conferences, associations and organizations, as well as churches and universities. John began studying the topics of personal development and achievement when he was a teenager as a way of overcoming a battle with depression. Since then, he has started 3 successful businesses both online and offline and is now on a mission to equip 10 million leaders with the strategies they need to achieve success. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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69 min
April 28, 2015
Episode 97: Tools: Ben Elijah @InkandBen on Information Overload and Choosing Tools – BTTDL098
Ben Elijah is an independent writer, speaker and coach; based in London. Ben studies how our relationship with information affects the way we live and work. By mastering this relationship, we can promote productivity, creativity, and well-being. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
April 21, 2015
Episode 96: Habits: Charles Duhigg on how habits are formed and changed – BTTDL097
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter at the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and spent over 90 weeks on New York Times’ best seller lists. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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25 min
April 14, 2015
Episode 95: Time: @AmyLynnAndrews on Roles and Goals, Time Chunking and Information Overload – BTTDL096
Amy Lynn Andrews shares bite-sized tips about social media and blogging. She talks about making money online, productivity, self-publishing and working from home. She wades through the internet so you don’t have to. Make sure to check out Amy’s weekly newsletter: The Useletter® – a wildly popular, weekly, hand-curated email for bloggers, authors, freelancers, online business owners and those who want to work from home.   Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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44 min
April 7, 2015
Episode 94: Honesty: @DonaldMiller on quitting performing and being honest with yourself and others – BTTDL095
Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: “Blue Like Jazz,” “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years,” and his new book “Scary Close.” “Scary Close” is a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. Currently, he helps people live a better story at www.storylineblog.com and helps leaders grow their businesses at www.storybrand.com. Donald lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
March 31, 2015
Episode 93: Creation: @TrippCrosby and @TylerStanton on creativity, ideas and execution – BTTDL094
Tripp and Tyler are a sketch comedy duo most known for their hilarious and viral YouTube videos. They started creating original material in 2006, and since have amassed over 40 MILLION YouTube views and over 130,000 subscribers. Each year they host live events for thousands of people where they perform original sketches, interact with the audience, and interview notable personalities. They also perform their own live variety show in Atlanta. Make sure to check out Tyler’s other project with Bryan Allain: Free Travlr. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
March 24, 2015
Episode 92: Work Ethic: @ChrisBrogan talks about Batman, Motivation and Discipline #WEareBATMAN – BTTDL093
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’ about people who’s lives have been impacted by Batman. Make sure to check out the documentary ‘Legends of The Knight’! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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31 min
March 18, 2015
Episode 91: Time Hacking: Julie Sheranosher (@ImJulieTweets) on how you should look at time – BTTDL092
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 management systems that work for them. Make sure to check out Julie’s Podcast: Time Hackers Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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50 min
March 10, 2015
Episode 90: Creativity: Paul Jarvis (@pjrvs) on creating, freelancing, and what work really is – BTTDL091
Paul Jarvis is a web designer, best-selling author, & gentleman of adventure. Paul has a reputation as the designer whose vision and web design strategy is the prime catalyst for building multi-million dollar businesses. He’s worked with Silicon Valley startups, pro sports athletes, Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world’s biggest entrepreneurs. You can listen to Paul Jarvis and Jason SurfrApp on their weekly podcast, Invisible Office Hours where they dish on everything related to creativity and working for yourself. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
March 3, 2015
Episode 89: Hustle: Nick Loper (@nloper) of side-hustle nation on hustle – BTTDL090
Nick Loper is the Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation. Nick used to work full-time for a giant corporation, but built his business nights and weekends. Shout out to Nick for being a finalist in the business section of the 2015 Podcast Awards! Congratulations as well to Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, Jeff Brown of Read to Lead Podcast, and Jeff Sanders of The 5AM Miracle Podcast. They also were finalists in the podcast awards, as well as Beyond the To-Do List! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
February 24, 2015
Episode 88: Sacrifice: @JohnRichardBell on how to ‘Do Less Better’ through strategic sacrifice – BTTDL089
John Bell is a retired consumer packaged goods CEO and global strategy consultant to some of the world’s most respected blue-chip organizations. A prolific writer, John’s musings on strategy, leadership, and branding have appeared in various marketing journals and publications such as Fortune and Forbes. He has served as a director of several private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Do Less Better has its roots in John Bell’s early career. At that time, John and a young leadership team faced the daunting task of resurrecting a company with a broad product range and buckets of red ink. That team took a step few leaders do, setting aside their own egos and trimming the company down to a shadow of its former self. The business that remained grew rapidly because they concentrated on running it, and nothing else. The lesson-learned served him well throughout his career as a CEO and then consultant: smart sacrifice is the surprising secret to success. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
February 21, 2015
Episode 87: Calling: @JeffGoins on Journeys, Paths and Discovering Your Calling – BTTDL088
Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, son, and border collie. He has authored three other books: The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. His website, Goinswriter.com, has been visited by more than four million people from all over the world. He humbly considers himself the world’s foremost expert on guacamole. Here’s the deal: Jeff is releasing his next book, and if you act now, you won’t have to pay anything but shipping. This is an actual physical bookstore book. And he wants to get it into the hands of as many people possible. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
December 23, 2014
Episode 86: Procrastinate on Purpose: @RoryVaden on discipline, procrastination and priority dilution – BTTDL087
Rory Vaden is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution – in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. Rory’s 1st book Take the Stairs is a #1 Amazon, #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller! Rory’s new book is Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time will alter the way the world thinks about time. Trust me, you need this book! Make sure to go to Procrastinate on Purpose.com to get access to a free webinar covering much of the book, and the great early purchase bonus deals when you purchase the book. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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43 min
December 12, 2014
Episode 85: GTD: David Allen (@GTDGuy) on how “creative types” can get things done with #GTD – BTTDL086
David Allen is the originator of GTD. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done“. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence. Listen to David’s previous appearance on this podcast here. Covered in this episode: Productivity vs. Creativity Productivity for “Creative Types” The Aperture Effect Contexts Getting Things Done – March 2015 Edition The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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54 min
December 8, 2014
Episode 84: Goals: @MichaelHyatt on permission to dream, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter – BTTDL085
Michael Hyatt returns to talk more about setting goals, barriers to dreaming, limiting beliefs and writing a new chapter in your story. Michael and Erik previously talked about setting goals in a previous episode, but a lot has happened since then. This episode not only digs deeper, it’s also a more vulnerable and introspective conversation about giving yourself permission to dream, emilinating limiting beliefs, writing a new chapter in your story and how to deal with when it looks like you won’t meet a goal. Make sure to thank Michael for his openness and sharing his story and wisdom on this episode. Want to have your best year ever? Then you can’t afford to miss these Three FREE Videos: Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
October 2, 2014
Episode 83: Going Slow: Brooke McAlary (@SlowYourHome) on simplicity, rhythms and tilting – BTTDL084
Brooke McAlary of Slow Your Home is all about living more simply. Whether you call it simple living, or call it minimalism, living a life with less stuff gives you more time and energy for the things that are important. Her blog covers the how and why of creating a life of simplicity, and will prove to you time and time again that no one has all the answers. A few of my favorite ‘Slow Your Home’ Posts: Slow Home Essentials: Weekly Rhythm Instagram or it didn’t happen. Facing up to fear Enough with the balancing act! Enough Doing Nothing is Doing Something Slow Home Essentials: What Exactly IS a Slow Home? Why Rhythm Trumps Routine Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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43 min
September 23, 2014
Episode 82: Pinterest: Cynthia Sanchez (@OSPinteresting) on @Pinterest as a #Productivity Tool – BTTDL083
Cynthia Sanchez is addicted to Pinterest. She started to use Pinterest in 2011, discovering things online that she would’ve never found before. She found websites and blogs that inspired her to do things, make things and even buy things. She was so amazed by the site, she decided to start a blog about it. Oh So Pinteresting was launched February 2012.  In September 2012, she left her job as a full-time radiation oncology nurse to focus on building Oh So Pinteresting and her business. Enjoy this conversation and potential paradigm shifting thought of using Pinterest as a Productivity tool! Make sure to thank Cynthia for her appearance on the show, and make sure to follow her on Pinterest! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
September 16, 2014
Episode 81: Persistence: Jamie Masters (@EventualMillion) on Work Ethic, Intense Focus and Absolute YES – BTTDL082
Jaime Tardy of Eventual Millionaire is not a millionaire yet, but she is debt free and is building her million by making conscious choices in life and business. She produces the Eventual Millionaire Podcast, and has written the book The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup. Check out this guest post she did for Michael Hyatt on how Millionaires manage their time. Listen as Jamie and I discuss: Working hard is great, working hard on the right things is better External catalytsts of change Intense focus Setbacks Continuous forward motion Absolute YES Let Jamie know you enjoyed her appearance on the show! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
September 9, 2014
Episode 80: Bottlenecks: Scott Stratten @Unmarketing + Alison Kramer @UnAlison on priorities, scaling – BTTDL081
Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer: Hosts of the ‘UnPodcast’ join me for this packed episode! None of us needs another list of what we should be doing. “TheUnPodcast” tells you what not to do first, so we can discuss what you really need to do to succeed in the new world of business marketing. Includes real-life examples along with tips and guidance on experts, human resources, marketing/branding, networking (in person and online), public relations, and customer service. Scott and Alison also have a great new book out: Unselling. The book is about creating repeat customers, not one-time buyers. Create loyal clients that refer others, not faceless numbers. Make sure to thank Scott and Alison for sharing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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79 min
September 2, 2014
Episode 79: KC Procter (@KCProcter of @DadLifeRules) on parenting, hustling and seasons – BTTDL080
KC Procter is a Dad, writer, coffee addict, lego fan and more. He is also a new podcaster at Dad Life Rules. In fact, I was just on episode #2!  I borrowed this from the shownotes on my appearance on Dad Life Rules: Fatherhood requires sacrifice, but this love can’t be driven by obligation. There is honor in laying down one’s life to provide for your family, but you don’t have to lay your dreams on the altar of responsibility. However, you might need some new dreams.  Listen and subscribe! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
August 27, 2014
Episode 78: Purpose: Chase Reeves (@chase_reeves) on career, community and comparison – BTTDL079
Chase Reeves is one of the cofounders of Fizzle.co — honest business training for online entrepreneurs. He podcasts on The Fizzle Show — A podcast for creative entrepreneurs. He regularly contributes to The Sparkline — The blog that accompanies the previous two. This is a packed episode, and may require more than one listen. I suggest you take notes. Mentioned in this episode: Fizzle.co Donald Miller “Chase Reeves is an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you’re addicted.” – Donald Miller Bob Goff Alan Watts Merlin Man Episode 1, Episode 2 Marco Arment – XOXO Overcast Castro – Castro Blog Seinfeld – The Complete Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Jim Carrey Commencement Address Failure is an option Depression, Anxiety and Entrepreneurism Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy    
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August 19, 2014
Episode 77: Attention: Chris Bailey on Time, Energy and Attention – BTTDL078
For exactly one year, May 1st, 2013 – May 1, 2014, Chris Bailey of ‘A Year of Productivity’ and ‘A Life of Productivity’ ran productivity experiments on himself. In this episode, he and Erik talk about some of the findings he had from those experiments, such as: Meditating for 35 hours over 7 days Watching 70 hours of TED Talks in a week Using a smartphone for only 60 minutes a day for 3 months Working 90 hour workweeks and more  Tweetable quotes from this episode: [tweetable]When you bring more of yourself to what you’re doing, you can dive into it deeper and do it a lot better.[/tweetable] [tweetable]Intention behind your actions is like wood behind an arrow.[/tweetable] [tweetable]Meditation trains your attention muscle to dedicate more attention to whatever you want to do in the moment.[/tweetable] [tweetable]You know how you know if something’s important? If you’ve done it already.[/tweetable] [tweetable]Just because you feel productive, doesn’t mean you’re actually productive.[/tweetable] Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy      
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48 min
August 12, 2014
Episode 76: Energy: Jeff Sanders (@JeffSandersTV) on energy, rituals and ideal days – BTTDL077
Jeff Sanders is a productivity coach, personal development junky, and avid trail runner. He has completed six competitive marathons, two 50k ultra-marathons, two half marathons, and two 200-mile team relay races. Jeff writes and speaks through his blog and podcast about healthy habits, personal development, high energy, and rockin’ productivity. He also eats a lot of bananas. Make sure to check out Jeff’s Podcast: The 5AM Miracle. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
August 9, 2014
Episode 75: Music: @FocusAtWill founders on music, distraction and focus – BTTDL076
Will Henshall and Jeff Straw of Focus at Will join Erik this time to talk about listening to the right kind of music to achieve better focus. Focus at Will is a new neuroscience based music service that helps you focus, reduce distractions and retain information when working, studying, writing and reading. The technology is based on hard science and proven to be extremely effective at extending your attention span. References in this episode: Focus at Will The Pomodoro Technique Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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43 min
July 24, 2014
Episode 74: Tasks: Mike Vardy (@MikeVardy) on intention, attention, awareness and focus – BTTDL075
Mike Vardy is the Chief and founder of Productivityist, where he writes, speaks, coaches and podcasts on productivity and more. Mike and Erik cover a lot in this episode, and even mention their favorite Task Management Tool: ToDoist. ToDoist even generously has given Erik 5 premium accounts to give away. All given away! Mentioned in this episode: Podcast Movement Greg Hickman ToDoist Chase Reeves – Mike’s on Mic’s Scott Dinsmore – Live Your Legend Brett Kelly Assessing projects Don’t Just Ship – Deliver Merlin Mann – Chasing the right zero Jon Acuff 90% Paul Jarvis Mark Johns Chris Ducker – Virtual Freedom Donald Miller’s Life Plan John Lennon – Beautiful Boy John Cleese on the creative process Heavy lifting/light lifting days David Sparks – Presentations Field Guide SimpleRev – Joel Zaslofsky Dan Hayes, Vanessa Hayes Energy, Time, Priority, Work/Life: 4 New Ways To Organize Your To-Do List Time moves on whether you want it to or not. Tasks only move as far as you move them.Click To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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58 min
July 14, 2014
Episode 73: Photography: David Molnar (@DavidMolnar) on simplicity, focus and family – BTTDL074
David Molnar is a husband, new daddy (again!), and music and advertising photographer. His work has been seen on Pepsi cans, in People Magazine, & in The New York Times. In addition to the entertainment industry, he is also focusing on advertising campaigns for companies like Cracker Barrel, Infiniti, March of Dimes, Dolby, Compassion and Centura Health. The best camera in the world is the one that’s always in your pocket. David’s new book and course shows you his whole process for how to use that camera to capture the most important memories and moments in your life. David simplifies the photography secrets he’s learned in his professional career so that any iPhone user can finally take amazing photos, every single time. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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44 min
June 15, 2014
Episode 72: Energy: Farnoosh Brock (@ProlificLiving) on Energy, Smoothies and Focus – BTTDL073
Farnoosh Brock is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She escaped her cushy 11-year corporate career to start her own company. Today she is a speaker, author, green juice expert, Ashtanga yogini, globe trotter, and oh yeah, just hired hubby into our company. This is her second full episode, and third appearance on the show overall. Make sure to go back and listen to her first episode, and the special 50th episode on tools she was a part of. This time, Farnoosh is back, and we talk about her new book ‘The Healthy Smoothie Bible.  Make sure to grab Farnoosh’s latest book, and thank her for being on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
May 30, 2014
Episode 71: Evernote: Brett Kelly (@Inkedmn) on Evernote, technology, efficiency and business – BTTDL072
Brett Kelly writes about technology, efficiency, business and Evernote. You can spend hours and hours of your precious free time on experimentation and trial-and-error, trying to find the best way to make Evernote work for you. Or you can pick up Evernote Essentials and learn from the expert in an afternoon. In fact Brett used to work at Evernote until just recently. Mentioned in this episode: Evernote essentials Direct from Brett, Kindle, iBooks File This Fetch Eddie Smith Macdrifter Omnifocus 2 Macstories.net 512pixels Chase Reeves – Fizzle Boomerang for Gmail Don’t forget to Tweet at Brett! Don’t forget to grab Brett’s book: Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
May 21, 2014
Episode 70: Reflection: Erik Fisher on adjusting workflows and the future of Beyond the To-Do List – BTTDL071
Erik Fisher is a Productivity Author, Broadcaster and Coach. He is also a bacon connoisseur, coffee student and comic book reader. This is the first time since the show started that Erik has gone solo on this podcast. Enjoy! Mentioned in this episode: Dave Delaney – NBN Radio Jeff Brown – Read to Lead Clark Buckner – Technology Advice GTD – Are you doing it? What has your experience been with it? David Allen will be returning to the show Erik’s previous interview with David Allen Ready Aim Fire! – The print book A preview of the next book Erik’s current work state Extra Beyond the To Do List episodes on Fridays? Thoughts on Patreon How location and atmosphere play a part in getting work done Focus at Will Coffivity In an ideal world, how does Erik start his day? Michael Hyatt’s ‘Reenginerring your morning routine’ Jeff Sanders 5am Miracle show Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
May 14, 2014
Episode 69: Networking: Derek Coburn on Networking 3.0, Generosity and @CadreDC – BTTDL070
Derek Coburn is the Co-founder of Cadre and a catalyst for connecting remarkable people. Derek is now a newly published author of Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections. Born out of Derek’s frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, this book offers fresh, effective, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. Mentioned in this episode: How to Use Networking 3.0 to Make New Connections – Derek’s guest post on Jay Baer‘s Convince & Convert Blog Contactually Tweet at Derek and thank him for appearing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
May 6, 2014
Episode 68: Procrastination: Alison Vesterfelt (@AllyVest) on building bridges + taking leaps – BTTDL069
Allison Vesterfelt quit her full time job to chase her dream of becoming a writer. Since that point she can’t help but write about what it looks like to live with less; to give up the things that aren’t important so she can chase the things that are. Allison’s book Packing Light is about just that.  Inspired by the courage of a friend, and the story of The Rich Young Ruler from the Gospels, she decided to quit her full-time job, move out of her apartment, sell nearly everything she owned and spend the next six months driving across the country. On the trip I started to discover what it looked like to live life with less baggage, both in actuality, and as a metaphor. .@AllyVest on @Donaldmiller's @Storyline #Productivity Schedule & how she & @dvest build bridges + take leaps. http://t.co/K0wY2nLsuN — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) May 6, 2014 Covered in this episode: Allison’s book ‘Packing Light’ Overcoming Procrastination The power of choice Donald Miller’s Storyline Productivity Schedule Donald Miller’s Beyond the To-Do List Episode Make sure to tweet at Allison and thank her for appearing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
April 29, 2014
Episode 67: Self Education: Paul Jun on self mastery, motivation and understanding – #BTTDL068
Paul Jun is a writer and author at Motivated Mastery. He is all about connecting the dots between subjects like mastery, psychology, technology, philosophy, culture, self-awareness, and developing an understanding through self-education. Unstimulated by traditional education, Paul was motivated to study subjects that were practical to his goals and growth. He became a voracious reader and learned to used the (growing) resources available to facilitate his education. He connects the dots to improve his understanding of the subjects that elude him, while focusing on creating the kind of content that is enriching and insightful. His new book Connect the Dots is all about how to do this. Make sure to thank Paul Jun for being on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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65 min
April 22, 2014
Episode 66: Time: @HughCulver on overcoming procrastination, dealing with interruptions and planning like a pilot – BTTDL067
Hugh Culver shows people how to work smarter and live better. As a teacher and mentor for other experts (speakers, seminar leaders, authors, and coaches) he helps entrepreneurs to serve more people, sell more products, and succeed more than they ever thought possible. As a professional speaker, he challenges people to drop their stories, plan better and take action everyday to lead an effective life. Hugh was also a professional adventure guide, ironman and marathon competitor, and a university professor. Hugh now speaks, consults, and writes about creating real results and a rich life in the age of distraction. Make sure to check out Hugh’s Time Freedom Formula, which we talk about in this episode. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
April 16, 2014
Episode 65: Smart Kids, Smart Money: @RachelCruze on teaching kids discipline and responsibility w/ money – BTTDL066
Rachel Cruze learned the basic principles of money at an early age. In the past year alone, Rachel has delivered those same principles, in a personal and passionate message of money and hope, to more than 100,000 teens, young adults, and small businesses across the country. Rachel has just come out with a new book she co-authored with her father Dave Ramsey, ‘Smart Money Smart Money Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money’. The book is a great tool to equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree. Tweetable Quotes from Rachel: The discipline of working, saving, giving and spending play into your every day decisions. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet When you start taking control of your money, other areas of your life start changing for the good. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet When we start winning in one area of our life, it motivates to start winning in other areas. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet When you devise a plan it’s easier to go after a goal. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet Money isn’t always just about money. There's so many lessons to learn just around that one subject. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
April 8, 2014
Episode 64: Ownership: Chris Brogan on the owner’s mind, choices and goals – BTTDL065
Chris Brogan is Publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth by growing your capabilities and connections. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books and counting, including The Impact Equation, with Julien Smith. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids. Make sure to listen to the first time Chris was on the show. The publish date of this episode is also Chris’s 44th Birthday. Happy Birthday Chris! Covered in this episode: OwnerMag Chris’s upcoming book: The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth Chris’s Weekly Newsletter The Owner’s Mind Podcast New Business Networking Radio Podcast Defy the Plateau Podcast Life in the Woods Podcast Don’t forget to tweet at Chris today and wish him a happy birthday! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
April 2, 2014
Episode 63: Breaks: @Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares tips to success and stay sane in an all access, always on age – BTTDL064
Claire Diaz-Ortiz returns to the show to share tips to stay sane in an all access, always on age. Claire first visited the show to talk about The Present Principle. Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was hired to lead social innovation, and where she still works today. She is also a speaker, author, blogger, and has two new books out: Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption Here are some of my favorite recent posts on Claire’s blog: How to Get Anything Done, Now. How to Measure Productivity Three Keys to a Successful Digital Detox Why Email Isn’t Work. (And Why It Is.) How Goals Can Help You Define Success Make sure to Tweet to Claire and thank her for appearing on this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
March 31, 2014
Episode 62: Marriage: Tony Dilorenzo on intentionality and intimacy in relationships – BTTDL063
Tony DiLorenzo and his wife Alisa created ONE Extraordinary Marriage to educate, entertain, encourage, and inspire people to have mind-blowing intimacy in their marriages. Tony & Alisa are experienced marriage coaches, podcasters, and speakers. They specialize in helping time-crunched couples take action and enjoy the sex, love, and commitment they desire in their marriage. Being fit and healthy and the associated intimacy it brings to their relationship have helped Tony and Alisa through good times and bad. Their hiking escapades early in their marriage led them to the three highest peaks in Southern California, backpacking treks in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Death Valley, as well as fun-filled dates along the beach or resorts closer to home. Mentioned in this episode: ONE Extrordinary Marriage Episode 140 – Scheduling Sex STOP the glorification of BUSY.Click To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
March 20, 2014
Episode 61: Delegation: Chris Ducker talks staffing and delegating for tasks, roles and team building – BTTDL062
In 2009, Chris Ducker was working 14-hour days, six days a week, spending very little time with family and working ‘in’ his business, instead of ‘on’ it and was tired in every possible way. He’s come a long way since then, creating the new business Virtual Staff Finder, the New Business Podcast, and his new book – Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business. He’s also released a podcast series that corresponds to the new book. In this episode, Chris and Erik cover: The false believe that you can fill every role in a growing business Super hero syndrome Chris’ definition of the word Entrepreneur = To provide answers to questions and solutions to problems Being a 16 hour a day, 7 day a week entrepreneur doesn’t make you a more successful entrepreneur. Chris’s 3 lists: The things you hate doing The things you can’t do The things you shouldn’t be doing You need to do only the things that you are uniquely qualified to do.—@jaybaerClick To Tweet If you’re doing things other people on your team can do, you’re robbing them of opportunity.—Jay BaerClick To Tweet Chris’s rule for email – Never open an email more than once by:  reply or forward it archive it delete it Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
March 11, 2014
Episode 60: Breakthroughs: Dustin Riechmann of @EngagedMarriage talks about Money, Marriage and Fitness – BTTDL061
Dustin Riechmann is the creator of the site Engaged Marriage, where he seeks to help you live a married life you love. Dustin Riechmann is just a normal guy with a passion for marriage and life and a knack for helping others achieve big things.  He’s an engineer by trade, and tries to be a good husband and a mostly patient Dad to his three great kids. Dustin and Erik are doing a live online workshop and recording called “How to Enjoy More Quality Time & Be Super Productive as a Couple”. Sign up to be part of this live event, or to grab the recording later. What you will learn from this workshop: How to do a Time Makeover that will get your schedule under control & give you more quality time to enjoy with your family How to craft your perfect morning routine to start with your day with energy & enthusiasm How to create powerful habits & healthy boundaries on your time that will give you the focus you and your family deserve during your work, family and play time How to use three simple, powerful productivity hacks to get more done each day in less time (these will surprise you) How to create more quality time & margin in your life – so you can excel in your work while enjoying a HAPPY marriage & family life that you LOVE! Register for this workshop or to grab the recording NOW! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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45 min
February 27, 2014
Episode 59: Pacing: Jim Woods on seasons, hustle and goals – BTTDL060
Jim Woods is a Writer, Coach, and Instigator. He is the co-author of ‘Ready Aim Fire! – A Practical Guide to Making and Achieving Goals’. The book is also co-authored by the host of this podcast, Erik Fisher. In this more raw episode than usual, Erik and Jim talk a bit about personal productivity struggles, how life is seasonal, the need to simplify, and why they rebranded their 1st book a few months after it’s release. Referenced in this episode: Derek Webb‘s appearance on the Life in the Woods Podcast: Part 1 Part 2 Jon Acuff Crystal Paine Ben Dempsey Jeremy Statton Breaking Bad Bacon The Elvis Make sure to support this podcast and both Erik and Jim by grabbing a copy of their first book: ‘Ready Aim Fire! – A Practical Guide to Making and Achieving Goals’       Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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47 min
February 17, 2014
Episode 58: Inboxes Zero: Merlin Mann on anxiety, relationships and expectations – BTTDL059
Merlin Mann is an Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster at MerlinMann.com and Cohost of Back to Work Podcast on the 5 by 5 Podcast Network with Dan Benjamin. You can find Merlin’s previous appearance on this podcast here. Covered in this episode: Back to Work Episode 153: ‘Anxiety’s a Goat‘ Getting Things Done by David Allen ©DavidCo, 2001. The unknown inboxes out there that we don’t know about that keep us up at night The inboxes we have accepted Being sober about acknowledging the known inboxes we have in our lives Interruptions vs. Distractions How thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa The real inbox zero: What percentage of your brain is somewhere you don’t want it to be right now. Calendars 5 Fantastical Omnifocus Mailbox Awayfind Sanebox Unroll.me Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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78 min
February 2, 2014
Episode 57: Story: Donald Miller on Focus, Finish and living a meaningful story – BTTDL058
Donald Miller is all about story. He is the author of several books, including multiple New York Times Best Sellers. Donald is also the founder of Storyline, an organization that helps people live better stories. He’s helped thousands overcome a sense of meaninglessness by helping them create their Storyline life plan. If you’re struggling with a sense of meaningless, pick up Storyline today. After studying story for years and successfully using the elements of story to engage customers, Don created StoryBrand, a process any business owner or marketing team can go through to create a communication script that will increase sales. Don is also the creator of the Storyline Productivity Schedule, a free daily schedule using modern psychology to increase a person’s productivity. Don believes getting your story straight changes everything. Covered in this episode: How Don got started writing How he continued at it, attained great success and learned to deal with those new expectations Kept going through a cycle of failure, wrestling with it, success and new expectations Learned how the principles of a good story can lead to a meaningful life The Storyline Conference The Storyline 2.0 Life Plan The Storyline Productivity Schedule Life isn’t meaningless. What you do with it can make it FEEL meaningless, but you can fix that. – Donald Miller (Click to Tweet this) Overcoming Procrastination Focus and Finish Some of Erik’s Favorite Storyline Blog Posts by Don: 2 Solutions I’ve Found for Productivity How I Learned to Not be Overwhelmed You Don’t Have to Make Your Bed to Write a Book Make sure to go grab the Storyline Productivity Schedule for FREE. The Schedule will help you: Overcome procrastination Radically increase productivity Not feel overwhelmed Manage your mental energy instead of your time Enjoy a guilt-free work structure Create a daily, healthy routine you can repeat for life Finish the major projects you’ve been dreaming about Please tweet to Don to thank him for being on the show and let him know what you learned! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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31 min
January 28, 2014
Episode 56: Email: David Sparks on iPads, iBooks and Email – BTTDL057
David Sparks is an Orange County, California business attorney, geek, podcaster on the Mac Power Users podcast, blogger, and author who writes about finding the best tools, hardware, and workflows for using Apple products to get work done. David also writes for Macworld magazine and speaks about technology. Mentioned in this episode: Unclutter Drafts Publishing on the iBooks Store Why Email Isn’t Work. (And Why It Is) by Claire Diaz-Ortiz The Mac Sparky Field Guides Series must be good. It looks like The Lord of the Rings Extended DVD set! Make sure to thank David on Twitter for appearing on this episode. Don’t forget to grab your free audiobook from Audiobooks.com/todo Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
January 22, 2014
Episode 55: Priorities: Crystal Paine on priorities, saying no, and saying goodbye to survival mode – BTTDL056
Crystal Paine is the founder of the popular blog MoneySavingMom.com. The mission of the blog is talking about Intentional Finance, Intentional Family, and Intentional Business. Her new book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is aimed as a help to the super busy, the stressed out, and the overtired. In it, she gives you ways to: Feel healthier and more energetic by setting priorities and boundaries Eliminate stress with savvy management of your time, money, and home Get more done by setting realistic goals and embracing discipline Rediscover your passions—and the confidence to pursue them Grab your copy here! Click to tweet these great quotes from Crystal in this episode: There are seasons in life. We can’t do EVERYthing in EVERY season. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet If you're exhausted & overwhelmed, step back & cut out everything that is not a necessity. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet When you evaluate all your commitments, opportunities + to-do’s, very few are necessities for life. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet It’s easy for us to feel obligated to everyone. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Burning the candle at both ends doesn’t give you superpowers, it just makes you exhausted. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet When you’re running on empty, you won't be running much longer. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Please make sure to tweet to Crystal Paine and let her know you appreciate her appearance on this episode! Make sure to grab your free audiobook from Audiobooks.com! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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37 min
January 17, 2014
Episode 54: Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average & Do Work that Matters. For 15 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN. Listen to Jon’s first appearance on Beyond the To-Do List here. Some of my favorite recent blog posts by Jon (& Jenny Acuff!) A lesson is too Jon & I more than 9 years to learn. (by Jenny) The hardest lesson I learned in 2013. Quit trying to turn lead into gold. Why some (most) dreams don’t work. How I write tweets. The best place to write a book! How to get more awesome work done. Chris Rock doesn’t care about your sizzle. Do you need money to dream? Please let Jon know you appreciated his appearance on this show by clicking here to tweet him a thank you! Make sure to take advantage of this episodes sponsor Audiobooks.com gift of a FREE audiobook when signing up here. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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28 min
January 13, 2014
Episode 53: Habits: Tony Stubblebine of @Liftapp on the habit of making habits – BTTDL054
Tony Stubblebine is the CEO and Co-founder of Lift. Before that he was the founder of CrowdVine, and contributor to Wesabe, Odeo, and O’Reilly Media. Lift is an app designed to help you unlock your potential and help you reach your goals. Lift provides you steps and milestones to make goals manageable, daily motivation, and community support. Covered in this episode: Lift 2.0 Positive reinforcement towards goals from an exterior source Cognitive Budget Decision fatigue Habits alleviate cognitive drain Freeing up cognitive load by creating habits Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule Replacement Habits Behavior Design Avoiding paralysis by analysis The habit of making habits The surprising number of goals that proves to be the point where success peaks The quantified diet project Lift’s How to Meditate page with free guided meditations Click here to tweet a thank you to Tony for being on the show! Make sure to check out the sponsor for this episode, Audiobooks.com and get your free audiobook! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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38 min
December 31, 2013
Episode 52: Goals: Michael Hyatt on making this your #BestYearEver #BYE2015 – BTTDL053
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. Between being the CEO of a major corporation, building his own personal platform, and managing his family, Michael’s life has been busy. And yet, he has consistently made progress and accomplished goals that he set for himself each year. Covered in this episode: The difference between a resolution and a goal Why people don’t set goals The struggle of which goals to set The value of personal reflection in goal setting How to set effective goals Why people get stuck and give up Maintaining momentum and focus Moving past the quitting point How public should you make your goals? The most important ingredient for reaching your goals Get FREE access to Michael’s three videos now! Make sure to let Michael know if you registered for the course by tweeting to him, and thank him for being on the show. Make sure to check out: Michael’s conversation with his wife on his ‘This Is Your Life’ Podcast “HELP! I Married An Entrepreneur!” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Michael’s Journaling Template Erik’s ebook on goals cowritten with Jim Woods. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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57 min
November 19, 2013
Episode 51: Personality Styles: Chris LoCurto on communicating between different personalities – BTTDL051
Chris LoCurto returns to the show to talk about understanding personality styles. You can listen to his previous episode here, and make sure to subscribe to his blog, podcast, and grab his personality styles video and workbook. Check out @ChrisLoCurto on Beyond the To-Do List talking about understanding personality styles! http://t.co/tOwpPjNFkP — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) November 19, 2013 Tweetable quotes from Chris: If your team doesn't know how to communicate, they’re doing 1/2 the productivity you pay them for. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet When we give people information based on how we want to receive it, we cause them to fail. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet Make sure to tweet at Chris and let him know you appreciated this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
November 8, 2013
Episode 50: Tools: Special 50th episode of Beyond The To-Do List! – BTTDL050
50 episodes! Join host Erik Fisher as he speaks with 11 previous show guests about some of the most ‘can’t live without’ tools in their productivity toolbox. Special guests, their tool and previous episodes they appeared on in alphabetical order: Andy Traub Tool: Andy Stanley “When Work and Family Collide” BTTDL #004 Anne Bogel Tool: Paper Planning for Visual Types BTTDL #017 Cliff Ravenscraft Tool: Evernote BTTDL #001 Craig Jarrow Tools: Mailbox Sanebox BTTDL #020 Crystal Paine Tool: Google Calendar BTTDL #029 Dan Miller Tool: Google Calendar BTTDL #010 Daniel J. Lewis Tool: Sprindpad BTTDL #023 Farnoosh Brock Tool: Asana BTTDL #025 Jeff Goins Tool: Wunderlist BTTDL #006 + BTTDL #041 Michael Stelzner Tool: Fitbit BTTDL #009 + BTTDL #038 Mike Vardy Tool: Dispatch BTTDL #031 New Theme Music: Your Kingdom Come by Derek Webb Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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84 min
October 27, 2013
Episode 49: Focus: Ray Edwards on focus, progress and deadlines – BTTDL049
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 is also  the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches. Please make sure to visit this episodes sponsor captureapps.com/todo for a great way to record audio notes with markers and text! Mentioned in this episode: OmniFocus, GTD, and You – Implementing the Getting Things Done® Trip it Expensify Scan Snap Paperless David Sparks – MacSparky.com Mac Power Users Podcast Tweetable quotes (click to tweet): Success isn't a destination. It’s making progress towards a goal that’s worthy of your calling in life. - @RayEdwardsClick To Tweet My goal for productivity is to be more effective at the important things in life. - @RayEdwardsClick To Tweet We’re capable of doing things that would astound ourselves, if we just applied ourselves with focus. - @RayEdwardsClick To Tweet Don’t miss Ray’s interview of me on his show! Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
October 1, 2013
Episode 48: Perspective: Andy Andrews on wisdom, knowledge and perspective – BTTDL048
Andy Andrews is an American author and corporate speaker, known for his 2002 bestselling book The Traveler’s Gift. He has written over 20 books and sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world. Andy Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, and The Traveler’s Gift, and is also an in-demand speaker for the world’s largest organizations. The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift continue to appear on bestseller lists around the world. His latest book, The Noticer Returns, will be available in bookstores everywhere October 1. Listen to my interview w/ NY Times Bestselling author @AndyAndrews for a chance to win his new book! http://t.co/rxuayx1TH2 — Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) October 1, 2013 Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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33 min
September 23, 2013
Episode 47: Doing Good Work: Todd Henry on creativity, productivity and passion – BTTDL047
Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative and the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, 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. His new book is Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day. Tweetable quotes from this episode (click to tweet): To experience great ideas consistently, you have to be purposeful in how you structure your life. - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet A creative is anyone who has to turn their thoughts into value. - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet We sacrifice long term effectiveness on the altar of short term efficiency. - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet You have all these great ideas, that’s fine, but how do you bend your life and work around what matters to you? - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet Today is not a rehearsal. Are you spending your life in a manner that later you will be proud of? - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet The big problems won’t be solved by people grinding away to buy stuff that will rot and rust. - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet If i start to make comfort my objective in life eventually I will compromise great work. - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet Great work is performed when people do what's right despite the fact that its uncomfortable. - @ToddHenryClick To Tweet Connect with Todd on Twitter and make sure to check out his podcast. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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31 min
September 16, 2013
Episode 46: Discipline: Rachel Cruze on taking control of your money and your life – BTTDL046
Dave Ramsey’s daughter Rachel Cruze learned the basic principles of money at an early age. In the past year alone, Rachel has delivered those same principles, in a personal and passionate message of money and hope, to more than 100,000 teens, young adults, and small businesses across the country. Her website just launched at RachelCruze.com! Covered in this episode: Growing up Ramsey How budgeting actually leads to freedom and permission to spend You have to change your behavior to get a different result Tweetable Quotes (click to tweet): The discipline of working, saving, giving and spending play into your every day decisions. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet When you start taking control of your money, other areas of your life start changing for the good. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet When we start winning in one area of our life, it motivates to start winning in other areas. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet When you devise a plan it’s easier to go after a goal. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet Money isn’t always just about money. There's so many lessons to learn just around that one subject. - @RachelCruzeClick To Tweet Start With Why – Simon Sinek Sharing office space with Jon Acuff Connect with Rachel and thank her for being on the show: Twitter @RachelCruze Facebook and especially the newly launched RachelCruze.com! Don’t forget to check out this episodes sponsor and start your own professional sounding podcast NOW by checking out PodcastingAtoZ.com. Make sure to use the code ‘todo’ to receive $500 off the price of the course. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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31 min
September 11, 2013
Episode 45: Social Media Serenity: Mari Smith on scaling, engaging and connecting – BTTDL045
Mari Smith is one of the world’s leading social media strategists and widely recognized as THE top Facebook marketing expert in the world. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day. Fast Company describes Mari as, “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Forbes recently named Mari as one of the top ten Social Media Influencers. Covered in this episode: There’s no amount of sophisticated technology that will take the place of live in person connecting. - @MariSmithClick To Tweet “I think the part that becomes a detriment is when we use the technology for a replacement for connecting in person, as a replacement social life, as a fix, as pseudo connection. I struggle with this almost on a daily basis. I literally have to make myself get off the computer, off the phone. When I go out with friends or I’m in a social environment or in a business setting, I try to really just be mindful and not bury myself in my technology and put it away and connect with people in front of me.” -Mari Smith Simple Social Media Strategy: Content Creation, Engagement, Conversion Manageflitter.com Scoreboardsocial.com Tweet Mari Smith to let her know you appreciated her sharing on this episode! Don’t forget to check out this episodes sponsor and start your own professional sounding podcast NOW by checking out PodcastingAtoZ.com. Make sure to use the code ‘todo’ to receive $500 off the price of the course. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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46 min
August 31, 2013
Episode 44: #UNPLUG: Baratunde Thurston talks about taking 25 Days OFF Social Media – BTTDL044
Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and most recently wrote a cover story for the July/August issue called #UNPLUG where he chronicles his temporary opt out of social media for 25 days. Mentioned in this episode: National Day of Unplugging Sabbath Manifesto I Am Here Day Tweetable Highlights (click to tweet): We’re field producers of our own lives. We capture, caption and share experiences instead of living it. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet Social media has become creative expression + KPI’s. We’ve become marketers for campaigns of our life. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet There’s something unhealthy about everybody treating their life like a marketing campaign. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet Because we CAN always be accessible, we feel like we MUST be. Our devices have led this. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet Make sure to connect with Baratunde on Twitter and thank him for sharing on this episode. You can even use the hashtag #UNPLUG. Don’t forget to start your own professional sounding podcast now by checking out PodcastingAtoZ.com. Make sure to use the code ‘todo’ to receive $500 off the price of the course. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
August 25, 2013
Episode 43: What Successful People Do: before breakfast, at work, and on the weekend with Laura Vanderkam – BTTDL043
Laura Vanderkam is a nationally recognized writer who questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives. Laura is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, What Successful People Do Before Breakfast, What Successful People Do on the Weekend, and What People Do at Work, now all out in paperback compilation form. Covered in this episode: The first step to a makeover of your time is to keep track of how you are spending their time. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet Mornings don’t occur in isolation. What we do in our mornings has an effect on the rest of the day. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet You’re not going to get out of bed early for something that you don’t want to do. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet Every time we think we’re multitasking, we’re just inefficiently mono-tasking. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet When we’re doing work that we find important and meaningful our inboxes are naturally less attractive. - @LVanderkamClick To Tweet Ask yourself: “What would make this a great work day? At the end of the day, what would you have liked to have changed in the world that would have made it worth showing up?” Part of embracing the mindset of mono-tasking is being being careful about our time. It’s about understanding that you want to do things that matter. If you’re finding that you want to do others things than what you are doing,  it may be that what you are doing isn’t important to you. Make sure to tweet to Laura thanking her for what you learn from this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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26 min
August 21, 2013
Episode 42: Work Style: Susan Baroncini-Moe talks about designing your work style – BTTDL042
Susan Baroncini-Moe is the founder and CEO of Business in Blue Jeans, a business and marketing consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has worked with clients on four continents, in both profit and non-profit industries, with startups and growth companies, in all different industries, and has been mentoring entrepreneurs and small business owners for over fifteen years. We talk about some lessons from Susan’s new book Business in Blue Jeans. Covered in this episode: Business in Blue Jeans – What it really means Designing your work style Brain Junk – If you don’t deal with brain junk before you get into your business, it will manifest itself Grasshoppers and Giants Positive Equivalents The List of 100 Rescue Time Make sure to Tweet at Susan about what you learned from this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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27 min
August 14, 2013
Episode 41: Waiting: Calling, Creativity and ‘The In-Between’ with Jeff Goins – BTTDL041
Jeff Goins is a writer, and a second time guest of the show. You can find listen to his first appearance almost a year ago here. His new book The In-Between is just out, and I am especially excited to talk to Jeff about how the subject of waiting impacts productivity. Jeff will be speaking at Jon Acuff’s upcoming Start Conference, which I will also be attending, so grab your tickets now! Covered in this episode: 3 things Jeff needs to do every week: Something to build my brand Something to build my craft Something to build my business Click to Tweet-worthy Quotes: The best things in life, and in work, require slow steady deliberate practice. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet What if being productive wasn’t about doing a lot of things, but doing a few things well? - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet What if creativity is more about showing up, than being a genius on the spot? - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet It’s a discipline to believe if the idea is good enough, it will come back to you again. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet It’s a great thing to begin your day doing the thing that you love the most. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet Time spent on something that doesn’t end up being your life’s work isn’t wasted. It’s time preparing. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet Grab Jeff’s new book ‘The In-Between‘ now! Get notified of the next Tribe Writers Class Tweet Jeff and let him know you appreciated this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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44 min
August 12, 2013
Episode 40: Lifestyle Design: Routines, Priorities, and Simplicity with Daniel and Vanessa Hayes – BTTDL040
Dan and Vanessa Hayes of SimpleLifeTogether.com join us this week to talk about lifestyle design. We touch on routines, priorities, simplicity and other topics. Sponsor: get an intranet you’ll actually enjoy with your teammates from Igloo. Dan provides business development consultation for select business owners/leaders in niche markets by helping them build an integrated approach to enhancing their company’s web presence, customer/community engagement, content development, search engine optimization (SEO), media platforms, and branded videos. Vanessa is a Professional Organizer and the Chief Simplicity Officer of Get Simplifized! She provides hands-on professional organizing services for residential and business clients, and also is available for virtual consulting, as well. Together, they co-host Simple Life Together, a podcast dedicated to leading a simple life in the modern world. The show is routinely listed in”What’s Hot” in 5 categories of iTunes. Make sure to check out the Simple Life Together site and podcast, and let Daniel and Vanessa know how much you appreciated their appearance on this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
July 29, 2013
Episode 39: Family: Healthy work life + home life, kids, and adventures with Michael Stelzner – BTTDL038
Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner and host of the Social Media Marketing Podcast returns to the show as the first repeat interviewee. Make sure to catch his first appearance on Beyond the To-Do List here. This episode was sponsored by BillGuard. Michael is back to talk about his new project My Kids Adventures, a free online magazine for busy parents (and grandparents) looking to create fun adventures with their kids anywhere (from the house to the backyard to the great outdoors). Michael has three young girls who are growing up quickly. They were finding adventure with their gadgets.  Mike wanted to create a resource for busy parents like him who want to bring adventure back to the family. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
July 23, 2013
Episode 38: Slumps: Justin Wise on slump recovery, Inbox Zero, and ADHD – BTTDL037
Justin Wise is content marketing practitioner living in Des Moines. He helps people and organizations tell their stories online. He started the podcast #THINKDIGITAL. It’s a fun way to talk about new media and play lots of 90s rap. Covered in this episode: Knowledge Worker Productivity Juicing How Having ADHD Actually Increased My Productivity Productivity recovery Power nap Take a walk To do lists Inbox Zero Beyond the To-Do List interview with Merlin Mann, creator of Inbox Zero #THINKDIGITAL Podcast Get an email response from anyone Five email mistakes you’re making  The most important part is finding that uninterrupted block to do the things that matter. - @JustinWiseClick To Tweet Make sure to follow and tweet at Justin on Twitter to let him know how much you appreciated this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
June 25, 2013
Episode 37: Creativity: Sandra McCracken shares about living a balanced life of music, creativity and family – BTTDL036
Sandra McCracken is an independent singer-songwriter. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and fellow singer-songwriter Derek Webb. Hear my interview with Derek here. Sandra’s latest album is Desire Like Dynamite. Covered in this episode: How Sandra started in music Her evolving process of creating and writing How she and husband Derek Webb balance life as full time solo artists and their family The key to Sandra and Derek’s collaboration Click to tweet: You have to live a full life, so that when you are creating, you have something to draw from. - @SandraMcCrackenClick To Tweet The best creative work happens when you give yourself limitations. - @SandraMcCrackenClick To Tweet Sandra McCracken – Desire Like Dynamite Noisetrade Sampler Sandra McCracken – Desire Like Dynamite on (iTunes) (Amazon) Derek Webb’s Music on (iTunes) (Amazon) Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken’s EP’s on (iTunes) (Amazon) (Youtube) Let Sandra and myself know you enjoyed listening to this episode by tweeting with us on Twitter: @SandraMcCracken @ErikJFisher Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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35 min
June 3, 2013
Episode 36: Managing Your Day-to-Day: Jocelyn Glei on creative work, and progress – BTTDL035
Jocelyn K. Glei is the Editor-in-Chief of 99U.com, Behance’s effort to provide the “missing curriculum” for making ideas happen. 99U has won two Webby Awards for “Best Cultural Blog”. Jocelyn is also the Exec Producer of the 99U Conference, and Editor of 99U’s latest book Manage Your Day-to-Day which will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. Manage Your Day-to-Day will show you how to: Stop letting other people (and incoming messages!) dictate your daily to-do list. Fend off constant interruption and carve out a sacred space for “getting into the zone”. Conquer information overload and break your addiction to obsessively checking your phone or email. Let go of the idea of “inbox zero” and optimize the time you spend on email and social media. Find the right balance of working productively and recharging to keep your energy high. Hotwire your brain for a-ha moments and push through creative blocks. Make sure to grab the book here. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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25 min
May 28, 2013
Episode 35: Motivation: Robert D. Smith on Motivation, Defeating Fear, and Doing the work – BTTDL034
Robert D. Smith has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author and in-demand speaker. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple industries for his entire career. Robert is the author of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Life Right Now, a simple guide to injecting meaning into every second you live for the rest of your life. Covered in this episode: Eat dessert first! The myth of motivation The easy way to stop feeling overwhelmed Two questions that replace any to-do list: “What’s important NOW?” “What’s NEXT?” Eating No’s for Breakfast Defeating Fear Inoculation to Rejection Andy Andrews – The Traveller’s Gift Make sure to grab Robert’s book! Click to tweet these quotes: We don’t sing because we’re happy, we are happy because we sing! - @TheRobertDClick To Tweet Emotions will follow your actions. - @TheRobertDClick To Tweet Everybody was a nobody until they started doing SOMETHING. - @TheRobertDClick To Tweet Tweet Robert D. and myself to let us know how this episode has helped you: Robert D. Smith Erik Fisher Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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34 min
May 21, 2013
Episode 34: Batching: John Dumas on batching, launching, and high volume content creation – BTTDL033
John Dumas is the creator and host of the extremely popular podcast Entrepreneur on Fire inspiring people daily. John has interviewed a number of people that have been guests on Beyond the To-Do List as well like Chris Brogan, Dan Miller, Cliff Ravenscraft, Michael Hyatt, Michael Stelzner, Farnoosh Brock, Pat Flynn, Jay Baer, Justin Lukasavige, and Erik Fisher, host of Beyond the To-Do List. Covered in this episode: Cliff Ravenscraft’s influence Two different approaches to similar intent of podcasting Jaime Tardy – Eventual Millionaire New Media Expo – NMX Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income The WHY behind a daily podcast, and the HOW EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey Swallow the frog – Brian Tracy John’s Book – Podcast Launch Erik Fisher on Entrepreneur on Fire The biggest takeaway from the interviews he’s done The army’s motto - “We get more done before 9am than the rest of the world does all day.Click To Tweet Make sure to tweet John and let him and myself know how much you enjoyed and learned from this episode. Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
May 14, 2013
Episode 33: Inbox Zero: Merlin Mann on Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy – BTTDL032
Merlin Mann is an Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster at MerlinMann.com and Cohost of Back to Work Podcast on the 5 by 5 Podcast Network with Dan Benjamin. Transcript of this episode provided by Rev Audio Transcription and Document Translation Covered in this episode: Different definitions of the word ‘productivity’ Merlin’s superhero origin story as a productivity student The creation of 43Folders, the transition from then to today Getting Things Done by David Allen ©DavidCo, 2001. GTD Series on B2W: #95 – #96 – #97 – #98 – #99 Erik’s call in question on Back to Work episode #100 – Go Ahead, Caller. Merlin’s interview with David Allen Erik’s interview with David Allen What Inbox Zero started as, and what it really means Chasing the right zero Merlin’s Inbox Zero talk at Google Moving items in our Inbox(s) from unknown to undefined to incomplete to complete Opportunity cost Sunk cost fallacy The real prologue to how Back to Work began Sven Fechner at SimplicityBliss.com Brett Terpstra Practically efficient Mac Power Users Podcast Macdrifter.com Tweetable Quotes (Click to Tweet): We allow so many things into our lives that we have an uncertain relationship with.Click To Tweet You must always accept that everything you agree to do means there’s other things you can’t do.Click To Tweet If I haven’t decided what always trumps everything else, I don’t have clarity on what I care about.Click To Tweet Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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89 min
May 9, 2013
Episode 32: Doing Productivity: Mike Vardy on doing less productivity and being more productive – BTTDL031
Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker and podcaster on productivity. His main site is Productivityist.com. He’s given talks on productivity and technology, as well as several featured keynotes and workshops related to time, task, project, and goal management. Covered in this episode: Productivityist = a person who wants to get more efficient and more effective with their work Working on ways to get better work done How do you determine the need for a new tool, how do you test a tool A More Meaningful To Do List – The Omnifocus Setup Projects first, tasks second Projects vs. tasks Jon Acuff – START Green Lantern – Willpower vs. Fear Chris Brogan You Are Your Own Superhero Getting Things Done by David Allen The Best Upgrade Is You by Patrick Rhone Low energy productivity The Front Nine Mike’s on Mic’s Stop doing productivity and start being productive. - @MikeVardyClick To Tweet Have to do’s are fine, but you also need to have want to do’s. - @MikeVardyClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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53 min
May 1, 2013
Episode 31: Tribes: Bryan Allain on the what, why, and how of building tribes and pursuing your dream
Bryan Allain is a blog coach, author, humor writer and mammal. He also created and organized the Killer Tribes conferences in Nashville in 2012 and Atlanta in 2013, where people learn to find their voice, share their passions, connect with others, and grow their brand. He lives with his wife, Erica, and their two children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Covered and mentioned in this episode: Caedmon’s Call Derek Webb Don Miller Ben Arment Dream Year program Jon Acuff Killer Tribes A tribe doesn’t necessarily involve a pedestal. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet The chief of the tribe is still part of the tribe. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Tribes (and especially wives!) make you brave.Click To Tweet Communities aren’t formed by formulas. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Finding time often means hustling in the margins. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Just because you have more time doesn’t mean you automatically end up more productive. - @BryanAllainClick To Tweet Get the Killer Tribes 2013 Audio! Don’t forget a number of the Killer Tribes 2012 or 2013 speakers have been guests on this podcast! Make sure to grab all of Bryan’s books! 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe This Is Not A Treasure Map Actually Clams Are Miserable Don’t forget the homework for this episode: Leave a comment below about what tribes you are a part of, and which members of your tribe you are thankful for. Tweet at Bryan and I on Twitter to let us know what you got from this episode, and start interacting in our tribes. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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57 min
April 25, 2013
Episode 30: Goals: Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom on Stewardship, Goals, and Discipline – BTTDL029
Crystal Paine created MoneySavingMom.com in order to showcase ebooks, workbooks, seminars, and other materials challenge people to live beyond the status quo. The site is a huge resource for anyone who wants to thrive in life, business, and home, and time management. Covered in this episode: Crystal’s Book: 21 Days to a More Disciplned Life Andy Traub’s Early To Rise book – Why have you not grabbed this yet? Investing in yourself You have to know where your going in order to get there Moms need to set goals too Stress is a choice You can’t overhaul your life overnight. Pick one change to focus on for 3-6 weeks. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Discipline begets discipline. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Any success I’ve had in my life is the result of standing on a huge pile of failure. - @MoneySavingMomClick To Tweet Make sure to tweet Crystal @MoneySavingMom to let her know you appreciated this episode! Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
April 18, 2013
Episode 29: Leadership: Chris LoCurto on productivity in leadership, balanced living, and being there for hurting team members – BTTDL028
Chris Locurto, formerly one of Dave Ramsey’s key leaders over the past 12 years, Chris served as the Vice President of Live Events. Together, Chris and Dave developed and built EntreLeadership from their shared experiences. Through their close relationship and Dave’s personal council, Chris has not only become an expert in teaching the EntreLeadership principles, but has lived and implemented them daily. On Chris’s blog, ChrisLocurto.com you will learn his personal insights on leadership, managing people, and financial stewardship. Covered in this episode: EntreLeadership EntreLeadership Podcast Start the morning with a dump, a brain dump Early to Rise Series by Andy Traub Culture = Actions and Attitudes Zig Ziglar’s wheel of life Setting goals Be honest with where you are Be there for others out of the resources you have You either force the culture that you want in your business, or it will be forced upon you. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet It’s the guys that deny their leadership is struggling that continue to fail. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet If you understand that what you do is what you do, not who you are, it changes your life. - @ChrisLoCurtoClick To Tweet Tweet Chris to let him know what you got out of this episode: http://twitter.com/ChrisLocurto Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
April 15, 2013
Episode 28: Networking: Dave Delaney on productivity in building your network before you need it – BTTDL27
Dave Delaney is recognized leader and speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and community enthusiasm. Moving to Nashville in 2007, he co-founded two annual unconferences, PodCamp Nashville and BarCamp Nashville. He also launched two monthly events, Nashcocktail and Geek Breakfast, the latter now has chapters across the US, South Africa and Australia. Dave also has a book available for preorder: New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods Dave’s Podcamp Nashville Session Erik’s Podcamp Nashville Session Covered in this episode: Events are not just about the speakers or the topics It’s about the people! Best practices to be productive in your event networking – Before: Do your homework Look to see who is attending ahead of time check the list of atendees and speakers Make notes of who you want to make sure to meet or meet up with Start connecting even before the event Take note of the sponsers Prepare business cards Practice your ‘elevator pitch’ introducing who you are, what you do, why your at the event During: Make use of lanyards and nametags Look for the interesting people Look for the people in similar sessions to you You don’t have to rush Listen to what people are talking about around you Follow the event hashtag, start interaction online to bridge offline We all need a safety net – by Carla Swank How an introvert can network without going crazy by Britt Raybould It takes courage! After: Take notes as you are meeting people ASK for business cards, don’t just give Follow up with them digitally Connect on Linked In Nimble.com Dumbars Number Following up is important Dunbars number 32 Tips for #SXSW (Applicable elsewhere also) For more great networking insight to add to what was in this episode, make sure to preorder Dave’s Book! Tweet at Dave and let him now what you got from this episode! http://twitter.com/DaveDelaney Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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31 min
April 1, 2013
Episode 27: START: Jon Acuff on rescuing time, hustle, and his new book START – BTTDL026
Punch fear in the face. Escape average. Do work that matters. So begins the new book from Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff, and it’s a call to which that millions of people have already responded. From the halls of the companies he’s helped—The Home Depot, Bose and Chick-fil-A—to the homes of the 4.5 million people who have read his blog, Jon Acuff is leading a movement away from the status quo. You will be challenged, encouraged and equipped to thrive in the swirl of generational shift everyone must face in the next three years. Covered in this episode: The 5 Seasons – Learning, Editing, Mastering, Harvesting, Guiding Be a student of you Be selfish at 5am Andy Traub – Early to Rise Dan Miller – Wisdom Meets Passion EntreLeadership Podcast How do you rescue time? Not just time management, energy management Making sure to reserve thinking time How do you figure out what your 90 percent is? The first thing a dream costs is time and hustle. - @JonAcuffClick To Tweet You don’t always have to know the finish line before you cross the starting line. - @JonAcuff #StartBookClick To Tweet 90% perfect & published always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head. - @JonAcuff #StartbookClick To Tweet You don’t need to monetize every single moment of your day. - @JonAcuffClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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29 min
March 29, 2013
Episode 26: Focus: Farnoosh Brock on focus, traveling, and the effects of health on productivity – BTTDL25
Farnoosh Brock was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After leaving Iran at 11 and living in Turkey for 3 years, she moved to the United States. She studied electrical engineering and French at university and then entered the corporate world. In 2011, she left a 12-year successful career at a Fortune 100 company to start her own company, Prolific Living Inc. Today, she is a professional blogger, author, speaker, business coach and an expert green juicer. She is passionate about showing her readers and clients how to define their own freedom in their health and their careers. She infuses her love of green juicing, Ashtanga yoga, writing, photography, entrepreneurship, and world travel into her work to show you that your dreams are accessible and possible too. Her favorite quote, the one that led to that resignation from Corporate America is: “The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul.” by Khalil Gibran. Covered in this episode: Asana Pomodoro technique The Daily Interaction Podcast Your Comprehensive Green Juicing Guide The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long Find the tools and systems to keep you honest about your processes. - @ProlificLivingClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
March 22, 2013
Episode 25: Lifstyle: John Saddington on the entrepreneur lifestyle, boundaries, email, and Pressgram’s Kickstarter – BTTDL24
John Saddington: Blogger since  2001, Editor in Chief @ WP Daily and Co-Founder of 8BIT, the team behind Standard Theme, talks about his new Kickstarter campaign for Pressgram, and his entrepreneurial lifestyle. Covered in this episode: John’s Kickstarter campaign for Pressgram Finding freedom within structure using boundaries Protecting your  mornings Getting up early Suggestions on how to test the waters of entrepreneurship Email Strategy and thoughts on the Mailbox app There’s an incredible freedom found within a structure created by boundaries. - @SaddingtonClick To Tweet Take some time out of your day consistently and build your own stuff and see what happens. - @SaddingtonClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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29 min
March 19, 2013
Episode 24: Building: Daniel J. Lewis shares successes and failures in building a business without it controlling your life – BTTDL23
Daniel J. Lewis shares his successes and failures as a new entrepreneur. Daniel hosts several award-nominated podcasts: Award-winning “how-to” podcast about podcasting and using Audacity Once Upon a Time podcast clean-comedy podcast Covered in this episode: Don’t wait for everything to be perfect, start! Jump in and start Even a dream job can be a dead end, if you accomplish every dream you want to do there Technology can help or hinder you Transition from full time employee to entrepreneur, as well as a newlywed e.ggtimer.com Productivity is often about ruling our technology, instead of letting it rule us. - @theRamenNoodleClick To Tweet Check out Daniel J. Lewis’s personal blog to learn more about his business and services. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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61 min
March 2, 2013
Episode 23: Talent: Derek Webb talks about creative talent and artistry, business and technology – BTTDL022
Derek Webb started his music career over 20 years ago as a founding member of the Texas-based folk/rock band Caedmon’s Call. After 10 years, Derek left to pursue a solo career that quickly garnered him a reputation for being a provocative singer/songwriter, challenging the political and spiritual status quo. Derek is also a co-founder of Noisetrade.com. Derek and I talk about: The super hero origins of his passion and gift for music The moment he knew he was good at it His path to being in a band, and path to being a solo artist How he and wife Sandra McCracken manage their lives as full time parents and full time solo artists The catalyst experiment that lead to the creation of the Noisetrade business: Why it’s smart viral marketing/good will creating; How new and established bands are using it to work smart at building their fan base and tribes Starting a conversation about technology addiction with his last two projects: Ctrl and SOLA-MI Derek’s next album: ‘I was wrong, I’m sorry, I love you’ Grab Derek’s first album free on Noisetrade Grab the free SOLA-MI album here. Derek also just made the acoustic version of CTRL available for free on Noistrade as well. If you like it, make sure to grab the fully produced album too. It’s excellent. If you grab SOLA-MI and CTRL and want to dig a bit for a deeper experience, go to Derek’s blog here. If you need help or want to talk about it deeper after that, tweet me. I’d love to have a dialogue about this project. Derek’s Music on (iTunes) (Amazon) Sandra McCracken – Desire Like Dynamite on (iTunes) (Amazon) Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken EP’s on (iTunes) (Amazon) (Youtube) Let Derek and myself know you enjoyed listening by tweeting us on Twitter: @DerekWebb @ErikJFisher Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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58 min
February 25, 2013
Episode 22: Seasons: Christin Taylor on shipwrecks, seasons, and writing – BTTDL021
Christin Taylor is the author of Shipwrecked in L.A.: Finding Purpose in a Life Adrift. Most people encounter at least one “shipwreck” during their twenties.  Everything you think you know about yourself, your life, your future, and even your faith suddenly breaks apart.  You’re left scrambling to construct a lifeboat that will take you back to the shore. Christin Taylor knew how her life was going to turn out, but just eight weeks after moving to L.A., her hopes and dreams were shattered.  The next four years found Christin circling around, into, and back out of the film industry, until she finally found her way home. Christin lives in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Dwayne, and their children, Noelle and Nathan. They have lived and worked with college students since 2008. Christin teaches writing at Gettysburg College. Covered in this episode: Shipwrecked by Christin Taylor Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott Strengthfinders 2.0 by Tom Rath Just because you say no to something now for a season, doesn’t mean you’ll never get to pick it back up again.Click To Tweet The strength of responsibility means you put your name to whatever you take on.Click To Tweet You don’t start something you can’t finish, if you can’t finish it well.Click To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
February 19, 2013
Episode 21: Time: Craig Jarrow on Time Management, Email, and Motivation – BTTDL020
Craig Jarrow is the Time Management Ninja, and has been blogging about time management, Productivity, technology for the last 3 1/2 years. Covered in this episode: Productivity is about getting done what’s most important to you in the face of everything life will throw at you during the day. Defend your time Choose the right medium for the message Set expectations with your team If you have the best to do list in the world but never touch it because it’s too complicated, it’s not going to help you out. In my ideal day, I’ve already gotten two hours of work in & a workout before I hit the office. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Getting stuff done before the rest of the world is up is a great momentum to carry into your day. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Just because the phone is ringing doesn’t mean you need to answer it. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Don’t spend so much time cultivating a to do list that you don’t take action. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Time management should be saving you time, not taking your time. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet It’s not about one app being the ultimate solution. Pick the app that suits your style and needs. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet It’s not so much about the tool, as much as its’ ability to fit your lifestyle. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Choose the tools that you’ll actually use. - @TMNinjaClick To Tweet Apps: Things – to do lists Drafts – Craig’s post on Drafts app Fitocracy Liftapp Habit list Google+ Early to Rise by Andy Traub Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
February 11, 2013
Episode 20: Saying NO: Augusto Pinaud on saying NO, and saving minutes instead of hours – BTTDL019
Augusto Pinaud is a writer, a best selling author in the US, UK, Germany, Spain and France. In another life he was a Lawyer in recovery and a former Technology Consultant and Salesman. His passion is to write and has studied productivity and helping people with their productivity for the last ten years. Covered in this episode: The rule of the two browsers The different types of NO Saying no is a muscle. The economy of words when writing 25 tips for productivity NO by Augusto Pinaud Andy Traub’s Early to Rise Tim Ferris – 4 hour chef AugustoPinaud.com Prod365.com It’s not the hours you save, it’s the minutes that add up. - @apinaudClick To Tweet One of the biggest mistakes is to save an hour, and then have no clue what to do with it. - @apinaudClick To Tweet In order to have the ideal day, you need to plan it. - @apinaudClick To Tweet If the day turns out awful, but I already had 2 productive hours, I’m ahead of most people. - @apinaudClick To Tweet Multitasking is like saying ‘maybe’ to everything at once, and doing none of it well.Click To Tweet  Connect with Augusto on Twitter. Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
December 15, 2012
Episode 19: Failure: Alli Worthington shares how failure often primes the pump for success – BTTDL018
Alli Worthington is one of the most recognized names in social media and the Lifestyle-blogger community. She is the founder and publisher of Blissfully Domestic women’s magazine, one of the most trusted women’s destinations online. Blissfully Domestic magazine proudly promotes original content from talented women from around the world. She is the Co-Founder of the wildly successful BlissDom Conference. The BlissDom Conference has sold out all four years. Blissdom was developed to help women connect, learn and develop their blogs and their businesses. BlissDom strives to give the right brands the ability to connect with these influencers in a welcoming environment to build relationships and communication between both sides. Covered in this episode: Failing often can prime the pump for future successes Internet Alli vs. Regular Alli The Internet is your Iron Man Suit iPhone Photography: The Visual Guide  Picha Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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44 min
December 7, 2012
Episode 18: Work Life Balance: Anne Bogel shares about work/life blending instead of balance – BTTDL017
Anne Bogel is a blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy and author of Work Shift: How to Create a Better Blend of Work, Life, and Family Covered in this episode: The difference between work/life balance and work/life blending The path we’re on used to be the road less traveled, but it’s becoming increasingly worn these days. Creative ways of structuring your life to fit all the roles of your life in Create structures to maintain consistency of what’s most important What is share care? Jon Acuff’s Quitter Conference Gretchen Rubin’s Happier At Home Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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50 min
November 29, 2012
Episode 17: Getting Things Done: David Allen shares GTD obstacles and secrets – BTTDL016
David Allen is the originator of GTD, and founder of David Allen Co. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done,” the groundbreaking work-life management system by David Allen that provides concrete solutions for navigating uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity. David is the author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life. David Allen Company is a global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity. Covered in this episode: GTD Basics GTD hang ups – common places where the GTD process falls apart for people: Failure to capture Failure to decide the outcome you’re committed to, and the specific action steps Failure to then act (2 minute rule) or capture the action, or reminder to act on in the future Failure to review The one list most people do work well is their calendar. Anything that is a win that instills trust in your system helps. Simple processes to achieve mini wins to trust your system more Drawing on the right side of the brain Sometimes a trusted system can be people David Allen’s TEDx Talk: WHY do GTD, not just WHAT it is or HOW How David starts his day: Good coffee, and the right maps. Dealing with distractions and unexpected inbox deliveries David’s most powerful tools: The Physical Inbox and Notetaker wallet How GTD applies to “work/life balance/blending” GTD is a lifestyle A lot of Getting Things Done is about not getting things done. It’s about being appropriately engaged with what’s going on. GTD and personal relationships The relationship between David and his wife’s personal GTD systems GTD behaviors really need to be installed in a cooperate culture Click to tweet ->[tweetable]Bad meetings create huge emails, and huge emails create bad meetings. – @GTDGuy[/tweetable] Movings things from the someday maybe list into actions and tasks to bring them into reality How much time is too much time “investigating” productivity apps? The “official GTD app” David uses: List function in Lotus notes Eproductivity add in for list and calender functionality Mind Manager for mind maps The Brain For capture: iPhone 5 iPad Gmail Nothing beats pen and paper! Connect with David and the GTD System: gtdconnect.com gtdtimes.com davidco GTDGuy on Twitter Write a review in iTunes Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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58 min
November 21, 2012
Episode 16: Mornings: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on starting your morning out right and The Present Principle – BTTDL015
Claire Diaz-Ortiz leads social innovation at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009. She wrote Twitter for Good: Change the World one Tweet at a Time and is a frequent international speaker on social media, leadership, and social change and is known for developing the TWEET model — a framework to help organizations and individuals best excel on Twitter. Claire began using Twitter in 2006 while living in a Christian orphanage in Kenya. Claire holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford, and is the co-founder of Hope Runs, a non-profit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya. Claire was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and made the Fast Company list of the Ten Most Generous in Social Media. Covered in this episode: Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time Digital Detox Five Reasons To Be A Morning Person The Present Principle Lead By Morning: 365 Days of The Present Principle How To Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto Not being constricted having an Entrepreneurial mind while being an employee in an organizational setting Being an Introvert in group settings Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking It's one thing to figure out individual productivity, and another to fit that into an organizational setting. - @ClaireClick To Tweet Follow and connect with Claire on her website, as well as Twitter (duh!) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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39 min
November 16, 2012
Episode 15: Creative Styles: Christine Peel-Malkoff on collaborating productivity and creativity styles – BTTDL014
Christine Peel-Malkoff is much more than just a supporter of the crazy adventures of her comedian filmmaker Mark Malkoff (NOT Mark’s assistant!) She does a lot of the video work for their current project ‘The Bill Murray Show starring Mark Malkoff‘. My interview with Mark can be found here. Covered in this episode: Passion and trust in delegation and team members Learning to have a good attitude about things that initially seem like a waste of time. Adaptability in your work environment She’s the messy one! Indulging in a brief but productive procrastination Asking “Who do I want to be” in the midst of all the work you’re doing. I can quiet my brain a little bit more, if I’ve checked some stuff off of my list. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet The more I’ve learned to just let go and get rid of material things, the easier it is to keep my apartment clean. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet The idea is to own less, so you can actually do more. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet It’s not just about what you’re getting done, but how you are as you get it done. - @ChristinePeelClick To Tweet Connect with Christine here: Twitter Facebook Blog Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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54 min
November 9, 2012
Episode 14: WORK: Jay Baer shares how productivity is more perspiration than inspiration – BTTDL013
Jay Baer is a hype-free, social media and content strategist, speaker, and author. He founded Convince & Convert in 2008. This is the fifth marketing services firm he’s started or managed. He’s co-author of The NOW Revolution, 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social, a leading book on social business. An active angel investor, he’s also involved in an advisory capacity with several social media and content marketing start-up companies. Covered in this episode: Writing with perspiration, instead of inspiration The NOW Revolution Social Pros Podcast The atomic half life of content is longer than any other form of marketing. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet You can't micromanage everything. It sucks your attention away from the big picture. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet You need to do only the things that you are uniquely qualified to do. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet If you’re doing things other people on your team can do, you’re robbing them of opportunity. - @JayBaerClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
November 1, 2012
Episode 13: Get More Done: Chris Brogan on The Impact Equation and his recipe on getting more done – BTTDL012
Chris Brogan is CEO and president of Human Business Works, New York Times Bestselling co-author of The Impact Equation, and Trust Agents, and solo writer of Social Media 101 and Google+ for Business. He cofounded Podcamp with Christopher S. Penn. He podcasts at The Human Business Way. Covered in this episode: The Impact Equation You are the CEO of your desk. @Tom_PetersClick To Tweet The Brand of You Three Book Diet Chris’ Books for the year: Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change  You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life Erik’s Books for the year: The Impact Equation EntreLeadership The 4 Hour Body Getting More Done Chris later had to stop the three book diet for himself. Make sure to grab Chris other new book – It’s Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery Connect with Chris Here: Twitter Google+ The Human Business Way Podcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
October 25, 2012
Episode 12: Losses to Wins: Pat Flynn shares how failures help you reach your goals – BTTDL011
Getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to Pat Flynn. Without his 9 to 5 job holding him back, he’s been able to earn more money and work less (and more flexible) hours, with Smart Passive Income, which allows him to be home and spend time with his family. If you’re already doing business online, Pat’s experiences – both his wins and his failures – can help you reach your goals. Covered in this episode: Smart Passive Income – What is it? Passive income vs. Smart Passive Income Why is it appealing? How to get started The one thing Pat is selfish about Work life balance Having a Home office Priorities Work mode Interruptions Get back into work mode 9-5 time New kid at home Evernote Difference between 1st and 2nd kid Kindle eBook Kindle Paperwhite Fitbit Date night Thursdays Crabs in a bucket Surround yourself with inspiring people Ask for help If I fail, I want it to be because of my own faults, not because of something I couldn’t control. - @PatFlynnClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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52 min
October 16, 2012
Episode 11: Intention: Dan Miller on intentional use of time and five year goals – BTTDL010
Dan Miller is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days To The Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and Wisdom Meets Passion. He hosts a weekly podcast that is consistently ranked #1 under Careers on iTunes. Dan works to integrate your dreams and your passions into your daily activities. If you’ve ever buried your dreams in an attempt to be “practical” or “realistic,” Dan will show you how embracing those very dreams is the most practical way to enjoy life and achieve the success you’re looking for. Covered in this episode: The morning is “The rudder of the day” The opportunity cost of a doctoral thesis vs. writing 48 Days To The Work You Love Intentional use of time Budgeting time in advance Long uninterrupted focused blocks of time Fighting distractions Common Areas of Self Sabotage The past doesn’t have to be chains around the ankles of your future. Creating 5 year goals and actions steps What would success look like for you 5 years from now? 3 years from now? Putting regular deposits in the 7 areas of achievement Donald Miller Storyline Living life writing your movie Creating inciting incidents Jon Acuff Quitter Conference Al Andrews We need to do some things to break the monotony of the boring life we describe. - Dan Miller @48DaysTeamClick To Tweet Do something to break the routine of ‘sameness’. - Dan Miller @48DaysTeamClick To Tweet Discover your life calling in Dan’s Books, community and podcast: 48 Days To The Work You Love No More Dreaded Mondays Wisdom Meets Passion 48Days.com 48Days.net Community 48 Days Podcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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36 min
October 9, 2012
Episode 10: Michael Stelzner on social media and productivity in the workplace – BTTDL009
Michael Stelzner, Founder & CEO of Social Media Examiner, host of Social Media Marketing podcast, and creator of the upcoming Social Media Marketing World joins us to talk about social media and productivity. Covered in this episode: Morning Buffer Zone Consuming Podcasts instead of taking calls while on a commute Protect the zone Creating an office culture of productivity Training When or when not to delegate Mastering by ‘Stair stepping’ Multitasking – Scheduling calls while walking Tracking steps with Fitbit Social Media automation Talk out big ideas with people before execution Is Facebook Extorting Your Mom? Social Media Addiction Social Media and Personal Time Social Media and Family Time Michael’s Book: Launch Social Media Marketers need to remember: they may be the evangelists, but they are the minority. - @Mike_StelznerClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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51 min
October 2, 2012
Episode 9: Community: Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on avoiding comparisons and working past demotivation – BTTDL008
Anne-Sophie Reinhart‘s mission is to create insightful, motivating and relevant content that helps you reconnect with your true self and expose your potential, personally and professionally. It is you who stands in your own way of creating the life that you truly want and, quite frankly, need in order to be happy, fulfilled and ridiculously healthy. By reawakening your self-worth, facing your fears, defining your core and getting rid of all excuses, you will find your way to your true purpose and give yourself/the world your biggest gift: your authentic, confident self. Covered in this episode: The power of online community Emotions Turning weaknesses into strengths Fighting shame by bringing it into the light Writing and sharing as catharsis Be kind to yourself Sometimes you have to stay offline so as not to compare yourself to others The difference between temporary impairment and finding excuses The experience of practice is how you learn Start With Why – Simon Sinek Platform – Michael Hyatt Evernote Dropbox TextExpander Tweetbot Anne’s Book: The Ultimate Guide To A Healthy Body Image Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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33 min
September 25, 2012
Episode 8: Minimalism: Dana Byers shares key insights to minimalism – BTTDL007
Dana Byers is the President of BlueDoor.tv, which she co-founded with her husband in Europe in 2007. As the community Pastor for LifeChurch.tv Church Online, Dana seeks to help others form community around online ministry following her years of experience expanding Church Online’s global outreach.  She’s focused on identifying and training leaders outside the United States to launch new experiences for a few years now. She’s the author of “The Art of Online Ministry” and aided the development of online churches in dozens of non-English speaking countries.  Her mission is empowering people to use online churches as a means of planting local gatherings. Covered in this episode: What is minimalism? Finding the things that matter most in your life, and investing in them. Self awareness of over stepping bounds, or not doing enough. Opportunity cost Margin Obligations vs. Commitments More is done in community The Art of Online Ministry Minimalist Perspective: Not for Everyone Decluttered Office: Before & After Pics Maximize Your Marriage: Choose The Adventure Make Your Minimalist Home A Retreat As you tell your story, it really reinvigorates you to be who you are. - @DanaByersClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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52 min
September 18, 2012
Episode 7: Calling: Jeff Goins shares how to claim your identity, stop stalling and start doing – BTTDL006
Jeff Goins, author, blogger, and speaker joins me this week. Jeff speaks on a variety of topics including writing and storytelling, as well as marketing and making a difference in the world. In 2011, his blog was voted one of the “Top 10 Blogs on Writing” by WritetoDone.com, and his writing has been featured on some of the most popular blogs on the Internet, including Copyblogger, Problogger, and Zen Habits (voted byTIME Magazine as one of the top 50 websites of 2008). Jeff’s first book, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life, was just released in August, 2012. It spent two weeks in the Top 100 Books list on Amazon.com and has already gone into a second printing. Covered in this episode: Fear of claiming your title Steven Pressfield – Turning Pro Seth Godin: Practice In Public Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk Morning routines Walking not for fitness, but for slowing down Commitments are good for you Seth Godin: Stop stalling You’re probably already that thing you want to call yourself, you’re just afraid to name it. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet Most people won’t believe that you are an artist until you do. - @JeffGoinsClick To Tweet Jeff’s Books: The Writer’s Manifesto You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) Wrecked Tribe Writers Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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49 min
September 11, 2012
Episode 6: Mark Malkoff on work ethic and workflows – BTTDL005
Mark Malkoff is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker who formerly worked for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. His most famous exploits are: Visited all 171 Starbucks franchises in Manhattan in a single day. http://youtu.be/CwYxuV2dVzw Moved into an IKEA store in Paramus, New Jersey for a week as his apartment was fumigated. http://youtu.be/z3S5s3EITcQ Lived on an AirTran jet for 30 days in order to conquer his fear of flying. After completing this endeavor, he broke the Guinness World Record for most flights taken in a 30-day period with 135 flight segments. http://youtu.be/-f4sjKueSKs Traveled for four weeks in a Ford Fusion Hybrid around the country seeing how many U.S. mayors he could get to present him their key to the city. http://youtu.be/b0o1vGn1HwU Was physically carried 9.4 miles in Manhattan by 155 individuals. http://youtu.be/Gi4ClspNrNs Raced a crosstown Manhattan bus while riding a Big Wheel tricycle to point out how slow the busses in New York are. http://youtu.be/uv916r2UcaU Tried to be thrown out of a Manhattan Apple Store, including having a pizza delivered, bringing in a band to play live music, bring in a pet goat, and trying to have a quiet candle-lit dinner with his wife. http://youtu.be/Bo2p82aTQzo Tested the limits of Netflix by watching as many movies as he could in one month. During the month, he watched 252 movies from opening to ending credits. For being the heaviest Netflix user that month, Malkoff was invited to Netflix Headquarters where he met Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. http://youtu.be/eoMpEddA5Vo Covered in this episode: Use every success as a springboard for more success Delegation Dale Carnegie – How to win friends and influence people David Allen – Getting Things Done David Allen – Ready For Anything Never Eat Alone Networking is about people Let others know when you think they’re doing good work. Internet addiction Why do I have to check if someone has emailed me every five minutes? - Mark Malkoff @MMalkoffClick To Tweet Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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50 min
September 4, 2012
Episode 5: Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines and scheduling and journaling – BTTDL004
This week I’m joined by Michael Hyatt, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. He is also a very influential blogger at MichaelHyatt.com, and podcaster with his show This Is Your Life. Covered in this episode: Start your day doing nothing? Benefits of Journaling Day One Journaling App – Mac Day One Journaling App – iOS Margin Designing your ‘Ideal Week’ Scheduling time to build your Platform Having a ‘hard stop’ to the day Articulate your priorities Being stuck Getting distracted by gadgets This Is Your Life – What The Internet Has Been Doing To Our Brains Unplugging from Technology Digital Detox Startupizer Hootsuite Fluid App Evernote Evernote Training: Become An Evernote Master Workflowy Keynote Byword Mac Byword iOS Pathfinder Michael’s Annual Time Block Tool Bufferapp Downcast Martha Beck – The Joy Diet What gets scheduled is what gets done. - @MichaelHyattClick To Tweet Michael’s Go To Podcasts Podcast Answer Man EntreLeadership Smart Passive Income Your Move with Andy Stanley Dan Miller – 48 Days To The Work You Love Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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32 min
August 29, 2012
Episode 4: Justin Lukasavige shares productivity secrets for entrepreneurs – BTTDL003
Justin Lukasavige joins us this week to talk about his transition from being an airline pilot, to financial coach, business coach, and podcaster. Justin Lukasavige coaches people to do business better by using the power of their personal stories. Justin graduated from college with a degree in aviation and immediately became a commercial pilot. Knowing it wasn’t the story he wanted to live, he began coaching people to get out of debt. He grew his business so quickly (with the help of coaches and mentors) that other business owners took notice and asked for advice on doing the same. Justin travels the country as a speaker and trainer and hosts four online radio shows each week from his Coach Radio studio. Covered in this episode: Coach Radio Episode #001 Transitioning between careers Shower White Board Structure allows flexibility Questioning the 5 day work week Eat That Frog! Back Country Treks Social Media is a conversation Practice Internal Boundaries (Guard Rails) Hootsuite Evernote Catalytix.co Justin’s Shows: Coach Radio No More Mondays Free Agent Underground Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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42 min
August 22, 2012
Episode 3: Andy Traub on capturing ideas and priorities – BTTDL002
In 2009 he started his company to help businesses create audio content to build better connections with their customers. In 2011 he launched the Take Permission Media Network to consolidate his podcasts and offer a place for other content creators to post their shows. Now I host podcasts and help businesses create audio products. Andy has also written a great book on practicing the tough work of being more productive by rising early: The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days. Covered in this episode: And’s wife works harder than him (Most wives do!) Family wins most of the time Sleep Segment like activities Fit the activity to the energy level and task Importance of reading Highrise Entreleadership Don’t think you don’t need a to do list Tweetbot Evernote Systemize Me – Become An Evernote Master Jon Acuff’s Quitter Book Conference You have ideas all day, you’re just not capturing them. - @AndyTraubClick To Tweet Andy’s shows: Unofficial Linchpin Podcast Quitter Conference Conversations In The Loop With Andy Andrews Be A Better Husband Podcast Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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41 min
August 20, 2012
Episode 2: Cliff Ravenscraft shares how to optimize productivity workflows – BTTDL001
The Podcast Answer Man, Cliff Ravenscraft himself joins me for this official first episode. His ideal start to the day will blow some of you away! Covered in this episode: Ideal Morning Routine Nice Timer Pomodoro Method Tweetbot Workflowy EntreLeadership Margin Leaving Work at Work Mindset of Scarcity Inbox Zero Learning To Say No Opportunity Cost Cliff’s shows: Podcast Answer Man Family From The Heart Pursuing A Balanced Life Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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55 min
August 20, 2012
Episode 1: Erik Fisher on starting a productivity podcast – BTTDL000
Listen to get the backstory on why I decided to create this podcast, or skip ahead to Episode #001. Connect with me: Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest Linked In Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes Follow @ErikJFisher Check out more Noodle.mx Network showsThe Audacity to Podcast: "How-to" podcast about podcastingBeyond the To-Do List: Personal and professional productivityThe Productive Woman: Productivity for busy womenONCE: Once Upon a Time podcastWelcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s cinematic universe podcastAre You Just Watching?: Movie reviews with Christian critical thinkingthe Ramen Noodle: Family-friendly clean comedy
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10 min
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