Beyond The To-do List



Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life. Go Beyond the To-Do List! This show will help you do that with conversations with the people behind the productivity. We talk with people on all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life. Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and be inspired and instructed on how to move forward yourself.


  • Lise Vesterlund on Balancing the Equality of Non-Promotional Workloads

    04/05/2022 Duración: 40min

    This week I had the privilege of speaking with Lise Vesterlund about a new book she helped co-author, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. In this conversation, Lise helps listeners better understand the enormous disparities when it comes to "non-promotable" work tasks that are disproportionally assigned to women in the workplace. We talk about the root causes of this practice while addressing some of the systematic, cultural, and historical business practices that need to be reformed in order to create workplaces with greater equity and shared non-promotable tasks. In addition Lise shares some of the insights she has gleaned after forming a "No Club" with her fellow female faculty at The University of Pittsburg that aims to create a space for women to both share their experiences and promote accountability in saying no to dead-end work. Lise Vesterlund is a behavioral economist whose highly influential work shows how gender differences in competition, confidence, and expectations contribut

  • Ian Sanders on The Journey Towards Better Days

    25/04/2022 Duración: 36min

    This week I was excited to welcome Ian Sanders to the show. Ian is the author of the new book, 365 Ways to Have a Good Day: A Day-By-Day Guide to Enjoying a More Successful, Fulfilling Life. In this conversation, we explore just a fraction of the year's worth of techniques and tips that Ian has compiled covering everything from mindfulness to gratitude, all in the pursuit of improving our day-to-day lives. Ian reflects on his own personal journey while reminding us all that on this "road trip" called life, it's so vital to take the time to both refuel and reflect daily. Ian Sanders has built an unconventional career out of following his curiosity and sharing what he’s learned along the way. His new book is '365 Ways to Have a Good Day: A Day-By-Day Guide to Enjoying a More Successful, Fulfilling Life ('. This episode is brought to you by: * CircleDNA ( - Use the code 'ERIK' to get 33% off any DNA Test

  • Eric Pliner on Navigating Difficult Decisions

    18/04/2022 Duración: 34min

    This week I had the opportunity to speak with Eric Pliner about his new book, Difficult Decisions: How Leaders Make the Right Call with Insight, Integrity, and Empathy. In this conversation, Eric lays out three steps for making decisions with speed, clarity, and humanity. We talk about decision making and why it's difficult, why it slows us down and how by equipping ourselves with "skilled subjectivity" we can not only improve our productivity and focus but prepare ourselves for difficult decisions we will inevitably face in the future. Eric Pliner is the Chief Executive Officer of YSC Consulting ( Eric has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership development, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives. In his new book, 'Difficult Decisions: How Leaders Make the Right Call with Insight, Integrity, and Empathy' (, Eric presents a path to understanding your own subjectivit

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

    11/04/2022 Duración: 51min

    Jon Acuff ( is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world. His latest book is Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking ( In this conversation he talks about identifying overthinking, calling it what it really is (fear), and offering a simple plan to turn it from a super problem into a superpower. This episode is brought to you by: * Backblaze ( * CircleDNA ( Use code 'ERIK' to get 33% off any kit

  • Amanda E. White on Healthy Boundaries With Alcohol

    04/04/2022 Duración: 37min

    Amanda E. White ( is a licensed therapist and the creator of the popular instagram account @therapyforwomen ( She is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Therapy for Women Center (, based in Philadelphia serving clients across the country. In her clinical work, she specializes in working with individuals with substance use disorders and eating disorders. Her new book is 'Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love (' In this conversation, we discuss the vital issue of developing healthy boundaries and truthful self reflection when it comes to alcohol consumption and the tendency of many to use alcohol for self-medication. In the wake of the pandemic, millions of people have been forced to re-evaluate their alcohol intake and ask some difficult questions regarding both their dependency and relationship to d

  • Harry Glorikian on the Breakthrough Benefits of Biotech

    28/03/2022 Duración: 39min

    Harry Glorikian has been a healthcare entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and company leader for the last 25 years. He has been at the intersection of the fast-moving science and business of healthcare and biotechnology. His latest book is 'The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer ('. In this episode, we discuss some of the amazing biotech breakthroughs over the past few years while sharing stories about how each of us has been using technology to improve both our health and productivity. This epoisode is brought to you by: * ( - Use Coupon Code BEYOND for $10 off any subscription * CircleDNA ( - Use code ERIK for 33% OFF any CircleDNA kit

  • Eric Zimmer on Fostering Spiritual Habits Without Religious Baggage

    21/03/2022 Duración: 43min

    Eric Zimmer ( is a behavior coach, podcast host, and author inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. Eric is the host of 'The One You Feed'. The show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfillment and meaning. In this conversation Eric and Erik explore the differences between spirituality and religion and some of the wisdom he has gleaned from a variety of different spiritual practices he has observed over the years. This episode is brought to you by: * ( - Use Coupon Code BEYOND for $10 off any subscription * CircleDNA ( - Use code ERIK for 33% OFF any CircleDNA kit * Lexus (

  • Keith Ferazzi on Competing in the New World of Work

    14/03/2022 Duración: 36min

    This week I'm excited to share a conversation I had with Keith Ferrazzi. Keith's new book is entitled Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest. In this talk, we cover everything from the challenges facing executives and employees returning to offices to the rewards that are in store for companies that are willing to adapt to the changing times. Keith and I also reframe the "Great Resignation" by exploring the movement for what it really is, a great exploration of new opportunities. Keith Ferrazzi is Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and The Greenlight Research Institute. His writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company. His latest book is 'Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest ('. This episode is brought to you by: * Canva ( * CircleDNA (http://circledna.cpm) - Use code ERIK to get 33% off any kit *

  • Lara Heimann on Yoga and the Importance of Proper Movement

    07/03/2022 Duración: 48min

    This week I was excited to speak with fellow podcast host and yoga pioneer Lara Heimann. Laura and I had a fascinating discussion centered on the importance of consistent and effective movement in our everyday lives. If you’re anything like me maybe you have considered yoga as a means for improving your mobility and energy but just never got around to exploring the basics. In this conversation Laura answers all of my questions about how to get started, the array of physical and emotional benefits yoga offers, and how her physical therapy-based practice of "LYT" yoga differs from other more trendy or fashionable techniques. Lara Heimann is the host of the Redefining Yoga Podcast and has an advanced degree in physical therapy and is revolutionizing yoga based on three principles — physiology, kinesiology, and neurology. This episode is brought to you by: * Thesis ( * Lexus ( * Loansteady (

  • Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen on Loneliness and Forging Meaningful Connections

    28/02/2022 Duración: 48min

    Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen are co-founders of (, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Their new book is Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In ( In this conversation they show what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance with employees at every level. This episode is brought to you by: * CircleDNA ( - Use code 'ERIK' to get 33% off your order * Lexus ( * Loansteady (

  • Dr. Nate Zinsser on Finding a Mindset of Confidence

    21/02/2022 Duración: 36min

    This week it was my pleasure to speak with Dr, Nate Zinsser. Dr. Nate and I had a fascinating discussion centered on his new book The Confident Mind: A Battle Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance. In this discussion, we not only define confidence but debunk some commonly held beliefs on what it means to have confidence in yourself despite that voice in your head that's always saying you're not good enough. Dr. Nate Zinsser is an expert in the psychology of human performance who consults to individuals and organizations seeking a competitive edge. He is the director of west point’s influential performance psychology program. His new book is The Confident Mind: A Battle Tested Guide to Unshakeable Performance ( This episode is brought to you by: Lexus (

  • John Meese on Not Merely Surviving but Thriving

    14/02/2022 Duración: 38min

    This week it was my pleasure to welcome my friend John Meese back to the show. John and I had a great conversation centered around building the foundations to not simply survive in this period of change but to find the tools, resources, and courage to thrive in it. John Meese ( is the author of the #1 bestseller Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One) ( John is on a mission to eradicate generational poverty by equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and training they need to build thriving businesses from scratch. He is the CEO of Cowork.Inc, co-founder of Notable, and host of the Thrive School podcast. John previously appeared on the show ( to talk about giving up social media. This episode is brought to you by: * Lexus ( * Ritual (

  • Daniel Pink on Learning From and Freeing Ourselves From Regret

    07/02/2022 Duración: 40min

    Daniel H. Pink is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books -- including his latest, 'THE POWER OF REGRET: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward ('. In this episode Daniel provides an array of insights on why reframing, and properly understanding regret can be a poweful step twords rejuvinating our outlook on life, loved ones, and legacy. Daniel was previously on the show ( to talk about his previous book 'When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing ('. This episode is brought to you by: * Thesis ( * Lexus ( * Loansteady (

  • Priyanka Wali on Balancing Healing, Humor, and Podcast Hosting

    01/02/2022 Duración: 54min

    Dr. Priyanka Wali is a licensed and practicing physician who specializes in Internal Medicine and is also a stand up comedian. (Before Covid) Priyanka performs comedy routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs. She is also the co-host of HypochondriActor with Sean Hayes. She truly believes laughter is the best medicine, but likes to cover her bases as a board-certified practicing physician in Internal Medicine too. Follow Priyanka: * Twitter ( * Instagram ( This episode is brought to you by: * Goodrx ( * Lexus ( * Loansteady (

  • Jenn Lim on Growing Beyond Happiness Both Personally and Professionally

    24/01/2022 Duración: 34min

    Jenn Lim has dedicated her career to helping organizations from name-brand industry leaders to innovative governments build workplace cultures that benefit both their employees and their bottom line, with less employee turnover, greater engagement, and higher profits. Her culture consultancy, Delivering Happiness, demonstrates the profound impact happiness can have on businesses' ability to thrive in our ever-changing times. In her new book Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact Jenn draws on her decades of experience in culture and strategy as a consultant for Zappos and CEO of DH and translates it into a practical “how to” framework for more sustainable workplaces and modern organization design. Jenn guides all of us – no matter our title or role – how to live more meaningful lives through the work we do every day. This episode is brought to you by: Lexus Net-Results Wix http://wix

  • Catherine Price on the Power of Fun

    17/01/2022 Duración: 51min

    Catherine Price ( is a science journalist, speaker, coach, consultant, and author of books including How to Break Up With Your Phone ( and Vitamania. Her newest book is called The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again ( This episode is brought to you by: * Net-Results ( * Ritual ( * Wix (

  • Dr. Michael Breus on Recapturing Your Energy and Reclaiming Your Sleep

    10/01/2022 Duración: 52min

    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 was previously on the show to talk about his book The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype ( In this conversation Michael talks with Erik about his new book he co-wrote with soulcycle founding instructor Stacey Griffith Energize! ( This episode is brought to you by: * Net-Results ( * Thesis ( * Wix (

  • Don Khouri on Knowing When to Say Yes

    03/01/2022 Duración: 39min

    Don Khouri ( has spent decades studying productivity as a PhD in human and organizational systems, corporate VP, speaker, and executive coach. In his quest to understand the secrets of the most productive people, he discovered the missing link in current productivity systems: they tell you how to manage projects and to-do lists, but don't show you how to determine what gets put on your plate in the first place. Don's new book is 'When to say Yes - The 5 Steps to Protect Your Time ('. In this episode Don shares ways to protect your time, knowing how to triage requests and knowing when to say yes to incoming opportunities. Mentioned in this episode: "Why You Should Eliminate Your Free Time" ( This episode is brought to you by: * Lexus ( * Net-Results ( * Wix (

  • Katie Krimitsos on Meditation and Achieving Balance as a Working Mom

    20/12/2021 Duración: 48min

    Katie Krimitsos ( is a long time podcaster and business woman and the creator of The Women’s Meditation Network ( where she produces a number of highly effective meditation podcasts to help women feel more calm, less stress and anxiety and more confident. In this episode Katie lays out her approach to achieving a centered and productive lifestyle, how meditation differs depending on your personality, and how she is achieving balance while managing both a household and a growing business. This episode is brought to you by: * Breathwrk - Get 40% off Breathwrk Pro! (

  • Linda Bonnar on Managing Your Thoughts and Making Change Manageable

    13/12/2021 Duración: 44min

    Linda Bonnar is a Personal & Corporate Coach, Author, Trainer and Educational Wellbeing Consultant based in New York City. Her latest book is 'Just Three Things: Bite-size ways to transform your life ('. In this episode Linda addresses dealing with your inner critic, imposter syndrome, managing stress and making change more manageable. This episode is brought to you by: * Breathwrk ( * GoodRX (

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