Beyond the To-Do List

"Beyond the To-Do List," hosted by Erik Fisher.

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

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

This week I’m excited to revisit a conversation I had with Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt-Miller about their book, Mind Your Mindset: The Science That Shows Success Starts with Your Thinking. Michael is the founder and chairman of Full Focus. Through his coaching program for small business owners, BusinessAccelerator®, and the bestselling Full Focus Planner, Michael has helped hundreds of thousands of achievers reach their biggest goals. Megan Hyatt Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Full Focus and alongside Michael co-hosts the popular Business Accelerator® podcast. In this conversation, we explore how the narratives we tell ourselves influence our decisions and outcomes both personally and professionally.  From personal anecdotes about overcoming disempowering stories to actionable techniques for rewriting those internal narratives, this episode is packed with insights on leveraging the neuroplasticity of the brain and the power of intuition. Plus, Michael and Megan discuss practical steps for transforming fear into confidence, backed by performance psychology and neuroscience. Discover the significance of surrounding yourself with trusted counsel, the impact of language and coaching, and the potential for reprogramming your thinking to unlock new pathways to success. Tune in for a deep dive into how shifting your mindset can pave the way for achieving your goals and enriching your life. ______________________________________ Connect with Michael and Megan: Book Podcast Full Focus ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Desert Days, Retreats and Vacations with John Drury

Desert Days, Retreats and Vacations with John Drury

In part 2 of 2 of this conversation, John Drury shares about the importance of retreats and sacred time for rest and rejuvenation. John shares his personal experiences with different forms of retreats, emphasizing the value of eliminating distractions and under-stimulation to foster deeper self-reflection and mindfulness. He introduces practical techniques such as "desert days," quarterly overnight retreats, and shorter, regular practices to incorporate these into the business and personal life of busy individuals. Erik and John also discuss the distinctions between vacations, visitations, and vocations and how expectation of each affects personal energy and relationships. John offers a variety of suggestions for integrating restful practices into everyday life, such as journaling, spiritual friendship, and practicing an "hour on, hour off" method during retreats. They underscore the importance of approaching these practices with an open mind, ready for unexpected insights and personal growth. Make sure to go back and listen to part 1 of 2 this conversation here.  Connect with John: Fresh Text Podcast Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram Threads ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rhythms, Routines and Crafting a Rule of Life with John Drury

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

In part 1 of a 2 part conversation I am thrilled to bring my longtime friend of 25 years Dr. John Drury. John and I share an interest in productivity and the Enneagram, particularly the unique insights of Enneagram fives. In this episode, John and I talk about the profound impact the pandemic has had on our routines and spiritual practices, introducing the concept of a "rule of life" as a way to anchor ourselves with orienting values and stabilizing practices. We explore the balance between over stimulation and under stimulation, drawing rich parallels to ancient desert monasticism and how these dynamics influence our modern lives. John also shares his personal Sabbath practices, revealing how a 24-hour period of rest from work illuminates a path to increased productivity and deeper connections with family. We'll discuss the fluid nature of identifying and living by our values, the importance of intentional under stimulation, and the need for holistic time management that integrates both work and life harmoniously. Connect with John: Fresh Text Podcast LinkedIn Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram Threads ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tiago Forte on Building a Second Brain to Free Our Minds

Tiago Forte on Building a Second Brain to Free Our Minds

This week I’m excited to revisit an insightful conversation I had with Tiago Forte about his book Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential. Tiago walks us through his groundbreaking framework, PARA—Projects, Areas, Resources, Archives—that aims to revolutionize how we organize information in our digital lives. We'll also explore the CODE methodology—Capture, Organize, Distill, Express—that helps manage and make sense of the influx of ideas and tasks we face daily. Tune in as we draw compelling parallels between digital and physical organization, delve into the art of building a dependable "second brain," and discuss the immense benefits of externalizing our thoughts. This episode promises to offer actionable insights for everyone—from online content creators to everyday knowledge workers—on mastering the chaos of information overload. Plus, get a sneak peek into upcoming topics on enhancing productivity, effective communication, and more. So, grab your notepads as we embark on this journey to cleaner, more efficient digital lives with Tiago Forte! ______________________________________ Connect with Tiago: Website Book LinkedIn Twitter  ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Evolution of AI and Apple Intelligence with Jeff Sieh

The Evolution of AI and Apple Intelligence with Jeff Sieh

I’m thrilled to welcome Jeff Sieh back to the show for an in-depth discussion about the evolution of AI, particularly focusing on Apple’s recent announcements. Jeff and I dive into the historical context of AI, reminiscing about its portrayal in popular culture and significant milestones like IBM’s Deep Blue and Microsoft’s Clippy. We then transition to exploring the exciting developments unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2024, particularly the introduction of Apple Intelligence. This new system promises to revolutionize how we interact with our devices by integrating AI with personal context while maintaining a strong emphasis on privacy. Our conversation highlights the practical implications of Apple Intelligence, such as seamless integration across apps, intelligent task automation, and improved personalization. We share our thoughts about features like the new Siri capabilities, which now offer deeper system integration and better language understanding, making it more conversational and useful. Jeff also discusses how these advancements can enhance creative workflows, such as using AI for video editing and content creation. We wrap up by contemplating the future possibilities of AI in everyday life and how these tools can help us focus more on creative and meaningful work while automating routine tasks. Connect with Jeff: Podcast Jeff's ToolBox ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  Threads ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List ______________________________________ Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew Mason on The Current Pulse of The Productivity Landscape

Andrew Mason on The Current Pulse of The Productivity Landscape

This week I’m happy to welcome fellow podcaster and host of The ProGuide Podcast, Andrew Mason back to the show to discuss current trends and themes within the vast productivity space. Andrew and I discuss how being aware of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can significantly impact our happiness and self-improvement. We explore various factors like chronotype and personality types that contribute to understanding oneself and the importance of seeking feedback from trusted individuals to uncover blind spots. In addition, Andrew and I share some of our struggles with procrastination and self-acceptance, shedding light on how internal conflicts can lead to self-sabotage. Andrew introduces the concept of separating actions from identity to help fulfill aspirational roles through positive behaviors. We also emphasize clearing mental clutter through techniques like "brain dumping" and digital mind mapping to free up mental space before concluding with a discussion on the value of intentional engagement with information and tasks, and the importance of slowing down to process data meaningfully. ______________________________________ Related Episodes: Andrew’s Previous Appearance Interviewing Erik on the Show ______________________________________ Connect with Andrew: Podcast Twitter ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List ______________________________________ Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tribute to Dan Miller: Memories of His Legacy

Tribute to Dan Miller: Memories of His Legacy

In this solo episode, we pay tribute to Dan Miller, the late author of "48 Days to the Work You Love". Dan passed away in January 2024 after a brief battle with cancer. Erik shares personal stories and lessons learned from Dan, emphasizing his profound impact on people through his generosity, approachability, and commitment to lifelong learning. Erik also highlights Dan’s productive habits and daily routines, recounting personal encounters and professional interactions that left a lasting impression on Erik and others. Mentioned in this Episode: Dan Miller Episode of Beyond The To-Do List Dan's Last Podcast Episode Easy Wake up Light TENS Unit Mama Says Namaste What Drives You Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Memorial Day Mailbag Special

Memorial Day Mailbag Special

This week we are opening up the mailbag once again to answer your questions about productivity, task completion, work preparation, quality time, motivation, and so much more. From managing distractions in a noisy office environment to improving the efficiency of your meetings, I hope this mailbag/Q&A gives listeners practical strategies to help you stay focused and achieve your goals.  ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mara Glatzel on Advocating For Your Needs While Claiming Your Agency

Mara Glatzel on Advocating For Your Needs While Claiming Your Agency

This week I was grateful to welcome Mara Glazel to the show for a chat about her new book, Needy: How to Advocate for Your Needs and Claim Your Sovereignty. In our culture, the word "needy" often carries a negative connotation, suggesting weakness or dependency. But Mara is here to challenge that perception and flip it on its head. She argues that recognizing and embracing our needs is not only essential but can actually make us more productive and fulfilled. In this episode Mara and I discuss the limitations of hustle culture and how our routines and beliefs can sometimes trap us in a cycle of neglecting our own well-being. This insightful conversation sheds light on building a nourishing relationship with oneself, understanding the roots of our needs, and finding creative ways to fulfill them. Tune in to learn how small acts of agency can make big differences in our personal empowerment and hear practical advice on creating a life that's genuinely fulfilling. This is an enlightening discussion that's sure to shift your perspective on self-care and productivity. ______________________________________ Connect with Mara: Website Book  Podcast Instagram ______________________________________ Connect with Erik: LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  ______________________________________ This Podcast is Powered By: Descript Descript 101 Castmagic Ecamm Podpage Rodecaster Pro Top Productivity Books List Make sure to support the show by checking out the sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bio of Beyond the To-Do List

"Beyond the To-Do List," hosted by Erik Fisher, is a valuable resource for those seeking to enhance their productivity. 

This podcast brings together experts, authors, and creative individuals to share a plethora of productivity strategies. 

Its mission is to empower listeners with practical knowledge, fresh perspectives, and insightful productivity tips. 

By doing so, it assists individuals in leading more fulfilling lives that extend beyond the limitations of mere to-do lists. 

Whether you're a professional, an entrepreneur, or someone looking to optimize your daily routines, this podcast offers a diverse range of strategies to help you achieve your goals and make the most of your time.

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