Terry Weaver Encourages You to Make Elephants Fly Part 2 – BtR 110

Join us as we conclude the Terry Weaver Trilogy in this episode of Beyond the Rut Podcast. Terry Weaver is the author of Making Elephants Fly. This is the book Brandon and Jerry discussed in Episode 108. You can say in a sense that Terry lives a portfolio life, a term coined by Jeff Goins to describe … Read more

Terry Weaver Encourages You to Make Elephants Fly Part 1 – BtR 109

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Terry Weaver is the author of Making Elephants Fly. This is the book Brandon and Jerry discussed in Episode 108. You can say in a sense that Terry lives a portfolio life, a term coined by Jeff Goins to describe how a life’s work is a portfolio of a variety of works. Terry Weaver is … Read more

Making Elephants Fly Book Review – BtR 108

Making Elephants Fly is a book about realizing dreams and pursuing what others would deem impossible. If you are looking for inspiration, a mindset shift, or looking to get out of a rut of some kind. This is the book for you. Brandon and Jerry will discuss and review a chapter from the book as … Read more

Travel Tall Homecoming with Eric Giuliani – BtR 107

Travel Tall Homecoming

Travel Tall Yes, Eric Giuliani titled his blog after the fact he is 6’10” tall. There is more to this story, however. Travel Tall tells about how we should move through life. It is about moving through life with an intentional focus on what matters most. Eric began his journey as a burned out corporate … Read more

Will Wise Builds Trust by Asking Powerful Questions – BtR 106

Will Wise Ask Powerful Questions

Who is Will Wise? Will Wise is the author of Asking Powerful Questions and co-founder of WeAnd.Me helping people create conversations that matter. With over two decades of experience, Will Wise creates custom building leadership programs for corporate and nonprofit groups. He has earned a reputation as one who can transform groups and people into their best selves. … Read more

Happy Birthday! A blog post by Brandon Cunningham.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Okay, it may not be your birthday. Let’s assume I missed it. So, let this stand as my card or greeting for this year. What do birthdays have to do with ruts? Some people have cake and get presents and cards. Other people get only some cards and maybe a call or two. Some … Read more

Sometimes I Lie to People

Sometimes I Lie

by Brandon Cunningham Sometimes, I lie to people. What does that mean? Why would someone confess that type of thing on a blog? Well to be honest (no pun intended,) part of getting out of a rut is to be honest. I tell people they have to break themselves out of the ruts they are … Read more

Matt Sandrini and How You Can Become a Time Zillionaire – BtR 105

BtR 105 Matt Sandrini

Matt Sandrini Matt Sandrini runs TimeZillionaire.com, a blog that shows you how to use time as the ultimate measure of wealth. Matt shares time strategies to get better results in your professional and personal life. Through his maker’s coaching, he helps freelancers and business owners gain clarity on their number one goal and take constant, … Read more

Benjamin Hardy on Happiness, Reality, and Writing for Yourself (Rebroadcast) – BtR 104

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Defining Your Own Reality to Find Happiness “If Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, and Gary Vaynerchuk had a man-child and unleashed him on Medium, he would be Benjamin Hardy.” – Quote from a hater Benjamin Hardy is a prolific writer and blogger, who at the time of this episode going live has over 31,000 Followers on Medium, talks with … Read more

From Money Moron to Financial Rockstar – Scott Alan Turner BtR 103

Scott Alan Turner - Financial Rockstar

Scott Alan Turner is a family guy and early retiree. Scott learned how to manage his money by accident, and calls himself a former money moron. Today, Scott Alan Turner hosts his own podcast called the Scott Alan Turner Podcast. That podcast is also a syndicated radio show, and he helps listeners get away from … Read more

Cynthia Tripathi Lands a New Path – BtR 102

Cynthia Tripathi Lands a New Path

Cynthia Tripathi, author of Escaping Average and one of our earliest guests, returns! In this episode, she’ll share with us the latest upgrade of her book into an audiobook. We also get to hear how she was able to leave her 9-to-5 and build a real estate investing business. How did she learn to invest … Read more

Children are our distant future

I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren with one more on the way. A grandchild not one of my own. I have always heard that children are our future. Well that is sort of true. They are our distant future. We get really disappointed when they don’t immediately become what we want in life. The … Read more

From Laid Off to Business Startup Helping Indie Authors – BtR 101

BtR 101 Indie Authors

Indie authors struggle with getting their works out into the public without the backing of the big five publishing houses. It’s a tough barrier of entry for most. Recent tools have allowed writers to publish their works at a scale of 2-to-1 according to Patomi Media Group founder, Naomi Blackburn. More is needed to gain … Read more

A Simply Southern Cottage Update from Sara McDaniel – BtR 100

Author of the blog Simply Southern Cottage, Sara McDaniel, is back for the third time. We figured that was the best way to celebrate our first triple digit episode. Her story is not just about a remodel of a home. It is about reclaiming and restoring one’s own life. Sara will share with you a … Read more

Midlife: Use the Gifts You Were Given – BtR 099

Midlife

Midlife is a time when we lose our hair, groan when we stand up and don’t quite have the spring in our step like we used to. Youth cannot be found again through the purchase of a sportscar or dating a younger woman. According to author and speaker Brene Brown, midlife is when the universe … Read more

The Push Through to Get Out of Your Rut – BtR 098

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We each have a barrier that holds us back. That barrier is probably the one thing that you need to push through to see the kind of life you dream of living. Brandon and Jerry continue the discussion on what those barriers can be and how to identify your “push-through”. Resources Eric Giuliani’s story of pruning … Read more

Removing “I Can’t” and Other Mental Barriers – BtR 097

Brandon and Jerry share their trip report from a backpacking trip to Pedernales Falls State Park. A special guest joined them for the trip, Jerry’s dad. Being joined by Jerry’s dad was a mixed bag. Bruce overcame some ruts to spend time with his son doing what his son enjoys. On the flip side, there … Read more

Be the Pacemaker of Your Life – The Jason Gomez Story BtR 096

BtR 096 Pacemaker

Jason Gomez was just 28-years old when his doctor told him he needed a pacemaker to live. Many would consider this to be a life sentence or prison in itself. What can you really do in life if you can get zapped at any moment, right? Rather than be dictated by his condition, Jason decided to … Read more

Total Activation Beyond the Poverty Mindset with Nitin Chhoda – BtR 095

BtR 095 Nitin Chhoda

Nitin Chhoda – An Introduction Nitin Chhoda is an immigrant who arrived in the US penniless in 2002, in a post 9-11 world. His early years were spent delivering pizza, sleeping in his car, and having little money for winter clothes. Nitin was always a hustler. He became a licensed physical therapist, entrepreneur, author and … Read more