Ever ask yourself when you will finally start or take that step? Ever get tired of the answer? If you are like most people the answer is every week and YES I’m tired of the answer. Why do we have more fear than confidence? Why do we have the same conversation with ourselves every Sunday … Read moreWhen?
This may be the biggest hurricane to hit corpus in decades. That could be a really big deal and prayers are really the only option now. The thing I love is the message I got from a great friend reminding me to be safe because stuff is just stuff. I agree. We can always replace … Read moreStuff is stuff
Sometimes you plan and plan and the world says who cares about your plan. As Dave Ramsey says “life happens”. We just had a category 4 hurricane and fortunately we were spared the worst of it. Just some leaves and rain. We had 5 dogs and 8 people in my house but no air conditioner … Read moreWhere life takes you
People who know me will tell you I don’t usually panic. Right now where I live we are 48 hours away from a category one hurricane hitting us. Now I am realistic and prepared but I will not panic. Mostly because I have planned and gone thru the checklist with my bride. She is a … Read moreTime to PANIC!
In Hebrew the word shove means to change direction. Go in another way and stop doing the wrong thing. In English we consider that word to have a negative meaning most of the time. If we really consider it though we need someone to shove us sometimes. If we are about to get hit by … Read moreShove Yourself
I am going to do something amazing. Something no one has ever done or will ever do again. Something no one thinks will happen including me. Until now. That’s right I am going to START! Seems like a simple thing but for most of us it is the point we never get past. If we … Read moreWhat about today?
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 moreA Simply Southern Cottage Update from Sara McDaniel – BtR 100
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 moreMidlife: Use the Gifts You Were Given – BtR 099
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 moreThe Push Through to Get Out of Your Rut – BtR 098
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 moreRemoving “I Can’t” and Other Mental Barriers – BtR 097
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 moreBe the Pacemaker of Your Life – The Jason Gomez Story BtR 096
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 moreTotal Activation Beyond the Poverty Mindset with Nitin Chhoda – BtR 095
Contentment may seem counter to episode 93 about living in dissatisfaction to live a life beyond the rut. Many religions and self-help books talk about living a life in contentment to find happiness. Brandon and Jerry discuss the finer points on how you can use dissatisfaction to fuel your passion for your dream and balance … Read moreSlow Down to Speed Up: Living in Contentment BtR 094
Seth Godin is a marketing expert with a blog that is easy to read. In many ways, he is like the Mozart of words, simple to read, hard to master in life. “Living in Dissatisfaction” is the inspiration of this week’s episode. Brandon and Jerry will discuss how Seth’s idea around living in dissatisfaction can … Read moreLive in Dissatisfaction to Live Beyond the Rut – BtR 093
Jeff Goins is the author of five books including his bestseller The Art of Work. We brought Jeff onto the show to talk about his newest book titled Real Artists Don’t Starve. His newest book talks about how you can be a thriving artist rather than a starving artist. If you have been to Jeff’s … Read moreDiscarding the Myth of the Starving Artist with Jeff Goins – BtR 091
Brandon, Jerry, and friend Steve are doing a day hike to prepare for an upcoming camping trip to Goliad State Park. The camping trip is a shakedown cruise before a bigger backpacking trip. Every dream can be achieved, and it helps to start with smaller milestones and steps. Go for it. Hammock Camping YouTube Channels … Read moreHiking Out of the Rut – BtR 090
Jerry recently took a solo trip to Choke Canyon State Park in Texas. A similarly planned trip had fallen through and he was determined to test his mettle on the trail, a trail, any trail. Choke Canyon State Park is not a large park. Most people come for fishing or boating. The park does not … Read moreLessons Learned from My First Solo Hiking Experience – BtR 089
Thunderdash Thunderdash is a 5K mud run. It’s the race Brandon and I ran in September 2016. Sloshing through mud pits and over 20 obstacles including a 40-foot tire wall in an active quarry is as exciting as it sounds. We are inviting you to join us as we interview the founders of the race, Kevin … Read moreThunderdash Founders Kevin and Laura Tift Racing to Their Dream – BtR 088
Doug Wilks is a strengths coach. While that may sound like someone you’d find at a fitness center near you, it’s not. You may have heard of Clifton’s StrengthsFinder, and that is more along the lines of what we are discussing in this episode. Learn more about what Doug does at his website, StrengthsLauncher.com. Most … Read moreDoug Wilks – How to Focus on Your Strengths So Everything Falls Into Place BtR 087
The inner drive is key in success. We cannot depend on others to pour into us and build up our confidence. We either have an inner drive, or we don’t. We can lose it, or gain it back. We are all faced with a naysayer to our dreams at some point in our lives. Brandon and … Read moreThe Drive Has to Come from Within You – BtR 086
Kainee Bram was in her mid-forties when she and her husband learned they were going to have a baby! Starting a new business is hard work, especially when your husband is starting a new career. Starting a new business with a new baby as well is downright motivating it seems. Kainee found herself afraid of … Read moreDo It Afraid Anyway! Kainee Bram’s Story of Building a Business BtR 085
This episode’s discussion is based on a blog post from Beyond the Rut alum, Shawn Albright. The post is titled Drift and Row (click the link to read this post.) We have our lives we dreamed of living. We also have the risk of drifting far from our destination when we are not paying attention to … Read moreDrift Into a Rut or Row Out of It – The Choice is Yours BtR 084
Stephen Dela Cruz faced an important choice when he was a teenager. He could continue life on its downhill slide or change direction. He chose to change direction. What a great decision! Dela Cruz became a millionaire by age 25. A stroke at age 28 forced another shift. If he had died, his life would … Read moreIncome with Impact. Success with Significance. The Stephen Dela Cruz Story.
Dondi Scumaci is an international speaker and consultant who has worked with Fortune 50 companies. Her focus helps people energize their careers by combining their talents and passions with their work. Let’s Break You Out of That Job Jail Rut In this episode, we’ll chat with Dondi about how she got into a career in … Read moreEnergize Your Way Out of a Job Jail Rut with Dondi Scumaci – BtR 082