Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell – BtR 072

Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell Lee Cockerell has accomplished things you would not expect from someone born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It would seem like life was stacked against Lee. He was a college dropout, so that must be the end of the road, right? Not quite. Hard work and the willingness to learn new skills and … Read more

Lessons from a Triathlete on a Perseverance Mindset – BtR 071

Lessons from a Triathlete

What a Triathlete Can Teach Us About Perseverance Triathlete, Blanche Holt, has won a lot of races. In this episode, Blanches shares her stories about a sport she’s passionate about for years. Training for a long-range goal is the cornerstone of what triathletes do, so we dive deeper into a perseverance mindset. Just like anything … Read more

Reading for Success in 2017 – Happy New Year! BtR 069

Reading for Success in 2017

Listening to podcasts is great! We love them. We love it when you listen to Beyond the Rut! Reading is still one of the best ways to learn from other people, especially people who are not accessible to us. We are talking about… Reading why you should have a reading plan our favorite titles from … Read more

7 Favorite Moments from 2016 – BtR 068

best of 2016

2016 We have enough episodes to finally do a “Best of” episode to close out 2016. Listen to our Top 7 moments from 2016 episodes of Beyond the Rut. There were a lot of highlights to choose from, and this was probably the hardest episode to put together because of the limit we put on ourselves. … Read more

Eric Giuliani is Traveling Tall and Living His Dream – Rebroadcast BtR 067

BtR 067 Header Eric Giuliani Travel Tall

Traveling Tall Around the World Eric Giuliani once worked as an education consultant. He had a great paycheck, company car, and traveled around the United States at the whim of his company. A leave of absence spent traveling his dream vacation opened up his eyes to the world of color around him. Eric returned to … Read more

Sara McDaniel Rebroadcast – A Simple Life is a Bigger Life BtR 066

Sara McDaniel A Simple Life is a Bigger Life

We had a few requests on how to find episode 25 of Beyond the Rut, the first interview we did with Sara McDaniel from SimplySara.com. Let’s make it easier for everyone and share that episode again. Here you go by popular demand! Listen in as Sara shares with us her first trip to Guatemala on a … Read more

Ty Foster – How to Use GPS to Find Your Passion and Life Purpose, BtR 065

Ty Foster GPS

Ty Foster Ty Foster is the Founder and Principal of Navigate to Greatness LLC, A leadership development organization that teaches athletes, business owners and professionals how to navigate large-scale life goals. Ty’s articulate & pointed teaching style combined with love for people is certain to captivate and transform his audience to do great things before … Read more

We’re Thankful for You. Happy Thanksgiving. BONUS EPISODE

We're Thankful for You - Happy Thanksgiving

We launched the first episode of Beyond the Rut podcast on August 22, 2015. A lot has changed since. We have recorded 64 episodes in the last sixteen months. 24 of our episodes included interviews of 21 interesting people who shared their unique stories on how they are #livingthedream beyond the rut. Beyond the Rut Beyond … Read more

Compassion Fatigue – When Their Trauma Becomes Your Trauma BtR 063

Compassion Fatigue

Before you burn out,  listen to this episode! The Rut of Compassion Fatigue It may have been your dream to be a nurse, a physician, a mental health professional, or even a police officer. You expose yourself to the trauma of others when you work in a caring profession. Your mind fails to distinguish between … Read more

Shaping Podcasts With Podshaper Chris Mann – BtR 062

BtR 062 Podshaper

Podcast Answerman Cliff Ravenscraft has advised podcasters for years audio quality is important for listeners. Poor audio quality can be a deal killer unless the content is absolutely a don’t-miss. Musician and entrepreneur, Chris Mann, decided to apply his skills in digitally mastering music audio to the medium of podcasting. We had the pleasure to be at … Read more

Danny Bollinger, Small Town Iowa to Marketing for the Dallas Mavericks – BtR 061

BtR 061 Danny Bollinger

We scored an interview with Danny Bollinger, Manager of Publishing for the Dallas Mavericks. He’s the guy behind the promotional photography and writing for the team. If it’s a calendar, program, video snippet or article for the Mavs, chances are Danny has had his hands and creativity in it for the past 17 years. Leap … Read more

What Works? It Works! Brandon’s Weight Loss Journey – BtR 060

What Works? It Works!

It Works! Brandon didn’t feel healthy. He was over weight, then he decided to do something about it. Since the start of 2016, Brandon has lost over 30 lbs and he is keeping it off. Whatever he is doing, it works! You may have heard about his journey in recent episodes. We are diving deeper into … Read more

Brandon is Training for a Triathlon – BtR 059

Brandon is Training for a Triathlon

Share Your Story We want to hear from you. Share your Beyond the Rut story in any of the following ways: Call in and leave a voicemail at 361-598-3788 Create an mp3 message by clicking the “Ask a Question for the Show” button at the top of our website Email us and we’ll read the … Read more

Marketing Your Business as a Podcast Guest – BtR 058

Tom Schwab Podcast Guest Marketing BtR 058

Being a podcast guest can help you market your business, new book, online course, or special cause. Tom Schwab discusses why and how. We also have Tom share his story about seeking job security with careers in the military and corporate America. In both cases, he was surprised. Your job security is connected to your ability … Read more

When is it Time to Pursue Your Own Dream? Rina Chong – BtR 057

Rina Chong

Living Her Own Dream – Rina Chong Rina is a born-and-raised Calgarian, whose wisdom stems from growing up underprivileged as an only child raised by her single mother, which conditioned her with a victim mentality, she followed the typical ‘system’ and realized that she didn’t fit the corporate mold broke free from the walls that confined her … Read more

It’s So Spicy! How Not to Carb Load for a Race – BtR 056

Thunderdash 2016

Our First Mud Run – Thunderdash 2016 We’re running our first mud run 5K called the Hill Country Thunderdash located in Comfort, Texas. Brandon has been running, getting ready. Jerry has not. Who will win? Who will die? This will be just the first of a series of 5K challenges we put ourselves through. Part … Read more

From Losing a Job to Bootstrapping a Dream, Matt Miller – BtR 055

Life is Unfair and Filled with Opportunity In 2007, Jerry was the top real estate sales agent in his company. The market tanked the following year and he struggled every year until he found his true passion in education/performance consulting. Matt Miller found himself in a similar situation in 2003. He was top salesman for … Read more

Building a Culture of Action, Erik Chaplen – BtR 054

BtR 054 Culture of Action Erik Chaplen

Building a Culture of Action Business consultant Erik Chaplen overcame an abusive, fatherless home growing up. Today, he coaches others to succeed in business and life. He’s mastered the ability to succeed with what he has in front of him and showing others how they can do the same in their own lives. We live … Read more

Eric Giuliani Traveling Tall and Living His Dream Part 2 – BtR 053

Eric Giuliani Traveling Tall Part 2

You Gotta Enjoy the Details Eric Giuliani is back to share with us how he prepared for the launch of his dream. Eric shares how we need to care about the details and wenjoy the details them as part of the process. Eric’s Biggest Lessons He’s 6’9″ and lives out of just two duffle bags … Read more

How and Why You Should Have an Accountability Partner – BtR 050

Accountability Partner BtR 050

Why Have an Accountability Partner Have you ever heard about a successful self-study program of Alcoholics’ Anonymous or Narcotics’ Anonymous program? No, their success completely depends on addicts working with an accountability partner called a “sponsor.” Would a fitness trainer let you to lie about your weight, the number of reps you completed, or the calories you ate? … Read more

Eat What You Want and Lose Weight the NaturallySlim Way – BtR 049

NaturallySlim

Marcia Upson has helped over 25,000 people lose weight by teaching them about the eating habits of the naturally slim. Brandon and Jerry ask Marcia about the eating habits of “True Thins”, the term she uses to describe those who seem to eat what they want and never gain weight. Also discussed: How to eat … Read more