Midlife: Use the Gifts You Were Given – BtR 099

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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

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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

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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

Slow Down to Speed Up: Living in Contentment BtR 094

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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 more

Live in Dissatisfaction to Live Beyond the Rut – BtR 093

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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 more

Discarding the Myth of the Starving Artist with Jeff Goins – BtR 091

Discarding the Myth of the Starving Artist with Jeff Goins

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 more

Hiking Out of the Rut – BtR 090

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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 more

Lessons Learned from My First Solo Hiking Experience – BtR 089

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 more

Thunderdash Founders Kevin and Laura Tift Racing to Their Dream – BtR 088

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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 more

Doug Wilks – How to Focus on Your Strengths So Everything Falls Into Place BtR 087

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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 more

Do It Afraid Anyway! Kainee Bram’s Story of Building a Business BtR 085

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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 more

Drift Into a Rut or Row Out of It – The Choice is Yours BtR 084

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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 more

Income with Impact. Success with Significance. The Stephen Dela Cruz Story.

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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 more

Energize Your Way Out of a Job Jail Rut with Dondi Scumaci – BtR 082

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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 more

I Almost Died in a Rut! The Kristi Miller Story – BtR 081

Kristi Miller was successful in her career. She climbed the corporate leadership ladder quickly. Glass ceilings were getting shattered. That came crashing down on her one day. The stress of her work, despite the six-figure income, took its toll on her health and her family. Listen to Brandon and Jerry talk with Kristi about how … Read more

Dr Phil Carson on His Dream Business Failing Then Unfailing, Naturally BtR 080

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The Phil Carson Story Phil Carson is a pharmacist who thinks outside of the box. His business, Carson Natural, helps people find natural solutions to their health problems. Phil Carson is living the dream, but it was not always the case. A few years ago, he had to close up his dream business. It failed. … Read more

Use Aggressive Optimism to Counter a Negative Mindset – BtR 079

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You probably know someone who seems to have a negative mindset to everything. It’s that person who talks himself out of a good opportunity. There are a million reasons why something would not work. Maybe that person is you. Do you have a dream you wish to fulfill, but find yourself listing all the reasons why … Read more

Casey Nicole Fox – From Working Four Jobs to Owning Four Businesses – BtR 077

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At the age of 20 years old, Casey Nicole Fox was working four jobs and living on 110% of her income. She now owns four businesses and lives on just 30% of her income. The crazy thing is she is just 23 years old at the time of this interview! In This Episode Living to … Read more

Daring Ashley on Success Through Vulnerability – BtR 076

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Daring Ashley Taylor Yannello Ashley is the host of the daily podcast called Real Talk with Ashley. Her show is unapologetically honest, raw, and real where her aim is to leave everyone who listens feeling a bit better. She shares her vulnerability in each episode. Ashley’s listeners can connect with that vulnerability and have shared … Read more

Lisa Reynolds on Leading Through Relationships – BtR 075

Lisa Reynolds on Leading Through Relationships

Lisa Reynolds, Ph. D. SPHR Lisa’s passion is being a development chemist. She serves as a catalyst assisting others in unleashing their talents and discovering their full potential. Her leadership style is one that focuses on relationship-building. Lisa is known among her colleagues for leading high-performing, cohesive teams. Today, she is Vice President of Talent … Read more