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

Saturday work

Are you doing anything to help your dreams come true?  Most people are watching tv or doing very little to make the life they want to create actually happen.  The question for you is will you make your own path or just spend another week helping some one else achieve their dream?  I am constantly … Read more

Brandon Got a Job – BtR 048

Brandon Got a Job BtR 048

Show Notes at BeyondTheRut.com/048 Part 1 – The Job Recent guest, Jamie Rodriguez, put the challenge to Brandon after she interviewed with us on Beyond the Rut. She left her job, then told Brandon to be the next one to pursue his dream. So… Brandon got a new job, and shares how it came about. … Read more

Jackie Bledsoe on the 7 Rings of Marriage BtR 047

7 Rings of Marriage

What are the stages a thriving marriage experiences? How does a couple survive the empty nest phase in life? How do I strengthen my marriage? What is the right way to start a marriage? What if I didn’t do that? That is why we have author, speaker, blogger Jackie Bledsoe on the show to talk … Read more

Earn More Doing Work You Love, Scott Barlow (Happen To Your Career) BtR 046

You may have stumbled into your first job right out of high school or college and knew from the start that the work would suck out your soul. Fast forward a few years, and while it has paid well enough you wish you were earning more and doing work you actually enjoy. You may feel … Read more

If You Only Have Five Years to Live – BtR 045

If You Only Have Five Years to Live

If you only have five years to live, what would you do with that time? What is most important to you? Where would you go? What needs to be set up for your family’s future? That’s the direction of today’s conversation between Brandon and Jerry. Dismissively call it a mid-life crisis if you like. The … Read more

Why is Fear Killing You?! 

by Brandon Cunningham Fear Takes Effort – One Way or Another Why is fear killing you? Well part of the reason is you stare at fear longer than you stare at the goal. When you want to avoid something you normally put all your effort into it. For example if there was a guy at … Read more

Wasting Time in Fear Achieves Nothing – BtR 044

Wasting Time in Fear Achieves Nothing

Fear Can Waste Our Time Many people waste their life and time in fear of failure or fear of success. The interview with Jamie Rodriguez in BtR 043 reminded us that life is too short to let fear keep us from doing something worthwhile. Yes, technically Darius Foroux mentioned it first in episode BtR 042 the … Read more

Go Home and Go Big – BtR 043

Go Big and Go Home

Friend Jamie Rodriguez joins us on Beyond the Rut taking on the hot seat. She’ll share how her vacation to New York City became a turning point in her life bringing her perspective and courage to pursue her dream. In a sense, she’s officially the first person who has taken our advice and applied it…that … Read more