Take Your Child to Vacation Week

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by Brandon Cunningham I may not be able to get “Take Your Child to Vacation Week” made an official holiday, but it should be in families today. I have 4 boys and one girl. Time with one child is hard to come by in my house. Well, at least it used to be really hard. Now … Read more

Vacation with Your Kids 1-on-1 BtR 038

Vacation with Your Kids BtR 038

Vacation With Your Kids Before It’s Too Late Brandon goes out of his way to connect with his kids with quality one-on-one time. He has to when he has a blended family with five children. It’s easy for any one child to feel left out when we are doing everything we can to provide the … Read more

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting – BtR 037

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

A few weeks ago while recording episodes 35 and 35 of Beyond the Rut, Brandon noticed that Jerry had been getting thinner. In fact, by that time Jerry had lost 16 pounds since the start of 2016. Here’s the crazy thing. Jerry did not adopt any gimmicky diets. He didn’t go Vegan. He ate whatever … Read more

Former NFL Player Jason Brown Told Us No and That’s Okay – BtR 036

Former NFL Player Jason Brown Told Us No and That's Okay

Connect with us. Email a comment or question for the show, info@beyondtherut.com. Or, call and leave a message to play in a future episode, (361) 596-3788. Our Story with Former NFL Player Jason Brown Most people we know hate being told no. We recently reached out to former NFL player Jason Brown. He’s the player … Read more

Lessons Learned in Podcast Audience Growth – BtR 035

BtR 035 Podcast Audience Growth

Connect with us. Email a comment or question for the show, info@beyondtherut.com. Or, call and leave a message to play in a future episode, (361) 596-3788. Lessons Learned Seven months ago, we launched Beyond the Rut Podcast after eight months of planning and replanting. There were successes and failures along the way. While we gave … Read more

The Leadership Challenge of Self-Doubt and How to Beat It – BtR 034

The Leadership Challenge of Self-Doubt BtR 034

Beating Self-Doubt We bring Davidson Young back for another interview on the show where we ask him to tell us about the most common leadership rut his clients find themselves. While the host of The Leaders Foundry didn’t share a common rut, he did identify the most common root cause. That common root cause of … Read more

A Multi-City Physical Therapy Practice without a Clinic – BtR 033

BtR 033 Bert De Vera

Who is Bert De Vera? Just weeks after getting married to the love of his life, Bert De Vera immigrated to the United States from the Philippines to fulfill a contract to work for a physical therapy practice. He was reunited with her in just under two years. As his career gained traction, he found himself concerned … Read more

Cynthia Tripathi on Sparking Positive Momentum and Escaping Average – BtR 032

BtR 032 Cynthia Tripathi

Sparking Positive Momentum Brandon and Jerry interview Cynthia Tripathi, author Escaping Average: 18 Tips to Spark Positive Momentum and Transform Your Life. Cynthia’s mission in life is continuous personal development and to help others achieve powerful results for their own life. Achieving fulfillment for her stems from finding momentum. She strives to help people learn … Read more

Benjamin Hardy on Happiness, Reality, and Writing for Yourself – BtR 031

Benjamin Hardy BtR 031

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, … Read more

Lessons from the Presidential Election – BtR 030

Lessons from the Presidential Election BtR 030

Why do people run in a presidential election in the United States? How do we translate that to our own lives? 2016 Presidential Election Jeb Bush recently suspended his bid in the 2016 presidential election. He had the financial support, but could not garner the public support of his party to win the nomination for … Read more

Emotional Intelligence and Building Emotional Capital – BtR 029

Emotional Intelligence and Building Emotional Capital

Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence is the idea that we can be aware of our own emotions and attuned to the emotions of others. This includes the ability to build relationships and keep healthy relationships whether at home, school, or work. The better we can harness the power of relationships at work the more we can … Read more

When Do You Know It’s Time to Throw in the Towel? BtR 028

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It’s Time to Throw in the Towel, Jeb! We hear all kinds of messages and inspiration about never quitting, giving 110%, and many other cliches. The 2016 Presidential Primary Race has shown us that there is a time when it makes sense to just throw in the towel and call it quits. Maybe you have money … Read more

Just Take Action and Other Insights from Jody Maberry – BtR 027

Just Take Action

From Good Job to Boyhood Dream Come True Jody Maberry had a good job as a financial analyst for a commercial bank. One day, he made a decision to hang up that lucrative career to pursue his boyhood dream of working as a park ranger.   Maberry shares his struggle with a rut while working as … Read more

Takeaways from SimplySara – BtR 026

Takeaways from SimplySara

Brandon and Jerry discuss lessons learned, insights, and takeaways they gleaned from their interview with Sara McDaniel from SimplySara.com in episode 25 of Beyond the Rut Podcast (BtR 025.) Call in with a question for the show or share with us what you would have liked to have heard us cover in our interview with … Read more

A Simple Life is a Bigger Life – an Interview with Sara McDaniel BtR 025

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Brandon and Jerry interview Sara McDaniel from the blog SimplySara.com about simple living as bigger living, significance from service to others, getting out of our comfort zones, and lifting herself from the rut of divorce. How are you currently living to get out of your comfort zone? “A simple life is a bigger life.” – Brandon … Read more

Growth by Encouraging and Mentoring Others BtR 024

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Growth Mentoring Others You grow and succeed by helping other people grow and succeed. You can mentor someone right now with the skills, knowledge, and experience you currently possess. As you connect with others sharing that wealth of knowledge, you may find yourself growing as well. People can learn from you even if you do … Read more

Microfears, Overcoming Fear That Hits You for a Moment BtR 023

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming fear is a key part to pursuing your dream. Once in a while, even when things are going well, fear may creep up on you. Davidson Young left us with a term in BtR 022 that has had Brandon excited for many weeks, microfears. Shortly after leaving corporate life to pursue his passion as a … Read more

Leaving Corporate Life to Pursue a Dream: Davidson Young from The Leaders Foundry Podcast BtR 022

After a successful stint with Google, Davidson Young began a journey to live life as an entrepreneur for various reasons. Today, Davidson runs his own business as a leadership coach and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the host of The Leaders Foundry podcast where leaders are made not born. On a … Read more

From Ferris Bueller to Scheduling What Matters Most BtR 021

BtR 021 From Ferris Bueller to Scheduling What Matters Most

Ferris Bueller? Yes, there was a discussion about the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and some of the life lessons we drew from the movie about making your own path against what is normal in our society. While this episode is by no means an analysis of the movie, we gained some insights from how Ferris … Read more

How and Why to Get Out of the Victim Mentality Rut – BtR 020

How and Why to Get Out of the Victim Mentality Rut BtR 020

Victim Mentality – When Bad Things Happen to Good People It’s a fact of life. Bad things happen to good people. Bad things also happen to bad people. Bad things just happen. That fact of life does not matter as much as how we respond to it. The worse thing that can happen to any … Read more

BtR 019 Getting Beyond the Rut of New Year Resolutions

Getting Beyond the Rut of New Year Resolutions

When the year gets going, people start out the gates excited about their New Year Resolutions, then they start to wane with a few weeks or a couple of months. Let’s talk about how you can get the most out of the new year so that you feel accomplished by the end of the year … Read more

BtR 018 Organization is Not Enough to Succeed

BtR 018 Organization is not enough to succeed

If you want to look forward to a successful new year, you have to take a look back to see where you are now especially when you are in the middle of a long-term plan. In 2015, we discovered that organization is not enough to succeed. You’ll hear in this episode how Brandon and Jerry … Read more

BtR 017 Time Management, Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Time Traps in Your Life

BtR 017 Time Management, Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Time Traps in Your Life

Time management is what we will discuss in this episode of Beyond the Rut. There are time traps we all face that can sap us of the time we need to get things done for our dreams. You may find that you’re having a hard time balancing the act among working full-time, raising a family, and … Read more

BtR 016 – Go Pick a Fight, Why and How to Use Opposing Perspectives

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Why Opposing Perspectives? We’re not telling you to go pick a fight at a bar. In fact, we’re not telling you to do anything violent at all. Please, do not go out and physically fight someone and blame it on this podcast episode. We’re talking about the value of tapping into perspectives that are different, … Read more

BtR 015 – The Magic Ratio for Happy Healthy Relationships

The Magic Ratio for Happy Healthy Relationships

What is the Magic Ratio all about? Brandon and guest host, Jerry, talk about the magic ratio of positive to negative interactions that results in happy, healthy relationships. The Magic Ratio is based on work from Dr. John Gottman, an expert on communication in marriage. While this discussion is grounded in the context of happy, … Read more