How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 2) – BtR 139

BtR 139 Happiness Advantage Pt 2

Happiness to Pursue Success We often chase success to become happy. If that were true, then we would be happy in our new car, large homes, and corporate jobs with the great salaries and perks. The truth is that it is not these status symbols that make us happy. If anything, we find ourselves trapped and … Read moreHow the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 2) – BtR 139

How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 1) – BtR 138

BtR 139 Happiness Advantage Pt 2

The Happiness Advantage At best, it can be said that only 45% of the workforce enjoys their job. That means the majority of us wake up in the morning and dread the commute that puts us in a prison. That is no way to truly live, is it? If we say in the U.S. Constitution … Read moreHow the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 1) – BtR 138

How to Find that Extra Time for Your Own Miracle Morning – BtR 137

Miracle Moring

Miracle Morning? What is that? by Jerry I have wanted to conduct a series of activities every morning that I knew would be good for my mind, my body and my soul. The problem is that I never really committed to a time or structure. As a result, my life followed the same pattern that … Read moreHow to Find that Extra Time for Your Own Miracle Morning – BtR 137

REBROADCAST Pocketful of Sunshine Father Daughter Vacation Check-In BtR 136

BtR 136 Pocketful of Sunshine

Pocket Full of Sunshine Can you imagine Brandon jamming out to Adele or singing Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine”? That has been just the start of his father-daughter vacation with Maddy as they drive from Texas to New Mexico and on a loop back to Texas. After seeing sites like the International UFO Museum and Research … Read moreREBROADCAST Pocketful of Sunshine Father Daughter Vacation Check-In BtR 136

Rebroadcast – Vacation with Your Children 1-on-1 – BtR 135

Vacation with Your Children

Rebroadcast from the original Episode 38. 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 … Read moreRebroadcast – Vacation with Your Children 1-on-1 – BtR 135

Making Time for Rest and Nine Tips to Have an Effective Break – BtR 134

Rest

Rest by Jerry Episode 133 was a discussion around how U.S. culture has come to pride itself on being busy. I remember growing up in a home where my dad showed rest to mean sleeping on the couch while classic Westerns played on the television. He never came out of his naps feeling recharged. Instead, … Read moreMaking Time for Rest and Nine Tips to Have an Effective Break – BtR 134

If You Are Too Busy to Listen to This Episode, You Need this Episode! BtR 133

If You Are Too Busy

Busy (by Jerry) You know you’re probably too busy when you have a conversation that goes like this. Me: How are you? You: Busy! (or “Crazy busy!” if being just regular busy is not enough.) Over recent years, we seem to have changed the response to “How are you?” from “Fine” to “Busy”. Being busy … Read moreIf You Are Too Busy to Listen to This Episode, You Need this Episode! BtR 133

Regret Proof Your Life and Reduce Busy-ness with Suzy Rosenstein – BtR 132

Regret Proof

Suzy Rosenstein Suzy Rosenstein had what many would call a successful 25-year career in public health. Like many people, she felt stuck in a rut when she turned 50 years old. That mindset led to a downward spiral that ended in her career ending with a layoff. We sometimes need a sudden jolt to get … Read moreRegret Proof Your Life and Reduce Busy-ness with Suzy Rosenstein – BtR 132

Suzy Rosenstein Woman in the Middle -BtR 131

Suzy Rosenstein Woman in the Middle

Suzy Rosenstein Suzy Rosenstein had what many would call a successful 25-year career in public health. Like many people, she felt stuck in a rut when she turned 50 years old. That mindset led to a downward spiral that ended in her career ending with a layoff. We sometimes need a sudden jolt to get … Read moreSuzy Rosenstein Woman in the Middle -BtR 131

Rebroadcast – Just Take Action and Other Insights from Jody Maberry BtR 130

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 a … Read moreRebroadcast – Just Take Action and Other Insights from Jody Maberry BtR 130

The Hungry Mommy DeeAnna Heavilin on Eating Clean – BtR 129

The Hungry Mommy

The Hungry Mommy Blog DeeAnna Heavilin created The Hungry Mommy blog in 2015 to share the recipes that helped her achieve a clean diet. Faced with an autoimmune disorder that brought on bouts of “brain fog,” diet change was one key factor in lifting the fog. Busy moms face the same challenges DeAnna does with … Read moreThe Hungry Mommy DeeAnna Heavilin on Eating Clean – BtR 129

DeeAnna Heavilin Leading Women to Succeed in Business – BtR 128

She Leads Consulting

DeeAnna Heavilin DeeAnna Heavilin started her first online business to create time freedom for herself and her family. As a mother, a wife, and a woman with a background in business, she has proven that she has what it takes to create successful business processes. Many small business owners painfully watch their dreams fall apart. … Read moreDeeAnna Heavilin Leading Women to Succeed in Business – BtR 128

Life Is Short Begin Self-Publishing with Tim Lewis – Btr 127

BtR 127 Header Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis Tim Lewis was a happily married man in 2009. Like many men, he worked in a job that left him feeling unfulfilled, however. Work was so bad that he had a dresser drawer filled with letters of resignation that he never turned in. Unfortunately, Tim’s wife Rachel suffered from a stroke that later … Read moreLife Is Short Begin Self-Publishing with Tim Lewis – Btr 127

Kary Oberbrunner Clarity Comes with Action – BtR 126

Kary Oberbrunner

Kary Oberbrunner Kary Oberbrunner is an author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they’re here, and where they’re going so they can become a Soul on Fire, experience unhackability and share their message with the world. That is the value proposition statement of a man on fire for … Read moreKary Oberbrunner Clarity Comes with Action – BtR 126

How to Re-Energize at Work – BtR 125

Energize at Work

In a Rut at Work? Do you feel like you are in a rut at work? Maybe you catch yourself hitting that snooze button on your alarm eight times too many every morning. Many of our episodes have been about people who left their jobs to start a business. That does not have to be … Read moreHow to Re-Energize at Work – BtR 125

Sean McCoy Connecting Consumers, Businesses, and Charities – BtR 124

Sean McCoy Sean McCoy is a U.S. Navy veteran, Christian, podcast host, and entrepreneur. Well, he’s a lot more than that, but this is what we are covering in this episode. We’ll discuss the drive behind The Come to the Table Podcast and his challenge to Christians to get beyond the rut of judging others … Read moreSean McCoy Connecting Consumers, Businesses, and Charities – BtR 124

From Desk Potato to Marathon Runner Trevor Spencer – BtR 123

Trevor Spencer

Trevor Spencer Trevor Spencer was living the dream. The only problem was that he was living in a physical rut as a desk potato. Lots of work at a desk with very little movement beyond mouse clicks and keyboard strokes. We often say on Beyond the Rut that you already have what you need to pursue a better life, and … Read moreFrom Desk Potato to Marathon Runner Trevor Spencer – BtR 123

Melissa Monte on Knowing What You Stand For – BtR 122

Melissa Monte Part 2

Melissa Monte We are wrapping up our conversation with Melissa Monte from Episode 121. Melissa Monte is one of today’s influential and thought-provoking explorers of the mindset and positive energy. She’s known for her ability to educe and explain complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that deeply connects with a wide audience. … Read moreMelissa Monte on Knowing What You Stand For – BtR 122

Melissa Monte Overcoming Sexual Assault, Bulimia, and Jail – BtR 121

Melissa Monte

Melissa Monte Melissa Monte is one of today’s influential and thought-provoking explorers of the mindset and positive energy. She’s known for her ability to educe and explain complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that deeply connects with a wide audience. She was a victim of sexual assault, twice! She suffered the loss … Read moreMelissa Monte Overcoming Sexual Assault, Bulimia, and Jail – BtR 121

The Peaceful Life Living Beyond the Rut of Urban Stress – BtR 120

Peaceful Life Header

A Case for Peaceful Living Laura Lange lived in a big city or a suburb of one her entire life. With that came feelings of stress and even despair until she moved to a small rural community in the mountains of California five years ago. Talk about a change! Driven by a desire to get … Read moreThe Peaceful Life Living Beyond the Rut of Urban Stress – BtR 120

Megan Vowler on Raising a Child with Down Syndrome – BtR 119

Megan Vowler - Down Syndrome

About Megan Vowler Megan Vowler is a mom blogger who shares her life story and adventures. In July 2016, she and her husband, Mitch, received shocking news during Megan’s pregnancy from a routine genetic screening. The results showed there was a high risk for Trisomy 21, Down syndrome. Listen to this episode as Megan Vowler shares her story … Read moreMegan Vowler on Raising a Child with Down Syndrome – BtR 119

Sean Douglas on Resilience and Life Transformation – BtR 118

Sean Douglas Life Transformation

Sean Douglas Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, Master Resilience Implementer, TEDx Speaker, International Radio Show Host, Performance Enhancement Expert, and Author. He inspires and motivates you to “Live Your Brand” so you can grow personally and professionally. Millennials to 50-year-old professionals hire Sean to learn life transformation skills that elevate them to new … Read moreSean Douglas on Resilience and Life Transformation – BtR 118

Power Poses, Confidence, and Presence – BtR 117

BtR 117 Presence

Presence What if the phrase “mind over matter” was wrong? Instead, your mind was influenced by your body? That is what Brandon and Jerry discuss in episode 117 of Beyond the Rut Podcast. What are power poses and how do they influence your feeling of confidence by changes in brain chemistry? There’s a science to … Read morePower Poses, Confidence, and Presence – BtR 117

How to Have Success with Your Goals – BtR 115

How to Have Success With Your Goals - BtR 115

Goals – Get Some! Most people are demoralized year-after-year by the idea of making goals that won’t come to fruition. Many people who achieve success have clear, written goals. Let’s talk about how you can make your goals work for your own success. Topics in This Episode Key ingredient success, 1:55 Silver Linings: how you win … Read moreHow to Have Success with Your Goals – BtR 115

The Best Beyond the Rut Moments of 2017 – Btr 113

Beyond the Rut Best of 2017

Beyond the Rut in 2017 Beyond the Rut is a podcast about encouraging, inspiring, and equipping you to make your own path and live the life you’ve always dreamed of beyond the rut. Many of our listeners have expressed over the years how they have a good job, they love their families, but life somehow … Read moreThe Best Beyond the Rut Moments of 2017 – Btr 113