Terry Weaver Encourages You to Make Elephants Fly Part 2 – BtR 110

Join us as we conclude the Terry Weaver Trilogy in this episode of Beyond the Rut Podcast. Terry Weaver is the author of Making Elephants Fly. This is the book Brandon and Jerry discussed in Episode 108. You can say in a sense that Terry lives a portfolio life, a term coined by Jeff Goins to describe … Read more

Terry Weaver Encourages You to Make Elephants Fly Part 1 – BtR 109

BtR 109 Terry Weaver Part 1

Terry Weaver is the author of Making Elephants Fly. This is the book Brandon and Jerry discussed in Episode 108. You can say in a sense that Terry lives a portfolio life, a term coined by Jeff Goins to describe how a life’s work is a portfolio of a variety of works. Terry Weaver is … Read more

Making Elephants Fly Book Review – BtR 108

Making Elephants Fly is a book about realizing dreams and pursuing what others would deem impossible. If you are looking for inspiration, a mindset shift, or looking to get out of a rut of some kind. This is the book for you. Brandon and Jerry will discuss and review a chapter from the book as … Read more

Travel Tall Homecoming with Eric Giuliani – BtR 107

Travel Tall Homecoming

Travel Tall Yes, Eric Giuliani titled his blog after the fact he is 6’10” tall. There is more to this story, however. Travel Tall tells about how we should move through life. It is about moving through life with an intentional focus on what matters most. Eric began his journey as a burned out corporate … Read more

Will Wise Builds Trust by Asking Powerful Questions – BtR 106

Will Wise Ask Powerful Questions

Who is Will Wise? Will Wise is the author of Asking Powerful Questions and co-founder of WeAnd.Me helping people create conversations that matter. With over two decades of experience, Will Wise creates custom building leadership programs for corporate and nonprofit groups. He has earned a reputation as one who can transform groups and people into their best selves. … Read more

Matt Sandrini and How You Can Become a Time Zillionaire – BtR 105

BtR 105 Matt Sandrini

Matt Sandrini Matt Sandrini runs TimeZillionaire.com, a blog that shows you how to use time as the ultimate measure of wealth. Matt shares time strategies to get better results in your professional and personal life. Through his maker’s coaching, he helps freelancers and business owners gain clarity on their number one goal and take constant, … Read more

Benjamin Hardy on Happiness, Reality, and Writing for Yourself (Rebroadcast) – BtR 104

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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, talks with … Read more

From Money Moron to Financial Rockstar – Scott Alan Turner BtR 103

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Scott Alan Turner is a family guy and early retiree. Scott learned how to manage his money by accident, and calls himself a former money moron. Today, Scott Alan Turner hosts his own podcast called the Scott Alan Turner Podcast. That podcast is also a syndicated radio show, and he helps listeners get away from … Read more

Cynthia Tripathi Lands a New Path – BtR 102

Cynthia Tripathi Lands a New Path

Cynthia Tripathi, author of Escaping Average and one of our earliest guests, returns! In this episode, she’ll share with us the latest upgrade of her book into an audiobook. We also get to hear how she was able to leave her 9-to-5 and build a real estate investing business. How did she learn to invest … Read more

From Laid Off to Business Startup Helping Indie Authors – BtR 101

BtR 101 Indie Authors

Indie authors struggle with getting their works out into the public without the backing of the big five publishing houses. It’s a tough barrier of entry for most. Recent tools have allowed writers to publish their works at a scale of 2-to-1 according to Patomi Media Group founder, Naomi Blackburn. More is needed to gain … Read more

A Simply Southern Cottage Update from Sara McDaniel – BtR 100

Author of the blog Simply Southern Cottage, Sara McDaniel, is back for the third time. We figured that was the best way to celebrate our first triple digit episode. Her story is not just about a remodel of a home. It is about reclaiming and restoring one’s own life. Sara will share with you a … Read more

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

BtR 093 Dissatisfaction

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

Fireside Chat with Brandon and Jerry – BtR 092

BtR 092 Fireside Chat

Brandon and Jerry have a fireside chat about their Goliad State Park trip. The trip was intended as a shakedown camping and hiking experience to try out their gear and acclimate to warm Texas weather…without air conditioning. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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

Doug Wilks Strengths Launcher

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

The Drive Has to Come from Within You – BtR 086

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The inner drive is key in success. We cannot depend on others to pour into us and build up our confidence. We either have an inner drive, or we don’t. We can lose it, or gain it back. We are all faced with a naysayer to our dreams at some point in our lives. Brandon and … Read more