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

Tasha Schaded’s Story About Launching a Business – BtR 074

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On a leap of faith and armed with determination, Tasha Schaded opened LifeFit Personal Training Studio in 2016. She helps people achieve their fitness goals and live a healthy, active lifestyle. Tasha has specialized in weight management, prenatal fitness, senior fitness, sports performance and nutrition certifications. She is certified by the National Academy of Sports … Read more

Run Amuck with Beyond the Rut – BtR 073

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Run Amuck Run Amuck with us on April 1 (no joke, the event really is on this date,) and we’ll give you a free Beyond the Rut t-shirt. Let us know in advance by following the instructions in this episode.   Run Amuck is a 5K mud run hosted by the Junior League of Corpus … Read more

Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell – BtR 072

Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell Lee Cockerell has accomplished things you would not expect from someone born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It would seem like life was stacked against Lee. He was a college dropout, so that must be the end of the road, right? Not quite. Hard work and the willingness to learn new skills and … Read more

Lessons from a Triathlete on a Perseverance Mindset – BtR 071

Lessons from a Triathlete

What a Triathlete Can Teach Us About Perseverance Triathlete, Blanche Holt, has won a lot of races. In this episode, Blanches shares her stories about a sport she’s passionate about for years. Training for a long-range goal is the cornerstone of what triathletes do, so we dive deeper into a perseverance mindset. Just like anything … Read more

Reading for Success in 2017 – Happy New Year! BtR 069

Reading for Success in 2017

Listening to podcasts is great! We love them. We love it when you listen to Beyond the Rut! Reading is still one of the best ways to learn from other people, especially people who are not accessible to us. We are talking about… Reading why you should have a reading plan our favorite titles from … Read more

7 Favorite Moments from 2016 – BtR 068

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2016 We have enough episodes to finally do a “Best of” episode to close out 2016. Listen to our Top 7 moments from 2016 episodes of Beyond the Rut. There were a lot of highlights to choose from, and this was probably the hardest episode to put together because of the limit we put on ourselves. … Read more

Eric Giuliani is Traveling Tall and Living His Dream – Rebroadcast BtR 067

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Traveling Tall Around the World Eric Giuliani once worked as an education consultant. He had a great paycheck, company car, and traveled around the United States at the whim of his company. A leave of absence spent traveling his dream vacation opened up his eyes to the world of color around him. Eric returned to … Read more

Sara McDaniel Rebroadcast – A Simple Life is a Bigger Life BtR 066

Sara McDaniel A Simple Life is a Bigger Life

We had a few requests on how to find episode 25 of Beyond the Rut, the first interview we did with Sara McDaniel from SimplySara.com. Let’s make it easier for everyone and share that episode again. Here you go by popular demand! Listen in as Sara shares with us her first trip to Guatemala on a … Read more

Ty Foster – How to Use GPS to Find Your Passion and Life Purpose, BtR 065

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Ty Foster Ty Foster is the Founder and Principal of Navigate to Greatness LLC, A leadership development organization that teaches athletes, business owners and professionals how to navigate large-scale life goals. Ty’s articulate & pointed teaching style combined with love for people is certain to captivate and transform his audience to do great things before … Read more

We’re Thankful for You. Happy Thanksgiving. BONUS EPISODE

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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

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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

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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