BtR 014 – Tips on Guilt-Free Parenting While Pursuing Your Dreams

BtR 014 Tips for Guilt-Free Parenting

What is Guilt-Free Parenting? Pursuing a dream while also raising a family will sometimes seem to be in conflict. Guilt builds up as our work chips away at the attention we give to our families. Brandon and Shawn discuss four tips on how to have your cake and eat it, too. Guilt-free parenting is about … Read more

BtR 013 – Getting People on Board with Your Dream

Getting People on Board with Your Dream

In this episode Brandon and Shawn discuss when and how to share your dream with others. Sometimes, we come out of the gate too soon and are met with resistance from those we expected support us. Other times we hurt our long-term credibility, or build a reputation of having a new crazy dream every six … Read more

BtR 012 – The Power of Tribes and Getting Started

BtR 012 - The Power of Tribes and Getting Started

In today’s information economy, your success is propelled by your ability to add value and build relationships with a niche of people. Inspired by Seth Godin’s book, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, Brandon and Shawn tackle the topic of the power in tribes and just getting started. “Turn accomplices into friends and you … Read more

BtR 011 – Significance Versus Status: Finding Real Satisfaction in the Work You Do

BtR 011 Significance Versus Status

Where do you want to be in five years? Will you be making the change you wish to see in the world at that time? How do you find significance in the work you do now? These are just some of the questions Brandon and Shawn tackle in this episode of Beyond the Rut as … Read more

BtR 010 – Teach Your Children a Healthy View of Money

BtR 010 - Teach Your Children a Healthy View of Money

Your children are never too young to start learning about money. In this episode, Brandon and Shawn discuss the following: Allowances vs Wages If you don’t teach them, who will? AMEX? Savings, Spending, and Generosity Appropriate advice for your children as they grow into adulthood Just as it is never too early to teach your children about … Read more

BtR 009 How to Get Ready to Pursue Your Dream

How to Get Ready to Pursue Your Dream

One day you’re going to be ready to take the first step toward your dream, but are you ready? Rather than dealing with these issues after you’ve began your journey, wouldn’t it be wise to get things in order ahead of time?  We aren’t suggesting that you procrastinate your dream until everything is “perfect” but … Read more

BtR 008 – Difficult Conversations: Networking and Severing Toxic Relationships

Difficult Conversations

Striking up conversations with strangers and initiating conversations that end relationships are two of the most difficult and and awkward interactions that many people avoid. However, both of these are necessary and beneficial to anyone trying to pursue a goal. To most people, networking is about as exciting as getting a root canal.  They think … Read more

BtR 007 – Tired of Being Tired (Physical Health)

Tired of Being Tired Physical Health

Tired of being tired?  So are we.  Your family and career will both benefit from you getting healthy.  Most of us have tried and failed a million times.  We fail, get depressed, eat terrible to comfort ourselves, get inspired, re-commit, try for a few days/weeks, then fail again. If you listen to everything the “experts” … Read more

BtR 006 – Be Intentional: Never Leave Your Closest Relationships to Chance

Say Anything, Never Leave Your Closest Relationships to Chance

We plan for weddings, vacations, and hobbies, yet rarely plan to make our closest relationships better. We tend to think they will just work themselves out.  Is this a great approach for something so important? When it comes to marriage, we have to continue dating our spouse. This is not something that happens easily.  Life keeps … Read more

BtR 005 – Overcoming Common Obstacles as You Pursue Your Dreams

Pursue Your Dreams BtR 005

You finally find the courage to do something out of the ordinary and pursue your dreams, the out of nowhere, obstacles seem to be everywhere. At first, they seem paralyzing. What if we told you that the vast majority of obstacles are only perceived, not real? Fear and doubt have robbed you of your future … Read more

BtR 004 – Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Do you have that nagging feeling that there has to be more to life than what you are currently experiencing? When you hear a story of someone putting it on the line, do you secretly envy them? If so, you’re not weak or alone.  In fact, you are right where most people live their lives…in … Read more

BtR 003 – Reading Towards Your Success, Why What is on Your Bookshelf Influences Your Success

BtR 003 Reading

Why is reading so important to your success? What is on our reading list? How do you get the wisdom from successful people when they don’t have time to mentor or coach you? In this episode Shawn and Brandon discuss the benefits behind a good reading habit, share tips on when and where to read, … Read more

BtR 002 – How to Use Self Talk to Your Advantage

Self Talk

When you venture out you will hear the critic in your head, and you will always be your own most powerful critic. Brandon and Shawn discuss in this episode the powerful impact of self talk in our lives, pursuing our goals, and the success or failure of our relationships. It is vital we win the … Read more

BtR 001 – Introducing Beyond the Rut Podcast

Introducing Beyond the Rut Podcast Welcome to Beyond the Rut Podcast, a show about inspiring you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. You may feel that you have shackled yourself to an average existence for way too long. If you have a desire and dream inside you that you’ve never acted upon, then listening … Read more