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

Happy Birthday! A blog post by Brandon Cunningham.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Okay, it may not be your birthday. Let’s assume I missed it. So, let this stand as my card or greeting for this year. What do birthdays have to do with ruts? Some people have cake and get presents and cards. Other people get only some cards and maybe a call or two. Some … Read more

Sometimes I Lie to People

Sometimes I Lie

by Brandon Cunningham Sometimes, I lie to people. What does that mean? Why would someone confess that type of thing on a blog? Well to be honest (no pun intended,) part of getting out of a rut is to be honest. I tell people they have to break themselves out of the ruts they are … 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

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

BtR 096 Pacemaker

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

BtR 095 Nitin Chhoda

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

Do It Afraid Anyway! Kainee Bram’s Story of Building a Business BtR 085

BtR 085 Do It Afraid Anyway

Kainee Bram was in her mid-forties when she and her husband learned they were going to have a baby! Starting a new business is hard work, especially when your husband is starting a new career. Starting a new business with a new baby as well is downright motivating it seems. Kainee found herself afraid of … Read more

Drift Into a Rut or Row Out of It – The Choice is Yours BtR 084

BtR 084 Shawn Albright

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

Energize Your Way Out of a Job Jail Rut with Dondi Scumaci – BtR 082

BtR 082 Dondi Scumaci

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

Daring Ashley on Success Through Vulnerability – BtR 076

Daring Ashley BtR 076

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

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

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

BtR 067 Header Eric Giuliani Travel Tall

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

Shaping Podcasts With Podshaper Chris Mann – BtR 062

BtR 062 Podshaper

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

BtR 061 Danny Bollinger

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

When is it Time to Pursue Your Own Dream? Rina Chong – BtR 057

Rina Chong

Living Her Own Dream – Rina Chong Rina is a born-and-raised Calgarian, whose wisdom stems from growing up underprivileged as an only child raised by her single mother, which conditioned her with a victim mentality, she followed the typical ‘system’ and realized that she didn’t fit the corporate mold broke free from the walls that confined her … Read more

From Losing a Job to Bootstrapping a Dream, Matt Miller – BtR 055

Life is Unfair and Filled with Opportunity In 2007, Jerry was the top real estate sales agent in his company. The market tanked the following year and he struggled every year until he found his true passion in education/performance consulting. Matt Miller found himself in a similar situation in 2003. He was top salesman for … Read more

Eric Giuliani Traveling Tall and Living His Dream Part 2 – BtR 053

Eric Giuliani Traveling Tall Part 2

You Gotta Enjoy the Details Eric Giuliani is back to share with us how he prepared for the launch of his dream. Eric shares how we need to care about the details and wenjoy the details them as part of the process. Eric’s Biggest Lessons He’s 6’9″ and lives out of just two duffle bags … Read more

Eat What You Want and Lose Weight the NaturallySlim Way – BtR 049

NaturallySlim

Marcia Upson has helped over 25,000 people lose weight by teaching them about the eating habits of the naturally slim. Brandon and Jerry ask Marcia about the eating habits of “True Thins”, the term she uses to describe those who seem to eat what they want and never gain weight. Also discussed: How to eat … Read more

Jackie Bledsoe on the 7 Rings of Marriage BtR 047

7 Rings of Marriage

What are the stages a thriving marriage experiences? How does a couple survive the empty nest phase in life? How do I strengthen my marriage? What is the right way to start a marriage? What if I didn’t do that? That is why we have author, speaker, blogger Jackie Bledsoe on the show to talk … Read more