Vacation with Your Kids 1-on-1 BtR 038

Vacation with Your Kids BtR 038

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 everything we can to provide the … Read more

Lessons Learned in Podcast Audience Growth – BtR 035

BtR 035 Podcast Audience Growth

Connect with us. Email a comment or question for the show, info@beyondtherut.com. Or, call and leave a message to play in a future episode, (361) 596-3788. Lessons Learned Seven months ago, we launched Beyond the Rut Podcast after eight months of planning and replanting. There were successes and failures along the way. While we gave … Read more

A Multi-City Physical Therapy Practice without a Clinic – BtR 033

BtR 033 Bert De Vera

Who is Bert De Vera? Just weeks after getting married to the love of his life, Bert De Vera immigrated to the United States from the Philippines to fulfill a contract to work for a physical therapy practice. He was reunited with her in just under two years. As his career gained traction, he found himself concerned … Read more

Cynthia Tripathi on Sparking Positive Momentum and Escaping Average – BtR 032

BtR 032 Cynthia Tripathi

Sparking Positive Momentum Brandon and Jerry interview Cynthia Tripathi, author Escaping Average: 18 Tips to Spark Positive Momentum and Transform Your Life. Cynthia’s mission in life is continuous personal development and to help others achieve powerful results for their own life. Achieving fulfillment for her stems from finding momentum. She strives to help people learn … Read more

Benjamin Hardy on Happiness, Reality, and Writing for Yourself – BtR 031

Benjamin Hardy BtR 031

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, … Read more

Lessons from the Presidential Election – BtR 030

Lessons from the Presidential Election BtR 030

Why do people run in a presidential election in the United States? How do we translate that to our own lives? 2016 Presidential Election Jeb Bush recently suspended his bid in the 2016 presidential election. He had the financial support, but could not garner the public support of his party to win the nomination for … Read more

Emotional Intelligence and Building Emotional Capital – BtR 029

Emotional Intelligence and Building Emotional Capital

Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence is the idea that we can be aware of our own emotions and attuned to the emotions of others. This includes the ability to build relationships and keep healthy relationships whether at home, school, or work. The better we can harness the power of relationships at work the more we can … Read more

When Do You Know It’s Time to Throw in the Towel? BtR 028

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It’s Time to Throw in the Towel, Jeb! We hear all kinds of messages and inspiration about never quitting, giving 110%, and many other cliches. The 2016 Presidential Primary Race has shown us that there is a time when it makes sense to just throw in the towel and call it quits. Maybe you have money … Read more

Just Take Action and Other Insights from Jody Maberry – BtR 027

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 … Read more

A Simple Life is a Bigger Life – an Interview with Sara McDaniel BtR 025

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Brandon and Jerry interview Sara McDaniel from the blog SimplySara.com about simple living as bigger living, significance from service to others, getting out of our comfort zones, and lifting herself from the rut of divorce. How are you currently living to get out of your comfort zone? “A simple life is a bigger life.” – Brandon … Read more

Growth by Encouraging and Mentoring Others BtR 024

mentoring others

Growth Mentoring Others You grow and succeed by helping other people grow and succeed. You can mentor someone right now with the skills, knowledge, and experience you currently possess. As you connect with others sharing that wealth of knowledge, you may find yourself growing as well. People can learn from you even if you do … Read more

Microfears, Overcoming Fear That Hits You for a Moment BtR 023

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming fear is a key part to pursuing your dream. Once in a while, even when things are going well, fear may creep up on you. Davidson Young left us with a term in BtR 022 that has had Brandon excited for many weeks, microfears. Shortly after leaving corporate life to pursue his passion as a … Read more

Leaving Corporate Life to Pursue a Dream: Davidson Young from The Leaders Foundry Podcast BtR 022

After a successful stint with Google, Davidson Young began a journey to live life as an entrepreneur for various reasons. Today, Davidson runs his own business as a leadership coach and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the host of The Leaders Foundry podcast where leaders are made not born. On a … Read more

How and Why to Get Out of the Victim Mentality Rut – BtR 020

How and Why to Get Out of the Victim Mentality Rut BtR 020

Victim Mentality – When Bad Things Happen to Good People It’s a fact of life. Bad things happen to good people. Bad things also happen to bad people. Bad things just happen. That fact of life does not matter as much as how we respond to it. The worse thing that can happen to any … Read more

BtR 019 Getting Beyond the Rut of New Year Resolutions

Getting Beyond the Rut of New Year Resolutions

When the year gets going, people start out the gates excited about their New Year Resolutions, then they start to wane with a few weeks or a couple of months. Let’s talk about how you can get the most out of the new year so that you feel accomplished by the end of the year … Read more

BtR 017 Time Management, Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Time Traps in Your Life

BtR 017 Time Management, Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Time Traps in Your Life

Time management is what we will discuss in this episode of Beyond the Rut. There are time traps we all face that can sap us of the time we need to get things done for our dreams. You may find that you’re having a hard time balancing the act among working full-time, raising a family, and … Read more

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 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

Eight Characteristics of Effective Teams

Effective Teams

by Jerry Dugan “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” SEAL Team saying A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, goals, and approach where there is mutual accountability according to Katzenbach and Smith in their work titled The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the … 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 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