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

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

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

Slow Down to Speed Up: Living in Contentment BtR 094

BtR 094 Contentment Header

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earn More Doing Work You Love, Scott Barlow (Happen To Your Career) BtR 046

You may have stumbled into your first job right out of high school or college and knew from the start that the work would suck out your soul. Fast forward a few years, and while it has paid well enough you wish you were earning more and doing work you actually enjoy. You may feel … Read more

Why is Fear Killing You?! 

by Brandon Cunningham Fear Takes Effort – One Way or Another Why is fear killing you? Well part of the reason is you stare at fear longer than you stare at the goal. When you want to avoid something you normally put all your effort into it. For example if there was a guy at … Read more

Wasting Time in Fear Achieves Nothing – BtR 044

Wasting Time in Fear Achieves Nothing

Fear Can Waste Our Time Many people waste their life and time in fear of failure or fear of success. The interview with Jamie Rodriguez in BtR 043 reminded us that life is too short to let fear keep us from doing something worthwhile. Yes, technically Darius Foroux mentioned it first in episode BtR 042 the … Read more

Go Home and Go Big – BtR 043

Go Big and Go Home

Friend Jamie Rodriguez joins us on Beyond the Rut taking on the hot seat. She’ll share how her vacation to New York City became a turning point in her life bringing her perspective and courage to pursue her dream. In a sense, she’s officially the first person who has taken our advice and applied it…that … Read more

It’s the Little Things – Follow Up to the Jared Easley Interview BtR 041

It's the Little Things BtR 041

A small drip of water, consistently hitting the same spot on a rock over and over, every day will eventually cut a deep channel into that rock. It’s the little things that make a big difference when we do them repeatedly over time. Brandon and Jerry take a few minutes to reflect on how their … 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

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

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

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