7 Favorite Moments from 2016 – BtR 068

best of 2016

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

Is Ambition a Good or Bad Thing?

Ambition a good or bad thing

by Shawn Albright I frequently wonder “Is ambition a good or bad thing?” I’ve realized that ambition alone can be damaging, but paired with another characteristic, it can change the world. For simplicity, I believe ambition is about achieving or obtaining something. Good or bad, it is something you can check off your list.  It … 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

You May Not Be Thinking Big Enough…This May Be Why

Thinking Big

by Jerry Dugan I had lunch with a friend about a year ago. We discussed what we did for a living, and at the time I worked for a non-profit organization earning what I thought was a whopping salary of $32,500 a year. We also shared our goals and the challenges we faced in getting … Read more