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

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

Children are our distant future

I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren with one more on the way. A grandchild not one of my own. I have always heard that children are our future. Well that is sort of true. They are our distant future. We get really disappointed when they don’t immediately become what we want in life. The … 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

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

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

Ty Foster – How to Use GPS to Find Your Passion and Life Purpose, BtR 065

Ty Foster GPS

Ty Foster Ty Foster is the Founder and Principal of Navigate to Greatness LLC, A leadership development organization that teaches athletes, business owners and professionals how to navigate large-scale life goals. Ty’s articulate & pointed teaching style combined with love for people is certain to captivate and transform his audience to do great things before … Read more

Brandon is Training for a Triathlon – BtR 059

Brandon is Training for a Triathlon

Share Your Story We want to hear from you. Share your Beyond the Rut story in any of the following ways: Call in and leave a voicemail at 361-598-3788 Create an mp3 message by clicking the “Ask a Question for the Show” button at the top of our website Email us and we’ll read the … 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

Brandon Got a Job – BtR 048

Brandon Got a Job BtR 048

Show Notes at BeyondTheRut.com/048 Part 1 – The Job Recent guest, Jamie Rodriguez, put the challenge to Brandon after she interviewed with us on Beyond the Rut. She left her job, then told Brandon to be the next one to pursue his dream. So… Brandon got a new job, and shares how it came about. … 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

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

If You Only Have Five Years to Live – BtR 045

If You Only Have Five Years to Live

If you only have five years to live, what would you do with that time? What is most important to you? Where would you go? What needs to be set up for your family’s future? That’s the direction of today’s conversation between Brandon and Jerry. Dismissively call it a mid-life crisis if you like. The … 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

Retrain Your Mind to Stop Betraying You – BtR 042

Retrain Your Mind Our minds betray us. We wish to live a life of significance, but find ourselves putting off the steps that will get us where we want to be. We may be living in a state of learned helplessness after years of failure after failure. Fear holds some of us back before we ever give … 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

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