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

Doug Wilks – How to Focus on Your Strengths So Everything Falls Into Place BtR 087

Doug Wilks Strengths Launcher

Doug Wilks is a strengths coach. While that may sound like someone you’d find at a fitness center near you, it’s not. You may have heard of Clifton’s StrengthsFinder, and that is more along the lines of what we are discussing in this episode. Learn more about what Doug does at his website, StrengthsLauncher.com. Most … 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

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

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

BtR 015 – The Magic Ratio for Happy Healthy Relationships

The Magic Ratio for Happy Healthy Relationships

What is the Magic Ratio all about? Brandon and guest host, Jerry, talk about the magic ratio of positive to negative interactions that results in happy, healthy relationships. The Magic Ratio is based on work from Dr. John Gottman, an expert on communication in marriage. While this discussion is grounded in the context of happy, … 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

Coming Soon: Beyond the Rut Podcast

Drive your life beyond the rut. Listen to the Beyond the Rut Podcast coming soon.

The Beyond the Rut team has been working together to create a weekly podcast series, the Beyond the Rut Podcast, to inspire you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of living. You will be able to catch episodes here, iTunes, and Stitcher, and we will be sure to let you know when our launch date … Read more