Power Poses, Confidence, and Presence – BtR 117

BtR 117 Presence

Presence What if the phrase “mind over matter” was wrong? Instead, your mind was influenced by your body? That is what Brandon and Jerry discuss in episode 117 of Beyond the Rut Podcast. What are power poses and how do they influence your feeling of confidence by changes in brain chemistry? There’s a science to … Read morePower Poses, Confidence, and Presence – BtR 117

Getting Beyond Your Usual Perspective – BtR 116

Beyond Perspective

Perspective – It’s all about perspective Brandon was recovering from the flu a few weeks ago. That left him with little to do except what many people do these days. He binge-watched shows and movies on Netflix. Running out of his usual genres led him to watch documentaries and series that he would not have … Read moreGetting Beyond Your Usual Perspective – BtR 116

How to Have Success with Your Goals – BtR 115

How to Have Success With Your Goals - BtR 115

Goals – Get Some! Most people are demoralized year-after-year by the idea of making goals that won’t come to fruition. Many people who achieve success have clear, written goals. Let’s talk about how you can make your goals work for your own success. Topics in This Episode Key ingredient success, 1:55 Silver Linings: how you win … Read moreHow to Have Success with Your Goals – BtR 115

Scott Beebe on Why Vision without Implementation is Hallucination – BtR 114

Scott Beebe

Scott Beebe’s Bio Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com, and host of the Business On Purpose podcast. He liberates small business owners from the chaos of working IN their business by focusing ON their business. Scott created “Four Steps To Business Freedom,” a six month group coaching experience exclusively built for … Read moreScott Beebe on Why Vision without Implementation is Hallucination – BtR 114

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 moreTerry Weaver Encourages You to Make Elephants Fly Part 1 – BtR 109

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 moreMaking Elephants Fly Book Review – BtR 108

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 moreSometimes I Lie to People

Total Activation Beyond the Poverty Mindset with Nitin Chhoda – BtR 095

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Nitin Chhoda – An Introduction Nitin Chhoda is an immigrant who arrived in the US penniless in 2002, in a post 9-11 world. His early years were spent delivering pizza, sleeping in his car, and having little money for winter clothes. Nitin was always a hustler. He became a licensed physical therapist, entrepreneur, author and … Read moreTotal Activation Beyond the Poverty Mindset with Nitin Chhoda – BtR 095

Slow Down to Speed Up: Living in Contentment BtR 094

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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 moreSlow Down to Speed Up: Living in Contentment BtR 094

Live in Dissatisfaction to Live Beyond the Rut – BtR 093

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Seth Godin is a marketing expert with a blog that is easy to read. In many ways, he is like the Mozart of words, simple to read, hard to master in life. “Living in Dissatisfaction” is the inspiration of this week’s episode. Brandon and Jerry will discuss how Seth’s idea around living in dissatisfaction can … Read moreLive in Dissatisfaction to Live Beyond the Rut – BtR 093

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

The Drive Has to Come from Within You – BtR 086

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The inner drive is key in success. We cannot depend on others to pour into us and build up our confidence. We either have an inner drive, or we don’t. We can lose it, or gain it back. We are all faced with a naysayer to our dreams at some point in our lives. Brandon and … Read moreThe Drive Has to Come from Within You – BtR 086

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 moreDrift Into a Rut or Row Out of It – The Choice is Yours BtR 084

Income with Impact. Success with Significance. The Stephen Dela Cruz Story.

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Stephen Dela Cruz faced an important choice when he was a teenager. He could continue life on its downhill slide or change direction. He chose to change direction. What a great decision! Dela Cruz became a millionaire by age 25. A stroke at age 28 forced another shift. If he had died, his life would … Read moreIncome with Impact. Success with Significance. The Stephen Dela Cruz Story.

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 moreEnergize Your Way Out of a Job Jail Rut with Dondi Scumaci – BtR 082

I Almost Died in a Rut! The Kristi Miller Story – BtR 081

Kristi Miller was successful in her career. She climbed the corporate leadership ladder quickly. Glass ceilings were getting shattered. That came crashing down on her one day. The stress of her work, despite the six-figure income, took its toll on her health and her family. Listen to Brandon and Jerry talk with Kristi about how … Read moreI Almost Died in a Rut! The Kristi Miller Story – BtR 081

Dr Phil Carson on His Dream Business Failing Then Unfailing, Naturally BtR 080

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The Phil Carson Story Phil Carson is a pharmacist who thinks outside of the box. His business, Carson Natural, helps people find natural solutions to their health problems. Phil Carson is living the dream, but it was not always the case. A few years ago, he had to close up his dream business. It failed. … Read moreDr Phil Carson on His Dream Business Failing Then Unfailing, Naturally BtR 080

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 moreDaring Ashley on Success Through Vulnerability – BtR 076

Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell – BtR 072

Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell Lee Cockerell has accomplished things you would not expect from someone born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It would seem like life was stacked against Lee. He was a college dropout, so that must be the end of the road, right? Not quite. Hard work and the willingness to learn new skills and … Read moreCreating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell – BtR 072

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 moreWasting Time in Fear Achieves Nothing – BtR 044

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 moreRetrain Your Mind to Stop Betraying You – BtR 042

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

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

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