BtR 012 – The Power of Tribes and Getting Started

BtR 012 - The Power of Tribes and Getting Started

In today’s information economy, your success is propelled by your ability to add value and build relationships with a niche of people. Inspired by Seth Godin’s book, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, Brandon and Shawn tackle the topic of the power in tribes and just getting started. “Turn accomplices into friends and you … Read more BtR 012 – The Power of Tribes and Getting Started

BtR 011 – Significance Versus Status: Finding Real Satisfaction in the Work You Do

BtR 011 Significance Versus Status

Where do you want to be in five years? Will you be making the change you wish to see in the world at that time? How do you find significance in the work you do now? These are just some of the questions Brandon and Shawn tackle in this episode of Beyond the Rut as … Read more BtR 011 – Significance Versus Status: Finding Real Satisfaction in the Work You Do

BtR 010 – Teach Your Children a Healthy View of Money

BtR 010 - Teach Your Children a Healthy View of Money

Your children are never too young to start learning about money. In this episode, Brandon and Shawn discuss the following: Allowances vs Wages If you don’t teach them, who will? AMEX? Savings, Spending, and Generosity Appropriate advice for your children as they grow into adulthood Just as it is never too early to teach your children about … Read more BtR 010 – Teach Your Children a Healthy View of Money

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 begun 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 BtR 009 How to Get Ready to Pursue Your Dream

Eight Characteristics of Effective Teams

Effective Teams

by Jerry Dugan “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” SEAL Team saying A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, goals, and approach where there is mutual accountability according to Katzenbach and Smith in their work titled The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the … Read more Eight Characteristics of Effective Teams

BtR 008 – Difficult Conversations: Networking and Severing Toxic Relationships

Difficult Conversations

Striking up conversations with strangers and initiating conversations that end relationships are two of the most difficult and awkward interactions that many people avoid. However, both of these are necessary and beneficial to anyone trying to pursue a goal. To most people, networking is about as exciting as getting a root canal.  They think of … Read more BtR 008 – Difficult Conversations: Networking and Severing Toxic Relationships

Perseverance and Starting Over Again…Again

Perseverance and Starting Over Again...Again

By Shawn Albright Start over, do-over, take a mulligan, a new beginning, it’s a new day, reset, reboot, a second chance…persevere! I’ve tried and failed the whole healthy thing so many times that I can pick what I plan to eat when I fall off the wagon before I actually get on the wagon. I’ve … Read more Perseverance and Starting Over Again…Again

BtR 007 – Tired of Being Tired (Physical Health)

Tired of Being Tired Physical Health

Tired of being tired?  So are we.  Your family and career will benefit from you getting healthy. Most of us have tried and failed a million times.  We fail, get depressed, eat terrible to comfort ourselves, get inspired, re-commit, try for a few days/weeks, then fail again. If you listen to everything the “experts” say … Read more BtR 007 – Tired of Being Tired (Physical Health)

Dare to Dream Bigger: Five Ways to Get There

think bigger

by Jerry Dugan I wrote an earlier post about my realization that I needed to think and dream bigger about my vision and my current perspective of the world around me. Here is a list of five practical things you can do to help you dream bigger and think bigger to achieve your own dreams … Read more Dare to Dream Bigger: Five Ways to Get There

BtR 006 – Be Intentional: Never Leave Your Closest Relationships to Chance

Say Anything, Never Leave Your Closest Relationships to Chance

We plan for weddings, vacations, and hobbies, yet rarely plan to make our closest relationships better. We tend to think they will just work themselves out.  Is this a great approach for something so important? When it comes to marriage, we have to continue dating our spouse. This is not something that happens easily.  Life keeps … Read more BtR 006 – Be Intentional: Never Leave Your Closest Relationships to Chance