Chad Austin Beat Your Excuses and Make Fitness a Priority – BtR 241

Make Fitness a Priority Chad Austin

Author and fitness coach, Chad Austin, discusses how we can overcome our excuses and make fitness a priority in our lives and a part of our plan for success. Resources and Links Go to Chad’s website,, and download a copy of Make Fitness a Priority: How to Win the Fight Against Your Excuses or … Read more

Ryan Mains Ultrarunning to Raise Awareness for Firefighter PTSD – BtR 230

Ryan Mains shares his story about ultrarunning to raise awareness for firefighter PTSD as a firefighter who is struggling with PTSD himself. About Firefighter PTSD – #EndTheStigma Some first responder mental health statistics include the following: 1 firefighter commits suicide every three days in the United States First responders are five times more likely to … Read more

Nancy Guberti on How Nutrition and Wellness Starts with Mindset – BtR 220

If you’re ready to get out of a rut and live life at optimal health, Nancy Guberti will talk through how mindset is the key to your health and wellness. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your health, get more energy, gain mental clarity, reduce anxiety, and manage your mood, Nancy Guberti will help … Read more

The Keto Eatery on Launching a Small Business with Sarah Martinez and Kari Betancourt – BtR 199

keto eatery

Best friends Sarah Martinez and Kari Betancourt share their story about launching a ketogenic diet-friendly business called The Keto Eatery. Resources and Links Follow The Keto Eatery on Facebook. The Keto Eatery is also on Instagram posting yummy pics of their tasty keto-friendly creations. Listen to Past Episodes of Beyond the Rut Jerry’s Sci-Fi Keto … Read more

In Happier News After Living the Dream Became a Nightmare – Deanne Goodman BtR 194

In Happier News - Deanne Goodman

News reporter Deanne Goodman shares how she chose to focus on happier news after she realized her dream job had become a nightmare. When Living the Dream Became a Nightmare Being a journalist is a tough gig. Deanne hustled, and people noticed. Every day she submitted her five ideas for a story. It was when … Read more

BONUS – Join Us at Thunderdash 2019 – A 5K Mud Run in Texas

Brandon and Jerry invite you to join them in Comfort, Texas for a 5K mud run in Texas called Thunderdash. The race will be on September 28, 2019. $75 Entry Fee until 9/11/2019, the price goes up after that. Get an added savings when you use Promo Code: BEYONDTHERUT20 Register at What is a … Read more

Jerry’s Sci-Fi Keto Diet, the Importance of Rest, and Goal Management BtR 185

Keto Diet

Brandon and Jerry discuss the keto diet Jerry’s been on as well as the importance of rest and measuring your goals. The Importance of Getting Rest Rest plays a major role in our performance whether at home or at work. The Bible talks about working for six days then resting on the seventh. It even … Read more

Madison Radke Discusses Why You Should Eat Healthy at Work – BtR 177

eat healthy at work

This episode takes a look at how our diet impacts our performance at work and why we should eat healthy at work. Madison Radke Bio While a sophomore in college, Madison had hit a physical rut. She was not in the peak performance that she once was when she played high school basketball. The “College … Read more

Declutter Your Mind with These Lessons from Ultralight Backpacking

declutter your mind

Brandon and Jerry share lessons learned from ultralight backpacking on how to declutter your mind. “Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. You only have today. So, what are you going to do with it?” – Jerry Lessons from Ultralight Backpacking to Declutter Your Mind What is Ultralight Backpacking Many long-trail hikers, like those who hike the Appalachian Trail, … Read more

What the Covington Catholic High School Fiasco Taught Us About Emotional Triggers – BtR 163

Brandon and Jerry discuss the impact that our unchecked emotional triggers in the world, in our relationships and in the workplace. Emotional Triggers Can Ignite a Furious Mob Mentality Jerry’s heart sank on January 19 when his wife shared with him a news story about a group of high school students who taunted a Native … Read more