BtR 016 – Go Pick a Fight, Why and How to Use Opposing Perspectives

BtR 016 Go Pick a Fight Header

Why Opposing Perspectives? We’re not telling you to go pick a fight at a bar. In fact, we’re not telling you to do anything violent at all. Please, do not go out and physically fight someone and blame it on this podcast episode. We’re talking about the value of tapping into perspectives that are different, … Read moreBtR 016 – Go Pick a Fight, Why and How to Use Opposing Perspectives

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 moreBtR 015 – The Magic Ratio for Happy Healthy Relationships

BtR 014 – Tips on Guilt-Free Parenting While Pursuing Your Dreams

BtR 014 Tips for Guilt-Free Parenting

What is Guilt-Free Parenting? Pursuing a dream while also raising a family will sometimes seem to be in conflict. Guilt builds up as our work chips away at the attention we give to our families. Brandon and Shawn discuss four tips on how to have your cake and eat it, too. Guilt-free parenting is about … Read moreBtR 014 – Tips on Guilt-Free Parenting While Pursuing Your Dreams

BtR 013 – Getting People on Board with Your Dream

Getting People on Board with Your Dream

In this episode, Brandon and Shawn discuss when and how to share your dream with others. Sometimes, we come out of the gate too soon and are met with resistance from those we expected to support us. Other times we hurt our long-term credibility or build a reputation of having a new crazy dream every … Read moreBtR 013 – Getting People on Board with Your Dream

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 moreBtR 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 moreBtR 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 moreBtR 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 moreBtR 009 How to Get Ready to Pursue Your Dream

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 moreBtR 008 – Difficult Conversations: Networking and Severing Toxic Relationships

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 moreBtR 007 – Tired of Being Tired (Physical Health)