Is Ambition a Good or Bad Thing?

Ambition a good or bad thing

by Shawn Albright I frequently wonder “Is ambition a good or bad thing?” I’ve realized that ambition alone can be damaging, but paired with another characteristic, it can change the world. For simplicity, I believe ambition is about achieving or obtaining something. Good or bad, it is something you can check off your list.  It … Read moreIs Ambition a Good or Bad Thing?

BtR 005 – Overcoming Common Obstacles as You Pursue Your Dreams

Pursue Your Dreams BtR 005

You finally find the courage to do something out of the ordinary and pursue your dreams, the out of nowhere, obstacles seem to be everywhere. At first, they seem paralyzing. What if we told you that the vast majority of obstacles are only perceived, not real? Fear and doubt have robbed you of your future … Read moreBtR 005 – Overcoming Common Obstacles as You Pursue Your Dreams

You May Not Be Thinking Big Enough…This May Be Why

Thinking Big

by Jerry Dugan I had lunch with a friend about a year ago. We discussed what we did for a living, and at the time I worked for a non-profit organization earning what I thought was a whopping salary of $32,500 a year. We also shared our goals and the challenges we faced in getting … Read moreYou May Not Be Thinking Big Enough…This May Be Why

BtR 004 – Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Do you have that nagging feeling that there has to be more to life than what you are currently experiencing? When you hear a story of someone putting it on the line, do you secretly envy them? If so, you’re not weak or alone.  In fact, you are right where most people live their lives…in … Read moreBtR 004 – Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

The Skeptic’s Question

The Skeptic's Question

There is one common question that skeptics and haters will always ask when you think about stepping out and doing something new. The problem is, the skeptic and hater is usually your own brain. Seth Godin calls this Lizard Brain. The question comes in many forms, but it usually sounds something like, Who do you … Read moreThe Skeptic’s Question

BtR 003 – Reading Towards Your Success, Why What is on Your Bookshelf Influences Your Success

BtR 003 Reading

Why is reading so important to your success? What is on our reading list? How do you get the wisdom from successful people when they don’t have time to mentor or coach you? In this episode Shawn and Brandon discuss the benefits behind a good reading habit, share tips on when and where to read, … Read moreBtR 003 – Reading Towards Your Success, Why What is on Your Bookshelf Influences Your Success

BtR 002 – How to Use Self Talk to Your Advantage

Self Talk

When you venture out you will hear the critic in your head, and you will always be your own most powerful critic. Brandon and Shawn discuss in this episode the powerful impact of self talk in our lives, pursuing our goals, and the success or failure of our relationships. It is vital we win the … Read moreBtR 002 – How to Use Self Talk to Your Advantage

BtR 001 – Introducing Beyond the Rut Podcast

Introducing Beyond the Rut Podcast Welcome to Beyond the Rut Podcast, a show about inspiring you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. You may feel that you have shackled yourself to an average existence for way too long. If you have a desire and dream inside you that you’ve never acted upon, then listening … Read moreBtR 001 – Introducing Beyond the Rut Podcast

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 moreComing Soon: Beyond the Rut Podcast