Joel W Hawbaker Bringing Help for Blended Families – BtR 226

Joel is a blended family coach, author, and speaker who loves helping blended families overcome obstacles and grow by teaching them the 10 Commandments of Blended Family Life. About Joel W Hawbaker Joel is a divorced and remarried father of two. He currently lives in Alabama with his wife, his two daughters, and their two … Read more Joel W Hawbaker Bringing Help for Blended Families – BtR 226

How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 2) – BtR 139

BtR 139 Happiness Advantage Pt 2

Happiness to Pursue Success We often chase success to become happy. If that were true, then we would be happy in our new car, large homes, and corporate jobs with great salaries and perks. The truth is that it is not these status symbols that make us happy. If anything, we find ourselves trapped and … Read more How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 2) – BtR 139

How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 1) – BtR 138

BtR 139 Happiness Advantage Pt 2

The Happiness Advantage At best, it can be said that only 45% of the workforce enjoys their job. That means the majority of us wake up in the morning and dread the commute that puts us in a prison. That is no way to truly live, is it? If we say in the U.S. Constitution … Read more How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 1) – BtR 138

Happy Birthday! A blog post by Brandon Cunningham.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Okay, it may not be your birthday. Let’s assume I missed it. So, let this stand as my card or greeting for this year. What do birthdays have to do with ruts? Some people have cake and get presents and cards. Other people get only some cards and maybe a call or two. Some … Read more Happy Birthday! A blog post by Brandon Cunningham.

Children are our distant future

I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren with one more on the way. A grandchild not one of my own. I have always heard that children are our future. Well that is sort of true. They are our distant future. We get really disappointed when they don’t immediately become what we want in life. The … Read more Children are our distant future

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

Do It Afraid Anyway! Kainee Bram’s Story of Building a Business BtR 085

BtR 085 Do It Afraid Anyway

Kainee Bram was in her mid-forties when she and her husband learned they were going to have a baby! Starting a new business is hard work, especially when your husband is starting a new career. Starting a new business with a new baby as well is downright motivating it seems. Kainee found herself afraid of … Read more Do It Afraid Anyway! Kainee Bram’s Story of Building a Business BtR 085

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

7 Favorite Moments from 2016 – BtR 068

best of 2016

2016 We have enough episodes to finally do a “Best of” episode to close out 2016. Listen to our Top 7 moments from 2016 episodes of Beyond the Rut. There were a lot of highlights to choose from, and this was probably the hardest episode to put together because of the limit we put on ourselves. … Read more 7 Favorite Moments from 2016 – BtR 068

Jackie Bledsoe on the 7 Rings of Marriage BtR 047

7 Rings of Marriage

What are the stages a thriving marriage experiences? How does a couple survive the empty nest phase in life? How do I strengthen my marriage? What is the right way to start a marriage? What if I didn’t do that? That is why we have author, speaker, blogger Jackie Bledsoe on the show to talk … Read more Jackie Bledsoe on the 7 Rings of Marriage BtR 047