Does it feel like something is missing in your life, despite your efforts to improve it? Have you been told to work harder, longer hours or focus on one area at a time to achieve success? But still, you feel like something's not right? The pain of this disconnect can be frustrating, leaving you feeling unfulfilled and incomplete. But what if there is a better way to approach life? Join us in this episode as we explore the Five F's of Life: Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, and Future Possibility with Jerry Dugan. Discover how you can prioritize your values and relationships to achieve fulfillment and true success on your own terms.
"Ultimately, a lot of these guys are following somebody else's definition of success." Jerry Dugan
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Jerry Dugan is a multifaceted individual with a passion for helping others achieve balance and fulfillment in their lives. As a leadership consultant, training facilitator, and public speaker, he's dedicated to guiding individuals in their pursuit of success in faith, family, fitness, finances, and future possibilities. In addition to hosting the insightful podcast Beyond the Rut, Jerry has also authored a book of the same name that further explores these foundational topics. With a unique perspective drawn from a diverse background, including being a skilled tuba player, Jerry's expertise and genuine enthusiasm for helping others make him a truly engaging and inspiring guest.
00:00:00 - Knowing Yourself and Defining Success,
Jerry suggests that identifying values and beliefs is key to defining success. He emphasizes the importance of finding meaning and purpose in one's life.
00:01:36 - Jerry's Work,
Jerry is a consultant, coach, and public speaker. He helps leaders become servant leaders by finding clarity and alignment in their work and personal lives. He bridges the gap between career success and faith-based values.
00:05:25 - Alignment with Seat Go Create,
Jerry and Tim discuss how both podcasts aim to redefine success. They highlight the importance of finding meaning and purpose in one's life, rather than following someone else's definition of success.
00:07:54 - Jerry's Tuba Days,
Jerry shares a hilarious story about how he became a tuba player in middle school.
00:10:53 - The Importance of Identifying Passions,
Jerry explains how he quit band in high school to pursue football, but eventually returned to band because playing the tuba was his true passion. He emphasizes the importance of identifying and pursuing one's passions in life.
00:12:06 - Pursuing Passions,
Jerry talks about how he pursued his passion for playing the tuba and how it led him to join the army. He reflects on how he gave up his passion to pursue something that wasn't his dream.
00:17:32 - The Comparison Trap,
Jerry discusses how we compare ourselves to others and get into a rut by following someone else's path. He believes it's important to examine our passions and understand what we want to accomplish in our lives.
00:19:39 - Defining a Rut,
Jerry defines a rut as a pattern of unproductive behavior. He believes that when we don't have a grounding in who we are, who we want to be, and who we're becoming, we can fall into somebody else's...