Beyond the Rut with Jerry Dugan

Jerry Dugan

Beyond the Rut shares encouraging stories and practical tools to help pull you out of your rut and into a life worth living. We focus on mindset, creating a vision, and working goals to define and achieve your success in faith, family, fitness, finances, and future possibility.

Reframing Mindset During Difficult Times
3d ago
Reframing Mindset During Difficult Times
Our mindset is a powerful tool, allowing us to find solutions when things get tough. Retired CEO, Johnny Sirpilla, shares how you can reframe your mindset during difficult times in your life and at work.Reframing MindsetWhen things get tough, our mindset is a powerful tool that can help us find solutions. Retired CEO Johnny Sirpilla shares how you can reframe your mindset during difficult times in your life and at work.He suggests that instead of thinking "I have to," we reframe it to "I get to." For example, "I get to go to the gym" or "I get to do this challenging project at work." This small shift in perspective can make a big difference in how we approach difficult tasks.When we think "I have to," it puts us in a negative frame of mind and makes us feel like we're being forced to do something. On the other hand, "I get to" implies that we're choosing to do something, even if it's challenging. This positive framing can help us approach difficult tasks with a sense of enthusiasm and possibility.So next time you're faced with a difficult task, try reframing your mindset from "I have to" to "I get to." This small shift can make a big difference in how you approach the task at hand.Your Character Carries Over from Work-to-Home...and home-to-work, if we don't take the time to draw a line between the two. It's important to find a healthy balance that works for you.One way to do this is to set aside some time each day to transition from work mode to home mode. For example, you might take a few minutes to put away your work materials, take a break from electronics, or do something relaxing before you start your evening routine.This transition time can help you leave work worries behind and focus on spending quality time with your family and loved ones. It can also help you recharge for the next day so you can show up at work refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.If you're finding it difficult to balance work and home life, try setting aside some time each day to transition from one to the other. This small change can make a big difference in your ability to find a healthy balance.I don't believe that we can genuinely switch gears and be awful people at work, somebody who verbally and emotionally beats people up, then returns to their home where they're nurturing or welcoming to kids and spouse alike--these are all part of one fabric: our character!In This Episode(0:00) We have the same heart and the same character in our work place that we bring into our home place.(2:27) What it’s like to get into a rut after being at the peak of your life.(14:29) What are some practical guidelines to help you stay on the same page as a couple?(19:31) The importance of work-life balance.(31:23) You’re treating a whole person, not just an illness or a malady.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
The Sales Evangelist from Employee to Entrepreneur
Sep 26 2022
The Sales Evangelist from Employee to Entrepreneur
The Sales Evangelist, Donald C. Kelly, talks about making the switch from employee to entrepreneur helping others succeed in the field of sales.In This EpisodeThe excitement of Podcast Movement 2022Talking about podcast gear for a moment since we’re at a podcasting conferenceWhat is The Sales Evangelist podcastGoing from employee to entrepreneurThe importance of pushing the status quo for yourself and your clientsDonald C. KellyDonald’s mission is to evangelize the method of effective selling and motivate sellers of all levels to DO BIG THINGS!As a former top-performing technology sales professional, who has successfully sold in both the public and private sectors, Donald was able to crack the code of helping teams thrive in b2b sales. He is also the author of Sell It Like A Mango - A New Sellers Guide To Closing More Deals.He has helped sellers from companies all over the world build confidence in their selling abilities and increase revenue as a result. Organizations such as Rock Venture (Quicken Loans), HairClub, VMWare, Consolidated Electrical Distributors LLC. (CEB), Salt Edge, Charter Spectrum, Hibu/The Real Yellow Pages, Yotpo, Citi Group, and New York Life.Along with helping for-profit organizations, Donald has also assisted non-profit firms such as Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, GEAR UP, and Cal Poly University.In addition to training sales professionals in workshops, online courses, keynote presentations, and students as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Donald is the host of a popular sales podcast called “The Sales Evangelist.” With listeners in over 155 countries and over 3.7 Million+ all-time downloads, the podcast has received recognition from publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Success Magazine, Inc Magazine, Forbes, HubSpot, The Huffington Post, and the South Florida Business Journal.See the full show notes at BeyondTheRut.com/324.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Andy Storch’s Moving Story of Fighting Cancer and Staying Positive
Sep 12 2022
Andy Storch’s Moving Story of Fighting Cancer and Staying Positive
No one knows what the future holds, but we can all hope for the best. For Andy Storch, that meant surviving cancer. Here's his story.Andy Storch was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. He had surgery to remove the tumor, followed by months of chemotherapy and radiation. Throughout his treatment, Andy remained positive and hopeful. And fight he did. Andy is now declared cancer-free and in remission. Since then, he's been busy speaking about his experience and sharing his message of hope with others. In This EpisodeAndy Storch - Talent Management DevelopmentGetting the diagnosis of cancer and facing the fearPublishing a book at the same time fighting testicular cancerThe battle with cancerThe need for men to accept help from others - we don’t have to go through life aloneLetting people help you is a way of helping others - don’t rob givers of the joy to helpChange and the future of work3 Tips on how to prepare yourself for a career change - networking and relationshipsAndy StorchAndy Storch is an author, consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator on a mission to get the most out of life and inspire others to do the same.He is the author of the book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, which is designed to help professionals stop drifting and take control of their futures.Andy is also the host of three podcasts, including The Talent Development Hot Seat; Own Your Career; and My NFT Journey. He is the co-founder and host of The Talent Development Think Tank Conference and Community as well as the host of the Talent Development Virtual Summit.Andy has consulted and taught strategy, sales, leadership, finance, and innovation to business leaders all over the world including companies like Salesforce.com, Oracle, Google, Toyota,, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Cisco, Tiffany & Co and others.Andy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he served as President of the MBA program and a BS from the University of Florida (Go Gators!)His purpose is to love and support his family and to impact the world by inspiring people to stop drifting, take control and live life with Intention. He is a husband and father of two kids and lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Restored Becoming Better Not Bitter with Pastor Chris Brown
Aug 29 2022
Restored Becoming Better Not Bitter with Pastor Chris Brown
In his book, Restored: Transforming the Sting of Your Past into Purpose for Today, author and pastor Chris Brown tells readers that pain is a part of life, but it can make us better not bitter.Becoming Better Not BitterNo one escapes pain. We all experience it at some point in our lives. And while it’s true that pain can leave us feeling broken and lost, it doesn’t have to define us.Pastor Chris Brown shares his own story of overcoming a painful childhood to find hope and healing. Brown offers readers practical ways to deal with their own pain, including journaling, prayer, and self-care. He also encourages readers to use their pain to help others who are going through similar struggles. By sharing his own story and offering helpful advice, Brown shows readers that it is possible to find hope and healing after experiencing pain.In This EpisodeOur tragic pasts can be rocket fuel to be better than where we came fromLuke 6:31 - What would you have wanted from a stable set of parents?No one intentionally says they want to live a life worse than their parents - compassionJesus has fingerprints throughout our lives lifting us upGood friends can be a rock for you in hard times, “Be a Danny”Ministry to help restore pastors (with accountability) who have been shunned from the churchStewardship of resources and relationships in the time we havePastor Chris BrownChris Brown is a highly sought-after pastor, speaker, radio personality, and church leadership expert with more than twenty years of ministry and financial experience. He worked alongside Dave Ramsey for years and was the nationally syndicated radio host for Life, Money, and Hope, which received over ten million downloads and was a regular Top 10 Podcast. A former Ramsey Solutions national media and radio personality, he has been featured on numerous national media outlets, such as Fox & Friends and Life Today with James Robison, and on many conference stages, including Catalyst. He has served as a campus pastor at Elevation Church and executive pastor at Potential Church. In 2021, Chris and his wife, Holly, launched a church called The Well in Columbia, Tennessee. Chris and Holly traded in city life for farm life in Columbia, Tennessee, with their three children.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Your Testimony in Jesus - Someone Somewhere Desperately Needs to Hear It
Aug 22 2022
Your Testimony in Jesus - Someone Somewhere Desperately Needs to Hear It
Pastor Chad Harms shares how your testimony about the impact Jesus Christ has had in your life can help others.Your Testimony is Your Story in Jesus ChristYour testimony is your story in Jesus Christ. It is a story of hope, renewal, and a new life. When you share your testimony, you lift up others who may not even know you. You testify to the power of Jesus Christ in your life, and you give hope to those who need it. So don't be afraid to share your story. It is a powerful tool that can change livesIn This EpisodeWe all have a story worth telling for someone else to be encouraged to keep goingThe start of Testimony podcastChad Harms sharing his testimony for the first time in inner-city San DiegoOther people are inspired and encouraged by your unique storyYour testimony told in a loving and thoughtful way helps others gain insight into lifeThe enemy of Christ would love for you not to tell your storyChad HarmsChad Harms is married to Brynn and they have two children (Hazel and Hudson). He is a graduate of Corban University in Salem and Gateway Seminary in Los Angeles. He grew up in Keizer, Oregon, played college baseball, loves the Blazers, and likes weird independent films.Currently, Chad is known as Pastor Chad and leads Creekside Bible Church in Wilsonville, Oregon just miles outside of Portland, Oregon.His hope through the Testimony podcast is to share stories from everyday Christians on how they started their relationship with Jesus Christ so that others may be inspired to do the same.See the full show notes at BeyondTheRut.com/319.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Achieving Your Best Life After Catastrophe with Jolyn Armstrong
Aug 15 2022
Achieving Your Best Life After Catastrophe with Jolyn Armstrong
Jolyn Armstrong discovered that when an idyllic life is turned upside down by catastrophe you can still achieve your best life.Organizing Your Best Life After Catastrophe StrikesNo one ever expects their life to be turned upside down by a family catastrophe. But when it happens, it can feel like your whole world is falling apart. If you're struggling to cope with what has happened, this episode will help you regroup and start moving forward.In This EpisodeFreedom and independence - a redefining of the American DreamEmpty nester livingRunning a successful marketing business and mastermind group/workshopGetting that collect phone call that your son is in jailShuffling around everything in your life to be present for those who need youOrganizing your life around its new normalJolyn ArmstrongJolyn, along with her husband, Jim, owns a successful marketing company that also provides business coaching to service-based business owners. They were preparing to host a 2-day intensive for a small group of their top coaching clients when out of the blue, one of Jolyn’s adult sons was arrested, and their lives would never be the same. Jolyn’s son went from being a respected military soldier to an accused felon overnight.Catastrophe negatively impacted Jolyn’s business, her relationships, and nearly every other aspect of her life. It wasn’t until going through this experience herself that she discovered how destructive this kind of intense trauma can be. And how, through the support of a compassionate and skilled counselor, peace can be achieved, and the negative experience can be transformed into a growing experience.That’s why she took her training and skills in business coaching and combined it with the methods she learned for overcoming catastrophe and launched Grapevine Mindware. GVM is a coaching and counseling program aimed at helping those facing a personal catastrophe to ‘find the eye of the storm’ and find peace in spite of outside circumstances. Jolyn’s compassionate, calming approach is paired with her practical methodology for healing bringing peace to the lives of her clients.Jolyn works with people facing many kinds of catastrophes, including the upheaval and stress caused by COVID-19, loss of career or business, death of a spouse or loved one, major illness or injury, etc. She helps them find healing from a past inBeyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
6 Ways to Immediately Boost Your Energy When You're Recognizing Burnout
Aug 8 2022
6 Ways to Immediately Boost Your Energy When You're Recognizing Burnout
Jonah Larkin helps leaders and entrepreneurs with recognizing burnout and self-mastery through principles of habits.Recognizing BurnoutBurnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion. It occurs when you feel like you're giving more than you can physically or emotionally handle.Burnout is often caused by working in a high-stress environment. It can also be caused by caring for someone who is ill, caring for a young child, or dealing with a major life change.How much are you laughing?How well-rounded is your life?What role do substances have in providing an escape from your day?What are some signs of burnout?There are many signs of burnout, but some common ones include feeling overwhelmed, feeling exhausted all the time, having difficulty concentrating, and feeling irritable. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to take a step back and assess your situation. Are you taking on too much? Do you need to simplify your life? Are you getting enough rest and relaxation? Answering these questions can help you start to make changes that will reduce your stress and improve your well-being.It helps to ask others to give you perspective on how you’re doingHow to Recover from BurnoutIf you're reading this, it's likely that you're feeling burned out. You might be feeling exhausted, cynical, and disconnected from what once gave you joy. If so, you're not alone. According to a recent study, nearly one in five Americans report feeling burned out at work "often" or "very often.If you're feeling burned out, it's important to take action. Left unchecked, burnout can lead to serious health problems, including depression, anxiety, and even heart disease.Fortunately, there are steps you can take to recover from burnout. Three Steps to Recover from BurnoutTake time to reflect on your life (and get help if needed)Create meaningful goalsTake daily actions towards your goalsListen to the full interview with Jonah Larkin for 6 Principles of Habit that will help you when recognizing and overcoming burnout.In This EpisodeHow Jonah started a successful click-and-mortar business selling skateboardsDespite the success, Jonah Larkin was not doing well and recognizing burnout in his lifeLooking for the root cause of what troubles your lifeThe money is never worth itTaking the time for yourself - reflect, create goals in life, action on daily habitsThink beyond the realm of the possible - go for that impossible dreamQuestions to ask yourself to design the life you want to liveFiguring out the root cause of our troublesTake action to remove what’s causing you harmCreating a nest egg to make the transition to what you wantMorning routines to create the day you wantBasic Principles of HabitsJonah LarkinJoining us today is Jonah Larkin. After selling his company in 2005, Jonah found himself completely burned out, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This led him on a 10-year adventure of self-discovery. Besides traveling, Jonah dove deep intoBeyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Mental Health and Christianity Responding with Empathy
Aug 1 2022
Mental Health and Christianity Responding with Empathy
Lathan Craft is a pastor and author discussing mental health and Christianity and how responding with empathy should look.In This EpisodeWhat was a leper of the Old Testament of the BibleWhat is The Leper in the Church, Lathan Craft’s book about modern-day lepersTalking about stigmas related to mental healthHow we should go deeper with using scripture for wisdom rather than cough syrupBeing present without the sense we need to solve someone’s problem - pulling up a chair and not a Bible verse or idiomHow to pray for those enduring a tough season, pain, or lossGetting rid of the stigma of modern medicine to treat mental healthActing and responding with compassion for those who are strugglingBecoming aware of having a lack of compassionJesus demonstrated to us how to grieve for othersMeeting people right where they areWhy you should not “prophesy” over someone who is grievingCommunicating with non-Christians in an authentic, compassionate waySacrificing your schedule to meet those in needLathan CraftLathan W. Craft is an International Best-Selling Author and highly-respected speaker. He is the host of the nationally-recognized podcast ‘The Other Side of the Church’ which features regular guests such as Matthew West, Blanca, and Bob Goff - whom Lathan has also worked closely with.Lathan has been featured on various podcasts and radio shows such as The Crappy Christian Podcast, Are You Real? Podcast, and Faith Positive Radio. He is the founder of Made for Purpose, a coaching and consulting business helping people work on their design and description. He is the founder of A Heartbeat From Hope, a non-profit organization giving individualized hope to the most hopeless of places. He is also the founder of After-Words, helping writers write their stories before it’s too late. Lathan has degrees and is highly esteemed in Psychology, Counseling, Leadership, and Ministry. He has been regarded as an expert in belonging, ostracization, and the power of words. Ultimately, Lathan has devoted his life to researching and articulating the importance of belonging, and how words truly can change the world.My microphone: Electro-Voice RE320 - headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M20x - on the Zoom Podtrak P4 - on Buzzsprout: Qualify for a $20 Amazon Gift Card when you start or move your hosting with them (sent after 2nd paid invoice) the show with a cup of coffee! the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Jerry's Short: How to Get Back on Track with Your Goals
Jul 28 2022
Jerry's Short: How to Get Back on Track with Your Goals
If you're feeling frustrated because you're not seeing results with your goals, then this video is for you. In just 5 minutes, I'm going to show you a simple strategy that will help get you back on track and make progress towards what's important to you.First, take a step back and assess where you are in relation to your goal. How close are you? What progress have you made? This will help you identify what's working and what's not.Then, take a look at your current situation and see if there's anything that's holding you back. Are there any roadblocks in your way? If so, how can you remove them?Once you've identified the problem, it's time to take action. What's the next step you need to take to get closer to your goal? Remember, it doesn't have to be a big step – just something that gets you moving in the right direction.Finally, don't forget to celebrate your progress along the way. Every little victory is something to be proud of and will keep you motivated to keep going.So there you have it – a simple 5-minute strategy to help you get back on track with your goals. Just remember to take things one step at a time and enjoy the journey. Thanks for listening!Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
The Four Voices with Man in the Mirror Founder Patrick Morley
Jul 25 2022
The Four Voices with Man in the Mirror Founder Patrick Morley
Patrick Morley, the author of The Four Voices, discusses how you can build your sense of self-worth, improve relationships, and grow by mastering your thoughts.The Four VoicesYou have four distinct voices competing for attention over your life. There's the voice of the world, the flesh, the devil, and the Holy Spirit. So how do you discern among the four to let the Holy Spirit lead you in a life worth living?Man in the Mirror Founder Patrick Morley has some answers. He says that the key is to learn to recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow His leading. "The voice of the Spirit is always character building, edifying, encouraging, and motivating," Morley says. "It will never lead you into sin or compromise."So if you're wondering which voice to listen to, ask yourself: does this choice build my character, edify others, encourage me, or motivate me to do good? If the answer is yes, then it's probably the voice of the Holy Spirit. Follow His leading and you'll be on the path to a life worth living.We’ve talked about self-talk on Beyond the Rut, but never like this. What if the conversation in your head is more than just self-talk? Is the loudest voice the right voice to guide you?In This EpisodeFaith and science side-track conversationHow Man in the Mirror Ministries beganHow to tackle and conquer imposter syndromeThe Four Voices: Taking Control of the Conversation in Your HeadThe voice of the worldThe voice of the fleshThe voice of the devilThe voice of the Holy SpiritWhat the Christian man can do to build the next generationThe leadership model at Man in the Mirror and books in a boxPatrick Morley, the Founder of Man in the Mirror MinistriesPATRICK MORLEY started a weekly Bible study in a bar in 1986—a study that now reaches thousands of men around the world every week at mimbiblestudy.com. That gave rise to the first of his 22 books, The Man in the Mirror, named one of the 100 most influential Christian books of the last 100 years.Patrick is the founder of Man in the Mirror, an international ministry impacting thousands of churches and millions of men. He graduated from the University of Central Florida and Reformed Theological Seminary. He has earned a Ph.D. in management, completing postgraduate studies at the Harvard Business School and Oxford University. He lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife, Patsy.Resources and LinksDo me a favor and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts for this show if you are an Apple Podcasts listener.Episode CreditsHost, Editing, and Production: Jerry DuganBeyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Why Living with Faith Is So Important
Jul 18 2022
Why Living with Faith Is So Important
As a Christian, I am called to live my life by faith – but what does living by faith really mean? W. Scott Greene from The Llama Lounge Podcast joins us for a discussion on that topic.Living by Faith"Without faith, it is impossible to please God." This verse from Hebrews 11:6 has always been a driving force in my life. As a Christian, I am called to live my life by faith – but what does that really mean? And why is living by faith so important? In this episode, we'll explore what it means to live by faith and why Christian men should aspire to do so. We'll look at how living by faith can impact our career decisions, our relationships, and our role as fathers.So what does it mean to live by faith? Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." In other words, faith is trusting in God even when we can't see the outcome. It's about having confidence in God's character and His promises, even when life doesn't make sense.Living by faith requires us to step out in obedience, even when we don't know what the future holds. It's about living in a way that pleases God, even when it doesn't please us. And it's about trusting God, even when we don't understand His plan.So why is living by faith so important? Here are three reasons Christian men should aspire to live their lives by faith.First, living by faith is important because it allows us to please God. As we saw in Hebrews 11:6, without faith it is impossible to please God. Second, living by faith is important because it helps us impact this generation for good. In 2 Corinthians 5:20, we are told that we are "ambassadors for Christ." Finally, living by faith is important because it sets us up for success in the next generation. In Deuteronomy 6:6-7, we are told to "carefully observe all these commands I am giving you today, so that you may obey them...response with all your heart and soul." So Christian men, let us aspire to live by faith. Let us please God with our lives, impact this generation for good, and set up the next generation for success. As we do, we will experience the blessings of God and find true satisfaction in Him.In This EpisodeLiving by the Five F’s: Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, and Future PossibilityGrowing up in a Christian homeServant leadershipServant leadership applied to marriageServant leadership applied to fatherhoodExamples of living by faith in terms of guiding principles for lifeW. Scott Greene from Llama LeadershipScott is a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Enlisted Leader with extensive experience in the health care community.  He is currently the Organizational Development Manager at the City of Corpus Christi and holds several leadership and development certifications including Certified Mental Health First Aid Facilitator with the National Council for Behavioral Health, Shipley Communications’ Four Lenses, EI Learning Systems’ Emotional Intelligence Certification, and Facilitator for Satori Alternatives for Managing Aggression. Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Erik G Allen From the School of Hard Knocks to Graduating with Honors
Jul 11 2022
Erik G Allen From the School of Hard Knocks to Graduating with Honors
Erik G Allen is a success story of a man who has overcome the School of Hard Knocks to get to where he is today as a husband, father, and entrepreneur.What is the School of Hard Knocksnounthe experience gained from living, especially from disappointment and hard work, regarded as a means of education - Dictionary.comThe School of Hard Knocks is a term used to describe the experience of learning through life's difficulties and hardships. For Erik G Allen, this has been a reality. He experienced his parents’ divorce at a young age, about 11 years old. The father-figure in his home was replaced by someone who was abusive. At 12 years old, Erik was sleeping in the garage while the rest of the family slept in the house. He saved his mother from an attack from this abuser only to find himself living a life as a couch-surfer while finishing high school.Despite all of the challenges he faced from the School of Hard Knocks, Erik was determined to get an education and make something of himself. He graduated high school, attended college, and met the woman of his dreams.Erik G. AllenErik is truly a man of integrity, work ethic and an overcomer. Growing up with a complicated childhood and broken home, to raising himself from the age of 14. Unfortunately finding trouble along the way desperately trying to fill the gaping voids in his life. As a young man Erik found himself empty and tired of settling for less. After the feverish pursuit of the Holy Spirit, Erik decided to surrender and trust the one that would never let him down.Once Erik gave his life to Christ, his life completely turned around. He met a beautiful woman and a new chapter was written.Now, Erik and his wife of nearly 16+ years and their two children live in Northern Idaho and live a humble and blessed life. Together they are breaking the cycles handed down to them of addictions, depression, abuse, and lies. They are leaving a new legacy for their next generation built on a biblical foundation.Along with being the sole provider for his family, Erik is an entrepreneur and avid MMA fan. Which he has created the best MMA podcast of the northwest, Top Rated MMA. He believes in giving back and honoring those that have served our country. With his companies Top Rated MMA and The Erik Allen Show he is able to do just that. By lifting others up and giving back to the community and veterans through great organizations like Hire Heroes USA.Another one of the ways Erik is able to give back is by sharing his story and encouraging others, no matter what path they are on to find hope and purpose. Erik’s natural approach ability and heart for people make him a great speaker for different events and podcasts. He knows that sometimes having the opportunity to meet someone and hear their story and how they’ve overcome is the courage someone might need to find new strength in their own battle.Erik might have been dealt a rough hand, but with the help of his Heavenly Father and a humble heart, Erik is taking each day as it comes and making it count.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
A Life Well Lived: Lessons Learned From Hospice Chaplain Bryan Crum
Jul 5 2022
A Life Well Lived: Lessons Learned From Hospice Chaplain Bryan Crum
Bryan Crum worked as a hospice chaplain and shares lessons learned on how we are already equipped to have a life well-lived.Inspiration for a Life Well LivedBryan Crum knows a thing or two about living a life well-lived. As a hospice chaplain, he's met many people at the end of their lives and seen what matters most to them.What he's learned is that it's never too late to live a life without regrets. And that the best way to do that is to make the most of what you have with what you have today.So take inspiration from Bryan's story and insights to start living your life to the fullest. You won't regret it.In This EpisodeLife lessons while working as a hospice chaplainWhat are the pieces of equipment within us to be aware of: spark plugs, adapters, Positive statements versus “I’m not” statementsRemoving the “nots” in our livesWe can shoulder problems together - life is not a solo actWe had what we need right now to get to the next levelMultiply with what you haveWhat to get out of reading Eden EquipmentSee the full show notes at BeyondTheRut.com/312.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Kathryn Burmeister on Defining Success for Yourself
Jun 27 2022
Kathryn Burmeister on Defining Success for Yourself
Kathryn Burmeister, The Happiness LawyerTM, shares with us her journey to live apart from the status quo and helps you in defining success for yourself.Defining Success for YourselfIt's easy to get caught up in what society tells us we should be doing in order to be successful. We're told that we need to get good grades, go to college, get a job, and so on. But what if that's not what makes you happy?Success is different for everyone. So don't let anyone else tell you what it looks like for you. Find what makes you happy and go after it. Don't settle for a life that doesn't make you happy just because it's the "normal" thing to do.Find your own definition of success and go after it with everything you've got. You'll be much happier in the long run.In This EpisodeWhat is an Ahimsa House?What is an addiction to the status quo? What is the implication on our lives?Life was driven by a checklist of accomplishmentsSuicide of a business partner was a wake-up callCreating boundaries or guardrails for your life by defining success for yourselfHow do you get out of the addiction to the status quo and startThe negative impact of “participation trophies”Don’t believe in failure in terms of your self-worthFailure is a chance to learn, grow, and succeed later Kathryn BurmeisterKathryn Burmeister makes a point to live every day. As a human being, she channels her passion for others into animal rescue, charities, and other causes. She is an entrepreneur, attorney, author, speaker, and guide to high-level service professionals.Though she never anticipated having her own business, after a number of tumultuous events, Kathryn started her own law firm, Burmeister Law Firm, LLC, in October of 2018 and focuses exclusively on personal injury by giving a voice to those that have been hurt because of someone else.She formed her personally branded business, Kathryn F. Burmeister, LLC in 2020. Known as The Happiness Lawyer™, she speaks, writes, and guides high-level service professionals towards living a full life (both personally and professional) of happiness. She wrote her first book, “Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo,” in 2020, which tells the story of her journey hitting her rock bottom, mental health, self-improvement, emotional intelligence, and overcoming adversity as a high-level service professional.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show
Overcome Burnout and Get Your Family Back - Paul Hastings
Jun 20 2022
Overcome Burnout and Get Your Family Back - Paul Hastings
Paul Hastings lost mobility in his arm from the stress of burnout at 29 years old. He shares the decision to overcome burnout and how to get your family back as a priority.Overcome Burnout Before It Costs You an Arm or LegIf you're like many Americans, you're juggling a lot. You've got work, family, and social obligations, and it can be tough to keep everything going. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, things can get overwhelming. You might start feeling irritable and resentful, and you may find yourself snapping at your loved ones. You might even start to feel like you're failing at everything.If this sounds familiar, you might be experiencing burnout. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that can be caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It's important to recognize the signs of burnout so you can take steps to address them before it gets worse.Paul Hastings was a hard-working family man running a business that supported his family. The work was rewarding, purpose-driven, and he felt that there was significance in his work. That began to change at 29 years old when he felt numbness in his arm that eventually led to paralysis of that arm. In This EpisodeMeeting at Spark Christian Podcasters ConferenceLife as a campaign marketing manager and the burnout that came with itContemplating work-life balance for healthThe first stories of Compelled gathering remarkable stories from peopleYour stories can impact and teach othersBiggest challenge about podcasting while working full-timeGoing full-time in podcasting with a production teamInterviewing Hannah Overton, wrongfully sentenced to life in prison Paralysis at 29 years old from overworkPutting God and family back as a priorityOur wives as sounding boards and partners in our livesPaul HastingsPaul Hastings is a podcaster and entrepreneur. He has consulted extensively in the film, marketing, and political arenas. He is the host of "Compelled", a podcast telling unique stories about God working through people's lives.He has also produced several award-winning short films and industrial pieces.His work has been featured by Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk, World Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, American Family Association, TheBlaze, CBN News, WND, and more.Paul, his wife, and their three children live near Austin, Texas and attend Redemption Hill Church.See the full show notes at BeyondTheRut.com/310.Beyond the Rut is a proud member of the Lima Charlie Network empowering others to reach new heights in leadership, self-development, and communication. You can learn more at LimaCharlieNetwork.com. Support the show's maintenance and growth by buying me a cup of coffee at BeyondTheRut.com/Coffee. It doesn't matter if it's one cup, three cups, or five. All of it is welcome and appreciated. Go live life Beyond the Rut! Take care!Support the show