Monday, February 27, 2012

Meant to do VS. Want to do

Every person is born with certain natural tendencies (things we are meant to do). According to these, our lives are shaped. We also conscientiously take certain paths on our own (things we want to do), these guide our lives as well. When our naturally given and conscientiously taken paths are of the same alignment, things seem to fall into place much easier.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Something to think about...

If you could do anything in the world, and money is not a factor, what would it be? Why are you not doing it now?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Walking into the local convenience store today, there was a scraggly looking man in front asking for a dollar, said he needed gas to get back home. I gave him a dollar - looked like he could use it. About that time he asked another fellow for some change and the guy gave him a dirty look and stomped off. Inside this guy tells me, "That bum is just going to buy wine with that money." I tell him, "Yeah, or maybe he really needed gas...any way, it was just a buck and it made both him and I feel better." The guy shook his head and walked off. A few minutes later while in the checkout line, I turned around and the non-charitable man was behind me...with a 24-pack of beer. Hmmm... Now I know that man can spend his money any way he wants, but I had to smile at the irony of it all...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein~

Friday, February 17, 2012

Like the old saying goes..."Do what you love and you will never have to "WORK" a day of your life.

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Jim Olson is a ranch-raised cowboy, author and entrepreneur. Growing up on the high plains of eastern New Mexico he learned to ride young colts, tend to cattle and drive heavy farm equipment at an early age. 

Jim spent a few years competing in the calf roping event at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association level, qualifying for the circuit finals a few times. He lives on and operates a ranch near Stanfield, Arizona, once a part of John Wayne’s Red River Ranch, and also owns Western Trading Post, dealing in Cowboy and Indian collectibles. 

These great life experiences Jim now uses in his writing career. He writes stories about interesting and extraordinary people of the west including short stories of both fiction and nonfiction. He has a monthly column titled “Cowboy Heroes,” published by several Southwestern and national magazines. Jim has written three books and is working on other projects as well. He can be reached via the web: 


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