Monday, April 30, 2012

Sage advice

We all know enough to lead perfect lives. We all know the Golden rule and have read the Sermon on the Mount. Our trouble is not ignorance but inaction.  -Dale Carnegie 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thoughts about reliving the glory days...

Do you spend more time and energy reliving yesterday's rodeo than thinking about today's? Remember, you can never go back and change what happened, good or bad. However, you can start right now preparing for the best  possible performance today and tomorrow.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Playing God...

Pard, even God does not judge us till the end of our days, so who are we to pass judgement now?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We all think we have problems, but...

Most times, if everyone in the world threw their problems in a pile, then saw everyone else's, we'd grab our own back & ride like heck!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tomorrow never's always today.

Wear your good boots, use the pretty towels, nice sheets and good china. Don't save them for a special is special!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Two horses carry more than one...

Share with someone close to you, it will make your burden easier to bear. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just like a horses tail follows him around...

If you don't make peace with your past, Pardner, it  will follow you and can sure mess up your present.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Learned while observing growling dogs...

Remember, even if you're right - you don't have to win every argument. Most times, it's best to agree to disagree...or just walk away.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Grass Always Seems Greener...

Comparing your life to others is a waste of time. You have no idea what they have gone through until you've ridden a few years in their saddle.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Financial logic...

Pay off your credit cards every month. If the money isn't there, refrain from buying it. Borrowing against your future is like selling a calf before he's born! It's risky business.

Friday, April 13, 2012

How you spend your time...

Every moment you waste on negativity, bitterness, worry or fear is one less moment available for enjoying life, and pardner, life ain't all that long to start with!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A cowboy's thoughts on hesitation...

When in doubt, sink spur, give 'em heck, and see where the ride takes you!

The Rat Race

One thing I've learned about the Rat Race...the winner is still a rat!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Think about it...

A person generally has two reasons for doing something; the real one...and another that sounds good.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Get along with your fellow man - it pays!

Andrew Carnegie started off as as an underprivileged young man whose first job made him only two cents per hour. Although he only attended school four years, later in life, he became very successful and gave away over 350 million in charitable contributions during his own lifetime (that being 100-year-ago dollars). In an interview he once attributed his success to the fact he, "...learned how to handle people."

About Me

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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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