Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Growth and change...

If you think the same about things now as you did twenty years ago, partner, you've been spinnin' your wheels. As you grow in knowledge and experience, old ideas give way to new ones. This is good - it's as it should be. If not, your creative system will get clogged up quicker than a ditch full of brush, slow up progress and bog you down.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Truth in politics...

Tryin' to get the truth out of a politician is kinda like chasin' your own shadow; the harder you chase it, the more it wiggles on you.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The difference between wise and windy...

Some fellers' talk 'cause they have something to say; others talk 'cause the have to say something!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


There's a big difference 'tween pullin' your weight and throwin' it around!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On pessimism

Ya' know the problem with a pessimist is, he thinks the whole world is just like him.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Everything is accomplished with momentum...

The longer you put things off...the longer you put them off. To get in the game, to get going - simply START!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

When trying to "trade up" remember...

It's one thing to get all you want in life. For example: big ranch, lots of cattle, pretty horses, fancy truck and so on; it's another to learn to enjoy life and be happy. Few get the first part accomplished, fewer yet, ever figure out the second. Most don't realize that being happier than a puppy with an old shoe is not found in having material comes from within. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

The time is now...

Pard, it ain't ever to late to become the hand in life you want to be.

Friday, May 4, 2012

In the rodeo called life, enter up and give it a shot...

 And remember, what other people think of you is none of your business. Do the best YOU can do and let the chips fall where they may...that's all you can anyway.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wealth in all areas...

No matter how big a ranch, how many cattle and how much money you have, unless you're successful as a human being, you're not truly successful. 

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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