Saturday, June 23, 2012

Borrowed from a friend...

There are many people who think they are wealthy and are not. We’ve seen the television series “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Most times it should be called “Lifestyles of the Rich and Foolish.”  When is a rich man poor? When he tries to find satisfaction in his money. Solomon, one of the wisest (and richest) men who ever lived, said, “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver” (Ecclesiastes 5:10). 


  1. Wealth is a very subjective term, Jim. Who is wealthier, a man with nothing but $100 and perfect health or a man with a million dollars that has to live in a wheelchair?

  2. In my humble opinion, wealth should refer to all areas of your life: health, finances, spirituality, relationship, etc. In order to be truly happy, most need some degree of success in all areas. However, extremes in one area usually lead to shortcomings in another.


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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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