“As You Grieve, Rest”

February 19, 2018 by · 13 Comments
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I often hear this advice when people are grieving, “Just stay busy.”

I very respectfully disagree. Or shall I say, I did not choose that route for myself after our son passed on.

Here’s why.

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my Personal Performance training, is to teach ourselves to adequately recover our energy.

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“Part 2: Cutting Video Analysis Approaching the Herd”

February 14, 2018 by · 1 Comment
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This is Part 2 in this multiple part video analysis series in which I dig deep into concrete, key fundamentals you can immediately use in your cutting runs.

  • Herdwork Planning (Part 1)
  • Walk to the herd (Part 1)
  • Approaching the Herd (Part 2)
  • Walk through the herd to set up a clean cut mid-arena
  • Proactive cuts
  • Key points for working the cow for each cow
  • Between cattle strategizing to build a run

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“Part 1: Cutting Video Analysis Herdwork Plan Review”

January 29, 2018 by · 8 Comments
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In this multiple part video analysis series, I will dig deep into key fundamentals you can immediately apply to your cutting runs. I will breakdown these critical elements:

  • Herdwork Planning (Part 1)
  • Walk to the herd
  • Walk through the herd to set up a clean cut mid-arena
  • Proactive cuts
  • Key points for working the cow for each cow
  • Between cattle strategizing to build a run

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“Sweet Clarity”

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment
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One of the things I enjoy is getting to know the folks in my online courses. Those relationships are treasures to me. Together we build an awesome community.

When I recently asked participants about their experiences over the past year, in one of the programs a woman made a comment about her bout with loss in 2017.

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100 days of Inspiration for Free for You

January 2, 2018 by · 4 Comments
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I’m a big fan of surprises … they’re always fun.

In the spirit of the “Best Year Ever” I decided to begin this year with a bang!

I tried to think of the best surprise I know to help you gently cultivate productive ways of feeling and thinking … consistently for 100 days!

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“How To Do Extraordinary Things”

January 2, 2018 by · 4 Comments
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Compelling research in personal performance … the ability to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, in an extraordinary way … now points in a direction you probably haven’t imagined.

It’s about growing your character.

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2018 … YOUR BEST YEAR EVER!

December 29, 2017 by · 42 Comments
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Have you ever heard a new idea … and then it shows up again from another person … and then again?

That happened to me in the past few months. I love that. I believe it means I’m supposed to pay attention to the idea.

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“The Power of Good Will”

December 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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I love the holiday season and the spirit of goodwill that flourishes everywhere.

It’s as if folks pause long enough (if even for a moment) to connect with each other and extend a wish for all good things … to everyone.

I love this sentiment of good will for so many reasons.

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Warm Wishes

December 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Here’s to you!

I wish you joy, peace and the love of horses, family and friends this holiday.

Enjoy this season. It truly is such a special, loving time of the year.

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“What To Do Before Each Part of Your Ride”

December 1, 2017 by · 3 Comments
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Have you ever heard of Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One?”

According to Wikipedia he is the leading all-time scorer in the National Hockey League. He’s been called the greatest hockey player ever with more goals and assists than any other hockey player.

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A Thanksgiving Note

November 23, 2017 by · 21 Comments
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I grew up in Southern Illinois. I was one of five children. We all worked within the family business of buying, showing and selling the 400 plus horses owned by Mom and Dad.

Our parents worked hard. Dad especially was not one to take time off. But on Thanksgiving and Christmas, he would stop long enough to have Mom’s scrumptious turkey dinner with family and friends.

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Zane Schulte Award

November 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Every year at this time, a committee within the NCHA chooses the recipient of the Zane Schulte Award (in memory of our son, Zane). This is a humanitarian award given each year which acknowledges a professional trainer who exemplifies ethics, character and contribution to our industry.

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