This is always a hectic time of the year for me. I used to think it was because I was trying to get ready to rope at the NFR. In fact that was probably the simplest time of getting ready, because all I did was focusing on roping at the finals. And now I’ve got two boys that are playing basketball. I’m calving my commercial heifers out. We are AI’ing my registered cows. I’m shipping my commercial calves. I’m helping Marcos get ready to rope at his first NFR. I’m trying to line guests up for the NFR Countdown Show Jennifer and I do every night at the MGM before the rodeo. I’m serving on the Elevation Sunday team. And trying to inventory six different STS Ranchwear retail booths during the NFR. I didn’t know how good I had it when all I had to worry about was roping one calf a night.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from rodeo is how to keep my eye on the long term goals. I heard a quote the other day that is rodeo in a nutshell for me. “Every road has two ditches” . Which means if you don’t keep your eye on the goal it’s a whole lot easier to fall off in the ditch. It seems like lots of people that I talk to these days it’s a familiar thing about how busy we are, and it’s so easy to get distracted by the world around you. “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”. Which brings me back to this time of year. You need to stay focused on all the good things you have going on and not let the little negative things distract you. I always try to use the thanksgiving season for just that. Stepping back and taking a breath and realize all the things that I do have to be thankful for. Like being able to watch my boys play basketball and being able to share the excitement of Marcos’s first WNFR.
I want to congratulate Marcos on winning the AQHA calf-roping horse of the year in the PRCA and winning the AQHA senior open calf roping at the World Show on Sweet As Time aka “Sweet Pea”. And congratulations to all the other contestants who made the 2015 WNFR.
Come watch me and Jennifer every night at 6:00 at the MGM for the WNFR Countdown which also airs live on wranglernetwork.com
Stop by our retail booths which will be located at:
Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Convention Center
Christmas Corral by BootBarn at The MGM
NRS at South Pointe Hotel and Casino
Sands Convention Center
Mandalay Bay Giftshow
God bless and see you down the line!