Category: Making a Change

Getting the Feel for the Airplane

airplane

I believe everything relates to flying airplanes. Those who know me know that I have a passion for aviation. I like all things that fly and spend most of my free time thinking about flying, actually flying, or working on airplanes. Therefore, it only makes sense that many of my analogies will tie back to […]

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Redefining Retirement

retire tile

I am announcing my retirement! No, not from teaching at RMC or Sims Cattle Company (our family’s business), or from our consulting company, Adapt! I am retiring from being a stay-at-home mom! As of this coming August, I will no longer have kids at home who have been my main priority.  It sounds crazy, but […]

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New Paths for RMC

dirt road

Last ProfitTips, I reflected on the amazing past 40 years of RMC and this time I’d like to share with you some exciting new partnerships and efforts of RMC. Partnership with Noble Research Institute “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together” – African Proverb. In my […]

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Power of Management

calculations

A couple of weeks ago, I received a nice note from an alumnus of the Ranching for Profit School. He tracks his net worth annually by looking at his balance sheet and has been doing this for some time. You need to be careful when looking at net worth from the balance sheet in isolation, […]

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Fix the Cow Business Before You Sell ‘em

calf cow

Somewhere along the line Ranching for Profit has gotten a reputation for being the “sell your cows school”. I want to push back against that. I hope that Ranching for Profit is the “let’s build the business that you want and is profitable school.” I’d hate to think that someone comes to our Ranching for […]

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RFP Successes

ranching for profit school

The Ranching for Profit School is sometimes called the “MBA of Ranching” or referred to as “better than college.” The RFP School has an amazing curriculum that can have enormous impacts on the alumni and their ranches, but I don’t like those comparisons. Here’s why: you will hear and interpret things differently in each stage […]

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Too Many Options

convenience store

We’ve always heard that having options is a good thing. Having options gives us the freedom to choose what is best for us. However, having too many options can feel chaotic and be crippling. When we have so many options, we actually tend to choose nothing. We look at the minor gain to our businesses as not worth […]

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Some Ideas Should Fail

cattle grassland

How many of the new ideas that you implement work? I hope not 100%. If 100% of the new ideas you implement in your business work then you are probably being too cautious. There is a healthy portion of new ideas that should fail.   I spent a year riding pens in a feedlot. I really […]

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Finding What You Look For

close up cattle

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” is an Abraham Lincoln quote that I think about nearly everyday. To me it’s all about life’s perceptions and choosing your mindset. We get to choose our attitude. I have noticed this in multiple situations, and more and more as […]

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Business is a Noble Endeavor

sheep sunrise

Last week I along with Jordan Steele and a few RFP alumni attended the EntreLeadership Summit put on by the Ramsey organization in Nashville, Tennessee. It was an amazing week hearing from world-class thought leaders and business trailblazers. Dave Ramsey gave a presentation called The Nobility of Business. His point was that so many condemn […]

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