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Month: December 2015

Set Goals in January, Not Resolutions

The definition of resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something. “My New Year’s Resolution is going great.”- said everyone ever…on January 2nd. However, by the third week of January, everyone seemingly forgets how dedicated they were earlier in the year. Every decision made had previously revolved around that initial resolution. It’s great to start strong, but what ever happened to finishing up that resolution? Despite Webster’s definition, resolutions just don’t seem to have that concrete sense about them. They are easily overlooked and forgotten by the first few weeks of a new year. To make a change, everyone has to take that first step, but they have to continue and make it a habit. So how do we make changes without creating resolutions? The answer? SET GOALS and create road maps to get there. Give yourself a chance to be successful by taking the time to write down all that you hope to accomplish. Be specific about what you want to achieve. Set timelines and most importantly have an understanding of your motivation behind these goals. Tell people around you your goals and aspirations. Surround yourself with people that help you reach those goals and that help keep you accountable. Put these goals in a spot where you look at them every day and you are constantly reminded to keep focused. I’ll leave you with this; “The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by…

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Set goals, but learn this secret.

I graduated from a small, rural high school. Among the many perks of a small school is often having the same teacher for multiple courses. I had the privilege of learning from Mr. Leuthold for two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of pre-calculus, and even though the content changed from year to year, his approach to class was the always the same. Each day we would spend a significant amount of time reviewing the homework problems assigned the previous day, going over the steps we used to arrive at an answer. He wasn’t interested in just the answer that was at the end of the problem; he checked to see how we had gotten there. When quizzes and exams were graded, we earned points for the steps we demonstrated solving a problem and for the correct answer. Mr. Leuthold often discussed the importance of paying attention not just to the answer, but to the “getting there”. Whether you’re showing cattle, lambs, goats, or pigs, you start each project with a goal. Maybe it’s a banner. Maybe it’s to make the cut at the majors. Maybe it’s a breed champion. Maybe it’s getting your name called at the circuit’s banquet at the end of the season. Goals are critical, but know this: paying attention to the “getting there” makes all the difference on the way to your goals. Here are a few tips to make the most of the “getting there” in this year’s project: 1.…

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Welcome to Live. Stock. Life!

To be honest, this whole blogging thing is new to us here at Weaver Leather Livestock, but we’re ready to hit the ground running with fun and useful information for all the ways you live the livestock life! If you’re looking for show hacks, tips from the pros, judges’ perspectives, leadership skills, life lessons, and much more, then you’ve come to the right place. Before we get to it, however, we thought it’d be a good idea to share with you a little bit about us and what we believe in. There are lots of things that make us tick, but if we had to nail it down to just a few that really embody who Weaver Leather Livestock is, we’d have to go with Quality, Heritage, Innovation and Commitment. Why these, you ask? Let us tell you! QUALITY What does quality mean to you? To us, it means the finest materials, skilled craftsmanship, innovative design and attention to detail. You can rest assured that you’ll find them all in each and every product you buy from us. When you choose Weaver Leather Livestock products, you get unparalleled quality that will have you coming back again and again. That’s our promise to you and your success as a showman. HERITAGE Every company started somewhere with big dreams of the future. For more than 40 years, Weaver Leather has manufactured quality products developed by professional experts, tested by you and backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. And it all started with…

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