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    Principles For Success: Ownership

    What is Ownership? The truth is that no one is more responsible for your animal than you. Taking ownership and developing a sense of personal responsibility and accountability for your project is crucial to your success. When you own your attitude, you can change your perspective. When you take ownership of your decisions, you can move forward. When you assume ownership of your project, you make reaching your full potential possible. Exhibitors who possess the character trait ownership accept responsibility for outcomes and results. They take initiative and make good decisions to achieve their goals. If you do this, you will get noticed for your effort, and your chances of…

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    5 Things You Should Always Load for the Stock Show

    We’re sure you won’t forget to load the stock, the feed, or your show box, but whether you’re loading for the majors or just heading to the county fair there are a few more things you just shouldn’t leave home without.     Motivation Whatever you show, there’s no doubt you put a lot of work into your project. Now matter how you place, let the experience you gain fuel your motivation for future improvement.   Patience Sometimes it can feel like shows are all about the hurry up and wait. Wait in line with the trailer. Hurry up through check in. Wait for the class breaks. Hurry up on…

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    If a Show Box Could Talk

    It’s a cold February morning. It’s so cold, in fact, that you hesitate to go to the barn. Somewhat begrudgingly, you slide into your insulated ski pants, put on your heavy coat, grab your hat and gloves and open the door. The cold air takes your breath away and a strong wind confirms your greatest fear. It’s really, really, cold.   We should really move to (insert somewhere south of you), you mutter to yourself. Still, by this time, your frustration with the cold quickly builds as you begin to think through tasks ahead. Feed. Check cattle. Check water. Your mind is in the game. The blistering cold, which only…