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More Than Just Dreams – SYSTEMS for Achieving Your Barrel Racing Goals

More Than Just Dreams – SYSTEMS for Achieving Your Barrel Racing Goals

I came across this quote the other day from Jim Rohn…

“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”

It IS easy, isn’t?

To just keep doing what we’re doing, all without getting 100% clear on where we’re going, what we need to DO and who we need to BE to get there.

Change is hard. But what’s harder in the long run is not growing, not progressing and rising to meet your potential, and that of your horse’s.

Which is why we all must get in the habit of being very intentional and purposeful when it comes to being who we were put on this Earth to be.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

With the help of structural support systems, we can stay focused and avoid the painful roller coaster of frustration or regret.

Instead, I encourage you to use the tips and ideas I’ve shared in the video below as guidance and inspiration to create your own “systems” for getting and STAYING on the fast track to BIG TIME barrel racing success! Read more

How to Bust Through Barriers: The REAL Reasons Barrel Racers Stay Stuck

Busting Through Barriers: The REAL Reasons Barrel Racers Stay Stuck

I’m on a mission to seek and destroy!

Specifically the roadblocks that are holding YOU back from achieving the barrel racing success you so deeply desire.

Now let me begin by assuring you that I’m ALL for focusing on the positive, accentuating what’s going well, and for polishing up you and your horse’s pre-existing talents and skills.

But I’m also a realist.

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

I don’t want you keep riding around the arena without a realistic understanding of WHY you’re not clocking, and specifically what you need to DO to change that.

I want to be brutally honest with you.
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TEN Steps to Plan, Prepare & Expect to WIN in the New Year!

TEN Steps to Plan, Prepare & Expect to WIN in the New Year!

Listen to this article in audio form! It’s #21 on the Barrel Racing Tips podcast.
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Have you heard that many young couples put more time & effort into planning their wedding, than planning their marriage?

It’s a shame to think that happens, but a lot of people also put more time & effort into planning their New Year’s Eve celebrations than they do planning their New Year.

Just like any great barrel run requires a good start in the alley – when we prepare ourselves with a great beginning, we set ourselves up for success in everything we do.

Make your barrel racing dreams come true in the new year.

No matter what time of year (or month, or day) it is, don’t underestimate the power of planning for success!

The ten tips below were developed to help catapult you toward your wildest barrel racing dreams in the new year.

My wish is that 12 months from now, you’ll look back and realize you’ve gone above and beyond!

To begin, let’s…

1. Look in the Rearview – A big part (and the first part) of planning a successful new year comes in reflecting on the past year. This is a great way to realize what’s working, what’s not, AND start thinking about what to do about it!

Below are some questions to get you started…
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Out with the Goals, In with the New – What Do You Desire in the New Year?

Out with the Goals, In with the New

Every year, the excitement of the NFR inspires many barrel racers to blast down the alley at the Thomas and Mack themselves one day.

However, spectators often only see the more glamorous side of professional barrel racing, represented by the beautiful blinged-out women and horses that race through the pattern night after night.

What they don’t see or experience in the stands or in front of the TV are the many no-so-glamorous hours and miles that go into making a National Finals Rodeo qualification a reality.  With a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse into the world of professional barrel racing, many of those with NFR dreams would be deterred pretty quickly.  But then, there are those few of us who are not deterred at all… Read more