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Welcome to a place where we will talk all things Natural and Organic meat business, Ranching, American Quarter Horses, Family, and God! Pull up a seat grab your favorite beverage and lets chew the fat! How to build a team? What is a Cowboy? How to survive change? Why do entrepreneurs win? What is the truth about farming and ranching? Visit for transcriptions and more!


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Welcome to a place where we will talk all things Natural and Organic meat business, Ranching, American Quarter Horses, Family, and God! Pull up a seat grab your favorite beverage and lets chew the fat! How to build a team? What is a Cowboy? How to survive change? Why do entrepreneurs win? What is the truth about farming and ranching? Visit for transcriptions and more!




#107 - Neil Visits 'The Boston Podcast'

The tables are turned as Neil finds himself a guest on The Boston Podcast. Visit us online: The Boston Podcast: The Boston Podcast Network: Book: "The One Thing" by Gary Keller: Movie: “3:10 to Yuma” (2007): Topics: [01:42] Neil's background and growing up in Comanche, Texas. [02:20] The love for horses and horseback riding. [04:00] Cults and their influence. [05:00] Duggar family and their unique lifestyle. [08:05] The emotional connection between cowboys and horses. [11:00] The concept of finding greatness and choosing your pursuit. [12:25] The importance of personal responsibility and ethics. [15:00] Small actions like cleaning your car or picking up trash. [19:00] The types of guests Neil enjoys having on the "Cowboy Perspective" podcast. [21:00] The importance of conversational, unscripted podcasts. [33:39] ‘Burning Questions’ - Dallas Cowboys. [35:00] Loyalty to the Red Raiders. [37:00] Recommended book - "The One Thing" by Gary Keller. [40:00] Recommended movie - "3:10 to Yuma"


#106 - Charmayne James: Barrel Racer; Trainer; Mom

If you have any interest in barrel racing, you likely know who Charmayne James is. She has a strong faith that is so very important in her career.She also happens to be a mom raising boys while she trains other barrel racers. Twitter: @charmaynejames Facebook: @OfficialCharmayneJames11 Clinic inquiries Store inquiries Visit us: Topics [00:50] Dupporting children's interests in rodeo. [01:38] Advice for parents with children interested in rodeo. [04:00] The challenge of teaching kids to be patient. [05:33] The myth that success comes without hard work. [10:33] Struggles and achievements of children in sports [12:24] Early influence of family [14:34] Bond between siblings and differences in interests. [16:00] The bond between a rider and their horse. [19:29] Being unique and embracing one's own journey. [22:00] The value of faith in life. [26:00] Finding joy in being part of others' success. [30:04] Recognizing when someone's words don't match their actions. [31:53] Dealing with victim mentality in competitive sports. [35:25] Embracing one's individuality [40:00] Healthy eating and maintaining physical fitness. [43:44] Leaving a legacy through meaningful conversations [50:54] The potential for conversations to inspire and guide others. [51:00] Acknowledging the influence of stories and conversations.


#105 - Ty Murray Returns

Ty Murray, the “King of the Cowboys,” returns to the show for a record third time. Visit us online: ‘Greenlights’ by Matthew McConaughey: Topics: 01:36 Larry Mahan's influence on Ty's career. 01:59 Ty's perspective on podcasts. 02:41 Gradual exposure to public speaking. 03:03 Matthew McConaughey's fame experience. 06:00 The downside of extreme fame. 07:00 Pursuit of passion over fame. 11:00 Parenting is like a challenge with no instructions. 15:00 Confidence and its importance. 22:00 Mental tricks and confidence. 31:14 Life lessons learned from a mentor in rodeo. 31:36 Embracing interviews, sponsorships, and public interactions in rodeo. 31:53 A shift in mentality among cowboys 34:00 A mentor's support for kids with potential. 35:18 Discussing horse clinics and better horsemanship. 36:32 The importance of treating horses with kindness and understanding. 38:00 Gaining insights that reshape one's horsemanship practices. 39:11 The educational and enjoyable aspects of riding with mentors. 45:00 Learning how to compete effectively. 48:00 The impact of sports on character development.


#104 - Paul McEnroe: Man Behind the Barcode

Paul McEnroe has the most beautiful story. He's been on a journey from an orphan to a guy who led a team that developed the barcode. ‘The Barcode: How a Team Created One of the World's Most Ubiquitous Technologies’ Get the book: Tennessee Ernie Ford, '16 Tons': Visit us online: Topics: [02:38] Introduction to background and upbringing. [03:06] Early life and family in Ohio. [03:33] Education, move to California, and involvement with IBM. [04:00] Introduction to the cowboy way of life. [07:00] Adoption by a loving family. [11:00] Introduction to involvement in rodeo competitions. [14:36] The role of debate and communication skills in life. [15:21] Journey from education to IBM. [20:00] The perspective of cowboys in various aspects of life. [22:29] Introduction to Tina, wife. [27:24] The humility and learning attitude shared by cowboys. [30:10] The Path to Wealth [32:00] The Role of Starting Your Own Business [32:08] Focusing on Money vs. Other Values [32:30] Contributing to Society and Helping Others [33:13] The Impact of Real Happiness [34:00] The Invention and Development of Barcodes [37:46] Social Challenges Faced in Barcode Adoption [44:12] The Transition to QR Codes [45:32] Being Prepared for Unexpected Challenges [52:31] Western and English Saddle Preferences [54:55] Coping with Personal Loss and Finding Love Again


#103 - Cowboy Artist Blu Dornan

Blu Dornan is an accomplished artist who is living a journey that is super interesting. He talks about where he gets his inspiration for his art, a lot about health and diet, and really just who he is. Links: Visit us online: Topics: [3:48] Dad handed down a love of art [11:03] COVID provided inspiration [21:03] High quality food and some fasting [22:00] Drawing with an inner feeling. [29:27] Art at a reasonable price [31:12] The great cowboy artists [48:08] Awesome advice from the wife [00:52:00] to Eastern philosophy Tibetan monks, Buddhism European philosophy, just anything. [52:06] Native American philosophy [57:06] Loving everybody [1:05:29] ‘We're just kind of inhabitants.’ [1:08:16] The cool thing about podcasting


#102 - Horseman, Podcaster, and Rancher Scott Hulme

Scott Hulme comes to the studio and tells us a little bit about what it's like being somewhere on the plains of Texas (which happens to be the name of his podcast). He's a horse trainer and he's a cowboy in the truest sense of that word. Visit us online: Somewhere on the Plains of Texas Podcast Books mentioned in the show: Green Lights, Matthew McConahey On audiobook Where the Rivers Run North, Sam Morton The One Thing, Gary Keller Topics: [03:24] World Champ gold buckle? [09:33] ‘Somebody somewhere's always working a horse.’ [12:50] Trusting the team [18:00] Picking the right cows [25:00] Accident claims a horse [31:33] A border collie dog named Duke [36:07] Being able to hug your son [39:00] ‘I've never lost in my life. I either won or I learned.’ [42:52] Figuring out what you're not [45:00] Bo ran through the end zone. [45:44] If you want to have nice fences, plant a post a day [49:00] Curbing our appetites [54:25] Kids don't like the pressure [56:08] Eat a frog in the morning [1:00:59] Giving your kids a reason to stay in the business [1:09:02] The guy behind the curtain [1:16:33] No dog's perfect, no spouse is perfect, no child's perfect [1:25:12] ‘Everywhere we've ever been is pulling a horse trailer.’ [1:30:33] Investing in yourself


#101 - Tim Sexton and Kenny Dallas

Tim Sexton and Kenny Dallas put together a participation guide based on the last verse in the Old Testament of the Bible. They join the show to share a prayer and thoughts on spirituality. Visit us online: M46 Dads Drive Time podcast: Topics [1:58] Opening prayer. [4:12] Bible marked Malachi 4:6; ‘He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children’ [8:11] The need for an ‘intentional daddy.’ [15:40] The role of men being diminished [19:07] Little islands and common struggles [20:03] Creating AA for daddies [25:23] Faith — it’s a long process [30:00] Only three things matter [35:50] A ministry born out of failure and weakness [40:29] ‘We want it to be intentional, but it’s gonna be imperfect.’ [47:23] M46 Dads Drive Time podcast


#100 - Alex Sheridan - The Video Content Expert

Follow Alex Sheridan on any social platform, and you're gonna get a lot of valuable information on how to interact, how to get attention, how to tell your story, and how to market your product, service or brand. Visit us online: Alex Sheridan on LinkedIn: [4:03]The LinkedIn algorithm changed. [6:18] Looking at your profile [7:03] What does your headline say? [10:01] Understanding how different platforms work [12:33] 'It's just the mediums that have changed.’ [16:33] The elements of social media that people notice [20:00] Using AI to simplify [23:40] Direct mail in now unique [28:00] The future of YouTube [35:14] ‘Kids should be looking for growth.’ [41:08] Becoming a better father [41:57] Living the real dream life. [51:41] Who are we as a country? [56:00] Where's Alex Sheridan going now?


#99 - Scott Hodges - Overcoming Tragedy

Scott Hodges, an insurance professional, joins the show to talk about overcoming tragedy, including the death of his wife. Scott sets a great example of how you can persevere, become the person you want to be and have a beautiful life. Visit us online: Topics: (2:30) Being a coach's son (3:00) Making friends in Texas (4:23) Learning to love church (6:01) A childhood in Gustine Texas (8:19) Saying goodbye to dad (11:30) Literally his first rodeo (14:23) Choices and consequences (17:46) My uncle, the hero (21:14) Learning horsemanship (24:24) Tragedy strikes (27:27) The insurance business (29:32) Everybody has a purpose in life (30:13) First death claim (41:08) Letting kids find their path (43:27) Defining selling (55:07) One family, one vision (1:02:07) Paying attention - the whole time (1:05: 10) Scott’s favorite horse


#98 - Clinton Anderson: Uncut and Real Raw

Note: This podcast contains mature language. Horse trainer turned millionaire Clinton Anderson, founder of Downunder Horsemanship, joins the show to talk about his fans and enemies; and the unique equine industry. Clinton hosts a podcast where he “interviews successful business owners from all industries about how they started their careers and how they navigated the challenges and successes of running their own businesses while maintaining their personal lives.” Visit us online: Clint Anderson’s podcast: Downunder Horsemanship Support our Sponsors: Topics: (5:49) The equine industry is ‘backwards’ (8:51) A love for long-range shooting (12:21) Losing loved ones and updating trusts (16:34) The value of golden handcuffs (21:44) Building loyalty (30:50) They ‘hate my guts,’ but they listen (38:43) A lesson from standup comedy (41:36) Focus on the good 30 seconds (47:40) Horse training - and people training (56:16) Grossing millions and still losing money (1:04:14) No desire to be ‘real famous’ (1:14:49) Sticking to the wheelhouse (1:26:15) The stories of the equine industry


#97 - Clint Tunnel of Texas Rural Living

Clint Tunnel of Texas Rural Living joins the show to talk about his business, his life and the importance of contributing to a community. H.O. "Cowboy" Kelly Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: Topics: (3:45) Middle initials and confidence (4:39) Emotional intelligence (11:13) Where Clint came from (18:08) Kelly’s artwork (21:48) Perspective is a big word (27:12) A diagnosis of diabetes (30:43) Love every child differently (36:26) A child’s ordeal (43:41) Children are resilient (46:01) Grim news: ‘He may not smile again’ (50:14) ‘Faith is all we had’ (55:47) ‘Messed up people only’ (1:00:42) A tale of two churches (1:07:47) Music as a release (1:16:38) A piano prodigy


#96 - Curtis Stahnke, Legendary Principal

Did you ever go to school? Have you ever sent your kids to school? Well, if you have, you probably have dealt with an administrator and maybe specifically a principal or a dean. Today’s guest, Curtis Stahnke, was the principal of Comanche Elementary School and he was just a superstar. Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: Topics: (1:55) Longhorn art (3:30) Mr. Stahnke’s backstory (6:35) Contributing to society (8:47) Becoming a principal (13:30) Dealing with the rascals (16:13) Kids that have it rough at home (22:07) Trying not to laugh (26:04) Respect (31:23) Emotional Capital (36:25) Partner in crime (42:42) The photo business (46:10) Early adopters (51:39) It takes discipline (53:46) Diving right in (57:51) Retirement: a misnomer


#95 - Juvenal Sierra: Banker, Dad, Positive Contributor

This week's guest, Juvenal Sierra, is a perfect example of one of those people I look up to. He's in my community. We interact a lot. I see his kids around -- and I'm impressed with his kids, as well as he and Lisa's job of raising them. So thanks for listening. If you ever thought: How does somebody stay so calm in competitive situations? You need to keep listening. Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: Topics: (2:07) School Days (3:28) Juvenal’s backstory (5:19) Dad and Mexico (8:57) More on the Sierra family (10:54) Family love, family discipline (15:51) Close quarters in the family home (20:07) Not a lot, but no complaints (23:13) Being competitive (26:39) Softball with the right attitude (31:54) The value of being passionate (37:40) When Juvenal met the missus (44:16) The state of banking (49:49) Introducing kids to matters of money (57:45) Building credit (1:04:37) ‘Be a part of your community’


#94 - Kelsy Bellah - Comanche County Living Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Hey everybody. We're back! And I’m excited for everybody to meet Kelsy Bellah. She is the editor-in-chief of Comanche County Living Magazine. She wanted to interview me and I said, well, only if I can interview you. And surprise, surprise, her story is brilliant, motivational, sad, and exciting. We talk about the challenge of running a magazine in a social-media era — and a lot more. Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: More on Kelsy at Topics: (2:35) Neil’s inspiration (4:04) ‘If you're not podcasting, you're getting behind.’ (5:03) The mystery of a podcast audience (11:24) Leaving your voice behind (14:52) Kelsy: Remembering her husband (18:00) Her backstory (21:14) A tragedy and the aftermath (23:23) The farmer and the horse (26:10) Covid as a blessing (30:42) Magazines still matter (35:42) A cowgirl perspective (41:41) Kindness to the elderly (46:00) A challenging childhood (56:38) Values of reading and listening (1:03:40) Sharing her story (1:07:26) Years bring wisdom (1:08:25) Neil’s top lessons (1:16:28) Neil and his dad (1:25:38) Learning to fly (1:31:16) Resumes vs. Experience (1:38:01) Podcast planning


#93: James Wilson - Historian and Former Elementary Principal

Thanks for continuing to tune in to our history of Comanche series! I sat down with James Wilson to discuss his incredible life as a member of our wonderful community. Enjoy! Check out our Sponsor: Visit us onlnine: Topics: (2:46) - Introducing James, his family history & his upbringing in Comanche (19:11) - James’ career in the military & being alive during the athletic integration of black players (23:12) - Meeting Mrs. Wilson (25:50) - James’ working in the Texas school system (34:58) - Faith and God (38:23) - James’ kids (41:19) - Being active in an old age (44:39) - Praying for Comanche


#92: Kaylee Parks - Vice President, Managing Member & Owner at Southwestern Group

Welcome to the next to last episode of our History of Comanche, TX! I had the pleasure of sitting down with Kaylee Parks, one of the amazing leaders at Southwestern Group. We discuss her upbringing in Comanche, balancing work and family, and keeping up with her husband Cole. Enjoy! Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: Topics: (2:39) - Kaylee’s family & upbringing in Comanche (5:49) - Why Kaylee wanted to be involved in this series (15:21) - What are some of the challenges facing the financial industry right now? (17:46) - What’s it like trying to keep up with Cole? (19:39) - Balancing a growing business and growing family (26:11) - Favorite Comanche stories


#91: Fain McDaniel & David Gore - Comanche Texas Historians

Thanks for continuing to tune in to our history of Comanche series! I sat down with Fain McDaniel and David Gore from the Comanche County Museum to map out the entire history of Comanche, Texas. Enjoy! Visit us online: Support our sponsor: Links: Comanche Museum Belve Bean LD Cox John Wesley Hardin Brushy Bill Roberts Topics: (3:05) - The history of Comanche, from the very beginning! (10:57) - The arrival of the Spaniards (20:52) - Warring with Indians & the naming of Comanche (30:33) - Wagon Routes and US Army forts in Comanche (35:46) - The official incorporation of Comanche (37:57) - The initial construction of buildings and structures (40:29) - The fire problem & Comanche Outlaw stories (53:12) - Talkin’ Old Comanche buildings (1:02:06) - Fain’s love for history (1:07:59) - Belve Bean, LD Cox & other notable Comanche figures (1:14:30) - Comanche importance in Texas trade & Bill “Brushy” Roberts


#90: Jay Firsching - Historic Building Expert

Thanks for continuing to join us on the History of Comanche, TX series! I had a great conversation with Jay where he broke down Historic Preservation Districts and the work to establish a District here in Comanche. Enjoy! Links: Jay on LinkedIn Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: Topics: (4:03) - Introducing Jay (7:00) - Historic Preservation stories & the business behind what makes a building significant (17:27) - What value would it be for Comanche to have a Historic Preservation District? (23:38) - How to identify and designate a Historic Preservation. (51:48) - Comanche’s history of being burned down and blown up (54:05) - Comanche National & First Comanche (58:43) - Losing building blueprints


#89: Fredda Jones - Historian and Teacher

Welcome to our history of Comanche, TX series! Our first guest is Fredda Jones, who has a deep knowledge of our history as well as an amazing background growing up in our town. We cover a lot of ground and are excited to share it with y'all, enjoy! Visit us online: Support our Sponsor: Links: Leta Andrews - Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Fredda on Facebook Topics: (2:40) - It’s important to do hard things (4:29) - The winningest basketball coach in the nation (10:15) - Striving to win and be the best you can be (13:54) - Winning a national championship in track (24:53) - Reminiscing on friendships (34:20) - Comanche history (45:25) - Fredda’s love for history (1:02:00) - The story of Boss Green (1:07:33) - Losing a Child & motherhood


#88: Guy Bell with Jason & Christie Beyer - Influencers and Entrepreneurs

We got a packed episode for y'all! I am joined by local social media influencer Guy Bell (@TheGuyBell) and Owners of the Barfield Boutique Hotel Jason and Christie Beyer. We discuss how Jason and Christie built this amazing hotel (we recorded this one at The Barfield, so check us out on YouTube!) and talk with Jason about his approach to content. We discuss building brands, our Faith, how to have a successful marriage and raising kids! Enjoy. Links: Guy on TikTok The Barfield Hotel Bacon Bash Texas! Night on the Strip Topics: (3:15) - Introducing the guests & discussing Amarillo (13:45) - Thoughts on kids and social media (17:43) - Guy’s background (20:12) - King of Soul (21:53) - The Barfield (24:53) - What does West Texas mean to you? (27:57) - This or That! (30:14) - How are you building your brand? (36:44) - Dale Brisby (39:56) - How do you deal with the negative and positive feedback from social media? (46:18) - Branding at the Barfield (54:27) - Using Historic Tax Credits to fund the hotel (58:15)- Faith and God (1:02:01) - Managing a successful marriage (1:11:08) - Is self-esteem the #1 thing for kids? (1:20:18) - What causes people to be cruel to one another? (1:29:05) - Calls to Action!