Down The Line


with Stran Smith

The other day I was listening to ESPN radio and they were talking about high profile athletes and the effect they have on their teams. As the year progresses some teams seem to gel while others seem to disintegrate. This appears to directly relate to the attitude of the stars of the teams. If the star, or stars, are unselfish and have a good attitude, their team performed much better than those with stars who are self-centered with bad attitudes.

March 2013

Exciting things are happening for us this year. STS Ranch Wear has taken off in a big way and I’ve been traveling for promotions and meetings while still going to some rodeos. Currently I’m on the road for one of those meetings. When this trip first came up, I was wondering if it would be worthwhile because of the time away from home and things I would miss. Plus I knew I would be traveling extensively for the next six weeks.

February 2013

We all have times in our life when we feel pulled or compelled to do something, but most of us wait for the opportunity to drop in our lap. I think there comes a time when we shouldn’t wait and should take steps to make it happen or “kick the door” in.

January 2013

We’re in Vegas for the National Finals and it’s a very different year for me. Because of this article, National Roper’s Supply asked me to give a daily motivational talk each morning at their trade show at the MGM. I agreed and then realized what a huge undertaking I had signed up for. Now, I’m used to speaking and can do a reasonable job when talking to my students or when making brief comments to a crowd.