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May 11, 2012

EntreLeadership Cattle Drive

May 11, 2012 | By | 102 Comments

It’s time for me to leave The EntreLeadership Tucson event and head to St George, Florida. I can say that this has been an absolutely amazing week. The people, the stories, the beauty…all incredible.

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One of the coolest parts was going on a cattle drive/rodeo/bar b que/live band/dancing excursion. It was an absolute blast! It made me miss Tahoe. Well, all but the cattle drive. Along the way I met some new friends.

One of my favorites was Isaac. His heart is the biggest thing about him! And he can dance in his chair like nobody’s business!!

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As we rode on the bus from the ranch, every few minutes Isaac would look over at me and wait for me to look at him and wave. Melted my heart!

I’m gonna miss this group, this place, and I already miss the beauty.

  • http://LouiseThaxton.Net/ LouiseThaxton

    How cool is this?  And just makes me certain that an Entreleadership  is on my list of events to attend!  

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    both these images are looking so good on this location.

  • http://www.selectresumes.com.au/ Resume writing

    To save money on the Scentsy wax, I’d recommend buying them in a six-pack. You get one free that way, putting the average cost at $4 a bar.

  • http://www.jonahenry.com/ Jonathan Henry

    You have a little over three days until your blog takes over Nashville for the Act at the Speed of Opportunity event. Now that you have cattle driving experience, we can not only occupy the front row, but we can wonder off from the heard and graze in our chairs and otherwise act like livestock, right? @ChrisLoCurto , Audience Wrangler. 

    • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

      @Jonathan Henry @ChrisLoCurto Better be careful with this cowboy imagery…we may start demanding that you wear Wranglers and a Stetson…just sayin

      • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

         @Skropp  @Jonathan  @ChrisLoCurto HA!

      • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ uma_maheswaran

         @Skropp  LOL!
         

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ uma_maheswaran

       @Jonathan Henry  Jonathan! You are naughty!
       

  • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

    Hey! Look who’s back!!  So glad that we were part of EntreLeadership through you sharing your pics.  We missed you tons!  Isaac is such an adorable little man.  It’s so great to know that the EntreLeadership community keeps growing and inspiring leaders.  We need to bring EntreLeadership to Minnesota!

    • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

      @lilykreitinger Haha…Minnesota huh? Can you get a tan there? ;-)

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

        Sure you can.  Someone asked what Summer is like in Minnesota. I said “It’s great. It’s the one DAY we go outside and have a picnic” :D

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

          @lilykreitinger BAH!!!!!!!

    • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

      @lilykreitinger I vote for Washington state…but they could go to Minnesota right after Washington :)

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ uma_maheswaran

       @lilykreitinger Hmmm! I missing such wonderful events here in India.
       

    • http://LouiseThaxton.Net/ LouiseThaxton

       @lilykreitinger What about Louisiana?

  • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

    Sounds like a blast! BBQ is ALWAYS good :)
    Isaac is too cute in that picture! Why does he have a chair? …if it’s okay to ask…
    Hope a trip like that is some day in my future! :)

    • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

      @Laura Johnson I couldn’t pronounce what he has.

      • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

         @ChrisLoCurto  @Laura  I can’t hear you, so I wouldn’t be able to tell if you were pronouncing it wrong ;)

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @Laura Johnson @ChrisLoCurto @Laura So the real question is, could you spell it?

  • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

    Sounds like it was an incredible week! Seems like you really connected with Isaac, based on what you said, and that great photo of you two!
    You were sorely missed this week by all of us here at your “home away from home”! Enjoy your weekend!

    • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

       @skottydog That is good to hear!! I missed you guys a ton. I just didn’t have the time in the day. I’m so glad you guys kept the conversation going so well. Thank you!!

      • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

        @ChrisLoCurto yeah, I would imagine that wouldn’t have gone over too well…you checking Twitter feeds, and commenting on your blog while up on the stage or in small group sessions! Ha ha

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @skottydog  @ChrisLoCurto Actually, I’m in the air right now. Headed to Florida. :-)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @skottydog It’s the only down time. :-)

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @skottydog I think it would’ve been awesome… He shares some funny comment from a blog post on stage AHAHAHAHA

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @ChrisLoCurto  I had a picture of you wearing a cape… saving the world one leader at a time. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @ChrisLoCurto I suddenly pictured you wearing a cape, saving the world one leader at a time. Haaaaahaaahaaa!!

        • http://www.bluebridgecomm.com/ JoelFortner

           @Skropp  @skottydog @ChrisLoCurto I think’s there potential here!  Do a live feed of a session via Ustream or Youtube.  Perhaps the lesson is on marketing with a focus on building a platform and the benefits of doing so for your business.  This way there’s a lesson for those who paid to be at Entre and it’s not just a free lesson for those who watch or us commenters.  Ustream has a a chat feature so people can comment, ask questions or just chat during the lesson.  Good tactic to promote Entre, too. What do you think, Chris?!!!

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @JoelFortner  @Skropp  @skottydog  @ChrisLoCurto Hey, we like FREE stuff! Next thing you know he’s going to charge us for commenting!
           

        • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

           @lilykreitinger  @ChrisLoCurto You should take a picture of Chris and super-impose a cape! haha :)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @lilykreitinger I loved the picture of me as Superman that you sent me!!! If only I had all that hair. :-)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @lilykreitinger  @JoelFortner  @Skropp  @skottydog hahaha….wait….that’s not a bad idea. 

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @Laura Johnson  @lilykreitinger And that she did! :-)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @JoelFortner  @Skropp  @skottydog I love it! I need to look into that. 

        • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

           @ChrisLoCurto  @lilykreitinger I know!! She sent it to me :)  Too bad livefyre doesn’t have the capability to post pictures… ;)

        • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

           @ChrisLoCurto  @lilykreitingerI know!! She sent it to me :)  Too bad livefyre doesn’t have the capability to post pictures… ;)

        • http://epicenterlanguages.com.mx/our-blog Aaron Nelson

           @JoelFortner Actually, I used to participate in a cool live video to twitter Q&A session in an online small business community. The community would post questions live via Twitter and a chat service, and the moderator would answer right then and there. It was really cool! Maybe that could be an upgrade to the live chat you guys do?? 

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

          @ChrisLoCurto That will show you I have too much time on my hands lol

        • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ uma_maheswaran

           @ChrisLoCurto  That’s true Chris! I have experienced the same.
           

    • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

      @skottydog “home away from home” -like :)

    • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

      @skottydog He was missed definitely. I like Lily’s idea of a chat room on the site so we can have discussions even when Chris is off saving the world one leader at a time….

      • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

        @Skropp I have to look into that! I love that idea.

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @ChrisLoCurto Look at it from a completely selfish point of view… Think of all the blog post ideas our convos will suggest to you :)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

          @Skropp True dat!!

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @ChrisLoCurto Of course then some of us may do the same thing and we’ll end up with like 10 blog posts on the same subject in the same week, haha

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @ChrisLoCurto  @Skropp Next thing is to figure out how to get rid of  the comment spammers. They’re annoying!

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

          @lilykreitinger @Skropp Are you talking about @JoelFortner?

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @ChrisLoCurto  @lilykreitinger  @Skropp I would never talk about Joel like that behind his back. :D

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @ChrisLoCurto Haha I wasn’t thinking about @JoelFortner…but now that you bring it up…hahaha

        • http://www.bluebridgecomm.com/ JoelFortner

           @ChrisLoCurto  @Skropp Here you go! http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/chatroom

        • http://www.bluebridgecomm.com/ JoelFortner

           @Skropp  @ChrisLoCurto AH MAN!!!!

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @JoelFortner @ChrisLoCurto Dang, if we could only comment AND have fun! Haha

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @JoelFortner  @ChrisLoCurto  @Skropp There you got it! 
           

        • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

           @ChrisLoCurto  @lilykreitinger  @Skropp HaHa!!

        • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

           @lilykreitinger  @JoelFortner  @ChrisLoCurto  @Skropp  Chris, I don’t think you installed the plugin correctly.  Looks like Joel is still able to comment!  ha ha!!!  :^D

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @skottydog @lilykreitinger @JoelFortner @ChrisLoCurto HAHAHA

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @Skropp  @ChrisLoCurto Works for me. 

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @Skropp  @JoelFortner  @ChrisLoCurto I know!! You guys are so stuffy!

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @skottydog  @lilykreitinger  @JoelFortner  @Skropp How does he keep getting in?!?! :-D

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @ChrisLoCurto @JoelFortner Sooner or later we’ll learn to loosen up a bit…

        • http://epicenterlanguages.com.mx/our-blog Aaron Nelson

           @lilykreitinger Oh heck ya!!! That is REALLY annoying!! We need a comment bouncer. 

      • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

         @Skropp  @skottydog Yes, but we need a feature to electronically kick the crap out of spammers!  

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @skottydog Haha. Not just block or kick out…but kick the crap out of them haha love it

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @skottydog  @Skropp Scott, apparently you also post as “custom desk plates” and I post as “ipod accessories” 
           

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @skottydog  @Skropp And I hope wooden bedroom furniture, custom desk plates, dentistmanchester and ipod accessories don’t make the top 10 commentator list for May! HA HA HA!!!
           

        • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

           @lilykreitinger  I guess you’re going to have to make sure that doesn’t happen by doubling your number of comments ;) 

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @lilykreitinger @skottydog I would be ROLLING ON THE FLOOR laughing if that happened!

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @lilykreitinger @skottydog If either of those make the top 10 you do NOT get to take credit!! Haha

  • cabinart

    Trying to figure out the connection between an Arizona cattle-drive/BBQ/rodeo/live band/dance and Tahoe. Hmmm, must be the open country away from the congestion of the East coast.  Bet there are more twitches per capita on the right side of the Mississippi than on the left side.

    • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

       @cabinart Hahaha…I bet people don’t realize we know how to do rodeo in NorCal. :-) Don’t you have it down there? 

      • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

        @ChrisLoCurto @cabinart Man I LOVE NorCal! One of my good friends lives in Sac and I went to Tahoe for spring break once :) Beautiful!! There’s some true cowboys in NorCal!

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

          @Skropp Amen!!

      • cabinart

         @ChrisLoCurto @Skropp Lots of cowboys in Central Calif. especially in the foothills where I am. Had annual roping event 2 weeks ago, and then a rodeo this weekend, competing for people’s attendance at the art fair where I’ll have a booth. Or maybe the rodeo types wouldn’t be inclined to attend the art festival. (I learned about the smell of beer at the Woodlake Rodeo back in jr. high when the band would march in the parade and then get sunburned to death watching the rodeo afterward.)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

          @cabinart @Skropp HAHAHA…yeah, that was my youth as well!!

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @cabinart @ChrisLoCurto Nothin like a good rodeo….

  • Chris Johnston

    Great post. Thanks for sharing Isaac.  He someday will be a great man.

    • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

       @Chris Johnston I have no doubt

  • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

    First off, Thank GOODNESS for a new post. I was starting to get the shakes, becoming irritable and losing sleep at night…(by the way, what are the symptoms of addiction withdrawals? Just curious…)
    Second, Isaac sounds totally awesome! Must be one of the coolest perks of the job, meeting such awesome people all over the country!
    Third, if you ever want to go on a cattle drive, let me know. I grew up on a cattle ranch and my parents still own it…could work something out ;)

    • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

       @Skropp Hahaha….I think that’s an acceptable addiction!!! And yes, Isaac was an amazing perk. I wanted to steal him but I don’t know how far I would have gotten. :-)
       
      You may get a call on that cattle drive someday my friend! Where is it? 

      • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

        @ChrisLoCurto Whenever you want I’ll set it up. It’s in Central Washington State.

        • http://www.bluebridgecomm.com/ JoelFortner

           @Skropp  @ChrisLoCurto Ummmmm……I like cattle.  #Justsayin

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @JoelFortner @ChrisLoCurto Me too, especially on the grill :)

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @Skropp  @JoelFortner  @ChrisLoCurto Ok, we all go on a cattle drive…and then eat them. Who’s in? 

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @ChrisLoCurto @JoelFortner On the Sieverkropp Ranch it’s not uncommon to finish off the day with a BBQ…or we could go out and call in and shoot some coyotes…

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          Or deer hunting if it’s the right time of year….or all of the above…as the song goes, “Thank God I’m a country boy!”

    • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

      @Skropp.
      I thought I was the only one having withdrawals!

      • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

        @skottydog You thought so???????? ;)

        • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

           @Laura Johnson  not really!   But I have to admit, I did check my inbox a couple of times this week and think something was wrong or Chris inadvertently got banished to the “junk folder”!

      • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

        @skottydog Nope… Got depressed every morning when there wasn’t an email in my inbox telling me there was a new post haha

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

          @Skropp IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE LOVED!!! :-D

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @ChrisLoCurto It’s like I’ve told you before, the great info you give, as well as the awesome follow up insight from all the other commenters helps me not dwell on the crap of life and focus on making my future better…and THAT is priceless

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @Skropp  @skottydog So we all ran to Twitter to keep each other company… :D

        • http://hardandsimple.blogspot.com Skropp

          @lilykreitinger @skottydog And now we’re all friends there too… What a clever way to get us all following each other…he’s always a step ahead!

        • http://www.jonahenry.com/ Jonathan Henry

           @ChrisLoCurto  I spent the week constantly refreshing your home page from various locations expecting a post. I’m guessing I contributed to vastly improving your SEO ranking by making it appear you had a huge spike in traffic, so I need an address to send the invoice for my services please. :)

        • http://www.bluebridgecomm.com/ JoelFortner

           @Jonathan Henry I think it was in January when Chris didn’t post for like a week or something.  I had a couple of people ask me if he was okay!!!  You know you’re building a solid platform when………..

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

           @Skropp  @skottydog Aaron and Jana were so bored that they started comments on my blog… HA HA HA!!!!
           

        • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

           @lilykreitinger  @Skropp  @skottydog I don’t have twitter so I missed out :(  Sad.

        • http://ChrisLoCurto.com ChrisLoCurto

           @Jonathan Henry BAH!!!! So that’s how I get those numbers?!

        • http://epicenterlanguages.com.mx/our-blog Aaron Nelson

           @Jonathan Henry  @ChrisLoCurto LOL Jonathan – I was so refreshing too there for a few days before I realized that there was an Entre event going on. LOL That’s too funny.

        • http://epicenterlanguages.com.mx/our-blog Aaron Nelson

           @lilykreitinger  @Skropp  @skottydog LOL LILY!!! That’s not true….I started commenting on your blog cus you write great stuff too! (Actually figured out how to get your posts to my inbox…hehe) 

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com lilykreitinger

         @skottydog  Nope, you’re in good company.  : )

      • http://epicenterlanguages.com.mx/our-blog Aaron Nelson

         @skottydog Nope, I was too man! Thought I was the only one. Phew. :)