Confessions of a Cattleman RSS




Memorial Day Weekend 2020

The ebb and flows of business are never ending. Especially, in our country’s current uncertainty. It is easy to get lost in the day to day grind to try and gain more success and money. However, none of the previously listed reasons are why I started this company. I started it to give myself a new purpose of something difficult to strive towards post military. There are certain days throughout the year that hit me like a freight train. As time swells between my past military experiences and my life as an entrepreneur, some of the more painful memories I have of the friends I lost become dull and less piercing, but their memory is always present in my day-to-day...

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Airborne Ranger in the Sky

One thing you have no shortage of when you exit the military is “stuff.” Most people have it piled in duffel bags, boxes, piled high on shelves, or in the Goodwill pile. The contents of these bags and piles are compiled of uniforms, gloves, pouches, chem-lights, tourniquets, magazines, boots, coins, snivel gear (cold weather apparel), eyewear, and a bunch of stuff you don’t even remember when you were issued it.  When I got out, I went through five very large duffel bags and consolidated everything I had down to two tubs. I had the mentality of I was so happy to exit the military I just wanted to get rid of everything, so I did.   Fast forward five years,...

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Closing the Gate on 2018

Closing the Gate on 2018 Last year was an absolute roller coaster ride. Filled with the same types of ebbs and flows I imagine most entrepreneurs face on their journey to creating a sustainable business. About this time last year, I was convinced I had made a mistake and KC Cattle Company was not going to make it. I’m pretty sure the only thing that kept me going was my stubbornness and “never quit” mentality I had drilled into my head during my time in the military. In March of last year, I was still struggling to figure out what my next move was to try to get some traction with steady sales. My wife texted me one day while...

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Guardian Angel

            The sudden loss of a friend, brother, sister, parent, or child is a bear of a burden I do not wish on anybody. Unfortunately, these types of tragedies happen all too often in our world. The grief and pain inflicted by such a powerful wound is not something that ever completely heals but it does change its manifestation in your mind over time. You have to choose whether that moment is going to define you as when you took a turn for the worse, or as when chose to live the rest of your life in that person’s honor.             When my brother-in-law, SSG Jeremy Katzenberger, was killed on my first deployment, I had no idea...

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