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April 30, 2022

Ep. 1.17 Is Choosing to Farm Enough? with Jenn Colby

Ep. 1.17 Is Choosing to Farm Enough? with Jenn Colby

“I think sometimes the choice to farm also means that folks choose not to have a life. They may not recognize it as that. Sometimes the choice to farm or ranch doesn't necessarily automatically set them up for that. Responsibility weighs really heavily on the shoulders of farmers and ranchers. I think everyone deserves to have a life but I really think that farmers and ranchers deserve to have a life. I just don't know if that always happens. And I don't know if the choice to farm is actually enough.”

We can look at how we farm and ranch, we can look at all the technical stuff. We can change a lot of things about our business. But if we don't look at ourselves and actually start to change from the inside, then well, we're going to be in the same place. And I don't know if you want to be in the same place.

Four years ago, I didn’t want to be in the same place. It took a different perspective and some work, but I’m on a new path and the load on my shoulders is a lot lighter.

A little bit of a different episode today. Enjoy, friends.

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The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer

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