McK McConaha (Street Articles Author)
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I have dealt with cows most all of my life, and sometimes would much rather be out on the grasslands enjoying the slight breeze, watching over and caring for those 4 legged beasts. I still do live on a ranch in central northern New Mexico. Married to my sweetheart, Kat. She and I have been together almost 2 years, and enjoying life here in the outback of New Mexico.

Enter from stage left...Wealthy Affiliate University. I wasn't prepared for what I found there. First time to the site and I was completely overwhelmed with that busy, busy, busy website. I haven't much tech knowledge or marketing experience. I was wondering to myself...what in the world is an old balding cowpoke doing here?

Well, let me tell you something! I went from overwhelmed to excited in a two shakes of a rats tail! I noticed that new people were entering the site and saying 'Howdy' on the general chat line on the right. People has all sorts of questions that were being answered by various folks.

I saw a list on the left, that included training...Whoa!! Stop the train!! Training? Click....read. Click.....Read. I soon figured out that I could take 'courses' on Keyword Searches, FTP (don't know what that is yet!), website building, and many more topics. New ones, old ones and there were even blogs where people voiced their problems and then in the comments below there would be answers.

I was hooked! A niche? I knew almost immediately what my two niches would be. First, my wife and I love dogs! Not just any dogs, mind you, Great Danes! Those gentle giants that are way too smart for their own good!

My other niche will probably surprise you. I have a passion about how employees are treated and managed in the workplace. Long story made semi-short. I once worked at a large feedlot, and had my first dealings with the worst kind of manager ever! Since then, almost 30 years now, I read and studied various managers, programs, and books, so that I might not make the same fatal mistakes.

So, this ole cowboy turned Internet Marketer will sign off, now because I know I have classes waiting for me over at WAU. Ya'll have a great time here at SA, and I will see ya around.

Pat and Kat

Can You Smell That?
Warning! The faint of heart should not read this! As I am driving to work one morning with the window down, I notice the aroma. You know the one. The aroma of cow excrement! Yes, I was 2 miles from work, a 39,000 head feedlot, where cattle become fat and…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Jul 19, 2012  
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The Babysitter Manager
You are sitting at your desk inside your little cubicle at work and you keep getting that little nagging feeling that someone is watching you. You know the feeling. If you could instantly spin your head about, you might just find her there, hovering and watching you through that spyglass…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Jul 19, 2012  
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How to Motivate Employees
Have you ever been punished for showing up for work 5 minutes late? Written up for unsubordination after venting about your superiors? Does the watchful eye of your suervisor make your cringe? How do you feel when you are disciplined for something you did wrong or was percieved as done…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Jul 19, 2012  
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What Motivates Employees to Work Harder: the Carrot or the Stick?
A new study out of Michigan State University shows that it's the carrot, not the stick, that motivates employees to higher production. The article in the Science Daily titled "Carrots, Not Sticks, Motivate Workers" sheds light on the use of rewards and punishments when it comes to dealing with employees.…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Jul 19, 2012  
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Are Your Employees Assets Or Liabilities?
Do you treat your employees as an asset or a liability? Strange question, right? Because assets and liabilities are found on a financial statement and nowhere on this statement is there any mention of employees. Payroll and associated taxes are definitely there, but not the employees themselves. A company in…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Jul 19, 2012  
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My Bad to Best Manager
I was fresh out of college, and had landed a great job, Operations Manager, at a large beef feed lot in central Washington State. I was to supervise over 30 employees and co-ordinate the remodel project. Talk about excitement mixed with trepidation. The general manager and my direct supervisor, Werner,…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Jul 17, 2012  
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Puppy Needs More Than Food And Water
Awe! Isn't she cute? She is SO cute! Lick! Lick! You know what's happening. The cute little fur ball of energy is so convincing. A new puppy would be so much fun to bring home. The cutest little thing you have ever seen looks into your eyes and you are…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jul 17, 2012  
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Does Your Dog Dominate It's Master?
Who eats FIRST? Your dogs or you? This has become the topic of discussion (dare I say heated?) between my wife and I. The difference between dogs and other animals on the farm is that dogs live in the house. Dogs are man's best friend. Never heard that said of…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jul 16, 2012  
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Puppy Needs More Than Food And Water
Awe! Isn't she cute? She is SO cute! Lick! Lick! You know what's happening. The cute little fur ball…
Does Your Dog Dominate It's Master?
Who eats FIRST? Your dogs or you? This has become the topic of discussion (dare I say heated?) between…
My Bad to Best Manager
I was fresh out of college, and had landed a great job, Operations Manager, at a large beef feed lot…
Are Your Employees Assets Or Liabilities?
Do you treat your employees as an asset or a liability? Strange question, right? Because assets and…
Illegal Immigration: Jan Brewer Vs President Obama
Illegal immigration is an issue that has the nation split in half! Supporters say things like "This…
Vitamins Make Your Hair Grow
Your haircut is so, so bad and now you need your hair to grow extra fast. Are there any vitamins or…
Your Hand: A Roadmap to Positive Results
I want each of you to hold out your hand in front of you. Look at it. No, really! Look at your hand!…
Electrical Remodel Project: My Old Ranch House & My Old Brain, Part 3
Are you still with me? I sure hope I make it worth your while as I unveil what I found as I remodeled…
Electrical Remodel Project: My Old Ranch House & My Old Brain, Part 1
The lights dim as my wife switches on a burner on the stovetop. There is heat felt in the wall above…
Electrical Remodel Project: My Old Ranch House & My Old Brain, Part 2
After thirty years of working hard for the almighty dollar, times began to change. I wasn't excited…