"PONY TALES by" Ponty is written by Ken E. Knight, the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in the "Farm And Livestock Directory" every month.

…Brothers And Sisters, And One Ol’ Man Processing Memories!

If you think you have run out of options, it’s only because you have quit moving from room to room when a door is slammed in your face. If you’re really trying, another door will open!

The reason most dreams don’t come true is because people sometimes give up too easily. Sometimes they quit before they even get started. Does this sound like somebody you know? When just one more try may be the answer, you quit trying. Dreams don’t come true – dreams are made true.

But you say, “That’s impossible when I’ve exhausted every effort!”  There is no such thing as ‘every effort’. The words ‘never’ and ‘ever’ shouldn’t be in your vocabulary. When you think of all the creative opportunities that never are explored, the possibilities are exhausting. Sure there will be problems, but opportunities are nothing more than problems looking for a solution.

Look close to home for solutions. Strangers could care less about you, but build upon your reputation–a reputation that has taken a lifetime to create with your friends, neighbors, business associates and family. They are the ones who trust you enough to lend a helping hand. Broaden that circle of relationships–you never know when just the right mix begins to click!

For those who don’t know who to turn to, I would like to suggest that you get acquainted with a gentleman by the name of Gunter Hess from Evans, Colorado. You can call him at 970-290-3278 or contact him via email at [email protected].

I’ve singled this man out because of his ability to open doors. Though he’s walked a mile in your shoes, he’s professionally respected enough to justifiably represent your cause, whatever it may be: nancial, business planning, or even just concept planning. He can open up doors that have been slammed in your face, but most important, he can open new doors of opportunity you may have never considered, for example, conversion of livestock facilities, introduction to investment funds, and perhaps even a change of venue. Whatever it is, he has no self-serving interest, nor does he rely upon you for his income. His job is putting people together that can help one another for the bene t of all.

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