• shane@countryexec.com
  • Seguin, Texas

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Reasons To Value What Is In Front Of You

Earlier this month a person very dear to my life passed. My grandmother finally received her much-deserved peace for a life well lived. I found myself taking short notice bereavement, working for the great organization I do they were of course more than supportive. My adopted hometown is some three hundred miles to my actual hometown in the East Texas […]

Choosing To Live In The Now

To live in the now. I’m envious of those folks living in places that don’t do the time shuffle dance twice a year. Seems silly to me to cling onto actions that are no longer relevant to society. I see it as a “we’ve always done it this way” mindset. In a professional context that way of thinking drives me […]

Be The Example Others Aspire To Be And Need

Be the example. If you spend enough time around me, you’re going to hear me say that from time to time. It’s one of those go to clichés I keep holstered at all times, both for myself and what I ask of the employees and vendors I work with. Set the bar high. Exceed expectations. Don’t allow others or yourself to limit who you are. Own it. Be the example. Dictate the terms of […]

The Truth Behind Being A Public Servant

I’ve known for years now I am a public servant at heart. It took my transitioning to private industry to learn who I was in a professional capacity and what I wanted to do with my life. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found my calling. It is said you never work a day in your life if you […]

How To Empower The Mind To Boost Productivity

The power of the mind is an aspect of life I marvel at. What is it about our minds that has the ability to propel us forward? To be decisive for one action over another. To accept what is thrown our way in life versus refusing to endure the status quo. Dictate change over one’s circumstance. Something is going on in each of our minds that […]

Consistency Is King For Launching Proven Life Success

Consistency is king. If I had to sum up life in three words that would be a strong choice. I can equate it to showing up every day. Bringing your “A” game in the pursued aspects of life. Knocking those classes out assignment by assignment class after class until you’ve reached your end goal. When you put forth the effort to be prepared to the best of your ability for that […]

Why Choose A Simple Country Life Versus Urban Existence

It’s been about three and a half years since I came full circle in my life and moved back to rural Texas. The question as to why still comes up on occasion. There are people in my life that literally cannot fathom why I chose a country life and left substantial career opportunities, bloated salaries, and many of the conveniences of urban society to live in rural Texas. I […]

Education – Was The Time And Money Invested Worth It?

I made a note a while back to conduct a practical analysis of my own higher education in an effort to help others determine if the juice was worth the squeeze so to speak in their own lives. Higher education, more so the cost associated with obtaining said education, is a hot topic issue these days. I shake my head when I learn of the […]

GovLoop Guest Posts Exclusive – March 2021

Howdy again folks! It’s late May in Texas and it’s definitely starting to heat up in my neck of the woods. Professionally I’ve just returned from a TAGITM strategic planning session in Austin. As soon as I got back, I had to finalize and submit all my operational and capital budget requests for fiscal year 2021-22, a process that takes […]

The Truth Behind Resumes And What Hiring Managers Want

Recently, I concluded the hiring process to bring on a new team member for my organization. It had been more than a year since our last hire and working through the process again acted as a reminder for what I look for in candidates. Before I started in leadership, I often found myself wondering what was happening on the other […]