Landman Life

Landman Log – January 13 – Creative Inspiration

The Inspiration Over the past 12, going on 13 years working as a landman, I’ve seen a lot of shady shit, drank (probably too many) beers, told a lot of stories, and met a lot of really interesting people. Most times if you had the chance to meet a master mechanic down in Gonzales, Texas, …

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Landman Log – January 12 – Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges We’ve all been there before. Somebody does or says something that really pisses you off. Maybe they let you down, threw you under the bus, screwed you on a deal, or are just being an asshole. Your first reaction is “fuck that guy(or girl)!” It’s a natural response when you feel like someone …

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Landman Log – January 10, 2023 – Ignore the Gatekeepers

Ignore The Gatekeepers I’ve been reading Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent. The benefits of reading in his words how smart he is are…somewhat dubious, but it is entertaining none the less. One of the points that actually hit home for me was about ignoring the “gatekeepers.” All too often, when …

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The Cow, The Lease Road, and The Sheriff (Part 1)

Back when I was a younger, less experienced (dumb) landman I had an encounter with The Cow. A lot of you reading this instantly know what cow I’m referring to. It’s that motherfucking scrawny piece of shit cow that had the dumb luck (or common sense, since we’re talking about The Cow) to take its …

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With All the Time in the World, How Important is Health?

Talking About Health We spend more time talking about “how important it is to take care of yourself” than we do actually taking care of ourselves. People are announcing New Years resolutions about going to the gym, and other people are trying to “educate” those people about how to behave in the gym. Working out …

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The Landman’s Worst Enemy

You probably think this post is going to be about jackass landowners and their attorneys, or the overbearing micromanagement from the corporate headquarters…or maybe that dead cow on the lease road. Those are all part of the job. We signed up for it. The landman’s worst enemy is complacency. All of us tend to get …

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