Land Management

TLD 015 - Land Management Career Success: Insights from Barclay Ridge

Published on
October 13, 2023
Barclay Ridge
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Are you an independent landman looking to stand out in a competitive industry? Working as an independent landman can be challenging, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. To succeed in this field, you need to set yourself apart from the competition.

Join Brent Broussard and Barclay Ridge in this episode and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to differentiate yourself as an independent landman. Let's get started!

Time Stamps

  • 00:47 - Episode & Guest Intro
  • 02:00 - Barclay Ridge's Professional Background
  • 04:53 - Know What You're Good At
  • 07:37 - Recognize Your Limitations
  • 09:12 - Know What You Can Accomplish Within a Project Timeline
  • 12:14 - The Importance of Planning
  • 14:09 - Know Your Client
  • 18:22 - Tailoring Your Deliverables
  • 22:02 - Understanding Systems and Processes
  • 25:53 - Know Your Role
  • 30:16 - The Importance of Communication
  • 31:24 - Know Your Project
  • 33:30 - Having the Right Attitude
  • 35:38 - Creating Value as an Independent Landman
  • 43:53 - Knowing Your Value
  • 48:54 - Key Takeaways
  • 49:49 - How to Get In Touch with Barclay

Snippets From The Episode

  • “You don't have to be the best of everything. But you do want to be remembered as somebody that is, heads down, moving the ball forward, solving problems, making the hurdles where there need to be made. Those are the things that people look back for." - Barclay Ridge
  • "Frankly, the biggest thing as an independent is if you're not billing, you're not bringing home a dollar. So, the more prepared you are for that, the busier you can be." - Brent Broussard
  • "It is about staying busy. That's sort of your first priority. But it also is about finding quality projects that you enjoy doing."  - Barclay Ridge
  • "As you're looking for more work, you really need to know what you're good at doing." - Barclay Ridge
  • "Be confident in the things you know. Be honest about your limitations." - Barclay Ridge


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