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- Jude Samson, President Levelfield.com, Inc
Traveling and WorkingHave you setup your business so that you can keep an eye on your business and work on your business while you’re traveling? You can use technology to work globally.I brought my laptop with me on my trip to Switzerland. It’s getting really easy to find wireless Internet access while you’re traveling. I essentially have complete access to everything I need to run my business no matter where I am in the world. Using Instant Messaging I can communicate with the people I work with. With our sales and support tool I can make sure we’re continuing to bring new business in the door, and taking care of our new and existing customers.I can even put up a new blog post with a picture of myself from an airport half way around the world!You may need to travel unexpectedly. Can you pick up and leave and still grow your business? Even if you’re traveling for pleasure you should be able to extend your trip with the right tools.Make a commitment to your business. Setup you business so that you can get your work done no matter what the circumstances.Jude SamsonPresident
We're off to the Triathlon World Championships
At the end of this month Jeannie and I will be leaving for Lausanne, Switzerland for the Triathlon World Championships.
Even though Jeannie crashed on the bike at the National Championships in Kansas City, she still finished 10th and her time was good enough to qualify her for the World Championships.
As always there's a business lesson to be learned from Jeannie's experience. In your business you're going to have failures and setbacks. That doesn't mean it's the end of the race, even though it might feel like it. When those things happen it's important to honor your commitments and not honor the way you are feeling. Jeannie honored her commitment to finish the race and qualify. She was slower after the crash, but because she honored her commitment to finish and qualify she'll get to start a brand new race. This time on the world stage.
She also launched her very own website this week. Learn more about her story, check out some more photos and learn more about how she does it all.
While you're there don't forget to read her Triathlon Blog
The next time you experience a setback remember to honor your commitments, keep your chin-up and move forward.
I'm so proud of Jeannie: My Wife, Mother of 4 and Triathlete!
My wife, Jeannie, is truly an amazing woman. In addition to being my wife and the mother to four children she is a pretty incredible athlete.
I'll be talking more about Jeannie in the next couple of weeks. For now here are a few highlights from the last few years. You can see that good hard consistent training over time really pays off!
- Corpus Christi Triathlon-1st overall
- Texas State Triathlon- 2nd overall
- Cactus Challenge Triathlon-2nd overall
- Capital texas Triathlon-3rd overall
- Danskin Triathlon-1st overall
- National Championships 10th overall (Bike Crash)
- Splash Triathlon, Sea World, San Antonio, TX - 1st Overall
- Texas State Triathlon - Canyon Lake, TX - 5th Overall - A G Win
- Cactus Challenge Triathlon - Austin, TX - 3rd Overall
- Capital of Texas Triathlon - Austin, TX - 7th Overall - A G Win
- Danskin Women's Triathlon - Austin, TX - 4th Overall-took wrong turn
- Ironhead Dallas Triathlon - Grand Prairie, TX - 1st Overall
- Cinco Ranch Triathlon - Katy, TX - 4th Overall, A G Win
- Danskin Women's Triathlon - Austin, TX- 10th overall - A G Win
- Ironhead Dallas Triathlon - Grand Prairie, TX - A G Win
- Dilloman Triathlon - Austin, TX - 2nd Overall, A G Win
Clearly her consistent effort over the last 2 years is really starting to pay off. Your efforts in your own small business are no different. It’s just a matter of doing those things that will make you successful consistently over time. There will be days that doing those behaviors will be particularly difficult. The rewards come when you push through those days, and put in the miles anyway.
I’m sure there’s something in your life that you’re great at. If you look at why you are so good in this area it’s probably because you’ve put in consistent effort over many years.
This principle applies to all areas of your life. If there’s something else you’d like to be great at, just apply the same principles to this new area. You will get excellent there too!
Start becoming great today. Decide what you need to do everyday to get there, and do it!
In many ways I continue to build Levelfield around supporting my family and the people I work with. At the heart of it is a value system I honor: To be of service and provide value to everyone connected to Levelfield.
Today I will touch on my family. I have four kids: Aliya (4), Asha (6), David (9) and Shanti (11).
Not only does Levelfield put food on their plates and a roof over their head, it also gives me a chance to educate them. The office is only a couple of miles from home so they have a place to come and do homework after school. Now that it’s summer David and Shanti spend more time in the office. They get to interact with the rest of the staff here, and learn about business and the value of hard work.
Next week I’ll tell you about my wife Jeannie. Mother of 4… and that’s not all!
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