Clarity - Levelfield's Small Business Blog

- Jeannie Samson, President, Inc

  • Creating an Environment to Recognize Miracles

    9/26/2007 12:00:00 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Spiritual Quest

    An awful lot of success is determined by your thinking and your actions. When those things are aligned success is much more possible. If they’re not aligned then failure is almost certain.

    If you’re truly committed then the right people will show up when you need them. You’ll be talking about the things you want and people will be drawn to you and those ideas.

    You must have clarity on where you want to get and what you want to accomplish, your motives must be pure (that means everybody benefits). Then God will provide the right person to talk to who will help you take the next step.

    If you take the next step then the next person will be provided as long as your motives are pure and you’re always willing to try to help someone else.

    Every time I have this level of clarity in my life then the right people are provided. I owe much of my own success to this effect.

    Here’s what you need to ask yourself:

    1. Are my motives clear?
    2. Does everybody concerned win?
    3. Am I truly focused and committed?

    Focus your thinking. What are you committed to achieving for yourself?

    Jude Samson
    Levelfield, Inc.

  • A Guaranteed way to Boost Your Profits!

    9/19/2007 12:00:00 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Business Management, Small Business

    There’s really only one guaranteed way to boost your profits. That is to reduce your expenses. Do you really need fancy office furniture or a gas guzzling SUV to effectively run your business?

    Business follows a very simple formula

    Revenue – Expenses = Profit

    Sure we’re all trying to grow revenue, but it really pays to invest some time in reducing your expenses. It will have the same effect on your profits.

    Have you signed up for services that you continue to pay for but never use? Stop! Call the vendor and ask them to cancel your account. $9.99 a month, $29.95 a month and $199 a year may not seem like much, but they add up quickly. If you’re not using these services or they’re not adding to your bottom line, then cut them out.

    Look at the effectiveness of your marketing and advertising. You can use your Levelfield website to track the success of many of these campaigns. Just use the reporting feature to see if your efforts are creating more traffic, more quote requests and more business. If they’re not you should either look at how you can improve what you’re doing, or stop doing the things that aren’t working and reinvest that money where it will work.

    I could go on and on. Look at each expense in your business and ask yourself: “is this necessary? Is this adding to my bottom line?” If it’s not then you have an opportunity to increase profits.

    Find an expense you can cut right now and increase your profits! I guarantee it will work.

    Jude Samson
    Levelfield, Inc.

  • I'm so proud of Jeannie: My Wife, Mother of 4 and Triathlete!

    9/12/2007 12:00:00 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Family, Personal, Small Business

    Jeannie Samson Triathlete with 4 Kids!

    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!

    • 2006 Highlights

    • 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)
    • 2005 Highlights

    • 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
    • 2004 Highlights

    • 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

    Jeannie - Wife - Mother Writer _ Triathlete

    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!

    Jude Samson
    Levelfield, Inc.

  • Promoting Your Small Business Blog

    9/5/2007 12:00:00 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Business Blogging, Marketing, Small Business

    We don’t believe in secrets. There are no marketing secrets that will suddenly explode your business to the point that it generates millions and millions of dollars with no effort. The same holds true with sales secrets.

    I won’t keep secrets from you on this blog. I’ll tell you what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. Why? So you can replicate it and create your own success. This is not rocket science. If you spend a few minutes each day creating unique content on your website (like I’m doing with this blog), and another few minutes marketing your blog and your website you’ll generate more traffic. There’s no secret, it just takes a little bit of effort and some persistence.

    One easy way to promote your blog is to submit it to blog directories. Here is a list of the directories that have already listed this blog:

    You can also use a free service like ping-o-matic or Pingoat after each post to let many of the major blog directories know you’ve added a new entry. Start your blog today! Already have a blog? Use the links above to start promoting it.

    Jude Samson
    Levelfield, Inc.

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