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- Jeannie Samson, President, Inc

  • If you want to make God laugh, make plans.

    1/23/2009 11:38:42 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Planning, Results

    Someone once said, "If you want to make God laugh, make plans." I wish I could take credit for this idea since it happens often to so many people but I cannot. This week the quote became extremely relevant to life at Levelfield. It seems like the bigger the plans the bigger the laugh and the more the rollercoaster ride seems to rise and fall.

    The only thing that you can do to combat the unexpected results is to work the hardest for the longest with no complaints. Regardless of what you've planned and what made God laugh, you can only control the effort you put forth. Push yourself to your limits to fulfill what you've planned. If you don't succeed take God's laughter in jest and step back from what you've done. Laugh and realize that there may be a better big picture for you and this moment is nothing less than a blessing in disguise.

  • Step-by-Step Work Your Plan

    1/11/2008 12:00:00 AM Link |  | Add comment


    photo by Amanda Potter

    It's the time of year to reflect on the old and look forward to the new. Another year is almost past and we're trained to be nostalgic about what we did and did not accomplish in 2007. Lets learn from our failures and accomplishments and expand our plan for 2008.

    If you don't have a specific measurable plan for your business than you are preemptively planning on failure for the New Year.

    Lets discuss the idea of a plan in business. A business plan is nearly worthless if there aren't specific measurements in place to quantify a business' success. You make it or break it according to revenue and income. If there is no plan in place acknowledging revenue sources and where your customers are coming from, your business will fail faster than it is started. Beyond that, a business without a plan is an investor's nightmare. 

    It's important to break down your plan step by step. The degree to which you break it down into simple steps has cumulative effects on the overall goal. You should always plan your work and work your plan so that you have something more to strive for. Don't set unreachable goals for yourself and your business. Set smaller achievable goals that leave you striving for more.

    As in business I look at day-to-day activities with specific goals in mind. One of my daily activities/hobbies is running. I enjoy running. As an activity, running doesn't sap my enthusiasm as it does for others. I love to run. I never run until I'm tired; I run until I have something more to give so that I look forward to my next run.

    Set goals in business that reflect your overall plan and are an integral part of your success. Make sure that you always have more to give your business so you can look forward to your next successful goal achievement.

    Jude Samson
    Levelfield, Inc.

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