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The Rise and THRIVE of Emmitt Smith

The Rise and THRIVE of Emmitt Smith

By now, you’ve heard about Le-Vel’s ongoing video series, The Rise and THRIVE of Emmitt Smith. Emmitt Smith represents what rising and thriving is all about.  This former Dallas Cowboys running back is one of professional football’s most accomplished players in history. Although he’s been retired from football for 12 years, he keeps proving again and again what it means to be a thriver.

In fact, Rise and THRIVE could very well be the title of Emmitt’s life story. Throughout his life, Emmitt has confronted challenges boldly, with perseverance and dignity.

His story begins in 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, where, as a youth, Emmitt began playing football at the Salvation Army. While he dreamed of one day playing for the NFL, his family’s financial difficulties made that goal seem unlikely.

Nevertheless, Emmitt was a star athlete in high school, even as he juggled odd jobs to support his family. He later went on to play football for the University of Florida Gators. In his junior year of college, his NFL dream became a reality: The Dallas Cowboys came calling, and Emmitt never looked back.

He spent the next 13 seasons with the Cowboys, followed by two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before his retirement in 2005. During his amazing 15-year career, he established numerous records that remain standing today.

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Emmitt continues to rank as the all-time leading rusher with 18,355 career rushing yards, and the all-time rushing touchdown record holder with 164 touchdowns. He holds three Super Bowl champion rings and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010.

After his retirement, he became a football analyst for ESPN and the NFL Network and founded several real estate development, financing, construction and technology companies. He is the author of Game On, a book in which he shares the principles that have inspired his success both on and off the football field.

And, never one to turn down an opportunity to try something new, Emmitt also won “Dancing with the Stars” with his partner, Cheryl Burke, in 2006. Emmitt and his wife, Pat, are the founders of the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which provides educational and enrichment opportunities to underserved children. He’s a much-loved figure in the city of Dallas, where he, Pat, and their five children have resided for many years.

Emmitt is a powerful example of how the refusal to quit – and the commitment to thrive under any circumstances – can turn seemingly impossible dreams into realities. That’s the very spirit behind our entire THRIVE product line, and the community that connects us all – employees, Brand Promoters and customers alike. His philosophy for life is one that motivates and inspires: “What do you want for yourself? Do you want to be successful, and are you willing to pay the price? That’s the decision we have to make every day of our lives.”

Look for more details on The Rise and THRIVE of Emmitt Smith – including some exclusive video clips from the series — coming soon!

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Join us at the Le-Vel Live Ultimate Party!

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Join us at the Le-Vel Live Ultimate Party!

We’re only four months into 2017, and it’s our best year ever. In fact, your efforts already have blown all company records out of the water. Le-Vel just hit an incredible milestone: $1 billion in lifetime orders. Now THAT calls for a party! We’re doing this one big, and you’re invited! Join us for the Le-Vel Live Ultimate Party in Dallas April 28-29 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly known as the Dallas Convention Center) for an event you won’t forget. Over the course of two days, you’re going to hear from a lineup of powerful and inspirational speakers. You’ll get training and motivation from Le-Vel executives, top-ranked Brand Promoters and up-and-comers. You’ll celebrate your success with more than 30,000 friends. And you’ll leave fired up and ready to break some records of your own.

Two of our amazing speakers include three-time pro football MVP and all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith. A Pro Football Hall of Famer, Emmitt spent 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and earned three Super Bowl champion rings. And he was featured in our series “The Rise and THRIVE of Emmitt Smith.” Emmitt’s beginnings were humble, but his dreams were not. He’s a man who tackles every challenge with passion and commitment.

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You’re also going to hear from Paralympic Bronze Medalist Amy Purdy. Amy lost both legs to bacterial meningitis at age 19 but refused to let it define her life. Instead, she took up snowboarding. Today, she’s an athlete, author, TED Talk presenter and a motivational speaker with a story that will inspire and move you.

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During the Le-Vel Live Ultimate Party, we’ll also be celebrating the launch of the fourth edition of Success from Home magazine, featuring Le-Vel, with the first 100,000 copies available for attendees. SUCCESS magazine CEO Stuart Johnson will share his perspectives on Le-Vel’s extraordinary success story. And you’ll get the inside scoop on awesome new products and company news.

The Le-Vel Live Ultimate Party truly is an event you can’t miss. We expect to sell out, so purchase your tickets today in the Cloud Office. We’ll see YOU in Big D!

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Expand: A Breakthrough in Nootropics from Le-Vel

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Expand: A Breakthrough in Nootropics from Le-Vel

Do you need several cups of coffee just to get your mind revved up in the morning? It’s little wonder that so many of us have trouble focusing on our daily tasks. With all of this multitasking day in and day out, we’re stretched thin. But here’s the good news: You have the ability to feed your brain the nutrition it needs to support mental capabilities and healthy cognition with nootropics. Health and wellness is for the body and the mind. When your brain is in good shape, it’s easier to consume and recall information. In fact, we should commit to keeping our brains fit just like we do our bodies.

The human brain stops growing in size when you’re around 18 years old. But that doesn’t mean you can’t optimize its performance and keep it running like a well-oiled machine. Did you know that every time you learn or experience something new, you’re strengthening and actually reshaping your brain? In fact, every time you have a new thought or create a new memory, the structure of your brain changes. That’s called neuroplasticity, and we can increase it at any time by seeking new opportunities to learn. When your brain is receiving the nutrition it needs, it becomes far easier not only to take in new information, but also to recall and utilize it later. Neuroplasticity increases, and your brain becomes a more efficient, more powerful machine.

Nootropics, or cognitive-supporting supplements, were designed to help users improve concentration and focus and support optimized mental processing. The goal of nootropic products is to help your brain function at its best and enhance your ability to learn. Expand, Le-Vel’s entrance into the nootropics supplement field, is an incredible product which provides support for mental alertness, optimized cognitive functioning and mental acuity. Like all Le-Vel products, Expand provides you with premium-grade ingredients, a superior formula and a delivery system designed for maximum results. And it’s a safe and easy-to-use product you can carry with you on the go.

Tired of not thriving, but just surviving? Ready to live life on all cylinders? Expand could be a breakthrough for you. For more information, visit le-vel.com

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Next Stop: Toronto! The Newest Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway

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Next Stop: Toronto! The Newest Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway

Our next Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway is coming up on June 22-25, and this one’s going to blow you away! This Getaway is in an exciting location and a country we’ve never been to before. This time, we’re headed to Toronto, Canada!

Situated on the west side of Lake Ontario, Toronto offers a cool escape from the summer heat. This sleek and sophisticated city is going to be an amazing backdrop for your incredible vacation. Your home during your stay will either be the Fairmont Royal York or the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, both luxury properties in the heart of downtown Toronto. To qualify for this Lifestyle Getaway for two, you must reach the 4K VIP level for two of the three qualifying months (March through May, 2017). And, of course, we’re planning a Toronto VIP Surprise Event for qualifying Brand Promoters. Trust us – you can’t miss this one!

Check out the complete qualification criteria.

How does Le-Vel choose its Lifestyle Getaway destinations? What does it take to plan a fabulous trip for hundreds of people? We talked to Chief Operating Officer Drew Hoffman to get the scoop.

What are your thoughts on our next destination, Toronto?

Toronto is a great shout-out to our Thrivers to the north. We appreciate all they do. Toronto is such a dynamic city during the summer, and where we’re staying is right in the thick of everything. It’s going to be awesome.

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How do you select the locations for the Lifestyle Getaways?

First, of course, we select destinations and hotels that we know our Brand Promoters will love. Our Promoters are active, fun-loving people (just look at some of the pics from Punta Cana for proof of that), so we make sure we go to exciting places.

From there, given our numbers, we have to find hotels that can hold our entire group. Sometimes this means doing more than one hotel, but we try to make sure everyone is relatively close and can easily get together. We also consider the time of the year. If we’re thinking about our summer Getaway, we’re not going to look at Cabo, Cancun, Miami, etc., where it will be uncomfortably hot. Our Director of Corporate Events, Camie, runs this entire process. Jason, Paul and I only really come in when it’s time to make the final decision or if Camie wants to walk through some of the options. She does a great job!

A lot must be happening behind the scenes to plan and execute these trips. What’s one thing that would surprise people about planning a Lifestyle Getaway?

So much is happening behind the scenes, both during the actual Getaways and leading up to them. Again, Camie is the driver of all of the details, and, man, are there a lot of details. The time, effort and high-quality work she puts in to these trips is nothing short of astounding. I won’t bore everyone with all of the details (hotels, party details, entertainment, Gear store, site visits, food options, VIP options, travel arrangements, research on the locale…sorry, I guess I just bored you all with the details). Just know that there are a ton of details that have to be handled flawlessly in order to ensure everything comes off perfectly, and Camie does it like the absolute pro that she is every single time. Thanks from all of us, Camie.

What has been your favorite Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway destination so far?

I haven’t been on all of them, but every single trip I’ve been on has been incredible. If you twisted my arm and I had to pick my favorite, I’d pick Punta Cana. The Hard Rock was awesome, the Friday night party outside was amazing, and you could see and feel what a great time the Promoters had. All in all, I can’t imagine it being any better. It will be tough to top, but I feel confident saying Toronto will take the baton and blow us all away.

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What do you like most about the Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaways?

Is everything an appropriate answer? I love that the Promoters get rewarded and have an opportunity to visit amazing places because of their hard work and success. They deserve it.

Personally, I enjoy meeting Promoters that are on their first Getaway or folks I haven’t met before. It’s great to hear their excitement about being on the trip and being a Thriver. Our community is so amazing. Hearing the excitement, gratitude and happiness from the Promoters energizes me every time.

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It makes it easy to work hard knowing that so many wonderful people are a part of this movement, community and company. Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaways really emphasize the sense of community and togetherness.

For those of you reading this who haven’t been on a Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway yet, you’ll be blown away by the trips, activities, camaraderie, etc. Make a goal to be in Toronto. You can do it.  And you’ll be happy you did!

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Meet Jason Camper Co-CEO of Le-Vel

Meet Jason Camper Co-CEO of Le-Vel

Meet Jason Camper

We sat down with Le-Vel Co-Founder, Co-CEO and Co-Owner Jason Camper to find out a little more about one of the men behind the amazing success and growth of Le-Vel.  From his beginnings in direct selling to skydiving, learn more about the entrepreneur, athlete and innovator who is Jason Camper.

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Texas Roots and Big Dreams

Jason Camper grew up in Lubbock, Texas. His father was an air traffic controller and his mother worked for a university. It was what he describes as a very traditional and humble upbringing. While in college – first at Lubbock Christian University, then Texas Tech University – Jason discovered nutritional supplements and direct selling. He ultimately left college to pursue a career in the industry, and he never looked back. He worked as a distributor for nearly nine years before moving to the corporate side of dietary supplement direct sales. Along the way, he learned management, supply chain, commissions, software and every other aspect of the business he could. “One thing that I think is kind of special,” he says, “is that both Paul (Gravette) and I started right where all of the Promoters started – with hopes and dreams.

“One of the things that helped me,” Jason continues, “was something my father told me early on. He said that maturity doesn’t come with age. And I was introduced to this business at such a young age, in college. Being that young and talking to people — 90 percent of them older than me — sometimes you can get kind of intimidated by that. I voiced those concerns to my dad, and that’s when he told that maturity doesn’t come with age. And that’s something that has stuck with me.”

Going “all in” on Le-Vel was scary, Camper says. Plenty of naysayers said a cloud-based business model wouldn’t succeed. “I’ve definitely learned a lot of patience. It’s been a big roller coaster of ups and downs. If it’s taught me one thing, I think it has to be faith.”

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No Ordinary Company

What does Jason like best about his job? “The speed of it. Le-Vel has always been so fast-paced. You’re not sitting around looking for what to do. And I love how we get to work with each other. I was never fond of the 9-to-5 corporate atmosphere. I didn’t like the politics. It felt like a soap opera, and I never liked any of that. I love how we’re able to work and communicate with everyone from a cloud, a virtual standpoint. And I like how I’m able to change up what I do. I might be heavy for half the day or three-quarters of the day on the ops side, the back end of the business. But then I can totally flip to the front. I can get on phone calls, talk about the product and the passion for this business. I love being able to change that up.”

Le-Vel is no ordinary direct selling company, and Jason Camper is a big part of that culture. “I say this in a very humble way,” he says, “but when people meet me for the first time, I think it catches them off guard. I think they expect someone in my position to be in a suit and tie at all times, and I’m not. I’m very down to earth. I’m probably running around in gym shorts and a T-shirt, on the phone working the business most of the time.”

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An Active Life

Outside of work, “I love to play golf, and I love to travel. I’m an avid car collector. I’m an athlete at heart. I played soccer in college and competitive soccer my whole life, and I work out four to five times a week. It’s more for the mental relief. I love being able to get off phones and technology, listen to music and get a good sweat going. Fitness is just a part of who I am because I was just such an athlete growing up.” When asked if there’s anything on his bucket list that he has yet to tackle, he responds, “if I knew I could do it and I wouldn’t be so freaked out, I think I’d love skydiving or jumping off mountains with a flying suit, like those crazy guys in Europe. I’m not the most comfortable in the air, though, so I think someone would probably have to knock me out of a plane to skydive!”

Jason Camper and his wife have been married almost nine years. During their downtime, you’ll usually find them outdoors, sometimes with their “Schnoodle” (Schnauzer and Miniature Poodle). They also travel frequently. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Napa Valley are among their favorite destinations.

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Inspiration for the Future

It’s clear that this is a business that energizes and inspires him. When asked what he admires most about Le-Vel’s independent Brand Promoters, Jason Camper praises their willingness to roll up their sleeves and get to work. “It’s been very uplifting to work with grassroots, salt-of-the earth people,” he says. “This business was built and is successful because of the dogged work that we put in to get it where it needs to be. It’s fun to see that in the Promoters. Nobody has been given anything. It’s been a true underdog story for me and Paul and for all of the Promoters who have succeeded, too.”

 

 

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