About Neil Phillips

I'm one of the lucky people who gets up every day loving what he does. I coach. I get to support people who want to take control of their future happiness and livelihood. I help them get the best out of what they have. My hope is that you will find some of your passion in these articles.

Clueless (and I don’t mean the movie)

ALL of us are clueless.  We are always off the mark when it comes to describing our strengths and weaknesses.  Our built-in-bias makes us overemphasize our good points and minimize our bad ones.  For example, 90% of us think we will go to heaven when we die.  At the same time, we believe that only [...]

By | 2018-05-23T15:47:57+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Coaching, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How’s Your Sales Business Passion?

For most direct sellers, your month-end deadline is fast approaching.  You are already in the mindset of driving to the finish.  You've got your team thinking about their deadlines.  You've got your customers trying to decide on the bargains that they can't pass up. And you are looking forward to seeing the day after your [...]

Create Your Summer Game Plan

By Neil Phillips. Is it too early to be thinking about summer plans?  I already see myself fishing in July.  How about you?  Are you ready to start packing for your big summer trip?  How about that day at your child's playoffs? Maybe you are daydreaming about the family sidetrip after your convention and how [...]

By | 2018-05-15T06:36:31+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Focus Management|0 Comments

10 Yogi Berra-isms for Direct Selling Leaders

By Neil Phillips. I'm a lifelong Yankee fan, and with the baseball season in full swing (baseball--swing--get it?), I wanted to pay tribute to one of the games greatest players.  Yogi Berra, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, passed away in 2015.  His feats as a baseball player and coach are legendary. [...]

By | 2018-05-02T13:26:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Focus Management, Goals, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Getting Unstuck

By Neil Phillips. We all get stuck.  We hit that point where we are in the sand and our wheels are just spinning.  We can see our fate and just feel like no matter what we do, we will never get out of the muck. Sound familiar? We all hit that point on little things [...]

By | 2018-05-18T06:28:04+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Coaching|0 Comments

Coaching in Uncoachable Moments

I got a call from a client last week who felt like she was on the verge of doing something drastic. Betty finally snapped when she discovered for the umpteenth time that “the top person on her team was a two-faced _____.” Betty was referring to Sheri who is “all nicey-nice with me and was [...]

By | 2018-04-17T13:29:47+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

5 Ways to Lead More Effectively

By Neil Phillips. Leading a team is not always the easiest of jobs.  Some days you just want to give it all up and go back to doing nothing but selling.  You can get immediate gratification by being a “doer” and ignoring team issues for a while.  Unfortunately, they’ll always come back to plague your [...]

By | 2018-04-10T05:36:07+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments

Four Tiny Habits for Successful People

By Neil Phillips. One of the old clichés that we’ve all heard is that “The devil is in the details.”  That is really true when it comes to the habits of successful people.  You might think the differences between successful and unsuccessful people have to do with large chunks of their lives.  On the contrary, [...]

By | 2018-04-10T09:01:14+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

You Just Might Change Your Life

By Neil Phillips. “A leader’s impact and legacy are in fact built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time.” ~Douglas Conant. When Diane first introduced Dana to direct sales, she said to her a very simple sentence that stuck with us both.  “You should give it a try.  It just might change your [...]

By | 2018-03-22T12:18:30+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments