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.

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

Want a Better Business? Connect!

By Neil Phillips. Connecting is often seen as one of those touchy-feely, squishy squashy soft things that you can’t prove or make it into a SMART goal. Whew!  All I have to say is: Right. Despite such an awful characterization, the ability to connect is important to successful leaders in direct sales.  For our upcoming [...]

By | 2018-03-13T16:41:18+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

A Book About You: Direct Sellers

By Neil Phillips We are writing a book about you!  The “you” that we’re talking about are successful direct sellers.  Over the years, we have discovered something you do that makes you SO successful.  You connect with people. You do more than just say hello to everyone.  The best part of our discovery is how [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:03:28+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Why Work At Self Improvement?

By Neil Phillips. Unless your goal is to gain 100 pounds and become a couch potato, self-improvement is probably a good thing for your future.  The real question is not whether you should create change in your life, but what you should call the process of creating change in your life:  Should you call it [...]

By | 2018-02-19T17:57:05+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Coaching, Goals|0 Comments

Gratitude at the Academy Awards—and elsewhere

By Neil Phillips. I love to work with people who show gratitude.  Yesterday, Dana and I did some pro bono training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  As we were leaving the room, one of the participants thanked us for coming down to Parkland. She expressed heartfelt gratitude.  As we were leaving the building, one of [...]

The Mysterious Question

Describing the difference between truly asking a question and really making a statement is a difficult task. Grammatically, it is a punctuation mark. Vocally, our voice rises at the end of a question and lowers at the end of a statement. The words don’t even have to be different.  “What now?” has the same words [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:18:19+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Coaching|0 Comments

Learning from Your Mistakes

By Neil Phillips. When was the last time you had a completely error-free day?  The answer is obvious—never.  It just doesn't happen.  Mistakes are such a normal part of your daily patterns that you often don’t recognize them and just keeping pushing forward.  In coaching, we know how we manage our mistakes makes a difference.  [...]

By | 2018-02-07T16:02:45+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Coaching, Mindfulness|0 Comments