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.

The Heart of Working with New Sellers

With customers spread out from coast to coast and accessible through everything from messaging and Facebook to conversations, it’s easy to lose track of the core of good selling activities.  As a leader, you can easily get carried away trying to answer technical questions.  Along the way, you forget that the core pieces really stay [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

You are the Fire Starter

People familiar with direct sales have no difficulty agreeing with the obvious conclusion that people work for something other than money.  However, it isn't quite that simple. Most people start for the money. If you were to ask why people started a direct sales business, you would hear descriptions that sound like: “I could work [...]

What is Holding You Back from Recruiting?

By Neil Phillips Every successful person goes through a pivot. A worker goes from a technician to a manager.  A parent goes from a caregiver to a confidante.  An athlete goes from sheer physical effort to strategy.  In every case, true success comes with awareness and a shift. The same is true for direct sales [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Recruiting|0 Comments

The Best Gift You Can Give [Video]

J.M. Thorburn once wrote that "all the genuine, deep delight of life is in showing people the mud-pies you have made; and life is at its best when we confidingly recommend our mud-pies to each other's sympathetic consideration." What if recruiting wasn't about you?  What if it's about giving the best gift that you can? [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Recruiting|0 Comments

How Will Your Team Members Remember You? (Video)

By Mary McLoughlin. Yesterday was a special day. I spent the entire day with my 4-½ year old granddaughter, Marin. We had fun together, talked about silly things and important things. We built memories and we bonded. Best of all, because we gave each other our undivided attention, we both felt valued and important to [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

2 Ways to Inspire Your Team to Recruit

By Neil Phillips. If there was ever an official list of the causes of a leader’s headaches, one of the top two is undoubtedly, “I can’t get my team to recruit.”  And why not?  As a leader, you want your team to sell and recruit.  If they are only doing half, then you get a [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Goals, Leadership, Recruiting|0 Comments

Show the Love in Direct Sales

By Neil Phillips. Happy Valentine’s Day! I volunteered to write this article for today.  Little did I realize how hard it was going to be.  We like to provide fresh perspectives on our topics, and I never realized how hard that would be on the topic of love. When you started in direct sales, one [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Four Holiday Thoughts on Direct Sales

By Neil Phillips As we inch ever closer to the holidays and the end of the year, Janet Daniels, Mary McLoughlin, Dana Phillips and I took some time to reflect on the year for us and think about how important direct sales has been in our life. When it comes to holidays, our careers as [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

Be a No Drama Mama [Video]

By Neil Phillips. Yesterday, Dana Phillips and I presented our free Team Connections webinar called, No Drama Mama. Our goals were very straightforward: Help direct selling leaders to identify drama on their teams Provide some techniques to allow direct selling leaders to immediately take control and move the situations to productive, healthy ones. After the [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments

What Sets You Off? [Video]

By Dana Phillips. Team Connections is working very hard to bring you a great free webinar on Tuesday, December 6, that is called No Drama Mama.  I want to talk a little bit about drama today. This is not about the drama around you, but it’s about the drama inside of you.  The more that [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments