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.

Failing and Loving It!

By Neil Phillips. I love it when my coaching clients fail.  Not because they fail; I’m not that cruel.  I love when my clients fail because of what they gain along the way. Usually when we say “it was a great learning experience” we get a feeling that is right up there with kissing your [...]

By | 2018-06-18T14:47:33+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Best practices, Coaching|0 Comments

What’s More Powerful Than Words?

By Neil Phillips. One coaching client this week brought to mind the words from Marianne Williamson about “Our Greatest Fear.” Marianne wrote: It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light [...]

By | 2018-06-07T06:58:17+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Mindfulness, Thoughtful Quotation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hug the People Who Tell You “No”

By Neil Phillips. Really, they deserve a hug.   I’m not saying they should get one for “no;” you would prefer an affirmative answer.  They get one for being open and forthright enough to tell you that. Think about it:  Would you rather hear the “no” or be strung along thinking you will eventually get a [...]

By | 2018-06-05T07:47:15+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Goals, Leadership, Recruiting|0 Comments

You Like What You Do! Right?

I could start by saying something provocative like, “You must like what you are doing, or you wouldn’t be doing it.  You have a choice to do what you are doing, and at some point, you have decided that your current course is the most likable one.” Your reaction would probably be to call me condescending, pedantic, [...]

By | 2018-05-30T16:13:01+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Goals, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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