Waking Up Your Good Life

At the point in my life when I was leaving direct sales and starting my career as a coach and trainer, my partner and I made the decision that we needed to step up our name recognition and hit the trail to do local training workshops.  During one period, we were doing two a day [...]

By | 2017-12-13T09:21:05+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Goals, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Five Questions to Change Your Leadership Style

By Neil Phillips. You probably realize that you have a leadership style.  What you may not think about is how much your approach determines what and how people are going to interact with you.  Your consultants have a sixth sense about you.  They know when you are likely to kill the messenger and what they need [...]

By | 2017-12-12T08:53:53+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership, Goals|0 Comments

Pick Tough Guidelines to Get Extraordinary Results

By Neil Phillips. Ever meet one of those people who always kick themselves when things don’t go right?  I have one as a client.  I finally asked him to write his thoughts on some items.  I won’t claim credit for creating these three keys.  The honors for this list go to a coaching client who [...]

By | 2017-12-06T19:42:35+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Coaching, Focus Management, Goals|0 Comments

30 Questions for Coaching Leaders through Major Change

By Neil Phillips. How, as a coach, do you prepare one of your leaders to lead change?  Leaders are change agents and one of the most important roles for a coach is to mentally prepare the leader for their role. This question came to the forefront for me this past week.  Many of my clients [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:34:20+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Four Guidelines for Showing Appreciation

By Neil Phillips. Who doesn't want to be appreciated?  Raise your hands! We all like being appreciated and (with the exception of my grumpy neighbor) we all do appreciate others.  Unfortunately, we fall far short of excellence when it comes to showing our appreciation. Recent Department of Labor statistics show that only about 17% of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T15:46:26+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Do What I Do

By Neil Phillips I have had the opportunity to observe many leaders in business, some are field leaders while others are corporate. When I think back, there are some people who commanded leadership through their person, not their position.  They were authentic leaders.  They understood people. They cast vision.  They built alignment to goals. They [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:17:57+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

A Letter of Gratitude

By Dana Phillips. This Thanksgiving, I am more thankful than ever.  No matter what is going on, we can find something for which we can be grateful.  We have never met one of our son-in-law’s; he and our daughter, Davina, were married after his incarceration.  We write letters every week and it has been a [...]

By | 2017-11-20T18:19:08+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Non-Squishy Reasons for Gratitude

By Neil Phillips. This is the time of year when you read a lot about finding your sources of gratitude and expressing an attitude of gratitude throughout the season.   After you read 6 or 7 of these, they seem squishy.  Squishy in the way that they have a sense of insincerity or are over ingratiating.  [...]

By | 2017-11-20T18:06:03+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Coaching, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Thriving Through The Holidays

By Neil Phillips. Face it.  You are the most limited resource that you have. You never have enough of you to go around. The 24 hour day is not long enough. You are feeling pressured to get more done at both work and home; the guilt is starting to pile up. You are caught up [...]

By | 2017-11-16T07:09:18+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Focus Management, Goals|0 Comments

How To Make Accountability Work

By Neil Phillips. You set a goal.  In your mind, the odds aren’t very good that you’ll make it so you don’t tell anyone and risk having to hang your head as a failure. What you don’t realize is that you are more likely to fail. You are minimizing the consequences of failure.  When things [...]

By | 2017-11-14T06:42:10+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Coaching|0 Comments