You First! Getting Your Team To Listen

By Neil Phillips. We were coaching a leadership group recently, and the central topic was about getting their teams to be better listeners.  You might call it empathic listening, active listening, or heart-centered listening, but the core of all of those is precisely where we were trying to focus. The essential lesson is a simple one: [...]

Lead with Your Heart: Discover Their Heart (Video)

By Mary McLoughlin. Direct Selling leaders have such amazing hearts. I never tire of watching you love on your people. Heart is one big reason people are attracted to direct selling and why they stay engaged. Heart builds relationships and brings joy.  What resides in a person’s heart is what matters to them. When, you, [...]

By | 2017-07-10T10:35:53+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments

Don’t Major in the Minors

By Dana Phillips. If you have been awake in the last ten years you have heard the phrase “don’t major in the minors.” The phrase reminds me of a few minutes I spent on our back porch a while back. One stinking mosquito could run a beautiful evening.  He (or she) kept buzzing around my [...]

By | 2017-05-02T06:57:53+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

I Confess: My Decades-Long Love Affair

By Dana Phillips. This is probably not what you expected to read after seeing the title.  But I can't let it pass.  I have to open up about my long-running love affair. Neil and I have been engaged in the direct selling profession in one way or another for a lot of years. My first [...]

By | 2017-04-26T22:33:23+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

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 | 2017-04-25T07:03:10+00:00 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 [...]

Onboarding: Seven Words to Help You Engage New People

By Dana Phillips. You know that the team members who get off to a strong start stay longer, sell more, and move up faster.  The word choices you use make a difference because new people are looking for direction. Here are a couple of examples of word choices that are good vs. better: Available vs. [...]

By | 2017-04-17T18:30:00+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Recruiting|0 Comments

Why Won’t They Call Me Back? (Video)

By Mary McLoughlin. (This is part two of a three-part series on Be a Rocket Launcher: Onboarding Strong Recruits). Part One can be found here. They won’t call me back! I can’t even connect to get them started. This common complaint is a top frustration for recruiters. As a coach, I kept hearing this and began [...]

By | 2017-04-11T07:12:22+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Recruiting|0 Comments

Why Won’t She Get Started? (Video)

By Mary McLoughlin. (This is part one of a three-part series on Be a Rocket Launcher: Onboarding Strong Recruits) How did your business capture her attention? What does she want your business to do for her? What does she know about what’s possible to achieve? How big is her why? What is she willing to [...]

By | 2017-04-06T05:46:55+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Leadership, Recruiting|0 Comments