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

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

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

You Get What You Expect

By Mary McLoughlin. Expectations can make or break a business. What do you expect from your business? Have you taken time to be clear about what you expect financially, of yourself, of your company, of your team, of your hostesses and customers? Unclear expectations create BIG barriers to success. They sabotage results and relationships. My [...]

By | 2018-02-06T06:36:06+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Focus Management, Goals|0 Comments

Fall in Love Again

By Mary McLoughlin. Your relationship with your direct selling business mirrors a marriage in many ways. You have a passion for your products and your company. You are committed for the long haul. You are emotionally attached to the vision and the people. Just like a marriage, it’s easy to take your eyes off what [...]

By | 2018-01-31T18:00:54+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Goals, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Do You Have Business Goals for the This Year?

By Dana Phillips. The best thing about January is the reminder that the new has come and the old is passed.  Every January I take the opportunity to pause and decide “what are some of the things I want to accomplish this year?” Do yourself a service and carve out a bit of time to [...]

By | 2018-01-17T11:49:28+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Goals|0 Comments

Set a SMART Goal for Your Year

By Dana Phillips. As you look to your accomplishments of 2017, be sure to celebrate your wins! If you haven’t done it, now is the time to set some goals for 2018 to make it your best year ever. First, begin with your dreams.  Stop, close your eyes, it is December 2018.  Now dream of [...]

By | 2018-01-17T11:48:46+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Goals|0 Comments

Waking Up Your Good Life

By Neil Phillips. 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 [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:30:14+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