Gratitude at the Academy Awards—and elsewhere

By Neil Phillips. I love to work with people who show gratitude.  Yesterday, Dana and I did some pro bono training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  As we were leaving the room, one of the participants thanked us for coming down to Parkland. She expressed heartfelt gratitude.  As we were leaving the building, one of [...]

Learning from Your Mistakes

By Neil Phillips. When was the last time you had a completely error-free day?  The answer is obvious—never.  It just doesn't happen.  Mistakes are such a normal part of your daily patterns that you often don’t recognize them and just keeping pushing forward.  In coaching, we know how we manage our mistakes makes a difference.  [...]

By | 2018-02-07T16:02:45+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Coaching, Mindfulness|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

Why Wait for Feedback? Entrepreneur Version

By Neil Phillips. As a direct seller, solopreneur, or entrepreneur, you probably don’t see yourself as having many opportunities to seek feedback.  After all, you don’t have any (or at least not many) employees.   First, the bad news:  when most of us ask for feedback we get an image of giving someone a loaded gun, [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:28:24+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Why Wait for Feedback?

By Neil Phillips. Whenever I've coached someone who works in a corporate setting, one of the most dreaded time of year for them is the “periodic review.”  I've never met anyone who looks forward to a review—even the ones who are sure that it’s going to be positive. On the other hand, any coach will [...]

By | 2018-01-03T18:33:11+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Answer 15 Questions to Describe Your Business

By Neil Phillips. As you start (or finish) wrapping your business up for 2017, you have an opportunity.  You can decide to step back, look at your business, and decide what you want it to be in 2018. We seldom plan to be exactly where we find ourselves.  Direct sales leaders are a good example.  They [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:29:59+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|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

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

Coaching to Create a Well Defined Vision

By Neil Phillips. Every single leadership book I read, and I read a lot of them, points to vision, seeing where you are going, as a vital part of leading. Many of you have a vision for your future.  Unfortunately, for some of you, it is ill-defined. I remember my vision in 1986.  (Yes, I [...]

By | 2017-10-25T19:02:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Coaching, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Are You Excited About Work?

By Neil Phillips. Do you spend most of your time leading or managing?  You do both, and you get to decide which part of your job is the favorite part.  I realize this can be one of those weird questions that makes you laugh just before you get to work on important stuff.  Take 3 [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:35:05+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments