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

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

Dodging the Downer Bullets from Your Direct Sales Team

By Dana Phillips. Emotion often drives salespeople.  Words like passion, fire, burn, desire, dreams, enthusiasm, and excitement are commonplace. What we don’t often talk about are the negative emotions that can surface in a month, week, or day.  In the last month I have had clients describe these emotions: fear, hurt, disappointed, angry, sad and [...]

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

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 Obstacles Help a Leader

By Dana Phillips. This is a great little poem, author unknown, to remind us of the value of obstacles. There once was an oyster Whose story I tell, Who found that some sand Got into his shell.   It was only a grain, But it gave him great pain. For oysters have feelings Although they're [...]

By | 2018-03-28T18:53:56+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mountain or Snow Bank: Handling Obstacles

By Dana Phillips. So many of you had snow on the first day of spring! Sitting in the warm Texas air, I watched Facebook posts with mounds of snow, icy roads, and more snow coming down.  For some of you, that is a frightening picture.  For others, the thought of snow brings a smile to [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:15:42+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Lessons in Leadership: Take Responsibility

By Dana Phillips. As a leader, you have the opportunity to work on YOU first:  “who” you are will show up in what you do and how you lead. Be More. This is the part that is totally in your control.  Who do you want to be?  When you think of leaders you admire and [...]

Packing for Success: Toothpaste and Clean Underwear

By Dana Phillips. “Success is a journey, not a destination.” We have heard that many times, haven’t we? So what do we need for the journey?  Is there a packing list for the journey of success?  I came up with some “essentials”. Knowledge:  the toothpaste.  All the knowledge you have and all the ability you [...]

By | 2018-02-22T05:48:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments