Big Rocks Always Come First (Video)

By Neil Phillips. Stephen Covey passed away nearly seven years ago.  His work on personal leadership and development has an impact that will live on.  His book on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is considered one of the most influential books of our times and has been read by over 20 million people. Right [...]

By | 2018-06-26T06:32:54+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Focus Management, Goals, Mindfulness|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

Want a Better Business? Connect!

By Neil Phillips. Connecting is often seen as one of those touchy-feely, squishy squashy soft things that you can’t prove or make it into a SMART goal. Whew!  All I have to say is: Right. Despite such an awful characterization, the ability to connect is important to successful leaders in direct sales.  For our upcoming [...]

By | 2018-03-13T16:41:18+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

A Book About You: Direct Sellers

By Neil Phillips We are writing a book about you!  The “you” that we’re talking about are successful direct sellers.  Over the years, we have discovered something you do that makes you SO successful.  You connect with people. You do more than just say hello to everyone.  The best part of our discovery is how [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:03:28+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Share Your Heart in February

By Dana Phillips. February is the month to offer a special Valentine to everyone at your parties:  touch hearts with your career opportunity!  As leaders, you set the example for personal recruiting as well as sales. If you are unsure of how to approach the subject of recruiting at your parties, just remember: It's easy! [...]

By | 2018-01-29T16:05:30+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Recruiting|0 Comments

How Leaders Take the Lead

By Dana Phillips. Leaders are in front of the pack because of what they do.  They take the lead!  Here are three ways that leaders stay at the front. Leaders lead by example!  Your team members will follow your example.  Set the pace for your team by consistently selling and sponsoring.  When you remember that [...]

By | 2018-01-22T13:13:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|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

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

What Really Matters?

Hurricane Harvey gives us the opportunity to seriously think about one of the BIG questions:  What's Really Important?    For hurricane sufferers, it's a real question.  When you evacuate, what goes with you?  The most common scenario is for people to move their family photographs and similar valuables to the second floor, grab the pet [...]

By | 2017-09-05T09:57:38+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments