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 [...]

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

A Letter of Gratitude

By Dana Phillips. This Thanksgiving, I am more thankful than ever.  No matter what is going on, we can find something for which we can be grateful.  We have never met one of our son-in-law’s; he and our daughter, Davina, were married after his incarceration.  We write letters every week and it has been a [...]

By | 2017-11-20T18:19:08+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|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

5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Team

By Karen Orem. November is a great time of year to express the gratitude that is in your heart. Calendar time during this busy time of year to let your team know that you thought of them today. Here are five ideas to help you get started: Write a handwritten thank you note to each [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:44:38+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Team

What Gratitude Has Done for Me

By Janet Daniels. It’s easy to be grateful when everything’s going great, isn’t it? What happens when life throws you a curveball? Maybe it’s the loss of a loved one, a business that’s struggling, an unexpected illness or health issues for yourself or someone close to you. We all go through the ups and downs [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:37:09+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

What’s Blocking Your Gratitude? [Video]

By Dana Phillips. With two sets of holidays coming up, I’m starting to see more and more being written about being thankful, giving, and gratitude. And yet, there are times that we just don’t feel very grateful.  I have to ask myself, “What’s blocking gratitude?” I can only share from my heart on this topic, [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:37:11+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Goals, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

My Secret Lesson in Gratitude When the Team Isn’t Working

By Janet Daniels Has this happened to you? You look at your team, then you look at your sales results and then you realize that your team isn’t working. As a new leader, the first time this happened to me, I was devastated. “How could my team do this to me after everything I was [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:37:12+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Direct Sales Leadership, Goals|0 Comments

3 Things to Show More Gratitude [Video]

With Thanksgiving coming in just a couple of days, our thoughts naturally turn towards being grateful.  Last year, Neil Phillips wrote about Living Your Life of Gratitude and Two Nonsmarmy Reasons for Gratitude.  This is my opportunity to share a few ideas this year. Amazing things happen to you when you are grateful.  Neil referenced [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:39:15+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments