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Are You On Autopilot? (The FRONT #69) – LIVE!

by Mike Phillips

Well… are you on autopilot? I’ve talked before about how it is important to have a plan, and have a process to go with that plan. Routine, in general, is good for many reasons. When we get accustomed to doing same or similar things, it takes the guesswork out of things. When there is less […]

Fast Forward 7 Years…

by Mike Phillips

This came through my feed (my wife’s actually) from 7 years ago today. Sometimes, it’s worth looking back only to see how far along we’ve come. It’s also fun to see what was relevant in our lives before and what is important now. I think the principles I was discussing seven years ago are still […]

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018 (The FRONT #68) – LIVE!

by Mike Phillips

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018! Today, I decided to do a Facebook Live! For episode #68. To tell my wife and my family – THANK YOU! So often, as managers or leaders, we get tied up. We get busy. We forget to just say, “thank you,” to those that are continually supporting us throughout our crazy […]

Some days, we may need a reminder.

by Mike Phillips

Some Leadership Notes (The FRONT #67)

by Mike Phillips

Today, I just compiled some of my thoughts on paper and put together five leadership notes. Many people think they are leaders. Some are correct… and frankly, some are not. Sometimes people are just wrong in their assessment. Right now, in 2018, anyone with some social accounts and money to spend on ads can stake […]

Refresh Friday from Feb 9th, 2018 | Dealer Refresh Panel | News From The Forums

by Mike Phillips

Today was a great conversation about all things automotive on Refresh Friday! I was fortunate to be invited on to an amazing automotive forum show this week. It’s Refresh Friday, hosted by the guys from Dealer Refresh, Jeff Kershner and Alex Snyder. Myself and Bob George from Dealer.com were the featured guests. The topics ranged from […]

Tax Time & How’s Your Downstroke? | Auto Dealer Live Episode #310

by Mike Phillips

It’s tax refund time, we are talking about down payments and “How’s Your Downstroke?” I was honored and humbled to sit down and participate in episode #310 of Auto Dealer Live this week. This week on the show was David Villa, David Cribbs, Patrick Obrien, El Patronn, and myself. The topic for the show was tax time and […]

⚡ Where Focus Goes… ⚡ (The FRONT #66)

by Mike Phillips

Whatever you focus on you get more of. (Check out my previous blog on this subject) Clarity and focus are two of the top attributes in achieving high levels of success and blowing away goals boundaries set by yourself or society. Clarity is a sharpness, certainty, being definite. Focus is the center of an activity. Having […]

And The #1 Sales Skill Is…

by Mike Phillips

Listening. That’s right, whether outside sales, inside sales, sales development rep, business development rep, B2B sales, or “other” sales. I believe that listening is still the number one determining factor in sales success. You’ve heard the adage, “God gave you two ears and one mouth so you should listen twice as much as you speak.” […]

❤️ Love And Leadership (The FRONT #65)

by Mike Phillips

Love and leadership go hand in hand. Yes… like they hold hands. LOL! Love is in the air. It’s Valentine’s month! And this is my first podcast of February so let’s talk about love and leadership, or maybe love in leadership. You have to truly love and respect others to really lead them. When you […]