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Happy Easter. (2017)

by Mike Phillips

Matthew 28:6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.   He Is Risen, Indeed! Happy Easter.

Sometimes it’s just about success…

by Mike Phillips

I’m sure you have heard the saying that if you fail enough times you may find success. Certainly, there are blogs, books, and training courses on this subject. Ways of training people just like you and I to be resilient. To try “until” and have tenacity to continue with a task even when the pain […]

7 Things Influential Leaders Do

by Mike Phillips

People of influence, influential people, those in leadership roles, at their best, have the ability to effectively gain agreement from others. We all want to be more convincing: to persuade others and we want to influence business leaders on how a project or task will generate a return on investment for their company. Many people seek […]

Make Today A Great Day!

by Mike Phillips

Whatever you plan to do today! Make sure to make today GREAT! Here are five things you can do for a great today! Be in the NOW! Instead of focusing on what you need to do next, live in the present. Take in your surroundings and be thankful. Take a few deep breaths and be in […]

Smile and Dial! – Four Steps to Phenomenal Follow Up

by Mike Phillips

I was conducting a sales training session recently. The subject of “follow up” became the focal topic during this particular session. And, during that time several questions were asked on the topic of follow up specifically. How do I tend to run such a high return call rate? What is the secret to getting the […]

Keep growing…

by Mike Phillips

Be teachable. Keep growing and keep learning. You should continue to learn and grow, from the wisdom and mentoring of others. Try your best to stay teachable. I am continually shown that the best thing you can do for your health, wealth and continued well-being is to learn. You should take what you learn and apply […]

Change The World By Your Example, Not Your Opinion

by Mike Phillips

To me, this means take action, be a change agent. I was on Facebook the other day and read this statement. “Change the world by your example, not your opinion.” To me, this is a profound statement. People’s opinions get shared significantly more often than than anyone will opt to do something about a given situation. There are […]

What If… It’s NOT about the money?

by Mike Phillips

I’m in the Automotive Industry. I’ve been involved in multiple discussions recently, where salespeople are voicing openly that many of the prospects (customers) that they are working with right now, are only focused on the money (price). The prospect, or “lead” if you will, only wants the lowest price, and so on, and so on. […]

Selling the car to the customer…

by Mike Phillips

Now, some may think this is an absurd statement on selling, but it’s oh so true and a bit profound. As I was conducting my training session yesterday, I made the statement below, in front of many salespeople. Immediately they were all nodding in agreement and it became a fairly lengthy topic of discussion. “It […]

The NOW can be greater than the NEXT

by Mike Phillips

Often, we get all fired up and focused on what we should be doing next. Write the next blog, work on our business, building, growing and becoming something bigger than we are right now. We continue to push and work on the next important thing. While, the next thing is certainly important make sure that […]