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 Jul 22, 2018
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Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind true success.

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Finding Chika – an Interview with Mitch Albom #183
37:11

“Whatever time we get, it’s given, it’s not lost. Appreciate it that way and you’ll hug your kids a lot tighter.” – Mitch Albom

 

What does it mean to be a family? In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Mitch Albom about his new book, “Finding Chika.” This heart-warming memoir of love and loss tells the story of a young Haitian orphan called Chika who taught Mitch that families can be made in many ways, changing his life forever.  No matter where you are today, this episode has a message of hope and encouragement for you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Carrying her (Chika) to the end of her journey was my job.” – Mitch Albom

“She gave us the greatest gift that anyone can be given – she made us a family.” – Mitch Albom

“God blessed my life.” – Mitch Albom

“The book “Finding Chika” is not a sad story…it’s a story about how you make a family, first and foremost.” – Mitch Albom

“There are many ways that families are made.” – Mitch Albom

“Our job is carrying our children, all of us.” – Mitch Albom

“What we carry defines us.” – Mitch Albom

“It’s never too late to start a family.” – Mitch Albom

“There are children all over the world, like Chika, who need help like this. We are a family of man here.” – Mitch Albom

“We did not lose a child; we were given a child. Everybody should be able to look at their children that way.” – Mitch Albom

“Whatever time we get, it’s given, it’s not lost. Appreciate it that way and you’ll hug your kids a lot tighter.” – Mitch Albom

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Have Faith Haiti

Finding Chika,” by Mitch Albom

 

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Nov 19, 2019
Breaking Bad #182
28:01

We can break bad habits and we can institute good habits.” Brian Buffini

 

Good habits are one of the key ingredients of success. In this episode, Brian shares how you can change your life by changing your habits, one step at a time. If you want to stop living on autopilot, break bad habits and build up positive habits instead, then this episode is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The vast majority of habits are unconscious.” – Brian Buffini

“We can break bad habits and we can institute good habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” – Og Mandino

“Habits create stability.” – Brian Buffini

“We have to be aware that we have a homeostasis towards certain habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Habits die hard.” – Brian Buffini

“It takes a lot to break those old habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed. Easy to get into, hard to get out of.” – Anonymous

“Habits are automatic.” – Brian Buffini

“We can make a good habit automatic. We can stop an automatic bad habit.” – Brian Buffini

“Habits will form whether you want them or not. Whatever you repeat, you reinforce.” – James Clear

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Habits are compounding.” – Brian Buffini

“Small changes will make a big difference over a long period of time.” – Brian Buffini

“Anytime you take the smallest of bad habits and replace them with a good habit, you change your life.” – Brian Buffini

“If you don’t think small things make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Anonymous

“We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.” – Zig Ziglar

“Routines are very, very powerful.” – Brian Buffini

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Charles Duhigg

“If you don’t like your outcomes, change your responses.” – Jack Canfield

“Make the healthy response attractive.” – Brian Buffini

“When you do the good stuff, reward yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.”  – Harvey Mackay

“Take small steps.” – Brian Buffini

“The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” – Francis Bacon

“Identify with the habit personally.” – Brian Buffini

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"Atomic Habits," by James Clear 

"The Power of Habit," by Charles Duhigg 

"The Power of Full Engagement," by Tony Schwartz

www.halhigdon.com - Hal Higdon

 

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Nov 12, 2019
The Jackass Whisperer — an Interview with Scott Stratten #181
32:35

A jackass is the common annoyance, it’s the everyday annoyance. But it’s the one that keeps happening.” – Scott Stratten

 

Have you ever had to deal with a jackass? In this episode, Brian interviews “UnMarketing’s” Scott Stratten about his new book - co-authored with Alison Stratten – “The Jackass Whisperer”. If you want to know how to deal with annoying people at work, at home and online – and even how to recognize the jackass within – then this podcast is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My job is not to rehabilitate jerks on line; I’m not the jackass whisperer.” – Scott Stratten

“It seems like, to me, jackassery is on the rise!” – Brian Buffini

“The book is actually about empathy…the only thing we can control is ourselves.” – Scott Stratten

“Jackasses are the purveyors of pet peeves.” – Scott Stratten

“We can only stop the streak ourselves.” – Scott Stratten

“We don’t think we’re part of the problem. And if we don’t think we’re part of the problem, we’ll never be able to create the solution.” – Scott Stratten

“A jackass is the common annoyance, it’s the everyday annoyance. But it’s the one that keeps happening.” – Scott Stratten

“We only give the benefit of the doubt to people we have already confirmed are good people.” – Scott Stratten

“I believe humans are good.” – Scott Stratten

“When I’m out of sorts, everyone’s a jackass!” – Brian Buffini

“Whenever somebody is getting upset about something, it’s not the whole story.” – Scott Stratten

“Nothing happens in a vacuum.” – Scott Stratten

“Your mind is the biggest jackass of all.” – Scott Stratten

“Unfortunately, whoever gets us at the end of our rope is usually our family.” – Scott Stratten

“Pointed sarcasm in a relationship creates erosion.” – Scott Stratten

“Everybody in every situation can be one (a jackass).” – Scott Stratten

“We spend our whole lives trying to be in control of everything.” – Brian Buffini

“You can make the day different.” – Scott Stratten

“If today’s a bit better, that means tomorrow can be a bit better.” – Scott Stratten

“All we have is today.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 99

The Jackass Whisperer”, by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten

 

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Nov 05, 2019
Lessons from the Legends — A Q&A with Our Most Successful Clients on Finance #180
43:43

“When it comes to winning financially…the tortoise always wins.” – Brian Buffini

 

Brian Buffini has been teaching on finance for over three decades. In this live studio session, Brian answers financial questions on air from longtime Buffini & Company Members and Insiders. Topics discussed include how to put a financial plan in place and stick to it, how to invest in real estate and how to use debt strategically.  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We will have little dips; but the dips are chances for us to catch our breath.” Brian Buffini

“For me, every time there’s a dip, I buy. I buy real estate and I buy stocks.” Brian Buffini

“I don’t time the market; I buy and I hold.” Brian Buffini

“You’ll double your income as fast as you double your self-esteem.” Brian Buffini

“The greatest vacation in the world is the one that’s paid for before you go!” Brian Buffini

“You need to have your financial plan in place and stick to it like your life depends on it; because it does.” Brian Buffini

“You have your budget, you have your savings, you have your investments and you win. And you win big.” Brian Buffini

“I won’t buy something unless I can put down 40 to 50 percent minimum.” Brian Buffini

“Use the market to your advantage.” Brian Buffini

“Having reserves is good peace of mind.” Brian Buffini

“We’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t even know.” Brian Buffini

“Consumer spending is at an all-time high right now. We’re starting to see the same loose practices that got people into trouble in the first place.” Brian Buffini

“When it comes to winning financially…the tortoise always wins.” Brian Buffini

“There’s nothing like owning real estate that ultimately pays you.” Brian Buffini

“There is an appropriate smart use of debt.” Brian Buffini

“I have used debt very strategically in my career.” Brian Buffini

“You need to journal your own journey.” Brian Buffini

  

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Oct 29, 2019
Have I Told You Lately #179
19:23

When you encourage…it’s like putting courage inside somebody.” Brian Buffini 

In today’s often negative and noisy world, we can forget to communicate our appreciation for other people. In this short and sweet episode, viewed through the lens of Irish singer- songwriter Van Morrison’s famous song, Brian shares why we must be intentional about affirming those we love. You’ll learn how to give others encouragement, affection and approval in a strong, public and unconditional way. Brian also reflects on his love for “The Brian Buffini Show” listeners and why he feels so privileged to be able to connect with so many people via this podcast. If you want to be lifted up, then this episode is for you! 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The demands of life are speeding up…We live in a time of anxiety and stress and uptightness.” – Brian Buffini

“I really have to be intentional and focus on how great my life is.” – Brian Buffini

“You have to be intentional to appreciate your life. You have to be intentional to have a good attitude. You have to be intentional to have gratitude.” – Brian Buffini

“We judge ourselves by our intentions, but others judge us by our actions.” – Brian Buffini

“The person who doesn’t affirm their affection and love for the people they love is at no advantage over the person who has no-one to love or is loved by nobody.” – Brian Buffini

“Don’t be a judger; be a doer.” – Brian Buffini

“Love is not to be purchased and affection has no price.” – St. Jerome

“Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.” – Shirley Temple

“Give it out in slices; it comes back in loaves.” – Brian Buffini

“When you add a ‘but’ to an affirmation, all anybody gets is the ‘but’.” – Brian Buffini

“Many times, the people around us are starving for acknowledgment. They haven’t heard a good word all day, all week…maybe all month.” – Brian Buffini

“When you encourage…it’s like putting courage inside somebody.” – Brian Buffini

 “I love this audience. I love people who want to grow.” – Brian Buffini

“I think someone like you, who listens to a show like this, is kind of special.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Oct 22, 2019
How to Be More Purposeful #178
28:37

Your purpose won’t show up one day; it shows up day by day. Brian Buffini

Many people have no sense of purpose because they don’t know what they want or how to get it. In this episode, Brian teaches how to get more meaning and fulfilment from your business and your life. You’ll learn why people fail, how to discover your major purpose with a FREE worksheet “Finding Your Definite Major Purpose”, and to start living more purposefully. By the end of this episode, you’ll have everything you need to figure out what you really want, prioritize your activities and build habits that will help you become an on-purpose person.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your purpose won’t show up one day; it shows up day by day.” – Brian Buffini

“Most people aim for nothing and hit it with amazing accuracy.” – Joe Niego

“If you don’t know where you’re going, every road will take you there.” – Brian Buffini

“We don’t know what we want, so we have to ask questions.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s very important not to abandon the sequence of how to get there.” – Brian Buffini

“I believe success leaves clues.” – Brian Buffini

“Your tomorrow builds on your today.” – Brian Buffini

“What you’re doing today should be a stepping stone to get you to where you really want to be.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask the question: what do I really want?” – Brian Buffini

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“The man who chases two rabbits catches neither.” Confucius

“The urgent creates overwhelm.” – Brian Buffini

“Life in the blender is the speed of life that preoccupies us day to day and everything becomes the tyranny of the urgent.” – Brian Buffini

“We have to be very intentional to take little timeouts.” – Brian Buffini

“The number one reason we see people fail is when they are inconsistent.” – Brian Buffini

“Everybody thinks they’re going to be consistent...but we all need help.” – Brian Buffini

“What a different story people would have to tell if only they would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession.” – Napoleon Hill

“Opportunity has a sly habit of slipping in the back door and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.” – Napoleon Hill

“Have definite, major purpose. Make up your mind and go after it with all gusto. That’s how to be a more purposeful person.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

“The secret of success, of every person who has ever been successful, lies in the fact that he or she formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.” – Albert E.N. Gray

“If you continually ask yourself, ‘What’s important now?’ you won’t waste time on the trivial.” – Lou Holtz

“Every morning, wake up and ask yourself: ‘What’s my definite major purpose? What is it I’ve enjoyed doing in my life? What is very natural for me to do? Where do my gifts lie? Where do I have confidence? …Then ask, what’s important now?’” – Brian Buffini

“Write yourself clear. Write out your thoughts.” – Brian Buffini

“A purpose statement, when done right, gets shorter and shorter and shorter not longer and longer and longer. It gets clearer, it gets more concise, it gets more precise and it becomes more powerful.” – Brian Buffini

“You can live a more purposeful life. You can have a more purposeful career. You can leave this world a little better than you found it. That’s what I’m hoping for with my work.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

The Common Denominator of Success” by Albert E.N. Gray

 

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Oct 15, 2019
Get Organized Now! The Most Organized Man in America, Part 2 — with Dr. Alex Lackey #177
37:01

Every achievement in life depends on how you use your time.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

Many of us would like to be better organized, but we’re not sure where or how to start. In this episode, recorded in April 1998, Brian interviews organizational expert Dr. Alex Lackey about the secrets of effective organization in business and in life. You’ll learn many time-management gems such as how to stay on track, avoid time wasters and be productive, not just busy. By the end of this impactful episode, you’ll have all you need to become a master organizer!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Continually ask yourself: What is the best use of my time right now?” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Do it now.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Problems fester the longer it takes.”– Dr. Alex Lackey

“Make decisions immediately when possible.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“If you can’t come up with anything else, come up with ‘maybe’.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“The number one thing that keeps us off task is ourselves.” – Brian Buffini

“People spend all their time getting organized instead of doing it.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“We have too many tools. We have too many side-tracks and rabbit trails.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“What you need to do is decide where you’re going and stick to it.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“We can all be very, very busy but oftentimes we’re not being as productive as we’re capable of being.” – Brian Buffini

“The more cluttered we get, the less we do.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Rather than get organized, get going and, while you’re going, get organized.” – Brian Buffini

“Work contracts or expands to fit the time allowed for it.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Every achievement in life depends on how you use your time.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“The same time management that gives you achievement also gives you freedom.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“It’s not how much time you spend, it’s how you spend your time.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You can go around in circles and never really get there. A really important thing in your planning is to set your goals and know where you’re headed.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Plan details – the steps, the deadlines. Plan that calendar in reverse.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Put the rubber to the road and fulfil your plan.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Put in your time schedule to provide time for creative thinking and planning.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Say regularly – ‘did that work’?” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Check up on yourself.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“If one thing doesn’t work then you’re going to try another, but you’re going to constantly keep evaluating.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“In the checking and the evaluating, wash the stars out of your eyes. Keep looking up there at that peak…but also get realistic.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Get input from others.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“There is nothing more important than effective communication.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“I don’t care what your product is, if you can’t get it across you’ve lost.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Say what you mean and mean what you say.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You have to be ready to change, that’s why you have to be up to date.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Be realistic in your expectations of yourself and of others.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Don’t expect to sing at Carnegie Hall if you can’t carry a tune!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Do what you’re designed to do.” – Brian Buffini

“Know your strengths and your weaknesses. Where you are strong, develop it. Where you are weak…get help.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Time is life.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Watch for and catch tendencies that are not on track and nip them in the bud.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Stay creative. Don’t let the cookie-cutter mold get you.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Take some time for contemplation.” – Brian Buffini

“Be creative in your approach, your solutions and your service.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Get in shape.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You gotta laugh!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Keep an outward focus.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“The best way to minimize your own problems is to support and be positive in encouraging others.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Brian Buffini Show”, Episode 59

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

 

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Oct 08, 2019
Managing Oneself With Kevin Buffini #176
44:25

Management of your profile means knowing when to use your abilities and when not to use your abilities.” – Kevin Buffini

Buffini & Company’s Heritage Profile™ is a powerful tool that helps people understand their own natural gifts and abilities, while mastering their unique communication styles. It’s also one of the reasons our clients earn more than 12 times the national average real estate industry income! In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Heritage Profile expert Kevin Buffini shares how to understand your own unique design and best manage yourself. By the end of the episode, you’ll know how to go from self-awareness to self-control and, ultimately, self-mastery.

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everybody has an ability to be gifted.” – Kevin Buffini

“I’ve never met anybody yet who was born gifted. Getting to a gifted spot requires a journey – what we call the journey of abilities.” – Kevin Buffini

“Most people don’t know what they’re good at.” – Kevin Buffini

“An awful lot of who we are and what we do is done on automatic pilot.” – Kevin Buffini

“When you do what you’re designed to do, it feels good.” – Kevin Buffini

“Your optimal learning environment is the best environment possible for you to be able to process information.” – Kevin Buffini

“Feelings without facts create fiction.” – Kevin Buffini

“If people don’t respond like we do we get irritated…we attack them because they don’t communicate the same way we do.” – Kevin Buffini

“None of these abilities are ever gender specific.” – Kevin Buffini

“Work to your strengths. Delegate the weaknesses as much as you can.” – Kevin Buffini

“Self-control is really about management.” – Kevin Buffini

“Management of your profile means knowing when to use your abilities and when not to use your abilities.” – Kevin Buffini

“We’re all born in our nature and it’s shaped in our nurture.” – Kevin Buffini

“Self-control has the biggest impact when it impacts a relationship.” – Kevin Buffini

“We have to take responsibility for our relationships.” – Kevin Buffini

“Talents plus skills plus strengths equals your gifts.” – Kevin Buffini

“People need to learn control; then they can become masters of it.” – Kevin Buffini

“Gifts were made for giving. They’re not to be hoarded. They’re better when they’re shared.” – Kevin Buffini

“You are the steward for an incredible profile. What are you doing with it?” – Kevin Buffini

“Who and what you give to is where you find your purpose.” – Kevin Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Managing Oneself”, by Peter F. Drucker

Buffini & Company’s The Heritage Profile

 

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Oct 01, 2019
Be Anxious for Nothing #175
31:54

“You can change habits. Society does not have to impose its anxiety on you whatsoever.” – Brian Buffini

 

Anxiety is something that can affect us all, especially in today’s increasingly anxious world. In this episode, Brian shares extensive research about the record levels of anxiety in society today. He also teaches how-to’s, based on his own personal experience, to help you feel less anxious. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the mechanisms and methodologies to deal with anxiety so you can stay on course, be encouraged and live the good life!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Anxiety is an extreme uneasiness of mind or a brooding fear about some circumstance.” – Brian Buffini

“We live in anxious times. We live in an anxious society.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s good to know, ‘I’m not the only one’.”  – Brian Buffini

“Anxiety is often something a person feels by themselves and is always felt as a weakness.” – Brian Buffini

“We’re living in a cauldron of anxiety – anxiety is now the chief marketing officer for social media...for the 24-hour news networks...and for our sports programs.”  – Brian Buffini

“Negativity has become the norm.” – Brian Buffini

“We’re wasting our time on things that are making us anxious. That’s the problem.” – Brian Buffini

“Don’t follow the norm – that’s negative.” – Brian Buffini

“Lacking an external focus, the mind turns inward on itself and creates problems to solve, even if the problems are undefined or unimportant.”  – Tim Ferriss

“American culture is often so self consumed that we often think our problems are just our problems.” – Saul Williams

“Go serve someone else, go help someone else.” – Brian Buffini

“No-one is blessed more than the person who gets to do the service.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s impossible to shine the light to someone else’s path without lighting up your own.” – Brian Buffini

“Don’t be so inwardly focused – become outwardly focused.” – Brian Buffini

“Just because somebody’s alone doesn’t mean they’re lonely.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m a very synergistic person....but I really enjoy my own company now.” – Brian Buffini

“There’s a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected, one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.” – Dr Henry Cloud

“You can change habits. Society does not have to impose its anxiety on you whatsoever.” – Brian Buffini

“We have a need for control. Our need for control as human beings is what ultimately causes the highest level of anxiety.” – Brian Buffini

“There’s almost nothing we have control over.” – Brian Buffini

“I can control my attitude. I can control my energy. I can control my effort.” – Brian Buffini

“You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

“One of the reasons we struggle with anxiety is that we’re not very present in each and every day.” – Brian Buffini

“We get stuck in the past. We get overwhelmed by the future.” – Brian Buffini

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  – Matthew 6:4

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present.”  – Anon

“People who can be present, do the best.” – Brian Buffini

“Be in the present, learn from the past and help create the future.” – Spencer Johnson

“Perfectionism is what leads to procrastination.” – Brian Buffini

“When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver.” – Brené Brown

“We become anxious because we’re not perfect.” – Brian Buffini

“We’re falling into the ultimate anxiety of comparison....and we’re comparing to something that’s not real.” – Brian Buffini

“Be in the world, but not of the world.” – Brian Buffini

“Instead of control, think in terms of influence.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Sep 24, 2019
The Magic of Mel — a Powerful Q&A with Daytime TV Host Mel Robbins and an Audience of Elite Business Professionals #174
31:30

“You know the decision; go down the tunnel.” – Mel Robbins

Did you know that a five second window of opportunity can change everything? In this episode, Brian talks to Mel Robbins, speaker, bestselling author and host of “The Mel Robbins Show” which premieres this week. Topics discussed include how to overcome limiting beliefs, how to deal with patterns from the past and how to use the 5,4,3,2 1 technique as a tool to manage your reaction to life’s challenges.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Put your helmet on and get back in the game.” – Mel Robbins

“When you’re called to go in a different direction you know it in your bones.” – Mel Robbins

“All those experiences that I chalked up as failures trained me for this moment.” – Mel Robbins

“Identify the patterns...don’t let fear make the decision.” – Brian Buffini

“You know the decision; go down the tunnel.” – Mel Robbins

“When the old coping mechanisms come back...it’s a sign that the next chapter is here. That’s what change feels like.” – Mel Robbins

“When your patterns come back, it’s a test. Have you learned the lessons of this level?” – Mel Robbins

“Things are always coming at you and this (the 5,4,3,2,1 technique) is a tool to manage your reaction to it.” – Mel Robbins

“You’re always going to need to manage your reaction – we’re emotional, energy beings. You get triggered by things. The bigger the game gets...there are going to be new things that challenge you.” – Mel Robbins

“Talking is not really good when it comes to leading – you’ve got to do more listening.” – Mel Robbins

“Don’t make yourself wrong.” – Mel Robbins

“Think this, not that.” – Mel Robbins

“Spotting what you blew is the first step in starting to recognize those moments and those patterns that are invisible to you.” – Mel Robbins

“If you say I can’t believe it, you already don’t believe it.” – Mel Robbins

“Every fight that Chris (my husband) and I ever had was because we were in the wrong roles in our marriage and we weren’t speaking the same language.” – Mel Robbins

“It is so important in your life to be so present to where you’re at and what’s calling you and what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are which is why the Heritage Profiles are so empowering, because when you give language and light to the patterns and the default settings that you have, you now have mastery over them.” – Mel Robbins

“At Buffini & Co, we do not believe you can do anything – that’s the recipe for disaster – but you can do everything you’re designed to do.” – Brian Buffini

“When you know better, you do better.” – Mel Robbins

 

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The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 122

“The Five Second Rule”

 

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Sep 17, 2019
Sinbad and the Persistent Journey #173
46:05

“Don’t give up.” – Sinbad

What does it take to persist and succeed, even when faced with seemingly impossible odds? In this episode, Brian interviews an all-American success story and one of the funniest comedians of all time, Sinbad. This interview is not only a chance to listen in on a fascinating and often hilarious conversation between two old friends, it’s also a rare insight into a brilliant mind and the opportunity to learn about the persistence it takes to get to the top and stay there.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I will not quit. I will find a way.” – Sinbad

“Be you.” – Sinbad

“I came the hardest way to go through it.” – Sinbad

“We use one tenth of one percent of our abilities.” – Sinbad

 “People think success is this other thing for other people.” – Brian Buffini

“Persistence is probably the greatest gift you can have.” – Brian Buffini

“In Hollywood, they don’t come to see you, they ask about you.” – Sinbad

“I think my best years are ahead of me.” – Sinbad

“I’m in the business of trying to help people.” – Brian Buffini

“You have all edge, but no crass.” – Brian Buffini

“How do you shock people now? You shock them by helping.” – Sinbad

“Persistence is the gift you’ve been given.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m still on that mountain.” – Sinbad

“Don’t give up.” – Sinbad

 

 

Sep 10, 2019
Principles from The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2 #172
29:29

“Change is possible, transformation is possible – your best days are ahead.” – Brian Buffini

Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World” is a classic guide to success that has profoundly impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian outlines his ten tips for a successful life, inspired by the book’s content.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Be decisive.” – Brian Buffini

“The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are with the very next question you face.” – Napoleon Hill

“Everybody processes information differently.” – Brian Buffini

“Being decisive does not mean you make a quick decision.” – Brian Buffini

“Once I make a decision, I live with it.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m willing to make a bad decision and live with it, than not make a decision at all.” – Brian Buffini

“Have a prioritized daily to-do list.” – Brian Buffini
“There are casualties to technology. Just because you make something more efficient, doesn’t mean you make it more effective.” – Brian Buffini

“The physiology of sitting down and writing out a to-do list is different.” – Brian Buffini

“When you write something down, it has a deeper connection.” – Brian Buffini

“Have the technological reminders, but have the physiological paper.” – Brian Buffini

“Have no plan B.” – Brian Buffini

“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” – David Allen

“Affirm your gifts.” – Brian Buffini

“A gift is something you have been given and blessed with.” – Brian Buffini

“We speak out what’s in the heart.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Mohammad Ali

“Hold the outcome in your open hand.” – Brian Buffini

“Never lose the joy.” – Brian Buffini

“Understand the difference between intensity and contentment.” – Brian Buffini

“You can be content and intense at the same time – that’s not a simple thing, but it is a very powerful thing.” – Brian Buffini

“Master your emotions.” – Brian Buffini
“Differentiate between joy and happiness.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m always a joyful guy; I’m not always a happy guy.” – Brian Buffini

“Think in terms of decades.” – Brian Buffini

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates

“When successful people tell you what they’re doing, take it to heart.” – Brian Buffini

“Take massive action.” – Brian Buffini

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Don’t tell me – go do.” – Brian Buffini

“Never go it alone.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb

“I will persist until I succeed.” – Og Mandino

“Change is possible, transformation is possible – your best days are ahead.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Sep 05, 2019
Principles From the Greatest Salesman, Part 1 #171
01:06:13

“Principles don’t change.” — Brian Buffini

Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World” is a classic guide to success that has profoundly impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. In this episode, Brian takes a deep dive into the book and explores its The 10 Ancient Scrolls for Success in a way never done before. Download your copy now and  by the end of the episode, not only will you see these bedrock principles in a fresh, new and deeper way, you’ll be able to use them on a daily basis to achieve more success than you ever dreamed possible.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We get to serve wherever we are.” – Brian Buffini

“We’re all pebbles on a pond.” – Brian Buffini

“The goal is to grow, do it for ourselves and then make a difference.” – Brian Buffini

“We don’t have to change the world – we just have to influence our world.” – Brian Buffini

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” – Brian Buffini

“Life is not easy; it’s challenging.” – Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is the most important attitude.” – Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is everything because it keeps the complaining away.” – Brian Buffini

“Today is not a date. Today is a decision.” – Brian Buffini

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“Begin a daily renewal.” – Brian Buffini

“With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You have to believe change is possible – positive change.” – Brian Buffini

“The only way you’re going to have positive change in your life is if you actually direct it.” – Brian Buffini

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.” – Anne of Green Gables

“Life is for living.” – Brian Buffini

“Don’t get paralyzed by the future – know the value of each day.” – Brian Buffini

“Each day has tremendous power in it.” – Brian Buffini

“Don’t throw your days away.” – Brian Buffini

“Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  – Dr Seuss

“Adversity is a gift.” – Brian Buffini

“You’re sitting on a bigger engine than you use.” – Brian Buffini

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

“The key is to have a voracious pursuit and still hold it with an open hand.” – Brian Buffini

“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from Plan A.” – Will Smith

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“As you grow, so grows your business. As you learn, so you earn.” – Brian Buffini

“Live every day as if it were your last, because someday you’re going to be right.” – Mohammad Ali

“The way we spell love is TIME.” – Brian Buffini

“Learn to separate the majors from the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.” – Jim Rohn

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Carpe Diem – Seize the day!” – Horace (23 BC)

“Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

 

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Sep 03, 2019
Lessons from the Legends — A Q&A with Our Most Successful Clients on Business #170
50:42

“The deeper you go in your growth, the goals will change.” – Brian Buffini

No matter how much you achieve or how successful you become, there’s always room for more growth. In this episode, Brian answers questions on air from high-achieving long-time Buffini & Co. members who are still eager to grow and learn. Topics discussed include how to set next-level goals, how to leverage both yourself and your team more and how to exceed customers’ expectations, even when your company is in a fast-growth phase.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“At each step along the way...the same goal that used to motivate you, no longer will.” – Brian Buffini

“The deeper you go in your growth, the goals will change.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve earned the right with your success to think from a different spot and ask yourself what you really want.” – Brian Buffini

“Who do you really want to be? Who do you want to serve? How do you want to spend your time? What are the rewards you want to enjoy? What do you want to give back?” – Brian Buffini

“Keep searching for those things that are deeper and those things that have more meaning.” – Brian Buffini

“The way I expand my thinking is I hang out with people with expanded thinking.” – Brian Buffini
“Keep expanding your frame of reference, both inside your industry and outside your industry.” – Brian Buffini

“The key to the future is in the past, many times.” – Brian Buffini

“Continue to prioritize and continue to leverage.” – Brian Buffini

“Feedback is the only way that you can have accountability with a team.” – Brian Buffini

“The greatest way to be the straw that stirs the drink is by example. The next way is leveraging training.” – Brian Buffini

“As your company grows, along the way there’s going to be bumps and bruises.” – Brian Buffini

“People want to be around a winner.” – Brian Buffini

“It is always peaks and plateaus.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 27, 2019
Get Fired Up! #169
31:22

“Great things happen when you get fired up.” — Brian Buffini

It can be hard to stay fired up when faced with life’s challenges, but being enthusiastic and motivated helps you to succeed like nothing else. In this episode, Brian explains how to eliminate life’s joy stealers, how to stoke your internal engine to create momentum and how to change your state of being, renew your energy and the importance of writing 10-day goals. Get your free resource here and by the end of the episode, you’ll be fired up for life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If we want to get fired up, we have to stoke the fires within.” – Brian Buffini

“The joy stealers are ultimately the things that take away our energy and take away our enthusiasm.” – Brian Buffini

“Life is hard...the locomotive on occasion has to go uphill.” – Brian Buffini

“There’s a big difference between a rut and a routine.” – Brian Buffini

“Without struggle, there can be no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

“It’s very important that we have an opportunity to measure our progress.” – Brian Buffini

“One of the ways we lose perspective is because we focus on what we don’t have instead of what we do.” – Brian Buffini 

 “You can’t have gratitude and entitlement in your heart and mind at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

“We massively overestimate what we can get done in a year...but radically underestimate what we can get accomplished in a decade.” – Brian Buffini

“A decade is made up of a whole bunch of ten day goals.” – Brian Buffini 

“Momentum is very powerful...you feel like you have the wind at your back.” – Brian Buffini 

“When we get exposed to someone else, our big problem becomes a little problem.” – Brian Buffini

“If they can do it, I can do it.” – Brian Buffini

“I did it before, I can do it again.” – Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is transformative and it changes everything.” – Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Cicero 

“It’s very important that you attach celebration to your achievements.” – Brian Buffini

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

 “We need to renew physically, mentally and emotionally.” – Brian Buffini

“Renewing your mind is not refreshing your screen.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s very important that we get out of the digital life and get into the real life.” – Brian Buffini

“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind and your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston

 

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Aug 20, 2019
The Go-Giver with John David Mann #168
47:11

“The size and measure of your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.”– John David Mann

 

What are the five stratospheric laws of success? In this episode, Brian talks to bestselling author John David Mann. John discusses the principles and philosophy behind his book “The Go-Giver” a parable about the power of giving that has inspired a worldwide movement and impacted and transformed the lives of millions of people.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When you’re in business, you’re telling stories, you’re engaging people.” – John David Mann

“Facts tell, stories sell.” – Brian Buffini

“We’re drowning in information and starving for wisdom.” – Brian Buffini 

“The law of value says that your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.” – John David Mann

“It doesn’t mean that we should give our stuff away for free...It means to value what you do and to put the maximum value into it.” – John David Mann

“The law of value is really about giving your best to the world and focusing on the giving.” – John David Mann

“You need to trust that if you give away all your best stuff, you’re going to get a lot more good stuff.” – John David Mann

“As you give...as other people receive it and use it, it amplifies you. It’s like love...you increase your love by giving it, by showing it. The same is true with respect; the same is true with value.” – John David Mann

“Give it out in slices, it comes back in loaves.” – Brian Buffini

“Your income is determined by how many lives you touch.” – John David Mann 

“You do have to reach out and impact people’s lives.” – John David Mann

“It’s all about making a difference, that’s where the actual flow of compensation comes.” – John David Mann

“It’s not the mindset of a quid pro quo – I gave now you owe.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s so tempting to keep score...but what really works is giving unconditionally...and trusting that it will come back – and it will!” – John David Mann

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

“The size and measure of your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.” – John David Mann 

“When you put somebody else’s interests first, it’s like it makes you a bigger person. It enlarges you.” – John David Mann

“The substance of influence is not push, but pull.” – John David Mann

“How far can you push a river? Not very far; but the sea can pull it for miles and miles and miles.” – John David Mann

“Influence is about draw...it’s not about me first.” – John David Mann

“The greatest gift you have to offer is yourself.” – John David Mann

“Authenticity does not mean license. It doesn’t mean regress.” – John David Mann 

“Real authenticity is when you are giving yourself wholly to another or to others.” – John David Mann

“You’re going to get the most out of a relationship when you show up as your true self.” – John David Mann

“Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” – Brian Buffini

“People tend to have difficulty with freely receiving.” – John David Mann

“The way to keep continuously giving – the way to allow yourself to continuously give – is to stay open to receiving.” – John David Mann

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Go-Giver” 

“The Latte Factor”

 

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Aug 13, 2019
CEO Your Life #167
54:00

“If you don’t have a deep desire to serve, you’re not a leader, you’re a taker.” – Brian Buffini

Do you want to take charge of your life, influence others and lead effectively? In this episode, a live recording from a recent Buffini & Company event, Brian explains how to be CEO of your own life. Through the lens of the classic movie The Shawshank Redemption, he teaches how you can create a vision, make decisions, keep hope alive, influence others and facilitate transformation.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Show me someone who’s not a good follower and I’ll show you someone who’s a lousy leader.”  – Brian Buffini

“I take responsibility for my own success, failures and everything in between.” – Brian Buffini

“Many people are in the prison of their own mind right now.” – Brian Buffini

“The buck stops with you.” – Brian Buffini

“You work with the hand you’re dealt.” – Brian Buffini

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about you don’t have to be pushed, the vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs 

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Short term decisions based on emotion are always bad decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“Not everything is a life and death decision...we have to prioritize our decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.” – Anonymous

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“A decision will cause movement...once you decide, you go.” – Brian Buffini

“When you’ve done your homework...the choice is simple. The emotions that go with it are not.” – Brian Buffini

“Sometimes when you cast a vision, not everyone’s on board.” – Brian Buffini

“Leaders don’t lead by consensus.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m OK with sceptics; I have no time for cynics.” – Brian Buffini

“Success is built one handful at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“You have to keep persevering.” – Brian Buffini

“Managers keep the status quo. Leaders challenge the status quo. You need both.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask the question: Why?” – Brian Buffini

“Positive is always going to meet with negative.” – Brian Buffini

“We are influencing everywhere we go.” – Brian Buffini

“If you’re not serving, it’s self serving.” – Brian Buffini

“If you don’t have a deep desire to serve, you’re not a leader, you’re a taker.” – Brian Buffini

“A deep desire to serve is an attitude of the heart.” – Brian Buffini

“Legacy is a life well lived.” – Brian Buffini

“When we’re fearful, we stay put.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“What is called resignation is really confirmed desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Transformation is possible, but you cannot control it in anybody but yourself.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 06, 2019
Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink #166
47:26

The good performers are the highly disciplined individuals.” — Jocko Willink

 

Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author and cofounder of Echelon Front. In this episode, Brian interviews Jocko about the leadership principles he learned on the most dangerous battlefields in the world. Jocko outlines how effective leadership is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. If you want to lead - and win - then this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Relationships are everything.” – Brian Buffini

“The good performers are the highly disciplined individuals.” – Jocko Willink 

“Nothing happens without discipline. Nothing happens without fundamentals. No excellence happens in any capacity.” – Brian Buffini

“I look at discipline as a non-negotiable fact that I will carry out.” – Jocko Willink

“We’re a world-class excuse generation.” – Brian Buffini

“All your excuses are lies that you tell yourself. Don’t negotiate with weakness; just destroy it.” – Jocko Willink

“As a human being, you can rationalize any behavior. Don’t do it.” – Jocko Willink

“The key is no negotiation with yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“The magic is in the mindset that it’s already decided. You have decided. It’s done.” – Brian Buffini

“If you’re undisciplined, you can’t expect to have any high standards for anyone else.” – Jocko Willink

“You have to set the example.” – Jocko Willink

“Discipline inside your organization will actually give you freedom.” – Jocko Willink

“As a leader, you’ve got to be able to communicate well with your team.” – Jocko Willink

“You want to be balanced – that’s what the dichotomy of leadership is about.” – Jocko Willink

“You own your life.” – Brian Buffini

“For me, being a good leader shows up at home first.” – Brian Buffini

“My kids don’t listen to a word I say, they’re too busy watching what I do.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 30, 2019
Armstrong the Movie — an Interview with Director David Fairhead #165
40:41

“It’s about staying focused and doing the job to the best of your ability, and that’s what Neil did.” – David Fairhead

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Brian Buffini interviews filmmaker David Fairhead, director of the feature-length documentary “Armstrong” that explores the life of the mission’s commander, Neil Armstrong. In this special bonus episode of The Brian Buffini Show, you’ll learn how the film was created and what sets it apart from the several other movies and documentaries on the same topic. David shares his team’s unique approach to Armstrong’s story, highlighting the astronaut’s humility, tremendous skill and exceptional ability to perform under pressure. You’ll also hear Brian’s takeaways from a conversation he shared with Neil almost 20 years ago at MasterMind Summit -- an interview featured briefly in the documentary.  With insights on filmmaking, Neil Armstrong’s legacy and the impact of the United States space program, this is episode is loaded with great content you won’t want to miss!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

 “There’s three places every American should go to. Washington DC, Normandy and the Kennedy Space Center.” - Brian Buffini

“We had to get under Neil’s skin. He had all these amazing achievements. He was an action hero in his own way.” – David Fairhead

“He was a very unique character...He was all about the technique and the skill and the adventure and the exploring of it...On top of that, he was an extraordinarily quiet reserved guy.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s not all about the flag waving. Neil was a reserved person; he was somebody from a different era.” - David Fairhead

“There were 400,000 people behind him to put him and Buzz on the moon, and he did not want to take credit for that achievement.” - David Fairhead

“[Neil] was portrayed popularly by the press as being a recluse…He was not a recluse. He was a very busy man, and he was warm, and he was open, and yes, he was funny.” – David Fairhead 

“Neil was in a shell. But if you could break that shell by talking to him about something that he was interested in, suddenly he’d be your best friend.” – David Fairhead

“If you’re doing the best you can at whatever you do, then you’re doing well.” – David Fairhead

“It’s about staying focused and doing the job to the best of your ability, and that’s what Neil did.” – David Fairhead

“He was cool under pressure. He just did the job. He wasn’t afraid.” – Brian Buffini

“[The interview with Neil] is the highlight of my career. I’ve never had anything like it, and I doubt I’ll ever have anything like it again.” – Brian Buffini

“It was like sitting down on the floor at your grandfather’s house while he told you stories. People were just awed.” – Brian Buffini

“The Apollo Program was set up to challenge the Russian’s dominance and to achieve a goal set by a president. And it did that…All these things lined up, and all these amazing things were achieved.” - David Fairhead

“We're going to put a man on the moon. We’re going to bring him back safely to earth. And then we’re going to do it by the end of the decade. That was the most perfect goal.” – Neil Armstrong

“Every night we looked up and saw the moon in front of us. We saw our goal in front of us, so that made it real clear.” – Neil Armstrong

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Armstrong” – Documentary

“Last Man on the Moon” – Documentary   

“In the Shadow of the Moon” – Documentary

Brian Buffini Interviews Neil Armstrong – MasterMind 2002

 

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Jul 25, 2019
The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong #164
50:18

“You want to make a mark - you’d like to leave the world a little better than when you came. That’s my goal.” – Neil Armstrong

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. In this very special episode, a live recording from a 2002 Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian interviews world-famous astronaut Neil Armstrong. By turns deeply moving, profound and hilarious, this rare interview is an extraordinary insight into the life and mindset of the first man to walk on the moon.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

On the reasons for the success of the lunar program:

“We loved our work.” – Neil Armstrong

“Communication was substantially responsible for our success.” – Neil Armstrong

“We all depend on other people to some extent for our successes...It’s also true that you can’t depend on teamwork to do everything.” – Neil Armstrong

“Some things, when it gets down to it, you have to do yourself.” – Neil Armstrong

“You don’t want to be the weak link in the chain.” – Neil Armstrong

On the first stage of the flight:

“It was like going on a very bad railroad track that rattles in all three directions!” – Neil Armstrong

On the second stage of the flight:

“It was so smooth and so quiet...we couldn’t even be sure that the engine was running.” – Neil Armstrong

On the sights from Apollo 11:

“Every sight in space is spectacular.” – Neil Armstrong

“I hope technology will allow more and more people to go and see those sights.” – Neil Armstrong

“Our planet is a beautiful place, particularly when you see it from a distance... it’s a magnificent sight.” – Neil Armstrong 

On conspiracy theories:

“The world loves conspiracies. Conspiracy theories are always very popular.” – Neil Armstrong

“The only thing harder to do than fly to the moon would have been fake it!” – Neil Armstrong

On planet earth:

“The striking part to me is how little we know about it yet...We’ve only explored a teeny tiny fraction of this place. There’s a lot more questions than there are answers.” – Neil Armstrong

On the space program goal:

“The nice thing about that goal was that it was so simple and understandable: send a man to the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.” – Neil Armstrong

“It’s a great advantage when goals can be stated in such a way that they’re not ambiguous and you know exactly what it is that you’re trying to do.” – Neil Armstrong

On personal goals:

“You want to make a mark - you’d like to leave the world a little better than when you came. That’s my goal.” – Neil Armstrong

“Every person that’s been into space has thought of the fragility of our planet and how important it was to find ways to protect it.” – Neil Armstrong

“My great hope is that this 21st century will be the century in which 1. We really start to understand our own planet and 2. We really start to understand ourselves.” – Neil Armstrong

On his famous line, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”:  

“It was kind of a simple statement, just stepping off, and it seemed right.” – Neil Armstrong

Mentioned in this episode:

Armstrong documentary

 

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Jul 23, 2019
Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions: Mid-Year Update #163
50:31

“Change is not that scary if you’re working your plan and you know where you’re going.” – Brian Buffini

 

Are you ready for what the second half of 2019 has in store? In a rapidly-changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to be more prepared than ever if they want to successfully navigate disruption and better serve their clients. In this episode, Brian gives his mid-year analysis of the economy and reveals his bold predictions for the industry for the next six months. He shares the most extensive economic data and research available, details changes happening with the major real estate companies and explains how you can stay in control and win. By the end of the episode, you’ll know what to expect and how you can capitalize on great opportunities while working by referral and living the good life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I’ve never seen so much change, and there’s more change coming.” – Brian Buffini

“Not all change is bad!” – Brian Buffini

“Change is not that scary if you’re working your plan and you know where you’re going.” – Brian Buffini 

“It’s time to be extraordinary!” – Brian Buffini

“Negotiation is the most important skill for a Realtor and is, by far, the worst practiced one in the marketplace.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s time to be a pro. If you want to be good, you better get good.” – Brian Buffini

“Advertising is the price you pay for not being extraordinary.” – Andy Andrews

“Don’t just show up – work on your craft!” – Brian Buffini

“Focus on relationships. Technology has its place, but it takes skills to have relationships.” – Brian Buffini

“Be better with the fundamentals.” – Brian Buffini

“Peaks and valleys in income are the price you pay for not mastering the fundamentals.”  – Brian Buffin 

“You’ve got to practice and learn how to do it right.” – Brian Buffini

“Highly-skilled, relationship-focused professionals will make a fortune in the future.” – Brian Buffini

“We have an economy that’s in a good state, an industry that’s in a changing state and an agent environment that we can control our state.”  – Brian Buffini

“Bet on yourself, invest in yourself and get after it!” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 16, 2019
The Happiness Equation with Neil Pasricha #162
36:27

“Happiness is the joy you feel while striving toward your potential.” — Neil Pasricha

What does it take to be really happy? In this episode, Brian interviews Neil Pasricha, an expert on happiness, positivity and leadership. Neil explains how, in spite of life’s difficulties and challenges, anyone can successfully pursue happiness. If you want to be happy, then this podcast is for you!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We live in a world where a lot of people are hurting.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”  — Cicero

“We have so much to be thankful for, especially in the Western hemisphere.” — Brian Buffini

“We play life for the big win ... but 99% of your life is the small stuff.” — Neil Pasricha

“We can’t predict in advance what will make us happy.” — Neil Pasricha

“It seems there’s more of a war against happiness than ever before.” — Brian Buffini

“The cell phone is a massive problem.” — Neil Pasricha

“Loneliness has never been higher.” — Neil Pasricha

“We have so many more superficial friendships and so many less deep friendships.” — Neil Pasricha

“Happiness is the joy you feel while striving towards your potential.” — Neil Pasricha

“He who wants the least has the most.” — Neil Pasricha

“True freedom is deciding how to spend your time.” — Neil Pasricha

“The true answers are inside you. If it resonates with you that means you already knew it.” — Neil Pasricha

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"The Book of Awesome" by Neil Pasricha

"The Happiness Equation" by Neil Pasricha

1000awesomethings.com

 

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Jul 09, 2019
Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss #161
42:21

“You can never stop learning about understanding people.” — Chris Voss

Negotiation is a crucial skill in both business and life, but unfortunately many people do it poorly. In this episode, Brian interviews former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss about the negotiation tools he has used to save lives and learns how these tools can be used in business to save deals! Based on emotional intelligence and human nature, these specific skills transcend culture, build trust and uncover the other side’s value system. If you want to nail negotiation, this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Learning is the only sustainable competitive advantage for anybody.” — Chris Voss

“There’s no natural born anything.” — Chris Voss

“The person who wants to meet you in the middle is usually a poor judge of distance.” — Anonymous  

“You can never stop learning about understanding people.” — Chris Voss

“There’s always another insight.” — Chris Voss

“If you get out of argument-based negotiations, your success sneaks up on you.” — Chris Voss

“Don’t fight over pennies and you end up with dollars.” — Chris Voss

“You don’t have to be combative to be a great negotiator.” — Chris Voss

“You’ve got to keep the other side’s guard down.” — Chris Voss

“You need the other side to hear themselves out loud.” — Chris Voss

“Interested people are interesting.” — Anonymous

“As we become less curious, we become less engaging and worse negotiators too.” — Brian Buffini

“Curiosity is a positive frame of mind.” — Chris Voss

“There’s a difference between being likeable and needing to be liked.” — Chris Voss

“Success leaves clues.” — Brian Buffini

“Everybody wants to be fair and to be treated fair.” — Chris Voss

“You have to be aligned with yourself.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” by Chris Voss

Blackswanltd.com

 

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Jul 02, 2019
Your Million Dollar Asset #160
32:41

“You have to do what is expected of you, and then go do the unexpected.” — Brian Buffini

You may not think you’re in possession of a million dollar asset but you are: your good name. Like all assets, your name can be protected, built and compounded over time to become something truly formidable. In this episode, Brian explains what your name really means, how you can put your name to everything you do and how to make a name for yourself. By the end of the episode, you’ll be clearer about who you are, what your name represents and what you want your name to stand for.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast

“Your good name is one of the greatest assets you’ll ever possess.” — Brian Buffini

“What are you known for? What does your name mean? When people say your name, what comes afterwards?” — Brian Buffini

“My good name is a guiding value for myself, my company and my family.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is a valuable thing. Your name has quality to it.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is your brand.” — Brian Buffini

“You can have a positive brand, you can have a negative brand or you can have what most people have — which is an unintentional brand.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is not just your brand — it’s also your reputation.” — Brian Buffini

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” — Warren Buffet

“Your name is also your reflection.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us say things to ourselves that we would never allow anyone else to say.” — Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like a friend; like a respected friend.” — Brian Buffini

“You can make your name what you want it to mean.”  — Brian Buffini

“Your name is your bond.” — Brian Buffini

“Understand this massive asset and what it’s worth.” — Brian Buffini

“Doing the right thing is valuable.” — Brian Buffini

“Your good name will take you places.” — Brian Buffini

“Can you put your name to that? I got that principle from my grandfather and ultimately that legacy has passed on.” — Brian Buffini

“Your good name is the consistency with which you live over time.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to do what is expected of you, and then go do the unexpected.” — Brian Buffini

“When we understand the value of our own name, we’ll be more respectful to other people’s names.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 25, 2019
The Bottom of the Pool with Andy Andrews #159
34:11

“Ordinary people compare themselves to everybody else’s results. Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” — Andy Andrew

What are the seven decisions you can make that will guarantee personal success? In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company The Peak Experience event, Brian talks to best-selling author and speaker Andy Andrews about his life. Andy describes how he discovered the seven decisions and principles that transformed and shaped his life and allowed him to impact thousands of people. He also discusses his new book, “The Bottom of the Pool.”

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The key to success is working on the stuff that really matters to you.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on the little things that really matter, not the little things that don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“When you’ve got something in your hands that always works, you figure out different ways to apply it.” — Andy Andrews

“Gravity worked long before the apple ever fell on Newton’s head.” — Andy Andrews

“These seven principles, once you dig into them, they all have a meaning and a bearing that is life altering.” — Andy Andrews

“Until you take responsibility for where you are, you have no basis for continuing.” — Andy Andrews

“Responsibility is about hope and control.” — Andy Andrews

“If you blame somebody else, there’s not a lot of hope there.” — Andy Andrews

“Change your thinking; change your choices.” — Andy Andrews

“Compete in a way that the competition doesn’t know there’s a game going on.” — Brian Buffini

“Ordinary people compare themselves to everybody else’s results. Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” — Andy Andrews

“You get put into these pigeonholes and they become your own Shawshank prison.” — Brian Buffini

“The bottom of the pool is your fundamentals.” — Brian Buffini

“The foundations are key.” — Brian Buffini

“Advertising is the price you pay for not being extraordinary.” — Andy Andrews

“You can’t traditionally advertise to overcome bad word of mouth.” — Andy Andrews

“You can compete for business before people are even born!” — Andy Andrews

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"The Noticer" by Andy Andrews

"The Traveler’s Gift" by Andy Andrews

"The Bottom of the Pool" by Andy Andrews

 

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Jun 18, 2019
Everyday Millionaires with Chris Hogan #158
31:53

The American dream is alive and available, but what we have to do is decide to grab it.” — Chris Hogan

Do you think you can’t become a millionaire? Think again! In this episode, Brian interviews Chris Hogan about his new book, “Everyday Millionaires.” Chris busts common millionaire myths, describes how ordinary people build extraordinary wealth and details the small changes and decisions you can make now to help you do the same. If you want to be a millionaire, then this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There’s more to being a millionaire than the money.” — Brian Buffini

“The extraordinary is in the ordinary.” — Brian Buffini

“The average millionaire is an everyday hardworking man or woman who’s built wealth over time.” — Chris Hogan

“The American dream is alive and available, but what we have to do is decide to grab it.” — Chris Hogan

“It’s not about inheritance; it’s not about the DNA lottery; it’s about the people.” — Chris Hogan

“You happen to your life, you don’t allow life just to happen to you.” — Chris Hogan

“A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — John Maxwell

“If you don’t think you can, you won’t.” — Chris Hogan

“We’ve got to believe that it’s possible and it’s available to us.” — Chris Hogan

“We’ve got to grow in our knowledge.” — Chris Hogan

“It’s about our actions. What steps are we taking to practice these skill sets that will give us proficiency?”— Chris Hogan

“97% of the millionaires that I talked to believed they control their own destiny.” — Chris Hogan

“We have opportunities in front of us; we just have to make decisions.” — Chris Hogan

“When you put the right information in the hands of the right people, change can happen; good things can happen.” — Chris Hogan

“You’ve got to control the money that’s in your hands right now.” — Chris Hogan

“When you get yourself out of debt, you give yourself a raise.” — Chris Hogan

“Let’s take control of the money. You work too hard to earn this money for it not to do anything for you.” — Chris Hogan

“So much of consumerism and consumer spending deals with identity. We find our identity in it.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to hold money with an open hand.” — Brian Buffini

 “We get to make choices for ourselves, not others.” — Chris Hogan

“That choice is an everyday choice.” — Brian Buffini

“Life’s hard by the yard; it’s a cinch by the inch.” — Brian Buffini

“Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it. He who doesn’t pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“Wealth building takes consistency.” — Chris Hogan

“What we have to do is count on ourselves.” — Chris Hogan

“Where you are right now doesn’t have to be where you end up.” — Chris Hogan

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Chrishogan360.com

"Everyday Millionaires" by Chris Hogan

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

 

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Jun 11, 2019
The Advantages of Poverty #157
32:22

“When opportunity meets preparation, success happens.” — Brian Buffini

Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. A classic rags-to-riches story, Carnegie went from being a poor Scottish immigrant to one of the wealthiest men in America’s history, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars to charities, foundations and universities during the last years of his life. In this episode, Brian explains how the principles outlined in Carnegie’s timeless book “Advantages of Poverty” still apply to our lives today.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The disadvantage of not having resources is one of my advantages today.” — Brian Buffini

“When people were complacent, I saw opportunities.” — Brian Buffini

“When I came to America, I was poor but I was also broke.” — Brian Buffini

“Poor is a state of mind, broke is a state of account. If my state of mind is poor, I’ll be broke again.” — Brian Buffini

“I became a rich man when I became rich between my ears.” — Brian Buffini

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” — Proverbs 14.23

“Ambition leads to going the extra mile.” — Brian Buffini

“When opportunity meets preparation, success happens.” — Brian Buffini

“The person who doesn’t express gratitude is the same as the person who’s ungrateful.” — Brian Buffini

“When you’re filled with gratitude, it changes everything.” — Brian Buffini

“The number one reason for my success is gratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is a permanent state.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is the greatest attitude of all.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s rewards when you work hard, when you do it right.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is never portrayed as the person who’s rolling up their sleeves and getting it done.” — Brian Buffini

“Look back to the sacrifices that were made for you.” — Brian Buffini

“Hard work is honorable.” — Brian Buffini

“When people at the top tell you how they got there, we need to listen.” — Brian Buffini

“Gain all you can by honest industry, use all possible diligence in your calling.”   — Andrew Carnegie.

“Don’t wait until you’re rich to give, give as you go.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s really no true charity except that which will help others to help themselves and place within the reach of the aspiring the means to climb.”  — Andrew Carnegie

 

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Advantages of Poverty” by Andrew Carnegie

 

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Jun 04, 2019
Getting Things Done with David Allen #156
36:55

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” — David Allen

David Allen’s Getting Things Done® work-life management system is a global productivity movement that helps people bring order to the chaos in their businesses and their lives. In this episode, Brian interviews David about how the GTD® system enables greater performance, capacity and innovation. If you want to discover how to alleviate the feeling of overwhelm and become more focused, clear and confident then this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I love systemization because I believe freedom comes with that.” — Brian Buffini

“The culture is designed to overwhelm you today.” — Brian Buffini

“How you are engaged with the world is the issue.” — David Allen

“Productivity is simply achieving desired results.” — David Allen

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” — David Allen

“Your head can handle about four things max before it starts to feel overwhelmed and confused.” — David Allen

“Education without implementation is merely entertainment.” — Brian Buffini

“People think a lot, but most of that thinking is of a problem, not about it.” — David Allen

“There’s a difference between efficient and effective.” — Brian Buffini

“At the deepest level, you are a purposeful spirit.” — David Allen

“Pay attention to what has your attention, start to engage with it appropriately and it opens space.” — David Allen

“I’ve always been fascinated ... by what you couldn’t see and how it affected what you could.” — David Allen

“We are spiritual beings, but we’re here in the material world.” — David Allen

“We are here to finish what we’ve put in motion and be accountable for that.” — David Allen

“Completion and creativity: that’s really the essence of what Getting Things Done® is all about.” — David Allen

“The people who are truly most tapped into being are big doers.” — David Allen

“There is a very clear relationship between accountability and creativity.” —David Allen

“Most to-do lists are just the beginning of the first step of the GTD® process.” — David Allen

“You capture, then you clarify and then you organize the results of that thinking in some trusted place.” — David Allen

“If you want to be terrific, you’ve got to be specific.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Getting Things Done” by David Allen

GTD® Summit

 

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May 28, 2019
Future Proof Your Life #155
43:58

“Ambition is a beautiful thing when it’s done for the right reasons and in the right way.” — Brian Buffini

We all want to succeed, but many of us don’t know where to start. In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian reveals his secrets to success. He explains what it takes to succeed and how a combination of your ambition, your gifts and abilities and your dreams and goals forms a unique concoction for your own individual prescription for success. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to succeed like never before!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Ambition is an aim or objective that somebody is trying to achieve.” — Brian Buffini

“There is a negative ambition — it’s called selfish ambition.” — Brian Buffini

“Ambition is a beautiful thing when it’s done for the right reasons and in the right way.” — Brian Buffini

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“Success is not a ten. If you’re at six, success is a seven. If you’re at four, success is a five.” — Brian Buffini

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” — Elvis Presley

“It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our true feelings.” — Dale Carnegie

“Let your ambition burn bright, but don’t let it turn into selfish ambition. Turn it into something that’s going to benefit you, those you love, those around you, your customers, your community and your culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Why not you?” — Brian Buffini

“It’s very important that you’re self-connected.” — Brian Buffini

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Once you become aware of your abilities ... you want to learn how to manage those gifts.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re more complex than you think.” — Brian Buffini

“Leverage what you’re good at.” — Brian Buffini

“Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

“Lean into who you are, do more of it and share that with more people. Use your “fingerprints” and the way you’re wired.” — Brian Buffini

“We have to use the gas and the brake.” — Brian Buffini

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” — Benjamin Franklin

“Hope is a very powerful thing.” — Brian Buffini

“Your goals have to develop as you go through different seasons in your life.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.”  —  “The Shawshank Redemption”

“A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“We want to be empowered to achieve. Power up.” — Brian Buffini

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

“Be all in.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

"The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandion

 

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May 21, 2019
The Proximity Principle with Ken Coleman #154
42:02

“Success leaves clues, and people miss those clues.” — Brian Buffini

Do you want to discover what you were born to do? In this episode, Brian interviews author and broadcaster Ken Coleman about his new book, “The Proximity Principle.” Ken outlines the steps you need to take to get the job you love, whether you’re starting out, switching lanes or simply looking to grow your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll be equipped with proven strategies that will make your dream job a reality!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Most people are going to work every day and they don’t love what they do.” — Brian Buffini

“In order to do what you want to do, you’ve got to be around people who are doing it and in places where it’s happening.” — Ken Coleman

“The right people plus the right places equals opportunity.” — Ken Coleman

“Proximity puts me where I need to be and then it propels me to where I want to be.”  — Ken Coleman

“You put a koi fish in a small pond, it stays small. You put it in a large pond, it grows much larger.” — Brian Buffini

“The law of the zip code says that everything you need to get started is already around you.” — Ken Coleman

“There are times where quitting feels like the only thing to do. It seems like the smartest thing to do. But it couldn’t be any further from the truth.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to find out what you do sometimes by finding out what you don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“Talent’s not enough. You’ve got to have the passion to really stick with it.” — Ken Coleman

“The sweet spot is using what you do best to do what you love to do most.” — Ken Coleman

“Proximity allows me to learn, do and connect.” — Ken Coleman

“Success leaves clues, and people miss those clues.” — Brian Buffini

“The men and women who are on purpose and successful are constantly looking for the right people and the right places to hang around.”  — Ken Coleman

“You can’t have community without proximity.” — Brian Buffini

“You want to put yourself in a situation where you’re truly learning the fundamentals of the role.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to make sure you’re learning from people who are really, really gifted at teaching.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to master one step before you get to two.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode

The Proximity Principle:

The Ken Coleman Show

 

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May 14, 2019
The Latte Factor with David Bach #153
41:46

“When you learn new skills, you design a life that’s different.” — David Bach

Do you want to take control of your money and your life? In this episode, Brian interviews best-selling author and financial expert, David Bach, about his new book, “The Latte Factor.” David describes how changing the way you spend small amounts of money can radically change your life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take charge and get on track to achieve the wealth and freedom you’ve always dreamed of!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not like where you end up.” — David Bach

“Where are you going with your life? Is it where you want it to be going? If you’re not conscious about it, if you don’t have a plan, you’re a wandering generality.” — David Bach

“Part of going on a journey to find mentors is you have to ask for help.” — David Bach

“If you knew better, you’d do better.” — David Bach

“When you learn new skills, you design a life that’s different.” — David Bach

“Most people work 90,000 hours over their lifetime and they don’t have anything to show for it.” — David Bach

“The underlying premise of this whole book is you need to live rich now.” — David Bach

“You can be an employee, you can be a consumer or you can be the person who owns the place.” — David Bach

“There are escalators to wealth and freedom.” — David Bach

“The whole point of money is freedom.” — David Bach

“The bulk of wealth in America comes from real estate.” — David Bach

“You’ve got to pay yourself first and you need to own real estate.” — David Bach

“The game is more tilted towards the rich than it’s ever been.” — David Bach

“The biggest thing missing in this country is financial literacy in schools.” — David Bach

“We need to teach everybody how to be smarter with their money.” — David Bach

“Don’t wait to live your dreams.” — David Bach

“You can’t ever stop growing. Your future has to be bigger than your past at any age.” — David Bach

“Ask yourself what you don’t want any more in life.” — David Bach

“This is a personal growth book, wrapped in a parable, based on sound financial tips and techniques.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode

"The Latte Factor" by David Bach

The Time Value of Money chart

 

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May 07, 2019
Burnout, Contentment, Balance … A Town Hall Meeting with Brian and His Staff #152
52:10

“If you grow yourself, your opportunities will grow.” — Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been teaching on personal growth and development for over three decades. In this live studio session, he answers questions asked by Buffini & Company staff members and a Facebook Live audience. Topics discussed include how to secure your financial future, why it’s vital to invest in yourself, how to set goals and how to manage fatigue. By the end of this town hall podcast, you’ll have clarity and insight on the difficult questions we all face in life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Make sure that the things you own never own you.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t get so caught up in the destination that you miss your destiny.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a sequence to success.” — Brian Buffini

“In our culture today, we want it all and we want it all now.” — Brian Buffini

“Work hard. Work on yourself. Grow yourself. As your skills grow, your compensation will grow.” — Brian Buffini

“If you grow yourself, your opportunities will grow.” — Brian Buffini

“My lifestyle has always been behind my earnings and my focus has always been on lead generation.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m 33 years in business, and I’m still in the lead generation business today.” — Brian Buffini

“Ancora Imparo.” — Michelangelo

“Go pursue the goals and be an example. There’s too much talk.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be a talker, be a doer. When you’re a doer, you get to be an influencer.” — Brian Buffini

“Some people need a push, some people need a pull. Everybody’s wired up a little different.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s far more important ways to grow than economics — grow in your impact, grow in your influence.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s really good to be good to people. The more goodness you give, the more goodness you get.” — Brian Buffini

“Give it out in slices and it comes back in loaves.” — George Buffini

“I don’t believe in a thing called balance. I believe in balancing.” — Brian Buffini

“Contentment to me is more about joy than happiness. I’m not always happy, but I always have joy.” — Brian Buffini

“Joy is knowing who you are, what you’re doing and who you’re doing it for.” — Brian Buffini

“Discontent comes when you reach your goals and you’re still not happy...it’s not enough.” — Brian Buffini

“Life moves. We don’t get to stay in one state.” — Brian Buffini

“In life, there are different seasons of emphasis.” — Brian Buffini

“In every area of my life I have overdone it. And in every area of my life I have underdone it.” — Brian Buffini

“The reason I have experience is because of how many screw ups I’ve had!” — Brian Buffini

“We are correcting and re-correcting all the time.” — Brian Buffini

“Life’s hard by the yard; it’s a cinch by the inch.” — Brian Buffini

“If you make your focus small, things get big.” — Brian Buffini 

 

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Watch the Facebook Live session

 

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Apr 30, 2019
The Upside of Stress with Kelly McGonigal #151
29:26

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

Most of us do everything we can to avoid stress. But new research shows that if we learn to accept and even embrace stress, we will be happier and more effective in our lives. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author, health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. McGonigal explains the benefits of stress and outlines how we can all learn and grow from challenging life experiences.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People often feel like there are only two ways to respond to stress. You can fight or you can flee.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Stress isn’t always about attacking it and killing it and winning it.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Your brain and body have different ways of responding to stress that can help you thrive.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Sometimes you are in a situation where you cannot handle it alone — it’s too big.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

“It’s good to know ‘I’m not the only one’.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us have a story in our head that says “this shouldn’t be stressful” for the very things that are most likely to cause stress.” — Kelly McGonigal 

“Stress is something that arises in your mind and your body when something you care about is at stake.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We have stress responses in every relationship that matters to us, every role that matters to us and every goal that matters to us.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Increased sensitivity is not necessarily a weakness when it comes with the resources and the willingness to respond.” — Kelly McGonigal

“One of the things we know about the biology of stress is that recovery is an important part of the process.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Part of the stress recovery process happens when we sleep, and part of the stress recovery process also happens when we reflect on our experiences.” —Kelly McGonigal

“Surrender a little bit to the fact that if you went through something very stressful, your brain is going to try to learn from it. Do it intentionally. Sit down, write about it, talk to someone about it and reflect on it. That will help you recover more quickly and also help you learn from the experience so that you are stronger afterwards.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Some anxiety can be helpful, some anxiety can be really paralyzing. It’s like you’re practicing for stress. What we have to do is find ways to practice that are skillful and then to shut it down when it’s not skillful.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We need to learn ways to practice positive distraction.” — Kelly McGonigal

“People who exercise more tend to be better at stress. (It) also brings joy. And joy is one of those resources that you can’t underestimate.” — Kelly McGonigal

“I don’t have to give my best energy towards outrage or fear that I actually can’t have any impact on.” — Kelly McGonigal

 

Mentioned in this episode

"The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal

"The Upside of Stress" by Kelly McGonigal

TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal

 

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Apr 23, 2019
Developing a Knack with Money #150
55:12

“You can do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons and make the right reward.” — Brian Buffini

In today’s culture, many people find themselves endlessly struggling to manage their finances. They work more just to spend more and, as a result, end up where they’ve always been — trapped! In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian gives ideas and principles to help you make a quantum leap in your finances, get ahead of the game and escape the economic rat race for good!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The culture’s view of financial success is this: work more, buy more.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re working for bills that are coming in the future for decisions you made in the past.” — Brian Buffini

“65% of Americans do not budget.” — Gallup poll

“33% of working Americans have nothing for retirement.” — Brian Buffini

“I started at the bottom 1% and I became the top 1%. That’s one of the greatest things about America.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t borrow your way to a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“Invest in what you know...if you can’t pronounce it, don’t invest in it!” — Brian Buffini

“Think long term.” — Brian Buffini

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off; you sit still and trust the engineer.” — Corrie Ten Boom

“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“Only real estate is the single great investment in the world.” — Brian Buffini

“People are always going to need three things in life: food, shelter and clothing.” — Brian Buffini

“There are only two reasons to invest in real estate: cash flow and appreciation...you have to decide the purpose of your investment.” — Brian Buffini

“If you try to hit two targets, you will miss both.” — Brian Buffini

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” — Warren Buffet

“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.” — Anonymous

“When you’re double winning, you double down.” — Brian Buffini

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You have to take care of the dollars so you can take care of the hundreds. You have to take care of the hundreds so you can take care of the thousands. You have to take care of the thousands so you’re able to take care of the millions.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate wealth is generational.” — Brian Buffini

“You can do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons and make the right reward.” — Brian Buffini

“I was born in Ireland, but made in America.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 16, 2019
A Navy SEAL’s Take on Service with Andrew Paul #149
49:23

“You just have to get up every day and make some forward progress, inch by inch if you have to.” — Andrew Paul

Running a small business can sometimes feel like executing a military operation. The truth is, there are similarities! To be successful in either, you must first master the fundamentals and then persevere, no matter what it takes. In this episode, former SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Paul gives Brian a fascinating glimpse into the notoriously private world of the Navy’s primary special operations force. Paul describes the extremely tough training that all SEALs must undergo, he recalls his deployments in Iraq and explains how he transitioned to civilian life after active duty. He also outlines how the SEAL mindset and focus on service has helped him to build a very successful mortgage business.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“SEAL training is much more than just the ultimate "Tough Mudder"…it’s a lifestyle, it’s your ethos, it’s who you are.” — Andrew Paul

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

“Focus on the fundamentals.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s a humble mindset of recognizing that you have not arrived, you have never arrived, you are constantly getting better. That takes a degree of humility.” —Andrew Paul

“Work hard and do the right thing.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s not pretty all the time.” — Andrew Paul

“You just have to get up every day and make some forward progress, inch by inch if you have to.” — Andrew Paul

“You make mistakes all the time. The key is you have to learn from them and do your darn best to not make the same mistake again.” — Andrew Paul

“When you do make a mistake, you own it.” — Andrew Paul

“Humble pie is the pastry that’s never tasty.” — Brian Buffini

“Put someone else first.” — Andrew Paul

“Stay humble. Stay hungry.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Mark Twain

“We’ve all been through hell weeks…continue to persevere through and there’s something good coming on the other side.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 09, 2019
Principles for Better Living #148
27:35

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill 

In our world today, good manners and civility are on the decline. Too often, people’s attitudes and behavior towards others leave a lot to be desired. But there is a more enjoyable and satisfying way to live! In this episode, Brian explains how committing to the three principles of courtesy, respect and hospitality will make life better for you and everyone around you. If you want to live an uncommon life and have uncommon success as a result, this podcast is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Common courtesy is not common practice.”—Brian Buffini

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”—Theodore Roosevelt

“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing and conveys much.”—Erastus Wiman

“Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.”—Lewis Carroll

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”—Clarence Thomas

“I believe that good manners are more important than a Harvard education.”—Brian Buffini

“Mind your manners and your manners will mind you.”—Brian Buffini

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”—John Ruskin

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”—Mark Twain

“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”—Albert Schweitzer

“May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.”—Gandhi

“I speak to everyone the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”—Albert Einstein

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”—Leo Tolstoy

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”—Muhammad Ali

“Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.”—William Feather

“I want to be a source of encouragement.”—Brian Buffini

“Be an encourager. The world has enough critics already.”—Dave Willis

“When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life.”—Zig Ziglar

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, that’s what brings happiness.”—Harold Kushner

“Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.”—Plato

“Trust is the glue of life.”—Stephen R. Covey

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly—show them how!”—Anonymous

“Lead in friendliness.”—Brian Buffini

“Generosity has nothing to do with your current economic state. It has to do with an attitude of the mind and an attitude of the spirit.”—Brian Buffini

“Being generous is one of the things that has made me a fortune.”—Brian Buffini

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”—John Bunyan

“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”—Julia Child

“The top of the ladder is not crowded.”—Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 02, 2019
Choose to Win with Tom Ziglar #147
40:56

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.”—Tom Ziglar

Most people don’t make positive changes in their lives until they’re faced with a crisis. But you can get a head start! In this episode, Brian interviews Ziglar Inc. CEO, Tom Ziglar, about his new book, “Choose to Win.” Tom describes how to win by making one simple change at a time, you can create good habits and completely transform your life, right now.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My personal mission statement is to create the environment that will allow you to become all that God created you to become.” — Tom Ziglar

“People don’t set the course for their life until one of the two D’s happens—the disaster or the dream.” — Tom Ziglar

“Hurricanes and tornadoes get all the publicity, but termites do more damage and they take such little bitty bites!” — Zig Ziglar

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.” — Tom Ziglar

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any direction will do.” — Zig Ziglar

“A tree’s fruitfulness depends on its rootfulness.” — Anonymous

“The number one lesson that I’ve learned in my life is input.” — Tom Ziglar

“The first simple habit is to cut out some negative input and replace it with some positive input.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your past is important, but not nearly as important as the way you see your future.” — Tom Ziglar

“Grit is that stick-to-it-ness. I get knocked down 100 times, I get up 101.” — Tom Ziglar

“Put the grit into what your gifts and talents are.” — Brian Buffini

“The ultimate choice is the choice to create a habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is a reflection of character, and character is a reflection of habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“In order for people to be productive citizens, to make a difference in the world, there are certain character qualities they’ve got to have.” — Tom Ziglar

“What do you want people to say about you and your family behind your back?” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is the outward expression of your character qualities.” — Tom Ziglar

“Many of us are in the jail of our bad habits.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you dream, the more God smiles.” — Tom Ziglar

“You’re a great version of you, and a lousy version of everyone else.” — Brian Buffini

“Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Choose to Win” by Tom Ziglar

 

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Mar 26, 2019
The Buffini Brothers on Business – Q&A with Brian and Dermot Buffini #146
44:11

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”—Dermot Buffini 

Brothers Brian and Dermot Buffini are a powerful business combination. In this special episode, the Chairman and the CEO of Buffini & Company discuss their mutual business philosophies and answer questions from listeners all over the country. Topics addressed include how to choose the right opportunities for your business, how to avoid burnout, how to create a phenomenal workplace culture and how to hire and train staff. By the end of this episode, not only will you have gained great insight into the Buffini brothers, you’ll be ready to take your business to the next level!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Aim small, miss small.” — Brian Buffini

“You make mistakes when you fall into opportunity. You make mistakes when you’re not intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“Money alone is not enough to sustain what it takes to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor.” — Brian Buffini

“The enemy of the best is the good.” — Brian Buffini

“Our core competency for 22 years is helping people.” — Dermot Buffini

“Don’t let your need dictate your vision and your goal.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a big difference between serving and pleasing. One is values based. One is insecure based.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on first.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to have boundaries with your customers, boundaries with your business, and boundaries for yourself. I’m a work in progress on that.” — Brian Buffini

“The best leaders are very strategic in their self care.” — Dermot Buffini

“Excellence is our minimum standard.” — Brian Buffini

“A culture is a weighing scales of what’s taking place.” — Dermot Buffini

“We’re focused on excellence, not perfection.” — Dermot Buffini

“We try to invest in our culture and live it, not just talk about it.” — Dermot Buffini

“Our job is to set our intention and what our hope is for the business, then allow others to pick it up and run with it.” — Dermot Buffini

“The old carpentry saying is ‘measure twice, cut once.’ When it comes to hiring – measure five or six times.” — Brian Buffini

“None of us is as smart as all of us. We have to get contribution. We have to get influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Mutual respect is one of our core values and we extend that to each other.” — Dermot Buffini

“Family is the first team. When it’s done right, there’s nothing more powerful than it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re a deadly combination in business together.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have someone on the journey with you, your pain and your problems are cut in half and, when you win, your joy is doubled.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

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Mar 19, 2019
All In to Win #145
51:59

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

Having an “all-in” attitude is the best way to succeed in relationships, in business and in life. If you are all in, you put everything into your efforts, regardless of any hurdles and setbacks you encounter. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian explains how to best play the hand that life has given to you, no matter the difficulties; how to put every element of an all-in mindset into action; and how to use powerful all-in strategies in your daily life. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to jump in…and be all in!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.” — Pat Riley, Hall of Fame Coach

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” — William Shakespeare

“Indecision is the enemy of progress. Not saying ‘yes’ to one possibility is saying ‘no’ to them all.” — Michael Haggstrom

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I used everything you gave me.’” — Erma Bombeck

“When you’re not using your talents, when you’re not all in…you know it and it eats you from the inside out.” — Brian Buffini

“As long as you’re still trying, you’re not a quitter!” — Brian Buffini

“We are all gifted in the area of excuse making.” — Brian Buffini

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn

“My good life is not perfect.” — Brian Buffini

“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

“Being all in is the price of the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“The hand you’ve been dealt was designed for you.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s how you play the hand that’s the key.” — Brian Buffini

“God builds the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

“It takes the exact same amount of energy to worry as it does to believe.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Mar 12, 2019
Building Your StoryBrand with Donald Miller #144
37:30

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

The concept of story is a powerful way to dramatically improve how you connect with your customers and grow your business. Donald Miller, CEO of StoryBrand, helps thousands of companies clarify their message and grow every year. In this episode, the master storyteller explains why story is so important when talking about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“The more complicated and convoluted our world becomes…story still has the power to cut through all the nonsense.” — Brian Buffini

“If you understand story, you understand a lot more about what’s going on in life.” — Donald Miller

“People are looking to be invited into a story.” — Donald Miller

“We need to find where our story and our customer’s story overlap.” — Donald Miller

“If you’re selling a product, you’re solving a problem.” — Donald Miller

“Never play the hero, always play the guide.” — Donald Miller

“You need to invite people into the story, not be the hero of the story.” — Donald Miller

“We’re looking for somebody who can help ‘me’ win. Somebody who’s struggled, has overcome that struggle, and has the competence to win the day.” — Donald Miller

“There’s kind of a hole in the heart where everybody is looking for that mentorship.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep everything incredibly simple. Define one ambition for the customers. Define one problem. Define one villain. Don’t throw too much information at them.” — Donald Miller

“Figure out, what is my customers’ story and how do I position my product as a tool they can use in that story?” — Donald Miller

“You need to identify what your customer wants…Keep it simple, don’t overburden.” — Donald Miller

“Your customer’s brain works like a rolodex…you are listed under the problem that you solve.” — Donald Miller

“Survey your customers…understand them, ask them leading questions.” — Donald Miller

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

“The guide is the strongest character in the story. The guide has been there, done that, already conquered their demons and now just exists to help other people win.” — Donald Miller

“Everybody has a story, and it’s worth hunting for.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Blue Like Jazz by Donal Miller

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Storybrand.com

 

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Mar 05, 2019
Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic #143
31:46

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic, founder of Life Without Limbs, is a symbol of encouragement and influence to millions around the world. Born without arms and legs, Nick refuses to allow his physical condition to limit him. In this episode, the motivational speaker and best-selling author shares with Brian how he conquers the challenges he faces and where he finds his strength and passion for life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Even when we don’t get a miracle, we can still be a miracle for somebody else.” — Nick Vujicic

“If something beautiful came from my broken pieces, you can also have your dreams come true as well.” — Nick Vujicic

“Here’s a guy who lost hope, and now is a source of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man without arms and legs has become a mastery of leverage and finding the truth of happiness, then everyone can find their place in this world and really feel fulfilled and reach their full potential.” — Nick Vujicic

“How you feel today will really dictate your next step. And your next step will determine tomorrow what goals you actually succeed in.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m a person who’s absolutely convinced that I’ll never find hope in my life, never find purpose and happiness…then I’ll never find it.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m convinced that I am going to be completely successful at fulfilling my dream and mission when I have challenges…I am going to embrace this struggle, this hurdle, this barrier. I’m going to see this failure as my classroom – an education.” — Nick Vujicic

“The people we admire because of their strength…they’re only that strong because they’ve conquered mountains in their lives.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t walk away from your mountains…that’s the journey, that’s the path. Convince yourself, ‘That’s not the end of my story, I’m still going.’” — Nick Vujicic

“Failure is not a person, it’s an event.” — Zig Ziglar

“We need courage not to win. We need courage to lose.” — Nick Vujicic

“Anything significant that we ever accomplish took failure. If we embrace it, we will succeed.” — Nick Vujicic

“We need to listen to those voices that speak into us, instead of giving so much credibility to those voices that speak down.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t base your value on other people’s success.” — Nick Vujicic

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

“We are all human beings with our struggles and our full potential. Don’t miss yours.” — Nick Vujicic

“You don’t know what’s impossible, until you know what’s possible.” — Nick Vujicic

“Start with small goals…start small. Then double it.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t belittle the obstacles you’ve gone through.” — Nick Vujicic

“If they can do it, I can do it.” — Brian Buffini

“Know that you will never know everything.” — Nick Vujicic

“Ancora imparo.” — Michelangelo

“We’ve got to do our best, and God does the rest.” — Nick Vujicic

“God built the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limbs by Nick Vujicic

The Butterfly Circus by Nick Vujicic

 

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Feb 26, 2019
Five for Fighting – an Interview with John Ondrasik #142
42:28

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

Millions of people gained solace and inspiration from the song Superman (It’s Not Easy), a worldwide smash hit that served as an unofficial anthem of healing following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In this episode, Brian interviews the voice behind that song and many others, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting.

From song-writing, to producing, to performing, John has faced plenty of rejection and struggle on his road to success. He tells Brian how, today, he combines his life as a musician with working in his family’s fourth-generation wire manufacturing business and discusses themes of creativity, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This is a golden moment for people who own small businesses.” — Brian Buffini

“At the end of the day, it’s still about relationships, whether it’s relationships with a supplier who sells us wire for 25 years, or a radio programmer who plays my songs.” — John Ondrasik

“Music sounds very romantic, but behind the curtain it’s really about an exercise in failure and writing hundreds of songs to get the ten you hear, and writing thousands of songs to get the maybe two that the world knows.” — John Ondrasik

“I was very fortunate. I had success at a late age.” — John Ondrasik

“For me, it was a 15 year overnight success story…I appreciated the 15 years of getting the door slammed in my face. Unless you have that, you can sometimes think it’s all about you.” — John Ondrasik

“Focus on relationships…persevere, and then have your core values.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

“You have to be practical…but you also need to take strategic risk, and you need to be honest with yourself.” — John Ondrasik

“You’re going to be faced with challenges in your career, and you can either accept that this sucks or you can say ‘How can I turn this into a silver lining?’” — John Ondrasik

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

“Music can matter in ways no other medium can.” — John Ondrasik

“Part of what makes us successful is pushing the goal posts and strategizing for the future, but if all we do is that, what is the point?” — John Ondrasik

“If your whole self esteem gets wrapped up in what you do, at some point it’s going to go backwards.” — John Ondrasik

“I’ve met people with real challenges and I’ve learned that most of us have no problems. We think we have problems, but we don’t.” — John Ondrasik

“Life moves so fast. If you don’t spend some time in the middle of it, I think you’ll miss it.” — John Ondrasik

“I’m grateful for the day.” — John Ondrasik

“We only have 100 years to live. Make the most of it. Drink deep. Love well. Invest in relationships.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Feb 19, 2019
Manners Maketh Money #141
36:18

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Good manners are not just a reflection of your character; they are also a unique advantage that can help you stand out in a crowded marketplace. In this episode, Brian describes how good manners can benefit you in life and in business. He explains why good manners are great for building relationships, he outlines why being consistently mannerly is the mark of a professional, and he provides a good manners checklist to help you better connect with and serve your customers. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to share great energy, make the world a better place, and win big!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Manners are a great reflection of, and a builder of, character.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be successful, you have to swim against the current.” — Brian Buffini

“We are drifting every single day towards becoming a more self-absorbed culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Having good manners is a great and unique advantage in the marketplace.” — Brian Buffini

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing them!” — Fred Astaire

“Good manners will help you in life, in relationships, and ultimately in business.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have good manners, it’s easy to stand out.” — Brian Buffini

“Exercising good manners exercises the heart.” — Brian Buffini

“If you act like a drone, eventually you’ll be replaced by one.” — Brian Buffini

“I have committed to a life of good manners, courtesy, and respect because I want to reflect who I am.” — Brian Buffini

“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” — President Roosevelt

“Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization.” — Peter Drucker

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“Give it out in slices and it will come back in loaves.” — George Buffini

“We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge everyone else by their actions.” — Brian Buffini

“He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship.” — St. Basil

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” — Laurence Sterne

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Feb 12, 2019
Take a Bite Out of Life #140
34:42

“A bucket list can change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

Many people mistakenly believe that a bucket list is something you only make if you receive a bad health diagnosis. If you embrace it, however, a bucket list can give you hope, show you purpose, and introduce joy back into your day. In this episode, Brian teaches how to write a life-changing bucket list. He describes how to categorize your dreams, why it’s vital to stimulate yourself visually, and how to create a bucket list that reflects what the good life looks like for you.  He also gives away the best goal-setting resource he has ever built. By the end of the episode you’ll be on your way to taking a bite out of life with the bucket list of your dreams!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A bucket list can absolutely change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

“A bucket list gives you a year-round sense of anticipation. It will bring a joyful, youthful enthusiasm back into your life and it’s extraordinarily stimulating for the mind and heart.” — Brian Buffini

“Dreams energize your mind and empower you to believe.” — Brian Buffini

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream is not the thing you see in your sleep, it’s the thing that doesn’t let you sleep.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

“Stop rationalizing, stop stewing, get out of your chair and start doing.” — Denis Waitley

“Take time out and remove the limits of where you currently are.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream requires you to step out and do things you’ve never done before. It’s aspirational by nature.” — Brian Buffini

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable. Then, when we summon the will, they are inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” — Napoleon Hill

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill

“We want to be dreamers who are doers.” — Brian Buffini

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go after the great.” — JD Rockefeller

“You always want to make yourself uncomfortable, because that’s how you test how great you can be.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And a good thing never dies.” —  Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“Pursue your dream. This is the spice of life; when life takes a bite out of you, this gives you hope.” — Brian Buffini

“When there are hard times and challenges, take out your goals and pictures.” — Brian Buffini

“I hope every single one of you will start a bucket list, get the resource, and get in the game of it. It will change you.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

My Bucket List

 

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Feb 05, 2019
Getting on the Same Page – a Q&A with Brian and Beverly #139
55:59

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.” — Brian Buffini

Brian and Beverly Buffini know the secrets to enduring love and a happy family – they’ve been married for 28 years and have raised six phenomenal kids together! In this special episode, Brian and Beverly answer questions from listeners about balancing their relationship with family and business commitments, staying focused and organized in their very busy lives, and growing together over the years. You’ll learn routines to strengthen your family emotionally and financially, ways to overcome discouragement, and tips to keep your relationship alive and strong. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on track to create happier and healthier relationships for life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything that we do is based on our faith.” — Beverly Buffini

“One of our main goals was to try to always be on the same page and we knew that the only way to do that was to establish routines.” — Beverly Buffini

“We actually created a mission statement; part of that mission statement was to enact and include routines that we would consistently do.” — Beverly Buffini

“The big thing is continually to take input, find the best, come together, and get on the same page.” — Brian Buffini

“For us, quitting was never a concept.” — Brian Buffini

“We were committed to grow and, as long as you’re committed to grow, that means you’re humble enough to learn.” — Brian Buffini

“Love is patient…patience is the key.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s about thinking about the other person, considering the other person.” — Beverly Buffini

“It’s very hard to stay ticked off with someone when you’re praying with them!” — Brian Buffini

“We have safe haven places…laughter is the best medicine!” — Brian Buffini

“Our dreams, goals, and vision have been in alignment.” — Beverly Buffini

“If you don’t put in the time, don’t expect the result.” — Brian Buffini

“We try to serve one another; we try to outdo each other.” — Brian Buffini

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.” — Philippians 2:3-4

“We live to serve each other in our marriage and we try to out-give each other.” — Beverly Buffini

“We are in the business of family together.” — Brian Buffini

“Check your ego at the door.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe we have a secret weapon…that is gratitude. Gratitude keeps everything in perspective. It fuels our marriage, it fuels our family, and it catches us.” — Brian Buffini

“I tried to create…an environment where there was gratitude, respect, and we valued one another. We were very fastidious at creating that environment in our home.” — Beverly Buffini

“The biggest thing is example.” — Brian Buffini

“Decide what your true north is, what do you value, what are your hopes and dreams, and then stick with it!” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.” — Brian Buffini

“Give your life away, and then you get to have it back.” — Brian Buffini

“Three words – I love you – need to be said over and over again.” — Beverly Buffini

 

 

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Jan 29, 2019
How to Be Mentally Tough #138
27:24

“If you are more mentally tough you will be able to be more resolved, more determined, and more successful.” — Brian Buffini

We all face setbacks in life. Whatever difficulties you encounter, mental toughness will help you deal with them. In this episode, Brian describes the characteristics of mentally tough people, explains how analyzing your patterns will reveal where you need to grow, and provides powerful how-to’s to guarantee success. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever challenges may come your way, rise above them, and live the good life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Being mentally tough is part and parcel of living the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“Mentally tough people are resilient, resolved, and willing to take risks.” — Brian Buffini

“I see people give up all the time…and I see people persevere to huge levels of success.” — Brian Buffini

“If I have a bad hour, I try not to make it a bad day. If I have a bad day, I try not to have two bad days.” — Brian Buffini

“Try not to make two mistakes in a row.” — Beverly Buffini

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” — Bernard Williams

“Fall down seven times; get up eight.” — Japanese proverb

“Difficulties break some men, but make others.” — Nelson Mandela

“When your mind and heart are aligned, then you’re resolved.” — Brian Buffini

“Resolve will melt no rocks, but it can scale them.” — Mary Ann Evans

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going, in spite of the roadblocks that are before you.” — Denis Waitley

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“Mentally tough people take calculated risks.” — Brian Buffini

“If you play not to lose, the best you can hope for is not losing.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — TS Eliot

“There’s a big difference between stopping and quitting.” — Brian Buffini

“Stopping is simply a loss of momentum. Quitting is a loss of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” — Vince Lombardi.

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” — General Douglas MacArthur

“When you focus on one day at a time it builds up resilient resolve that allows you to become more mentally tough.” — Brian Buffini

“The goal is to reprogram ourselves with the positive.” — Brian Buffini

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou

“One of the things that makes us mentally weaker is procrastination.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re doing a difficult thing, put it at the top of your schedule.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard. If you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“Motivation is what gets you started, but habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn

“Accountability makes it automatic, keeps you going, and keeps you on track.” — Brian Buffini

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” — Stephen Covey

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — President Abraham Lincoln

“Watch and improve your self-talk.” — Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brene Brown

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“Mental toughness will bless you, allow you to enjoy your life, succeed at higher levels, and give great energy to people.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-up Mind 

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #115: How to Be Resilient

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #101: Tough Times Never Last; Tough People Do – with Master Motivator, Les Brown

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #040: Getting Caught Talking to Yourself

 

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Jan 22, 2019
How to Have a Great 2019 #137
54:50

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.” — Brian Buffini

For over two decades, Brian Buffini has helped people get their year off to a great start. In this special Facebook Live broadcast episode, Brian shares the techniques he uses for success. He explains why you must recap and review the past year, why written goals are vital, and how to stay on track no matter what. Brian also answers questions from Buffini Show Insiders, including how to maximize coaching and ways to move past a production plateau. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on your way to having your best year ever!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.” — Brian Buffini

“In the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the year of the PIG…Pour In Good stuff.” — Brian Buffini

“If you pour in the good stuff, you’ll be putting bacon on the table, you’ll be living high on the hog, and you won’t be a ‘boar.’” — Brian Buffini

“This is the time to be intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s very important to take stock of the previous year.” — Brian Buffini

“We can all have the feelings that the year’s been a struggle or a grind…what we want is perspective.” — Brian Buffini

“Every year I start with a journal.” — Brian Buffini

“Recapping the past sets you up for the future.” — Brian Buffini

“To make up your mind, write down your goals.” — Brian Buffini

“People who have written goals achieve at a far higher rate than those who don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.” — JP Morgan

“If you don’t make up your mind, your unmade mind will unmake you.” —Stanley Jones

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — CS Lewis

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

“You have to stay on track so you’re not like a sparkler or firework that burns bright and then fizzles out.” — Brian Buffini

“Our mission is to impact and improve the lives of others. We take people who are ‘here’ and help them go to ‘there’.” — Brian Buffini

“You need to find the philosophy that you identify with and the motivation, training, and coaching that you need.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be something different, you better do something different and then commit to it.” — Brian Buffini

“Iron sharpens iron.” — Brian Buffini

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a family, whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Elizabeth Howard.

“Success doesn’t do well alone. And it doesn’t happen alone.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s more joy when you’re on the journey with somebody.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Pathway to Mastery™

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind

 

 

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Jan 15, 2019
Getting Fit – The Enlightened Savage Tells All #136
50:38

“Know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.” — Michael Stromsness

Many of us want to get into shape or lose weight but, despite our best efforts, we often get off track or even give up altogether. In this episode, Brian interviews his personal trainer, Michael Stromsness, and reveals the secrets of his fitness journey. The founder and owner of Neutrility Gym and a trained chiropractor, Michael explains why building a strong foundation, discovering the ‘why’ behind your goals, and putting a solid plan in place are the keys to success.

Brian also reveals how untreated sports injuries led to a cycle of discouragement, how the unique Triple R system recalibrated his beliefs about exercise, and why being fit helps him physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People put goals out there with no meaning behind them… know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.”—Michael Stromsness

“So many of us start out with an unrealistic goal and an unrealistic timeframe.” — Brian Buffini

“The truth is, we want the outcome, but we don’t want the process.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re being physically active and eating better, you’re going to have more energy and less stress.” — Michael Stromsness

“As you’re improving one part of your life, the other parts can improve too.” — Michael Stromsness

“Being physically fit and healthy improves every part of your life.” —Michael Stromsness

“Say you’re building a house. If you have a good foundation you can get away with some shoddy work…but if you have a bad foundation, it doesn’t matter how well you finish that house…eventually things will start to go a little off.” — Michael Stromsness

“The foundation for our body is to be able to breathe correctly…to be able to activate our core correctly…and to be able to load our feet.” — Michael Stromsness

“Slow and steady wins the race.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s about attacking what you need to attack…you can aggressively attack things, but it has to be in the correct sequence.” — Michael Stromsness

“The stronger we get, the more resilient we get.” — Michael Stromsness

“We can have the greatest workout in the world, but if our nutrition isn’t supporting our workout, then we’re just running our wheels.”  — Michael Stromsness

“I found myself becoming discouraged over time by doing the wrong things.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a balance. It’s 100 percent working out and it’s 100 percent nutrition. You’re not going to outwork a bad diet. And a good diet is not going to replace working out.”—Michael Stromsness

“You could have a great race car, but if you dump water in the gas tank, that car is not going to drive.” — Michael Stromsness

“If you’re doing all the right exercises, but you’re not eating or you’re eating garbage, you’re not going to perform.” — Michael Stromsness

“Going to the gym used to be a grind – now it’s part of my routine and lifestyle. ”— Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.enlightenedsavage101.com

 

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Jan 08, 2019
How I Lost 30 Pounds and How You Can Too – an Interview with Angelo Poli #135
59:49

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.” — Angelo Poli

The New Year is a time when many of us make resolutions to improve and change our lives. In this special episode, Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, interviews Angelo Poli, an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based weight-loss engine, Poli explains the philosophy behind his pioneering evaluation-based approach to weight management and fitness. Dermot also reveals what inspired him to change his habits, how his new routine has fundamentally altered his relationship with food and transformed his lifestyle, and how his improved health and fitness has impacted his productivity as a leader and CEO.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The secret is routine.” — Angelo Poli

“Even if life happens and you deviate, as long as your routine is in place, you will slide back into habits and strategy.”— Angelo Poli

“My mindset was all or nothing. But this system has the reality of life built into it…it has grace. If I blow this meal, I just need to get the next one right.” — Dermot Buffini

“I don’t have to think about my choices—they are already made for me. That’s what a healthy routine should be. And I have a coach to remind me that when I step out of the routine, I must step back in.” — Dermot Buffini

“Most in the weight loss / diet industry are genuine in their desire to help people get healthy. But some vital pieces are getting left out—and that is how the metabolism responds to dieting.” — Angelo Poli

“When you have a passion for helping others, the person that can sacrifice the most is yourself.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you make yourself available to yourself, you’re far more available to others.” — Dermot Buffini

“The acronym for the average American diet is SAD.” — Dermot Buffini

“I used to work out and reward myself with something bad. Now the reward for me is the outcome of the exercise.” — Dermot Buffini

“All the best leaders make self care their highest priority and it is the most strategic thing they can do for their business.” — Mike Foster, emotional fitness coach

“There’s lots of help in this world if you can just find people you can put your name to.” — Dermot Buffini

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.” — Angelo Poli

“We feel privileged to be able to help people with an evaluation based system that teaches them the next step.” —Angelo Poli

“I don’t believe in absolutes. There never has to be absolutes. What there is is routine and habit.” — Angelo Poli

“The time to change your health is right now.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.metpro.com

 

 

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Jan 01, 2019
The Precious Present #134
27:20

“Learn to live in the present.” — Brian Buffini 

Christmas is a time of year when many of us take stock of our lives. In this episode, Brian explains why Christmas is so special to him. He recalls the joy of anticipation he experienced as a child at Christmas and outlines how we can tap into that feeling all year round, he tells the tale of the best Christmas he ever had, and he explains why the gift of the present is the most precious of all.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We didn’t have a lot growing up. No gift was that memorable – but the anticipation was the greatest thing.” — Brian Buffini

“When was the last time you had the anticipation of a child?” — Brian Buffini

“As we have more comfortable lives, there’s less that we anticipate and more that we expect. That expectation can sometimes turn into a sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“When the prize is great, the price is small.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep your eyes on the prize.” — Brian Buffini

“The only thing that will last is relationships with people.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not how hard you fall; it’s how high you bounce.” — Tom Kelly, Navy Veteran

“At the end of the day, the greatest present is the present.” — Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift and that’s why we call it the present.” — Anonymous

“It’s OK to be shaped by your past, but you can’t drive a car by constantly looking in the rear-view mirror.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on where you’re going.” — Brian Buffini

“You need to learn from your past, not get judged by your past or get stuck by your past.” — Brian Buffini

“Tomorrow causes a lot of anxiety and apprehension for people.” — Brian Buffini

“Learn to live in the present.” — Brian Buffini

“The present of faith opened up my heart, my life, and my eyes.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

One Minute Manager – Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson

The Present – Spencer Johnson

 

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Dec 25, 2018
Your Bold Questions Answered #133
47:09

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight and have life experience.” — Brian Buffini

In a changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to know how they can prepare for the year ahead. In this episode, Brian answers questions submitted by Buffini Show Insiders via social media following Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions episode #131. Brian identifies market disruptors, forecasts the evolution of both the economy and the real estate industry, and examines the developing role of today’s agent. Topics discussed include how to generate the best leads, how to harness technology to your advantage, and how to find and nurture an enduring relationship with a mentor. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take on 2019 with renewed energy and confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When the market get slower, it gets better for a professional broker.” — Brian Buffini

“We are moving to a professionals market.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on your lead generation techniques.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything starts and ends with the ability to generate a customer.” — Brian Buffini

“In today’s world there is technology and social media overload. To avoid overwhelm…find technologies that are vital, simple, and duplicable.” — Brian Buffini

“To build and grow mentorship relationships, look inside the list of relationships you already have.” — Brian Buffini

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight, and have life experience.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a great market for professional real-estate agents who generate their own leads.” — Brian Buffini

“Teams are here to stay as long as the team leaders focus on real lead generation.” — Brian Buffini

“Can I trust you, are you good at what you do, do you care about me?” — Lou Holtz

 

 

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Dec 18, 2018
Mastering the Art of Sales #132
40:51

Selling is an art. When done right it’s a craft; when mastered it’s a beautiful experience.” — Brian Buffini

Many people have a negative connotation of sales, usually because of unskilled, unprofessional, and even unkind transactional experiences. In this episode, Brian describes what good selling is, what it’s not, and how you can excel at it. You’ll learn why sales is a noble profession, why it should be treated as a contact sport, and how you can transform your sales career with just three core principles. By the end of the episode, you will understand why – once it is developed, grown, and mastered – the skill of sales is a game changer in every aspect of business and life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Sales is the act of selling something.” — Merriam-Webster

“Most people in sales are in a reaction – they want people to buy from them, they don’t want to sell anything.” — Brian Buffini

“A bad salesperson gets you to make a decision you don’t want to make when you don’t want to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“A good salesperson helps you to make a decision you need to make when you need to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“The free market does not exist without the exchange of goods and services. The only way the exchange of goods and services happens is with sales.” — Brian Buffini

“Never be ashamed to be called a salesperson.” — Brian Buffini

“A salesperson is someone who enthusiastically promotes what they have.” — Brian Buffini

“To me, job titles don’t matter, everyone is in sales.” — Harvey Mackay

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something I sell it, and I sell it hard.” — Estée Lauder

“Believe in yourself and promote it.” — Brian Buffini

“If the business you’re in requires you to deal with people you are in sales.” — Zig Ziglar

“Selling is never about convincing. It is always about helping.” — Mark Cuban

“My enthusiasm and motivation come in the form of serving.” — Brian Buffini

“People love to buy – give them the opportunity.” — Brian Buffini

“The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency.” — Richard Branson

“Face to face, voice to voice. That’s where the magic is.” — Brian Buffini

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” — Albert Einstein

“Do what you do so well that people will want to see it again and bring their friends.” — Walt Disney

“Grow where you’re planted.” — Brian Buffini

“This is an action movie, and you have to be an action star.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #094: The Ancient Scrolls of Success

 

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Dec 11, 2018
Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions #131
01:02:02

“Change is bad for the people who don’t anticipate, prepare, and work accordingly. Change is fantastic for the folks who are ready.” — Brian Buffini

In a rapidly-changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to get prepared for the year ahead so they can navigate the unnecessary noise and better serve their clients. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and analyzes the state of the economy, the changing landscape of the real estate industry, and the role of today’s agent. Brian outlines market forces at play, takes a deep dive into industry facts and statistics, and offers in-depth tips and advice for finding the best leads and capitalizing on current trends to supercharge your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll have all the tools you need to face 2019 with confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s going to be a fantastic market for professional real estate agents and a very, very challenging market for unskilled, uneducated, unprepared realtors.” — Brian Buffini

“What I see in the industry right now is a level of destruction and confusion like I’ve never seen.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe that the real estate industry has lost its focus and has allowed a very important term to be hijacked, and that is the term called lead.” — Brian Buffini

“The economy is doing well. It will be a very small adjustment to the real estate business in 2019, but it will be massive in regards to the day to day operations of the simple broker and their agent, and most people are not equipped for it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re going to have the same number of transactions, but…rates are going to nudge up to 5 percent; market times are going to expand out to 30 days. You’ll have to have a different set of skills.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re going to have to be more skilled, you’re going to have to have more personal inventory, and you’re going to have to manage your cash flow differently.” — Brian Buffini

“Realtors are making less money than ever… there is a greater gap between the haves and have-nots in real estate than ever before.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to succeed in 2019 and beyond, invest in relationships….be exceptional with service…and then master your skills.” — Brian Buffini

“More than 80 percent of all transactions are through a sphere of influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living, if you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Dec 04, 2018
The Giver’s Guide to Greatness, Part 2 #130
32:16

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” — Stephen Covey 

Giving is a powerful philosophy for business and for life. Put simply, if you give more, you get more. There is no better investment you can make in your business, your relationships, or your character. Give in slices, and it will come back in loaves!

In this episode, Brian and Joe delve into more guidelines, tips, and strategies for giving your way to greatness. You’ll learn why people crave attention and respond so well when you pay it to them, how you can give someone the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to judgment, why being respectful is one of the keys to building successful relationships, and how an attitude of gratitude can transform your life and be the most powerful gift you give to both others and to yourself.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Distractions are all around us.” – Joe Niego

“I give attention with my eyes, ears, and body language. I want people to feel their value.” – Joe Niego

“I do a lot more listening than I do talking.” – Joe Niego

“I give people a lot of attention because I’m genuinely interested in learning from them.” – Brian Buffini

“People get very athletic in relationships – they’re quick to judgment and often jump to conclusions. That’s not healthy.” – Joe Niego

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” Stephen Covey

“I don’t think there’s been a time in history when people have jumped to conclusions and judged quicker more than now.” – Brian Buffini

“A lot of times there are ten sides to a story.” – Brian Buffini

“The world does not revolve around you.” – Joe Niego

“Respect is not given in a package, it’s given with behavioral interactions.” – Joe Niego

“When you show respect, love often follows.” – Brian Buffini

“The one word in the English vocabulary that I use more than any other is thanks.” – Joe Niego

“You can’t feel grateful and entitled at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

“Having an attitude of gratitude is a gift you give to others and, more importantly, it’s the one gift you give to yourself.” – Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode:
“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen

 

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Nov 20, 2018
The Giver’s Guide to Greatness, Part 1 #129
31:07

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.” — Nelson Mandela

This week, we’ll gather around the table with our loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we reflect on our gratitude for everything we’ve been given this year, let’s turn to reflect on what we can give in the year ahead. Although giving has an unfair reputation, its ultimate payoff is greatness: economic, emotional, relational and character.

In this episode, Brian Buffini and Joe Niego begin to delve into the 10 guidelines of giving. You’ll learn the one thing that makes great salespeople stand out from the competition, why quantity time is more valuable than quality time, and why patience has become a casualty of our fast-paced society. There’s so much great content we split it into two episodes. Don’t miss the remaining three tips next week.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The greatest leaders, the greatest influencers, the greatest salespeople are the greatest givers. It’s the people who are giving the most who get the most.” — Joe Niego

“By being a better giver, you’ll get a better result.” — Brian Buffini

“When someone gives energy, they’re giving their weight to success.” — Joe Niego

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.” — Nelson Mandela

“A smile costs nothing but gives so much. It increases your face value.” — Joe Niego

“It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that creates victory.” — Lou Holtz

“I could live for two months on a good compliment.” — Mark Twain

“When you’re patient, you express love.” — Brian Buffini

“Patience is not only the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” — Anonymous

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

 

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Nov 20, 2018
Budget or Busted #128
41:02

“A budget provides peace and security.” — Brian Buffini

Whether you have more money in the bank than you know what to do with or you’re searching the couch cushions at the end of the month looking for spare change, you need a budget. Not only do the majority of people not have a budget, many fear even creating one! Creating a budget is nothing to fear; it’s an empowering activity that gives you total control over your money instead of the other way around. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives in-depth information to help you create a budget that works for your financial goals and circumstances. You’ll learn why most people don’t budget, how to prioritize your expenses and the apps that can help, and how to create a surplus each month, even if money is tight. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to save more and build wealth.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There is no amount of money that you will create that will be enough to not have a budget.” — Brian Buffini

”A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey

“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.” — Errol Flynn

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

“Plan your work and work your plan.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“What gets measured gets managed.” — Peter Drucker

“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb

“Do not save what’s left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” — Warren Buffet

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford but it doesn’t stop us from buying it.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.” — Charles Jaffe

“Time is like money. The less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.” — Josh Billings

“A portion of all you earn is yours to keep.” — George S. Clason

“Your business is the golden goose.” — Brian Buffini

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself.” — Warren Buffet

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Mint.com

PocketGuard

YouNeedABudget

Wally

Mvelopes

GoodBudget

Simple

Personal Capital

 

The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey

 

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Nov 13, 2018
Feel Better Fast and Make It Last – an Interview with Dr. Daniel Amen #127
33:46

“Kill the ants – those automatic negative thoughts that kill your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head.” — Dr. Daniel Amen

Despite what you might believe, you’re not stuck with the brain you have! With his clinics, books and PBS TV programs, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel Amen, has helped millions of people change their brains and their lives.

In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Amen about his new book, “Feel Better Fast and Make it Last.” Dr. Amen explains why it’s so important to care for your brain, what can damage it, and which powerful strategies and techniques you can use to improve it.

We all go through difficulties in life, but this episode will help you respond to challenges, make a difference and feel better – now and in the long run.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Kill the ants. Those automatic negative thoughts that rob your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head… Write down what you think and ask yourself if it’s true.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“The brain is the largest organ in the body, but it’s the organ that people spend very little time working on or trying to make healthy.” – Brian Buffini

“You’re not stuck with the brain you have.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“You can make your brain better. You just have to fall in love with it… then do the right things for it.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“There are things we can do to have positive impacts on the brain… and that translates into better heath, a better life and better longevity.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask yourself – what am I going to do today? Is it good for my brain, or is it bad for it?” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“Psychiatrists are the only medical doctors who virtually never look at the organ they treat… If you have crushing chest pain, the first thing the doctor does is look at your heart. But if you have crushing depression, nobody looks at your brain.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“Nobody wants to go to a psychiatrist… but everybody wants a better brain. So what if mental health was really brain health?” – Dr. Daniel Amen

 

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danielamenmd.com

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last” by Daniel Amen

feelbetterfast.com

brainhealthassessment.com

 

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Nov 06, 2018
Finding Your Golden Ticket #126
40:38

“If you want to get your power back, become more hopeful.” — Brian Buffini

We could all use more hope from time to time, especially when we’re in pursuit of our dreams. However, we often lose hope along the journey when we experience a setback or things just don’t go as planned. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains the concept of hope and then, using the characters from the Roald Dahl classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, outlines the common habits and characteristics that tend to hijack our dreams. You’ll learn what hope is and why it’s important, how to break the bad habits of greed, entitlement, impatience, impulsiveness and more, and how to find your golden ticket.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The nuclear power behind the white hat is hope.” — Brian Buffini

“My great failure with goals is that most things in life have been beyond everything I’ve ever set.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to get your power back, become more hopeful.” — Brian Buffini

“Without the anticipation of better things ahead, we will have no heart for the journey.” — John Eldredge

“I would die on the hill of my conviction, than win on the hill of compromise.” — Brian Buffini

“Always take the high road. You may be stepped on, crunched or even heartbroken but at least you can look at yourself in the mirror every day and say I did the right thing and I’m not going to hate myself for it.” — Unknown

“We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast.” –Jim Rohn

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed: easy to get into and hard to get out of.” — unknown

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Gandhi

“We see entitlement all around us except in the mirror.” — Brian Buffini

“Service and gratitude will fuel your relationships; entitlement and expectation will poison it.” — Steve Maraboli

“If you are patient in one moment of anger you will escape 100 years of sorrow.” — Chinese proverb

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy

“Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world…Focus on your main duty.” — Epictetus

“The smaller your reality, the more convinced you are you know everything.” — Thomas Campbell

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know who you are.” — Mother Teresa

“Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.” — Yogi Berra

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” — Fulton Sheen

“He who is not a good servant would not be a good master.” — Plato

 

 

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Oct 30, 2018
Finish First - an Interview with Scott Hamilton #125
39:34

“I’m 100% a fan of failure because at least if you’re failing, you’re trying.” — Scott Hamilton

In the age of participation trophies, competition is seen as a negative thing. Scott Hamilton, Olympic champion, broadcaster and best-selling author, strongly disagrees and feels that competition is essential to achieving lasting success. In this episode, Brian interviews Scott to discuss the importance of competition and Scott’s new book, “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything.” Scott explains why failure is essential to achieving success in life and business, how to break the pattern of losing and achieve your goals, and the key question to ask yourself that’ll lead you to your true purpose. He also offers motivation and encouragement to help you take that important first step after experiencing a setback or failure.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We live in a world of participation awards.” — Brian Buffini

“Pain is our greatest teacher.” — Scott Hamilton

“I’m 100% a fan of failure because at least if you’re failing, you’re trying.” — Scott Hamilton

“Competition is really important. It makes us better, it makes us hungrier and it really allows us to feel that satisfaction that at the end of the day, we’ve reached our goal.” — Scott Hamilton

“No one is ever going to step into something and be instantly fantastic.” — Scott Hamilton

“The true measure of success is longevity. How will you build and grow?” — Scott Hamilton

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“Failure is an event, not a person.” — Zig Ziglar

“The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” — Aristotle

“If you’re not falling down, you’re not trying.” — Scott Hamilton

“First things first: get up.” — Scott Hamilton

“Nothing ever happens from quitting. Nothing ever happens from ‘no.’” — Scott Hamilton

“Make the best out of the situation. Everything in life is a decision.” — Scott Hamilton

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything” by Scott Hamilton

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 070: A Star on Ice with Scott Hamilton

 

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Oct 23, 2018
Getting the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back #124
40:08

“The one thing about real estate is if you hold it long enough, you will win.” — Brian Buffini

Are you among the 66% of Americans with a mortgage? Your home is a major source of wealth that allows you to build equity over time. A goal for many homeowners is to pay off their mortgage before the end of the amortization period; however, they may not know how to do it. In this episode, Brian Buffini breaks down the mortgage math and offers seven common-sense tips for paying off a mortgage much sooner—up to 11 years sooner in some cases! Paying off your mortgage not only allows you to own your home sooner, it also helps you save money in interest. You’ll learn how to harness the concept of compound interest to work in your favor, the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early, and why you should fully fund your retirement and pay off your investment property before paying off your mortgage. If you have a mortgage, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The one thing about real estate is if you hold it long enough, you will win.” — Brian Buffini

“If you need a place to live, you may as well turn it into something that works for you.” — Brian Buffini

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“Interest is not charged in a linear fashion” — Brian Buffini

“Banks are a great resource to help you get into a property, but the deck is stacked against you.” — Brian Buffini

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb

 

 

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Oct 16, 2018
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – an Interview with Mitch Albom #123
33:10

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.” — Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom, author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, brings his inspirational wisdom to episode #123 of “The Brian Buffini Show” to discuss his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” which is the sequel to his international bestseller, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”

The novel is told from the perspective of Annie, the girl who was saved by Eddie (the protagonist of the first novel), as she explores her life 15 years later. Like the first novel, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” builds upon the theme that you have an impact on everyone you meet.

In this episode, Brian and Mitch discuss why mistakes are a matter of perspective, why we tend to focus on the scar instead of the healing process, and how service to others can help you reach beyond self-pity. Mitch also discusses his work in Haiti, the impact his adopted daughter had during her brief life, and the Charity Book Launch on October 14 in Detroit.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People go through life and think, ‘I’ve made one mistake after another,’ but truth is many of those things weren’t really mistakes. We lose the big picture.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s all in how you look at your missteps. Rather than seeing a door close, if you consider ‘something else opened for me,’ it’s a whole different view.” — Mitch Albom

“We embrace our scars more than our healing.” — Mitch Albom

“No one remembers the ‘day it got better.’ People mark the day they were afflicted with something, but they never mark the day things got better.” — Mitch Albom

“Once you realize the need that is in the world, you stop feeling sorry for yourself.” — Mitch Albom

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.” — Mitch Albom

“Fairness does not govern life and death.” — Mitch Albom

“Love doesn’t ever go away; it just takes a different form.” — Mitch Albom

“There’s no such thing as a life that doesn’t impact somebody else.” — Mitch Albom

“Life is a series of occurrences from which we learn.” — Mitch Albom

 

 

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Charity Book Launch October 14 in Detroit

 

 

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Oct 09, 2018
The 5 Second Rule – an Interview with Mel Robbins #122
51:12

“Growing means you’re leaving the comfort zone.” — Mel Robbins

According to best-selling author, Mel Robbins, she’s been figuring out what her next move is her entire adult life. Although she started her career in the legal field, she relied on her gut instinct to transition to careers in other fields, including coaching and media. However, it wasn’t until she combined all the things that energized her that she found her true purpose.

In this episode, Buffini & Company Master Trainer, J’aime Nowak, interviews Mel to learn more about her journey, from her childhood in Michigan to the lessons she’s learned throughout her career. You’ll learn about the “Energy Gauge” and the two questions you should ask when facing any kind of decision; how a “body audit” can help you gain clarity; and why counting backward from five can help you move past hesitation and spring into action.

During the conversation, Mel also offers her best tips and insight to help you tune into yourself and find what truly energizes you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have parents who constructively argue over things and then resolve it, you have 10 times more likelihood to have a successful and happy marriage in your own life.” — Mel Robbins

“It was a moment in my life when I started lying and hiding information and I started being worried about disappointing people.” — Mel Robbins

“It’s only in owning the good and bad things that you can turn the page and use them rather than being used by them.” — Mel Robbins

“The most powerful thing you can do is own what has happened to you.” — Mel Robbins

“I’ve been exploring and figuring out my next move for my entire adult life.” — Mel Robbins

“Your body tells you whether you’re in the right job, the right situation in terms of where you live, the right romantic relationship, the right working relationship.” — Mel Robbins

“Your inner wisdom is always with you and always guiding you. The question is do you have the clarity to hear it and the courage to follow it?” — Mel Robbins

“If you’re facing a decision that requires you to do something outside of your comfort zone or requires you to change, your mind will talk you out of it in five seconds.” — Mel Robbins

“Growing means you’re leaving the comfort zone.” — Mel Robbins

 

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Oct 02, 2018
Living a Counter-Culture Lifestyle #121
36:09

“Intentional living means making choices in your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.” — Brian Buffini

A recent Harris Poll revealed that only 31 percent of Americans consider themselves “happy.” Those who report they’re “happy” run counter to the cultural norms of our day.

In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines how to live a counter-culture lifestyle; that is, living in a positive and intentional way. At a time when it’s all too easy to get sucked into the negativity—whether it’s the 24-hour news cycle, the places we socialize or the people we socialize with—Brian offers tips to break free from status quo and experience the true freedom of living the good life. You’ll learn the three biggest dangers of our current societal norms, three strategies to avoid the pull of negativity and how living a counter-culture lifestyle can help in all areas of your life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. Don’t follow the crowd, they don’t know where they’re going.” — Therese Buffini

“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.” — Napoleon Hill

“Most people live lives of quiet desperation.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t be afraid of being different; be afraid of being the same as everyone else.” — Anonymous

“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds will move into the garden and take away everything of value.” — Jim Rohn

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steven Furtick

“Don’t conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” –Romans 12:2

“Intentional living means making choices in your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.” — Brian Buffini

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” — Albert Einstein

“The world is bold in what it believes.” — Brian Buffini

“Just being myself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

“The more I’ve worked on myself, the more attractive I’ve become in the marketplace and the more I attract people who are like-minded.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

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Sep 25, 2018
You Are a Diamond #120
50:36

“If you want your business big, make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

It’s so easy to overlook “diamonds” right at our feet, whether it be an opportunity or unique gifting. Truth is, there are diamonds everywhere, we just need to know how to uncover them. How? Through continuous personal growth.

In this episode, recorded live at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour™, Brian offers tips and advice from the legends of personal development to motivate and inspire you to let your inner diamond shine.

He outlines the five biggest detours to becoming a diamond and offers several tips to help you increase your value. Additionally, he offers in-depth advice to help you define and achieve 10-day, 10-month and 5-year goals.

Throughout the episode, Brian mentions several personal development legends and their seminal work to add to your personal library. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to bring out your best.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“God doesn’t make any junk. Man is made in the image of God.” — Brian Buffini

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, you have a motivated idiot.” — Jim Rohn

“If you have a clear goal and a plan to achieve it, your focus is fixed on a set course of action. Instead of becoming sidetracked by distractions and diversions, your time is focused on a straight line from start to finish.” — Brian Tracy

“Human beings don’t do well in isolation.” — Brian Buffini

“Some people drive you nuts, but some people raise you up.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.” — Henry Cloud

“To be in hell is to drift. To be in heaven is to steer.” — George Bernard Shaw

“We’re surrounded by information, but we’re starving for wisdom. Wisdom is the number one way that diamonds are made.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against, I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

“Ask for help not because you are weak but because you want to remain strong.” — Les Brown

“If you’re feeling stuck, a 10-day goal is a gift.” — Brian Buffini

“Most people will overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what they can do in five years.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s no downside to you becoming better.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you serve, the more you’ll have to grow.” — Brian Buffini

“Not all growth is pleasant, but all growth is beneficial.” — Brian Buffini

“Want your business big, make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brande

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 061: The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

 

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Sep 18, 2018
The Third Option – An Interview with Pastor Miles McPherson #119
48:22

“We can all learn how to be more honoring.” — Miles McPherson

 Miles McPherson is used to performing in front of large audiences, first as a defensive back for the San Diego Chargers and now as pastor of the Rock Church. The path from football player to religious leader and influencer wasn’t an easy one; however, it’s one he openly shares with his congregation each week.

In this episode, Brian interviews Miles about his journey. Miles reveals how his determination to play football led him to the Chargers after being cut from the Rams; how the admiration he had for two of his teammates caused him to give up drugs and recommit to God and his girlfriend (now wife); and how he came to build the Rock Church in San Diego.

He also discusses his new book, “The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” which delves into the concept of race and honor. You’ll learn why it’s important to honor those who are different from you, how one can be racially offensive but not be racist, and three tips for bringing more respect to all of your relationships. Click here to learn more about Miles’ Race for Unity on September 15.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I knew the Gospel and I knew about God but I knew there was something they had that I didn’t have. They had an inner peace that I wanted.” — Miles McPherson

“When I would meet somebody, God would give me the sermon on how to love that person and encourage that person.” — Miles McPherson

“The secret sauce is being ‘real’.” — Miles McPherson

“I’m just a guy who’s trying to make it myself. I gotta bend my knee every day.” — Miles McPherson

“We’re trying to bring hope to every person we can, bringing them love where they’re at.” — Miles McPherson

“If you’re faithful with the little things, God will trust you with the big things.” — Miles McPherson

“It’s not what I can get; it’s what I can give them.” — Miles McPherson

“Keep the focus on the people, not the check.” — Miles McPherson

“You can be racially offensive and not be a racist.” — Miles McPherson

“We all can learn how to be more honoring.” — Miles McPherson

 

Mentioned in the episode:

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

 

Connect with Miles McPherson

Race for Unity – September 15, 2018

Book: The Third Option

Website: Milesmcpherson.com

Rock Church: SDRock.com

 

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Sep 11, 2018
Rise Up to Serve #118
37:07

“Serve where you are with what you have.” — Brian Buffini

Service and purpose are interrelated. In the last episode, Brian Buffini shared tips to help you find your purpose. In this episode, recorded at MasterMind Summit® in San Diego, Brian further delves into the concept of purpose and shares its connection to service. At the end of the day, our ultimate purpose—no matter who we are and what we have—is to serve one another. However, to do so, we have to go against our selfish nature and turn the light to others. He shares five tips for serving one another, how growth helps us serve others better, and the three questions that’ll help you further refine your purpose. By the end of the episode, you’ll have more clarity on your purpose and how you can use it to serve others.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“As you pursue your purpose, it’ll become clear.” — Brian Buffini

“Refining your purpose is like working on our budget; it needs a little adjustment all the time, but it’s what keeps you on the rails.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s hard to work on yourself and grow.” — Brian Buffini

“Our purpose is to serve.” — Brian Buffini

“I’ve never met a happy self-centered person.” — Zig Ziglar

“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Serve where you are with what you have.” — Brian Buffini

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” — Muhammad Ali

“If you live your life as if everything is about you, you’ll be left with just that. Just you.” — Unknown

“A self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things….and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else.” — Aristotle

“We’re in the service business.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s the smallest things that mean the most to people.” — Brian Buffini

“You can get everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” — Zig Ziglar

“Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.” — Mother Teresa

“Generosity has nothing to do with how much you have.” — Brian Buffini

“Generosity is what keeps the things we own from owning us.” — Eugene Cho

“We have to grow so we can serve.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of education.” — John Wooden

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here ForBy Rick Warren

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 113: The Power of One Question – an interview with Ken Coleman

 

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Sep 04, 2018
Rise Up to Your Purpose #117
52:31

“Don’t just do your job; do your purpose while on the job.” — Brian Buffini

Have you ever asked the question, “What is my purpose?” It’s clear we’re on this planet for a reason; the challenge is to discover that reason and dedicate our lives to pursuing it with passion.

In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit®, Brian Buffini explores the concept of “purpose” and shares not only the benefits of knowing your purpose, but also outlines where to find it if you’re struggling to define what your purpose is.

You’ll learn the five symptoms of living with a hidden purpose, how to tell if you’re living an on-purpose life, the five areas to find your purpose and the connection between your purpose and your passion.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s hard to rise up when you’re being pulled down.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe I’m here for a reason. My purpose is greater than my challenges.” — Jon Gordon

“You will never find a truly happy self-centered person.” — Zig Ziglar

“Sometimes disappointment is the gift you’re given to develop.” — Brian Buffini

“The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” — Brian Tracy

“Where focus goes, energy flows.” — Tony Robbins

“When you’re not attached to praise or criticism, an interesting freedom is yours.” — Kute Blackson

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Peter Drucker

“Happiness springs from doing good and helping others.” — Plato

“The two most important days of your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

“Others will find healing in your wounds.” — Rick Warren

“Don’t just do your job; do your purpose while on the job.” — Brian Buffini

“Go out into the world and find work that you love and work hard to make a difference.” — Morris Greenberg

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Do one thing that scares you every day.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” — John Lennon

“Your energy is contagious. Either you affect people or you infect people.” — Unknown

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“When we’re an on-purpose person, it affects everyone around us. The by-product is we get to pursue our dreams.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 28, 2018
The Life & Times of a Traveling Businessman - an Interview with Mason Ludlow #116
45:22

“My father taught me that people could give me a bad minute of a day, but only I could give me a bad day.” — Mason Ludlow

Mason Ludlow began his career in retail as a trainee at S.S. Kresge, the company that eventually became Kmart. He quickly moved up through the ranks over his 25-year career, becoming the Director of Store Planning and Development at the height of Kmart’s retail glory. Although he loved his career—and racked up a million frequent flyer miles—he was feeling out-of-step with his family and struggled with work-life balance.

It took a journey to China to help him find balance—and himself. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Mason shares his story with Dermot Buffini; from his Midwestern upbringing to his experience working in China to his return to the U.S. and finding a home at Buffini & Company.

He shares why teamwork is essential for building a successful business; why lasting success in the face of a changing industry hinges on checking in with your customers; and why it’s important to schedule play in your workday to be truly happy. He also shares great advice from his father that is sure to change your perspective on bad days.

Throughout his career, Mason has coached his staff to achieve more than they could on their own. If you’re ready to reach your full potential, visit buffiniandcompany.com/ccs to sign up for your complimentary coaching session.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Retail has changed dramatically and will continue to.” — Mason Ludlow

“I had to be with me. I had to be the first person to decide I was okay.” — Mason Ludlow

“I learned ‘play’ wasn’t a bad word.” — Mason Ludlow

“I knew the business, but I found me. I had been lost a long time.” — Mason Ludlow

“People is the name of the game and there are great people at Buffini.” — Mason Ludlow

“It’s about helping people do better than what they’re doing.” — Mason Ludlow

“I never did anything. WE did a lot. It never as about me.” — Mason Ludlow

“My father taught me that people could give me a bad minute of a day, but only I could give me a bad day.” — Mason Ludlow

 

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Aug 21, 2018
How to Be Resilient #115
45:05

“At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini

When you experience a failure or a setback, do you quit or find another way to achieve your goal? Although many people choose to quit, the most resilient people use the disappointment they feel to propel them to greatness.

In this episode, Brian Buffini offers tips to help you become more resilient. In addition to outlining the three common enemies of resilience, he explains the three benefits of cultivating resiliency, and provides timeless advice on how you can become more resilient today.

Brian also delves into the stories of famous successful people who were knocked down by challenges and rejection, only to rise again and again until they achieved success. What do you have in common with Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, Henry Ford and JK Rowling? Perhaps more than you think.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — General George S. Patton

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Disappointments are inevitable, but discouragement is a choice.” — Charles Stanley

“When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

“It’s okay to be disappointed; it’s very dangerous to let it turn into discouragement.” — Brian Buffini

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.” — Rollo May

“You can’t start the next chapter if you keep rereading the last one.” — Unknown

“Joy collected over time fuels resilience.” — Brené Brown

“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.” — Robert South

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?’—Eleanor Roosevelt

“Confidence comes with you when you walk in the room; you don’t have to say a thing.” — Brian Buffini

“I will persevere until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals. I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” — Michael Jordan

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

 

 

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Aug 14, 2018
Bigger. Faster. Stronger – an interview with Walter Bond #114
41:57

“The more focused we get, the more power we generate.” — Walter Bond

Although Walter Bond was a star basketball player in high school, it was sitting on the bench as a college freshman that taught him the lessons he’d use both on and off the court. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Walter Bond, former NBA star and notable presenter and business expert. Walter shares his journey from freshman benchwarmer to NBA stand-out to business leadership expert. You’ll learn why honest self-assessments are critical to reaching your true potential, how the Power of Two will help you streamline your focus and find your niche, and why success in business relies upon your people skills. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to hone your skills, find your niche, achieve your potential, and succeed.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can’t reach your potential without being accountable.” — Walter Bond

“My father empowered me to be accountable.” — Walter Bond

“What got you here won’t get you there.” — Brian Buffini

“New levels, new devils.” — Walter Bond

“Who we are today is a point of reference.” — Walter Bond

“Everyone was talented so I had to learn how to work.” — Walter Bond

“Always look like success, always look like money.” — Walter Bond

“It’s important in business to own a niche.” — Walter Bond

“The more focused we get, the more power we generate.” — Walter Bond

“Successful people have a core and then they have ancillary businesses to support that core.” — Walter Bond

“We’re all in the people business. You must become an expert with people.” — Walter Bond

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

All Buts Stink! How to Live Your Best Life and Eliminate Excuses by Walter Bond

 

 

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Aug 07, 2018
The Power of One Question – an interview with Ken Coleman #113
44:17

“Clarity breeds confidence; confidence breeds courage.” — Ken Coleman

Before he became the host of the “EntreLeadership” podcast and “The Ken Coleman Show” on SiriusXM, Ken Coleman aspired to a career in politics. However, he soon discovered he could impact the lives of more people through media and communication than he could in office. In this episode, Brian interviews Ken to learn more about his story. From his upbringing in Virginia as a pastor’s son to his journey to becoming a motivational thought leader. He shares the three essential questions to ask to help you discover your purpose, the connection between your talent and passion and how to find your “sweet spot.” Whether you’d like to refine your purpose or you’d like to figure out what it is, you don’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:
“Every human being comes into this world with a healthy dose of curiosity.” — Ken Coleman

“We’re raising kids to be test-takers and answer-givers instead of pathfinders.” — Ken Coleman

“Everybody has a purpose. Every person was created to fulfill a unique role.” — Ken Coleman

“Clarity breeds confidence; confidence breeds courage.” — Ken Coleman

“I believe we were all created to fill a unique role. It is needed and we must do it.” — Ken Coleman

 

Mentioned in the episode:

One Question by Ken Coleman

TED Talk about Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay

 

 

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Jul 31, 2018
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life #112
54:53

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

Earl Nightingale famously said, “We become what we think about.” Although we may dream of success and set goals to help us achieve it, our thoughts can create roadblocks along the way. How? Each time we think, “I can’t be successful; I was born poor” or “I’ve failed at this business/idea, I’m giving up” we give into our negative thoughts. Luckily, we can change our thoughts by developing positive personal and business philosophies to lean into each and every day. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of personal and business philosophies and shares how they influence our lives. You’ll learn the two most common reasons we’re reluctant to change, how to handle those ‘goofy’ thoughts that impede our progress, and the six questions that will help you define your personal and business philosophies. He also outlines the three essential components to help you develop and maintain successful philosophies.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become what we think about.”—Earl Nightingale

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

“Most people want to change their circumstances, but they don’t want to do the work to change their lives.” — Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“A person is limited only by the thoughts he chooses.” — James Allen

“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal them.” — James Allen

“Forgetting who you are and where you’ve done leads to imposter syndrome.” — Brian Buffini

“Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.” — James Allen

“Being broke is a state of account; being poor is a state of mind.” — Brian Buffini

“Show me a man skilled in his labor, he’ll serve before kings.” — King Solomon

“The richest man is one that has a roof over his head, enough food to eat and enjoys what he does so he can’t tell the passing of one day to the next.” — King Solomon

“Always do more than you’re paid for.” — Brian Buffini

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” — Jim Rohn

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it, he who doesn’t pays it.” –Albert Einstein

“There’s two ways to face the future. One is with apprehension, the other is with anticipation.” — Jim Rohn

“It’s okay to be disappointed, it’s not okay to get discouraged.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals by Thomas Corley

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself  by Shad Helmstetter

 

 

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Jul 24, 2018
Developing Your Self-Belief #111
44:50

“If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini

The beliefs we hold about ourselves can either motivate us to achieve success or provide the excuses we tell ourselves to justify a failure, or worse, not bothering to try at all. Many people feel the consequences of low self-belief, including arrogance, criticizing others or simply trying too hard. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the topic of self-belief and offers tips to help you improve your belief in yourself, your abilities and your future. You’ll learn how insecurity can sabotage your dreams, the role your past experiences and other people’s feedback have on shaping your beliefs and the two affirmations to repeat when you feel your belief is faltering. When we believe in ourselves and our abilities, we have the confidence to rise above the challenges we face and achieve our goals. If you struggle with self-belief—and let’s face it, who doesn’t—this episode is for you. Don’t forget to download the resource to help you evaluate your self-esteem.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” — Max Maltz

“Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.’ Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.” — Pope Francis

“Just being myself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown

“False Evidence Appearing Real.” — Zig Ziglar

“Failure is an event, not a person.” — Zig Ziglar

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

“What can I learn from this? What can I do the next time I’m in this situation?” — Carol Dweck

“You want to be extra rigorous about doing the best thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” — Elon Musk

“We need stress to live; we need resistance to grow.” — Brian Buffini

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

“Comparison produces insecurity because it focuses on what you’re not.” — Brian Buffini

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“The only competition that matters is the one that takes place within yourself.” — Pete Carroll

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and the uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a whole but reasonable confidence in your powers, you cannot be successful.” — Norman Vincent Peele

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so.” — David Brooks

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“If you’ve done something once, you can do it again or you can do it better. The beauty is in the pursuit of the limit, not the limit itself.” –Ashton Eaton

“Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.” — A.G. Gaston

“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” — Brian Tracy

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself  by Shad Helmstetter
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 17, 2018
Money Rules – with David Bach, Author of The Automatic Millionaire #110
38:41

“A lot of personal finance is… personal.” — Brian Buffini

According to David Bach, financial expert and best-selling author of “The Automatic Millionaire,” most real estate professionals earn at least five times more than the average American; however, their wealth tends to be less than the average American’s. Why are so many agents saving and investing so much less than they should?

In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s “The Peak Experience,” David Bach answers the burning financial questions of real estate professionals. Should you dip into savings to pay off debt? Should you pay off your home or invest more in retirement? Is there an ideal percentage of your gross income to save that will help you become a millionaire? David Bach answers these questions and more. Whether you’re a real estate professional, a small business owner or would just like to learn more to help you become more money savvy, this episode is for you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A lot of personal finance is personal.” — Brian Buffini

“People put off increasing their 401(k) plans because they tell themselves they’ll do something later and they don’t.” — David Bach

“I’d rather have you overfunding your retirement accounts than not doing it at all.” — David Bach

“You’ll never notice a 1% difference.” — David Bach

“With money, if you can get back on track, you can be successful.” — David Bach

“You’re either running a clean business that puts your clients first or you’re not.” — David Bach

“When you sell crap, even a little crap, you will later smell like crap.” — David Bach

“As you grow your business, you need to think like a business person and not a Realtor.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach

 

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Jul 10, 2018
The 7 Steps to Redeem Your GOALden Ticket with Joe Niego #109
01:03:07

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

Have you ever set a goal, but didn’t achieve it? Perhaps you were inspired to set a goal or have set a goal several times, but found it hard to take action and see it through. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s Peak Experience 2018, Joe Niego walks listeners through the seven phases of achieving goals and offers tips and strategies to help along the way. You’ll learn the three characteristics of a goal, the connection between values and the inability to reach a goal, why it’s important to connect your head, heart and hands to your goal and how to set an achievement plan and create daily feedback mechanisms throughout the process. Complete the exercises throughout the episode to help you through the goal-setting process. By the end of the episode, you’ll not only be inspired to achieve your goal, you’ll have a plan of action to make it a reality.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s so important to use a pencil. Once a goal is set, it needs to be ‘lead.’” — Joe Niego

“Your goals are written and created for you, not you for your goals.” — Joe Niego

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo

“There’s nothing that brings perspective to life than death. We all know we’re going to die, we just don’t think we will.” — Joe Niego

I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say

I walked a mile with Sorrow;

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I’ve learned from her,

When Sorrow walked with me.

— Robert Browning Hamilton

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” — Proverbs 23:7

“There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” — Jim Rohn

“A good plan violently executed today is better than the perfect plan executed next week.” — George S. Patton

“Think left think right. Think low think high. Oh the thinks we can think if only try.” — Dr. Seuss

“Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Boldness is making a decision and going for it.” — Joe Niego

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

“A coach is another form of feedback with a little more intensity.” — Joe Niego

“Feedback drives behavior.” — Joe Niego

“Gradual changes get you to the result.” — Joe Niego

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

 

 

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Jul 03, 2018
A Prescription for Your Success - with Dr. Pete Leddy #108
49:04

“Success in a business isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you’re a part of.” — Pete Leddy

Growing up the eighth of ten children in a working class family in Chicago, Pete Leddy was fascinated by human behavior from an early age. With a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology, he’s helped employees at companies large and small tap into their strengths, find their purpose and achieve their goals.

In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini interviews Pete Leddy to learn more about his journey, his perspective on success and his best advice for people at all stages of their careers. You’ll learn the three must-have mindset principles of successful individuals, how thinking of your skills and knowledge as a product will differentiate yourself in your market, and why a thirst for learning is essential at any stage of your career. He also shares the best advice he’s ever heard, which is sure to  help you live a happier, more inspired life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Success, for me, means an individual is doing what he or she aspires to do.” — Pete Leddy

“If you have dreams, a purpose you want to fulfill, but you don’t have a plan, then you’re a dreamer. If you’re out there day-to-day, hunkering down and getting projects done without a vision or purpose, you’re rudderless.” — Pete Leddy

“Success in a business isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you’re a part of.” — Pete Leddy

“I need the human spirit in my life. I need to feel that energy.” — Pete Leddy

“My purpose on this earth is helping other people transform beyond what they ever expected they could do.” — Pete Leddy

“Engaging others in your journey is the most important thing you can do.” — Pete Leddy

“What really matters to people regardless of their generation comes down to having a fulfilling work environment. The more we draw boundaries, the more dangerous it becomes.” — Pete Leddy

“Lead at the individual level.” — Pete Leddy

 

Mentioned in the episode:
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey

 

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Jun 26, 2018
The Nightingale Sings - with The First Lady of Transformation, Diana Nightingale #107
42:22

“The best teachers are those that are still students.” — Diana Nightingale

If you’re a student of personal growth and development, you’ve no doubt heard of Earl Nightingale. His Gold Record recording, “The Strangest Secret,” influenced millions in the ‘50s and ‘60s and continues to have an impact today.

In this episode, Brian sits down with Diana Nightingale, Earl’s widow, to discuss Earl’s story, his message, and the influence it continues to have on people today. She speaks of his childhood – growing up in poverty during the Depression – and how his perpetual curiosity from an early age helped drive his purpose: to empower people to change their circumstances.

You’ll learn the role fishing played in the recording of “The Strangest Secret,” the six words in “Think and Grow Rich” that shaped Earl’s thinking and teachings, and the essential ingredient of Earl’s teachings that many people overlook. Whether you’re new to personal growth or have been a student of it for decades, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“He was a man that lived in the present. He knew there was a reason he survived [the attack on Pearl Harbor].” — Diana Nightingale

“There isn’t anything new in the universe, but there are different ways of presenting it.” — Diana Nightingale

“People still had the mindset that you came into this world and that’s where you were meant to be.” — Diana Nightingale

“Personal development was created by successful people for successful people.” — Diana Nightingale

“When you do the kind of work we do, you can’t turn your head off.” — Diana Nightingale

“You’ll make it a meaningful experience or a meaningless experience.” — Diana Nightingale

“The creative juices come when they want to and it’s when you’re exhausted or relaxed.” — Diana Nightingale

“The best teachers are those that are still students.” — Diana Nightingale

“The most meaningful teachers are those who have touched students at a heart level.” — Diana Nightingale

“The great gift that Earl brought was taking the principles of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and making them for every man and woman.” — Brian Buffini

“You have tools; now you have to build a new life.” — Diana Nightingale

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

“The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
TBBS Ep 061: The Strangest Secret – with Earl Nightingale

 

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Jun 19, 2018
Leading Your Life & Business – with Jon Gordon #106
01:02:12

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

It can be tough to maintain a positive mindset in the face of negativity, whether it’s at home or in the office. Best-selling author and “positivity expert,” Jon Gordon, has made a career of helping teams – both in business and in sports – embrace positivity and develop more positive mindsets.

In this episode, Brian and Jon delve into tips and strategies for cultivating positivity. You’ll learn the four questions to ask as you reflect on the events of your day, the right way to handle a negative person or situation, and how to coach people through negative or defensive feelings.

Whether you’re a natural optimist or a recovering pessimist, this episode is sure to help you maintain a positive mindset and help those around you do the same.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Make sure you invest in you first.” — Jon Gordon

“When you create a culture and say, ‘this is how we do things here,’ that begins the process of letting everyone know how we will deal with negativity.” — Jon Gordon

“Deliver truth with grace.” — Brian Buffini

“Great families fight. It’s not the fighting that hurts the family; it’s lack of love, trust or respect that affects the team.” — Jon Gordon

“The more you have the difficult conversations, the better you’ll be as a team.” — Jon Gordon

“Grace must arrive before truth.” — Jon Gordon

“Positivity can only be tested in the fire of negativity.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not okay to be moody. You have to show up every day to be your best for yourself and your team.” — Jon Gordon

“Your team can’t trust you if they don’t know what to expect from you.” — Jon Gordon

“We as leaders have to take care of ourselves so we can help others.” — Jon Gordon

“Not all the broken wings will fly during your tenure. But when the broken wing flies, it becomes … a homing pigeon. They’ll walk around with gratitude every day.” — Brian Buffini

“Commitments are greater than goals.” — Jon Gordon

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

 

 

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Mentioned in the episode:
No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon
The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

 

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Jun 12, 2018
How to Be Socially Savvy #105
48:13

“Emotional intelligence is when you finally realize it’s not all about you.” — Peter Stark

In our fast-paced, self-centered, snap judgment world, there’s one thing that will not only help you stand out from the competition, it’ll also help you live a happier, healthier life—Emotional Intelligence. While one’s IQ may get all the glory when it comes to success, the true unsung hero is your EQ. Studies show that people with higher EQs are more successful in business and life than those with average IQs and earn an average of $29,000 more.

In this episode, Brian shares the benefits of developing a high EQ, from improved communication skills and performance to increased empathy and understanding. He also shares how to increase your EQ every day. You’ll learn the five symptoms of low EQ, how focusing on others brings more joy, and why you should listen with your eyes.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The ability to connect with others and be socially savvy will help you stand out amongst your competition in business, will help you get further ahead on your job, will help you have better relationships and ultimately lead to a happier, more fulfilled life.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s just good to be good with people.” — Brian Buffini

“Do nothing out of vain or empty conceit. Rather, in humility, consider others more important than yourself.” —Philippians 2:3

“First seek to understand then be understood.” — Stephen Covey

“I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and, besides, the pig likes it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“In arguing too, the parson owned his skill. For even though vanquished he could argue still.” — Oliver Goldsmith

“It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or your failures are entirely your own.” — Paulo Coelho

“You’re not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.” — John Wooden

“Emotional intelligence is when you finally realize it’s not all about you.” — Peter Stark

“Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life; without it, it dies.” — Tony Gaskins

“Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry for?” — Robert Tew

“Your anger and emotional outbursts usually result when someone penetrates to the core of what you do not like about yourself or still cannot accept.” — Peter Sims

“The opposite of anger is not calmness, it’s empathy.” — Mehmet Oz

“Maturity is not when we begin speaking big things; it’s when we start understanding small things.” — Unknown

“Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” — Daniel Pink

“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding; true empathy. Yet listening of this very special kind is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.” — Carl Rogers

“Skilled communication changes everything.” — Brian Buffini

“The best minute you spend is the one where you invest in people.” — Ken Blanchard

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you’re able to give.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“You have to be present with yourself to be present with somebody else.” — Brian Buffini

“The basics make you extraordinary today.” — Brian Buffini

“Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” — Richard Branson

“Be kind whenever possible. It’s always possible.” — The Dalai Lama

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
TBBS Ep 14: Interview with Daniel Goleman

 

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Jun 05, 2018
The DNA of Success with One of America’s Top CEOs #104
39:53

“As a leader, you’re the tip of the spear for change.” — Greg Lucier 

One of the most successful CEOs in the U.S., Greg Lucier has led companies including General Electric, Life Technologies (now ThermoFisher Scientific) and NuVasive to success. However, what stands out most is how he’s handled the challenges he’s faced along the way.

In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini and Greg discuss success and leadership. Greg delves into his journey from the Philadelphia suburbs to Harvard Business School to his start at GE during the era of Jack Welch. He shares the three lessons he learned at GE, the biggest mistake he made during his transition to Life Technologies and the daily habits that keep him sharp and healthy.

You’ll learn the five must-have characteristics of successful leaders, why self-awareness is vital to becoming an effective leader, and the one thing parents must instill in their children in order for them to thrive. Whether you’re currently leading a business, an aspiring leader or raising future leaders, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Culture is actually teamwork. If you have a great team, you can be in a room with white walls and no pictures and actually feel awesome.” — Greg Lucier

“As a leader, you’re the tip of the spear for change.” — Greg Lucier

“Visions are easy to come up with; achieving them is hard.” — Greg Lucier

“The ability to understand abstract concepts will become critically important.” — Greg Lucier

“Leaders have the don’t quit mentality because they believe they matter and if they pull themselves out, it’s not going to work.” — Greg Lucier

“Our goal as elders is to create a world where kids leave their house and have a good launch. If nothing else, a good sense of self confidence. If parents aren’t thinking of that one thing to launch their kids, they’ve missed it all.” — Greg Lucier

“Transitions are important in your career; but always make sure you walk out the front door.” — Greg Lucier

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

 

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May 29, 2018
Starting a Business from Scratch #103
47:39

“Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill.” — Jim Rohn

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur, but they’re anxious and unsure of how or where to start. Brian Buffini has launched many businesses over the past few decades and understands these feelings.

In this episode, Brian breaks down the myths of success and explains three of the most common reasons half of small businesses fail within the first five years. He then outlines the three strategies to follow that will help you defeat the odds and build a business that lasts.

You’ll learn how your strengths and past successes reveal clues to business success, why it’s essential to find out what your target customers need, and why you shouldn’t imitate your idols, but study what makes them successful instead.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Being an entrepreneur is a mindset: You’re someone who wants to bet on yourself, believe in yourself, you have a desire to bring a product or service into the marketplace in a way that’s better, different, cheaper or faster than someone else.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re not really an entrepreneur until you’ve written a personal check to make payroll.” — Brian Buffini

“It is possible to fly without motors, but it’s not without knowledge or skill.” — Wilbur Wright

“Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill.” — Jim Rohn

“You’ve got to be more competitive than what somebody can find on the internet.” — Brian Buffini

“Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” — Warren Buffett

“You can’t take it personally if people aren’t loyal to you; they’re loyal to value.” — Brian Buffini

“People burn out when they follow the dollars and not their passion.” — Brian Buffini

“Follow your passion and the dollars will come.” — Brian Buffini

“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business, you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic.” — Michael Gerber

“Success leaves clues.” — Brian Buffini

“Be great at what you’re good at. Be a specialist, not a generalist.” — Brian Buffini

“Everyone’s a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole live believing that it’s stupid.” — Albert Einstein

“Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.” — A.G. Gaston

“If you define a problem correctly you almost have the solution.” — Steve Jobs

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

“Learn from the mistakes of others; you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” — Groucho Marx

“Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?” — Voltaire

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” — Andy Rooney

“There’s nothing like building and growing a business.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Built to Last by Jim Collins

 

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May 22, 2018
The Rockefeller Way #102
27:49

The power of your good name is ultimately the most valuable thing you have in your business.” — Brian Buffini

John D. Rockefeller was more than the oil tycoon who became the richest man in U.S. history; he was also a notable philanthropist who gave away more than $500 million over the course of his lifetime and founded the Rockefeller Foundation, whose mission is to promote the well-being of humanity all over the world. In this episode, Brian Buffini shares the 10 principles John D. Rockefeller lived by, which hung in his office for more than 55 years. Framed as “I believe” statements, these principles are as applicable today as they were when they first graced Rockefeller’s office. You’ll learn how the son of a conman went on to become a multi-billionaire, why Rockefeller celebrated the anniversary of his first job every year, the impact these principles had on future generations of the Rockefeller family and how you can adapt these “I Believe” principles into your life and pass on to future generations.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I often trembled when I asked myself the question, ‘What if I had not got that job?’” — John D. Rockefeller

“If every person I meet I believe is of supreme worth, it changes me, it changes my interactions and it changes how I go through my day.” — Brian Buffini

“As an immigrant, I always wanted to work hard so that my kids had the opportunity.” — Brian Buffini

“Contracts are only as good as the person that’s behind them. The power of your good name is ultimately the most valuable thing you have in your business.” — Brian Buffini

“The best part of the self-help business is to get people off of the ‘self’ part and into the ‘serve’ part.” — Brian Buffini

“They’ve built a fortune. They’ve given away a fortune. They’ve influenced our culture.” — Brian Buffini

“A life well-lived is a life where your values are translated into those who come after you and those who come after them.” — Brian Buffini

 

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May 15, 2018
Tough Times Never Last; Tough People Do – with Master Motivator, Les Brown #101
41:24

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard; but do what is hard and your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

Les Brown’s inspiring story began when he and his brother were born in an abandoned building and adopted by a hardworking domestic worker named Mamie Brown. Dubbed “the dumb twin” by his classmates, Les only began to change his vision of himself when a teacher told him, “Someone’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.”

Since then, Les has been a radio personality, a politician and worked in the music business before becoming a heavily sought-after motivational speaker. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Les Brown and delves into his inspiring story.

You’ll learn why it’s essential to have a “hungry” mindset, what are “OQPs” and why you should surround yourself with them, why goal achievement is located far beyond your comfort zone and how a system will help you attain lasting success.

Les also offers a list of his past talks, located for free on YouTube, to watch and learn from. This episode is packed with information; you’ll want to listen to it several times to hear all of the inspirational nuggets Les Brown has to offer.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Judge a man or woman not by what they have accomplished but by what they had to overcome for their accomplishment.” — Booker T. Washington

“You’re never too old to learn and you’re never too young to teach.” — Les Brown

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I’m here because of two women: one gave me life, the other gave me love.” — Les Brown

“There are moments in life that can make you or break you.” — Les Brown

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou

“Living from a place of integrity is what it takes to become an entrepreneur.” — Les Brown

“You gotta be hongry.” — Les Brown

“The people who are ‘hungry’ will do the things others won’t do so they can have tomorrow the things that others won’t have.” — Les Brown

“Being average is not an option; you have to be extraordinary in order to be considered average.” — Les Brown

“I was ‘hongry’ even when I was no longer hungry.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t read the label if you’re locked in the box.” — Les Brown

“Part of being motivated is surrounding yourself with OQP—Only Quality People.” — Les Brown

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard; but do what is hard and your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“Don’t focus on what you don’t have. Focus on what you do have and strengthen that, develop strategic relationships and find a way.” — Mike Williams

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” — Zig Ziglar

“If the end comes for you, let it find you conquering a new mountain not sliding down an old one.” — Jim Rohn

“You don’t get in life what you want. You get in life what you are.” — Earl Nightingale

“In order to do something you’ve never done, you’ve got to become someone you’ve never been.” — Les Brown

“Today you either expand or you’re expendable.” — Les Brown

“Ask for help, not because you’re weak but because you want to remain strong.” — Les Brown

“Once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.” — Les Brown

“Do what you’re called to do.” — Les Brown

“We were not meant to work for a living, but to live our making and our making will make our living.” — Les Brown

“Life is about experimenting and finding out ‘what is your sweet spot?’” — Les Brown

“If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.” —Carter Godwin Woodson

“In life you will always be faced with a series of God-ordained opportunities, brilliantly disguised as problems and challenges.” — Charles Udall

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Road to Your Best Stuff by Mike Williams
Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit by Norman Cousins
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

 

Les Brown videos to watch on YouTube:

Les Brown Speaking at the Georgia Dome
It’s not over until you win!
It’s possible
Getting Unstuck
Change your mindset

 

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May 08, 2018
The Art of Talk: 100 episodes of The Brian Buffini Show #100
32:47

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

The Brian Buffini Show celebrates its 100th episode by shining a spotlight on the timeless tips and strategies of five of the past episodes. You’ll learn more about the seven things that keep us from making it big in America, the importance of making decisions that are congruent with your values, how patience can help us build wealth, Brian and Beverly Buffini’s secret to maintaining a strong relationship with your spouse or significant other and how to pursue the best version of yourself. This is sure to help you rekindle your motivation and prompt you to revisit the episodes mentioned to delve more deeply into the topic.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing

“Inconsistent work ethic will turn up inconsistent earnings, inconsistent earnings will not avail of opportunity, not avail of opportunity will absolutely undermine any attempts to go build your own fortune and make it big in America.” — Brian Buffini

“When you catch yourself complaining, what it’s exposing is the creeping sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“The best type of real estate in the world is free and clear of any debt.” — Brian Buffini

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” — Warren Buffett

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

“Be so committed to your values that when other people’s judgment of you comes, understand that’s the price you pay.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Episode 062: How to Make it Big in America, Part 1

Episode 025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind

Episode 036: The One Decision that Makes You a Millionaire

Episode 016: Love & Marriage with Beverly Buffini

Episode 041: Align, Unwind and Remember What Matters Most

 

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May 01, 2018
Change Everything you Know about Marketing - with Scott Stratten #099
59:19

“If you believe business is built on relationships, make building them your business.” — Scott Stratten

Named one of the “Top 5 Social Media Influencers of the World” by Forbes Magazine, best-selling author Scott Stratten began developing the concept of “unmarketing” as a band manager and promoter in Toronto. However, it wasn’t until the recession that he honed his message and became the leading expert on digital and social media marketing. In this episode, Brian interviews Scott and delves into how a chance viewing of a Les Brown speech inspired him to get into motivational speaking, his early career in human resources and what led him to turn traditional marketing and selling strategies on their head and cultivate the ‘un’: unmarketing, unbranding and unselling. You’ll learn several strategies for building a following on social media, the dos and don’ts of promoting in your relationships and how great service separates you from your competition, both big and small. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools to connect better on all levels with your clients.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“All marketing was push and pray. Mine was pull and stay.” — Scott Stratten

“Are we storytellers or teachers?” — Scott Stratten

“If you make enough noise, people will come calling.” — Scott Stratten

“The community will wrap themselves around you when they think you’re one of them.” — Scott Stratten

“You’ve got to invest in people before you make a withdrawal.” — Brian Buffini

“Networking is the long term.” — Scott Stratten

“I want to be the catalyst for conversation.” — Scott Stratten

“Go with your grain. Know what works for you.” — Scott Stratten

“I want to heighten my strengths. I’ll outsource my weaknesses.” — Scott Stratten

“Just because you’ve done it doesn’t mean you’ve done it right” — Scott Stratten

“If you want to make your business big, you need to make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

“If the number one driver of your business is referrals, you increase your referrals by making yourself more referable.” — Scott Stratten

“You can’t outspend and out-innovate a big brand, but you can out-service them.” — Scott Stratten

“Make your focus to connect as strongly as possible to people.” — Scott Stratten

“If you just listen, you’ve already separated yourself.” — Scott Stratten

 

Learn more about Scott Stratten

Website: http://www.unmarketing.com/

Podcast: UnPodcast

Books by Scott Stratten: UnMarketingUnBrandingUnSelling

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Simon Sinek—Leaders Eat Last
Permission Marketing—Seth Godin
The 50 Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford
Messy by Tim Harford
How to Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman

 

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Apr 24, 2018
How to Motivate Ourselves and Others #098
37:25

“Motivation needs to justify why we’re doing what we’re doing.” — Brian Buffini

Although many of us aspire to make lasting changes in our lives, our motivation often doesn’t last and we land back at square one. What’s the secret to maintaining motivation? In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of motivation, from what it is (and isn’t) to why we need it to succeed. You’ll learn the difference between motivation and inspiration, why most people fear success more than failure, and three fool-proof ways to get and stay motivated, including getting a coach or accountability partner. If you’ve been thinking about getting a coach, visit buffiniandcompany.com/ccs or call 800-945-3485 extension 2 for a complimentary coaching session.

Since goals are a major part of maintaining motivation, download the free goal-setting resource mentioned in the episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“All permanent lasting change starts on the inside and works its way into the outside.” — Lou Tice

“Motivation is external applications that can seep into your heart, mind and soul.” — Brian Buffini

“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

“Motivation needs to justify why we’re doing what we’re doing.” — Brian Buffini

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, all you have is a motivated idiot.” — Jim Rohn

“There’s a secret to success that all these men and women have showed me… A definite major purpose”

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

“Wealth doesn’t create character is a person, it reveals it.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” — Jack Canfield

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Eriksson

“There’s only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve. That’s the fear of failure.” –Paulo Coehlo

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“It’s not failure itself that holds you back, it’s the fear of failure that paralyzes you.” –Brian Tracy

“Sometimes it’s good to find motivation through the negative consequences.” — Brian Buffini

“The key to motivation is being a role model.” — Brian Buffini

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” –Proverbs 27:17

“There are three things we can’t have: we can’t have complacency, we can’t have selfishness and we can’t lose our accountability.” — Nick Saban

“Tracking is an objective standard.” — Brian Buffini

“I often say that when you can measure what you’re speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it. But when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind. We have to measure and track or we can’t improve.” — Lord Kelvin

“Share the Gospel at all times, but only use words if absolutely necessary.” — St. Francis of Assisi

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Dawn the Dreamer and the Feather Field by Sarah Joy Wester

 

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Apr 17, 2018
The Book that Made Me a Millionaire #097
41:54

“Formal education can make you a living, but self-development will make you a fortune.”  — Brian Buffini

Before Brian Buffini became a wealthy and influential business leader, he was a struggling, recent immigrant living in San Diego with a goal to become successful. Over lunch with successful people from his church, he was urged to read “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason. Written as a series of short stories in the Denver Post during the 1920s, “The Richest Man of Babylon” is comprised of several short stories, the main story centering on a man named Arkad and his journey to achieving wealth. In this episode, Brian shares the story of Arkad and the timeless lessons of financial significance he learned from a wealthy moneylender named Algamish. You’ll learn why it’s essential to keep at least 10 percent of what you earn, the three steps of smart financial management and the magic of compound interest. Wealthy people didn’t become rich by luck or chance; in most cases, they established good financial habits, prepared for the right opportunities and focused on the ultimate goal of achieving wealth.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I attribute this book to jumpstarting me on the road to financial success more than anything else I’ve ever done.” — Brian Buffini

“Formal education can make you a living, but self-development make you a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If you have not acquired more than a bare existence in the years since we were youths, it is because you have either failed to learn the laws that govern the building of wealth or else you do not observe them.” — Arkad in The Richest Man in Babylon

“I found the road to wealth when I decided that a part of all I earn was mine to keep.” — Algamish in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Every gold piece you save is a slave to work for you. Every copper it earns is its child that can also earn for you. If you would become wealthy, then what you save must earn and its children must earn and its children’s children must earn.” — Algamish in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Wealth, like a tree, grows like a tiny seed.” — Algamish in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.” — Arkad in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Willpower is but the unflinching power to carry a task you set for yourself to fulfillment.” — Arkad in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

“Never abdicate your financial decisions to someone else.” — Brian Buffini

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

 

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Apr 10, 2018
Taking Note of Your Success #096
30:19

“A personal note says the right words at the right time to the right person.” — Brian Buffini

Personal notes are powerful. At a time when many of us rarely receive items aside from bills, magazines, and junk mail, a handwritten personal note is sure to stand out. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the impact personal notes have had on his business and shares tips to help you incorporate it as part of your morning habit. You’ll learn why personal notes are so effective, seven surefire steps to help you get started when you’re just not sure what to write, and how a personal note may help you land your next job or client. Build better relationships with your clients, family, friends, and people you meet with the help of a personal note. By the end of the episode, you’ll be setting goals and building the habit of writing them every day.

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There isn’t only one key to success; but nothing in my business has taken less time, cost less money and produced bigger results than a personal note.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a lifestyle for me to write personal notes. It’s as much a part of who I am as what I do.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s simple to do, but it’s easy to put off.” — Brian Buffini

“Common sense is not common practice.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 03, 2018
Coaching You Up—An Interview with Head Coach Dave McGhee #095
38:54

“It’s about finding the unique strengths of the individual that’s in front of you and drawing out the best potential in them.” — Dave McGhee

Coaching is one of the fastest growing industries. Everyone from new small business owners to successful CEOs seeks a coach to help them achieve their goals and drive their businesses forward. In addition to providing accountability, a coach can help you see the big picture and stick with a system. In this Take-Over Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini interviews Buffini & Company Vice President of Coaching, Dave McGhee. A long-time coach at Buffini & Company, Dave shares how he got into real estate and coaching and delves into why everyone needs a coach. You’ll learn the three primary things a coach can offer, the biggest mistake people make when they’re trying to handle feelings of overwhelm in their businesses, and how a coach can help you at all levels of business, whether you’re just starting out or you want to take your business to the level of lasting significance.

 

Remember to go to Buffiniandcompany.com/ccs for your complimentary coaching session!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s about finding the unique strengths of the individual that’s in front of you and drawing out the best potential in them.” — Dave McGhee

“Our business gets a lot bigger when I invite someone else in to look at the same problem.” — Dermot Buffini

“All growth comes from discomfort.” — Dave McGhee

“In a coaching relationship, it is a relationship. But it can’t become all about the relationship” — Dave McGhee

“Clients who have been with us for years are constantly growing.” — Dave McGhee

“There’s a difference between high achievement and high performance.” — Dave McGhee

“It takes a special person to be a coach.” — Dave McGhee

“If you follow the sequence of success, you’ll achieve any goal you want to achieve.” — Dave McGhee

“We see the world the way we do but that’s not the only way to see the world.” — Dave McGhee

“You learn from whatever you do and then you adjust” — Dave McGhee

 

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Mar 27, 2018
The Ancient Scrolls of Success #094
27:46

“This is content that shaped and challenged my thinking and spurred me on to greater and greater success.” — Brian Buffini

Although Og Mandino went on to become an inspirational writer and founder of what became Success Magazine, he wasn’t always successful. An insurance salesman by profession, his alcoholism caused his relationship with his wife and child to suffer. When he hit rock bottom, he was inspired to live after hearing a choir sing “Amazing Grace” at a cathedral and dedicated himself to writing. This daily habit eventually became “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines ten of the scrolls included in Og’s seminal work, which helped Brian shape his own thinking and encouraged him to succeed. By reading over these 10 affirmations each day for 30 days, you’ll begin to reshape your thinking; if you review them every day for 10 months, you’ll reshape your life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This is content that shaped and challenged my thinking and spurred me on to greater and greater success.” — Brian Buffini

“I will form good habits and become their slave.” — Og Mandino

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” –Paulo Coelho

“Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life, but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men.” — Og Mandino

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde

“I will try and try again. Each obstacle I will consider a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession. I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.” — Og Mandino

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin

“I’m not on this earth by chance, I’m here for a purpose. That purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.” — Og Mandino

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out.” — Dr. Seuss

“Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.” — Og Mandino

“If I feel depressed, I will sing. If I feel depressed, I will laugh. If I feel ill, I’ll double my labor. If I feel fear, I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior, I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain, I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent, I will remember past successes. If I feel insignificant, I will remember my goals. Today I will master of my emotions.” — Og Mandino

“You must be the master of your emotions if you wish to live in peace. For he who can control himself becomes free.” –Les Brown

“So long as I can laugh, I never will be poor.” — Og Mandino

“The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” — Mark Twain

“There is little success where there is little laughter.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” — Victor Hugo

“Never will I be of concern that my goals are too high.” — Og Mandino

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” — Albert Einstein

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso

“I ask not for gold or garments or even opportunities; instead guide me so that I may acquire ability equal to my opportunities.” — Og Mandino

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Free Download
“The 10 Ancient Scrolls for Success”

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
TBBS ep 068: Tuesdays with Mitch, an interview with Mitch Albom

 

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Mar 20, 2018
How to Connect – an interview with Kevin Buffini #093
45:05

“If you talk to a man in a language that he understands, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

Technology makes communicating with family, friends and clients easier than ever before; however, it’s also made it more difficult to connect with one another. As a result, we encounter misunderstandings with those around us because we’re not connecting with them on their terms. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Kevin Buffini, head of the Heritage Profile team at Buffini & Company to discuss the common sales and communication styles we share. Kevin not only outlines how to identify which styles we belong to, he also offers tips to help us communicate better with those of the opposite style. You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of each style, how our style and the way we perceive things impacts how we react, and the one phrase to use to clear up any miscommunication. Learn to communicate better with family and clients alike so you can deepen your relationships with them.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can’t be a good leader without managing yourself first.” — Brian Buffini

“Communication is at an all-time high, connection is at an all-time low.” — Kevin Buffini

“Everybody likes people watching, but not everyone knows what they’re looking at.” — Kevin Buffini

“Feelings without facts create fiction.” — Kevin Buffini

“Learn what your style is so you can manage it.” — Kevin Buffini

“You’ll always be dominant in your communication style, but you can learn to think from another perspective.” — Kevin Buffini

“Competence reassures, but character refers.” — Kevin Buffini

“If you want to have great relationships with people you have to get past expecting the world to work the way you work.” — Brian Buffini

“If you talk to a man that he understands, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

 

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Mar 13, 2018
How to Turn the Worst of Times into the Best of Times #092
58:46

“Your purpose will be revealed; it’s an elimination process, not a selection process.” — Brian Buffini

Although the strange times we live in have led many of us to feel this is the worst time to be alive, the reality is the American self-development movement has led to decades of unprecedented growth. In fact, there’s more room for opportunity and success than ever before, no matter what the media or anyone says. In this episode, recorded at MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini delves into the cause of our stress and anxiety about the world today and offers his solution to help us cultivate an optimistic perspective—personal growth. Brian explains the evolution of personal development in America, starting with Russell Conwell and his ground-breaking work, “Acres of Diamonds” and delves into the lives and work of the people who followed him, including Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino, and Brian Tracy. You’ll learn why personal development has been so critical to the personal and economic growth of the U.S., why there are more opportunities to succeed now than ever before and how to put the timeless, basic principles into action in your life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to turn off the endless stream of doom and gloom and turn to the writings and speeches of America’s great personal growth leaders.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your purpose will be revealed; it’s an elimination process, not a selection process.”
— Brian Buffini

“America has a core competency of personal growth and development that builds its people.” — Brian Buffini

“I am here today because I committed myself to the unrelenting pursuit of growth as a person.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s more opportunity than ever before and it’s all about putting the good stuff in.”
— Brian Buffini

“We’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything you need is in your database. Everything you want is with your current opportunities.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brand
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
“The Greatest Secrets of Success” Youtube video by Og Mandino
The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

Listen to the Full Episodes Brian Mentions in the Podcast:

TBBS episode 061:
The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

TBBS episode 066:
Interview with Brian Tracy – The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 1

TBBS episode 067:
Interview with Brian Tracy – The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 2

 

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Mar 06, 2018
Your Business, Your Money, Your Mind – a snapshot of success from Takeover Tuesday #091
23:58

“There are no secrets to success, but there are common themes.” — Dermot Buffini

Over the past year, Dermot Buffini has been taking over The Brian Buffini Show once a month to interview leaders and experts in a variety of fields to cover topics including business, money and personal growth. In this episode, Dermot reflects on the lessons learned from three of his guests and offers further insight to adopt in business and life. You’ll listen to RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger explain how small successes helped launch RE/MAX into the real estate powerhouse it is today; Dave Ramsey delves into the topic of money and the correlation between generosity and wealth; and Mike Foster explores the process of self-care and offers tips to help leaders slow down and take care of their emotions for the benefit of their health, businesses and loved ones. By the end of the episode you’ll be inspired to put what you’ve learned into action.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You build on small successes, then you have big successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

“If you can be holistically intentional, it gives you the whole picture and see ‘how does this fit in with it?’” — Dave Ramsey

“There’s a high correlation between generosity and financial success.” — Dave Ramsey

“Make sure you tell your money where to go before you wonder where it went.” — Dave Ramsey

“Life is a process of healing and transformation.” — Mike Foster

“Self-care isn’t selfish; self-care is strategic.” — Mike Foster

“If you love what you’re doing, take care of yourself so you can do it for a long time.” — Mike Foster

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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TBBS episode 039: Billion Dollar Insights with Dave Liniger
TBBS episode 046: Acting Your Wage with Dave Ramsey
TBBS episode 075: Your Second Change with Mike Foster

 

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Feb 27, 2018
Future Proof Your Business #090
35:05

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

One of the most common questions Brian Buffini has heard over the past two decades is “How can I build a business that lasts?” Changes in technology and culture make it feel as if life is moving faster than ever. If you’re like most entrepreneurs and business leaders, you may fear your success will be short-lived; you may worry you’ll be replaced when the next big thing comes along. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the sure-fire solution to building a business that lasts—an adherence to the fundamentals. You’ll learn why relationships are the key to building a strong, successful business; how excellent service will allow you to stand out from the competition and the reason it’s essential to continue to keep your skills sharp. Shore up your business to last, regardless of the changes in the market.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“The purpose of the technology is to support the fundamentals, not replace them.” — Brian Buffini

“What I know for sure is that in life and in business, relationships matter.” — Oprah

“If you believe business is built on relationships, then make building them your business.” — Scott Stratten

“When you invest time in your relationships, people understand you’ve given them the greatest gift.” — Brian Buffini

“Time is the most valuable resource we have.” — Brian Buffini

“Achieving incredible success means using your time wisely, not watching it pass you by.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to create relationships that endure with your customers, investing time is key.” — Brian Buffini

“The greatest gift you can give another human being is the gift of your attention.” — Daniel Goleman

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Matthew 6:21

“Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” — Og Mandino

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” — Muhammad Ali

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

 

Mentioned in the episode
Unmarketing by Scott Stratten

 

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Feb 20, 2018
The 3 Biggest Threats to Your Success #089
31:26

“The road to success has more than speedbumps; it has detours.” — Brian Buffini

What keeps most people from succeeding? Although the specifics vary by person, the reasons fall into one (or more) of three categories. In this episode, Brian outlines the three biggest threats to success and offers solutions to help you overcome them. You’ll learn how digital distractions prevent you from achieving success; why your social connections not only help you live longer, but also improve your chances for reaching your potential; and how drift often leads us into unhappiness and prevents us from thriving in all areas of life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be prepared and inspired to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back.

Combat the three threats to success by signing up for one of Buffini & Company’s great events: Brian Buffini’s Success Tour and Buffini & Company’s GameChangers. Visit buffiniandcompany.com to learn more!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Nobody sets a goal to screw up their life.” — Brian Buffini

“These threats are growing precipitously by the day in our world.” — Brian Buffini

“The road to success has more than speedbumps; it has detours.” — Brian Buffini

“The greatest gift you can give to another human being is your attention.” — Brian Buffini

“Stand out with service by being fully present.” — Brian Buffini

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

“Your closest relationships deserve your full attention.” — Brian Buffini

“Human beings do better together” — Brian Buffini

“There is a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.” – Henry Cloud

“We need relationships to grow. We don’t grow in isolation; we develop in the context of fellowship.” — Rick Warren

“The deadliest threat is drift. It’s a slow, silent killer.” — Brian Buffini

“To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.” — George Bernard Shaw

 

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Feb 13, 2018
Be Fearless - an Interview with Carey Lohrenz, First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot #088
43:06

“The people who achieve any level of success are the ones who said ‘I’m gonna go for it.'” — Carey Lohrenz

The daughter of a Marine pilot, Carey Lohrenz dreamed of becoming a pilot herself. Although she put in the hard work and performed at the top of her class, it took an Act of Congress to achieve her dream of becoming an F-14 Tomcat pilot. Through it all, she kept the advice of her father in mind: “The people who tell you ‘you can’t’ and the people who tell you ‘you won’t’ are usually the ones who are most afraid that you will.” In this episode, Brian asks Carey about her journey to becoming the first female Tomcat pilot. Carey delves into the adversities she faced and the lessons learned along the way. You’ll learn the role mindset plays in achieving success, the reason we need to change our perception of successful people, the three Ps of success and why continuous learning is essential.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“How do you achieve a dream when there’s nobody who looks like you modeling the way forward?” — Carey Lohrenz

“If you say you want something, you have to be willing to show up when it’s no longer fun.” — Carey Lohrenz

“We have this perception that people who have been successful in different fields had it easier.” — Carey Lohrenz

“There are people in your life that’ll say ‘this isn’t a good idea’ in a protective and loving way, but it eats up at us.” — Carey Lohrenz

“You can’t be courageous 24-hours a day. You need to have just enough courage in the moments that matter to throw it in there and go for it.” — Carey Lohrenz

“It’s figuring out when you get into these pockets of adversity what piece you can control and move forward in spite of it.” — Carey Lohrenz

“High performers have multiple failures, but if you operate ethically and stay relentless, you cannot be beat.” — Carey Lohrenz

“The people who achieve any level of success are the ones who said ‘I’m gonna go for it.’” — Carey Lohrenz

“The more you plan, and plan effectively, you can reduce your execution errors.” — Carey Lohrenz

“Even though our performance today might be good; tomorrow will be a little bit better.” — Carey Lohrenz

“As soon as you’ve stopped learning, you backslide so fast you don’t see it coming.” — Carey Lohrenz

“When you’re debriefing, it’s not about who is right; it’s about what is right.” — Carey Lohrenz

“The people who tell you ‘you can’t’ and the people who tell you ‘you won’t’ are usually the ones who are most afraid that you will.” — Bob, Carey’s father

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
Learn more about Carey Lohrenz
Website: careylohrenz.com
Book: Fearless Leadership by Carey Lohrenz

 

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Feb 06, 2018
The Unexpected Extras #087
27:53

“In order for the business to thrive, we had to exceed our customer’s expectations, not merely meet them.” — Brian Buffini

One of the many lessons Brian Buffini learned working for his family’s decorating business when he was growing up in Ireland was to do more than you’re paid for. Surpassing customers’ expectations often led to happier customers and more work. In this episode, Brian shares eight timeless tips for exceeding customer expectations with the unexpected extras. The principles are timeless and can be incorporated by anyone at any level of their career. You’ll learn why a positive attitude can make all the difference, the top complaint of unhappy customers and how to avoid it, and why following up is important to building strong client relationships. By the end of the episode, you’ll be equipped to exceed your clients’ expectations.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Energy begets energy and positivity begets positivity. Bring both to your interactions and you’ll create good feeling wherever you go.” — Brian Buffini

“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.” –Samuel Coleridge

“A smile costs nothing, but it makes a huge difference.” — Brian Buffini

“Giving people good energy is an unexpected extra that helps you stand out amongst the competition.” — Brian Buffini

“No wonder we respond well when people make eye contact with us. It suggests that they are listening, that they are present to us and that they are taking us in. It suggests that they care about us.” —  Michael Ellsberg

“Gratitude is great attitude.” — Zig Ziglar

“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservice.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Seek first to understand, and then be understood.” — Stephen Covey

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.” –Wilson Mizner

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest, most important sound in any language.” — Dale Carnegie

“The value of a promise is the cost, to you, of keeping your word.” — Brian Tracy

“When your customers know you care enough to remember the details, your business becomes special enough to share with their friends and families.” — Brian Buffini

“Paying attention to the simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.” — Henry Ford

 

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Jan 30, 2018
The Big Idea for Small Business #086
35:09

“Customer service is your job, but sales and marketing is your business.” — Brian Buffini

Although Brian Buffini has started more than 45 successful businesses, he’s learned more from the few that failed than from all the ones that succeeded. In this episode, Brian shares what he’s learned from these failures  and offers the ultimate key to building a lasting, successful small business. You’ll learn the top ten mistakes entrepreneurs and business owners make when starting and building a small business, why a successful business is like a  three-legged stool and how doing the small things every day is crucial to growing a thriving business.  To learn more about the Win the Day Formula, download your worksheet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There’s a lot to be learned from the shared experience of people who’ve made a few mistakes and learned from it.” — Brian Buffini

“When you do your forecast, double your expenses, halve your projected income and double the amount of time everything is going to take.” — Brian Buffini

“The things you did in your past, help launch your future.” — Brian Buffini

“Failure is not a person, it’s an event.” — Zig Ziglar

“It’s okay to make mistakes; you just don’t want to make the fatal ones.” — Brian Buffini

“All three legs of the stool are vital, but they’re not all equally weighted.” — Brian Buffini

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“If you want to make your business big, you have to make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Taking Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

 

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Jan 23, 2018
Changing Your Game with Molly Fletcher #085
01:04:00

“If you stay curious about how to serve people, then you can uncover opportunities to allow you to serve them.” — Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher has been dubbed “The female Jerry McGuire” and represented some of the top names in sports, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball coach Tom Izzo. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, J’aime Nowak asks Molly about her dream of becoming a sports agent and delves into the experiences and lessons she’s learned that have helped her become so successful in the business. Molly shares the influence her hard-working family had on your along the way and continue to have in her life; a few of the key experiences that shaped her early on and what it was like to break into sports management as a woman. You’ll learn the three keys of connecting with people you’d like to develop a relationship with; the traits and challenges of the most successful people and how to achieve work-life balance. She also shares her best tips for negotiation that are sure to help you get what you want and build relationships along the way. This episode is so chock-full of great information, you’ll want to listen to it several times.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My father taught me success is something you have to wait for; it doesn’t all happen at once.” — Molly Fletcher

“It’s important that kids stay in love with whatever they’re doing because they learn so much more than whatever their sports record is.” — Molly Fletcher

“The ability to be coachable is key.” — Molly Fletcher

“If you stay curious about how to serve people, then you can uncover opportunities to allow you to serve them.” — Molly Fletcher

“You’ve got to have the courage to ask the questions and then you’ve got to be able to listen and then absorb that feedback.” — Molly Fletcher

“My goal at every meeting was to get them to like me enough and respect me enough to either help me or hire me.” — Molly Fletcher

“People want to help people and work with people they like.” — Molly Fletcher

“You got to deliver a tremendous amount of value for people put up with any of the negative off the field.” — Molly Fletcher

“How could I anchor every single division of the company, from a sports perspective, to a really amazing character person.” — Molly Fletcher

“Authentically give to those people who are helping you without expecting anything back. They’ll begin to feel they want to help you.” — Molly Fletcher

“How can I identify gaps in their lives that they don’t see?” — Molly Fletcher

“If they like you, they’ll want to help you. If you do your research, they’ll respect you.” — Molly Fletcher

“When you connect you can parent better; when you connect, you can lead better. The days are filled with opportunities to connect.” — Molly Fletcher

“Balance is a product of clarity. The more clarity you have, the more you can determine what to say yes or no to. The by-product of that is balance.” — Molly Fletcher

“When we get in the heads and the hearts of people who mean the most to us in our lives, we can serve them better.” — Molly Fletcher

“Negotiation is about getting on the same side of the table and connecting. They’re conversations about how you can pull it together.” — Molly Fletcher

“If we don’t separate our personal self from our business self, we can feel like we’re not worth anything if there’s trouble on the business side.” — Molly Fletcher

“There’s a difference between achievement and fulfillment.” — Molly Fletcher

“Purpose is usually anchored in service.” — Molly Fletcher

 

Learn more about Molly Fletcher
Website: MollyFletcher.com
Podcast Game Changers with Molly Fletcher
The Winner’s Guide to Negotiating by Molly Fletcher

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Books by Patrick Lencioni including Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

 

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Jan 16, 2018
From Broken to Blessed #084
56:36

“I never want to let my priorities become casualties.” — J’aime Nowak

Top producing real estate agent, superstar recruiter, successful broker, dynamic speaker, wife, mother: J’aime Nowak has achieved a lot in life, but what people might not know is she’s dealt with a lot of pain and challenges as well, from leaving her Rhode Island hometown with her family to build a new life in Arizona to the untimely passing of her husband when she was only 31. However, through it all, she’s maintained a positive attitude centered on one thing: Gratitude. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews J’aime and delves into her journey, including the highs and the lows she’s faced along the way and her tips for surviving (and later thriving) when life hands you a curveball. You’ll learn why making a choice is an essential first step in the healing process, the best approach for turning around a struggling business and how setting a 15-minute meeting with yourself each morning, before everyone in the house wakes up, can set the tone for the entire day. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired, motivated to succeed and ready to express more gratitude in your life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I had to be a leader for the people who were with me so I could be a role model.” — J’aime Nowak

“It all comes down to making a choice.” — J’aime Nowak

“I had to figure it out and decide if I was going to die spiritually right with him or if I would get up.” — J’aime Nowak

“You have to make that decision to get up and take action. I’m not talking about massive action—the small steps.” — J’aime Nowak

“Don’t go it alone. The worst thing you can do is isolate yourself.” — J’aime Nowak

“It’s about focusing on the good and deciding how we’re going to come out of it.” — J’aime Nowak

“You were put here for a purpose. You’re still here, no matter what has happened.” — J’aime Nowak

“When you get knocked back a couple of steps, get up and take a step in the right direction.” — J’aime Nowak

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn
Living an Inspired Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

 

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Jan 09, 2018
Launching Your Year #083
42:37

“Resolutions don’t work; you have to work.” — Brian Buffini

Studies show fewer people set New Year’s resolutions now than ever before. Why? They feel resolutions don’t work. It’s not enough to have the intention; you have to put the work in as well. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains why this is the case and outlines three steps to take to launch your year in the right direction toward success. You’ll learn the importance of making decisions, the one thing successful people do to help them achieve their S.M.A.R.T. goals, why forward momentum begins with one step, and why it’s important to get help along the way. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to set goals and motivated to achieve them in 2018.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Resolutions don’t work; you have to work.” — Brian Buffini

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Destiny and choice collide when you made a decision.” — Brian Buffini

“A goal that’s written is seven times more likely to come about than one that is just in your mind.” — Brian Buffini

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill

Failures act as if they had a thousand years to live.” — Og Mandino

“When a person feels momentum, they start killing it.” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you can do ten days, you’ll feel different. You’ll build momentum and that’s something you can build on.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t focus on the mountain; focus on the step.” — Brian Buffini

“We have to be humble enough to understand our own best thinking can get us into trouble, so we get help.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran

 

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Jan 02, 2018
Lasso the Moon #082
33:50

“Everything you’ve done up until now will help you get to where you need to go.” — Brian Buffini

We all have dreams—things we want to achieve or accomplish that will make our lives and the lives of our families better. Many of us, though, lose sight of our dreams for a variety of reasons. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini shares the power of dreams. He illustrates his case using the example of legendary American actor, Jimmy Stewart, who dreamed of building airplanes, and eventually, was able to fly in combat during World War II. You’ll learn the five benefits of having a dream and the most common reasons people abandon their dreams. Most importantly, by the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to reclaim your dreams and devise a way to make them a reality.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline.” — Vince Lombardi

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” -John Muir

“If we all did things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” -Thomas Edison

“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” — Brian Tracy

“Your tomorrow builds upon today.” –Joe Niego

“Everything you’ve done up until now will help you get to where you need to go.” — Brian Buffini

“You have acres of diamonds beneath your feet.” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” — Yogi Berra

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — GK Chesterton

“I’ve had a wonderful life. I thank God for it.” — Jimmy Stewart

 

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Dec 26, 2017
Wake Up and Live #081
42:08

“The deeper you dig, the larger the diamond.” — Brian Buffini

The foundation of the personal development field rests upon the work of several people. Although Napoleon Hill is often seen as the grandfather of the movement, Earl Nightingale, Maxwell Maltz and Dorothea Brande have all make their mark in their own ways. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini outlines the most important pearls of wisdom from these three influential thinkers. Not only does he share more about their lives, he also explains the meaning behind their timeless wisdom. You’ll learn more about the role our thoughts play in what we become, why failure shouldn’t be feared and why success is often a matter of imagination.

You’ll also learn more about the twelve disciplines Dorothea Brande outlines to become successful.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The deeper you dig, the larger the diamond.” — Brian Buffini

“The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.” — Earl Nightingale

“Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” — Earl Nightingale

“Everything begins with an idea.” — Earl Nightingale

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” — Earl Nightingale

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious and nurture with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.” — Earl Nightingale

“Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.” — Maxwell Maltz

“To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.” — Maxwell Maltz

“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” — Maxwell Maltz

“You can’t be afraid to fail.” — Brian Buffini

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face.” — Dorothea Brande

“Old habits are strong and jealous.” — Dorothea Brande

“Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.” — Dorothea Brande

“Success leaves clues and it’s the same thing every time.” — Brian Buffini

“Man’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.” — Dorothea Brande

“By going over your day in imagination before you begin, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.” — Dorothea Brande

 

Mentioned in the episode:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Wake up and Live! A Formula for Success by Dorothea Brande

 

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Dec 18, 2017
It is a Wonderful Life #080
58:12

“Everything you need is underneath your nose. It’s also in your head and your heart.” — Brian Buffini

The Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life is more than a feel-good holiday classic starring Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart; it’s main intention is to offer a heaping dose of encouragement to those who are feeling discouraged. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini delves into what causes us to feel discouraged from time to time and reveals five encouraging ways to change your perspective and make your life wonderful. You’ll learn how comfort and our society foster feelings of entitlement, the common symptoms of discouragement and the tools you can use to feel more encouraged and optimistic about life. ‘Tis the season for gratitude and reflection; this episode will help you appreciate what you have and encourage you to find your purpose.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The purpose of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life is to encourage the discouraged.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything you need is underneath your nose. It’s also in your head and your heart.” — Brian Buffini

“Failure is an event, not a person.” — Zig Ziglar

“Every life was designed to do something.” — Brian Buffini

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

“Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Koenig

“We’ve become a culture that’s addicted to comfort and with that comfort comes a sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” — Viktor Frankl

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — Abraham Lincoln

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu

“The world is nothing but a great desire to live and a great dissatisfaction with living.” — Heraclitus

“Everything you complain about is something you think you’re entitled to.” — Brian Buffini

“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own.” — Blaise Pascal

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” –Romans 12:2

“Renewing your mind is not refreshing your screen.” — Brian Buffini

“A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.” — Proverbs 15:1

“Diamond minds; soft hearts.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” — Harry S. Truman

“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.”-Elvis Presley

“When you get to the end of yourself, it’s good to have something to believe in.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you dig, the bigger the diamonds.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” — from The Shawshank Redemption

“Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.” — Richard Friedman

“When you get exposure, your world gets bigger.” — Brian Buffini

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” — John Wesley

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern

 

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Dec 12, 2017
How to Win the Brain Game with Dr. David Levy #079
46:32

“In the moment, you’ve got to keep breathing.” — Dr. David Levy

Many people feel stressed and burned out from time to time. Our fast-paced, tech-driven culture makes it difficult to relax and unwind at the end of the day. And, although the holiday season is filled with joy and fun, it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year. Between tying up loose ends before the end of the year at work, planning holiday parties and traveling to visit family and friends, it can leave people feeling frazzled and on-edge. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini talks to Dr. David Levy, neurosurgeon and bestselling author of “Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer…One Patient at a Time.” Dr. Levy discusses why he became a cerebrovascular surgeon and explains the effects of stress on the brain. You’ll learn why stress turns adults into fiery two-year-olds, the impact our phones and technology have on our brains and stress levels, and why breathing is the ultimate stress buster. Dr. Levy shares his tips for eliminating stress and finding calm in our daily lives and also offers great advice for enhancing relationships with our loved ones that we all can use during this festive season. Turn off your smartphone’s notifications, take a few deep breaths and let Dr. Levy help you tackle stress more effectively.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I’ve always been driven to do the most difficult thing.” — Dr. David Levy

“Confidence helps you know you can do it; you know you can figure it out.” — Dr. David Levy

“In the moment, you’ve got to keep breathing.” — Dr. David Levy

“We’re unaware of how much stress we’re under.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you’re under stress, you want something but you can’t have it; you have to exert your self-control.” — Dr. David Levy

“Be aware of what’s going on in your body and take a few moments to breathe.” — Dr. David Levy

“Long-term living under stress shrinks parts of your brain.” — Dr. David Levy

“The behavioral problems have to do with the fact that we have poor relationships. We’re not handling things as well as we think so we become overstimulated.” — Dr. David Levy

“The brain needs stimulation, but it also needs the quiet.” — Dr. David Levy

“Everyone wants attention and they’re looking for attention from the important people.” — Dr. David Levy

“The reason you have stress, ultimately, is because whatever you’re stressed about means something to you. It’s important that your will works out in that situation.” — Dr. David Levy

“People can’t give you what they don’t have.” — Dr. David Levy

“When we measure grace to our parents, we don’t have to live in shame and guilt anymore.” — Dr. David Levy

“Forgiveness is not saying it didn’t matter; it’s saying I’m not going to look to them to pay that debt anymore.” — Dr. David Levy

“Know your motivations. If you know your motivations, it makes you wise.” — Dr. David Levy

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer…One Patient at a Time by Dr. David Levy
Dr. David Levy website: http://drdlevy.com/
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

 

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Dec 05, 2017
Making Life Wonderful—with Beverly Buffini #078
47:32

“In order to have a wonderful life, you have to persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

What does it take to live a wonderful life? According to Beverly Buffini, it takes six principles, applied daily. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s Mastermind Summit™, Beverly shares the six principles that help us lead wonderful lives and offers tips and examples to inspire us to apply them. You’ll learn why it’s essential to persevere in the moment and how it prepares you for the future, the power of choice in any circumstance we face, and why consistency truly is key. Make life wonderful with these timeless lessons.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A setback is a setup for a comeback.” — Joe Niego

“In order to have a wonderful life, you have to persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” — Galatians 6:9

“We were going to be back because we knew the value of persevering in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“When you persevere in the moment, you’re building up for the next moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“Every person has the potential to persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“There is light through those dark tunnels.” — Beverly Buffini

“Sometimes we need people to help us through those dark places.” — Beverly Buffini

“May your choices reflect your hopes, and not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela

“We have the power of choice. We can’t control what happens to us, but we still have the power of choice.” — Beverly Buffini

“When we make choices that help other people, we too can live a wonderful life.” — Beverly Buffini

“If consistency can build a family, then consistency can build a business.” — Beverly Buffini

“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and don’t let the valleys get too low.” — John Wooden

“With consistency there’s trust.” — Beverly Buffini

“If you want joy, be grateful.” — Beverly Buffini

“We all have opportunities to make those choices on how we’re going to see certain situations in our life and when we try to see the best in the situation, it brings joy.” — Beverly Buffini

“It makes you glad that you persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

 

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Nov 28, 2017
Developing Your Heroic Characteristics #077
35:04

“It takes a certain heroic characteristic to be successful in a world that has different views on how to be successful.” — Brian Buffini

Although a person develops their character based on the adversities they face in life, we’re not preparing people, as a culture, to thrive in our current age of entitlement. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s The Peak Experience seminar, Brian Buffini delves further into the Oz Dynamic and shares strategies to develop three key characteristics sure to help you succeed in a world that is headed toward entitlement. You’ll learn how to develop the giant within, cultivate the heart of a champion and foster a warrior spirit. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to grow your mind, heart and spirit and hone your heroic characteristics.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People want to be entitled to success. They don’t want to pay the price for success.” — Brian Buffini

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversity they face in their life.” — Brian Buffini

“It takes a certain heroic characteristic to be successful in a world that has different views on how to be successful.” — Brian Buffini

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” — Albert Einstein

“You should never try to be better than someone else, you should always be learning from others. But you should never cease trying to be the best you could be because that’s under your control and the other isn’t.” — John Wooden

“Most people do no listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” — Stephen R. Covey

“I want to take care of people. I want to help people. The maximum joy that I have is when I can create something that makes someone else’s life lighter, brighter, or better.” — Will Smith

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” — Muhammad Ali

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” —  General Douglas MacArthur

“For a sacrifice to be real, it must cost, must hurt and we must empty ourselves.” — Mother Theresa

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” — Plato

“My own experience about all the blessings I’ve had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.” — Ken Blanchard

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Go-Giver by Bob Berg

 

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Nov 21, 2017
Who’s Behind the Curtain #076
45:57

“You can be as rich and successful as you want to be, and be true to yourself.” — Brian Buffini

Like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, we often get caught in the twister of life. Since life moves so fast, we’re only left with time to react, which leaves us wondering which way is up. Although many of us complain about it, we may secretly like the chaos of the twister. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s The Peak Experience seminar, Brian Buffini discusses life in the twister and the reasons we may crave it. He also delves into the Oz Dynamic; that is, the image we project into the world and the pressure we may feel to live up to it. You’ll learn why it’s important to break free from the twister, how to identity and project your authentic self and how to tap into the strengths of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin man and the Lion in your daily life. By the end of the episode, you’ll look at the beloved book and film, The Wizard of Oz, in a different way.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Reaction means you live more by your emotions than your values.” — Brian Buffini

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

“Don’t confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” Alfred Monapert

“Growth can be painful, change can be painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow it only empties today of its strengths.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

“Once you start perpetuating the image, it grows.” — Brian Buffini

“You can be as rich and successful as you want to be, and be true to yourself.” — Brian Buffini

“Great coaching is pulling out of you what’s already in there.” — Brian Buffini

“Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

“Forgiveness is the oil can for the heart.” — Brian Buffini

“An open heart can do great things.” — Brian Buffini

“When you hold an ax against a person, they get to rust you over. They have you stuck in place.” — Brian Buffini

“Even when you’re being courageous, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a doubt or two.” — Brian Buffini

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” — Dr. Seuss

 

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Nov 14, 2017
Your Second Chance with Mike Foster #075
48:33

“Life is a process of ailing and transformation.” —Mike Foster

According to best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur Mike Foster, he’s in the emotional fitness business. Although he has a positive disposition, he has experienced pain, shame and guilt in his past. By working through his pain, he discovered a deeper level of understanding and compassion for others, which helped him help other leaders. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Mike Foster shares his story, including the experiences that changed his life. He shares how to use negative experiences to heal, why it’s vital to integrate the positive and the negative into our lives in order to achieve transparency, the importance of self-care and why it’s vital to accept our emotions. He also offers his tips to help you start the day with a positive perspective and outlines strategies to help others work through their challenges.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I get to lean in with people and help them with their not-so-perfect stories.” — Mike Foster

“We learn how life works and how to respond to life when we’re young.” — Mike Foster

“Many parts of our stories land like a big thud; what do you do with that?” — Mike Foster

“Life is a process of ailing and transformation.” — Mike Foster

“I don’t believe in closure. I believe in openings. These are openings to new levels of understanding, compassion and empathy and we’re constantly doing the work within us.” — Mike Foster

“When I can integrate the light and the dark in my life, I live a life of integrity.” — Mike Foster

“Pain and our past create a fog and mystery and it’s hard for us to deal with deeper things because they’re scrambled. When you write things down, your clarity increases.” — Mike Foster

“In leadership, we’re the ones processing and helping others work through their problems. We’re not in a position where we can talk to people about our stuff.” — Mike Foster

“Self-care is not selfish, self-care is strategic.” — Mike Foster

“Be who you are; how you were created and designed to be.” — Mike Foster

“One of the worst things to die with is unused possibility and potential.” — Mike Foster

 

Mentioned in the episode:

People of the Second Chance by Mike Foster
Fun Therapy — Mike Foster’s podcast
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brannan Manning

 

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Nov 07, 2017
Acres of Diamonds #074
40:41

“If you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are.” — Russell Conwell

Although it was published in 1890, the book “Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell, outlines timeless principles that help people see and appreciate the opportunities below their own feet. In this episode, Brian Buffini shares excerpts from this work that have had a profound influence on his life, as well as his most important takeaways.

What do the stories of a farmer in the Middle East, a rancher in California, a man in Pennsylvania, and a college professor in Massachusetts have in common? They all sold their homes in search of riches elsewhere, only to find the riches they sought were right there all along. If you learn to see and seize the opportunities in front of you and adopt these enduring lessons, you’ll be well on your way to finding your acres of diamonds.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Ultimately, these timeless principles are just as true today as when Mr. Conwell first presented them.” — Brian Buffini

“A diamond is a congealed drop of sunlight.” — Russell Conwell

“A diamond is the last and highest of God’s creations.” — Russell Conwell

“There is nothing more foolish than a man who leaves one job before he has obtained another.” — Russell Conwell

“There are some things more valuable than money…the man of common sense also knows there is not any one of these things that is not greatly enhanced by the use of money.” — Russell Conwell

“Money is power; money has powers.” — Russell Conwell

“We ought to get rich if we can by honorable and Christian methods.” — Russell Conwell

“The love of money is the root of all evil. It is the worship of the means instead of the end, though you cannot reach the end without the means.” — Russell Conwell

“When a person makes an idol of the money instead of the purposes for which it may be used; when he squeezes the dollar until the eagle squeals, then it is the root of all evil.” — Russell Conwell

“We must know what the world needs first, then invest ourselves to supply that need, and success is almost certain.” — Russell Conwell

“Find out what the people need and then apply yourself to that need and this leads to invention on the part of people who would not dream of before.” — Russell Conwell

“Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists of doing great deeds with little means, and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life.” — Russell Conwell

“To be great at all, one must be great right here, right now.” — Russell Conwell

“If you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are.” — Russell Conwell

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

 

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Oct 31, 2017
You Go Girl – with Joetta Clark Diggs #073
45:50

“You can be the champion of your life.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is more than a four-time Olympian, competing in 800 and 1500 meter distance runs; she’s also the daughter of Dr. Joe Clark, the hard-as-nails New Jersey principal portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the 1989 film, Lean on Me. In this episode, Joetta shares her story, from the lessons in discipline learned from her father to handling setbacks on her quest to becoming an Olympian. She shares how the acronyms F.O.C.U.S and A.C.E. have helped her on her path to success, why the first step will always take you around the bend and why showing up is only half of the equation. Over the course of the episode, you’ll be inspired and motivated to tackle the challenges of the day with enthusiasm, determination and grace.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Discipline is the ability to do something and reach beyond what you are to grow.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The better I am, the better I am for someone else.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Your discipline is your schedule for success.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Frustration is a sign on investment. If you don’t get frustrated, there’s no investment in what you’re trying to do.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you don’t stay true to your vision, your frustration never comes to fruition.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The first step—that first burst of energy—will take you around the bend.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Don’t let your emotions pull you away from your destiny.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Once you are accountable, your greatness takes control.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“We can’t waste our time thinking like ordinary people.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Storms come to test the foundation. If you’re not credible, your foundation will crack.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“When your ‘gotta do’ is greater than your ‘need to do’, that’s enthusiasm.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“You have to be willing to run toward your blessings.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you can look up, you will get up.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Joetta’s “P” Principles for Success by Joetta Clark Diggs
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

 

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Oct 24, 2017
Sales, Shoes and Shipping #072
41:37

“Servant leadership is a mindset of putting your customers and others first.” — Dermot Buffini

Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company and host of The Brian Buffini Show’s “Takeover Tuesday,” is in the hot seat, sharing his journey from star athlete growing up in Ireland to leading the largest real estate coaching and training company in North America. Dermot shares the lessons he’s learned from his parents, the reason he turned down a soccer scholarship to work in sales and how his path in retail, financial services and logistics has helped him in his role as CEO today. He also delves into the daily routines he uses to connect his head, heart and soul, explains why self-care is important to success and outlines the strategies he uses to help him tackle challenges and solve problems that arise.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Sales is service and service is helping someone.” — Dermot Buffini

“If you serve where you are, it’s amazing what opens up.” — Dermot Buffini

“Servant leadership is a mindset of putting your customers and others first.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you’re designed to take care of others, the last thing you do is self-care.” — Dermot Buffini

“I’m interested in growth because we have potential and I love getting after it and seeing what’s possible.” — Dermot Buffini

“Learn to talk to yourself; don’t listen to yourself.” — Dermot Buffini

“Having grace for yourself will allow you to have grace for other people so you can encourage them.” — Dermot Buffini

 

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Oct 17, 2017
Eat to Live with Joel Fuhrman #071
45:36

“Nutritional excellence, therapeutically, is more effective than drugs for treating almost any disease.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Millions of Americans take medications to control preventable diseases such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Best-selling author and nutrition expert, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., that nutrient-dense foods not only reverse the effects of these conditions, but people can avoid being diagnosed with them altogether if they eschew fast foods in favor of a diet rich in healthy foods. In this episode, Dr. Fuhrman uses striking facts to connect processed foods with preventable diseases and explains the wide-ranging benefits of a nutritarian diet. You’ll learn why nutritarianism is so effective at reversing disease and improving the health and well-being of those who’ve adopted it, how GBOMB salads can reduce the risk of cancer and how to wean yourself off of bad, processes foods and learn to crave good, nutrient-dense foods. He also discusses his new book, “Fast Food Genocide” and shares why Americans, especially those living in urban areas, aren’t eating well and offers tips to incorporate more produce and healthy foods in one’s diet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The diseases that afflict Americans don’t have to happen.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Nutritional excellence, therapeutically, is more effective than drugs for treating almost any disease.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“It’s not about calories; it’s about nutrients.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Your own personal satisfaction in life has a lot to do with your ability to influence others in a positive way.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“The secret to eating the right amount of calories is giving your body the right amount of nutrients.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Good will and sacrificing to help others keeps you mentally sane and satisfied with yourself as a person.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D

 

Mentioned in the episode:

https://www.drfuhrman.com/
Fast Food Genocide by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

 

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Oct 10, 2017
A Star on Ice with Scott Hamilton #070
50:20

“The greatest strength is a lack of weakness.” — Scott Hamilton

 Although Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton may make figure skating look easy, his journey to becoming the best was anything but. Adopted at 6-weeks old, Scott spent much of his childhood in and out of hospitals and felt different from the other kids. With ice skating, he not only found common ground; he discovered he had talent. In this episode, Scott shares his story, from finishing last in early national skating competitions to competing on the world stage to being diagnosed with cancer. Scott delves into the effect mindset has on success, why it’s important to continue to chip away at weaknesses and the ultimate lesson he learned from figure skating. He also discusses why he started his organization, the Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation, and his work fundraising for cancer research as a cancer survivor.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not whatever challenge is in front of you, it’s how you face it.” — Scott Hamilton

“The greatest thing about winning is the 10 minutes after you win, then it’s time to get back to work.” — Scott Hamilton

“The only disability is a bad attitude.” — Scott Hamilton

“Self-esteem is the most powerful agent. If you can look kindly upon yourself, if you can recognize good things in yourself, it’ll help you avoid a lot of really bad things.” — Scott Hamilton

“The greatest strength is a lack of weakness.” — Scott Hamilton

“Skating was an important foundation for the rest of my life because it’s filled with failure after failure and then you figure it out.” — Scott Hamilton

“A big part of learning anything is falling down.” — Scott Hamilton

“Pain is a terrific teacher.” — Scott Hamilton

“When you build your excellence on a mountain of failure, you don’t fear things the same way.” — Scott Hamilton

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation

 

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Oct 03, 2017
Growing Up Ziglar – with Tom Ziglar #069
48:40

“Nobody can be Zig Ziglar on stage, but everyone can be Zig Ziglar off stage.” — Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., has been immersed in personal development since he was born. As the son of legendary motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, Tom often traveled with his father from a young age. In this episode—a Takeover Tuesday with Dermot Buffini—Tom shares what it was like growing up as Zig Ziglar’s son, from Zig’s commitment to his faith and his relationship with his wife, Jean, to how the family grieved the loss of Tom’s sister and supported Zig following a brain injury. He also delves into Ziglar Family’s 7 Day Challenge—the free program designed to empower families to thrive. You’ll learn the two lessons learned from grief, how good habits and positivity can become ingrained in your DNA, and Tom’s secret for starting each day with the right mindset. By the end of the episode, you’ll feel inspired to tap into your inner Zig Ziglar each day.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When people ask ‘how was it growing up Ziglar?’ I don’t have any comparison.” — Tom Ziglar

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Zig Ziglar

“God did give Dad protection, but he had ownership of that wall. He had to build it.” — Tom Ziglar

“Dad was never happier than when Mom was with him.” — Tom Ziglar

“When somebody is going through grief, it’s a real process to go through. The best thing you can do is just be there and say nothing.” — Tom Ziglar

“The older dad got, the more of a sense of urgency he had.” — Tom Ziglar

“When you’re going through grief or a struggle, your empathy goes up and your ability to connect with people in a situation like that goes up.” — Tom Ziglar

“Nobody can be Zig Ziglar on stage, but everyone can be Zig Ziglar off stage.” — Tom Ziglar

“Dad’s priority was never his vessel, he didn’t care. What he cared about was putting truth in somebody else’s life.” — Tom Ziglar

“A positive attitude will outperform a negative attitude every time. When you look at the upside and downside of taking the right approach, there is no justification for taking the wrong approach.” — Tom Ziglar

“Plan in advance for how you’ll handle that day before it happens.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output and your output determines your outcome.” — Zig Ziglar

“You can have the best systematized business in the world, but if you as the owner aren’t right, you’ll take it down.” — Tom Ziglar

“Never give a promise without a plan.” — Zig Ziglar

 

Mentioned in the episode:

7 Day Challenge from Ziglar Family
Confessions of a Grieving Christian by Zig Ziglar
Two Chairs by Bob Beaudine
How full is your bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton

 

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Sep 26, 2017
Tuesday with Mitch—An interview with author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom #068
01:00:37

“I would’ve given up had I not been driven by a force that was not my own.”

— Mitch Albom

Before best-selling author Mitch Albom was a successful sports writer, he was a musician in New York City. After answering an ad in the newspaper for writer, his journalism career began. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Mitch to learn about his story, from the beginning of his journalism career taking whatever assignments he could find to reconnecting with his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, and spending time with him each week, in what would eventually become the best-seller, “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Mitch delves into his perspective on the current dynamics of the sports and news industries and shares his secret to getting started in any industry, why it’s essential to be ambitious for the right reasons and how reconnecting with his mentor changed his life forever. By the end of the episode, you’ll have a renewed perspective on life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You absorb creativity by observing it.” — Mitch Albom

“How do you get started? Get busy” — Mitch Albom

“I was blessed to have death come into my life at a young age. Watching Morrie die in front of me and seeing what was important to him and what wasn’t important to him was the greatest gift I could have had at that young age.” — Mitch Albom

“He was so full of love and light. I said I want to be like this.” — Mitch Albom

“I would’ve given up had I not been driven by a force that was not my own.” — Mitch Albom

“Ambition by itself is not bad. It’s when it becomes the only thing you focus on. You have to separate the ambitious act from the ambitious emotion.” — Mitch Albom

“You’re not getting to know the athlete; you’re getting to know the image of the athlete.” — Mitch Albom

“Writing is the last refuge of sports.” — Mitch Albom

“We live in the world of clicks now.” — Mitch Albom

“Giving is living. Taking only makes you feel like your time is limited. Giving makes you feel more alive.” — Morrie Schwartz

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Sports Reporters podcast
Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom
Giliad” by Marilynne Robinson

 

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Sep 19, 2017
An Interview with Brian Tracy—The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 2 #067
37:15

“Successful people have success habits.” — Brian Tracy

Last week, best-selling author and personal development expert, Brian Tracy shared his story and his best tips for achieving success. In this episode, Brian Buffini continues his conversation with Brian Tracy, delving into the habits of the world’s most successful people. Brian Tracy explains the two things critical for influencing people to buy, the greatest enemy of success and the essential habits to develop in order to achieve success in business and life. He also gives his take on the seven traits of successful emigrants outlined in Brian Buffini’s latest best-seller, “The Emigrant Edge.” By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to put these habits to work. Don’t forget to download the free ebook, “The Power of Habit: 7 Steps to Successful Habits,” mentioned in the episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your television can make you rich or make you poor. It’ll make you rich if you turn it off. It’ll make you poor if you turn it on.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t charge up, you can’t perform well.” — Brian Tracy

“A person will not buy from you until they’re convinced you are their friend and you are acting in their best interest.” — Brian Tracy

“If something is true, it is always and everywhere true.” — Brian Tracy

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once took a big chance.” — Peter Drucker

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“Successful people have success habits.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini
Free eBook: The Power of Habit: 7 Steps to Successful Habits by Brian Tracy

 

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Sep 12, 2017
An Interview with Brian Tracy—The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 1 #066
01:00:53

“You become on the outside what you believe about yourself on the inside.” — Brian Tracy

For more than three decades, Brian Tracy has encouraged millions of people to set goals and achieve success through his best-selling books and development programs. Born in Canada to Irish parents, Brian grew up poor, dropped out of high school and labored in factories, ships and farms until he became a salesman and experienced the first turning point that changed his life. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews his mentor, Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy shares how a high school dropout became one of the most influential personal development speakers in the world and the impact that three turning points had to set him on the path to success. You’ll learn the three things that have the biggest impact on success, what the greatest obstacle to success is, and the one task you can do to dramatically change your future. This is part one of a two-part episode that is sure to provide the surge of motivation you need to stay on the path to lasting success.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Selling isn’t a sales business, it’s a rejection business.” — Brian Tracy

“In your life, you have a series of turning points and it makes you who you are today.” — Brian Tracy

“Read, listen, attend seminars and you’ll save yourself decades of hard work reaching the same income level.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t accept responsibility, you blame every single problem in your life on someone or something else. When you blame you give up control.” — Brian Tracy

“The greatest obstacle to success is negativity toward yourself and toward others.” –Brian Tracy

“You’re responsible for your own life.” — Brian Tracy

“Never worry about things you cannot change in life. You cannot change a past event so one of the most important things in life is to say ‘this too shall pass.’” — Brian Tracy

“The way to influence the future magnificently is to sit down with a piece of paper and write down what you want to accomplish in the weeks and months ahead and then work on it every day.” — Brian Tracy

“There’s only one thing in life that you can control and that is your own thinking.” — Brian Tracy

“You become on the outside what you believe about yourself on the inside.” — Brian Tracy

“If you invest in yourself, your belief system changes.” –Brian Tracy

“If you don’t invest in yourself, you’ve unconsciously decided that you personally have no future.” — Brian Tracy

“Once we invest in ourselves as a stock, we have total control over that stock.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Brian Tracy’s sales programs:

The Psychology of Achievement
The Psychology of Selling
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

 

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Sep 05, 2017
Speaking the Language of Miracles – with Lennox & Deanna Scott #065
57:45

“Whatever you think, you’ll create.” — Deanna Scott

Positive thinking is a central tenet of personal development. In this episode—Takeover Tuesday—Dermot Buffini interviews Lennox and Deanna Scott. Lennox Scott is the Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the largest privately owned companies in North America. His wife, Deanna, is the author of the upcoming book, “Speaking the Language of Miracles,” about her son’s battle with a rare form of leukemia.

Throughout the episode, Deanna shares her story and how having a positive mindset not only helped her beat the odds when she was in a devastating accident as a teen, but helped her guide her son through the process of beating cancer.

You’ll learn why it’s important to focus on the outcome of a situation instead of dwelling on the situation itself, how to incorportate a positive mindset and affirmations into corporate culture and why Lennox credits his leadership team with helping him lead his company to fulfill a higher purpose. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Look forward; what do you want to accomplish and what is the legacy you want to leave? As you become great, it allows the team to expand further.” — Lennox Scott

“Growing yourself allows your company to grow.” — Lennox Scott

“You have to take yourself out of the situation and walk in solutions.” — Deanna Scott

“There isn’t anything you can’t have today. Look at the outcome—is it positive or negative?” — Deanna Scott

“Walking in the outcome means whatever your situation is, walk in the outcome you want to achieve.” — Deanna Scott

“The miracles are in each and every one of us. We have to surround ourselves with positive people.” — Deanna Scott

“Be around people who can help you see the possibilities, not the problems.” — Dermot Buffini

“Whatever you think, you’ll create.” — Deanna Scott

“No matter what the situation is, people need our help. They need a professional.” — Lennox Scott

“Keep feeding yourself positive energy every day. Feed yourself by saying affirmations.” — Lennox Scott

“The situation is not who you are. You’re much more powerful than any situation on this planet. The fastest way out is to walk in solutions.” — Deanna Scott

“You’re most powerful when you’re present.” — Deanna Scott

 

Mentioned in the episode:

“Speaking the Language of Miracles,” by Deanna Scott

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Visit speakingthelanguageofmiracles.com.

 

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

 

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Aug 29, 2017
How to Make it Big in America, Part 3 – Out of the Salt Shaker #064
30:40

“Thinking is unleashing the power of your mind. Action is harnessing the power of habit.” — Brian Buffini

In the last two episodes, Brian Buffini has been sharing his emigrant story and outlining the seven traits that successful emigrants share. In this episode, the final one in the “How to Make it Big in America” series, Brian shares how to put these traits into your daily practice, relating the process to one of the most common spices in the world: salt. Just as salt is composed of two elements—sodium and chloride—success is composed of two elements as well—the power of the mind and the actions we take. Brian outlines tips to help you harness the powers of your mind and your habits to help you achieve lasting success. You’ll learn why thoughts are powerful and must be put into action, why it’s necessary to list what you need to do to achieve your goals, and how to go from action to mastery. You’ll never look at salt the same way again. Be sure to pick up your copy of “The Emigrant Edge,” click here to order your copy.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

“Thinking is only half the equation.” — Brian Buffini

“Thinking is unleashing the power of your mind. Action is harnessing the power of habit.” — Brian Buffini

“You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big.” – Andrew Carnegie

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

“If it was impossible to fail, what would I do?” — Dorothea Brande

“Act in a way where it’s impossible to fail.” — Dorothea Brande

“Faith without works is dead.” –James 2:14-26

“What actions are you taking every day to get you closer to your goal?” — Brian Buffini

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

“If people knew how to hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

“Every time you see a salt shaker, every time you see a packet of salt, I want you to think sodium, I want you to think chloride, I want you to think ‘unleash the power of my mind, harness the power of habit and I’m well on my way to making it big.’” — Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 22, 2017
How to Make it Big in America, Part 2 – The 7 Traits to Make it Big #063
58:16

“Life favors the persistent and the willing.” — Brian Buffini

 

In the last episode, Brian Buffini shared his story and why he feels the American Dream is alive and well. In part two of “How to Make it Big in America,” Brian Buffini delves into the seven traits of emigrants who have become successful. You don’t have to be an emigrant to adopt these traits; you just have to have a willingness to grow to succeed. In this episode, you’ll learn why it’s vital to commit to continuous improvement, how a spirit of gratitude transforms your attitude and thinking and why maintaining perspective is essential to achieving success. By the end of the episode, you’ll know the seven traits essential to success and will be motivated to adopt them in your life. If you haven’t picked up “The Emigrant Edge,” click here to order your copy.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Successful people go out of their way to meet other successful people.” — Brian Buffini

“Action is what matters when you’re reaching your goals.” — Brian Buffini

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein

“Life favors the persistent and the willing.” — Brian Buffini

“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.” — Alexander Graham Bell

“Income is a trailing effect of the work you do.” — Brian Buffini

“Failures live as if they had a thousand years to live.” — Og Mandino

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Cicero

“What we say influences our thinking.” — Brian Buffini

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” — Richard Branson

“If you work harder on yourself than you do on your job, you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“What’s quickly built is quickly torn down.” — Brian Buffini

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy

“When we lose perspective of where we come from, we make emotional decisions in the here and now and that becomes the undoing of our success.” — Brian Buffini

“Can you put your name to that?” — Harry Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

 

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Aug 15, 2017
How to Make it Big in America, Part 1 – The 7 Obstacles that Hold you Back #062
59:54

“The American Dream is far more attainable today than at any time in its history.” — Brian Buffini

 

Brian Buffini came to America with $92 in his pocket and a desire to pursue the American Dream . Shortly after arriving, he got in to a serious motorcycle accident that left him hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. However, with hard work and dedication, Brian built a business, accrued wealth and began to live the Good Life. In this episode, Brian shares his story and explains why he feels the American Dream is alive and well today, even in an age of cynism. You’ll learn what makes America uniquely different from other countries, why more fortunes will be made in the next 50 years than there were in the last and the seven things that prevent people from making it big in America. This is the first in a three-part series. By the end of the episode, you’ll feel renewed motivation to pursue your version of the American Dream.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“But I had a chance to start my life here in America, even if it was a rough start, to ultimately build my fortune.”—Brian Buffini

“The American Dream is far more attainable today than at any time in its history.”— Brian Buffini

“There will be far more fortunes made in next 50 years than there were in the last 50 years.”— Brian Buffini

“The American Dream is America’s most viable and fantastic export.” — Brian Buffini

“No other nation has been built upon an idea; the idea of liberty.” — Margaret Thatcher

“America’s not just a country; it’s an idea.”— Bono

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — Declaration of Independence

“If you grew yourself and worked on yourself, you could go from making a living to earning a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If you can dream it, you can do it” — Walt Disney

“Twenty years from now, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“The pursuit of happiness is what you’re guaranteed. You’re granted the opportunity to compete.” — Brian Buffini

“If only closed minds came with closed mouths.” — Zig Ziglar

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” — Romans 12:2

“We need to recommit to becoming readers, listeners and doers.” — Brian Buffini

“Renewing your mind is not refreshing your screen.”— Brian Buffini

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversity they’ve overcome in their life, and then proceeds to remove all aspects of it from their child’s life.” — Brian Buffini

“Take risks if you want to win; if you win you’ll be happy, if you lose you’ll be wiser for the next risk.” — Brian Buffini

“Great ideas and great processes get better over time.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

 

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Aug 08, 2017
The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale #061
44:47

“We become what we think about.” — Earl Nightingale

In the world today, we’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom. While the tools we use in our daily lives continue to change with advances in technology, the principles of success remain the same. In this episode, Brian introduces us to “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale, which was the first spoken word recording to sell more than a million copies. Earl explains how your thoughts determine your success, particularly if paired with a goal. You’ll learn why only 5 percent of people succeed, ways to overcome the plateau of security and how to put what you’ve learned into action in 30 days. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to harness your thoughts and change them for good.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” — Earl Nightingale

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice; it is conformity.” — Rollo May

“The only person who succeeds is the person who’s progressively realizing a worthy ideal.” — Earl Nightingale

“A success is anyone who is doing deliberately a predetermined job because that’s what he decided to do deliberately.” — Earl Nightingale

“Instead of competing, all we have to do is create.” — Earl Nightingale

“Selling is the highest paid profession if we’re good at it and know where we’re going.” — Earl Nightingale

“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Everything comes if a man will only wait. I brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it and that nothing can resist a will that stay even existent for its fulfillment.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” — William James

“If you only care enough for a result, you will almost certainly attain it. If you wish to be rich, you will be rich. If you wish to be learned, you will be learned. If you wish to be good, you’ll be good. Only you must really wish these things and wish them exclusively and not wish at the same time a hundred other incompatible things just as strongly.” —William James

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” — Mark 9:23

“This is one of the greatest laws in the universe. Fervently do I wish I had discovered it as a very young man. It dawned upon me much later in life and I found it to be the greatest, if not my greatest discovery outside of my relationship to God. Simply stated if you think in negative terms, you’ll get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you achieve positive results…This is the basis of the prosperity of success. In three words: Believe and Succeed.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get out and look for the circumstances they want and, if they can’t find them, make them.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Everyone is the sum total of his own thoughts.” — Earl Nightingale

“What you think today and tomorrow will mold your life and determine your future.” — Earl Nightingale

Sermon on the Mount: “Ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened onto you.”

“Success isn’t the result of making money; making money is the result of success. Success is in direct proportion to our service.” — Earl Nightingale

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Man’s Search for Himself” by Rollo May
Wake up and Live” by Dorothea Brande

 

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Aug 01, 2017
Staying Connected - with the Father of Modern Networking #060
50:25

“Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

Networking—are you doing it right? Whether you’re a business veteran or just starting out, you’ve likely attended at least one networking event. According to Dr. Ivan Misner, networking expert and founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the largest business networking organization in the world, networking is all about building relationships; however, many of us go into these events trying to make sales. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini and Dr. Misner get real about networking and building relationships, both within and outside of your industry. Dr Misner shares the great lesson he learned from high school politics, the birth of BNI and how the need to connect face-to-face allowed the organization to grow exponentially. You’ll learn about the four types of “Desperate Networkers,” the biggest mistakes people make networking and how to avoid them and how introverts and extroverts alike can become master networkers. This episode will help you get the most out of your next networking experience.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Every business I ever started was a repeat of that experience—an opportunity to give other people opportunities.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“When you’re rejected, it’s a raw and exposed moment.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“You have to define yourself by your successes in life, not your failures or rejections.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“We get so caught up trying to do what we’re planning to do that we almost miss opportunities.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Getting face-to-face with people and having conversations is still important.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“It’s not either/or, it’s both/and.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“People try to cash checks on relationship before making any kind of investment.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“You can be great at networking whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. You just have to understand there are strengths and weaknesses and address those.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“A good networker has two ears and one mouth and they use them proportionally.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Success is the uncommon application of common knowledge.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Don’t worry about making mistakes; you will. You have to learn to respond quickly and fix it.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Business Networking and Sex (not what you think) by Ivan Misner, Hazel Walker and Frank de Raffelle Jr.
Healing Begins in the Kitchen by Ivan Misner
Masters of Success by Ivan Misner
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.

 

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IvanMisner.com

 

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Jul 25, 2017
Get organized now! The Most Organized Man in America – with Dr. Alex Lackey #059
01:00:24

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

 

Many of us would like to be better organized, but aren’t sure how to get started. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews organizational expert, Dr. Alex Lackey to find out the secret to becoming better organized. Dr. Lackey delves into the five aspects of organization, which work together to help a person become more efficient with their business as well as time. You’ll learn why it’s important to have a master to-do list in addition to a daily list, why you should sort paperwork and projects into A, B and C categories; how to get started on overwhelming important projects, why time-blocking your schedule is imperative and how to use the momentum of starting a project to ensure you finish it. Whether your desk looks like a tornado hit it or you just want to brush up on your organizational skills, you’ll be sure to find some helpful tips in this podcast.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to know where you’re heading and what you need to do for the day.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A clean desk is a sign of someone who knows what’s important and where things are and what things need to be done to accomplish certain goals.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Whenever possible, do it now.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“People invest time in C projects because they’re easy to do. If you do 15 C projects in one day instead of a third of an A project, you’re way behind.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A C project won’t make THE difference.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“When someone else can do it, let them do it. Learn to delegate.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Starting the overwhelming A is one of the most important things you can do.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Poor planning on my part shouldn’t create an emergency on someone else’s.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“An excuse is no substitute for a project.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Make gratitude an attitude.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“You’re successful when the quality of the list of things you don’t get done is high.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not how much time you spend; it’s how you spend your time.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

 

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Jul 18, 2017
Don’t Waste Time! Leave Annualized Thinking Behind – with Brian P. Moran #058
58:54

“You don’t control the outcomes; you control the actions.” — Brian Moran

Brian Moran, best-selling author of “The 12 Week Year,” is back to answer questions about how to incorporate the “12 Week Year” into business and our daily lives. In this episode, recorded at “The Peak Experience” elite business conference, Brian Buffini asks Brian Moran to delve deeper into the concept of the “12 Week Year” and offer tips to help business professionals recover from a setback, change their mindsets and get their teams on board.

You’ll learn why holding people accountable with consequences only causes them to do the bare minimum; why having a vision helps people engage with 12-week goals; and how doing the activities creates the momentum to stay on track.

Whether you’ve read “The 12 Week Year” and you’d like to learn more about how to adopt the concept, or the idea has piqued your interest, give this a listen and get more done in 12 weeks than most people do in a year!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The 12 Week Year is a guilt-free zone.” — Brian Moran

“How do we take what happened and learn from it to help us apply it in the future.” — Brian Moran

“You don’t control the outcomes; you control the actions.” — Brian Moran

“You not only have to commit to the goal, you have to commit to the tactics in the plan.” — Brian Moran

“If someone has to tell me the numbers, I don’t own it.” — Brian Moran

“Society is more than willing to have you hold them accountable because if it doesn’t work, whose fault is it? It’s yours.” — Brian Moran

“It’s amazing how quickly things can turn if you engage with the right levers.” — Brian Moran

“Don’t confuse goals with tactics.” — Brian Moran

“There’s a certain amount of discipline that’s required to be successful, and if you fight that, you’ll struggle.” — Brian Moran

“Learn to act on your commitments, not your feelings.” — Brian Moran

“You can do anything for 12 weeks.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran

Simon Sinek: On Millennials in the workplace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

 

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Jul 11, 2017
Embracing the Dream – with Walter Schneider #057
45:11

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” — Walter Schneider

The son of Austrian immigrants who moved to Canada after World War II, Walter Schneider is no stranger to hard work. As a teen, he realized he had a knack for sales, a skill that has served him well as the president and co-founder of RE/MAX Integra, the largest office within the RE/MAX brand.

In this episode, Brian Buffini asks Walter about his journey to success, with a focus on how he got involved in real estate and his start at RE/MAX. Walter shares why he begins each day with gratitude; the four definitive periods that have shaped his career; and the lessons in perseverance he learned from his parents.

You’ll discover the simple tip for increasing sales, the one key question Walter asks during the sales process, what makes a great partnership, and his advice for anyone who’s starting a business. Get inspired and renew your motivation to succeed!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become who we are because of the adversity we face in life.” — Brian Buffini

“If you live your life on the light side not the dark side, you’ll be rewarded for that.” — Walter Schneider

“If you keep a steady pace, the highs aren’t as high and the lows aren’t as low.” — Walter Schneider

“I’ve been grateful every day.” — Walter Schneider

“People tell you something and you have to look beneath that into what they’re really telling you.” — Walter Schneider

“If not this then what?” — Walter Schneider

“Keep on grinding.” — Walter Schneider

“Once you travel the world you realize how incredibly lucky we are to be living in the U.S. and Canada.” — Walter Schneider

“You can become anything you want.” — Walter Schneider

“I’ve tried to govern my career by understanding the custodial role I play.” — Walter Schneider

“Partnerships and marriages get into trouble because of keeping score.” — Walter Schneider

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” — Walter Schneider

“If you’re going to be a leader, behave like a leader.” — Walter Schneider

“Don’t hand down to other people the things you’re not prepared to do.” — Walter Schneider

 

Mentioned in the episode:

From Barbarians to Bureaucrats by Lawrence M. Miller

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 04, 2017
Next-Gen Life & Leadership Skills – with Darren Hardy #056
49:45

“Your attention is precious. What controls your focus controls your life.” 

— Darren Hardy

Best-selling author and former publisher of Success Magazine, Darren Hardy started his personal development journey when he attended his first seminar at age 18. Over the course of his career – through television programming and publishing – he’s helped business leaders in all industries achieve their goals and all-new levels of success.

In this episode, Brian Buffini asks Darren the top questions people want to know about his path to success, his influences, and his advice for becoming a successful leader in our ever-changing times. Darren shares his tips for staying true to yourself and your mission as a leader as your business grows and changes. You’ll learn about the key skills a leader needs to thrive, why confidence is essential to becoming courageous, and the great lesson he learned from one of his favorite interview subjects. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to put what you hear into action.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“One person can be an influence as an example or a warning.” — Darren Hardy

“I was always looking for the person behind the personality.” — Darren Hardy

“More has not changed than has changed.” — Darren Hardy

“Social media allows you to communicate, but it doesn’t allow you to connect.” — Darren Hardy

“The fundamental baseline of your business is people serving people.” — Darren Hardy

“As long as you’re taking care of people, you’ll have a very fruitful future.” — Darren Hardy

“We’re living in a world of epic distraction.” — Darren Hardy

“Your attention is precious. What controls your focus controls your life.” — Darren Hardy

“You get in life what you tolerate.” — Darren Hardy

“The team you start with will never be the team you end up with.” — Darren Hardy

“People are growing with you or you need to graduate up.” — Darren Hardy

“You’ll hurt more people by not having the courage to do the right thing.” — Darren Hardy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office by Bill McDermott
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

 

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Jun 27, 2017
The Rise of a Social Media Giant – with Shayne Sweeney #055
01:04:39

“When you do something, do it better than you thought you could do.” — Shayne Sweeney

Growing up in Northern California, Shayne Sweeney had a knack for computers. Although his hobby got him kicked out of high school, it set him on course to becoming the first engineer for Instagram.

In this episode of Takeover Tuesday, Dermot Buffini asks Shayne all about his journey; from being expelled from high school to his time developing apps in San Francisco, including the start of Instagram. Shayne discusses his early web development successes and failures; how the release of the iPhone got him focused on developing apps; and the early days and rise of Instagram.

You’ll learn why simplicity is important, how failure helps build confidence, and the five things you need to start something new. Whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re nervous to launch your idea, this episode will provide the motivation and inspiration you need to put the work in and achieve success.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not the idea that’s the value; it’s the work in making the idea a reality.” — Shayne Sweeney

“By working on CoffeeTable, I was still connected to the chain of everything in my path.” — Shayne Sweeney

“I moved down to meet people who are like-minded, who I respect and can really learn from.” — Shayne Sweeney

“You have to see things play out. You have to see it validated after a certain amount of time.” — Shayne Sweeney

“It’s very hard to find the simple thing when you have so much going on.” — Dermot Buffini

“If you’re building a social product, you won’t be successful without your customer.” — Shayne Sweeney

“Have confidence in where you’re going, but you’ve got to maintain that pulse [on the customer].” — Shayne Sweeney

“Understanding what you do is the most important quality or characteristic you have.” — Shayne Sweeney

“Recognize that failure is tough and sometimes you need someone to tell you it’s not working.” — Shayne Sweeney

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Dip by Seth Godin
How to Want What you Have by Timothy Ray Miller
Isaac Asimov Foundation series

 

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Jun 20, 2017
Investing 101 with Brian’s Financial Brain Trust #054
50:04

“To be successful, you have to start with your mindset. I’ve yet to meet a rich pessimist.” — Ben Stewart

Taking control of your financial future is as simple as: 1. Work, 2. Spend less than you make and 3. Invest. In this episode, Brian Buffini invites a panel of financial and real estate experts to share their valuable experiences and timeless tips for building long-term wealth.

The panel includes top Realtor, Joe Niego, who shares his tips for investing in real estate; Ben Stewart, President of Stewart Wealth Managament, who shares his best advice for investing wisely; and San Diego Realtor, Jamie Hopkins, who discusses owning short-term/vacation rental properties.

You’ll learn why your mindset is crucial to a successful investment strategy, why investing should be viewed as another business and the top three mistakes people make when purchasing a short-term rental property. If you’re ready to take the next step on the journey to financial freedom, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The way to get ahead in life is to work” — Brian Buffini

“Spend less than you make.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a wise thing to invest.” — Joe Niego

“You gotta get the dead presidents working for you.” — Joe Niego

“To be successful, you have to start with your mindset.” — Ben Stewart

“I have yet to meet a rich pessimist.” — Ben Stewart

“People capture half the upside of the markets because they make decisions based on fear.” — Ben Stewart

“Invest in what you know and think long term.” — Jamie Hopkins

“Investment real estate is a business that’s disguised itself as an investment.” — Joe Niego

“[Owning real estate] is a working man’s path to wealth.” — Joe Niego

“It’s not a pure investment; it’s another business.” — Joe Niego

“No one will care for your money like you will yourself.” — Joe Niego

“Play to win the game. It’s a long game; stay in it.” — Ben Stewart

“Invest in what you know.” — Jamie Hopkins

 

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Jun 13, 2017
Love is the Killer App – with Tim Sanders #053
53:02

“Part of what it means to love someone is to care about their story and hurt a little bit when it comes to their challenges.” — Tim Sanders

Raised with the writing of Norman Vincent Peale and Napoleon Hill as part of his informal education, it’s no wonder Tim Sanders overcame a difficult childhood – where he was pushed aside in school due to his lack of focus – to become a best-selling author and technology leader in the early days of the Silicon Valley.

In this episode, Brian asks Tim to share his story and the basis of his best-selling book, Love is the Killer App. Tim shares the life lessons he learned from his grandmother, which served as the foundation for his career; what it was like to work in the Silicon Valley in the early 2000s; and the three activities he feels are essential for impacting your industry and community.

You’ll learn why love is the future of business, how to connect people the right way and how sharing helps you become a person of influence in your community. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge, share your network and show compassion to everyone you meet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You don’t love people because of who they are. You love people because of who we are.” – Billie King, Tim’s grandmother

“I applied my principles of educating people with love in my heart to help them succeed.” – Tim Sanders

“I look at that world of Silicon Valley and I go back to those early days when we wanted to change the world more than we wanted to get rich.” – Tim Sanders

“Love is when you intelligently share your intangibles: your knowledge, your network of relationships, your compassion to promote their success.” – Tim Sanders

“You will find true success in your life if you commit yourself to promote success in other people’s lives and trust them to pay it forward.” – Tim Sanders

“You love the right people for the right reason, in the right way, at the right time.” – Tim Sanders

“Readers are leaders.” – Tim Sanders

“Everybody wants to win, but nobody wants to do the work to prepare to win.” – Bobby Knight

“You’ll accomplish more developing a sincere interest in people than you will accomplish trying to get people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

“Your network is your greatest net worth.” – Tim Sanders

“The more you give, the more you begin to love yourself.” – Tim Sanders

“To be a true giver, you must first conquer the ego that says ‘why didn’t he say thank you?’” – Tim Sanders

“Culture is a conversation led by leaders.” – Tim Sanders

“Build a reputation that you’re a force multiplier.” – Tim Sanders

“Always feed the favor economy.” – Tim Sanders

“If you feed the favor economy enough, you’ll be a person of influence.” – Tim Sanders

“Success is not a destination, it is a direction.” – Tim Sanders

“When you’re going sideways in life, ask yourself what you’re not doing today that you were doing back in the day when you were on top?” – Billie King

“If you live your life right, do good. Then, at the end of your life, you can look back on it and live it a second time.” –The Dalai Lama

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends, by Tim Sanders
The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

Learn more about Tim Sanders:
Timsanders.com

 

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Jun 06, 2017
Understanding the Heart of a Champion with Anna Buffini #052
36:56

“You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini

Champion equestrian, Anna Buffini, has earned many blue ribbons, accolades and awards in the sport of dressage. Up at dawn, she hones her craft with recently retired horse, Sundayboy, and works tirelessly until dusk.

She’s more than a fierce competitor; she’s been recognized by her peers for sportsmanship as well. In this episode, Brian interviews his daughter, Anna, and she shares her journey to becoming a champion.

You’ll learn why teamwork is important, even in an individualized sport like dressage; why preparation and focus are essential to performing at one’s best; and the role the little things one does daily play in becoming a winner.

Anna proves hard work and sacrifice sure pay off. The lessons she’s learned competing in the dressage arena are applicable in the business arena as well. If you want to win in business, you don’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini

“I want everyone to come together and be a team, even though it’s an individual sport.” — Anna Buffini

“I’m a fierce competitor—I want to win. But I want to compete against people at their best.” — Anna Buffini

“Together, everybody’s better.” — Anna Buffini

“The only way to achieve your goals is to help others achieve theirs.” — Zig Ziglar

“Iron sharpens iron. You make each other better by competing at your best against each other.” — Anna Buffini

“What you do in the dark brings you to the light.” — Anna Buffini

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino

“People want to achieve, but rarely do people want to pay the price.” — Brian Buffini

“[Writing goals] gives you a destination and the drive you need to get there.” — Anna Buffini

“If you’re bored with life, you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.” — Lou Holtz

“Don’t train emotionally.” — Günter Seidel

“Always train like an underdog.” — Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s Soccer

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Book: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard

Movie: Seabiscuit

 

About Anna Buffini:

Articles:

PS Dressage: Anna Buffini and Sundayboy Leave a Mark on American U25 Nations Cup History

Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini’s Success at CDI Under-25 in First Time in Wellington

Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini Rides Sundayboy to Under-25 Nations Cup Freestyle Victory With Personal Best Score in Horse’s Final Competition

California Riding Magazine: Horse People: Anna Buffini—Young Rider champion makes the most of many blessings

Horses Daily: Anna Buffini—2014 AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Champion

Social media:

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Video:

YouTube: Sundayboy & Anna Buffini – Freestyle Presentation – Evening of Musical Freestyles 2017

 

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May 30, 2017
The Most Interesting Man in Real Estate #051
01:09:44

“Do the right thing. If you follow that principle, everything else is secondary.”

— Rick DeLuca

From pro baseball, to Navy SEAL, to undercover cop, to speaker and trainer… To say industry leader and motivational speaker, Rick DeLuca, has lived a fascinating life would be an understatement. In this candid interview, Buffini & Company CEO, Dermot Buffini, asks Rick DeLuca to share the “little known” behind his story and what he’s learned along the way.

Rick delves into his childhood growing up the son of a successful salesman; his colorful career in law enforcement, including time spend undercover with a biker gang; and the impact of the personal losses he’s faced in his life.

You’ll learn the advice Rick heard from legendary coach, Tommy Lasorda; the timeless advice his father gave him to achieve success in sales; why growth and relationships are essential to a lasting career in real estate; and more about Devin’s Destiny, the non-profit organization he started to honor his son.

Regardless of your level of success in business, you’re sure to glean great advice from DeLuca’s remarkable life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Don’t try to be the answer to their prayers until you know what they’re praying for.” – Rick DeLuca

“You can compartmentalize, but you have to be careful when you close that door that you don’t put a lock on it and throw away the key.” – Rick DeLuca

“I learned how to sell real estate by answering the phone.” – Rick DeLuca

“The worst part about a hot market is it can create horrible work habits.” – Rick DeLuca

“The problem with many activities is you don’t have a target.” – Pete DeLuca

“Take a few days and write down every facet of the business… Once you have a list, become aware of what the average agent does in each one of those areas. Once you know what the average agent does, it puts you in a position to do more than the average agent.” – Pete DeLuca

“In order to make it big, you have to do more than the average agent.” – Rick DeLuca

“You never really know anything until you teach it.” – Rick DeLuca

“The ideas haven’t changed; the tools have changed.” – Rick DeLuca

“Real estate is still a relationship business.” – Rick DeLuca

“The relationship is the key.” – Rick DeLuca

“If the worst happens, can you look in a mirror and say ‘there’s nothing I didn’t try’?” – Rick DeLuca

“You never get over it. You learn to live with it.” – Rick DeLuca

“Do the right thing. If you follow that principle, everything else is secondary.” – Rick DeLuca

 

Mentioned in the episode:

A Passion for Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

Devin’s Destiny, the non-profit foundation Rick and his family created to honor his son, which throws birthday parties for homeless children in Central Oregon.

Learn more about Rick DeLuca: Rick DeLuca Seminars

 

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May 23, 2017
Finishing Rich – with David Bach #050
51:22

“If you can align your money with your values, you can become unstoppable.”

– David Bach

A recent study from the Federal Reserve showed that nearly half of Americans are unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense. Why are so many people in such dire financial shape? In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews financial expert and best-selling author, David Bach, to get to the root of financial illiteracy and reveal what people can do to save more of what they make.

You’ll learn why it’s essential to align your money with your values, especially when you’re married; how to prepare for financial security after a spouse passes away; and more about the blueprint for automating your finances. Bach also explains “The latte factor” and passes along some gems of financial wisdom from his grandmother.

It’s not too late to take control of your financial future and become a millionaire, and by the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to do just that.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not about giving up your latte. It’s about rethinking money in your life and realizing that five to ten dollars a day is enough to change your life.” – David Bach

“When you own it, you get paid by everybody.” – David Bach

“We’re drowning in information, but we’re starving for wisdom.” – Brian Buffini

“If you can align your money with your values, you can become unstoppable.” – David Bach

“When couples plan together, they win together.” – David Bach

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

 

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May 16, 2017
How to Change Your Life Once & for All #049
46:46

“If you don’t feel stuck once in a while, you’re probably not growing.” – Brian Buffini

Change is hard. While many people want to change, but find it difficult to do so, others are forced to change because of a medical emergency, job loss or other life-changing event. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of change – specifically what causes people to change – and outlines tips to help people make positive, lasting change.

You’ll learn the difference between passive and proactive change, why change is a transformation similar to the one a caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly, and how to change your mindset, motivation and methodologies for a lasting impact. Whether you’re inspired to make positive changes or change is happening to you, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“As you go through life you want to change.” – Brian Buffini

“People don’t change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of the change.” – Brian Buffini

“Some days you pull the dog; some days the dog pulls you.” – Brian Buffini

“Are you going to change or is change going to happen to you?” – Brian Buffini

“All permanent, lasting change starts on the inside and works its way to the outside.” – Lou Tice

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversities they’ve overcome in their own life.” – Brian Buffini

“I’ve come to learn to love the process of transformation.” – Brian Buffini

“Become a millionaire for what it makes of you.” – Jim Rohn

“If you can change your mindset, you can change your life.” – Brian Buffini

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Nothing will impact your life more than changing your thinking.” – John Maxwell

“People don’t change because they see the light; they change because they feel the heat.” – John Maxwell

“If you’re feeling unmotivated it’s because that which motivated you in the past no longer motivates you.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Spencer Johnson & Ken Blanchard: The One Minute Manager

Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese

 

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May 09, 2017
Keeping the Glass Half Full – with Jon Gordon #048
42:25

“Inspire and empower as many people as possible, one person at a time.”

— Jon Gordon

Best-selling author, Jon Gordon, may have written the book on positive energy, but he wasn’t always a beacon of optimism. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Energy Bus and the upcoming book, The Power of Positive Leadership. Jon shares his story, including what prompted him to change his perspective, the positive leaders he’s worked with over the years and how his faith in God guides him every day.

You’ll learn how living with a purpose can change your perspective, the common characteristics shared by positive leaders and why faith is essential to an optimistic attitude. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to let go of fear and negativity and embrace a positive attitude.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Where you are now is not where you’re going to be.” — Jon Gordon

“We have to live on purpose to find our bigger purpose.” — Jon Gordon

“Inspire and empower as many people as possible, one person at a time, starting with yourself first.” — Jon Gordon

“I’m not naturally a positive person, but because I’ve had to work at it, that makes me a good teacher.” — Jon Gordon

“Every failure I’ve ever had doesn’t define me; it’s refined me.” — Jon Gordon

“You need to have a vision of where you want to go. If you have a vision, you have the power to make it happen.” —Jon Gordon

“The fear that gets you started can’t sustain you.” — Brian Buffini

“I learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself. If I listen to myself, I feed myself all the negative, all the fear and all the doubt. If I talk to myself, I can feed myself the words and the encouragement I need to keep on moving forward.” — Dr. James Gills

“The goal in life is not to be better than anyone else; it’s to be better than you were yesterday.” — Jon Gordon

“You can’t live a life of optimism and belief without faith in something bigger.” — Jon Gordon

 

Books by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus

Training Camp

The Power of Positive Leadership

You Win in the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

All the Places to Go by John Ortberg

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

 

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May 02, 2017
Breaking Buffini #047
51:48

“Common sense is not common practice.” — Brian Buffini

People write in all the time wanting to know more about Brian Buffini and asking for his advice. In this episode, show producer, David Lally, asks Brian several of the questions sent in from listeners. Brian discusses the strong influence his parents had on him, the wisdom he learned from his father, his commitment to life-long improvement and what he’s excited about for the future.

You’ll learn how he stays positive and motivated, even when he’s having a rough week; how to apply common sense principles to create a lasting business and positive business culture; and the books he most commonly recommends to people who come to him for advice.

You’ll not only get to know Brian better, you’ll also gain timeless advice to apply to your business and life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Can you put your name to that?” — George Buffini

“There were people who had come before me; who’d been there and done that. And there were many people who were willing to share how they got where they were.” — Brian Buffini

“Sometimes having nowhere else to go is a pretty good place.” — Brian Buffini

“I became a self-educated man and went from making a living to making a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If they’ll follow the formulas for success, they’ll become as successful as they want to be.” — Brian Buffini

“I never want to lead by the example of being wasteful.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t believe principles change; tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“In their heart of hearts, people know common sense when they hear it.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a good life; it’s not always a great life.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a lot of help in your daily routines.” — Brian Buffini

“I control my attitude and I control my effort.” — Brian Buffini

“The basic need for an entrepreneur is to find a need and fill a need.” — Brian Buffini

“My life is too busy to deal with just talkers.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m still learning. I’m still growing. I’m still getting better.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Lou Tice Smart Talk for Achieving Your Potential: 5 Steps to Get You from Here to There

Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Jerry Bridges Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman in the World

George Clason The Richest Man in Babylon

Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover

 

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Apr 25, 2017
Acting Your Wage with Dave Ramsey #046
56:58

“Get rich quick is a good way to get broke.” — Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is a bestselling author and radio host whose Financial Peace University has helped more than five million people gain control of their finances. However, Dave wasn’t always an expert when it came to finances. The son of real estate professionals, Dave got into the business himself and experienced great successes before he lost it all and declared bankruptcy. In this episode, Dave shares how he regained control of his finances to become wealthier than he had ever been before. He also explains why it’s essential to examine failures, the importance of gratitude and why success isn’t linear. You’ll learn what drives Dave Ramsey at this stage of his business and get more clever, straight-talking advice from the foremost expert on personal finance.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to be the person, not just think you could be someday.” — Dave Ramsey

“The only thing you can predict about the economy is it’s going to change.” — Dave Ramsey

“I don’t try to outearn my stupidity anymore.” — Dave Ramsey

“If we’re going to hit our goals, what has to be true about us, our organization, our culture that’s not true today in order to hit that.” — Dave Ramsey

“Gratitude is the answer.”—Dave Ramsey

“If you don’t say no to the wrong things, you can’t say yes to the right things.” — Dave Ramsey

“Smart people don’t want to hang out with you if you don’t allow them the dignity of having an opinion.” — Dave Ramsey

“A man with experience is not at the mercy of a man with an opinion.” — Dave Ramsey.

“Generosity changes who you are.” — Dave Ramsey

 

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Apr 18, 2017
Sweating the Small Stuff with Andy Andrews #045
36:03

“Our thinking determines our choices, but you can choose how you think.” — Andy Andrews

At the age of 19, Andy Andrews lost both of his parents within a year of one another and became homeless. Now, he’s a bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker. How?

In episode #020 of The Brian Buffini Show, Andy shared his story. And in this episode, Andy delves into the premise behind his new book, The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff, and explains why focusing on the little things can help people stop feeling overwhelmed by daily life.

You’ll learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom, the three myths of change, and the two thoughts that need to collide in order to make lasting change. If you’ve wanted to make changes in your life, but aren’t sure where to start, this episode will give you the clarity and confidence you need to start the process.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I help people compete at a level where the competition doesn’t know there’s a game going on.” — Andy Andrews

“This is more valuable than anything I’ve ever written.” — Andy Andrews

“Everything we need is right at our feet.” — Brian Buffini

“Every masterpiece was created with an individual brushstroke.” — Andy Andrews

“When you get closer to the source, things become quieter, things become smaller and they become more significant.” — Andy Andrews

“Your life and your business will be turned not by knowledge, but by wisdom.” — Andy Andrews

“Wisdom and knowledge are different. Wisdom is a deep understanding of a principle.” — Andy Andrews

“Wisdom comes from God.” — King Solomon

“If I’m seeking wisdom, at some point I’ll stop and be still and allow thinking and perspective to take over and allow someone else to talk.” — Andy Andrews

“The three myths of change are great excuses to not take action.” — Brian Buffini

“Failures live as if they had a thousand years to change.” — Og Mandino

“How big is the gap between what you think is the best for you and all God has planned for you?” — Andy Andrews

“When we say ‘our choices determine our destiny,’ it’s true but it’s not the truth.” — Andy Andrews

“Perspective can change the result without changing the facts.” — Andy Andrews

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Little Things by Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

 

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Apr 11, 2017
Be the Exception #044
31:51

“Your adversities are your advantage.” — Darren Hardy

Best-selling author and success expert, Darren Hardy, was raised by his football coach father and learned to become a self-reliant high achiever at an early age. When he was 18, he attended his first personal growth seminar and the trajectory of his future was set.

In this episode, Darren shares why his upbringing created an advantage in his life and how the words of his father—to outlast and outwork everyone—guided him to success. He also shares the most common characteristics of successful people and his three keys to connecting deeper with people. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take your success to the next level.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your adversities are your advantage.” — Darren Hardy

“For a new agent, a bad market is the best time to start.” — Darren Hardy

“You don’t have to be that smart or that skilled if you know how to get the right advice from people who spend their lives developing that particular area of expertise.” — Darren Hardy

“Every skill I’ve had, I had to work at developing.” — Darren Hardy

“Take 10 percent of every dollar you make from this point forward and tithe it to help other people. Now take another 10 cents of every dollar and invest it in your personal development.” — Brian Tracey

“I’ll outwork you, outlast you and out-educate you.” — Darren Hardy

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Darren Daily

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy

SUCCESS Magazine

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

 

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Apr 04, 2017
What’s Your Everest? #043
40:21

“Backing up is not the same as backing down.” — Alison Levine

Growing up, Alison Levine loved learning about the early Arctic and Antarctic explorers, but medical problems prevented her from following their path. At 32, two years after she had surgery to correct her condition, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and a passion for mountain climbing was ignited.

In this episode, Alison shares her inspirational story, from her childhood in Arizona to her second attempt to summit Mount Everest to how she scored a job as the deputy finance director of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California gubernatorial campaign.

You’ll learn why complacency can be deadly, why backing up is often essential to moving forward and why the journey offers the most important lessons. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I learned I had that voice in my head that told me I could keep going even if I felt like I wanted to turn around and quit.” — Alison Levine

“I knew if I didn’t step up to the plate to be the team captain, somebody else was going to do it. Somebody else was going to be living my dream adventure.” — Alison Levine

“Fear is only dangerous if it paralyzes you. Complacency will do you in.” — Alison Levine

“I used to feel disappointed in myself when I was scared but then I discovered that fear is a useful tool and you can use fear to your advantage to propel you forward.” — Alison Levine

“If you’re complacent in that ice fall…there’s a good chance you’ll get crushed by a tumbling block of ice.” — Alison Levine

“Progress doesn’t happen in one particular direction. Sometimes you have to go backwards for a bit in order to get to where you want to be. Don’t look at that backtracking as losing ground in any way. Use it as an opportunity to regroup and regain some strength so you’re better the next time around.” — Alison Levine

“Sometimes what you think is a big problem has a two dollar answer.” — Alison Levine

“You won, this time. But you are as big as you are ever going to get. And I’m still growing.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

“Standing on the top of a mountain is not what’s important; it’s the lessons you learn along the way, while you’re fighting like hell to get up there.” — Alison Levine

“You don’t have to be the best, fastest, most skilled climber to get to the top of the mountain. You just have to be absolutely relentless about putting one foot in front of the other.” — Alison Levine

“Treat every opportunity as if it’s going to be your one big break.” — Alison Levine

“Don’t rely on somebody else to do the homework, do it yourself.” — Alison Levine

“Storms are temporary. When you feel like you’re in the middle of a storm, keep your bearings and realize at some point the clouds will go away and it’ll look a lot better.” — Alison Levine

 

Mentioned in this episode:

On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments by Alison Levine

Climb High Foundation

The Glass Ceiling documentary about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to climb Mt. Everest

 

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Mar 28, 2017
When You See Your Chance Take It #042
48:15

“If you want to be successful, you do whatever it takes.” — Gino Blefari

From serving burgers to serving as CEO of Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise – which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living and Prudential – Gino Blefari’s story demonstrates his life-long commitment to personal development.

In this episode of “Takeover Tuesday” with Buffini & Company CEO, Dermot Buffini, Gino shares his journey to success. He reveals how he first became interested in real estate, the role Zig Ziglar played in helping him sell his first house, why he always takes his MEDS (meditation, exercise, diet and sleep) everyday, and the motivational words of wisdom that have shaped his career.

You’ll learn why habits are important to success, why it’s important to make time for personal development and the seven principles of success. By the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to create a routine that will help you succeed.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When you see your chance, take it.” — Steve Winwood

“I help people achieve their goals faster than they would in my absence.” — Gino Blefari

“Talent plus systems equal ‘unstoppable’.” — Bill Walsh

“I will live today as all good actors do when they are on stage: only in the moment. I cannot perform at my best today by regretting my previous act’s mistakes or worrying about the scene to come.” — Og Mandino

“If you want to be successful, you do whatever it takes.” — Gino Blefari

“Most people never achieve their goals because they never look at them.” — Gino Blefari

“You gotta want it more than anything or anyone.” — Gino Blefari

“Work harder on yourself than you do in your job.” — Jim Rohn

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tom Hopkins: How to Master the Art of Selling

Og Mandino: The Greatest Salesman in the WorldMission: Success!

Rudyard Kipling: If

Norman Vincent Peele: The Power of Positive Thinking: (The success formula)

Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich (The Self Confidence Formula)

Shawn Achor: The Happiness Advantage

 

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Mar 21, 2017
Align, Unwind & Remember What Matters Most #041
01:08:04

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

Many of us set goals we think will make us happy or successful, but once we achieve them we still feel lacking. In this episode, Brian Buffini explores this issue and explains why it happens: all too often our values and beliefs don’t align with our actions.

Using inspirational quotes and stories, you’ll learn how to define your priorities and principles and start a course that supports your values, needs, beliefs and wants. By the end of the episode, you’ll understand what matters the most to you and how to incorporate it into all areas of your life, including your business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s episode:

“You go to work on your goals and your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Never trust a man without scars.” — Unknown

“’These are my priorities’ becomes ‘This is what I prioritize.’” — Brian Buffini

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“You have to be so committed to your values that other people’s judgment won’t affect them.” — Brian Buffini

“When you live by your values, you’re willing to fight the good fight.” — Brian Buffini

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” — Jim Rohn

“With the change of seasons in your life, what you want is going to change.” — Brian Buffini

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough people get what they want.” — Zig Ziglar

“It’s not an issue of wants versus needs. It’s an issue of wants versus priorities.” — Brian Buffini

“In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

“We are what we believe we are.” — C.S. Lewis

“You are what you believe yourself to be.” — Paulo Coelho

“Give yourself the grace of the season you’re in.” — Brian Buffini

“I live the good life, not the perfect life.” — Brian Buffini

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The solution for productivity is training, systems and motivation.” — Warren Buffett

“It’s your skills that pay the bills.” — Joe Niego

“Whatever is written down gets done.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran

Kenny Chesney, The Good Stuff

 

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Mar 14, 2017
Getting Caught Talking to Yourself #040
50:05

“We’re finding the best in ourselves and making it true.” –Shad Helmstetter

Much of what we believe is programmed into us when we’re young – and then it shows up in the things we say to ourselves. Statements like “I’m always late,” or “I just can’t lose weight,” or “It’s my first year in the business; I can’t achieve success,” stem from these beliefs, which aren’t often the truth.

 

In this episode, Brian Buffini shares one of his favorite interviews from the past – with Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., author of What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. Dr. Helmstetter reveals his research findings and offers tips to help us turn negative self-talk into positive affirmations.

 

You’ll learn about the five levels of self-talk, why the small decisions we make each day are determined by our automatic programming, and how not to absorb other people’s negative programming. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the tools you need to reprogram your self-talk.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“What we type into our keyboard will have an effect on our lives.” –Shad Helmstetter

“The difference between one who succeeds in life and one who doesn’t is the person who succeeds somehow gets control of his or her programming and the other person doesn’t.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Most of the choices we make today will be made by the programs that are on automatic playback.” –Shad Helmstetter

“The small choices are the most important ones you’ll ever make.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Anyone who gets the right new messages will build new highways.” –Shad Helmstetter

“People change their opinions by changing their program.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Keep in mind that everything everyone says is an opinion based on their programs.” –Shad Helmstetter

“We’re finding the best in ourselves and making it true.” –Shad Helmstetter

“In order to know where the self-talk ought to take me, I need to have goals.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Do something now.” –Shad Helmstetter

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

 

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Mar 07, 2017
Billion Dollar Insights – an in-depth interview with Dave Liniger #039
47:56

“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

It’s been said that Dave Liniger is the greatest franchisor since Ray Kroc. Founder and CEO of RE/MAX – the world’s most successful real estate company – and member of the International Franchise Hall of Fame, Dave gives a rare behind-the-scenes interview to Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company.

 

In this episode, Dave Liniger shares his journey from small-town Marion, Indiana, to leading a hugely successful real estate franchise. He delves into why it’s important to shake things up, the critical role of a coach or mentor, and why it’s vital to create a work-life balance while striving for success.

 

You’ll also learn the three books that strongly influenced Dave’s life, why a brokerage is not a family, and how getting involved in hobbies outside of work can help you in your business. If you want to succeed, listen to this episode to learn from the best.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I found a vision of what I wanted, and I wanted to excel.” – Dave Liniger

“Courage comes from confidence and confidence comes from experiences and experiences are both good and bad.” – Dave Liniger

“I had a career where people wanted what I was selling.” — Dave Liniger

“Those who were determined found a way to make it work.” — Dave Liniger

“A lot of times, success is harder to live with than failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It’s nice finding partners and employees who complement the skills you have.” — Dave Liniger

“Success is a certainly a journey. You can learn from your mistakes.” — Dave Liniger

“If you’re going to work 18 hours a day, you end up a failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It was a continuing refreshing in my mind of not doing the same thing day after day.” — Dave Liniger

“If you do nothing but work, you’re not fresh, you’re not excited and you’re not exciting to be around.” — Dave Liniger

“Each one of those things made me manage my time better at RE/MAX because I had to manage my time outside in addition to my free time.” — Dave Liniger

“I’m enthusiastic to come into the office every day.” — Dave Liniger

“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

“The team you start with is never going to be the team you end with.” — Dave Liniger

“RE/MAX is not a family. A family tolerates people who aren’t pulling their weight. With a team, you win together.” — Dave Liniger

“Everybody has the same 24 hours a day. You have to prioritize what’s important to you.” — Dave Liniger

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

How I Turned $1,000 into a Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time by William Nickerson

Success Principles by Jack Canfield

 

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Feb 28, 2017
Episode 038: The NFL’s Little Engine that Could
01:03:59

“Why be good when great is available?” — Justin Forsett

Denver Bronco Justin Forsett grew up as a pastor’s son in a small town in Florida, where he dreamed of playing professional football. However, due to his small stature, many recruiters and coaches overlooked him throughout his career. In this episode, Justin shares his story, from the lessons he learned from his father growing up to the sacrifice his parents made to give him and his brothers a better life and more opportunities for success. He explains the role of self-reflection in developing your strengths, why vulnerability is essential to growth and how serving others can bring out the best in you and give you freedom. At the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to face your challenges and be great.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Not a lot of people make it out to accomplish their dreams and goals.” — Justin Forsett

”[My dad] taught me early on what hard work looks like.” — Justin Forsett

“It’s a sacrifice that they made so that their kids could have a better future and do things that they were never able to do.” — Justin Forsett

“Being a pro is something I could attain if I had faith in it and put work into it. I was going to do whatever it took.” — Justin Forsett

“Sometimes it takes only one person to believe in you.” — Justin Forsett

“Excel in what you can control.” — Justin Forsett

“Without being vulnerable, you can’t grow.” — Justin Forsett

“My identity had become my work. How I felt and my emotions were dependent on how I was performing on the field.” — Justin Forsett

“I didn’t need my job for me to have significance. My significance didn’t depend on how well I perform at my job. My significance is about me and who God created me to be.” — Justin Forsett

“Football is what I do; it’s not who I am.” –Justin Forsett

“I learned that had to surrender. I had to let go.” — Justin Forsett

“Serving can do so much for other people, but it also helps you.” — Justin Forsett

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” — Lecrae

“Be you. Be great.” — Justin Forsett

“Enjoy the journey and process. If you embrace it, and if you excel at what you can control and build a great team and serve, the sky is the limit.” — Justin Forsett

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else by Jon Gordon

 

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Feb 21, 2017
Episode 037: How to Love Your Life
39:09

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubinstein

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. In honor of the meaning of the day, Brian Buffini offers timeless tips to help you love the life you live. Many of us become so caught up in the daily grind that we lose perspective and don’t become engaged in our lives or the present. In this episode, Brian delves into the meanings of love and life and outlines three tips to help people gain perspective, re-engage with their lives and savor the present. You’ll learn how to maintain perspective in changing times and be present in your daily life. You work hard to create the life you want; this episode will inspire you to love and enjoy it.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Love the life you live and live the life you love.” — Bob Marley

“In the recent years, I’ve come to love my life more than I ever have in my entire life.” — Brian Buffini

“How to love your life is your own responsibility.” — Brian Buffini

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

“Everywhere you go, be there.” — Brian Buffini

“The greatest gift you can give another human being is your full attention.” — Brian Buffini

“If it’s worthy of my time, it’s worthy of my total attention.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t change the past and you can’t control the future. All we have is the present.” — Brian Buffini

“When people feel out of control, they get out of control.” — Brian Buffini

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant. In which case, me will eat a cookie.” — Cookie Monster

“Focus on your quality of lifestyle.” — Brian Buffini

“Drink life to every last drop.” — Brian Buffini

“Life is as simple as we want to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.” — Babatunde Olatunji

 

Mentioned in this episode:

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson

 

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Feb 14, 2017
Episode 036: The One Decision that Makes a Millionaire
01:00:21

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson

Many people dream of becoming millionaires, but aren’t sure how to build their fortunes. In this episode, Brian shares what he’s learned on his journey to becoming a millionaire, including the one decision he made when he set out to increase his wealth.

 

You’ll learn why patience pays off, get five tips to help you get started on your journey to becoming a millionaire and receive timeless information that will help you invest in real estate, stocks and bonds, or other investments. Start building your fortune today by listening to this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“A poor person in America is considered rich by world standards.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know.” — Brian Buffini

“Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” — Warren Buffett

“Know what you own and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“When you focus on one, you can get the other.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.” — Will Rogers

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so from owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” — Mark Twain

“The best type of real estate in the world is owned free and clear.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You can’t do a good deal with a bad person.” — Warren Buffett

“You’re only as good as the people you do business with.” — Brian Buffini

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow by Frank Gallinelli

 

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“A poor person in America is considered rich by world standards.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know.” — Brian Buffini

“Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” — Warren Buffett

“Know what you own and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“When you focus on one, you can get the other.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.” — Will Rogers

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so from owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” — Mark Twain

“The best type of real estate in the world is owned free and clear.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You can’t do a good deal with a bad person.” — Warren Buffett

“You’re only as good as the people you do business with.” — Brian Buffini

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous

Feb 07, 2017
Episode 035: The Other Shore with Diana Nyad
01:08:13

“I refuse to go about any day other than all in.” — Diana Nyad

Although she had a successful broadcasting career, Diana Nyad is best known for her multiple attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida, finally achieving her goal at the age of 64. In this episode, recorded at the MasterMind Summit, Diana Nyad weaves a motivational tale of achieving success after multiple failures. She shares her journey as a small child who dreamed of being a champion to the heartbreak of losing her first race to the existential crisis the led to her attempting the 111-mile swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of 60. Diana’s gift for storytelling places you in the middle of the action of each attempt and is sure to inspire you to reconnect with your goals by the end of the hour.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I am a fanatic. That’s how people get ahead in life because they’re fanatics.” — Diana Nyad

“There’s a beautiful star, it’s your dream, it’s in your soul and it inspires you so much even though it may be unreachable, untouchable, impossible. You dig down with all that’s in you, month by month and year by year, with focus and with discipline and one day, you may not actually touch that star of yours but by then you’re up in the heavens playing in rarified air.” — Diana Nyad

“I couldn’t have done it a fingernail faster.” — Diana Nyad

“Every day in my life, no matter what I do, succeed or not, do everything I do, not a fingernail better.” — Diana Nyad

“I loved coming to the other shore and being a person who just didn’t quit.” — Diana Nyad

“It was will alone that helped me swim another 18 hours.” — Diana Nyad

“I was always chasing after other people who were chasing their dreams.” — Diana Nyad

“It’s not about making it; it’s about not giving up on it.” — Diana Nyad

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

 

Mentioned in this episode:

EverWalk; Diana Nyad’s walk across America to inspire people to get out from behind the screen and get moving.

 

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Jan 31, 2017
Episode 034: Everybody Needs a Coach
49:24

“Come back to your priorities and you can find true north again.” — Brian Buffini

If you want to achieve your goals, you need a coach. In this episode, Brian Buffini argues our fast-paced, complicated lives require coaching in order to prepare for the challenges we face daily. He outlines the differences between coaching and mentoring and defines the hallmarks of a great coach. Supported by the inspirational words of today’s best coaches, Brian explains the three essentials of creating a healthy coaching dynamic to help you boost your performance and success in all areas of your life and business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We’re ill-prepared for the challenges of today’s market, today’s business and today’s life and that’s why everybody needs a coach.” —Brian Buffini

“Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.” — Pat Summit

“Motivation is simple: you simply eliminate those who are not motivated.” — Lou Holtz

“A great coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” — John Wooden

“Motivation alone isn’t enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you just have a motivated idiot.” —Jim Rohn

“Tools are not as important as the skill behind the tradesman.” — Brian Buffini

“Do not wait, the time will never be just right. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command. Better tools will be found as you go along.” — Napoleon Hill

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“A coach is a powerful thing because they reinforce the principles that the mentors help to shape then they support the tactics to do that.” — Brian Buffini

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” — Steven Covey

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“Peak performance begins with taking responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

 

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Jan 24, 2017
Episode 033: The Rest-Run Cycle
35:04

“Taking care of yourself is taking care of business.” — Brian Buffini

Americans and Canadians may work hard, but their resistance to taking time off puts many on the fast-track to burnout. In fact, the estimated cost of work-related stress is $300 billion. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains why rest is essential to boosting productivity and achieving lasting success. Using powerful statistics, he delves into why workers avoid taking time off, the benefits of rest and why humans are not designed to work constantly. Learn how to work more like the dogs of the Iditarod Race, why operating at a constant peak state reduces productivity and how to incorporate more rest into your day, week and year. After you listen to this episode, you’ll want to plan time off to recharge.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can achieve more and do it in less time. You can increase your performance by increasing your rest. You can make more by working less.” — Brian Buffini

“People are afraid to take time off as it’s seen as a sign of weakness,” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us are working against our natural design. We’re designed to have rest and recovery.” — Brian Buffini

“When we work against how we’re designed we get stressed,” — Brian Buffini

“Taking care of yourself is taking care of business.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tony Schwartz: The Power of Full Engagement
Tony Schwartz and Brian Buffini: Lighting the Fire Within: Managing Energy to Maximize Performance
Brian Moran: The 12 Week Year

 

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Jan 17, 2017
Episode 032: Behind the Scenes with Dermot Buffini
48:32

“Everybody already has what they need, but sometimes we lose sight of it.”

— Dermot Buffini             

While people may be familiar with Brian Buffini, in this episode we get to know Dermot Buffini, the CEO of Buffini & Company. Before Dermot joined the company, he held sales positions and owned his own company. Although he started at the bottom of Buffini & Company, over the years he’s risen through the ranks and had led it for the past few years. Brian Buffini recently sat down with Dermot to learn what makes Buffini & Company continue to grow year after year.   As the leader of a company that serves several thousand clients in 37 countries, Dermot is uniquely positioned to talk on leadership and the role relationships have played in both is personal success and the success of Buffini & Company. They also discuss Take Over Tuesday, where each month Dermot takes over The Brian Buffini Show to interview a successful business leader and share their story and strategies for success. Get ready to learn and laugh!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s all about building the relationship and building trust.” — Dermot Buffini

“We have more people who are small business owners who want to know how to implement the system.” — Dermot Buffini

“People need clarity. We’re getting hijacked on our way to our destination all the time.” — Dermot Buffini

“Everybody already has what they need, but sometimes we lose sight of it.” — Dermot Buffini

“I learn through other people’s experiences.” — Dermot Buffini

“Transactional relationships burn people out.” — Dermot Buffini

“The relationships you make within the organizations shape what you do best.” — Dermot Buffini

“Give to give, don’t give to get.” — Dermot Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Jack Welch-Jack: Straight from the Gut

Rick Warren-The Purpose Driven Life: What are Earth Am I Here For

 

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Jan 10, 2017
The 12 Week Year with Brian Moran #031
35:04

“When you focus on 12-weeks as if it’s your whole year, it changes your thinking, it changes your actions and it changes your results.” — Brian Moran

How we think about our lives and how we plan are critical to what we can accomplish. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Brian Moran, President and Founder of The 12 Week Year.

Brian Moran shares the concept of being the CEO of your life.  Whether you apply this to your business to earn more money or be more successful, whether you apply it to your personal life to build your marriage or lose weight, there are certain disciplines and principles required to make it all work. Moran shares 5 disciplines and 3 principles you can use to increase your productivity in any area of your life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: (all from Brian Moran)

“Most people plan on an annual cycle and their plan becomes overwhelming.”

“Let’s be good at a few things instead of mediocre at many.”

“If you don’t know what your vision is and what matters most, you’re going to get more efficient with the stuff that doesn’t matter.”

“Being CEO of your life means you’re living with intention.”

“It’s not about working harder or longer; it’s about working different and it starts with being focused.”

“What do you want your life to look like? What would great look like, not good?”

“Within the 12-week plan, less is more. One goal is better than two. Two goals are better than three.”

“Going it alone, you have about a 10 percent chance of being successful. With peer support, it’s 80 percent.”

 

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Jan 03, 2017
Episode 030: ‘Tis the Season
25:12

“First you go to work on your goals, then your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

While the most successful people take time at the end of the year to plan for the year ahead, they also take the opportunity to think about past year. In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines three things he does at the end of every year: reflect, reorganize and reload. You’ll learn why it’s important to reflect on your year, how clutter impacts your focus and three ways to reload and prepare for the coming year. If you want to achieve your goals next year, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The days are long, and the years are short.”

“If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” — James Baldwin

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“Clutter is a physical manifestation of fear that cripples our ability to grow.” — H.G. Chissell

“Early in my career, I thought that organization would destroy my creativity, whereas now I feel the opposite. Discipline is the concrete that allows you to be creative.” — Verna Gibson

“First you go to work on your goals, then your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby Unser

“The most successful people will tell you of all the people who helped them.” — Brian Buffini

“Human beings do better together. They do better with support.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 20, 2016
Episode 029: Building Your Happiness Plan
42:20

“It’s a good life. We can choose to be happy.” — Brian Buffini

Many people want to be happy, but it seems to elude them. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives listeners the tools they need to create a happiness plan for 2017. He delves into the popular misconceptions about happiness, including what it is and what it isn’t, and encourages listeners to participate in a few exercises that will help them focus on happiness in the New Year.

You’ll learn why happiness isn’t a constant state that is reliant upon other people, the five traits that define happiness and the formula for breaking down your 2020 goals. Start the New Year off right with this episode you’ll want to listen to again and again.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The Constitution only guarantees you the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.” — Benjamin Franklin

“If it was a genetic disposition, it couldn’t be promised as a right.” — Brian Buffini

“Happiness requires toughness.” — Brian Buffini

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Heraclitus

“Some people chase happiness, some people choose happiness.” — Robert Holden

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” — Paul Simon

“Folks are as happy as they make their minds up to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Wealth is like happiness. It’s never attained when sought after directly.” — Henry Ford

“Happiness is in the daily attempts to live an inspired life.” — Brian Buffini

“We can’t see our own growth.” — Brian Buffini

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Some achieve great success as proof to all that they can achieve it as well.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” — W.P. Kinsella

“Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears.” — John Lennon

“Part of your past is the fuel for your future.” — Brian Buffini

“I did it before, I can do it again…and better.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a good life. We can choose to be happy.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 17, 2016
Episode 028: Cultivating an Unshakable Character
42:50

“Your Character Is Your Destiny” — Joe Niego

Webster’s dictionary defines character as, “The traits and features that form an individual.” Your character is, then, you who are. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Joe Niego, who’s not only America’s top listing agent, but also Brian’s best friend. Joe delves into the concept of character, outlining the three endangered character qualities—discipline, endurance and courage.

You’ll learn why character is created a choice at a time, the role planning and accountability play in the process, and the importance of breaking through quitting points. This episode will help you make wiser choices every day.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A person’s character always works its way to the surface.” — Joe Niego

“When the character problems are looked at truthfully, a whole host of problems will go away.” — Joe Niego

“Your character is your destiny” — Joe Niego

“The essence of discipline is delayed gratification.” — Joe Niego

“A process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with.” — M. Scott Peck

“Become a millionaire not for what you get out of it, but what you can become by it.” — Jim Rohn

“Goals are the tools you use to cultivate an unshakable character.” — Joe Niego

“Endurance is a muscle, you cultivate it one choice at a time.” — Joe Niego

“The same muscle that pushes through a quitting point in your business is the same muscle you’ll have to exercise more patience with your loved ones.” — Brian Buffini

“Courageous people are everyday people who’ve decided intentionally at some point in their lives to drive the stake in the ground and face their fears as opposed to run from them.” — Joe Niego

“A commitment to live the good life is a commitment to the constant reoccurrence of the experience of fear.” — Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

 

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Dec 06, 2016
Episode 027: Gratitude: My Secret Ingredient for Success
41:40

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”  — Cicero

In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the spirit of gratitude. Sharing his philosophy through anecdotes and powerful quotes, Brian inspires listeners to show more gratitude in their daily lives.

You’ll learn why an attitude of gratitude is so important, the reason gratitude changes the heart and how the act of writing it down can transform your mindset. This is not just an episode to listen to during the Thanksgiving season; it’s an episode to revisit throughout the year.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“Lives that are built on principles tend to do well.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Cicero

“A life of character that is full of virtue is one that will stand the test of time.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude as an attitude of the heart has nothing to do with what you have or what you don’t have.” — Brian Buffini

“Kids don’t listen to what you say; they’re too busy looking at what you do.” — Brian Buffini

“It costs nothing to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you.’” — Therese Buffini

“Gratitude not expressed is the same as ingratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude stands for ‘great attitude.’” — Zig Ziglar

“Gratitude brings energy to the spirit.” — Brian Buffini

“We miss out on the good life because we miss out on the spirit of gratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude can turn common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — Henry Van Dyke

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” — Kristin Armstrong

 

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Nov 24, 2016
Episode 026: Mastering the Art of Listening
54:59

“Sales is a process of helping people to make decisions which will add to the quality of their life and their business.” — Steve Shapiro

Listening is central to communication and it’s also key to selling. While we may think we’re good listeners, those who we communicate with the most might feel otherwise. In this episode, Brian presents one of his most practical interviews from the past – with “Listening for Success” author, Steve Shapiro. Together they explore why we listen and don’t listen and offers tips to help us improve not only our listening skills, but how we communicate overall.

You’ll learn the difference between hearing and listening, why listening in essential to selling, and what to listen for when we speak with our clients, loved ones and everyone in between. Most importantly, you’ll discover timeless tips for listening more effectively and the nine behaviors that define poor listening. If you want to improve your relationships and close more sales, don’t miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to listen to find out what’s most important to the client.”— Steve Shapiro

“It’s rare to meet a listener and it’s more rare to meet a listening salesperson.” — Steve Shapiro

“It’s impossible to serve when you don’t know how people want and need to be served.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a supremely mature act. One of the marks of adulthood is to listen and to accept what the other person is saying and at least consider it, even if you don’t like or agree with what you’re hearing.” — Steve Shapiro

“Ask and listen are two sides of the same coin.” — Steve Shapiro

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” — Steve Shapiro

“You can’t fake listening. It’s not a set of techniques.” — Steve Shapiro

“People know when you’re using a technique on them.” — Steve Shapiro

“The space between the words is where the real reasons lie.” — Steve Shapiro

“By telling you what they don’t want, they’re also telling you want they want.” — Steve Shapiro

“If you’re doing most the talking, you’re not learning anything.” — Steve Shapiro

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have been talking.” — Aristotle

“The most important part of learning is to unlearn errors.” — Zeno

“Where did we get the idea that in order to help someone we have to solve their problem for them?” — Steve Shapiro

“There’s nothing more destructive in human relations than saying ‘I know what your intentions are or were.’” — Steve Shapiro

 

Mentioned in this episode:
Listening for Success by Steve Shapiro

 

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Nov 15, 2016
Episode 025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind
48:35

“You can do it, but you gotta have your mind made up.” — Therese Buffini

What do all successful people have in common? They’ve made up their minds to win long before the first victory. In this episode, Brian discusses the power of a made up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds.

You’ll learn five benefits of harnessing the power of your own made-up mind, how to turn negative feedback into lessons, and the importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small.

Brian also asks the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re struggling to reach your goals or you just want to get motivated to thrive in 2017, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can do it, but you gotta have your mind made up.” — Therese Buffini

“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” — Brian Buffini

“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” — Brian Buffini

“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” — Brian Buffini

“The feedback we get from making those decisions becomes part of your story.” — Brian Buffini

“If you have a strong enough “why,” you can endure any “how.”” — Viktor Frankl

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

 

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Nov 01, 2016
Episode 024: Living an Inspired Life - Part 2
38:36

“I did it before, I can do it again.”

In Part 1 of this two-part series you learned the benefits of living an inspired life, and gained the tools to start anew. In this episode, Brian delves into the role of affirmations in living an inspired life. You’ll learn internal and external affirmations to repeat every day, get the formula for turning your vision into reality and discover how to be victorious in your life. Brian also walks listeners through an exercise designed to get them thinking about the character qualities that inspire our daily lives. Want to live an inspired life? Listen to this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything starts with a vision.” — Brian Buffini

“I see every shot I’m going to take in my mind before I get my body involved in it.” — Jack Nicklaus

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton

“The more successful you become, the more impactful your words become.” — Brian Buffini

“The things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart.” — Matthew 15:18

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your ‘good’ is better and your ‘better’ is best.” — Tim Duncan

“I’m into dreamers that do.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, PhD.

 

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Oct 18, 2016
Episode 023: An Interview with Alan Taylor
01:02:15

“If you want to have a successful business, you have to care as much about the person you want to sell your product to as yourself.” — Alan Taylor

Hailed as a “great connector of people,” entrepreneur, author and automotive expert, Alan Taylor learned from an early age the business skills that would take him far in life, including the importance of honesty and building relationships.

In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Alan Taylor. Alan shares his story, from young entrepreneur painting cars to becoming a well-known national broadcaster and car expert. You’ll learn why people trust the advice of the common man, the importance of connecting people with one another and why the unexpected extras are everything in business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything in life is connected.” — Alan Taylor

“My dad taught me how to be quiet and how to think about things a little more.” — Alan Taylor

“What are we here for?” — Alan Taylor

“I wanted to always give more than what was expected; to where they weren’t just happy, they were delighted.” —Alan Taylor

“So much of what I do, I do because I love.” —Alan Taylor

“Some people are good fits for others. When I see people who are a good fit, I just open my mouth.” — Alan Taylor

 

Mentioned in this episode:
Business & Burgers http://businessandburgers.com/
If by Rudyard Kipling http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_if.htm
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BT0ISHQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

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Oct 15, 2016
Episode 022: Living an Inspired Life Part 1
01:02:49

“Inspiration is built into you.” — Brian Buffini

Are you living an inspired life? If you’re like many people, you may feel stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated—the most common symptoms of living an uninspired life. In this episode, Brian offers timeless tips for living an inspired life. You’ll learn about the symptoms of an uninspired life, the benefits of being inspired and you’ll get the tools you need to incorporate inspiration into every day. You’ll also learn the seven sources of inspiration to tap into to start your journey to a happier life. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you fix the foundation, the cracks in the walls stop appearing.” — Brian Buffini

“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Denis Waitley

“We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

“There is so greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” — Maya Angelou

 

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Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair https://youtu.be/WnYgRJ2Z6IQ

 

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Oct 04, 2016
Episode 021: The Path to Mastery – Part 2
51:03

“A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” — Unknown

A couple of episodes ago, Brian Buffini delved into the concept of mastery, from George Leonard’s best-selling book of the same name. This episode, Brian continues the topic and outlines the five keys to mastery, offering lessons from successful people who exemplify each concept, including Carlos Santana and golfer Jason Day. You’ll dive deep into the five keys, learn why practice is vital to progress, understand the role of visualization and learn how to maintain your edge without being edgy. This is an episode you don’t want to miss, regardless of your place on your journey to mastery.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A good teacher is like a candle—It consumes itself to light the way for others.” — Unknown

“Practice is not something you do, it’s something you are.” — Brian Buffini

“The formula for success is simple: Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration.” — Babe Didrikson Zaharias

“Practice a drill until you can’t get it wrong.” — Steph Curry

“Practice is the magic formula. Talent is important, but not nearly as important as practice.” — George Leonard

“Be willing to surrender who you are for what you could become.” — Unknown

“You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.” — Danielle LaPorte

“The secret of change is not to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” — Og Mandino

“Ancora Imparo—I am still learning.” — Michelangelo

“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.” — Arabian proverb

“God created a circle of light and love so vast that no one can stand of it.” — Carlos Santana

 

 

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Sep 20, 2016
Episode 020: The Traveler's Gift - with Andy Andrews
37:39

“My mission in life is to help people live the lives that they would live if they only knew how to.” — Andy Andrews

Best-selling author and motivational speaker, Andy Andrews went from living under a pier to selling more than 3.5 million books with the help of Jones, a coach and mentor he met while he was homeless. In this episode, Andy shares his story with Brian Buffini. He shares what Jones taught him about perspective, how he learned to love to read biographies, the best advice he got from singer Kenny Rogers, and what his 9th grade teacher taught him about timing. Get ready to laugh and learn in this inspirational episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I met an old man. I met a coach, basically. He was the first guy to tell me the truth about myself. He shifted the way I viewed things.” — Andy Andrews

“He was the first guy who told me, “You can’t always believe everything you think.’” — Andy Andrews

“I wasn’t depressed; I was just mad.” — Andy Andrews

“I can trace everything I do today to that time when I was forced to read.” — Andy Andrews

“You have to hear it, be humble, be resilient and be willing to fail.” — Brian Buffini

“Facts tell, stories sell.” — Brian Buffini

“Perspective will bring calm, clear thinking yields ideas and from those ideas those answers in proper timing.” —Jones

“My mission in life is to help people live the lives that they would live if they only knew how to.” — Andy Andrews

 

Learn more about Andy Andrews

www.andyandrews.com

 

Books by Andy Andrews

The Noticer
The Traveler’s Gift
The Heart Mender

 

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Sep 17, 2016
Episode 019: The Path to Mastery - Part 1
01:01:41

“Mastery is about bringing your gifts to the outside.” — Brian Buffini

Many of us are so focused on achieving that we live in fast-forward; that is, we focus on “once I get there…” instead of what’s in front of us right now. Add distractions into the mix and it becomes that much more difficult to embark on the journey to mastery. But, don’t give up; instead, hit the “pause” button. In this episode Brian Buffini delves into the concept of mastery. Using George Leonard’s best-selling book, Mastery as a guide, Brian outlines what mastery is, what it isn’t and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. You’ll learn what mastery means, why true mastery is contrary to our culture of quick fixes, how slowing down is essential to learning and growing, and why plateaus are essential to progress. Hit “pause” in your life and get inspired to rethink everything you know about mastery.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The best breakthroughs in my life have happened when I hit the pause button.” — Brian Buffini

“Never has there been a time when distraction has undermined the process of mastery.” — Brian Buffini

“Most people live and die and they don’t know their calling. When you push the pause button you see the big picture, what you’re supposed to do with your energy to affect people on the planet in a grand way.” — Carlos Santana

“Mastery is a journey, and the master must have the courage to risk failure.” — George Leonard

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo

“At the heart of it, mastery is staying on the path.” — George Leonard

“Practicing when you seem to be getting nowhere is mastery” — Brian Buffini

“What’s the difference between the master and the beginner? The master has failed more times the beginner has ever tried.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, you have got to slow down.” — Brian Buffini

“On the path to mastery, results aren’t everything, the path is everything.” — Brian Buffini

“Excellence is the result of always trying to do better.” — Pat Riley

“Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.” — Brian Buffini

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

“Practice slowly. If you learn something slowly, you forget it slowly. If you learn something quickly, you forget it immediately.” — Itzhak Perlman

 

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Sep 06, 2016
Episode 018: The Mentor Connection
33:31

“Want to get razor sharp? Get a mentor.” — Brian Buffini

What do the most successful people have in common? They seek the guidance of mentors. In this episode, from the MasterMind Summit® 2016, Brian Buffini gives the scoop on all things mentoring—how to find the right one, how to be mentored and how to become a great mentor. You’ll learn the most c