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Brian is a great motivator
 Jan 21, 2020
I am not even in the real estate business, but I love listening to Brian Buffini because he is funny, relatable and gives practical advice. He is testimony to the American Dream.

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Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind true success.

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The Garden with Jon Gordon #225
41:29

“As we heal our soul, from there, everything else starts to work a whole lot better.” Jon Gordon

 

With world events causing so much stress and anxiety, we must remember to take some time to feed our soul. In this episode, Brian interviews positivity master and eight-time bestselling author Jon Gordon about his new spiritual fable, “The Garden.” Different from Jon’s past writings, “The Garden” follows two teenagers struggling with mental health and an elderly neighbor who teaches them to overcome fear, stress and anxiety through his beautiful garden. Jon explains the Five D’s that hold us back and the strategies you need to counter each one to find peace and joy.  They also discuss the key to staying positive during tough times.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The role faith plays in beating stress and anxiety.
  • How to overcome the Five D’s that hold us back.
  • How to stay positive during tough times.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Garden,” by Jon Gordon

“Training Camp,” by Jon Gordon

Jongordon.com

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I’m sharing a framework and tips and strategies to overcome the anxiety, the fear the stress that can actually paralyze you, debilitate you and really sabotage you.” – Jon Gordon

“When I lost my job and almost went bankrupt, I found my faith through that time and it prepared me for this time right now to be a light for others.” – Jon Gordon

“When you have clarity, that drives focused action.” – Jon Gordon

“Stars shine the brightest in the dark. Positive people shine the most in adversity.” — Brian Buffini

“We need spiritual answers to matters of the heart and matters of the soul.” – Brian Buffini

“I’ve learned to talk to myself, instead of listen to myself.” — Dr. James Gills

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

“How do you know if someone needs encouragement? If they are breathing.” – Truett Cathy

 

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Jun 30, 2020
The Energy Clock with Molly Fletcher #224
30:43

Making sure we’re really intentional about who we give our energy to and who we don’t is key.” Molly Fletcher

 

In this fast-paced and pressured world, it can be difficult to know how to achieve your best and feel energized and focused. In this episode, Brian interviews trailblazing former sports agent Molly Fletcher, hailed as the female Jerry Maguire, about her innovative new book, “The Energy Clock.” Molly describes why the best athletes in the world are intentional about where they put their energy and outlines practical tools for you to properly prioritize time, give more of yourself to what’s most important and waste less of your time and resources on what’s not.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to audit your energy.
  • How to seek the important.
  • How to set your energy clock.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

https://mollyfletcher.com

The Energy Clock,” by Molly Fletcher

The Power of Full Engagement,” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I thought – what if I could take some of the mindset, behaviors and even a methodology that I saw great athletes and coaches use and lift it up and apply it into the world of business for business people to use so that they could not use time really as their central indicator, but rather energy, and could that, in fact, increase performance?” – Molly Fletcher

“I find, for myself, I cannot handle the volume of demand if I just manage time. It just doesn’t work. It’s all about managing energy.” – Brian Buffini

“I believe whatever you chase chases you back.” – Brian Buffini

“You better be better than your problems.” – Tom Izzo, basketball coach at Michigan State

“Relationships are integral to our business success. It’s everything. Are you putting energy in and investing in the right relationships?” – Molly Fletcher

“Relationships don’t do well without energy.” – Brian Buffini

“We can’t lead, we can’t serve, we can’t solve problems if we don’t have enough energy.” – Molly Fletcher

“If we can get really, really clear on what matters most, then what we have to have is really the discipline and the courage, at times, to say no to the things that don’t align with what matters most.” – Molly Fletcher

“Along the way, just be gentle on yourself. We have a lot of people that pull on us and we won’t get it right all the time but, the more we get it right, the more we show up as our best selves.” – Molly Fletcher

 

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Jun 23, 2020
Brian and Joe on Fatherhood #223
37:12

At the end of the day, I think, as dads, we have to just connect with who they are.” – Brian Buffini

 

With Father’s Day around the corner, dads everywhere are reflecting on what fatherhood means to them. In this episode, Brian and Joe Niego talk about their own experiences of fatherhood and what they have learned from parenting their kids – a total of 11 between them. Topics discussed include why kids must take ownership of their own decisions and learn to think critically, as well as advice for new parents and those who do not see their children every day.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it’s important to say no.
  • Why children should experience competition and adversity.
  • Why it’s vital to really connect with your kids.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think there's a difference between being a father and being a friend.” – Joe Niego

“I think competition is good. I think it introduces failure. It introduces disappointment. It introduces teamwork.” – Brian Buffini

“Let's not overly protect our children. Let them compete. Let them experience all the good and the bad that comes as a result of competing in the classroom, competing on the athletic field, competing in the music arena. Let them compete in life because it brings out the best in them when a parent isn't there to save the day.” – Joe Niego

“There's no such thing as failure. There's only feedback.” – Joe Niego

“You’ve got to establish a culture for yourself and your own family.” – Brian Buffini

“The number one thing I know I do is we make sure we take time to talk.” – Brian Buffini

“In the short time I've been fathering, I see the whole idea of encouraging your kids to figure things out – critically think – pays huge dividends.” – Joe Niego

“When we deny the ownership, we deny the opportunity.” – Brian Buffini

“I think ownership implies responsibility. And we live in a culture where, you know, the parents take the responsibility, as opposed to the kids taking responsibility.” – Joe Niego

“I want them (my kids) to be owners of their own destiny.” – Joe Niego

“Don't parent out of fear.” – Brian Buffini

“It's all about effort.” – Joe Niego

 

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Jun 16, 2020
Choosing Hope in a Racially Divided Culture with Miles McPherson #222
47:48

“The greatest thing we can do is love our neighbor as ourselves.” — Miles McPherson

 

In this episode, Brian interviews Miles McPherson about his book, “The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” in which he explains that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as humans created in the image of God. Miles also talks about his time in the NFL, how he overcame his drug addiction and how he went on to found the Rock Church in San Diego.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How Miles has navigated his faith journey.
  • How he built his organization.
  • His top three tips for honoring somebody.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” by Miles McPherson

How to Read a Book,” by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

www.milesmcpherson.com

The Rock Church San Diego

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think the secret sauce for me was being real. I mean, I talk about my sins all the time.” — Miles McPherson

“As a church, we're trying to bring hope to every person we can, loving people where they're at.” — Miles McPherson

“Whenever you're going through a trial and you wonder where God is, just remember that during the test the teacher is always silent.” — Anonymous

“Be a servant. And understand what service you are providing to your customer.” — Miles McPherson

“This book is about honoring what we have in common.” — Miles McPherson

“We're all made in the image of God. We're all made for the purpose and with the ability to have loving relationships with each other.” — Miles McPherson

“This book is going to teach us how to recognize the blind spots that we have; how to get over the fear that we have, the ignorance that we have; how to understand, how to love correctly. It’s going to give us tools to honor one another and develop stronger relationships with each other, no matter what we look like.” — Miles McPherson

“When people think about having a race conversation, they always think about, well, I would assume, a race confrontation. Really, it should be a race consultation.” — Miles McPherson

“Speak to people with a posture of learning and not assuming.” — Miles McPherson

“In our country, we're looking at people, we're thinking everybody's a monster. But really, we're just brothers.” – Miles McPherson

 

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Jun 09, 2020
In Awe with John O’Leary #221
43:24

Kids expect beauty all day long. They just expect greatness. They expect today is going to be Christmas again.” John O’Leary  

 

As kids, we see the world with excitement and believe anything is possible. As we grow older, however, many of us lose that sense of delight. We become jaded and disconnected, no longer eagerly jumping into new experiences, but simply enduring every day. In this episode, Brian interviews John O’Leary about his new book, “In Awe.” John explains how to again tap into our childlike sense of wonder and become more engaged, successful and fulfilled in our lives.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Five senses children innately possess that we’ve lost touch with as we age.
  • Inspirational stories that show how to reclaim childlike joy.
  • Why seeing through a child’s eyes changes how we interact with the world.

 

 MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 002, An Interview with John O’Leary

In Awe,” by John O’Leary

Cardinals Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck’s post 9/11 speech

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Write down what you're grateful for. In taking inventory of what you have, you're more likely to multiply the very things that matter most.” – John O’Leary

“Expect great things in your life and in the lives of those you serve and you love. Just don't be surprised when you actually move in the direction of making it so.” – John O’Leary

“I love how you say in the book, ‘kids bring their baseball glove to the game.’ And even though there's thousands of people in the stands, they actually expect they're going to catch a ball. And here's the point: Are we even bringing our glove to the game?”  – Brian Buffini

“When you’re at work, work like a dog. When you're at home, play like a puppy.” – John O’Leary

“The way a child sees life is the way we must again see the reflection in the mirror.” – John O’Leary

“For me, freedom is being available to show up and be fully present to those in your life that matter.” – John O’Leary

 

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Jun 02, 2020
Napoleon Hill’s Powerful Principles for Perilous Times #220
47:10

“If we keep the principles, there's blessings. If we break the principles, there's penalties.” Brian Buffini

In these uncertain times, the classic principles of success are more important than ever. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explores some of the lessons in Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” He explains why the timeless principles of the past hold the keys to our future and why love and relationships are vitally important for personal growth and development.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The five major symptoms of not thinking.
  • The key principles of success.
  • The penalties for breaking these principles and the blessings of following them.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

Love Is,” by Les and Leslie Parrott

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit 

www.buffiniandcompany/events

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“‘What do I constantly have in mind?’ That's the question you want to ask yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“The secret behind this book is about having a definite major purpose.” – Brian Buffini

“He (Napoleon Hill) said, ‘First of all, take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you desire.’” – Brian Buffini

“Second, what your mind feeds upon is what your mind attracts.” – Brian Buffini

“Rich does not make you a jerk. Jerk makes you a jerk. Rich just exposes it more.” – Brian Buffini

“We need to take possession of our own minds. That's what we've been gifted by the Creator; our minds.” – Brian Buffini

“The truth of the matter is, you don't pursue significance, significance develops. You live a rich life; you'll leave a very significant legacy. It's just a by-product.” – Brian Buffini

“There is no labor of love that doesn't have pain attached to it.” – Brian Buffini

 

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May 26, 2020
The Long Arm of the Law with Aaron Ford #219
31:14

It's an ‘all hands on deck’ approach.” – Aaron Ford

 In these difficult times, it’s reassuring to know that there are people watching out for us and ready and willing to help. In this episode, Brian interviews Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford to learn how he and his team are working to serve the citizens and businesses of Nevada and how all Americans can best help and protect themselves during this global pandemic. Topics discussed include the rise of fraud and scam attempts, the revamping of the Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program and the establishment of the United Way emergency rental assistance fund.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What people should do if they encounter a fraudulent product or service.
  • How Las Vegas is preparing to come back from COVID-19 challenges.
  • How public-private partnerships are helping those in most need.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Bureau of Consumer Protection Hotline: 888-434-9989

http://ag.nv.gov/

Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program

Home Again Hotline: 1-855-457-4638

United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 207, REALTORS® Make a Stand on Capitol Hill an Interview with Shannon McGahn

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think that one of the lessons that we take away from the last crisis is that, although it will take time, we will recover.” – Aaron Ford

“It has been inspiring to see the real-estate community just stepping up. We're not just focused on making sales but on serving and giving back and being there, a voice of value, and connecting people.” – Brian Buffini

“If I can pass on a message to every Nevadan out there, every American, every individual and family out there that's struggling with their health or struggling with their finances or struggling in general through this uncertainty. I would say that our communities are working hard each day doing everything in our power to get us through this.” – Aaron Ford

“We all need to understand that we're going through this together. Be nice to each other. There's no need for us to compound the issues that we are experiencing right now by being nasty toward one another.” – Aaron Ford

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We need to be patient. We need to be kind. We're all in this together.” – Brian Buffini

 

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May 21, 2020
What I Learned from James Allen #218
32:43

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen

 

Part of the Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit Challenge is reading “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen, a book that has had a profound impact on Brian’s thinking and habits. In this episode, Brian goes through the book chapter by chapter, reflecting on quotes he holds on to, explaining how its teachings have helped and challenged him and outlining how the same principles of success and personal growth and development contained in this 1903 thought classic still hold true today.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why character is central to personal growth and development.
  • Why a definite, major purpose is vital to success.
  • Why you must sacrifice if you want to achieve.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Episode 166, Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink

How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Episode 061, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

The Energy Bus,” by Jon Gordon

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A man is literally what he thinks; his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” James Allen

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” – James Allen

“We are in control of our thought life.” – Brian Buffini

“We are in charge of what we watch and listen to. We are in charge of what we connect to, what we hold on to and what we let go.” – Brian Buffini

“The body is the servant of the mind.” – James Allen

“Until thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.” – James Allen

“He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” – James Allen

“Dream lofty dreams and, as you dream, so shall you become.” – James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen

 

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May 19, 2020
The Big Idea for Small Business #217
35:19

Customer service is your job, but sales and marketing is your business.”
– Brian Buffini

Part of the Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit Challenge is reading Brian and Joe Niego’s book, “Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business.” In this episode, a replay of one of Brian’s best podcasts, he dives deeper into the content of the book. He shares what he has learned from the business mistakes he has made in the past, explains which fundamental principles you should use to build a lasting and successful business and teaches how completing your must-do activities every day will help you to win the year.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Top ten mistakes people make when starting and building a small business.
  • Why a successful business is like a three-legged stool.
  • How doing the small things every day is crucial to growing a thriving business.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business,” by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“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

“Usually 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

 

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May 14, 2020
Unleash Your Inner Olympian with Apolo Ohno #216
44:34

Believe in yourself. Believe in your path. Believe that you can rebound from anything. And believe that what you seek you can have, if you truly believe.” – Apolo Ohno

 What does it take to have the mindset of an Olympian? In this episode, Brian interviews speed skater Apolo Ohno to find out how we can unlock our inner potential and be inspired to achieve at the highest level, even in challenging and uncertain circumstances. Apolo describes how he developed his talent over time, how he managed his drive so that it didn’t consume him and how he learned to pivot and reinvent himself when he retired.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • When to take the long view and make calculated decisions.
  • Why dedication to preparation and process is the key to success.
  • Why consistency and hard work trump talent.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Zero Regrets,” by Apolo Ohno

Glory Days,” by Bruce Springsteen

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Don't allow one or two negative thoughts to detract away from the way that you communicate and interact with your family, with your loved ones, with your work and with the goals that you set forth on January 1.” – Apolo Ohno

“If you've been derailed, that's OK. But you have within your control to get back on the wagon, to reassess the situation and to go on the attack that's going to best suit what you're seeking. And unless you do that, and take control, you're just going to be a passenger in the speeding train versus being the conductor.” – Apolo Ohno

“I had the raw talent, but talent alone, unfortunately, is just not enough in the last 5 percent. It is merely just the starting line.” – Apolo Ohno

“There's a competitive inner drive and a fire in all of us. I call it that high-performance mindset. So, when that's switched on, you are very sharp, you're very hungry and it's time to get work done.” – Apolo Ohno

“I mean, the bottom line is what makes a champion, what makes an Olympian what makes a very successful person is a level of commitment where you're all-in.” – Brian Buffini

“Always continue to learn, and always stay hungry no matter what. We as human beings have the capacity to always grow. And we can change our neural chemistry through that system. We're understanding how that works now. So, the mindset, to me was always the single greatest tool.” – Apolo Ohno

“When opportunity comes, it's too late to prepare.” – John Wooden

“Hopefully I can help people unlock their own inner potential in a way that they become more confident, more resilient, better relationships with their family, and they're getting what they believe they both deserve and what they seek.” – Apolo Ohno

“My goal is to be better coming out of this than I was going into this. And that's what I'm challenging people to do.” –  Brian Buffini

 

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May 12, 2020
Real Estate’s One-Stop Shop — an Interview with Ken Trepeta #215
33:19

We weather this storm; we come back strong.” – Ken Trepeta

In these difficult days, it’s reassuring to know that there are people behind the scenes helping to make the gift of homeownership a reality for many. In this episode, Brian interviews RESPRO® President and Executive Director Ken Trepeta to learn about the RESPRO® mission and find out how real estate professionals around the country are still closing transactions in the middle of a pandemic. Topics discussed include helpful technologies being used in the marketplace, advice on forbearances and why people who were made unemployed must not be penalized.    

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Who RESPRO® is and what it does.
  • What Congress can do to help home buyers and sellers.
  • How the bounce-back will play out.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Episode 214, The Podcast Every Homeowner Needs to Hear – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Buffini Bonus Resources

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When I describe RESPRO®, basically we’re the source for one-stop shopping in real estate.” – Ken Trepeta

“There are impediments to getting deals done but, even in the hardest hit areas, people are coming through.” – Ken Trepeta

“The bottom line is, people are resourceful, people are entrepreneurial and people are getting the deal done.” – Brian Buffini

“America’s spirit - it can’t be held down, and it’s always reflected in real estate.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate transactions can be done more quickly than ever, but they still take some time so there’s a lot of foundation you can lay, even in an area that is essentially shut down.” – Ken Trepeta

“We’re all in the same storm, but not everybody’s in the same boat.” – Brian Buffini

“Different states are opening up in different ways right now.”  – Brian Buffini

“Be real careful about forbearance. Only use it when absolutely necessary.” – Ken Trepeta

“If we weather this storm, I think demand will just get shifted.” – Ken Trepeta

“Like with every challenge, there’s opportunities here.” – Brian Buffini

“Old-fashioned customer service and caring for people is still at a premium.” – Brian Buffini

“People are ready to live life again. And part of living life again is getting a new home or upgrading.” – Ken Trepeta

 

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May 07, 2020
The Podcast Every Homeowner Needs to Hear - an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun #214
33:18

There’s nothing to suggest just because we are hit with this pause button that automatically things will come apart.” – Dr. Yun

In the current climate, there is a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun to get an update on the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus on the economy and housing. Topics discussed include why home prices are remaining steady, how agents are navigating the process and completing transactions, why real estate provides a hedge against inflation and why the house is still a valuable asset in high demand.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What the latest statistics and data reveal about home sales and consumer behaviors.
  • If there will be a Spring homebuying season.
  • Where the home market will finish the year.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse

March 2020 Existing Home Sales

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

The Complete Story of Civilization,” by Will Durant

How the Irish Saved Civilization,” by Thomas Cahill

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think the first couple of weeks, there was a degree of shock factor.” – Dr. Yun

“What I am seeing in recent weeks, the past couple of weeks, is that buyers are slowly coming back to the market. They're a little disappointed on the lack of inventory, but 70 percent of the workforce with secure employment they're looking at historically low mortgage rates and they're just looking for the right home that meets their needs.” – Dr. Yun

“I think people would be surprised to see how much activity is actually going on in the market in real world terms.” – Brian Buffini

“Trying to purchase a home and get the deal done is far safer than visiting grocery stores.” – Dr. Yun

“When we survey potential buyers and potential sellers, they are indicating that they are not out of the market, but simply delaying the entry point. They just want an all-clear signal from the Governor before reentering the market.” – Dr. Yun

“There’s no panic among home sellers.” – Dr. Yun

“Buyers are acting normal; sellers are acting normal.” – Dr. Yun

“There is still a great desire for people to buy, for people to sell and for people to own a home.” – Brian Buffini

“I anticipate, for the year as a whole in 2020, the sales activity will be down about 10 percent to 15 percent.” – Dr. Yun

“I think that home prices will not decline because of the inventory shortage that we have. There is no expectation by the buyers for any big discount.” – Dr. Yun

“Going into 2021, we have all this pent-up demand. I think the sales will increase about 15 percent and the price is rising 3 to 5 percent.” – Dr. Yun

“We have the political landscape, we have the media landscape and then we have some data.”  – Brian Buffini

If we end up 2020 and we’ve lost 10 to 15 percent that would be remarkable and it would be fantastic and very acceptable for a bump in a year.”  – Brian Buffini

“For the current nationwide housing situation, we had a housing shortage before the pandemic and we have even acute shortage today because of not enough listings.” – Dr. Yun

“This is an adversity. You go through the adversity but come out at the end, the other side, to say ‘I have more knowledge, I have more relationships built up’ and that would be a very good starting point for the upturn that I anticipate will be happening later in the year.”  – Dr. Yun

“Positive attitude brings positive action.” – Dr. Yun

 

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May 05, 2020
A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback #213
54:27

Seasons of tests and trial happen all the time.” Brian Buffini

In these challenging times, people’s strength, patience and faith are being put to the test by suffering. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explains why we must expect setbacks in life and teaches how we can conquer them to come back better than ever.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to diagnose a setback.
  • The emotions that can derail a comeback.
  • What fuels a comeback.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“You're going to need different tools for different times. You're going to need different skills for different seasons. There are different challenges with different comebacks.” – Brian Buffini

“When you're in the crucible, it's not fun. We just need to know that we're in the crucible, we're being tested. It won't be forever, it never is. But you come out the other side, pure like gold. And that's what testing and trial is all about.” – Brian Buffini

“The world was built to develop character and we must learn that setbacks which we endure help us keep marching forward.” –  Henry Ford

“A comeback doesn't take as long as it takes to construct something.” – Brian Buffini

“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them.” – Og Mandino

“Energy is the key. Emotion is the key. Having your fire and your purpose is the key.” – Brian Buffini

“You can start with a negative emotion. You can't stay with a negative emotion. You can't grow with a negative emotion.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 30, 2020
The Coming Rebound with David Stevens #212
37:00

I think this is going to be one of the first industries to recover.” David Stevens

In the present climate, there’s a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews David Stevens, President and CEO, Emeritus, of the Mortgage Bankers Association, to get clarity on current economic issues. Topics discussed include the tightening of minimum requirements for mortgage qualification, when banks and other financial institutions will begin to readjust their credit parameters back and advice for both buyers and sellers in today’s market.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why this crisis is so different than the last recession.
  • Why the real estate industry will recover quickly.
  • Why Millennials are at the core of a rebound.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 211, Take This to the Bank – an Interview with Michael DeVito

The 5 Circle Fit Challenge

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Governors across the country are going to start having us go back to work sometime in June at the latest, May in some states. And all this downward trend is going to stop in its tracks. We're going to see an immediate pop back. It won't be back to where it was. But we're going to see immediate pop back.” – David Stevens

“This nation, we have great demographics for housing. We're going to have record low interest rates when we come out of this.” – David Stevens

“If there are any house price downturns during this period, it's going to be very minor. And that's because the US didn't have the inventory.” – David Stevens

“I think both listing and purchase buyers are going to see some sort of immediate response because pent-up demand is occurring, and the only overlay that will cause resistance there will be the unemployment factor.” – David Stevens

“The bottom line is, all economics is supply and demand. And we still have a limited supply and high demand.” – Brian Buffini

“Homeownership is a wealth creator for this country and for Americans.” – David Stevens

“Worry the most when things are best.” – David Stevens

“I'm just looking at what economists are giving me. And I think, you know, we're going to have a great housing market ahead.” – David Stevens

 

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Apr 28, 2020
Take This to the Bank - an Interview with Michael DeVito, EVP, Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending #211
28:02

The goal is to get 5 Circle Fit. My goal for all of you is that, week by week, we’re going to help each other.” Brian Buffini

Even in these uncertain times, it’s still possible to control your own environment, be proactive and come out a winner. In this episode, Brian introduces the 5 Circle Fit Challenge. This program is designed to help people focus their energies and operate in a peak state by following a week-by-week series of recommended tasks and activities in the 5 circles of life – spiritual, family, business, financial and personal.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How a rolling start will help to get your business and life back on track.
  • Why everyone needs a pit crew for support.
  • How you can get started and be ready to serve your family, customers and community at full speed.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell

Buffini Bonus Resources

Buffini & Company Pathway to Mastery™

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Whether you realize it or not, you have not been operating at your peak state.”  – Brian Buffini

“You’re in total control of your own life.” – Brian Buffini

“The number one thing we have to do with self-help is get ‘self’ out of it.” – Brian Buffini

“You need answers outside of yourself, we all do. We all need help.” – Brian Buffini

“The world is not as fun or as effective a place when we’re just by ourselves.” – Brian Buffini

“Getting started starts with a decision.” – Brian Buffini

“We can’t control the roll-outs and what happens. We can’t control what consumers do. We can’t control the world but here’s what we can do – we can control ourselves. We can control our attitude, we can control our energy and we can control our activities.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 23, 2020
How to Be 5 Circle Fit #210
32:22

The goal is to get 5 Circle Fit. My goal for all of you is that, week by week, we’re going to help each other.” Brian Buffini 

Even in these uncertain times, it’s still possible to control your own environment, be proactive and come out a winner. In this episode, Brian introduces the 5 Circle Fit Challenge. This program is designed to help people focus their energies and operate in a peak state by following a week-by-week series of recommended tasks and activities in the 5 circles of life – spiritual, family, business, financial and personal.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How a rolling start will help to get your business and life back on track.
  • Why everyone needs a pit crew for support.
  • How you can get started and be ready to serve your family, customers and community at full speed.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell

Buffini Bonus Resources

Buffini & Company Pathway to Mastery™

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Whether you realize it or not, you have not been operating at your peak state.”  – Brian Buffini

“You’re in total control of your own life.” – Brian Buffini

“The number one thing we have to do with self-help is get ‘self’ out of it.” – Brian Buffini

“You need answers outside of yourself, we all do. We all need help.” – Brian Buffini

“The world is not as fun or as effective a place when we’re just by ourselves.” – Brian Buffini

“Getting started starts with a decision.” – Brian Buffini

“We can’t control the roll-outs and what happens. We can’t control what consumers do.

We can’t control the world but here’s what we can do – we can control ourselves. We can control our attitude, we can control our energy and we can control our activities.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 21, 2020
How Stress Impacts You and Those Around You with Kevin Buffini #209
19:35

Imagine if everybody's best versions of them was affecting their world right now.” – Kevin Buffini

 

To successfully navigate these often stressful and uncertain times, it’s vital to self-manage and be self-aware. In this episode, David Lally, producer of “The Brian Buffini Show,” interviews Buffini & Company Heritage Profile™ expert Kevin Buffini to discover how you can best manage your natural gifts and abilities in a crisis situation. Topics discussed include why people react so differently to challenges and how devising and sticking to a plan can help to get you through difficulties.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to stop your natural abilities becoming liabilities.
  • How to be both aware of your abilities and beware of how you use them.
  • How to manage your profile with care in a crisis situation.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile™

Buffini & Company Pathway to Mastery™

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Anytime something bad is happening to us, our bodies want to save us from that. So, we go into a fight or flight response.” – Kevin Buffini

“In a state of heightened intensity, our strongest abilities act out first.” – Kevin Buffini

“Self-awareness helps with great self-management.” – Kevin Buffini

“Your most intense abilities will always be the things that drive your actions. So, if you're just relying on muscle memory, stop and ask yourself: am I helping or hurting right now?” – Kevin Buffini

“You want to be intentional with the strengths that you have. We want you to use the abilities that you have. So, start trying to figure out who can you help with your abilities, and where can you help with your abilities.” – Kevin Buffini

“If we can think before we act, then we just updated our self-ware.” – Kevin Buffini

“People are being forced to reflect and work on their life, not just in their life. And I think there's a moment and there's an opportunity for us here if we will just act on it.”– Kevin Buffini

Apr 16, 2020
Take Control of Your Financial Future with Chris Hogan #208
26:55

The beauty of this is we may get knocked down, but we're also the referee. So, don't ever count yourself out.” – Chris Hogan

In these uncertain times, people need to be in control of their money more than ever before. In this episode, Brian interviews finance expert Chris Hogan about how to take care of finances in the current economy. Topics discussed include how to still save money and pay down debt, why the stock market is set to rebound and how to learn from this situation and get prepared for when the economy starts to recover.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to stay in control of your faith, attitude, outlook and actions.
  • How to protect and conserve your energy, resources, money and talents.
  • How to be grateful, even in difficult circumstances.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Episode 205, Leading in a Crisis – an Interview with NAR President Vince Malta

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Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Episode 158, Everyday Millionaires with Chris Hogan

The Chris Hogan Show

“Everyday Millionaires,” by Chris Hogan

“The Total Money Makeover,” by Dave Ramsey

Ramsey Solutions

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I want to encourage people out there for things you can control: your faith, your attitude, your outlook and your actions.” – Chris Hogan

“We've got to regroup and rethink and be smart.” – Chris Hogan

“The stock market is like the supermarket. You can go in the supermarket and get some stuff that's good for you and you can get some stuff that's bad for you. So, we need to be aware of what we're investing in based on our risk tolerance and based on our goals.” – Chris Hogan

“The market is down, but do not eject: stay focused and not finished, because it's going to rebound.” – Chris Hogan

“If we make short-term emotional decisions regarding our long-term financial well-being, we'll end up in trouble.” – Brian Buffini

“I tell people: I'm not worried about what's going on at the White House, we need to focus on what's going on in your house. And so, getting a plan for debt reduction, getting on a balanced spending plan, a budget, and having reserves for the future and saving an investment for the future. If you can't wake up and see the importance of this, then you're not paying attention.” – Chris Hogan

“What we need to be doing is learning from this. Feel the pain and use that pain to make progress.” – Brian Buffini

“This can be the ultimate personal growth experience for people, and they can learn from it and go forward and build a financial fortress that can withstand any storm in the future.” Brian Buffini

“They say information without application is just information; but information that gets applied has an opportunity to become wisdom.” – Chris Hogan

“When people ask me, ‘Hogan, how are you?’ I say I'm focused and not finished. That means I'm focused on what I want. And I'm not finished yet.” – Chris Hogan

“I want us to focus on the spirit of gratitude. It's so easy to get caught up on what we don't have. I think it's important for us to be aware of what we do.” – Chris Hogan

“It's hard to be hateful when you're grateful.” – Chris Hogan

 

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Apr 14, 2020
REALTORS® Make A Stand On Capitol Hill – an Interview with Shannon McGahn #207
29:21

 In times of crisis, it’s reassuring to know that you have good people in your corner. In a continuation of a series with the leadership of NAR, Brian interviews Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Association of REALTORS®. Brian and Shannon discuss how the organization is representing the interests of the real estate industry on Capitol Hill during the Coronavirus crisis. Topics discussed include how pandemic unemployment assistance can help those who need it; why cash flow is so important to real estate and how the pushback of the tax deadline to July 15 will help the industry; and how lending institutions can service small business with loans.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How NAR represents REALTORS® in Washington.
  • How the recent CARES Act will help the industry.
  • What the next round of legislation holds.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Episode 205, Leading in a Crisis – an Interview with NAR President Vince Malta

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“For all the talk of a broken and partisan Washington, when this sudden crisis hit, Congress acted in an overwhelmingly quick and bipartisan problem-solving way and our job is to work with them in that fashion.” – Shannon McGahn

“NAR jumped to action to ensure that our members, property owners and the industry were all well represented in this response.” – Shannon McGahn

“What makes REALTORS so effective on the Hill is that we’re not representing a special interest. We’re representing everyone’s interest. This is REALTOR members, property owners, consumers, the industry and the business as a whole.” – Shannon McGahn

“It’s our intention to continue working with lawmakers to ensure that, as we get out of the crisis and into recovery, that we can see that real estate plays a big picture there.” – Shannon McGahn

“I must say that I have had great responsiveness from all of our contacts on the Hill. They are looking for every way possible to help shake out any of these funds within the economy.” – Shannon McGahn

“We’re self-employed. And it’s just good to know we’re not all by ourselves.” – Brian Buffini

“Observers who were closely following the 1031 issues are encouraged to see that we might see some relief and guidance in the next week or two.” – Shannon McGahn

“We work with people. So, as long as you respect the people and the process that they have to go through to come up with their decisions and to implement them, then you’re going to have a better understanding of how those laws are enacted.” – Shannon McGahn

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Apr 09, 2020
The Pursuit of Happiness in Uncertain Times with Shawn Achor #206
35:03

I think happiness in great times is a luxury item. I think, right now, optimism, happiness becomes one of those essentials - the necessities that we absolutely need.” Shawn Achor

 How can we be happy, even in challenging times? In this episode, Brian interviews happiness expert Shawn Achor to discover how we can create happiness, spread it to other people and use it as an advantage in our lives. Topics discussed include how a crisis can deepen our social bonds and give us meaning, how people can understand their own potential and where potential, success and happiness intersect.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to process this crisis and have a happier and more productive outcome.
  • How a shift in mindset and behavior can help you change course in difficult times.
  • The five seeds of potential that help people thrive in crisis.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Shawn Achor’s TED Talk

PBS Special: The Happiness Advantage

“The Happiness Advantage,” by Shawn Achor

“Big Potential,” by Shawn Achor

“Mere Christianity,” by C.S. Lewis

“The Great Divorce,” by C.S. Lewis

Wilbur Smith, author

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“While it is unprecedented that we've never shut down the world because of a global pandemic ever, what isn't unprecedented is the fact that humans have gone through crises and overcome them.” – Shawn Achor

“What we have great precedent for is that humans overcome challenges and crises in the exact same way. Eventually, the turning point comes when people are able to raise their levels of optimism, social connection, refine the meaning that they have within their work, and be able to restart that forward progress.” – Shawn Achor

“People think happiness is connected to whimsy. This is a toughness. This is a determination. This is a resolve. It's a spirit. It's mind and heart.” – Brian Buffini

“I think people are going to become more grateful because convenience has been taken out of our life.” – Brian Buffini

“People are either going to get bitter or better at this time.” – Brian Buffini

“The mindset shift I'm hoping people make is not ‘How do I get out of this crisis myself? How do I hunker down? How do I solve this?’ But rather, ‘How do I create an interconnected pursuit of happiness and success within my life?’” – Shawn Achor

“The geometry of the challenges in your life are constantly in flux, based upon whether or not you think you're alone, or with other people overcoming a challenge.” – Shawn Achor

“I want to move away from a self-help approach to happiness.” – Shawn Achor

“The greatest predictors of our long-term levels of happiness right now are other people.” – Shawn Achor

“When somebody's going through a challenge, optimism doesn't shield them from it. But optimism and social connection cause them to become more adaptive to get out of that quicker.” – Shawn Achor

“The crisis actually gives us something meaningful to bond around.” – Shawn Achor

“People have these seeds of untapped potential that they oftentimes don't even know that they could cause to flourish, or they don't have the time for.” – Shawn Achor

“If the height of your potential is predicted by the people around you, we need to find some way of lifting them up right now.” – Shawn Achor

“There's ways to find growth in the midst of a challenge.” – Shawn Achor

“Sometimes you have to get away from what you have that's comfortable to go after what's great.”  – Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 07, 2020
Leading in a Crisis - an Interview with NAR President Vince Malta #205
25:34

“One thing is for sure. We're going to survive this and we're going to be stronger at the other end as an industry.” – Vince Malta

In these uncertain times, real estate professionals are experiencing unprecedented challenges on a national level. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews NAR President Vince Malta about how the community can weather the Coronavirus pandemic and have confidence in the future. Topics discussed include how the home market will recover; why staying informed, keeping educated and getting trained is vital; and how virtual advances might streamline transactions.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How NAR is currently advocating on behalf of the industry.
  • How the recent $2 trillion CARE relief package will help the real estate business.
  • Why Realtors’ value proposition is more important than ever.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Buffini Bonus Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce infographic

National Association of REALTORS®

NAR Right Tools Right Now

Realtor hotline: 1 800 874 6500

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Home is very important to me right now. I really appreciate my home, this place I call home, a lot more these days.” – Vince Malta

“I think people have a greater affection for their home. I think they have a greater affection for the people who made their home possible.” – Brian Buffini

“I think when we come out of this, there will be a great pent-up demand in the home business.” – Brian Buffini

“We saw that after 9/11…people really looked at home as their safe haven and so they invested a lot more in their home or they invested in a home.” – Vince Malta

“I think that we're all going to get our home in order when this passes for sure. And there'll be good opportunity to do so.” – Vince Malta

“Many markets in the United States are still doing a lot of buying and selling of homes right now.” – Vince Malta

“One thing I find with Realtors is they're so resilient. And they're so adaptable. And that's what they are doing right now. They're finding ways that they could help their clients either market their property or help them prepare for what they're going to do or providing them the latest information regarding Covid 19 through this crisis, and so that is, I think so great about our Realtor community. They make things work in sometimes the most adverse situations.” – Vince Malta

“Stay up to date with the latest information.” – Vince Malta

“This is a time to really reflect and look inward in a sense as to how you need to perhaps redesign your business model. Educate yourself. This is the time to take and do those things.” – Vince Malta

“You're going to be in a situation where you might want to do 12 months’ worth of business in about 9 months’ worth of work. And so, now's the time to do training.” – Brian Buffini

“Now's the time to be a voice of value in the marketplace.” – Brian Buffini

“Your expertise is needed more now than ever.” – Vince Malta

“Some online providers have pulled back their services because of what's been going on, such as iBuying programs, etc. So I think that there'll be a great need for real estate services as we move forward.” – Vince Malta

“That value proposition is going to be extremely important as we move forward. And I think that Realtors will be able to express that value proposition so greatly as they're guiding people through this post Covid-19.” – Vince Malta

“You’ve got to take the ‘self’ out of being self-employed, I think it's important to connect as a community, connect with fellow agents, connect with your broker. – Brian Buffini

“Some blessings always come out of these trials.” – Brian Buffini

“Realtors aren't going anywhere. We're here for the long haul. We're here to serve.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 02, 2020
Dare to Be Great in the Middle of a Crisis #204
28:45

When things get hot, I get cool.” Brian Buffini

In times of crisis, we must dare to be great. In this episode, Brian explains how to deal with challenges and assist others in these unprecedented times. With military tips for developing discipline, as well as inspirational stories, how-tos and quotes, this episode will help you be fired up, steady and secure, now and into the future.  

 

 YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to practice Discipline.
  • How to enhance your Attitude.
  • How to Relax.
  • How to Energize.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Episode 198, Start Slow, Finish Fast – an Interview with Hal Higdon

The Pray App

Headspace

“Attitude,” a poem by Charles R. Swindoll

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible.” – Lou Holtz

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.”  – President Abraham Lincoln

“Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.” – Jim Rohn

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” –  Charles R. Swindoll  

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“If you can’t energize others, you can’t be a leader.” – Jack Welch

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” – Psalm 23

 

 

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Mar 31, 2020
A Home for the Brave - an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery #203
26:15

You can’t be free, unless you’re brave. It’s on every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet that says ‘In God We Trust.’” Dr. Carson

As a cornerstone of the American Dream, homeownership means even more to people in these unprecedented times. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews Dr. Ben Carson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner to get an insight into how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect the housing market. Topics discussed include why health and housing go hand in hand; how the housing market as a whole is currently holding up; and what homeowners can do if they’re struggling to keep up with mortgage payments. Read transcript for “A Home of the Brave - an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery #203.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • If any changes to FHA underwriting guidelines are coming.
  • How the ongoing housing shortage will impact first-time buyers and renters
  • How the real estate community can support fair housing programs.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“This too will pass; people need to understand. It will come and it will go.” – Dr. Carson

“We have to recognize that, by shutting down the whole country, we also have some significant economic consequences. So, we’re going to have to fashion solutions that take everything into account. We don’t want to destroy one area to say that we’ve succeeded in another area.” – Dr. Carson

“People should understand that each one of us plays a significant role.” – Dr. Carson

“People must take the social distancing very seriously.” – Dr. Carson

“Act as if you have the virus at all times, and you’ll do the right thing.” – Brian Buffini

“Having a place that you can call your own, a place that you can go to and be supported – you can’t put a value on that. It’s so vitally important. That peace of mind allows you to grow and to plan.” – Dr. Carson

“Homeownership is the number one mechanism of wealth accumulation in this nation.” – Dr. Carson

“It’s very important for people to understand that we’re in a radically different place going into this crisis than we were with the mortgage crisis.” – Brian Buffini

“This is a blip. This too will pass. The fundamentals remain the same; they are still strong.” – Dr. Carson

“I think once this is all over, you’re going to see a continuation of improvement in the market.” – Dr. Carson

“We do still have shortages of course, in particular with existing homes and it’s going to take a while for us to rectify that situation, but it’s all moving in the right direction.” – Dr. Carson

“While none of us wanted this to happen and hope it ends quickly, thankfully it’s during a rather strong housing market.” – Commissioner Montgomery

“The key thing we want to make sure that people understand is that no-one should lose their home as a result of this.” – “Commissioner Montgomery

“We wanted to stop in their tracks any foreclosures or evictions that were going on. But we also wanted to emphasize to people that we have a relationship with the services and we asked them to exercise forbearance.” – Dr Carson

“If you foresee an issue with your mortgage payment, you need to contact your servicer and they will work with you.” – Dr. Carson

“You still have to contact your lender if you think you’re going to miss a payment or get behind on a payment.” – Brian Buffini

“People should not be embarrassed. Recognize that this is a widespread problem. Your neighbor may look like they’re very prosperous, but really they’re thinking the same thing you are.” – Dr. Carson

“We recognize that we have an obligation to the people that we serve and we’re going to make sure it is fulfilled.” – Dr. Carson

“This has come to pass; it hasn’t come to stay.” – Beverly Buffini

“We want to be the voice of steady and calm.” – Commissioner Montgomery

“People are just reaching out. For the most part, we Americans are peaceful people who care about their neighbor.” – Dr. Carson

“It’s so important for us to recognize to not allow ourselves to be changed by the purveyors of hatred and division.” – Dr. Carson

“The words (of encouragement) are already there. They’re in our pledge of allegiance – one nation under God.” – Dr. Carson

“It’s in our national anthem, at the end of that first stanza, where it says the land of the free and the home of the brave. You can’t be free, unless you’re brave. It’s on every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet that says ‘In God We Trust.’” – Dr. Carson

“It doesn’t matter what your faith is. Godly principles of loving your fellow man, caring about your neighbour, developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people round you, having values and principles that govern your life. That’s who we are and, if we do that, there is no issue that can conquer us a people.” – Dr. Carson

 

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Mar 26, 2020
Lessons from the Ashes #202
45:13

Lessons are coming, and better days lie ahead.” Brian Buffini

How do you make a comeback after experiencing a trial, a setback or a difficulty? In this episode, Brian explains how he handled a series of life crises in a way that made his relationships better, his family stronger and his business more prosperous. Topics discussed include how Buffini & Company survived the impact of the last recession, how Brian’s family coped when their home was destroyed by a wildfire and how Brian himself endured his own serious health issues.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How the fire of a crisis can refine, purify and increase your value.
  • How you can begin anew.
  • How you can simplify your life.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“My Way,” by Frank Sinatra

“I Get Knocked Down,” by Chumbawamba

“Cool Hand Luke,” movie

“The Color Purple,” movie

“God is Trying to Tell You Something,” song

“Amazing Grace,” by Wintley Phipps

“How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

“The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason

“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

“The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“How do we become more valuable as human beings? Through these trials and through the intense heat of life, the impurities get burned off.”  – Brian Buffini

“It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given.” – Wintley Phipps

“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil and they let us see what we’re made of.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Circumstances do not make the man; they reveal him.” – James Allen

“Removing impurities in the human heart, that hurts. And it’s the kind of personal growth that nobody wants.” – Brian Buffini

“When you actively engage in gradually refining yourself, you retreat from your lazy ways of covering yourself or making excuses.” – Epictetus

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life is too short to get caught up in the tragedies of the past.”  – Brian Buffini

“Procrastination is the silent killer. Act now.” – Brian Buffini

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.” – Socrates

“And let us not grow weary of doing good. For in due season we will reap if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

“Whatever you’re dealing with, I just hope you keep your chin up, keep your hopes up, keep your eyes up, look up, pray up, fellowship up and keep up and you’ll be just fine.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 24, 2020
This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun #201
36:23

“It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. Yun

 

In these uncertain times, it’s vital to arm yourself with facts so you can prepare for and deal with any challenges. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun and gets his take on how the economy and the housing market will be affected by the Coronavirus. Replacing fear with facts, this content will help you navigate this difficult time for our country, our world and specifically our marketplace.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:
• How fluctuations in the economy will impact the real estate market.
• If the Spring selling season will be pushed back into Summer.
• Why the economy and the real estate industry will bounce back.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“We have faced many, many different crises in the past as a country.” – Brian Buffini

“Housing is on very solid ground, yet we are running into this economic quarantine ... that is shutting down the economy temporarily.” – Dr. Yun

“The banking industry is in a completely different spot than it was going into the last recession.” – Brian Buffini

“No matter what, this is going to be a shorter-term situation than what we faced with the last recession.” – Brian Buffini

“If it is of short duration, one can anticipate quite a strong real estate rebound after say one or two months of somewhat of a lacklustre activity.” – Dr. Yun

“We had a housing shortage going into this virus situation. And if the duration of this virus negative impact is short … we’ll run into the housing shortage right away again.” – Dr. Yun

“If you don’t sell, you haven’t lost anything.” – Brian Buffini

“In this time of crisis, the one place that people had to go to for their safe haven was their home. Their homes became their shelter, their comfort, their lifeboat.” – Brian Buffini

“If it (the economic shutdown) is of short duration, it will be just a delayed Spring buying season. It could be in August or September when we see that normal Spring buying season occur.” – Dr. Yun

“If there is a short duration Coronavirus impact, then we will see a fairly robust late Summer going into Fall home sales market.” – Dr. Yun

“It’s almost impossible to project at this stage…Data is a rear-view mirror.” – Brian Buffini

“It seems to me that, as we get ready, there will be a pent-up demand.” – Brian Buffini

“It seems like the real estate business as a huge sector of the economy is actually poised to still perform pretty well.” – Brian Buffini

“Housing is on very solid ground if we were to go into a recession.” – Dr. Yun

“Real estate is always going to be this safe haven where people are putting their investment.” – Brian Buffini

“In many ways, we’re well set up for this crisis on a major level.” – Brian Buffini

“The fact that we are in a very accommodating monetary policy means mortgage rates will be at historic lows. The most recent data shows about 3.3 percent. It could even go down to 3 percent.” – Dr. Yun

“Half of Americans don’t have any exposure to the stock market, so they’re just looking at the low mortgage rates.” – Dr. Yun

“Once the all-clear signal is addressed to say the virus situation is over, I think we’re going to see a great robust rebound in people searching for homes.” – Dr. Yun

“People need to be reminded to be resourceful.” – Dr. Yun

“Stay at home, but if you’re staying at home, how can you be resourceful?” – Dr. Yun

“I would like to see more home building activity come onto the market once we go past this crisis.” – Dr. Yun

“If one feels that their job is secure, and many jobs are…take advantage of the record-low mortgage rates” – Dr. Yun

“Maybe there are less buyers out in the market during the crisis, which means there’s less competition and better price negotiation potential.” – Dr. Yun

“Right now, home is the only safe place that you know you have.” – Brian Buffini

“There will be more people working at home…so we may actually begin to see more people wanting to search for different homes to fit their lifestyle a little better.” – Dr. Yun

“The housing market has a huge potential for growth.” – Dr. Yun

“Over the next five years, probably four of those five years will be an improving year.” – Dr. Yun

“People who are planning for the future long term in real estate, they will do well.” – Dr. Yun

“When you have a bit of a longer-term perspective, it seems to take you out of the short-term panic.” – Brian Buffini

“The sky is not falling. This is a difficult time. In many ways, this could be our finest hour.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. Yun

“Even if it takes a little longer to contain it, there is such a solid fundamental for the real estate market, things will play out very well over the long haul.” – Dr. Yun

 

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Mar 19, 2020
As a Man Thinketh #200
01:01:41

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” – James Allen

 

In the 1903 classic “As a Man Thinketh,” James Allen explains why we are what we think. In this episode, Brian reads the full text of the book and reflects on why this powerful treatise on thought has had such a profound impact on his own thinking and habits. With principles that are still as relevant today as they were over 100 years ago, this book demonstrates how our thoughts mold and direct our lives.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The effect of thought on circumstances.
  • The link between thought and purpose.
  • The power of serenity.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.” – James Allen

“A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it.” – James Allen

“Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.” – James Allen

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen

“Victories attained by right thought can only be maintained by watchfulness. Many give way when success is assured and rapidly fall back into failure.” – James Allen

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” – James Allen

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.” – James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen

 

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Mar 17, 2020
No Plan B #199
25:33

I would rather fail massively pursuing the desires of my heart, what I know to be true as a Plan A, than be safely snug at home suffering with the existence of Plan B.” Brian Buffini

 

It is perceived wisdom that it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B, just in case Plan A doesn’t work out. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explains why this is false thinking and why focusing on and decisively working towards what you really want is the best plan of all.   

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • To focus on your wins.
  • The importance of being decisive.
  • When to take action.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summi

Episode 025, The Power of a Made-Up Mind

“Decisive,” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Stubborn is bad when it’s connected to pride. Stubborn is great when it’s connected to resolve.” – Brian Buffini

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill

“Short-term emotions make for really bad long-term decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“To double your net worth, double your self-worth because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.” – Robin Sharma.

“I believe formal education can make you a good living. I believe self-education can make you a fortune.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 10, 2020
Start Slow, Finish Fast – an Interview with Hal Higdon #198
28:31

Keep going. Start slow and finish fast.” Hal Higdon

Renowned runner, author and coach Hal Higdon has helped more people run longer distances that anybody else in the world. In this episode, Brian interviews Hal about the unique system he developed to help millions of average, everyday people train to run long distances.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How Hal developed his transformative training methodology.
  • Why that methodology works not only for running, but for life and business too.
  • How to set a goal, stay motivated and be consistent.

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“Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide,” by Hal Higdon

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“One of the most important things is to establish a goal. Know where you’re going to be long range – whether it’s a few months from now or a few years from now – and work towards that goal.” – Hal Higdon

“Don’t do it alone.” – Hal Higdon

“Learn from other people. Learn from other runners and enjoy life.” – Hal Higdon

“You have to continue to motivate yourself on a daily basis and keep in mind the amount of the goal.” – Hal Higdon

“It’s not how hard you train but that you continue to train over a long, long period of time.” – Hal Higdon

“Consistency is the real key in doing anything.” – Hal Higdon

“You’re born with talent to do something.” – Hal Higdon

 

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Mar 03, 2020
Your Questions on Money Matters and More #197
31:30

“I never met a piece of real estate I didn’t like.” – Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been teaching on finance for over three decades. In this episode, Brian answers financial questions live on air from Insiders, as well as questions submitted to the online Ask Brian platform. Topics discussed include giving with balance, aligning different financial philosophies and investing to build wealth.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to give while still reaching your financial goals.
  • How to be more intentional and focused in what you do.
  • How to make a fortune with your investment strategies.

 

Please remember that while Brian has great insights to share, he can’t know your unique situation or what specific advice might apply best to you. You should always consult your professional advisors before making any financial or investment decisions.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Finding Chika,” by Mitch Albom

“Becoming Warren Buffet,” movie

“Inside Bill’s Brain,” movie

Episode #136, “The Brian Buffini Show”

Episode #054, The Brian Buffini Show”

  

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

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

“You don’t give to get, but you do get because you give.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to go after it with everything you’ve got. There’s a life and death struggle to every entrepreneur.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate is the fairest business there is because everything you put into it is what you get out of it.” Brian Buffini

“Investment real estate is another job; it’s another business and you have to view it as such.” Brian Buffini

 

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Feb 25, 2020
Swim with Walter Bond #196
33:38

You’re not truly successful, you’re not truly the great white, until you take others with you.” Walter Bond

In business, success is often measured by the ability to beat the competition. However, to really achieve lasting success and make a difference in the world, you must work with, not against, other people. In this episode, Brian interviews former NBA star Walter Bond about his impactful new book, “Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentorship and Next Level Success.” Walter explains why we should apply the principles of collaboration used by sharks in the ocean to connect with and learn from others in order to really succeed.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The Sacred Six lessons of the shark.
  • How to build a network of helpers and avoid parasites.
  • Why your mistakes do not define you and how you can keep moving forward.

You will also hear the two gentlemen reminisce about when Walter was a guest speaker at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit. This event is designed to inspire, motivate and help unlock the best version of you. Catch Brian live and hear from more dynamic speakers at MasterMind Summit 2020, August 2 – 4 in San Diego.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 114, The Brian Buffini Show

“Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentorship and Next Level Success,” by Walter Bond

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Great coaches develop their players.”  – Walter Bond

“Keep moving forward. Your biggest trials and tribulations can come back to be your biggest blessings if you move forward and learn from your mistakes.” – Walter Bond

“If you want to be at the top of your food chain, it’s going to require you to think positive and it’s going to require you to focus on the most important things that are going to make you successful.” – Walter Bond

“We become what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle

“You’re not truly successful, you’re not truly the great white, until you take others with you.” – Walter Bond

 

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Feb 18, 2020
How to Have a Healthy Ego #195
30:34

When you become your own best friend, you’ll find yourself becoming a better friend to everyone in your life.” Brian Buffini

 

An Ego by definition is “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.” When we have an unhealthy ego, full of pride or low self-esteem, we become our own worst enemy — undermining our good efforts and damaging our relationships. In this episode, Brian explains how to cultivate a healthy ego so that you can stop self-sabotaging and become your own best friend and most valuable asset.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to have a loving sense of self.
  • Why resiliency is so important.
  • How to solve problems with a fresh perspective.
  • Why the capacity to develop relationships is key.
  • Why a sense of meaning and purpose is vital in life.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D.

“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” by Angela Duckworth

“How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

“Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor E. Frankl

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A person can only go and grow their business as far as they go and grow themselves.” – Brian Buffini

“You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first.” – Mr. Rogers

“Failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis

“A healthy ego ultimately has a sense of meaning and purpose that will leave a legacy.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Feb 11, 2020
Timeless Lessons from the Greatest Salesman #194
21:27

Like the laws of nature, the laws of gravity and the laws of physics, the true principles of success have been with us for thousands of years.” Og Mandino

 

In this fast-paced world, we often look for quick fixes and easy solutions for success and are blind to the old principles that always work. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explores some of the timeless lessons of success he has learned from his mentor and the greatest salesman in the world, Og Mandino.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why life is a game.
  • Why you must embrace failure if you want to succeed.
  • Why you never need to go it alone.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

“I’ll Cry Tomorrow,” by Lillian Roth

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Like the laws of nature, the laws of gravity and the laws of physics, the true principles of success have been with us for thousands of years.” – Og Mandino

“The most important secret of success that I had to learn the hard way is that life is a game. And you can’t play in that game with any chance at all of winning unless you know the rules.” – Og Mandino

“We want to be a pro at the game of life.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to succeed, you have got to learn to live with failure.” – Og Mandino

“One of the key ingredients to success is how you embrace the seasons and the experiences of failure and turn them into your gift.” – Brian Buffini

“No man or woman is an island. Success can absolutely not be achieved alone. There is no such thing as a self-made man or a self-made woman. All of us need help to achieve, to grow or to recover from a disaster.” – Og Mandino

 

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Feb 04, 2020
The Culture Code with Daniel Coyle #193
27:53

Most groups add up to less than the sum of their parts but, in great cultures, people add up to more.” Daniel Coyle

Culture is the most powerful force driving a group’s performance. In this episode, Brian interviews author Daniel Coyle about his book, “The Culture Code.” Daniel explains where great culture comes from and teaches how to build and sustain culture in a big, small or even family group. 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • 3 main skills to build a phenomenal culture.
  • What makes a culture successful.
  • How culture influences performance in the workplace.

You will also hear the two gentlemen reminisce when Daniel was a guest speaker at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit. This event is designed to inspire, motivate and help unlock the best version of you. Catch Brian live and hear from more dynamic speakers at MasterMind Summit 2020, August 2 – 4 in San Diego.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Talent Code,” by Daniel Coyle

“The Culture Code,” by Daniel Coyle

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

“The Right Stuff,” by Tom Wolfe

 

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Groups that are tightly connected, groups that have got that bond, that chemistry, end up performing better.” – Daniel Coyle

“Any culture can succeed when the waters are calm, but it is when there is a crisis that cultures are truly tested.” – Daniel Coyle

“The culture you really control is the 15 feet around you.” – Daniel Coyle

“Be patient, human behavior is hard to change.” – Daniel Coyle

 

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Jan 28, 2020
Creating Your Zihuatanejo #192
37:51

“Zihuatanejo is ultimately a state of mind.” – Brian Buffini

When it comes to creating more peace and joy in our lives, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s The Peak Experience, Brian teaches how to create a vision of your own Zihuatanejo, just as the character Andy Dufresne did in “The Shawshank Redemption.”

At the end of this episode, Brian walks the audience through a writing exercise for creating their own Zihuatanejo. Our team has put together a resource to help you do the very same. Click the button below to grab it!

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • To set inspiring goals.
  • To work on personal growth and self-development.
  • To follow the money rules.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Shawshank Redemption” movie
The Peak Experience 2020

 

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“It takes an awful lot of work to get to simple.” – Brian Buffini

“If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” – Walt Disney

“You can be of service to someone else. And, oh by the way, as you shine a light to someone else’s path, it will be a light to your own.” – Brian Buffini

“Disciplines and habits are positive new patterns you choose to establish.” – Brian Buffini

“Every dream has a process and a price tag.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jan 21, 2020
Do the Hustle #191
24:41

If you want to be a force for good, you’ve got to have a force for action.” Brian Buffini

In today’s extremely distracted and unfocused world, many people are just going through the motions. Instead of taking meaningful action to get on track for success, they get stuck because they lack ‘hustle.’  In this episode, Brian explains what it means to hustle and shares how it has been one of the key ingredients in his own journey to success.

 

YOU WILL LEARN WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO:

  • Pick up the pace.
  • Create a sense of urgency.
  • Increase the heat, without burning out.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Do the Hustle” song

“The Power of Full Engagement”

 

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I’ve always felt that I was a man of average talent, but I don’t think I’m a person of average hustle.” – Brian Buffini

“We don’t want to just be busy with activity. There’s a big difference between productivity and activity.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to be a force for good, you’ve got to have a force for action.” – Brian Buffini

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” – Jim Rohn

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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Jan 14, 2020
Begin #190
28:57

Summary: I believe success is a series of new beginnings.” — Brian Buffini

Do you want to improve your life this year? In this episode, Brian explains how, even when faced with difficulties, this can be your best year yet if you analyze what holds you back, get consistent and become effective. If you want to launch into the new year in the right way, then don’t miss this episode! Interested in making 2020 your best year ever? Check out Buffini & Company Master Class and learn from industry legend Brian Buffini and more!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“The mistake that many people make is they want a cataclysmic change from the previous year.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe success is a series of new beginnings.” — Brian Buffini

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“If you keep improving over a period of time, it becomes radical.” — Brian Buffini

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” — Tom Landry

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —  Abraham Lincoln

“To build trust with another human being, be consistent.” — Brian Buffini

“Here’s the key component in achievement. You need to build trust with yourself. The only way you’re going to build trust with yourself is to be consistent.” — Brian Buffini

“Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.” — Horace Smith

“A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.” — Mark Twain

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

“You’re not a quitter.” — Brian Buffini

“A quitter is somebody who gives up permanently…the key is to keep getting back in the game.” — Brian Buffini

“When life gets in the way, our goals and our plans can go out the window.” — Brian Buffini

“Life is always going to happen.” — Brian Buffini

“Never miss twice. If you miss one day, try to get back on track as quickly as possible.”  — James Clear

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.” — George Bernard Shaw

“When I’ve learned a lesson the hard way, I don’t plan on learning that lesson again.” — Brian Buffini

“We’ve all got to be doers.” — Brian Buffini

“You can be very active, but not very productive.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to become a reader, leave a book on your pillow.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Episode 182, "The Brian Buffini Show"

"Atomic Habits" by James Clear

“Tiny Habits” by BJ Fogg

Buffini & Company Master Class

 

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Jan 07, 2020
Your Questions on Mindsets, Motivation and Methodologies #189
28:31

Keep doing, keep trying and keep analyzing.” – Brian Buffini

No matter where you are on the path to success, there’s always more to learn. In this episode, Brian answers questions on personal growth from Buffini Insiders. Topics discussed include how to untap your potential, find your true purpose and stay motivated. If you want to expand your thinking and keep growing, then this podcast is a must!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“When you’re totally free, you can be in bondage.” – Brian Buffini

“The best way to analyze your personal growth is to journal.” – Brian Buffini

“Along the way, life leaves little clues.” – Brian Buffini

“You want to find out the little things that mean the most to you.” – Brian Buffini

“A purpose can also be made up of a series of things.” – Brian Buffini

“There’s different seasons, there’s different reasons, there’s different places on the journey.” – Brian Buffini

“Find out what gives you that tuning fork moment.” – Brian Buffini

“Keep doing, keep trying and keep analyzing.” – Brian Buffini

“Follow the breadcrumbs.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Sometimes the tank runs empty.” – Brian Buffini

“Motivation is one day at a time. Success is one day at a time. Relationships are one day at a time. Business is one day at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to have the long-term vision…but success is one day at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“All organization breaks down into prioritization and systemization.” – Brian Buffini

“It gets down to first things first. What are the non-negotiables?” – Brian Buffini

“It’s always good to develop a ‘do not disturb’ sign for your forehead!” – Brian Buffini

“The worst feeling in the world is ‘I can’t win.’” – Brian Buffini

“I felt compelled once I had the chance to help people.” – Brian Buffini

“Often, out of your pain comes your purpose.” – Brian Buffini

“Along with the dream come a few nightmares!” – Brian Buffini

“Embracing the grind is the characteristic of the highest achievers.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 31, 2019
‘Tis the Season #188
24:00

Don’t forget where you’ve come from this year and also savor what you’ve achieved.” — Brian Buffini

Every Christmas, Brian gives himself a gift that has been vital to the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success throughout his career. In this episode, he explains how, between Christmas and New Year, he takes the time to reflect, reorganize and reload. You’ll learn three ways to get ready for the new year. As a Buffini Insider perk, we wanted to gift you with a worksheet, ‘Tis the Season,  that will provide you a space to reflect, reorganize and reload. Follow along and put your year into perspective, identify your true priorities and refocus on your goals. If you want to start the year with all guns blazing, then you won’t want to miss this episode! three ways to get ready for the new year and we wanted to gift you with a worksheet that will provide you a space to reflect, reorganize and reload.”

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“It’s very important that you don’t forget where you’ve come from, both in the long term and the short term.” — Brian Buffini

“The days are long and the years are short.” — Anonymous

“If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” — James Baldwin

“Don’t forget where you’ve come from this year and also savor what you’ve achieved.” Brian Buffini

“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

“Goals need to be in writing.” — Brian Buffini

“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

“Nothing holds a person accountable like another person. That is really where the magic happens.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 24, 2019
I Can. I Will. I Believe. with Beverly Buffini #187
39:54

We need to replace the ‘I can’t’ with an ‘I can’ so we can persevere in the moment.”
– Beverly Buffini

 

Life has highs and lows, and it can be difficult to persevere when times are tough. In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Beverly Buffini teaches the three affirmations that model the winning attitude and spirit of the Buffini family. Featuring Beverly’s personal stories of overcoming adversity, by the end of this episode you’ll be fired up to never quit, no matter what!

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” – Albert Schweitzer

“When we say ‘I can’t,’ we’re actually giving up.” – Beverly Buffini

“We need to replace the ‘I can’t’ with an ‘I can’ so we can persevere in the moment.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we give up, we develop the quitting muscle.” – Beverly Buffini

“When you feel like quitting…change your course and change your thinking.” – 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

“Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are, if you can’t see it yourself?” –Anonymous

“When you give up, you shatter your self-confidence.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we give up, we live with regret.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we want to quit, we have to push a little bit further because we never know what’s right underneath our feet.” – Beverly Buffini

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Stop, but then start again.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we persevere, we build the achievement muscle.” – Beverly Buffini

“We’ve intentionally raised our children to have a winning attitude.” – Beverly Buffini

“When you achieve, it’s contagious and it affects other people.” – Beverly Buffini

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”  – Thomas Carlyle

“When we persevere, we’re fitter for life.” – Beverly Buffini

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“When we persevere, we become an unstoppable person.” – Beverly Buffini

“Don’t say I wish, say I will.” – Beverly Buffini

“If you want to achieve your goals, you’ve got to write those goals down.” – Beverly Buffini

 

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Dec 17, 2019
Brian’s 2020 Bold Predictions #186
51:47

“My job is to point out what’s coming so that you can navigate and win.”– Brian Buffini

 Are you ready for what 2020 has in store? The real estate sector is undergoing a time of unprecedented change, and there will be more challenges in the year ahead. In this episode, Brian shares his bold predictions for the market in 2020 by using the most up-to-date research to cut through the clutter and analyze the state of the market, the industry and the agent. If you want to know what to expect, how to effectively and easily deal with upcoming changes and how to capitalize on future opportunities, then this podcast is for you!

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My job is to point out what’s coming so that you can navigate and win.” – Brian Buffini

“Buyers are more anxious than ever before. You have to be very confident, you have to be very reassuring and you’ve got to know your facts.” – Brian Buffini

“Talking to clients during negative news cycles – that’s what you’re going to have to become expert at.” – Brian Buffini

“As a pro, you need to be able to bring perspective. It needs to be based in truth; it needs to be based in fact. You need to be prepared for it; you need to get skilled for it.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate is being disrupted as we speak.”  – Brian Buffini

“The market will always find efficiencies.” – Brian Buffini

“Disruption can be a good thing.”  – Brian Buffini

“Disruption starts with unhappy customers, not technology. Technology is not something to be feared. It’s something that helps.” – Brian Buffini

“Disruption happens because unhappy customers happen…customers are not getting their needs met.” – Brian Buffini

“The key component is how we focus on our customers. This, to me, is a silent disruption to our industry.” – Brian Buffini

“The way to succeed? Get in the consumer game.” – Brian Buffini

“We all have to get back to the customer – that’s who our boss is, that’s who we work for.” – Brian Buffini

“Work on your skills…I have never seen agents this poorly trained, this poorly skilled.” – Brian Buffini

“The more we erode the skills, the more opportunity that arises for the truly skilled.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to hustle!” – Brian Buffini

“We want success without work, we want money without sacrifice – it’s just not the way the world works.” – Brian Buffini

“The most referable skill is negotiation.” – Brian Buffini

“If you create inventory, you can control your own business.” – Brian Buffini

“Superior is a discernible differentiation. Don’t just give people what they paid for...give everybody more than they paid for.” – Brian Buffini

“You can do this! If you have a desire to serve people, you can do it.” – Brian Buffini

“You can have a great business, you can have a great life and you can serve your customers in a fantastic way. That, ultimately, is the boldest prediction I have.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 10, 2019
I’m Not Really a Waitress – an Interview with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann #185
28:51

Be patient and be passionate.” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

From surviving the hardship of communist Hungary to becoming the living embodiment of the American Dream, OPI cofounder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is an extraordinary powerhouse in the beauty industry. In this episode, Brian interviews Suzi about her book, “I’m Not Really a Waitress,” - his favorite book of 2019 - and discovers the inspirational story behind The First Lady of Nails.   

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This country has opportunities like no place in the world.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I always wanted to control my own destiny.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You have a dream, you pursue that dream, you can achieve it.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“A business without a vision isn’t a business, it’s a pastime.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“There’ll be zigs and zags in the road, but you just continue on your path.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“It’s very important for grand success to have long-term vision.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Relationships are extremely important.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Today’s consumer wants to be part of the brand.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Free press is every bit as good as paid press.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Mistakes happen; you’ve got to move on.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you feel good about something, go for it. If your gut tells you yes, believe in yourself.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I feel as passionate today as when I started.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“My challenge was always ‘how do I do better than I did yesterday?’” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“The one thing I never forgot is where I came from…and I do not want to go back there.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Life is all about experiences…you learn from each one of them.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You’re only as good as the people who work for you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you delegate and give authority to people, they can do things better than you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Be patient and be passionate.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

 

Mentioned in this episode:

I’m Not Really a Waitress,” by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

 

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Dec 03, 2019
The 10 Vows of the Rich #184
42:45

Being broke is simply a state of your account being poor is a state of mind. You have to fix the mind and the account.” – Brian Buffini

What are the core differences between those who struggle financially and those who are millionaires? In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit, Brian dives into The 10 Vows of the Rich and explores the mindset, actions and disciplines of the rich, as inspired by Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story.” If you want to know how to have a rich life, then this podcast is for you!

“For our Buffini Insiders, we have a gift as a way to say thanks. Our team has put together an outline of the Vows of the Rich for you to keep and review often. This resource, along with the Ancient Scrolls for Success, are posted in Brian’s office and also in his home. He reviews them every morning and now you can do the same.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“What we’re looking for is a rich life.” – Brian Buffini

“One element of the rich life is finance.” – Brian Buffini

“Being broke is simply a state of your account – being poor is a state of mind. You have to fix the mind and the account.” – Brian Buffini

“Warren Buffet made 99 percent of his money after the age of 52.” – Brian Buffini

“Rags to riches is a common story in America…because the opportunity is here.” – Brian Buffini

“Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.” – Earl Nightingale

“If you have self-pity, then you are a victim. If you are a victim, you’re not in charge…you will not change your economic circumstances.” – Brian Buffini

“Those who maintain both a calendar and a to-do list are 289 percent more likely to be millionaires.” – Dr. Randall Bell

“Building relationships with people…is the best way to build a business. It’s also the best way to build a life.” – Brian Buffini

“Analyze your mistakes. You’ve already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.” – Tim Fargo

“I never dreamed about success; I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

“I’ve never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.” – Estee Lauder

“They say opportunity knocks? Let me tell you – distraction lays on the doorbell.” – Brian Buffini

“The only time you’re waiting is when you’re planning.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story,” by Og Mandino

From Now On”, from “The Greatest Showman”

 

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Nov 26, 2019
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

 

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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.” – 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 and renew your energy. 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 Wilslink #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

 

Mentioned in this episode

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

 

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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

Brian Buffini interviews Tom Ziglar, son of Zig Ziglar, about his new book, “Choose to Win.”

Mar 26, 2019
The Buffini Brothers on Business – Q&A with Brian and Dermot Buffini #146
44:11

A Q&A session with Brian and Dermot Buffini talking all things business.

Mar 19, 2019
All In to Win #145
51:59

Brian teaches how to succeed by having an "all in" attitude.

Mar 12, 2019
Building Your StoryBrand with Donald Miller #144
37:30

Brian interviews Donald Miller, best-selling author and CEO of StoryBrand.  

Mar 05, 2019
Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic #143
31:46

Brian interviews Nick Vujicic, founder of Life Without Limbs.

Feb 26, 2019
Five for Fighting – an Interview with John Ondrasik #142
42:28

Brian interviews Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting.

Feb 19, 2019
Manners Maketh Money #141
36:18

Learn how good manners can improve your life and your business.

Feb 12, 2019
Take a Bite Out of Life #140
34:42

Brian teaches you how to write a life-changing bucket list! You’ll learn how to turn your dreams into goals, how to create a powerful and inspiring bucket list, and so much more!

Feb 05, 2019
Getting on the Same Page – a Q&A with Brian and Beverly #139
55:59

Brian and Beverly Buffini answer questions about love, relationships, and family.

Jan 29, 2019
How to Be Mentally Tough #138
27:24

Brian teaches how to be mentally tough; how your patterns reveal where you need to grow, the powerful how-to’s that will increase your mental toughness, and more!

Jan 22, 2019
How to Have a Great 2019 #137
54:50

Leap into 2019!

Jan 15, 2019
Getting Fit – The Enlightened Savage Tells All #136
50:38

Brian Buffini interviews his personal trainer, Michael Stromsness.

Jan 08, 2019
How I Lost 30 Pounds and How You Can Too – an Interview with Angelo Poli #135
59:49

Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, interviews fitness and nutrition expert Angelo Poli.

Jan 01, 2019
The Precious Present #134
27:20

A Special Christmas Message from Brian Buffini

Dec 25, 2018
Your Bold Questions Answered #133
47:09

Q&A session from Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions #131

Dec 18, 2018
Mastering the Art of Sales #132
40:51

Tips and strategies for mastering the art of sales.

Dec 11, 2018
Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions #131
01:02:02

Learn what’s ahead and how to win in 2019

Dec 04, 2018
The Giver’s Guide to Greatness, Part 2 #130
32:16

More tips on giving your way to greatness with Brian Buffini and Joe Niego.

Nov 27, 2018
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Nov 20, 2018
The Giver’s Guide to Greatness, Part 1 #129
31:07

In this season of giving, Brian Buffini and Joe Niego reveal six of the top 10 ways to become giver in all areas of your life.

Nov 20, 2018
Budget or Busted #128
41:02

Brian Buffini tackles the most feared word in many households: Budget. He explains why you need one and offers tips to help you create one.

Nov 13, 2018
Feel Better Fast and Make It Last – an Interview with Dr. Daniel Amen #127
33:46

Dr. Daniel Amen – renowned author, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher and founder of Amen Clinics – shares tips on improving brain health.

Nov 06, 2018
Finding Your Golden Ticket #126
40:38

What’s your golden ticket? Brian Buffini shares insight from a beloved Roald Dahl classic to help you develop a hopeful mindset and live the good life.

Oct 30, 2018
Finish First - an Interview with Scott Hamilton #125
39:34

Olympic champion and broadcaster Scott Hamilton discusses the importance of competition and his latest book, “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything.”

Oct 23, 2018
Getting the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back #124
40:08

Brian Buffini shares seven smart hacks for defeating the amortization schedule and paying off your mortgage much sooner.

Oct 16, 2018
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – an Interview with Mitch Albom #123
33:10

Best-selling author, Mitch Albom, shares details about his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” and why mistakes are a matter of perspective.

Oct 09, 2018
The 5 Second Rule – an Interview with Mel Robbins #122
51:12

Best-selling author Mel Robbins discusses the 5 second rule and shares how to apply it in your daily life.

Oct 02, 2018
Living a Counter-Culture Lifestyle #121
36:09

Want to be happier? Brian Buffini shares how to banish the negativity of the status quo and live the good life.

Sep 25, 2018
You Are a Diamond #120
50:36

Find opportunity and long-term wealth by polishing your rough edges with personal growth.

Sep 18, 2018
The Third Option – An Interview with Pastor Miles McPherson #119
48:22

From NFL defensive back to pastor, Miles McPherson shares his journey to God and how to honor one another every day.

Sep 11, 2018
Rise Up to Serve #118
37:07

What’s the connection between service and purpose? According to Brian Buffini, one stems from the other.

Sep 04, 2018
Rise Up to Your Purpose #117
52:31

Brian Buffini shares how to live an on-purpose life in this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit®.

Aug 28, 2018
The Life & Times of a Traveling Businessman - an Interview with Mason Ludlow #116
45:22

In this Take Over Tuesday episode, retail and business expert Mason Ludlow shares how play and a commitment to serving others lead to success in business.

Aug 21, 2018
How to Be Resilient #115
45:05

Brian Buffini shares timeless tips for cultivating resiliency every day until you achieve success.

Aug 14, 2018
Bigger. Faster. Stronger – an interview with Walter Bond #114
41:57

Walter Bond, former NBA star and popular presenter, discusses how the right mindset and relationships lead you to success.

Aug 07, 2018
The Power of One Question – an interview with Ken Coleman #113
44:17

Ken Coleman, leadership expert and host of the EntreLeadership Podcast, shares tips for finding your sweet spot in business.

Jul 31, 2018
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life #112
54:53

Are your thoughts holding you back? Brian Buffini shares how to develop the personal and business philosophies that are crucial for success.

Jul 24, 2018
Developing Your Self-Belief #111
44:50

Brian Buffini tackles the #1 impediment to success—self-doubt—and offers strategies for improving your beliefs about yourself, your abilities and your future.

Jul 17, 2018
Money Rules – with David Bach, Author of The Automatic Millionaire #110
38:41

Financial expert David Bach answers questions from the audience of “The Peak Experience” and shares his tips for building wealth.

Jul 10, 2018
The 7 Steps to Redeem Your GOALden Ticket with Joe Niego #109
01:03:07

Joe Niego walks listeners through the seven phases of achieving goals and offers tips to make your life-enhancing goals a reality.

Jul 03, 2018
A Prescription for Your Success - with Dr. Pete Leddy #108
49:04

Renowned expert in human behavior, Pete Leddy, delves into the psychology of success and shares advice for thriving in business today.

Jun 26, 2018
The Nightingale Sings - with The First Lady of Transformation, Diana Nightingale #107
42:22

Diana Nightingale, wife of the personal development legend, Earl Nightingale, discusses Earl’s message and why it’s so important today.

Jun 19, 2018
Leading Your Life & Business – with Jon Gordon #106
01:02:12

Best-selling author and leadership expert, Jon Gordon, shares tips on how to cultivate positivity in business and in life.

Jun 12, 2018
How to Be Socially Savvy #105
48:13

Stand out from the competition by tapping into and improving your emotional intelligence and becoming more socially savvy.

Jun 05, 2018
The DNA of Success with One of America’s Top CEOs #104
39:53

Successful CEO of NuVasive, Greg Lucier shares his advice and strategies for achieving success and cultivating leadership qualities.

May 29, 2018
Starting a Business from Scratch #103
47:39

The three strategies new and experienced entrepreneurs should follow to build a thriving business from scratch.

May 22, 2018
The Rockefeller Way #102
27:49

Brian Buffini shares the 10 principles of oil industry tycoon and philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller and explains how they apply today.

May 15, 2018
Tough Times Never Last; Tough People Do – with Master Motivator, Les Brown #101
41:24

Les Brown shares his journey from humble beginnings to his rise as an in-demand speaker and how his mindset, motivation and methodologies helped him succeed

May 08, 2018
The Art of Talk: 100 episodes of The Brian Buffini Show #100
32:47

To celebrate the 100th episode of The Brian Buffini Show, producer David Lally shares the top takeaways from five past episodes.

May 01, 2018
Change Everything you Know about Marketing - with Scott Stratten #099
59:19

Unmarketing expert and best-selling author Scott Stratten shares tips for creating an engaged community of advocates using timeless principles.

Apr 24, 2018
How to Motivate Ourselves and Others #098
37:25

Staying motivated involves hard work every day. Brian Buffini shares how to maintain your motivation, no matter what life throws at you.

Apr 17, 2018
The Book that Made Me a Millionaire #097
41:54

Brian Buffini delves into “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason, the book whose lessons helped him achieve wealth.

Apr 10, 2018
Taking Note of Your Success #096
30:19

A personal note only takes a minute to write, but its impact is powerful. When written consistently, personal notes may be the secret to lasting success.

Apr 03, 2018
Coaching You Up—An Interview with Head Coach Dave McGhee #095
38:54

In this Take-Over Tuesday, Buffini & Company Vice President of Coaching, Dave McGhee gives the scoop in coaching and how a coach can help you achieve greater success in your business.

Mar 27, 2018
The Ancient Scrolls of Success #094
27:46

Brian Buffini shares 10 affirmations from Og Mandino’s bestselling book, The Greatest Salesman in the World.

Mar 20, 2018
How to Connect – an interview with Kevin Buffini #093
45:05

Kevin Buffini delves into the most common sales and communication styles and offers tips to help build relationships with the people in your life.

Mar 13, 2018
How to Turn the Worst of Times into the Best of Times #092
58:46

Brian Buffini explores the solution to develop an optimistic perspective in our changing times; that is, committing to America’s greatest export—personal growth

Mar 06, 2018
Your Business, Your Money, Your Mind – a snapshot of success from Takeover Tuesday #091
23:58

Dermot Buffini reflects on the lessons learned from interviews with Dave Liniger, Dave Ramsey and Mike Foster

Feb 27, 2018
Future Proof Your Business #090
35:05

Brian Buffini offers timeless tips to help you leverage the fundamentals and build a lasting business.

Feb 20, 2018
The 3 Biggest Threats to Your Success #089
31:26

Brian Buffini outlines the three biggest threats to success and offers tips to avoid them.

Feb 13, 2018
Be Fearless - an Interview with Carey Lohrenz, First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot #088
43:06

The first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, Carey Lohrenz shares her journey to the cockpit and offers tips to help you achieve success in the face of adversity.

Feb 06, 2018
The Unexpected Extras #087
27:53

Surprise your clients with the unexpected extras. Brian Buffini shares what they are and offers tips to help you incorporate them into your business.

Jan 30, 2018
The Big Idea for Small Business #086
35:09

Brian Buffini shares the key to building a lasting, successful small business.

Jan 23, 2018
Changing Your Game with Molly Fletcher #085
01:04:00

The female Jerry McGuire” Molly Fletcher shares how building strong relationships and helping others allowed her achieve her dream of becoming a successful sports agent.

Jan 16, 2018
From Broken to Blessed #084
56:36

Dynamic Buffini & Company speaker J’aime Nowak shares her successes and heartbreaks on her journey to becoming a top producing real estate professional and presenter.

Jan 09, 2018
Launching Your Year #083
42:37

Brian Buffini outlines three tips to help you launch your most successful year.

Jan 02, 2018
Lasso the Moon #082
33:50

What is the power of a dream? Brian Buffini examines this question and provides tips to turn our dreams into reality.

Dec 26, 2017
Wake Up and Live #081
42:08

Brian Buffini outlines the timeless wisdom of three personal development greats: Earl Nightingale, Maxwell Maltz and Dorothea Brande.

Dec 18, 2017
It is a Wonderful Life #080
58:12

Brian Buffini delves into the ultimate lesson of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life and offers tips to adapt it into every day life.

Dec 12, 2017
How to Win the Brain Game with Dr. David Levy #079
46:32

In this Takeover Tuesday, neurosurgeon and best-selling author, Dr. David Levy explains how to manage stress, especially in our fast-paced, tech-driven society.

Dec 05, 2017
Making Life Wonderful—with Beverly Buffini #078
47:32

Beverly Buffini shares her six timeless principles for creating and living a wonderful life.

Nov 28, 2017
Developing Your Heroic Characteristics #077
35:04

Brian Buffini delves further into Oz Dynamic and shares strategies for developing your own heroic characteristics.

Nov 21, 2017
Who’s Behind the Curtain #076
45:57

Brian Buffini explains the Oz Dynamic and shares how to tap into the strengths of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin man and the Lion.

Nov 14, 2017
Your Second Chance with Mike Foster #075
48:33

Best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur Mike Foster shares why self-care is important in leadership and in life.

Nov 07, 2017
Acres of Diamonds #074
40:41

Brian Buffini shares the lessons and timeless principles of a book that has greatly influenced him, “Acres of Diamonds” by Russell Conwell and explains how to apply them today.

Oct 31, 2017
You Go Girl – with Joetta Clark Diggs #073
45:50

Olympic track star Joetta Clark Diggs shares her journey to the Olympics four times and beyond.

Oct 24, 2017
Sales, Shoes and Shipping #072
41:37

Producer David Lally interviews Dermot Buffini about how a love for sales and service ultimately led him to the helm of North America’s largest coaching company.

Oct 17, 2017
Eat to Live with Joel Fuhrman #071
45:36

Best-selling author and nutritional expert, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. explains how nutrient-dense foods help heal the body and can prevent diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

Oct 10, 2017
A Star on Ice with Scott Hamilton #070
50:20

Olympian and philanthropist Scott Hamilton shares his story, from his journey to the Olympics to how skating provided the foundation for life.

Oct 03, 2017
Growing Up Ziglar – with Tom Ziglar #069
48:40

Tom Ziglar, son of the legendary motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, discusses his father, grief and the daily habits that are essential for success.

Sep 26, 2017
Tuesday with Mitch—An interview with author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom #068
01:00:37

Best-selling author Mitch Albom shares his story, from his start as a struggling sports writer to building a career sharing the human stories of sports underdogs.

Sep 19, 2017
An Interview with Brian Tracy—The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 2 #067
37:15

In part two, success expert and best-selling author Brian Tracy shares why habits are so critical to success.

Sep 12, 2017
An Interview with Brian Tracy—The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 1 #066
01:00:53

Personal development expert and best-selling author Brian Tracy shares his three top tips for achieving success and becoming a millionaire.

Sep 05, 2017
Speaking the Language of Miracles – with Lennox & Deanna Scott #065
57:45

How to maintain a positive mindset in the midst of life’s trials

Aug 29, 2017
How to Make it Big in America, Part 3 – Out of the Salt Shaker #064
30:40

Brian Buffini shares how to put the seven success traits into practice by combining your thoughts with your actions.

Aug 22, 2017
How to Make it Big in America, Part 2 – The 7 Traits to Make it Big #063
58:16

Brian Buffini shares the seven traits of successful emigrants who have made it big in America.

Aug 15, 2017
How to Make it Big in America, Part 1 – The 7 Obstacles that Hold you Back #062
59:54

Brian Buffini shares why the American Dream is alive and well in America and offers tips to attain it.

Aug 08, 2017
The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale #061
44:47

Earl Nightingale’s Gold-selling recording, “The Strangest Secret”

Aug 01, 2017
Staying Connected - with the Father of Modern Networking #060
50:25

Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and the “Father of Modern Networking” shares his tips for connecting in our tech-driven world.

Jul 25, 2017
Get organized now! The Most Organized Man in America – with Dr. Alex Lackey #059
01:00:24

Organization expert, Dr. Alex Lackey offers five tips to become better organized and become more efficient and productive.

Jul 18, 2017
Don’t Waste Time! Leave Annualized Thinking Behind – with Brian P. Moran #058
58:54

Brian Moran answers questions from Brian Buffini about ways to apply the 12 Week Year to business & life

Jul 11, 2017
Embracing the Dream – with Walter Schneider #057
45:11

President and co-founder of RE/MAX Integra, Walter Schneider shares his story, from the child of Austrian immigrants to the leader of RE/MAX’s largest brand

Jul 04, 2017
Next-Gen Life & Leadership Skills – with Darren Hardy #056
49:45

Darren Hardy shares his tips for thriving as a leader in our changing times.

Jun 27, 2017
The Rise of a Social Media Giant – with Shayne Sweeney #055
01:04:39

Dermot Buffini interviews Instagram engineer Shayne Sweeney about finding one’s passion and his journey to success.

Jun 20, 2017
Investing 101 with Brian’s Financial Brain Trust #054
50:04

Brian Buffini hosts a panel of financial and real estate experts to share timeless wealth-building tips.

Jun 13, 2017
Love is the Killer App – with Tim Sanders #053
53:02

Best-selling author and tech pioneer, Tim Sanders, discusses how sharing your knowledge, network and compassion can lead to success.

Jun 06, 2017
Understanding the Heart of a Champion with Anna Buffini #052
36:56

Anna Buffini, top-ranked equestrian and Brian’s daughter, delves into the making of a champion.

May 30, 2017
The Most Interesting Man in Real Estate #051
01:09:44

The rich and colorful story of real estate industry legend Rick DeLuca

May 23, 2017
Finishing Rich – with David Bach #050
51:22

Best-selling author, David Bach, offers timeless tips for taking control of your financial future.

May 16, 2017
How to Change Your Life Once & for All #049
46:46

Brian Buffini delves into the concept of change and outlines tips to help listeners make positive, lasting change.

May 09, 2017
Keeping the Glass Half Full – with Jon Gordon #048
42:25

Best-selling author, Jon Gordon, shares his tips for positive leadership.

May 02, 2017
Breaking Buffini #047
51:48

David Lally, producer of the Brian Buffini Show, puts Brian in the hot seat with your questions.

Apr 25, 2017
Acting Your Wage with Dave Ramsey #046
56:58

America’s personal finance guru shares the secrets to building long-term wealth.

Apr 18, 2017
Sweating the Small Stuff with Andy Andrews #045
36:03

Bestselling author, speaker and all-around inspiration, Andy Andrews shares raw and grounded wisdom on how to win at the little things so you can win in life.

Apr 11, 2017
Be the Exception #044
31:51

Darren Hardy's dogged and inspiring climb to the top to become the driving force behind SUCCESS magazine, a best-selling author, a much sought-after speaker, and general all-round renaissance man!

Apr 04, 2017
What’s Your Everest? #043
40:21

One of the world's greatest mountaineers – Alison Levine – shares how to keep going no matter what.

Mar 28, 2017
When You See Your Chance Take It #042
48:15

From serving burgers to serving as CEO of Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise.

Mar 21, 2017
Align, Unwind & Remember What Matters Most #041
01:08:04

In the quest for happiness it’s easy to end up disappointed, but when you learn how to align your values with your actions you can achieve what matters most.

Mar 14, 2017
Getting Caught Talking to Yourself #040
50:05

Best-selling author Shad Helmstetter explains how to reprogram negative self-talk in order to achieve success.

Mar 07, 2017
Billion Dollar Insights – an in-depth interview with Dave Liniger #039
47:56

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.

Feb 28, 2017
Episode 038: The NFL’s Little Engine that Could
01:03:59

NFL star, Justin Forsett shares his journey from poverty to professional football and explains the importance of service.

Feb 21, 2017
Episode 037: How to Love Your Life
39:09

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Brian Buffini offers tips to help you love your life.

Feb 14, 2017
Episode 036: The One Decision that Makes a Millionaire
01:00:21

Brian Buffini delves into the one decision that can help you build a fortune.

Feb 07, 2017
Episode 035: The Other Shore with Diana Nyad
01:08:13

Diana Nyad shares her inspirational story of achieving success after failure and why you should never give up on your dreams.

Jan 31, 2017
Episode 034: Everybody Needs a Coach
49:24

Brian Buffini outlines the three essentials of having a coach and explains why everyone needs one.

Jan 24, 2017
Episode 033: The Rest-Run Cycle
35:04

Brian Buffini explains why rest is vital to lasting success and offers tips to incorporate it into your business.

Jan 17, 2017
Episode 032: Behind the Scenes with Dermot Buffini
48:32

Brian Buffini interviews Dermot Buffini, CEO of the largest coaching and training organization in the US.

Jan 10, 2017
The 12 Week Year with Brian Moran #031
35:04

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.

Jan 03, 2017
Episode 030: ‘Tis the Season
25:12

Brian Buffini outlines why it’s important to reflect, reorganize and reload at the end of the year.

Dec 20, 2016
Episode 029: Building Your Happiness Plan
42:20

Brian Buffini breaks down the myths and misconceptions about happiness and offers tips to help you achieve happiness in 2017.

Dec 17, 2016
Episode 028: Cultivating an Unshakable Character
42:50

Brian Buffini welcomes special guest, Joe Niego, who outlines tips for developing good character, one choice at a time.

Dec 06, 2016
Episode 027: Gratitude: My Secret Ingredient for Success
41:40

In the spirit of season, Brian Buffini outlines the benefits of gratitude and why it’s an attitude of the heart.

Nov 24, 2016
Episode 026: Mastering the Art of Listening
54:59

In one of his favorite interviews, Brian Buffini explored how to improve listening skills with communication expert Steve Shapiro.

Nov 15, 2016
Episode 025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind
48:35

Get motivated to succeed by making up your mind to win. Brian Buffini offers the tips and strategies you need to win in 2017 and beyond.

Nov 01, 2016
Episode 024: Living an Inspired Life - Part 2
38:36

Are you living an inspired life? Brian Buffini shares the benefits of leading an inspired life and provides the tools to make it a reality.

Oct 18, 2016
Episode 023: An Interview with Alan Taylor
01:02:15

Entrepreneur and “car guy” Alan Taylor shares his tips for success and why honesty matters.

Oct 15, 2016
Episode 022: Living an Inspired Life Part 1
01:02:49

Are you living an inspired life? Brian Buffini shares the benefits of leading an inspired life and offers the tools that can make it a reality.

Oct 04, 2016
Episode 021: The Path to Mastery – Part 2
51:03

Brian Buffini delves into the five keys that are essential to mastery from the best-selling book, Mastery by George Leonard

Sep 20, 2016
Episode 020: The Traveler's Gift - with Andy Andrews
37:39

Andy Andrews shares his inspiring story and offers memorable lessons in maintaining perspective.

Sep 17, 2016
Episode 019: The Path to Mastery - Part 1
01:01:41

Brian Buffini shares key insights about mastery from the best-selling book, Mastery by George Leonard

Sep 06, 2016
Episode 018: The Mentor Connection
33:31

Brian Buffini shares his tips to find a mentor, be mentored and become a mentor to others.

Aug 27, 2016
Episode 017: Family and Relationships – An Interview with Brian and Beverly Buffini
01:06:00

Brian and Beverly Buffini share tips on what’s worked well for them raising kids in today’s world.

Aug 16, 2016
Episode 016: Love and Marriage: An Interview with Brian and Beverly Buffini
01:02:02

Brian and Beverly Buffini share their tips for a happy and long-lasting relationship.

Aug 02, 2016
Episode 015: An Interview with the Man on the Moon
53:19

What’s it like to walk on the moon? Brian shares his interview with Neil Armstrong and gains insight into one of America’s most famous astronauts.

Jul 20, 2016
Episode 014: An Interview with Daniel Goleman
42:18

Brian interviews world-renowned psychologist, Daniel Goleman, and learns more about the connection between emotional intelligence and great leadership.

Jul 16, 2016
Episode 013: Building a Financial Fortress
45:07

Brian shares his strategies for moving through the financial sequence, from stability to significance.

Jul 05, 2016
Episode 012: An Interview with Tom Ziglar
39:22

Tom Ziglar picks up where his father left off, offering motivational tips to help you build great habits and succeed.

Jun 21, 2016
Episode 011: Trust More, Worry Less, Enjoy the Journey
11:52

What started as an appointment to find a family pet turned into a story Brian and his wife will never forget, and still laugh about 15 years later.

Jun 18, 2016
Episode 010: Managing the World’s Most Difficult Person
31:21

Success relies on more than putting in the work, it’s also important to figure out how to manage the world’s most difficult person—yourself.

Jun 07, 2016
Episode 009: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
22:46

What was supposed to be a relaxing week bonding with his then-teenaged son turned into a challenging climb up one of the tallest glaciers in Canada…and a chance for Brian to reconnect with his “why?

May 28, 2016
Episode 008: 7 Steps to an Unstoppable Business
41:25

More than 50% of small businesses fail in five years; yours doesn’t have to be one of them. In this episode, Brian shares seven timeless tips for building an unstoppable business that apply to all industries.

May 17, 2016
Episode 007: An Interview with Sally Hogshead
33:42

If you want to stand out in the market, it’s essential to differentiate yourself and show how you add value to your clients and solve their problems.

In this episode, Brian Buffini and branding expert Sally Hogshead delve into the most common personality traits and how people and brands can use their strengths to provide value and set  themselves apart from their competition.

Her new book Fascinate explores how to make your brand impossible to resist. Don’t miss this powerful interview and get  your free assessment tool - just for tuning in.

May 02, 2016
Episode 006: The Emigrant Edge - The Common Traits of Successful Immigrants
43:29

There are seven common traits of emigrants who came to this country with nothing and built a successful life…in this episode discover how to live the life you’ve always imagined by tapping into the potential you’ve always had.

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 005: Brian and Coach Lou Holtz at Augusta
24:53

A hilarious story of golfing coaching with a profound twist at the end

Apr 08, 2016
Episode 004: An Interview with Lou Holtz
54:30

In this motivational interview from MasterMind Summit™, Brian interviews Lou Holtz. This master coach teaches you how to turn your goals and dreams in to reality. He gives you tips and tricks to stay motivated and how to be the best at what you do!

Apr 05, 2016
Episode 003: A Message from my Mentors – Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar’s last ever appearance together
34:05

Brian Buffini digs into the archives of Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit® for this interview with his late, great mentors Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar.

Jim and Zig spent their lives philosophizing, training and inspiring business leaders to realize and achieve their full potential. In this interview, they share their wisdom, personal philosophies and advice for success.

You’ll learn how philosophy influences everything around us, the main reason why everyone needs a wall of gratitude, the lasting impact of small continuous steps and why celebrating your achievements can motivate you to achieve more. Let Jim and Zig infuse your spirit with this motivational pick-me-up!

Mar 16, 2016
Episode 002: An Interview with John O’Leary
38:20

John O’Leary has lived through worse than most can imagine. At the age of nine, John was severely burned on 100% of his body. No one expected him to survive the first night. But he did. He then survived months in a hospital bed, dozens of surgeries, and years of therapy. Before his tenth birthday, John lost all of his fingers to amputation.

Mar 16, 2016
Episode 001: The Mindset, Motivation and Methodology of Success
35:55

There are commonalities to success – in all walks of life. Brian will explore those traits and how you can develop the attitude of a winner each and every day! This introduction to “The Brian Buffini Show” will explore the mindset, motivation and methodology we all need to be successful.

Mar 16, 2016