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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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Matthew McConaughey – an Interview on His New Book, “Greenlights” #261
40:17

“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green - or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” Matthew McConaughey

 

Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.
  • How his father’s death refocused his priorities.
  • Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Emerson's Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Raising Arizona,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” Matthew McConaughey

“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.” Matthew McConaughey

“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?”   Matthew McConaughey

“When you go and you endure something and you're kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” Matthew McConaughey

“I've never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” Coach Darrell Royal

“We are the author of our own book.” Matthew McConaughey

“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” Matthew McConaughey

Jan 19, 2021
Lose Like a Lineman - an Interview with Nick Hardwick #260
53:42

As long as I stick to the plan, I'll lose the weight. It's simple. Nick Hardwick

 

After a difficult year, many people are looking to refocus on their health goals. In this episode, Brian interviews Nick Hardwick, former center for the San Diego Chargers, about the nutrition and fitness plan that helped him to lose almost 100 pounds in five months upon his retirement from the NFL, and keep it off. Nick describes how he has overcome the many challenges and setbacks he has experienced in life, how the Lose Like a Lineman plan helped him to reclaim his health and reboot his life and how it can do the same for you.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What drove Nick’s determination to become an NFL player.
  • How short-term goals helped him to reach his objectives in life.
  • Why a game plan is essential to successful and sustainable weight loss.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Finding Center with Nick Hardwick

Lose Like a Lineman program

Promo Code: TBBS30

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I just kept elevating my dreams.” Nick Hardwick

“The magic is far more ordinary than people think. It's far more sequential than people think.” Brian Buffini

“It's all about getting that initial dream in your head of what it's going to be like, or putting yourself in that situation where you can feel it in your body.” Nick Hardwick

“Why not? Why not me? You get this dream, and then the dream grows and grows and grows.” Nick Hardwick

“Having a structure and having a game plan that you're going into for the day that to me has been fundamental.” Nick Hardwick

 

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Jan 14, 2021
100 Days to Change Your Life #259
29:51

“The next 100 days, if you make a decision today, can change your life, not just for 100 days, not just for this year, but for the rest of your life. Brian Buffini

In just 100 days, you can change your life forever. In this episode, Brian explains how the 100-day technique works and why he has been so passionate about it for so long. He also discusses why this method works for every area of life, why you should start with the area that needs the most attention and why a great coach can help facilitate and support you in the process.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why the 100-day timeframe is so significant.
  • Why short-term goals are so powerful.
  • Why you can do anything for 100 days.

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Email Brian@thebrianbuffinishow.com to share what you’ve accomplished in 100 days for a chance to be featured on The Brian Buffini Show!

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Coach Carter,” movie

Episode 164, The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong

Florence Chadwick, swimmer

Unbroken,” movie

100 Days to Greatness

National Association of REALTORS®

Jim Valvano speech

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Great big things can be done when you keep your eyes on the prize.” Brian Buffini

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder

“If you work for 10 days at a time, those short-term goals that you measure and track, they deliver the results for you.” Brian Buffini

“100 days is a good amount of time looking forward, and it's nothing looking back.” Brian Buffini

“One of these 100 days cycles could change your whole life.” Brian Buffini

“The most important thing in this life is who you're becoming.” Brian Buffini

“One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.” Emily Dickinson

Jan 12, 2021
How to Win in 2021 #258
29:36

Not everybody's going to win in 2021. But the doers will. Brian Buffini

 

In 2020, COVID-19 stopped the world’s momentum. With movement restricted, many people experienced fear, indecision and a loss of motivation. In this episode, Brian teaches how to succeed in 2021 by starting, maintaining and growing momentum. Topics discussed include: why coaching is so important, how momentum creates efficiency and flow and why goal-setting is the key to success.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why the world lost momentum in 2020.
  • Why momentum is so powerful.
  • How to create momentum.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama

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

Episode 143, Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

“Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” by Harvey B. Mackay

“Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey B. Mackay

 

Goal Sheet Giveaway

www.brianbuffinishow.com/insiders

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

“Action will destroy your procrastination.” Og Mandino

“Momentum compounded with habits produces results.” Brian Buffini

“The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates the momentum that separates dreamers from super-achievers.” Darren Hardy

 

 

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Jan 05, 2021
Having 2020 Vision #257
34:37

“You can really have a lot of power in your life going forward if you take advantage of the opportunity to have hindsight, insight and foresight.” Brian Buffini

 

In life, you often have to look back to be able to see the way forward. In this episode, Brian teaches how the challenges of 2020 will help you to succeed and build a better future in 2021. Topics discussed include: why you must learn from your mistakes while also remembering your wins and accomplishments; how to recognize and then manage your patterns; and why, when your values are clear, your decisions are easy.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to have hindsight and leverage your past.
  • How to develop insight and learn from experience.
  • How to get foresight and enjoy 2020 vision.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Wayne Dyer

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey

Episode 177, Get Organized Now – The Most Organized Man in America, Part 2 - with Dr. Alex Lackey

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.” William Wordsworth

“Without the peace in your past, there's no power in your future.” Brian Buffini

“Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live.” Unknown

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” Oprah Winfrey

“What and who you say no to is as important as what and who you say yes to.” Brian Buffini

“Just because we developed great survival skills in 2020 doesn't mean they give us great thrival skills for 2021.” Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 29, 2020
Relationship G.R.I.T. - an Interview with Jon and Kathryn Gordon #256
43:24

We're at our best when we focus on we, not me.” Jon Gordon

 

Great relationships don’t just happen by accident - they take commitment, hard work and G.R.I.T. In this episode, Brian interviews Jon and Kathryn Gordon about their new book, “Relationship GRIT,” and what it takes to build a strong, long-lasting relationship. The Gordons reveal what brought them together, what kept them together through difficult times and what continues to sustain their love for one another.  

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to embrace the principles of G.R.I.T.
  • Why the four C’s are key to a healthy relationship.
  • Why flaws and mistakes can strengthen a relationship.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

www.jongordon.com

Relationship GRIT,” by Jon and Kathryn Gordon

Free action plan

Episode 235, Healthy Me, Healthy Us with Dr. Les Parrott

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“You have to invest in the relationship. Don't be a consumer, be an investor.” Kathryn Gordon

“Where there's a void in communication, negativity will fill it.” Jon Gordon

“You have to walk it out to talk it out.” Kathryn Gordon

“If you keep score, the relationship doesn't win.” Kathryn Gordon

“Caring is extending yourself. It's demonstrating commitment. It's showing that other people matter.” Jon Gordon

 

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Dec 22, 2020
The Three Selves – an Interview with Tony Schwartz #255
42:32

“You can't change what you don't notice. But noticing changes everything.” – Tony Schwartz

 

Being our best selves even when faced with challenging emotions requires real practice. In this episode, Brian interviews Tony Schwartz about how we can become more aware of what we’re feeling and why so that we can better control difficult situations and not react defensively. Tony defines the three selves that live inside all of us, advises how we can positively learn from our mistakes and embrace life and teaches why we must accept all parts of ourselves. He also provides exclusive access to PeopleFuel®, a unique program that’s designed to help people more skillfully manage their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it is so important to self-regulate.
  • How to summon your adult self when you feel threatened.
  • Why the opposite of a good quality is not a bad quality.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Power of Full Engagement,” by Tony Schwartz

The Way We're Working Isn't Working,” by Tony Schwartz

Boundaries,” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Jean Piaget

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

PeopleFuel®

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“What becomes so important during a time like this are two words: self-regulation, the ability to calm your own nervous system, to take good care of yourself.” — Tony Schwartz

“The question you want to be asking yourself when you start to get frustrated or angry is ‘What am I afraid of?’” — Tony Schwartz

“Adult development is something that can continue to happen all through your life, and one of the most powerful mechanisms for that is to develop that self-observer, that capacity to stand back from your experience and observe it without reacting to it. Because, when you can do that, then you can make a decision, a choice, a deliberate choice about how you want to show up.” — Tony Schwartz

“The most virtuous quality overused becomes a liability.” — Tony Schwartz

“The only way to actually navigate the world gracefully is to hold both a positive quality and its opposite, but its positive opposite.” — Tony Schwartz

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

 

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Dec 15, 2020
Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions 2021 #254
52:30

We're already in the midst of a very significant recovery.” — Brian Buffini

After an unprecedented year, real estate professionals must prepare for what 2021 has in store. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and predicts what lies ahead for the sector. Featuring an exclusive interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, this episode analyzes the most comprehensive research and data available to help agents successfully navigate upcoming changes, capitalize on future opportunities and maximize success in 2021.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The current state of the real estate sector.
  • Three dynamics that will affect the market going forward.
  • How to get to the next level on the real estate career path.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The National Association of REALTORS®

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

100 Days to Greatness

The Buffini Referral Network

Brian Buffini’s 2021 Real Estate Report

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The housing market has shown remarkable resiliency in 2020.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Real estate: the greatest hedge against inflation ever built.” — Brian Buffini

“For the next three years, we're going to have low interest rates, which means demand is going to be high.” — Brian Buffini

“Agents need to build a network of fellow agents.”— Brian Buffini

“You have to be a pro; you have to have your data. People buy emotionally, but they need to justify logically.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 08, 2020
Real Estate: The Greatest Career in the World #253
36:13

Not only is America still a land of opportunity, but real estate is the very essence of that land of opportunity. Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been working in the real estate industry for the past 35 years. In this episode, he explains how real estate set him up for many more opportunities in life and how, with the right training, it can do the same for others. Topics discussed include: the importance of constantly developing your skills, why systems are the key to consistency and how you can successfully kickstart a career in the industry.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why real estate is fair.
  • Why real estate is hard.
  • Why real estate is rewarding.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The National Association of REALTORS ®

The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho

Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home

100 Days to Greatness

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The real estate business is not perfect. The real key is, is it perfect for you?” — Brian Buffini

“The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.” — Jim Rohn

“Don't wait for the right opportunity: create it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“In this business, top earners are top learners.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate is a contact sport. You need to be connecting with people and building relationships.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate rewards action, and the rewards are enormous.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 01, 2020
Gratitude: My Secret Ingredient for Success #252
38:09

“Gratitude is an attitude of the heart. It brings energy to the spirit and it does wonders for communication between people.” Brian Buffini

Gratitude is one of the cornerstones of the good life and the bedrock on which true success rests. In this episode, Brian teaches how a focus on gratitude can be transformational not only at Thanksgiving, but all year round. He provides strategies to embrace, express and receive gratitude and explains why, no matter life’s challenges, there is always something to be grateful for.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why gratitude must be expressed, not just felt.
  • Why it’s vital to write down the things you're thankful for.
  • Why gratitude is an attitude of the heart.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

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

“It costs nothing to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you.’” — Therese Buffini

 “Gratitude and entitlement cannot exist at the same time.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude can turn common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie

 

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Nov 24, 2020
When the Going Gets Tough #251
33:38

 “Mental toughness is a core characteristic for the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success. Brian Buffini

You need to be mentally tough to conquer life’s many challenges. In this episode, Brian teaches how to develop the kind of mental toughness that will impact and improve every aspect of your life, set you apart from your competition and help you to live the good life. Topics discussed include: why entitlement is such a problem, why training must be ongoing and why gratitude is so important.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Symptoms of our culture’s softness.
  • Models of mental toughness in today’s world.
  • Strategies to develop mental toughness.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 066, An Interview with Brian TracyThe Living Legend of Personal Growth

The Pathway to Mastery–Essentials

The Pathway to Mastery–Advanced

The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini

Episode 025, The Power of a Made-Up Mind

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

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison

“The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” Brian Tracy

“When I'm training, I'm learning. And when I'm learning, I'm growing. And when I'm growing, I'm happy.” Brian Buffini

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” GK Chesterton 

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

“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” Brian Buffini

 

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Nov 17, 2020
The Wealth of Knowledge – an Interview with Dr. Nido Qubein #250
35:47

When you succeed, you're much more capable of helping others.” Nido Qubein

In life, the choices that you make determine everything about you. In this episode, Brian interviews Nido Qubein about the life choices that have fueled his phenomenal success and his passion for helping others. Nido reflects on his journey from penniless immigrant to renowned entrepreneur and educator; advises how to help young people achieve in today’s world; and provides words of encouragement for those struggling during this challenging year.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you must give back when you achieve success.
  • Why energy management is more important than time management.
  • Why you must always be hungry to learn and grow.

 

 MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

http://www.nidoqubein.com/

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

The Present,” by Spencer Johnson

The Aladdin Factor,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Sound of Music,” movie

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass - An Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“How you change is how you will succeed.” Nido Qubein

“Focus is more important than intelligence.” Nido Qubein

“There are two pains we’re all going to suffer from in life. One is the pain of discipline. One is the pain of regret. Which would you rather have?” Nido Qubein

“Our beliefs lead to our behaviors; and our behaviors lead to our results.” Nido Qubein

“Whining is the opposite of thanksgiving.” Nido Qubein

 

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Nov 10, 2020
How to Stay Upbeat in Overwhelming Times #249
33:42

Focus on being the best and having the best life that you can. And then be a shining example of that.” Brian Buffini

In today’s uncertain world, it’s more important than ever to try to be positive and optimistic. In this episode, Brian teaches strategies to stay upbeat in the face of difficulty. Topics discussed include: why reading is vital, the importance of factual and unbiased information resources, and why a focus on the five circles of life helps to combat fear and negativity.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to eliminate the negative.
  • How to accentuate the positive.
  • How to mind your business.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Accentuate the Positive,” by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

Crucial Conversations,” by Kerry Patterson et al

Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference,” by Chris Voss

Learned Optimism,” by Martin E.P. Seligman

Episode 097, The Book That Made Me a Millionaire  

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

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If something gets you worked up, get it worked out.” Brian Buffini

“He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of negotiation.” Chris Voss

“Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.” Jim Rohn

“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive life-changing content and by associating with people who bring hope.” Zig Ziglar

“Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern and be clear that what belongs to others is their business, and none of yours.” Epictetus

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius

 

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Nov 03, 2020
Flexibility Equals Freedom #248
37:49

“The flexibility mindset can actually be one of the greatest gifts you get to embrace and use to change your life for the better.” Brian Buffini

If you want more freedom in your business and your life, you have to learn to be flexible. In this episode, Brian teaches how to embrace flexibility and more easily adapt to change. Topics discussed include: why homeostasis is the single biggest enemy to personal growth and development, why coaching is so effective at pulling people out of their comfort zones, why principles never change and why it’s vital to track and review progress.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why we can be so rigid in our lives.
  • How we can adjust and pivot to become more flexible.
  • How to live in a state of flow.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Shawshank Redemption,” movie

Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Buffini & Company Referral Maker® CRM

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way,” by Robert Maurer

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Rise of Superman,” by Steven Kotler

Chariots of Fire,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.” Jack Canfield

“Write your principles in pen. Write your plans in pencil.” Brian Buffini

“Just because you're flexible doesn't mean there's nothing you can count on. You can count on the principles.” Brian Buffini

“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

 

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Oct 27, 2020
Making Your Quantum Leap, Part 2 #247
24:59

“You’re more ready for a quantum leap than you know.” Brian Buffini

If you want to make extraordinary breakthroughs and achieve higher performance levels, you must take action. In this episode, the second part of a session recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian takes a deep dive into how to make a quantum leap in your life. He explains why you should trust your gut, while also knowing the difference between your instincts and a whim; how your past successes can become your prison; and why you already have everything you need to make a quantum leap if you let others help you.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What you have now that you didn’t have before.
  • What a quantum leap is, and what it isn’t.
  • What you need to do before you take the leap.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho

The John Brockington Foundation

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I would rather trust my gut and suffer failure than not trust my gut and have some moderate success.” Brian Buffini

“Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone, you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capacity.” Jack Canfield

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell

“Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” Anonymous

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” Paulo Coelho

 

 

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Oct 20, 2020
Making Your Quantum Leap, Part 1 #246
53:53

“If you keep showing up and doing the right things, opportunity comes for a quantum leap.” – Brian Buffini

A quantum leap is the explosive jump that a particle of matter makes in moving from one place to another. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian teaches the steps you must take to make a quantum leap and experience extraordinary breakthroughs and higher performance levels in your life. Topics discussed include: why small additional efforts are so vital, what an expectation gap looks like, and why you must lean into who you are and where you come from if you want to grow exponentially.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The obstacles to a quantum leap.
  • How timing affects a quantum leap.
  • The price you must pay for a quantum leap.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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You ²,” by Price Pritchett

What Got You Here Won't Get You There,” by Marshall Goldsmith

The Compound Effect,” by Darren Hardy

Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey Mackay

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

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

The Magic of Thinking Big,” by David Schwartz

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Competition is awesome. Comparison is lethal.” Brian Buffini

“You are a product of your environment. So, choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” W. Clement Stone

“Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals.” Lou Holtz

“You have to elevate your associations in areas that you want to grow in.” Brian Buffini

“It is not easy to be a pioneer but, oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.” Elizabeth Blackwell

 

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Oct 13, 2020
The First-Time Homebuyer Challenge with David Bach #245
38:41

“I think if you want to build real wealth over your lifetime, the easiest way to do it is actually in real estate.” – David Bach

Owning your own home is still one of the best ways to build wealth and achieve financial security. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author and financial expert David Bach about his new first-time homebuyer challenge course. David explains why his passion for homeownership inspired him to create the course and describes how each module builds a roadmap to help people go from renting to owning their own home. He also talks about his new life in Florence, Italy and shares how it is still possible to find opportunities to grow and succeed, even in uncertain times. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why there’s never been a cheaper time to buy or refinance a home.
  • Why the fundamentals of financial success never change.
  • How you can best serve your clients right now.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

First-Time Homebuyer Challenge

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Episode 153, The Latte Factor with David Bach

The Latte Factor,” by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire,” by David Bach

The David Bach Show

FinishRich

David Bach on Instagram

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When it comes to your money, boring is beautiful.” David Bach

“When everybody's telling you the world is coming to an end, you can also look for the opportunities.” David Bach

“You've got to find meaning in the mess.” David Bach

“You’ve got to work, not worry.” David Bach

“Right now, your business is to be in front of your clients, the ones you've already worked with. Love on them and check in with them.” David Bach

“Live rich now.” David Bach

 

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Oct 06, 2020
The 5 C’s of Young Achievers #244
43:15

Young people can achieve great things. Especially when they cast off, not only the limiting beliefs of their elders, but actually the limiting beliefs they place on themselves.” Brian Buffini

Even in a challenging and sometimes negative world, young people can still do exceptional things. In this episode, Brian teaches how the youth of today can experience phenomenal success if they follow the 5 C’s of achievement. Topics discussed include why it’s important not to conform or be average and why having courage in the face of adversity can be the making of you.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it’s vital to be curious.
  • Why you will stand out if you’re courteous.
  • How to build and develop your character.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Episode 141, Manners Maketh Money

The Platinum Rule,” by Tony Alessandra and Michael J. O’Connor

The Wizard of Oz,” movie

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Bryson DeChambeau

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” Rita Mae Brown

Ancora imparo: I am still learning.” – Michelangelo

“Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.” Lewis Carroll

“Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can take.” Brian Buffini

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” Helen Keller

“Small little habits can be big changes.” Brian Buffini

 

 

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Sep 29, 2020
Made for More #243
31:26

It is the deepest form of courage you can have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror, learn about who you're looking back at and be willing to go and pursue who you were designed to be.” Brian Buffini

 

We are all capable of achieving more in life. In this episode, recorded live at The Peak Experience, Brian teaches the formula for achievement, explaining how you can unlock your full potential and become who you’re supposed to be. Topics discussed include the symptoms of unfulfilled potential, why gratitude is a gamechanger and how you can leverage your assets.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The two categories of a winning mindset.
  • The three crucial elements of motivation.
  • The systems, routines and methodologies of success.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Peak Experience  

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Emotional Intelligence,” by Daniel Goleman

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

 “When you minimize what you've done, you minimize who you are.” – Brian Buffini

“The world will knock you down plenty. You don't need to be doing it to yourself.” – Elizabeth Scott

“Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now?” – Jim Rohn

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

“It is impossible to feel bitterness and gratitude at the same time. It is impossible to express gratitude and to feel envy. It is impossible to give somebody gratitude and at the same time feel resentment. It is impossible to live in a state of gratitude and a state of entitlement at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Sep 22, 2020
The Power of Persuasion #242
34:46

The more people we can influence, the more people we can serve and help.” Brian Buffini

From negotiating to collaborating, you need persuasion to get anything done in life. In this episode, Brian takes a deep dive into the art of persuasion, focusing on two powerful books to explain how you can become better skilled at influencing others so you can serve and help them. Topics discussed include why our need to be right means we often miss opportunity, why we all want to feel heard and why empathy is so important. Also outlined are the six principles of persuasion you can use to give customers a nudge in the right direction.  

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you can't win an argument.
  • Why people argue.
  • Why great salespeople must be skilled at persuasion.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” by Robert B. Cialdini

Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell

ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey

Episode 222, Choosing Hope in a Racially Divided Culture with Miles McPherson

Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home

Buffini & Company The Pathway to Mastery®

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Dale Carnegie

“If your mind isn't open, keep your mouth shut too.” – Sue Grafton

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you're a fool than open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

“Disappointment is unmet expectations. And the more significant the expectations, the more significant that disappointment.” – Brené Brown

“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a special heart that listens.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“There is a distinct lack of empathy in our culture. The more you practice it, the more successful you'll be, the more you'll stand out, the more persuasive you’ll be, the more impactful you'll be.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Sep 15, 2020
Skipping Down the Road to Success with Joe Niego #241
37:46

“When I have an alignment of my mindset of my head, if my heart is open and my hands are taking action, it unleashes my potential.” Joe Niego

The pathway to success is never straightforward – there are always bumps and bruises along the way. In this episode, recorded live at The Peak Experience, Joe Niego teaches how you can overcome obstacles, unleash your potential and skip down the road to true success, just like the characters in “The Wizard of Oz.” Topics discussed include the three reasons people trip up, the powerful affirmations you can use to help you succeed and why you should constantly try to take a position of humility as you learn, interact and assess your mistakes.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • How to keep an open heart on the road to success.
  • How to step outside your comfort zone and be courageous.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Wizard of Oz” movie

The Peak Experience

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Chicago LockDown youth basketball program

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Fears aren't bad, they're normal. The problem is when they paralyze us.” – Joe Niego

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

“When the mind is weak, a situation becomes a problem. When the mind is balanced, the situation becomes a challenge. But when the mind is strong, the situation becomes an opportunity.” – Anonymous

“When I practice being courageous and get outside my comfort zone, I’m more apt to be vulnerable, I’m more apt to be honest, I’m more apt to be humble. It unleashes everything else. Courage is huge.” – Joe Niego

“The more courage we lean into, the more we get to where we want to go.” – Joe Niego

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

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Sep 08, 2020
How To Love and Be Loved | Part 6: Finding Your Transcendent Cause #240
31:26

Our brains and our bodies are designed to connect with other people. We are hardwired to connect. Joe Ehrmann

Scientifically and biologically, we are created to be in relationships, but it’s not always easy. In this episode, the fifth in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann discuss what it means to love unconditionally inside a healthy relationship. Topics include the three basic things that every person needs to connect with others, the vital importance of deep friendships and the reasons why our wounds can stop us from developing the sorts of intimate connections that we are designed to have.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The qualities that exist in a loving relationship.
  • How to love people who are difficult to get along with.
  • Why you must always work on yourself first.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

InSideOut Initiative

Gilman School

HBO Real Sports, Part 2

Season of Life,” by Jeffrey Marx

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If we could ever address the lack of meaningful relationships with people in this world, we could deal with most of the social problems in this society.” – Joe Ehrmann

“Friendship means you get face to face. You reveal your deepest, most intimate struggles and who and what you are.” – Joe Ehrmann

“All relationships in one way or the other fall into two categories: It's either a relationship built around devotion, or it's a relationship built around duty.” – Brian Buffini

“Relationships are always organic. You might have had a great loving relationship three weeks ago, but you’ve got to keep working on that relationship. It takes time. It takes commitment. And it takes investment.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Sep 03, 2020
Focus #239
30:42

 

“If you pay attention to a distraction, it is a very high price you pay.” – Brian Buffini

It’s very easy to become distracted and lose focus in today’s fast-paced world. In this episode, Brian teaches how to avoid distractions, develop laser focus and become an on-purpose person who will win the day. Topics include how distraction dilutes concentration and energy, why multitasking isn’t necessarily positive, how to get back on task quickly if you get distracted and why a power hour can help you to complete short-term immediate action steps and gain momentum.     

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The three enemies of focus.
  • The three benefits of focus.
  • Action steps to become more focused.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The Peak Experience

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” by Daniel Goleman

Marilyn vos Savant

Joe Niego

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

For Want of a Nail,” poem

Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Distraction means you miss out on life.” – Brian Buffini

 “Focus is intentional; drift is passive.” – Brian Buffini

“To be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino

 “It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” –  Jim Rohn

 

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Sep 01, 2020
How To Love and Be Love | Part 5: Experiencing Full Relationships #238
49:08

Our brains and our bodies are designed to connect with other people. We are hardwired to connect. Joe Ehrmann

Scientifically and biologically, we are created to be in relationships, but it’s not always easy. In this episode, the fifth in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann discuss what it means to love unconditionally inside a healthy relationship. Topics include the three basic things that every person needs to connect with others, the vital importance of deep friendships and the reasons why our wounds can stop us from developing the sorts of intimate connections that we are designed to have.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The qualities that exist in a loving relationship.
  • How to love people who are difficult to get along with.
  • Why you must always work on yourself first.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

InSideOut Initiative

Gilman School

HBO Real Sports, Part 2

Season of Life,” by Jeffrey Marx

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If we could ever address the lack of meaningful relationships with people in this world, we could deal with most of the social problems in this society.” – Joe Ehrmann

“Friendship means you get face to face. You reveal your deepest, most intimate struggles and who and what you are.” – Joe Ehrmann

“All relationships in one way or the other fall into two categories: It's either a relationship built around devotion, or it's a relationship built around duty.” – Brian Buffini

“Relationships are always organic. You might have had a great loving relationship three weeks ago, but you’ve got to keep working on that relationship. It takes time. It takes commitment. And it takes investment.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Aug 27, 2020
Reaching Your Full Potential #237
38:06

“There is a joy and a fulfillment that you get every day in the pursuit of fulfilling your own potential.” Brian Buffini

 We all know we’re capable of achieving more in life, but how can we fulfill our untapped potential? In this episode, recorded in front of a live studio audience, Brian explains how you can use the gifts and talents you have in order to go farther than you ever imagined. Topics discussed include the symptoms of unfulfilled potential, why challenges and difficulties can bring out the best in you and the critical importance of written goals.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why your best is yet to come.
  • What holds you back.
  • How to get to where you want to go.

 

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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The Best Is Yet to Come,” by Frank Sinatra

I Hate Christian Laettner” ESPN documentary

Coach John Wooden

Coach Lou Holtz

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“We've seen ourselves at our best. We've seen ourselves at our worst. And then we see ourselves, a lot of the time, kind of every day, kind of vacillating between the two. And the truth of the matter is, we know we're capable of more. We know we have some untapped potential.” – Brian Buffini

“You were designed, you were built and you were created as a unique person with a unique set of potential and gifts and talents inside of you.” – Brian Buffini

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

“Envy is the ulcer of the soul.” – Socrates

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they're afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, it carries a responsibility with it, it's much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I'll’ philosophy.” – Denis Waitley

“It's impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

“Success is almost totally dependent on drive. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” – Denis Waitley

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

“Most people want to change their circumstances but don't want to change themselves. But changing yourself is where the magic is. That's where the value is.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 25, 2020
How To Love and Be Loved | Part 4: The Process and Purpose of Healing #236
36:38

“Healing is a lifestyle. It's a lifelong journey to process this.” Joe Ehrmann

Healing is a continual journey, with many ups and downs along the way. In this episode, the fourth in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann teach the process of healing and explain why it will help you experience fuller relationships and ultimately find your transcendent cause and purpose. Topics discussed include why it’s vital to verbalize your wounds and share them with someone you trust, why you must question the beliefs behind your emotions and why the discipline of journaling is so helpful in digging for truth.  

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Six steps to heal from the wounds of your past.
  • Why pain is a part of healing.
  • Why healing yourself positively impacts others.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

InSideOut Initiative

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“There's a certain reality that whatever we resist is going to persist in our life. The more we avoid, or deny or suppress the wounds of our life, the more they continually show up.” – Joe Ehrmann

“The mind or our subconscious doesn't hide things from itself. They continually stay there. They keep playing. Those old wounds and the messages that came from those wounds continue to play.” – Joe Ehrmann

“We need someone in our lives that we can share this journey with, this healing process with. Someone with whom we can share our most intimate and deepest secrets.” – Joe Ehrmann

“Life really is about digging for the deeper truth and the meanings of life.” – Joe Ehrmann

“You've got to give yourself permission to really feel what you feel. Emotion is energy.” – Joe Ehrmann

“You've got to keep digging deeper into the truth, into belief systems, and see whether they're true or whether they're false. Don't let emotional discomfort determine for you whether something is true or false.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Aug 20, 2020
Healthy Me, Healthy Us with Dr. Les Parrott #235
53:25

If you try to build intimacy with another person before you've done the difficult work of getting whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself. Dr. Les Parrott

Your relationships with other people are only as strong as you are. In this episode, Brian talks to best-selling author and relationship expert Dr. Les Parrott about his new book, “Healthy Me, Healthy Us,” and discovers why the single most important thing you can do to improve your relationships is to become a whole and healthy individual yourself. Topics discussed include how Les and his wife Leslie have worked together for decades to help improve people’s relationships, including cofounding the dating website eharmony.com; the importance of humility and getting feedback from others; and the value of conflict and fighting fair.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why profound significance is so vital.
  • How you can lean into unswerving authenticity.
  • Why you must nurture self-giving love.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

www.lesandleslie.com

Healthy Me, Healthy Us,” by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts,” by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

Love Talk,” by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

The Parent You Want to Be,” by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter

The Purpose Driven Life,” by Rick Warren

Learned Optimism,” by Martin E.P. Seligman

The Shawshank Redemption” movie

Good Will Hunting” movie

Dead Poets Society” movie

www.eharmony.com

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Relationships are the hub of the wheel.” – Dr. Les Parrott

“No one was designed to complete you. That's the work that you have to do.” – Dr. Les Parrott

“Awareness is curative. Once you become aware, then you can do something about it.” – Dr. Les Parrott

“Unswerving authenticity is all about knowing your purpose, following that path and not just walking down that path, but running down that path.” – Dr. Les Parrott

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

“We have opportunities to walk the extra mile in big ways and little ways.” – Dr. Les Parrott

“The happiest homes are the homes that are filled with an abundance of mutual empathy.” – Dr. Les Parrott

“Conflict is the price we pay for deeper intimacy.” – Dr. Les Parrott

 

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Aug 18, 2020
How To Love and Be Loved | Part 3: Developing Empathy for Yourself and Others #234
42:29

Empathy is part of our human nature. It's the capacity to feel what other people are feeling. It's what separates animals from human beings. It's part of our nature; but it also has to be nurtured.” Joe Ehrmann

If we don't address the wounds that we experience in life, we will go on to similarly wound others. In this episode, the third in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann discuss why developing empathy for ourselves and others is a crucial step in helping us to understand and move forward from the hurts of the past. Topics discussed include why we often build rigid defense mechanisms and destructive life patterns to cover our wounds, how we can transform these patterns and become wounded healers and what role faith takes in this journey.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How a lack of empathy manifests in society.
  • The differences between positive and negative empathy.
  • Why journaling helps to make sense of the journey to healing.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

InSideOut Initiative

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If we don't enter into the woundedness of ourselves; if we don't identify and name our own life patterns; if we don't see the destructive behaviors that come out of that woundedness, we become the wounders.” – Joe Ehrmann

“We take the people we love, the people we want to be invested in and that we care about, and we can't help but wound them because we haven't addressed our own woundedness.” – Joe Ehrmann

“You have to take that first step of entering those wounds with a sense of empathy.” – Joe Ehrmann

“One of the missing pieces in America is a lack of empathy. We do victim blaming, we have apathy and indifference. But we've got to learn how to develop positive empathy for people, their situations and, particularly, for ourselves.” – Joe Ehrmann

“They always say the most competitive sport in America is parenting.” – Joe Ehrmann

“You've got to take those wounds from your past and heal them so you can move forward.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Aug 13, 2020
Rebuilding After Loss #233
34:00

No matter what you've lost, you can rebound. Brian Buffini

We all experience loss in life, but getting back up after a fall is the most powerful thing we can do. In this episode, Brian shares timeless principles for recovering after loss. He describes how he experienced failure on his own journey to success, how he rebounded and came back stronger than ever and how it’s possible for everyone to do the same.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The value of the ‘I did it before, I can do it again’ mindset.
  • The power of reserves.
  • The importance of investing in the future.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Miracle” movie

President Jimmy Carter’s speech

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

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

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

“Do you have to experience a loss to learn? No, it just turns out that failure is the greatest teacher of all.” – Brian Buffini

“I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

“I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building.” – Steve Jobs

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The lessons we learn in sadness and from loss are those that abide. Sorrow clarifies the mind, steadies it and forces it to weigh things correctly. The soil moist with tears best feeds the seeds of truth.” – Theodore T. Munger

“Blaming others and shaming yourself is going to do nothing for you; but you can learn from loss.” – Brian Buffini

“If you neglect to recharge your battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you'll lose momentum to finish the race.” – Oprah Winfrey

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“And that's what I'm going to tell you the biggest lesson is about loss. It either makes you better, or it makes you bitter.” – Brian Buffini

“Worry is a waste of an emotional reserve.” – Ayn Rand

“You have the power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“The first copper you save is the seed for which your tree of wealth shall grow.” – George S. Clason

“Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the entire market shut down for 10 years.” – Warren Buffett

 

“The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation.” – Seth Klarman

“It was never my thinking that made the big money for me. It was always my sitting.” – Jesse Livermore

“Never invest in a business you can't understand.”  – Warren Buffet

“No stock, no bond, no business has ever produced bigger results than myself.” – Brian Buffini

“You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.” – Kenny Rogers

“It's not how hard you fall. It's how high you bounce.” – Tom Kelly

 

 

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Aug 11, 2020
How To Love and Be Loved | Part 2: The 3 Wounds of Love #232
49:43

We've got to name these wounds. We've got to enter into them, touch them, heal them, verbalize and then release them so that we can be the people that we were created to be.” Joe Ehrmann

 

Wounds from your past can have a devastating impact on the way you feel about yourself and others. In this episode, the second in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann teach how to identify and heal those wounds that make it difficult for you to truly love and be loved. Topics discussed include how a deeply personal experience with his young son led Joe to reflect on his own relationship with his father; how an incident in Brian’s childhood inspired his motivation to succeed in life; and why healing is not about affixing blame, but about understanding what shaped you.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The three basic questions we all have about identity, intimacy and industry.
  • How we can be wounded by our nature, our nurture and our culture.
  • Why the number one wound in our society is the father wound.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

InSideOut Initiative

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think all of us come into this world with three basic questions. And the first is a question of identity: Who am I? The second is a question of intimacy: Who will love me? And the third is one of industry: What can I do with my life?” – Joe Ehrmann

“Most people want to change their circumstances, but they don't want to change themselves. The challenge is, if you change yourself, circumstances will change also.” – Brian Buffini

“If you have a pebble in your shoe and you leave it there, you're eventually going to develop a limp. And you can learn to walk through life with a limp, but it's better to go back, take it out, then learn to walk properly and then maybe help others get this pebble out of their shoe.” – Brian Buffini

“We share our woundedness with others to offer that as a hope for healing.” – Joe Ehrmann

“A wound is some unresolved issue. And it's not the fact that we're wounded in life. It's a decision we make as adults to deal with them.” – Joe Ehrmann

“All of us have woven into us this deep need for satisfaction. To be unconditionally loved, to be known for who and what we are and to be accepted for that.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Aug 06, 2020
The Law of the Harvest #231
28:27

If you give with an open hand, you'll see an abundance that you never imagined.” Brian Buffini

The Law of the Harvest is an age-old principle of success with a very modern application in today’s world.  In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explains why you reap what you sow, how the three elements of the law work together and why this powerful formula for success can transform not only your business, but your life too.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you must first give if you want to receive.
  • Why giving earns you the right to ask.
  • How to grow your business, your influence and yourself.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Boundaries,” by Henry Cloud

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Humility is the soil that's required for every growth.” – Brian Buffini

“Here's the formula: It's 80 percent give, it's 10 percent ask and it's 10 percent grow.” – Brian Buffini

“You need to be able to have value and communicate your value. And, if you can do that, you'll have all the customers you can handle.” – Brian Buffini

“Can you put your name to that?” – Harry Buffini

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

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

“You become more influential the more you grow yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“Confront your inadequacies and push your personal boundaries. It's the surest way to grow, improve and expand the scope of your influence.” – John C. Maxwell

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” Zig Ziglar 

 

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Aug 04, 2020
How To Love and Be Loved | Part 1: Understanding Yourself #230
37:33

“All of life is about relationships. It has to do with the capacity to love and to be loved.”
– Joe Ehrmann

 

All of us long to love and be loved, but giving and receiving love is also one of the most difficult challenges we face in life. In this episode, the first in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann teach why we must better understand and love ourselves so that we can love other people and receive love in return. Topics discussed include how damaging ideals of masculinity and femininity are passed from generation to generation; how we can recognize and reject these false concepts of who and what we are; and how we can correct and redefine our models for humanity, improve our relationships and discover our true purpose.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Three lies of the false self for men.
  • Three lies of the false self for women.
  • Two criteria to measure success as a human being.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Season of Life,” by Jeffrey Marx

InSideOut Initiative

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“All of us have been wounded on life's journey, and we've got to find some kind of healing so that we can be connected to people at our deepest levels, intimately with our souls and with care and compassion and with empathy.” – Joe Ehrmann

“We've got all these young boys and girls looking for all the wrong things in each other and none of them feeling good about who and what they are, because there's this tremendous sense that ‘I don't measure up’.” – Joe Ehrmann

“If you don't come to grips with your own woundedness and your own pain, your own false concepts and false self-identity, then these problems are going to go from generation to generation.” – Joe Ehrmann

“If you haven't been relationally successful, life ends up becoming extremely unfulfilling. You can only measure success in terms of relationships.” – Joe Ehrmann

“At the end of your life, you ought to be able to look back over and know that the world is a different place, a better place because you lived, you loved and you were involved, and you live that as some kind of other centered purpose.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Jul 30, 2020
Reunited We Stand #229
42:40

Instead of a cancel culture, we need a kindness culture.  Instead of engaging in conflict, we have to engage in discourse.” Brian Buffini

 

Division is everywhere in our world today. In this episode, Brian reflects on why people have become separated and teaches how we can come together to be more unified. He explains why this is one of the most unusual times in our history, shares some observations about where we are in our cultural dialogue and outlines proactive steps everyone can take to heal and reunite.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why respect for others is so important.
  • How to have grace.
  • Why we shouldn’t conform.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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

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

Dead Poets Society,” movie

How to Love and Be Loved, podcast series with Joe Ehrmann

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." – Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing great has ever happened from hate.” – Brian Buffini

“Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.” – Dale Carnegie

“If there's any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.” – Henry Ford

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.” – Harper Lee

“The smallest change in perspective can change a life.” – Oprah Winfrey

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." – Marcus Aurelius

"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

“In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

"The whole is greater than the sum of the parts."– Aristotle

"None of us is as smart as all of us." – Kenneth Blanchard

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together." – Malcolm Forbes

“If we find ourselves becoming critical of other people, we should stop examining them and start examining ourselves.” – William Barclay

“I do not understand the mystery of grace, only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” – Anne Lamott

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." – Mark Twain

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." – President John F. Kennedy

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Conformity is the last refuge of the unimaginative." – Oscar Wilde

“I still believe America’s best days are yet to come.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 28, 2020
The Hero Effect with Kevin Brown #228
33:46

Heroes are not ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They are, in fact, extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary.” Kevin Brown

 

The world needs heroes - people who lead, love and serve at a higher level. In this episode, Brian interviews author and speaker Kevin Brown about what it really means to be a hero. Kevin describes how he spiraled out of control as a teenager, how a special mentor helped to change the course of his life and how his son Josh’s diagnosis of autism and his wife’s resultant refusal to simply accept the storyline that life had given their child have inspired and influenced him immeasurably.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why we all need coaches to improve.
  • Why the best sales principles never change.
  • Why our understanding of heroism should be redefined.

 

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Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

The Hero Effect,” by Kevin Brown

www.kevinbrownspeaks.com

The Strangest Secret,” by Earl Nightingale

Biscuits, Fleas & Pump Handles,” by Zig Ziglar

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

The Spellbinder’s Gift,” by Og Mandino

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“There’s a lot of role models that show up in our lives. Some good, some bad. Some teach us just what not to be like, and others teach us exactly what we should be like.” – Kevin Brown

“The skill sets of selling and being able to communicate profoundly changed my life financially and professionally.” – Kevin Brown

“Your past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.” – Kevin Brown

“We all need coaches. We all need people that will pour into us and make us better than we could have ever been on our own.” – Kevin Brown

“I believe that we were created with talents, gifts and abilities as unique as our fingerprints. And the truth of the matter is, the definition of a hero has been redefined in my life over the last decade to be not ordinary people doing extraordinary things, but to be extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary.” – Kevin Brown

“Ordinary is a choice.” – Kevin Brown

“It's amazing to me when you've got a compelling vision for your life and for your business the resources start to show up.” – Kevin Brown

“So many people get up every day and they accept the storyline that life gives them. They accept it as their truth and they walk it out every single day and they never give one single thought to the fact that the pen is in their hands, always.” – Kevin Brown

“Never stop searching for the gifts that you were given.” – Kevin Brown

 

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Jul 21, 2020
The Leader's Edge #227
47:58

Leadership is not discovered; leadership is uncovered. Brian Buffini  

We are all required to be leaders in many areas of our lives, whether that’s in our families, our careers or our businesses. In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s most elite event, The Peak Experience, Brian explains why great leadership starts with you and why you should embrace your unique gifts, styles and opportunities as you lead in life and in business.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you must uncover your own leadership style.
  • Seven chaotic leadership styles.
  • Five qualities of an exceptional leader.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 The Peak Experience

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey

Graceland,” by Paul Simon

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.” – Herbert Swope

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen R. Covey

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

“You set a goal, and you hit the goal, and you beat the goal – and winning becomes who you are.” – Brian Buffini

“Bear in mind your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.” – Brian Buffini

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

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Jul 14, 2020
The Magic of Owning a Home #226
32:44

The American Dream has always been classified as an aspiration to own your own piece of real estate.” Brian Buffini

 

Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. In this episode, Brian explains why real estate has been the making of him in his career, as a provider for his family and as a primary source of investment. Topics discussed include why people’s homes were their refuge during the COVID-19 pandemic, why owning is better than renting and why, for many people, the mortgage interest write-off could be the difference between being a renter and being an owner.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why homeownership increases personal wealth and well-being.
  • Why homeownership promotes stronger families and neighborhoods.
  • Why homeownership is good for the economy.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 124, Getting the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Food, shelter and clothing are the three predominant needs of humanity and owning a home answers one of those.” Brian Buffini

“The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress.” Edward Coke

“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are all loved, and where we can love.” Marvin J. Ashton

“As an immigrant, I didn't feel like I belonged in America until I owned a home.” Brian Buffini

“A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Having a home and buying real estate, even buying investment real estate, is a phenomenal goal to set your mind on, and a great set of goals to have as the end to which all your efforts are directed.” Brian Buffini

“There’s something permanent, and something extremely profound in owning a home.” Kenny Guinn

“90 percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” Andrew Carnegie

“Buy real estate; they stopped making it.” Mark Twain

“Can a home buy you happiness? No, it can't. But can it contribute to your happiness? Absolutely.” Brian Buffini

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth both financial affluence and emotional security.” Suze Orman

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” Confucius

“Buy real estate, hold it and then buy some more.” Brian Buffini

“If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own a home, buy another one. And if you own two homes, buy a third, and lend your relatives the money to buy a home.” John Paulson

“Owning a home is a magical thing. And it's the magic I hope that you currently are participating in.” Brian Buffini

“Real estate has provided me with the income to go pursue the gifts God's given me to go help as many people as I can. I owe that to real estate.” Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 07, 2020
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

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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 

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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.    

 

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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

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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, Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Lake Consulting, Inc., and former CEO and President of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), 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

“I continue to be bullish on real estate. And we’re going to be there to help.” – Michael DeVito

In these unprecedented times, there’s a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews Michael DeVito, Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Lending, to get clarity on current banking issues. Topics discussed include whether banks are still processing mortgages, how appraisers are evaluating homes and why it’s so important to support average homeowners who want to purchase.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How the financial system is coping with the crisis.
  • The state of play regarding jumbo loans, purchase loans and refinances.
  • How Wells Fargo is helping those directly affected by COVID-19.

 

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

The 5 Circle Fit Challenge

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“We have to recognize that there's shelter in place and other things happening that have changed the way we do business. But we're absolutely open for business and serving customers.” – Michael DeVito

“We're processing and underwriting loans in remote ways – in ways we never even imagined we would be doing it.” – Michael DeVito

“The good news to this situation is that you have a financial system that's able to lean in and help, unlike maybe the last time around when the financial system was not as strong and not able to be a source of strength.” – Michael DeVito

“Try to take the long view, try to gather as much information as you can and assess and adapt. The world's not going to go back to what it was, it's going to go to something new. And there'll be new opportunities as a result of that. And the most adaptive of us – the most adaptive companies, the most adaptive teams, the most adaptive people – they're going to be the winners.” – Michael DeVito

“Assess and adapt – that’s the Navy SEAL way.” – Brian Buffini

“People want to be homeowners; we know they want to own homes. And when you think about that, there's just this desire to have a place for your family and a place to gather. And we'll do that again. We'll be gathering with family and friends again, you know, it's just going to be a window of time but we’re going to do it again.”  – Michael DeVito

 

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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

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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

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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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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

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.

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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

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

 

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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

www.halhigdon.com - Hal Higdon

 

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

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe humans are good.” – Scott Stratten

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

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

“Nothing happens in a vacuum.” – Scott Stratten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“All we have is today.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 99

The Jackass Whisperer”, by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten

 

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

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Use the market to your advantage.” Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe success leaves clues.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

“The urgent creates overwhelm.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Do it now.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Time is life.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

“Take some time for contemplation.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Get in shape.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You gotta laugh!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Brian Buffini Show”, Episode 59

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

 

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

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

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

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Feelings without facts create fiction.” – Kevin Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Managing Oneself”, by Peter F. Drucker

Buffini & Company’s The Heritage Profile

 

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

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

“Negativity has become the norm.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Think this, not that.” – Mel Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 122

“The Five Second Rule”

 

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

“Don’t give up.” – Sinbad

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Be you.” – Sinbad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Don’t give up.” – Sinbad

 

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Be decisive.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Everybody processes information differently.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Have no plan B.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Affirm your gifts.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Never lose the joy.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Think in terms of decades.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Take massive action.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Never go it alone.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

 

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

“Principles don’t change.” — Brian Buffini

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Begin a daily renewal.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

“Life is for living.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Adversity is a gift.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Facts tell, stories sell.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Go-Giver” 

“The Latte Factor”

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

“The buck stops with you.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“You have to keep persevering.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Ask the question: Why?” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Relationships are everything.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“You own your life.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Armstrong” – Documentary

“Last Man on the Moon” – Documentary   

“In the Shadow of the Moon” – Documentary

Brian Buffini Interviews Neil Armstrong – MasterMind 2002

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

On the reasons for the success of the lunar program:

“We loved our work.” – Neil Armstrong

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

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

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

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

On the first stage of the flight:

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

On the second stage of the flight:

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

On the sights from Apollo 11:

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

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

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

On conspiracy theories:

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

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

On planet earth:

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

On the space program goal:

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

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

On personal goals:

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

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

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

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

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

Mentioned in this episode:

Armstrong documentary

 

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

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Not all change is bad!” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Be better with the fundamentals.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Loneliness has never been higher.” — Neil Pasricha

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

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

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

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

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

 

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"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

 

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"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

 

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Chrishogan360.com

"Everyday Millionaires" by Chris Hogan

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Gratitude is a permanent state.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Hard work is honorable.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

 

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Advantages of Poverty” by Andrew Carnegie

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Getting Things Done” by David Allen

GTD® Summit

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Why not you?” — Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Be all in.” — Brian Buffini

 

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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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode

"The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal

"The Upside of Stress" by Kelly McGonigal

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Think long term.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Real estate wealth is generational.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

“Focus on the fundamentals.” — Andrew Paul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Put someone else first.” — Andrew Paul

“Stay humble. Stay hungry.” — Andrew Paul

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

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

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

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

“Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.”—Lewis Carroll

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”—Clarence Thomas

“I believe that good manners are more important than a Harvard education.”—Brian Buffini

“Mind your manners and your manners will mind you.”—Brian Buffini

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”—John Ruskin

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”—Mark Twain

“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”—Albert Schweitzer

“May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.”—Gandhi

“I speak to everyone the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”—Albert Einstein

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”—Leo Tolstoy

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”—Muhammad Ali

“Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.”—William Feather

“I want to be a source of encouragement.”—Brian Buffini

“Be an encourager. The world has enough critics already.”—Dave Willis

“When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life.”—Zig Ziglar

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, that’s what brings happiness.”—Harold Kushner

“Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.”—Plato

“Trust is the glue of life.”—Stephen R. Covey

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly—show them how!”—Anonymous

“Lead in friendliness.”—Brian Buffini

“Generosity has nothing to do with your current economic state. It has to do with an attitude of the mind and an attitude of the spirit.”—Brian Buffini

“Being generous is one of the things that has made me a fortune.”—Brian Buffini

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

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”—John Bunyan

“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”—Julia Child

“The top of the ladder is not crowded.”—Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 02, 2019
Choose to Win with Tom Ziglar #147
40:56

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.”—Tom Ziglar

Most people don’t make positive changes in their lives until they’re faced with a crisis. But you can get a head start! In this episode, Brian interviews Ziglar Inc. CEO, Tom Ziglar, about his new book, “Choose to Win.” Tom describes how to win by making one simple change at a time, you can create good habits and completely transform your life, right now.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My personal mission statement is to create the environment that will allow you to become all that God created you to become.” — Tom Ziglar

“People don’t set the course for their life until one of the two D’s happens—the disaster or the dream.” — Tom Ziglar

“Hurricanes and tornadoes get all the publicity, but termites do more damage and they take such little bitty bites!” — Zig Ziglar

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.” — Tom Ziglar

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any direction will do.” — Zig Ziglar

“A tree’s fruitfulness depends on its rootfulness.” — Anonymous

“The number one lesson that I’ve learned in my life is input.” — Tom Ziglar

“The first simple habit is to cut out some negative input and replace it with some positive input.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your past is important, but not nearly as important as the way you see your future.” — Tom Ziglar

“Grit is that stick-to-it-ness. I get knocked down 100 times, I get up 101.” — Tom Ziglar

“Put the grit into what your gifts and talents are.” — Brian Buffini

“The ultimate choice is the choice to create a habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is a reflection of character, and character is a reflection of habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“In order for people to be productive citizens, to make a difference in the world, there are certain character qualities they’ve got to have.” — Tom Ziglar

“What do you want people to say about you and your family behind your back?” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is the outward expression of your character qualities.” — Tom Ziglar

“Many of us are in the jail of our bad habits.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you dream, the more God smiles.” — Tom Ziglar

“You’re a great version of you, and a lousy version of everyone else.” — Brian Buffini

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

 

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Choose to Win” by Tom Ziglar

 

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

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”—Dermot Buffini 

Brothers Brian and Dermot Buffini are a powerful business combination. In this special episode, the Chairman and the CEO of Buffini & Company discuss their mutual business philosophies and answer questions from listeners all over the country. Topics addressed include how to choose the right opportunities for your business, how to avoid burnout, how to create a phenomenal workplace culture and how to hire and train staff. By the end of this episode, not only will you have gained great insight into the Buffini brothers, you’ll be ready to take your business to the next level!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Aim small, miss small.” — Brian Buffini

“You make mistakes when you fall into opportunity. You make mistakes when you’re not intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“Money alone is not enough to sustain what it takes to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor.” — Brian Buffini

“The enemy of the best is the good.” — Brian Buffini

“Our core competency for 22 years is helping people.” — Dermot Buffini

“Don’t let your need dictate your vision and your goal.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a big difference between serving and pleasing. One is values based. One is insecure based.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on first.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to have boundaries with your customers, boundaries with your business, and boundaries for yourself. I’m a work in progress on that.” — Brian Buffini

“The best leaders are very strategic in their self care.” — Dermot Buffini

“Excellence is our minimum standard.” — Brian Buffini

“A culture is a weighing scales of what’s taking place.” — Dermot Buffini

“We’re focused on excellence, not perfection.” — Dermot Buffini

“We try to invest in our culture and live it, not just talk about it.” — Dermot Buffini

“Our job is to set our intention and what our hope is for the business, then allow others to pick it up and run with it.” — Dermot Buffini

“The old carpentry saying is ‘measure twice, cut once.’ When it comes to hiring – measure five or six times.” — Brian Buffini

“None of us is as smart as all of us. We have to get contribution. We have to get influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Mutual respect is one of our core values and we extend that to each other.” — Dermot Buffini

“Family is the first team. When it’s done right, there’s nothing more powerful than it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re a deadly combination in business together.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have someone on the journey with you, your pain and your problems are cut in half and, when you win, your joy is doubled.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

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

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

Having an “all-in” attitude is the best way to succeed in relationships, in business and in life. If you are all in, you put everything into your efforts, regardless of any hurdles and setbacks you encounter. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian explains how to best play the hand that life has given to you, no matter the difficulties; how to put every element of an all-in mindset into action; and how to use powerful all-in strategies in your daily life. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to jump in…and be all in!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.” — Pat Riley, Hall of Fame Coach

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” — William Shakespeare

“Indecision is the enemy of progress. Not saying ‘yes’ to one possibility is saying ‘no’ to them all.” — Michael Haggstrom

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I used everything you gave me.’” — Erma Bombeck

“When you’re not using your talents, when you’re not all in…you know it and it eats you from the inside out.” — Brian Buffini

“As long as you’re still trying, you’re not a quitter!” — Brian Buffini

“We are all gifted in the area of excuse making.” — Brian Buffini

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn

“My good life is not perfect.” — Brian Buffini

“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

“Being all in is the price of the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“The hand you’ve been dealt was designed for you.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s how you play the hand that’s the key.” — Brian Buffini

“God builds the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

“It takes the exact same amount of energy to worry as it does to believe.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

The concept of story is a powerful way to dramatically improve how you connect with your customers and grow your business. Donald Miller, CEO of StoryBrand, helps thousands of companies clarify their message and grow every year. In this episode, the master storyteller explains why story is so important when talking about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“The more complicated and convoluted our world becomes…story still has the power to cut through all the nonsense.” — Brian Buffini

“If you understand story, you understand a lot more about what’s going on in life.” — Donald Miller

“People are looking to be invited into a story.” — Donald Miller

“We need to find where our story and our customer’s story overlap.” — Donald Miller

“If you’re selling a product, you’re solving a problem.” — Donald Miller

“Never play the hero, always play the guide.” — Donald Miller

“You need to invite people into the story, not be the hero of the story.” — Donald Miller

“We’re looking for somebody who can help ‘me’ win. Somebody who’s struggled, has overcome that struggle, and has the competence to win the day.” — Donald Miller

“There’s kind of a hole in the heart where everybody is looking for that mentorship.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep everything incredibly simple. Define one ambition for the customers. Define one problem. Define one villain. Don’t throw too much information at them.” — Donald Miller

“Figure out, what is my customers’ story and how do I position my product as a tool they can use in that story?” — Donald Miller

“You need to identify what your customer wants…Keep it simple, don’t overburden.” — Donald Miller

“Your customer’s brain works like a rolodex…you are listed under the problem that you solve.” — Donald Miller

“Survey your customers…understand them, ask them leading questions.” — Donald Miller

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

“The guide is the strongest character in the story. The guide has been there, done that, already conquered their demons and now just exists to help other people win.” — Donald Miller

“Everybody has a story, and it’s worth hunting for.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Blue Like Jazz by Donal Miller

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic, founder of Life Without Limbs, is a symbol of encouragement and influence to millions around the world. Born without arms and legs, Nick refuses to allow his physical condition to limit him. In this episode, the motivational speaker and best-selling author shares with Brian how he conquers the challenges he faces and where he finds his strength and passion for life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Even when we don’t get a miracle, we can still be a miracle for somebody else.” — Nick Vujicic

“If something beautiful came from my broken pieces, you can also have your dreams come true as well.” — Nick Vujicic

“Here’s a guy who lost hope, and now is a source of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man without arms and legs has become a mastery of leverage and finding the truth of happiness, then everyone can find their place in this world and really feel fulfilled and reach their full potential.” — Nick Vujicic

“How you feel today will really dictate your next step. And your next step will determine tomorrow what goals you actually succeed in.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m a person who’s absolutely convinced that I’ll never find hope in my life, never find purpose and happiness…then I’ll never find it.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m convinced that I am going to be completely successful at fulfilling my dream and mission when I have challenges…I am going to embrace this struggle, this hurdle, this barrier. I’m going to see this failure as my classroom – an education.” — Nick Vujicic

“The people we admire because of their strength…they’re only that strong because they’ve conquered mountains in their lives.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t walk away from your mountains…that’s the journey, that’s the path. Convince yourself, ‘That’s not the end of my story, I’m still going.’” — Nick Vujicic

“Failure is not a person, it’s an event.” — Zig Ziglar

“We need courage not to win. We need courage to lose.” — Nick Vujicic

“Anything significant that we ever accomplish took failure. If we embrace it, we will succeed.” — Nick Vujicic

“We need to listen to those voices that speak into us, instead of giving so much credibility to those voices that speak down.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t base your value on other people’s success.” — Nick Vujicic

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

“We are all human beings with our struggles and our full potential. Don’t miss yours.” — Nick Vujicic

“You don’t know what’s impossible, until you know what’s possible.” — Nick Vujicic

“Start with small goals…start small. Then double it.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t belittle the obstacles you’ve gone through.” — Nick Vujicic

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

“Know that you will never know everything.” — Nick Vujicic

“Ancora imparo.” — Michelangelo

“We’ve got to do our best, and God does the rest.” — Nick Vujicic

“God built the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limbs by Nick Vujicic

The Butterfly Circus by Nick Vujicic

 

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

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

Millions of people gained solace and inspiration from the song Superman (It’s Not Easy), a worldwide smash hit that served as an unofficial anthem of healing following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In this episode, Brian interviews the voice behind that song and many others, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting.

From song-writing, to producing, to performing, John has faced plenty of rejection and struggle on his road to success. He tells Brian how, today, he combines his life as a musician with working in his family’s fourth-generation wire manufacturing business and discusses themes of creativity, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This is a golden moment for people who own small businesses.” — Brian Buffini

“At the end of the day, it’s still about relationships, whether it’s relationships with a supplier who sells us wire for 25 years, or a radio programmer who plays my songs.” — John Ondrasik

“Music sounds very romantic, but behind the curtain it’s really about an exercise in failure and writing hundreds of songs to get the ten you hear, and writing thousands of songs to get the maybe two that the world knows.” — John Ondrasik

“I was very fortunate. I had success at a late age.” — John Ondrasik

“For me, it was a 15 year overnight success story…I appreciated the 15 years of getting the door slammed in my face. Unless you have that, you can sometimes think it’s all about you.” — John Ondrasik

“Focus on relationships…persevere, and then have your core values.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

“You have to be practical…but you also need to take strategic risk, and you need to be honest with yourself.” — John Ondrasik

“You’re going to be faced with challenges in your career, and you can either accept that this sucks or you can say ‘How can I turn this into a silver lining?’” — John Ondrasik

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

“Music can matter in ways no other medium can.” — John Ondrasik

“Part of what makes us successful is pushing the goal posts and strategizing for the future, but if all we do is that, what is the point?” — John Ondrasik

“If your whole self esteem gets wrapped up in what you do, at some point it’s going to go backwards.” — John Ondrasik

“I’ve met people with real challenges and I’ve learned that most of us have no problems. We think we have problems, but we don’t.” — John Ondrasik

“Life moves so fast. If you don’t spend some time in the middle of it, I think you’ll miss it.” — John Ondrasik

“I’m grateful for the day.” — John Ondrasik

“We only have 100 years to live. Make the most of it. Drink deep. Love well. Invest in relationships.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Good manners are not just a reflection of your character; they are also a unique advantage that can help you stand out in a crowded marketplace. In this episode, Brian describes how good manners can benefit you in life and in business. He explains why good manners are great for building relationships, he outlines why being consistently mannerly is the mark of a professional, and he provides a good manners checklist to help you better connect with and serve your customers. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to share great energy, make the world a better place, and win big!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Manners are a great reflection of, and a builder of, character.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be successful, you have to swim against the current.” — Brian Buffini

“We are drifting every single day towards becoming a more self-absorbed culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Having good manners is a great and unique advantage in the marketplace.” — Brian Buffini

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing them!” — Fred Astaire

“Good manners will help you in life, in relationships, and ultimately in business.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have good manners, it’s easy to stand out.” — Brian Buffini

“Exercising good manners exercises the heart.” — Brian Buffini

“If you act like a drone, eventually you’ll be replaced by one.” — Brian Buffini

“I have committed to a life of good manners, courtesy, and respect because I want to reflect who I am.” — Brian Buffini

“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” — President Roosevelt

“Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization.” — Peter Drucker

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

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

“We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge everyone else by their actions.” — Brian Buffini

“He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship.” — St. Basil

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” — Laurence Sterne

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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

“A bucket list can change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

Many people mistakenly believe that a bucket list is something you only make if you receive a bad health diagnosis. If you embrace it, however, a bucket list can give you hope, show you purpose, and introduce joy back into your day. In this episode, Brian teaches how to write a life-changing bucket list. He describes how to categorize your dreams, why it’s vital to stimulate yourself visually, and how to create a bucket list that reflects what the good life looks like for you.  He also gives away the best goal-setting resource he has ever built. By the end of the episode you’ll be on your way to taking a bite out of life with the bucket list of your dreams!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A bucket list can absolutely change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

“A bucket list gives you a year-round sense of anticipation. It will bring a joyful, youthful enthusiasm back into your life and it’s extraordinarily stimulating for the mind and heart.” — Brian Buffini

“Dreams energize your mind and empower you to believe.” — Brian Buffini

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream is not the thing you see in your sleep, it’s the thing that doesn’t let you sleep.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

“Stop rationalizing, stop stewing, get out of your chair and start doing.” — Denis Waitley

“Take time out and remove the limits of where you currently are.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream requires you to step out and do things you’ve never done before. It’s aspirational by nature.” — Brian Buffini

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable. Then, when we summon the will, they are inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” — Napoleon Hill

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill

“We want to be dreamers who are doers.” — Brian Buffini

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go after the great.” — JD Rockefeller

“You always want to make yourself uncomfortable, because that’s how you test how great you can be.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And a good thing never dies.” —  Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“Pursue your dream. This is the spice of life; when life takes a bite out of you, this gives you hope.” — Brian Buffini

“When there are hard times and challenges, take out your goals and pictures.” — Brian Buffini

“I hope every single one of you will start a bucket list, get the resource, and get in the game of it. It will change you.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

My Bucket List

 

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

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.” — Brian Buffini

Brian and Beverly Buffini know the secrets to enduring love and a happy family – they’ve been married for 28 years and have raised six phenomenal kids together! In this special episode, Brian and Beverly answer questions from listeners about balancing their relationship with family and business commitments, staying focused and organized in their very busy lives, and growing together over the years. You’ll learn routines to strengthen your family emotionally and financially, ways to overcome discouragement, and tips to keep your relationship alive and strong. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on track to create happier and healthier relationships for life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything that we do is based on our faith.” — Beverly Buffini

“One of our main goals was to try to always be on the same page and we knew that the only way to do that was to establish routines.” — Beverly Buffini

“We actually created a mission statement; part of that mission statement was to enact and include routines that we would consistently do.” — Beverly Buffini

“The big thing is continually to take input, find the best, come together, and get on the same page.” — Brian Buffini

“For us, quitting was never a concept.” — Brian Buffini

“We were committed to grow and, as long as you’re committed to grow, that means you’re humble enough to learn.” — Brian Buffini

“Love is patient…patience is the key.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s about thinking about the other person, considering the other person.” — Beverly Buffini

“It’s very hard to stay ticked off with someone when you’re praying with them!” — Brian Buffini

“We have safe haven places…laughter is the best medicine!” — Brian Buffini

“Our dreams, goals, and vision have been in alignment.” — Beverly Buffini

“If you don’t put in the time, don’t expect the result.” — Brian Buffini

“We try to serve one another; we try to outdo each other.” — Brian Buffini

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.” — Philippians 2:3-4

“We live to serve each other in our marriage and we try to out-give each other.” — Beverly Buffini

“We are in the business of family together.” — Brian Buffini

“Check your ego at the door.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe we have a secret weapon…that is gratitude. Gratitude keeps everything in perspective. It fuels our marriage, it fuels our family, and it catches us.” — Brian Buffini

“I tried to create…an environment where there was gratitude, respect, and we valued one another. We were very fastidious at creating that environment in our home.” — Beverly Buffini

“The biggest thing is example.” — Brian Buffini

“Decide what your true north is, what do you value, what are your hopes and dreams, and then stick with it!” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.” — Brian Buffini

“Give your life away, and then you get to have it back.” — Brian Buffini

“Three words – I love you – need to be said over and over again.” — Beverly Buffini

 

 

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

“If you are more mentally tough you will be able to be more resolved, more determined, and more successful.” — Brian Buffini

We all face setbacks in life. Whatever difficulties you encounter, mental toughness will help you deal with them. In this episode, Brian describes the characteristics of mentally tough people, explains how analyzing your patterns will reveal where you need to grow, and provides powerful how-to’s to guarantee success. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever challenges may come your way, rise above them, and live the good life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Being mentally tough is part and parcel of living the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“Mentally tough people are resilient, resolved, and willing to take risks.” — Brian Buffini

“I see people give up all the time…and I see people persevere to huge levels of success.” — Brian Buffini

“If I have a bad hour, I try not to make it a bad day. If I have a bad day, I try not to have two bad days.” — Brian Buffini

“Try not to make two mistakes in a row.” — Beverly Buffini

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” — Bernard Williams

“Fall down seven times; get up eight.” — Japanese proverb

“Difficulties break some men, but make others.” — Nelson Mandela

“When your mind and heart are aligned, then you’re resolved.” — Brian Buffini

“Resolve will melt no rocks, but it can scale them.” — Mary Ann Evans

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going, in spite of the roadblocks that are before you.” — Denis Waitley

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

“Mentally tough people take calculated risks.” — Brian Buffini

“If you play not to lose, the best you can hope for is not losing.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — TS Eliot

“There’s a big difference between stopping and quitting.” — Brian Buffini

“Stopping is simply a loss of momentum. Quitting is a loss of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” — Vince Lombardi.

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” — General Douglas MacArthur

“When you focus on one day at a time it builds up resilient resolve that allows you to become more mentally tough.” — Brian Buffini

“The goal is to reprogram ourselves with the positive.” — Brian Buffini

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou

“One of the things that makes us mentally weaker is procrastination.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re doing a difficult thing, put it at the top of your schedule.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard. If you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“Motivation is what gets you started, but habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn

“Accountability makes it automatic, keeps you going, and keeps you on track.” — Brian Buffini

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” — Stephen Covey

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — President Abraham Lincoln

“Watch and improve your self-talk.” — Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brene Brown

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“Mental toughness will bless you, allow you to enjoy your life, succeed at higher levels, and give great energy to people.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-up Mind 

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #115: How to Be Resilient

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #101: Tough Times Never Last; Tough People Do – with Master Motivator, Les Brown

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #040: Getting Caught Talking to Yourself

 

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

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.” — Brian Buffini

For over two decades, Brian Buffini has helped people get their year off to a great start. In this special Facebook Live broadcast episode, Brian shares the techniques he uses for success. He explains why you must recap and review the past year, why written goals are vital, and how to stay on track no matter what. Brian also answers questions from Buffini Show Insiders, including how to maximize coaching and ways to move past a production plateau. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on your way to having your best year ever!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.” — Brian Buffini

“In the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the year of the PIG…Pour In Good stuff.” — Brian Buffini

“If you pour in the good stuff, you’ll be putting bacon on the table, you’ll be living high on the hog, and you won’t be a ‘boar.’” — Brian Buffini

“This is the time to be intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s very important to take stock of the previous year.” — Brian Buffini

“We can all have the feelings that the year’s been a struggle or a grind…what we want is perspective.” — Brian Buffini

“Every year I start with a journal.” — Brian Buffini

“Recapping the past sets you up for the future.” — Brian Buffini

“To make up your mind, write down your goals.” — Brian Buffini

“People who have written goals achieve at a far higher rate than those who don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.” — JP Morgan

“If you don’t make up your mind, your unmade mind will unmake you.” —Stanley Jones

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — CS Lewis

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

“You have to stay on track so you’re not like a sparkler or firework that burns bright and then fizzles out.” — Brian Buffini

“Our mission is to impact and improve the lives of others. We take people who are ‘here’ and help them go to ‘there’.” — Brian Buffini

“You need to find the philosophy that you identify with and the motivation, training, and coaching that you need.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be something different, you better do something different and then commit to it.” — Brian Buffini

“Iron sharpens iron.” — Brian Buffini

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a family, whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Elizabeth Howard.

“Success doesn’t do well alone. And it doesn’t happen alone.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s more joy when you’re on the journey with somebody.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Pathway to Mastery™

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind

 

 

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

“Know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.” — Michael Stromsness

Many of us want to get into shape or lose weight but, despite our best efforts, we often get off track or even give up altogether. In this episode, Brian interviews his personal trainer, Michael Stromsness, and reveals the secrets of his fitness journey. The founder and owner of Neutrility Gym and a trained chiropractor, Michael explains why building a strong foundation, discovering the ‘why’ behind your goals, and putting a solid plan in place are the keys to success.

Brian also reveals how untreated sports injuries led to a cycle of discouragement, how the unique Triple R system recalibrated his beliefs about exercise, and why being fit helps him physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People put goals out there with no meaning behind them… know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.”—Michael Stromsness

“So many of us start out with an unrealistic goal and an unrealistic timeframe.” — Brian Buffini

“The truth is, we want the outcome, but we don’t want the process.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re being physically active and eating better, you’re going to have more energy and less stress.” — Michael Stromsness

“As you’re improving one part of your life, the other parts can improve too.” — Michael Stromsness

“Being physically fit and healthy improves every part of your life.” —Michael Stromsness

“Say you’re building a house. If you have a good foundation you can get away with some shoddy work…but if you have a bad foundation, it doesn’t matter how well you finish that house…eventually things will start to go a little off.” — Michael Stromsness

“The foundation for our body is to be able to breathe correctly…to be able to activate our core correctly…and to be able to load our feet.” — Michael Stromsness

“Slow and steady wins the race.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s about attacking what you need to attack…you can aggressively attack things, but it has to be in the correct sequence.” — Michael Stromsness

“The stronger we get, the more resilient we get.” — Michael Stromsness

“We can have the greatest workout in the world, but if our nutrition isn’t supporting our workout, then we’re just running our wheels.”  — Michael Stromsness

“I found myself becoming discouraged over time by doing the wrong things.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a balance. It’s 100 percent working out and it’s 100 percent nutrition. You’re not going to outwork a bad diet. And a good diet is not going to replace working out.”—Michael Stromsness

“You could have a great race car, but if you dump water in the gas tank, that car is not going to drive.” — Michael Stromsness

“If you’re doing all the right exercises, but you’re not eating or you’re eating garbage, you’re not going to perform.” — Michael Stromsness

“Going to the gym used to be a grind – now it’s part of my routine and lifestyle. ”— Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.enlightenedsavage101.com

 

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

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.” — Angelo Poli

The New Year is a time when many of us make resolutions to improve and change our lives. In this special episode, Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, interviews Angelo Poli, an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based weight-loss engine, Poli explains the philosophy behind his pioneering evaluation-based approach to weight management and fitness. Dermot also reveals what inspired him to change his habits, how his new routine has fundamentally altered his relationship with food and transformed his lifestyle, and how his improved health and fitness has impacted his productivity as a leader and CEO.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The secret is routine.” — Angelo Poli

“Even if life happens and you deviate, as long as your routine is in place, you will slide back into habits and strategy.”— Angelo Poli

“My mindset was all or nothing. But this system has the reality of life built into it…it has grace. If I blow this meal, I just need to get the next one right.” — Dermot Buffini

“I don’t have to think about my choices—they are already made for me. That’s what a healthy routine should be. And I have a coach to remind me that when I step out of the routine, I must step back in.” — Dermot Buffini

“Most in the weight loss / diet industry are genuine in their desire to help people get healthy. But some vital pieces are getting left out—and that is how the metabolism responds to dieting.” — Angelo Poli

“When you have a passion for helping others, the person that can sacrifice the most is yourself.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you make yourself available to yourself, you’re far more available to others.” — Dermot Buffini

“The acronym for the average American diet is SAD.” — Dermot Buffini

“I used to work out and reward myself with something bad. Now the reward for me is the outcome of the exercise.” — Dermot Buffini

“All the best leaders make self care their highest priority and it is the most strategic thing they can do for their business.” — Mike Foster, emotional fitness coach

“There’s lots of help in this world if you can just find people you can put your name to.” — Dermot Buffini

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.” — Angelo Poli

“We feel privileged to be able to help people with an evaluation based system that teaches them the next step.” —Angelo Poli

“I don’t believe in absolutes. There never has to be absolutes. What there is is routine and habit.” — Angelo Poli

“The time to change your health is right now.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.metpro.com

 

 

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

“Learn to live in the present.” — Brian Buffini 

Christmas is a time of year when many of us take stock of our lives. In this episode, Brian explains why Christmas is so special to him. He recalls the joy of anticipation he experienced as a child at Christmas and outlines how we can tap into that feeling all year round, he tells the tale of the best Christmas he ever had, and he explains why the gift of the present is the most precious of all.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We didn’t have a lot growing up. No gift was that memorable – but the anticipation was the greatest thing.” — Brian Buffini

“When was the last time you had the anticipation of a child?” — Brian Buffini

“As we have more comfortable lives, there’s less that we anticipate and more that we expect. That expectation can sometimes turn into a sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“When the prize is great, the price is small.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep your eyes on the prize.” — Brian Buffini

“The only thing that will last is relationships with people.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not how hard you fall; it’s how high you bounce.” — Tom Kelly, Navy Veteran

“At the end of the day, the greatest present is the present.” — Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift and that’s why we call it the present.” — Anonymous

“It’s OK to be shaped by your past, but you can’t drive a car by constantly looking in the rear-view mirror.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on where you’re going.” — Brian Buffini

“You need to learn from your past, not get judged by your past or get stuck by your past.” — Brian Buffini

“Tomorrow causes a lot of anxiety and apprehension for people.” — Brian Buffini

“Learn to live in the present.” — Brian Buffini

“The present of faith opened up my heart, my life, and my eyes.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

One Minute Manager – Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson

The Present – Spencer Johnson

 

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

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight and have life experience.” — Brian Buffini

In a changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to know how they can prepare for the year ahead. In this episode, Brian answers questions submitted by Buffini Show Insiders via social media following Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions episode #131. Brian identifies market disruptors, forecasts the evolution of both the economy and the real estate industry, and examines the developing role of today’s agent. Topics discussed include how to generate the best leads, how to harness technology to your advantage, and how to find and nurture an enduring relationship with a mentor. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take on 2019 with renewed energy and confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When the market get slower, it gets better for a professional broker.” — Brian Buffini

“We are moving to a professionals market.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on your lead generation techniques.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything starts and ends with the ability to generate a customer.” — Brian Buffini

“In today’s world there is technology and social media overload. To avoid overwhelm…find technologies that are vital, simple, and duplicable.” — Brian Buffini

“To build and grow mentorship relationships, look inside the list of relationships you already have.” — Brian Buffini

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight, and have life experience.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a great market for professional real-estate agents who generate their own leads.” — Brian Buffini

“Teams are here to stay as long as the team leaders focus on real lead generation.” — Brian Buffini

“Can I trust you, are you good at what you do, do you care about me?” — Lou Holtz

 

 

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

Selling is an art. When done right it’s a craft; when mastered it’s a beautiful experience.” — Brian Buffini

Many people have a negative connotation of sales, usually because of unskilled, unprofessional, and even unkind transactional experiences. In this episode, Brian describes what good selling is, what it’s not, and how you can excel at it. You’ll learn why sales is a noble profession, why it should be treated as a contact sport, and how you can transform your sales career with just three core principles. By the end of the episode, you will understand why – once it is developed, grown, and mastered – the skill of sales is a game changer in every aspect of business and life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Sales is the act of selling something.” — Merriam-Webster

“Most people in sales are in a reaction – they want people to buy from them, they don’t want to sell anything.” — Brian Buffini

“A bad salesperson gets you to make a decision you don’t want to make when you don’t want to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“A good salesperson helps you to make a decision you need to make when you need to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“The free market does not exist without the exchange of goods and services. The only way the exchange of goods and services happens is with sales.” — Brian Buffini

“Never be ashamed to be called a salesperson.” — Brian Buffini

“A salesperson is someone who enthusiastically promotes what they have.” — Brian Buffini

“To me, job titles don’t matter, everyone is in sales.” — Harvey Mackay

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something I sell it, and I sell it hard.” — Estée Lauder

“Believe in yourself and promote it.” — Brian Buffini

“If the business you’re in requires you to deal with people you are in sales.” — Zig Ziglar

“Selling is never about convincing. It is always about helping.” — Mark Cuban

“My enthusiasm and motivation come in the form of serving.” — Brian Buffini

“People love to buy – give them the opportunity.” — Brian Buffini

“The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency.” — Richard Branson

“Face to face, voice to voice. That’s where the magic is.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” — Albert Einstein

“Do what you do so well that people will want to see it again and bring their friends.” — Walt Disney

“Grow where you’re planted.” — Brian Buffini

“This is an action movie, and you have to be an action star.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #094: The Ancient Scrolls of Success

 

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

“Change is bad for the people who don’t anticipate, prepare, and work accordingly. Change is fantastic for the folks who are ready.” — Brian Buffini

In a rapidly-changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to get prepared for the year ahead so they can navigate the unnecessary noise and better serve their clients. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and analyzes the state of the economy, the changing landscape of the real estate industry, and the role of today’s agent. Brian outlines market forces at play, takes a deep dive into industry facts and statistics, and offers in-depth tips and advice for finding the best leads and capitalizing on current trends to supercharge your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll have all the tools you need to face 2019 with confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s going to be a fantastic market for professional real estate agents and a very, very challenging market for unskilled, uneducated, unprepared realtors.” — Brian Buffini

“What I see in the industry right now is a level of destruction and confusion like I’ve never seen.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe that the real estate industry has lost its focus and has allowed a very important term to be hijacked, and that is the term called lead.” — Brian Buffini

“The economy is doing well. It will be a very small adjustment to the real estate business in 2019, but it will be massive in regards to the day to day operations of the simple broker and their agent, and most people are not equipped for it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re going to have the same number of transactions, but…rates are going to nudge up to 5 percent; market times are going to expand out to 30 days. You’ll have to have a different set of skills.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re going to have to be more skilled, you’re going to have to have more personal inventory, and you’re going to have to manage your cash flow differently.” — Brian Buffini

“Realtors are making less money than ever… there is a greater gap between the haves and have-nots in real estate than ever before.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to succeed in 2019 and beyond, invest in relationships….be exceptional with service…and then master your skills.” — Brian Buffini

“More than 80 percent of all transactions are through a sphere of influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living, if you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” — Stephen Covey 

Giving is a powerful philosophy for business and for life. Put simply, if you give more, you get more. There is no better investment you can make in your business, your relationships, or your character. Give in slices, and it will come back in loaves!

In this episode, Brian and Joe delve into more guidelines, tips, and strategies for giving your way to greatness. You’ll learn why people crave attention and respond so well when you pay it to them, how you can give someone the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to judgment, why being respectful is one of the keys to building successful relationships, and how an attitude of gratitude can transform your life and be the most powerful gift you give to both others and to yourself.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Distractions are all around us.” – Joe Niego

“I give attention with my eyes, ears, and body language. I want people to feel their value.” – Joe Niego

“I do a lot more listening than I do talking.” – Joe Niego

“I give people a lot of attention because I’m genuinely interested in learning from them.” – Brian Buffini

“People get very athletic in relationships – they’re quick to judgment and often jump to conclusions. That’s not healthy.” – Joe Niego

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” Stephen Covey

“I don’t think there’s been a time in history when people have jumped to conclusions and judged quicker more than now.” – Brian Buffini

“A lot of times there are ten sides to a story.” – Brian Buffini

“The world does not revolve around you.” – Joe Niego

“Respect is not given in a package, it’s given with behavioral interactions.” – Joe Niego

“When you show respect, love often follows.” – Brian Buffini

“The one word in the English vocabulary that I use more than any other is thanks.” – Joe Niego

“You can’t feel grateful and entitled at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

“Having an attitude of gratitude is a gift you give to others and, more importantly, it’s the one gift you give to yourself.” – Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode:
“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen

 

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

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.” — Nelson Mandela

This week, we’ll gather around the table with our loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we reflect on our gratitude for everything we’ve been given this year, let’s turn to reflect on what we can give in the year ahead. Although giving has an unfair reputation, its ultimate payoff is greatness: economic, emotional, relational and character.

In this episode, Brian Buffini and Joe Niego begin to delve into the 10 guidelines of giving. You’ll learn the one thing that makes great salespeople stand out from the competition, why quantity time is more valuable than quality time, and why patience has become a casualty of our fast-paced society. There’s so much great content we split it into two episodes. Don’t miss the remaining three tips next week.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The greatest leaders, the greatest influencers, the greatest salespeople are the greatest givers. It’s the people who are giving the most who get the most.” — Joe Niego

“By being a better giver, you’ll get a better result.” — Brian Buffini

“When someone gives energy, they’re giving their weight to success.” — Joe Niego

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.” — Nelson Mandela

“A smile costs nothing but gives so much. It increases your face value.” — Joe Niego

“It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that creates victory.” — Lou Holtz

“I could live for two months on a good compliment.” — Mark Twain

“When you’re patient, you express love.” — Brian Buffini

“Patience is not only the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” — Anonymous

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

 

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

“A budget provides peace and security.” — Brian Buffini

Whether you have more money in the bank than you know what to do with or you’re searching the couch cushions at the end of the month looking for spare change, you need a budget. Not only do the majority of people not have a budget, many fear even creating one! Creating a budget is nothing to fear; it’s an empowering activity that gives you total control over your money instead of the other way around. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives in-depth information to help you create a budget that works for your financial goals and circumstances. You’ll learn why most people don’t budget, how to prioritize your expenses and the apps that can help, and how to create a surplus each month, even if money is tight. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to save more and build wealth.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There is no amount of money that you will create that will be enough to not have a budget.” — Brian Buffini

”A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey

“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.” — Errol Flynn

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

“Plan your work and work your plan.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“What gets measured gets managed.” — Peter Drucker

“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb

“Do not save what’s left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” — Warren Buffet

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford but it doesn’t stop us from buying it.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.” — Charles Jaffe

“Time is like money. The less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.” — Josh Billings

“A portion of all you earn is yours to keep.” — George S. Clason

“Your business is the golden goose.” — Brian Buffini

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself.” — Warren Buffet

 

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Mint.com

PocketGuard

YouNeedABudget

Wally

Mvelopes

GoodBudget

Simple

Personal Capital

 

The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey

 

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

“Kill the ants – those automatic negative thoughts that kill your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head.” — Dr. Daniel Amen

Despite what you might believe, you’re not stuck with the brain you have! With his clinics, books and PBS TV programs, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel Amen, has helped millions of people change their brains and their lives.

In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Amen about his new book, “Feel Better Fast and Make it Last.” Dr. Amen explains why it’s so important to care for your brain, what can damage it, and which powerful strategies and techniques you can use to improve it.

We all go through difficulties in life, but this episode will help you respond to challenges, make a difference and feel better – now and in the long run.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Kill the ants. Those automatic negative thoughts that rob your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head… Write down what you think and ask yourself if it’s true.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“The brain is the largest organ in the body, but it’s the organ that people spend very little time working on or trying to make healthy.” – Brian Buffini

“You’re not stuck with the brain you have.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“You can make your brain better. You just have to fall in love with it… then do the right things for it.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“There are things we can do to have positive impacts on the brain… and that translates into better heath, a better life and better longevity.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask yourself – what am I going to do today? Is it good for my brain, or is it bad for it?” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“Psychiatrists are the only medical doctors who virtually never look at the organ they treat… If you have crushing chest pain, the first thing the doctor does is look at your heart. But if you have crushing depression, nobody looks at your brain.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“Nobody wants to go to a psychiatrist… but everybody wants a better brain. So what if mental health was really brain health?” – Dr. Daniel Amen

 

Learn more about Dr. Amen:

danielamenmd.com

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last” by Daniel Amen

feelbetterfast.com

brainhealthassessment.com

 

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

“If you want to get your power back, become more hopeful.” — Brian Buffini

We could all use more hope from time to time, especially when we’re in pursuit of our dreams. However, we often lose hope along the journey when we experience a setback or things just don’t go as planned. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains the concept of hope and then, using the characters from the Roald Dahl classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, outlines the common habits and characteristics that tend to hijack our dreams. You’ll learn what hope is and why it’s important, how to break the bad habits of greed, entitlement, impatience, impulsiveness and more, and how to find your golden ticket.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The nuclear power behind the white hat is hope.” — Brian Buffini

“My great failure with goals is that most things in life have been beyond everything I’ve ever set.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to get your power back, become more hopeful.” — Brian Buffini

“Without the anticipation of better things ahead, we will have no heart for the journey.” — John Eldredge

“I would die on the hill of my conviction, than win on the hill of compromise.” — Brian Buffini

“Always take the high road. You may be stepped on, crunched or even heartbroken but at least you can look at yourself in the mirror every day and say I did the right thing and I’m not going to hate myself for it.” — Unknown

“We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast.” –Jim Rohn

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed: easy to get into and hard to get out of.” — unknown

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Gandhi

“We see entitlement all around us except in the mirror.” — Brian Buffini

“Service and gratitude will fuel your relationships; entitlement and expectation will poison it.” — Steve Maraboli

“If you are patient in one moment of anger you will escape 100 years of sorrow.” — Chinese proverb

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy

“Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world…Focus on your main duty.” — Epictetus

“The smaller your reality, the more convinced you are you know everything.” — Thomas Campbell

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know who you are.” — Mother Teresa

“Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.” — Yogi Berra

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” — Fulton Sheen

“He who is not a good servant would not be a good master.” — Plato

 

 

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

“I’m 100% a fan of failure because at least if you’re failing, you’re trying.” — Scott Hamilton

In the age of participation trophies, competition is seen as a negative thing. Scott Hamilton, Olympic champion, broadcaster and best-selling author, strongly disagrees and feels that competition is essential to achieving lasting success. In this episode, Brian interviews Scott to discuss the importance of competition and Scott’s new book, “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything.” Scott explains why failure is essential to achieving success in life and business, how to break the pattern of losing and achieve your goals, and the key question to ask yourself that’ll lead you to your true purpose. He also offers motivation and encouragement to help you take that important first step after experiencing a setback or failure.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We live in a world of participation awards.” — Brian Buffini

“Pain is our greatest teacher.” — Scott Hamilton

“I’m 100% a fan of failure because at least if you’re failing, you’re trying.” — Scott Hamilton

“Competition is really important. It makes us better, it makes us hungrier and it really allows us to feel that satisfaction that at the end of the day, we’ve reached our goal.” — Scott Hamilton

“No one is ever going to step into something and be instantly fantastic.” — Scott Hamilton

“The true measure of success is longevity. How will you build and grow?” — Scott Hamilton

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

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

“The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” — Aristotle

“If you’re not falling down, you’re not trying.” — Scott Hamilton

“First things first: get up.” — Scott Hamilton

“Nothing ever happens from quitting. Nothing ever happens from ‘no.’” — Scott Hamilton

“Make the best out of the situation. Everything in life is a decision.” — Scott Hamilton

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything” by Scott Hamilton

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 070: A Star on Ice with Scott Hamilton

 

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

“The one thing about real estate is if you hold it long enough, you will win.” — Brian Buffini

Are you among the 66% of Americans with a mortgage? Your home is a major source of wealth that allows you to build equity over time. A goal for many homeowners is to pay off their mortgage before the end of the amortization period; however, they may not know how to do it. In this episode, Brian Buffini breaks down the mortgage math and offers seven common-sense tips for paying off a mortgage much sooner—up to 11 years sooner in some cases! Paying off your mortgage not only allows you to own your home sooner, it also helps you save money in interest. You’ll learn how to harness the concept of compound interest to work in your favor, the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early, and why you should fully fund your retirement and pay off your investment property before paying off your mortgage. If you have a mortgage, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The one thing about real estate is if you hold it long enough, you will win.” — Brian Buffini

“If you need a place to live, you may as well turn it into something that works for you.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Interest is not charged in a linear fashion” — Brian Buffini

“Banks are a great resource to help you get into a property, but the deck is stacked against you.” — Brian Buffini

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb

 

 

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

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.” — Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom, author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, brings his inspirational wisdom to episode #123 of “The Brian Buffini Show” to discuss his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” which is the sequel to his international bestseller, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”

The novel is told from the perspective of Annie, the girl who was saved by Eddie (the protagonist of the first novel), as she explores her life 15 years later. Like the first novel, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” builds upon the theme that you have an impact on everyone you meet.

In this episode, Brian and Mitch discuss why mistakes are a matter of perspective, why we tend to focus on the scar instead of the healing process, and how service to others can help you reach beyond self-pity. Mitch also discusses his work in Haiti, the impact his adopted daughter had during her brief life, and the Charity Book Launch on October 14 in Detroit.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People go through life and think, ‘I’ve made one mistake after another,’ but truth is many of those things weren’t really mistakes. We lose the big picture.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s all in how you look at your missteps. Rather than seeing a door close, if you consider ‘something else opened for me,’ it’s a whole different view.” — Mitch Albom

“We embrace our scars more than our healing.” — Mitch Albom

“No one remembers the ‘day it got better.’ People mark the day they were afflicted with something, but they never mark the day things got better.” — Mitch Albom

“Once you realize the need that is in the world, you stop feeling sorry for yourself.” — Mitch Albom

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.” — Mitch Albom

“Fairness does not govern life and death.” — Mitch Albom

“Love doesn’t ever go away; it just takes a different form.” — Mitch Albom

“There’s no such thing as a life that doesn’t impact somebody else.” — Mitch Albom

“Life is a series of occurrences from which we learn.” — Mitch Albom

 

 

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Charity Book Launch October 14 in Detroit

 

 

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

“Growing means you’re leaving the comfort zone.” — Mel Robbins

According to best-selling author, Mel Robbins, she’s been figuring out what her next move is her entire adult life. Although she started her career in the legal field, she relied on her gut instinct to transition to careers in other fields, including coaching and media. However, it wasn’t until she combined all the things that energized her that she found her true purpose.

In this episode, Buffini & Company Master Trainer, J’aime Nowak, interviews Mel to learn more about her journey, from her childhood in Michigan to the lessons she’s learned throughout her career. You’ll learn about the “Energy Gauge” and the two questions you should ask when facing any kind of decision; how a “body audit” can help you gain clarity; and why counting backward from five can help you move past hesitation and spring into action.

During the conversation, Mel also offers her best tips and insight to help you tune into yourself and find what truly energizes you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have parents who constructively argue over things and then resolve it, you have 10 times more likelihood to have a successful and happy marriage in your own life.” — Mel Robbins

“It was a moment in my life when I started lying and hiding information and I started being worried about disappointing people.” — Mel Robbins

“It’s only in owning the good and bad things that you can turn the page and use them rather than being used by them.” — Mel Robbins

“The most powerful thing you can do is own what has happened to you.” — Mel Robbins

“I’ve been exploring and figuring out my next move for my entire adult life.” — Mel Robbins

“Your body tells you whether you’re in the right job, the right situation in terms of where you live, the right romantic relationship, the right working relationship.” — Mel Robbins

“Your inner wisdom is always with you and always guiding you. The question is do you have the clarity to hear it and the courage to follow it?” — Mel Robbins

“If you’re facing a decision that requires you to do something outside of your comfort zone or requires you to change, your mind will talk you out of it in five seconds.” — Mel Robbins

“Growing means you’re leaving the comfort zone.” — Mel Robbins

 

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

“Intentional living means making choices in your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.” — Brian Buffini

A recent Harris Poll revealed that only 31 percent of Americans consider themselves “happy.” Those who report they’re “happy” run counter to the cultural norms of our day.

In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines how to live a counter-culture lifestyle; that is, living in a positive and intentional way. At a time when it’s all too easy to get sucked into the negativity—whether it’s the 24-hour news cycle, the places we socialize or the people we socialize with—Brian offers tips to break free from status quo and experience the true freedom of living the good life. You’ll learn the three biggest dangers of our current societal norms, three strategies to avoid the pull of negativity and how living a counter-culture lifestyle can help in all areas of your life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. Don’t follow the crowd, they don’t know where they’re going.” — Therese Buffini

“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.” — Napoleon Hill

“Most people live lives of quiet desperation.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t be afraid of being different; be afraid of being the same as everyone else.” — Anonymous

“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds will move into the garden and take away everything of value.” — Jim Rohn

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steven Furtick

“Don’t conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” –Romans 12:2

“Intentional living means making choices in your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.” — Brian Buffini

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” — Albert Einstein

“The world is bold in what it believes.” — Brian Buffini

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

“The more I’ve worked on myself, the more attractive I’ve become in the marketplace and the more I attract people who are like-minded.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

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

“If you want your business big, make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

It’s so easy to overlook “diamonds” right at our feet, whether it be an opportunity or unique gifting. Truth is, there are diamonds everywhere, we just need to know how to uncover them. How? Through continuous personal growth.

In this episode, recorded live at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour™, Brian offers tips and advice from the legends of personal development to motivate and inspire you to let your inner diamond shine.

He outlines the five biggest detours to becoming a diamond and offers several tips to help you increase your value. Additionally, he offers in-depth advice to help you define and achieve 10-day, 10-month and 5-year goals.

Throughout the episode, Brian mentions several personal development legends and their seminal work to add to your personal library. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to bring out your best.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“God doesn’t make any junk. Man is made in the image of God.” — Brian Buffini

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, you have a motivated idiot.” — Jim Rohn

“If you have a clear goal and a plan to achieve it, your focus is fixed on a set course of action. Instead of becoming sidetracked by distractions and diversions, your time is focused on a straight line from start to finish.” — Brian Tracy

“Human beings don’t do well in isolation.” — Brian Buffini

“Some people drive you nuts, but some people raise you up.” — Brian Buffini

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

“To be in hell is to drift. To be in heaven is to steer.” — George Bernard Shaw

“We’re surrounded by information, but we’re starving for wisdom. Wisdom is the number one way that diamonds are made.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against, I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

“Ask for help not because you are weak but because you want to remain strong.” — Les Brown

“If you’re feeling stuck, a 10-day goal is a gift.” — Brian Buffini

“Most people will overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what they can do in five years.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s no downside to you becoming better.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you serve, the more you’ll have to grow.” — Brian Buffini

“Not all growth is pleasant, but all growth is beneficial.” — Brian Buffini

“Want your business big, make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brande

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 061: The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

 

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

“We can all learn how to be more honoring.” — Miles McPherson

 Miles McPherson is used to performing in front of large audiences, first as a defensive back for the San Diego Chargers and now as pastor of the Rock Church. The path from football player to religious leader and influencer wasn’t an easy one; however, it’s one he openly shares with his congregation each week.

In this episode, Brian interviews Miles about his journey. Miles reveals how his determination to play football led him to the Chargers after being cut from the Rams; how the admiration he had for two of his teammates caused him to give up drugs and recommit to God and his girlfriend (now wife); and how he came to build the Rock Church in San Diego.

He also discusses his new book, “The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” which delves into the concept of race and honor. You’ll learn why it’s important to honor those who are different from you, how one can be racially offensive but not be racist, and three tips for bringing more respect to all of your relationships. Click here to learn more about Miles’ Race for Unity on September 15.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I knew the Gospel and I knew about God but I knew there was something they had that I didn’t have. They had an inner peace that I wanted.” — Miles McPherson

“When I would meet somebody, God would give me the sermon on how to love that person and encourage that person.” — Miles McPherson

“The secret sauce is being ‘real’.” — Miles McPherson

“I’m just a guy who’s trying to make it myself. I gotta bend my knee every day.” — Miles McPherson

“We’re trying to bring hope to every person we can, bringing them love where they’re at.” — Miles McPherson

“If you’re faithful with the little things, God will trust you with the big things.” — Miles McPherson

“It’s not what I can get; it’s what I can give them.” — Miles McPherson

“Keep the focus on the people, not the check.” — Miles McPherson

“You can be racially offensive and not be a racist.” — Miles McPherson

“We all can learn how to be more honoring.” — Miles McPherson

 

Mentioned in the episode:

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

 

Connect with Miles McPherson

Race for Unity – September 15, 2018

Book: The Third Option

Website: Milesmcpherson.com

Rock Church: SDRock.com

 

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

“Serve where you are with what you have.” — Brian Buffini

Service and purpose are interrelated. In the last episode, Brian Buffini shared tips to help you find your purpose. In this episode, recorded at MasterMind Summit® in San Diego, Brian further delves into the concept of purpose and shares its connection to service. At the end of the day, our ultimate purpose—no matter who we are and what we have—is to serve one another. However, to do so, we have to go against our selfish nature and turn the light to others. He shares five tips for serving one another, how growth helps us serve others better, and the three questions that’ll help you further refine your purpose. By the end of the episode, you’ll have more clarity on your purpose and how you can use it to serve others.

MasterMind Summit is an annual personal and professional development event held in San Diego. Click here to learn more.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“As you pursue your purpose, it’ll become clear.” — Brian Buffini

“Refining your purpose is like working on our budget; it needs a little adjustment all the time, but it’s what keeps you on the rails.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s hard to work on yourself and grow.” — Brian Buffini

“Our purpose is to serve.” — Brian Buffini

“I’ve never met a happy self-centered person.” — Zig Ziglar

“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Serve where you are with what you have.” — Brian Buffini

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” — Muhammad Ali

“If you live your life as if everything is about you, you’ll be left with just that. Just you.” — Unknown

“A self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things….and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else.” — Aristotle

“We’re in the service business.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s the smallest things that mean the most to people.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.” — Mother Teresa

“Generosity has nothing to do with how much you have.” — Brian Buffini

“Generosity is what keeps the things we own from owning us.” — Eugene Cho

“We have to grow so we can serve.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of education.” — John Wooden

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here ForBy Rick Warren

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 113: The Power of One Question – an interview with Ken Coleman

 

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

“Don’t just do your job; do your purpose while on the job.” — Brian Buffini

Have you ever asked the question, “What is my purpose?” It’s clear we’re on this planet for a reason; the challenge is to discover that reason and dedicate our lives to pursuing it with passion.

In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit®, Brian Buffini explores the concept of “purpose” and shares not only the benefits of knowing your purpose, but also outlines where to find it if you’re struggling to define what your purpose is.

You’ll learn the five symptoms of living with a hidden purpose, how to tell if you’re living an on-purpose life, the five areas to find your purpose and the connection between your purpose and your passion.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s hard to rise up when you’re being pulled down.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe I’m here for a reason. My purpose is greater than my challenges.” — Jon Gordon

“You will never find a truly happy self-centered person.” — Zig Ziglar

“Sometimes disappointment is the gift you’re given to develop.” — Brian Buffini

“The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” — Brian Tracy

“Where focus goes, energy flows.” — Tony Robbins

“When you’re not attached to praise or criticism, an interesting freedom is yours.” — Kute Blackson

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Peter Drucker

“Happiness springs from doing good and helping others.” — Plato

“The two most important days of your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

“Others will find healing in your wounds.” — Rick Warren

“Don’t just do your job; do your purpose while on the job.” — Brian Buffini

“Go out into the world and find work that you love and work hard to make a difference.” — Morris Greenberg

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Do one thing that scares you every day.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” — John Lennon

“Your energy is contagious. Either you affect people or you infect people.” — Unknown

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“When we’re an on-purpose person, it affects everyone around us. The by-product is we get to pursue our dreams.” — Brian Buffini

 

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

“My father taught me that people could give me a bad minute of a day, but only I could give me a bad day.” — Mason Ludlow

Mason Ludlow began his career in retail as a trainee at S.S. Kresge, the company that eventually became Kmart. He quickly moved up through the ranks over his 25-year career, becoming the Director of Store Planning and Development at the height of Kmart’s retail glory. Although he loved his career—and racked up a million frequent flyer miles—he was feeling out-of-step with his family and struggled with work-life balance.

It took a journey to China to help him find balance—and himself. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Mason shares his story with Dermot Buffini; from his Midwestern upbringing to his experience working in China to his return to the U.S. and finding a home at Buffini & Company.

He shares why teamwork is essential for building a successful business; why lasting success in the face of a changing industry hinges on checking in with your customers; and why it’s important to schedule play in your workday to be truly happy. He also shares great advice from his father that is sure to change your perspective on bad days.

Throughout his career, Mason has coached his staff to achieve more than they could on their own. If you’re ready to reach your full potential, visit buffiniandcompany.com/ccs to sign up for your complimentary coaching session.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Retail has changed dramatically and will continue to.” — Mason Ludlow

“I had to be with me. I had to be the first person to decide I was okay.” — Mason Ludlow

“I learned ‘play’ wasn’t a bad word.” — Mason Ludlow

“I knew the business, but I found me. I had been lost a long time.” — Mason Ludlow

“People is the name of the game and there are great people at Buffini.” — Mason Ludlow

“It’s about helping people do better than what they’re doing.” — Mason Ludlow

“I never did anything. WE did a lot. It never as about me.” — Mason Ludlow

“My father taught me that people could give me a bad minute of a day, but only I could give me a bad day.” — Mason Ludlow

 

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

“At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini

When you experience a failure or a setback, do you quit or find another way to achieve your goal? Although many people choose to quit, the most resilient people use the disappointment they feel to propel them to greatness.

In this episode, Brian Buffini offers tips to help you become more resilient. In addition to outlining the three common enemies of resilience, he explains the three benefits of cultivating resiliency, and provides timeless advice on how you can become more resilient today.

Brian also delves into the stories of famous successful people who were knocked down by challenges and rejection, only to rise again and again until they achieved success. What do you have in common with Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, Henry Ford and JK Rowling? Perhaps more than you think.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — General George S. Patton

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Disappointments are inevitable, but discouragement is a choice.” — Charles Stanley

“When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

“It’s okay to be disappointed; it’s very dangerous to let it turn into discouragement.” — Brian Buffini

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.” — Rollo May

“You can’t start the next chapter if you keep rereading the last one.” — Unknown

“Joy collected over time fuels resilience.” — Brené Brown

“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.” — Robert South

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?’—Eleanor Roosevelt

“Confidence comes with you when you walk in the room; you don’t have to say a thing.” — Brian Buffini

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

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals. I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

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

“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” — Michael Jordan

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

 

 

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

“The more focused we get, the more power we generate.” — Walter Bond

Although Walter Bond was a star basketball player in high school, it was sitting on the bench as a college freshman that taught him the lessons he’d use both on and off the court. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Walter Bond, former NBA star and notable presenter and business expert. Walter shares his journey from freshman benchwarmer to NBA stand-out to business leadership expert. You’ll learn why honest self-assessments are critical to reaching your true potential, how the Power of Two will help you streamline your focus and find your niche, and why success in business relies upon your people skills. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to hone your skills, find your niche, achieve your potential, and succeed.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can’t reach your potential without being accountable.” — Walter Bond

“My father empowered me to be accountable.” — Walter Bond

“What got you here won’t get you there.” — Brian Buffini

“New levels, new devils.” — Walter Bond

“Who we are today is a point of reference.” — Walter Bond

“Everyone was talented so I had to learn how to work.” — Walter Bond

“Always look like success, always look like money.” — Walter Bond

“It’s important in business to own a niche.” — Walter Bond

“The more focused we get, the more power we generate.” — Walter Bond

“Successful people have a core and then they have ancillary businesses to support that core.” — Walter Bond

“We’re all in the people business. You must become an expert with people.” — Walter Bond

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

All Buts Stink! How to Live Your Best Life and Eliminate Excuses by Walter Bond

 

 

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

“Clarity breeds confidence; confidence breeds courage.” — Ken Coleman

Before he became the host of the “EntreLeadership” podcast and “The Ken Coleman Show” on SiriusXM, Ken Coleman aspired to a career in politics. However, he soon discovered he could impact the lives of more people through media and communication than he could in office. In this episode, Brian interviews Ken to learn more about his story. From his upbringing in Virginia as a pastor’s son to his journey to becoming a motivational thought leader. He shares the three essential questions to ask to help you discover your purpose, the connection between your talent and passion and how to find your “sweet spot.” Whether you’d like to refine your purpose or you’d like to figure out what it is, you don’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:
“Every human being comes into this world with a healthy dose of curiosity.” — Ken Coleman

“We’re raising kids to be test-takers and answer-givers instead of pathfinders.” — Ken Coleman

“Everybody has a purpose. Every person was created to fulfill a unique role.” — Ken Coleman

“Clarity breeds confidence; confidence breeds courage.” — Ken Coleman

“I believe we were all created to fill a unique role. It is needed and we must do it.” — Ken Coleman

 

Mentioned in the episode:

One Question by Ken Coleman

TED Talk about Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay

 

 

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

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

Earl Nightingale famously said, “We become what we think about.” Although we may dream of success and set goals to help us achieve it, our thoughts can create roadblocks along the way. How? Each time we think, “I can’t be successful; I was born poor” or “I’ve failed at this business/idea, I’m giving up” we give into our negative thoughts. Luckily, we can change our thoughts by developing positive personal and business philosophies to lean into each and every day. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of personal and business philosophies and shares how they influence our lives. You’ll learn the two most common reasons we’re reluctant to change, how to handle those ‘goofy’ thoughts that impede our progress, and the six questions that will help you define your personal and business philosophies. He also outlines the three essential components to help you develop and maintain successful philosophies.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become what we think about.”—Earl Nightingale

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

“Most people want to change their circumstances, but they don’t want to do the work to change their lives.” — Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“A person is limited only by the thoughts he chooses.” — James Allen

“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal them.” — James Allen

“Forgetting who you are and where you’ve done leads to imposter syndrome.” — Brian Buffini

“Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.” — James Allen

“Being broke is a state of account; being poor is a state of mind.” — Brian Buffini

“Show me a man skilled in his labor, he’ll serve before kings.” — King Solomon

“The richest man is one that has a roof over his head, enough food to eat and enjoys what he does so he can’t tell the passing of one day to the next.” — King Solomon

“Always do more than you’re paid for.” — Brian Buffini

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” — Jim Rohn

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

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it, he who doesn’t pays it.” –Albert Einstein

“There’s two ways to face the future. One is with apprehension, the other is with anticipation.” — Jim Rohn

“It’s okay to be disappointed, it’s not okay to get discouraged.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals by Thomas Corley

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself  by Shad Helmstetter

 

 

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

“If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini

The beliefs we hold about ourselves can either motivate us to achieve success or provide the excuses we tell ourselves to justify a failure, or worse, not bothering to try at all. Many people feel the consequences of low self-belief, including arrogance, criticizing others or simply trying too hard. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the topic of self-belief and offers tips to help you improve your belief in yourself, your abilities and your future. You’ll learn how insecurity can sabotage your dreams, the role your past experiences and other people’s feedback have on shaping your beliefs and the two affirmations to repeat when you feel your belief is faltering. When we believe in ourselves and our abilities, we have the confidence to rise above the challenges we face and achieve our goals. If you struggle with self-belief—and let’s face it, who doesn’t—this episode is for you. Don’t forget to download the resource to help you evaluate your self-esteem.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” — Max Maltz

“Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.’ Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.” — Pope Francis

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

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown

“False Evidence Appearing Real.” — Zig Ziglar

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

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

“What can I learn from this? What can I do the next time I’m in this situation?” — Carol Dweck

“You want to be extra rigorous about doing the best thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” — Elon Musk

“We need stress to live; we need resistance to grow.” — Brian Buffini

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

“Comparison produces insecurity because it focuses on what you’re not.” — Brian Buffini

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“The only competition that matters is the one that takes place within yourself.” — Pete Carroll

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and the uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a whole but reasonable confidence in your powers, you cannot be successful.” — Norman Vincent Peele

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so.” — David Brooks

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“If you’ve done something once, you can do it again or you can do it better. The beauty is in the pursuit of the limit, not the limit itself.” –Ashton Eaton

“Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.” — A.G. Gaston

“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” — Brian Tracy

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself  by Shad Helmstetter
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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

“A lot of personal finance is… personal.” — Brian Buffini

According to David Bach, financial expert and best-selling author of “The Automatic Millionaire,” most real estate professionals earn at least five times more than the average American; however, their wealth tends to be less than the average American’s. Why are so many agents saving and investing so much less than they should?

In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s “The Peak Experience,” David Bach answers the burning financial questions of real estate professionals. Should you dip into savings to pay off debt? Should you pay off your home or invest more in retirement? Is there an ideal percentage of your gross income to save that will help you become a millionaire? David Bach answers these questions and more. Whether you’re a real estate professional, a small business owner or would just like to learn more to help you become more money savvy, this episode is for you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A lot of personal finance is personal.” — Brian Buffini

“People put off increasing their 401(k) plans because they tell themselves they’ll do something later and they don’t.” — David Bach

“I’d rather have you overfunding your retirement accounts than not doing it at all.” — David Bach

“You’ll never notice a 1% difference.” — David Bach

“With money, if you can get back on track, you can be successful.” — David Bach

“You’re either running a clean business that puts your clients first or you’re not.” — David Bach

“When you sell crap, even a little crap, you will later smell like crap.” — David Bach

“As you grow your business, you need to think like a business person and not a Realtor.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach

 

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

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

Have you ever set a goal, but didn’t achieve it? Perhaps you were inspired to set a goal or have set a goal several times, but found it hard to take action and see it through. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s Peak Experience 2018, Joe Niego walks listeners through the seven phases of achieving goals and offers tips and strategies to help along the way. You’ll learn the three characteristics of a goal, the connection between values and the inability to reach a goal, why it’s important to connect your head, heart and hands to your goal and how to set an achievement plan and create daily feedback mechanisms throughout the process. Complete the exercises throughout the episode to help you through the goal-setting process. By the end of the episode, you’ll not only be inspired to achieve your goal, you’ll have a plan of action to make it a reality.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s so important to use a pencil. Once a goal is set, it needs to be ‘lead.’” — Joe Niego

“Your goals are written and created for you, not you for your goals.” — Joe Niego

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo

“There’s nothing that brings perspective to life than death. We all know we’re going to die, we just don’t think we will.” — Joe Niego

I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say

I walked a mile with Sorrow;

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I’ve learned from her,

When Sorrow walked with me.

— Robert Browning Hamilton

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” — Proverbs 23:7

“There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” — Jim Rohn

“A good plan violently executed today is better than the perfect plan executed next week.” — George S. Patton

“Think left think right. Think low think high. Oh the thinks we can think if only try.” — Dr. Seuss

“Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Boldness is making a decision and going for it.” — Joe Niego

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

“A coach is another form of feedback with a little more intensity.” — Joe Niego

“Feedback drives behavior.” — Joe Niego

“Gradual changes get you to the result.” — Joe Niego

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

 

 

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

“Success in a business isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you’re a part of.” — Pete Leddy

Growing up the eighth of ten children in a working class family in Chicago, Pete Leddy was fascinated by human behavior from an early age. With a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology, he’s helped employees at companies large and small tap into their strengths, find their purpose and achieve their goals.

In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini interviews Pete Leddy to learn more about his journey, his perspective on success and his best advice for people at all stages of their careers. You’ll learn the three must-have mindset principles of successful individuals, how thinking of your skills and knowledge as a product will differentiate yourself in your market, and why a thirst for learning is essential at any stage of your career. He also shares the best advice he’s ever heard, which is sure to  help you live a happier, more inspired life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Success, for me, means an individual is doing what he or she aspires to do.” — Pete Leddy

“If you have dreams, a purpose you want to fulfill, but you don’t have a plan, then you’re a dreamer. If you’re out there day-to-day, hunkering down and getting projects done without a vision or purpose, you’re rudderless.” — Pete Leddy

“Success in a business isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you’re a part of.” — Pete Leddy

“I need the human spirit in my life. I need to feel that energy.” — Pete Leddy

“My purpose on this earth is helping other people transform beyond what they ever expected they could do.” — Pete Leddy

“Engaging others in your journey is the most important thing you can do.” — Pete Leddy

“What really matters to people regardless of their generation comes down to having a fulfilling work environment. The more we draw boundaries, the more dangerous it becomes.” — Pete Leddy

“Lead at the individual level.” — Pete Leddy

 

Mentioned in the episode:
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey

 

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

“The best teachers are those that are still students.” — Diana Nightingale

If you’re a student of personal growth and development, you’ve no doubt heard of Earl Nightingale. His Gold Record recording, “The Strangest Secret,” influenced millions in the ‘50s and ‘60s and continues to have an impact today.

In this episode, Brian sits down with Diana Nightingale, Earl’s widow, to discuss Earl’s story, his message, and the influence it continues to have on people today. She speaks of his childhood – growing up in poverty during the Depression – and how his perpetual curiosity from an early age helped drive his purpose: to empower people to change their circumstances.

You’ll learn the role fishing played in the recording of “The Strangest Secret,” the six words in “Think and Grow Rich” that shaped Earl’s thinking and teachings, and the essential ingredient of Earl’s teachings that many people overlook. Whether you’re new to personal growth or have been a student of it for decades, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“He was a man that lived in the present. He knew there was a reason he survived [the attack on Pearl Harbor].” — Diana Nightingale

“There isn’t anything new in the universe, but there are different ways of presenting it.” — Diana Nightingale

“People still had the mindset that you came into this world and that’s where you were meant to be.” — Diana Nightingale

“Personal development was created by successful people for successful people.” — Diana Nightingale

“When you do the kind of work we do, you can’t turn your head off.” — Diana Nightingale

“You’ll make it a meaningful experience or a meaningless experience.” — Diana Nightingale

“The creative juices come when they want to and it’s when you’re exhausted or relaxed.” — Diana Nightingale

“The best teachers are those that are still students.” — Diana Nightingale

“The most meaningful teachers are those who have touched students at a heart level.” — Diana Nightingale

“The great gift that Earl brought was taking the principles of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and making them for every man and woman.” — Brian Buffini

“You have tools; now you have to build a new life.” — Diana Nightingale

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

“The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
TBBS Ep 061: The Strangest Secret – with Earl Nightingale

 

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Jun 19, 2018