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Dec 20, 2016

“First you go to work on your goals, then your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

While the most successful people take time at the end of the year to plan for the year ahead, they also take the opportunity to think about past year. In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines three things he does at the end of every year: reflect, reorganize and reload. You’ll learn why it’s important to reflect on your year, how clutter impacts your focus and three ways to reload and prepare for the coming year. If you want to achieve your goals next year, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The days are long, and the years are short.”

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

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“Clutter is a physical manifestation of fear that cripples our ability to grow.” — H.G. Chissell

“Early in my career, I thought that organization would destroy my creativity, whereas now I feel the opposite. Discipline is the concrete that allows you to be creative.” — Verna Gibson

“First you go to work on your goals, then your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby Unser

“The most successful people will tell you of all the people who helped them.” — Brian Buffini

“Human beings do better together. They do better with support.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 17, 2016

“It’s a good life. We can choose to be happy.” — Brian Buffini

Many people want to be happy, but it seems to elude them. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives listeners the tools they need to create a happiness plan for 2017. He delves into the popular misconceptions about happiness, including what it is and what it isn’t, and encourages listeners to participate in a few exercises that will help them focus on happiness in the New Year.

You’ll learn why happiness isn’t a constant state that is reliant upon other people, the five traits that define happiness and the formula for breaking down your 2020 goals. Start the New Year off right with this episode you’ll want to listen to again and again.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The Constitution only guarantees you the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.” — Benjamin Franklin

“If it was a genetic disposition, it couldn’t be promised as a right.” — Brian Buffini

“Happiness requires toughness.” — Brian Buffini

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Heraclitus

“Some people chase happiness, some people choose happiness.” — Robert Holden

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” — Paul Simon

“Folks are as happy as they make their minds up to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Wealth is like happiness. It’s never attained when sought after directly.” — Henry Ford

“Happiness is in the daily attempts to live an inspired life.” — Brian Buffini

“We can’t see our own growth.” — Brian Buffini

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Some achieve great success as proof to all that they can achieve it as well.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” — W.P. Kinsella

“Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears.” — John Lennon

“Part of your past is the fuel for your future.” — Brian Buffini

“I did it before, I can do it again…and better.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a good life. We can choose to be happy.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 6, 2016

“Your Character Is Your Destiny” — Joe Niego

Webster’s dictionary defines character as, “The traits and features that form an individual.” Your character is, then, you who are. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Joe Niego, who’s not only America’s top listing agent, but also Brian’s best friend. Joe delves into the concept of character, outlining the three endangered character qualities—discipline, endurance and courage.

You’ll learn why character is created a choice at a time, the role planning and accountability play in the process, and the importance of breaking through quitting points. This episode will help you make wiser choices every day.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A person’s character always works its way to the surface.” — Joe Niego

“When the character problems are looked at truthfully, a whole host of problems will go away.” — Joe Niego

“Your character is your destiny” — Joe Niego

“The essence of discipline is delayed gratification.” — Joe Niego

“A process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with.” — M. Scott Peck

“Become a millionaire not for what you get out of it, but what you can become by it.” — Jim Rohn

“Goals are the tools you use to cultivate an unshakable character.” — Joe Niego

“Endurance is a muscle, you cultivate it one choice at a time.” — Joe Niego

“The same muscle that pushes through a quitting point in your business is the same muscle you’ll have to exercise more patience with your loved ones.” — Brian Buffini

“Courageous people are everyday people who’ve decided intentionally at some point in their lives to drive the stake in the ground and face their fears as opposed to run from them.” — Joe Niego

“A commitment to live the good life is a commitment to the constant reoccurrence of the experience of fear.” — Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

 

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Nov 24, 2016

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

In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the spirit of gratitude. Sharing his philosophy through anecdotes and powerful quotes, Brian inspires listeners to show more gratitude in their daily lives.

You’ll learn why an attitude of gratitude is so important, the reason gratitude changes the heart and how the act of writing it down can transform your mindset. This is not just an episode to listen to during the Thanksgiving season; it’s an episode to revisit throughout the year.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Lives that are built on principles tend to do well.” — Brian Buffini

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

“A life of character that is full of virtue is one that will stand the test of time.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude as an attitude of the heart has nothing to do with what you have or what you don’t have.” — Brian Buffini

“Kids don’t listen to what you say; they’re too busy looking at what you do.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Gratitude not expressed is the same as ingratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude stands for ‘great attitude.’” — Zig Ziglar

“Gratitude brings energy to the spirit.” — Brian Buffini

“We miss out on the good life because we miss out on the spirit of gratitude.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — Henry Van Dyke

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

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” — Kristin Armstrong

 

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Nov 15, 2016

“Sales is a process of helping people to make decisions which will add to the quality of their life and their business.” — Steve Shapiro

Listening is central to communication and it’s also key to selling. While we may think we’re good listeners, those who we communicate with the most might feel otherwise. In this episode, Brian presents one of his most practical interviews from the past – with “Listening for Success” author, Steve Shapiro. Together they explore why we listen and don’t listen and offers tips to help us improve not only our listening skills, but how we communicate overall.

You’ll learn the difference between hearing and listening, why listening in essential to selling, and what to listen for when we speak with our clients, loved ones and everyone in between. Most importantly, you’ll discover timeless tips for listening more effectively and the nine behaviors that define poor listening. If you want to improve your relationships and close more sales, don’t miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to listen to find out what’s most important to the client.”— Steve Shapiro

“It’s rare to meet a listener and it’s more rare to meet a listening salesperson.” — Steve Shapiro

“It’s impossible to serve when you don’t know how people want and need to be served.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a supremely mature act. One of the marks of adulthood is to listen and to accept what the other person is saying and at least consider it, even if you don’t like or agree with what you’re hearing.” — Steve Shapiro

“Ask and listen are two sides of the same coin.” — Steve Shapiro

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” — Steve Shapiro

“You can’t fake listening. It’s not a set of techniques.” — Steve Shapiro

“People know when you’re using a technique on them.” — Steve Shapiro

“The space between the words is where the real reasons lie.” — Steve Shapiro

“By telling you what they don’t want, they’re also telling you want they want.” — Steve Shapiro

“If you’re doing most the talking, you’re not learning anything.” — Steve Shapiro

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have been talking.” — Aristotle

“The most important part of learning is to unlearn errors.” — Zeno

“Where did we get the idea that in order to help someone we have to solve their problem for them?” — Steve Shapiro

“There’s nothing more destructive in human relations than saying ‘I know what your intentions are or were.’” — Steve Shapiro

 

Mentioned in this episode:
Listening for Success by Steve Shapiro

 

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Nov 1, 2016

“You can do it, but you gotta have your mind made up.” — Therese Buffini

What do all successful people have in common? They’ve made up their minds to win long before the first victory. In this episode, Brian discusses the power of a made up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds.

You’ll learn five benefits of harnessing the power of your own made-up mind, how to turn negative feedback into lessons, and the importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small.

Brian also asks the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re struggling to reach your goals or you just want to get motivated to thrive in 2017, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can do it, but you gotta have your mind made up.” — Therese Buffini

“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” — Brian Buffini

“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” — Brian Buffini

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

“The feedback we get from making those decisions becomes part of your story.” — Brian Buffini

“If you have a strong enough “why,” you can endure any “how.”” — Viktor Frankl

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

 

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Oct 18, 2016

“I did it before, I can do it again.”

In Part 1 of this two-part series you learned the benefits of living an inspired life, and gained the tools to start anew. In this episode, Brian delves into the role of affirmations in living an inspired life. You’ll learn internal and external affirmations to repeat every day, get the formula for turning your vision into reality and discover how to be victorious in your life. Brian also walks listeners through an exercise designed to get them thinking about the character qualities that inspire our daily lives. Want to live an inspired life? Listen to this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything starts with a vision.” — Brian Buffini

“I see every shot I’m going to take in my mind before I get my body involved in it.” — Jack Nicklaus

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton

“The more successful you become, the more impactful your words become.” — Brian Buffini

“The things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart.” — Matthew 15:18

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your ‘good’ is better and your ‘better’ is best.” — Tim Duncan

“I’m into dreamers that do.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, PhD.

 

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Oct 15, 2016

“If you want to have a successful business, you have to care as much about the person you want to sell your product to as yourself.” — Alan Taylor

Hailed as a “great connector of people,” entrepreneur, author and automotive expert, Alan Taylor learned from an early age the business skills that would take him far in life, including the importance of honesty and building relationships.

In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Alan Taylor. Alan shares his story, from young entrepreneur painting cars to becoming a well-known national broadcaster and car expert. You’ll learn why people trust the advice of the common man, the importance of connecting people with one another and why the unexpected extras are everything in business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything in life is connected.” — Alan Taylor

“My dad taught me how to be quiet and how to think about things a little more.” — Alan Taylor

“What are we here for?” — Alan Taylor

“I wanted to always give more than what was expected; to where they weren’t just happy, they were delighted.” —Alan Taylor

“So much of what I do, I do because I love.” —Alan Taylor

“Some people are good fits for others. When I see people who are a good fit, I just open my mouth.” — Alan Taylor

 

Mentioned in this episode:
Business & Burgers http://businessandburgers.com/
If by Rudyard Kipling http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_if.htm
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BT0ISHQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

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Oct 4, 2016

“Inspiration is built into you.” — Brian Buffini

Are you living an inspired life? If you’re like many people, you may feel stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated—the most common symptoms of living an uninspired life. In this episode, Brian offers timeless tips for living an inspired life. You’ll learn about the symptoms of an uninspired life, the benefits of being inspired and you’ll get the tools you need to incorporate inspiration into every day. You’ll also learn the seven sources of inspiration to tap into to start your journey to a happier life. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you fix the foundation, the cracks in the walls stop appearing.” — Brian Buffini

“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Denis Waitley

“We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

“There is so greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” — Maya Angelou

 

Mentioned in this episode:
Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair https://youtu.be/WnYgRJ2Z6IQ

 

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Sep 20, 2016

“A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” — Unknown

A couple of episodes ago, Brian Buffini delved into the concept of mastery, from George Leonard’s best-selling book of the same name. This episode, Brian continues the topic and outlines the five keys to mastery, offering lessons from successful people who exemplify each concept, including Carlos Santana and golfer Jason Day. You’ll dive deep into the five keys, learn why practice is vital to progress, understand the role of visualization and learn how to maintain your edge without being edgy. This is an episode you don’t want to miss, regardless of your place on your journey to mastery.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A good teacher is like a candle—It consumes itself to light the way for others.” — Unknown

“Practice is not something you do, it’s something you are.” — Brian Buffini

“The formula for success is simple: Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration.” — Babe Didrikson Zaharias

“Practice a drill until you can’t get it wrong.” — Steph Curry

“Practice is the magic formula. Talent is important, but not nearly as important as practice.” — George Leonard

“Be willing to surrender who you are for what you could become.” — Unknown

“You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.” — Danielle LaPorte

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

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” — Og Mandino

“Ancora Imparo—I am still learning.” — Michelangelo

“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.” — Arabian proverb

“God created a circle of light and love so vast that no one can stand of it.” — Carlos Santana

 

 

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Sep 17, 2016

“My mission in life is to help people live the lives that they would live if they only knew how to.” — Andy Andrews

Best-selling author and motivational speaker, Andy Andrews went from living under a pier to selling more than 3.5 million books with the help of Jones, a coach and mentor he met while he was homeless. In this episode, Andy shares his story with Brian Buffini. He shares what Jones taught him about perspective, how he learned to love to read biographies, the best advice he got from singer Kenny Rogers, and what his 9th grade teacher taught him about timing. Get ready to laugh and learn in this inspirational episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I met an old man. I met a coach, basically. He was the first guy to tell me the truth about myself. He shifted the way I viewed things.” — Andy Andrews

“He was the first guy who told me, “You can’t always believe everything you think.’” — Andy Andrews

“I wasn’t depressed; I was just mad.” — Andy Andrews

“I can trace everything I do today to that time when I was forced to read.” — Andy Andrews

“You have to hear it, be humble, be resilient and be willing to fail.” — Brian Buffini

“Facts tell, stories sell.” — Brian Buffini

“Perspective will bring calm, clear thinking yields ideas and from those ideas those answers in proper timing.” —Jones

“My mission in life is to help people live the lives that they would live if they only knew how to.” — Andy Andrews

 

Learn more about Andy Andrews

www.andyandrews.com

 

Books by Andy Andrews

The Noticer
The Traveler’s Gift
The Heart Mender

 

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Sep 6, 2016

“Mastery is about bringing your gifts to the outside.” — Brian Buffini

Many of us are so focused on achieving that we live in fast-forward; that is, we focus on “once I get there…” instead of what’s in front of us right now. Add distractions into the mix and it becomes that much more difficult to embark on the journey to mastery. But, don’t give up; instead, hit the “pause” button. In this episode Brian Buffini delves into the concept of mastery. Using George Leonard’s best-selling book, Mastery as a guide, Brian outlines what mastery is, what it isn’t and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. You’ll learn what mastery means, why true mastery is contrary to our culture of quick fixes, how slowing down is essential to learning and growing, and why plateaus are essential to progress. Hit “pause” in your life and get inspired to rethink everything you know about mastery.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The best breakthroughs in my life have happened when I hit the pause button.” — Brian Buffini

“Never has there been a time when distraction has undermined the process of mastery.” — Brian Buffini

“Most people live and die and they don’t know their calling. When you push the pause button you see the big picture, what you’re supposed to do with your energy to affect people on the planet in a grand way.” — Carlos Santana

“Mastery is a journey, and the master must have the courage to risk failure.” — George Leonard

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo

“At the heart of it, mastery is staying on the path.” — George Leonard

“Practicing when you seem to be getting nowhere is mastery” — Brian Buffini

“What’s the difference between the master and the beginner? The master has failed more times the beginner has ever tried.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, you have got to slow down.” — Brian Buffini

“On the path to mastery, results aren’t everything, the path is everything.” — Brian Buffini

“Excellence is the result of always trying to do better.” — Pat Riley

“Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.” — Brian Buffini

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

“Practice slowly. If you learn something slowly, you forget it slowly. If you learn something quickly, you forget it immediately.” — Itzhak Perlman

 

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Aug 27, 2016

“Want to get razor sharp? Get a mentor.” — Brian Buffini

What do the most successful people have in common? They seek the guidance of mentors. In this episode, from the MasterMind Summit® 2016, Brian Buffini gives the scoop on all things mentoring—how to find the right one, how to be mentored and how to become a great mentor. You’ll learn the most common myth about mentorship, the qualities that make the right mentor, the five things that can impede the mentoring process and the steps you can take to help others on their journey to success. As always, Brian serves up timeless wisdom with a healthy dose of humor. This is a timeless episode you’ll want to refer to again and again.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John C. Crosby

“Getting a mentor is the shortcut to success.” — Bo Sanchez

“Other people’s time, other people’s money, other people’s experience is the ultimate way to leverage.” — Brian Buffini

“I’ve learned everything from experience—mine or other peoples.” — Brian Buffini

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” — Ken Blanchard

“It’s about the performance; it’s not about the person.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Find someone who’s a doer and become a doer.” — Brian Buffini

“Remember who you are and whose you are.” — Deuteronomy 31:1-6

“If you want to be healthy, wealthy and wise, you’ve got to continually learn.” — Brian Buffini

“Give off the energy that you’re hoping to help somebody and then do.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 16, 2016

“We set a blueprint from the beginning.” — Beverly Buffini

Brian and Beverly Buffini continue the conversation from the last episode, this time turning the conversation toward their children. The second most common question they receive is “What’s the secret to raising successful children?” While they’re reluctant to offer a one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few things parents can do to ensure their children find and fulfill their purpose in life. In this episode, Brian and Beverly answer questions about children and relationships from clients and followers on social media. They share what it’s like to raise six children, the importance of sticking to the blueprint they created for their family and how they’ve motivated their children to succeed. You’ll learn about the one thing every child needs, how to prepare children for the challenges of life and why it’s essential to model the values you want your children to cultivate. Whether you’re a parent or hope to be one someday, this is an episode you’ll want to listen to again and again.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You’ve got to remember not to put a middle-aged head on a teenaged body.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a toughness it takes to be positive in today’s world” — Brian Buffini

“A grateful heart is an open heart.” — Brian Buffini

“Appeal to the mind, appeal to the heart and then demonstrate it.” — Brian Buffini

“The key component is to look beyond yourself and realize it’s what motivates them and what’s important to them.”—Brian Buffini

“When you don’t see them motivated or inspired by anything, just encourage them.” — Beverly Buffini

“One day if you keep showing up and doing stuff and trying stuff, you’ll find something that really lights you up.” — Brian Buffini

“Find out what is truly the interest of the kid and build that up.” — Brian Buffini

“Our goal is not to be your friend; it’s to be your parent.” —  Brian Buffini

“Once you know you can parent your children and you have the right and authority to train and equip them for life, you have the wisdom to make those decisions on a daily basis.” — Beverly Buffini

“What are the principles you’re teaching?” — Brian Buffini

“Everyone has a purpose and it’s our job as parents to help our kids fulfill that purpose. You’re building a cathedral.” — Brian Buffini

“Find out what their interest is and get involved. It’s worth it to try to motivate and inspire them.” — Beverly Buffini

“What every child craves is consistency.” — Brian Buffini

“What can you bring order to and what can you be consistent on?” — Brian Buffini

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

“Over time, do one new thing in the week that coincides with your family vision.” — Beverly Buffini

“You put one another’s interests first.” — Brian Buffini

“We grow stronger together.” — Beverly Buffini

“My life’s work is secondary to the heart of my life, which is my wife and kids.” — Brian Buffini

“Stay connected by learning and staying engaged with each other’s interests.” — Beverly Buffini

“Have the crucial conversations before they become crisis conversations.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the podcast:
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler

 

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Aug 2, 2016

“If you want to live a good life, it takes work.” — Brian Buffini

One of the most common questions people ask Brian and Beverly Buffini is, “What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?” On the surface, Brian and Beverly may seem like they come from different worlds, but their experiences and commitment to each other and their faith has made them stronger. Together, they’ve endured both success and setbacks in their personal and professional lives; but at the end of the day, they have the support of one another and their family. In this episode, Brian and Beverly discuss how they met, their experiences as an interracial couple, and what they’ve done to help them build a successful marriage over the past 26 years. You’ll learn the importance of giving of yourself in any relationship, why pride is the heart of conflict and the difference between remorse and repentance. Whether you’re going through a rough time in a relationship or you want to keep it strong, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“It was love at first sight for me the day I met her.” — Brian Buffini

“I grew up in a culture where we didn’t see color, so we didn’t go into our relationship looking at that. The biggest question we received was, ‘what about your children?’ and we said ‘what about our children?’ What people are asking is, ‘what about your differences?’ It’s more than color when you get married.” — Beverly Buffini

“Consider who you’re marrying and your love will grow from that if it’s meant to be.” — Beverly Buffini

“We developed our mission statement for our relationship and our family. We revisit it all the time.” — Brian Buffini

“I didn’t realize I’d have to give my life to get my life back, and that’s what I think in the ‘me’ culture, you’ll keep lists and records of wrong and what you’ve done. It’s an accounting exercise.” — Brian Buffini

“Where we’ve had major breakthroughs in our relationship is to never question one another’s motives.” — Brian Buffini

“We try our best to understand each other as opposed to be understood.” — Beverly Buffini

“There’s a great phrase: Intimacy—Into Me You See.” — Brian Buffini

“Most human beings want to love and be loved but we make it difficult to do so.” — Brian Buffini

“The biggest thing is to be intentional.” — Beverly Buffini

“If you want to live a good life, it takes work.” — Brian Buffini

“A lot of our rocky times came from pride. It’s hard to get to that point when you think you’re right. To resolve that is to be humble at times, consider and understand the other person, and it’s work because we really want to do it our way.” — Beverly Buffini

“Forgiveness is not saying you’re sorry. There’s a difference between remorse and repentance.” — Brian Buffini

“Human beings do better together. It’s harder to work through our stuff with ourselves. There’s stuff that hasn’t gone outside our relationship because of that trust.” — Brian Buffini

“We didn’t always grow at the same pace in the same way at the same time. But we were patient with one another.” —Brian Buffini

“I can’t change him. He can’t change me. We can influence one another, but not change one another.” — Beverly Buffini

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13

“Don’t just read it on your wedding day; read it every morning.” — Brian Buffini

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or a heartfelt compliment.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh answer stirs up anger. How we communicate to one another carries the day no matter what the situation.” — Beverly Buffini

“This too shall pass. No matter what state you’re in, there’s always hope.” — Beverly Buffini

 

Mentioned in the podcast:

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn (audio series)

 

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Jul 20, 2016

“You’d like to try to leave the world a little better than when you came.”
— Neil Armstrong

On July 20, 1969, people gathered in front of their televisions around the world to watch astronaut Neil Armstrong walk on the moon and utter one of the most famous phrases in history: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” In this episode, Brian shares his interview with Neil Armstrong from the MasterMind Summit. America’s famous astronaut delves into his experience in space, what it’s like to navigate a craft into the stratosphere with a computer less powerful than today’s smartphone, and the one thing he credits with the success of their space mission. Along the way, you’ll learn why it’s important to love your work, how to create achievable goals and the wise advice he received from his colleague, Michael Collins, that allowed him to maintain a positive attitude. Buckle up and get ready to journey into space.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“We loved our work.” — Neil Armstrong

“Communication was substantially responsible for our success because we not only had to work together, we had to communicate over mass distances on earth as well as between earth and the spacecraft.” — Neil Armstrong

“We all depend on other people to some extent for our successes. You don’t want to be the weak link. You want to do your part so the team succeeds.”
— Neil Armstrong

“It was not as good as a laptop but a little better than a handheld.” — Neil Armstrong

“[The moon] was dark, but was illuminated by the earth. It was the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen.” — Neil Armstrong

“The only thing harder than flying to the moon would be faking it.”—  Neil Armstrong

“The striking part to me is how little we know about [the earth] yet. We’ve only explored a teeny tiny portion of this place.” — Neil Armstrong

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

“You’d like to leave the world a little better than when you came.” — Neil Armstrong

“No one could fail to be impressed at the views. You’re very aware of the unique nature of our planet.” — Neil Armstrong

“Every person who’s been into space has thought of the fragility of the planet. It’s not clear just what the answers are yet but studying them is well worth the effort.” — Neil Armstrong

“My hope in this 21st century is that 1) we learn to understand the planet and 2) we learn to understand ourselves.” —Neil Armstrong

 

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Jul 16, 2016

“Each of us is an influencer. Everyone has a sphere of influence. Use it. Act now. Do whatever you can in whatever way you have passion for.” — Daniel Goleman

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, Ph. D. wrote the book on the role of emotional intelligence in leadership with the New York Times best-seller, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than I.Q. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Goleman to learn more about what makes a great leader, how to improve our leadership skills and the top technique for becoming a better listener. But, he doesn’t stop there. Dr. Goleman offers tips to help us positively influence the next generation of leaders and discusses his latest project with the Dalai Lama, A Force for Good. Want to change the world? Listen to this episode and get inspired to act.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Self-awareness is the key to managing yourself.” — Daniel Goleman

“Leaders who make people feel cared about, who respect people and see them as someone who can develop further and get better, and mentor them that way and help them along, make people feel not just good about themselves, but good about the relationship.” — Daniel Goleman

“When a leader makes people feel fear, they’ll contract and play it safe. You don’t want that. You want people who will solve problems on the spot and feel empowered to do that.” — Daniel Goleman

“Articulate really clear goals and remember to let people get there their own way so they feel empowered.” — Daniel Goleman

“As a leader, you can only execute through people so you have to maintain those relationships in a healthy way.” — Daniel Goleman

“If you explode on people, you’re sabotaging yourself.” — Daniel Goleman

“A trim tab is a smaller rudder on a very big rudder of a very big ship. By turning the trim tab you turn the rudder, which turns the ship.” — Daniel Goleman

“Practice needs theory, and theory needs practice.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s how you are with people that’s the bottom line.” — Daniel Goleman

“Have a trial period that’s actually a trial period because you’ll only know the chemistry of that person with you, with your clients and everyone you interface with if they’ve been on the job a couple months.” — Daniel Goleman

“Interviews and resumes don’t give you the right information.” — Daniel Goleman

“This is learned and learnable. We can get better about paying attention.” — Daniel Goleman

“When you pay full attention, it registers a memory, so if you can bring up something spontaneously, it gives the person the message ‘you really paid attention to me,’ which has a deep emotional impact on people.” — Daniel Goleman

“The mind is a muscle and we don’t work it out.” — Daniel Goleman

“If we’re going to deal with what’s trending in society right now, and the new reality of childhood adolescence, we have to face the fact that our old education model just isn’t sufficient.” — Daniel Goleman

“Teach kids how to handle conflict and resolve disagreements.” — Daniel Goleman

“Each of us is an influencer. Everyone has a sphere of influence. Use it. Act now. Do whatever you can in whatever way you have passion for.” — Daniel Goleman

“Do the good things for the right reasons in the right way, you will get the good result.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) http://www.casel.org/
A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman
Become a Force for Good: http://www.joinaforce4good.org/

 

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Jul 5, 2016

“I knew I didn’t have a lot of money, but I didn’t realize I needed to change how I viewed money.” — Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini came to America with $92 in his pocket and eventually paid off crippling medical debt to achieve wealth and success. In this episode, he examines the common attitudes that prevent people from achieving financial success and outlines five ways to cultivate a high-performance mindset about money. Whether you’re struggling to eliminate debt or you want to save more and hone better money habits, this episode is sure to motivate you to take control of your finances once and for all.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Broke was my state of account; poor was my state of mind.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be successful, you have to be countercultural—you can’t avoid it, you can’t worship it and you can’t believe it’ll do anything to change your status.” — Brian Buffini

“People say ‘ignorance is bliss.’ No, ignorance is bankruptcy.” — Brian Buffini

“Money frees you up from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” —  Groucho Marx

“Money is like fire—it can heat your home and cook your food, but it can also burn down your house.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” — George Latimer

“Money can buy you a bed, but it can’t buy you a good night’s sleep.” — Zig Ziglar

“Align your resources with your values.” — Brian Buffini

“If you think no one cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple car payments.” — Earl Wilson

“I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them because sooner or later, one will” — Warren Buffett

“When someone loses it all, it’s because they’re out of sequence.” — Brian Buffini

“An investment paid in knowledge pays the greatest dividends.” — Ben Franklin

Bring more value to your hours so you can be valued for your hours.” — Brian Buffini

“A bank can’t foreclose on a property it doesn’t have a mortgage on.” — Brian Buffini

 

Books mentioned in the episode:

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Total Money Make-Over by Dave Ramsey

 

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Jun 21, 2016

“Do everything with character and integrity and practice persistent consistency in everything you do.” — Tom Ziglar

One would think it’s tough to fill the shoes of world-renowned, influential motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar; however, Zig’s son, Tom has carved his own niche while honoring his late father’s legacy. In this episode, Brian interviews Tom Ziglar, leadership expert and motivational speaker. While they discuss Zig Ziglar’s legacy, they also delve into how Tom picked up the torch after his father passed as well as his tips to establish good habits. You’ll learn why it takes 66 days to replace a bad habit with a good one, why tiny changes are the key to adopting good habits, why achieving success isn’t enough and the importance of feeding your mind positive input. Prepare to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“It was the best father-son relationship you can imagine.” — Tom Ziglar

“He never once put pressure on myself or my sisters to do anything other than what we wanted to do.” — Tom Ziglar

“His influence was humility.” — Tom Ziglar

“The challenge for me wasn’t anything he created, it was my own internal mindset.” — Tom Ziglar

“Zig changed 3 or 4% of his presentation but people came away thinking, ‘That’s exactly what I needed today. He was just talking to me.’ It has to be for the drive of I want to help somebody. If you’re just doing it to make a buck, you’ll just show up and give your spiel. If it’s connected to a deeper sense of purpose or passion, you’ll do the extra little bit.” — Brian Buffini

“You could be the greatest technician in the world, but if you don’t live out the philosophy, it’s not going to work for you.” — Tom Ziglar

“A lot of organizations talk about success; we take it one step further to significance.” — Tom Ziglar

“Hurricanes and earthquakes get all of the publicity, but termites do more damage and they take such little bitty bites!” — Zig Ziglar

“You are what you are because of what’s gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” — Zig Ziglar

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Tom Ziglar

 

Books mentioned in the episode:

The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need to Know by Bob Beaudine
Two Chairs by Bob Beaudine (not published yet)

 

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Jun 18, 2016

“If nothing else, it’s a good story later on.” — Brian Buffini

Whether it’s a listing appointment or a first date, there are times when you know early on a deal isn’t in the cards, but it’s too early to call it off. What results is often a great story, one to tell and retell for years to come. In this short episode, Brian Buffini talks about the time he and his wife tried to find a new family pet and ended up with a story they still laugh about to this day. You’ll learn why it’s important to speak the same language as your guard dog, the importance of asking questions and why it’s essential to have a laugh, even when the circumstances aren’t the greatest.

“At the end of the day, worry less. Trust more in the process and enjoy the journey.” — Brian Buffini

“If nothing else it’s a good story later on.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 7, 2016

“If you manage yourself, you’ll see the greatest results.” — Brian Buffini

Regardless of what we do, the most difficult person to manage is often ourselves. While we’re eager to achieve success, we often lean on excuses and passivity instead of putting in the work and making the right choices to reach our goals. In this episode, Brian Buffini shares his tips for managing the world’s most difficult person. You’ll learn why success boils down to the choices we make, how to identify and leverage your strengths and why reverse scheduling might just help you get more done each day. Plus, he lists three books that are sure to help you put his tips into action.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: 

“Success is a choice.” — Brian Buffini

“People are looking to change their circumstances, but not themselves.” — Brian Buffini

“All permanent and lasting change starts on the inside and works its way outside.” — Lou Tice

“Habits and routines are the secret elixir of the most successful people in the world.” — Brian Buffini

“If success is a choice, any area where we’re not having success is also a choice.” — Brian Buffini

“I chose to be overweight because I never ate anything by accident.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard; but if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“I need to manage myself.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to have the good life, manage yourself.” — Brian Buffini

“The most honorable thing to do is face up to the strength potential inherent in your talents and then go find ways to realize it.” — Donald Clifton

Play to your strengths. “In this world, you get compensated very well when you do what you do real well.” — Brian Buffini

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say I used everything you gave me.” — Erma Bombeck

“Identify and acknowledge your weaknesses.” — Brian Buffini

“The idea that there are well-rounded people, people who have only strengths and no weaknesses, is a prescription for mediocrity if not for incompetence… Strong people always have strong weaknesses, too…where there are peaks there are valleys” — Peter Drucker

“The best leader is the one who has the sense enough to pick good people to do what needs to be done and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” — Jim Rohn

“If you make the fewest amount of decisions, you make it automatic.” — Brian Buffini

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn

“Put difficult things at the top of your list because doing difficult things is kind of like eating a frog. The longer you look at it, it ain’t gonna get any prettier.” — Zig Ziglar

“The more successful you become, the less you’ll get done each day.” — Brian Buffini

 

Books mentioned in the episode:

Now Discover Your Strengths by Donald Clifton and Marcus Buckingham
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

 

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May 28, 2016

“Nils knew all about me and knew what would motivate me. He knew his craft, but he knew me and that’s a recipe for success.” — Brian Buffini

Like many successful people, Brian takes time away from his business to rest, recover and recharge. In this episode, he shares a story of taking a trip to the Comox Valley in British Columbia with his then-15-year old son to rest, think, bond and hike. At the urging of his son, they hired a guide named Nils to lead them up one of the tallest mountains in the Canadian Rockies. With Nils’ coaching and advice, Brian learned a valuable lesson that reconnected him with why he enjoys coaching in the first place. You’ll learn why mountain climbing is a lot like life, the importance of having experts on your side and what motivates Brian to coach people to succeed.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Today you’re going to climb a mountain. You know how you’re gonna do it? One foot at a time.” — Nils

“You’re a coach, and you’re getting coached.” — Nils

“That is one of the best days I’ve ever had…inspiring. To be able to coach and help you over fears and limitations, and help you do something that many years from now you’ll be extremely proud you did, that’s why I do what I do.” — Nils

“What inspires me is people who trust – who jump across the ravine, even if it doesn’t feel good.” — Brian Buffini

“We’ve helped a lot of people get to the top of the mountain. That’s what makes me feel alive.” — Brian Buffini

“Nils knew all about me and knew what would motivate me. He knew his craft, but he knew me and that’s a recipe for success.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s like life. When you fight getting up the hill, the other side is cakewalk. A lot of times, you have momentum on your side…walking down that mountain was like a walk in the park.” — Brian Buffini

“You gotta do the hard stuff first and then the good stuff comes.” — Brian Buffini

“I seek out people who are experts at what they do. I’m not going to go over the crevasse with a handyman who does it once in a while.” — Brian Buffini

 

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May 17, 2016

“I don’t think 50% of businesses need to fail. There are principles and processes you can employ to build an unstoppable business.” — Brian Buffini

More than half of small businesses fail within five years of starting. Small business owners sacrifice a lot to build a business—time with family, exercise and their personal finances. Why do they do it? It’s simple: They love what they do. In this episode, Brian shares seven timeless tips for building an unstoppable business that apply to all industries. You’ll learn how to define what’s unique about your product or service, the importance of belief and why it’s vital to create a community of advocates for your business. Whether you lead a small business or are thinking about starting one, this episode will give you the tools you need build a lasting business.

 

Statistics from Today’s Show
50% of small businesses fail within 5 years
Source: Gallup, October 23, 2014

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Find something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” — Brian Buffini

“I feel like I haven’t worked in a long time because I love what I do. Our mission at our company is to impact and improve the lives of people. That’s what I get to do every day—improve people’s lives.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t love everything about what I do. Do something you love, but don’t expect to love every part of it.” — Brian Buffini

“At the end of the day, does the essence of what you do for a living float your boat?” — Brian Buffini

“Match your uniqueness with the needs of your customer.” — Brian Buffini

“Ancora Imparo—I am still learning.” — Michelangelo

“Without promotion something terrible happens—nothing.” — PT Barnum

“People follow the path of the strongest conviction.” — Brian Buffini

“Facts tell; stories sell. Tell the facts with stories.” — Brian Buffini

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

“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” — Sugar Ray Robinson

“I’ve never worked a day in my life without selling. When I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.” — Estée Lauder

“You have to believe that if you do such a great job for your customers, they’ll tell their friends.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ll never build a phenomenal business unless your customers become your advocates and raving fans.” — Brian Buffini

“Do what you do so well they’ll want to see it again and bring their friends.” — Walt Disney

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

“When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.” — Victor Hugo

“Strive not to be a success but to be of value.” — Albert Einstein

“When people are consistent, you trust them.” — Brian Buffini

“Call it a client, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Jane Howard

 

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May 2, 2016

“…to reach our fullest potential, we need to stop trying to change who we are and instead become more of who we are.” — Sally Hogshead

We live in an age of the short attention span. If you want to stand out in the market, it’s essential to differentiate yourself and show how you add value to your clients and solve their problems. At the center of this is the question: How does the world see you and the strengths you offer? In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Sally Hogshead, branding expert and pioneer of the groundbreaking Fascination Advantage® system. A master communicator, Sally has conducted extensive research into the most common personality traits and has discovered how people and well-known brands can use their strengths to provide value and set themselves apart from their competition. You’ll learn why people have trouble identifying the value they offer the world, the two ways to tell if you’re motivated and how to develop the language necessary to separate yourself from your competitors.
Here is your private code to find out how the world sees you:

  1. Go to HowToFascinate.com/YOU
  2. For the access code, enter BUFFINI

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: 

“In order for anyone to reach the absolute fullest potential, we need to stop trying to change who we are and instead we have to become more of who we are. The problem is that so many people professionally and personally water down their most distinctive traits.” — Sally Hogshead

“When a brand waters down its most distinctive traits it becomes a commodity.” — Sally Hogshead

“Every time we communicate, we’re doing one of two things—we’re either adding value or we’re taking up space.” — Sally Hogshead

“When you add value, people want to work with you, they seek you out because you do something that’s distinct.” — Sally Hogshead

“We want to make sure that we’re constantly adding value.” — Sally Hogshead

“It’s impossible for us to see how the world sees us objectively. We don’t see us as the world sees us; we see us as we see us.” — Sally Hogshead

“I help people see how they’re most primed to add value. Show them what makes them different.” — Sally Hogshead

“Different is better than better.” — Sally Hogshead

“If they can’t describe how you are at your best, they can’t refer you.” — Sally Hogshead

“Our value is so natural to us that we don’t see it.” — Brian Buffini.

“The more specific you can be, the more you can develop language.” — Sally Hogshead

“What is the client’s problem for which you are the perfect solution? If you can identify why you are the perfect solution, you can quickly and succinctly identify why you are of the highest value.” — Sally Hogshead

“I’m not a routine oriented person so I’ve surrounded myself with teams and systems to help. It reduces stress and allows me to do what I do best, which is to make connections.” — Sally Hogshead

“What do you need so that you can contribute at your highest value? Protect it like any other asset. If you’re not able to be seen at your best, you can damage your brand.” — Sally Hogshead

“Fascinate your customers so they don’t go to someone else in the market.” — Sally Hogshead

“No compassion without pain.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist

 

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Apr 19, 2016

“We’re all emigrants, and if you embrace that emigrant edge, you can have a ‘rags to riches’ story in whatever area of your life you wish to focus on.” — Brian Buffini

According to Forbes Magazine, forty percent of the largest companies in the U.S. were founded by immigrants or their children, including Google, Technichron and even our own Buffini & Company. Brian Buffini has studied the “rags to riches” stories of other emigrants and found there are seven traits among people who have arrived in America with nothing and went on to achieve success. In this episode, Brian outlines each of the seven traits that all successful emigrants share and offers examples of business leaders who embody the characteristic. You’ll learn about the natural advantages and disadvantages of being an emigrant, why they view opportunity differently than others, and how to incorporate the seven traits into your life and business. This is an episode you’ll want to listen to again and again.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“For 150 years, Ireland’s greatest export has been its people.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to change your life, you have to move from one place to another. In order to grow at all, you have to make a decision as if you’re leaving one place to go to another.” — Brian Buffini

“As soon as you start to pursue a dream, everything wakes up and everything has meaning.” — Barbara Sher in I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It

“There’s a divine beauty in learning. Others have been here before me and I walk in their footsteps.” — Elie Wiesel

“When you’re an emigrant, everything is an opportunity, and you see opportunity everywhere.” — Brian Buffini

Eat the meat and then go after the marrow and the bones.” — Brian Buffini.

“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with—a man is what he makes of himself.” — Alexander Graham Bell

“All growth depends on activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”— Calvin Coolidge

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

“When you start the day with the spirit of gratitude, everything else in your day works.” — Brian Buffini

“We pinch ourselves every day that this is what we get to do for a living.” — Jay Wright, Head Coach at Villanova

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” — Sir Richard Branson

“The ability to discipline yourself and delay gratification in the short term, in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard; but if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“Keep perspective of how far they’ve come. In order to appreciate a mountaintop you have to remember what the valley looks like.” — Brian Buffini

“Somebody in your life came before you and fought so you could live your life. Someone in your lineage, that you don’t even know, somebody in your life paid a price to give you a better opportunity—what would they do with your opportunity?” — Brian Buffini

“At the end of the day we’re all emigrants, and if you embrace that emigrant edge, you can have a “rags to riches” story in whatever area of your life you wish to focus on.” — Brian Buffini

 

Emigrant stories, people and other things mentioned in the episode:

  • Vivek Ranadivé, owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA team
  • Madeleine Albright, 64thS. Secretary of State
  • Sergey Brin, founder of Google
  • Peter Petrasek, who along with his wife left all their money to the U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Jay Wright, head coach for Villanova University’s men’s basketball team
  • The painting “An Emigrant Ship, Dublin Bay at Sunset” by the artist Edwin Hayes
  • Lou Holtz
  • Tommy Hopkins
  • Zig Ziglar
  • Lou Tice
  • Stephen Covey
  • Og Mandino
  • Jim Rohn
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Cicero
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Brian Tracy
  • Les Brown

 

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