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Mar 28, 2017

“Backing up is not the same as backing down.” — Alison Levine

Growing up, Alison Levine loved learning about the early Arctic and Antarctic explorers, but medical problems prevented her from following their path. At 32, two years after she had surgery to correct her condition, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and a passion for mountain climbing was ignited.

In this episode, Alison shares her inspirational story, from her childhood in Arizona to her second attempt to summit Mount Everest to how she scored a job as the deputy finance director of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California gubernatorial campaign.

You’ll learn why complacency can be deadly, why backing up is often essential to moving forward and why the journey offers the most important lessons. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I learned I had that voice in my head that told me I could keep going even if I felt like I wanted to turn around and quit.” — Alison Levine

“I knew if I didn’t step up to the plate to be the team captain, somebody else was going to do it. Somebody else was going to be living my dream adventure.” — Alison Levine

“Fear is only dangerous if it paralyzes you. Complacency will do you in.” — Alison Levine

“I used to feel disappointed in myself when I was scared but then I discovered that fear is a useful tool and you can use fear to your advantage to propel you forward.” — Alison Levine

“If you’re complacent in that ice fall…there’s a good chance you’ll get crushed by a tumbling block of ice.” — Alison Levine

“Progress doesn’t happen in one particular direction. Sometimes you have to go backwards for a bit in order to get to where you want to be. Don’t look at that backtracking as losing ground in any way. Use it as an opportunity to regroup and regain some strength so you’re better the next time around.” — Alison Levine

“Sometimes what you think is a big problem has a two dollar answer.” — Alison Levine

“You won, this time. But you are as big as you are ever going to get. And I’m still growing.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

“Standing on the top of a mountain is not what’s important; it’s the lessons you learn along the way, while you’re fighting like hell to get up there.” — Alison Levine

“You don’t have to be the best, fastest, most skilled climber to get to the top of the mountain. You just have to be absolutely relentless about putting one foot in front of the other.” — Alison Levine

“Treat every opportunity as if it’s going to be your one big break.” — Alison Levine

“Don’t rely on somebody else to do the homework, do it yourself.” — Alison Levine

“Storms are temporary. When you feel like you’re in the middle of a storm, keep your bearings and realize at some point the clouds will go away and it’ll look a lot better.” — Alison Levine

 

Mentioned in this episode:

On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments by Alison Levine

Climb High Foundation

The Glass Ceiling documentary about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to climb Mt. Everest

 

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Mar 21, 2017

“If you want to be successful, you do whatever it takes.” — Gino Blefari

From serving burgers to serving as CEO of Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise – which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living and Prudential – Gino Blefari’s story demonstrates his life-long commitment to personal development.

In this episode of “Takeover Tuesday” with Buffini & Company CEO, Dermot Buffini, Gino shares his journey to success. He reveals how he first became interested in real estate, the role Zig Ziglar played in helping him sell his first house, why he always takes his MEDS (meditation, exercise, diet and sleep) everyday, and the motivational words of wisdom that have shaped his career.

You’ll learn why habits are important to success, why it’s important to make time for personal development and the seven principles of success. By the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to create a routine that will help you succeed.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When you see your chance, take it.” — Steve Winwood

“I help people achieve their goals faster than they would in my absence.” — Gino Blefari

“Talent plus systems equal ‘unstoppable’.” — Bill Walsh

“I will live today as all good actors do when they are on stage: only in the moment. I cannot perform at my best today by regretting my previous act’s mistakes or worrying about the scene to come.” — Og Mandino

“If you want to be successful, you do whatever it takes.” — Gino Blefari

“Most people never achieve their goals because they never look at them.” — Gino Blefari

“You gotta want it more than anything or anyone.” — Gino Blefari

“Work harder on yourself than you do in your job.” — Jim Rohn

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tom Hopkins: How to Master the Art of Selling

Og Mandino: The Greatest Salesman in the WorldMission: Success!

Rudyard Kipling: If

Norman Vincent Peele: The Power of Positive Thinking: (The success formula)

Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich (The Self Confidence Formula)

Shawn Achor: The Happiness Advantage

 

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Mar 14, 2017

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

Many of us set goals we think will make us happy or successful, but once we achieve them we still feel lacking. In this episode, Brian Buffini explores this issue and explains why it happens: all too often our values and beliefs don’t align with our actions.

Using inspirational quotes and stories, you’ll learn how to define your priorities and principles and start a course that supports your values, needs, beliefs and wants. By the end of the episode, you’ll understand what matters the most to you and how to incorporate it into all areas of your life, including your business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s episode:

“You go to work on your goals and your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Never trust a man without scars.” — Unknown

“’These are my priorities’ becomes ‘This is what I prioritize.’” — Brian Buffini

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

“You have to be so committed to your values that other people’s judgment won’t affect them.” — Brian Buffini

“When you live by your values, you’re willing to fight the good fight.” — Brian Buffini

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

“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” — Jim Rohn

“With the change of seasons in your life, what you want is going to change.” — Brian Buffini

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

“It’s not an issue of wants versus needs. It’s an issue of wants versus priorities.” — Brian Buffini

“In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

“We are what we believe we are.” — C.S. Lewis

“You are what you believe yourself to be.” — Paulo Coelho

“Give yourself the grace of the season you’re in.” — Brian Buffini

“I live the good life, not the perfect life.” — Brian Buffini

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The solution for productivity is training, systems and motivation.” — Warren Buffett

“It’s your skills that pay the bills.” — Joe Niego

“Whatever is written down gets done.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran

Kenny Chesney, The Good Stuff

 

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Mar 7, 2017

“We’re finding the best in ourselves and making it true.” –Shad Helmstetter

Much of what we believe is programmed into us when we’re young – and then it shows up in the things we say to ourselves. Statements like “I’m always late,” or “I just can’t lose weight,” or “It’s my first year in the business; I can’t achieve success,” stem from these beliefs, which aren’t often the truth.

 

In this episode, Brian Buffini shares one of his favorite interviews from the past – with Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., author of What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. Dr. Helmstetter reveals his research findings and offers tips to help us turn negative self-talk into positive affirmations.

 

You’ll learn about the five levels of self-talk, why the small decisions we make each day are determined by our automatic programming, and how not to absorb other people’s negative programming. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the tools you need to reprogram your self-talk.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“What we type into our keyboard will have an effect on our lives.” –Shad Helmstetter

“The difference between one who succeeds in life and one who doesn’t is the person who succeeds somehow gets control of his or her programming and the other person doesn’t.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Most of the choices we make today will be made by the programs that are on automatic playback.” –Shad Helmstetter

“The small choices are the most important ones you’ll ever make.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Anyone who gets the right new messages will build new highways.” –Shad Helmstetter

“People change their opinions by changing their program.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Keep in mind that everything everyone says is an opinion based on their programs.” –Shad Helmstetter

“We’re finding the best in ourselves and making it true.” –Shad Helmstetter

“In order to know where the self-talk ought to take me, I need to have goals.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Do something now.” –Shad Helmstetter

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

 

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