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May 30, 2017

“You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini

Champion equestrian, Anna Buffini, has earned many blue ribbons, accolades and awards in the sport of dressage. Up at dawn, she hones her craft with recently retired horse, Sundayboy, and works tirelessly until dusk.

She’s more than a fierce competitor; she’s been recognized by her peers for sportsmanship as well. In this episode, Brian interviews his daughter, Anna, and she shares her journey to becoming a champion.

You’ll learn why teamwork is important, even in an individualized sport like dressage; why preparation and focus are essential to performing at one’s best; and the role the little things one does daily play in becoming a winner.

Anna proves hard work and sacrifice sure pay off. The lessons she’s learned competing in the dressage arena are applicable in the business arena as well. If you want to win in business, you don’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini

“I want everyone to come together and be a team, even though it’s an individual sport.” — Anna Buffini

“I’m a fierce competitor—I want to win. But I want to compete against people at their best.” — Anna Buffini

“Together, everybody’s better.” — Anna Buffini

“The only way to achieve your goals is to help others achieve theirs.” — Zig Ziglar

“Iron sharpens iron. You make each other better by competing at your best against each other.” — Anna Buffini

“What you do in the dark brings you to the light.” — Anna Buffini

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino

“People want to achieve, but rarely do people want to pay the price.” — Brian Buffini

“[Writing goals] gives you a destination and the drive you need to get there.” — Anna Buffini

“If you’re bored with life, you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.” — Lou Holtz

“Don’t train emotionally.” — Günter Seidel

“Always train like an underdog.” — Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s Soccer

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Book: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard

Movie: Seabiscuit

 

About Anna Buffini:

Articles:

PS Dressage: Anna Buffini and Sundayboy Leave a Mark on American U25 Nations Cup History

Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini’s Success at CDI Under-25 in First Time in Wellington

Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini Rides Sundayboy to Under-25 Nations Cup Freestyle Victory With Personal Best Score in Horse’s Final Competition

California Riding Magazine: Horse People: Anna Buffini—Young Rider champion makes the most of many blessings

Horses Daily: Anna Buffini—2014 AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Champion

Social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnA-Buffini-Dressage-379661578782315/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anna_buffini/

Video:

YouTube: Sundayboy & Anna Buffini – Freestyle Presentation – Evening of Musical Freestyles 2017

 

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May 23, 2017

“Do the right thing. If you follow that principle, everything else is secondary.”

— Rick DeLuca

From pro baseball, to Navy SEAL, to undercover cop, to speaker and trainer… To say industry leader and motivational speaker, Rick DeLuca, has lived a fascinating life would be an understatement. In this candid interview, Buffini & Company CEO, Dermot Buffini, asks Rick DeLuca to share the “little known” behind his story and what he’s learned along the way.

Rick delves into his childhood growing up the son of a successful salesman; his colorful career in law enforcement, including time spend undercover with a biker gang; and the impact of the personal losses he’s faced in his life.

You’ll learn the advice Rick heard from legendary coach, Tommy Lasorda; the timeless advice his father gave him to achieve success in sales; why growth and relationships are essential to a lasting career in real estate; and more about Devin’s Destiny, the non-profit organization he started to honor his son.

Regardless of your level of success in business, you’re sure to glean great advice from DeLuca’s remarkable life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Don’t try to be the answer to their prayers until you know what they’re praying for.” – Rick DeLuca

“You can compartmentalize, but you have to be careful when you close that door that you don’t put a lock on it and throw away the key.” – Rick DeLuca

“I learned how to sell real estate by answering the phone.” – Rick DeLuca

“The worst part about a hot market is it can create horrible work habits.” – Rick DeLuca

“The problem with many activities is you don’t have a target.” – Pete DeLuca

“Take a few days and write down every facet of the business… Once you have a list, become aware of what the average agent does in each one of those areas. Once you know what the average agent does, it puts you in a position to do more than the average agent.” – Pete DeLuca

“In order to make it big, you have to do more than the average agent.” – Rick DeLuca

“You never really know anything until you teach it.” – Rick DeLuca

“The ideas haven’t changed; the tools have changed.” – Rick DeLuca

“Real estate is still a relationship business.” – Rick DeLuca

“The relationship is the key.” – Rick DeLuca

“If the worst happens, can you look in a mirror and say ‘there’s nothing I didn’t try’?” – Rick DeLuca

“You never get over it. You learn to live with it.” – Rick DeLuca

“Do the right thing. If you follow that principle, everything else is secondary.” – Rick DeLuca

 

Mentioned in the episode:

A Passion for Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

Devin’s Destiny, the non-profit foundation Rick and his family created to honor his son, which throws birthday parties for homeless children in Central Oregon.

Learn more about Rick DeLuca: Rick DeLuca Seminars

 

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May 16, 2017

“If you can align your money with your values, you can become unstoppable.”

– David Bach

A recent study from the Federal Reserve showed that nearly half of Americans are unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense. Why are so many people in such dire financial shape? In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews financial expert and best-selling author, David Bach, to get to the root of financial illiteracy and reveal what people can do to save more of what they make.

You’ll learn why it’s essential to align your money with your values, especially when you’re married; how to prepare for financial security after a spouse passes away; and more about the blueprint for automating your finances. Bach also explains “The latte factor” and passes along some gems of financial wisdom from his grandmother.

It’s not too late to take control of your financial future and become a millionaire, and by the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to do just that.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not about giving up your latte. It’s about rethinking money in your life and realizing that five to ten dollars a day is enough to change your life.” – David Bach

“When you own it, you get paid by everybody.” – David Bach

“We’re drowning in information, but we’re starving for wisdom.” – Brian Buffini

“If you can align your money with your values, you can become unstoppable.” – David Bach

“When couples plan together, they win together.” – David Bach

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

 

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May 9, 2017

“If you don’t feel stuck once in a while, you’re probably not growing.” – Brian Buffini

Change is hard. While many people want to change, but find it difficult to do so, others are forced to change because of a medical emergency, job loss or other life-changing event. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of change – specifically what causes people to change – and outlines tips to help people make positive, lasting change.

You’ll learn the difference between passive and proactive change, why change is a transformation similar to the one a caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly, and how to change your mindset, motivation and methodologies for a lasting impact. Whether you’re inspired to make positive changes or change is happening to you, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“As you go through life you want to change.” – Brian Buffini

“People don’t change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of the change.” – Brian Buffini

“Some days you pull the dog; some days the dog pulls you.” – Brian Buffini

“Are you going to change or is change going to happen to you?” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversities they’ve overcome in their own life.” – Brian Buffini

“I’ve come to learn to love the process of transformation.” – Brian Buffini

“Become a millionaire for what it makes of you.” – Jim Rohn

“If you can change your mindset, you can change your life.” – Brian Buffini

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Nothing will impact your life more than changing your thinking.” – John Maxwell

“People don’t change because they see the light; they change because they feel the heat.” – John Maxwell

“If you’re feeling unmotivated it’s because that which motivated you in the past no longer motivates you.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Spencer Johnson & Ken Blanchard: The One Minute Manager

Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese

 

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May 2, 2017

“Inspire and empower as many people as possible, one person at a time.”

— Jon Gordon

Best-selling author, Jon Gordon, may have written the book on positive energy, but he wasn’t always a beacon of optimism. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Energy Bus and the upcoming book, The Power of Positive Leadership. Jon shares his story, including what prompted him to change his perspective, the positive leaders he’s worked with over the years and how his faith in God guides him every day.

You’ll learn how living with a purpose can change your perspective, the common characteristics shared by positive leaders and why faith is essential to an optimistic attitude. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to let go of fear and negativity and embrace a positive attitude.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Where you are now is not where you’re going to be.” — Jon Gordon

“We have to live on purpose to find our bigger purpose.” — Jon Gordon

“Inspire and empower as many people as possible, one person at a time, starting with yourself first.” — Jon Gordon

“I’m not naturally a positive person, but because I’ve had to work at it, that makes me a good teacher.” — Jon Gordon

“Every failure I’ve ever had doesn’t define me; it’s refined me.” — Jon Gordon

“You need to have a vision of where you want to go. If you have a vision, you have the power to make it happen.” —Jon Gordon

“The fear that gets you started can’t sustain you.” — Brian Buffini

“I learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself. If I listen to myself, I feed myself all the negative, all the fear and all the doubt. If I talk to myself, I can feed myself the words and the encouragement I need to keep on moving forward.” — Dr. James Gills

“The goal in life is not to be better than anyone else; it’s to be better than you were yesterday.” — Jon Gordon

“You can’t live a life of optimism and belief without faith in something bigger.” — Jon Gordon

 

Books by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus

Training Camp

The Power of Positive Leadership

You Win in the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

All the Places to Go by John Ortberg

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

 

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