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Jul 25, 2017

“Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

Networking—are you doing it right? Whether you’re a business veteran or just starting out, you’ve likely attended at least one networking event. According to Dr. Ivan Misner, networking expert and founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the largest business networking organization in the world, networking is all about building relationships; however, many of us go into these events trying to make sales. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini and Dr. Misner get real about networking and building relationships, both within and outside of your industry. Dr Misner shares the great lesson he learned from high school politics, the birth of BNI and how the need to connect face-to-face allowed the organization to grow exponentially. You’ll learn about the four types of “Desperate Networkers,” the biggest mistakes people make networking and how to avoid them and how introverts and extroverts alike can become master networkers. This episode will help you get the most out of your next networking experience.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Every business I ever started was a repeat of that experience—an opportunity to give other people opportunities.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“When you’re rejected, it’s a raw and exposed moment.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“You have to define yourself by your successes in life, not your failures or rejections.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“We get so caught up trying to do what we’re planning to do that we almost miss opportunities.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Getting face-to-face with people and having conversations is still important.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“It’s not either/or, it’s both/and.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“People try to cash checks on relationship before making any kind of investment.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“You can be great at networking whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. You just have to understand there are strengths and weaknesses and address those.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“A good networker has two ears and one mouth and they use them proportionally.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Success is the uncommon application of common knowledge.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Don’t worry about making mistakes; you will. You have to learn to respond quickly and fix it.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Business Networking and Sex (not what you think) by Ivan Misner, Hazel Walker and Frank de Raffelle Jr.
Healing Begins in the Kitchen by Ivan Misner
Masters of Success by Ivan Misner
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.

 

Connect with Dr. Ivan Misner
BNI.com
IvanMisner.com

 

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Jul 18, 2017

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

 

Many of us would like to be better organized, but aren’t sure how to get started. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews organizational expert, Dr. Alex Lackey to find out the secret to becoming better organized. Dr. Lackey delves into the five aspects of organization, which work together to help a person become more efficient with their business as well as time. You’ll learn why it’s important to have a master to-do list in addition to a daily list, why you should sort paperwork and projects into A, B and C categories; how to get started on overwhelming important projects, why time-blocking your schedule is imperative and how to use the momentum of starting a project to ensure you finish it. Whether your desk looks like a tornado hit it or you just want to brush up on your organizational skills, you’ll be sure to find some helpful tips in this podcast.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to know where you’re heading and what you need to do for the day.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A clean desk is a sign of someone who knows what’s important and where things are and what things need to be done to accomplish certain goals.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Whenever possible, do it now.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“People invest time in C projects because they’re easy to do. If you do 15 C projects in one day instead of a third of an A project, you’re way behind.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A C project won’t make THE difference.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“When someone else can do it, let them do it. Learn to delegate.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Starting the overwhelming A is one of the most important things you can do.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Poor planning on my part shouldn’t create an emergency on someone else’s.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“An excuse is no substitute for a project.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Make gratitude an attitude.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“You’re successful when the quality of the list of things you don’t get done is high.” — Brian Buffini

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

 

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Jul 11, 2017

“You don’t control the outcomes; you control the actions.” — Brian Moran

Brian Moran, best-selling author of “The 12 Week Year,” is back to answer questions about how to incorporate the “12 Week Year” into business and our daily lives. In this episode, recorded at “The Peak Experience” elite business conference, Brian Buffini asks Brian Moran to delve deeper into the concept of the “12 Week Year” and offer tips to help business professionals recover from a setback, change their mindsets and get their teams on board.

You’ll learn why holding people accountable with consequences only causes them to do the bare minimum; why having a vision helps people engage with 12-week goals; and how doing the activities creates the momentum to stay on track.

Whether you’ve read “The 12 Week Year” and you’d like to learn more about how to adopt the concept, or the idea has piqued your interest, give this a listen and get more done in 12 weeks than most people do in a year!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The 12 Week Year is a guilt-free zone.” — Brian Moran

“How do we take what happened and learn from it to help us apply it in the future.” — Brian Moran

“You don’t control the outcomes; you control the actions.” — Brian Moran

“You not only have to commit to the goal, you have to commit to the tactics in the plan.” — Brian Moran

“If someone has to tell me the numbers, I don’t own it.” — Brian Moran

“Society is more than willing to have you hold them accountable because if it doesn’t work, whose fault is it? It’s yours.” — Brian Moran

“It’s amazing how quickly things can turn if you engage with the right levers.” — Brian Moran

“Don’t confuse goals with tactics.” — Brian Moran

“There’s a certain amount of discipline that’s required to be successful, and if you fight that, you’ll struggle.” — Brian Moran

“Learn to act on your commitments, not your feelings.” — Brian Moran

“You can do anything for 12 weeks.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran

Simon Sinek: On Millennials in the workplace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

 

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Jul 4, 2017

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” — Walter Schneider

The son of Austrian immigrants who moved to Canada after World War II, Walter Schneider is no stranger to hard work. As a teen, he realized he had a knack for sales, a skill that has served him well as the president and co-founder of RE/MAX Integra, the largest office within the RE/MAX brand.

In this episode, Brian Buffini asks Walter about his journey to success, with a focus on how he got involved in real estate and his start at RE/MAX. Walter shares why he begins each day with gratitude; the four definitive periods that have shaped his career; and the lessons in perseverance he learned from his parents.

You’ll discover the simple tip for increasing sales, the one key question Walter asks during the sales process, what makes a great partnership, and his advice for anyone who’s starting a business. Get inspired and renew your motivation to succeed!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become who we are because of the adversity we face in life.” — Brian Buffini

“If you live your life on the light side not the dark side, you’ll be rewarded for that.” — Walter Schneider

“If you keep a steady pace, the highs aren’t as high and the lows aren’t as low.” — Walter Schneider

“I’ve been grateful every day.” — Walter Schneider

“People tell you something and you have to look beneath that into what they’re really telling you.” — Walter Schneider

“If not this then what?” — Walter Schneider

“Keep on grinding.” — Walter Schneider

“Once you travel the world you realize how incredibly lucky we are to be living in the U.S. and Canada.” — Walter Schneider

“You can become anything you want.” — Walter Schneider

“I’ve tried to govern my career by understanding the custodial role I play.” — Walter Schneider

“Partnerships and marriages get into trouble because of keeping score.” — Walter Schneider

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” — Walter Schneider

“If you’re going to be a leader, behave like a leader.” — Walter Schneider

“Don’t hand down to other people the things you’re not prepared to do.” — Walter Schneider

 

Mentioned in the episode:

From Barbarians to Bureaucrats by Lawrence M. Miller

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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