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Dec 31, 2019

Keep doing, keep trying and keep analyzing.” – Brian Buffini

No matter where you are on the path to success, there’s always more to learn. In this episode, Brian answers questions on personal growth from Buffini Insiders. Topics discussed include how to untap your potential, find your true purpose and stay motivated. If you want to expand your thinking and keep growing, then this podcast is a must!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“When you’re totally free, you can be in bondage.” – Brian Buffini

“The best way to analyze your personal growth is to journal.” – Brian Buffini

“Along the way, life leaves little clues.” – Brian Buffini

“You want to find out the little things that mean the most to you.” – Brian Buffini

“A purpose can also be made up of a series of things.” – Brian Buffini

“There’s different seasons, there’s different reasons, there’s different places on the journey.” – Brian Buffini

“Find out what gives you that tuning fork moment.” – Brian Buffini

“Keep doing, keep trying and keep analyzing.” – Brian Buffini

“Follow the breadcrumbs.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Sometimes the tank runs empty.” – Brian Buffini

“Motivation is one day at a time. Success is one day at a time. Relationships are one day at a time. Business is one day at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to have the long-term vision…but success is one day at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“All organization breaks down into prioritization and systemization.” – Brian Buffini

“It gets down to first things first. What are the non-negotiables?” – Brian Buffini

“It’s always good to develop a ‘do not disturb’ sign for your forehead!” – Brian Buffini

“The worst feeling in the world is ‘I can’t win.’” – Brian Buffini

“I felt compelled once I had the chance to help people.” – Brian Buffini

“Often, out of your pain comes your purpose.” – Brian Buffini

“Along with the dream come a few nightmares!” – Brian Buffini

“Embracing the grind is the characteristic of the highest achievers.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 24, 2019

Don’t forget where you’ve come from this year and also savor what you’ve achieved.” — Brian Buffini

Every Christmas, Brian gives himself a gift that has been vital to the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success throughout his career. In this episode, he explains how, between Christmas and New Year, he takes the time to reflect, reorganize and reload. You’ll learn three ways to get ready for the new year. As a Buffini Insider perk, we wanted to gift you with a worksheet, ‘Tis the Season,  that will provide you a space to reflect, reorganize and reload. Follow along and put your year into perspective, identify your true priorities and refocus on your goals. If you want to start the year with all guns blazing, then you won’t want to miss this episode! three ways to get ready for the new year and we wanted to gift you with a worksheet that will provide you a space to reflect, reorganize and reload.”

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“It’s very important that you don’t forget where you’ve come from, both in the long term and the short term.” — Brian Buffini

“The days are long and the years are short.” — Anonymous

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

“Don’t forget where you’ve come from this year and also savor what you’ve achieved.” Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Goals need to be in writing.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

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

“Nothing holds a person accountable like another person. That is really where the magic happens.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 17, 2019

We need to replace the ‘I can’t’ with an ‘I can’ so we can persevere in the moment.”
– Beverly Buffini

 

Life has highs and lows, and it can be difficult to persevere when times are tough. In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Beverly Buffini teaches the three affirmations that model the winning attitude and spirit of the Buffini family. Featuring Beverly’s personal stories of overcoming adversity, by the end of this episode you’ll be fired up to never quit, no matter what!

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” – Albert Schweitzer

“When we say ‘I can’t,’ we’re actually giving up.” – Beverly Buffini

“We need to replace the ‘I can’t’ with an ‘I can’ so we can persevere in the moment.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we give up, we develop the quitting muscle.” – Beverly Buffini

“When you feel like quitting…change your course and change your thinking.” – Beverly Buffini

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

“Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are, if you can’t see it yourself?” –Anonymous

“When you give up, you shatter your self-confidence.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we give up, we live with regret.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we want to quit, we have to push a little bit further because we never know what’s right underneath our feet.” – Beverly Buffini

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Stop, but then start again.” – Beverly Buffini

“When we persevere, we build the achievement muscle.” – Beverly Buffini

“We’ve intentionally raised our children to have a winning attitude.” – Beverly Buffini

“When you achieve, it’s contagious and it affects other people.” – Beverly Buffini

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”  – Thomas Carlyle

“When we persevere, we’re fitter for life.” – Beverly Buffini

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“When we persevere, we become an unstoppable person.” – Beverly Buffini

“Don’t say I wish, say I will.” – Beverly Buffini

“If you want to achieve your goals, you’ve got to write those goals down.” – Beverly Buffini

 

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Dec 10, 2019

“My job is to point out what’s coming so that you can navigate and win.”– Brian Buffini

 Are you ready for what 2020 has in store? The real estate sector is undergoing a time of unprecedented change, and there will be more challenges in the year ahead. In this episode, Brian shares his bold predictions for the market in 2020 by using the most up-to-date research to cut through the clutter and analyze the state of the market, the industry and the agent. If you want to know what to expect, how to effectively and easily deal with upcoming changes and how to capitalize on future opportunities, then this podcast is for you!

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My job is to point out what’s coming so that you can navigate and win.” – Brian Buffini

“Buyers are more anxious than ever before. You have to be very confident, you have to be very reassuring and you’ve got to know your facts.” – Brian Buffini

“Talking to clients during negative news cycles – that’s what you’re going to have to become expert at.” – Brian Buffini

“As a pro, you need to be able to bring perspective. It needs to be based in truth; it needs to be based in fact. You need to be prepared for it; you need to get skilled for it.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate is being disrupted as we speak.”  – Brian Buffini

“The market will always find efficiencies.” – Brian Buffini

“Disruption can be a good thing.”  – Brian Buffini

“Disruption starts with unhappy customers, not technology. Technology is not something to be feared. It’s something that helps.” – Brian Buffini

“Disruption happens because unhappy customers happen…customers are not getting their needs met.” – Brian Buffini

“The key component is how we focus on our customers. This, to me, is a silent disruption to our industry.” – Brian Buffini

“The way to succeed? Get in the consumer game.” – Brian Buffini

“We all have to get back to the customer – that’s who our boss is, that’s who we work for.” – Brian Buffini

“Work on your skills…I have never seen agents this poorly trained, this poorly skilled.” – Brian Buffini

“The more we erode the skills, the more opportunity that arises for the truly skilled.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to hustle!” – Brian Buffini

“We want success without work, we want money without sacrifice – it’s just not the way the world works.” – Brian Buffini

“The most referable skill is negotiation.” – Brian Buffini

“If you create inventory, you can control your own business.” – Brian Buffini

“Superior is a discernible differentiation. Don’t just give people what they paid for...give everybody more than they paid for.” – Brian Buffini

“You can do this! If you have a desire to serve people, you can do it.” – Brian Buffini

“You can have a great business, you can have a great life and you can serve your customers in a fantastic way. That, ultimately, is the boldest prediction I have.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 3, 2019

Be patient and be passionate.” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

From surviving the hardship of communist Hungary to becoming the living embodiment of the American Dream, OPI cofounder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is an extraordinary powerhouse in the beauty industry. In this episode, Brian interviews Suzi about her book, “I’m Not Really a Waitress,” - his favorite book of 2019 - and discovers the inspirational story behind The First Lady of Nails.   

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This country has opportunities like no place in the world.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I always wanted to control my own destiny.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You have a dream, you pursue that dream, you can achieve it.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“A business without a vision isn’t a business, it’s a pastime.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“There’ll be zigs and zags in the road, but you just continue on your path.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“It’s very important for grand success to have long-term vision.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Relationships are extremely important.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Today’s consumer wants to be part of the brand.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Free press is every bit as good as paid press.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Mistakes happen; you’ve got to move on.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you feel good about something, go for it. If your gut tells you yes, believe in yourself.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I feel as passionate today as when I started.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“My challenge was always ‘how do I do better than I did yesterday?’” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“The one thing I never forgot is where I came from…and I do not want to go back there.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Life is all about experiences…you learn from each one of them.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You’re only as good as the people who work for you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you delegate and give authority to people, they can do things better than you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Be patient and be passionate.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

 

Mentioned in this episode:

I’m Not Really a Waitress,” by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

 

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Nov 26, 2019

Being broke is simply a state of your account being poor is a state of mind. You have to fix the mind and the account.” – Brian Buffini

What are the core differences between those who struggle financially and those who are millionaires? In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit, Brian dives into The 10 Vows of the Rich and explores the mindset, actions and disciplines of the rich, as inspired by Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story.” If you want to know how to have a rich life, then this podcast is for you!

“For our Buffini Insiders, we have a gift as a way to say thanks. Our team has put together an outline of the Vows of the Rich for you to keep and review often. This resource, along with the Ancient Scrolls for Success, are posted in Brian’s office and also in his home. He reviews them every morning and now you can do the same.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“What we’re looking for is a rich life.” – Brian Buffini

“One element of the rich life is finance.” – Brian Buffini

“Being broke is simply a state of your account – being poor is a state of mind. You have to fix the mind and the account.” – Brian Buffini

“Warren Buffet made 99 percent of his money after the age of 52.” – Brian Buffini

“Rags to riches is a common story in America…because the opportunity is here.” – Brian Buffini

“Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.” – Earl Nightingale

“If you have self-pity, then you are a victim. If you are a victim, you’re not in charge…you will not change your economic circumstances.” – Brian Buffini

“Those who maintain both a calendar and a to-do list are 289 percent more likely to be millionaires.” – Dr. Randall Bell

“Building relationships with people…is the best way to build a business. It’s also the best way to build a life.” – Brian Buffini

“Analyze your mistakes. You’ve already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.” – Tim Fargo

“I never dreamed about success; I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

“I’ve never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.” – Estee Lauder

“They say opportunity knocks? Let me tell you – distraction lays on the doorbell.” – Brian Buffini

“The only time you’re waiting is when you’re planning.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story,” by Og Mandino

From Now On”, from “The Greatest Showman”

 

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Nov 19, 2019

“Whatever time we get, it’s given, it’s not lost. Appreciate it that way and you’ll hug your kids a lot tighter.” – Mitch Albom

 

What does it mean to be a family? In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Mitch Albom about his new book, “Finding Chika.” This heart-warming memoir of love and loss tells the story of a young Haitian orphan called Chika who taught Mitch that families can be made in many ways, changing his life forever.  No matter where you are today, this episode has a message of hope and encouragement for you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Carrying her (Chika) to the end of her journey was my job.” – Mitch Albom

“She gave us the greatest gift that anyone can be given – she made us a family.” – Mitch Albom

“God blessed my life.” – Mitch Albom

“The book “Finding Chika” is not a sad story…it’s a story about how you make a family, first and foremost.” – Mitch Albom

“There are many ways that families are made.” – Mitch Albom

“Our job is carrying our children, all of us.” – Mitch Albom

“What we carry defines us.” – Mitch Albom

“It’s never too late to start a family.” – Mitch Albom

“There are children all over the world, like Chika, who need help like this. We are a family of man here.” – Mitch Albom

“We did not lose a child; we were given a child. Everybody should be able to look at their children that way.” – Mitch Albom

“Whatever time we get, it’s given, it’s not lost. Appreciate it that way and you’ll hug your kids a lot tighter.” – Mitch Albom

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Have Faith Haiti

Finding Chika,” by Mitch Albom

 

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Nov 12, 2019

We can break bad habits and we can institute good habits.” Brian Buffini

 

Good habits are one of the key ingredients of success. In this episode, Brian shares how you can change your life by changing your habits, one step at a time. If you want to stop living on autopilot, break bad habits and build up positive habits instead, then this episode is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The vast majority of habits are unconscious.” – Brian Buffini

“We can break bad habits and we can institute good habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” – Og Mandino

“Habits create stability.” – Brian Buffini

“We have to be aware that we have a homeostasis towards certain habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Habits die hard.” – Brian Buffini

“It takes a lot to break those old habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed. Easy to get into, hard to get out of.” – Anonymous

“Habits are automatic.” – Brian Buffini

“We can make a good habit automatic. We can stop an automatic bad habit.” – Brian Buffini

“Habits will form whether you want them or not. Whatever you repeat, you reinforce.” – James Clear

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Habits are compounding.” – Brian Buffini

“Small changes will make a big difference over a long period of time.” – Brian Buffini

“Anytime you take the smallest of bad habits and replace them with a good habit, you change your life.” – Brian Buffini

“If you don’t think small things make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Anonymous

“We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.” – Zig Ziglar

“Routines are very, very powerful.” – Brian Buffini

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Charles Duhigg

“If you don’t like your outcomes, change your responses.” – Jack Canfield

“Make the healthy response attractive.” – Brian Buffini

“When you do the good stuff, reward yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.”  – Harvey Mackay

“Take small steps.” – Brian Buffini

“The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” – Francis Bacon

“Identify with the habit personally.” – Brian Buffini

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"Atomic Habits," by James Clear 

"The Power of Habit," by Charles Duhigg 

"The Power of Full Engagement," by Tony Schwartz

www.halhigdon.com - Hal Higdon

 

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Nov 5, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe humans are good.” – Scott Stratten

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

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

“Nothing happens in a vacuum.” – Scott Stratten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“All we have is today.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 99

The Jackass Whisperer”, by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten

 

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Oct 29, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Use the market to your advantage.” Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe success leaves clues.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

“The urgent creates overwhelm.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

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

 

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Oct 8, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Do it now.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Time is life.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

“Take some time for contemplation.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Get in shape.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You gotta laugh!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Brian Buffini Show”, Episode 59

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

 

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Oct 1, 2019

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

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

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Feelings without facts create fiction.” – Kevin Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Managing Oneself”, by Peter F. Drucker

Buffini & Company’s The Heritage Profile

 

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Sep 24, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

“Negativity has become the norm.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Think this, not that.” – Mel Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 122

“The Five Second Rule”

 

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Sep 10, 2019

“Don’t give up.” – Sinbad

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Be you.” – Sinbad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Don’t give up.” – Sinbad

 

 

Sep 5, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Be decisive.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Everybody processes information differently.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Have no plan B.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Affirm your gifts.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Never lose the joy.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Think in terms of decades.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Take massive action.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Never go it alone.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

 

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Sep 3, 2019

“Principles don’t change.” — Brian Buffini

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Begin a daily renewal.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

“Life is for living.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Adversity is a gift.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Aug 13, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Facts tell, stories sell.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Go-Giver” 

“The Latte Factor”

 

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Aug 6, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

“The buck stops with you.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

“Not everything is a life and death decision...we have to prioritize our decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.” – Anonymous

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“A decision will cause movement...once you decide, you go.” – Brian Buffini

“When you’ve done your homework...the choice is simple. The emotions that go with it are not.” – Brian Buffini

“Sometimes when you cast a vision, not everyone’s on board.” – Brian Buffini

“Leaders don’t lead by consensus.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m OK with sceptics; I have no time for cynics.” – Brian Buffini

“Success is built one handful at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“You have to keep persevering.” – Brian Buffini

“Managers keep the status quo. Leaders challenge the status quo. You need both.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask the question: Why?” – Brian Buffini

“Positive is always going to meet with negative.” – Brian Buffini

“We are influencing everywhere we go.” – Brian Buffini

“If you’re not serving, it’s self serving.” – Brian Buffini

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

“A deep desire to serve is an attitude of the heart.” – Brian Buffini

“Legacy is a life well lived.” – Brian Buffini

“When we’re fearful, we stay put.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“What is called resignation is really confirmed desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Transformation is possible, but you cannot control it in anybody but yourself.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 30, 2019

The good performers are the highly disciplined individuals.” — Jocko Willink

 

Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author and cofounder of Echelon Front. In this episode, Brian interviews Jocko about the leadership principles he learned on the most dangerous battlefields in the world. Jocko outlines how effective leadership is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. If you want to lead - and win - then this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Relationships are everything.” – Brian Buffini

“The good performers are the highly disciplined individuals.” – Jocko Willink 

“Nothing happens without discipline. Nothing happens without fundamentals. No excellence happens in any capacity.” – Brian Buffini

“I look at discipline as a non-negotiable fact that I will carry out.” – Jocko Willink

“We’re a world-class excuse generation.” – Brian Buffini

“All your excuses are lies that you tell yourself. Don’t negotiate with weakness; just destroy it.” – Jocko Willink

“As a human being, you can rationalize any behavior. Don’t do it.” – Jocko Willink

“The key is no negotiation with yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“The magic is in the mindset that it’s already decided. You have decided. It’s done.” – Brian Buffini

“If you’re undisciplined, you can’t expect to have any high standards for anyone else.” – Jocko Willink

“You have to set the example.” – Jocko Willink

“Discipline inside your organization will actually give you freedom.” – Jocko Willink

“As a leader, you’ve got to be able to communicate well with your team.” – Jocko Willink

“You want to be balanced – that’s what the dichotomy of leadership is about.” – Jocko Willink

“You own your life.” – Brian Buffini

“For me, being a good leader shows up at home first.” – Brian Buffini

“My kids don’t listen to a word I say, they’re too busy watching what I do.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 25, 2019

“It’s about staying focused and doing the job to the best of your ability, and that’s what Neil did.” – David Fairhead

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Brian Buffini interviews filmmaker David Fairhead, director of the feature-length documentary “Armstrong” that explores the life of the mission’s commander, Neil Armstrong. In this special bonus episode of The Brian Buffini Show, you’ll learn how the film was created and what sets it apart from the several other movies and documentaries on the same topic. David shares his team’s unique approach to Armstrong’s story, highlighting the astronaut’s humility, tremendous skill and exceptional ability to perform under pressure. You’ll also hear Brian’s takeaways from a conversation he shared with Neil almost 20 years ago at MasterMind Summit -- an interview featured briefly in the documentary.  With insights on filmmaking, Neil Armstrong’s legacy and the impact of the United States space program, this is episode is loaded with great content you won’t want to miss!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

 “There’s three places every American should go to. Washington DC, Normandy and the Kennedy Space Center.” - Brian Buffini

“We had to get under Neil’s skin. He had all these amazing achievements. He was an action hero in his own way.” – David Fairhead

“He was a very unique character...He was all about the technique and the skill and the adventure and the exploring of it...On top of that, he was an extraordinarily quiet reserved guy.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s not all about the flag waving. Neil was a reserved person; he was somebody from a different era.” - David Fairhead

“There were 400,000 people behind him to put him and Buzz on the moon, and he did not want to take credit for that achievement.” - David Fairhead

“[Neil] was portrayed popularly by the press as being a recluse…He was not a recluse. He was a very busy man, and he was warm, and he was open, and yes, he was funny.” – David Fairhead 

“Neil was in a shell. But if you could break that shell by talking to him about something that he was interested in, suddenly he’d be your best friend.” – David Fairhead

“If you’re doing the best you can at whatever you do, then you’re doing well.” – David Fairhead

“It’s about staying focused and doing the job to the best of your ability, and that’s what Neil did.” – David Fairhead

“He was cool under pressure. He just did the job. He wasn’t afraid.” – Brian Buffini

“[The interview with Neil] is the highlight of my career. I’ve never had anything like it, and I doubt I’ll ever have anything like it again.” – Brian Buffini

“It was like sitting down on the floor at your grandfather’s house while he told you stories. People were just awed.” – Brian Buffini

“The Apollo Program was set up to challenge the Russian’s dominance and to achieve a goal set by a president. And it did that…All these things lined up, and all these amazing things were achieved.” - David Fairhead

“We're going to put a man on the moon. We’re going to bring him back safely to earth. And then we’re going to do it by the end of the decade. That was the most perfect goal.” – Neil Armstrong

“Every night we looked up and saw the moon in front of us. We saw our goal in front of us, so that made it real clear.” – Neil Armstrong

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Armstrong” – Documentary

“Last Man on the Moon” – Documentary   

“In the Shadow of the Moon” – Documentary

Brian Buffini Interviews Neil Armstrong – MasterMind 2002

 

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