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Jun 30, 2020

“As we heal our soul, from there, everything else starts to work a whole lot better.” Jon Gordon

 

With world events causing so much stress and anxiety, we must remember to take some time to feed our soul. In this episode, Brian interviews positivity master and eight-time bestselling author Jon Gordon about his new spiritual fable, “The Garden.” Different from Jon’s past writings, “The Garden” follows two teenagers struggling with mental health and an elderly neighbor who teaches them to overcome fear, stress and anxiety through his beautiful garden. Jon explains the Five D’s that hold us back and the strategies you need to counter each one to find peace and joy.  They also discuss the key to staying positive during tough times.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The role faith plays in beating stress and anxiety.
  • How to overcome the Five D’s that hold us back.
  • How to stay positive during tough times.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Garden,” by Jon Gordon

“Training Camp,” by Jon Gordon

Jongordon.com

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I’m sharing a framework and tips and strategies to overcome the anxiety, the fear the stress that can actually paralyze you, debilitate you and really sabotage you.” – Jon Gordon

“When I lost my job and almost went bankrupt, I found my faith through that time and it prepared me for this time right now to be a light for others.” – Jon Gordon

“When you have clarity, that drives focused action.” – Jon Gordon

“Stars shine the brightest in the dark. Positive people shine the most in adversity.” — Brian Buffini

“We need spiritual answers to matters of the heart and matters of the soul.” – Brian Buffini

“I’ve learned to talk to myself, instead of listen to myself.” — Dr. James Gills

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

“How do you know if someone needs encouragement? If they are breathing.” – Truett Cathy

 

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Jun 23, 2020

Making sure we’re really intentional about who we give our energy to and who we don’t is key.” Molly Fletcher

 

In this fast-paced and pressured world, it can be difficult to know how to achieve your best and feel energized and focused. In this episode, Brian interviews trailblazing former sports agent Molly Fletcher, hailed as the female Jerry Maguire, about her innovative new book, “The Energy Clock.” Molly describes why the best athletes in the world are intentional about where they put their energy and outlines practical tools for you to properly prioritize time, give more of yourself to what’s most important and waste less of your time and resources on what’s not.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to audit your energy.
  • How to seek the important.
  • How to set your energy clock.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

https://mollyfletcher.com

The Energy Clock,” by Molly Fletcher

The Power of Full Engagement,” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I thought – what if I could take some of the mindset, behaviors and even a methodology that I saw great athletes and coaches use and lift it up and apply it into the world of business for business people to use so that they could not use time really as their central indicator, but rather energy, and could that, in fact, increase performance?” – Molly Fletcher

“I find, for myself, I cannot handle the volume of demand if I just manage time. It just doesn’t work. It’s all about managing energy.” – Brian Buffini

“I believe whatever you chase chases you back.” – Brian Buffini

“You better be better than your problems.” – Tom Izzo, basketball coach at Michigan State

“Relationships are integral to our business success. It’s everything. Are you putting energy in and investing in the right relationships?” – Molly Fletcher

“Relationships don’t do well without energy.” – Brian Buffini

“We can’t lead, we can’t serve, we can’t solve problems if we don’t have enough energy.” – Molly Fletcher

“If we can get really, really clear on what matters most, then what we have to have is really the discipline and the courage, at times, to say no to the things that don’t align with what matters most.” – Molly Fletcher

“Along the way, just be gentle on yourself. We have a lot of people that pull on us and we won’t get it right all the time but, the more we get it right, the more we show up as our best selves.” – Molly Fletcher

 

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Jun 16, 2020

At the end of the day, I think, as dads, we have to just connect with who they are.” – Brian Buffini

 

With Father’s Day around the corner, dads everywhere are reflecting on what fatherhood means to them. In this episode, Brian and Joe Niego talk about their own experiences of fatherhood and what they have learned from parenting their kids – a total of 11 between them. Topics discussed include why kids must take ownership of their own decisions and learn to think critically, as well as advice for new parents and those who do not see their children every day.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it’s important to say no.
  • Why children should experience competition and adversity.
  • Why it’s vital to really connect with your kids.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think there's a difference between being a father and being a friend.” – Joe Niego

“I think competition is good. I think it introduces failure. It introduces disappointment. It introduces teamwork.” – Brian Buffini

“Let's not overly protect our children. Let them compete. Let them experience all the good and the bad that comes as a result of competing in the classroom, competing on the athletic field, competing in the music arena. Let them compete in life because it brings out the best in them when a parent isn't there to save the day.” – Joe Niego

“There's no such thing as failure. There's only feedback.” – Joe Niego

“You’ve got to establish a culture for yourself and your own family.” – Brian Buffini

“The number one thing I know I do is we make sure we take time to talk.” – Brian Buffini

“In the short time I've been fathering, I see the whole idea of encouraging your kids to figure things out – critically think – pays huge dividends.” – Joe Niego

“When we deny the ownership, we deny the opportunity.” – Brian Buffini

“I think ownership implies responsibility. And we live in a culture where, you know, the parents take the responsibility, as opposed to the kids taking responsibility.” – Joe Niego

“I want them (my kids) to be owners of their own destiny.” – Joe Niego

“Don't parent out of fear.” – Brian Buffini

“It's all about effort.” – Joe Niego

 

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Jun 9, 2020

“The greatest thing we can do is love our neighbor as ourselves.” — Miles McPherson

 

In this episode, Brian interviews Miles McPherson about his book, “The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” in which he explains that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as humans created in the image of God. Miles also talks about his time in the NFL, how he overcame his drug addiction and how he went on to found the Rock Church in San Diego.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How Miles has navigated his faith journey.
  • How he built his organization.
  • His top three tips for honoring somebody.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” by Miles McPherson

How to Read a Book,” by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

www.milesmcpherson.com

The Rock Church San Diego

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think the secret sauce for me was being real. I mean, I talk about my sins all the time.” — Miles McPherson

“As a church, we're trying to bring hope to every person we can, loving people where they're at.” — Miles McPherson

“Whenever you're going through a trial and you wonder where God is, just remember that during the test the teacher is always silent.” — Anonymous

“Be a servant. And understand what service you are providing to your customer.” — Miles McPherson

“This book is about honoring what we have in common.” — Miles McPherson

“We're all made in the image of God. We're all made for the purpose and with the ability to have loving relationships with each other.” — Miles McPherson

“This book is going to teach us how to recognize the blind spots that we have; how to get over the fear that we have, the ignorance that we have; how to understand, how to love correctly. It’s going to give us tools to honor one another and develop stronger relationships with each other, no matter what we look like.” — Miles McPherson

“When people think about having a race conversation, they always think about, well, I would assume, a race confrontation. Really, it should be a race consultation.” — Miles McPherson

“Speak to people with a posture of learning and not assuming.” — Miles McPherson

“In our country, we're looking at people, we're thinking everybody's a monster. But really, we're just brothers.” – Miles McPherson

 

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Jun 2, 2020

Kids expect beauty all day long. They just expect greatness. They expect today is going to be Christmas again.” John O’Leary  

 

As kids, we see the world with excitement and believe anything is possible. As we grow older, however, many of us lose that sense of delight. We become jaded and disconnected, no longer eagerly jumping into new experiences, but simply enduring every day. In this episode, Brian interviews John O’Leary about his new book, “In Awe.” John explains how to again tap into our childlike sense of wonder and become more engaged, successful and fulfilled in our lives.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Five senses children innately possess that we’ve lost touch with as we age.
  • Inspirational stories that show how to reclaim childlike joy.
  • Why seeing through a child’s eyes changes how we interact with the world.

 

 MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 002, An Interview with John O’Leary

In Awe,” by John O’Leary

Cardinals Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck’s post 9/11 speech

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Write down what you're grateful for. In taking inventory of what you have, you're more likely to multiply the very things that matter most.” – John O’Leary

“Expect great things in your life and in the lives of those you serve and you love. Just don't be surprised when you actually move in the direction of making it so.” – John O’Leary

“I love how you say in the book, ‘kids bring their baseball glove to the game.’ And even though there's thousands of people in the stands, they actually expect they're going to catch a ball. And here's the point: Are we even bringing our glove to the game?”  – Brian Buffini

“When you’re at work, work like a dog. When you're at home, play like a puppy.” – John O’Leary

“The way a child sees life is the way we must again see the reflection in the mirror.” – John O’Leary

“For me, freedom is being available to show up and be fully present to those in your life that matter.” – John O’Leary

 

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