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Jul 27, 2021

“When giftedness meets preparation, opportunity, steadfastness and consistency, that's when magic starts to happen.” Brian Buffini

 

Everyone is born with natural gifts and abilities, even if they don’t always recognize or use them. In this episode, a live recording from Buffini & Company Peak Experience, Brian explains how to find, appreciate and maximize your gifts. Topics discussed include: Why outside perspective is important, why you mustn’t find your identity in your gifts and why, when you use your gifts in the right way, you become immune to criticism.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to uncover your natural gifts.
  • What happens when your gifts are used in the wrong way.
  • How to develop your talents.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

“The Shawshank Redemption”

Stevie Wonder Youtube clip

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

The Element,” by Ken Robinson

The Truth About You,” by Arthur F. Miller

Stevie Wonder Youtube clip

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.” Brian Buffini

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese proverb

“Pride of gifts robs us of God's blessing in the use of them.” William Gurnall

“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them.” Ralph Marston

“Go deeper with your gifts. Live more in the state of flow with your gifts.” Brian Buffini

“We cannot let external criticism, even if it's true, fortify our internal foe. That foe is strong enough already.” Steven Pressfield

 

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Jul 20, 2021

The establishing of a clearly defined goal is just about the most important step we can possibly take.” Earl Nightingale

If you have a clear goal in mind, you can overcome any obstacle and achieve outstanding success in your life. In this episode, Brian introduces the first in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl explains why, once you set a goal, life becomes easier, more fun and incalculably more rewarding.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
  • How to establish a clearly defined goal.
  • Why we become what we think about.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Any person with a dream in his mind and heart which he has established as a worthy goal is successful.” Earl Nightingale

“Unless you can say in one concise, well-defined sentence what your goal happens to be, the chances are good that you have never really clearly defined your goal.” Earl Nightingale

“The captain of a ship cannot see his destination for fully 99% of his journey, but he knows what it is, where it is and that he'll reach it if he keeps doing certain things a certain way every day.” Earl Nightingale

“Progressing successfully through a lifetime should be a matter of progressively setting and achieving goals, one after another, each a little better than the former.” Earl Nightingale

“In 99 times out of 100, our goal can be accomplished in the work in which we are now engaged.” Earl Nightingale

“Once we know where we're going, we know why we get out of bed in the morning. We know why we're working and why it's important to do the very best work of which we're capable.” Earl Nightingale

 

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Jul 13, 2021

“I learned that the prison was not the eight feet between the walls. It was eight inches between my ears.” Captain Charlie Plumb

It takes extraordinary resilience to survive the impossible. In this episode, Brian interviews former navy fighter pilot and Vietnam Prisoner of War, Captain Charlie Plumb. Captain Plumb explains how on his 75th combat mission over North Vietnam, five days before he was due to return home, he was shot down. Captured, tortured and imprisoned, he spent over 2,000 days as a POW in an 8ft x 8ft cell. Topics discussed include: Why his naval training was vital, how his parents’ philosophies of discipline and forgiveness helped him to survive and which daily routines kept him going.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What he learned about himself during his time in captivity.
  • Why he believes adversity can bring opportunity.
  • How strong leadership transformed his prison experience.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

https://charlieplumb.com/

I’m No Hero,” by Charlie Plumb

Episode 164, The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong

MasterMind Summit

The Art of Routine,” by Angel Iscovich

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The good news is, when you have that opportunity to sit still nearly six years, you go back through your mind, and you learn an awful lot about yourself.” Captain Plumb

“I think the biggest thing I learned about myself was that regardless of what is around me, I still can make choices about my response to the things around me.” Captain Plumb

“Lots of times the biggest opportunities in life are wrapped up in the package that looks like a big-time problem.” Captain Plumb

“There's a lot of people in the marketplace today that are struggling there. They have total freedom and yet they're in a prison in their mind.” Brian Buffini

“Acid does more harm in the vessel it's stored than on the subject it’s poured.” Proverb

“I think the good life to me means a life of service. And I'm under the belief that if you help enough people get what they want, you can have a very, very successful life.” Captain Plumb

 

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Jul 6, 2021

“These principles transform my business. They transform me as a person.”– Brian Buffini

 

In business and in life, sound moral values can help to steer you to phenomenal success. In this episode, Brian shares the seven biblical principles that changed him forever, transforming him from a young real estate agent to an accomplished business owner with a mission to help others flourish and prosper.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you reap what you sow.
  • How you can best serve others.
  • Why you must use all your talents.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Pursuit of Holiness,” Jerry Bridges

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. And let us not lose heart in doing good for, in due time, we will reap if we do not grow weary.” – Galatians 6: 7–10

“The whole working by referral system is about doing good to people. And that means you get to be a giver.” – Brian Buffini

“Do nothing from selfish or empty conceit. But with humility of mind, let each of you regard one another as more important than himself. Do not merely look out for your own interests, but also the interests of others.” – Philippians 2: 3–4

“Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” – Proverbs 16:3

“The idea of work is not just to have money in the bank, or food on the table. The idea of work is what it makes of you. And it's a great reflection of your character. So, as you're working on your work, you're working on yourself, you're working on your life.” – Brian Buffini

“I just want to ask you the question: How many talents have you been given and what have you done with them?” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 29, 2021

I haven't seen this cycle too many times in my 35 years in real estate, but nothing I see says we're in a bubble or anything like it.” — Brian Buffini

 

In a challenging marketplace, real estate professionals need to be prepared for what lies ahead if they want to succeed and serve their clients at the highest levels. In this episode, Brian gives his mid-year evaluation of the economy and reveals his bold predictions for the industry for the next six months. He shares the most up-to-date economic data available, outlines changes happening in the marketplace and explains why agents need to become even more professional in order to capitalize on opportunities and maximize success. Featuring an exclusive interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, this episode will get you ready for what the second half of 2021 has in store.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The current state of the real estate industry.
  • Lawrence Yun’s analysis of the market.
  • Why it’s critical to keep updating your skills.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The National Association of REALTORS®

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

100 Days to Greatness

Buffini & Company Real Estate Report

Buffini & Company Team Coaching

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“It's an 80:20 business, or maybe now it’s a 90:10 business because one has to have that special skill to get the deals done in these unique inventory-short market conditions.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Core inflation is actually rising at the highest pace in 30 years.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Now we are seeing some topping out in the home sales activity in recent months. That is to say, we are beginning to see sales approaching pre-pandemic levels.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Don't expect any persistent price decline. It may occur just temporarily. Even that temporary price decline may not occur, but if it was to occur it is just simply a second chance opportunity for some buyers who have been outbid by others.”  — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Our commitment at Buffini & Company is to try to make as many agents as we can as professional as we can, as productive as we can, as successful as we can.” — Brian Buffini

“You want to get paid like a pro, you have to practice like a pro. You have to have the skills of a pro, and then you get paid like one.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 22, 2021

The blue-collar mindset is about a job well done and done right.” Joe Niego

 

Everyone can learn something from the powerful values of the blue-collar work ethic. In this episode, Brian interviews top-producing agent and speaker Joe Niego about his blue-collar origins and mindset. Joe explains how this mentality translated so well in the white-collar world of real estate and brought about huge success in his life. Topics discussed include: Why it’s vital to seek accountability, why routines are so important and why you must know what you’re building if you want to succeed.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What it means to have a blue-collar mindset.
  • Why the blue-collar mindset is a success formula for any walk of life.
  • How to develop a blue-collar mindset.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

MasterMind Summit

Referral Maker CRM

A Builder or a Wrecker,” poem

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“There's something about being compensated hourly - it helps you understand the value of money and the appreciation of money.” Joe Niego

“I believe physical work brings out special qualities in those that participate. It forces you to have the blue-collar mindset. It's the labor and the toil that cultivates the human spirit and grows personal character.” Joe Niego

“A blue-collar mindset in work, and a blue-collar mindset in investing, ends up in a lot of green.” Brian Buffini

“There's one indicator that determines my financial destiny. And that's my blue-collar mindset.”   Joe Niego

“If you're willing to do the dirty work, you can become filthy rich.” Ron Niego

 

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Jun 15, 2021

“We’ve been in survival mode. It's time to get into thriving mode.” Brian Buffini

 

Over the last year people everywhere have been in a funk, many without even realizing it. In this episode, a follow-up to episode 281, Brian explains how to transition from simply surviving to thriving, experiencing joy and achieving goals again. Topics discussed include: Why we have become addicted to comfort and control, why discomfort is necessary for growth and why we must reignite our spark and connect with others once more.  

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What happens when you're in a funk.
  • How to get your groove back.
  • How to be a hit factory.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Episode 281, Making Your Business and Life a Hit

Episode 272, How to Get Out of a Funk

The Road Less Traveled,” by M. Scott Peck

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Episode 267, The Power of Who – an Interview with Bob Beaudine

MasterMind Summit

Phil Mickelson, PGA Tour

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The commitment is the good life, and the good life requires joy. And, when you're in limbo, you feel no sense of joy.” Brian Buffini

“Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.” John Mason Good

“Being uncomfortable is where you grow.” Brian Buffini

“Find out what you really want, and go pursue it. Go set some uncomfortable goals.” Brian Buffini

“What we need to realize is that, when we set a goal, there ain't no mountain high enough.” Brian Buffini

“Never forget the essence of your spark.” Taylor Swift

“There's highs and lows. There's ups and downs. But it is a good life.” Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 8, 2021

It's not enough to have talent. You have to have structure, organization and promotion. You have to have it all. Brian Buffini

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to succeed – having a proven model to follow is a surefire way to achieve your goals. In this episode, a live recording from Buffini & Company Peak Experience, Brian explains how Berry Gordy’s Motown model for success can improve your business and your life. Topics discussed include: How to learn from past experiences, why collaboration is so important, why competition breeds champions and why you either innovate or you stagnate.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you need a model for success.
  • How to recruit, develop and expand a team.
  • How to leverage your own and others’ gifts.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

NAR

Buffini & Company Training

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Risks have to be calculated and planned.” Brian Buffini

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Brian Buffini

“Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.” – Brian Tracy

“Having a competitive environment inside your culture and keeping the love - that's the magic.” – Brian Buffini

“Letting people share their gifts and strength is real love.” – Jon Gordon

 

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Jun 1, 2021

The only person who likes change is a baby with a wet nappy!” Therese Buffini

Humans are designed to resist change but if we can accept that it’s inevitable, adapt and then innovate, we will ultimately grow. In this episode, part of a Facebook Live recording, Brian shares how you can take advantage of change and make your good life even better. A coaching session also addresses topics such as why real estate is a long-term investment, how to keep clients upbeat and focused in this hot market and how to build a team.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why homeostasis is a killer.
  • Why momentum is key.
  • How to celebrate the new normal.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company Team Coaching

https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/coaching/team-coaching/

“The Shawshank Redemption,” movie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/

“Count Your Blessings,” by Bing Crosby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC5CqOKkiGM

Phil Mickelson, PGA Tour

https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.01810.phil-mickelson.html

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Change imposed is change opposed.” – Brian Buffini

“The comfortable life will always become uncomfortable.” – Brian Buffini

“The tiniest of momentum can ultimately change everything.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s good to set unreasonable goals.” – Brian Buffini

“The breadcrumbs of your past will reveal your future.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m not afraid to change. I’m not afraid to make a mistake. I’m not afraid to fail.  I’m willing to try.” – Brian Buffini

 

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May 25, 2021

“If you don't know what you're building towards, you're not going to get there.  And so, I encourage people to know what you're building.” – Bill Hampton

 

Promotion is one of the most misunderstood aspects of business today. It’s often connected to showmanship or clever marketing but, when it’s done authentically, it’s all about giving people a solution to their problems. In this episode, Brian interviews former Dave Ramsey associate Bill Hampton to discover how organizations can move the needle when it comes to promotion, sales and growth. Topics discussed include: how the momentum theorem works; why it’s so important to build trust, confidence and competence with your customers; and why you must not only consistently sell your message, but be ready to deliver when you get the opportunity.  

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How passion fuels promotion.
  • Why sales needs belief.
  • Why you must grow yourself to grow your business.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 265, The E-Myth Revisited – an Interview with Michael E. Gerber

Start with Why,” by Simon Sinek

Ford v Ferrari,” movie

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” by John C. Maxwell

The E Myth Revisited,” by Michael E. Gerber

Straight from the Gut,” by Jack Welch

Rudy,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

“Number one, you’ve got to ask, what is the problem that I need to solve? What is the problem my customer needs solved? Because, ultimately, you're not really promoting your business, you're promoting the problem that you solve.” – Bill Hampton

“You have to know your audience so you can answer the right questions.” – Bill Hampton

“When you promote your business, I think it's very important that you’ve got to stand for something. Nobody wins in the margins. You win on the edges.” – Bill Hampton

“When opportunity knocks, it's too late to prepare.” – John Wooden

“With sales, it starts with belief. It starts with belief in yourself. And it starts with belief in your product.” – Bill Hampton

“You’ve got to know your why, you’ve got to know your numbers. And then, the last thing is, you’ve got to go all in.” – Bill Hampton

“Once you grow yourself, then you can grow your people.” – Bill Hampton

“You're either coaching it or allowing it to happen.” – Mike Leach

 

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May 18, 2021

“You bet on me, you bet on this system and this philosophy, and you bet on yourselves. And then, in turn, each one of you became a role model and an example in your own markets, in your own communities that became pebbles in the pond.” Brian Buffini

 

Buffini & Company recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Brian spoke to some of the earliest adopters of the working by referral system. In this episode, these special role models recall their memories of the first events and when and where they met Brian. They also share why they were drawn to the system to begin with, why they committed so strongly to it and how their lives have been changed as a result. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why they took a chance on the system.
  • What they have learned about success over the years.
  • Why they have continued to follow the system for over two decades.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind

100 Days to Greatness

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Consistency breeds trust and, without trust, you don't get referrals. Do the things you're good at, the things you enjoy, and just do those consistently. And it will pay off.” – Todd Nordstrom 

“Have clarity, absolute clarity, and then be persistent and consistent because you will get where you want to go. If your mind is very clear, if your vision is clear, your decisions are easy.” – Judy Adler

“Being committed to your goals and reviewing goals is a huge benefit.” – Larry Hassan

“Run your business like a business. Consistency is important. If you don't know how to do it, get a coach, get some help. And listen to what you're told and do what you're told, not what you think is the best thing.” – Margaret Barton

“Read, read, read, read. And, in the reading, you help to learn who you are and what gift you have to give to other people.” – Sam Elzie

“Give it away in slices and it will come back to you in loaves. Operate from abundance and not scarcity. And in our business, where so many agents feel like there's competition, there is no competition, we are our own competition.” – Edith Elzie

“This has been my life's work.” – Brian Buffini

 

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May 11, 2021

We all need help. Don't go it alone. Brian Buffini

Over the past year, people everywhere have been asked to go it alone, whether through stay-at-home orders, self-isolating or social distancing. This has led to the illusion that we’re fine by ourselves, but nothing could be further from the truth. In this episode, Brian shares why people are designed to connect with each other, why there’s no shame in reaching out and asking for help when you need it and why we’re always better together than apart.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why we go it alone.
  • Why it’s so hard to ask for help.
  • The payoff of not going it alone.

  

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 166, Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink

Episode 101, Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do, With Master Motivator - Les Brown

Episode 066, An Interview with Brian Tracy – The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part One

Cool Hand Luke,” movie 

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

You’ll Never Walk Alone,” by Wintley Phipps

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Self reliance always runs out of runway.” – Brian Buffini

“There are no extra prizes for pride.” – Brian Buffini

“It takes a tremendous amount of security in yourself to say, ‘I need help’.” – Brian Buffini

“If you can't ask for help without self-judgment, you cannot offer help without judging others.” – Brené Brown

“Asking for help is ultimately ‘I want to learn’.” – Brian Buffini

“Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.” – Brian Tracy

“None of us are as smart as all of us.” – Brian Buffini

 

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May 4, 2021

Peak performance is nothing more or less than getting our biology to work for us rather than against us. Steven Kotler

A state of flow is an optimal state of consciousness when we both feel our best and perform our best. In this episode, Brian interviews Steven Kotler, one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. Steven shares how to achieve flow and unlock peak performance – those moments in time when the impossible becomes possible. Topics discussed include: why our biology is hardwired for three levels of goals, why practicing distraction management is key and why there is power in invisible skills.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why everyone can access flow.
  • How to trigger flow.
  • How to focus and achieve complete concentration.

 

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https://www.stevenkotler.com/

Flow Research Collective

https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/radio

The Art of Impossible,” by Steven Kotler

The Rise of Superman,” by Steven Kotler

Flow,” by  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Whenever you see people accomplishing the impossible, you tend to see people in a state of flow.” – Steven Kotler

“Flow is a massive amplification of skills.” – Steven Kotler

“I work for the boss. The boss is who I am yesterday that made my to-do list.” – Steven Kotler

“In peak performance, motivation gets us into the game. Learning allows us to continue to play. Creativity - creative problem solving - it's how we steer. And flow, which is a state of optimal performance, is how we turbo-boost the results beyond all reasonable expectation.” – Steven Kotler

“If you use the system the way it's designed to be used, you just get farther faster with a lot less fuss.” – Steven Kotler

“You can never have too many arrows in your quiver.” – John Barth

 

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Apr 27, 2021

By having a bucket list, it gives you something to hope for. Hope is a very, very powerful thing.” Brian Buffini

The past 18 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, but the time has now come to look to the future again. In this episode, part of a Facebook Live recording, Brian shares how to plan for what lies ahead by revisiting and updating your bucket list. A Q&A session also addresses topics such as when to invest out of state, whether there is a property bubble and how to handle negotiations in such a hot market.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The three elements of a successful bucket list.
  • What a bucket list gives you.
  • How to create your own bucket list.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

MasterMind Summit

The Peak Experience

BombBomb Partnership Announcement

100 Days to Greatness

The Pathway to Mastery–Advanced

Episode 36, The One Decision That Makes a Millionaire

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Human beings are fantastic at surviving, but after a while you want to do a bit more than just survive.” – Brian Buffini

“It's time to have something to hope for. And maybe it's not exactly what you wanted, but it could be something that you wanted and it's a new experience. And it's a powerful thing.” – Brian Buffini

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

“The greatest joys of life are happy memories. Your job is to create as many of them as possible.” – Brian Tracy

“I’m very, very proud of our industry, and especially now.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 20, 2021

“Don't tell me I can't do it. Tell me what I have to do so I can do it.” – Dick Hoyt

It’s possible to achieve incredible things in life simply by making up your mind. In this special episode from the Buffini & Company vaults, Brian interviews trailblazing athlete Dick Hoyt, who recently passed away. Dick shares how his son, Rick, born a quadriplegic and unable to speak or control his limbs, told him he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. From that first race, when Dick pushed Rick in his wheelchair and his son confided how he didn’t feel disabled when they ran together, they went on to complete over 1,000 races, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons. Topics discussed include: How their running journey evolved, how they broke new ground and barriers together and how they overcame the criticism and negativity they encountered.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How Dick always maintained a positive mindset.
  • How Dick managed and prioritized his time.
  • Why short and long-term goals were vital to the success of Team Hoyt.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Dick & Rick Hoyt

Team Hoyt

MasterMind Summit

Boston Marathon

Ironman Interview

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I made up my mind that we're not going to be discouraged. And we're not going to take no for an answer. And we're going to go out there and do the things we want to do.” – Dick Hoyt

“We've come a long way and we've been able to break down a lot of barriers along the way and that’s because we never gave up and we never take no for an answer.” Dick Hoyt

“If don't have your mind made up and set, you're not going to be able to accomplish the things that you want to accomplish.” – Dick Hoyt

“You can’t get discouraged. You’ve got to be very, very brave.” Dick Hoyt

“I look forward to every day and the challenges that may come ahead.” Dick Hoyt

 

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Apr 13, 2021

“The secret to managing our self-talk well is using combinations of tools.” Ethan Kross

Some of the most important conversations we ever have are with ourselves. In this episode, Brian interviews Ethan Kross about his book, “Chatter.” Ethan explains why we all have an inner voice and how we can learn to harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying and more productive life. Topics discussed include: distance self-talk, temporal distancing, the power and peril of other people, invisible support and the Nadal Principle.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why we can lose perspective when trying to solve a problem.
  • Why small shifts in how we think can make a huge difference.
  • Which tools we can use to rein in our mental chatter.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Chatter,” By Ethan Kross

Episode 40, Getting Caught Talking to Yourself

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter

Man’s Search for Meaning,” Viktor E. Frankl

The Energy Bus,” by Jon Gordon

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Language can be our friend.” Ethan Kross

“Sometimes it's just a gentle nudge to think differently that can make a difference.” Ethan Kross

“We can often give advice to others better than we can follow that advice ourselves. So other people are in a prime position to help us work through our chatter.” Ethan Kross

“When you're struggling with chatter, be very deliberate about who you seek out support from.” Ethan Kross

“There are things we can do in the world around us that influence the things happening between our ears.” Ethan Kross

 

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Apr 6, 2021

“When you're in a funk, it's time to go back to the fundamentals of personal growth and development, because I believe the greatest way to get out of a funk is to grow.” – Brian Buffini

Life is designed to have peaks and valleys. We all have highs and lows along the way – that just means we’re human. In this episode, Brian explains why everyone experiences a funk sometimes and how to best get past it. Topics discussed include: the three kinds of funks that exist; why positive self-talk matters; the difference between isolation and solitude; and why you must be careful what you read, watch and listen to.  

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Reasons why you can get into a funk.
  • How to navigate a funk when there is no instant fix.
  • Steps to take to get out of a funk.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Chatter,” by Ethan Kross

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter

Episode 40, Getting Caught Talking to Yourself

Boundaries,” by Henry Cloud

Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Episode 220, Napoleon Hill’s Powerful Principles for Perilous Times

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“We have highs, we have lows, we have times we're fired up, we have times when we're just at the bottom. There's nothing wrong with you, you're human.” Brian Buffini

“It takes grit to be relentlessly positive.” Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” Brené Brown

“We all need people. And we all do better with people.” Brian Buffini

“One of the most life-giving things in the world is to serve somebody else.” Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 30, 2021

“The question is, can you figure out your engine, your vehicle, so you can start doing better in your own environment?” – Rich Diviney

What are the key attributes for success in even the toughest situation? In this episode, Brian interviews retired Navy SEAL Commander Rich Diviney about his book, “The Attributes.” Rich explains how, through close observation of the most elite optimal performers, he learned to identify the hidden drivers of performance that explain how someone will succeed, both as an individual and as part of a team. Topics discussed include: the unique SEAL mindset, the difference between skills and attributes and the defining qualities of real leadership.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The five attributes of optimal performance.
  • How everyone possesses these attributes to varying degrees.
  • Why you must understand and cultivate your own attributes.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Attributes

Draper Kauffman

The Shawshank Redemption” movie

Key to Yourself,” by Venice Bloodworth

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Courage cannot exist without fear.” Rich Diviney

“There's a distinct difference between being in charge and being a leader. Being in charge is a noun, and being a leader is a verb.” Rich Diviney

“One of the most important jobs of leadership is oftentimes not to be in the front at all, it’s to push your people up front.” Rich Diviney

“Humility is a difficult thing. Because as soon as you think you have it, you've lost it.” Rich Diviney

“Laughter is a binding element that hacks into courage and allows us to keep going.” Rich Diviney

“Be resolute in the outcome, but don't dictate the pathway. You have to be adaptable - the pathway is going to change.” Rich Diviney

 

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Mar 23, 2021

“I’ve never met an Irishman who didn’t hope for more.” – Brian Buffini

 

Ireland might be a small country, but it’s one of the most influential in the world. In this episode, recorded as a special Facebook Live on St. Patrick’s Day, Brian shares three reasons why so many Irish people achieve phenomenal success worldwide and explains how these unique principles can help you win, no matter where you’re from. This episode also features a bonus Q&A session in which Brian discusses topics including how to deal with a hot market, how to get clients to refer you and why it’s important to keep connecting with customers who move out of state.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it’s vital to have a wishbone.
  • How to develop a backbone.
  • Why everyone needs a funny bone.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum

The Commitments” movie

The Shawshank Redemption” movie

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

The Peak Experience

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde

“You’ve got to have a backbone. You’ve got to have some toughness. If you want to succeed in life, you’ve got to be tough enough to do it.” Brian Buffini

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

“We need a bit of laughter. We need a bit of life.” Brian Buffini

“Laughter is the best medicine. And the best medicine is in short supply in today’s world.” Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 16, 2021

“If you have the right heart and the right motives, and you go about this the right way, you will be a person of influence. You will become a master of influence.” Brian Buffini

The art of persuasion can be a powerful force for good, but it must be done for the right reasons and in the right way. In this episode, inspired by Robert Cialdini’s classic bestseller “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Brian shares three more principles of influence and persuasion. Topics discussed include: why it’s important to slow down and break bread with people, why actions speak louder than words and why you must lead yourself before you can lead others.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why the likeability factor is so important.
  • How to be an effective leader.
  • Why the principle of scarcity must be authentic.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” by Robert Cialdini

Episode 267, The Power of WHO – an Interview with Bob Beaudine

Episode 227, The Leader’s Edge

Love is the Killer App,” by Tim Sanders

Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” by Travis Bradberry

The Peak Experience

MasterMind Summit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“To positively influence people, you have to really make a deep impression on how you make them feel.” Brian Buffini

“We want to do business with people we like.” Brian Buffini

“It's amazing how interesting people find you when you're interested in them.” Brian Buffini

“I find that if I'm kind to myself and gracious to myself, I can be kind and gracious to others.” Brian Buffini

“The power of doing the right things, in the right way, with the right intent - and maintaining that standard for yourself - is a deposit in your own mind and your own heart that will be the making of you.” Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 9, 2021

“Great persuasion is getting people to do what they need to do.” Brian Buffini

When done for the right reasons and in the right way, the art of persuasion is very powerful. In this episode, inspired by Robert Cialdini’s classic bestseller “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Brian shares the first three of six principles of influence and persuasion. He explains how, when they coincide with the right intent, motivation and desire to help, these techniques can be used for the common good and to serve others.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How the law of reciprocity works.
  • Why commitment is a key ingredient in influence.
  • Why social proof is such a powerful phenomenon.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” by Robert Cialdini

Episode 267, The Power of WHO – an Interview with Bob Beaudine

The Power of WHO,” by Bob Beaudine

Episode 231, The Law of the Harvest

National Association of REALTORS®

Episode 199, No Plan B

Episode 164, The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong

Solomon Asch

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If you give and give and give, eventually you will be seen, you will be acknowledged and you will reap the harvest.” Brian Buffini

“Help your friends in every way possible.” Bob Beaudine

“You will find your tribe, you will find the right people, you will find the right reward. But don't give up.” Brian Buffini

“If you want to have influence you’ve got to be committed, have no plan B and be all in.” Brian Buffini

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

 

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Mar 2, 2021

“The power of WHO starts first with a premise that friends and business aren't taboo.” Bob Beaudine

 

We all have key relationships in our lives that can help us in ways we never imagined. In this episode, Brian interviews Bob Beaudine, the top sports and entertainment executive recruiter in the United States. Bob explains why your friends are your conduits and resources to success, why you must humble yourself enough to ask for help and how you can deal with life’s speedbumps and still achieve your dreams.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you already know everyone you need to.
  • How the 100/40 strategy works.
  • The five clues that provide the feedback to get you back on track.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

https://www.bobbeaudine.com/

The Power of WHO,” by Bob Beaudine

2 Chairs,” by Bob Beaudine

Arnie,” Golf Channel documentary

It's a Wonderful Life,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If you want your dreams to come true, you have to help other people get their dream.” Bob Beaudine

“You can never get what you can't see.” Bob Beaudine

“People don't care how interesting you are, they care how interested you are.” Bob Beaudine

“Everyone comes to a realization that we're all a cup short of greatness … you need other people.” Bob Beaudine

“Friends are different than acquaintances. Friends help you now; acquaintances wish you well.” Bob Beaudine

“You should go where you're celebrated, not where you're tolerated.” Bob Beaudine

 

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Feb 23, 2021

“You're in total control of the skill set you have and the skill set you can have.” Brian Buffini

We might not be able to control much in today’s uncertain world, but one dynamic we can control is the ability to develop our own skills. In this episode, Brian teaches how we can take charge of our attitude, efforts and self-development to become more skilled and professional and stand out from the crowd. Topics discussed include: how to develop emotional intelligence, how to listen well and why actions speak louder than words.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to connect with your clients.
  • How to serve your clients.
  • How to hone your skills.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Emotional Intelligence,” by Daniel Goleman

Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman  

Episode 26, Mastering the Art of Listening

Episode 87, The Unexpected Extras

Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss

Chester L. Karrass

Takin’ Care of Business,” by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

Buffini & Company training solutions

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“It is easier to succeed right now than any time I've seen in the last 40 years.” Brian Buffini

“We're not in control of very much. But we can control our attitude, we can control our efforts and we definitely can control our own self-development.” Brian Buffini

“Gifts are given. Skills are acquired and honed.” Brian Buffini

“Human beings want to feel heard, and they want to be connected.” Brian Buffini

“Every time you fulfill a promise, you build trust. Every time you break a promise, you break trust.” Brian Buffini

“There's a joy in serving, there's a purpose in serving, there's a beauty in giving.” Brian Buffini

Feb 16, 2021

“The vast majority of people who fail in business didn't have to fail in business.” – Michael E. Gerber

Many small businesses needlessly fail in this country every year. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Michael E. Gerber, a small business guru who has impacted the lives of millions of entrepreneurs worldwide for over 40 years. Michael explains how small businesses can be transformed. He also discusses the fatal assumptions people make when they open their own business and the core differences between an entrepreneur, a manager and a technician.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What the e-myth is.
  • How the eightfold path works.
  • Why systems are vital to success.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The E-Myth Revisited,” by Michael Gerber

https://emythstrategies.com/

https://www.michaelegerbercompanies.com/

Ray Kroc

Joan Kroc

I Am That,” by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Most people who go into business aren't entrepreneurs, they're what I've come to call technicians suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure. In short, they don't start a business to create something great. They start a business to get rid of the boss.” Michael E. Gerber

“Every life is a legacy.” Michael E. Gerber

“Systems are the promise keepers, systems are the trust builders, systems are the foundation.” Brian Buffini

“Systems enable you to keep your word.” Michael E. Gerber

“Business is the economic side of life. But it's not the life of life.” Michael E. Gerber

 

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Feb 9, 2021

“All of us lose hope, all of us lose confidence. But you can get it back by renewing your mind.” Brian Buffini

 

Today’s world often exposes us to an overload of damaging and divisive information. In this episode, Brian teaches how to renew our minds so that we can reject the negativity we’re constantly subjected to and instead gain clarity, become more positive and achieve growth. Topics discussed include: the value of journaling, the usefulness of a ‘technology fast’ and the importance of monitoring what we consume and who we associate with.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How technology creates a social dilemma.
  • Why a renewed mind is so powerful.
  • How to renew your mind. 

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Power of Positive Thinking,” by Norman Vincent Peale

The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life,” by Martin E.P. Seligman

Martin E.P. Seligman TED Talk

Man's Search for Meaning,” Viktor E. Frankl

The Shawshank Redemption,” movie

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck

Buffini & Company training solutions

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh  

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

Episode 112, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Episode 115, How to Be Resilient

Episode 138, How to Be Mentally Tough

Episode 111, Developing Your Self-Belief

Episode 061, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Do not conform; be transformed.” Brian Buffini

“The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.” Zig Ziglar

“Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Your input determines your output.” Brian Buffini

“We become what we think about.” Earl Nightingale

“Once you're clear, you can take action. If you take action without being clear, you will be in a constant state of anxiety.” Brian Buffini

 

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