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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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Feb 2, 2021

“I aspire to be not a flash in the pan, but somebody who does it at a really high level for a very long time.” Karch Kiraly

There is a uniqueness to those who become the best at what they do and then stay there. In this episode, Brian interviews Olympian Karch Kiraly, widely regarded as the best volleyball player of all time, about his decades-long pursuit of greatness. Having won at every level as both an athlete and a coach, Karch gives insight into his drive and mindset, outlines the three things needed to achieve excellence and explains how he approached the challenges of transitioning from playing to coaching.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you must be demanding of yourself and others.
  • Why failure is critical to success.
  • Why you must always have a beginner’s mindset.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Talent Code,” by Daniel Coyle

The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini

Peak,” by Anders Ericsson

It's a Wonderful Life,” movie

Starlings Volleyball, USA

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When you study greatness around the world, in many areas it's not about the facilities. It's not about the technology. It's about great coaching athletes who are passionate and have their passion ignited, and about really intense, mindful practice.” Karch Kiraly

“Life is filled with adversity, and falling down, and losing and failure. And the people who can pick themselves up are the ones who are acclimated to doing it. If you've never had to do it before, that is a really difficult task.” Karch Kiraly

“As teammates in life or teammates in any sport, teammates in any career, we have to strike a balance between support and challenge.” Karch Kiraly

“Ancora imparo.” Michelangelo

“Approach it as a beginner; approach it as a learner.” Karch Kiraly

“When we focus on our blessings, instead of on the things that we don't have, we're going to be more grateful and we're going to lead happier lives and be better for the people around us.” Karch Kiraly

 

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Jan 26, 2021

“You can do it, but you’ve got to have your mind made up.” Therese Buffini

All successful people have made up their minds to win long before they experience their first victory. In this episode, a rebroadcast of our most popular message ever, Brian discusses the power of a made-up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds. Brian also examines the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Five benefits of harnessing the power of a made-up mind.
  • How to turn negative feedback into life lessons.
  • The importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” Brian Buffini

“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” Brian Buffini

“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” Brian Buffini

“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” Brian Buffini

“I have made up my mind. And I have been blessed in my life as a result of it. But I did not do it by myself.” Brian Buffini

 

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Jan 19, 2021

“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green - or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” Matthew McConaughey

 

Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.
  • How his father’s death refocused his priorities.
  • Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Emerson's Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Raising Arizona,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” Matthew McConaughey

“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.” Matthew McConaughey

“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?”   Matthew McConaughey

“When you go and you endure something and you're kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” Matthew McConaughey

“I've never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” Coach Darrell Royal

“We are the author of our own book.” Matthew McConaughey

“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” Matthew McConaughey

Jan 14, 2021

As long as I stick to the plan, I'll lose the weight. It's simple. Nick Hardwick

 

After a difficult year, many people are looking to refocus on their health goals. In this episode, Brian interviews Nick Hardwick, former center for the San Diego Chargers, about the nutrition and fitness plan that helped him to lose almost 100 pounds in five months upon his retirement from the NFL, and keep it off. Nick describes how he has overcome the many challenges and setbacks he has experienced in life, how the Lose Like a Lineman plan helped him to reclaim his health and reboot his life and how it can do the same for you.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What drove Nick’s determination to become an NFL player.
  • How short-term goals helped him to reach his objectives in life.
  • Why a game plan is essential to successful and sustainable weight loss.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Finding Center with Nick Hardwick

Lose Like a Lineman program

Promo Code: TBBS30

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I just kept elevating my dreams.” Nick Hardwick

“The magic is far more ordinary than people think. It's far more sequential than people think.” Brian Buffini

“It's all about getting that initial dream in your head of what it's going to be like, or putting yourself in that situation where you can feel it in your body.” Nick Hardwick

“Why not? Why not me? You get this dream, and then the dream grows and grows and grows.” Nick Hardwick

“Having a structure and having a game plan that you're going into for the day that to me has been fundamental.” Nick Hardwick

 

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Jan 12, 2021

“The next 100 days, if you make a decision today, can change your life, not just for 100 days, not just for this year, but for the rest of your life. Brian Buffini

In just 100 days, you can change your life forever. In this episode, Brian explains how the 100-day technique works and why he has been so passionate about it for so long. He also discusses why this method works for every area of life, why you should start with the area that needs the most attention and why a great coach can help facilitate and support you in the process.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why the 100-day timeframe is so significant.
  • Why short-term goals are so powerful.
  • Why you can do anything for 100 days.

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Coach Carter,” movie

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

Florence Chadwick, swimmer

Unbroken,” movie

100 Days to Greatness

National Association of REALTORS®

Jim Valvano speech

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Great big things can be done when you keep your eyes on the prize.” Brian Buffini

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder

“If you work for 10 days at a time, those short-term goals that you measure and track, they deliver the results for you.” Brian Buffini

“100 days is a good amount of time looking forward, and it's nothing looking back.” Brian Buffini

“One of these 100 days cycles could change your whole life.” Brian Buffini

“The most important thing in this life is who you're becoming.” Brian Buffini

“One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.” Emily Dickinson

Jan 5, 2021

Not everybody's going to win in 2021. But the doers will. Brian Buffini

 

In 2020, COVID-19 stopped the world’s momentum. With movement restricted, many people experienced fear, indecision and a loss of motivation. In this episode, Brian teaches how to succeed in 2021 by starting, maintaining and growing momentum. Topics discussed include: why coaching is so important, how momentum creates efficiency and flow and why goal-setting is the key to success.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why the world lost momentum in 2020.
  • Why momentum is so powerful.
  • How to create momentum.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama

“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Episode 143, Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

“Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” by Harvey B. Mackay

“Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey B. Mackay

 

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

“Action will destroy your procrastination.” Og Mandino

“Momentum compounded with habits produces results.” Brian Buffini

“The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates the momentum that separates dreamers from super-achievers.” Darren Hardy

 

 

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Dec 29, 2020

“You can really have a lot of power in your life going forward if you take advantage of the opportunity to have hindsight, insight and foresight.” Brian Buffini

 

In life, you often have to look back to be able to see the way forward. In this episode, Brian teaches how the challenges of 2020 will help you to succeed and build a better future in 2021. Topics discussed include: why you must learn from your mistakes while also remembering your wins and accomplishments; how to recognize and then manage your patterns; and why, when your values are clear, your decisions are easy.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to have hindsight and leverage your past.
  • How to develop insight and learn from experience.
  • How to get foresight and enjoy 2020 vision.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Wayne Dyer

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey

Episode 177, Get Organized Now – The Most Organized Man in America, Part 2 - with Dr. Alex Lackey

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.” William Wordsworth

“Without the peace in your past, there's no power in your future.” Brian Buffini

“Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live.” Unknown

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” Oprah Winfrey

“What and who you say no to is as important as what and who you say yes to.” Brian Buffini

“Just because we developed great survival skills in 2020 doesn't mean they give us great thrival skills for 2021.” Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 22, 2020

We're at our best when we focus on we, not me.” Jon Gordon

 

Great relationships don’t just happen by accident - they take commitment, hard work and G.R.I.T. In this episode, Brian interviews Jon and Kathryn Gordon about their new book, “Relationship GRIT,” and what it takes to build a strong, long-lasting relationship. The Gordons reveal what brought them together, what kept them together through difficult times and what continues to sustain their love for one another.  

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to embrace the principles of G.R.I.T.
  • Why the four C’s are key to a healthy relationship.
  • Why flaws and mistakes can strengthen a relationship.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

www.jongordon.com

Relationship GRIT,” by Jon and Kathryn Gordon

Free action plan

Episode 235, Healthy Me, Healthy Us with Dr. Les Parrott

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“You have to invest in the relationship. Don't be a consumer, be an investor.” Kathryn Gordon

“Where there's a void in communication, negativity will fill it.” Jon Gordon

“You have to walk it out to talk it out.” Kathryn Gordon

“If you keep score, the relationship doesn't win.” Kathryn Gordon

“Caring is extending yourself. It's demonstrating commitment. It's showing that other people matter.” Jon Gordon

 

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Dec 15, 2020

“You can't change what you don't notice. But noticing changes everything.” – Tony Schwartz

 

Being our best selves even when faced with challenging emotions requires real practice. In this episode, Brian interviews Tony Schwartz about how we can become more aware of what we’re feeling and why so that we can better control difficult situations and not react defensively. Tony defines the three selves that live inside all of us, advises how we can positively learn from our mistakes and embrace life and teaches why we must accept all parts of ourselves. He also provides exclusive access to PeopleFuel®, a unique program that’s designed to help people more skillfully manage their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it is so important to self-regulate.
  • How to summon your adult self when you feel threatened.
  • Why the opposite of a good quality is not a bad quality.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Power of Full Engagement,” by Tony Schwartz

The Way We're Working Isn't Working,” by Tony Schwartz

Boundaries,” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Jean Piaget

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

PeopleFuel®

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“What becomes so important during a time like this are two words: self-regulation, the ability to calm your own nervous system, to take good care of yourself.” — Tony Schwartz

“The question you want to be asking yourself when you start to get frustrated or angry is ‘What am I afraid of?’” — Tony Schwartz

“Adult development is something that can continue to happen all through your life, and one of the most powerful mechanisms for that is to develop that self-observer, that capacity to stand back from your experience and observe it without reacting to it. Because, when you can do that, then you can make a decision, a choice, a deliberate choice about how you want to show up.” — Tony Schwartz

“The most virtuous quality overused becomes a liability.” — Tony Schwartz

“The only way to actually navigate the world gracefully is to hold both a positive quality and its opposite, but its positive opposite.” — Tony Schwartz

“Education without implementation is merely entertainment.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 8, 2020

We're already in the midst of a very significant recovery.” — Brian Buffini

After an unprecedented year, real estate professionals must prepare for what 2021 has in store. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and predicts what lies ahead for the sector. Featuring an exclusive interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, this episode analyzes the most comprehensive research and data available to help agents successfully navigate upcoming changes, capitalize on future opportunities and maximize success in 2021.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The current state of the real estate sector.
  • Three dynamics that will affect the market going forward.
  • How to get to the next level on the real estate career path.

 

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

The Buffini Referral Network

Brian Buffini’s 2021 Real Estate Report

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The housing market has shown remarkable resiliency in 2020.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Real estate: the greatest hedge against inflation ever built.” — Brian Buffini

“For the next three years, we're going to have low interest rates, which means demand is going to be high.” — Brian Buffini

“Agents need to build a network of fellow agents.”— Brian Buffini

“You have to be a pro; you have to have your data. People buy emotionally, but they need to justify logically.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Dec 1, 2020

Not only is America still a land of opportunity, but real estate is the very essence of that land of opportunity. Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been working in the real estate industry for the past 35 years. In this episode, he explains how real estate set him up for many more opportunities in life and how, with the right training, it can do the same for others. Topics discussed include: the importance of constantly developing your skills, why systems are the key to consistency and how you can successfully kickstart a career in the industry.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why real estate is fair.
  • Why real estate is hard.
  • Why real estate is rewarding.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The National Association of REALTORS ®

The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho

Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home

100 Days to Greatness

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The real estate business is not perfect. The real key is, is it perfect for you?” — Brian Buffini

“The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.” — Jim Rohn

“Don't wait for the right opportunity: create it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“In this business, top earners are top learners.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate is a contact sport. You need to be connecting with people and building relationships.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate rewards action, and the rewards are enormous.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Nov 24, 2020

“Gratitude is an attitude of the heart. It brings energy to the spirit and it does wonders for communication between people.” Brian Buffini

Gratitude is one of the cornerstones of the good life and the bedrock on which true success rests. In this episode, Brian teaches how a focus on gratitude can be transformational not only at Thanksgiving, but all year round. He provides strategies to embrace, express and receive gratitude and explains why, no matter life’s challenges, there is always something to be grateful for.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why gratitude must be expressed, not just felt.
  • Why it’s vital to write down the things you're thankful for.
  • Why gratitude is an attitude of the heart.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

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

“It costs nothing to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you.’” — Therese Buffini

 “Gratitude and entitlement cannot exist at the same time.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude can turn common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie

 

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Nov 17, 2020

 “Mental toughness is a core characteristic for the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success. Brian Buffini

You need to be mentally tough to conquer life’s many challenges. In this episode, Brian teaches how to develop the kind of mental toughness that will impact and improve every aspect of your life, set you apart from your competition and help you to live the good life. Topics discussed include: why entitlement is such a problem, why training must be ongoing and why gratitude is so important.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Symptoms of our culture’s softness.
  • Models of mental toughness in today’s world.
  • Strategies to develop mental toughness.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 066, An Interview with Brian TracyThe Living Legend of Personal Growth

The Pathway to Mastery–Essentials

The Pathway to Mastery–Advanced

The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini

Episode 025, The Power of a Made-Up Mind

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

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison

“The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” Brian Tracy

“When I'm training, I'm learning. And when I'm learning, I'm growing. And when I'm growing, I'm happy.” Brian Buffini

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” GK Chesterton 

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude towards it.” Maya Angelou

“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” Brian Buffini

 

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Nov 10, 2020

When you succeed, you're much more capable of helping others.” Nido Qubein

In life, the choices that you make determine everything about you. In this episode, Brian interviews Nido Qubein about the life choices that have fueled his phenomenal success and his passion for helping others. Nido reflects on his journey from penniless immigrant to renowned entrepreneur and educator; advises how to help young people achieve in today’s world; and provides words of encouragement for those struggling during this challenging year.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you must give back when you achieve success.
  • Why energy management is more important than time management.
  • Why you must always be hungry to learn and grow.

 

 MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

http://www.nidoqubein.com/

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

The Present,” by Spencer Johnson

The Aladdin Factor,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Sound of Music,” movie

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass - An Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“How you change is how you will succeed.” Nido Qubein

“Focus is more important than intelligence.” Nido Qubein

“There are two pains we’re all going to suffer from in life. One is the pain of discipline. One is the pain of regret. Which would you rather have?” Nido Qubein

“Our beliefs lead to our behaviors; and our behaviors lead to our results.” Nido Qubein

“Whining is the opposite of thanksgiving.” Nido Qubein

 

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Nov 3, 2020

Focus on being the best and having the best life that you can. And then be a shining example of that.” Brian Buffini

In today’s uncertain world, it’s more important than ever to try to be positive and optimistic. In this episode, Brian teaches strategies to stay upbeat in the face of difficulty. Topics discussed include: why reading is vital, the importance of factual and unbiased information resources, and why a focus on the five circles of life helps to combat fear and negativity.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to eliminate the negative.
  • How to accentuate the positive.
  • How to mind your business.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Accentuate the Positive,” by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

Crucial Conversations,” by Kerry Patterson et al

Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference,” by Chris Voss

Learned Optimism,” by Martin E.P. Seligman

Episode 097, The Book That Made Me a Millionaire  

The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If something gets you worked up, get it worked out.” Brian Buffini

“He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of negotiation.” Chris Voss

“Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.” Jim Rohn

“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive life-changing content and by associating with people who bring hope.” Zig Ziglar

“Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern and be clear that what belongs to others is their business, and none of yours.” Epictetus

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius

 

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