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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.

 

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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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Oct 27, 2020

“The flexibility mindset can actually be one of the greatest gifts you get to embrace and use to change your life for the better.” Brian Buffini

If you want more freedom in your business and your life, you have to learn to be flexible. In this episode, Brian teaches how to embrace flexibility and more easily adapt to change. Topics discussed include: why homeostasis is the single biggest enemy to personal growth and development, why coaching is so effective at pulling people out of their comfort zones, why principles never change and why it’s vital to track and review progress.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why we can be so rigid in our lives.
  • How we can adjust and pivot to become more flexible.
  • How to live in a state of flow.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Shawshank Redemption,” movie

Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

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One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way,” by Robert Maurer

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Rise of Superman,” by Steven Kotler

Chariots of Fire,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.” Jack Canfield

“Write your principles in pen. Write your plans in pencil.” Brian Buffini

“Just because you're flexible doesn't mean there's nothing you can count on. You can count on the principles.” Brian Buffini

“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

 

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Oct 20, 2020

“You’re more ready for a quantum leap than you know.” Brian Buffini

If you want to make extraordinary breakthroughs and achieve higher performance levels, you must take action. In this episode, the second part of a session recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian takes a deep dive into how to make a quantum leap in your life. He explains why you should trust your gut, while also knowing the difference between your instincts and a whim; how your past successes can become your prison; and why you already have everything you need to make a quantum leap if you let others help you.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What you have now that you didn’t have before.
  • What a quantum leap is, and what it isn’t.
  • What you need to do before you take the leap.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho

The John Brockington Foundation

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I would rather trust my gut and suffer failure than not trust my gut and have some moderate success.” Brian Buffini

“Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone, you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capacity.” Jack Canfield

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell

“Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” Anonymous

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” Paulo Coelho

 

 

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Oct 13, 2020

“If you keep showing up and doing the right things, opportunity comes for a quantum leap.” – Brian Buffini

A quantum leap is the explosive jump that a particle of matter makes in moving from one place to another. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian teaches the steps you must take to make a quantum leap and experience extraordinary breakthroughs and higher performance levels in your life. Topics discussed include: why small additional efforts are so vital, what an expectation gap looks like, and why you must lean into who you are and where you come from if you want to grow exponentially.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The obstacles to a quantum leap.
  • How timing affects a quantum leap.
  • The price you must pay for a quantum leap.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

You ²,” by Price Pritchett

What Got You Here Won't Get You There,” by Marshall Goldsmith

The Compound Effect,” by Darren Hardy

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

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

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

The Magic of Thinking Big,” by David Schwartz

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Competition is awesome. Comparison is lethal.” Brian Buffini

“You are a product of your environment. So, choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” W. Clement Stone

“Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals.” Lou Holtz

“You have to elevate your associations in areas that you want to grow in.” Brian Buffini

“It is not easy to be a pioneer but, oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.” Elizabeth Blackwell

 

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Oct 6, 2020

“I think if you want to build real wealth over your lifetime, the easiest way to do it is actually in real estate.” – David Bach

Owning your own home is still one of the best ways to build wealth and achieve financial security. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author and financial expert David Bach about his new first-time homebuyer challenge course. David explains why his passion for homeownership inspired him to create the course and describes how each module builds a roadmap to help people go from renting to owning their own home. He also talks about his new life in Florence, Italy and shares how it is still possible to find opportunities to grow and succeed, even in uncertain times. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why there’s never been a cheaper time to buy or refinance a home.
  • Why the fundamentals of financial success never change.
  • How you can best serve your clients right now.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

First-Time Homebuyer Challenge

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Episode 153, The Latte Factor with David Bach

The Latte Factor,” by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire,” by David Bach

The David Bach Show

FinishRich

David Bach on Instagram

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When it comes to your money, boring is beautiful.” David Bach

“When everybody's telling you the world is coming to an end, you can also look for the opportunities.” David Bach

“You've got to find meaning in the mess.” David Bach

“You’ve got to work, not worry.” David Bach

“Right now, your business is to be in front of your clients, the ones you've already worked with. Love on them and check in with them.” David Bach

“Live rich now.” David Bach

 

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Sep 29, 2020

Young people can achieve great things. Especially when they cast off, not only the limiting beliefs of their elders, but actually the limiting beliefs they place on themselves.” Brian Buffini

Even in a challenging and sometimes negative world, young people can still do exceptional things. In this episode, Brian teaches how the youth of today can experience phenomenal success if they follow the 5 C’s of achievement. Topics discussed include why it’s important not to conform or be average and why having courage in the face of adversity can be the making of you.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why it’s vital to be curious.
  • Why you will stand out if you’re courteous.
  • How to build and develop your character.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Episode 141, Manners Maketh Money

The Platinum Rule,” by Tony Alessandra and Michael J. O’Connor

The Wizard of Oz,” movie

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Bryson DeChambeau

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” Rita Mae Brown

Ancora imparo: I am still learning.” – Michelangelo

“Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.” Lewis Carroll

“Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can take.” Brian Buffini

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” Helen Keller

“Small little habits can be big changes.” Brian Buffini

 

 

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Sep 22, 2020

It is the deepest form of courage you can have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror, learn about who you're looking back at and be willing to go and pursue who you were designed to be.” Brian Buffini

 

We are all capable of achieving more in life. In this episode, recorded live at The Peak Experience, Brian teaches the formula for achievement, explaining how you can unlock your full potential and become who you’re supposed to be. Topics discussed include the symptoms of unfulfilled potential, why gratitude is a gamechanger and how you can leverage your assets.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The two categories of a winning mindset.
  • The three crucial elements of motivation.
  • The systems, routines and methodologies of success.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Peak Experience  

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Emotional Intelligence,” by Daniel Goleman

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

 “When you minimize what you've done, you minimize who you are.” – Brian Buffini

“The world will knock you down plenty. You don't need to be doing it to yourself.” – Elizabeth Scott

“Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now?” – Jim Rohn

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

“It is impossible to feel bitterness and gratitude at the same time. It is impossible to express gratitude and to feel envy. It is impossible to give somebody gratitude and at the same time feel resentment. It is impossible to live in a state of gratitude and a state of entitlement at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Sep 15, 2020

The more people we can influence, the more people we can serve and help.” Brian Buffini

From negotiating to collaborating, you need persuasion to get anything done in life. In this episode, Brian takes a deep dive into the art of persuasion, focusing on two powerful books to explain how you can become better skilled at influencing others so you can serve and help them. Topics discussed include why our need to be right means we often miss opportunity, why we all want to feel heard and why empathy is so important. Also outlined are the six principles of persuasion you can use to give customers a nudge in the right direction.  

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why you can't win an argument.
  • Why people argue.
  • Why great salespeople must be skilled at persuasion.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” by Robert B. Cialdini

Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell

ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

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

Episode 222, Choosing Hope in a Racially Divided Culture with Miles McPherson

Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home

Buffini & Company The Pathway to Mastery®

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Dale Carnegie

“If your mind isn't open, keep your mouth shut too.” – Sue Grafton

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you're a fool than open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

“Disappointment is unmet expectations. And the more significant the expectations, the more significant that disappointment.” – Brené Brown

“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a special heart that listens.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“There is a distinct lack of empathy in our culture. The more you practice it, the more successful you'll be, the more you'll stand out, the more persuasive you’ll be, the more impactful you'll be.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Sep 8, 2020

“When I have an alignment of my mindset of my head, if my heart is open and my hands are taking action, it unleashes my potential.” Joe Niego

The pathway to success is never straightforward – there are always bumps and bruises along the way. In this episode, recorded live at The Peak Experience, Joe Niego teaches how you can overcome obstacles, unleash your potential and skip down the road to true success, just like the characters in “The Wizard of Oz.” Topics discussed include the three reasons people trip up, the powerful affirmations you can use to help you succeed and why you should constantly try to take a position of humility as you learn, interact and assess your mistakes.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • How to keep an open heart on the road to success.
  • How to step outside your comfort zone and be courageous.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Wizard of Oz” movie

The Peak Experience

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

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Chicago LockDown youth basketball program

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Fears aren't bad, they're normal. The problem is when they paralyze us.” – Joe Niego

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

“When the mind is weak, a situation becomes a problem. When the mind is balanced, the situation becomes a challenge. But when the mind is strong, the situation becomes an opportunity.” – Anonymous

“When I practice being courageous and get outside my comfort zone, I’m more apt to be vulnerable, I’m more apt to be honest, I’m more apt to be humble. It unleashes everything else. Courage is huge.” – Joe Niego

“The more courage we lean into, the more we get to where we want to go.” – Joe Niego

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

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Sep 3, 2020

Our brains and our bodies are designed to connect with other people. We are hardwired to connect. Joe Ehrmann

Scientifically and biologically, we are created to be in relationships, but it’s not always easy. In this episode, the fifth in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann discuss what it means to love unconditionally inside a healthy relationship. Topics include the three basic things that every person needs to connect with others, the vital importance of deep friendships and the reasons why our wounds can stop us from developing the sorts of intimate connections that we are designed to have.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The qualities that exist in a loving relationship.
  • How to love people who are difficult to get along with.
  • Why you must always work on yourself first.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

InSideOut Initiative

Gilman School

HBO Real Sports, Part 2

Season of Life,” by Jeffrey Marx

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“If we could ever address the lack of meaningful relationships with people in this world, we could deal with most of the social problems in this society.” – Joe Ehrmann

“Friendship means you get face to face. You reveal your deepest, most intimate struggles and who and what you are.” – Joe Ehrmann

“All relationships in one way or the other fall into two categories: It's either a relationship built around devotion, or it's a relationship built around duty.” – Brian Buffini

“Relationships are always organic. You might have had a great loving relationship three weeks ago, but you’ve got to keep working on that relationship. It takes time. It takes commitment. And it takes investment.” – Joe Ehrmann

 

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Sep 1, 2020

 

“If you pay attention to a distraction, it is a very high price you pay.” – Brian Buffini

It’s very easy to become distracted and lose focus in today’s fast-paced world. In this episode, Brian teaches how to avoid distractions, develop laser focus and become an on-purpose person who will win the day. Topics include how distraction dilutes concentration and energy, why multitasking isn’t necessarily positive, how to get back on task quickly if you get distracted and why a power hour can help you to complete short-term immediate action steps and gain momentum.     

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The three enemies of focus.
  • The three benefits of focus.
  • Action steps to become more focused.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The Peak Experience

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” by Daniel Goleman

Marilyn vos Savant

Joe Niego

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

For Want of a Nail,” poem

Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Distraction means you miss out on life.” – Brian Buffini

 “Focus is intentional; drift is passive.” – Brian Buffini

“To be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino

 “It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” –  Jim Rohn

 

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