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Mar 19, 2020

“It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. Yun

 

In these uncertain times, it’s vital to arm yourself with facts so you can prepare for and deal with any challenges. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun and gets his take on how the economy and the housing market will be affected by the Coronavirus. Replacing fear with facts, this content will help you navigate this difficult time for our country, our world and specifically our marketplace.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:
• How fluctuations in the economy will impact the real estate market.
• If the Spring selling season will be pushed back into Summer.
• Why the economy and the real estate industry will bounce back.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“We have faced many, many different crises in the past as a country.” – Brian Buffini

“Housing is on very solid ground, yet we are running into this economic quarantine ... that is shutting down the economy temporarily.” – Dr. Yun

“The banking industry is in a completely different spot than it was going into the last recession.” – Brian Buffini

“No matter what, this is going to be a shorter-term situation than what we faced with the last recession.” – Brian Buffini

“If it is of short duration, one can anticipate quite a strong real estate rebound after say one or two months of somewhat of a lacklustre activity.” – Dr. Yun

“We had a housing shortage going into this virus situation. And if the duration of this virus negative impact is short … we’ll run into the housing shortage right away again.” – Dr. Yun

“If you don’t sell, you haven’t lost anything.” – Brian Buffini

“In this time of crisis, the one place that people had to go to for their safe haven was their home. Their homes became their shelter, their comfort, their lifeboat.” – Brian Buffini

“If it (the economic shutdown) is of short duration, it will be just a delayed Spring buying season. It could be in August or September when we see that normal Spring buying season occur.” – Dr. Yun

“If there is a short duration Coronavirus impact, then we will see a fairly robust late Summer going into Fall home sales market.” – Dr. Yun

“It’s almost impossible to project at this stage…Data is a rear-view mirror.” – Brian Buffini

“It seems to me that, as we get ready, there will be a pent-up demand.” – Brian Buffini

“It seems like the real estate business as a huge sector of the economy is actually poised to still perform pretty well.” – Brian Buffini

“Housing is on very solid ground if we were to go into a recession.” – Dr. Yun

“Real estate is always going to be this safe haven where people are putting their investment.” – Brian Buffini

“In many ways, we’re well set up for this crisis on a major level.” – Brian Buffini

“The fact that we are in a very accommodating monetary policy means mortgage rates will be at historic lows. The most recent data shows about 3.3 percent. It could even go down to 3 percent.” – Dr. Yun

“Half of Americans don’t have any exposure to the stock market, so they’re just looking at the low mortgage rates.” – Dr. Yun

“Once the all-clear signal is addressed to say the virus situation is over, I think we’re going to see a great robust rebound in people searching for homes.” – Dr. Yun

“People need to be reminded to be resourceful.” – Dr. Yun

“Stay at home, but if you’re staying at home, how can you be resourceful?” – Dr. Yun

“I would like to see more home building activity come onto the market once we go past this crisis.” – Dr. Yun

“If one feels that their job is secure, and many jobs are…take advantage of the record-low mortgage rates” – Dr. Yun

“Maybe there are less buyers out in the market during the crisis, which means there’s less competition and better price negotiation potential.” – Dr. Yun

“Right now, home is the only safe place that you know you have.” – Brian Buffini

“There will be more people working at home…so we may actually begin to see more people wanting to search for different homes to fit their lifestyle a little better.” – Dr. Yun

“The housing market has a huge potential for growth.” – Dr. Yun

“Over the next five years, probably four of those five years will be an improving year.” – Dr. Yun

“People who are planning for the future long term in real estate, they will do well.” – Dr. Yun

“When you have a bit of a longer-term perspective, it seems to take you out of the short-term panic.” – Brian Buffini

“The sky is not falling. This is a difficult time. In many ways, this could be our finest hour.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. Yun

“Even if it takes a little longer to contain it, there is such a solid fundamental for the real estate market, things will play out very well over the long haul.” – Dr. Yun

 

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Mar 17, 2020

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” – James Allen

 

In the 1903 classic “As a Man Thinketh,” James Allen explains why we are what we think. In this episode, Brian reads the full text of the book and reflects on why this powerful treatise on thought has had such a profound impact on his own thinking and habits. With principles that are still as relevant today as they were over 100 years ago, this book demonstrates how our thoughts mold and direct our lives.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The effect of thought on circumstances.
  • The link between thought and purpose.
  • The power of serenity.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.” – James Allen

“A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it.” – James Allen

“Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.” – James Allen

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen

“Victories attained by right thought can only be maintained by watchfulness. Many give way when success is assured and rapidly fall back into failure.” – James Allen

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” – James Allen

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.” – James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen

 

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Mar 10, 2020

I would rather fail massively pursuing the desires of my heart, what I know to be true as a Plan A, than be safely snug at home suffering with the existence of Plan B.” Brian Buffini

 

It is perceived wisdom that it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B, just in case Plan A doesn’t work out. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explains why this is false thinking and why focusing on and decisively working towards what you really want is the best plan of all.   

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • To focus on your wins.
  • The importance of being decisive.
  • When to take action.

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Episode 025, The Power of a Made-Up Mind

“Decisive,” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Stubborn is bad when it’s connected to pride. Stubborn is great when it’s connected to resolve.” – Brian Buffini

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill

“Short-term emotions make for really bad long-term decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“To double your net worth, double your self-worth because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.” – Robin Sharma.

“I believe formal education can make you a good living. I believe self-education can make you a fortune.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 3, 2020

Keep going. Start slow and finish fast.” Hal Higdon

Renowned runner, author and coach Hal Higdon has helped more people run longer distances that anybody else in the world. In this episode, Brian interviews Hal about the unique system he developed to help millions of average, everyday people train to run long distances.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How Hal developed his transformative training methodology.
  • Why that methodology works not only for running, but for life and business too.
  • How to set a goal, stay motivated and be consistent.

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“Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide,” by Hal Higdon

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“One of the most important things is to establish a goal. Know where you’re going to be long range – whether it’s a few months from now or a few years from now – and work towards that goal.” – Hal Higdon

“Don’t do it alone.” – Hal Higdon

“Learn from other people. Learn from other runners and enjoy life.” – Hal Higdon

“You have to continue to motivate yourself on a daily basis and keep in mind the amount of the goal.” – Hal Higdon

“It’s not how hard you train but that you continue to train over a long, long period of time.” – Hal Higdon

“Consistency is the real key in doing anything.” – Hal Higdon

“You’re born with talent to do something.” – Hal Higdon

 

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Feb 25, 2020

“I never met a piece of real estate I didn’t like.” – Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been teaching on finance for over three decades. In this episode, Brian answers financial questions live on air from Insiders, as well as questions submitted to the online Ask Brian platform. Topics discussed include giving with balance, aligning different financial philosophies and investing to build wealth.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to give while still reaching your financial goals.
  • How to be more intentional and focused in what you do.
  • How to make a fortune with your investment strategies.

 

Please remember that while Brian has great insights to share, he can’t know your unique situation or what specific advice might apply best to you. You should always consult your professional advisors before making any financial or investment decisions.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Finding Chika,” by Mitch Albom

“Becoming Warren Buffet,” movie

“Inside Bill’s Brain,” movie

Episode #136, “The Brian Buffini Show”

Episode #054, The Brian Buffini Show”

  

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

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

“You don’t give to get, but you do get because you give.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to go after it with everything you’ve got. There’s a life and death struggle to every entrepreneur.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate is the fairest business there is because everything you put into it is what you get out of it.” Brian Buffini

“Investment real estate is another job; it’s another business and you have to view it as such.” Brian Buffini

 

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Feb 18, 2020

You’re not truly successful, you’re not truly the great white, until you take others with you.” Walter Bond

In business, success is often measured by the ability to beat the competition. However, to really achieve lasting success and make a difference in the world, you must work with, not against, other people. In this episode, Brian interviews former NBA star Walter Bond about his impactful new book, “Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentorship and Next Level Success.” Walter explains why we should apply the principles of collaboration used by sharks in the ocean to connect with and learn from others in order to really succeed.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The Sacred Six lessons of the shark.
  • How to build a network of helpers and avoid parasites.
  • Why your mistakes do not define you and how you can keep moving forward.

You will also hear the two gentlemen reminisce about when Walter was a guest speaker at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit. This event is designed to inspire, motivate and help unlock the best version of you. Catch Brian live and hear from more dynamic speakers at MasterMind Summit 2020, August 2 – 4 in San Diego.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 114, The Brian Buffini Show

“Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentorship and Next Level Success,” by Walter Bond

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Great coaches develop their players.”  – Walter Bond

“Keep moving forward. Your biggest trials and tribulations can come back to be your biggest blessings if you move forward and learn from your mistakes.” – Walter Bond

“If you want to be at the top of your food chain, it’s going to require you to think positive and it’s going to require you to focus on the most important things that are going to make you successful.” – Walter Bond

“We become what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle

“You’re not truly successful, you’re not truly the great white, until you take others with you.” – Walter Bond

 

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Feb 11, 2020

When you become your own best friend, you’ll find yourself becoming a better friend to everyone in your life.” Brian Buffini

 

An Ego by definition is “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.” When we have an unhealthy ego, full of pride or low self-esteem, we become our own worst enemy — undermining our good efforts and damaging our relationships. In this episode, Brian explains how to cultivate a healthy ego so that you can stop self-sabotaging and become your own best friend and most valuable asset.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to have a loving sense of self.
  • Why resiliency is so important.
  • How to solve problems with a fresh perspective.
  • Why the capacity to develop relationships is key.
  • Why a sense of meaning and purpose is vital in life.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D.

“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” by Angela Duckworth

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

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

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A person can only go and grow their business as far as they go and grow themselves.” – Brian Buffini

“You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first.” – Mr. Rogers

“Failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis

“A healthy ego ultimately has a sense of meaning and purpose that will leave a legacy.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Feb 4, 2020

Like the laws of nature, the laws of gravity and the laws of physics, the true principles of success have been with us for thousands of years.” Og Mandino

 

In this fast-paced world, we often look for quick fixes and easy solutions for success and are blind to the old principles that always work. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explores some of the timeless lessons of success he has learned from his mentor and the greatest salesman in the world, Og Mandino.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why life is a game.
  • Why you must embrace failure if you want to succeed.
  • Why you never need to go it alone.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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

“I’ll Cry Tomorrow,” by Lillian Roth

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Like the laws of nature, the laws of gravity and the laws of physics, the true principles of success have been with us for thousands of years.” – Og Mandino

“The most important secret of success that I had to learn the hard way is that life is a game. And you can’t play in that game with any chance at all of winning unless you know the rules.” – Og Mandino

“We want to be a pro at the game of life.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to succeed, you have got to learn to live with failure.” – Og Mandino

“One of the key ingredients to success is how you embrace the seasons and the experiences of failure and turn them into your gift.” – Brian Buffini

“No man or woman is an island. Success can absolutely not be achieved alone. There is no such thing as a self-made man or a self-made woman. All of us need help to achieve, to grow or to recover from a disaster.” – Og Mandino

 

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Jan 28, 2020

Most groups add up to less than the sum of their parts but, in great cultures, people add up to more.” Daniel Coyle

Culture is the most powerful force driving a group’s performance. In this episode, Brian interviews author Daniel Coyle about his book, “The Culture Code.” Daniel explains where great culture comes from and teaches how to build and sustain culture in a big, small or even family group. 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • 3 main skills to build a phenomenal culture.
  • What makes a culture successful.
  • How culture influences performance in the workplace.

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“The Talent Code,” by Daniel Coyle

“The Culture Code,” by Daniel Coyle

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“The Right Stuff,” by Tom Wolfe

 

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Groups that are tightly connected, groups that have got that bond, that chemistry, end up performing better.” – Daniel Coyle

“Any culture can succeed when the waters are calm, but it is when there is a crisis that cultures are truly tested.” – Daniel Coyle

“The culture you really control is the 15 feet around you.” – Daniel Coyle

“Be patient, human behavior is hard to change.” – Daniel Coyle

 

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Jan 21, 2020

“Zihuatanejo is ultimately a state of mind.” – Brian Buffini

When it comes to creating more peace and joy in our lives, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s The Peak Experience, Brian teaches how to create a vision of your own Zihuatanejo, just as the character Andy Dufresne did in “The Shawshank Redemption.”

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • To set inspiring goals.
  • To work on personal growth and self-development.
  • To follow the money rules.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“The Shawshank Redemption” movie
The Peak Experience 2020

 

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“It takes an awful lot of work to get to simple.” – Brian Buffini

“If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” – Walt Disney

“You can be of service to someone else. And, oh by the way, as you shine a light to someone else’s path, it will be a light to your own.” – Brian Buffini

“Disciplines and habits are positive new patterns you choose to establish.” – Brian Buffini

“Every dream has a process and a price tag.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jan 14, 2020

If you want to be a force for good, you’ve got to have a force for action.” Brian Buffini

In today’s extremely distracted and unfocused world, many people are just going through the motions. Instead of taking meaningful action to get on track for success, they get stuck because they lack ‘hustle.’  In this episode, Brian explains what it means to hustle and shares how it has been one of the key ingredients in his own journey to success.

 

YOU WILL LEARN WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO:

  • Pick up the pace.
  • Create a sense of urgency.
  • Increase the heat, without burning out.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Do the Hustle” song

“The Power of Full Engagement”

 

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I’ve always felt that I was a man of average talent, but I don’t think I’m a person of average hustle.” – Brian Buffini

“We don’t want to just be busy with activity. There’s a big difference between productivity and activity.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to be a force for good, you’ve got to have a force for action.” – Brian Buffini

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” – Jim Rohn

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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Jan 7, 2020

I believe success is a series of new beginnings.” — Brian Buffini

Do you want to improve your life this year? In this episode, Brian explains how, even when faced with difficulties, this can be your best year yet if you analyze what holds you back, get consistent and become effective. If you want to launch into the new year in the right way, then don’t miss this episode! Interested in making 2020 your best year ever? Check out Buffini & Company Master Class and learn from industry legend Brian Buffini and more!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“The mistake that many people make is they want a cataclysmic change from the previous year.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe success is a series of new beginnings.” — Brian Buffini

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“If you keep improving over a period of time, it becomes radical.” — Brian Buffini

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” — Tom Landry

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —  Abraham Lincoln

“To build trust with another human being, be consistent.” — Brian Buffini

“Here’s the key component in achievement. You need to build trust with yourself. The only way you’re going to build trust with yourself is to be consistent.” — Brian Buffini

“Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.” — Horace Smith

“A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.” — Mark Twain

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

“You’re not a quitter.” — Brian Buffini

“A quitter is somebody who gives up permanently…the key is to keep getting back in the game.” — Brian Buffini

“When life gets in the way, our goals and our plans can go out the window.” — Brian Buffini

“Life is always going to happen.” — Brian Buffini

“Never miss twice. If you miss one day, try to get back on track as quickly as possible.”  — James Clear

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.” — George Bernard Shaw

“When I’ve learned a lesson the hard way, I don’t plan on learning that lesson again.” — Brian Buffini

“We’ve all got to be doers.” — Brian Buffini

“You can be very active, but not very productive.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to become a reader, leave a book on your pillow.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Episode 182, "The Brian Buffini Show"

"Atomic Habits" by James Clear

“Tiny Habits” by BJ Fogg

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Dec 31, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Follow the breadcrumbs.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Sometimes the tank runs empty.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec 24, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec 17, 2019

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

 

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

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec 3, 2019

Be patient and be passionate.” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

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

 

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

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

From Now On”, from “The Greatest Showman”

 

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Nov 19, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

“God blessed my life.” – Mitch Albom

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

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

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

“What we carry defines us.” – Mitch Albom

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Have Faith Haiti

Finding Chika,” by Mitch Albom

 

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Nov 12, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

“Habits create stability.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Habits die hard.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Habits are automatic.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

“Habits are compounding.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Make the healthy response attractive.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Take small steps.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

“Identify with the habit personally.” – Brian Buffini

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"Atomic Habits," by James Clear 

"The Power of Habit," by Charles Duhigg 

"The Power of Full Engagement," by Tony Schwartz

www.halhigdon.com - Hal Higdon

 

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Nov 5, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe humans are good.” – Scott Stratten

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

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

“Nothing happens in a vacuum.” – Scott Stratten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“All we have is today.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 99

The Jackass Whisperer”, by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten

 

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Oct 29, 2019

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

 

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Use the market to your advantage.” Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe success leaves clues.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

“The urgent creates overwhelm.” – Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

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

 

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Oct 8, 2019

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

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

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Do it now.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Time is life.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

“Take some time for contemplation.” – Brian Buffini

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

“Get in shape.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You gotta laugh!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

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

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

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Brian Buffini Show”, Episode 59

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

 

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