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Apr 23, 2019

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

Most of us do everything we can to avoid stress. But new research shows that if we learn to accept and even embrace stress, we will be happier and more effective in our lives. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author, health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. McGonigal explains the benefits of stress and outlines how we can all learn and grow from challenging life experiences.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People often feel like there are only two ways to respond to stress. You can fight or you can flee.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Stress isn’t always about attacking it and killing it and winning it.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Your brain and body have different ways of responding to stress that can help you thrive.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Sometimes you are in a situation where you cannot handle it alone — it’s too big.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

“It’s good to know ‘I’m not the only one’.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us have a story in our head that says “this shouldn’t be stressful” for the very things that are most likely to cause stress.” — Kelly McGonigal 

“Stress is something that arises in your mind and your body when something you care about is at stake.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We have stress responses in every relationship that matters to us, every role that matters to us and every goal that matters to us.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Increased sensitivity is not necessarily a weakness when it comes with the resources and the willingness to respond.” — Kelly McGonigal

“One of the things we know about the biology of stress is that recovery is an important part of the process.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Part of the stress recovery process happens when we sleep, and part of the stress recovery process also happens when we reflect on our experiences.” —Kelly McGonigal

“Surrender a little bit to the fact that if you went through something very stressful, your brain is going to try to learn from it. Do it intentionally. Sit down, write about it, talk to someone about it and reflect on it. That will help you recover more quickly and also help you learn from the experience so that you are stronger afterwards.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Some anxiety can be helpful, some anxiety can be really paralyzing. It’s like you’re practicing for stress. What we have to do is find ways to practice that are skillful and then to shut it down when it’s not skillful.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We need to learn ways to practice positive distraction.” — Kelly McGonigal

“People who exercise more tend to be better at stress. (It) also brings joy. And joy is one of those resources that you can’t underestimate.” — Kelly McGonigal

“I don’t have to give my best energy towards outrage or fear that I actually can’t have any impact on.” — Kelly McGonigal

 

Mentioned in this episode

"The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal

"The Upside of Stress" by Kelly McGonigal

TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal

 

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Apr 16, 2019

“You can do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons and make the right reward.” — Brian Buffini

In today’s culture, many people find themselves endlessly struggling to manage their finances. They work more just to spend more and, as a result, end up where they’ve always been — trapped! In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian gives ideas and principles to help you make a quantum leap in your finances, get ahead of the game and escape the economic rat race for good!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The culture’s view of financial success is this: work more, buy more.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re working for bills that are coming in the future for decisions you made in the past.” — Brian Buffini

“65% of Americans do not budget.” — Gallup poll

“33% of working Americans have nothing for retirement.” — Brian Buffini

“I started at the bottom 1% and I became the top 1%. That’s one of the greatest things about America.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t borrow your way to a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“Invest in what you know...if you can’t pronounce it, don’t invest in it!” — Brian Buffini

“Think long term.” — Brian Buffini

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off; you sit still and trust the engineer.” — Corrie Ten Boom

“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“Only real estate is the single great investment in the world.” — Brian Buffini

“People are always going to need three things in life: food, shelter and clothing.” — Brian Buffini

“There are only two reasons to invest in real estate: cash flow and appreciation...you have to decide the purpose of your investment.” — Brian Buffini

“If you try to hit two targets, you will miss both.” — Brian Buffini

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” — Warren Buffet

“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.” — Anonymous

“When you’re double winning, you double down.” — Brian Buffini

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You have to take care of the dollars so you can take care of the hundreds. You have to take care of the hundreds so you can take care of the thousands. You have to take care of the thousands so you’re able to take care of the millions.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate wealth is generational.” — Brian Buffini

“You can do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons and make the right reward.” — Brian Buffini

“I was born in Ireland, but made in America.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 9, 2019

“You just have to get up every day and make some forward progress, inch by inch if you have to.” — Andrew Paul

Running a small business can sometimes feel like executing a military operation. The truth is, there are similarities! To be successful in either, you must first master the fundamentals and then persevere, no matter what it takes. In this episode, former SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Paul gives Brian a fascinating glimpse into the notoriously private world of the Navy’s primary special operations force. Paul describes the extremely tough training that all SEALs must undergo, he recalls his deployments in Iraq and explains how he transitioned to civilian life after active duty. He also outlines how the SEAL mindset and focus on service has helped him to build a very successful mortgage business.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“SEAL training is much more than just the ultimate "Tough Mudder"…it’s a lifestyle, it’s your ethos, it’s who you are.” — Andrew Paul

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

“Focus on the fundamentals.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s a humble mindset of recognizing that you have not arrived, you have never arrived, you are constantly getting better. That takes a degree of humility.” —Andrew Paul

“Work hard and do the right thing.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s not pretty all the time.” — Andrew Paul

“You just have to get up every day and make some forward progress, inch by inch if you have to.” — Andrew Paul

“You make mistakes all the time. The key is you have to learn from them and do your darn best to not make the same mistake again.” — Andrew Paul

“When you do make a mistake, you own it.” — Andrew Paul

“Humble pie is the pastry that’s never tasty.” — Brian Buffini

“Put someone else first.” — Andrew Paul

“Stay humble. Stay hungry.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Mark Twain

“We’ve all been through hell weeks…continue to persevere through and there’s something good coming on the other side.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 2, 2019

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill 

In our world today, good manners and civility are on the decline. Too often, people’s attitudes and behavior towards others leave a lot to be desired. But there is a more enjoyable and satisfying way to live! In this episode, Brian explains how committing to the three principles of courtesy, respect and hospitality will make life better for you and everyone around you. If you want to live an uncommon life and have uncommon success as a result, this podcast is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Common courtesy is not common practice.”—Brian Buffini

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”—Theodore Roosevelt

“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing and conveys much.”—Erastus Wiman

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

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”—Clarence Thomas

“I believe that good manners are more important than a Harvard education.”—Brian Buffini

“Mind your manners and your manners will mind you.”—Brian Buffini

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”—John Ruskin

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”—Mark Twain

“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”—Albert Schweitzer

“May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.”—Gandhi

“I speak to everyone the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”—Albert Einstein

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”—Leo Tolstoy

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”—Muhammad Ali

“Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.”—William Feather

“I want to be a source of encouragement.”—Brian Buffini

“Be an encourager. The world has enough critics already.”—Dave Willis

“When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life.”—Zig Ziglar

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, that’s what brings happiness.”—Harold Kushner

“Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.”—Plato

“Trust is the glue of life.”—Stephen R. Covey

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly—show them how!”—Anonymous

“Lead in friendliness.”—Brian Buffini

“Generosity has nothing to do with your current economic state. It has to do with an attitude of the mind and an attitude of the spirit.”—Brian Buffini

“Being generous is one of the things that has made me a fortune.”—Brian Buffini

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”—John Bunyan

“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”—Julia Child

“The top of the ladder is not crowded.”—Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 26, 2019

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.”—Tom Ziglar

Most people don’t make positive changes in their lives until they’re faced with a crisis. But you can get a head start! In this episode, Brian interviews Ziglar Inc. CEO, Tom Ziglar, about his new book, “Choose to Win.” Tom describes how to win by making one simple change at a time, you can create good habits and completely transform your life, right now.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My personal mission statement is to create the environment that will allow you to become all that God created you to become.” — Tom Ziglar

“People don’t set the course for their life until one of the two D’s happens—the disaster or the dream.” — Tom Ziglar

“Hurricanes and tornadoes get all the publicity, but termites do more damage and they take such little bitty bites!” — Zig Ziglar

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.” — Tom Ziglar

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any direction will do.” — Zig Ziglar

“A tree’s fruitfulness depends on its rootfulness.” — Anonymous

“The number one lesson that I’ve learned in my life is input.” — Tom Ziglar

“The first simple habit is to cut out some negative input and replace it with some positive input.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your past is important, but not nearly as important as the way you see your future.” — Tom Ziglar

“Grit is that stick-to-it-ness. I get knocked down 100 times, I get up 101.” — Tom Ziglar

“Put the grit into what your gifts and talents are.” — Brian Buffini

“The ultimate choice is the choice to create a habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is a reflection of character, and character is a reflection of habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“In order for people to be productive citizens, to make a difference in the world, there are certain character qualities they’ve got to have.” — Tom Ziglar

“What do you want people to say about you and your family behind your back?” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is the outward expression of your character qualities.” — Tom Ziglar

“Many of us are in the jail of our bad habits.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you dream, the more God smiles.” — Tom Ziglar

“You’re a great version of you, and a lousy version of everyone else.” — Brian Buffini

“Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Choose to Win” by Tom Ziglar

 

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Mar 19, 2019

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”—Dermot Buffini 

Brothers Brian and Dermot Buffini are a powerful business combination. In this special episode, the Chairman and the CEO of Buffini & Company discuss their mutual business philosophies and answer questions from listeners all over the country. Topics addressed include how to choose the right opportunities for your business, how to avoid burnout, how to create a phenomenal workplace culture and how to hire and train staff. By the end of this episode, not only will you have gained great insight into the Buffini brothers, you’ll be ready to take your business to the next level!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Aim small, miss small.” — Brian Buffini

“You make mistakes when you fall into opportunity. You make mistakes when you’re not intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“Money alone is not enough to sustain what it takes to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor.” — Brian Buffini

“The enemy of the best is the good.” — Brian Buffini

“Our core competency for 22 years is helping people.” — Dermot Buffini

“Don’t let your need dictate your vision and your goal.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a big difference between serving and pleasing. One is values based. One is insecure based.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on first.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to have boundaries with your customers, boundaries with your business, and boundaries for yourself. I’m a work in progress on that.” — Brian Buffini

“The best leaders are very strategic in their self care.” — Dermot Buffini

“Excellence is our minimum standard.” — Brian Buffini

“A culture is a weighing scales of what’s taking place.” — Dermot Buffini

“We’re focused on excellence, not perfection.” — Dermot Buffini

“We try to invest in our culture and live it, not just talk about it.” — Dermot Buffini

“Our job is to set our intention and what our hope is for the business, then allow others to pick it up and run with it.” — Dermot Buffini

“The old carpentry saying is ‘measure twice, cut once.’ When it comes to hiring – measure five or six times.” — Brian Buffini

“None of us is as smart as all of us. We have to get contribution. We have to get influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Mutual respect is one of our core values and we extend that to each other.” — Dermot Buffini

“Family is the first team. When it’s done right, there’s nothing more powerful than it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re a deadly combination in business together.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have someone on the journey with you, your pain and your problems are cut in half and, when you win, your joy is doubled.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

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Mar 12, 2019

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

Having an “all-in” attitude is the best way to succeed in relationships, in business and in life. If you are all in, you put everything into your efforts, regardless of any hurdles and setbacks you encounter. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian explains how to best play the hand that life has given to you, no matter the difficulties; how to put every element of an all-in mindset into action; and how to use powerful all-in strategies in your daily life. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to jump in…and be all in!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.” — Pat Riley, Hall of Fame Coach

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” — William Shakespeare

“Indecision is the enemy of progress. Not saying ‘yes’ to one possibility is saying ‘no’ to them all.” — Michael Haggstrom

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I used everything you gave me.’” — Erma Bombeck

“When you’re not using your talents, when you’re not all in…you know it and it eats you from the inside out.” — Brian Buffini

“As long as you’re still trying, you’re not a quitter!” — Brian Buffini

“We are all gifted in the area of excuse making.” — Brian Buffini

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn

“My good life is not perfect.” — Brian Buffini

“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

“Being all in is the price of the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“The hand you’ve been dealt was designed for you.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s how you play the hand that’s the key.” — Brian Buffini

“God builds the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

“It takes the exact same amount of energy to worry as it does to believe.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Mar 5, 2019

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

The concept of story is a powerful way to dramatically improve how you connect with your customers and grow your business. Donald Miller, CEO of StoryBrand, helps thousands of companies clarify their message and grow every year. In this episode, the master storyteller explains why story is so important when talking about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“The more complicated and convoluted our world becomes…story still has the power to cut through all the nonsense.” — Brian Buffini

“If you understand story, you understand a lot more about what’s going on in life.” — Donald Miller

“People are looking to be invited into a story.” — Donald Miller

“We need to find where our story and our customer’s story overlap.” — Donald Miller

“If you’re selling a product, you’re solving a problem.” — Donald Miller

“Never play the hero, always play the guide.” — Donald Miller

“You need to invite people into the story, not be the hero of the story.” — Donald Miller

“We’re looking for somebody who can help ‘me’ win. Somebody who’s struggled, has overcome that struggle, and has the competence to win the day.” — Donald Miller

“There’s kind of a hole in the heart where everybody is looking for that mentorship.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep everything incredibly simple. Define one ambition for the customers. Define one problem. Define one villain. Don’t throw too much information at them.” — Donald Miller

“Figure out, what is my customers’ story and how do I position my product as a tool they can use in that story?” — Donald Miller

“You need to identify what your customer wants…Keep it simple, don’t overburden.” — Donald Miller

“Your customer’s brain works like a rolodex…you are listed under the problem that you solve.” — Donald Miller

“Survey your customers…understand them, ask them leading questions.” — Donald Miller

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

“The guide is the strongest character in the story. The guide has been there, done that, already conquered their demons and now just exists to help other people win.” — Donald Miller

“Everybody has a story, and it’s worth hunting for.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Blue Like Jazz by Donal Miller

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Storybrand.com

 

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Feb 26, 2019

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic, founder of Life Without Limbs, is a symbol of encouragement and influence to millions around the world. Born without arms and legs, Nick refuses to allow his physical condition to limit him. In this episode, the motivational speaker and best-selling author shares with Brian how he conquers the challenges he faces and where he finds his strength and passion for life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Even when we don’t get a miracle, we can still be a miracle for somebody else.” — Nick Vujicic

“If something beautiful came from my broken pieces, you can also have your dreams come true as well.” — Nick Vujicic

“Here’s a guy who lost hope, and now is a source of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man without arms and legs has become a mastery of leverage and finding the truth of happiness, then everyone can find their place in this world and really feel fulfilled and reach their full potential.” — Nick Vujicic

“How you feel today will really dictate your next step. And your next step will determine tomorrow what goals you actually succeed in.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m a person who’s absolutely convinced that I’ll never find hope in my life, never find purpose and happiness…then I’ll never find it.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m convinced that I am going to be completely successful at fulfilling my dream and mission when I have challenges…I am going to embrace this struggle, this hurdle, this barrier. I’m going to see this failure as my classroom – an education.” — Nick Vujicic

“The people we admire because of their strength…they’re only that strong because they’ve conquered mountains in their lives.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t walk away from your mountains…that’s the journey, that’s the path. Convince yourself, ‘That’s not the end of my story, I’m still going.’” — Nick Vujicic

“Failure is not a person, it’s an event.” — Zig Ziglar

“We need courage not to win. We need courage to lose.” — Nick Vujicic

“Anything significant that we ever accomplish took failure. If we embrace it, we will succeed.” — Nick Vujicic

“We need to listen to those voices that speak into us, instead of giving so much credibility to those voices that speak down.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t base your value on other people’s success.” — Nick Vujicic

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

“We are all human beings with our struggles and our full potential. Don’t miss yours.” — Nick Vujicic

“You don’t know what’s impossible, until you know what’s possible.” — Nick Vujicic

“Start with small goals…start small. Then double it.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t belittle the obstacles you’ve gone through.” — Nick Vujicic

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

“Know that you will never know everything.” — Nick Vujicic

“Ancora imparo.” — Michelangelo

“We’ve got to do our best, and God does the rest.” — Nick Vujicic

“God built the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limbs by Nick Vujicic

The Butterfly Circus by Nick Vujicic

 

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Feb 19, 2019

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

Millions of people gained solace and inspiration from the song Superman (It’s Not Easy), a worldwide smash hit that served as an unofficial anthem of healing following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In this episode, Brian interviews the voice behind that song and many others, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting.

From song-writing, to producing, to performing, John has faced plenty of rejection and struggle on his road to success. He tells Brian how, today, he combines his life as a musician with working in his family’s fourth-generation wire manufacturing business and discusses themes of creativity, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This is a golden moment for people who own small businesses.” — Brian Buffini

“At the end of the day, it’s still about relationships, whether it’s relationships with a supplier who sells us wire for 25 years, or a radio programmer who plays my songs.” — John Ondrasik

“Music sounds very romantic, but behind the curtain it’s really about an exercise in failure and writing hundreds of songs to get the ten you hear, and writing thousands of songs to get the maybe two that the world knows.” — John Ondrasik

“I was very fortunate. I had success at a late age.” — John Ondrasik

“For me, it was a 15 year overnight success story…I appreciated the 15 years of getting the door slammed in my face. Unless you have that, you can sometimes think it’s all about you.” — John Ondrasik

“Focus on relationships…persevere, and then have your core values.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

“You have to be practical…but you also need to take strategic risk, and you need to be honest with yourself.” — John Ondrasik

“You’re going to be faced with challenges in your career, and you can either accept that this sucks or you can say ‘How can I turn this into a silver lining?’” — John Ondrasik

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

“Music can matter in ways no other medium can.” — John Ondrasik

“Part of what makes us successful is pushing the goal posts and strategizing for the future, but if all we do is that, what is the point?” — John Ondrasik

“If your whole self esteem gets wrapped up in what you do, at some point it’s going to go backwards.” — John Ondrasik

“I’ve met people with real challenges and I’ve learned that most of us have no problems. We think we have problems, but we don’t.” — John Ondrasik

“Life moves so fast. If you don’t spend some time in the middle of it, I think you’ll miss it.” — John Ondrasik

“I’m grateful for the day.” — John Ondrasik

“We only have 100 years to live. Make the most of it. Drink deep. Love well. Invest in relationships.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Feb 12, 2019

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Good manners are not just a reflection of your character; they are also a unique advantage that can help you stand out in a crowded marketplace. In this episode, Brian describes how good manners can benefit you in life and in business. He explains why good manners are great for building relationships, he outlines why being consistently mannerly is the mark of a professional, and he provides a good manners checklist to help you better connect with and serve your customers. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to share great energy, make the world a better place, and win big!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Manners are a great reflection of, and a builder of, character.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be successful, you have to swim against the current.” — Brian Buffini

“We are drifting every single day towards becoming a more self-absorbed culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Having good manners is a great and unique advantage in the marketplace.” — Brian Buffini

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing them!” — Fred Astaire

“Good manners will help you in life, in relationships, and ultimately in business.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have good manners, it’s easy to stand out.” — Brian Buffini

“Exercising good manners exercises the heart.” — Brian Buffini

“If you act like a drone, eventually you’ll be replaced by one.” — Brian Buffini

“I have committed to a life of good manners, courtesy, and respect because I want to reflect who I am.” — Brian Buffini

“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” — President Roosevelt

“Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization.” — Peter Drucker

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“Give it out in slices and it will come back in loaves.” — George Buffini

“We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge everyone else by their actions.” — Brian Buffini

“He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship.” — St. Basil

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” — Laurence Sterne

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Feb 5, 2019

“A bucket list can change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

Many people mistakenly believe that a bucket list is something you only make if you receive a bad health diagnosis. If you embrace it, however, a bucket list can give you hope, show you purpose, and introduce joy back into your day. In this episode, Brian teaches how to write a life-changing bucket list. He describes how to categorize your dreams, why it’s vital to stimulate yourself visually, and how to create a bucket list that reflects what the good life looks like for you.  He also gives away the best goal-setting resource he has ever built. By the end of the episode you’ll be on your way to taking a bite out of life with the bucket list of your dreams!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A bucket list can absolutely change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

“A bucket list gives you a year-round sense of anticipation. It will bring a joyful, youthful enthusiasm back into your life and it’s extraordinarily stimulating for the mind and heart.” — Brian Buffini

“Dreams energize your mind and empower you to believe.” — Brian Buffini

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream is not the thing you see in your sleep, it’s the thing that doesn’t let you sleep.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

“Stop rationalizing, stop stewing, get out of your chair and start doing.” — Denis Waitley

“Take time out and remove the limits of where you currently are.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream requires you to step out and do things you’ve never done before. It’s aspirational by nature.” — Brian Buffini

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable. Then, when we summon the will, they are inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” — Napoleon Hill

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill

“We want to be dreamers who are doers.” — Brian Buffini

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go after the great.” — JD Rockefeller

“You always want to make yourself uncomfortable, because that’s how you test how great you can be.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And a good thing never dies.” —  Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“Pursue your dream. This is the spice of life; when life takes a bite out of you, this gives you hope.” — Brian Buffini

“When there are hard times and challenges, take out your goals and pictures.” — Brian Buffini

“I hope every single one of you will start a bucket list, get the resource, and get in the game of it. It will change you.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

My Bucket List

 

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Jan 29, 2019

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.” — Brian Buffini

Brian and Beverly Buffini know the secrets to enduring love and a happy family – they’ve been married for 28 years and have raised six phenomenal kids together! In this special episode, Brian and Beverly answer questions from listeners about balancing their relationship with family and business commitments, staying focused and organized in their very busy lives, and growing together over the years. You’ll learn routines to strengthen your family emotionally and financially, ways to overcome discouragement, and tips to keep your relationship alive and strong. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on track to create happier and healthier relationships for life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything that we do is based on our faith.” — Beverly Buffini

“One of our main goals was to try to always be on the same page and we knew that the only way to do that was to establish routines.” — Beverly Buffini

“We actually created a mission statement; part of that mission statement was to enact and include routines that we would consistently do.” — Beverly Buffini

“The big thing is continually to take input, find the best, come together, and get on the same page.” — Brian Buffini

“For us, quitting was never a concept.” — Brian Buffini

“We were committed to grow and, as long as you’re committed to grow, that means you’re humble enough to learn.” — Brian Buffini

“Love is patient…patience is the key.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s about thinking about the other person, considering the other person.” — Beverly Buffini

“It’s very hard to stay ticked off with someone when you’re praying with them!” — Brian Buffini

“We have safe haven places…laughter is the best medicine!” — Brian Buffini

“Our dreams, goals, and vision have been in alignment.” — Beverly Buffini

“If you don’t put in the time, don’t expect the result.” — Brian Buffini

“We try to serve one another; we try to outdo each other.” — Brian Buffini

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.” — Philippians 2:3-4

“We live to serve each other in our marriage and we try to out-give each other.” — Beverly Buffini

“We are in the business of family together.” — Brian Buffini

“Check your ego at the door.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe we have a secret weapon…that is gratitude. Gratitude keeps everything in perspective. It fuels our marriage, it fuels our family, and it catches us.” — Brian Buffini

“I tried to create…an environment where there was gratitude, respect, and we valued one another. We were very fastidious at creating that environment in our home.” — Beverly Buffini

“The biggest thing is example.” — Brian Buffini

“Decide what your true north is, what do you value, what are your hopes and dreams, and then stick with it!” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.” — Brian Buffini

“Give your life away, and then you get to have it back.” — Brian Buffini

“Three words – I love you – need to be said over and over again.” — Beverly Buffini

 

 

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Jan 22, 2019

“If you are more mentally tough you will be able to be more resolved, more determined, and more successful.” — Brian Buffini

We all face setbacks in life. Whatever difficulties you encounter, mental toughness will help you deal with them. In this episode, Brian describes the characteristics of mentally tough people, explains how analyzing your patterns will reveal where you need to grow, and provides powerful how-to’s to guarantee success. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever challenges may come your way, rise above them, and live the good life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Being mentally tough is part and parcel of living the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“Mentally tough people are resilient, resolved, and willing to take risks.” — Brian Buffini

“I see people give up all the time…and I see people persevere to huge levels of success.” — Brian Buffini

“If I have a bad hour, I try not to make it a bad day. If I have a bad day, I try not to have two bad days.” — Brian Buffini

“Try not to make two mistakes in a row.” — Beverly Buffini

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” — Bernard Williams

“Fall down seven times; get up eight.” — Japanese proverb

“Difficulties break some men, but make others.” — Nelson Mandela

“When your mind and heart are aligned, then you’re resolved.” — Brian Buffini

“Resolve will melt no rocks, but it can scale them.” — Mary Ann Evans

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going, in spite of the roadblocks that are before you.” — Denis Waitley

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“Mentally tough people take calculated risks.” — Brian Buffini

“If you play not to lose, the best you can hope for is not losing.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — TS Eliot

“There’s a big difference between stopping and quitting.” — Brian Buffini

“Stopping is simply a loss of momentum. Quitting is a loss of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” — Vince Lombardi.

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” — General Douglas MacArthur

“When you focus on one day at a time it builds up resilient resolve that allows you to become more mentally tough.” — Brian Buffini

“The goal is to reprogram ourselves with the positive.” — Brian Buffini

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou

“One of the things that makes us mentally weaker is procrastination.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re doing a difficult thing, put it at the top of your schedule.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard. If you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“Motivation is what gets you started, but habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn

“Accountability makes it automatic, keeps you going, and keeps you on track.” — Brian Buffini

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” — Stephen Covey

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — President Abraham Lincoln

“Watch and improve your self-talk.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“Mental toughness will bless you, allow you to enjoy your life, succeed at higher levels, and give great energy to people.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-up Mind 

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #115: How to Be Resilient

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #101: Tough Times Never Last; Tough People Do – with Master Motivator, Les Brown

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #040: Getting Caught Talking to Yourself

 

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Jan 15, 2019

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.” — Brian Buffini

For over two decades, Brian Buffini has helped people get their year off to a great start. In this special Facebook Live broadcast episode, Brian shares the techniques he uses for success. He explains why you must recap and review the past year, why written goals are vital, and how to stay on track no matter what. Brian also answers questions from Buffini Show Insiders, including how to maximize coaching and ways to move past a production plateau. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on your way to having your best year ever!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.” — Brian Buffini

“In the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the year of the PIG…Pour In Good stuff.” — Brian Buffini

“If you pour in the good stuff, you’ll be putting bacon on the table, you’ll be living high on the hog, and you won’t be a ‘boar.’” — Brian Buffini

“This is the time to be intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s very important to take stock of the previous year.” — Brian Buffini

“We can all have the feelings that the year’s been a struggle or a grind…what we want is perspective.” — Brian Buffini

“Every year I start with a journal.” — Brian Buffini

“Recapping the past sets you up for the future.” — Brian Buffini

“To make up your mind, write down your goals.” — Brian Buffini

“People who have written goals achieve at a far higher rate than those who don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.” — JP Morgan

“If you don’t make up your mind, your unmade mind will unmake you.” —Stanley Jones

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — CS Lewis

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

“You have to stay on track so you’re not like a sparkler or firework that burns bright and then fizzles out.” — Brian Buffini

“Our mission is to impact and improve the lives of others. We take people who are ‘here’ and help them go to ‘there’.” — Brian Buffini

“You need to find the philosophy that you identify with and the motivation, training, and coaching that you need.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be something different, you better do something different and then commit to it.” — Brian Buffini

“Iron sharpens iron.” — Brian Buffini

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a family, whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Elizabeth Howard.

“Success doesn’t do well alone. And it doesn’t happen alone.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s more joy when you’re on the journey with somebody.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Pathway to Mastery™

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind

 

 

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Jan 8, 2019

“Know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.” — Michael Stromsness

Many of us want to get into shape or lose weight but, despite our best efforts, we often get off track or even give up altogether. In this episode, Brian interviews his personal trainer, Michael Stromsness, and reveals the secrets of his fitness journey. The founder and owner of Neutrility Gym and a trained chiropractor, Michael explains why building a strong foundation, discovering the ‘why’ behind your goals, and putting a solid plan in place are the keys to success.

Brian also reveals how untreated sports injuries led to a cycle of discouragement, how the unique Triple R system recalibrated his beliefs about exercise, and why being fit helps him physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People put goals out there with no meaning behind them… know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.”—Michael Stromsness

“So many of us start out with an unrealistic goal and an unrealistic timeframe.” — Brian Buffini

“The truth is, we want the outcome, but we don’t want the process.” — Brian Buffini

“If you’re being physically active and eating better, you’re going to have more energy and less stress.” — Michael Stromsness

“As you’re improving one part of your life, the other parts can improve too.” — Michael Stromsness

“Being physically fit and healthy improves every part of your life.” —Michael Stromsness

“Say you’re building a house. If you have a good foundation you can get away with some shoddy work…but if you have a bad foundation, it doesn’t matter how well you finish that house…eventually things will start to go a little off.” — Michael Stromsness

“The foundation for our body is to be able to breathe correctly…to be able to activate our core correctly…and to be able to load our feet.” — Michael Stromsness

“Slow and steady wins the race.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s about attacking what you need to attack…you can aggressively attack things, but it has to be in the correct sequence.” — Michael Stromsness

“The stronger we get, the more resilient we get.” — Michael Stromsness

“We can have the greatest workout in the world, but if our nutrition isn’t supporting our workout, then we’re just running our wheels.”  — Michael Stromsness

“I found myself becoming discouraged over time by doing the wrong things.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a balance. It’s 100 percent working out and it’s 100 percent nutrition. You’re not going to outwork a bad diet. And a good diet is not going to replace working out.”—Michael Stromsness

“You could have a great race car, but if you dump water in the gas tank, that car is not going to drive.” — Michael Stromsness

“If you’re doing all the right exercises, but you’re not eating or you’re eating garbage, you’re not going to perform.” — Michael Stromsness

“Going to the gym used to be a grind – now it’s part of my routine and lifestyle. ”— Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.enlightenedsavage101.com

 

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Jan 1, 2019

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.” — Angelo Poli

The New Year is a time when many of us make resolutions to improve and change our lives. In this special episode, Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, interviews Angelo Poli, an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based weight-loss engine, Poli explains the philosophy behind his pioneering evaluation-based approach to weight management and fitness. Dermot also reveals what inspired him to change his habits, how his new routine has fundamentally altered his relationship with food and transformed his lifestyle, and how his improved health and fitness has impacted his productivity as a leader and CEO.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The secret is routine.” — Angelo Poli

“Even if life happens and you deviate, as long as your routine is in place, you will slide back into habits and strategy.”— Angelo Poli

“My mindset was all or nothing. But this system has the reality of life built into it…it has grace. If I blow this meal, I just need to get the next one right.” — Dermot Buffini

“I don’t have to think about my choices—they are already made for me. That’s what a healthy routine should be. And I have a coach to remind me that when I step out of the routine, I must step back in.” — Dermot Buffini

“Most in the weight loss / diet industry are genuine in their desire to help people get healthy. But some vital pieces are getting left out—and that is how the metabolism responds to dieting.” — Angelo Poli

“When you have a passion for helping others, the person that can sacrifice the most is yourself.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you make yourself available to yourself, you’re far more available to others.” — Dermot Buffini

“The acronym for the average American diet is SAD.” — Dermot Buffini

“I used to work out and reward myself with something bad. Now the reward for me is the outcome of the exercise.” — Dermot Buffini

“All the best leaders make self care their highest priority and it is the most strategic thing they can do for their business.” — Mike Foster, emotional fitness coach

“There’s lots of help in this world if you can just find people you can put your name to.” — Dermot Buffini

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.” — Angelo Poli

“We feel privileged to be able to help people with an evaluation based system that teaches them the next step.” —Angelo Poli

“I don’t believe in absolutes. There never has to be absolutes. What there is is routine and habit.” — Angelo Poli

“The time to change your health is right now.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.metpro.com

 

 

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Dec 25, 2018

“Learn to live in the present.” — Brian Buffini 

Christmas is a time of year when many of us take stock of our lives. In this episode, Brian explains why Christmas is so special to him. He recalls the joy of anticipation he experienced as a child at Christmas and outlines how we can tap into that feeling all year round, he tells the tale of the best Christmas he ever had, and he explains why the gift of the present is the most precious of all.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We didn’t have a lot growing up. No gift was that memorable – but the anticipation was the greatest thing.” — Brian Buffini

“When was the last time you had the anticipation of a child?” — Brian Buffini

“As we have more comfortable lives, there’s less that we anticipate and more that we expect. That expectation can sometimes turn into a sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“When the prize is great, the price is small.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep your eyes on the prize.” — Brian Buffini

“The only thing that will last is relationships with people.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not how hard you fall; it’s how high you bounce.” — Tom Kelly, Navy Veteran

“At the end of the day, the greatest present is the present.” — Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift and that’s why we call it the present.” — Anonymous

“It’s OK to be shaped by your past, but you can’t drive a car by constantly looking in the rear-view mirror.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on where you’re going.” — Brian Buffini

“You need to learn from your past, not get judged by your past or get stuck by your past.” — Brian Buffini

“Tomorrow causes a lot of anxiety and apprehension for people.” — Brian Buffini

“Learn to live in the present.” — Brian Buffini

“The present of faith opened up my heart, my life, and my eyes.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

One Minute Manager – Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson

The Present – Spencer Johnson

 

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Dec 18, 2018

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight and have life experience.” — Brian Buffini

In a changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to know how they can prepare for the year ahead. In this episode, Brian answers questions submitted by Buffini Show Insiders via social media following Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions episode #131. Brian identifies market disruptors, forecasts the evolution of both the economy and the real estate industry, and examines the developing role of today’s agent. Topics discussed include how to generate the best leads, how to harness technology to your advantage, and how to find and nurture an enduring relationship with a mentor. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take on 2019 with renewed energy and confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When the market get slower, it gets better for a professional broker.” — Brian Buffini

“We are moving to a professionals market.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on your lead generation techniques.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything starts and ends with the ability to generate a customer.” — Brian Buffini

“In today’s world there is technology and social media overload. To avoid overwhelm…find technologies that are vital, simple, and duplicable.” — Brian Buffini

“To build and grow mentorship relationships, look inside the list of relationships you already have.” — Brian Buffini

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight, and have life experience.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a great market for professional real-estate agents who generate their own leads.” — Brian Buffini

“Teams are here to stay as long as the team leaders focus on real lead generation.” — Brian Buffini

“Can I trust you, are you good at what you do, do you care about me?” — Lou Holtz

 

 

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Dec 11, 2018

Selling is an art. When done right it’s a craft; when mastered it’s a beautiful experience.” — Brian Buffini

Many people have a negative connotation of sales, usually because of unskilled, unprofessional, and even unkind transactional experiences. In this episode, Brian describes what good selling is, what it’s not, and how you can excel at it. You’ll learn why sales is a noble profession, why it should be treated as a contact sport, and how you can transform your sales career with just three core principles. By the end of the episode, you will understand why – once it is developed, grown, and mastered – the skill of sales is a game changer in every aspect of business and life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Sales is the act of selling something.” — Merriam-Webster

“Most people in sales are in a reaction – they want people to buy from them, they don’t want to sell anything.” — Brian Buffini

“A bad salesperson gets you to make a decision you don’t want to make when you don’t want to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“A good salesperson helps you to make a decision you need to make when you need to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“The free market does not exist without the exchange of goods and services. The only way the exchange of goods and services happens is with sales.” — Brian Buffini

“Never be ashamed to be called a salesperson.” — Brian Buffini

“A salesperson is someone who enthusiastically promotes what they have.” — Brian Buffini

“To me, job titles don’t matter, everyone is in sales.” — Harvey Mackay

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something I sell it, and I sell it hard.” — Estée Lauder

“Believe in yourself and promote it.” — Brian Buffini

“If the business you’re in requires you to deal with people you are in sales.” — Zig Ziglar

“Selling is never about convincing. It is always about helping.” — Mark Cuban

“My enthusiasm and motivation come in the form of serving.” — Brian Buffini

“People love to buy – give them the opportunity.” — Brian Buffini

“The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency.” — Richard Branson

“Face to face, voice to voice. That’s where the magic is.” — Brian Buffini

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” — Albert Einstein

“Do what you do so well that people will want to see it again and bring their friends.” — Walt Disney

“Grow where you’re planted.” — Brian Buffini

“This is an action movie, and you have to be an action star.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #094: The Ancient Scrolls of Success

 

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Dec 4, 2018

“Change is bad for the people who don’t anticipate, prepare, and work accordingly. Change is fantastic for the folks who are ready.” — Brian Buffini

In a rapidly-changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to get prepared for the year ahead so they can navigate the unnecessary noise and better serve their clients. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and analyzes the state of the economy, the changing landscape of the real estate industry, and the role of today’s agent. Brian outlines market forces at play, takes a deep dive into industry facts and statistics, and offers in-depth tips and advice for finding the best leads and capitalizing on current trends to supercharge your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll have all the tools you need to face 2019 with confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s going to be a fantastic market for professional real estate agents and a very, very challenging market for unskilled, uneducated, unprepared realtors.” — Brian Buffini

“What I see in the industry right now is a level of destruction and confusion like I’ve never seen.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe that the real estate industry has lost its focus and has allowed a very important term to be hijacked, and that is the term called lead.” — Brian Buffini

“The economy is doing well. It will be a very small adjustment to the real estate business in 2019, but it will be massive in regards to the day to day operations of the simple broker and their agent, and most people are not equipped for it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re going to have the same number of transactions, but…rates are going to nudge up to 5 percent; market times are going to expand out to 30 days. You’ll have to have a different set of skills.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re going to have to be more skilled, you’re going to have to have more personal inventory, and you’re going to have to manage your cash flow differently.” — Brian Buffini

“Realtors are making less money than ever… there is a greater gap between the haves and have-nots in real estate than ever before.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to succeed in 2019 and beyond, invest in relationships….be exceptional with service…and then master your skills.” — Brian Buffini

“More than 80 percent of all transactions are through a sphere of influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living, if you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Nov 27, 2018

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” — Stephen Covey 

Giving is a powerful philosophy for business and for life. Put simply, if you give more, you get more. There is no better investment you can make in your business, your relationships, or your character. Give in slices, and it will come back in loaves!

In this episode, Brian and Joe delve into more guidelines, tips, and strategies for giving your way to greatness. You’ll learn why people crave attention and respond so well when you pay it to them, how you can give someone the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to judgment, why being respectful is one of the keys to building successful relationships, and how an attitude of gratitude can transform your life and be the most powerful gift you give to both others and to yourself.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Distractions are all around us.” – Joe Niego

“I give attention with my eyes, ears, and body language. I want people to feel their value.” – Joe Niego

“I do a lot more listening than I do talking.” – Joe Niego

“I give people a lot of attention because I’m genuinely interested in learning from them.” – Brian Buffini

“People get very athletic in relationships – they’re quick to judgment and often jump to conclusions. That’s not healthy.” – Joe Niego

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” Stephen Covey

“I don’t think there’s been a time in history when people have jumped to conclusions and judged quicker more than now.” – Brian Buffini

“A lot of times there are ten sides to a story.” – Brian Buffini

“The world does not revolve around you.” – Joe Niego

“Respect is not given in a package, it’s given with behavioral interactions.” – Joe Niego

“When you show respect, love often follows.” – Brian Buffini

“The one word in the English vocabulary that I use more than any other is thanks.” – Joe Niego

“You can’t feel grateful and entitled at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

“Having an attitude of gratitude is a gift you give to others and, more importantly, it’s the one gift you give to yourself.” – Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode:
“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen

 

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Nov 20, 2018
Nov 20, 2018

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.” — Nelson Mandela

This week, we’ll gather around the table with our loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we reflect on our gratitude for everything we’ve been given this year, let’s turn to reflect on what we can give in the year ahead. Although giving has an unfair reputation, its ultimate payoff is greatness: economic, emotional, relational and character.

In this episode, Brian Buffini and Joe Niego begin to delve into the 10 guidelines of giving. You’ll learn the one thing that makes great salespeople stand out from the competition, why quantity time is more valuable than quality time, and why patience has become a casualty of our fast-paced society. There’s so much great content we split it into two episodes. Don’t miss the remaining three tips next week.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The greatest leaders, the greatest influencers, the greatest salespeople are the greatest givers. It’s the people who are giving the most who get the most.” — Joe Niego

“By being a better giver, you’ll get a better result.” — Brian Buffini

“When someone gives energy, they’re giving their weight to success.” — Joe Niego

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.” — Nelson Mandela

“A smile costs nothing but gives so much. It increases your face value.” — Joe Niego

“It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that creates victory.” — Lou Holtz

“I could live for two months on a good compliment.” — Mark Twain

“When you’re patient, you express love.” — Brian Buffini

“Patience is not only the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” — Anonymous

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

 

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Nov 13, 2018

“A budget provides peace and security.” — Brian Buffini

Whether you have more money in the bank than you know what to do with or you’re searching the couch cushions at the end of the month looking for spare change, you need a budget. Not only do the majority of people not have a budget, many fear even creating one! Creating a budget is nothing to fear; it’s an empowering activity that gives you total control over your money instead of the other way around. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives in-depth information to help you create a budget that works for your financial goals and circumstances. You’ll learn why most people don’t budget, how to prioritize your expenses and the apps that can help, and how to create a surplus each month, even if money is tight. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to save more and build wealth.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There is no amount of money that you will create that will be enough to not have a budget.” — Brian Buffini

”A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey

“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.” — Errol Flynn

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

“Plan your work and work your plan.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“What gets measured gets managed.” — Peter Drucker

“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb

“Do not save what’s left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” — Warren Buffet

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford but it doesn’t stop us from buying it.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.” — Charles Jaffe

“Time is like money. The less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.” — Josh Billings

“A portion of all you earn is yours to keep.” — George S. Clason

“Your business is the golden goose.” — Brian Buffini

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself.” — Warren Buffet

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Mint.com

PocketGuard

YouNeedABudget

Wally

Mvelopes

GoodBudget

Simple

Personal Capital

 

The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey

 

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