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Nov 6, 2018

“Kill the ants – those automatic negative thoughts that kill your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head.” — Dr. Daniel Amen

Despite what you might believe, you’re not stuck with the brain you have! With his clinics, books and PBS TV programs, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel Amen, has helped millions of people change their brains and their lives.

In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Amen about his new book, “Feel Better Fast and Make it Last.” Dr. Amen explains why it’s so important to care for your brain, what can damage it, and which powerful strategies and techniques you can use to improve it.

We all go through difficulties in life, but this episode will help you respond to challenges, make a difference and feel better – now and in the long run.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Kill the ants. Those automatic negative thoughts that rob your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head… Write down what you think and ask yourself if it’s true.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“The brain is the largest organ in the body, but it’s the organ that people spend very little time working on or trying to make healthy.” – Brian Buffini

“You’re not stuck with the brain you have.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“You can make your brain better. You just have to fall in love with it… then do the right things for it.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“There are things we can do to have positive impacts on the brain… and that translates into better heath, a better life and better longevity.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask yourself – what am I going to do today? Is it good for my brain, or is it bad for it?” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“Psychiatrists are the only medical doctors who virtually never look at the organ they treat… If you have crushing chest pain, the first thing the doctor does is look at your heart. But if you have crushing depression, nobody looks at your brain.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

“Nobody wants to go to a psychiatrist… but everybody wants a better brain. So what if mental health was really brain health?” – Dr. Daniel Amen

 

Learn more about Dr. Amen:

danielamenmd.com

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last” by Daniel Amen

feelbetterfast.com

brainhealthassessment.com

 

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Oct 30, 2018

“If you want to get your power back, become more hopeful.” — Brian Buffini

We could all use more hope from time to time, especially when we’re in pursuit of our dreams. However, we often lose hope along the journey when we experience a setback or things just don’t go as planned. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains the concept of hope and then, using the characters from the Roald Dahl classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, outlines the common habits and characteristics that tend to hijack our dreams. You’ll learn what hope is and why it’s important, how to break the bad habits of greed, entitlement, impatience, impulsiveness and more, and how to find your golden ticket.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The nuclear power behind the white hat is hope.” — Brian Buffini

“My great failure with goals is that most things in life have been beyond everything I’ve ever set.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to get your power back, become more hopeful.” — Brian Buffini

“Without the anticipation of better things ahead, we will have no heart for the journey.” — John Eldredge

“I would die on the hill of my conviction, than win on the hill of compromise.” — Brian Buffini

“Always take the high road. You may be stepped on, crunched or even heartbroken but at least you can look at yourself in the mirror every day and say I did the right thing and I’m not going to hate myself for it.” — Unknown

“We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast.” –Jim Rohn

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed: easy to get into and hard to get out of.” — unknown

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Gandhi

“We see entitlement all around us except in the mirror.” — Brian Buffini

“Service and gratitude will fuel your relationships; entitlement and expectation will poison it.” — Steve Maraboli

“If you are patient in one moment of anger you will escape 100 years of sorrow.” — Chinese proverb

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy

“Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world…Focus on your main duty.” — Epictetus

“The smaller your reality, the more convinced you are you know everything.” — Thomas Campbell

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know who you are.” — Mother Teresa

“Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.” — Yogi Berra

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” — Fulton Sheen

“He who is not a good servant would not be a good master.” — Plato

 

 

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Oct 23, 2018

“I’m 100% a fan of failure because at least if you’re failing, you’re trying.” — Scott Hamilton

In the age of participation trophies, competition is seen as a negative thing. Scott Hamilton, Olympic champion, broadcaster and best-selling author, strongly disagrees and feels that competition is essential to achieving lasting success. In this episode, Brian interviews Scott to discuss the importance of competition and Scott’s new book, “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything.” Scott explains why failure is essential to achieving success in life and business, how to break the pattern of losing and achieve your goals, and the key question to ask yourself that’ll lead you to your true purpose. He also offers motivation and encouragement to help you take that important first step after experiencing a setback or failure.

Learn more about Scott’s story and see him live at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour™ in Toronto. Click here to learn more.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We live in a world of participation awards.” — Brian Buffini

“Pain is our greatest teacher.” — Scott Hamilton

“I’m 100% a fan of failure because at least if you’re failing, you’re trying.” — Scott Hamilton

“Competition is really important. It makes us better, it makes us hungrier and it really allows us to feel that satisfaction that at the end of the day, we’ve reached our goal.” — Scott Hamilton

“No one is ever going to step into something and be instantly fantastic.” — Scott Hamilton

“The true measure of success is longevity. How will you build and grow?” — Scott Hamilton

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

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

“The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” — Aristotle

“If you’re not falling down, you’re not trying.” — Scott Hamilton

“First things first: get up.” — Scott Hamilton

“Nothing ever happens from quitting. Nothing ever happens from ‘no.’” — Scott Hamilton

“Make the best out of the situation. Everything in life is a decision.” — Scott Hamilton

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything” by Scott Hamilton

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 070: A Star on Ice with Scott Hamilton

 

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Oct 16, 2018

“The one thing about real estate is if you hold it long enough, you will win.” — Brian Buffini

Are you among the 66% of Americans with a mortgage? Your home is a major source of wealth that allows you to build equity over time. A goal for many homeowners is to pay off their mortgage before the end of the amortization period; however, they may not know how to do it. In this episode, Brian Buffini breaks down the mortgage math and offers seven common-sense tips for paying off a mortgage much sooner—up to 11 years sooner in some cases! Paying off your mortgage not only allows you to own your home sooner, it also helps you save money in interest. You’ll learn how to harness the concept of compound interest to work in your favor, the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early, and why you should fully fund your retirement and pay off your investment property before paying off your mortgage. If you have a mortgage, you won’t want to miss this episode.

Ready to get free and clear of your mortgage much sooner? Click here to download the free resource with examples and how-tos to get started. If you have questions, email Brian or connect with him on social media.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The one thing about real estate is if you hold it long enough, you will win.” — Brian Buffini

“If you need a place to live, you may as well turn it into something that works for you.” — Brian Buffini

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“Interest is not charged in a linear fashion” — Brian Buffini

“Banks are a great resource to help you get into a property, but the deck is stacked against you.” — Brian Buffini

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb

 

 

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Oct 9, 2018

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.” — Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom, author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, brings his inspirational wisdom to episode #123 of “The Brian Buffini Show” to discuss his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” which is the sequel to his international bestseller, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”

The novel is told from the perspective of Annie, the girl who was saved by Eddie (the protagonist of the first novel), as she explores her life 15 years later. Like the first novel, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” builds upon the theme that you have an impact on everyone you meet.

In this episode, Brian and Mitch discuss why mistakes are a matter of perspective, why we tend to focus on the scar instead of the healing process, and how service to others can help you reach beyond self-pity. Mitch also discusses his work in Haiti, the impact his adopted daughter had during her brief life, and the Charity Book Launch on October 14 in Detroit.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People go through life and think, ‘I’ve made one mistake after another,’ but truth is many of those things weren’t really mistakes. We lose the big picture.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s all in how you look at your missteps. Rather than seeing a door close, if you consider ‘something else opened for me,’ it’s a whole different view.” — Mitch Albom

“We embrace our scars more than our healing.” — Mitch Albom

“No one remembers the ‘day it got better.’ People mark the day they were afflicted with something, but they never mark the day things got better.” — Mitch Albom

“Once you realize the need that is in the world, you stop feeling sorry for yourself.” — Mitch Albom

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.” — Mitch Albom

“Fairness does not govern life and death.” — Mitch Albom

“Love doesn’t ever go away; it just takes a different form.” — Mitch Albom

“There’s no such thing as a life that doesn’t impact somebody else.” — Mitch Albom

“Life is a series of occurrences from which we learn.” — Mitch Albom

 

 

Learn more about Mitch Albom:

https://www.mitchalbom.com/

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Charity Book Launch October 14 in Detroit

 

 

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Oct 2, 2018

“Growing means you’re leaving the comfort zone.” — Mel Robbins

According to best-selling author, Mel Robbins, she’s been figuring out what her next move is her entire adult life. Although she started her career in the legal field, she relied on her gut instinct to transition to careers in other fields, including coaching and media. However, it wasn’t until she combined all the things that energized her that she found her true purpose.

In this episode, Buffini & Company Master Trainer, J’aime Nowak, interviews Mel to learn more about her journey, from her childhood in Michigan to the lessons she’s learned throughout her career. You’ll learn about the “Energy Gauge” and the two questions you should ask when facing any kind of decision; how a “body audit” can help you gain clarity; and why counting backward from five can help you move past hesitation and spring into action.

During the conversation, Mel also offers her best tips and insight to help you tune into yourself and find what truly energizes you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have parents who constructively argue over things and then resolve it, you have 10 times more likelihood to have a successful and happy marriage in your own life.” — Mel Robbins

“It was a moment in my life when I started lying and hiding information and I started being worried about disappointing people.” — Mel Robbins

“It’s only in owning the good and bad things that you can turn the page and use them rather than being used by them.” — Mel Robbins

“The most powerful thing you can do is own what has happened to you.” — Mel Robbins

“I’ve been exploring and figuring out my next move for my entire adult life.” — Mel Robbins

“Your body tells you whether you’re in the right job, the right situation in terms of where you live, the right romantic relationship, the right working relationship.” — Mel Robbins

“Your inner wisdom is always with you and always guiding you. The question is do you have the clarity to hear it and the courage to follow it?” — Mel Robbins

“If you’re facing a decision that requires you to do something outside of your comfort zone or requires you to change, your mind will talk you out of it in five seconds.” — Mel Robbins

“Growing means you’re leaving the comfort zone.” — Mel Robbins

 

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YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCk2U-Oqn7RXf-ydPqfSxG5g

 

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Sep 25, 2018

“Intentional living means making choices in your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.” — Brian Buffini

A recent Harris Poll revealed that only 31 percent of Americans consider themselves “happy.” Those who report they’re “happy” run counter to the cultural norms of our day.

In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines how to live a counter-culture lifestyle; that is, living in a positive and intentional way. At a time when it’s all too easy to get sucked into the negativity—whether it’s the 24-hour news cycle, the places we socialize or the people we socialize with—Brian offers tips to break free from status quo and experience the true freedom of living the good life. You’ll learn the three biggest dangers of our current societal norms, three strategies to avoid the pull of negativity and how living a counter-culture lifestyle can help in all areas of your life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. Don’t follow the crowd, they don’t know where they’re going.” — Therese Buffini

“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.” — Napoleon Hill

“Most people live lives of quiet desperation.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t be afraid of being different; be afraid of being the same as everyone else.” — Anonymous

“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds will move into the garden and take away everything of value.” — Jim Rohn

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steven Furtick

“Don’t conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” –Romans 12:2

“Intentional living means making choices in your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.” — Brian Buffini

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” — Albert Einstein

“The world is bold in what it believes.” — Brian Buffini

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

“The more I’ve worked on myself, the more attractive I’ve become in the marketplace and the more I attract people who are like-minded.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

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Sep 18, 2018

“If you want your business big, make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

It’s so easy to overlook “diamonds” right at our feet, whether it be an opportunity or unique gifting. Truth is, there are diamonds everywhere, we just need to know how to uncover them. How? Through continuous personal growth.

In this episode, recorded live at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour™, Brian offers tips and advice from the legends of personal development to motivate and inspire you to let your inner diamond shine.

He outlines the five biggest detours to becoming a diamond and offers several tips to help you increase your value. Additionally, he offers in-depth advice to help you define and achieve 10-day, 10-month and 5-year goals.

Throughout the episode, Brian mentions several personal development legends and their seminal work to add to your personal library. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to bring out your best.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“God doesn’t make any junk. Man is made in the image of God.” — Brian Buffini

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, you have a motivated idiot.” — Jim Rohn

“If you have a clear goal and a plan to achieve it, your focus is fixed on a set course of action. Instead of becoming sidetracked by distractions and diversions, your time is focused on a straight line from start to finish.” — Brian Tracy

“Human beings don’t do well in isolation.” — Brian Buffini

“Some people drive you nuts, but some people raise you up.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.” — Henry Cloud

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

“We’re surrounded by information, but we’re starving for wisdom. Wisdom is the number one way that diamonds are made.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against, I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

“Ask for help not because you are weak but because you want to remain strong.” — Les Brown

“If you’re feeling stuck, a 10-day goal is a gift.” — Brian Buffini

“Most people will overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what they can do in five years.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s no downside to you becoming better.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you serve, the more you’ll have to grow.” — Brian Buffini

“Not all growth is pleasant, but all growth is beneficial.” — Brian Buffini

“Want your business big, make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brande

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 061: The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

 

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Sep 11, 2018

“We can all learn how to be more honoring.” — Miles McPherson

 Miles McPherson is used to performing in front of large audiences, first as a defensive back for the San Diego Chargers and now as pastor of the Rock Church. The path from football player to religious leader and influencer wasn’t an easy one; however, it’s one he openly shares with his congregation each week.

In this episode, Brian interviews Miles about his journey. Miles reveals how his determination to play football led him to the Chargers after being cut from the Rams; how the admiration he had for two of his teammates caused him to give up drugs and recommit to God and his girlfriend (now wife); and how he came to build the Rock Church in San Diego.

He also discusses his new book, “The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” which delves into the concept of race and honor. You’ll learn why it’s important to honor those who are different from you, how one can be racially offensive but not be racist, and three tips for bringing more respect to all of your relationships. Click here to learn more about Miles’ Race for Unity on September 15.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I knew the Gospel and I knew about God but I knew there was something they had that I didn’t have. They had an inner peace that I wanted.” — Miles McPherson

“When I would meet somebody, God would give me the sermon on how to love that person and encourage that person.” — Miles McPherson

“The secret sauce is being ‘real’.” — Miles McPherson

“I’m just a guy who’s trying to make it myself. I gotta bend my knee every day.” — Miles McPherson

“We’re trying to bring hope to every person we can, bringing them love where they’re at.” — Miles McPherson

“If you’re faithful with the little things, God will trust you with the big things.” — Miles McPherson

“It’s not what I can get; it’s what I can give them.” — Miles McPherson

“Keep the focus on the people, not the check.” — Miles McPherson

“You can be racially offensive and not be a racist.” — Miles McPherson

“We all can learn how to be more honoring.” — Miles McPherson

 

Mentioned in the episode:

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

 

Connect with Miles McPherson

Race for Unity – September 15, 2018

Book: The Third Option

Website: Milesmcpherson.com

Rock Church: SDRock.com

 

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Sep 4, 2018

“Serve where you are with what you have.” — Brian Buffini

Service and purpose are interrelated. In the last episode, Brian Buffini shared tips to help you find your purpose. In this episode, recorded at MasterMind Summit® in San Diego, Brian further delves into the concept of purpose and shares its connection to service. At the end of the day, our ultimate purpose—no matter who we are and what we have—is to serve one another. However, to do so, we have to go against our selfish nature and turn the light to others. He shares five tips for serving one another, how growth helps us serve others better, and the three questions that’ll help you further refine your purpose. By the end of the episode, you’ll have more clarity on your purpose and how you can use it to serve others.

MasterMind Summit is an annual personal and professional development event held in San Diego. Click here to learn more.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“As you pursue your purpose, it’ll become clear.” — Brian Buffini

“Refining your purpose is like working on our budget; it needs a little adjustment all the time, but it’s what keeps you on the rails.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s hard to work on yourself and grow.” — Brian Buffini

“Our purpose is to serve.” — Brian Buffini

“I’ve never met a happy self-centered person.” — Zig Ziglar

“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Serve where you are with what you have.” — Brian Buffini

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

“If you live your life as if everything is about you, you’ll be left with just that. Just you.” — Unknown

“A self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things….and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else.” — Aristotle

“We’re in the service business.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s the smallest things that mean the most to people.” — Brian Buffini

“You can get everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” — Zig Ziglar

“Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.” — Mother Teresa

“Generosity has nothing to do with how much you have.” — Brian Buffini

“Generosity is what keeps the things we own from owning us.” — Eugene Cho

“We have to grow so we can serve.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of education.” — John Wooden

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here ForBy Rick Warren

“The Brian Buffini Show” – “Episode 113: The Power of One Question – an interview with Ken Coleman

 

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Aug 28, 2018

“Don’t just do your job; do your purpose while on the job.” — Brian Buffini

Have you ever asked the question, “What is my purpose?” It’s clear we’re on this planet for a reason; the challenge is to discover that reason and dedicate our lives to pursuing it with passion.

In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit®, Brian Buffini explores the concept of “purpose” and shares not only the benefits of knowing your purpose, but also outlines where to find it if you’re struggling to define what your purpose is.

You’ll learn the five symptoms of living with a hidden purpose, how to tell if you’re living an on-purpose life, the five areas to find your purpose and the connection between your purpose and your passion.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s hard to rise up when you’re being pulled down.” — Brian Buffini

“I believe I’m here for a reason. My purpose is greater than my challenges.” — Jon Gordon

“You will never find a truly happy self-centered person.” — Zig Ziglar

“Sometimes disappointment is the gift you’re given to develop.” — Brian Buffini

“The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” — Brian Tracy

“Where focus goes, energy flows.” — Tony Robbins

“When you’re not attached to praise or criticism, an interesting freedom is yours.” — Kute Blackson

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Peter Drucker

“Happiness springs from doing good and helping others.” — Plato

“The two most important days of your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

“Others will find healing in your wounds.” — Rick Warren

“Don’t just do your job; do your purpose while on the job.” — Brian Buffini

“Go out into the world and find work that you love and work hard to make a difference.” — Morris Greenberg

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Do one thing that scares you every day.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” — John Lennon

“Your energy is contagious. Either you affect people or you infect people.” — Unknown

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“When we’re an on-purpose person, it affects everyone around us. The by-product is we get to pursue our dreams.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 21, 2018

“My father taught me that people could give me a bad minute of a day, but only I could give me a bad day.” — Mason Ludlow

Mason Ludlow began his career in retail as a trainee at S.S. Kresge, the company that eventually became Kmart. He quickly moved up through the ranks over his 25-year career, becoming the Director of Store Planning and Development at the height of Kmart’s retail glory. Although he loved his career—and racked up a million frequent flyer miles—he was feeling out-of-step with his family and struggled with work-life balance.

It took a journey to China to help him find balance—and himself. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Mason shares his story with Dermot Buffini; from his Midwestern upbringing to his experience working in China to his return to the U.S. and finding a home at Buffini & Company.

He shares why teamwork is essential for building a successful business; why lasting success in the face of a changing industry hinges on checking in with your customers; and why it’s important to schedule play in your workday to be truly happy. He also shares great advice from his father that is sure to change your perspective on bad days.

Throughout his career, Mason has coached his staff to achieve more than they could on their own. If you’re ready to reach your full potential, visit buffiniandcompany.com/ccs to sign up for your complimentary coaching session.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Retail has changed dramatically and will continue to.” — Mason Ludlow

“I had to be with me. I had to be the first person to decide I was okay.” — Mason Ludlow

“I learned ‘play’ wasn’t a bad word.” — Mason Ludlow

“I knew the business, but I found me. I had been lost a long time.” — Mason Ludlow

“People is the name of the game and there are great people at Buffini.” — Mason Ludlow

“It’s about helping people do better than what they’re doing.” — Mason Ludlow

“I never did anything. WE did a lot. It never as about me.” — Mason Ludlow

“My father taught me that people could give me a bad minute of a day, but only I could give me a bad day.” — Mason Ludlow

 

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Aug 14, 2018

“At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini

When you experience a failure or a setback, do you quit or find another way to achieve your goal? Although many people choose to quit, the most resilient people use the disappointment they feel to propel them to greatness.

In this episode, Brian Buffini offers tips to help you become more resilient. In addition to outlining the three common enemies of resilience, he explains the three benefits of cultivating resiliency, and provides timeless advice on how you can become more resilient today.

Brian also delves into the stories of famous successful people who were knocked down by challenges and rejection, only to rise again and again until they achieved success. What do you have in common with Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, Henry Ford and JK Rowling? Perhaps more than you think.

Personal growth plays a significant role in developing resiliency. Attending a Buffini & Company event can provide the knowledge and motivation you need to thrive. Visit buffiniandcompany.com to find an event near you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — General George S. Patton

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Disappointments are inevitable, but discouragement is a choice.” — Charles Stanley

“When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

“It’s okay to be disappointed; it’s very dangerous to let it turn into discouragement.” — Brian Buffini

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.” — Rollo May

“You can’t start the next chapter if you keep rereading the last one.” — Unknown

“Joy collected over time fuels resilience.” — Brené Brown

“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.” — Robert South

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?’—Eleanor Roosevelt

“Confidence comes with you when you walk in the room; you don’t have to say a thing.” — Brian Buffini

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

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals. I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” — Michael Jordan

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

 

 

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Aug 7, 2018

“The more focused we get, the more power we generate.” — Walter Bond

Although Walter Bond was a star basketball player in high school, it was sitting on the bench as a college freshman that taught him the lessons he’d use both on and off the court. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Walter Bond, former NBA star and notable presenter and business expert. Walter shares his journey from freshman benchwarmer to NBA stand-out to business leadership expert. You’ll learn why honest self-assessments are critical to reaching your true potential, how the Power of Two will help you streamline your focus and find your niche, and why success in business relies upon your people skills. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to hone your skills, find your niche, achieve your potential, and succeed.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can’t reach your potential without being accountable.” — Walter Bond

“My father empowered me to be accountable.” — Walter Bond

“What got you here won’t get you there.” — Brian Buffini

“New levels, new devils.” — Walter Bond

“Who we are today is a point of reference.” — Walter Bond

“Everyone was talented so I had to learn how to work.” — Walter Bond

“Always look like success, always look like money.” — Walter Bond

“It’s important in business to own a niche.” — Walter Bond

“The more focused we get, the more power we generate.” — Walter Bond

“Successful people have a core and then they have ancillary businesses to support that core.” — Walter Bond

“We’re all in the people business. You must become an expert with people.” — Walter Bond

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

All Buts Stink! How to Live Your Best Life and Eliminate Excuses by Walter Bond

 

 

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Jul 31, 2018

“Clarity breeds confidence; confidence breeds courage.” — Ken Coleman

Before he became the host of the “EntreLeadership” podcast and “The Ken Coleman Show” on SiriusXM, Ken Coleman aspired to a career in politics. However, he soon discovered he could impact the lives of more people through media and communication than he could in office. In this episode, Brian interviews Ken to learn more about his story. From his upbringing in Virginia as a pastor’s son to his journey to becoming a motivational thought leader. He shares the three essential questions to ask to help you discover your purpose, the connection between your talent and passion and how to find your “sweet spot.” Whether you’d like to refine your purpose or you’d like to figure out what it is, you don’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:
“Every human being comes into this world with a healthy dose of curiosity.” — Ken Coleman

“We’re raising kids to be test-takers and answer-givers instead of pathfinders.” — Ken Coleman

“Everybody has a purpose. Every person was created to fulfill a unique role.” — Ken Coleman

“Clarity breeds confidence; confidence breeds courage.” — Ken Coleman

“I believe we were all created to fill a unique role. It is needed and we must do it.” — Ken Coleman

 

Mentioned in the episode:

One Question by Ken Coleman

TED Talk about Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay

 

 

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Jul 24, 2018

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

Earl Nightingale famously said, “We become what we think about.” Although we may dream of success and set goals to help us achieve it, our thoughts can create roadblocks along the way. How? Each time we think, “I can’t be successful; I was born poor” or “I’ve failed at this business/idea, I’m giving up” we give into our negative thoughts. Luckily, we can change our thoughts by developing positive personal and business philosophies to lean into each and every day. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of personal and business philosophies and shares how they influence our lives. You’ll learn the two most common reasons we’re reluctant to change, how to handle those ‘goofy’ thoughts that impede our progress, and the six questions that will help you define your personal and business philosophies. He also outlines the three essential components to help you develop and maintain successful philosophies.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become what we think about.”—Earl Nightingale

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

“Most people want to change their circumstances, but they don’t want to do the work to change their lives.” — Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

“A person is limited only by the thoughts he chooses.” — James Allen

“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal them.” — James Allen

“Forgetting who you are and where you’ve done leads to imposter syndrome.” — Brian Buffini

“Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.” — James Allen

“Being broke is a state of account; being poor is a state of mind.” — Brian Buffini

“Show me a man skilled in his labor, he’ll serve before kings.” — King Solomon

“The richest man is one that has a roof over his head, enough food to eat and enjoys what he does so he can’t tell the passing of one day to the next.” — King Solomon

“Always do more than you’re paid for.” — Brian Buffini

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” — Jim Rohn

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

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it, he who doesn’t pays it.” –Albert Einstein

“There’s two ways to face the future. One is with apprehension, the other is with anticipation.” — Jim Rohn

“It’s okay to be disappointed, it’s not okay to get discouraged.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals by Thomas Corley

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself  by Shad Helmstetter

 

 

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Jul 17, 2018

“If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini

The beliefs we hold about ourselves can either motivate us to achieve success or provide the excuses we tell ourselves to justify a failure, or worse, not bothering to try at all. Many people feel the consequences of low self-belief, including arrogance, criticizing others or simply trying too hard. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the topic of self-belief and offers tips to help you improve your belief in yourself, your abilities and your future. You’ll learn how insecurity can sabotage your dreams, the role your past experiences and other people’s feedback have on shaping your beliefs and the two affirmations to repeat when you feel your belief is faltering. When we believe in ourselves and our abilities, we have the confidence to rise above the challenges we face and achieve our goals. If you struggle with self-belief—and let’s face it, who doesn’t—this episode is for you. Don’t forget to download the resource to help you evaluate your self-esteem.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” — Max Maltz

“Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.’ Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.” — Pope Francis

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

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown

“False Evidence Appearing Real.” — Zig Ziglar

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

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

“What can I learn from this? What can I do the next time I’m in this situation?” — Carol Dweck

“You want to be extra rigorous about doing the best thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” — Elon Musk

“We need stress to live; we need resistance to grow.” — Brian Buffini

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

“Comparison produces insecurity because it focuses on what you’re not.” — Brian Buffini

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“The only competition that matters is the one that takes place within yourself.” — Pete Carroll

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and the uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a whole but reasonable confidence in your powers, you cannot be successful.” — Norman Vincent Peele

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so.” — David Brooks

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

“If you’ve done something once, you can do it again or you can do it better. The beauty is in the pursuit of the limit, not the limit itself.” –Ashton Eaton

“Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.” — A.G. Gaston

“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” — Brian Tracy

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself  by Shad Helmstetter
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 10, 2018

“A lot of personal finance is… personal.” — Brian Buffini

According to David Bach, financial expert and best-selling author of “The Automatic Millionaire,” most real estate professionals earn at least five times more than the average American; however, their wealth tends to be less than the average American’s. Why are so many agents saving and investing so much less than they should?

In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s “The Peak Experience,” David Bach answers the burning financial questions of real estate professionals. Should you dip into savings to pay off debt? Should you pay off your home or invest more in retirement? Is there an ideal percentage of your gross income to save that will help you become a millionaire? David Bach answers these questions and more. Whether you’re a real estate professional, a small business owner or would just like to learn more to help you become more money savvy, this episode is for you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A lot of personal finance is personal.” — Brian Buffini

“People put off increasing their 401(k) plans because they tell themselves they’ll do something later and they don’t.” — David Bach

“I’d rather have you overfunding your retirement accounts than not doing it at all.” — David Bach

“You’ll never notice a 1% difference.” — David Bach

“With money, if you can get back on track, you can be successful.” — David Bach

“You’re either running a clean business that puts your clients first or you’re not.” — David Bach

“When you sell crap, even a little crap, you will later smell like crap.” — David Bach

“As you grow your business, you need to think like a business person and not a Realtor.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach

 

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Jul 3, 2018

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

Have you ever set a goal, but didn’t achieve it? Perhaps you were inspired to set a goal or have set a goal several times, but found it hard to take action and see it through. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s Peak Experience 2018, Joe Niego walks listeners through the seven phases of achieving goals and offers tips and strategies to help along the way. You’ll learn the three characteristics of a goal, the connection between values and the inability to reach a goal, why it’s important to connect your head, heart and hands to your goal and how to set an achievement plan and create daily feedback mechanisms throughout the process. Complete the exercises throughout the episode to help you through the goal-setting process. By the end of the episode, you’ll not only be inspired to achieve your goal, you’ll have a plan of action to make it a reality.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s so important to use a pencil. Once a goal is set, it needs to be ‘lead.’” — Joe Niego

“Your goals are written and created for you, not you for your goals.” — Joe Niego

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo

“There’s nothing that brings perspective to life than death. We all know we’re going to die, we just don’t think we will.” — Joe Niego

I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say

I walked a mile with Sorrow;

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I’ve learned from her,

When Sorrow walked with me.

— Robert Browning Hamilton

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” — Proverbs 23:7

“There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” — Jim Rohn

“A good plan violently executed today is better than the perfect plan executed next week.” — George S. Patton

“Think left think right. Think low think high. Oh the thinks we can think if only try.” — Dr. Seuss

“Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Boldness is making a decision and going for it.” — Joe Niego

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

“A coach is another form of feedback with a little more intensity.” — Joe Niego

“Feedback drives behavior.” — Joe Niego

“Gradual changes get you to the result.” — Joe Niego

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

 

 

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Jun 26, 2018

“Success in a business isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you’re a part of.” — Pete Leddy

Growing up the eighth of ten children in a working class family in Chicago, Pete Leddy was fascinated by human behavior from an early age. With a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology, he’s helped employees at companies large and small tap into their strengths, find their purpose and achieve their goals.

In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini interviews Pete Leddy to learn more about his journey, his perspective on success and his best advice for people at all stages of their careers. You’ll learn the three must-have mindset principles of successful individuals, how thinking of your skills and knowledge as a product will differentiate yourself in your market, and why a thirst for learning is essential at any stage of your career. He also shares the best advice he’s ever heard, which is sure to  help you live a happier, more inspired life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Success, for me, means an individual is doing what he or she aspires to do.” — Pete Leddy

“If you have dreams, a purpose you want to fulfill, but you don’t have a plan, then you’re a dreamer. If you’re out there day-to-day, hunkering down and getting projects done without a vision or purpose, you’re rudderless.” — Pete Leddy

“Success in a business isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you’re a part of.” — Pete Leddy

“I need the human spirit in my life. I need to feel that energy.” — Pete Leddy

“My purpose on this earth is helping other people transform beyond what they ever expected they could do.” — Pete Leddy

“Engaging others in your journey is the most important thing you can do.” — Pete Leddy

“What really matters to people regardless of their generation comes down to having a fulfilling work environment. The more we draw boundaries, the more dangerous it becomes.” — Pete Leddy

“Lead at the individual level.” — Pete Leddy

 

Mentioned in the episode:
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey

 

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Jun 19, 2018

“The best teachers are those that are still students.” — Diana Nightingale

If you’re a student of personal growth and development, you’ve no doubt heard of Earl Nightingale. His Gold Record recording, “The Strangest Secret,” influenced millions in the ‘50s and ‘60s and continues to have an impact today.

In this episode, Brian sits down with Diana Nightingale, Earl’s widow, to discuss Earl’s story, his message, and the influence it continues to have on people today. She speaks of his childhood – growing up in poverty during the Depression – and how his perpetual curiosity from an early age helped drive his purpose: to empower people to change their circumstances.

You’ll learn the role fishing played in the recording of “The Strangest Secret,” the six words in “Think and Grow Rich” that shaped Earl’s thinking and teachings, and the essential ingredient of Earl’s teachings that many people overlook. Whether you’re new to personal growth or have been a student of it for decades, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“He was a man that lived in the present. He knew there was a reason he survived [the attack on Pearl Harbor].” — Diana Nightingale

“There isn’t anything new in the universe, but there are different ways of presenting it.” — Diana Nightingale

“People still had the mindset that you came into this world and that’s where you were meant to be.” — Diana Nightingale

“Personal development was created by successful people for successful people.” — Diana Nightingale

“When you do the kind of work we do, you can’t turn your head off.” — Diana Nightingale

“You’ll make it a meaningful experience or a meaningless experience.” — Diana Nightingale

“The creative juices come when they want to and it’s when you’re exhausted or relaxed.” — Diana Nightingale

“The best teachers are those that are still students.” — Diana Nightingale

“The most meaningful teachers are those who have touched students at a heart level.” — Diana Nightingale

“The great gift that Earl brought was taking the principles of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and making them for every man and woman.” — Brian Buffini

“You have tools; now you have to build a new life.” — Diana Nightingale

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

“The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
TBBS Ep 061: The Strangest Secret – with Earl Nightingale

 

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Jun 12, 2018

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

It can be tough to maintain a positive mindset in the face of negativity, whether it’s at home or in the office. Best-selling author and “positivity expert,” Jon Gordon, has made a career of helping teams – both in business and in sports – embrace positivity and develop more positive mindsets.

In this episode, Brian and Jon delve into tips and strategies for cultivating positivity. You’ll learn the four questions to ask as you reflect on the events of your day, the right way to handle a negative person or situation, and how to coach people through negative or defensive feelings.

Whether you’re a natural optimist or a recovering pessimist, this episode is sure to help you maintain a positive mindset and help those around you do the same.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Make sure you invest in you first.” — Jon Gordon

“When you create a culture and say, ‘this is how we do things here,’ that begins the process of letting everyone know how we will deal with negativity.” — Jon Gordon

“Deliver truth with grace.” — Brian Buffini

“Great families fight. It’s not the fighting that hurts the family; it’s lack of love, trust or respect that affects the team.” — Jon Gordon

“The more you have the difficult conversations, the better you’ll be as a team.” — Jon Gordon

“Grace must arrive before truth.” — Jon Gordon

“Positivity can only be tested in the fire of negativity.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s not okay to be moody. You have to show up every day to be your best for yourself and your team.” — Jon Gordon

“Your team can’t trust you if they don’t know what to expect from you.” — Jon Gordon

“We as leaders have to take care of ourselves so we can help others.” — Jon Gordon

“Not all the broken wings will fly during your tenure. But when the broken wing flies, it becomes … a homing pigeon. They’ll walk around with gratitude every day.” — Brian Buffini

“Commitments are greater than goals.” — Jon Gordon

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

 

 

Learn more about Jon Gordon:
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Mentioned in the episode:
No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon
The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

 

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Jun 5, 2018

“Emotional intelligence is when you finally realize it’s not all about you.” — Peter Stark

In our fast-paced, self-centered, snap judgment world, there’s one thing that will not only help you stand out from the competition, it’ll also help you live a happier, healthier life—Emotional Intelligence. While one’s IQ may get all the glory when it comes to success, the true unsung hero is your EQ. Studies show that people with higher EQs are more successful in business and life than those with average IQs and earn an average of $29,000 more.

In this episode, Brian shares the benefits of developing a high EQ, from improved communication skills and performance to increased empathy and understanding. He also shares how to increase your EQ every day. You’ll learn the five symptoms of low EQ, how focusing on others brings more joy, and why you should listen with your eyes.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The ability to connect with others and be socially savvy will help you stand out amongst your competition in business, will help you get further ahead on your job, will help you have better relationships and ultimately lead to a happier, more fulfilled life.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s just good to be good with people.” — Brian Buffini

“Do nothing out of vain or empty conceit. Rather, in humility, consider others more important than yourself.” —Philippians 2:3

“First seek to understand then be understood.” — Stephen Covey

“I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and, besides, the pig likes it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“In arguing too, the parson owned his skill. For even though vanquished he could argue still.” — Oliver Goldsmith

“It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or your failures are entirely your own.” — Paulo Coelho

“You’re not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.” — John Wooden

“Emotional intelligence is when you finally realize it’s not all about you.” — Peter Stark

“Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life; without it, it dies.” — Tony Gaskins

“Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry for?” — Robert Tew

“Your anger and emotional outbursts usually result when someone penetrates to the core of what you do not like about yourself or still cannot accept.” — Peter Sims

“The opposite of anger is not calmness, it’s empathy.” — Mehmet Oz

“Maturity is not when we begin speaking big things; it’s when we start understanding small things.” — Unknown

“Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” — Daniel Pink

“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding; true empathy. Yet listening of this very special kind is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.” — Carl Rogers

“Skilled communication changes everything.” — Brian Buffini

“The best minute you spend is the one where you invest in people.” — Ken Blanchard

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

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you’re able to give.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“You have to be present with yourself to be present with somebody else.” — Brian Buffini

“The basics make you extraordinary today.” — Brian Buffini

“Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” — Richard Branson

“Be kind whenever possible. It’s always possible.” — The Dalai Lama

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
TBBS Ep 14: Interview with Daniel Goleman

 

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May 29, 2018

“As a leader, you’re the tip of the spear for change.” — Greg Lucier 

One of the most successful CEOs in the U.S., Greg Lucier has led companies including General Electric, Life Technologies (now ThermoFisher Scientific) and NuVasive to success. However, what stands out most is how he’s handled the challenges he’s faced along the way.

In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini and Greg discuss success and leadership. Greg delves into his journey from the Philadelphia suburbs to Harvard Business School to his start at GE during the era of Jack Welch. He shares the three lessons he learned at GE, the biggest mistake he made during his transition to Life Technologies and the daily habits that keep him sharp and healthy.

You’ll learn the five must-have characteristics of successful leaders, why self-awareness is vital to becoming an effective leader, and the one thing parents must instill in their children in order for them to thrive. Whether you’re currently leading a business, an aspiring leader or raising future leaders, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Culture is actually teamwork. If you have a great team, you can be in a room with white walls and no pictures and actually feel awesome.” — Greg Lucier

“As a leader, you’re the tip of the spear for change.” — Greg Lucier

“Visions are easy to come up with; achieving them is hard.” — Greg Lucier

“The ability to understand abstract concepts will become critically important.” — Greg Lucier

“Leaders have the don’t quit mentality because they believe they matter and if they pull themselves out, it’s not going to work.” — Greg Lucier

“Our goal as elders is to create a world where kids leave their house and have a good launch. If nothing else, a good sense of self confidence. If parents aren’t thinking of that one thing to launch their kids, they’ve missed it all.” — Greg Lucier

“Transitions are important in your career; but always make sure you walk out the front door.” — Greg Lucier

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

 

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May 22, 2018

“Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill.” — Jim Rohn

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur, but they’re anxious and unsure of how or where to start. Brian Buffini has launched many businesses over the past few decades and understands these feelings.

In this episode, Brian breaks down the myths of success and explains three of the most common reasons half of small businesses fail within the first five years. He then outlines the three strategies to follow that will help you defeat the odds and build a business that lasts.

You’ll learn how your strengths and past successes reveal clues to business success, why it’s essential to find out what your target customers need, and why you shouldn’t imitate your idols, but study what makes them successful instead.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Being an entrepreneur is a mindset: You’re someone who wants to bet on yourself, believe in yourself, you have a desire to bring a product or service into the marketplace in a way that’s better, different, cheaper or faster than someone else.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re not really an entrepreneur until you’ve written a personal check to make payroll.” — Brian Buffini

“It is possible to fly without motors, but it’s not without knowledge or skill.” — Wilbur Wright

“Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill.” — Jim Rohn

“You’ve got to be more competitive than what somebody can find on the internet.” — Brian Buffini

“Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” — Warren Buffett

“You can’t take it personally if people aren’t loyal to you; they’re loyal to value.” — Brian Buffini

“People burn out when they follow the dollars and not their passion.” — Brian Buffini

“Follow your passion and the dollars will come.” — Brian Buffini

“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business, you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic.” — Michael Gerber

“Success leaves clues.” — Brian Buffini

“Be great at what you’re good at. Be a specialist, not a generalist.” — Brian Buffini

“Everyone’s a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole live believing that it’s stupid.” — Albert Einstein

“Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.” — A.G. Gaston

“If you define a problem correctly you almost have the solution.” — Steve Jobs

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

“Learn from the mistakes of others; you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” — Groucho Marx

“Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?” — Voltaire

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” — Andy Rooney

“There’s nothing like building and growing a business.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Built to Last by Jim Collins

 

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