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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

 

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Mint.com

PocketGuard

YouNeedABudget

Wally

Mvelopes

GoodBudget

Simple

Personal Capital

 

The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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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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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