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May 15, 2018

The power of your good name is ultimately the most valuable thing you have in your business.” — Brian Buffini

John D. Rockefeller was more than the oil tycoon who became the richest man in U.S. history; he was also a notable philanthropist who gave away more than $500 million over the course of his lifetime and founded the Rockefeller Foundation, whose mission is to promote the well-being of humanity all over the world. In this episode, Brian Buffini shares the 10 principles John D. Rockefeller lived by, which hung in his office for more than 55 years. Framed as “I believe” statements, these principles are as applicable today as they were when they first graced Rockefeller’s office. You’ll learn how the son of a conman went on to become a multi-billionaire, why Rockefeller celebrated the anniversary of his first job every year, the impact these principles had on future generations of the Rockefeller family and how you can adapt these “I Believe” principles into your life and pass on to future generations.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I often trembled when I asked myself the question, ‘What if I had not got that job?’” — John D. Rockefeller

“If every person I meet I believe is of supreme worth, it changes me, it changes my interactions and it changes how I go through my day.” — Brian Buffini

“As an immigrant, I always wanted to work hard so that my kids had the opportunity.” — Brian Buffini

“Contracts are only as good as the person that’s behind them. The power of your good name is ultimately the most valuable thing you have in your business.” — Brian Buffini

“The best part of the self-help business is to get people off of the ‘self’ part and into the ‘serve’ part.” — Brian Buffini

“They’ve built a fortune. They’ve given away a fortune. They’ve influenced our culture.” — Brian Buffini

“A life well-lived is a life where your values are translated into those who come after you and those who come after them.” — Brian Buffini

 

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May 8, 2018

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard; but do what is hard and your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

Les Brown’s inspiring story began when he and his brother were born in an abandoned building and adopted by a hardworking domestic worker named Mamie Brown. Dubbed “the dumb twin” by his classmates, Les only began to change his vision of himself when a teacher told him, “Someone’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.”

Since then, Les has been a radio personality, a politician and worked in the music business before becoming a heavily sought-after motivational speaker. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Les Brown and delves into his inspiring story.

You’ll learn why it’s essential to have a “hungry” mindset, what are “OQPs” and why you should surround yourself with them, why goal achievement is located far beyond your comfort zone and how a system will help you attain lasting success.

Les also offers a list of his past talks, located for free on YouTube, to watch and learn from. This episode is packed with information; you’ll want to listen to it several times to hear all of the inspirational nuggets Les Brown has to offer.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Judge a man or woman not by what they have accomplished but by what they had to overcome for their accomplishment.” — Booker T. Washington

“You’re never too old to learn and you’re never too young to teach.” — Les Brown

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I’m here because of two women: one gave me life, the other gave me love.” — Les Brown

“There are moments in life that can make you or break you.” — Les Brown

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou

“Living from a place of integrity is what it takes to become an entrepreneur.” — Les Brown

“You gotta be hongry.” — Les Brown

“The people who are ‘hungry’ will do the things others won’t do so they can have tomorrow the things that others won’t have.” — Les Brown

“Being average is not an option; you have to be extraordinary in order to be considered average.” — Les Brown

“I was ‘hongry’ even when I was no longer hungry.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t read the label if you’re locked in the box.” — Les Brown

“Part of being motivated is surrounding yourself with OQP—Only Quality People.” — Les Brown

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard; but do what is hard and your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“Don’t focus on what you don’t have. Focus on what you do have and strengthen that, develop strategic relationships and find a way.” — Mike Williams

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

“If the end comes for you, let it find you conquering a new mountain not sliding down an old one.” — Jim Rohn

“You don’t get in life what you want. You get in life what you are.” — Earl Nightingale

“In order to do something you’ve never done, you’ve got to become someone you’ve never been.” — Les Brown

“Today you either expand or you’re expendable.” — Les Brown

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

“Once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.” — Les Brown

“Do what you’re called to do.” — Les Brown

“We were not meant to work for a living, but to live our making and our making will make our living.” — Les Brown

“Life is about experimenting and finding out ‘what is your sweet spot?’” — Les Brown

“If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.” —Carter Godwin Woodson

“In life you will always be faced with a series of God-ordained opportunities, brilliantly disguised as problems and challenges.” — Charles Udall

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Road to Your Best Stuff by Mike Williams
Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit by Norman Cousins
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

 

Les Brown videos to watch on YouTube:

Les Brown Speaking at the Georgia Dome
It’s not over until you win!
It’s possible
Getting Unstuck
Change your mindset

 

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May 1, 2018

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

The Brian Buffini Show celebrates its 100th episode by shining a spotlight on the timeless tips and strategies of five of the past episodes. You’ll learn more about the seven things that keep us from making it big in America, the importance of making decisions that are congruent with your values, how patience can help us build wealth, Brian and Beverly Buffini’s secret to maintaining a strong relationship with your spouse or significant other and how to pursue the best version of yourself. This is sure to help you rekindle your motivation and prompt you to revisit the episodes mentioned to delve more deeply into the topic.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing

“Inconsistent work ethic will turn up inconsistent earnings, inconsistent earnings will not avail of opportunity, not avail of opportunity will absolutely undermine any attempts to go build your own fortune and make it big in America.” — Brian Buffini

“When you catch yourself complaining, what it’s exposing is the creeping sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“The best type of real estate in the world is free and clear of any debt.” — Brian Buffini

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” — Warren Buffett

“When your values are clear, your decisions are easy.” — Brian Buffini

“Be so committed to your values that when other people’s judgment of you comes, understand that’s the price you pay.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Episode 062: How to Make it Big in America, Part 1

Episode 025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind

Episode 036: The One Decision that Makes You a Millionaire

Episode 016: Love & Marriage with Beverly Buffini

Episode 041: Align, Unwind and Remember What Matters Most

 

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Apr 24, 2018

“If you believe business is built on relationships, make building them your business.” — Scott Stratten

Named one of the “Top 5 Social Media Influencers of the World” by Forbes Magazine, best-selling author Scott Stratten began developing the concept of “unmarketing” as a band manager and promoter in Toronto. However, it wasn’t until the recession that he honed his message and became the leading expert on digital and social media marketing. In this episode, Brian interviews Scott and delves into how a chance viewing of a Les Brown speech inspired him to get into motivational speaking, his early career in human resources and what led him to turn traditional marketing and selling strategies on their head and cultivate the ‘un’: unmarketing, unbranding and unselling. You’ll learn several strategies for building a following on social media, the dos and don’ts of promoting in your relationships and how great service separates you from your competition, both big and small. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools to connect better on all levels with your clients.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“All marketing was push and pray. Mine was pull and stay.” — Scott Stratten

“Are we storytellers or teachers?” — Scott Stratten

“If you make enough noise, people will come calling.” — Scott Stratten

“The community will wrap themselves around you when they think you’re one of them.” — Scott Stratten

“You’ve got to invest in people before you make a withdrawal.” — Brian Buffini

“Networking is the long term.” — Scott Stratten

“I want to be the catalyst for conversation.” — Scott Stratten

“Go with your grain. Know what works for you.” — Scott Stratten

“I want to heighten my strengths. I’ll outsource my weaknesses.” — Scott Stratten

“Just because you’ve done it doesn’t mean you’ve done it right” — Scott Stratten

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

“If the number one driver of your business is referrals, you increase your referrals by making yourself more referable.” — Scott Stratten

“You can’t outspend and out-innovate a big brand, but you can out-service them.” — Scott Stratten

“Make your focus to connect as strongly as possible to people.” — Scott Stratten

“If you just listen, you’ve already separated yourself.” — Scott Stratten

 

Learn more about Scott Stratten

Website: http://www.unmarketing.com/

Podcast: UnPodcast

Books by Scott Stratten: UnMarketingUnBrandingUnSelling

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Simon Sinek—Leaders Eat Last
Permission Marketing—Seth Godin
The 50 Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford
Messy by Tim Harford
How to Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman

 

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Apr 17, 2018

“Motivation needs to justify why we’re doing what we’re doing.” — Brian Buffini

Although many of us aspire to make lasting changes in our lives, our motivation often doesn’t last and we land back at square one. What’s the secret to maintaining motivation? In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of motivation, from what it is (and isn’t) to why we need it to succeed. You’ll learn the difference between motivation and inspiration, why most people fear success more than failure, and three fool-proof ways to get and stay motivated, including getting a coach or accountability partner. If you’ve been thinking about getting a coach, visit buffiniandcompany.com/ccs or call 800-945-3485 extension 2 for a complimentary coaching session.

Since goals are a major part of maintaining motivation, download the free goal-setting resource mentioned in the episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“All permanent lasting change starts on the inside and works its way into the outside.” — Lou Tice

“Motivation is external applications that can seep into your heart, mind and soul.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Motivation needs to justify why we’re doing what we’re doing.” — Brian Buffini

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

“There’s a secret to success that all these men and women have showed me… A definite major purpose”

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

“Wealth doesn’t create character is a person, it reveals it.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” — Jack Canfield

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Eriksson

“There’s only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve. That’s the fear of failure.” –Paulo Coehlo

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“It’s not failure itself that holds you back, it’s the fear of failure that paralyzes you.” –Brian Tracy

“Sometimes it’s good to find motivation through the negative consequences.” — Brian Buffini

“The key to motivation is being a role model.” — Brian Buffini

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

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” –Proverbs 27:17

“There are three things we can’t have: we can’t have complacency, we can’t have selfishness and we can’t lose our accountability.” — Nick Saban

“Tracking is an objective standard.” — Brian Buffini

“I often say that when you can measure what you’re speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it. But when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind. We have to measure and track or we can’t improve.” — Lord Kelvin

“Share the Gospel at all times, but only use words if absolutely necessary.” — St. Francis of Assisi

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Dawn the Dreamer and the Feather Field by Sarah Joy Wester

 

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Apr 10, 2018

“Formal education can make you a living, but self-development will make you a fortune.”  — Brian Buffini

Before Brian Buffini became a wealthy and influential business leader, he was a struggling, recent immigrant living in San Diego with a goal to become successful. Over lunch with successful people from his church, he was urged to read “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason. Written as a series of short stories in the Denver Post during the 1920s, “The Richest Man of Babylon” is comprised of several short stories, the main story centering on a man named Arkad and his journey to achieving wealth. In this episode, Brian shares the story of Arkad and the timeless lessons of financial significance he learned from a wealthy moneylender named Algamish. You’ll learn why it’s essential to keep at least 10 percent of what you earn, the three steps of smart financial management and the magic of compound interest. Wealthy people didn’t become rich by luck or chance; in most cases, they established good financial habits, prepared for the right opportunities and focused on the ultimate goal of achieving wealth.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I attribute this book to jumpstarting me on the road to financial success more than anything else I’ve ever done.” — Brian Buffini

“Formal education can make you a living, but self-development make you a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If you have not acquired more than a bare existence in the years since we were youths, it is because you have either failed to learn the laws that govern the building of wealth or else you do not observe them.” — Arkad in The Richest Man in Babylon

“I found the road to wealth when I decided that a part of all I earn was mine to keep.” — Algamish in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Every gold piece you save is a slave to work for you. Every copper it earns is its child that can also earn for you. If you would become wealthy, then what you save must earn and its children must earn and its children’s children must earn.” — Algamish in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Wealth, like a tree, grows like a tiny seed.” — Algamish in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.” — Arkad in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“Willpower is but the unflinching power to carry a task you set for yourself to fulfillment.” — Arkad in “The Richest Man in Babylon”

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

“Never abdicate your financial decisions to someone else.” — 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

 

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

 

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Apr 3, 2018

“A personal note says the right words at the right time to the right person.” — Brian Buffini

Personal notes are powerful. At a time when many of us rarely receive items aside from bills, magazines, and junk mail, a handwritten personal note is sure to stand out. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the impact personal notes have had on his business and shares tips to help you incorporate it as part of your morning habit. You’ll learn why personal notes are so effective, seven surefire steps to help you get started when you’re just not sure what to write, and how a personal note may help you land your next job or client. Build better relationships with your clients, family, friends, and people you meet with the help of a personal note. By the end of the episode, you’ll be setting goals and building the habit of writing them every day.

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There isn’t only one key to success; but nothing in my business has taken less time, cost less money and produced bigger results than a personal note.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a lifestyle for me to write personal notes. It’s as much a part of who I am as what I do.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s simple to do, but it’s easy to put off.” — Brian Buffini

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

 

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Mar 27, 2018

“It’s about finding the unique strengths of the individual that’s in front of you and drawing out the best potential in them.” — Dave McGhee

Coaching is one of the fastest growing industries. Everyone from new small business owners to successful CEOs seeks a coach to help them achieve their goals and drive their businesses forward. In addition to providing accountability, a coach can help you see the big picture and stick with a system. In this Take-Over Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini interviews Buffini & Company Vice President of Coaching, Dave McGhee. A long-time coach at Buffini & Company, Dave shares how he got into real estate and coaching and delves into why everyone needs a coach. You’ll learn the three primary things a coach can offer, the biggest mistake people make when they’re trying to handle feelings of overwhelm in their businesses, and how a coach can help you at all levels of business, whether you’re just starting out or you want to take your business to the level of lasting significance.

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s about finding the unique strengths of the individual that’s in front of you and drawing out the best potential in them.” — Dave McGhee

“Our business gets a lot bigger when I invite someone else in to look at the same problem.” — Dermot Buffini

“All growth comes from discomfort.” — Dave McGhee

“In a coaching relationship, it is a relationship. But it can’t become all about the relationship” — Dave McGhee

“Clients who have been with us for years are constantly growing.” — Dave McGhee

“There’s a difference between high achievement and high performance.” — Dave McGhee

“It takes a special person to be a coach.” — Dave McGhee

“If you follow the sequence of success, you’ll achieve any goal you want to achieve.” — Dave McGhee

“We see the world the way we do but that’s not the only way to see the world.” — Dave McGhee

“You learn from whatever you do and then you adjust” — Dave McGhee

 

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Mar 20, 2018

“This is content that shaped and challenged my thinking and spurred me on to greater and greater success.” — Brian Buffini

Although Og Mandino went on to become an inspirational writer and founder of what became Success Magazine, he wasn’t always successful. An insurance salesman by profession, his alcoholism caused his relationship with his wife and child to suffer. When he hit rock bottom, he was inspired to live after hearing a choir sing “Amazing Grace” at a cathedral and dedicated himself to writing. This daily habit eventually became “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines ten of the scrolls included in Og’s seminal work, which helped Brian shape his own thinking and encouraged him to succeed. By reading over these 10 affirmations each day for 30 days, you’ll begin to reshape your thinking; if you review them every day for 10 months, you’ll reshape your life.

Also, go to Buffiniandcompany.com/ccs for your complimentary coaching session.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This is content that shaped and challenged my thinking and spurred me on to greater and greater success.” — Brian Buffini

“I will form good habits and become their slave.” — Og Mandino

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” –Paulo Coelho

“Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life, but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men.” — Og Mandino

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde

“I will try and try again. Each obstacle I will consider a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession. I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.” — Og Mandino

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin

“I’m not on this earth by chance, I’m here for a purpose. That purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.” — Og Mandino

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out.” — Dr. Seuss

“Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.” — Og Mandino

“If I feel depressed, I will sing. If I feel depressed, I will laugh. If I feel ill, I’ll double my labor. If I feel fear, I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior, I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain, I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent, I will remember past successes. If I feel insignificant, I will remember my goals. Today I will master of my emotions.” — Og Mandino

“You must be the master of your emotions if you wish to live in peace. For he who can control himself becomes free.” –Les Brown

“So long as I can laugh, I never will be poor.” — Og Mandino

“The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” — Mark Twain

“There is little success where there is little laughter.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” — Victor Hugo

“Never will I be of concern that my goals are too high.” — Og Mandino

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” — Albert Einstein

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso

“I ask not for gold or garments or even opportunities; instead guide me so that I may acquire ability equal to my opportunities.” — Og Mandino

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Free Download
“The 10 Ancient Scrolls for Success”

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
TBBS ep 068: Tuesdays with Mitch, an interview with Mitch Albom

 

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Mar 13, 2018

“If you talk to a man in a language that he understands, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

Technology makes communicating with family, friends and clients easier than ever before; however, it’s also made it more difficult to connect with one another. As a result, we encounter misunderstandings with those around us because we’re not connecting with them on their terms. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Kevin Buffini, head of the Heritage Profile team at Buffini & Company to discuss the common sales and communication styles we share. Kevin not only outlines how to identify which styles we belong to, he also offers tips to help us communicate better with those of the opposite style. You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of each style, how our style and the way we perceive things impacts how we react, and the one phrase to use to clear up any miscommunication. Learn to communicate better with family and clients alike so you can deepen your relationships with them.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can’t be a good leader without managing yourself first.” — Brian Buffini

“Communication is at an all-time high, connection is at an all-time low.” — Kevin Buffini

“Everybody likes people watching, but not everyone knows what they’re looking at.” — Kevin Buffini

“Feelings without facts create fiction.” — Kevin Buffini

“Learn what your style is so you can manage it.” — Kevin Buffini

“You’ll always be dominant in your communication style, but you can learn to think from another perspective.” — Kevin Buffini

“Competence reassures, but character refers.” — Kevin Buffini

“If you want to have great relationships with people you have to get past expecting the world to work the way you work.” — Brian Buffini

“If you talk to a man that he understands, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

 

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Mar 6, 2018

“Your purpose will be revealed; it’s an elimination process, not a selection process.” — Brian Buffini

Although the strange times we live in have led many of us to feel this is the worst time to be alive, the reality is the American self-development movement has led to decades of unprecedented growth. In fact, there’s more room for opportunity and success than ever before, no matter what the media or anyone says. In this episode, recorded at MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini delves into the cause of our stress and anxiety about the world today and offers his solution to help us cultivate an optimistic perspective—personal growth. Brian explains the evolution of personal development in America, starting with Russell Conwell and his ground-breaking work, “Acres of Diamonds” and delves into the lives and work of the people who followed him, including Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino, and Brian Tracy. You’ll learn why personal development has been so critical to the personal and economic growth of the U.S., why there are more opportunities to succeed now than ever before and how to put the timeless, basic principles into action in your life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to turn off the endless stream of doom and gloom and turn to the writings and speeches of America’s great personal growth leaders.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your purpose will be revealed; it’s an elimination process, not a selection process.”
— Brian Buffini

“America has a core competency of personal growth and development that builds its people.” — Brian Buffini

“I am here today because I committed myself to the unrelenting pursuit of growth as a person.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s more opportunity than ever before and it’s all about putting the good stuff in.”
— Brian Buffini

“We’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything you need is in your database. Everything you want is with your current opportunities.” — 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
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brand
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
“The Greatest Secrets of Success” Youtube video by Og Mandino
The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

Listen to the Full Episodes Brian Mentions in the Podcast:

TBBS episode 061:
The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

TBBS episode 066:
Interview with Brian Tracy – The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 1

TBBS episode 067:
Interview with Brian Tracy – The Living Legend of Personal Growth Part 2

 

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Feb 27, 2018

“There are no secrets to success, but there are common themes.” — Dermot Buffini

Over the past year, Dermot Buffini has been taking over The Brian Buffini Show once a month to interview leaders and experts in a variety of fields to cover topics including business, money and personal growth. In this episode, Dermot reflects on the lessons learned from three of his guests and offers further insight to adopt in business and life. You’ll listen to RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger explain how small successes helped launch RE/MAX into the real estate powerhouse it is today; Dave Ramsey delves into the topic of money and the correlation between generosity and wealth; and Mike Foster explores the process of self-care and offers tips to help leaders slow down and take care of their emotions for the benefit of their health, businesses and loved ones. By the end of the episode you’ll be inspired to put what you’ve learned into action.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You build on small successes, then you have big successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

“If you can be holistically intentional, it gives you the whole picture and see ‘how does this fit in with it?’” — Dave Ramsey

“There’s a high correlation between generosity and financial success.” — Dave Ramsey

“Make sure you tell your money where to go before you wonder where it went.” — Dave Ramsey

“Life is a process of healing and transformation.” — Mike Foster

“Self-care isn’t selfish; self-care is strategic.” — Mike Foster

“If you love what you’re doing, take care of yourself so you can do it for a long time.” — Mike Foster

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Listen to the Full Episodes with Today’s Featured Guests:

TBBS episode 039: Billion Dollar Insights with Dave Liniger
TBBS episode 046: Acting Your Wage with Dave Ramsey
TBBS episode 075: Your Second Change with Mike Foster

 

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Feb 20, 2018

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

One of the most common questions Brian Buffini has heard over the past two decades is “How can I build a business that lasts?” Changes in technology and culture make it feel as if life is moving faster than ever. If you’re like most entrepreneurs and business leaders, you may fear your success will be short-lived; you may worry you’ll be replaced when the next big thing comes along. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the sure-fire solution to building a business that lasts—an adherence to the fundamentals. You’ll learn why relationships are the key to building a strong, successful business; how excellent service will allow you to stand out from the competition and the reason it’s essential to continue to keep your skills sharp. Shore up your business to last, regardless of the changes in the market.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“The purpose of the technology is to support the fundamentals, not replace them.” — Brian Buffini

“What I know for sure is that in life and in business, relationships matter.” — Oprah

“If you believe business is built on relationships, then make building them your business.” — Scott Stratten

“When you invest time in your relationships, people understand you’ve given them the greatest gift.” — Brian Buffini

“Time is the most valuable resource we have.” — Brian Buffini

“Achieving incredible success means using your time wisely, not watching it pass you by.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to create relationships that endure with your customers, investing time is key.” — Brian Buffini

“The greatest gift you can give another human being is the gift of your attention.” — Daniel Goleman

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Matthew 6:21

“Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” — Og Mandino

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

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

 

Mentioned in the episode
Unmarketing by Scott Stratten

 

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Feb 13, 2018

“The road to success has more than speedbumps; it has detours.” — Brian Buffini

What keeps most people from succeeding? Although the specifics vary by person, the reasons fall into one (or more) of three categories. In this episode, Brian outlines the three biggest threats to success and offers solutions to help you overcome them. You’ll learn how digital distractions prevent you from achieving success; why your social connections not only help you live longer, but also improve your chances for reaching your potential; and how drift often leads us into unhappiness and prevents us from thriving in all areas of life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be prepared and inspired to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Nobody sets a goal to screw up their life.” — Brian Buffini

“These threats are growing precipitously by the day in our world.” — Brian Buffini

“The road to success has more than speedbumps; it has detours.” — Brian Buffini

“The greatest gift you can give to another human being is your attention.” — Brian Buffini

“Stand out with service by being fully present.” — Brian Buffini

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

“Your closest relationships deserve your full attention.” — Brian Buffini

“Human beings do better together” — Brian Buffini

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

“We need relationships to grow. We don’t grow in isolation; we develop in the context of fellowship.” — Rick Warren

“The deadliest threat is drift. It’s a slow, silent killer.” — Brian Buffini

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

 

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Feb 6, 2018

“The people who achieve any level of success are the ones who said ‘I’m gonna go for it.'” — Carey Lohrenz

The daughter of a Marine pilot, Carey Lohrenz dreamed of becoming a pilot herself. Although she put in the hard work and performed at the top of her class, it took an Act of Congress to achieve her dream of becoming an F-14 Tomcat pilot. Through it all, she kept the advice of her father in mind: “The people who tell you ‘you can’t’ and the people who tell you ‘you won’t’ are usually the ones who are most afraid that you will.” In this episode, Brian asks Carey about her journey to becoming the first female Tomcat pilot. Carey delves into the adversities she faced and the lessons learned along the way. You’ll learn the role mindset plays in achieving success, the reason we need to change our perception of successful people, the three Ps of success and why continuous learning is essential.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“How do you achieve a dream when there’s nobody who looks like you modeling the way forward?” — Carey Lohrenz

“If you say you want something, you have to be willing to show up when it’s no longer fun.” — Carey Lohrenz

“We have this perception that people who have been successful in different fields had it easier.” — Carey Lohrenz

“There are people in your life that’ll say ‘this isn’t a good idea’ in a protective and loving way, but it eats up at us.” — Carey Lohrenz

“You can’t be courageous 24-hours a day. You need to have just enough courage in the moments that matter to throw it in there and go for it.” — Carey Lohrenz

“It’s figuring out when you get into these pockets of adversity what piece you can control and move forward in spite of it.” — Carey Lohrenz

“High performers have multiple failures, but if you operate ethically and stay relentless, you cannot be beat.” — Carey Lohrenz

“The people who achieve any level of success are the ones who said ‘I’m gonna go for it.’” — Carey Lohrenz

“The more you plan, and plan effectively, you can reduce your execution errors.” — Carey Lohrenz

“Even though our performance today might be good; tomorrow will be a little bit better.” — Carey Lohrenz

“As soon as you’ve stopped learning, you backslide so fast you don’t see it coming.” — Carey Lohrenz

“When you’re debriefing, it’s not about who is right; it’s about what is right.” — Carey Lohrenz

“The people who tell you ‘you can’t’ and the people who tell you ‘you won’t’ are usually the ones who are most afraid that you will.” — Bob, Carey’s father

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
Learn more about Carey Lohrenz
Website: careylohrenz.com
Book: Fearless Leadership by Carey Lohrenz

 

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Jan 30, 2018

“In order for the business to thrive, we had to exceed our customer’s expectations, not merely meet them.” — Brian Buffini

One of the many lessons Brian Buffini learned working for his family’s decorating business when he was growing up in Ireland was to do more than you’re paid for. Surpassing customers’ expectations often led to happier customers and more work. In this episode, Brian shares eight timeless tips for exceeding customer expectations with the unexpected extras. The principles are timeless and can be incorporated by anyone at any level of their career. You’ll learn why a positive attitude can make all the difference, the top complaint of unhappy customers and how to avoid it, and why following up is important to building strong client relationships. By the end of the episode, you’ll be equipped to exceed your clients’ expectations.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Energy begets energy and positivity begets positivity. Bring both to your interactions and you’ll create good feeling wherever you go.” — Brian Buffini

“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.” –Samuel Coleridge

“A smile costs nothing, but it makes a huge difference.” — Brian Buffini

“Giving people good energy is an unexpected extra that helps you stand out amongst the competition.” — Brian Buffini

“No wonder we respond well when people make eye contact with us. It suggests that they are listening, that they are present to us and that they are taking us in. It suggests that they care about us.” —  Michael Ellsberg

“Gratitude is great attitude.” — Zig Ziglar

“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservice.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Seek first to understand, and then be understood.” — Stephen Covey

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.” –Wilson Mizner

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest, most important sound in any language.” — Dale Carnegie

“The value of a promise is the cost, to you, of keeping your word.” — Brian Tracy

“When your customers know you care enough to remember the details, your business becomes special enough to share with their friends and families.” — Brian Buffini

“Paying attention to the simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.” — Henry Ford

 

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Jan 23, 2018

“Customer service is your job, but sales and marketing is your business.” — Brian Buffini

Although Brian Buffini has started more than 45 successful businesses, he’s learned more from the few that failed than from all the ones that succeeded. In this episode, Brian shares what he’s learned from these failures  and offers the ultimate key to building a lasting, successful small business. You’ll learn the top ten mistakes entrepreneurs and business owners make when starting and building a small business, why a successful business is like a  three-legged stool and how doing the small things every day is crucial to growing a thriving business.  To learn more about the Win the Day Formula, download your worksheet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There’s a lot to be learned from the shared experience of people who’ve made a few mistakes and learned from it.” — Brian Buffini

“When you do your forecast, double your expenses, halve your projected income and double the amount of time everything is going to take.” — Brian Buffini

“The things you did in your past, help launch your future.” — Brian Buffini

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

“It’s okay to make mistakes; you just don’t want to make the fatal ones.” — Brian Buffini

“All three legs of the stool are vital, but they’re not all equally weighted.” — Brian Buffini

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

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

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Taking Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

 

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Jan 16, 2018

“If you stay curious about how to serve people, then you can uncover opportunities to allow you to serve them.” — Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher has been dubbed “The female Jerry McGuire” and represented some of the top names in sports, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball coach Tom Izzo. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, J’aime Nowak asks Molly about her dream of becoming a sports agent and delves into the experiences and lessons she’s learned that have helped her become so successful in the business. Molly shares the influence her hard-working family had on your along the way and continue to have in her life; a few of the key experiences that shaped her early on and what it was like to break into sports management as a woman. You’ll learn the three keys of connecting with people you’d like to develop a relationship with; the traits and challenges of the most successful people and how to achieve work-life balance. She also shares her best tips for negotiation that are sure to help you get what you want and build relationships along the way. This episode is so chock-full of great information, you’ll want to listen to it several times.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My father taught me success is something you have to wait for; it doesn’t all happen at once.” — Molly Fletcher

“It’s important that kids stay in love with whatever they’re doing because they learn so much more than whatever their sports record is.” — Molly Fletcher

“The ability to be coachable is key.” — Molly Fletcher

“If you stay curious about how to serve people, then you can uncover opportunities to allow you to serve them.” — Molly Fletcher

“You’ve got to have the courage to ask the questions and then you’ve got to be able to listen and then absorb that feedback.” — Molly Fletcher

“My goal at every meeting was to get them to like me enough and respect me enough to either help me or hire me.” — Molly Fletcher

“People want to help people and work with people they like.” — Molly Fletcher

“You got to deliver a tremendous amount of value for people put up with any of the negative off the field.” — Molly Fletcher

“How could I anchor every single division of the company, from a sports perspective, to a really amazing character person.” — Molly Fletcher

“Authentically give to those people who are helping you without expecting anything back. They’ll begin to feel they want to help you.” — Molly Fletcher

“How can I identify gaps in their lives that they don’t see?” — Molly Fletcher

“If they like you, they’ll want to help you. If you do your research, they’ll respect you.” — Molly Fletcher

“When you connect you can parent better; when you connect, you can lead better. The days are filled with opportunities to connect.” — Molly Fletcher

“Balance is a product of clarity. The more clarity you have, the more you can determine what to say yes or no to. The by-product of that is balance.” — Molly Fletcher

“When we get in the heads and the hearts of people who mean the most to us in our lives, we can serve them better.” — Molly Fletcher

“Negotiation is about getting on the same side of the table and connecting. They’re conversations about how you can pull it together.” — Molly Fletcher

“If we don’t separate our personal self from our business self, we can feel like we’re not worth anything if there’s trouble on the business side.” — Molly Fletcher

“There’s a difference between achievement and fulfillment.” — Molly Fletcher

“Purpose is usually anchored in service.” — Molly Fletcher

 

Learn more about Molly Fletcher
Website: MollyFletcher.com
Podcast Game Changers with Molly Fletcher
The Winner’s Guide to Negotiating by Molly Fletcher

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Books by Patrick Lencioni including Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

 

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Jan 9, 2018

“I never want to let my priorities become casualties.” — J’aime Nowak

Top producing real estate agent, superstar recruiter, successful broker, dynamic speaker, wife, mother: J’aime Nowak has achieved a lot in life, but what people might not know is she’s dealt with a lot of pain and challenges as well, from leaving her Rhode Island hometown with her family to build a new life in Arizona to the untimely passing of her husband when she was only 31. However, through it all, she’s maintained a positive attitude centered on one thing: Gratitude. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews J’aime and delves into her journey, including the highs and the lows she’s faced along the way and her tips for surviving (and later thriving) when life hands you a curveball. You’ll learn why making a choice is an essential first step in the healing process, the best approach for turning around a struggling business and how setting a 15-minute meeting with yourself each morning, before everyone in the house wakes up, can set the tone for the entire day. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired, motivated to succeed and ready to express more gratitude in your life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I had to be a leader for the people who were with me so I could be a role model.” — J’aime Nowak

“It all comes down to making a choice.” — J’aime Nowak

“I had to figure it out and decide if I was going to die spiritually right with him or if I would get up.” — J’aime Nowak

“You have to make that decision to get up and take action. I’m not talking about massive action—the small steps.” — J’aime Nowak

“Don’t go it alone. The worst thing you can do is isolate yourself.” — J’aime Nowak

“It’s about focusing on the good and deciding how we’re going to come out of it.” — J’aime Nowak

“You were put here for a purpose. You’re still here, no matter what has happened.” — J’aime Nowak

“When you get knocked back a couple of steps, get up and take a step in the right direction.” — J’aime Nowak

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn
Living an Inspired Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

 

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Jan 2, 2018

“Resolutions don’t work; you have to work.” — Brian Buffini

Studies show fewer people set New Year’s resolutions now than ever before. Why? They feel resolutions don’t work. It’s not enough to have the intention; you have to put the work in as well. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains why this is the case and outlines three steps to take to launch your year in the right direction toward success. You’ll learn the importance of making decisions, the one thing successful people do to help them achieve their S.M.A.R.T. goals, why forward momentum begins with one step, and why it’s important to get help along the way. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to set goals and motivated to achieve them in 2018.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Resolutions don’t work; you have to work.” — Brian Buffini

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Destiny and choice collide when you made a decision.” — Brian Buffini

“A goal that’s written is seven times more likely to come about than one that is just in your mind.” — Brian Buffini

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

Failures act as if they had a thousand years to live.” — Og Mandino

“When a person feels momentum, they start killing it.” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you can do ten days, you’ll feel different. You’ll build momentum and that’s something you can build on.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t focus on the mountain; focus on the step.” — Brian Buffini

“We have to be humble enough to understand our own best thinking can get us into trouble, so we get help.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran

 

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Dec 26, 2017

“Everything you’ve done up until now will help you get to where you need to go.” — Brian Buffini

We all have dreams—things we want to achieve or accomplish that will make our lives and the lives of our families better. Many of us, though, lose sight of our dreams for a variety of reasons. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini shares the power of dreams. He illustrates his case using the example of legendary American actor, Jimmy Stewart, who dreamed of building airplanes, and eventually, was able to fly in combat during World War II. You’ll learn the five benefits of having a dream and the most common reasons people abandon their dreams. Most importantly, by the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to reclaim your dreams and devise a way to make them a reality.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline.” — Vince Lombardi

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” -John Muir

“If we all did things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” -Thomas Edison

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

“Your tomorrow builds upon today.” –Joe Niego

“Everything you’ve done up until now will help you get to where you need to go.” — Brian Buffini

“You have acres of diamonds beneath your feet.” — Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” — Yogi Berra

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — GK Chesterton

“I’ve had a wonderful life. I thank God for it.” — Jimmy Stewart

 

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Dec 18, 2017

“The deeper you dig, the larger the diamond.” — Brian Buffini

The foundation of the personal development field rests upon the work of several people. Although Napoleon Hill is often seen as the grandfather of the movement, Earl Nightingale, Maxwell Maltz and Dorothea Brande have all make their mark in their own ways. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini outlines the most important pearls of wisdom from these three influential thinkers. Not only does he share more about their lives, he also explains the meaning behind their timeless wisdom. You’ll learn more about the role our thoughts play in what we become, why failure shouldn’t be feared and why success is often a matter of imagination.

You’ll also learn more about the twelve disciplines Dorothea Brande outlines to become successful.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The deeper you dig, the larger the diamond.” — Brian Buffini

“The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.” — Earl Nightingale

“Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” — Earl Nightingale

“Everything begins with an idea.” — Earl Nightingale

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” — Earl Nightingale

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious and nurture with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.” — Earl Nightingale

“Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.” — Maxwell Maltz

“To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.” — Maxwell Maltz

“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” — Maxwell Maltz

“You can’t be afraid to fail.” — Brian Buffini

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face.” — Dorothea Brande

“Old habits are strong and jealous.” — Dorothea Brande

“Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.” — Dorothea Brande

“Success leaves clues and it’s the same thing every time.” — Brian Buffini

“Man’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.” — Dorothea Brande

“By going over your day in imagination before you begin, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.” — Dorothea Brande

 

Mentioned in the episode:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Wake up and Live! A Formula for Success by Dorothea Brande

 

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Dec 12, 2017

“Everything you need is underneath your nose. It’s also in your head and your heart.” — Brian Buffini

The Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life is more than a feel-good holiday classic starring Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart; it’s main intention is to offer a heaping dose of encouragement to those who are feeling discouraged. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit 2017, Brian Buffini delves into what causes us to feel discouraged from time to time and reveals five encouraging ways to change your perspective and make your life wonderful. You’ll learn how comfort and our society foster feelings of entitlement, the common symptoms of discouragement and the tools you can use to feel more encouraged and optimistic about life. ‘Tis the season for gratitude and reflection; this episode will help you appreciate what you have and encourage you to find your purpose.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The purpose of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life is to encourage the discouraged.” — Brian Buffini

“Everything you need is underneath your nose. It’s also in your head and your heart.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Every life was designed to do something.” — Brian Buffini

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

“Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Koenig

“We’ve become a culture that’s addicted to comfort and with that comfort comes a sense of entitlement.” — Brian Buffini

“When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” — Viktor Frankl

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

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu

“The world is nothing but a great desire to live and a great dissatisfaction with living.” — Heraclitus

“Everything you complain about is something you think you’re entitled to.” — Brian Buffini

“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own.” — Blaise Pascal

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” –Romans 12:2

“Renewing your mind is not refreshing your screen.” — Brian Buffini

“A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.” — Proverbs 15:1

“Diamond minds; soft hearts.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” — Harry S. Truman

“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.”-Elvis Presley

“When you get to the end of yourself, it’s good to have something to believe in.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you dig, the bigger the diamonds.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” — from The Shawshank Redemption

“Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.” — Richard Friedman

“When you get exposure, your world gets bigger.” — Brian Buffini

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” — John Wesley

 

Mentioned in the episode:
The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern

 

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Dec 5, 2017

“In the moment, you’ve got to keep breathing.” — Dr. David Levy

Many people feel stressed and burned out from time to time. Our fast-paced, tech-driven culture makes it difficult to relax and unwind at the end of the day. And, although the holiday season is filled with joy and fun, it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year. Between tying up loose ends before the end of the year at work, planning holiday parties and traveling to visit family and friends, it can leave people feeling frazzled and on-edge. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini talks to Dr. David Levy, neurosurgeon and bestselling author of “Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer…One Patient at a Time.” Dr. Levy discusses why he became a cerebrovascular surgeon and explains the effects of stress on the brain. You’ll learn why stress turns adults into fiery two-year-olds, the impact our phones and technology have on our brains and stress levels, and why breathing is the ultimate stress buster. Dr. Levy shares his tips for eliminating stress and finding calm in our daily lives and also offers great advice for enhancing relationships with our loved ones that we all can use during this festive season. Turn off your smartphone’s notifications, take a few deep breaths and let Dr. Levy help you tackle stress more effectively.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I’ve always been driven to do the most difficult thing.” — Dr. David Levy

“Confidence helps you know you can do it; you know you can figure it out.” — Dr. David Levy

“In the moment, you’ve got to keep breathing.” — Dr. David Levy

“We’re unaware of how much stress we’re under.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you’re under stress, you want something but you can’t have it; you have to exert your self-control.” — Dr. David Levy

“Be aware of what’s going on in your body and take a few moments to breathe.” — Dr. David Levy

“Long-term living under stress shrinks parts of your brain.” — Dr. David Levy

“The behavioral problems have to do with the fact that we have poor relationships. We’re not handling things as well as we think so we become overstimulated.” — Dr. David Levy

“The brain needs stimulation, but it also needs the quiet.” — Dr. David Levy

“Everyone wants attention and they’re looking for attention from the important people.” — Dr. David Levy

“The reason you have stress, ultimately, is because whatever you’re stressed about means something to you. It’s important that your will works out in that situation.” — Dr. David Levy

“People can’t give you what they don’t have.” — Dr. David Levy

“When we measure grace to our parents, we don’t have to live in shame and guilt anymore.” — Dr. David Levy

“Forgiveness is not saying it didn’t matter; it’s saying I’m not going to look to them to pay that debt anymore.” — Dr. David Levy

“Know your motivations. If you know your motivations, it makes you wise.” — Dr. David Levy

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer…One Patient at a Time by Dr. David Levy
Dr. David Levy website: http://drdlevy.com/
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

 

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Nov 28, 2017

“In order to have a wonderful life, you have to persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

What does it take to live a wonderful life? According to Beverly Buffini, it takes six principles, applied daily. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s Mastermind Summit™, Beverly shares the six principles that help us lead wonderful lives and offers tips and examples to inspire us to apply them. You’ll learn why it’s essential to persevere in the moment and how it prepares you for the future, the power of choice in any circumstance we face, and why consistency truly is key. Make life wonderful with these timeless lessons.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A setback is a setup for a comeback.” — Joe Niego

“In order to have a wonderful life, you have to persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

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

“We were going to be back because we knew the value of persevering in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“When you persevere in the moment, you’re building up for the next moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“Every person has the potential to persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

“There is light through those dark tunnels.” — Beverly Buffini

“Sometimes we need people to help us through those dark places.” — Beverly Buffini

“May your choices reflect your hopes, and not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela

“We have the power of choice. We can’t control what happens to us, but we still have the power of choice.” — Beverly Buffini

“When we make choices that help other people, we too can live a wonderful life.” — Beverly Buffini

“If consistency can build a family, then consistency can build a business.” — Beverly Buffini

“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and don’t let the valleys get too low.” — John Wooden

“With consistency there’s trust.” — Beverly Buffini

“If you want joy, be grateful.” — Beverly Buffini

“We all have opportunities to make those choices on how we’re going to see certain situations in our life and when we try to see the best in the situation, it brings joy.” — Beverly Buffini

“It makes you glad that you persevere in the moment.” — Beverly Buffini

 

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