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Nov 21, 2017

“It takes a certain heroic characteristic to be successful in a world that has different views on how to be successful.” — Brian Buffini

Although a person develops their character based on the adversities they face in life, we’re not preparing people, as a culture, to thrive in our current age of entitlement. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s The Peak Experience seminar, Brian Buffini delves further into the Oz Dynamic and shares strategies to develop three key characteristics sure to help you succeed in a world that is headed toward entitlement. You’ll learn how to develop the giant within, cultivate the heart of a champion and foster a warrior spirit. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to grow your mind, heart and spirit and hone your heroic characteristics.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People want to be entitled to success. They don’t want to pay the price for success.” — Brian Buffini

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversity they face in their life.” — Brian Buffini

“It takes a certain heroic characteristic to be successful in a world that has different views on how to be successful.” — Brian Buffini

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” — Albert Einstein

“You should never try to be better than someone else, you should always be learning from others. But you should never cease trying to be the best you could be because that’s under your control and the other isn’t.” — John Wooden

“Most people do no listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” — Stephen R. Covey

“I want to take care of people. I want to help people. The maximum joy that I have is when I can create something that makes someone else’s life lighter, brighter, or better.” — Will Smith

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” — Muhammad Ali

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

“For a sacrifice to be real, it must cost, must hurt and we must empty ourselves.” — Mother Theresa

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” — Plato

“My own experience about all the blessings I’ve had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.” — Ken Blanchard

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Go-Giver by Bob Berg

 

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Nov 14, 2017

“You can be as rich and successful as you want to be, and be true to yourself.” — Brian Buffini

Like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, we often get caught in the twister of life. Since life moves so fast, we’re only left with time to react, which leaves us wondering which way is up. Although many of us complain about it, we may secretly like the chaos of the twister. In this episode, recorded at Buffini & Company’s The Peak Experience seminar, Brian Buffini discusses life in the twister and the reasons we may crave it. He also delves into the Oz Dynamic; that is, the image we project into the world and the pressure we may feel to live up to it. You’ll learn why it’s important to break free from the twister, how to identity and project your authentic self and how to tap into the strengths of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin man and the Lion in your daily life. By the end of the episode, you’ll look at the beloved book and film, The Wizard of Oz, in a different way.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Reaction means you live more by your emotions than your values.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Don’t confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” Alfred Monapert

“Growth can be painful, change can be painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow it only empties today of its strengths.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

“Once you start perpetuating the image, it grows.” — Brian Buffini

“You can be as rich and successful as you want to be, and be true to yourself.” — Brian Buffini

“Great coaching is pulling out of you what’s already in there.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Forgiveness is the oil can for the heart.” — Brian Buffini

“An open heart can do great things.” — Brian Buffini

“When you hold an ax against a person, they get to rust you over. They have you stuck in place.” — Brian Buffini

“Even when you’re being courageous, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a doubt or two.” — Brian Buffini

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” — Dr. Seuss

 

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Nov 7, 2017

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

According to best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur Mike Foster, he’s in the emotional fitness business. Although he has a positive disposition, he has experienced pain, shame and guilt in his past. By working through his pain, he discovered a deeper level of understanding and compassion for others, which helped him help other leaders. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Mike Foster shares his story, including the experiences that changed his life. He shares how to use negative experiences to heal, why it’s vital to integrate the positive and the negative into our lives in order to achieve transparency, the importance of self-care and why it’s vital to accept our emotions. He also offers his tips to help you start the day with a positive perspective and outlines strategies to help others work through their challenges.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I get to lean in with people and help them with their not-so-perfect stories.” — Mike Foster

“We learn how life works and how to respond to life when we’re young.” — Mike Foster

“Many parts of our stories land like a big thud; what do you do with that?” — Mike Foster

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

“I don’t believe in closure. I believe in openings. These are openings to new levels of understanding, compassion and empathy and we’re constantly doing the work within us.” — Mike Foster

“When I can integrate the light and the dark in my life, I live a life of integrity.” — Mike Foster

“Pain and our past create a fog and mystery and it’s hard for us to deal with deeper things because they’re scrambled. When you write things down, your clarity increases.” — Mike Foster

“In leadership, we’re the ones processing and helping others work through their problems. We’re not in a position where we can talk to people about our stuff.” — Mike Foster

“Self-care is not selfish, self-care is strategic.” — Mike Foster

“Be who you are; how you were created and designed to be.” — Mike Foster

“One of the worst things to die with is unused possibility and potential.” — Mike Foster

 

Mentioned in the episode:

People of the Second Chance by Mike Foster
Fun Therapy — Mike Foster’s podcast
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brannan Manning

 

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Oct 31, 2017

“If you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are.” — Russell Conwell

Although it was published in 1890, the book “Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell, outlines timeless principles that help people see and appreciate the opportunities below their own feet. In this episode, Brian Buffini shares excerpts from this work that have had a profound influence on his life, as well as his most important takeaways.

What do the stories of a farmer in the Middle East, a rancher in California, a man in Pennsylvania, and a college professor in Massachusetts have in common? They all sold their homes in search of riches elsewhere, only to find the riches they sought were right there all along. If you learn to see and seize the opportunities in front of you and adopt these enduring lessons, you’ll be well on your way to finding your acres of diamonds.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Ultimately, these timeless principles are just as true today as when Mr. Conwell first presented them.” — Brian Buffini

“A diamond is a congealed drop of sunlight.” — Russell Conwell

“A diamond is the last and highest of God’s creations.” — Russell Conwell

“There is nothing more foolish than a man who leaves one job before he has obtained another.” — Russell Conwell

“There are some things more valuable than money…the man of common sense also knows there is not any one of these things that is not greatly enhanced by the use of money.” — Russell Conwell

“Money is power; money has powers.” — Russell Conwell

“We ought to get rich if we can by honorable and Christian methods.” — Russell Conwell

“The love of money is the root of all evil. It is the worship of the means instead of the end, though you cannot reach the end without the means.” — Russell Conwell

“When a person makes an idol of the money instead of the purposes for which it may be used; when he squeezes the dollar until the eagle squeals, then it is the root of all evil.” — Russell Conwell

“We must know what the world needs first, then invest ourselves to supply that need, and success is almost certain.” — Russell Conwell

“Find out what the people need and then apply yourself to that need and this leads to invention on the part of people who would not dream of before.” — Russell Conwell

“Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists of doing great deeds with little means, and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life.” — Russell Conwell

“To be great at all, one must be great right here, right now.” — Russell Conwell

“If you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are.” — Russell Conwell

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

 

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Oct 24, 2017

“You can be the champion of your life.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is more than a four-time Olympian, competing in 800 and 1500 meter distance runs; she’s also the daughter of Dr. Joe Clark, the hard-as-nails New Jersey principal portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the 1989 film, Lean on Me. In this episode, Joetta shares her story, from the lessons in discipline learned from her father to handling setbacks on her quest to becoming an Olympian. She shares how the acronyms F.O.C.U.S and A.C.E. have helped her on her path to success, why the first step will always take you around the bend and why showing up is only half of the equation. Over the course of the episode, you’ll be inspired and motivated to tackle the challenges of the day with enthusiasm, determination and grace.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Discipline is the ability to do something and reach beyond what you are to grow.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The better I am, the better I am for someone else.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Your discipline is your schedule for success.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Frustration is a sign on investment. If you don’t get frustrated, there’s no investment in what you’re trying to do.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you don’t stay true to your vision, your frustration never comes to fruition.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The first step—that first burst of energy—will take you around the bend.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Don’t let your emotions pull you away from your destiny.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Once you are accountable, your greatness takes control.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“We can’t waste our time thinking like ordinary people.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Storms come to test the foundation. If you’re not credible, your foundation will crack.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“When your ‘gotta do’ is greater than your ‘need to do’, that’s enthusiasm.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“You have to be willing to run toward your blessings.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you can look up, you will get up.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Joetta’s “P” Principles for Success by Joetta Clark Diggs
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

 

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Oct 17, 2017

“Servant leadership is a mindset of putting your customers and others first.” — Dermot Buffini

Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company and host of The Brian Buffini Show’s “Takeover Tuesday,” is in the hot seat, sharing his journey from star athlete growing up in Ireland to leading the largest real estate coaching and training company in North America. Dermot shares the lessons he’s learned from his parents, the reason he turned down a soccer scholarship to work in sales and how his path in retail, financial services and logistics has helped him in his role as CEO today. He also delves into the daily routines he uses to connect his head, heart and soul, explains why self-care is important to success and outlines the strategies he uses to help him tackle challenges and solve problems that arise.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Sales is service and service is helping someone.” — Dermot Buffini

“If you serve where you are, it’s amazing what opens up.” — Dermot Buffini

“Servant leadership is a mindset of putting your customers and others first.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you’re designed to take care of others, the last thing you do is self-care.” — Dermot Buffini

“I’m interested in growth because we have potential and I love getting after it and seeing what’s possible.” — Dermot Buffini

“Learn to talk to yourself; don’t listen to yourself.” — Dermot Buffini

“Having grace for yourself will allow you to have grace for other people so you can encourage them.” — Dermot Buffini

 

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Oct 10, 2017

“Nutritional excellence, therapeutically, is more effective than drugs for treating almost any disease.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Millions of Americans take medications to control preventable diseases such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Best-selling author and nutrition expert, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., that nutrient-dense foods not only reverse the effects of these conditions, but people can avoid being diagnosed with them altogether if they eschew fast foods in favor of a diet rich in healthy foods. In this episode, Dr. Fuhrman uses striking facts to connect processed foods with preventable diseases and explains the wide-ranging benefits of a nutritarian diet. You’ll learn why nutritarianism is so effective at reversing disease and improving the health and well-being of those who’ve adopted it, how GBOMB salads can reduce the risk of cancer and how to wean yourself off of bad, processes foods and learn to crave good, nutrient-dense foods. He also discusses his new book, “Fast Food Genocide” and shares why Americans, especially those living in urban areas, aren’t eating well and offers tips to incorporate more produce and healthy foods in one’s diet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The diseases that afflict Americans don’t have to happen.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Nutritional excellence, therapeutically, is more effective than drugs for treating almost any disease.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“It’s not about calories; it’s about nutrients.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Your own personal satisfaction in life has a lot to do with your ability to influence others in a positive way.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“The secret to eating the right amount of calories is giving your body the right amount of nutrients.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Good will and sacrificing to help others keeps you mentally sane and satisfied with yourself as a person.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D

 

Mentioned in the episode:

https://www.drfuhrman.com/
Fast Food Genocide by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

 

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Oct 3, 2017

“The greatest strength is a lack of weakness.” — Scott Hamilton

 Although Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton may make figure skating look easy, his journey to becoming the best was anything but. Adopted at 6-weeks old, Scott spent much of his childhood in and out of hospitals and felt different from the other kids. With ice skating, he not only found common ground; he discovered he had talent. In this episode, Scott shares his story, from finishing last in early national skating competitions to competing on the world stage to being diagnosed with cancer. Scott delves into the effect mindset has on success, why it’s important to continue to chip away at weaknesses and the ultimate lesson he learned from figure skating. He also discusses why he started his organization, the Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation, and his work fundraising for cancer research as a cancer survivor.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not whatever challenge is in front of you, it’s how you face it.” — Scott Hamilton

“The greatest thing about winning is the 10 minutes after you win, then it’s time to get back to work.” — Scott Hamilton

“The only disability is a bad attitude.” — Scott Hamilton

“Self-esteem is the most powerful agent. If you can look kindly upon yourself, if you can recognize good things in yourself, it’ll help you avoid a lot of really bad things.” — Scott Hamilton

“The greatest strength is a lack of weakness.” — Scott Hamilton

“Skating was an important foundation for the rest of my life because it’s filled with failure after failure and then you figure it out.” — Scott Hamilton

“A big part of learning anything is falling down.” — Scott Hamilton

“Pain is a terrific teacher.” — Scott Hamilton

“When you build your excellence on a mountain of failure, you don’t fear things the same way.” — Scott Hamilton

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation

 

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Sep 26, 2017

“Nobody can be Zig Ziglar on stage, but everyone can be Zig Ziglar off stage.” — Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., has been immersed in personal development since he was born. As the son of legendary motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, Tom often traveled with his father from a young age. In this episode—a Takeover Tuesday with Dermot Buffini—Tom shares what it was like growing up as Zig Ziglar’s son, from Zig’s commitment to his faith and his relationship with his wife, Jean, to how the family grieved the loss of Tom’s sister and supported Zig following a brain injury. He also delves into Ziglar Family’s 7 Day Challenge—the free program designed to empower families to thrive. You’ll learn the two lessons learned from grief, how good habits and positivity can become ingrained in your DNA, and Tom’s secret for starting each day with the right mindset. By the end of the episode, you’ll feel inspired to tap into your inner Zig Ziglar each day.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When people ask ‘how was it growing up Ziglar?’ I don’t have any comparison.” — Tom Ziglar

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Zig Ziglar

“God did give Dad protection, but he had ownership of that wall. He had to build it.” — Tom Ziglar

“Dad was never happier than when Mom was with him.” — Tom Ziglar

“When somebody is going through grief, it’s a real process to go through. The best thing you can do is just be there and say nothing.” — Tom Ziglar

“The older dad got, the more of a sense of urgency he had.” — Tom Ziglar

“When you’re going through grief or a struggle, your empathy goes up and your ability to connect with people in a situation like that goes up.” — Tom Ziglar

“Nobody can be Zig Ziglar on stage, but everyone can be Zig Ziglar off stage.” — Tom Ziglar

“Dad’s priority was never his vessel, he didn’t care. What he cared about was putting truth in somebody else’s life.” — Tom Ziglar

“A positive attitude will outperform a negative attitude every time. When you look at the upside and downside of taking the right approach, there is no justification for taking the wrong approach.” — Tom Ziglar

“Plan in advance for how you’ll handle that day before it happens.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output and your output determines your outcome.” — Zig Ziglar

“You can have the best systematized business in the world, but if you as the owner aren’t right, you’ll take it down.” — Tom Ziglar

“Never give a promise without a plan.” — Zig Ziglar

 

Mentioned in the episode:

7 Day Challenge from Ziglar Family
Confessions of a Grieving Christian by Zig Ziglar
Two Chairs by Bob Beaudine
How full is your bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton

 

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Sep 19, 2017

“I would’ve given up had I not been driven by a force that was not my own.”

— Mitch Albom

Before best-selling author Mitch Albom was a successful sports writer, he was a musician in New York City. After answering an ad in the newspaper for writer, his journalism career began. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Mitch to learn about his story, from the beginning of his journalism career taking whatever assignments he could find to reconnecting with his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, and spending time with him each week, in what would eventually become the best-seller, “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Mitch delves into his perspective on the current dynamics of the sports and news industries and shares his secret to getting started in any industry, why it’s essential to be ambitious for the right reasons and how reconnecting with his mentor changed his life forever. By the end of the episode, you’ll have a renewed perspective on life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You absorb creativity by observing it.” — Mitch Albom

“How do you get started? Get busy” — Mitch Albom

“I was blessed to have death come into my life at a young age. Watching Morrie die in front of me and seeing what was important to him and what wasn’t important to him was the greatest gift I could have had at that young age.” — Mitch Albom

“He was so full of love and light. I said I want to be like this.” — Mitch Albom

“I would’ve given up had I not been driven by a force that was not my own.” — Mitch Albom

“Ambition by itself is not bad. It’s when it becomes the only thing you focus on. You have to separate the ambitious act from the ambitious emotion.” — Mitch Albom

“You’re not getting to know the athlete; you’re getting to know the image of the athlete.” — Mitch Albom

“Writing is the last refuge of sports.” — Mitch Albom

“We live in the world of clicks now.” — Mitch Albom

“Giving is living. Taking only makes you feel like your time is limited. Giving makes you feel more alive.” — Morrie Schwartz

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Sports Reporters podcast
Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom
Giliad” by Marilynne Robinson

 

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Sep 12, 2017

“Successful people have success habits.” — Brian Tracy

Last week, best-selling author and personal development expert, Brian Tracy shared his story and his best tips for achieving success. In this episode, Brian Buffini continues his conversation with Brian Tracy, delving into the habits of the world’s most successful people. Brian Tracy explains the two things critical for influencing people to buy, the greatest enemy of success and the essential habits to develop in order to achieve success in business and life. He also gives his take on the seven traits of successful emigrants outlined in Brian Buffini’s latest best-seller, “The Emigrant Edge.” By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to put these habits to work. Don’t forget to download the free ebook, “The Power of Habit: 7 Steps to Successful Habits,” mentioned in the episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your television can make you rich or make you poor. It’ll make you rich if you turn it off. It’ll make you poor if you turn it on.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t charge up, you can’t perform well.” — Brian Tracy

“A person will not buy from you until they’re convinced you are their friend and you are acting in their best interest.” — Brian Tracy

“If something is true, it is always and everywhere true.” — Brian Tracy

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once took a big chance.” — Peter Drucker

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

“Successful people have success habits.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini
Free eBook: The Power of Habit: 7 Steps to Successful Habits by Brian Tracy

 

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Sep 5, 2017

“You become on the outside what you believe about yourself on the inside.” — Brian Tracy

For more than three decades, Brian Tracy has encouraged millions of people to set goals and achieve success through his best-selling books and development programs. Born in Canada to Irish parents, Brian grew up poor, dropped out of high school and labored in factories, ships and farms until he became a salesman and experienced the first turning point that changed his life. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews his mentor, Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy shares how a high school dropout became one of the most influential personal development speakers in the world and the impact that three turning points had to set him on the path to success. You’ll learn the three things that have the biggest impact on success, what the greatest obstacle to success is, and the one task you can do to dramatically change your future. This is part one of a two-part episode that is sure to provide the surge of motivation you need to stay on the path to lasting success.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Selling isn’t a sales business, it’s a rejection business.” — Brian Tracy

“In your life, you have a series of turning points and it makes you who you are today.” — Brian Tracy

“Read, listen, attend seminars and you’ll save yourself decades of hard work reaching the same income level.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t accept responsibility, you blame every single problem in your life on someone or something else. When you blame you give up control.” — Brian Tracy

“The greatest obstacle to success is negativity toward yourself and toward others.” –Brian Tracy

“You’re responsible for your own life.” — Brian Tracy

“Never worry about things you cannot change in life. You cannot change a past event so one of the most important things in life is to say ‘this too shall pass.’” — Brian Tracy

“The way to influence the future magnificently is to sit down with a piece of paper and write down what you want to accomplish in the weeks and months ahead and then work on it every day.” — Brian Tracy

“There’s only one thing in life that you can control and that is your own thinking.” — Brian Tracy

“You become on the outside what you believe about yourself on the inside.” — Brian Tracy

“If you invest in yourself, your belief system changes.” –Brian Tracy

“If you don’t invest in yourself, you’ve unconsciously decided that you personally have no future.” — Brian Tracy

“Once we invest in ourselves as a stock, we have total control over that stock.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Brian Tracy’s sales programs:

The Psychology of Achievement
The Psychology of Selling
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

 

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Aug 29, 2017

“Whatever you think, you’ll create.” — Deanna Scott

Positive thinking is a central tenet of personal development. In this episode—Takeover Tuesday—Dermot Buffini interviews Lennox and Deanna Scott. Lennox Scott is the Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the largest privately owned companies in North America. His wife, Deanna, is the author of the upcoming book, “Speaking the Language of Miracles,” about her son’s battle with a rare form of leukemia.

Throughout the episode, Deanna shares her story and how having a positive mindset not only helped her beat the odds when she was in a devastating accident as a teen, but helped her guide her son through the process of beating cancer.

You’ll learn why it’s important to focus on the outcome of a situation instead of dwelling on the situation itself, how to incorportate a positive mindset and affirmations into corporate culture and why Lennox credits his leadership team with helping him lead his company to fulfill a higher purpose. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Look forward; what do you want to accomplish and what is the legacy you want to leave? As you become great, it allows the team to expand further.” — Lennox Scott

“Growing yourself allows your company to grow.” — Lennox Scott

“You have to take yourself out of the situation and walk in solutions.” — Deanna Scott

“There isn’t anything you can’t have today. Look at the outcome—is it positive or negative?” — Deanna Scott

“Walking in the outcome means whatever your situation is, walk in the outcome you want to achieve.” — Deanna Scott

“The miracles are in each and every one of us. We have to surround ourselves with positive people.” — Deanna Scott

“Be around people who can help you see the possibilities, not the problems.” — Dermot Buffini

“Whatever you think, you’ll create.” — Deanna Scott

“No matter what the situation is, people need our help. They need a professional.” — Lennox Scott

“Keep feeding yourself positive energy every day. Feed yourself by saying affirmations.” — Lennox Scott

“The situation is not who you are. You’re much more powerful than any situation on this planet. The fastest way out is to walk in solutions.” — Deanna Scott

“You’re most powerful when you’re present.” — Deanna Scott

 

Mentioned in the episode:

“Speaking the Language of Miracles,” by Deanna Scott

To experience “Speaking the Language of Miracles,” the print edition is available at Amazon.com. Buy now.

Visit speakingthelanguageofmiracles.com.

 

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

 

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Aug 22, 2017

“Thinking is unleashing the power of your mind. Action is harnessing the power of habit.” — Brian Buffini

In the last two episodes, Brian Buffini has been sharing his emigrant story and outlining the seven traits that successful emigrants share. In this episode, the final one in the “How to Make it Big in America” series, Brian shares how to put these traits into your daily practice, relating the process to one of the most common spices in the world: salt. Just as salt is composed of two elements—sodium and chloride—success is composed of two elements as well—the power of the mind and the actions we take. Brian outlines tips to help you harness the powers of your mind and your habits to help you achieve lasting success. You’ll learn why thoughts are powerful and must be put into action, why it’s necessary to list what you need to do to achieve your goals, and how to go from action to mastery. You’ll never look at salt the same way again. Be sure to pick up your copy of “The Emigrant Edge,” click here to order your copy.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Thinking is only half the equation.” — Brian Buffini

“Thinking is unleashing the power of your mind. Action is harnessing the power of habit.” — Brian Buffini

“You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big.” – Andrew Carnegie

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

“If it was impossible to fail, what would I do?” — Dorothea Brande

“Act in a way where it’s impossible to fail.” — Dorothea Brande

“Faith without works is dead.” –James 2:14-26

“What actions are you taking every day to get you closer to your goal?” — Brian Buffini

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

“If people knew how to hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

“Every time you see a salt shaker, every time you see a packet of salt, I want you to think sodium, I want you to think chloride, I want you to think ‘unleash the power of my mind, harness the power of habit and I’m well on my way to making it big.’” — Brian Buffini

 

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Aug 15, 2017

“Life favors the persistent and the willing.” — Brian Buffini

 

In the last episode, Brian Buffini shared his story and why he feels the American Dream is alive and well. In part two of “How to Make it Big in America,” Brian Buffini delves into the seven traits of emigrants who have become successful. You don’t have to be an emigrant to adopt these traits; you just have to have a willingness to grow to succeed. In this episode, you’ll learn why it’s vital to commit to continuous improvement, how a spirit of gratitude transforms your attitude and thinking and why maintaining perspective is essential to achieving success. By the end of the episode, you’ll know the seven traits essential to success and will be motivated to adopt them in your life. If you haven’t picked up “The Emigrant Edge,” click here to order your copy.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Successful people go out of their way to meet other successful people.” — Brian Buffini

“Action is what matters when you’re reaching your goals.” — Brian Buffini

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein

“Life favors the persistent and the willing.” — Brian Buffini

“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.” — Alexander Graham Bell

“Income is a trailing effect of the work you do.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Cicero

“What we say influences our thinking.” — Brian Buffini

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” — Richard Branson

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

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

“What’s quickly built is quickly torn down.” — Brian Buffini

“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

“When we lose perspective of where we come from, we make emotional decisions in the here and now and that becomes the undoing of our success.” — Brian Buffini

“Can you put your name to that?” — Harry Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

 

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Aug 8, 2017

“The American Dream is far more attainable today than at any time in its history.” — Brian Buffini

 

Brian Buffini came to America with $92 in his pocket and a desire to pursue the American Dream . Shortly after arriving, he got in to a serious motorcycle accident that left him hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. However, with hard work and dedication, Brian built a business, accrued wealth and began to live the Good Life. In this episode, Brian shares his story and explains why he feels the American Dream is alive and well today, even in an age of cynism. You’ll learn what makes America uniquely different from other countries, why more fortunes will be made in the next 50 years than there were in the last and the seven things that prevent people from making it big in America. This is the first in a three-part series. By the end of the episode, you’ll feel renewed motivation to pursue your version of the American Dream.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“But I had a chance to start my life here in America, even if it was a rough start, to ultimately build my fortune.”—Brian Buffini

“The American Dream is far more attainable today than at any time in its history.”— Brian Buffini

“There will be far more fortunes made in next 50 years than there were in the last 50 years.”— Brian Buffini

“The American Dream is America’s most viable and fantastic export.” — Brian Buffini

“No other nation has been built upon an idea; the idea of liberty.” — Margaret Thatcher

“America’s not just a country; it’s an idea.”— Bono

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — Declaration of Independence

“If you grew yourself and worked on yourself, you could go from making a living to earning a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If you can dream it, you can do it” — Walt Disney

“Twenty years from now, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“The pursuit of happiness is what you’re guaranteed. You’re granted the opportunity to compete.” — Brian Buffini

“If only closed minds came with closed mouths.” — Zig Ziglar

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” — Romans 12:2

“We need to recommit to becoming readers, listeners and doers.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

“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

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversity they’ve overcome in their life, and then proceeds to remove all aspects of it from their child’s life.” — Brian Buffini

“Take risks if you want to win; if you win you’ll be happy, if you lose you’ll be wiser for the next risk.” — Brian Buffini

“Great ideas and great processes get better over time.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

 

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Aug 1, 2017

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

In the world today, we’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom. While the tools we use in our daily lives continue to change with advances in technology, the principles of success remain the same. In this episode, Brian introduces us to “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale, which was the first spoken word recording to sell more than a million copies. Earl explains how your thoughts determine your success, particularly if paired with a goal. You’ll learn why only 5 percent of people succeed, ways to overcome the plateau of security and how to put what you’ve learned into action in 30 days. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to harness your thoughts and change them for good.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” — Earl Nightingale

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice; it is conformity.” — Rollo May

“The only person who succeeds is the person who’s progressively realizing a worthy ideal.” — Earl Nightingale

“A success is anyone who is doing deliberately a predetermined job because that’s what he decided to do deliberately.” — Earl Nightingale

“Instead of competing, all we have to do is create.” — Earl Nightingale

“Selling is the highest paid profession if we’re good at it and know where we’re going.” — Earl Nightingale

“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Everything comes if a man will only wait. I brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it and that nothing can resist a will that stay even existent for its fulfillment.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” — William James

“If you only care enough for a result, you will almost certainly attain it. If you wish to be rich, you will be rich. If you wish to be learned, you will be learned. If you wish to be good, you’ll be good. Only you must really wish these things and wish them exclusively and not wish at the same time a hundred other incompatible things just as strongly.” —William James

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” — Mark 9:23

“This is one of the greatest laws in the universe. Fervently do I wish I had discovered it as a very young man. It dawned upon me much later in life and I found it to be the greatest, if not my greatest discovery outside of my relationship to God. Simply stated if you think in negative terms, you’ll get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you achieve positive results…This is the basis of the prosperity of success. In three words: Believe and Succeed.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get out and look for the circumstances they want and, if they can’t find them, make them.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Everyone is the sum total of his own thoughts.” — Earl Nightingale

“What you think today and tomorrow will mold your life and determine your future.” — Earl Nightingale

Sermon on the Mount: “Ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened onto you.”

“Success isn’t the result of making money; making money is the result of success. Success is in direct proportion to our service.” — Earl Nightingale

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Man’s Search for Himself” by Rollo May
Wake up and Live” by Dorothea Brande

 

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Jul 25, 2017

“Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

Networking—are you doing it right? Whether you’re a business veteran or just starting out, you’ve likely attended at least one networking event. According to Dr. Ivan Misner, networking expert and founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the largest business networking organization in the world, networking is all about building relationships; however, many of us go into these events trying to make sales. In this Takeover Tuesday episode, Dermot Buffini and Dr. Misner get real about networking and building relationships, both within and outside of your industry. Dr Misner shares the great lesson he learned from high school politics, the birth of BNI and how the need to connect face-to-face allowed the organization to grow exponentially. You’ll learn about the four types of “Desperate Networkers,” the biggest mistakes people make networking and how to avoid them and how introverts and extroverts alike can become master networkers. This episode will help you get the most out of your next networking experience.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Every business I ever started was a repeat of that experience—an opportunity to give other people opportunities.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“When you’re rejected, it’s a raw and exposed moment.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“You have to define yourself by your successes in life, not your failures or rejections.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“We get so caught up trying to do what we’re planning to do that we almost miss opportunities.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Getting face-to-face with people and having conversations is still important.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“It’s not either/or, it’s both/and.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“People try to cash checks on relationship before making any kind of investment.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“You can be great at networking whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. You just have to understand there are strengths and weaknesses and address those.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“A good networker has two ears and one mouth and they use them proportionally.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Success is the uncommon application of common knowledge.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

“Don’t worry about making mistakes; you will. You have to learn to respond quickly and fix it.” — Dr. Ivan Misner

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Business Networking and Sex (not what you think) by Ivan Misner, Hazel Walker and Frank de Raffelle Jr.
Healing Begins in the Kitchen by Ivan Misner
Masters of Success by Ivan Misner
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.

 

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IvanMisner.com

 

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Jul 18, 2017

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

 

Many of us would like to be better organized, but aren’t sure how to get started. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews organizational expert, Dr. Alex Lackey to find out the secret to becoming better organized. Dr. Lackey delves into the five aspects of organization, which work together to help a person become more efficient with their business as well as time. You’ll learn why it’s important to have a master to-do list in addition to a daily list, why you should sort paperwork and projects into A, B and C categories; how to get started on overwhelming important projects, why time-blocking your schedule is imperative and how to use the momentum of starting a project to ensure you finish it. Whether your desk looks like a tornado hit it or you just want to brush up on your organizational skills, you’ll be sure to find some helpful tips in this podcast.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to know where you’re heading and what you need to do for the day.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A clean desk is a sign of someone who knows what’s important and where things are and what things need to be done to accomplish certain goals.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Completed work is exhilarating; incomplete work is exhausting.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Whenever possible, do it now.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“People invest time in C projects because they’re easy to do. If you do 15 C projects in one day instead of a third of an A project, you’re way behind.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“A C project won’t make THE difference.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“When someone else can do it, let them do it. Learn to delegate.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Starting the overwhelming A is one of the most important things you can do.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Poor planning on my part shouldn’t create an emergency on someone else’s.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“An excuse is no substitute for a project.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“Make gratitude an attitude.” — Dr. Alex Lackey

“You’re successful when the quality of the list of things you don’t get done is high.” — Brian Buffini

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

 

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Jul 11, 2017

“You don’t control the outcomes; you control the actions.” — Brian Moran

Brian Moran, best-selling author of “The 12 Week Year,” is back to answer questions about how to incorporate the “12 Week Year” into business and our daily lives. In this episode, recorded at “The Peak Experience” elite business conference, Brian Buffini asks Brian Moran to delve deeper into the concept of the “12 Week Year” and offer tips to help business professionals recover from a setback, change their mindsets and get their teams on board.

You’ll learn why holding people accountable with consequences only causes them to do the bare minimum; why having a vision helps people engage with 12-week goals; and how doing the activities creates the momentum to stay on track.

Whether you’ve read “The 12 Week Year” and you’d like to learn more about how to adopt the concept, or the idea has piqued your interest, give this a listen and get more done in 12 weeks than most people do in a year!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The 12 Week Year is a guilt-free zone.” — Brian Moran

“How do we take what happened and learn from it to help us apply it in the future.” — Brian Moran

“You don’t control the outcomes; you control the actions.” — Brian Moran

“You not only have to commit to the goal, you have to commit to the tactics in the plan.” — Brian Moran

“If someone has to tell me the numbers, I don’t own it.” — Brian Moran

“Society is more than willing to have you hold them accountable because if it doesn’t work, whose fault is it? It’s yours.” — Brian Moran

“It’s amazing how quickly things can turn if you engage with the right levers.” — Brian Moran

“Don’t confuse goals with tactics.” — Brian Moran

“There’s a certain amount of discipline that’s required to be successful, and if you fight that, you’ll struggle.” — Brian Moran

“Learn to act on your commitments, not your feelings.” — Brian Moran

“You can do anything for 12 weeks.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran

Simon Sinek: On Millennials in the workplace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

 

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Jul 4, 2017

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” — Walter Schneider

The son of Austrian immigrants who moved to Canada after World War II, Walter Schneider is no stranger to hard work. As a teen, he realized he had a knack for sales, a skill that has served him well as the president and co-founder of RE/MAX Integra, the largest office within the RE/MAX brand.

In this episode, Brian Buffini asks Walter about his journey to success, with a focus on how he got involved in real estate and his start at RE/MAX. Walter shares why he begins each day with gratitude; the four definitive periods that have shaped his career; and the lessons in perseverance he learned from his parents.

You’ll discover the simple tip for increasing sales, the one key question Walter asks during the sales process, what makes a great partnership, and his advice for anyone who’s starting a business. Get inspired and renew your motivation to succeed!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become who we are because of the adversity we face in life.” — Brian Buffini

“If you live your life on the light side not the dark side, you’ll be rewarded for that.” — Walter Schneider

“If you keep a steady pace, the highs aren’t as high and the lows aren’t as low.” — Walter Schneider

“I’ve been grateful every day.” — Walter Schneider

“People tell you something and you have to look beneath that into what they’re really telling you.” — Walter Schneider

“If not this then what?” — Walter Schneider

“Keep on grinding.” — Walter Schneider

“Once you travel the world you realize how incredibly lucky we are to be living in the U.S. and Canada.” — Walter Schneider

“You can become anything you want.” — Walter Schneider

“I’ve tried to govern my career by understanding the custodial role I play.” — Walter Schneider

“Partnerships and marriages get into trouble because of keeping score.” — Walter Schneider

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” — Walter Schneider

“If you’re going to be a leader, behave like a leader.” — Walter Schneider

“Don’t hand down to other people the things you’re not prepared to do.” — Walter Schneider

 

Mentioned in the episode:

From Barbarians to Bureaucrats by Lawrence M. Miller

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 27, 2017

“Your attention is precious. What controls your focus controls your life.” 

— Darren Hardy

Best-selling author and former publisher of Success Magazine, Darren Hardy started his personal development journey when he attended his first seminar at age 18. Over the course of his career – through television programming and publishing – he’s helped business leaders in all industries achieve their goals and all-new levels of success.

In this episode, Brian Buffini asks Darren the top questions people want to know about his path to success, his influences, and his advice for becoming a successful leader in our ever-changing times. Darren shares his tips for staying true to yourself and your mission as a leader as your business grows and changes. You’ll learn about the key skills a leader needs to thrive, why confidence is essential to becoming courageous, and the great lesson he learned from one of his favorite interview subjects. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to put what you hear into action.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“One person can be an influence as an example or a warning.” — Darren Hardy

“I was always looking for the person behind the personality.” — Darren Hardy

“More has not changed than has changed.” — Darren Hardy

“Social media allows you to communicate, but it doesn’t allow you to connect.” — Darren Hardy

“The fundamental baseline of your business is people serving people.” — Darren Hardy

“As long as you’re taking care of people, you’ll have a very fruitful future.” — Darren Hardy

“We’re living in a world of epic distraction.” — Darren Hardy

“Your attention is precious. What controls your focus controls your life.” — Darren Hardy

“You get in life what you tolerate.” — Darren Hardy

“The team you start with will never be the team you end up with.” — Darren Hardy

“People are growing with you or you need to graduate up.” — Darren Hardy

“You’ll hurt more people by not having the courage to do the right thing.” — Darren Hardy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office by Bill McDermott
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

 

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Jun 20, 2017

“When you do something, do it better than you thought you could do.” — Shayne Sweeney

Growing up in Northern California, Shayne Sweeney had a knack for computers. Although his hobby got him kicked out of high school, it set him on course to becoming the first engineer for Instagram.

In this episode of Takeover Tuesday, Dermot Buffini asks Shayne all about his journey; from being expelled from high school to his time developing apps in San Francisco, including the start of Instagram. Shayne discusses his early web development successes and failures; how the release of the iPhone got him focused on developing apps; and the early days and rise of Instagram.

You’ll learn why simplicity is important, how failure helps build confidence, and the five things you need to start something new. Whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re nervous to launch your idea, this episode will provide the motivation and inspiration you need to put the work in and achieve success.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not the idea that’s the value; it’s the work in making the idea a reality.” — Shayne Sweeney

“By working on CoffeeTable, I was still connected to the chain of everything in my path.” — Shayne Sweeney

“I moved down to meet people who are like-minded, who I respect and can really learn from.” — Shayne Sweeney

“You have to see things play out. You have to see it validated after a certain amount of time.” — Shayne Sweeney

“It’s very hard to find the simple thing when you have so much going on.” — Dermot Buffini

“If you’re building a social product, you won’t be successful without your customer.” — Shayne Sweeney

“Have confidence in where you’re going, but you’ve got to maintain that pulse [on the customer].” — Shayne Sweeney

“Understanding what you do is the most important quality or characteristic you have.” — Shayne Sweeney

“Recognize that failure is tough and sometimes you need someone to tell you it’s not working.” — Shayne Sweeney

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Dip by Seth Godin
How to Want What you Have by Timothy Ray Miller
Isaac Asimov Foundation series

 

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Jun 13, 2017

“To be successful, you have to start with your mindset. I’ve yet to meet a rich pessimist.” — Ben Stewart

Taking control of your financial future is as simple as: 1. Work, 2. Spend less than you make and 3. Invest. In this episode, Brian Buffini invites a panel of financial and real estate experts to share their valuable experiences and timeless tips for building long-term wealth.

The panel includes top Realtor, Joe Niego, who shares his tips for investing in real estate; Ben Stewart, President of Stewart Wealth Managament, who shares his best advice for investing wisely; and San Diego Realtor, Jamie Hopkins, who discusses owning short-term/vacation rental properties.

You’ll learn why your mindset is crucial to a successful investment strategy, why investing should be viewed as another business and the top three mistakes people make when purchasing a short-term rental property. If you’re ready to take the next step on the journey to financial freedom, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The way to get ahead in life is to work” — Brian Buffini

“Spend less than you make.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a wise thing to invest.” — Joe Niego

“You gotta get the dead presidents working for you.” — Joe Niego

“To be successful, you have to start with your mindset.” — Ben Stewart

“I have yet to meet a rich pessimist.” — Ben Stewart

“People capture half the upside of the markets because they make decisions based on fear.” — Ben Stewart

“Invest in what you know and think long term.” — Jamie Hopkins

“Investment real estate is a business that’s disguised itself as an investment.” — Joe Niego

“[Owning real estate] is a working man’s path to wealth.” — Joe Niego

“It’s not a pure investment; it’s another business.” — Joe Niego

“No one will care for your money like you will yourself.” — Joe Niego

“Play to win the game. It’s a long game; stay in it.” — Ben Stewart

“Invest in what you know.” — Jamie Hopkins

 

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Jun 6, 2017

“Part of what it means to love someone is to care about their story and hurt a little bit when it comes to their challenges.” — Tim Sanders

Raised with the writing of Norman Vincent Peale and Napoleon Hill as part of his informal education, it’s no wonder Tim Sanders overcame a difficult childhood – where he was pushed aside in school due to his lack of focus – to become a best-selling author and technology leader in the early days of the Silicon Valley.

In this episode, Brian asks Tim to share his story and the basis of his best-selling book, Love is the Killer App. Tim shares the life lessons he learned from his grandmother, which served as the foundation for his career; what it was like to work in the Silicon Valley in the early 2000s; and the three activities he feels are essential for impacting your industry and community.

You’ll learn why love is the future of business, how to connect people the right way and how sharing helps you become a person of influence in your community. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge, share your network and show compassion to everyone you meet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You don’t love people because of who they are. You love people because of who we are.” – Billie King, Tim’s grandmother

“I applied my principles of educating people with love in my heart to help them succeed.” – Tim Sanders

“I look at that world of Silicon Valley and I go back to those early days when we wanted to change the world more than we wanted to get rich.” – Tim Sanders

“Love is when you intelligently share your intangibles: your knowledge, your network of relationships, your compassion to promote their success.” – Tim Sanders

“You will find true success in your life if you commit yourself to promote success in other people’s lives and trust them to pay it forward.” – Tim Sanders

“You love the right people for the right reason, in the right way, at the right time.” – Tim Sanders

“Readers are leaders.” – Tim Sanders

“Everybody wants to win, but nobody wants to do the work to prepare to win.” – Bobby Knight

“You’ll accomplish more developing a sincere interest in people than you will accomplish trying to get people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

“Your network is your greatest net worth.” – Tim Sanders

“The more you give, the more you begin to love yourself.” – Tim Sanders

“To be a true giver, you must first conquer the ego that says ‘why didn’t he say thank you?’” – Tim Sanders

“Culture is a conversation led by leaders.” – Tim Sanders

“Build a reputation that you’re a force multiplier.” – Tim Sanders

“Always feed the favor economy.” – Tim Sanders

“If you feed the favor economy enough, you’ll be a person of influence.” – Tim Sanders

“Success is not a destination, it is a direction.” – Tim Sanders

“When you’re going sideways in life, ask yourself what you’re not doing today that you were doing back in the day when you were on top?” – Billie King

“If you live your life right, do good. Then, at the end of your life, you can look back on it and live it a second time.” –The Dalai Lama

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends, by Tim Sanders
The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

Learn more about Tim Sanders:
Timsanders.com

 

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