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Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind true success.
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“The power of WHO starts first with a premise that friends and business aren't taboo.” – Bob Beaudine   We all have key relationships in our lives that can help us in ways we never imagined. In this episode, Brian interviews Bob Beaudine, the top sports and entertainment executive recruiter in the United States. Bob explains why your friends are your conduits and resources to success, why you must humble yourself enough to ask for help and how you can deal with life’s speedbumps and still achieve your dreams. YOU WILL LEARN: Why you already know everyone you need to. How the 100/40 strategy works. The five clues that provide the feedback to get you back on track.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Power of WHO,” by Bob Beaudine “2 Chairs,” by Bob Beaudine “Arnie,” Golf Channel documentary “It's a Wonderful Life,” movie   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you want your dreams to come true, you have to help other people get their dream.” – Bob Beaudine “You can never get what you can't see.” – Bob Beaudine “People don't care how interesting you are, they care how interested you are.” – Bob Beaudine “Everyone comes to a realization that we're all a cup short of greatness … you need other people.” – Bob Beaudine “Friends are different than acquaintances. Friends help you now; acquaintances wish you well.” – Bob Beaudine “You should go where you're celebrated, not where you're tolerated.” – Bob Beaudine Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“You're in total control of the skill set you have and the skill set you can have.” – Brian Buffini We might not be able to control much in today’s uncertain world, but one dynamic we can control is the ability to develop our own skills. In this episode, Brian teaches how we can take charge of our attitude, efforts and self-development to become more skilled and professional and stand out from the crowd. Topics discussed include: how to develop emotional intelligence, how to listen well and why actions speak louder than words.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to connect with your clients. How to serve your clients. How to hone your skills.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Emotional Intelligence,” by Daniel Goleman Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman   Episode 26, Mastering the Art of Listening Episode 87, The Unexpected Extras Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss Chester L. Karrass “Takin’ Care of Business,” by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego Buffini & Company training solutions   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “It is easier to succeed right now than any time I've seen in the last 40 years.” – Brian Buffini “We're not in control of very much. But we can control our attitude, we can control our efforts and we definitely can control our own self-development.” – Brian Buffini “Gifts are given. Skills are acquired and honed.” – Brian Buffini “Human beings want to feel heard, and they want to be connected.” – Brian Buffini “Every time you fulfill a promise, you build trust. Every time you break a promise, you break trust.” – Brian Buffini “There's a joy in serving, there's a purpose in serving, there's a beauty in giving.” – Brian Buffini
“The vast majority of people who fail in business didn't have to fail in business.” – Michael E. Gerber Many small businesses needlessly fail in this country every year. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Michael E. Gerber, a small business guru who has impacted the lives of millions of entrepreneurs worldwide for over 40 years. Michael explains how small businesses can be transformed. He also discusses the fatal assumptions people make when they open their own business and the core differences between an entrepreneur, a manager and a technician.   YOU WILL LEARN: What the e-myth is. How the eightfold path works. Why systems are vital to success.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The E-Myth Revisited,” by Michael Gerber Ray Kroc Joan Kroc “I Am That,” by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Most people who go into business aren't entrepreneurs, they're what I've come to call technicians suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure. In short, they don't start a business to create something great. They start a business to get rid of the boss.” – Michael E. Gerber “Every life is a legacy.” – Michael E. Gerber “Systems are the promise keepers, systems are the trust builders, systems are the foundation.” – Brian Buffini “Systems enable you to keep your word.” – Michael E. Gerber “Business is the economic side of life. But it's not the life of life.” – Michael E. Gerber Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“All of us lose hope, all of us lose confidence. But you can get it back by renewing your mind.” – Brian Buffini   Today’s world often exposes us to an overload of damaging and divisive information. In this episode, Brian teaches how to renew our minds so that we can reject the negativity we’re constantly subjected to and instead gain clarity, become more positive and achieve growth. Topics discussed include: the value of journaling, the usefulness of a ‘technology fast’ and the importance of monitoring what we consume and who we associate with.   YOU WILL LEARN: How technology creates a social dilemma. Why a renewed mind is so powerful. How to renew your mind.    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Power of Positive Thinking,” by Norman Vincent Peale “The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama “Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life,” by Martin E.P. Seligman Martin E.P. Seligman TED Talk “Man's Search for Meaning,” Viktor E. Frankl “The Shawshank Redemption,” movie “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck Buffini & Company training solutions Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh   “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie Episode 112, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Episode 115, How to Be Resilient Episode 138, How to Be Mentally Tough Episode 111, Developing Your Self-Belief Episode 061, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Do not conform; be transformed.” – Brian Buffini “The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.” – Zig Ziglar “Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.” – Norman Vincent Peale “Your input determines your output.” – Brian Buffini “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale “Once you're clear, you can take action. If you take action without being clear, you will be in a constant state of anxiety.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“I aspire to be not a flash in the pan, but somebody who does it at a really high level for a very long time.” – Karch Kiraly There is a uniqueness to those who become the best at what they do and then stay there. In this episode, Brian interviews Olympian Karch Kiraly, widely regarded as the best volleyball player of all time, about his decades-long pursuit of greatness. Having won at every level as both an athlete and a coach, Karch gives insight into his drive and mindset, outlines the three things needed to achieve excellence and explains how he approached the challenges of transitioning from playing to coaching.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why you must be demanding of yourself and others. Why failure is critical to success. Why you must always have a beginner’s mindset.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Talent Code,” by Daniel Coyle “The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini “Peak,” by Anders Ericsson “It's a Wonderful Life,” movie Starlings Volleyball, USA   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When you study greatness around the world, in many areas it's not about the facilities. It's not about the technology. It's about great coaching athletes who are passionate and have their passion ignited, and about really intense, mindful practice.” – Karch Kiraly “Life is filled with adversity, and falling down, and losing and failure. And the people who can pick themselves up are the ones who are acclimated to doing it. If you've never had to do it before, that is a really difficult task.” – Karch Kiraly “As teammates in life or teammates in any sport, teammates in any career, we have to strike a balance between support and challenge.” – Karch Kiraly “Ancora imparo.” – Michelangelo “Approach it as a beginner; approach it as a learner.” – Karch Kiraly “When we focus on our blessings, instead of on the things that we don't have, we're going to be more grateful and we're going to lead happier lives and be better for the people around us.” – Karch Kiraly Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“You can do it, but you’ve got to have your mind made up.” – Therese Buffini All successful people have made up their minds to win long before they experience their first victory. In this episode, a rebroadcast of our most popular message ever, Brian discusses the power of a made-up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds. Brian also examines the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.   YOU WILL LEARN: Five benefits of harnessing the power of a made-up mind. How to turn negative feedback into life lessons. The importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” – Brian Buffini “Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” – Brian Buffini “If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” – Brian Buffini “A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” – Brian Buffini “I have made up my mind. And I have been blessed in my life as a result of it. But I did not do it by myself.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green - or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” – Matthew McConaughey   Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”   READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him. How his father’s death refocused his priorities. Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey Greenlights “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino “Emerson's Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson “Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson “Raising Arizona,” movie   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” – Matthew McConaughey “Be less impressed with things; be more involved.” – Matthew McConaughey “We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?”  – Matthew McConaughey “When you go and you endure something and you're kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” – Matthew McConaughey “I've never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” – Coach Darrell Royal “We are the author of our own book.” – Matthew McConaughey “The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” – Matthew McConaughey
“As long as I stick to the plan, I'll lose the weight. It's simple.” – Nick Hardwick   After a difficult year, many people are looking to refocus on their health goals. In this episode, Brian interviews Nick Hardwick, former center for the San Diego Chargers, about the nutrition and fitness plan that helped him to lose almost 100 pounds in five months upon his retirement from the NFL, and keep it off. Nick describes how he has overcome the many challenges and setbacks he has experienced in life, how the Lose Like a Lineman plan helped him to reclaim his health and reboot his life and how it can do the same for you. YOU WILL LEARN: What drove Nick’s determination to become an NFL player. How short-term goals helped him to reach his objectives in life. Why a game plan is essential to successful and sustainable weight loss.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  Finding Center with Nick Hardwick Lose Like a Lineman program Promo Code: TBBS30   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I just kept elevating my dreams.” – Nick Hardwick “The magic is far more ordinary than people think. It's far more sequential than people think.” – Brian Buffini “It's all about getting that initial dream in your head of what it's going to be like, or putting yourself in that situation where you can feel it in your body.” – Nick Hardwick “Why not? Why not me? You get this dream, and then the dream grows and grows and grows.” – Nick Hardwick “Having a structure and having a game plan that you're going into for the day – that to me has been fundamental.” – Nick Hardwick Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave  
“The next 100 days, if you make a decision today, can change your life, not just for 100 days, not just for this year, but for the rest of your life.” – Brian Buffini In just 100 days, you can change your life forever. In this episode, Brian explains how the 100-day technique works and why he has been so passionate about it for so long. He also discusses why this method works for every area of life, why you should start with the area that needs the most attention and why a great coach can help facilitate and support you in the process. YOU WILL LEARN: Why the 100-day timeframe is so significant. Why short-term goals are so powerful. Why you can do anything for 100 days. GET IN TOUCH!   Email to share what you’ve accomplished in 100 days for a chance to be featured on The Brian Buffini Show!   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Coach Carter,” movie Episode 164, The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong Florence Chadwick, swimmer “Unbroken,” movie 100 Days to Greatness National Association of REALTORS® Jim Valvano speech   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Great big things can be done when you keep your eyes on the prize.” – Brian Buffini “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder “If you work for 10 days at a time, those short-term goals that you measure and track, they deliver the results for you.” – Brian Buffini “100 days is a good amount of time looking forward, and it's nothing looking back.” – Brian Buffini “One of these 100 days cycles could change your whole life.” – Brian Buffini “The most important thing in this life is who you're becoming.” – Brian Buffini “One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.” – Emily Dickinson
How to Win in 2021 #258

How to Win in 2021 #258


“Not everybody's going to win in 2021. But the doers will.” – Brian Buffini   In 2020, COVID-19 stopped the world’s momentum. With movement restricted, many people experienced fear, indecision and a loss of motivation. In this episode, Brian teaches how to succeed in 2021 by starting, maintaining and growing momentum. Topics discussed include: why coaching is so important, how momentum creates efficiency and flow and why goal-setting is the key to success.   Are you a Buffini Show Insider? Don’t forget to download the resource from this episode! DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE   Not a Buffini Show Insider? No problem! Sign up here today and get this week’s resource and more!   YOU WILL LEARN: Why the world lost momentum in 2020. Why momentum is so powerful. How to create momentum.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino Episode 143, Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit “Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” by Harvey B. Mackay “Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey B. Mackay   Goal Sheet Giveaway   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein “It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi “Action will destroy your procrastination.” – Og Mandino “Momentum compounded with habits produces results.” – Brian Buffini “The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates the momentum that separates dreamers from super-achievers.” – Darren Hardy Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Having 2020 Vision #257

Having 2020 Vision #257


“You can really have a lot of power in your life going forward if you take advantage of the opportunity to have hindsight, insight and foresight.” – Brian Buffini   In life, you often have to look back to be able to see the way forward. In this episode, Brian teaches how the challenges of 2020 will help you to succeed and build a better future in 2021. Topics discussed include: why you must learn from your mistakes while also remembering your wins and accomplishments; how to recognize and then manage your patterns; and why, when your values are clear, your decisions are easy.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to have hindsight and leverage your past. How to develop insight and learn from experience. How to get foresight and enjoy 2020 vision.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Wayne Dyer “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey Episode 177, Get Organized Now – The Most Organized Man in America, Part 2 - with Dr. Alex Lackey   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.” – William Wordsworth “Without the peace in your past, there's no power in your future.” – Brian Buffini “Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live.” – Unknown “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey “What and who you say no to is as important as what and who you say yes to.” – Brian Buffini “Just because we developed great survival skills in 2020 doesn't mean they give us great thrival skills for 2021.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“We're at our best when we focus on we, not me.” – Jon Gordon   Great relationships don’t just happen by accident - they take commitment, hard work and G.R.I.T. In this episode, Brian interviews Jon and Kathryn Gordon about their new book, “Relationship GRIT,” and what it takes to build a strong, long-lasting relationship. The Gordons reveal what brought them together, what kept them together through difficult times and what continues to sustain their love for one another.     YOU WILL LEARN: How to embrace the principles of G.R.I.T. Why the four C’s are key to a healthy relationship. Why flaws and mistakes can strengthen a relationship.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Relationship GRIT,” by Jon and Kathryn Gordon Free action plan Episode 235, Healthy Me, Healthy Us with Dr. Les Parrott   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “You have to invest in the relationship. Don't be a consumer, be an investor.” – Kathryn Gordon “Where there's a void in communication, negativity will fill it.” – Jon Gordon “You have to walk it out to talk it out.” – Kathryn Gordon “If you keep score, the relationship doesn't win.” – Kathryn Gordon “Caring is extending yourself. It's demonstrating commitment. It's showing that other people matter.” – Jon Gordon Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“You can't change what you don't notice. But noticing changes everything.” – Tony Schwartz   Being our best selves even when faced with challenging emotions requires real practice. In this episode, Brian interviews Tony Schwartz about how we can become more aware of what we’re feeling and why so that we can better control difficult situations and not react defensively. Tony defines the three selves that live inside all of us, advises how we can positively learn from our mistakes and embrace life and teaches why we must accept all parts of ourselves. He also provides exclusive access to PeopleFuel®, a unique program that’s designed to help people more skillfully manage their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.    YOU WILL LEARN: Why it is so important to self-regulate. How to summon your adult self when you feel threatened. Why the opposite of a good quality is not a bad quality.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Power of Full Engagement,” by Tony Schwartz “The Way We're Working Isn't Working,” by Tony Schwartz “Boundaries,” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Jean Piaget “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino PeopleFuel®   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “What becomes so important during a time like this are two words: self-regulation, the ability to calm your own nervous system, to take good care of yourself.” — Tony Schwartz “The question you want to be asking yourself when you start to get frustrated or angry is – ‘What am I afraid of?’” — Tony Schwartz “Adult development is something that can continue to happen all through your life, and one of the most powerful mechanisms for that is to develop that self-observer, that capacity to stand back from your experience and observe it without reacting to it. Because, when you can do that, then you can make a decision, a choice, a deliberate choice about how you want to show up.” — Tony Schwartz “The most virtuous quality overused becomes a liability.” — Tony Schwartz “The only way to actually navigate the world gracefully is to hold both a positive quality and its opposite, but its positive opposite.” — Tony Schwartz “Education without implementation is merely entertainment.” — Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“We're already in the midst of a very significant recovery.” — Brian Buffini After an unprecedented year, real estate professionals must prepare for what 2021 has in store. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and predicts what lies ahead for the sector. Featuring an exclusive interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, this episode analyzes the most comprehensive research and data available to help agents successfully navigate upcoming changes, capitalize on future opportunities and maximize success in 2021.   YOU WILL LEARN: The current state of the real estate sector. Three dynamics that will affect the market going forward. How to get to the next level on the real estate career path.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The National Association of REALTORS® Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun 100 Days to Greatness The Buffini Referral Network Brian Buffini’s 2021 Real Estate Report   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “The housing market has shown remarkable resiliency in 2020.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun “Real estate: the greatest hedge against inflation ever built.” — Brian Buffini “For the next three years, we're going to have low interest rates, which means demand is going to be high.” — Brian Buffini “Agents need to build a network of fellow agents.”— Brian Buffini “You have to be a pro; you have to have your data. People buy emotionally, but they need to justify logically.” — Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Not only is America still a land of opportunity, but real estate is the very essence of that land of opportunity.” – Brian Buffini Brian Buffini has been working in the real estate industry for the past 35 years. In this episode, he explains how real estate set him up for many more opportunities in life and how, with the right training, it can do the same for others. Topics discussed include: the importance of constantly developing your skills, why systems are the key to consistency and how you can successfully kickstart a career in the industry.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why real estate is fair. Why real estate is hard. Why real estate is rewarding.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The National Association of REALTORS ® “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home 100 Days to Greatness   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “The real estate business is not perfect. The real key is, is it perfect for you?” — Brian Buffini “The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.” — Jim Rohn “Don't wait for the right opportunity: create it.” — George Bernard Shaw “In this business, top earners are top learners.” — Brian Buffini “Real estate is a contact sport. You need to be connecting with people and building relationships.” — Brian Buffini “Real estate rewards action, and the rewards are enormous.” — Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Gratitude is an attitude of the heart. It brings energy to the spirit and it does wonders for communication between people.” – Brian Buffini Gratitude is one of the cornerstones of the good life and the bedrock on which true success rests. In this episode, Brian teaches how a focus on gratitude can be transformational not only at Thanksgiving, but all year round. He provides strategies to embrace, express and receive gratitude and explains why, no matter life’s challenges, there is always something to be grateful for.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why gratitude must be expressed, not just felt. Why it’s vital to write down the things you're thankful for. Why gratitude is an attitude of the heart.   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Cicero “It costs nothing to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you.’” — Therese Buffini  “Gratitude and entitlement cannot exist at the same time.” — Brian Buffini “Gratitude can turn common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
 “Mental toughness is a core characteristic for the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success.” – Brian Buffini You need to be mentally tough to conquer life’s many challenges. In this episode, Brian teaches how to develop the kind of mental toughness that will impact and improve every aspect of your life, set you apart from your competition and help you to live the good life. Topics discussed include: why entitlement is such a problem, why training must be ongoing and why gratitude is so important.   YOU WILL LEARN: Symptoms of our culture’s softness. Models of mental toughness in today’s world. Strategies to develop mental toughness.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 066, An Interview with Brian Tracy – The Living Legend of Personal Growth The Pathway to Mastery–Essentials The Pathway to Mastery–Advanced “The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini Episode 025, The Power of a Made-Up Mind “Man's Search for Meaning,” by Viktor E. Frankl   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Brian Tracy “When I'm training, I'm learning. And when I'm learning, I'm growing. And when I'm growing, I'm happy.” – Brian Buffini “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – GK Chesterton  “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude towards it.” – Maya Angelou “A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“When you succeed, you're much more capable of helping others.” – Nido Qubein In life, the choices that you make determine everything about you. In this episode, Brian interviews Nido Qubein about the life choices that have fueled his phenomenal success and his passion for helping others. Nido reflects on his journey from penniless immigrant to renowned entrepreneur and educator; advises how to help young people achieve in today’s world; and provides words of encouragement for those struggling during this challenging year.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why you must give back when you achieve success. Why energy management is more important than time management. Why you must always be hungry to learn and grow.    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino “The Present,” by Spencer Johnson “The Aladdin Factor,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen “The Sound of Music,” movie Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass - An Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “How you change is how you will succeed.” – Nido Qubein “Focus is more important than intelligence.” – Nido Qubein “There are two pains we’re all going to suffer from in life. One is the pain of discipline. One is the pain of regret. Which would you rather have?” – Nido Qubein “Our beliefs lead to our behaviors; and our behaviors lead to our results.” – Nido Qubein “Whining is the opposite of thanksgiving.” – Nido Qubein Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Focus on being the best and having the best life that you can. And then be a shining example of that.” – Brian Buffini In today’s uncertain world, it’s more important than ever to try to be positive and optimistic. In this episode, Brian teaches strategies to stay upbeat in the face of difficulty. Topics discussed include: why reading is vital, the importance of factual and unbiased information resources, and why a focus on the five circles of life helps to combat fear and negativity.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to eliminate the negative. How to accentuate the positive. How to mind your business.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Accentuate the Positive,” by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters “Crucial Conversations,” by Kerry Patterson et al Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss “Never Split the Difference,” by Chris Voss “Learned Optimism,” by Martin E.P. Seligman Episode 097, The Book That Made Me a Millionaire   “The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If something gets you worked up, get it worked out.” – Brian Buffini “He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of negotiation.” – Chris Voss “Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.” – Jim Rohn “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive life-changing content and by associating with people who bring hope.” – Zig Ziglar “Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern and be clear that what belongs to others is their business, and none of yours.” – Epictetus “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“The flexibility mindset can actually be one of the greatest gifts you get to embrace and use to change your life for the better.” – Brian Buffini If you want more freedom in your business and your life, you have to learn to be flexible. In this episode, Brian teaches how to embrace flexibility and more easily adapt to change. Topics discussed include: why homeostasis is the single biggest enemy to personal growth and development, why coaching is so effective at pulling people out of their comfort zones, why principles never change and why it’s vital to track and review progress.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why we can be so rigid in our lives. How we can adjust and pivot to become more flexible. How to live in a state of flow.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Shawshank Redemption,” movie “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen Buffini & Company Referral Maker® CRM “One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way,” by Robert Maurer “Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi “The Rise of Superman,” by Steven Kotler “Chariots of Fire,” movie   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.” – Jack Canfield “Write your principles in pen. Write your plans in pencil.” – Brian Buffini “Just because you're flexible doesn't mean there's nothing you can count on. You can count on the principles.” – Brian Buffini “Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
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Rheanna Rhodes

Hello Mr Buffini! I just started to listen to your podcast thanks to a recommendation from Jerry Robertson. I have to tell you, this podcast really hit home! I left my hometown because of familial issues about 10 years ago. I went from Western New York to Southeast Texas and now I'm in Northwest Arkansas. I have been trying to find my place and I just started real estate in a place that does not feel as "safe" as it would if I were back home. Not having many contacts, not being familiar with the area, only having a handful of people to cheer me on has been difficult. But you give some great pointers and I will be implementing them immediately! Thank you for this!

Oct 27th

David Morrow

Awesome Episode! Thx from RoundRock Tx!

Aug 19th

Oneisis Frias

I just listened to this as it was sent to me. my son now 23 years old who wasn't supposed to even graduate high school is now a scholarship earner and attending college full time and working full time.

Jul 21st

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Apr 17th

Terri Grayson White Elk

Amazing Brian! Thank for always giving from yiur heart, this information regarding buying an investment property could not have come at a better time. Thanks again!!

Aug 21st
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Amanda Crossley

Love the interview with Chris Hogan! Any chance of doing something for us in the UK? We don't have 41k etc

Jul 17th

Susan Powers

get things done

Jun 14th

Susan Powers

great interview

Jun 14th

Abigail Buck

That was a fantastic podcast! Thank you for sharing your financial wisdom!

May 8th

Matthew Nordin


May 3rd

Monica LeSage

"my favorite book says" love this way of referencing Scripture. I will steal this in the classes I lead. Thanks!!

Sep 20th

Andrew Simmons

great episode, looking for the poster of the 7 habits, which broadcast is it attached to?

Jun 19th

Ricki Andrews

Love it!!!!!

May 30th
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