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“If we keep the principles, there's blessings. If we break the principles, there's penalties.” – Brian Buffini In these uncertain times, the classic principles of success are more important than ever. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explores some of the lessons in Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” He explains why the timeless principles of the past hold the keys to our future and why love and relationships are vitally important for personal growth and development.   YOU WILL LEARN: The five major symptoms of not thinking. The key principles of success. The penalties for breaking these principles and the blessings of following them.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie “Love Is,” by Les and Leslie Parrott Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit  www.buffiniandcompany/events   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “‘What do I constantly have in mind?’ That's the question you want to ask yourself.” – Brian Buffini “The secret behind this book is about having a definite major purpose.” – Brian Buffini “He (Napoleon Hill) said, ‘First of all, take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you desire.’” – Brian Buffini “Second, what your mind feeds upon is what your mind attracts.” – Brian Buffini “Rich does not make you a jerk. Jerk makes you a jerk. Rich just exposes it more.” – Brian Buffini “We need to take possession of our own minds. That's what we've been gifted by the Creator; our minds.” – Brian Buffini “The truth of the matter is, you don't pursue significance, significance develops. You live a rich life; you'll leave a very significant legacy. It's just a by-product.” – Brian Buffini “There is no labor of love that doesn't have pain attached to it.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“It's an ‘all hands on deck’ approach.” – Aaron Ford  In these difficult times, it’s reassuring to know that there are people watching out for us and ready and willing to help. In this episode, Brian interviews Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford to learn how he and his team are working to serve the citizens and businesses of Nevada and how all Americans can best help and protect themselves during this global pandemic. Topics discussed include the rise of fraud and scam attempts, the revamping of the Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program and the establishment of the United Way emergency rental assistance fund.   READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: What people should do if they encounter a fraudulent product or service. How Las Vegas is preparing to come back from COVID-19 challenges. How public-private partnerships are helping those in most need.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Bureau of Consumer Protection Hotline: 888-434-9989 Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program Home Again Hotline: 1-855-457-4638 United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 207, REALTORS® Make a Stand on Capitol Hill – an Interview with Shannon McGahn   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I think that one of the lessons that we take away from the last crisis is that, although it will take time, we will recover.” – Aaron Ford “It has been inspiring to see the real-estate community just stepping up. We're not just focused on making sales but on serving and giving back and being there, a voice of value, and connecting people.” – Brian Buffini “If I can pass on a message to every Nevadan out there, every American, every individual and family out there that's struggling with their health or struggling with their finances or struggling in general through this uncertainty. I would say that our communities are working hard each day doing everything in our power to get us through this.” – Aaron Ford “We all need to understand that we're going through this together. Be nice to each other. There's no need for us to compound the issues that we are experiencing right now by being nasty toward one another.” – Aaron Ford “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “We need to be patient. We need to be kind. We're all in this together.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen   Part of the Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit Challenge is reading “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen, a book that has had a profound impact on Brian’s thinking and habits. In this episode, Brian goes through the book chapter by chapter, reflecting on quotes he holds on to, explaining how its teachings have helped and challenged him and outlining how the same principles of success and personal growth and development contained in this 1903 thought classic still hold true today. READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE   Join the 5 Circle Fit Challenge today and start reading your free e-copy of “As a Man Thinketh.”   YOU WILL LEARN: Why character is central to personal growth and development. Why a definite, major purpose is vital to success. Why you must sacrifice if you want to achieve.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh Episode 166, Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill Episode 061, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale “The Energy Bus,” by Jon Gordon   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “A man is literally what he thinks; his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” – James Allen “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” – James Allen “We are in control of our thought life.” – Brian Buffini “We are in charge of what we watch and listen to. We are in charge of what we connect to, what we hold on to and what we let go.” – Brian Buffini “The body is the servant of the mind.” – James Allen “Until thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.” – James Allen “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” – James Allen “Dream lofty dreams and, as you dream, so shall you become.” – James Allen “The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Customer service is your job, but sales and marketing is your business.” – Brian Buffini Part of the Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit Challenge is reading Brian and Joe Niego’s book, “Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business.” In this episode, a replay of one of Brian’s best podcasts, he dives deeper into the content of the book. He shares what he has learned from the business mistakes he has made in the past, explains which fundamental principles you should use to build a lasting and successful business and teaches how completing your must-do activities every day will help you to win the year. Click the button below to grab your free Win the Day resource! READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE   Join the 5 Circle Fit Challenge today and start reading your free e-copy of “Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business.”    YOU WILL LEARN: Top ten mistakes people make when starting and building a small business. Why a successful business is like a three-legged stool. How doing the small things every day is crucial to growing a thriving business.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business,” by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “There’s a lot to be learned from the shared experience of people who’ve made a few mistakes and learned from it.” — Brian Buffini “When you do your forecast, double your expenses, halve your projected income and double the amount of time everything is going to take.” — Brian Buffini “Usually the things you did in your past help launch your future.” — Brian Buffini “Failure is not a person, it’s an event.” — Zig Ziglar “It’s okay to make mistakes; you just don’t want to make the fatal ones.” — Brian Buffini “All three legs of the stool are vital, but they’re not all equally weighted.” — Brian Buffini “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison “If you want to make your business big, you have to make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Believe in yourself. Believe in your path. Believe that you can rebound from anything. And believe that what you seek you can have, if you truly believe.” – Apolo Ohno  What does it take to have the mindset of an Olympian? In this episode, Brian interviews speed skater Apolo Ohno to find out how we can unlock our inner potential and be inspired to achieve at the highest level, even in challenging and uncertain circumstances. Apolo describes how he developed his talent over time, how he managed his drive so that it didn’t consume him and how he learned to pivot and reinvent himself when he retired.   READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: When to take the long view and make calculated decisions. Why dedication to preparation and process is the key to success. Why consistency and hard work trump talent.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Zero Regrets,” by Apolo Ohno “Glory Days,” by Bruce Springsteen Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Don't allow one or two negative thoughts to detract away from the way that you communicate and interact with your family, with your loved ones, with your work and with the goals that you set forth on January 1.” – Apolo Ohno “If you've been derailed, that's OK. But you have within your control to get back on the wagon, to reassess the situation and to go on the attack that's going to best suit what you're seeking. And unless you do that, and take control, you're just going to be a passenger in the speeding train versus being the conductor.” – Apolo Ohno “I had the raw talent, but talent alone, unfortunately, is just not enough in the last 5 percent. It is merely just the starting line.” – Apolo Ohno “There's a competitive inner drive and a fire in all of us. I call it that high-performance mindset. So, when that's switched on, you are very sharp, you're very hungry and it's time to get work done.” – Apolo Ohno “I mean, the bottom line is what makes a champion, what makes an Olympian what makes a very successful person is a level of commitment where you're all-in.” – Brian Buffini “Always continue to learn, and always stay hungry no matter what. We as human beings have the capacity to always grow. And we can change our neural chemistry through that system. We're understanding how that works now. So, the mindset, to me was always the single greatest tool.” – Apolo Ohno “When opportunity comes, it's too late to prepare.” – John Wooden “Hopefully I can help people unlock their own inner potential in a way that they become more confident, more resilient, better relationships with their family, and they're getting what they believe they both deserve and what they seek.” – Apolo Ohno “My goal is to be better coming out of this than I was going into this. And that's what I'm challenging people to do.” –  Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“We weather this storm; we come back strong.” – Ken Trepeta In these difficult days, it’s reassuring to know that there are people behind the scenes helping to make the gift of homeownership a reality for many. In this episode, Brian interviews RESPRO® President and Executive Director Ken Trepeta to learn about the RESPRO® mission and find out how real estate professionals around the country are still closing transactions in the middle of a pandemic. Topics discussed include helpful technologies being used in the marketplace, advice on forbearances and why people who were made unemployed must not be penalized.       READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: Who RESPRO® is and what it does. What Congress can do to help home buyers and sellers. How the bounce-back will play out.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun Episode 214, The Podcast Every Homeowner Needs to Hear – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun Buffini Bonus Resources   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When I describe RESPRO®, basically we’re the source for one-stop shopping in real estate.” – Ken Trepeta “There are impediments to getting deals done but, even in the hardest hit areas, people are coming through.” – Ken Trepeta “The bottom line is, people are resourceful, people are entrepreneurial and people are getting the deal done.” – Brian Buffini “America’s spirit - it can’t be held down, and it’s always reflected in real estate.” – Brian Buffini “Real estate transactions can be done more quickly than ever, but they still take some time so there’s a lot of foundation you can lay, even in an area that is essentially shut down.” – Ken Trepeta “We’re all in the same storm, but not everybody’s in the same boat.” – Brian Buffini “Different states are opening up in different ways right now.”  – Brian Buffini “Be real careful about forbearance. Only use it when absolutely necessary.” – Ken Trepeta “If we weather this storm, I think demand will just get shifted.” – Ken Trepeta “Like with every challenge, there’s opportunities here.” – Brian Buffini “Old-fashioned customer service and caring for people is still at a premium.” – Brian Buffini “People are ready to live life again. And part of living life again is getting a new home or upgrading.” – Ken Trepeta Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“There’s nothing to suggest just because we are hit with this pause button that automatically things will come apart.” – Dr. Yun In the current climate, there is a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun to get an update on the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus on the economy and housing. Topics discussed include why home prices are remaining steady, how agents are navigating the process and completing transactions, why real estate provides a hedge against inflation and why the house is still a valuable asset in high demand.   READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: What the latest statistics and data reveal about home sales and consumer behaviors. If there will be a Spring homebuying season. Where the home market will finish the year.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse March 2020 Existing Home Sales Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun “The Complete Story of Civilization,” by Will Durant “How the Irish Saved Civilization,” by Thomas Cahill   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I think the first couple of weeks, there was a degree of shock factor.” – Dr. Yun “What I am seeing in recent weeks, the past couple of weeks, is that buyers are slowly coming back to the market. They're a little disappointed on the lack of inventory, but 70 percent of the workforce with secure employment they're looking at historically low mortgage rates and they're just looking for the right home that meets their needs.” – Dr. Yun “I think people would be surprised to see how much activity is actually going on in the market in real world terms.” – Brian Buffini “Trying to purchase a home and get the deal done is far safer than visiting grocery stores.” – Dr. Yun “When we survey potential buyers and potential sellers, they are indicating that they are not out of the market, but simply delaying the entry point. They just want an all-clear signal from the Governor before reentering the market.” – Dr. Yun “There’s no panic among home sellers.” – Dr. Yun “Buyers are acting normal; sellers are acting normal.” – Dr. Yun “There is still a great desire for people to buy, for people to sell and for people to own a home.” – Brian Buffini “I anticipate, for the year as a whole in 2020, the sales activity will be down about 10 percent to 15 percent.” – Dr. Yun “I think that home prices will not decline because of the inventory shortage that we have. There is no expectation by the buyers for any big discount.” – Dr. Yun “Going into 2021, we have all this pent-up demand. I think the sales will increase about 15 percent and the price is rising 3 to 5 percent.” – Dr. Yun “We have the political landscape, we have the media landscape and then we have some data.”  – Brian Buffini “If we end up 2020 and we’ve lost 10 to 15 percent that would be remarkable and it would be fantastic and very acceptable for a bump in a year.”  – Brian Buffini “For the current nationwide housing situation, we had a housing shortage before the pandemic and we have even acute shortage today because of not enough listings.” – Dr. Yun “This is an adversity. You go through the adversity but come out at the end, the other side, to say ‘I have more knowledge, I have more relationships built up’ and that would be a very good starting point for the upturn that I anticipate will be happening later in the year.”  – Dr. Yun “Positive attitude brings positive action.” – Dr. Yun Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Seasons of tests and trial happen all the time.” – Brian Buffini In these challenging times, people’s strength, patience and faith are being put to the test by suffering. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explains why we must expect setbacks in life and teaches how we can conquer them to come back better than ever.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to diagnose a setback. The emotions that can derail a comeback. What fuels a comeback.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “You're going to need different tools for different times. You're going to need different skills for different seasons. There are different challenges with different comebacks.” – Brian Buffini “When you're in the crucible, it's not fun. We just need to know that we're in the crucible, we're being tested. It won't be forever, it never is. But you come out the other side, pure like gold. And that's what testing and trial is all about.” – Brian Buffini “The world was built to develop character and we must learn that setbacks which we endure help us keep marching forward.” –  Henry Ford “A comeback doesn't take as long as it takes to construct something.” – Brian Buffini “Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them.” – Og Mandino “Energy is the key. Emotion is the key. Having your fire and your purpose is the key.” – Brian Buffini “You can start with a negative emotion. You can't stay with a negative emotion. You can't grow with a negative emotion.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“I think this is going to be one of the first industries to recover.” – David Stevens In the present climate, there’s a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews David Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Lake Consulting, Inc., and former CEO and President of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), to get clarity on current economic issues. Topics discussed include the tightening of minimum requirements for mortgage qualification, when banks and other financial institutions will begin to readjust their credit parameters back and advice for both buyers and sellers in today’s market.   READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: Why this crisis is so different than the last recession. Why the real estate industry will recover quickly. Why Millennials are at the core of a rebound.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 211, Take This to the Bank – an Interview with Michael DeVito The 5 Circle Fit Challenge   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Governors across the country are going to start having us go back to work sometime in June at the latest, May in some states. And all this downward trend is going to stop in its tracks. We're going to see an immediate pop back. It won't be back to where it was. But we're going to see immediate pop back.” – David Stevens “This nation, we have great demographics for housing. We're going to have record low interest rates when we come out of this.” – David Stevens “If there are any house price downturns during this period, it's going to be very minor. And that's because the US didn't have the inventory.” – David Stevens “I think both listing and purchase buyers are going to see some sort of immediate response because pent-up demand is occurring, and the only overlay that will cause resistance there will be the unemployment factor.” – David Stevens “The bottom line is, all economics is supply and demand. And we still have a limited supply and high demand.” – Brian Buffini “Homeownership is a wealth creator for this country and for Americans.” – David Stevens “Worry the most when things are best.” – David Stevens “I'm just looking at what economists are giving me. And I think, you know, we're going to have a great housing market ahead.” – David Stevens Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“I continue to be bullish on real estate. And we’re going to be there to help.” – Michael DeVito In these unprecedented times, there’s a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews Michael DeVito, Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Lending, to get clarity on current banking issues. Topics discussed include whether banks are still processing mortgages, how appraisers are evaluating homes and why it’s so important to support average homeowners who want to purchase.   READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   YOU WILL LEARN: How the financial system is coping with the crisis. The state of play regarding jumbo loans, purchase loans and refinances. How Wells Fargo is helping those directly affected by COVID-19.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun The 5 Circle Fit Challenge   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “We have to recognize that there's shelter in place and other things happening that have changed the way we do business. But we're absolutely open for business and serving customers.” – Michael DeVito “We're processing and underwriting loans in remote ways – in ways we never even imagined we would be doing it.” – Michael DeVito “The good news to this situation is that you have a financial system that's able to lean in and help, unlike maybe the last time around when the financial system was not as strong and not able to be a source of strength.” – Michael DeVito “Try to take the long view, try to gather as much information as you can and assess and adapt. The world's not going to go back to what it was, it's going to go to something new. And there'll be new opportunities as a result of that. And the most adaptive of us – the most adaptive companies, the most adaptive teams, the most adaptive people – they're going to be the winners.” – Michael DeVito “Assess and adapt – that’s the Navy SEAL way.” – Brian Buffini “People want to be homeowners; we know they want to own homes. And when you think about that, there's just this desire to have a place for your family and a place to gather. And we'll do that again. We'll be gathering with family and friends again, you know, it's just going to be a window of time but we’re going to do it again.”  – Michael DeVito Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“The goal is to get 5 Circle Fit. My goal for all of you is that, week by week, we’re going to help each other.” – Brian Buffini  Even in these uncertain times, it’s still possible to control your own environment, be proactive and come out a winner. In this episode, Brian introduces the 5 Circle Fit Challenge. This program is designed to help people focus their energies and operate in a peak state by following a week-by-week series of recommended tasks and activities in the 5 circles of life – spiritual, family, business, financial and personal.   YOU WILL LEARN: How a rolling start will help to get your business and life back on track. Why everyone needs a pit crew for support. How you can get started and be ready to serve your family, customers and community at full speed.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell Buffini Bonus Resources Buffini & Company Pathway to Mastery™ Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Whether you realize it or not, you have not been operating at your peak state.”  – Brian Buffini “You’re in total control of your own life.” – Brian Buffini “The number one thing we have to do with self-help is get ‘self’ out of it.” – Brian Buffini “You need answers outside of yourself, we all do. We all need help.” – Brian Buffini “The world is not as fun or as effective a place when we’re just by ourselves.” – Brian Buffini “Getting started starts with a decision.” – Brian Buffini “We can’t control the roll-outs and what happens. We can’t control what consumers do. We can’t control the world but here’s what we can do – we can control ourselves. We can control our attitude, we can control our energy and we can control our activities.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Imagine if everybody's best versions of them was affecting their world right now.” – Kevin Buffini   To successfully navigate these often stressful and uncertain times, it’s vital to self-manage and be self-aware. In this episode, David Lally, producer of “The Brian Buffini Show,” interviews Buffini & Company Heritage Profile™ expert Kevin Buffini to discover how you can best manage your natural gifts and abilities in a crisis situation. Topics discussed include why people react so differently to challenges and how devising and sticking to a plan can help to get you through difficulties. DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE Our team has put together an action plan, based on your unique personality, of how you can reach out and encourage people during this time. Click the button above to grab it!   YOU WILL LEARN: How to stop your natural abilities becoming liabilities. How to be both aware of your abilities and beware of how you use them. How to manage your profile with care in a crisis situation.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Buffini & Company Heritage Profile™ Buffini & Company Pathway to Mastery™   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Anytime something bad is happening to us, our bodies want to save us from that. So, we go into a fight or flight response.” – Kevin Buffini “In a state of heightened intensity, our strongest abilities act out first.” – Kevin Buffini “Self-awareness helps with great self-management.” – Kevin Buffini “Your most intense abilities will always be the things that drive your actions. So, if you're just relying on muscle memory, stop and ask yourself: am I helping or hurting right now?” – Kevin Buffini “You want to be intentional with the strengths that you have. We want you to use the abilities that you have. So, start trying to figure out who can you help with your abilities, and where can you help with your abilities.” – Kevin Buffini “If we can think before we act, then we just updated our self-ware.” – Kevin Buffini “People are being forced to reflect and work on their life, not just in their life. And I think there's a moment and there's an opportunity for us here if we will just act on it.”– Kevin Buffini
“The beauty of this is we may get knocked down, but we're also the referee. So, don't ever count yourself out.” – Chris Hogan In these uncertain times, people need to be in control of their money more than ever before. In this episode, Brian interviews finance expert Chris Hogan about how to take care of finances in the current economy. Topics discussed include how to still save money and pay down debt, why the stock market is set to rebound and how to learn from this situation and get prepared for when the economy starts to recover.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to stay in control of your faith, attitude, outlook and actions. How to protect and conserve your energy, resources, money and talents. How to be grateful, even in difficult circumstances.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun Episode 205, Leading in a Crisis – an Interview with NAR President Vince Malta Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit Episode 158, Everyday Millionaires with Chris Hogan The Chris Hogan Show “Everyday Millionaires,” by Chris Hogan “The Total Money Makeover,” by Dave Ramsey Ramsey Solutions   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I want to encourage people out there for things you can control: your faith, your attitude, your outlook and your actions.” – Chris Hogan “We've got to regroup and rethink and be smart.” – Chris Hogan “The stock market is like the supermarket. You can go in the supermarket and get some stuff that's good for you and you can get some stuff that's bad for you. So, we need to be aware of what we're investing in based on our risk tolerance and based on our goals.” – Chris Hogan “The market is down, but do not eject: stay focused and not finished, because it's going to rebound.” – Chris Hogan “If we make short-term emotional decisions regarding our long-term financial well-being, we'll end up in trouble.” – Brian Buffini “I tell people: I'm not worried about what's going on at the White House, we need to focus on what's going on in your house. And so, getting a plan for debt reduction, getting on a balanced spending plan, a budget, and having reserves for the future and saving an investment for the future. If you can't wake up and see the importance of this, then you're not paying attention.” – Chris Hogan “What we need to be doing is learning from this. Feel the pain and use that pain to make progress.” – Brian Buffini “This can be the ultimate personal growth experience for people, and they can learn from it and go forward and build a financial fortress that can withstand any storm in the future.” Brian Buffini “They say information without application is just information; but information that gets applied has an opportunity to become wisdom.” – Chris Hogan “When people ask me, ‘Hogan, how are you?’ I say I'm focused and not finished. That means I'm focused on what I want. And I'm not finished yet.” – Chris Hogan “I want us to focus on the spirit of gratitude. It's so easy to get caught up on what we don't have. I think it's important for us to be aware of what we do.” – Chris Hogan “It's hard to be hateful when you're grateful.” – Chris Hogan Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
 In times of crisis, it’s reassuring to know that you have good people in your corner. In a continuation of a series with the leadership of NAR, Brian interviews Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Association of REALTORS®. Brian and Shannon discuss how the organization is representing the interests of the real estate industry on Capitol Hill during the Coronavirus crisis. Topics discussed include how pandemic unemployment assistance can help those who need it; why cash flow is so important to real estate and how the pushback of the tax deadline to July 15 will help the industry; and how lending institutions can service small business with loans.   YOU WILL LEARN: How NAR represents REALTORS® in Washington. How the recent CARES Act will help the industry. What the next round of legislation holds.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun Episode 205, Leading in a Crisis – an Interview with NAR President Vince Malta   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “For all the talk of a broken and partisan Washington, when this sudden crisis hit, Congress acted in an overwhelmingly quick and bipartisan problem-solving way and our job is to work with them in that fashion.” – Shannon McGahn “NAR jumped to action to ensure that our members, property owners and the industry were all well represented in this response.” – Shannon McGahn “What makes REALTORS so effective on the Hill is that we’re not representing a special interest. We’re representing everyone’s interest. This is REALTOR members, property owners, consumers, the industry and the business as a whole.” – Shannon McGahn “It’s our intention to continue working with lawmakers to ensure that, as we get out of the crisis and into recovery, that we can see that real estate plays a big picture there.” – Shannon McGahn “I must say that I have had great responsiveness from all of our contacts on the Hill. They are looking for every way possible to help shake out any of these funds within the economy.” – Shannon McGahn “We’re self-employed. And it’s just good to know we’re not all by ourselves.” – Brian Buffini “Observers who were closely following the 1031 issues are encouraged to see that we might see some relief and guidance in the next week or two.” – Shannon McGahn “We work with people. So, as long as you respect the people and the process that they have to go through to come up with their decisions and to implement them, then you’re going to have a better understanding of how those laws are enacted.” – Shannon McGahn Instagram:  Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“I think happiness in great times is a luxury item. I think, right now, optimism, happiness becomes one of those essentials - the necessities that we absolutely need.” – Shawn Achor  How can we be happy, even in challenging times? In this episode, Brian interviews happiness expert Shawn Achor to discover how we can create happiness, spread it to other people and use it as an advantage in our lives. Topics discussed include how a crisis can deepen our social bonds and give us meaning, how people can understand their own potential and where potential, success and happiness intersect.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to process this crisis and have a happier and more productive outcome. How a shift in mindset and behavior can help you change course in difficult times. The five seeds of potential that help people thrive in crisis.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit Shawn Achor’s TED Talk PBS Special: The Happiness Advantage “The Happiness Advantage,” by Shawn Achor “Big Potential,” by Shawn Achor “Mere Christianity,” by C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce,” by C.S. Lewis Wilbur Smith, author   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “While it is unprecedented that we've never shut down the world because of a global pandemic ever, what isn't unprecedented is the fact that humans have gone through crises and overcome them.” – Shawn Achor “What we have great precedent for is that humans overcome challenges and crises in the exact same way. Eventually, the turning point comes when people are able to raise their levels of optimism, social connection, refine the meaning that they have within their work, and be able to restart that forward progress.” – Shawn Achor “People think happiness is connected to whimsy. This is a toughness. This is a determination. This is a resolve. It's a spirit. It's mind and heart.” – Brian Buffini “I think people are going to become more grateful because convenience has been taken out of our life.” – Brian Buffini “People are either going to get bitter or better at this time.” – Brian Buffini “The mindset shift I'm hoping people make is not ‘How do I get out of this crisis myself? How do I hunker down? How do I solve this?’ But rather, ‘How do I create an interconnected pursuit of happiness and success within my life?’” – Shawn Achor “The geometry of the challenges in your life are constantly in flux, based upon whether or not you think you're alone, or with other people overcoming a challenge.” – Shawn Achor “I want to move away from a self-help approach to happiness.” – Shawn Achor “The greatest predictors of our long-term levels of happiness right now are other people.” – Shawn Achor “When somebody's going through a challenge, optimism doesn't shield them from it. But optimism and social connection cause them to become more adaptive to get out of that quicker.” – Shawn Achor “The crisis actually gives us something meaningful to bond around.” – Shawn Achor “People have these seeds of untapped potential that they oftentimes don't even know that they could cause to flourish, or they don't have the time for.” – Shawn Achor “If the height of your potential is predicted by the people around you, we need to find some way of lifting them up right now.” – Shawn Achor “There's ways to find growth in the midst of a challenge.” – Shawn Achor “Sometimes you have to get away from what you have that's comfortable to go after what's great.”  – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“One thing is for sure. We're going to survive this and we're going to be stronger at the other end as an industry.” – Vince Malta In these uncertain times, real estate professionals are experiencing unprecedented challenges on a national level. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews NAR President Vince Malta about how the community can weather the Coronavirus pandemic and have confidence in the future. Topics discussed include how the home market will recover; why staying informed, keeping educated and getting trained is vital; and how virtual advances might streamline transactions.   YOU WILL LEARN: How NAR is currently advocating on behalf of the industry. How the recent $2 trillion CARE relief package will help the real estate business. Why Realtors’ value proposition is more important than ever.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun Buffini Bonus Resources U.S. Chamber of Commerce infographic National Association of REALTORS® NAR Right Tools Right Now Realtor hotline: 1 800 874 6500   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Home is very important to me right now. I really appreciate my home, this place I call home, a lot more these days.” – Vince Malta “I think people have a greater affection for their home. I think they have a greater affection for the people who made their home possible.” – Brian Buffini “I think when we come out of this, there will be a great pent-up demand in the home business.” – Brian Buffini “We saw that after 9/11…people really looked at home as their safe haven and so they invested a lot more in their home or they invested in a home.” – Vince Malta “I think that we're all going to get our home in order when this passes for sure. And there'll be good opportunity to do so.” – Vince Malta “Many markets in the United States are still doing a lot of buying and selling of homes right now.” – Vince Malta “One thing I find with Realtors is they're so resilient. And they're so adaptable. And that's what they are doing right now. They're finding ways that they could help their clients either market their property or help them prepare for what they're going to do or providing them the latest information regarding Covid 19 through this crisis, and so that is, I think so great about our Realtor community. They make things work in sometimes the most adverse situations.” – Vince Malta “Stay up to date with the latest information.” – Vince Malta “This is a time to really reflect and look inward in a sense as to how you need to perhaps redesign your business model. Educate yourself. This is the time to take and do those things.” – Vince Malta “You're going to be in a situation where you might want to do 12 months’ worth of business in about 9 months’ worth of work. And so, now's the time to do training.” – Brian Buffini “Now's the time to be a voice of value in the marketplace.” – Brian Buffini “Your expertise is needed more now than ever.” – Vince Malta “Some online providers have pulled back their services because of what's been going on, such as iBuying programs, etc. So I think that there'll be a great need for real estate services as we move forward.” – Vince Malta “That value proposition is going to be extremely important as we move forward. And I think that Realtors will be able to express that value proposition so greatly as they're guiding people through this post Covid-19.” – Vince Malta “You’ve got to take the ‘self’ out of being self-employed, I think it's important to connect as a community, connect with fellow agents, connect with your broker. – Brian Buffini “Some blessings always come out of these trials.” – Brian Buffini “Realtors aren't going anywhere. We're here for the long haul. We're here to serve.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“When things get hot, I get cool.” – Brian Buffini In times of crisis, we must dare to be great. In this episode, Brian explains how to deal with challenges and assist others in these unprecedented times. With military tips for developing discipline, as well as inspirational stories, how-tos and quotes, this episode will help you be fired up, steady and secure, now and into the future.      YOU WILL LEARN: How to practice Discipline. How to enhance your Attitude. How to Relax. How to Energize.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun Episode 198, Start Slow, Finish Fast – an Interview with Hal Higdon The Pray App Headspace “Attitude,” a poem by Charles R. Swindoll   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Without self-discipline, success is impossible.” – Lou Holtz “Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.”  – President Abraham Lincoln “Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.” – Jim Rohn “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” –  Charles R. Swindoll   “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou “If you can’t energize others, you can’t be a leader.” – Jack Welch “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” – Psalm 23 Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“You can’t be free, unless you’re brave. It’s on every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet that says ‘In God We Trust.’” – Dr. Carson As a cornerstone of the American Dream, homeownership means even more to people in these unprecedented times. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews Dr. Ben Carson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner to get an insight into how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect the housing market. Topics discussed include why health and housing go hand in hand; how the housing market as a whole is currently holding up; and what homeowners can do if they’re struggling to keep up with mortgage payments. Read transcript for “A Home of the Brave - an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery #203.   YOU WILL LEARN: If any changes to FHA underwriting guidelines are coming. How the ongoing housing shortage will impact first-time buyers and renters How the real estate community can support fair housing programs.   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “This too will pass; people need to understand. It will come and it will go.” – Dr. Carson “We have to recognize that, by shutting down the whole country, we also have some significant economic consequences. So, we’re going to have to fashion solutions that take everything into account. We don’t want to destroy one area to say that we’ve succeeded in another area.” – Dr. Carson “People should understand that each one of us plays a significant role.” – Dr. Carson “People must take the social distancing very seriously.” – Dr. Carson “Act as if you have the virus at all times, and you’ll do the right thing.” – Brian Buffini “Having a place that you can call your own, a place that you can go to and be supported – you can’t put a value on that. It’s so vitally important. That peace of mind allows you to grow and to plan.” – Dr. Carson “Homeownership is the number one mechanism of wealth accumulation in this nation.” – Dr. Carson “It’s very important for people to understand that we’re in a radically different place going into this crisis than we were with the mortgage crisis.” – Brian Buffini “This is a blip. This too will pass. The fundamentals remain the same; they are still strong.” – Dr. Carson “I think once this is all over, you’re going to see a continuation of improvement in the market.” – Dr. Carson “We do still have shortages of course, in particular with existing homes and it’s going to take a while for us to rectify that situation, but it’s all moving in the right direction.” – Dr. Carson “While none of us wanted this to happen and hope it ends quickly, thankfully it’s during a rather strong housing market.” – Commissioner Montgomery “The key thing we want to make sure that people understand is that no-one should lose their home as a result of this.” – “Commissioner Montgomery “We wanted to stop in their tracks any foreclosures or evictions that were going on. But we also wanted to emphasize to people that we have a relationship with the services and we asked them to exercise forbearance.” – Dr Carson “If you foresee an issue with your mortgage payment, you need to contact your servicer and they will work with you.” – Dr. Carson “You still have to contact your lender if you think you’re going to miss a payment or get behind on a payment.” – Brian Buffini “People should not be embarrassed. Recognize that this is a widespread problem. Your neighbor may look like they’re very prosperous, but really they’re thinking the same thing you are.” – Dr. Carson “We recognize that we have an obligation to the people that we serve and we’re going to make sure it is fulfilled.” – Dr. Carson “This has come to pass; it hasn’t come to stay.” – Beverly Buffini “We want to be the voice of steady and calm.” – Commissioner Montgomery “People are just reaching out. For the most part, we Americans are peaceful people who care about their neighbor.” – Dr. Carson “It’s so important for us to recognize to not allow ourselves to be changed by the purveyors of hatred and division.” – Dr. Carson “The words (of encouragement) are already there. They’re in our pledge of allegiance – one nation under God.” – Dr. Carson “It’s in our national anthem, at the end of that first stanza, where it says the land of the free and the home of the brave. You can’t be free, unless you’re brave. It’s on every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet that says ‘In God We Trust.’” – Dr. Carson “It doesn’t matter what your faith is. Godly principles of loving your fellow man, caring about your neighbour, developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people round you, having values and principles that govern your life. That’s who we are and, if we do that, there is no issue that can conquer us a people.” – Dr. Carson Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“Lessons are coming, and better days lie ahead.”– Brian Buffini How do you make a comeback after experiencing a trial, a setback or a difficulty? In this episode, Brian explains how he handled a series of life crises in a way that made his relationships better, his family stronger and his business more prosperous. Topics discussed include how Buffini & Company survived the impact of the last recession, how Brian’s family coped when their home was destroyed by a wildfire and how Brian himself endured his own serious health issues. Our team has put together an awesome book of inspirational quotes for you. Click here to grab it! Download Quote Book   YOU WILL LEARN: How the fire of a crisis can refine, purify and increase your value. How you can begin anew. How you can simplify your life.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “My Way,” by Frank Sinatra “I Get Knocked Down,” by Chumbawamba “Cool Hand Luke,” movie “The Color Purple,” movie “God is Trying to Tell You Something,” song “Amazing Grace,” by Wintley Phipps “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie “The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “How do we become more valuable as human beings? Through these trials and through the intense heat of life, the impurities get burned off.”  – Brian Buffini “It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given.” – Wintley Phipps “Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil and they let us see what we’re made of.” – Charles Spurgeon “Circumstances do not make the man; they reveal him.” – James Allen “Removing impurities in the human heart, that hurts. And it’s the kind of personal growth that nobody wants.” – Brian Buffini “When you actively engage in gradually refining yourself, you retreat from your lazy ways of covering yourself or making excuses.” – Epictetus “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Life is too short to get caught up in the tragedies of the past.”  – Brian Buffini “Procrastination is the silent killer. Act now.” – Brian Buffini “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.” – Socrates “And let us not grow weary of doing good. For in due season we will reap if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 “Whatever you’re dealing with, I just hope you keep your chin up, keep your hopes up, keep your eyes up, look up, pray up, fellowship up and keep up and you’ll be just fine.” – Brian Buffini Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
“It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. Yun   In these uncertain times, it’s vital to arm yourself with facts so you can prepare for and deal with any challenges. In this special bonus episode, Brian interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun and gets his take on how the economy and the housing market will be affected by the Coronavirus. Replacing fear with facts, this content will help you navigate this difficult time for our country, our world and specifically our marketplace.   YOU WILL LEARN:• How fluctuations in the economy will impact the real estate market. • If the Spring selling season will be pushed back into Summer. • Why the economy and the real estate industry will bounce back.   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “We have faced many, many different crises in the past as a country.” – Brian Buffini “Housing is on very solid ground, yet we are running into this economic quarantine ... that is shutting down the economy temporarily.” – Dr. Yun “The banking industry is in a completely different spot than it was going into the last recession.” – Brian Buffini “No matter what, this is going to be a shorter-term situation than what we faced with the last recession.” – Brian Buffini “If it is of short duration, one can anticipate quite a strong real estate rebound after say one or two months of somewhat of a lacklustre activity.” – Dr. Yun “We had a housing shortage going into this virus situation. And if the duration of this virus negative impact is short … we’ll run into the housing shortage right away again.” – Dr. Yun “If you don’t sell, you haven’t lost anything.” – Brian Buffini “In this time of crisis, the one place that people had to go to for their safe haven was their home. Their homes became their shelter, their comfort, their lifeboat.” – Brian Buffini “If it (the economic shutdown) is of short duration, it will be just a delayed Spring buying season. It could be in August or September when we see that normal Spring buying season occur.” – Dr. Yun “If there is a short duration Coronavirus impact, then we will see a fairly robust late Summer going into Fall home sales market.” – Dr. Yun “It’s almost impossible to project at this stage…Data is a rear-view mirror.” – Brian Buffini “It seems to me that, as we get ready, there will be a pent-up demand.” – Brian Buffini “It seems like the real estate business as a huge sector of the economy is actually poised to still perform pretty well.” – Brian Buffini “Housing is on very solid ground if we were to go into a recession.” – Dr. Yun “Real estate is always going to be this safe haven where people are putting their investment.” – Brian Buffini “In many ways, we’re well set up for this crisis on a major level.” – Brian Buffini “The fact that we are in a very accommodating monetary policy means mortgage rates will be at historic lows. The most recent data shows about 3.3 percent. It could even go down to 3 percent.” – Dr. Yun “Half of Americans don’t have any exposure to the stock market, so they’re just looking at the low mortgage rates.” – Dr. Yun “Once the all-clear signal is addressed to say the virus situation is over, I think we’re going to see a great robust rebound in people searching for homes.” – Dr. Yun “People need to be reminded to be resourceful.” – Dr. Yun “Stay at home, but if you’re staying at home, how can you be resourceful?” – Dr. Yun “I would like to see more home building activity come onto the market once we go past this crisis.” – Dr. Yun “If one feels that their job is secure, and many jobs are…take advantage of the record-low mortgage rates” – Dr. Yun “Maybe there are less buyers out in the market during the crisis, which means there’s less competition and better price negotiation potential.” – Dr. Yun “Right now, home is the only safe place that you know you have.” – Brian Buffini “There will be more people working at home…so we may actually begin to see more people wanting to search for different homes to fit their lifestyle a little better.” – Dr. Yun “The housing market has a huge potential for growth.” – Dr. Yun “Over the next five years, probably four of those five years will be an improving year.” – Dr. Yun “People who are planning for the future long term in real estate, they will do well.” – Dr. Yun “When you have a bit of a longer-term perspective, it seems to take you out of the short-term panic.” – Brian Buffini “The sky is not falling. This is a difficult time. In many ways, this could be our finest hour.” – Brian Buffini “It’s going to pass. This short-term virus negative impact will pass.” – Dr. Yun “Even if it takes a little longer to contain it, there is such a solid fundamental for the real estate market, things will play out very well over the long haul.” – Dr. Yun Instagram:  Facebook: Twitter: Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
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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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