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Jul 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

“If not this then what?” — Walter Schneider

“Keep on grinding.” — Walter Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in the episode:

From Barbarians to Bureaucrats by Lawrence M. Miller

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 27, 2017

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

— Darren Hardy

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

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

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in the episode:

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

 

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Jun 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in the episode:

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

 

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Jun 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“Spend less than you make.” — Brian Buffini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Invest in what you know.” — Jamie Hopkins

 

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Jun 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Readers are leaders.” – Tim Sanders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Always feed the favor economy.” – Tim Sanders

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

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

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

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

 

Mentioned in the episode:

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

Learn more about Tim Sanders:
Timsanders.com

 

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May 30, 2017

“You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini

Champion equestrian, Anna Buffini, has earned many blue ribbons, accolades and awards in the sport of dressage. Up at dawn, she hones her craft with recently retired horse, Sundayboy, and works tirelessly until dusk.

She’s more than a fierce competitor; she’s been recognized by her peers for sportsmanship as well. In this episode, Brian interviews his daughter, Anna, and she shares her journey to becoming a champion.

You’ll learn why teamwork is important, even in an individualized sport like dressage; why preparation and focus are essential to performing at one’s best; and the role the little things one does daily play in becoming a winner.

Anna proves hard work and sacrifice sure pay off. The lessons she’s learned competing in the dressage arena are applicable in the business arena as well. If you want to win in business, you don’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini

“I want everyone to come together and be a team, even though it’s an individual sport.” — Anna Buffini

“I’m a fierce competitor—I want to win. But I want to compete against people at their best.” — Anna Buffini

“Together, everybody’s better.” — Anna Buffini

“The only way to achieve your goals is to help others achieve theirs.” — Zig Ziglar

“Iron sharpens iron. You make each other better by competing at your best against each other.” — Anna Buffini

“What you do in the dark brings you to the light.” — Anna Buffini

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino

“People want to achieve, but rarely do people want to pay the price.” — Brian Buffini

“[Writing goals] gives you a destination and the drive you need to get there.” — Anna Buffini

“If you’re bored with life, you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.” — Lou Holtz

“Don’t train emotionally.” — Günter Seidel

“Always train like an underdog.” — Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s Soccer

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Book: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard

Movie: Seabiscuit

 

About Anna Buffini:

Articles:

PS Dressage: Anna Buffini and Sundayboy Leave a Mark on American U25 Nations Cup History

Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini’s Success at CDI Under-25 in First Time in Wellington

Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini Rides Sundayboy to Under-25 Nations Cup Freestyle Victory With Personal Best Score in Horse’s Final Competition

California Riding Magazine: Horse People: Anna Buffini—Young Rider champion makes the most of many blessings

Horses Daily: Anna Buffini—2014 AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Champion

Social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnA-Buffini-Dressage-379661578782315/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anna_buffini/

Video:

YouTube: Sundayboy & Anna Buffini – Freestyle Presentation – Evening of Musical Freestyles 2017

 

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May 23, 2017

“Do the right thing. If you follow that principle, everything else is secondary.”

— Rick DeLuca

From pro baseball, to Navy SEAL, to undercover cop, to speaker and trainer… To say industry leader and motivational speaker, Rick DeLuca, has lived a fascinating life would be an understatement. In this candid interview, Buffini & Company CEO, Dermot Buffini, asks Rick DeLuca to share the “little known” behind his story and what he’s learned along the way.

Rick delves into his childhood growing up the son of a successful salesman; his colorful career in law enforcement, including time spend undercover with a biker gang; and the impact of the personal losses he’s faced in his life.

You’ll learn the advice Rick heard from legendary coach, Tommy Lasorda; the timeless advice his father gave him to achieve success in sales; why growth and relationships are essential to a lasting career in real estate; and more about Devin’s Destiny, the non-profit organization he started to honor his son.

Regardless of your level of success in business, you’re sure to glean great advice from DeLuca’s remarkable life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Don’t try to be the answer to their prayers until you know what they’re praying for.” – Rick DeLuca

“You can compartmentalize, but you have to be careful when you close that door that you don’t put a lock on it and throw away the key.” – Rick DeLuca

“I learned how to sell real estate by answering the phone.” – Rick DeLuca

“The worst part about a hot market is it can create horrible work habits.” – Rick DeLuca

“The problem with many activities is you don’t have a target.” – Pete DeLuca

“Take a few days and write down every facet of the business… Once you have a list, become aware of what the average agent does in each one of those areas. Once you know what the average agent does, it puts you in a position to do more than the average agent.” – Pete DeLuca

“In order to make it big, you have to do more than the average agent.” – Rick DeLuca

“You never really know anything until you teach it.” – Rick DeLuca

“The ideas haven’t changed; the tools have changed.” – Rick DeLuca

“Real estate is still a relationship business.” – Rick DeLuca

“The relationship is the key.” – Rick DeLuca

“If the worst happens, can you look in a mirror and say ‘there’s nothing I didn’t try’?” – Rick DeLuca

“You never get over it. You learn to live with it.” – Rick DeLuca

“Do the right thing. If you follow that principle, everything else is secondary.” – Rick DeLuca

 

Mentioned in the episode:

A Passion for Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

Devin’s Destiny, the non-profit foundation Rick and his family created to honor his son, which throws birthday parties for homeless children in Central Oregon.

Learn more about Rick DeLuca: Rick DeLuca Seminars

 

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May 16, 2017

“If you can align your money with your values, you can become unstoppable.”

– David Bach

A recent study from the Federal Reserve showed that nearly half of Americans are unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense. Why are so many people in such dire financial shape? In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews financial expert and best-selling author, David Bach, to get to the root of financial illiteracy and reveal what people can do to save more of what they make.

You’ll learn why it’s essential to align your money with your values, especially when you’re married; how to prepare for financial security after a spouse passes away; and more about the blueprint for automating your finances. Bach also explains “The latte factor” and passes along some gems of financial wisdom from his grandmother.

It’s not too late to take control of your financial future and become a millionaire, and by the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to do just that.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not about giving up your latte. It’s about rethinking money in your life and realizing that five to ten dollars a day is enough to change your life.” – David Bach

“When you own it, you get paid by everybody.” – David Bach

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

“If you can align your money with your values, you can become unstoppable.” – David Bach

“When couples plan together, they win together.” – David Bach

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

 

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May 9, 2017

“If you don’t feel stuck once in a while, you’re probably not growing.” – Brian Buffini

Change is hard. While many people want to change, but find it difficult to do so, others are forced to change because of a medical emergency, job loss or other life-changing event. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of change – specifically what causes people to change – and outlines tips to help people make positive, lasting change.

You’ll learn the difference between passive and proactive change, why change is a transformation similar to the one a caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly, and how to change your mindset, motivation and methodologies for a lasting impact. Whether you’re inspired to make positive changes or change is happening to you, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“As you go through life you want to change.” – Brian Buffini

“People don’t change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of the change.” – Brian Buffini

“Some days you pull the dog; some days the dog pulls you.” – Brian Buffini

“Are you going to change or is change going to happen to you?” – Brian Buffini

“All permanent, lasting change starts on the inside and works its way to the outside.” – Lou Tice

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversities they’ve overcome in their own life.” – Brian Buffini

“I’ve come to learn to love the process of transformation.” – Brian Buffini

“Become a millionaire for what it makes of you.” – Jim Rohn

“If you can change your mindset, you can change your life.” – Brian Buffini

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Nothing will impact your life more than changing your thinking.” – John Maxwell

“People don’t change because they see the light; they change because they feel the heat.” – John Maxwell

“If you’re feeling unmotivated it’s because that which motivated you in the past no longer motivates you.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Spencer Johnson & Ken Blanchard: The One Minute Manager

Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese

 

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May 2, 2017

“Inspire and empower as many people as possible, one person at a time.”

— Jon Gordon

Best-selling author, Jon Gordon, may have written the book on positive energy, but he wasn’t always a beacon of optimism. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Energy Bus and the upcoming book, The Power of Positive Leadership. Jon shares his story, including what prompted him to change his perspective, the positive leaders he’s worked with over the years and how his faith in God guides him every day.

You’ll learn how living with a purpose can change your perspective, the common characteristics shared by positive leaders and why faith is essential to an optimistic attitude. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to let go of fear and negativity and embrace a positive attitude.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Where you are now is not where you’re going to be.” — Jon Gordon

“We have to live on purpose to find our bigger purpose.” — Jon Gordon

“Inspire and empower as many people as possible, one person at a time, starting with yourself first.” — Jon Gordon

“I’m not naturally a positive person, but because I’ve had to work at it, that makes me a good teacher.” — Jon Gordon

“Every failure I’ve ever had doesn’t define me; it’s refined me.” — Jon Gordon

“You need to have a vision of where you want to go. If you have a vision, you have the power to make it happen.” —Jon Gordon

“The fear that gets you started can’t sustain you.” — Brian Buffini

“I learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself. If I listen to myself, I feed myself all the negative, all the fear and all the doubt. If I talk to myself, I can feed myself the words and the encouragement I need to keep on moving forward.” — Dr. James Gills

“The goal in life is not to be better than anyone else; it’s to be better than you were yesterday.” — Jon Gordon

“You can’t live a life of optimism and belief without faith in something bigger.” — Jon Gordon

 

Books by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus

Training Camp

The Power of Positive Leadership

You Win in the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

All the Places to Go by John Ortberg

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

 

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Apr 25, 2017

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

People write in all the time wanting to know more about Brian Buffini and asking for his advice. In this episode, show producer, David Lally, asks Brian several of the questions sent in from listeners. Brian discusses the strong influence his parents had on him, the wisdom he learned from his father, his commitment to life-long improvement and what he’s excited about for the future.

You’ll learn how he stays positive and motivated, even when he’s having a rough week; how to apply common sense principles to create a lasting business and positive business culture; and the books he most commonly recommends to people who come to him for advice.

You’ll not only get to know Brian better, you’ll also gain timeless advice to apply to your business and life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

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

“There were people who had come before me; who’d been there and done that. And there were many people who were willing to share how they got where they were.” — Brian Buffini

“Sometimes having nowhere else to go is a pretty good place.” — Brian Buffini

“I became a self-educated man and went from making a living to making a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If they’ll follow the formulas for success, they’ll become as successful as they want to be.” — Brian Buffini

“I never want to lead by the example of being wasteful.” — Brian Buffini

“I don’t believe principles change; tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“In their heart of hearts, people know common sense when they hear it.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a good life; it’s not always a great life.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a lot of help in your daily routines.” — Brian Buffini

“I control my attitude and I control my effort.” — Brian Buffini

“The basic need for an entrepreneur is to find a need and fill a need.” — Brian Buffini

“My life is too busy to deal with just talkers.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m still learning. I’m still growing. I’m still getting better.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Lou Tice Smart Talk for Achieving Your Potential: 5 Steps to Get You from Here to There

Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Jerry Bridges Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman in the World

George Clason The Richest Man in Babylon

Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover

 

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Apr 18, 2017

“Get rich quick is a good way to get broke.” — Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is a bestselling author and radio host whose Financial Peace University has helped more than five million people gain control of their finances. However, Dave wasn’t always an expert when it came to finances. The son of real estate professionals, Dave got into the business himself and experienced great successes before he lost it all and declared bankruptcy. In this episode, Dave shares how he regained control of his finances to become wealthier than he had ever been before. He also explains why it’s essential to examine failures, the importance of gratitude and why success isn’t linear. You’ll learn what drives Dave Ramsey at this stage of his business and get more clever, straight-talking advice from the foremost expert on personal finance.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You have to be the person, not just think you could be someday.” — Dave Ramsey

“The only thing you can predict about the economy is it’s going to change.” — Dave Ramsey

“I don’t try to outearn my stupidity anymore.” — Dave Ramsey

“If we’re going to hit our goals, what has to be true about us, our organization, our culture that’s not true today in order to hit that.” — Dave Ramsey

“Gratitude is the answer.”—Dave Ramsey

“If you don’t say no to the wrong things, you can’t say yes to the right things.” — Dave Ramsey

“Smart people don’t want to hang out with you if you don’t allow them the dignity of having an opinion.” — Dave Ramsey

“A man with experience is not at the mercy of a man with an opinion.” — Dave Ramsey.

“Generosity changes who you are.” — Dave Ramsey

 

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Apr 11, 2017

“Our thinking determines our choices, but you can choose how you think.” — Andy Andrews

At the age of 19, Andy Andrews lost both of his parents within a year of one another and became homeless. Now, he’s a bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker. How?

In episode #020 of The Brian Buffini Show, Andy shared his story. And in this episode, Andy delves into the premise behind his new book, The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff, and explains why focusing on the little things can help people stop feeling overwhelmed by daily life.

You’ll learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom, the three myths of change, and the two thoughts that need to collide in order to make lasting change. If you’ve wanted to make changes in your life, but aren’t sure where to start, this episode will give you the clarity and confidence you need to start the process.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I help people compete at a level where the competition doesn’t know there’s a game going on.” — Andy Andrews

“This is more valuable than anything I’ve ever written.” — Andy Andrews

“Everything we need is right at our feet.” — Brian Buffini

“Every masterpiece was created with an individual brushstroke.” — Andy Andrews

“When you get closer to the source, things become quieter, things become smaller and they become more significant.” — Andy Andrews

“Your life and your business will be turned not by knowledge, but by wisdom.” — Andy Andrews

“Wisdom and knowledge are different. Wisdom is a deep understanding of a principle.” — Andy Andrews

“Wisdom comes from God.” — King Solomon

“If I’m seeking wisdom, at some point I’ll stop and be still and allow thinking and perspective to take over and allow someone else to talk.” — Andy Andrews

“The three myths of change are great excuses to not take action.” — Brian Buffini

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

“How big is the gap between what you think is the best for you and all God has planned for you?” — Andy Andrews

“When we say ‘our choices determine our destiny,’ it’s true but it’s not the truth.” — Andy Andrews

“Perspective can change the result without changing the facts.” — Andy Andrews

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Little Things by Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

 

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Apr 4, 2017

“Your adversities are your advantage.” — Darren Hardy

Best-selling author and success expert, Darren Hardy, was raised by his football coach father and learned to become a self-reliant high achiever at an early age. When he was 18, he attended his first personal growth seminar and the trajectory of his future was set.

In this episode, Darren shares why his upbringing created an advantage in his life and how the words of his father—to outlast and outwork everyone—guided him to success. He also shares the most common characteristics of successful people and his three keys to connecting deeper with people. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take your success to the next level.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your adversities are your advantage.” — Darren Hardy

“For a new agent, a bad market is the best time to start.” — Darren Hardy

“You don’t have to be that smart or that skilled if you know how to get the right advice from people who spend their lives developing that particular area of expertise.” — Darren Hardy

“Every skill I’ve had, I had to work at developing.” — Darren Hardy

“Take 10 percent of every dollar you make from this point forward and tithe it to help other people. Now take another 10 cents of every dollar and invest it in your personal development.” — Brian Tracey

“I’ll outwork you, outlast you and out-educate you.” — Darren Hardy

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Darren Daily

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy

SUCCESS Magazine

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

 

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Mar 28, 2017

“Backing up is not the same as backing down.” — Alison Levine

Growing up, Alison Levine loved learning about the early Arctic and Antarctic explorers, but medical problems prevented her from following their path. At 32, two years after she had surgery to correct her condition, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and a passion for mountain climbing was ignited.

In this episode, Alison shares her inspirational story, from her childhood in Arizona to her second attempt to summit Mount Everest to how she scored a job as the deputy finance director of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California gubernatorial campaign.

You’ll learn why complacency can be deadly, why backing up is often essential to moving forward and why the journey offers the most important lessons. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I learned I had that voice in my head that told me I could keep going even if I felt like I wanted to turn around and quit.” — Alison Levine

“I knew if I didn’t step up to the plate to be the team captain, somebody else was going to do it. Somebody else was going to be living my dream adventure.” — Alison Levine

“Fear is only dangerous if it paralyzes you. Complacency will do you in.” — Alison Levine

“I used to feel disappointed in myself when I was scared but then I discovered that fear is a useful tool and you can use fear to your advantage to propel you forward.” — Alison Levine

“If you’re complacent in that ice fall…there’s a good chance you’ll get crushed by a tumbling block of ice.” — Alison Levine

“Progress doesn’t happen in one particular direction. Sometimes you have to go backwards for a bit in order to get to where you want to be. Don’t look at that backtracking as losing ground in any way. Use it as an opportunity to regroup and regain some strength so you’re better the next time around.” — Alison Levine

“Sometimes what you think is a big problem has a two dollar answer.” — Alison Levine

“You won, this time. But you are as big as you are ever going to get. And I’m still growing.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

“Standing on the top of a mountain is not what’s important; it’s the lessons you learn along the way, while you’re fighting like hell to get up there.” — Alison Levine

“You don’t have to be the best, fastest, most skilled climber to get to the top of the mountain. You just have to be absolutely relentless about putting one foot in front of the other.” — Alison Levine

“Treat every opportunity as if it’s going to be your one big break.” — Alison Levine

“Don’t rely on somebody else to do the homework, do it yourself.” — Alison Levine

“Storms are temporary. When you feel like you’re in the middle of a storm, keep your bearings and realize at some point the clouds will go away and it’ll look a lot better.” — Alison Levine

 

Mentioned in this episode:

On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments by Alison Levine

Climb High Foundation

The Glass Ceiling documentary about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to climb Mt. Everest

 

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Mar 21, 2017

“If you want to be successful, you do whatever it takes.” — Gino Blefari

From serving burgers to serving as CEO of Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise – which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living and Prudential – Gino Blefari’s story demonstrates his life-long commitment to personal development.

In this episode of “Takeover Tuesday” with Buffini & Company CEO, Dermot Buffini, Gino shares his journey to success. He reveals how he first became interested in real estate, the role Zig Ziglar played in helping him sell his first house, why he always takes his MEDS (meditation, exercise, diet and sleep) everyday, and the motivational words of wisdom that have shaped his career.

You’ll learn why habits are important to success, why it’s important to make time for personal development and the seven principles of success. By the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to create a routine that will help you succeed.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When you see your chance, take it.” — Steve Winwood

“I help people achieve their goals faster than they would in my absence.” — Gino Blefari

“Talent plus systems equal ‘unstoppable’.” — Bill Walsh

“I will live today as all good actors do when they are on stage: only in the moment. I cannot perform at my best today by regretting my previous act’s mistakes or worrying about the scene to come.” — Og Mandino

“If you want to be successful, you do whatever it takes.” — Gino Blefari

“Most people never achieve their goals because they never look at them.” — Gino Blefari

“You gotta want it more than anything or anyone.” — Gino Blefari

“Work harder on yourself than you do in your job.” — Jim Rohn

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tom Hopkins: How to Master the Art of Selling

Og Mandino: The Greatest Salesman in the WorldMission: Success!

Rudyard Kipling: If

Norman Vincent Peele: The Power of Positive Thinking: (The success formula)

Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich (The Self Confidence Formula)

Shawn Achor: The Happiness Advantage

 

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Mar 14, 2017

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

Many of us set goals we think will make us happy or successful, but once we achieve them we still feel lacking. In this episode, Brian Buffini explores this issue and explains why it happens: all too often our values and beliefs don’t align with our actions.

Using inspirational quotes and stories, you’ll learn how to define your priorities and principles and start a course that supports your values, needs, beliefs and wants. By the end of the episode, you’ll understand what matters the most to you and how to incorporate it into all areas of your life, including your business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s episode:

“You go to work on your goals and your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Never trust a man without scars.” — Unknown

“’These are my priorities’ becomes ‘This is what I prioritize.’” — Brian Buffini

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“You have to be so committed to your values that other people’s judgment won’t affect them.” — Brian Buffini

“When you live by your values, you’re willing to fight the good fight.” — Brian Buffini

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

“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” — Jim Rohn

“With the change of seasons in your life, what you want is going to change.” — Brian Buffini

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

“It’s not an issue of wants versus needs. It’s an issue of wants versus priorities.” — Brian Buffini

“In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

“We are what we believe we are.” — C.S. Lewis

“You are what you believe yourself to be.” — Paulo Coelho

“Give yourself the grace of the season you’re in.” — Brian Buffini

“I live the good life, not the perfect life.” — Brian Buffini

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The solution for productivity is training, systems and motivation.” — Warren Buffett

“It’s your skills that pay the bills.” — Joe Niego

“Whatever is written down gets done.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran

Kenny Chesney, The Good Stuff

 

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Mar 7, 2017

“We’re finding the best in ourselves and making it true.” –Shad Helmstetter

Much of what we believe is programmed into us when we’re young – and then it shows up in the things we say to ourselves. Statements like “I’m always late,” or “I just can’t lose weight,” or “It’s my first year in the business; I can’t achieve success,” stem from these beliefs, which aren’t often the truth.

 

In this episode, Brian Buffini shares one of his favorite interviews from the past – with Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., author of What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. Dr. Helmstetter reveals his research findings and offers tips to help us turn negative self-talk into positive affirmations.

 

You’ll learn about the five levels of self-talk, why the small decisions we make each day are determined by our automatic programming, and how not to absorb other people’s negative programming. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the tools you need to reprogram your self-talk.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“What we type into our keyboard will have an effect on our lives.” –Shad Helmstetter

“The difference between one who succeeds in life and one who doesn’t is the person who succeeds somehow gets control of his or her programming and the other person doesn’t.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Most of the choices we make today will be made by the programs that are on automatic playback.” –Shad Helmstetter

“The small choices are the most important ones you’ll ever make.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Anyone who gets the right new messages will build new highways.” –Shad Helmstetter

“People change their opinions by changing their program.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Keep in mind that everything everyone says is an opinion based on their programs.” –Shad Helmstetter

“We’re finding the best in ourselves and making it true.” –Shad Helmstetter

“In order to know where the self-talk ought to take me, I need to have goals.” –Shad Helmstetter

“Do something now.” –Shad Helmstetter

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

 

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Feb 28, 2017

“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

It’s been said that Dave Liniger is the greatest franchisor since Ray Kroc. Founder and CEO of RE/MAX – the world’s most successful real estate company – and member of the International Franchise Hall of Fame, Dave gives a rare behind-the-scenes interview to Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company.

 

In this episode, Dave Liniger shares his journey from small-town Marion, Indiana, to leading a hugely successful real estate franchise. He delves into why it’s important to shake things up, the critical role of a coach or mentor, and why it’s vital to create a work-life balance while striving for success.

 

You’ll also learn the three books that strongly influenced Dave’s life, why a brokerage is not a family, and how getting involved in hobbies outside of work can help you in your business. If you want to succeed, listen to this episode to learn from the best.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I found a vision of what I wanted, and I wanted to excel.” – Dave Liniger

“Courage comes from confidence and confidence comes from experiences and experiences are both good and bad.” – Dave Liniger

“I had a career where people wanted what I was selling.” — Dave Liniger

“Those who were determined found a way to make it work.” — Dave Liniger

“A lot of times, success is harder to live with than failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It’s nice finding partners and employees who complement the skills you have.” — Dave Liniger

“Success is a certainly a journey. You can learn from your mistakes.” — Dave Liniger

“If you’re going to work 18 hours a day, you end up a failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It was a continuing refreshing in my mind of not doing the same thing day after day.” — Dave Liniger

“If you do nothing but work, you’re not fresh, you’re not excited and you’re not exciting to be around.” — Dave Liniger

“Each one of those things made me manage my time better at RE/MAX because I had to manage my time outside in addition to my free time.” — Dave Liniger

“I’m enthusiastic to come into the office every day.” — Dave Liniger

“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

“The team you start with is never going to be the team you end with.” — Dave Liniger

“RE/MAX is not a family. A family tolerates people who aren’t pulling their weight. With a team, you win together.” — Dave Liniger

“Everybody has the same 24 hours a day. You have to prioritize what’s important to you.” — Dave Liniger

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

How I Turned $1,000 into a Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time by William Nickerson

Success Principles by Jack Canfield

 

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Feb 21, 2017

“Why be good when great is available?” — Justin Forsett

Denver Bronco Justin Forsett grew up as a pastor’s son in a small town in Florida, where he dreamed of playing professional football. However, due to his small stature, many recruiters and coaches overlooked him throughout his career. In this episode, Justin shares his story, from the lessons he learned from his father growing up to the sacrifice his parents made to give him and his brothers a better life and more opportunities for success. He explains the role of self-reflection in developing your strengths, why vulnerability is essential to growth and how serving others can bring out the best in you and give you freedom. At the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to face your challenges and be great.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Not a lot of people make it out to accomplish their dreams and goals.” — Justin Forsett

”[My dad] taught me early on what hard work looks like.” — Justin Forsett

“It’s a sacrifice that they made so that their kids could have a better future and do things that they were never able to do.” — Justin Forsett

“Being a pro is something I could attain if I had faith in it and put work into it. I was going to do whatever it took.” — Justin Forsett

“Sometimes it takes only one person to believe in you.” — Justin Forsett

“Excel in what you can control.” — Justin Forsett

“Without being vulnerable, you can’t grow.” — Justin Forsett

“My identity had become my work. How I felt and my emotions were dependent on how I was performing on the field.” — Justin Forsett

“I didn’t need my job for me to have significance. My significance didn’t depend on how well I perform at my job. My significance is about me and who God created me to be.” — Justin Forsett

“Football is what I do; it’s not who I am.” –Justin Forsett

“I learned that had to surrender. I had to let go.” — Justin Forsett

“Serving can do so much for other people, but it also helps you.” — Justin Forsett

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” — Lecrae

“Be you. Be great.” — Justin Forsett

“Enjoy the journey and process. If you embrace it, and if you excel at what you can control and build a great team and serve, the sky is the limit.” — Justin Forsett

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else by Jon Gordon

 

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Feb 14, 2017

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubinstein

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. In honor of the meaning of the day, Brian Buffini offers timeless tips to help you love the life you live. Many of us become so caught up in the daily grind that we lose perspective and don’t become engaged in our lives or the present. In this episode, Brian delves into the meanings of love and life and outlines three tips to help people gain perspective, re-engage with their lives and savor the present. You’ll learn how to maintain perspective in changing times and be present in your daily life. You work hard to create the life you want; this episode will inspire you to love and enjoy it.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Love the life you live and live the life you love.” — Bob Marley

“In the recent years, I’ve come to love my life more than I ever have in my entire life.” — Brian Buffini

“How to love your life is your own responsibility.” — Brian Buffini

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

“Everywhere you go, be there.” — Brian Buffini

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

“If it’s worthy of my time, it’s worthy of my total attention.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t change the past and you can’t control the future. All we have is the present.” — Brian Buffini

“When people feel out of control, they get out of control.” — Brian Buffini

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant. In which case, me will eat a cookie.” — Cookie Monster

“Focus on your quality of lifestyle.” — Brian Buffini

“Drink life to every last drop.” — Brian Buffini

“Life is as simple as we want to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.” — Babatunde Olatunji

 

Mentioned in this episode:

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson

 

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Feb 7, 2017

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson

Many people dream of becoming millionaires, but aren’t sure how to build their fortunes. In this episode, Brian shares what he’s learned on his journey to becoming a millionaire, including the one decision he made when he set out to increase his wealth.

 

You’ll learn why patience pays off, get five tips to help you get started on your journey to becoming a millionaire and receive timeless information that will help you invest in real estate, stocks and bonds, or other investments. Start building your fortune today by listening to this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“A poor person in America is considered rich by world standards.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know.” — Brian Buffini

“Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” — Warren Buffett

“Know what you own and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“When you focus on one, you can get the other.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.” — Will Rogers

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so from owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” — Mark Twain

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

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You can’t do a good deal with a bad person.” — Warren Buffett

“You’re only as good as the people you do business with.” — Brian Buffini

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow by Frank Gallinelli

 

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“A poor person in America is considered rich by world standards.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know.” — Brian Buffini

“Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” — Warren Buffett

“Know what you own and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“When you focus on one, you can get the other.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.” — Will Rogers

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so from owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” — Mark Twain

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

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You can’t do a good deal with a bad person.” — Warren Buffett

“You’re only as good as the people you do business with.” — Brian Buffini

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous

Jan 31, 2017

“I refuse to go about any day other than all in.” — Diana Nyad

Although she had a successful broadcasting career, Diana Nyad is best known for her multiple attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida, finally achieving her goal at the age of 64. In this episode, recorded at the MasterMind Summit, Diana Nyad weaves a motivational tale of achieving success after multiple failures. She shares her journey as a small child who dreamed of being a champion to the heartbreak of losing her first race to the existential crisis the led to her attempting the 111-mile swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of 60. Diana’s gift for storytelling places you in the middle of the action of each attempt and is sure to inspire you to reconnect with your goals by the end of the hour.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I am a fanatic. That’s how people get ahead in life because they’re fanatics.” — Diana Nyad

“There’s a beautiful star, it’s your dream, it’s in your soul and it inspires you so much even though it may be unreachable, untouchable, impossible. You dig down with all that’s in you, month by month and year by year, with focus and with discipline and one day, you may not actually touch that star of yours but by then you’re up in the heavens playing in rarified air.” — Diana Nyad

“I couldn’t have done it a fingernail faster.” — Diana Nyad

“Every day in my life, no matter what I do, succeed or not, do everything I do, not a fingernail better.” — Diana Nyad

“I loved coming to the other shore and being a person who just didn’t quit.” — Diana Nyad

“It was will alone that helped me swim another 18 hours.” — Diana Nyad

“I was always chasing after other people who were chasing their dreams.” — Diana Nyad

“It’s not about making it; it’s about not giving up on it.” — Diana Nyad

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

 

Mentioned in this episode:

EverWalk; Diana Nyad’s walk across America to inspire people to get out from behind the screen and get moving.

 

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Jan 24, 2017

“Come back to your priorities and you can find true north again.” — Brian Buffini

If you want to achieve your goals, you need a coach. In this episode, Brian Buffini argues our fast-paced, complicated lives require coaching in order to prepare for the challenges we face daily. He outlines the differences between coaching and mentoring and defines the hallmarks of a great coach. Supported by the inspirational words of today’s best coaches, Brian explains the three essentials of creating a healthy coaching dynamic to help you boost your performance and success in all areas of your life and business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We’re ill-prepared for the challenges of today’s market, today’s business and today’s life and that’s why everybody needs a coach.” —Brian Buffini

“Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.” — Pat Summit

“Motivation is simple: you simply eliminate those who are not motivated.” — Lou Holtz

“A great coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” — John Wooden

“Motivation alone isn’t enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you just have a motivated idiot.” —Jim Rohn

“Tools are not as important as the skill behind the tradesman.” — Brian Buffini

“Do not wait, the time will never be just right. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command. Better tools will be found as you go along.” — Napoleon Hill

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“A coach is a powerful thing because they reinforce the principles that the mentors help to shape then they support the tactics to do that.” — Brian Buffini

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” — Steven Covey

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

“Peak performance begins with taking responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

 

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Jan 17, 2017

“Taking care of yourself is taking care of business.” — Brian Buffini

Americans and Canadians may work hard, but their resistance to taking time off puts many on the fast-track to burnout. In fact, the estimated cost of work-related stress is $300 billion. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains why rest is essential to boosting productivity and achieving lasting success. Using powerful statistics, he delves into why workers avoid taking time off, the benefits of rest and why humans are not designed to work constantly. Learn how to work more like the dogs of the Iditarod Race, why operating at a constant peak state reduces productivity and how to incorporate more rest into your day, week and year. After you listen to this episode, you’ll want to plan time off to recharge.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You can achieve more and do it in less time. You can increase your performance by increasing your rest. You can make more by working less.” — Brian Buffini

“People are afraid to take time off as it’s seen as a sign of weakness,” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us are working against our natural design. We’re designed to have rest and recovery.” — Brian Buffini

“When we work against how we’re designed we get stressed,” — Brian Buffini

“Taking care of yourself is taking care of business.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tony Schwartz: The Power of Full Engagement
Tony Schwartz and Brian Buffini: Lighting the Fire Within: Managing Energy to Maximize Performance
Brian Moran: The 12 Week Year

 

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