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Jul 23, 2019

“You want to make a mark - you’d like to leave the world a little better than when you came. That’s my goal.” – Neil Armstrong

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. In this very special episode, a live recording from a 2002 Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian interviews world-famous astronaut Neil Armstrong. By turns deeply moving, profound and hilarious, this rare interview is an extraordinary insight into the life and mindset of the first man to walk on the moon.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

On the reasons for the success of the lunar program:

“We loved our work.” – Neil Armstrong

“Communication was substantially responsible for our success.” – Neil Armstrong

“We all depend on other people to some extent for our successes...It’s also true that you can’t depend on teamwork to do everything.” – Neil Armstrong

“Some things, when it gets down to it, you have to do yourself.” – Neil Armstrong

“You don’t want to be the weak link in the chain.” – Neil Armstrong

On the first stage of the flight:

“It was like going on a very bad railroad track that rattles in all three directions!” – Neil Armstrong

On the second stage of the flight:

“It was so smooth and so quiet...we couldn’t even be sure that the engine was running.” – Neil Armstrong

On the sights from Apollo 11:

“Every sight in space is spectacular.” – Neil Armstrong

“I hope technology will allow more and more people to go and see those sights.” – Neil Armstrong

“Our planet is a beautiful place, particularly when you see it from a distance... it’s a magnificent sight.” – Neil Armstrong 

On conspiracy theories:

“The world loves conspiracies. Conspiracy theories are always very popular.” – Neil Armstrong

“The only thing harder to do than fly to the moon would have been fake it!” – Neil Armstrong

On planet earth:

“The striking part to me is how little we know about it yet...We’ve only explored a teeny tiny fraction of this place. There’s a lot more questions than there are answers.” – Neil Armstrong

On the space program goal:

“The nice thing about that goal was that it was so simple and understandable: send a man to the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.” – Neil Armstrong

“It’s a great advantage when goals can be stated in such a way that they’re not ambiguous and you know exactly what it is that you’re trying to do.” – Neil Armstrong

On personal goals:

“You want to make a mark - you’d like to leave the world a little better than when you came. That’s my goal.” – Neil Armstrong

“Every person that’s been into space has thought of the fragility of our planet and how important it was to find ways to protect it.” – Neil Armstrong

“My great hope is that this 21st century will be the century in which 1. We really start to understand our own planet and 2. We really start to understand ourselves.” – Neil Armstrong

On his famous line, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”:  

“It was kind of a simple statement, just stepping off, and it seemed right.” – Neil Armstrong

Mentioned in this episode:

Armstrong documentary

 

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Jul 16, 2019

“Change is not that scary if you’re working your plan and you know where you’re going.” – Brian Buffini

 

Are you ready for what the second half of 2019 has in store? In a rapidly-changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to be more prepared than ever if they want to successfully navigate disruption and better serve their clients. In this episode, Brian gives his mid-year analysis of the economy and reveals his bold predictions for the industry for the next six months. He shares the most extensive economic data and research available, details changes happening with the major real estate companies and explains how you can stay in control and win. By the end of the episode, you’ll know what to expect and how you can capitalize on great opportunities while working by referral and living the good life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I’ve never seen so much change, and there’s more change coming.” – Brian Buffini

“Not all change is bad!” – Brian Buffini

“Change is not that scary if you’re working your plan and you know where you’re going.” – Brian Buffini 

“It’s time to be extraordinary!” – Brian Buffini

“Negotiation is the most important skill for a Realtor and is, by far, the worst practiced one in the marketplace.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s time to be a pro. If you want to be good, you better get good.” – Brian Buffini

“Advertising is the price you pay for not being extraordinary.” – Andy Andrews

“Don’t just show up – work on your craft!” – Brian Buffini

“Focus on relationships. Technology has its place, but it takes skills to have relationships.” – Brian Buffini

“Be better with the fundamentals.” – Brian Buffini

“Peaks and valleys in income are the price you pay for not mastering the fundamentals.”  – Brian Buffin 

“You’ve got to practice and learn how to do it right.” – Brian Buffini

“Highly-skilled, relationship-focused professionals will make a fortune in the future.” – Brian Buffini

“We have an economy that’s in a good state, an industry that’s in a changing state and an agent environment that we can control our state.”  – Brian Buffini

“Bet on yourself, invest in yourself and get after it!” – Brian Buffini

 

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Jul 9, 2019

“Happiness is the joy you feel while striving toward your potential.” — Neil Pasricha

What does it take to be really happy? In this episode, Brian interviews Neil Pasricha, an expert on happiness, positivity and leadership. Neil explains how, in spite of life’s difficulties and challenges, anyone can successfully pursue happiness. If you want to be happy, then this podcast is for you!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We live in a world where a lot of people are hurting.” — Brian Buffini

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

“We have so much to be thankful for, especially in the Western hemisphere.” — Brian Buffini

“We play life for the big win ... but 99% of your life is the small stuff.” — Neil Pasricha

“We can’t predict in advance what will make us happy.” — Neil Pasricha

“It seems there’s more of a war against happiness than ever before.” — Brian Buffini

“The cell phone is a massive problem.” — Neil Pasricha

“Loneliness has never been higher.” — Neil Pasricha

“We have so many more superficial friendships and so many less deep friendships.” — Neil Pasricha

“Happiness is the joy you feel while striving towards your potential.” — Neil Pasricha

“He who wants the least has the most.” — Neil Pasricha

“True freedom is deciding how to spend your time.” — Neil Pasricha

“The true answers are inside you. If it resonates with you that means you already knew it.” — Neil Pasricha

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"The Book of Awesome" by Neil Pasricha

"The Happiness Equation" by Neil Pasricha

1000awesomethings.com

 

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Jul 2, 2019

“You can never stop learning about understanding people.” — Chris Voss

Negotiation is a crucial skill in both business and life, but unfortunately many people do it poorly. In this episode, Brian interviews former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss about the negotiation tools he has used to save lives and learns how these tools can be used in business to save deals! Based on emotional intelligence and human nature, these specific skills transcend culture, build trust and uncover the other side’s value system. If you want to nail negotiation, this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Learning is the only sustainable competitive advantage for anybody.” — Chris Voss

“There’s no natural born anything.” — Chris Voss

“The person who wants to meet you in the middle is usually a poor judge of distance.” — Anonymous  

“You can never stop learning about understanding people.” — Chris Voss

“There’s always another insight.” — Chris Voss

“If you get out of argument-based negotiations, your success sneaks up on you.” — Chris Voss

“Don’t fight over pennies and you end up with dollars.” — Chris Voss

“You don’t have to be combative to be a great negotiator.” — Chris Voss

“You’ve got to keep the other side’s guard down.” — Chris Voss

“You need the other side to hear themselves out loud.” — Chris Voss

“Interested people are interesting.” — Anonymous

“As we become less curious, we become less engaging and worse negotiators too.” — Brian Buffini

“Curiosity is a positive frame of mind.” — Chris Voss

“There’s a difference between being likeable and needing to be liked.” — Chris Voss

“Success leaves clues.” — Brian Buffini

“Everybody wants to be fair and to be treated fair.” — Chris Voss

“You have to be aligned with yourself.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” by Chris Voss

Blackswanltd.com

 

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Jun 25, 2019

“You have to do what is expected of you, and then go do the unexpected.” — Brian Buffini

You may not think you’re in possession of a million dollar asset but you are: your good name. Like all assets, your name can be protected, built and compounded over time to become something truly formidable. In this episode, Brian explains what your name really means, how you can put your name to everything you do and how to make a name for yourself. By the end of the episode, you’ll be clearer about who you are, what your name represents and what you want your name to stand for.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast

“Your good name is one of the greatest assets you’ll ever possess.” — Brian Buffini

“What are you known for? What does your name mean? When people say your name, what comes afterwards?” — Brian Buffini

“My good name is a guiding value for myself, my company and my family.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is a valuable thing. Your name has quality to it.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is your brand.” — Brian Buffini

“You can have a positive brand, you can have a negative brand or you can have what most people have — which is an unintentional brand.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is not just your brand — it’s also your reputation.” — Brian Buffini

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” — Warren Buffet

“Your name is also your reflection.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us say things to ourselves that we would never allow anyone else to say.” — Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like a friend; like a respected friend.” — Brian Buffini

“You can make your name what you want it to mean.”  — Brian Buffini

“Your name is your bond.” — Brian Buffini

“Understand this massive asset and what it’s worth.” — Brian Buffini

“Doing the right thing is valuable.” — Brian Buffini

“Your good name will take you places.” — Brian Buffini

“Can you put your name to that? I got that principle from my grandfather and ultimately that legacy has passed on.” — Brian Buffini

“Your good name is the consistency with which you live over time.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to do what is expected of you, and then go do the unexpected.” — Brian Buffini

“When we understand the value of our own name, we’ll be more respectful to other people’s names.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Jun 18, 2019

“Ordinary people compare themselves to everybody else’s results. Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” — Andy Andrew

What are the seven decisions you can make that will guarantee personal success? In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company The Peak Experience event, Brian talks to best-selling author and speaker Andy Andrews about his life. Andy describes how he discovered the seven decisions and principles that transformed and shaped his life and allowed him to impact thousands of people. He also discusses his new book, “The Bottom of the Pool.”

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The key to success is working on the stuff that really matters to you.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on the little things that really matter, not the little things that don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“When you’ve got something in your hands that always works, you figure out different ways to apply it.” — Andy Andrews

“Gravity worked long before the apple ever fell on Newton’s head.” — Andy Andrews

“These seven principles, once you dig into them, they all have a meaning and a bearing that is life altering.” — Andy Andrews

“Until you take responsibility for where you are, you have no basis for continuing.” — Andy Andrews

“Responsibility is about hope and control.” — Andy Andrews

“If you blame somebody else, there’s not a lot of hope there.” — Andy Andrews

“Change your thinking; change your choices.” — Andy Andrews

“Compete in a way that the competition doesn’t know there’s a game going on.” — Brian Buffini

“Ordinary people compare themselves to everybody else’s results. Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” — Andy Andrews

“You get put into these pigeonholes and they become your own Shawshank prison.” — Brian Buffini

“The bottom of the pool is your fundamentals.” — Brian Buffini

“The foundations are key.” — Brian Buffini

“Advertising is the price you pay for not being extraordinary.” — Andy Andrews

“You can’t traditionally advertise to overcome bad word of mouth.” — Andy Andrews

“You can compete for business before people are even born!” — Andy Andrews

 

Mentioned in this episode:

"The Noticer" by Andy Andrews

"The Traveler’s Gift" by Andy Andrews

"The Bottom of the Pool" by Andy Andrews

 

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Jun 11, 2019

The American dream is alive and available, but what we have to do is decide to grab it.” — Chris Hogan

Do you think you can’t become a millionaire? Think again! In this episode, Brian interviews Chris Hogan about his new book, “Everyday Millionaires.” Chris busts common millionaire myths, describes how ordinary people build extraordinary wealth and details the small changes and decisions you can make now to help you do the same. If you want to be a millionaire, then this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There’s more to being a millionaire than the money.” — Brian Buffini

“The extraordinary is in the ordinary.” — Brian Buffini

“The average millionaire is an everyday hardworking man or woman who’s built wealth over time.” — Chris Hogan

“The American dream is alive and available, but what we have to do is decide to grab it.” — Chris Hogan

“It’s not about inheritance; it’s not about the DNA lottery; it’s about the people.” — Chris Hogan

“You happen to your life, you don’t allow life just to happen to you.” — Chris Hogan

“A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — John Maxwell

“If you don’t think you can, you won’t.” — Chris Hogan

“We’ve got to believe that it’s possible and it’s available to us.” — Chris Hogan

“We’ve got to grow in our knowledge.” — Chris Hogan

“It’s about our actions. What steps are we taking to practice these skill sets that will give us proficiency?”— Chris Hogan

“97% of the millionaires that I talked to believed they control their own destiny.” — Chris Hogan

“We have opportunities in front of us; we just have to make decisions.” — Chris Hogan

“When you put the right information in the hands of the right people, change can happen; good things can happen.” — Chris Hogan

“You’ve got to control the money that’s in your hands right now.” — Chris Hogan

“When you get yourself out of debt, you give yourself a raise.” — Chris Hogan

“Let’s take control of the money. You work too hard to earn this money for it not to do anything for you.” — Chris Hogan

“So much of consumerism and consumer spending deals with identity. We find our identity in it.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to hold money with an open hand.” — Brian Buffini

 “We get to make choices for ourselves, not others.” — Chris Hogan

“That choice is an everyday choice.” — Brian Buffini

“Life’s hard by the yard; it’s a cinch by the inch.” — Brian Buffini

“Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it. He who doesn’t pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“Wealth building takes consistency.” — Chris Hogan

“What we have to do is count on ourselves.” — Chris Hogan

“Where you are right now doesn’t have to be where you end up.” — Chris Hogan

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Chrishogan360.com

"Everyday Millionaires" by Chris Hogan

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

 

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Jun 4, 2019

“When opportunity meets preparation, success happens.” — Brian Buffini

Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. A classic rags-to-riches story, Carnegie went from being a poor Scottish immigrant to one of the wealthiest men in America’s history, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars to charities, foundations and universities during the last years of his life. In this episode, Brian explains how the principles outlined in Carnegie’s timeless book “Advantages of Poverty” still apply to our lives today.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The disadvantage of not having resources is one of my advantages today.” — Brian Buffini

“When people were complacent, I saw opportunities.” — Brian Buffini

“When I came to America, I was poor but I was also broke.” — Brian Buffini

“Poor is a state of mind, broke is a state of account. If my state of mind is poor, I’ll be broke again.” — Brian Buffini

“I became a rich man when I became rich between my ears.” — Brian Buffini

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” — Proverbs 14.23

“Ambition leads to going the extra mile.” — Brian Buffini

“When opportunity meets preparation, success happens.” — Brian Buffini

“The person who doesn’t express gratitude is the same as the person who’s ungrateful.” — Brian Buffini

“When you’re filled with gratitude, it changes everything.” — Brian Buffini

“The number one reason for my success is gratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is a permanent state.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is the greatest attitude of all.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s rewards when you work hard, when you do it right.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is never portrayed as the person who’s rolling up their sleeves and getting it done.” — Brian Buffini

“Look back to the sacrifices that were made for you.” — Brian Buffini

“Hard work is honorable.” — Brian Buffini

“When people at the top tell you how they got there, we need to listen.” — Brian Buffini

“Gain all you can by honest industry, use all possible diligence in your calling.”   — Andrew Carnegie.

“Don’t wait until you’re rich to give, give as you go.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s really no true charity except that which will help others to help themselves and place within the reach of the aspiring the means to climb.”  — Andrew Carnegie

 

Mentioned in this episode

Advantages of Poverty” by Andrew Carnegie

 

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May 28, 2019

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” — David Allen

David Allen’s Getting Things Done® work-life management system is a global productivity movement that helps people bring order to the chaos in their businesses and their lives. In this episode, Brian interviews David about how the GTD® system enables greater performance, capacity and innovation. If you want to discover how to alleviate the feeling of overwhelm and become more focused, clear and confident then this podcast is a must!  

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I love systemization because I believe freedom comes with that.” — Brian Buffini

“The culture is designed to overwhelm you today.” — Brian Buffini

“How you are engaged with the world is the issue.” — David Allen

“Productivity is simply achieving desired results.” — David Allen

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” — David Allen

“Your head can handle about four things max before it starts to feel overwhelmed and confused.” — David Allen

“Education without implementation is merely entertainment.” — Brian Buffini

“People think a lot, but most of that thinking is of a problem, not about it.” — David Allen

“There’s a difference between efficient and effective.” — Brian Buffini

“At the deepest level, you are a purposeful spirit.” — David Allen

“Pay attention to what has your attention, start to engage with it appropriately and it opens space.” — David Allen

“I’ve always been fascinated ... by what you couldn’t see and how it affected what you could.” — David Allen

“We are spiritual beings, but we’re here in the material world.” — David Allen

“We are here to finish what we’ve put in motion and be accountable for that.” — David Allen

“Completion and creativity: that’s really the essence of what Getting Things Done® is all about.” — David Allen

“The people who are truly most tapped into being are big doers.” — David Allen

“There is a very clear relationship between accountability and creativity.” —David Allen

“Most to-do lists are just the beginning of the first step of the GTD® process.” — David Allen

“You capture, then you clarify and then you organize the results of that thinking in some trusted place.” — David Allen

“If you want to be terrific, you’ve got to be specific.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Getting Things Done” by David Allen

GTD® Summit

 

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May 21, 2019

“Ambition is a beautiful thing when it’s done for the right reasons and in the right way.” — Brian Buffini

We all want to succeed, but many of us don’t know where to start. In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian reveals his secrets to success. He explains what it takes to succeed and how a combination of your ambition, your gifts and abilities and your dreams and goals forms a unique concoction for your own individual prescription for success. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to succeed like never before!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Ambition is an aim or objective that somebody is trying to achieve.” — Brian Buffini

“There is a negative ambition — it’s called selfish ambition.” — Brian Buffini

“Ambition is a beautiful thing when it’s done for the right reasons and in the right way.” — Brian Buffini

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“Success is not a ten. If you’re at six, success is a seven. If you’re at four, success is a five.” — Brian Buffini

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” — Elvis Presley

“It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our true feelings.” — Dale Carnegie

“Let your ambition burn bright, but don’t let it turn into selfish ambition. Turn it into something that’s going to benefit you, those you love, those around you, your customers, your community and your culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Why not you?” — Brian Buffini

“It’s very important that you’re self-connected.” — Brian Buffini

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Once you become aware of your abilities ... you want to learn how to manage those gifts.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re more complex than you think.” — Brian Buffini

“Leverage what you’re good at.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Lean into who you are, do more of it and share that with more people. Use your “fingerprints” and the way you’re wired.” — Brian Buffini

“We have to use the gas and the brake.” — Brian Buffini

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” — Benjamin Franklin

“Hope is a very powerful thing.” — Brian Buffini

“Your goals have to develop as you go through different seasons in your life.” — Brian Buffini

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

“A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“We want to be empowered to achieve. Power up.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Be all in.” — Brian Buffini

 

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"The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandion

 

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May 14, 2019

“Success leaves clues, and people miss those clues.” — Brian Buffini

Do you want to discover what you were born to do? In this episode, Brian interviews author and broadcaster Ken Coleman about his new book, “The Proximity Principle.” Ken outlines the steps you need to take to get the job you love, whether you’re starting out, switching lanes or simply looking to grow your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll be equipped with proven strategies that will make your dream job a reality!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Most people are going to work every day and they don’t love what they do.” — Brian Buffini

“In order to do what you want to do, you’ve got to be around people who are doing it and in places where it’s happening.” — Ken Coleman

“The right people plus the right places equals opportunity.” — Ken Coleman

“Proximity puts me where I need to be and then it propels me to where I want to be.”  — Ken Coleman

“You put a koi fish in a small pond, it stays small. You put it in a large pond, it grows much larger.” — Brian Buffini

“The law of the zip code says that everything you need to get started is already around you.” — Ken Coleman

“There are times where quitting feels like the only thing to do. It seems like the smartest thing to do. But it couldn’t be any further from the truth.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to find out what you do sometimes by finding out what you don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“Talent’s not enough. You’ve got to have the passion to really stick with it.” — Ken Coleman

“The sweet spot is using what you do best to do what you love to do most.” — Ken Coleman

“Proximity allows me to learn, do and connect.” — Ken Coleman

“Success leaves clues, and people miss those clues.” — Brian Buffini

“The men and women who are on purpose and successful are constantly looking for the right people and the right places to hang around.”  — Ken Coleman

“You can’t have community without proximity.” — Brian Buffini

“You want to put yourself in a situation where you’re truly learning the fundamentals of the role.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to make sure you’re learning from people who are really, really gifted at teaching.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to master one step before you get to two.” — Brian Buffini

 

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The Proximity Principle:

The Ken Coleman Show

 

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May 7, 2019

“When you learn new skills, you design a life that’s different.” — David Bach

Do you want to take control of your money and your life? In this episode, Brian interviews best-selling author and financial expert, David Bach, about his new book, “The Latte Factor.” David describes how changing the way you spend small amounts of money can radically change your life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take charge and get on track to achieve the wealth and freedom you’ve always dreamed of!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not like where you end up.” — David Bach

“Where are you going with your life? Is it where you want it to be going? If you’re not conscious about it, if you don’t have a plan, you’re a wandering generality.” — David Bach

“Part of going on a journey to find mentors is you have to ask for help.” — David Bach

“If you knew better, you’d do better.” — David Bach

“When you learn new skills, you design a life that’s different.” — David Bach

“Most people work 90,000 hours over their lifetime and they don’t have anything to show for it.” — David Bach

“The underlying premise of this whole book is you need to live rich now.” — David Bach

“You can be an employee, you can be a consumer or you can be the person who owns the place.” — David Bach

“There are escalators to wealth and freedom.” — David Bach

“The whole point of money is freedom.” — David Bach

“The bulk of wealth in America comes from real estate.” — David Bach

“You’ve got to pay yourself first and you need to own real estate.” — David Bach

“The game is more tilted towards the rich than it’s ever been.” — David Bach

“The biggest thing missing in this country is financial literacy in schools.” — David Bach

“We need to teach everybody how to be smarter with their money.” — David Bach

“Don’t wait to live your dreams.” — David Bach

“You can’t ever stop growing. Your future has to be bigger than your past at any age.” — David Bach

“Ask yourself what you don’t want any more in life.” — David Bach

“This is a personal growth book, wrapped in a parable, based on sound financial tips and techniques.” — Brian Buffini

 

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"The Latte Factor" by David Bach

The Time Value of Money chart

 

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Apr 30, 2019

“If you grow yourself, your opportunities will grow.” — Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been teaching on personal growth and development for over three decades. In this live studio session, he answers questions asked by Buffini & Company staff members and a Facebook Live audience. Topics discussed include how to secure your financial future, why it’s vital to invest in yourself, how to set goals and how to manage fatigue. By the end of this town hall podcast, you’ll have clarity and insight on the difficult questions we all face in life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Make sure that the things you own never own you.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t get so caught up in the destination that you miss your destiny.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a sequence to success.” — Brian Buffini

“In our culture today, we want it all and we want it all now.” — Brian Buffini

“Work hard. Work on yourself. Grow yourself. As your skills grow, your compensation will grow.” — Brian Buffini

“If you grow yourself, your opportunities will grow.” — Brian Buffini

“My lifestyle has always been behind my earnings and my focus has always been on lead generation.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m 33 years in business, and I’m still in the lead generation business today.” — Brian Buffini

“Ancora Imparo.” — Michelangelo

“Go pursue the goals and be an example. There’s too much talk.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be a talker, be a doer. When you’re a doer, you get to be an influencer.” — Brian Buffini

“Some people need a push, some people need a pull. Everybody’s wired up a little different.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s far more important ways to grow than economics — grow in your impact, grow in your influence.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s really good to be good to people. The more goodness you give, the more goodness you get.” — Brian Buffini

“Give it out in slices and it comes back in loaves.” — George Buffini

“I don’t believe in a thing called balance. I believe in balancing.” — Brian Buffini

“Contentment to me is more about joy than happiness. I’m not always happy, but I always have joy.” — Brian Buffini

“Joy is knowing who you are, what you’re doing and who you’re doing it for.” — Brian Buffini

“Discontent comes when you reach your goals and you’re still not happy...it’s not enough.” — Brian Buffini

“Life moves. We don’t get to stay in one state.” — Brian Buffini

“In life, there are different seasons of emphasis.” — Brian Buffini

“In every area of my life I have overdone it. And in every area of my life I have underdone it.” — Brian Buffini

“The reason I have experience is because of how many screw ups I’ve had!” — Brian Buffini

“We are correcting and re-correcting all the time.” — Brian Buffini

“Life’s hard by the yard; it’s a cinch by the inch.” — Brian Buffini

“If you make your focus small, things get big.” — Brian Buffini 

 

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Watch the Facebook Live session

 

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Apr 23, 2019

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

Most of us do everything we can to avoid stress. But new research shows that if we learn to accept and even embrace stress, we will be happier and more effective in our lives. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author, health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. McGonigal explains the benefits of stress and outlines how we can all learn and grow from challenging life experiences.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People often feel like there are only two ways to respond to stress. You can fight or you can flee.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Stress isn’t always about attacking it and killing it and winning it.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Your brain and body have different ways of responding to stress that can help you thrive.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Sometimes you are in a situation where you cannot handle it alone — it’s too big.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

“It’s good to know ‘I’m not the only one’.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us have a story in our head that says “this shouldn’t be stressful” for the very things that are most likely to cause stress.” — Kelly McGonigal 

“Stress is something that arises in your mind and your body when something you care about is at stake.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We have stress responses in every relationship that matters to us, every role that matters to us and every goal that matters to us.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Increased sensitivity is not necessarily a weakness when it comes with the resources and the willingness to respond.” — Kelly McGonigal

“One of the things we know about the biology of stress is that recovery is an important part of the process.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Part of the stress recovery process happens when we sleep, and part of the stress recovery process also happens when we reflect on our experiences.” —Kelly McGonigal

“Surrender a little bit to the fact that if you went through something very stressful, your brain is going to try to learn from it. Do it intentionally. Sit down, write about it, talk to someone about it and reflect on it. That will help you recover more quickly and also help you learn from the experience so that you are stronger afterwards.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Some anxiety can be helpful, some anxiety can be really paralyzing. It’s like you’re practicing for stress. What we have to do is find ways to practice that are skillful and then to shut it down when it’s not skillful.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We need to learn ways to practice positive distraction.” — Kelly McGonigal

“People who exercise more tend to be better at stress. (It) also brings joy. And joy is one of those resources that you can’t underestimate.” — Kelly McGonigal

“I don’t have to give my best energy towards outrage or fear that I actually can’t have any impact on.” — Kelly McGonigal

 

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"The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal

"The Upside of Stress" by Kelly McGonigal

TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal

 

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Apr 16, 2019

“You can do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons and make the right reward.” — Brian Buffini

In today’s culture, many people find themselves endlessly struggling to manage their finances. They work more just to spend more and, as a result, end up where they’ve always been — trapped! In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian gives ideas and principles to help you make a quantum leap in your finances, get ahead of the game and escape the economic rat race for good!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The culture’s view of financial success is this: work more, buy more.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re working for bills that are coming in the future for decisions you made in the past.” — Brian Buffini

“65% of Americans do not budget.” — Gallup poll

“33% of working Americans have nothing for retirement.” — Brian Buffini

“I started at the bottom 1% and I became the top 1%. That’s one of the greatest things about America.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t borrow your way to a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“Invest in what you know...if you can’t pronounce it, don’t invest in it!” — Brian Buffini

“Think long term.” — Brian Buffini

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

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off; you sit still and trust the engineer.” — Corrie Ten Boom

“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

“Only real estate is the single great investment in the world.” — Brian Buffini

“People are always going to need three things in life: food, shelter and clothing.” — Brian Buffini

“There are only two reasons to invest in real estate: cash flow and appreciation...you have to decide the purpose of your investment.” — Brian Buffini

“If you try to hit two targets, you will miss both.” — Brian Buffini

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” — Warren Buffet

“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.” — Anonymous

“When you’re double winning, you double down.” — Brian Buffini

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You have to take care of the dollars so you can take care of the hundreds. You have to take care of the hundreds so you can take care of the thousands. You have to take care of the thousands so you’re able to take care of the millions.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate wealth is generational.” — Brian Buffini

“You can do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons and make the right reward.” — Brian Buffini

“I was born in Ireland, but made in America.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 9, 2019

“You just have to get up every day and make some forward progress, inch by inch if you have to.” — Andrew Paul

Running a small business can sometimes feel like executing a military operation. The truth is, there are similarities! To be successful in either, you must first master the fundamentals and then persevere, no matter what it takes. In this episode, former SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Paul gives Brian a fascinating glimpse into the notoriously private world of the Navy’s primary special operations force. Paul describes the extremely tough training that all SEALs must undergo, he recalls his deployments in Iraq and explains how he transitioned to civilian life after active duty. He also outlines how the SEAL mindset and focus on service has helped him to build a very successful mortgage business.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“SEAL training is much more than just the ultimate "Tough Mudder"…it’s a lifestyle, it’s your ethos, it’s who you are.” — Andrew Paul

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

“Focus on the fundamentals.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s a humble mindset of recognizing that you have not arrived, you have never arrived, you are constantly getting better. That takes a degree of humility.” —Andrew Paul

“Work hard and do the right thing.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s not pretty all the time.” — Andrew Paul

“You just have to get up every day and make some forward progress, inch by inch if you have to.” — Andrew Paul

“You make mistakes all the time. The key is you have to learn from them and do your darn best to not make the same mistake again.” — Andrew Paul

“When you do make a mistake, you own it.” — Andrew Paul

“Humble pie is the pastry that’s never tasty.” — Brian Buffini

“Put someone else first.” — Andrew Paul

“Stay humble. Stay hungry.” — Andrew Paul

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Mark Twain

“We’ve all been through hell weeks…continue to persevere through and there’s something good coming on the other side.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Apr 2, 2019

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill 

In our world today, good manners and civility are on the decline. Too often, people’s attitudes and behavior towards others leave a lot to be desired. But there is a more enjoyable and satisfying way to live! In this episode, Brian explains how committing to the three principles of courtesy, respect and hospitality will make life better for you and everyone around you. If you want to live an uncommon life and have uncommon success as a result, this podcast is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

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

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”—Theodore Roosevelt

“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing and conveys much.”—Erastus Wiman

“Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.”—Lewis Carroll

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”—Clarence Thomas

“I believe that good manners are more important than a Harvard education.”—Brian Buffini

“Mind your manners and your manners will mind you.”—Brian Buffini

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”—John Ruskin

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”—Mark Twain

“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”—Albert Schweitzer

“May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.”—Gandhi

“I speak to everyone the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”—Albert Einstein

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”—Leo Tolstoy

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

“Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.”—William Feather

“I want to be a source of encouragement.”—Brian Buffini

“Be an encourager. The world has enough critics already.”—Dave Willis

“When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life.”—Zig Ziglar

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, that’s what brings happiness.”—Harold Kushner

“Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.”—Plato

“Trust is the glue of life.”—Stephen R. Covey

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly—show them how!”—Anonymous

“Lead in friendliness.”—Brian Buffini

“Generosity has nothing to do with your current economic state. It has to do with an attitude of the mind and an attitude of the spirit.”—Brian Buffini

“Being generous is one of the things that has made me a fortune.”—Brian Buffini

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”—John Bunyan

“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”—Julia Child

“The top of the ladder is not crowded.”—Brian Buffini

 

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Mar 26, 2019

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.”—Tom Ziglar

Most people don’t make positive changes in their lives until they’re faced with a crisis. But you can get a head start! In this episode, Brian interviews Ziglar Inc. CEO, Tom Ziglar, about his new book, “Choose to Win.” Tom describes how to win by making one simple change at a time, you can create good habits and completely transform your life, right now.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My personal mission statement is to create the environment that will allow you to become all that God created you to become.” — Tom Ziglar

“People don’t set the course for their life until one of the two D’s happens—the disaster or the dream.” — Tom Ziglar

“Hurricanes and tornadoes get all the publicity, but termites do more damage and they take such little bitty bites!” — Zig Ziglar

“With little micro changes, you can be a completely different person in a year.” — Tom Ziglar

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any direction will do.” — Zig Ziglar

“A tree’s fruitfulness depends on its rootfulness.” — Anonymous

“The number one lesson that I’ve learned in my life is input.” — Tom Ziglar

“The first simple habit is to cut out some negative input and replace it with some positive input.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your past is important, but not nearly as important as the way you see your future.” — Tom Ziglar

“Grit is that stick-to-it-ness. I get knocked down 100 times, I get up 101.” — Tom Ziglar

“Put the grit into what your gifts and talents are.” — Brian Buffini

“The ultimate choice is the choice to create a habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is a reflection of character, and character is a reflection of habit.” — Tom Ziglar

“In order for people to be productive citizens, to make a difference in the world, there are certain character qualities they’ve got to have.” — Tom Ziglar

“What do you want people to say about you and your family behind your back?” — Tom Ziglar

“Attitude is the outward expression of your character qualities.” — Tom Ziglar

“Many of us are in the jail of our bad habits.” — Brian Buffini

“The more you dream, the more God smiles.” — Tom Ziglar

“You’re a great version of you, and a lousy version of everyone else.” — Brian Buffini

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

 

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Choose to Win” by Tom Ziglar

 

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Mar 19, 2019

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”—Dermot Buffini 

Brothers Brian and Dermot Buffini are a powerful business combination. In this special episode, the Chairman and the CEO of Buffini & Company discuss their mutual business philosophies and answer questions from listeners all over the country. Topics addressed include how to choose the right opportunities for your business, how to avoid burnout, how to create a phenomenal workplace culture and how to hire and train staff. By the end of this episode, not only will you have gained great insight into the Buffini brothers, you’ll be ready to take your business to the next level!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Aim small, miss small.” — Brian Buffini

“You make mistakes when you fall into opportunity. You make mistakes when you’re not intentional.” — Brian Buffini

“Money alone is not enough to sustain what it takes to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor.” — Brian Buffini

“The enemy of the best is the good.” — Brian Buffini

“Our core competency for 22 years is helping people.” — Dermot Buffini

“Don’t let your need dictate your vision and your goal.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a big difference between serving and pleasing. One is values based. One is insecure based.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on first.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to have boundaries with your customers, boundaries with your business, and boundaries for yourself. I’m a work in progress on that.” — Brian Buffini

“The best leaders are very strategic in their self care.” — Dermot Buffini

“Excellence is our minimum standard.” — Brian Buffini

“A culture is a weighing scales of what’s taking place.” — Dermot Buffini

“We’re focused on excellence, not perfection.” — Dermot Buffini

“We try to invest in our culture and live it, not just talk about it.” — Dermot Buffini

“Our job is to set our intention and what our hope is for the business, then allow others to pick it up and run with it.” — Dermot Buffini

“The old carpentry saying is ‘measure twice, cut once.’ When it comes to hiring – measure five or six times.” — Brian Buffini

“None of us is as smart as all of us. We have to get contribution. We have to get influence.” — Brian Buffini

“Mutual respect is one of our core values and we extend that to each other.” — Dermot Buffini

“Family is the first team. When it’s done right, there’s nothing more powerful than it.” — Brian Buffini

“We’re a deadly combination in business together.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have someone on the journey with you, your pain and your problems are cut in half and, when you win, your joy is doubled.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — Dermot Buffini

 

 

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Mar 12, 2019

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

Having an “all-in” attitude is the best way to succeed in relationships, in business and in life. If you are all in, you put everything into your efforts, regardless of any hurdles and setbacks you encounter. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian explains how to best play the hand that life has given to you, no matter the difficulties; how to put every element of an all-in mindset into action; and how to use powerful all-in strategies in your daily life. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to jump in…and be all in!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.” — Pat Riley, Hall of Fame Coach

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” — William Shakespeare

“Indecision is the enemy of progress. Not saying ‘yes’ to one possibility is saying ‘no’ to them all.” — Michael Haggstrom

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I used everything you gave me.’” — Erma Bombeck

“When you’re not using your talents, when you’re not all in…you know it and it eats you from the inside out.” — Brian Buffini

“As long as you’re still trying, you’re not a quitter!” — Brian Buffini

“We are all gifted in the area of excuse making.” — Brian Buffini

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn

“My good life is not perfect.” — Brian Buffini

“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

“All in has great benefits; all out has big consequences.” — Brian Buffini

“Being all in is the price of the good life.” — Brian Buffini

“The hand you’ve been dealt was designed for you.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s how you play the hand that’s the key.” — Brian Buffini

“God builds the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

“It takes the exact same amount of energy to worry as it does to believe.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Mar 5, 2019

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

The concept of story is a powerful way to dramatically improve how you connect with your customers and grow your business. Donald Miller, CEO of StoryBrand, helps thousands of companies clarify their message and grow every year. In this episode, the master storyteller explains why story is so important when talking about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“The more complicated and convoluted our world becomes…story still has the power to cut through all the nonsense.” — Brian Buffini

“If you understand story, you understand a lot more about what’s going on in life.” — Donald Miller

“People are looking to be invited into a story.” — Donald Miller

“We need to find where our story and our customer’s story overlap.” — Donald Miller

“If you’re selling a product, you’re solving a problem.” — Donald Miller

“Never play the hero, always play the guide.” — Donald Miller

“You need to invite people into the story, not be the hero of the story.” — Donald Miller

“We’re looking for somebody who can help ‘me’ win. Somebody who’s struggled, has overcome that struggle, and has the competence to win the day.” — Donald Miller

“There’s kind of a hole in the heart where everybody is looking for that mentorship.” — Brian Buffini

“Keep everything incredibly simple. Define one ambition for the customers. Define one problem. Define one villain. Don’t throw too much information at them.” — Donald Miller

“Figure out, what is my customers’ story and how do I position my product as a tool they can use in that story?” — Donald Miller

“You need to identify what your customer wants…Keep it simple, don’t overburden.” — Donald Miller

“Your customer’s brain works like a rolodex…you are listed under the problem that you solve.” — Donald Miller

“Survey your customers…understand them, ask them leading questions.” — Donald Miller

“Subconsciously, every one of us is not looking for another hero; we’re looking for a guide.” — Donald Miller

“The guide is the strongest character in the story. The guide has been there, done that, already conquered their demons and now just exists to help other people win.” — Donald Miller

“Everybody has a story, and it’s worth hunting for.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Blue Like Jazz by Donal Miller

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Storybrand.com

 

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Feb 26, 2019

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic, founder of Life Without Limbs, is a symbol of encouragement and influence to millions around the world. Born without arms and legs, Nick refuses to allow his physical condition to limit him. In this episode, the motivational speaker and best-selling author shares with Brian how he conquers the challenges he faces and where he finds his strength and passion for life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Even when we don’t get a miracle, we can still be a miracle for somebody else.” — Nick Vujicic

“If something beautiful came from my broken pieces, you can also have your dreams come true as well.” — Nick Vujicic

“Here’s a guy who lost hope, and now is a source of hope.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man without arms and legs has become a mastery of leverage and finding the truth of happiness, then everyone can find their place in this world and really feel fulfilled and reach their full potential.” — Nick Vujicic

“How you feel today will really dictate your next step. And your next step will determine tomorrow what goals you actually succeed in.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m a person who’s absolutely convinced that I’ll never find hope in my life, never find purpose and happiness…then I’ll never find it.” — Nick Vujicic

“If I’m convinced that I am going to be completely successful at fulfilling my dream and mission when I have challenges…I am going to embrace this struggle, this hurdle, this barrier. I’m going to see this failure as my classroom – an education.” — Nick Vujicic

“The people we admire because of their strength…they’re only that strong because they’ve conquered mountains in their lives.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t walk away from your mountains…that’s the journey, that’s the path. Convince yourself, ‘That’s not the end of my story, I’m still going.’” — Nick Vujicic

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

“We need courage not to win. We need courage to lose.” — Nick Vujicic

“Anything significant that we ever accomplish took failure. If we embrace it, we will succeed.” — Nick Vujicic

“We need to listen to those voices that speak into us, instead of giving so much credibility to those voices that speak down.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t base your value on other people’s success.” — Nick Vujicic

“There is no other human being who is more important than you, and there is no other human being less important than you.” — Nick Vujicic

“We are all human beings with our struggles and our full potential. Don’t miss yours.” — Nick Vujicic

“You don’t know what’s impossible, until you know what’s possible.” — Nick Vujicic

“Start with small goals…start small. Then double it.” — Nick Vujicic

“Don’t belittle the obstacles you’ve gone through.” — Nick Vujicic

“If they can do it, I can do it.” — Brian Buffini

“Know that you will never know everything.” — Nick Vujicic

“Ancora imparo.” — Michelangelo

“We’ve got to do our best, and God does the rest.” — Nick Vujicic

“God built the back for the burden.” — Therese Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limbs by Nick Vujicic

The Butterfly Circus by Nick Vujicic

 

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Feb 19, 2019

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

Millions of people gained solace and inspiration from the song Superman (It’s Not Easy), a worldwide smash hit that served as an unofficial anthem of healing following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In this episode, Brian interviews the voice behind that song and many others, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting.

From song-writing, to producing, to performing, John has faced plenty of rejection and struggle on his road to success. He tells Brian how, today, he combines his life as a musician with working in his family’s fourth-generation wire manufacturing business and discusses themes of creativity, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This is a golden moment for people who own small businesses.” — Brian Buffini

“At the end of the day, it’s still about relationships, whether it’s relationships with a supplier who sells us wire for 25 years, or a radio programmer who plays my songs.” — John Ondrasik

“Music sounds very romantic, but behind the curtain it’s really about an exercise in failure and writing hundreds of songs to get the ten you hear, and writing thousands of songs to get the maybe two that the world knows.” — John Ondrasik

“I was very fortunate. I had success at a late age.” — John Ondrasik

“For me, it was a 15 year overnight success story…I appreciated the 15 years of getting the door slammed in my face. Unless you have that, you can sometimes think it’s all about you.” — John Ondrasik

“Focus on relationships…persevere, and then have your core values.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

“You have to be practical…but you also need to take strategic risk, and you need to be honest with yourself.” — John Ondrasik

“You’re going to be faced with challenges in your career, and you can either accept that this sucks or you can say ‘How can I turn this into a silver lining?’” — John Ondrasik

“Sometimes failures or challenges force us to think out of the box and they can be blessings.” — John Ondrasik

“Music can matter in ways no other medium can.” — John Ondrasik

“Part of what makes us successful is pushing the goal posts and strategizing for the future, but if all we do is that, what is the point?” — John Ondrasik

“If your whole self esteem gets wrapped up in what you do, at some point it’s going to go backwards.” — John Ondrasik

“I’ve met people with real challenges and I’ve learned that most of us have no problems. We think we have problems, but we don’t.” — John Ondrasik

“Life moves so fast. If you don’t spend some time in the middle of it, I think you’ll miss it.” — John Ondrasik

“I’m grateful for the day.” — John Ondrasik

“We only have 100 years to live. Make the most of it. Drink deep. Love well. Invest in relationships.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

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Feb 12, 2019

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Good manners are not just a reflection of your character; they are also a unique advantage that can help you stand out in a crowded marketplace. In this episode, Brian describes how good manners can benefit you in life and in business. He explains why good manners are great for building relationships, he outlines why being consistently mannerly is the mark of a professional, and he provides a good manners checklist to help you better connect with and serve your customers. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the tools you need to share great energy, make the world a better place, and win big!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Manners are a great reflection of, and a builder of, character.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to be successful, you have to swim against the current.” — Brian Buffini

“We are drifting every single day towards becoming a more self-absorbed culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Having good manners is a great and unique advantage in the marketplace.” — Brian Buffini

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing them!” — Fred Astaire

“Good manners will help you in life, in relationships, and ultimately in business.” — Brian Buffini

“When you have good manners, it’s easy to stand out.” — Brian Buffini

“Exercising good manners exercises the heart.” — Brian Buffini

“If you act like a drone, eventually you’ll be replaced by one.” — Brian Buffini

“I have committed to a life of good manners, courtesy, and respect because I want to reflect who I am.” — Brian Buffini

“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” — President Roosevelt

“Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization.” — Peter Drucker

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“Give it out in slices and it will come back in loaves.” — George Buffini

“We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge everyone else by their actions.” — Brian Buffini

“He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship.” — St. Basil

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” — Laurence Sterne

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Feb 5, 2019

“A bucket list can change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

Many people mistakenly believe that a bucket list is something you only make if you receive a bad health diagnosis. If you embrace it, however, a bucket list can give you hope, show you purpose, and introduce joy back into your day. In this episode, Brian teaches how to write a life-changing bucket list. He describes how to categorize your dreams, why it’s vital to stimulate yourself visually, and how to create a bucket list that reflects what the good life looks like for you.  He also gives away the best goal-setting resource he has ever built. By the end of the episode you’ll be on your way to taking a bite out of life with the bucket list of your dreams!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A bucket list can absolutely change your life if you embrace it.” — Brian Buffini

“A bucket list gives you a year-round sense of anticipation. It will bring a joyful, youthful enthusiasm back into your life and it’s extraordinarily stimulating for the mind and heart.” — Brian Buffini

“Dreams energize your mind and empower you to believe.” — Brian Buffini

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream is not the thing you see in your sleep, it’s the thing that doesn’t let you sleep.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

“Stop rationalizing, stop stewing, get out of your chair and start doing.” — Denis Waitley

“Take time out and remove the limits of where you currently are.” — Brian Buffini

“A dream requires you to step out and do things you’ve never done before. It’s aspirational by nature.” — Brian Buffini

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable. Then, when we summon the will, they are inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” — Napoleon Hill

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

“We want to be dreamers who are doers.” — Brian Buffini

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go after the great.” — JD Rockefeller

“You always want to make yourself uncomfortable, because that’s how you test how great you can be.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And a good thing never dies.” —  Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“Pursue your dream. This is the spice of life; when life takes a bite out of you, this gives you hope.” — Brian Buffini

“When there are hard times and challenges, take out your goals and pictures.” — Brian Buffini

“I hope every single one of you will start a bucket list, get the resource, and get in the game of it. It will change you.” — Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

My Bucket List

 

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