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It's a Good Life

Brian Buffini

It's a Good Life, the podcast for entrepreneurs. A podcast about growth - personal growth and growing your business. Inspirational and practical content that reflects the positivity it takes to be an entrepreneur. Presented by Brian Buffini founder of America’s biggest corporate coaching company. Entrepreneurship isn’t always an easy life, but with the right guidance, it can be a good one.

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It's a Good Life is a motivational podcast for entrepreneurs. The host is Brian Buffini, the founder of one of the largest coaching businesses in the US. Born in Brooklyn, Buffini grew up in Ireland and founded Buffini & Company after returning to the US at the age of 19. The organization coaches businesses and entrepreneurs and offers motivational resources. This is its companion podcast.

When it comes to entrepreneurship, the implied measure of success is money. The more money an entrepreneur can make, the more successful they are. It's a Good Life sets itself apart from other podcasts in that it uses happiness as a benchmark. According to Buffini, a successful entrepreneur is one who has found "the good life." Everyone defines it in their own way. But it's a combination of financial success, personal growth, and family time.

In every episode, Buffini picks a focus topic. The host provides techniques for people trapped in the cycle of consumer debt. He offers advice on how to control one's financial environment. The podcast differentiates between self-serving and altruistic ambition. It's a Good Life stresses the importance of a vision and a strategy to help small businesses grow.

Buffini sometimes invites a specialist to talk about one aspect of the good life. Raechel Yeaman, a REALStrengths expert, is a frequent guest on the show. She explains how a better understanding of one's strengths can have an impact on one's skills as a salesperson. She also addresses the feelings of shame and pain people have toward money and how to overcome them. Matt Mayberry is a speaker, author, and consultant. He believes that office culture is an essential component of a thriving business.

Entrepreneurs who are looking for more balance may find great value in It's a Good Life. New episodes debut several times a month.

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Episodes

Quickcut: S2E165 Dave Ramsey: How to be Good with Money
1w ago
Quickcut: S2E165 Dave Ramsey: How to be Good with Money
Dave Ramsey has been helping people to take control of money, build wealth and enhance their lives for over three decades. In this episode, Brian interviews the bestselling author and host of The Ramsey Show about his new book, “Baby Steps Millionaires.” Dave shares why, despite a pessimistic cultural narrative, anyone can become a millionaire if they take the right steps.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     The reason he felt compelled to write the book.·     The steps to take to become a millionaire.·     The investments he personally recommends. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Baby Steps Millionaires,” by Dave Ramsey INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you help enough people, you don't have to worry about money.” – Dave Ramsey “I started out because I want to get people out of debt so that they can become wealthy, so that they can change their family tree, so that they can be outrageously generous.” – Dave Ramsey “If you're driven by one of two things you're going to make mistakes: greed or fear.” – Dave Ramsey  “You don't get a pass on math based on where you live; you still have to be able to afford the payment.” – Dave Ramsey “Get in the housing game but do it with wisdom and do it with a pace that makes sense. Calm down.” – Dave Ramsey “This existential crisis that is happening in people's spirits is causing a whole bunch of folks in America, regardless of their age, to do some really dumb things that's going to cost them and set them back a decade.” – Dave Ramsey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S2E160 How to Stay Motivated with Rachael Yeaman
Jan 30 2024
S2E160 How to Stay Motivated with Rachael Yeaman
On average, only 8% of people who set goals at the start of the year are still pursuing them at the end of February. In this episode, REALStrengths expert Rachael Yeaman shares how tapping into your natural gifts and abilities will help you to set the right kinds of goals and then stay on track to achieve them this year.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why your goals must be authentic.·     Why there are different goals for different seasons.·     How your natural strengths influence goal setting and completion. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E156 Ready, Set, Goal! S2E157 Do it N.O.W. for your Business S2E159 All it Takes is a Goal with Jon Acuff REALStrengthsMasterMindThe Peak ExperienceFree business consultation Leadership Conference NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Goals that don't align with your values or genuine desires are nearly impossible to sustain over time.” – Rachael Yeaman  “What I think is so powerful about setting authentic goals is that they're connected to what makes us uniquely great: our strengths.” – Rachael Yeaman  “When people's gifts and abilities are aligned with their goals, they don't need to be pushed.” – Brian Buffini “You do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems.” – James Clear   “Write down your accomplishments, celebrate your successes and use that to fuel your purpose.” – Rachael Yeaman itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Quickcut: S2E159 All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff
Jan 23 2024
Quickcut: S2E159 All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff
Back by popular demand, It's a Good Life "Quick Cuts" are the best bits of each episode, whittled down to the core messages – for busy days and quick motivation hits!Do you want to fulfill your innate potential but don’t know where to start? In this episode, bestselling author and speaker Jon Acuff outlines a fresh new approach to goals and teaches how you can ditch regret, tap into your full potential and achieve in every area of your life.       YOU WILL LEARN:·     How examining your past can help you set future goals.·     Why turning goals into games encourages motivation. ·     Which goal fuels will guarantee sustainable success. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “All It Takes is a Goal,” by Jon AcuffS2E153 My Bold Predictions: The Surprising News for 2024 The Peak Experience Leadership ConferenceFree business consultation “The War of Art,” by Steven PressfieldGood Will HuntingNOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “It's a good life when the vision of what you know you're capable of and who you were meant to be overlaps with how you're spending your Tuesday.” – Jon Acuff “The only thing easier in the world than doing a goal is not doing a goal.” – Jon Acuff “If you tap into the desire, you'll run through a wall. If you don't have the desire, you won't do the smallest task.” – Jon Acuff “Mastery requires peaks and plateaus.” – Brian Buffini “You have to bring your own hype. Motivation isn't a checkbox, it's a practice.” – Jon Acuffitsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S2E153 My Bold Predictions: The Surprising News for 2024
Dec 12 2023
S2E153 My Bold Predictions: The Surprising News for 2024
Brian Buffini has forecast real estate trends and developments with incredible accuracy for many years. In his 16th annual Bold Predictions show, he interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun for a market update. He also predicts what’s next for the industry and sets out the action steps you must take to achieve phenomenal success in 2024. YOU WILL LEARN:The real scoop on the economy and how it affects real estate.   Dr. Yun’s detailed analysis of the industry. How the Do It N.O.W. campaign will help you win. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The National Association of REALTORS® Do It N.O.W. NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Sales are definitely down, but home prices are still holding on at near record-high levels.” – Dr. Yun “The Federal Reserve is probably going to cut interest rates three or four times. The bond market is anticipating that move and has pivoted already.” – Dr. Yun “There's a significant pent-up desire for sellers to move.” – Brian Buffini “90% of consumers want to work with a trusted agent.” – Dr. Yun “Reach out to your past clients. They're all in a happy mood. They have built sizeable wealth and they may be associating that happiness with you.” – Dr. Yun “It's not hard to predict the future when you study the past.” – Brian Buffini “Rates are going to drop, no question about it.” – Brian Buffini“The demand to buy has never been higher. And people want to get in the game.” – Brian Buffini “The time to prepare is now.” – Brian Buffini “It's a very fundamental market. It requires an elevation of skill set and it requires the determination of mindset.” – Brian BuffiniItsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S2E152 How Much is Enough with Manisha Thakor
Dec 5 2023
S2E152 How Much is Enough with Manisha Thakor
In today’s often status-obsessed world, it’s easy to become consumed by a ‘never-enough’ mindset. In this episode, leading financial expert Manisha Thakor explains how to redefine your relationship with work and money to create a life that aligns with your true values and is rich in both financial and emotional wealth. YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why people fall prey to the counterfeit financial culture.·     How to escape the cult of ‘never enough.’·     The 3 keys to emotional wealth.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Manisha Thakor “MoneyZen,” by Manisha Thakor “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino “The Power of Positive Thinking,” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale “A Room of One's Own,” by Virginia Woolf Dead Poets Society Free business consultation NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I define enough as a feeling of contentment.” – Manisha Thakor    “When we look in almost every direction now at life, we are comparing ourselves to something that is counterfeit.” – Manisha Thakor   “Keeping up with the Joneses has been weaponized.” – Brian Buffini “If you don't control your finances, there's no way to win.” – Brian Buffini “I define emotional wealth as having the energy in your life being driven by three C's: connection, creativity, and curiosity.” – Manisha Thakor  Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S2E151 How to be an Agent of Change with Damon West
Nov 30 2023
S2E151 How to be an Agent of Change with Damon West
When faced with adversity, you can either let your environment change you for the worse, or you can find the power inside to change your life for the better. In this episode, bestselling author and keynote speaker Damon West tells how he went from incarceration in a Texas maximum-security prison to helping people worldwide transform their situation, overcome challenges and create positive change. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How he descended into a life of drugs and crime.·     How the ‘coffee bean mindset’ transformed his life.·     Why he now dedicates himself to being useful. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Damon West The Coffee Bean, by Jon Gordon and Damon West The Change Agent, by Damon West   S1E106 Leading Your Life and Business with Jon GordonMan's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl The Shawshank RedemptionFree business consultation NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When you change the way you think, you change the results in your life.” – Damon West  “Once you believe in yourself, then other people can believe in you too.” – Damon West  “No matter where you are in life, you have the ability to be grateful for something.” – Damon West  “When you own your past, you're no longer a slave to your past. When you own your past, you can write a better future.” – Damon West  “Be a servant to other people; look for ways to enrich the lives of people.” – Damon West  Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.