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The Brian Buffini Show

Brian Buffini

Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind success.
Truth and Honesty – by Earl Nightingale #306
“Truth and honesty are the words for success.” – Earl Nightingale   The seed for all improvement in life is truth and honesty. In this episode, Brian introduces the fourth in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl explains why, if we want to successfully reach our goals, we must be truthful with ourselves and take responsibility for making the best use of our minds, abilities, unique talents and time.    YOU WILL LEARN: Why inner truth is the key to success.How the law of cause and effect operates.How to live an abundant good life.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/strangest-secret-earl-nightingale-061/   Episode 287, A Worthy Ideal – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/a-worthy-ideal-by-earl-nightingale-287/   Episode 298, The Miracle of Your Mind – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-miracle-of-your-mind-by-earl-nightingale-298/   Episode 302, Cause and Effect – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/cause-and-effect-by-earl-nightingale-302/   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If we make good use of our minds, abilities and talents, this will become apparent in our outer lives. If we make the best use of our time, this too will give us a great advantage.” – Earl Nightingale “Honesty is good business.” – Earl Nightingale “The greatest joy a human being can know is the joy of accomplishment. Think how really great this joy becomes when we're making full use of our minds, our talents, and our abilities.” – Earl Nightingale “Why wait to say ‘I wish I could do it all over again.’ Why not do it right the first time, for there may be no second chance.” – Earl Nightingale “Do your work. Not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing’s sake, that little more which is worth all the rest. And if you suffer, as you must, and if you doubt, as you must, do your work. Put your heart into it and the sky will clear and then out of your very doubt and suffering will be found the supreme joy of life.” – Dean Briggs   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
6d ago
13 mins
Leadership Lessons from Motown #305
“One of the main things we need as leaders is the ability to learn and grow.” – Dermot Buffini   There are many elements to really effective leadership. In this episode, a live recording from Peak Experience, Buffini & Company CEO Dermot Buffini shares what he’s learned about being a leader throughout his career. Reflecting on Barry Gordy’s Motown model for success, he teaches how you can lead yourself, your family, your team and your customers to phenomenal success.    YOU WILL LEARN: How to do a leadership self-assessment.How to develop and lead your team.How to create a winning system.    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 281, Making Your Business and Life a Hit https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/making-your-business-and-life-a-hit-281/   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “You’ve got to be a great me before we can be a great we.” – Dermot Buffini “You’ve got to identify who the others are in your life that you're going to pour your time into.” – Dermot Buffini “Do not leave any talent on the table. You need to develop it for yourself because you're being an example.” – Dermot Buffini “I'm responsible for all things. That's my mindset.” – Dermot Buffini “You have to define what winning looks like for you.” – Dermot Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Nov 23 2021
40 mins
Have No Fear #304
“If you are experiencing fear, it means you're human. But we need to make sure it doesn't control us.” – Brian Buffini   Everyone experiences fear in life, but it’s meant to be a passing emotion of fight or flight, not a constant state of high anxiety. In this episode, Brian teaches why people are more fearful than ever before, why fear isn’t always a bad thing and how you can deal with fear so that it doesn’t consume or paralyze you but helps you to grow and achieve.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why fear is crippling.Why love conquers fear.How to be unafraid.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 299, The Stories We Tell Ourselves https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-stories-we-tell-ourselves-299/ “News of the World,” movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6878306/   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When we are in a constant state of fear, whether we realize it or not, we are burning ourselves out and frying our circuits.” – Brian Buffini “If the crowd is running in fear, let me say that contagion is like a forest fire and it's only going to burn something down. So, you’ve got to sail your own ship at that time.” – Brian Buffini “Fear has two meanings. Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar “The anticipatory fear of pursuing a goal or a dream - that's the kind of fear that I want to embrace.” – Brian Buffini “Focus on who you love when you're feeling fear. Focus on what you love when you're feeling fear. Focus on who you're loved by when you're feeling fear.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Nov 16 2021
30 mins
From Paycheck to Purpose - an Interview with Ken Coleman #303
“Your purpose is to use what you do best – talent – to do work you love – passion – to produce results that matter to you – mission.” – Ken Coleman   Many people feel frustrated and stuck at work, but they don’t know how to make a change or find their dream job. In this episode, Brian interviews Ken Coleman about his new book, “From Paycheck to Purpose.” Ken shares the steps anyone can take to find a career they love, do work they were uniquely created for and discover their true purpose in life.    YOU WILL LEARN: Why the work we do is deeply connected to our purpose.Why so many people get trapped in an unfulfilling career.The 7 stages to discovering and doing meaningful work.    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Ken Coleman Show https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/the-ken-coleman-show   “From Paycheck to Purpose,” by Ken Coleman https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/books/from-paycheck-to-purpose-by-ken-coleman   Episode 113, The Power of One Question – an Interview with Ken Coleman https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-power-of-one-question-an-interview-with-ken-coleman-113/   Episode 154, The Proximity Principle with Ken Coleman https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-proximity-principle-with-ken-coleman-154/   Episode 289, The Blessing of Work https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-blessing-of-work-289/   Buffini & Company Mastermind Summit https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/events/mastermind-summit/   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “There are really two elements of work - provision, and contribution. And when you only work for provision, there's a huge part of who you are that has never been engaged.” – Ken Coleman “We are souls and we are created to contribute. And if you don't contribute something that matters to you, then there's something missing.” – Ken Coleman “Clarity leads to confidence. And confidence leads to courage.” – Ken Coleman “To experience something of significance, it is only significant because of the difficulty of the journey.” – Ken Coleman “Ultimately how we move up in life is by improving who we are, and thus maximizing our contribution.” – Ken Coleman   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Nov 9 2021
35 mins
Cause and Effect – by Earl Nightingale #302
“Don't sit in front of the cold stove and ask for heat, for you can sit there until you freeze to death. Pile in the wood. Serve first and the heat will come as a result.” – Earl Nightingale   The rewards we receive in life are always in exact proportion to our service. In this episode, Brian introduces the third in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl teaches the rule of cause and effect and explains why what we put out into the world is what we get back in return.     YOU WILL LEARN: Why increasing your service increases your rewards.How rewards come in two forms.Why you should work to become great where you are.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/strangest-secret-earl-nightingale-061/   Episode 287, A Worthy Ideal – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/a-worthy-ideal-by-earl-nightingale-287/   Episode 298, The Miracle of Your Mind – by Earl Nightingale https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-miracle-of-your-mind-by-earl-nightingale-298/   “On Vital Reserves,” by William James https://www.amazon.com/Vital-Reserves-Energies-Relaxation-Scholars/dp/129494777X   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Determine what it is you want. Look objectively at the place in which you now find yourself and determine ways of increasing your service so that you will earn the rewards you seek.” – Earl Nightingale “Our fulfillment as individuals depends upon our reaction to what we've been given.” – Earl Nightingale “Each morning and during the day ask yourself this question: How can I increase my service today knowing that my rewards in life must be in exact proportion to my service? Do this every day for 30 full days and you will have formed one of the most valuable habits in the world.” – Earl Nightingale “If you're worried about your income or your future, you're concentrating on the wrong end of the scale. Look at the other end. Concern yourself only with increasing your service, with becoming great where you are, and your income and your future will take care of themselves.” – Earl Nightingale “Next time you're off by yourself in a quiet place, contemplate your plot of ground and begin now to sow the seeds which will yield you a rich harvest.” – Earl Nightingale   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Nov 2 2021
17 mins
Connecting the Dots - an Interview with Kyle Wilson #301
“Marketing is not about being clever. It's not about being manipulative. It's about connecting the dots.” – Kyle Wilson   Jim Rohn’s former agent Kyle Wilson is one of the best marketing consultants and promoters in the world. In this episode, Brian interviews Kyle about the powerful strategies he has used over many years to help the top speakers in the personal growth and development field to expand both their audience and their influence. Topics discussed include: How he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, how he came to partner with his mentor and why he believes you must bring value to the marketplace if you want to be successful.   YOU WILL LEARN: The most important lessons Jim Rohn taught him.The key principles for successful promotion.The biggest mistakes business owners make.   Contact Kyle to get your free book! Email info@kylewilson.com with the subject line “Success Habits”   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Success Habits of Super Achievers,” by Kyle Wilson https://kylewilson.com/ Success Habits of Super Achievers podcast https://kylewilson.com/podcast/ “Why the Best Are the Best,” by Kevin Eastman “Groundhog Day,” movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/    INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “For things to get better, you have to get better.” – Jim Rohn “Jim taught me to be a farmer. He taught me not to go hot but to farm, and that the true compounding effect comes when you sow into things that will compound over time.” – Kyle Wilson “For me, everything gets down to the value proposition. If I can bring value to a relationship, and vice versa, then we can go do something.” – Kyle Wilson “A huge part of marketing is knowing what your purpose is and what your goals are. And then just connect the dots.” – Kyle Wilson “You might have the greatest service, you might have the greatest heart for your customer, but if you don't promote, it doesn't matter. If you build it, they won't come. You’ve got to build it – and now you’ve got to promote it.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Oct 26 2021
44 mins
The Immersion Method #300
“If you ever want to master anything, if you want to become successful at something, you’ve got to take a deep dive.” – Brian Buffini   The best way to really conquer something is to fully immerse yourself in it. In this special 300th episode, Brian shares the powerful technique he uses to achieve phenomenal success and live the good life. Topics discussed include: Why fear holds you back, why it’s so important to trust yourself and how you can find momentum.       YOU WILL LEARN: The consequences of not fully committing.The advantages of going all in.Tips for achieving mastery.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Buffini & Company Training https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/training/certified.aspx   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Don’t go into something to test the waters, go in to make waves.” – Brian Buffini “If you want to have influence on the people you love, the way to do it is not through talk. The way to do it is by example.”– Brian Buffini “We all have doubts, because we've all made mistakes. What we have to have is grace for ourselves, learn from our past and then trust ourselves.” – Brian Buffini “I would rather fail pursuing my dream than succeed at inaction.” – Brian Buffini “Small changes and small wins ultimately can lead to big changes and big wins.” – Brian Buffini “Momentum is one of the most powerful forces when it comes to making a change. Life's hard by the yard, it's a cinch by the inch.” – Brian Buffini “Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are.” – Therese Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Oct 19 2021
35 mins
The Stories We Tell Ourselves #299
“The good life that awaits you is always better than any story you tell yourself.” – Brian Buffini   We all have a story we tell ourselves about where we are in life. Intentionally or not, sometimes that story can get stuck on repeat and become just an excuse for the state of our relationships, health, finances and business. In this episode, Brian unpacks the stories we tell ourselves, explains how challenge and loss can benefit us and teaches how we can write our own happy ending.   Watch the Video Episode! YOU WILL LEARN: How to identify your personal blind spots.How you can go on to succeed after loss.Why your story is not over.    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 166, Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink Episode 261, Matthew McConaughey – an Interview on His New Book, “Greenlights.”   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Talented salespeople make for talented excuse makers.” – Brian Buffini “Sometimes loss devastates us. Sometimes loss paralyzes us. Sometimes loss actually frees us up on the road to success.” – Brian Buffini “A kick in the teeth may be the greatest thing in the world for you.” – Brian Buffini “Sometimes you need to turn the page and forgive people. Sometimes you need to turn page and forgive yourself. And, sometimes, you need to turn the page because it’s just time to forget.” – Brian Buffini  “You're in control of how your story ends.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Oct 12 2021
26 mins
The Miracle of Your Mind – by Earl Nightingale #298
“Living successfully - getting the things we want from life - is a matter of solving the problems which span between where we now are and the point we wish to reach.” – Earl Nightingale   Successful people are not without their problems – they have simply learned how to solve them. In this episode, Brian introduces the second in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl explains how to use the unique power of your mind to put yourself in the driving seat, solve your problems and get what you want from life.   Watch the video episode! YOU WILL LEARN: How not to waste time and energy worrying about needless things.How to tap into the power of your mind to achieve your goals.How to solve your problems with one hour’s thinking a day.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale Episode 287, A Worthy Ideal – by Earl Nightingale   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Your mind represents what can be compared to an undiscovered goldmine.” – Earl Nightingale “Of the real legitimate worries there are two kinds: there are the problems we can solve and there are the problems beyond our ability to personally solve.” – Earl Nightingale  “The human mind is the one thing that separates us from the rest of the creatures on earth.” – Earl Nightingale “I want to recommend that you take just one hour a day, five days a week, and devote this hour to exercising your mind.” – Earl Nightingale “Each of us has a tendency to underestimate our own abilities. We should realize that we have deep within ourselves a reservoir of genius that can be tapped, if we will just dig deep enough. It's the miracle of your mind.” – Earl Nightingale   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Oct 5 2021
17 mins
The Real Shawshank Redemption – an Interview with Chris Herren #297
“As long as I'm granted another day sober, that's the good life.” – Chris Herren   Chris Herren, former NBA basketball player, author and wellness advocate, has shared his story of substance-use recovery with over 1 million people nationwide. In this episode, Brian interviews Chris about his struggle with addiction, his path to sobriety and his ongoing mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others.  Click here to watch video episode! YOU WILL LEARN: How his addictions took hold.How he battled back to sobriety.How he is helping other people.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: www.herrentalks.com https://herrenproject.org/ “Fall River Dreams,” by Bill Reynolds “Unguarded,” ESPN Films 30 For 30 “Silver Linings Playbook,” movie “Cinema Paradiso,” movie “Cool Hand Luke,” movie   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “There was always another mountain to climb, you know. And by the time I got there, I was just tired.” – Chris Herren “I believe the word ‘rock bottom’ has killed a lot of people. I believe it's prevented a lot of families from doing the right thing and intervening much earlier.” – Chris Herren “People who put more time into this early on, the chances of staying sober longer are much greater.” – Chris Herren “When it comes to this topic, we talk about the worst day and we forget the first day.” – Chris Herren “I'm an athlete. I'm a competitor. And I believe that recovery has given me a competitive edge. I believe it's made me better in all facets of my life.”  – Chris Herren   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Sep 28 2021
38 mins
You Can Never Win an Argument #296
“It's okay to agree to disagree. It's what makes the world go round!”– Brian Buffini   In today’s increasingly argumentative world, dealing with differences of opinion can be challenging. In this episode, Brian explains how to best handle disagreements with other people. Topics discussed include: Why winning a battle often means losing the war, why who you are speaks louder than what you say and why it’s vital to have mutual respect and embrace different perspectives. Watch the Video Episode!   YOU WILL LEARN: Why it’s better to avoid an argument.What to do if an argument is unavoidable.Why the ultimate goal is to influence, not argue.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie “Boundaries,” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Episode 222, Choosing Hope in a Racially Divided Culture with Miles McPherson   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you actually win an argument, you will never have the goodwill of the person who loses it.” – Brian Buffini “You can measure the size of a person by what makes them angry.” – Dale Carnegie “Influence is a far higher calling than argument.” – Brian Buffini “Argument in and of itself is just hot air. But influence is something that is lasting.” – Brian Buffini “Let people chew not on the volume of your words, but the depth of your words.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Sep 21 2021
29 mins
How To Bounce Back #295Know Yourself, Know Your Money – an Interview with Rachel Cruze #294
“There's going to be fear - let's make that a tool and see that as a gift to do something different.” – Rachel Cruze Watch the video episode. Understanding yourself is essential to understanding the way you handle money. In this episode, Brian interviews personal finance expert Rachel Cruze about her new book, “Know Yourself, Know Your Money.” Rachel shares why understanding your own behaviors and beliefs will help you to take control and handle your finances better.   YOU WILL LEARN: How to eliminate financial fear.Why it’s vital to keep learning.How to identify the 7 major money tendencies.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/rachel-cruze “Know Yourself, Know Your Money,” by Rachel Cruze “Love Your Life, Not Theirs,” by Rachel Cruze “Smart Money, Smart Kids,” by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze “The Voice of the Heart,” by Chip Dodd “The Shawshank Redemption,” movie “Shooter,” movie   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Fear is your body's response that you are in need of something.” – Rachel Cruze “It takes a level of humility to be able to say ‘I don't have it all.’” – Rachel Cruze “Change is uncomfortable. It's hard. We don't like it. We just want to keep doing what we know.” – Rachel Cruze “We can justify our purchases to maybe put a BAND-AID over deeper things going on.” – Rachel Cruze “There's no point being right and being alone.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Sep 7 2021
35 mins
The 3 Threats to Wealth #293
“When we have cash and we don't manage it, that cash is going to leave us.” – Brian Buffini   Money is like a gas that will always find a way to leak - no matter how much you make, you can always spend more. In this episode, Brian explains how to deal with three major issues that can threaten your financial wellbeing. Topics discussed include: Why a budget is so important, why you need to get on the same economic page as your partner and why investing in yourself is the greatest way to combat inflation. Watch video episode! DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE   YOU WILL LEARN: Why lifestyle spending must be tracked.How inflation affects everyone.Why tax planning is vital.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 284, Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions: 2021 Mid-Year Update   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “We're spending money on things we don't need to impress people we don't even know.” – Brian Buffini “If it's not written down and tracked, you are not in control of your money, your money's in control of you and you're in trouble.” – Brian Buffini “Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.” – A.A. Latimer “The greatest way to beat inflation is to invest in yourself. Invest in training, invest in coaching and make yourself better.” – Brian Buffini “If you haven't invested in yourself in the last 90 days, you haven't appreciated in the last 90 days.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Aug 31 2021
30 mins
The Masks We Wear #292
“Take the mask off, live an authentic life, be a light and shine it on other people's lives. You'll be a blessing to so many.” – Brian Buffini   In an effort to protect ourselves from life’s difficulties, we all wear an invisible mask every day. In this episode, Brian explains why hiding behind our masks can prevent you from experiencing life to the full and why you should be true to yourself. Topics discussed include: Why so many people suffer from imposter syndrome, how to pursue the best version of you and how your transformation can impact and help others. Watch video episode now! YOU WILL LEARN: What’s behind the mask you wear.Why you need to remove the mask.How to be your authentic self.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” by Pat Lencioni   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Your gift is not who you are, it's just a part of who you are.” – Brian Buffini “Just being myself is good enough to be great.” – Brian Buffini “It takes courage to be yourself, warts and all, difficulties and all, imperfections and all.” – Brian Buffini “Be honest about imperfections and relationships will deepen, become more meaningful and become more supportive.” – Brian Buffini “If we have empathy for ourselves, we can have compassion for others.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Aug 24 2021
37 mins
The Gift of Giving #291
“When you give your gift away, it’s a blessing to other people.” – Brian Buffini If you have a deep understanding of who you are, what you are and what your gifts are, you can really help other people and improve your own life too. In this episode, a live recording from Buffini & Company Peak Experience, Brian shares how to understand, cultivate and polish your gifts so that you can help your clients, your team, your business, your community and yourself. Watch the video episode! YOU WILL LEARN: Why your gifts are for giving.How to give your gifts in the right way.What your greatest gifts are.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: NAR Episode 267, The Power of WHO – an Interview with Bob Beaudine “Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell Episode 183, Finding Chika – an Interview with Mitch Albom   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank “Your gift is special, precious, magnificent. It’s designed to be given and to be a blessing to others.” – Brian Buffini “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso “I found that, among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.” – Fred Rogers   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Aug 17 2021
51 mins
Defining Moments – an Interview with Terrell Davis #290
“Doing things based on what other people think of you is dangerous. It’s super-dangerous and it crushes dreams.” – Terrell Davis   Everyone experiences defining moments in life. In this episode, Brian talks to former professional football player Terrell Davis about the moments in his life that have shaped him. Terrell describes how, with grit and determination, he reacted and responded to a series of challenges and opportunities: from the difficulties of his youth, to the ups and downs of his college football career and, finally, to his NFL success.   YOU WILL LEARN: Why he hit rock bottom.How he readjusted his mindset.How he made the biggest play of his life.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Shawshank Redemption”   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “It's easy to be really bad. And, if you're focused, you could be really good. But being ‘just good enough’ to not make ripples - that is almost impossible.” – Brian Buffini “There's no way you can just be ‘good enough.’” – Terrell Davis “You never know how life is going to turn out. You never know what the twists and turns are. It's always darkest before the dawn.” – Brian Buffini “A lot of people can relate to setbacks, failures and also, when given the opportunity, not stepping up to bat. And I just think in God's good timing, we always seem to get another opportunity and we never know when it's coming. Even when we think we have it all figured out.”  – Brian Buffini “Everybody has defining moments. Everybody has this fear of success. Everybody has these opportunities. Everybody needs a coach. Everyone needs someone to believe in. But, when the time comes, we’ve got to put the hot dog down and do what we can.” – Brian Buffini “Be true to the game and the game will be true to you.” – Coach Frank White   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Aug 10 2021
1 hr 1 min
The Blessing of Work #289
“When work is your blessing and you do so much of it, your life is more of a blessing. It's more of a contributor to the good life that you want to live.” – Brian Buffini In today’s world, many people see work as something to be endured, not enjoyed. In this episode, Brian explains why our culture’s definition of success needs to be re-examined, why a lack of self-control and an inability to delay gratification mean people get stuck in jobs they dislike and why, when done in the right way, work offers far more than just financial reward and is the key to the good life. Watch "The Blessing of Work #289" video episode. YOU WILL LEARN: Why work is often perceived as a curse.The three blessings of work.  The best way to work.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 191, Do the Hustle “Livin’ for the Weekend,” by The O’Jays   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison “Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don't turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” – Stephen Covey “Our economic decisions can doom us to doing jobs we hate and they can eliminate our choices.” – Brian Buffini “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie “I have this great passion myself for this calling to bring the good life to more people; to help people feel better, to help people think better and to help people do better.” – Brian Buffini “When you view work as a blessing and not a curse, those who come after you will see work as a blessing and not a curse and their work will impact others.” – Brian Buffini   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Aug 3 2021
28 mins
Unleashing the True You #288
“When giftedness meets preparation, opportunity, steadfastness and consistency, that's when magic starts to happen.” – Brian Buffini   Everyone is born with natural gifts and abilities, even if they don’t always recognize or use them. In this episode, a live recording from Buffini & Company Peak Experience, Brian explains how to find, appreciate and maximize your gifts. Topics discussed include: Why outside perspective is important, why you mustn’t find your identity in your gifts and why, when you use your gifts in the right way, you become immune to criticism. Watch video episode: https://bcove.video/3kKO46m   YOU WILL LEARN: How to uncover your natural gifts.What happens when your gifts are used in the wrong way.How to develop your talents.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Hitsville: The Making of Motown Buffini & Company Heritage Profile “The Shawshank Redemption” Stevie Wonder Youtube clip Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit “The Element,” by Ken Robinson “The Truth About You,” by Arthur F. Miller Stevie Wonder Youtube clip “Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.” – Brian Buffini “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese proverb “Pride of gifts robs us of God's blessing in the use of them.” – William Gurnall “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them.” – Ralph Marston “Go deeper with your gifts. Live more in the state of flow with your gifts.” – Brian Buffini “We cannot let external criticism, even if it's true, fortify our internal foe. That foe is strong enough already.” – Steven Pressfield   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Jul 27 2021
38 mins
A Worthy Ideal – by Earl Nightingale #287
“The establishing of a clearly defined goal is just about the most important step we can possibly take.” – Earl Nightingale If you have a clear goal in mind, you can overcome any obstacle and achieve outstanding success in your life. In this episode, Brian introduces the first in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl explains why, once you set a goal, life becomes easier, more fun and incalculably more rewarding. Watch video episode: https://bcove.video/3ilhaGE YOU WILL LEARN: Why success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.How to establish a clearly defined goal.Why we become what we think about.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill   INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Any person with a dream in his mind and heart which he has established as a worthy goal is successful.” – Earl Nightingale “Unless you can say in one concise, well-defined sentence what your goal happens to be, the chances are good that you have never really clearly defined your goal.” – Earl Nightingale “The captain of a ship cannot see his destination for fully 99% of his journey, but he knows what it is, where it is and that he'll reach it if he keeps doing certain things a certain way every day.” – Earl Nightingale “Progressing successfully through a lifetime should be a matter of progressively setting and achieving goals, one after another, each a little better than the former.” – Earl Nightingale “In 99 times out of 100, our goal can be accomplished in the work in which we are now engaged.” – Earl Nightingale “Once we know where we're going, we know why we get out of bed in the morning. We know why we're working and why it's important to do the very best work of which we're capable.” – Earl Nightingale   https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
Jul 20 2021
21 mins

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