“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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“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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“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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“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.”—Brian Buffini

Brian and Beverly Buffini know the secrets to enduring love and a happy family – they’ve been married for 28 years and have raised six phenomenal kids together! In this special episode, Brian and Beverly answer questions from listeners about balancing their relationship with family and business commitments, staying focused and organized in their very busy lives, and growing together over the years. You’ll learn routines to strengthen your family emotionally and financially, ways to overcome discouragement, and tips to keep your relationship alive and strong. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on track to create happier and healthier relationships for life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Everything that we do is based on our faith.”—Beverly Buffini

“One of our main goals was to try to always be on the same page and we knew that the only way to do that was to establish routines.”—Beverly Buffini

“We actually created a mission statement; part of that mission statement was to enact and include routines that we would consistently do.”—Beverly Buffini

“The big thing is continually to take input, find the best, come together, and get on the same page.”—Brian Buffini

“For us, quitting was never a concept.”—Brian Buffini

“We were committed to grow and, as long as you’re committed to grow, that means you’re humble enough to learn.”—Brian Buffini

“Love is patient…patience is the key.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s about thinking about the other person, considering the other person.”—Beverly Buffini

“It’s very hard to stay ticked off with someone when you’re praying with them!”—Brian Buffini

“We have safe haven places…laughter is the best medicine!”—Brian Buffini

“Our dreams, goals, and vision have been in alignment.”—Beverly Buffini

“If you don’t put in the time, don’t expect the result.”—Brian Buffini

“We try to serve one another; we try to outdo each other.”—Brian Buffini

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.”—Philippians 2:3-4

“We live to serve each other in our marriage and we try to out-give each other.”—Beverly Buffini

“We are in the business of family together.”—Brian Buffini

“Check your ego at the door.”—Brian Buffini

“I believe we have a secret weapon…that is gratitude. Gratitude keeps everything in perspective. It fuels our marriage, it fuels our family, and it catches us.”—Brian Buffini

“I tried to create…an environment where there was gratitude, respect, and we valued one another. We were very fastidious at creating that environment in our home.”—Beverly Buffini

“The biggest thing is example.”—Brian Buffini

“Decide what your true north is, what do you value, what are your hopes and dreams, and then stick with it!”—Brian Buffini

“You don’t have to be perfect people – you just have to be perfect for each other.”—Brian Buffini

“Give your life away, and then you get to have it back.”—Brian Buffini

“Three words – I love you – need to be said over and over again.”—Beverly Buffini

 

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“If you are more mentally tough you will be able to be more resolved, more determined, and more successful.”—Brian Buffini

We all face setbacks in life. Whatever difficulties you encounter, mental toughness will help you deal with them. In this episode, Brian describes the characteristics of mentally tough people, explains how analyzing your patterns will reveal where you need to grow, and provides powerful how-to’s to guarantee success. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever challenges may come your way, rise above them, and live the good life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Being mentally tough is part and parcel of living the good life.”—Brian Buffini

“Mentally tough people are resilient, resolved, and willing to take risks.”—Brian Buffini

“I see people give up all the time…and I see people persevere to huge levels of success.”—Brian Buffini

“If I have a bad hour, I try not to make it a bad day. If I have a bad day, I try not to have two bad days.”—Brian Buffini

“Try not to make two mistakes in a row.”—Beverly Buffini

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”—Bernard Williams

“Fall down seven times; get up eight.”—Japanese proverb

“Difficulties break some men, but make others.”—Nelson Mandela

“When your mind and heart are aligned, then you’re resolved.”—Brian Buffini

“Resolve will melt no rocks, but it can scale them.”—Mary Ann Evans

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going, in spite of the roadblocks that are before you.”—Denis Waitley

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

“Mentally tough people take calculated risks.”—Brian Buffini

“If you play not to lose, the best you can hope for is not losing.”—Brian Buffini

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.”—Jim Rohn

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”—TS Eliot

“There’s a big difference between stopping and quitting.”—Brian Buffini

“Stopping is simply a loss of momentum. Quitting is a loss of hope.”—Brian Buffini

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”—Vince Lombardi.

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”—General Douglas MacArthur

“When you focus on one day at a time it builds up resilient resolve that allows you to become more mentally tough.”—Brian Buffini

“The goal is to reprogram ourselves with the positive.”—Brian Buffini

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”—Maya Angelou

“One of the things that makes us mentally weaker is procrastination.”—Brian Buffini

“If you’re doing a difficult thing, put it at the top of your schedule.”—Zig Ziglar

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard. If you do what is hard, your life will be easy.”—Les Brown

“Motivation is what gets you started, but habit is what keeps you going.”—Jim Rohn

“Accountability makes it automatic, keeps you going, and keeps you on track.”—Brian Buffini

“Accountability breeds responsibility.”—Stephen Covey

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”—President Abraham Lincoln

“Watch and improve your self-talk.”—Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”—Brene Brown

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

“Mental toughness will bless you, allow you to enjoy your life, succeed at higher levels, and give great energy to people.”—Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-up Mind 

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #115: How to Be Resilient

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #101: Tough Times Never Last; Tough People Do – with Master Motivator, Les Brown

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #040: Getting Caught Talking to Yourself

 

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“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.”—Brian Buffini

For over two decades, Brian Buffini has helped people get their year off to a great start. In this special Facebook Live broadcast episode, Brian shares the techniques he uses for success. He explains why you must recap and review the past year, why written goals are vital, and how to stay on track no matter what. Brian also answers questions from Buffini Show Insiders, including how to maximize coaching and ways to move past a production plateau. By the end of the episode, you’ll be on your way to having your best year ever!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you have a good start and a good finish, it seems that the middle takes care of itself.”—Brian Buffini

“In the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the year of the PIG…Pour In Good stuff.” —Brian Buffini

“If you pour in the good stuff, you’ll be putting bacon on the table, you’ll be living high on the hog, and you won’t be a ‘boar.’”—Brian Buffini

“This is the time to be intentional.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s very important to take stock of the previous year.”—Brian Buffini

“We can all have the feelings that the year’s been a struggle or a grind…what we want is perspective.”—Brian Buffini

“Every year I start with a journal.”—Brian Buffini

“Recapping the past sets you up for the future.” —Brian Buffini

“To make up your mind, write down your goals.”—Brian Buffini

“People who have written goals achieve at a far higher rate than those who don’t.”—Brian Buffini

“The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.” —JP Morgan

“If you don’t make up your mind, your unmade mind will unmake you.” —Stanley Jones

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”—CS Lewis

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”—Zig Ziglar

“You have to stay on track so you’re not like a sparkler or firework that burns bright and then fizzles out.” —Brian Buffini

“Our mission is to impact and improve the lives of others. We take people who are ‘here’ and help them go to ‘there’.”—Brian Buffini

“You need to find the philosophy that you identify with and the motivation, training, and coaching that you need.”—Brian Buffini

“If you want to be something different, you better do something different and then commit to it.”—Brian Buffini

“Iron sharpens iron.”—Brian Buffini

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a family, whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”—Elizabeth Howard.

“Success doesn’t do well alone. And it doesn’t happen alone.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s more joy when you’re on the journey with somebody.”—Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Pathway to Mastery™

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #025: The Power of a Made-Up Mind

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“Know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.”—Michael Stromsness

Many of us want to get into shape or lose weight but, despite our best efforts, we often get off track or even give up altogether. In this episode, Brian interviews his personal trainer, Michael Stromsness, and reveals the secrets of his fitness journey. The founder and owner of Neutrility Gym and a trained chiropractor, Michael explains why building a strong foundation, discovering the ‘why’ behind your goals, and putting a solid plan in place are the keys to success.

Brian also reveals how untreated sports injuries led to a cycle of discouragement, how the unique Triple R system recalibrated his beliefs about exercise, and why being fit helps him physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People put goals out there with no meaning behind them… know where the goal is, then we can create a plan to get there.”—Michael Stromsness

“So many of us start out with an unrealistic goal and an unrealistic timeframe.”—Brian Buffini

“The truth is, we want the outcome, but we don’t want the process.”—Brian Buffini

“If you’re being physically active and eating better, you’re going to have more energy and less stress.”—Michael Stromsness

“As you’re improving one part of your life, the other parts can improve too.”—Michael Stromsness

“Being physically fit and healthy improves every part of your life.”—Michael Stromsness

“Say you’re building a house. If you have a good foundation you can get away with some shoddy work…but if you have a bad foundation, it doesn’t matter how well you finish that house…eventually things will start to go a little off.”— Michael Stromsness

“The foundation for our body is to be able to breathe correctly…to be able to activate our core correctly…and to be able to load our feet.”—Michael Stromsness

“Slow and steady wins the race.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s about attacking what you need to attack…you can aggressively attack things, but it has to be in the correct sequence.”—Michael Stromsness

“The stronger we get, the more resilient we get.”—Michael Stromsness

“We can have the greatest workout in the world, but if our nutrition isn’t supporting our workout, then we’re just running our wheels.” —Michael Stromsness

“I found myself becoming discouraged over time by doing the wrong things.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s a balance. It’s 100 percent working out and it’s 100 percent nutrition. You’re not going to outwork a bad diet. And a good diet is not going to replace working out.”—Michael Stromsness

“You could have a great race car, but if you dump water in the gas tank, that car is not going to drive.”—Michael Stromsness

“If you’re doing all the right exercises, but you’re not eating or you’re eating garbage, you’re not going to perform.”—Michael Stromsness

“Going to the gym used to be a grind – now it’s part of my routine and lifestyle.”—Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.enlightenedsavage101.com

 

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“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.”—Angelo Poli

The New Year is a time when many of us make resolutions to improve and change our lives. In this special episode, Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, interviews Angelo Poli, an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based weight-loss engine, Poli explains the philosophy behind his pioneering evaluation-based approach to weight management and fitness. Dermot also reveals what inspired him to change his habits, how his new routine has fundamentally altered his relationship with food and transformed his lifestyle, and how his improved health and fitness has impacted his productivity as a leader and CEO.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The secret is routine.” —Angelo Poli

“Even if life happens and you deviate, as long as your routine is in place, you will slide back into habits and strategy.”– Angelo Poli

“My mindset was all or nothing. But this system has the reality of life built into it…it has grace. If I blow this meal, I just need to get the next one right.”—Dermot Buffini

“I don’t have to think about my choices—they are already made for me. That’s what a healthy routine should be. And I have a coach to remind me that when I step out of the routine, I must step back in.” —Dermot Buffini

“Most in the weight loss / diet industry are genuine in their desire to help people get healthy. But some vital pieces are getting left out—and that is how the metabolism responds to dieting.”—Angelo Poli

“When you have a passion for helping others, the person that can sacrifice the most is yourself.”—Dermot Buffini

“When you make yourself available to yourself, you’re far more available to others.”—Dermot Buffini

“The acronym for the average American diet is SAD.”—Dermot Buffini

“I used to work out and reward myself with something bad. Now the reward for me is the outcome of the exercise.”—Dermot Buffini

“All the best leaders make self care their highest priority and it is the most strategic thing they can do for their business.”—Mike Foster, emotional fitness coach

“There’s lots of help in this world if you can just find people you can put your name to.”—Dermot Buffini

“So many of these goals are attainable – the key is laying the foundation and having a strategy for one step at a time.”—Angelo Poli

“We feel privileged to be able to help people with an evaluation based system that teaches them the next step.” —Angelo Poli

“I don’t believe in absolutes. There never has to be absolutes. What there is is routine and habit.”—Angelo Poli

“The time to change your health is right now.”—Dermot Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

www.metpro.com

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“Learn to live in the present.”—Brian Buffini 

Christmas is a time of year when many of us take stock of our lives. In this episode, Brian explains why Christmas is so special to him. He recalls the joy of anticipation he experienced as a child at Christmas and outlines how we can tap into that feeling all year round, he tells the tale of the best Christmas he ever had, and he explains why the gift of the present is the most precious of all.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We didn’t have a lot growing up. No gift was that memorable – but the anticipation was the greatest thing.”—Brian Buffini

“When was the last time you had the anticipation of a child?”—Brian Buffini

“As we have more comfortable lives, there’s less that we anticipate and more that we expect. That expectation can sometimes turn into a sense of entitlement.”—Brian Buffini

“When the prize is great, the price is small.”—Brian Buffini

“Keep your eyes on the prize.”—Brian Buffini

“The only thing that will last is relationships with people.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s not how hard you fall; it’s how high you bounce.”—Tom Kelly, Navy Veteran

“At the end of the day, the greatest present is the present.”—Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift and that’s why we call it the present.”—Anonymous

“It’s OK to be shaped by your past, but you can’t drive a car by constantly looking in the rear-view mirror.”—Brian Buffini

“Focus on where you’re going.”—Brian Buffini

“You need to learn from your past, not get judged by your past or get stuck by your past.”—Brian Buffini

“Tomorrow causes a lot of anxiety and apprehension for people.”—Brian Buffini

“Learn to live in the present.”—Brian Buffini

“The present of faith opened up my heart, my life, and my eyes.”—Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

One Minute Manager – Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson

The Present – Spencer Johnson

 

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“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight and have life experience.”Brian Buffini

In a changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to know how they can prepare for the year ahead. In this episode, Brian answers questions submitted by Buffini Show Insiders via social media following Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions episode #131. Brian identifies market disruptors, forecasts the evolution of both the economy and the real estate industry, and examines the developing role of today’s agent. Topics discussed include how to generate the best leads, how to harness technology to your advantage, and how to find and nurture an enduring relationship with a mentor. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take on 2019 with renewed energy and confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When the market get slower, it gets better for a professional broker.”—Brian Buffini

“We are moving to a professionals market.”—Brian Buffini

“Focus on your lead generation techniques.”—Brian Buffini

“Everything starts and ends with the ability to generate a customer.”—Brian Buffini

“In today’s world there is technology and social media overload. To avoid overwhelm…find technologies that are vital, simple, and duplicable.”—Brian Buffini

“To build and grow mentorship relationships, look inside the list of relationships you already have.”—Brian Buffini

“Under your nose there are people who are wise, have insight, and have life experience.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s a great market for professional real-estate agents who generate their own leads.”—Brian Buffini

“Teams are here to stay as long as the team leaders focus on real lead generation.”—Brian Buffini

“Can I trust you, are you good at what you do, do you care about me?”—Lou Holtz

 

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