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.

 

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

 “You have to be able to bounce in the bounce back. And if you’ve got no air in the ball, the ball doesn’t bounce.” Brian Buffini

 

Life is full of adversity – the key to success is the ability to bounce back. In this episode, Brian explains how emotional resilience can help you to recover from hardship and come back stronger than ever. Topics discussed include: The myth of perfectionism, the importance of nurturing a positive self-image and ways to work your resilience muscle.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The barriers to emotional resilience.
  • The benefits of emotional resilience.
  • How to build emotional resilience.

  

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 115, How to be Resilient

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Episode 290, Defining Moments – an Interview with Terrell Davis

Psycho Cybernetics,” by Maxwell Maltz

Episode 176, Managing Oneself with Kevin Buffini

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A significant path to struggle, failure and difficulty is not managing your emotions.” Brian Buffini

“Perfectionism is a deadly thing.” Brian Buffini

“If you live to please people, people will always disappoint you.” Brian Buffini

“If you already know how to do everything on your goal list, it’s not a goal list.” Brian Buffini

“If you’re going to make an omelet, you’re going to break some eggs.” Brian Buffini

“Live your life consistent with your own values and goals.” Brian Buffini

There’s going to be fear – let’s make that a tool and see that as a gift to do something different.” Rachel Cruze

 

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

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.

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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

 

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“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.

 

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

“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.

 

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

 

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

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.

 

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

“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.

 

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

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.

 

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