“You can be the champion of your life.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is more than a four-time Olympian, competing in 800 and 1500 meter distance runs; she’s also the daughter of Dr. Joe Clark, the hard-as-nails New Jersey principal portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the 1989 film, Lean on Me. In this episode, Joetta shares her story, from the lessons in discipline learned from her father to handling setbacks on her quest to becoming an Olympian. She shares how the acronyms F.O.C.U.S and A.C.E. have helped her on her path to success, why the first step will always take you around the bend and why showing up is only half of the equation. Over the course of the episode, you’ll be inspired and motivated to tackle the challenges of the day with enthusiasm, determination and grace.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Discipline is the ability to do something and reach beyond what you are to grow.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The better I am, the better I am for someone else.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Your discipline is your schedule for success.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Frustration is a sign on investment. If you don’t get frustrated, there’s no investment in what you’re trying to do.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you don’t stay true to your vision, your frustration never comes to fruition.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The first step—that first burst of energy—will take you around the bend.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Don’t let your emotions pull you away from your destiny.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Once you are accountable, your greatness takes control.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“We can’t waste our time thinking like ordinary people.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Storms come to test the foundation. If you’re not credible, your foundation will crack.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“When your ‘gotta do’ is greater than your ‘need to do’, that’s enthusiasm.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“You have to be willing to run toward your blessings.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you can look up, you will get up.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Joetta’s “P” Principles for Success by Joetta Clark Diggs
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

 

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“Servant leadership is a mindset of putting your customers and others first.” — Dermot Buffini

Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company and host of The Brian Buffini Show’s “Takeover Tuesday,” is in the hot seat, sharing his journey from star athlete growing up in Ireland to leading the largest real estate coaching and training company in North America. Dermot shares the lessons he’s learned from his parents, the reason he turned down a soccer scholarship to work in sales and how his path in retail, financial services and logistics has helped him in his role as CEO today. He also delves into the daily routines he uses to connect his head, heart and soul, explains why self-care is important to success and outlines the strategies he uses to help him tackle challenges and solve problems that arise.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Sales is service and service is helping someone.” — Dermot Buffini

“If you serve where you are, it’s amazing what opens up.” — Dermot Buffini

“Servant leadership is a mindset of putting your customers and others first.” — Dermot Buffini

“When you’re designed to take care of others, the last thing you do is self-care.” — Dermot Buffini

“I’m interested in growth because we have potential and I love getting after it and seeing what’s possible.” — Dermot Buffini

“Learn to talk to yourself; don’t listen to yourself.” — Dermot Buffini

“Having grace for yourself will allow you to have grace for other people so you can encourage them.” — Dermot Buffini

 

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“Nutritional excellence, therapeutically, is more effective than drugs for treating almost any disease.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Millions of Americans take medications to control preventable diseases such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Best-selling author and nutrition expert, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., that nutrient-dense foods not only reverse the effects of these conditions, but people can avoid being diagnosed with them altogether if they eschew fast foods in favor of a diet rich in healthy foods. In this episode, Dr. Fuhrman uses striking facts to connect processed foods with preventable diseases and explains the wide-ranging benefits of a nutritarian diet. You’ll learn why nutritarianism is so effective at reversing disease and improving the health and well-being of those who’ve adopted it, how GBOMB salads can reduce the risk of cancer and how to wean yourself off of bad, processes foods and learn to crave good, nutrient-dense foods. He also discusses his new book, “Fast Food Genocide” and shares why Americans, especially those living in urban areas, aren’t eating well and offers tips to incorporate more produce and healthy foods in one’s diet.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The diseases that afflict Americans don’t have to happen.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Nutritional excellence, therapeutically, is more effective than drugs for treating almost any disease.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“It’s not about calories; it’s about nutrients.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Your own personal satisfaction in life has a lot to do with your ability to influence others in a positive way.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“The secret to eating the right amount of calories is giving your body the right amount of nutrients.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Good will and sacrificing to help others keeps you mentally sane and satisfied with yourself as a person.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D

 

Mentioned in the episode:

https://www.drfuhrman.com/
Fast Food Genocide by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

 

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“The greatest strength is a lack of weakness.” — Scott Hamilton

 Although Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton may make figure skating look easy, his journey to becoming the best was anything but. Adopted at 6-weeks old, Scott spent much of his childhood in and out of hospitals and felt different from the other kids. With ice skating, he not only found common ground; he discovered he had talent. In this episode, Scott shares his story, from finishing last in early national skating competitions to competing on the world stage to being diagnosed with cancer. Scott delves into the effect mindset has on success, why it’s important to continue to chip away at weaknesses and the ultimate lesson he learned from figure skating. He also discusses why he started his organization, the Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation, and his work fundraising for cancer research as a cancer survivor.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s not whatever challenge is in front of you, it’s how you face it.” — Scott Hamilton

“The greatest thing about winning is the 10 minutes after you win, then it’s time to get back to work.” — Scott Hamilton

“The only disability is a bad attitude.” — Scott Hamilton

“Self-esteem is the most powerful agent. If you can look kindly upon yourself, if you can recognize good things in yourself, it’ll help you avoid a lot of really bad things.” — Scott Hamilton

“The greatest strength is a lack of weakness.” — Scott Hamilton

“Skating was an important foundation for the rest of my life because it’s filled with failure after failure and then you figure it out.” — Scott Hamilton

“A big part of learning anything is falling down.” — Scott Hamilton

“Pain is a terrific teacher.” — Scott Hamilton

“When you build your excellence on a mountain of failure, you don’t fear things the same way.” — Scott Hamilton

 

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Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation

 

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“Nobody can be Zig Ziglar on stage, but everyone can be Zig Ziglar off stage.” — Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., has been immersed in personal development since he was born. As the son of legendary motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, Tom often traveled with his father from a young age. In this episode—a Takeover Tuesday with Dermot Buffini—Tom shares what it was like growing up as Zig Ziglar’s son, from Zig’s commitment to his faith and his relationship with his wife, Jean, to how the family grieved the loss of Tom’s sister and supported Zig following a brain injury. He also delves into Ziglar Family’s 7 Day Challenge—the free program designed to empower families to thrive. You’ll learn the two lessons learned from grief, how good habits and positivity can become ingrained in your DNA, and Tom’s secret for starting each day with the right mindset. By the end of the episode, you’ll feel inspired to tap into your inner Zig Ziglar each day.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“When people ask ‘how was it growing up Ziglar?’ I don’t have any comparison.” — Tom Ziglar

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Zig Ziglar

“God did give Dad protection, but he had ownership of that wall. He had to build it.” — Tom Ziglar

“Dad was never happier than when Mom was with him.” — Tom Ziglar

“When somebody is going through grief, it’s a real process to go through. The best thing you can do is just be there and say nothing.” — Tom Ziglar

“The older dad got, the more of a sense of urgency he had.” — Tom Ziglar

“When you’re going through grief or a struggle, your empathy goes up and your ability to connect with people in a situation like that goes up.” — Tom Ziglar

“Nobody can be Zig Ziglar on stage, but everyone can be Zig Ziglar off stage.” — Tom Ziglar

“Dad’s priority was never his vessel, he didn’t care. What he cared about was putting truth in somebody else’s life.” — Tom Ziglar

“A positive attitude will outperform a negative attitude every time. When you look at the upside and downside of taking the right approach, there is no justification for taking the wrong approach.” — Tom Ziglar

“Plan in advance for how you’ll handle that day before it happens.” — Tom Ziglar

“Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output and your output determines your outcome.” — Zig Ziglar

“You can have the best systematized business in the world, but if you as the owner aren’t right, you’ll take it down.” — Tom Ziglar

“Never give a promise without a plan.” — Zig Ziglar

 

Mentioned in the episode:

7 Day Challenge from Ziglar Family
Confessions of a Grieving Christian by Zig Ziglar
Two Chairs by Bob Beaudine
How full is your bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton

 

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“I would’ve given up had I not been driven by a force that was not my own.”

— Mitch Albom

Before best-selling author Mitch Albom was a successful sports writer, he was a musician in New York City. After answering an ad in the newspaper for writer, his journalism career began. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Mitch to learn about his story, from the beginning of his journalism career taking whatever assignments he could find to reconnecting with his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, and spending time with him each week, in what would eventually become the best-seller, “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Mitch delves into his perspective on the current dynamics of the sports and news industries and shares his secret to getting started in any industry, why it’s essential to be ambitious for the right reasons and how reconnecting with his mentor changed his life forever. By the end of the episode, you’ll have a renewed perspective on life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You absorb creativity by observing it.” — Mitch Albom

“How do you get started? Get busy” — Mitch Albom

“I was blessed to have death come into my life at a young age. Watching Morrie die in front of me and seeing what was important to him and what wasn’t important to him was the greatest gift I could have had at that young age.” — Mitch Albom

“He was so full of love and light. I said I want to be like this.” — Mitch Albom

“I would’ve given up had I not been driven by a force that was not my own.” — Mitch Albom

“Ambition by itself is not bad. It’s when it becomes the only thing you focus on. You have to separate the ambitious act from the ambitious emotion.” — Mitch Albom

“You’re not getting to know the athlete; you’re getting to know the image of the athlete.” — Mitch Albom

“Writing is the last refuge of sports.” — Mitch Albom

“We live in the world of clicks now.” — Mitch Albom

“Giving is living. Taking only makes you feel like your time is limited. Giving makes you feel more alive.” — Morrie Schwartz

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Sports Reporters podcast
Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom
Giliad” by Marilynne Robinson

 

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“Successful people have success habits.” — Brian Tracy

Last week, best-selling author and personal development expert, Brian Tracy shared his story and his best tips for achieving success. In this episode, Brian Buffini continues his conversation with Brian Tracy, delving into the habits of the world’s most successful people. Brian Tracy explains the two things critical for influencing people to buy, the greatest enemy of success and the essential habits to develop in order to achieve success in business and life. He also gives his take on the seven traits of successful emigrants outlined in Brian Buffini’s latest best-seller, “The Emigrant Edge.” By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to put these habits to work. Don’t forget to download the free ebook, “The Power of Habit: 7 Steps to Successful Habits,” mentioned in the episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your television can make you rich or make you poor. It’ll make you rich if you turn it off. It’ll make you poor if you turn it on.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t charge up, you can’t perform well.” — Brian Tracy

“A person will not buy from you until they’re convinced you are their friend and you are acting in their best interest.” — Brian Tracy

“If something is true, it is always and everywhere true.” — Brian Tracy

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once took a big chance.” — Peter Drucker

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“Successful people have success habits.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini
Free eBook: The Power of Habit: 7 Steps to Successful Habits by Brian Tracy

 

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“You become on the outside what you believe about yourself on the inside.” — Brian Tracy

For more than three decades, Brian Tracy has encouraged millions of people to set goals and achieve success through his best-selling books and development programs. Born in Canada to Irish parents, Brian grew up poor, dropped out of high school and labored in factories, ships and farms until he became a salesman and experienced the first turning point that changed his life. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews his mentor, Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy shares how a high school dropout became one of the most influential personal development speakers in the world and the impact that three turning points had to set him on the path to success. You’ll learn the three things that have the biggest impact on success, what the greatest obstacle to success is, and the one task you can do to dramatically change your future. This is part one of a two-part episode that is sure to provide the surge of motivation you need to stay on the path to lasting success.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Selling isn’t a sales business, it’s a rejection business.” — Brian Tracy

“In your life, you have a series of turning points and it makes you who you are today.” — Brian Tracy

“Read, listen, attend seminars and you’ll save yourself decades of hard work reaching the same income level.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t accept responsibility, you blame every single problem in your life on someone or something else. When you blame you give up control.” — Brian Tracy

“The greatest obstacle to success is negativity toward yourself and toward others.” — Brian Tracy

“You’re responsible for your own life.” — Brian Tracy

“Never worry about things you cannot change in life. You cannot change a past event so one of the most important things in life is to say ‘this too shall pass.’” — Brian Tracy

“The way to influence the future magnificently is to sit down with a piece of paper and write down what you want to accomplish in the weeks and months ahead and then work on it every day.” — Brian Tracy

“There’s only one thing in life that you can control and that is your own thinking.” — Brian Tracy

“You become on the outside what you believe about yourself on the inside.” — Brian Tracy

“If you invest in yourself, your belief system changes.” — Brian Tracy

“If you don’t invest in yourself, you’ve unconsciously decided that you personally have no future.” — Brian Tracy

“Once we invest in ourselves as a stock, we have total control over that stock.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Brian Tracy’s sales programs:

The Psychology of Achievement
The Psychology of Selling
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

 

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“Whatever you think, you’ll create.” — Deanna Scott

Positive thinking is a central tenet of personal development. In this episode—Takeover Tuesday—Dermot Buffini interviews Lennox and Deanna Scott. Lennox Scott is the Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the largest privately owned companies in North America. His wife, Deanna, is the author of the upcoming book, “Speaking the Language of Miracles,” about her son’s battle with a rare form of leukemia.

Throughout the episode, Deanna shares her story and how having a positive mindset not only helped her beat the odds when she was in a devastating accident as a teen, but helped her guide her son through the process of beating cancer.

You’ll learn why it’s important to focus on the outcome of a situation instead of dwelling on the situation itself, how to incorportate a positive mindset and affirmations into corporate culture and why Lennox credits his leadership team with helping him lead his company to fulfill a higher purpose. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Look forward; what do you want to accomplish and what is the legacy you want to leave? As you become great, it allows the team to expand further.” — Lennox Scott

“Growing yourself allows your company to grow.” — Lennox Scott

“You have to take yourself out of the situation and walk in solutions.” — Deanna Scott

“There isn’t anything you can’t have today. Look at the outcome—is it positive or negative?” — Deanna Scott

“Walking in the outcome means whatever your situation is, walk in the outcome you want to achieve.” — Deanna Scott

“The miracles are in each and every one of us. We have to surround ourselves with positive people.” — Deanna Scott

“Be around people who can help you see the possibilities, not the problems.” — Dermot Buffini

“Whatever you think, you’ll create.” — Deanna Scott

“No matter what the situation is, people need our help. They need a professional.” — Lennox Scott

“Keep feeding yourself positive energy every day. Feed yourself by saying affirmations.” — Lennox Scott

“The situation is not who you are. You’re much more powerful than any situation on this planet. The fastest way out is to walk in solutions.” — Deanna Scott

“You’re most powerful when you’re present.” — Deanna Scott

 

Mentioned in the episode:

“Speaking the Language of Miracles,” by Deanna Scott

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Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

 

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“Thinking is unleashing the power of your mind. Action is harnessing the power of habit.” — Brian Buffini

In the last two episodes, Brian Buffini has been sharing his emigrant story and outlining the seven traits that successful emigrants share. In this episode, the final one in the “How to Make it Big in America” series, Brian shares how to put these traits into your daily practice, relating the process to one of the most common spices in the world: salt. Just as salt is composed of two elements—sodium and chloride—success is composed of two elements as well—the power of the mind and the actions we take. Brian outlines tips to help you harness the powers of your mind and your habits to help you achieve lasting success. You’ll learn why thoughts are powerful and must be put into action, why it’s necessary to list what you need to do to achieve your goals, and how to go from action to mastery. You’ll never look at salt the same way again. Be sure to pick up your copy of “The Emigrant Edge,” click here to order your copy.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

“Thinking is only half the equation.” — Brian Buffini

“Thinking is unleashing the power of your mind. Action is harnessing the power of habit.” — Brian Buffini

“You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big.” — Andrew Carnegie

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” — Scott Hamilton

“If it was impossible to fail, what would I do?” — Dorothea Brande

“Act in a way where it’s impossible to fail.” — Dorothea Brande

“Faith without works is dead.” — James 2:14-26

“What actions are you taking every day to get you closer to your goal?” — Brian Buffini

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou

“If people knew how to hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo

“Every time you see a salt shaker, every time you see a packet of salt, I want you to think sodium, I want you to think chloride, I want you to think ‘unleash the power of my mind, harness the power of habit and I’m well on my way to making it big.’” — Brian Buffini

 

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