“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

 

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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

 

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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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Selling is an art. When done right it’s a craft; when mastered it’s a beautiful experience.”—Brian Buffini

Many people have a negative connotation of sales, usually because of unskilled, unprofessional, and even unkind transactional experiences. In this episode, Brian describes what good selling is, what it’s not, and how you can excel at it. You’ll learn why sales is a noble profession, why it should be treated as a contact sport, and how you can transform your sales career with just three core principles. By the end of the episode, you will understand why – once it is developed, grown, and mastered – the skill of sales is a game changer in every aspect of business and life.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Sales is the act of selling something.”Merriam-Webster

“Most people in sales are in a reaction – they want people to buy from them, they don’t want to sell anything.”Brian Buffini

“A bad salesperson gets you to make a decision you don’t want to make when you don’t want to make it.”Brian Buffini

“A good salesperson helps you to make a decision you need to make when you need to make it.”Brian Buffini

“The free market does not exist without the exchange of goods and services. The only way the exchange of goods and services happens is with sales.”Brian Buffini

“Never be ashamed to be called a salesperson.”Brian Buffini

“A salesperson is someone who enthusiastically promotes what they have.”Brian Buffini

“To me, job titles don’t matter, everyone is in sales.”Harvey Mackay

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something I sell it, and I sell it hard.”Estée Lauder

“Believe in yourself and promote it.”Brian Buffini

“If the business you’re in requires you to deal with people you are in sales.”Zig Ziglar

“Selling is never about convincing. It is always about helping.”Mark Cuban

“My enthusiasm and motivation come in the form of serving.”Brian Buffini 

“People love to buy – give them the opportunity.”Brian Buffini

“The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency.”Richard Branson

“Face to face, voice to voice. That’s where the magic is.”Brian Buffini

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.”Brian Buffini

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”Albert Einstein

“Do what you do so well that people will want to see it again and bring their friends.”Walt Disney

“Grow where you’re planted.”Brian Buffini

“This is an action movie, and you have to be an action star.”Brian Buffini

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show – Episode #094: The Ancient Scrolls of Success

 

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“Change is bad for the people who don’t anticipate, prepare, and work accordingly. Change is fantastic for the folks who are ready.”—Brian Buffini

In a rapidly-changing marketplace, real estate professionals need to get prepared for the year ahead so they can navigate the unnecessary noise and better serve their clients. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and analyzes the state of the economy, the changing landscape of the real estate industry, and the role of today’s agent. Brian outlines market forces at play, takes a deep dive into industry facts and statistics, and offers in-depth tips and advice for finding the best leads and capitalizing on current trends to supercharge your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll have all the tools you need to face 2019 with confidence!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s going to be a fantastic market for professional real estate agents and a very, very challenging market for unskilled, uneducated, unprepared realtors.”—Brian Buffini

“What I see in the industry right now is a level of destruction and confusion like I’ve never seen.”—Brian Buffini

“I believe that the real estate industry has lost its focus and has allowed a very important term to be hijacked, and that is the term called lead.”—Brian Buffini

“The economy is doing well. It will be a very small adjustment to the real estate business in 2019, but it will be massive in regards to the day to day operations of the simple broker and their agent, and most people are not equipped for it.”—Brian Buffini

“We’re going to have the same number of transactions, but…rates are going to nudge up to 5 percent; market times are going to expand out to 30 days. You’ll have to have a different set of skills.”—Brian Buffini

“You’re going to have to be more skilled, you’re going to have to have more personal inventory, and you’re going to have to manage your cash flow differently.”—Brian Buffini

“Realtors are making less money than ever… there is a greater gap between the haves and have-nots in real estate than ever before.”—Brian Buffini

“If you want to succeed in 2019 and beyond, invest in relationships….be exceptional with service…and then master your skills.”—Brian Buffini

“More than 80 percent of all transactions are through a sphere of influence.”—Brian Buffini

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living, if you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.”—Jim Rohn

“Income seldom exceeds personal development.”—Brian Buffini

 

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“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.”—Stephen Covey 

Giving is a powerful philosophy for business and for life. Put simply, if you give more, you get more. There is no better investment you can make in your business, your relationships, or your character. Give in slices, and it will come back in loaves!

In this episode, Brian and Joe delve into more guidelines, tips, and strategies for giving your way to greatness. You’ll learn why people crave attention and respond so well when you pay it to them, how you can give someone the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to judgment, why being respectful is one of the keys to building successful relationships, and how an attitude of gratitude can transform your life and be the most powerful gift you give to both others and to yourself.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Distractions are all around us.” – Joe Niego

“I give attention with my eyes, ears, and body language. I want people to feel their value.” – Joe Niego

“I do a lot more listening than I do talking.” – Joe Niego

“I give people a lot of attention because I’m genuinely interested in learning from them.” – Brian Buffini

“People get very athletic in relationships – they’re quick to judgment and often jump to conclusions. That’s not healthy.” – Joe Niego

“We judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions.” Stephen Covey

“I don’t think there’s been a time in history when people have jumped to conclusions and judged quicker more than now.” – Brian Buffini

“A lot of times there are ten sides to a story.” – Brian Buffini

“The world does not revolve around you.” – Joe Niego

“Respect is not given in a package, it’s given with behavioral interactions.” – Joe Niego

“When you show respect, love often follows.” – Brian Buffini

“The one word in the English vocabulary that I use more than any other is thanks.” – Joe Niego

“You can’t feel grateful and entitled at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

“Having an attitude of gratitude is a gift you give to others and, more importantly, it’s the one gift you give to yourself.” – Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode:
“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen

 

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“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.”—Nelson Mandela

This week, we’ll gather around the table with our loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we reflect on our gratitude for everything we’ve been given this year, let’s turn to reflect on what we can give in the year ahead. Although giving has an unfair reputation, its ultimate payoff is greatness: economic, emotional, relational and character.

In this episode, Brian Buffini and Joe Niego begin to delve into the 10 guidelines of giving. You’ll learn the one thing that makes great salespeople stand out from the competition, why quantity time is more valuable than quality time, and why patience has become a casualty of our fast-paced society. There’s so much great content we split it into two episodes. Don’t miss the remaining three tips next week.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The greatest leaders, the greatest influencers, the greatest salespeople are the greatest givers. It’s the people who are giving the most who get the most.”—Joe Niego

“By being a better giver, you’ll get a better result.”—Brian Buffini

“When someone gives energy, they’re giving their weight to success.”—Joe Niego

“There can be no greater gift than giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting any in return.”—Nelson Mandela

“A smile costs nothing but gives so much. It increases your face value.”—Joe Niego

“It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that creates victory.”—Lou Holtz

“I could live for two months on a good compliment.”—Mark Twain

“When you’re patient, you express love.”—Brian Buffini

“Patience is not only the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”—Anonymous

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

 

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“A budget provides peace and security.”—Brian Buffini

Whether you have more money in the bank than you know what to do with or you’re searching the couch cushions at the end of the month looking for spare change, you need a budget. Not only do the majority of people not have a budget, many fear even creating one! Creating a budget is nothing to fear; it’s an empowering activity that gives you total control over your money instead of the other way around. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives in-depth information to help you create a budget that works for your financial goals and circumstances. You’ll learn why most people don’t budget, how to prioritize your expenses and the apps that can help, and how to create a surplus each month, even if money is tight. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to save more and build wealth.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There is no amount of money that you will create that will be enough to not have a budget.”—Brian Buffini

”A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.”—Dave Ramsey

“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”—Errol Flynn

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

“Plan your work and work your plan.”—Norman Vincent Peale

“What gets measured gets managed.”—Peter Drucker

“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.”—Swedish proverb

“Do not save what’s left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.”—Warren Buffet

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford but it doesn’t stop us from buying it.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.”—Charles Jaffe

“Time is like money. The less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.”—Josh Billings

“A portion of all you earn is yours to keep.”—George S. Clason

“Your business is the golden goose.”—Brian Buffini

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”—Benjamin Franklin

“The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself.”—Warren Buffet

 

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Mint.com

PocketGuard

YouNeedABudget

Wally

Mvelopes

GoodBudget

Simple

Personal Capital

 

The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey

 

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“Kill the ants – those automatic negative thoughts that kill your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head.”—Dr. Daniel Amen

Despite what you might believe, you’re not stuck with the brain you have! With his clinics, books and PBS TV programs, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel Amen, has helped millions of people change their brains and their lives.

In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Amen about his new book, “Feel Better Fast and Make it Last.” Dr. Amen explains why it’s so important to care for your brain, what can damage it, and which powerful strategies and techniques you can use to improve it.

We all go through difficulties in life, but this episode will help you respond to challenges, make a difference and feel better – now and in the long run.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Kill the ants. Those automatic negative thoughts that rob your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head… Write down what you think and ask yourself if it’s true.”–Dr. Daniel Amen

“The brain is the largest organ in the body, but it’s the organ that people spend very little time working on or trying to make healthy.”–Brian Buffini

“You’re not stuck with the brain you have.”–Dr. Daniel Amen

“You can make your brain better. You just have to fall in love with it… then do the right things for it.”–Dr. Daniel Amen

“There are things we can do to have positive impacts on the brain… and that translates into better heath, a better life and better longevity.”–Brian Buffini

“Ask yourself – what am I going to do today? Is it good for my brain, or is it bad for it?”–Dr. Daniel Amen

“When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life.”–Dr. Daniel Amen

“Psychiatrists are the only medical doctors who virtually never look at the organ they treat… If you have crushing chest pain, the first thing the doctor does is look at your heart. But if you have crushing depression, nobody looks at your brain.”–Dr. Daniel Amen

“Nobody wants to go to a psychiatrist… but everybody wants a better brain. So what if mental health was really brain health?”–Dr. Daniel Amen

 

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danielamenmd.com

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last” by Daniel Amen

feelbetterfast.com

brainhealthassessment.com

 

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