“The power of WHO starts first with a premise that friends and business aren’t taboo.” Bob Beaudine


We all have key relationships in our lives that can help us in ways we never imagined. In this episode, Brian interviews Bob Beaudine, the top sports and entertainment executive recruiter in the United States. Bob explains why your friends are your conduits and resources to success, why you must humble yourself enough to ask for help and how you can deal with life’s speedbumps and still achieve your dreams.


  • Why you already know everyone you need to.
  • How the 100/40 strategy works.
  • The five clues that provide the feedback to get you back on track.




The Power of WHO,” by Bob Beaudine

2 Chairs,” by Bob Beaudine

Arnie,” Golf Channel documentary

It’s a Wonderful Life,” movie



“If you want your dreams to come true, you have to help other people get their dream.” Bob Beaudine

“You can never get what you can’t see.” Bob Beaudine

“People don’t care how interesting you are, they care how interested you are.”Bob Beaudine

“Everyone comes to a realization that we’re all a cup short of greatness … you need other people.”Bob Beaudine

“Friends are different than acquaintances. Friends help you now; acquaintances wish you well.” Bob Beaudine

“You should go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” Bob Beaudine





“You’re in total control of the skill set you have and the skill set you can have.”
– Brian Buffini

We might not be able to control much in today’s uncertain world, but one dynamic we can control is the ability to develop our own skills. In this episode, Brian teaches how we can take charge of our attitude, efforts and self-development to become more skilled and professional and stand out from the crowd. Topics discussed include: how to develop emotional intelligence, how to listen well and why actions speak louder than words.



  • How to connect with your clients.
  • How to serve your clients.
  • How to hone your skills.



Emotional Intelligence,” by Daniel Goleman

Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman

Episode 26, Mastering the Art of Listening

Episode 87, The Unexpected Extras

Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss

Chester L. Karrass

Takin’ Care of Business,” by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

Buffini & Company training solutions



“It is easier to succeed right now than any time I’ve seen in the last 40 years.” Brian Buffini

“We’re not in control of very much. But we can control our attitude, we can control our efforts and we definitely can control our own self-development.” Brian Buffini

“Gifts are given. Skills are acquired and honed.” Brian Buffini

“Human beings want to feel heard, and they want to be connected.”Brian Buffini

“Every time you fulfill a promise, you build trust. Every time you break a promise, you break trust.” Brian Buffini

“There’s a joy in serving, there’s a purpose in serving, there’s a beauty in giving.” Brian Buffini

“The vast majority of people who fail in business didn’t have to fail in business.” – Michael E. Gerber

Many small businesses needlessly fail in this country every year. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Michael E. Gerber, a small business guru who has impacted the lives of millions of entrepreneurs worldwide for over 40 years. Michael explains how small businesses can be transformed. He also discusses the fatal assumptions people make when they open their own business and the core differences between an entrepreneur, a manager and a technician.



  • What the e-myth is.
  • How the eightfold path works.
  • Why systems are vital to success.



The E-Myth Revisited,” by Michael Gerber



Ray Kroc

Joan Kroc

I Am That,” by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



“Most people who go into business aren’t entrepreneurs, they’re what I’ve come to call technicians suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure. In short, they don’t start a business to create something great. They start a business to get rid of the boss.”Michael E. Gerber

“Every life is a legacy.” Michael E. Gerber

“Systems are the promise keepers, systems are the trust builders, systems are the foundation.” Brian Buffini

“Systems enable you to keep your word.” Michael E. Gerber

“Business is the economic side of life. But it’s not the life of life.” Michael E. Gerber

“All of us lose hope, all of us lose confidence. But you can get it back
by renewing your mind.”
Brian Buffini

Today’s world often exposes us to an overload of damaging and divisive information. In this episode, Brian teaches how to renew our minds so that we can reject the negativity we’re constantly subjected to and instead gain clarity, become more positive and achieve growth. Topics discussed include: the value of journaling, the usefulness of a ‘technology fast’ and the importance of monitoring what we consume and who we associate with.



  • How technology creates a social dilemma.
  • Why a renewed mind is so powerful.
  • How to renew your mind. 



The Power of Positive Thinking,” by Norman Vincent Peale

The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life,” by Martin E.P. Seligman

Martin E.P. Seligman TED Talk

Man’s Search for Meaning,” Viktor E. Frankl

The Shawshank Redemption,” movie

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck

Buffini & Company training solutions

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

Episode 112, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Episode 115, How to Be Resilient

Episode 138, How to Be Mentally Tough

Episode 111, Developing Your Self-Belief

Episode 061, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale



“Do not conform; be transformed.” Brian Buffini

“The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.” Zig Ziglar

“Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Your input determines your output.” Brian Buffini

“We become what we think about.” Earl Nightingale

“Once you’re clear, you can take action. If you take action without being clear, you will be in a constant state of anxiety.” Brian Buffini

“I aspire to be not a flash in the pan, but somebody who does it at a really high level for a very long time.” Karch Kiraly

There is a uniqueness to those who become the best at what they do and then stay there. In this episode, Brian interviews Olympian Karch Kiraly, widely regarded as the best volleyball player of all time, about his decades-long pursuit of greatness. Having won at every level as both an athlete and a coach, Karch gives insight into his drive and mindset, outlines the three things needed to achieve excellence and explains how he approached the challenges of transitioning from playing to coaching.



  • Why you must be demanding of yourself and others.
  • Why failure is critical to success.
  • Why you must always have a beginner’s mindset.



The Talent Code,” by Daniel Coyle

The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini

Peak,” by Anders Ericsson

It’s a Wonderful Life,” movie

Starlings Volleyball, USA



“When you study greatness around the world, in many areas it’s not about the facilities. It’s not about the technology. It’s about great coaching athletes who are passionate and have their passion ignited, and about really intense, mindful practice.” Karch Kiraly

“Life is filled with adversity, and falling down, and losing and failure. And the people who can pick themselves up are the ones who are acclimated to doing it. If you’ve never had to do it before, that is a really difficult task.” Karch Kiraly

“As teammates in life or teammates in any sport, teammates in any career, we have to strike a balance between support and challenge.” Karch Kiraly

“Ancora imparo.” Michelangelo

“Approach it as a beginner; approach it as a learner.” Karch Kiraly

“When we focus on our blessings, instead of on the things that we don’t have, we’re going to be more grateful and we’re going to lead happier lives and be better for the people around us.” Karch Kiraly

“You can do it, but you’ve got to have your mind made up.” Therese Buffini

All successful people have made up their minds to win long before they experience their first victory. In this episode, a rebroadcast of our most popular message ever, Brian discusses the power of a made-up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds. Brian also examines the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.



  • Five benefits of harnessing the power of a made-up mind.
  • How to turn negative feedback into life lessons.
  • The importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small.



Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl



“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” Brian Buffini

“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” Brian Buffini

“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” Brian Buffini

“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” Brian Buffini

“I have made up my mind. And I have been blessed in my life as a result of it. But I did not do it by myself.”Brian Buffini

“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green – or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” Matthew McConaughey


Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”




  • How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.
  • How his father’s death refocused his priorities.
  • Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles.



Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey


The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Emerson’s Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Raising Arizona,” movie



“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” Matthew McConaughey

“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.”Matthew McConaughey

“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?”  Matthew McConaughey

“When you go and you endure something and you’re kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” Matthew McConaughey

“I’ve never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” Coach Darrell Royal

“We are the author of our own book.” Matthew McConaughey

“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” Matthew McConaughey

As long as I stick to the plan, I’ll lose the weight. It’s simple. Nick Hardwick


After a difficult year, many people are looking to refocus on their health goals. In this episode, Brian interviews Nick Hardwick, former center for the San Diego Chargers, about the nutrition and fitness plan that helped him to lose almost 100 pounds in five months upon his retirement from the NFL, and keep it off. Nick describes how he has overcome the many challenges and setbacks he has experienced in life, how the Lose Like a Lineman plan helped him to reclaim his health and reboot his life and how it can do the same for you.


  • What drove Nick’s determination to become an NFL player.
  • How short-term goals helped him to reach his objectives in life.
  • Why a game plan is essential to successful and sustainable weight loss.



Finding Center with Nick Hardwick

Lose Like a Lineman program

Promo Code: TBBS30



“I just kept elevating my dreams.” Nick Hardwick

“The magic is far more ordinary than people think. It’s far more sequential than people think.” Brian Buffini

“It’s all about getting that initial dream in your head of what it’s going to be like, or putting yourself in that situation where you can feel it in your body.” Nick Hardwick

“Why not? Why not me? You get this dream, and then the dream grows and grows and grows.” Nick Hardwick

“Having a structure and having a game plan that you’re going into for the day that to me has been fundamental.”Nick Hardwick

“The next 100 days, if you make a decision today, can change your life, not just for 100 days, not just for this year, but for the rest of your life. Brian Buffini

In just 100 days, you can change your life forever. In this episode, Brian explains how the 100-day technique works and why he has been so passionate about it for so long. He also discusses why this method works for every area of life, why you should start with the area that needs the most attention and why a great coach can help facilitate and support you in the process.


  • Why the 100-day timeframe is so significant.
  • Why short-term goals are so powerful.
  • Why you can do anything for 100 days.



Email Brian@thebrianbuffinishow.com to share what you’ve accomplished in 100 days for a chance to be featured on The Brian Buffini Show!



Coach Carter,” movie

Episode 164, The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong

Florence Chadwick, swimmer

Unbroken,” movie

100 Days to Greatness

National Association of REALTORS®

Jim Valvano speech



“Great big things can be done when you keep your eyes on the prize.” Brian Buffini

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder

“If you work for 10 days at a time, those short-term goals that you measure and track, they deliver the results for you.” Brian Buffini

“100 days is a good amount of time looking forward, and it’s nothing looking back.” Brian Buffini

“One of these 100 days cycles could change your whole life.” Brian Buffini

“The most important thing in this life is who you’re becoming.” Brian Buffini

“One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.”Emily Dickinson

Not everybody’s going to win in 2021. But the doers will. Brian Buffini


In 2020, COVID-19 stopped the world’s momentum. With movement restricted, many people experienced fear, indecision and a loss of motivation. In this episode, Brian teaches how to succeed in 2021 by starting, maintaining and growing momentum. Topics discussed include: why coaching is so important, how momentum creates efficiency and flow and why goal-setting is the key to success.


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  • Why the world lost momentum in 2020.
  • Why momentum is so powerful.
  • How to create momentum.



“The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama

“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Episode 143, Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

“Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” by Harvey B. Mackay

“Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey B. Mackay


Goal Sheet Giveaway




“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

“Action will destroy your procrastination.” Og Mandino

“Momentum compounded with habits produces results.” Brian Buffini

“The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates the momentum that separates dreamers from super-achievers.” Darren Hardy