“My job is to point out what’s coming so that you can navigate and win.”
– Brian Buffini

 Are you ready for what 2020 has in store? The real estate sector is undergoing a time of unprecedented change, and there will be more challenges in the year ahead. In this episode, Brian shares his bold predictions for the market in 2020 by using the most up-to-date research to cut through the clutter and analyze the state of the market, the industry and the agent. If you want to know what to expect, how to effectively and easily deal with upcoming changes and how to capitalize on future opportunities, then this podcast is for you!

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My job is to point out what’s coming so that you can navigate and win.” – Brian Buffini

“Buyers are more anxious than ever before. You have to be very confident, you have to be very reassuring and you’ve got to know your facts.” – Brian Buffini

“Talking to clients during negative news cycles – that’s what you’re going to have to become expert at.” – Brian Buffini

“As a pro, you need to be able to bring perspective. It needs to be based in truth; it needs to be based in fact. You need to be prepared for it; you need to get skilled for it.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate is being disrupted as we speak.”  – Brian Buffini

“The market will always find efficiencies.” – Brian Buffini

“Disruption can be a good thing.”  – Brian Buffini

“Disruption starts with unhappy customers, not technology. Technology is not something to be feared. It’s something that helps.” – Brian Buffini

“Disruption happens because unhappy customers happen…customers are not getting their needs met.” – Brian Buffini

“The key component is how we focus on our customers. This, to me, is a silent disruption to our industry.” – Brian Buffini

“The way to succeed? Get in the consumer game.” – Brian Buffini

“We all have to get back to the customer – that’s who our boss is, that’s who we work for.” – Brian Buffini

“Work on your skills…I have never seen agents this poorly trained, this poorly skilled.” – Brian Buffini

“The more we erode the skills, the more opportunity that arises for the truly skilled.” – Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to hustle!” – Brian Buffini

“We want success without work, we want money without sacrifice – it’s just not the way the world works.” – Brian Buffini

“The most referable skill is negotiation.” – Brian Buffini

“If you create inventory, you can control your own business.” – Brian Buffini

“Superior is a discernible differentiation. Don’t just give people what they paid for…give everybody more than they paid for.” – Brian Buffini

“You can do this! If you have a desire to serve people, you can do it.” – Brian Buffini

“You can have a great business, you can have a great life and you can serve your customers in a fantastic way. That, ultimately, is the boldest prediction I have.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Be patient and be passionate.” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

From surviving the hardship of communist Hungary to becoming the living embodiment of the American Dream, OPI cofounder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is an extraordinary powerhouse in the beauty industry. In this episode, Brian interviews Suzi about her book, “I’m Not Really a Waitress,” – his favorite book of 2019 – and discovers the inspirational story behind The First Lady of Nails.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This country has opportunities like no place in the world.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I always wanted to control my own destiny.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You have a dream, you pursue that dream, you can achieve it.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“A business without a vision isn’t a business, it’s a pastime.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“There’ll be zigs and zags in the road, but you just continue on your path.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“It’s very important for grand success to have long-term vision.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Relationships are extremely important.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Today’s consumer wants to be part of the brand.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Free press is every bit as good as paid press.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Mistakes happen; you’ve got to move on.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you feel good about something, go for it. If your gut tells you yes, believe in yourself.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I feel as passionate today as when I started.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“My challenge was always ‘how do I do better than I did yesterday?’” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“The one thing I never forgot is where I came from…and I do not want to go back there.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Life is all about experiences…you learn from each one of them.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You’re only as good as the people who work for you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you delegate and give authority to people, they can do things better than you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Be patient and be passionate.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

 

Mentioned in this episode:

I’m Not Really a Waitress,” by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

 

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Being broke is simply a state of your account being poor is a state of mind. You have to fix the mind and the account.” – Brian Buffini

 

What are the core differences between those who struggle financially and those who are millionaires? In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit, Brian dives into The 10 Vows of the Rich and explores the mindset, actions and disciplines of the rich, as inspired by Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story.” If you want to know how to have a rich life, then this podcast is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“What we’re looking for is a rich life.” – Brian Buffini

“One element of the rich life is finance.” – Brian Buffini

“Being broke is simply a state of your account – being poor is a state of mind. You have to fix the mind and the account.” – Brian Buffini

“Warren Buffet made 99 percent of his money after the age of 52.” – Brian Buffini

“Rags to riches is a common story in America…because the opportunity is here.” – Brian Buffini

“Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.” – Earl Nightingale

“If you have self-pity, then you are a victim. If you are a victim, you’re not in charge…you will not change your economic circumstances.” – Brian Buffini

“Those who maintain both a calendar and a to-do list are 289 percent more likely to be millionaires.” – Dr. Randall Bell

“Building relationships with people…is the best way to build a business. It’s also the best way to build a life.” – Brian Buffini

“Analyze your mistakes. You’ve already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.” – Tim Fargo

“I never dreamed about success; I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

“I’ve never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.” – Estee Lauder

“They say opportunity knocks? Let me tell you – distraction lays on the doorbell.” – Brian Buffini

“The only time you’re waiting is when you’re planning.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story,” by Og Mandino

From Now On”, from “The Greatest Showman”

 

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“Whatever time we get, it’s given, it’s not lost. Appreciate it that way and you’ll hug your kids a lot tighter.” – Mitch Albom

 

What does it mean to be a family? In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Mitch Albom about his new book, “Finding Chika.” This heart-warming memoir of love and loss tells the story of a young Haitian orphan called Chika who taught Mitch that families can be made in many ways, changing his life forever.  No matter where you are today, this episode has a message of hope and encouragement for you.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Carrying her (Chika) to the end of her journey was my job.” – Mitch Albom

“She gave us the greatest gift that anyone can be given – she made us a family.” – Mitch Albom

“God blessed my life.” – Mitch Albom

“The book “Finding Chika” is not a sad story…it’s a story about how you make a family, first and foremost.” – Mitch Albom

“There are many ways that families are made.” – Mitch Albom

“Our job is carrying our children, all of us.” – Mitch Albom

“What we carry defines us.” – Mitch Albom

“It’s never too late to start a family.” – Mitch Albom

“There are children all over the world, like Chika, who need help like this. We are a family of man here.” – Mitch Albom

“We did not lose a child; we were given a child. Everybody should be able to look at their children that way.” – Mitch Albom

“Whatever time we get, it’s given, it’s not lost. Appreciate it that way and you’ll hug your kids a lot tighter.” – Mitch Albom

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Have Faith Haiti

Finding Chika,” by Mitch Albom

 

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We can break bad habits and we can institute good habits.” Brian Buffini

 

Good habits are one of the key ingredients of success. In this episode, Brian shares how you can change your life by changing your habits, one step at a time. If you want to stop living on autopilot, break bad habits and build up positive habits instead, then this episode is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The vast majority of habits are unconscious.” – Brian Buffini

“We can break bad habits and we can institute good habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” – Og Mandino

“Habits create stability.” – Brian Buffini

“We have to be aware that we have a homeostasis towards certain habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Habits die hard.” – Brian Buffini

“It takes a lot to break those old habits.” – Brian Buffini

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed. Easy to get into, hard to get out of.” – Anonymous

“Habits are automatic.” – Brian Buffini

“We can make a good habit automatic. We can stop an automatic bad habit.” – Brian Buffini

“Habits will form whether you want them or not. Whatever you repeat, you reinforce.” – James Clear

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Habits are compounding.” – Brian Buffini

“Small changes will make a big difference over a long period of time.” – Brian Buffini

“Anytime you take the smallest of bad habits and replace them with a good habit, you change your life.” – Brian Buffini

“If you don’t think small things make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Anonymous

“We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.” – Zig Ziglar

“Routines are very, very powerful.” – Brian Buffini

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Charles Duhigg

“If you don’t like your outcomes, change your responses.” – Jack Canfield

“Make the healthy response attractive.” – Brian Buffini

“When you do the good stuff, reward yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.”  – Harvey Mackay

“Take small steps.” – Brian Buffini

“The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” – Francis Bacon

“Identify with the habit personally.” – Brian Buffini

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“Atomic Habits,” by James Clear 

“The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg 

“The Power of Full Engagement,” by Tony Schwartz

www.halhigdon.com – Hal Higdon

 

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A jackass is the common annoyance, it’s the everyday annoyance. But it’s the one that keeps happening.” – Scott Stratten

 

Have you ever had to deal with a jackass? In this episode, Brian interviews “UnMarketing’s” Scott Stratten about his new book – co-authored with Alison Stratten – “The Jackass Whisperer”. If you want to know how to deal with annoying people at work, at home and online – and even how to recognize the jackass within – then this podcast is for you!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“My job is not to rehabilitate jerks on line; I’m not the jackass whisperer.” – Scott Stratten

“It seems like, to me, jackassery is on the rise!” – Brian Buffini

“The book is actually about empathy…the only thing we can control is ourselves.” – Scott Stratten

“Jackasses are the purveyors of pet peeves.” – Scott Stratten

“We can only stop the streak ourselves.” – Scott Stratten

“We don’t think we’re part of the problem. And if we don’t think we’re part of the problem, we’ll never be able to create the solution.” – Scott Stratten

“A jackass is the common annoyance, it’s the everyday annoyance. But it’s the one that keeps happening.” – Scott Stratten

“We only give the benefit of the doubt to people we have already confirmed are good people.” – Scott Stratten

“I believe humans are good.” – Scott Stratten

“When I’m out of sorts, everyone’s a jackass!” – Brian Buffini

“Whenever somebody is getting upset about something, it’s not the whole story.” – Scott Stratten

“Nothing happens in a vacuum.” – Scott Stratten

“Your mind is the biggest jackass of all.” – Scott Stratten

“Unfortunately, whoever gets us at the end of our rope is usually our family.” – Scott Stratten

“Pointed sarcasm in a relationship creates erosion.” – Scott Stratten

“Everybody in every situation can be one (a jackass).” – Scott Stratten

“We spend our whole lives trying to be in control of everything.” – Brian Buffini

“You can make the day different.” – Scott Stratten

“If today’s a bit better, that means tomorrow can be a bit better.” – Scott Stratten

“All we have is today.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Brian Buffini Show, Episode 99

The Jackass Whisperer”, by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten

 

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“When it comes to winning financially…the tortoise always wins.” – Brian Buffini

 

Brian Buffini has been teaching on finance for over three decades. In this live studio session, Brian answers financial questions on air from longtime Buffini & Company Members and Insiders. Topics discussed include how to put a financial plan in place and stick to it, how to invest in real estate and how to use debt strategically.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We will have little dips; but the dips are chances for us to catch our breath.” Brian Buffini

“For me, every time there’s a dip, I buy. I buy real estate and I buy stocks.” Brian Buffini

“I don’t time the market; I buy and I hold.” Brian Buffini

“You’ll double your income as fast as you double your self-esteem.” Brian Buffini

“The greatest vacation in the world is the one that’s paid for before you go!” Brian Buffini

“You need to have your financial plan in place and stick to it like your life depends on it; because it does.” Brian Buffini

“You have your budget, you have your savings, you have your investments and you win. And you win big.” Brian Buffini

“I won’t buy something unless I can put down 40 to 50 percent minimum.” Brian Buffini

“Use the market to your advantage.” Brian Buffini

“Having reserves is good peace of mind.” Brian Buffini

“We’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t even know.” Brian Buffini

“Consumer spending is at an all-time high right now. We’re starting to see the same loose practices that got people into trouble in the first place.” Brian Buffini

“When it comes to winning financially…the tortoise always wins.” Brian Buffini

“There’s nothing like owning real estate that ultimately pays you.” Brian Buffini

“There is an appropriate smart use of debt.” Brian Buffini

“I have used debt very strategically in my career.” Brian Buffini

“You need to journal your own journey.” Brian Buffini

  

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When you encourage…it’s like putting courage inside somebody.” Brian Buffini

 

In today’s often negative and noisy world, we can forget to communicate our appreciation for other people. In this short and sweet episode, viewed through the lens of Irish singer- songwriter Van Morrison’s famous song, Brian shares why we must be intentional about affirming those we love. You’ll learn how to give others encouragement, affection and approval in a strong, public and unconditional way. Brian also reflects on his love for “The Brian Buffini Show” listeners and why he feels so privileged to be able to connect with so many people via this podcast. If you want to be lifted up, then this episode is for you!

 

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The demands of life are speeding up…We live in a time of anxiety and stress and uptightness.” – Brian Buffini

“I really have to be intentional and focus on how great my life is.” – Brian Buffini

“You have to be intentional to appreciate your life. You have to be intentional to have a good attitude. You have to be intentional to have gratitude.” – Brian Buffini

“We judge ourselves by our intentions, but others judge us by our actions.” – Brian Buffini

“The person who doesn’t affirm their affection and love for the people they love is at no advantage over the person who has no-one to love or is loved by nobody.” – Brian Buffini

“Don’t be a judger; be a doer.” – Brian Buffini

“Love is not to be purchased and affection has no price.” – St. Jerome

“Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.” – Shirley Temple

“Give it out in slices; it comes back in loaves.” – Brian Buffini

“When you add a ‘but’ to an affirmation, all anybody gets is the ‘but’.” – Brian Buffini

“Many times, the people around us are starving for acknowledgment. They haven’t heard a good word all day, all week…maybe all month.” – Brian Buffini

“When you encourage…it’s like putting courage inside somebody.” – Brian Buffini

“I love this audience. I love people who want to grow.” – Brian Buffini

“I think someone like you, who listens to a show like this, is kind of special.” – Brian Buffini

 

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Your purpose won’t show up one day; it shows up day by day.Brian Buffini

Many people have no sense of purpose because they don’t know what they want or how to get it. In this episode, Brian teaches how to get more meaning and fulfilment from your business and your life. You’ll learn why people fail, how to discover your major purpose with a FREE worksheet “Finding Your Definite Major Purpose”, and to start living more purposefully. By the end of this episode, you’ll have everything you need to figure out what you really want, prioritize your activities and build habits that will help you become an on-purpose person.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Your purpose won’t show up one day; it shows up day by day.” – Brian Buffini

“Most people aim for nothing and hit it with amazing accuracy.” – Joe Niego

“If you don’t know where you’re going, every road will take you there.” – Brian Buffini

“We don’t know what we want, so we have to ask questions.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s very important not to abandon the sequence of how to get there.” – Brian Buffini

“I believe success leaves clues.” – Brian Buffini

“Your tomorrow builds on your today.” – Brian Buffini

“What you’re doing today should be a stepping stone to get you to where you really want to be.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask the question: what do I really want?” – Brian Buffini

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“The man who chases two rabbits catches neither.” Confucius

“The urgent creates overwhelm.” – Brian Buffini

“Life in the blender is the speed of life that preoccupies us day to day and everything becomes the tyranny of the urgent.” – Brian Buffini

“We have to be very intentional to take little timeouts.” – Brian Buffini

“The number one reason we see people fail is when they are inconsistent.” – Brian Buffini

“Everybody thinks they’re going to be consistent…but we all need help.” – Brian Buffini

“What a different story people would have to tell if only they would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession.” – Napoleon Hill

“Opportunity has a sly habit of slipping in the back door and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.” – Napoleon Hill

“Have definite, major purpose. Make up your mind and go after it with all gusto. That’s how to be a more purposeful person.” – Brian Buffini

“It’s not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

“The secret of success, of every person who has ever been successful, lies in the fact that he or she formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.” – Albert E.N. Gray

“If you continually ask yourself, ‘What’s important now?’ you won’t waste time on the trivial.” – Lou Holtz

“Every morning, wake up and ask yourself: ‘What’s my definite major purpose? What is it I’ve enjoyed doing in my life? What is very natural for me to do? Where do my gifts lie? Where do I have confidence? …Then ask, what’s important now?’” – Brian Buffini

“Write yourself clear. Write out your thoughts.” – Brian Buffini

“A purpose statement, when done right, gets shorter and shorter and shorter not longer and longer and longer. It gets clearer, it gets more concise, it gets more precise and it becomes more powerful.” – Brian Buffini

“You can live a more purposeful life. You can have a more purposeful career. You can leave this world a little better than you found it. That’s what I’m hoping for with my work.” – Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

The Common Denominator of Success” by Albert E.N. Gray

 

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Every achievement in life depends on how you use your time.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

Many of us would like to be better organized, but we’re not sure where or how to start. In this episode, recorded in April 1998, Brian interviews organizational expert Dr. Alex Lackey about the secrets of effective organization in business and in life. You’ll learn many time-management gems such as how to stay on track, avoid time wasters and be productive, not just busy. By the end of this impactful episode, you’ll have all you need to become a master organizer!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Continually ask yourself: What is the best use of my time right now?” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Do it now.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Problems fester the longer it takes.”– Dr. Alex Lackey

“Make decisions immediately when possible.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“If you can’t come up with anything else, come up with ‘maybe’.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“The number one thing that keeps us off task is ourselves.” – Brian Buffini

“People spend all their time getting organized instead of doing it.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“We have too many tools. We have too many side-tracks and rabbit trails.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“What you need to do is decide where you’re going and stick to it.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“We can all be very, very busy but oftentimes we’re not being as productive as we’re capable of being.” – Brian Buffini

“The more cluttered we get, the less we do.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Rather than get organized, get going and, while you’re going, get organized.” – Brian Buffini

“Work contracts or expands to fit the time allowed for it.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Every achievement in life depends on how you use your time.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“The same time management that gives you achievement also gives you freedom.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“It’s not how much time you spend, it’s how you spend your time.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You can go around in circles and never really get there. A really important thing in your planning is to set your goals and know where you’re headed.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Plan details – the steps, the deadlines. Plan that calendar in reverse.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Put the rubber to the road and fulfil your plan.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Put in your time schedule to provide time for creative thinking and planning.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Say regularly – ‘did that work’?” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Check up on yourself.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“If one thing doesn’t work then you’re going to try another, but you’re going to constantly keep evaluating.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“In the checking and the evaluating, wash the stars out of your eyes. Keep looking up there at that peak…but also get realistic.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Get input from others.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“There is nothing more important than effective communication.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“I don’t care what your product is, if you can’t get it across you’ve lost.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Say what you mean and mean what you say.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You have to be ready to change, that’s why you have to be up to date.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Be realistic in your expectations of yourself and of others.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Don’t expect to sing at Carnegie Hall if you can’t carry a tune!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Do what you’re designed to do.” – Brian Buffini

“Know your strengths and your weaknesses. Where you are strong, develop it. Where you are weak…get help.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Time is life.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Watch for and catch tendencies that are not on track and nip them in the bud.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Stay creative. Don’t let the cookie-cutter mold get you.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Take some time for contemplation.” – Brian Buffini

“Be creative in your approach, your solutions and your service.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Get in shape.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“You gotta laugh!” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“Keep an outward focus.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

“The best way to minimize your own problems is to support and be positive in encouraging others.” – Dr. Alex Lackey

 

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Brian Buffini Show”, Episode 59

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

 

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