“One of the main things we need as leaders is the ability to learn and grow.” – Dermot Buffini

 

There are many elements to really effective leadership. In this episode, a live recording from Peak Experience, Buffini & Company CEO Dermot Buffini shares what he’s learned about being a leader throughout his career. Reflecting on Barry Gordy’s Motown model for success, he teaches how you can lead yourself, your family, your team and your customers to phenomenal success.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to do a leadership self-assessment.
  • How to develop and lead your team.
  • How to create a winning system.

  

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 281, Making Your Business and Life a Hit

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/making-your-business-and-life-a-hit-281/

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“You’ve got to be a great me before we can be a great we.” Dermot Buffini

“You’ve got to identify who the others are in your life that you’re going to pour your time into.” Dermot Buffini

“Do not leave any talent on the table. You need to develop it for yourself because you’re being an example.” Dermot Buffini

“I’m responsible for all things. That’s my mindset.” Dermot Buffini

“You have to define what winning looks like for you.” Dermot Buffini

If you are experiencing fear, it means you’re human. But we need to make sure it doesn’t control us.”Brian Buffini

 

Everyone experiences fear in life, but it’s meant to be a passing emotion of fight or flight, not a constant state of high anxiety. In this episode, Brian teaches why people are more fearful than ever before, why fear isn’t always a bad thing and how you can deal with fear so that it doesn’t consume or paralyze you but helps you to grow and achieve.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why fear is crippling.
  • Why love conquers fear.
  • How to be unafraid.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 299, The Stories We Tell Ourselves

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-stories-we-tell-ourselves-299/

“News of the World,” movie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6878306/

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When we are in a constant state of fear, whether we realize it or not, we are burning ourselves out and frying our circuits.” Brian Buffini

“If the crowd is running in fear, let me say that contagion is like a forest fire and it’s only going to burn something down. So, you’ve got to sail your own ship at that time.” Brian Buffini

“Fear has two meanings. Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

“The anticipatory fear of pursuing a goal or a dream – that’s the kind of fear that I want to embrace.” Brian Buffini

“Focus on who you love when you’re feeling fear. Focus on what you love when you’re feeling fear. Focus on who you’re loved by when you’re feeling fear.” Brian Buffini

“Your purpose is to use what you do best – talent – to do work you love – passion – to produce results that matter to you – mission.” Ken Coleman

 Many people feel frustrated and stuck at work, but they don’t know how to make a change or find their dream job. In this episode, Brian interviews Ken Coleman about his new book, “From Paycheck to Purpose.” Ken shares the steps anyone can take to find a career they love, do work they were uniquely created for and discover their true purpose in life.

 

 YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why the work we do is deeply connected to our purpose.
  • Why so many people get trapped in an unfulfilling career.
  • The 7 stages to discovering and doing meaningful work.

  

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Ken Coleman Show

https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/the-ken-coleman-show

 

“From Paycheck to Purpose,” by Ken Coleman

https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/books/from-paycheck-to-purpose-by-ken-coleman

 

Episode 113, The Power of One Question – an Interview with Ken Coleman

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-power-of-one-question-an-interview-with-ken-coleman-113/

 

Episode 154, The Proximity Principle with Ken Coleman

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-proximity-principle-with-ken-coleman-154/

 

Episode 289, The Blessing of Work

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-blessing-of-work-289/

 

Buffini & Company Mastermind Summit

https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/events/mastermind-summit/

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“There are really two elements of work – provision, and contribution. And when you only work for provision, there’s a huge part of who you are that has never been engaged.” Ken Coleman

“We are souls and we are created to contribute. And if you don’t contribute something that matters to you, then there’s something missing.” Ken Coleman

“Clarity leads to confidence. And confidence leads to courage.” Ken Coleman

“To experience something of significance, it is only significant because of the difficulty of the journey.” Ken Coleman

“Ultimately how we move up in life is by improving who we are, and thus maximizing our contribution.” Ken Coleman

Don’t sit in front of the cold stove and ask for heat, for you can sit there until you freeze to death. Pile in the wood. Serve first and the heat will come as a result.”Earl Nightingale

 

The rewards we receive in life are always in exact proportion to our service. In this episode, Brian introduces the third in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl teaches the rule of cause and effect and explains why what we put out into the world is what we get back in return.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why increasing your service increases your rewards.
  • How rewards come in two forms.
  • Why you should work to become great where you are.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/strangest-secret-earl-nightingale-061/

 

Episode 287, A Worthy Ideal – by Earl Nightingale

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/a-worthy-ideal-by-earl-nightingale-287/

 

Episode 298, The Miracle of Your Mind – by Earl Nightingale

https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/the-miracle-of-your-mind-by-earl-nightingale-298/

 

“On Vital Reserves,” by William James

https://www.amazon.com/Vital-Reserves-Energies-Relaxation-Scholars/dp/129494777X

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Determine what it is you want. Look objectively at the place in which you now find yourself and determine ways of increasing your service so that you will earn the rewards you seek.” Earl Nightingale

“Our fulfillment as individuals depends upon our reaction to what we’ve been given.” Earl Nightingale

“Each morning and during the day ask yourself this question: How can I increase my service today knowing that my rewards in life must be in exact proportion to my service? Do this every day for 30 full days and you will have formed one of the most valuable habits in the world.” Earl Nightingale

“If you’re worried about your income or your future, you’re concentrating on the wrong end of the scale. Look at the other end. Concern yourself only with increasing your service, with becoming great where you are, and your income and your future will take care of themselves.” Earl Nightingale

“Next time you’re off by yourself in a quiet place, contemplate your plot of ground and begin now to sow the seeds which will yield you a rich harvest.” Earl Nightingale

Marketing is not about being clever. It’s not about being manipulative. It’s about connecting the dots.” Kyle Wilson

 

Jim Rohn’s former agent Kyle Wilson is one of the best marketing consultants and promoters in the world. In this episode, Brian interviews Kyle about the powerful strategies he has used over many years to help the top speakers in the personal growth and development field to expand both their audience and their influence. Topics discussed include: How he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, how he came to partner with his mentor and why he believes you must bring value to the marketplace if you want to be successful.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The most important lessons Jim Rohn taught him.
  • The key principles for successful promotion.
  • The biggest mistakes business owners make.

 

Contact Kyle to get your free book!

Email info@kylewilson.com with the subject line “Success Habits”

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Success Habits of Super Achievers,” by Kyle Wilson https://kylewilson.com/

Success Habits of Super Achievers podcast https://kylewilson.com/podcast/

Why the Best Are the Best,” by Kevin Eastman

“Groundhog Day,” movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

  

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“For things to get better, you have to get better.” Jim Rohn

“Jim taught me to be a farmer. He taught me not to go hot but to farm, and that the true compounding effect comes when you sow into things that will compound over time.”Kyle Wilson

“For me, everything gets down to the value proposition. If I can bring value to a relationship, and vice versa, then we can go do something.” Kyle Wilson

“A huge part of marketing is knowing what your purpose is and what your goals are. And then just connect the dots.” Kyle Wilson

“You might have the greatest service, you might have the greatest heart for your customer, but if you don’t promote, it doesn’t matter. If you build it, they won’t come. You’ve got to build it – and now you’ve got to promote it.” Brian Buffini

If you ever want to master anything, if you want to become successful at something, you’ve got to take a deep dive.” Brian Buffini

The best way to really conquer something is to fully immerse yourself in it. In this special 300th episode, Brian shares the powerful technique he uses to achieve phenomenal success and live the good life. Topics discussed include: Why fear holds you back, why it’s so important to trust yourself and how you can find momentum.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The consequences of not fully committing.
  • The advantages of going all in.
  • Tips for achieving mastery.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company Training

https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/training/certified.aspx

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Don’t go into something to test the waters, go in to make waves.” Brian Buffini

“If you want to have influence on the people you love, the way to do it is not through talk. The way to do it is by example.”Brian Buffini

“We all have doubts, because we’ve all made mistakes. What we have to have is grace for ourselves, learn from our past and then trust ourselves.” Brian Buffini

“I would rather fail pursuing my dream than succeed at inaction.” Brian Buffini

“Small changes and small wins ultimately can lead to big changes and big wins.” Brian Buffini

“Momentum is one of the most powerful forces when it comes to making a change. Life’s hard by the yard, it’s a cinch by the inch.” Brian Buffini

“Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” Therese Buffini

“The good life that awaits you is always better than any story you tell yourself.” – Brian Buffini

 

We all have a story we tell ourselves about where we are in life. Intentionally or not, sometimes that story can get stuck on repeat and become just an excuse for the state of our relationships, health, finances and business. In this episode, Brian unpacks the stories we tell ourselves, explains how challenge and loss can benefit us and teaches how we can write our own happy ending.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to identify your personal blind spots.
  • How you can go on to succeed after loss.
  • Why your story is not over. 

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 166, Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink

Episode 261, Matthew McConaughey – an Interview on His New Book, “Greenlights.”

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Talented salespeople make for talented excuse makers.” Brian Buffini

“Sometimes loss devastates us. Sometimes loss paralyzes us. Sometimes loss actually frees us up on the road to success.” Brian Buffini

“A kick in the teeth may be the greatest thing in the world for you.” Brian Buffini

“Sometimes you need to turn the page and forgive people. Sometimes you need to turn page and forgive yourself. And, sometimes, you need to turn the page because it’s just time to forget.” Brian Buffini

“You’re in control of how your story ends.” – Brian Buffini

Living successfully – getting the things we want from life – is a matter of solving the problems which span between where we now are and the point we wish to reach.” Earl Nightingale

 

Successful people are not without their problems – they have simply learned how to solve them. In this episode, Brian introduces the second in a series of unheard recordings by personal growth legend Earl Nightingale. Earl explains how to use the unique power of your mind to put yourself in the driving seat, solve your problems and get what you want from life.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How not to waste time and energy worrying about needless things.
  • How to tap into the power of your mind to achieve your goals.
  • How to solve your problems with one hour’s thinking a day.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 61, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

Episode 287, A Worthy Ideal – by Earl Nightingale

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Your mind represents what can be compared to an undiscovered goldmine.” Earl Nightingale

“Of the real legitimate worries there are two kinds: there are the problems we can solve and there are the problems beyond our ability to personally solve.” Earl Nightingale 

“The human mind is the one thing that separates us from the rest of the creatures on earth.” Earl Nightingale

“I want to recommend that you take just one hour a day, five days a week, and devote this hour to exercising your mind.” Earl Nightingale

“Each of us has a tendency to underestimate our own abilities. We should realize that we have deep within ourselves a reservoir of genius that can be tapped, if we will just dig deep enough. It’s the miracle of your mind.” Earl Nightingale

 

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As long as I’m granted another day sober, that’s the good life.”Chris Herren

 

Chris Herren, former NBA basketball player, author and wellness advocate, has shared his story of substance-use recovery with over 1 million people nationwide. In this episode, Brian interviews Chris about his struggle with addiction, his path to sobriety and his ongoing mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How his addictions took hold.
  • How he battled back to sobriety.
  • How he is helping other people.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

www.herrentalks.com

https://herrenproject.org/

Fall River Dreams,” by Bill Reynolds

Unguarded,” ESPN Films 30 For 30

Silver Linings Playbook,” movie

Cinema Paradiso,” movie

Cool Hand Luke,” movie

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“There was always another mountain to climb, you know. And by the time I got there, I was just tired.” Chris Herren

“I believe the word ‘rock bottom’ has killed a lot of people. I believe it’s prevented a lot of families from doing the right thing and intervening much earlier.” Chris Herren

“People who put more time into this early on, the chances of staying sober longer are much greater.” Chris Herren

“When it comes to this topic, we talk about the worst day and we forget the first day.” Chris Herren

“I’m an athlete. I’m a competitor. And I believe that recovery has given me a competitive edge. I believe it’s made me better in all facets of my life.”  Chris Herren

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