“The greatest thing we can do is love our neighbor as ourselves.” — Miles McPherson

 

In this episode, Brian interviews Miles McPherson about his book, “The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” in which he explains that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as humans created in the image of God. Miles also talks about his time in the NFL, how he overcame his drug addiction and how he went on to found the Rock Church in San Diego.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How Miles has navigated his faith journey.
  • How he built his organization.
  • His top three tips for honoring somebody.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” by Miles McPherson

How to Read a Book,” by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

www.milesmcpherson.com

The Rock Church San Diego

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think the secret sauce for me was being real. I mean, I talk about my sins all the time.” — Miles McPherson

“As a church, we’re trying to bring hope to every person we can, loving people where they’re at.” — Miles McPherson

“Whenever you’re going through a trial and you wonder where God is, just remember that during the test the teacher is always silent.” — Anonymous

“Be a servant. And understand what service you are providing to your customer.” — Miles McPherson

“This book is about honoring what we have in common.” — Miles McPherson

“We’re all made in the image of God. We’re all made for the purpose and with the ability to have loving relationships with each other.” — Miles McPherson

“This book is going to teach us how to recognize the blind spots that we have; how to get over the fear that we have, the ignorance that we have; how to understand, how to love correctly. It’s going to give us tools to honor one another and develop stronger relationships with each other, no matter what we look like.” — Miles McPherson

“When people think about having a race conversation, they always think about, well, I would assume, a race confrontation. Really, it should be a race consultation.” — Miles McPherson

“Speak to people with a posture of learning and not assuming.” — Miles McPherson

“In our country, we’re looking at people, we’re thinking everybody’s a monster. But really, we’re just brothers.” – Miles McPherson

Kids expect beauty all day long. They just expect greatness. They expect today is going to be Christmas again.” John O’Leary

 

As kids, we see the world with excitement and believe anything is possible. As we grow older, however, many of us lose that sense of delight. We become jaded and disconnected, no longer eagerly jumping into new experiences, but simply enduring every day. In this episode, Brian interviews John O’Leary about his new book, “In Awe.” John explains how to again tap into our childlike sense of wonder and become more engaged, successful and fulfilled in our lives.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Five senses children innately possess that we’ve lost touch with as we age.
  • Inspirational stories that show how to reclaim childlike joy.
  • Why seeing through a child’s eyes changes how we interact with the world.

 

 MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 002, An Interview with John O’Leary

In Awe,” by John O’Leary

Cardinals Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck’s post 9/11 speech

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Write down what you’re grateful for. In taking inventory of what you have, you’re more likely to multiply the very things that matter most.” – John O’Leary

“Expect great things in your life and in the lives of those you serve and you love. Just don’t be surprised when you actually move in the direction of making it so.” – John O’Leary

“I love how you say in the book, ‘kids bring their baseball glove to the game.’ And even though there’s thousands of people in the stands, they actually expect they’re going to catch a ball. And here’s the point: Are we even bringing our glove to the game?”  – Brian Buffini

“When you’re at work, work like a dog. When you’re at home, play like a puppy.” – John O’Leary

“The way a child sees life is the way we must again see the reflection in the mirror.” – John O’Leary

“For me, freedom is being available to show up and be fully present to those in your life that matter.” – John O’Leary

“If we keep the principles, there’s blessings. If we break the principles, there’s penalties.” Brian Buffini

 

In these uncertain times, the classic principles of success are more important than ever. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explores some of the lessons in Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” He explains why the timeless principles of the past hold the keys to our future and why love and relationships are vitally important for personal growth and development.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The five major symptoms of not thinking.
  • The key principles of success.
  • The penalties for breaking these principles and the blessings of following them.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

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

Love Is,” by Les and Leslie Parrott

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit 

www.buffiniandcompany/events

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“‘What do I constantly have in mind?’ That’s the question you want to ask yourself.” – Brian Buffini

“The secret behind this book is about having a definite major purpose.” – Brian Buffini

“He (Napoleon Hill) said, ‘First of all, take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you desire.’” – Brian Buffini

“Second, what your mind feeds upon is what your mind attracts.” – Brian Buffini

“Rich does not make you a jerk. Jerk makes you a jerk. Rich just exposes it more.” – Brian Buffini

“We need to take possession of our own minds. That’s what we’ve been gifted by the Creator; our minds.” – Brian Buffini

“The truth of the matter is, you don’t pursue significance, significance develops. You live a rich life; you’ll leave a very significant legacy. It’s just a by-product.” – Brian Buffini

“There is no labor of love that doesn’t have pain attached to it.” – Brian Buffini

It’s an ‘all hands on deck’ approach.” – Aaron Ford

 In these difficult times, it’s reassuring to know that there are people watching out for us and ready and willing to help. In this episode, Brian interviews Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford to learn how he and his team are working to serve the citizens and businesses of Nevada and how all Americans can best help and protect themselves during this global pandemic. Topics discussed include the rise of fraud and scam attempts, the revamping of the Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program and the establishment of the United Way emergency rental assistance fund.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What people should do if they encounter a fraudulent product or service.
  • How Las Vegas is preparing to come back from COVID-19 challenges.
  • How public-private partnerships are helping those in most need.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Bureau of Consumer Protection Hotline: 888-434-9989

http://ag.nv.gov/

Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief Program

Home Again Hotline: 1-855-457-4638

United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

Episode 203, A Home for the Brave – an Interview with Dr. Ben Carson and Brian D. Montgomery

Episode 207, REALTORS® Make a Stand on Capitol Hill an Interview with Shannon McGahn

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think that one of the lessons that we take away from the last crisis is that, although it will take time, we will recover.” – Aaron Ford

“It has been inspiring to see the real-estate community just stepping up. We’re not just focused on making sales but on serving and giving back and being there, a voice of value, and connecting people.” – Brian Buffini

“If I can pass on a message to every Nevadan out there, every American, every individual and family out there that’s struggling with their health or struggling with their finances or struggling in general through this uncertainty. I would say that our communities are working hard each day doing everything in our power to get us through this.” – Aaron Ford

“We all need to understand that we’re going through this together. Be nice to each other. There’s no need for us to compound the issues that we are experiencing right now by being nasty toward one another.” – Aaron Ford

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We need to be patient. We need to be kind. We’re all in this together.” – Brian Buffini

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen

 

Part of the Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit Challenge is reading “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen, a book that has had a profound impact on Brian’s thinking and habits. In this episode, Brian goes through the book chapter by chapter, reflecting on quotes he holds on to, explaining how its teachings have helped and challenged him and outlining how the same principles of success and personal growth and development contained in this 1903 thought classic still hold true today.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why character is central to personal growth and development.
  • Why a definite, major purpose is vital to success.
  • Why you must sacrifice if you want to achieve.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Episode 166, Discipline Equals Freedom with Jocko Willink

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

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Episode 061, The Strangest Secret – by Earl Nightingale

The Energy Bus,” by Jon Gordon

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“A man is literally what he thinks; his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” James Allen

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” – James Allen

“We are in control of our thought life.” – Brian Buffini

“We are in charge of what we watch and listen to. We are in charge of what we connect to, what we hold on to and what we let go.” – Brian Buffini

“The body is the servant of the mind.” – James Allen

“Until thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.” – James Allen

“He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” – James Allen

“Dream lofty dreams and, as you dream, so shall you become.” – James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen

Customer service is your job, but sales and marketing is your business.”
– Brian Buffini

Part of the Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit Challenge is reading Brian and Joe Niego’s book, “Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business.” In this episode, a replay of one of Brian’s best podcasts, he dives deeper into the content of the book. He shares what he has learned from the business mistakes he has made in the past, explains which fundamental principles you should use to build a lasting and successful business and teaches how completing your must-do activities every day will help you to win the year.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Top ten mistakes people make when starting and building a small business.
  • Why a successful business is like a three-legged stool.
  • How doing the small things every day is crucial to growing a thriving business.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Takin’ Care of Business: The Big Idea for Small Business,” by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“There’s a lot to be learned from the shared experience of people who’ve made a few mistakes and learned from it.” — Brian Buffini

“When you do your forecast, double your expenses, halve your projected income and double the amount of time everything is going to take.” — Brian Buffini

“Usually the things you did in your past help launch your future.” — Brian Buffini

“Failure is not a person, it’s an event.” — Zig Ziglar

“It’s okay to make mistakes; you just don’t want to make the fatal ones.” — Brian Buffini

“All three legs of the stool are vital, but they’re not all equally weighted.” — Brian Buffini

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

“If you want to make your business big, you have to make your focus small.” — Brian Buffini

Believe in yourself. Believe in your path. Believe that you can rebound from anything. And believe that what you seek you can have, if you truly believe.” – Apolo Ohno

 What does it take to have the mindset of an Olympian? In this episode, Brian interviews speed skater Apolo Ohno to find out how we can unlock our inner potential and be inspired to achieve at the highest level, even in challenging and uncertain circumstances. Apolo describes how he developed his talent over time, how he managed his drive so that it didn’t consume him and how he learned to pivot and reinvent himself when he retired.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • When to take the long view and make calculated decisions.
  • Why dedication to preparation and process is the key to success.
  • Why consistency and hard work trump talent.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Zero Regrets,” by Apolo Ohno

Glory Days,” by Bruce Springsteen

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Don’t allow one or two negative thoughts to detract away from the way that you communicate and interact with your family, with your loved ones, with your work and with the goals that you set forth on January 1.” – Apolo Ohno

“If you’ve been derailed, that’s OK. But you have within your control to get back on the wagon, to reassess the situation and to go on the attack that’s going to best suit what you’re seeking. And unless you do that, and take control, you’re just going to be a passenger in the speeding train versus being the conductor.” – Apolo Ohno

“I had the raw talent, but talent alone, unfortunately, is just not enough in the last 5 percent. It is merely just the starting line.” – Apolo Ohno

“There’s a competitive inner drive and a fire in all of us. I call it that high-performance mindset. So, when that’s switched on, you are very sharp, you’re very hungry and it’s time to get work done.” – Apolo Ohno

“I mean, the bottom line is what makes a champion, what makes an Olympian what makes a very successful person is a level of commitment where you’re allin.” – Brian Buffini

“Always continue to learn, and always stay hungry no matter what. We as human beings have the capacity to always grow. And we can change our neural chemistry through that system. We’re understanding how that works now. So, the mindset, to me was always the single greatest tool.” – Apolo Ohno

“When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” – John Wooden

“Hopefully I can help people unlock their own inner potential in a way that they become more confident, more resilient, better relationships with their family, and they’re getting what they believe they both deserve and what they seek.” – Apolo Ohno

“My goal is to be better coming out of this than I was going into this. And that’s what I’m challenging people to do.” –  Brian Buffini

We weather this storm; we come back strong.” – Ken Trepeta

In these difficult days, it’s reassuring to know that there are people behind the scenes helping to make the gift of homeownership a reality for many. In this episode, Brian interviews RESPRO® President and Executive Director Ken Trepeta to learn about the RESPRO® mission and find out how real estate professionals around the country are still closing transactions in the middle of a pandemic. Topics discussed include helpful technologies being used in the marketplace, advice on forbearances and why people who were made unemployed must not be penalized.    

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Who RESPRO® is and what it does.
  • What Congress can do to help home buyers and sellers.
  • How the bounce-back will play out.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Episode 214, The Podcast Every Homeowner Needs to Hear – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

Buffini Bonus Resources

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“When I describe RESPRO®, basically we’re the source for one-stop shopping in real estate.” – Ken Trepeta

“There are impediments to getting deals done but, even in the hardest hit areas, people are coming through.” – Ken Trepeta

“The bottom line is, people are resourceful, people are entrepreneurial and people are getting the deal done.” – Brian Buffini

“America’s spirit – it can’t be held down, and it’s always reflected in real estate.” – Brian Buffini

“Real estate transactions can be done more quickly than ever, but they still take some time so there’s a lot of foundation you can lay, even in an area that is essentially shut down.” – Ken Trepeta

“We’re all in the same storm, but not everybody’s in the same boat.” – Brian Buffini

“Different states are opening up in different ways right now.”  – Brian Buffini

“Be real careful about forbearance. Only use it when absolutely necessary.” – Ken Trepeta

“If we weather this storm, I think demand will just get shifted.” – Ken Trepeta

“Like with every challenge, there’s opportunities here.” – Brian Buffini

“Old-fashioned customer service and caring for people is still at a premium.” – Brian Buffini

“People are ready to live life again. And part of living life again is getting a new home or upgrading.” – Ken Trepeta

There’s nothing to suggest just because we are hit with this pause button that automatically things will come apart.” – Dr. Yun

 In the current climate, there is a lot of misinformation and uncertainty in the marketplace. In this episode, Brian interviews NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun to get an update on the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus on the economy and housing. Topics discussed include why home prices are remaining steady, how agents are navigating the process and completing transactions, why real estate provides a hedge against inflation and why the house is still a valuable asset in high demand.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What the latest statistics and data reveal about home sales and consumer behaviors.
  • If there will be a Spring homebuying season.
  • Where the home market will finish the year.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse

March 2020 Existing Home Sales

Episode 201, This Too Shall Pass – an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun

The Complete Story of Civilization,” by Will Durant

How the Irish Saved Civilization,” by Thomas Cahill

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“I think the first couple of weeks, there was a degree of shock factor.” – Dr. Yun

“What I am seeing in recent weeks, the past couple of weeks, is that buyers are slowly coming back to the market. They’re a little disappointed on the lack of inventory, but 70 percent of the workforce with secure employment they’re looking at historically low mortgage rates and they’re just looking for the right home that meets their needs.” – Dr. Yun

“I think people would be surprised to see how much activity is actually going on in the market in real world terms.” – Brian Buffini

“Trying to purchase a home and get the deal done is far safer than visiting grocery stores.” – Dr. Yun

“When we survey potential buyers and potential sellers, they are indicating that they are not out of the market, but simply delaying the entry point. They just want an all-clear signal from the Governor before reentering the market.” – Dr. Yun

“There’s no panic among home sellers.” – Dr. Yun

“Buyers are acting normal; sellers are acting normal.” – Dr. Yun

“There is still a great desire for people to buy, for people to sell and for people to own a home.” – Brian Buffini

“I anticipate, for the year as a whole in 2020, the sales activity will be down about 10 percent to 15 percent.” – Dr. Yun

“I think that home prices will not decline because of the inventory shortage that we have. There is no expectation by the buyers for any big discount.” – Dr. Yun

“Going into 2021, we have all this pent-up demand. I think the sales will increase about 15 percent and the price is rising 3 to 5 percent.” – Dr. Yun

“We have the political landscape, we have the media landscape and then we have some data.”  – Brian Buffini

If we end up 2020 and we’ve lost 10 to 15 percent that would be remarkable and it would be fantastic and very acceptable for a bump in a year.”  – Brian Buffini

“For the current nationwide housing situation, we had a housing shortage before the pandemic and we have even acute shortage today because of not enough listings.” – Dr. Yun

“This is an adversity. You go through the adversity but come out at the end, the other side, to say ‘I have more knowledge, I have more relationships built up’ and that would be a very good starting point for the upturn that I anticipate will be happening later in the year.”  – Dr. Yun

“Positive attitude brings positive action.” – Dr. Yun

Seasons of tests and trial happen all the time.”Brian Buffini

In these challenging times, people’s strength, patience and faith are being put to the test by suffering. In this episode, recorded live at the Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit, Brian explains why we must expect setbacks in life and teaches how we can conquer them to come back better than ever.

 

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YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to diagnose a setback.
  • The emotions that can derail a comeback.
  • What fuels a comeback.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

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

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

“You’re going to need different tools for different times. You’re going to need different skills for different seasons. There are different challenges with different comebacks.” – Brian Buffini

“When you’re in the crucible, it’s not fun. We just need to know that we’re in the crucible, we’re being tested. It won’t be forever, it never is. But you come out the other side, pure like gold. And that’s what testing and trial is all about.” – Brian Buffini

“The world was built to develop character and we must learn that setbacks which we endure help us keep marching forward.” –  Henry Ford

“A comeback doesn’t take as long as it takes to construct something.” – Brian Buffini

“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them.” – Og Mandino

“Energy is the key. Emotion is the key. Having your fire and your purpose is the key.” – Brian Buffini

“You can start with a negative emotion. You can’t stay with a negative emotion. You can’t grow with a negative emotion.” – Brian Buffini