“You can really have a lot of power in your life going forward if you take advantage of the opportunity to have hindsight, insight and foresight.”
– Brian Buffini


In life, you often have to look back to be able to see the way forward. In this episode, Brian teaches how the challenges of 2020 will help you to succeed and build a better future in 2021. Topics discussed include: why you must learn from your mistakes while also remembering your wins and accomplishments; how to recognize and then manage your patterns; and why, when your values are clear, your decisions are easy.



  • How to have hindsight and leverage your past.
  • How to develop insight and learn from experience.
  • How to get foresight and enjoy 2020 vision.



Wayne Dyer

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey

Episode 177, Get Organized Now – The Most Organized Man in America, Part 2 – with Dr. Alex Lackey



“Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.” William Wordsworth

“Without the peace in your past, there’s no power in your future.” Brian Buffini

“Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live.” Unknown

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” Oprah Winfrey

“What and who you say no to is as important as what and who you say yes to.” Brian Buffini

“Just because we developed great survival skills in 2020 doesn’t mean they give us great thrival skills for 2021.” Brian Buffini

We’re at our best when we focus on we, not me.” Jon Gordon


Great relationships don’t just happen by accident – they take commitment, hard work and G.R.I.T. In this episode, Brian interviews Jon and Kathryn Gordon about their new book, “Relationship GRIT,” and what it takes to build a strong, long-lasting relationship. The Gordons reveal what brought them together, what kept them together through difficult times and what continues to sustain their love for one another.



  • How to embrace the principles of G.R.I.T.
  • Why the four C’s are key to a healthy relationship.
  • Why flaws and mistakes can strengthen a relationship.




Relationship GRIT,” by Jon and Kathryn Gordon

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Episode 235, Healthy Me, Healthy Us with Dr. Les Parrott



“You have to invest in the relationship. Don’t be a consumer, be an investor.” Kathryn Gordon

“Where there’s a void in communication, negativity will fill it.” Jon Gordon

“You have to walk it out to talk it out.” Kathryn Gordon

“If you keep score, the relationship doesn’t win.” Kathryn Gordon

“Caring is extending yourself. It’s demonstrating commitment. It’s showing that other people matter.” Jon Gordon

“You can’t change what you don’t notice. But noticing changes everything.” – Tony Schwartz


Being our best selves even when faced with challenging emotions requires real practice. In this episode, Brian interviews Tony Schwartz about how we can become more aware of what we’re feeling and why so that we can better control difficult situations and not react defensively. Tony defines the three selves that live inside all of us, advises how we can positively learn from our mistakes and embrace life and teaches why we must accept all parts of ourselves. He also provides exclusive access to PeopleFuel®, a unique program that’s designed to help people more skillfully manage their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.



  • Why it is so important to selfregulate.
  • How to summon your adult self when you feel threatened.
  • Why the opposite of a good quality is not a bad quality.



The Power of Full Engagement,” by Tony Schwartz

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working,” by Tony Schwartz

Boundaries,” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Jean Piaget

The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino




“What becomes so important during a time like this are two words: selfregulation, the ability to calm your own nervous system, to take good care of yourself.” — Tony Schwartz

“The question you want to be asking yourself when you start to get frustrated or angry is ‘What am I afraid of?’” — Tony Schwartz

“Adult development is something that can continue to happen all through your life, and one of the most powerful mechanisms for that is to develop that selfobserver, that capacity to stand back from your experience and observe it without reacting to it. Because, when you can do that, then you can make a decision, a choice, a deliberate choice about how you want to show up.” — Tony Schwartz

“The most virtuous quality overused becomes a liability.” — Tony Schwartz

“The only way to actually navigate the world gracefully is to hold both a positive quality and its opposite, but its positive opposite.” — Tony Schwartz

“Education without implementation is merely entertainment.” — Brian Buffini

We’re already in the midst of a very significant recovery.” — Brian Buffini

After an unprecedented year, real estate professionals must prepare for what 2021 has in store. In this episode, Brian gives his annual forecast for the coming year and predicts what lies ahead for the sector. Featuring an exclusive interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, this episode analyzes the most comprehensive research and data available to help agents successfully navigate upcoming changes, capitalize on future opportunities and maximize success in 2021.



  • The current state of the real estate sector.
  • Three dynamics that will affect the market going forward.
  • How to get to the next level on the real estate career path.



The National Association of REALTORS®

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

100 Days to Greatness

The Buffini Referral Network

Brian Buffini’s 2021 Real Estate Report



“The housing market has shown remarkable resiliency in 2020.” — Dr. Lawrence Yun

“Real estate: the greatest hedge against inflation ever built.” — Brian Buffini

“For the next three years, we’re going to have low interest rates, which means demand is going to be high.” — Brian Buffini

“Agents need to build a network of fellow agents.”— Brian Buffini

“You have to be a pro; you have to have your data. People buy emotionally, but they need to justify logically.” — Brian Buffini


Not only is America still a land of opportunity, but real estate is the very essence of that land of opportunity.Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been working in the real estate industry for the past 35 years. In this episode, he explains how real estate set him up for many more opportunities in life and how, with the right training, it can do the same for others. Topics discussed include: the importance of constantly developing your skills, why systems are the key to consistency and how you can successfully kickstart a career in the industry.



  • Why real estate is fair.
  • Why real estate is hard.
  • Why real estate is rewarding.



The National Association of REALTORS ®

The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho

Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home

100 Days to Greatness



“The real estate business is not perfect. The real key is, is it perfect for you?” — Brian Buffini

“The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.” — Jim Rohn

“Don’t wait for the right opportunity: create it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“In this business, top earners are top learners.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate is a contact sport. You need to be connecting with people and building relationships.” — Brian Buffini

“Real estate rewards action, and the rewards are enormous.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is an attitude of the heart. It brings energy to the spirit and it does wonders for communication between people.” Brian Buffini

Gratitude is one of the cornerstones of the good life and the bedrock on which true success rests. In this episode, Brian teaches how a focus on gratitude can be transformational not only at Thanksgiving, but all year round. He provides strategies to embrace, express and receive gratitude and explains why, no matter life’s challenges, there is always something to be grateful for.



  • Why gratitude must be expressed, not just felt.
  • Why it’s vital to write down the things you’re thankful for.
  • Why gratitude is an attitude of the heart.



“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Cicero

“It costs nothing to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you.’” — Therese Buffini

 “Gratitude and entitlement cannot exist at the same time.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude can turn common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie

 “Mental toughness is a core characteristic for the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success. Brian Buffini

You need to be mentally tough to conquer life’s many challenges. In this episode, Brian teaches how to develop the kind of mental toughness that will impact and improve every aspect of your life, set you apart from your competition and help you to live the good life. Topics discussed include: why entitlement is such a problem, why training must be ongoing and why gratitude is so important.



  • Symptoms of our culture’s softness.
  • Models of mental toughness in today’s world.
  • Strategies to develop mental toughness.



Episode 066, An Interview with Brian TracyThe Living Legend of Personal Growth

The Pathway to Mastery–Essentials

The Pathway to Mastery–Advanced

The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini

Episode 025, The Power of a Made-Up Mind

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



“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison

“The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” Brian Tracy

“When I’m training, I’m learning. And when I’m learning, I’m growing. And when I’m growing, I’m happy.” Brian Buffini

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” GK Chesterton

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude towards it.” Maya Angelou

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

When you succeed, you’re much more capable of helping others.” Nido Qubein

In life, the choices that you make determine everything about you. In this episode, Brian interviews Nido Qubein about the life choices that have fueled his phenomenal success and his passion for helping others. Nido reflects on his journey from penniless immigrant to renowned entrepreneur and educator; advises how to help young people achieve in today’s world; and provides words of encouragement for those struggling during this challenging year.



  • Why you must give back when you achieve success.
  • Why energy management is more important than time management.
  • Why you must always be hungry to learn and grow.




The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

The Present,” by Spencer Johnson

The Aladdin Factor,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Sound of Music,” movie

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



“How you change is how you will succeed.” Nido Qubein

“Focus is more important than intelligence.” Nido Qubein

“There are two pains we’re all going to suffer from in life. One is the pain of discipline. One is the pain of regret. Which would you rather have?” Nido Qubein

“Our beliefs lead to our behaviors; and our behaviors lead to our results.” Nido Qubein

“Whining is the opposite of thanksgiving.” Nido Qubein

Focus on being the best and having the best life that you can. And then be a shining example of that.” Brian Buffini

In today’s uncertain world, it’s more important than ever to try to be positive and optimistic. In this episode, Brian teaches strategies to stay upbeat in the face of difficulty. Topics discussed include: why reading is vital, the importance of factual and unbiased information resources, and why a focus on the five circles of life helps to combat fear and negativity.



  • How to eliminate the negative.
  • How to accentuate the positive.
  • How to mind your business.



Accentuate the Positive,” by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

Crucial Conversations,” by Kerry Patterson et al

Episode 161, Never Split the Difference with Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference,” by Chris Voss

Learned Optimism,” by Martin E.P. Seligman

Episode 097, The Book That Made Me a Millionaire

The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason

Buffini & Company 5 Circle Fit



“If something gets you worked up, get it worked out.” Brian Buffini

“He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of negotiation.” Chris Voss

“Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” Jim Rohn

“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive life-changing content and by associating with people who bring hope.” Zig Ziglar

“Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern and be clear that what belongs to others is their business, and none of yours.” Epictetus

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius

“The flexibility mindset can actually be one of the greatest gifts you get to embrace and use to change your life for the better.” Brian Buffini

If you want more freedom in your business and your life, you have to learn to be flexible. In this episode, Brian teaches how to embrace flexibility and more easily adapt to change. Topics discussed include: why homeostasis is the single biggest enemy to personal growth and development, why coaching is so effective at pulling people out of their comfort zones, why principles never change and why it’s vital to track and review progress.


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  • Why we can be so rigid in our lives.
  • How we can adjust and pivot to become more flexible.
  • How to live in a state of flow.



The Shawshank Redemption,” movie

Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Buffini & Company Referral Maker® CRM

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way,” by Robert Maurer

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Rise of Superman,” by Steven Kotler

Chariots of Fire,” movie



“Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.” Jack Canfield

“Write your principles in pen. Write your plans in pencil.” Brian Buffini

“Just because you’re flexible doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can count on. You can count on the principles.” Brian Buffini

“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou