“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson

Many people dream of becoming millionaires, but aren’t sure how to build their fortunes. In this episode, Brian shares what he’s learned on his journey to becoming a millionaire, including the one decision he made when he set out to increase his wealth.

 

You’ll learn why patience pays off, get five tips to help you get started on your journey to becoming a millionaire and receive timeless information that will help you invest in real estate, stocks and bonds, or other investments. Start building your fortune today by listening to this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“A poor person in America is considered rich by world standards.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” — Warren Buffett

“Know what you own and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” — Bob Parsons

“When you focus on one, you can get the other.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.” — Will Rogers

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so from owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” — Andrew Carnegie

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” — Mark Twain

“The best type of real estate in the world is owned free and clear.” — Brian Buffini

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.” — Benjamin Franklin

“You can’t do a good deal with a bad person.” — Warren Buffett

“You’re only as good as the people you do business with.” — Brian Buffini

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow by Frank Gallinelli

 

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“I refuse to go about any day other than all in.” — Diana Nyad

Although she had a successful broadcasting career, Diana Nyad is best known for her multiple attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida, finally achieving her goal at the age of 64. In this episode, recorded at the MasterMind Summit, Diana Nyad weaves a motivational tale of achieving success after multiple failures. She shares her journey as a small child who dreamed of being a champion to the heartbreak of losing her first race to the existential crisis the led to her attempting the 111-mile swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of 60. Diana’s gift for storytelling places you in the middle of the action of each attempt and is sure to inspire you to reconnect with your goals by the end of the hour.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I am a fanatic. That’s how people get ahead in life because they’re fanatics.” — Diana Nyad

“There’s a beautiful star, it’s your dream, it’s in your soul and it inspires you so much even though it may be unreachable, untouchable, impossible. You dig down with all that’s in you, month by month and year by year, with focus and with discipline and one day, you may not actually touch that star of yours but by then you’re up in the heavens playing in rarified air.” — Diana Nyad

“I couldn’t have done it a fingernail faster.” — Diana Nyad

“Every day in my life, no matter what I do, succeed or not, do everything I do, not a fingernail better.” — Diana Nyad

“I loved coming to the other shore and being a person who just didn’t quit.” — Diana Nyad

“It was will alone that helped me swim another 18 hours.” — Diana Nyad

“I was always chasing after other people who were chasing their dreams.” — Diana Nyad

“It’s not about making it; it’s about not giving up on it.” — Diana Nyad

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

 

Mentioned in this episode:

EverWalk; Diana Nyad’s walk across America to inspire people to get out from behind the screen and get moving.

 

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“Come back to your priorities and you can find true north again.” — Brian Buffini

If you want to achieve your goals, you need a coach. In this episode, Brian Buffini argues our fast-paced, complicated lives require coaching in order to prepare for the challenges we face daily. He outlines the differences between coaching and mentoring and defines the hallmarks of a great coach. Supported by the inspirational words of today’s best coaches, Brian explains the three essentials of creating a healthy coaching dynamic to help you boost your performance and success in all areas of your life and business.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“We’re ill-prepared for the challenges of today’s market, today’s business and today’s life and that’s why everybody needs a coach.” — Brian Buffini

“Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.” — Pat Summit

“Motivation is simple: you simply eliminate those who are not motivated.” — Lou Holtz

“A great coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” — John Wooden

“Motivation alone isn’t enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you just have a motivated idiot.” —Jim Rohn

“Tools are not as important as the skill behind the tradesman.” — Brian Buffini

“Do not wait, the time will never be just right. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command. Better tools will be found as you go along.” — Napoleon Hill

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“A coach is a powerful thing because they reinforce the principles that the mentors help to shape then they support the tactics to do that.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” — Steven Covey

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“Peak performance begins with taking responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.” — Brian Tracy

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

 

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“Taking care of yourself is taking care of business.” — Brian Buffini

Americans and Canadians may work hard, but their resistance to taking time off puts many on the fast-track to burnout. In fact, the estimated cost of work-related stress is $300 billion. In this episode, Brian Buffini explains why rest is essential to boosting productivity and achieving lasting success. Using powerful statistics, he delves into why workers avoid taking time off, the benefits of rest and why humans are not designed to work constantly. Learn how to work more like the dogs of the Iditarod Race, why operating at a constant peak state reduces productivity and how to incorporate more rest into your day, week and year. After you listen to this episode, you’ll want to plan time off to recharge.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“You can achieve more and do it in less time. You can increase your performance by increasing your rest. You can make more by working less.” — Brian Buffini

“People are afraid to take time off as it’s seen as a sign of weakness,” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us are working against our natural design. We’re designed to have rest and recovery.” — Brian Buffini

“When we work against how we’re designed we get stressed,” — Brian Buffini

“Taking care of yourself is taking care of business.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tony Schwartz: The Power of Full Engagement
Tony Schwartz and Brian Buffini: Lighting the Fire Within: Managing Energy to Maximize Performance
Brian Moran: The 12 Week Year

 

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“Everybody already has what they need, but sometimes we lose sight of it.”

— Dermot Buffini             

While people may be familiar with Brian Buffini, in this episode we get to know Dermot Buffini, the CEO of Buffini & Company. Before Dermot joined the company, he held sales positions and owned his own company. Although he started at the bottom of Buffini & Company, over the years he’s risen through the ranks and had led it for the past few years. Brian Buffini recently sat down with Dermot to learn what makes Buffini & Company continue to grow year after year.   As the leader of a company that serves several thousand clients in 37 countries, Dermot is uniquely positioned to talk on leadership and the role relationships have played in both is personal success and the success of Buffini & Company. They also discuss Take Over Tuesday, where each month Dermot takes over The Brian Buffini Show to interview a successful business leader and share their story and strategies for success. Get ready to learn and laugh!

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“It’s all about building the relationship and building trust.” — Dermot Buffini

“We have more people who are small business owners who want to know how to implement the system.” — Dermot Buffini

“People need clarity. We’re getting hijacked on our way to our destination all the time.” — Dermot Buffini

“Everybody already has what they need, but sometimes we lose sight of it.” — Dermot Buffini

“I learn through other people’s experiences.” — Dermot Buffini

“Transactional relationships burn people out.” — Dermot Buffini

“The relationships you make within the organizations shape what you do best.” — Dermot Buffini

“Give to give, don’t give to get.” — Dermot Buffini

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Jack Welch-Jack: Straight from the Gut

Rick Warren-The Purpose Driven Life: What are Earth Am I Here For

 

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“When you focus on 12-weeks as if it’s your whole year, it changes your thinking, it changes your actions and it changes your results.” — Brian Moran

How we think about our lives and how we plan are critical to what we can accomplish. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Brian Moran, President and Founder of The 12 Week Year.

Brian Moran shares the concept of being the CEO of your life.  Whether you apply this to your business to earn more money or be more successful, whether you apply it to your personal life to build your marriage or lose weight, there are certain disciplines and principles required to make it all work. Moran shares 5 disciplines and 3 principles you can use to increase your productivity in any area of your life.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: (all from Brian Moran)

“Most people plan on an annual cycle and their plan becomes overwhelming.”

“Let’s be good at a few things instead of mediocre at many.”

“If you don’t know what your vision is and what matters most, you’re going to get more efficient with the stuff that doesn’t matter.”

“Being CEO of your life means you’re living with intention.”

“It’s not about working harder or longer; it’s about working different and it starts with being focused.”

“What do you want your life to look like? What would great look like, not good?”

“Within the 12-week plan, less is more. One goal is better than two. Two goals are better than three.”

“Going it alone, you have about a 10 percent chance of being successful. With peer support, it’s 80 percent.”

 

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“First you go to work on your goals, then your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

While the most successful people take time at the end of the year to plan for the year ahead, they also take the opportunity to think about past year. In this episode, Brian Buffini outlines three things he does at the end of every year: reflect, reorganize and reload. You’ll learn why it’s important to reflect on your year, how clutter impacts your focus and three ways to reload and prepare for the coming year. If you want to achieve your goals next year, you won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“The days are long, and the years are short.”

“If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” — James Baldwin

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

“Clutter is a physical manifestation of fear that cripples our ability to grow.” — H.G. Chissell

“Early in my career, I thought that organization would destroy my creativity, whereas now I feel the opposite. Discipline is the concrete that allows you to be creative.” — Verna Gibson

“First you go to work on your goals, then your goals go to work on you.” — Jim Rohn

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby Unser

“The most successful people will tell you of all the people who helped them.” — Brian Buffini

“Human beings do better together. They do better with support.” — Brian Buffini

 

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“It’s a good life. We can choose to be happy.” — Brian Buffini

Many people want to be happy, but it seems to elude them. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives listeners the tools they need to create a happiness plan for 2017. He delves into the popular misconceptions about happiness, including what it is and what it isn’t, and encourages listeners to participate in a few exercises that will help them focus on happiness in the New Year.

You’ll learn why happiness isn’t a constant state that is reliant upon other people, the five traits that define happiness and the formula for breaking down your 2020 goals. Start the New Year off right with this episode you’ll want to listen to again and again.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“The Constitution only guarantees you the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.” — Benjamin Franklin

“If it was a genetic disposition, it couldn’t be promised as a right.” — Brian Buffini

“Happiness requires toughness.” — Brian Buffini

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Heraclitus

“Some people chase happiness, some people choose happiness.” — Robert Holden

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” — Paul Simon

“Folks are as happy as they make their minds up to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Wealth is like happiness. It’s never attained when sought after directly.” — Henry Ford

“Happiness is in the daily attempts to live an inspired life.” — Brian Buffini

“We can’t see our own growth.” — Brian Buffini

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Some achieve great success as proof to all that they can achieve it as well.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” — W.P. Kinsella

“Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears.” — John Lennon

“Part of your past is the fuel for your future.” — Brian Buffini

“I did it before, I can do it again…and better.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s a good life. We can choose to be happy.” — Brian Buffini

 

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“Your Character Is Your Destiny” — Joe Niego

Webster’s dictionary defines character as, “The traits and features that form an individual.” Your character is, then, you who are. In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Joe Niego, who’s not only America’s top listing agent, but also Brian’s best friend. Joe delves into the concept of character, outlining the three endangered character qualities—discipline, endurance and courage.

You’ll learn why character is created a choice at a time, the role planning and accountability play in the process, and the importance of breaking through quitting points. This episode will help you make wiser choices every day.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“A person’s character always works its way to the surface.” — Joe Niego

“When the character problems are looked at truthfully, a whole host of problems will go away.” — Joe Niego

“Your character is your destiny” — Joe Niego

“The essence of discipline is delayed gratification.” — Joe Niego

“A process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with.” — M. Scott Peck

“Become a millionaire not for what you get out of it, but what you can become by it.” — Jim Rohn

“Goals are the tools you use to cultivate an unshakable character.” — Joe Niego

“Endurance is a muscle, you cultivate it one choice at a time.” — Joe Niego

“The same muscle that pushes through a quitting point in your business is the same muscle you’ll have to exercise more patience with your loved ones.” — Brian Buffini

“Courageous people are everyday people who’ve decided intentionally at some point in their lives to drive the stake in the ground and face their fears as opposed to run from them.” — Joe Niego

“A commitment to live the good life is a commitment to the constant reoccurrence of the experience of fear.” — Joe Niego

 

Mentioned in the episode
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

 

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

In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the spirit of gratitude. Sharing his philosophy through anecdotes and powerful quotes, Brian inspires listeners to show more gratitude in their daily lives.

You’ll learn why an attitude of gratitude is so important, the reason gratitude changes the heart and how the act of writing it down can transform your mindset. This is not just an episode to listen to during the Thanksgiving season; it’s an episode to revisit throughout the year.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Principles don’t change, tactics do.” — Brian Buffini

“Lives that are built on principles tend to do well.” — Brian Buffini

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

“A life of character that is full of virtue is one that will stand the test of time.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude as an attitude of the heart has nothing to do with what you have or what you don’t have.” — Brian Buffini

“Kids don’t listen to what you say; they’re too busy looking at what you do.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Gratitude not expressed is the same as ingratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude stands for ‘great attitude.’” — Zig Ziglar

“Gratitude brings energy to the spirit.” — Brian Buffini

“We miss out on the good life because we miss out on the spirit of gratitude.” — Brian Buffini

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

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — Henry Van Dyke

“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

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” — Kristin Armstrong

 

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