“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

It’s been said that Dave Liniger is the greatest franchisor since Ray Kroc. Founder and CEO of RE/MAX – the world’s most successful real estate company – and member of the International Franchise Hall of Fame, Dave gives a rare behind-the-scenes interview to Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company.

 

In this episode, Dave Liniger shares his journey from small-town Marion, Indiana, to leading a hugely successful real estate franchise. He delves into why it’s important to shake things up, the critical role of a coach or mentor, and why it’s vital to create a work-life balance while striving for success.

 

You’ll also learn the three books that strongly influenced Dave’s life, why a brokerage is not a family, and how getting involved in hobbies outside of work can help you in your business. If you want to succeed, listen to this episode to learn from the best.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I found a vision of what I wanted, and I wanted to excel.” — Dave Liniger

“Courage comes from confidence and confidence comes from experiences and experiences are both good and bad.” — Dave Liniger

“I had a career where people wanted what I was selling.” — Dave Liniger

“Those who were determined found a way to make it work.” — Dave Liniger

“A lot of times, success is harder to live with than failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It’s nice finding partners and employees who complement the skills you have.” — Dave Liniger

“Success is a certainly a journey. You can learn from your mistakes.” — Dave Liniger

“If you’re going to work 18 hours a day, you end up a failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It was a continuing refreshing in my mind of not doing the same thing day after day.” — Dave Liniger

“If you do nothing but work, you’re not fresh, you’re not excited and you’re not exciting to be around.” — Dave Liniger

“Each one of those things made me manage my time better at RE/MAX because I had to manage my time outside in addition to my free time.” — Dave Liniger

“I’m enthusiastic to come into the office every day.” — Dave Liniger

“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

“The team you start with is never going to be the team you end with.” — Dave Liniger

“RE/MAX is not a family. A family tolerates people who aren’t pulling their weight. With a team, you win together.” — Dave Liniger

“Everybody has the same 24 hours a day. You have to prioritize what’s important to you.” — Dave Liniger

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

How I Turned $1,000 into a Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time by William Nickerson

Success Principles by Jack Canfield

 

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“Why be good when great is available?” — Justin Forsett

Denver Bronco Justin Forsett grew up as a pastor’s son in a small town in Florida, where he dreamed of playing professional football. However, due to his small stature, many recruiters and coaches overlooked him throughout his career. In this episode, Justin shares his story, from the lessons he learned from his father growing up to the sacrifice his parents made to give him and his brothers a better life and more opportunities for success. He explains the role of self-reflection in developing your strengths, why vulnerability is essential to growth and how serving others can bring out the best in you and give you freedom. At the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to face your challenges and be great.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Not a lot of people make it out to accomplish their dreams and goals.” — Justin Forsett

”[My dad] taught me early on what hard work looks like.” — Justin Forsett

“It’s a sacrifice that they made so that their kids could have a better future and do things that they were never able to do.” — Justin Forsett

“Being a pro is something I could attain if I had faith in it and put work into it. I was going to do whatever it took.” — Justin Forsett

“Sometimes it takes only one person to believe in you.” — Justin Forsett

“Excel in what you can control.” — Justin Forsett

“Without being vulnerable, you can’t grow.” — Justin Forsett

“My identity had become my work. How I felt and my emotions were dependent on how I was performing on the field.” — Justin Forsett

“I didn’t need my job for me to have significance. My significance didn’t depend on how well I perform at my job. My significance is about me and who God created me to be.” — Justin Forsett

“Football is what I do; it’s not who I am.” — Justin Forsett

“I learned that had to surrender. I had to let go.” — Justin Forsett

“Serving can do so much for other people, but it also helps you.” — Justin Forsett

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” — Lecrae

“Be you. Be great.” — Justin Forsett

“Enjoy the journey and process. If you embrace it, and if you excel at what you can control and build a great team and serve, the sky is the limit.” — Justin Forsett

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else by Jon Gordon

 

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“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubinstein

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. In honor of the meaning of the day, Brian Buffini offers timeless tips to help you love the life you live. Many of us become so caught up in the daily grind that we lose perspective and don’t become engaged in our lives or the present. In this episode, Brian delves into the meanings of love and life and outlines three tips to help people gain perspective, re-engage with their lives and savor the present. You’ll learn how to maintain perspective in changing times and be present in your daily life. You work hard to create the life you want; this episode will inspire you to love and enjoy it.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Love the life you live and live the life you love.” — Bob Marley

“In the recent years, I’ve come to love my life more than I ever have in my entire life.” — Brian Buffini

“How to love your life is your own responsibility.” — Brian Buffini

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

“Everywhere you go, be there.” — Brian Buffini

“The greatest gift you can give another human being is your full attention.” — Brian Buffini

“If it’s worthy of my time, it’s worthy of my total attention.” — Brian Buffini

“You can’t change the past and you can’t control the future. All we have is the present.” — Brian Buffini

“When people feel out of control, they get out of control.” — Brian Buffini

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant. In which case, me will eat a cookie.” — Cookie Monster

“Focus on your quality of lifestyle.” — Brian Buffini

“Drink life to every last drop.” — Brian Buffini

“Life is as simple as we want to make it.” — Brian Buffini

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.” — Babatunde Olatunji

 

Mentioned in this episode:

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson

 

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“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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