“I aspire to be not a flash in the pan, but somebody who does it at a really high level for a very long time.” Karch Kiraly

There is a uniqueness to those who become the best at what they do and then stay there. In this episode, Brian interviews Olympian Karch Kiraly, widely regarded as the best volleyball player of all time, about his decades-long pursuit of greatness. Having won at every level as both an athlete and a coach, Karch gives insight into his drive and mindset, outlines the three things needed to achieve excellence and explains how he approached the challenges of transitioning from playing to coaching.



  • Why you must be demanding of yourself and others.
  • Why failure is critical to success.
  • Why you must always have a beginner’s mindset.



The Talent Code,” by Daniel Coyle

The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini

Peak,” by Anders Ericsson

It’s a Wonderful Life,” movie

Starlings Volleyball, USA



“When you study greatness around the world, in many areas it’s not about the facilities. It’s not about the technology. It’s about great coaching athletes who are passionate and have their passion ignited, and about really intense, mindful practice.” Karch Kiraly

“Life is filled with adversity, and falling down, and losing and failure. And the people who can pick themselves up are the ones who are acclimated to doing it. If you’ve never had to do it before, that is a really difficult task.” Karch Kiraly

“As teammates in life or teammates in any sport, teammates in any career, we have to strike a balance between support and challenge.” Karch Kiraly

“Ancora imparo.” Michelangelo

“Approach it as a beginner; approach it as a learner.” Karch Kiraly

“When we focus on our blessings, instead of on the things that we don’t have, we’re going to be more grateful and we’re going to lead happier lives and be better for the people around us.” Karch Kiraly

“You can do it, but you’ve got to have your mind made up.” Therese Buffini

All successful people have made up their minds to win long before they experience their first victory. In this episode, a rebroadcast of our most popular message ever, Brian discusses the power of a made-up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds. Brian also examines the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.



  • Five benefits of harnessing the power of a made-up mind.
  • How to turn negative feedback into life lessons.
  • The importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small.



Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl



“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” Brian Buffini

“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” Brian Buffini

“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” Brian Buffini

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

“I have made up my mind. And I have been blessed in my life as a result of it. But I did not do it by myself.”Brian Buffini

“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green – or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” Matthew McConaughey


Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”




  • How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.
  • How his father’s death refocused his priorities.
  • Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles.



Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey


The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Emerson’s Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Raising Arizona,” movie



“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” Matthew McConaughey

“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.”Matthew McConaughey

“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?”  Matthew McConaughey

“When you go and you endure something and you’re kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” Matthew McConaughey

“I’ve never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” Coach Darrell Royal

“We are the author of our own book.” Matthew McConaughey

“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” Matthew McConaughey

As long as I stick to the plan, I’ll lose the weight. It’s simple. Nick Hardwick


After a difficult year, many people are looking to refocus on their health goals. In this episode, Brian interviews Nick Hardwick, former center for the San Diego Chargers, about the nutrition and fitness plan that helped him to lose almost 100 pounds in five months upon his retirement from the NFL, and keep it off. Nick describes how he has overcome the many challenges and setbacks he has experienced in life, how the Lose Like a Lineman plan helped him to reclaim his health and reboot his life and how it can do the same for you.


  • What drove Nick’s determination to become an NFL player.
  • How short-term goals helped him to reach his objectives in life.
  • Why a game plan is essential to successful and sustainable weight loss.



Finding Center with Nick Hardwick

Lose Like a Lineman program

Promo Code: TBBS30



“I just kept elevating my dreams.” Nick Hardwick

“The magic is far more ordinary than people think. It’s far more sequential than people think.” Brian Buffini

“It’s all about getting that initial dream in your head of what it’s going to be like, or putting yourself in that situation where you can feel it in your body.” Nick Hardwick

“Why not? Why not me? You get this dream, and then the dream grows and grows and grows.” Nick Hardwick

“Having a structure and having a game plan that you’re going into for the day that to me has been fundamental.”Nick Hardwick

“The next 100 days, if you make a decision today, can change your life, not just for 100 days, not just for this year, but for the rest of your life. Brian Buffini

In just 100 days, you can change your life forever. In this episode, Brian explains how the 100-day technique works and why he has been so passionate about it for so long. He also discusses why this method works for every area of life, why you should start with the area that needs the most attention and why a great coach can help facilitate and support you in the process.


  • Why the 100-day timeframe is so significant.
  • Why short-term goals are so powerful.
  • Why you can do anything for 100 days.



Email Brian@thebrianbuffinishow.com to share what you’ve accomplished in 100 days for a chance to be featured on The Brian Buffini Show!



Coach Carter,” movie

Episode 164, The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong

Florence Chadwick, swimmer

Unbroken,” movie

100 Days to Greatness

National Association of REALTORS®

Jim Valvano speech



“Great big things can be done when you keep your eyes on the prize.” Brian Buffini

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder

“If you work for 10 days at a time, those short-term goals that you measure and track, they deliver the results for you.” Brian Buffini

“100 days is a good amount of time looking forward, and it’s nothing looking back.” Brian Buffini

“One of these 100 days cycles could change your whole life.” Brian Buffini

“The most important thing in this life is who you’re becoming.” Brian Buffini

“One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.”Emily Dickinson

Not everybody’s going to win in 2021. But the doers will. Brian Buffini


In 2020, COVID-19 stopped the world’s momentum. With movement restricted, many people experienced fear, indecision and a loss of motivation. In this episode, Brian teaches how to succeed in 2021 by starting, maintaining and growing momentum. Topics discussed include: why coaching is so important, how momentum creates efficiency and flow and why goal-setting is the key to success.


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  • Why the world lost momentum in 2020.
  • Why momentum is so powerful.
  • How to create momentum.



“The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama

“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Episode 143, Life Without Limits with Nick Vujicic

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

“Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” by Harvey B. Mackay

“Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey B. Mackay


Goal Sheet Giveaway




“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

“Action will destroy your procrastination.” Og Mandino

“Momentum compounded with habits produces results.” Brian Buffini

“The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates the momentum that separates dreamers from super-achievers.” Darren Hardy

“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

Free action plan

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