“You’re more ready for a quantum leap than you know.” Brian Buffini

If you want to make extraordinary breakthroughs and achieve higher performance levels, you must take action. In this episode, the second part of a session recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian takes a deep dive into how to make a quantum leap in your life. He explains why you should trust your gut, while also knowing the difference between your instincts and a whim; how your past successes can become your prison; and why you already have everything you need to make a quantum leap if you let others help you.



  • What you have now that you didn’t have before.
  • What a quantum leap is, and what it isn’t.
  • What you need to do before you take the leap.



Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

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

The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho

The John Brockington Foundation



“I would rather trust my gut and suffer failure than not trust my gut and have some moderate success.” Brian Buffini

“Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone, you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capacity.” Jack Canfield

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell

“Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” Anonymous

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” Paulo Coelho


“If you keep showing up and doing the right things, opportunity comes for a quantum leap.” – Brian Buffini

A quantum leap is the explosive jump that a particle of matter makes in moving from one place to another. In this episode, recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian teaches the steps you must take to make a quantum leap and experience extraordinary breakthroughs and higher performance levels in your life. Topics discussed include: why small additional efforts are so vital, what an expectation gap looks like, and why you must lean into who you are and where you come from if you want to grow exponentially.



  • The obstacles to a quantum leap.
  • How timing affects a quantum leap.
  • The price you must pay for a quantum leap.



Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

You ²,” by Price Pritchett

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” by Marshall Goldsmith

The Compound Effect,” by Darren Hardy

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

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

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

The Magic of Thinking Big,” by David Schwartz



“Competition is awesome. Comparison is lethal.” Brian Buffini

“You are a product of your environment. So, choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” W. Clement Stone

“Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals.” Lou Holtz

“You have to elevate your associations in areas that you want to grow in.” Brian Buffini

“It is not easy to be a pioneer but, oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.” Elizabeth Blackwell


“I think if you want to build real wealth over your lifetime, the easiest way to do it is actually in real estate.” – David Bach

Owning your own home is still one of the best ways to build wealth and achieve financial security. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author and financial expert David Bach about his new first-time homebuyer challenge course. David explains why his passion for homeownership inspired him to create the course and describes how each module builds a roadmap to help people go from renting to owning their own home. He also talks about his new life in Florence, Italy and shares how it is still possible to find opportunities to grow and succeed, even in uncertain times.



  • Why there’s never been a cheaper time to buy or refinance a home.
  • Why the fundamentals of financial success never change.
  • How you can best serve your clients right now.



First-Time Homebuyer Challenge

Episode 153, The Latte Factor with David Bach

The Latte Factor,” by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire,” by David Bach

The David Bach Show


David Bach on Instagram



“When it comes to your money, boring is beautiful.” David Bach

“When everybody’s telling you the world is coming to an end, you can also look for the opportunities.” David Bach

“You’ve got to find meaning in the mess.” David Bach

“You’ve got to work, not worry.” David Bach

“Right now, your business is to be in front of your clients, the ones you’ve already worked with. Love on them and check in with them.” David Bach

“Live rich now.” David Bach

Young people can achieve great things. Especially when they cast off, not only the limiting beliefs of their elders, but actually the limiting beliefs they place on themselves.” Brian Buffini

Even in a challenging and sometimes negative world, young people can still do exceptional things. In this episode, Brian teaches how the youth of today can experience phenomenal success if they follow the 5 C’s of achievement. Topics discussed include why it’s important not to conform or be average and why having courage in the face of adversity can be the making of you.



  • Why it’s vital to be curious.
  • Why you will stand out if you’re courteous.
  • How to build and develop your character.



Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

Episode 141, Manners Maketh Money

The Platinum Rule,” by Tony Alessandra and Michael J. O’Connor

The Wizard of Oz,” movie

Episode 200, As a Man Thinketh

Bryson DeChambeau



“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” Rita Mae Brown

Ancora imparo: I am still learning.” – Michelangelo

“Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.” Lewis Carroll

“Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can take.” Brian Buffini

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” Helen Keller

“Small little habits can be big changes.” Brian Buffini

It is the deepest form of courage you can have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror, learn about who you’re looking back at and be willing to go and pursue who you were designed to be.” Brian Buffini


We are all capable of achieving more in life. In this episode, recorded live at The Peak Experience, Brian teaches the formula for achievement, explaining how you can unlock your full potential and become who you’re supposed to be. Topics discussed include the symptoms of unfulfilled potential, why gratitude is a gamechanger and how you can leverage your assets.



  • The two categories of a winning mindset.
  • The three crucial elements of motivation.
  • The systems, routines and methodologies of success.



The Peak Experience

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Emotional Intelligence,” by Daniel Goleman



“When you minimize what you’ve done, you minimize who you are.” – Brian Buffini

“The world will knock you down plenty. You don’t need to be doing it to yourself.” – Elizabeth Scott

“Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now?” – Jim Rohn

“People often say the motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“It is impossible to feel bitterness and gratitude at the same time. It is impossible to express gratitude and to feel envy. It is impossible to give somebody gratitude and at the same time feel resentment. It is impossible to live in a state of gratitude and a state of entitlement at the same time.” – Brian Buffini

The more people we can influence, the more people we can serve and help.” Brian Buffini

From negotiating to collaborating, you need persuasion to get anything done in life. In this episode, Brian takes a deep dive into the art of persuasion, focusing on two powerful books to explain how you can become better skilled at influencing others so you can serve and help them. Topics discussed include why our need to be right means we often miss opportunity, why we all want to feel heard and why empathy is so important. Also outlined are the six principles of persuasion you can use to give customers a nudge in the right direction.

Interested in becoming highly-skilled in the area of persuasion? Check out our training programs and see how Buffini & Company can help!





  • Why you can’t win an argument.
  • Why people argue.
  • Why great salespeople must be skilled at persuasion.



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

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” by Robert B. Cialdini

Acres of Diamonds,” by Russell Conwell

ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

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

Episode 222, Choosing Hope in a Racially Divided Culture with Miles McPherson

Episode 226, The Magic of Owning a Home

Buffini & Company The Pathway to Mastery®



“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Dale Carnegie

“If your mind isn’t open, keep your mouth shut too.” – Sue Grafton

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you’re a fool than open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

“Disappointment is unmet expectations. And the more significant the expectations, the more significant that disappointment.” – Brené Brown

“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a special heart that listens.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“There is a distinct lack of empathy in our culture. The more you practice it, the more successful you’ll be, the more you’ll stand out, the more persuasive you’ll be, the more impactful you’ll be.” – Brian Buffini

“When I have an alignment of my mindset of my head, if my heart is open and my hands are taking action, it unleashes my potential.” Joe Niego

The pathway to success is never straightforward – there are always bumps and bruises along the way. In this episode, recorded live at The Peak Experience, Joe Niego teaches how you can overcome obstacles, unleash your potential and skip down the road to true success, just like the characters in “The Wizard of Oz.” Topics discussed include the three reasons people trip up, the powerful affirmations you can use to help you succeed and why you should constantly try to take a position of humility as you learn, interact and assess your mistakes.



  • The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • How to keep an open heart on the road to success.
  • How to step outside your comfort zone and be courageous.



The Wizard of Oz” movie

The Peak Experience

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck

Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill

Chicago LockDown youth basketball program



“Fears aren’t bad, they’re normal. The problem is when they paralyze us.” – Joe Niego

“There’s no such thing as failure, there’s only feedback.” – Joe Niego

“When the mind is weak, a situation becomes a problem. When the mind is balanced, the situation becomes a challenge. But when the mind is strong, the situation becomes an opportunity.” – Anonymous

“When I practice being courageous and get outside my comfort zone, I’m more apt to be vulnerable, I’m more apt to be honest, I’m more apt to be humble. It unleashes everything else. Courage is huge.” – Joe Niego

“The more courage we lean into, the more we get to where we want to go.” – Joe Niego

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

All of us have been put here for some kind of transcendent purpose. It’s the ground rent that you pay for being a human being on this earth.” Joe Ehrmann


How can you find your purpose in life? In this episode, the last in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann teach how you can discover your transcendent cause and really make a difference in the world. Topics discussed include why the wounds of your past can ultimately serve others; how purpose can be found in the everyday, not just the heroic; why the spiritual disciplines of silence, solitude and journaling are so important; and how you can leave a lasting legacy.





  • Why you must be healthy to the core to find your transcendent cause.
  • How your unique gifts, interests and abilities influence your purpose.
  • Why finding your passion will help you uncover your unique purpose.



InSideOut Initiative

Gilman School

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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

Viktor Frankl Institute

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



“The first thing you have to do is really look at the path that you’ve already traveled. I think the past of where you’ve come from – with all the brokenness, with all the wounds, with all the challenges – it’s that path that’s going to take you to the future and help you discover your own transcendent cause.” – Joe Ehrmann

“We can use the wounds of our past to ultimately serve and help humanity and it actually makes us more valuable.” – Brian Buffini

“Power is perfected in our weakness. And I would say that purpose is often birthed in our pain; it provides substance and meaning and values in our lives.” – Joe Ehrmann

“The first thing you need to do in order to discover your own personal purpose is to be healthy to the core.” – Joe Ehrmann

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Nietzsche

“It all boils down to one simple question:  how do you want to be remembered?” – Joe Ehrmann

“If you pay attention to a distraction, it is a very high price you pay.” – Brian Buffini

It’s very easy to become distracted and lose focus in today’s fast-paced world. In this episode, Brian teaches how to avoid distractions, develop laser focus and become an on-purpose person who will win the day. Topics include how distraction dilutes concentration and energy, why multitasking isn’t necessarily positive, how to get back on task quickly if you get distracted and why a power hour can help you to complete short-term immediate action steps and gain momentum.

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  • The three enemies of focus.
  • The three benefits of focus.
  • Action steps to become more focused.



Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The Peak Experience

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” by Daniel Goleman

Marilyn vos Savant

Joe Niego

Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Buffini & Company Heritage Profile

For Want of a Nail,” poem

Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley



“Distraction means you miss out on life.” – Brian Buffini

“Focus is intentional; drift is passive.” – Brian Buffini

“To be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” –  Jim Rohn

Our brains and our bodies are designed to connect with other people. We are hardwired to connect.Joe Ehrmann

Scientifically and biologically, we are created to be in relationships, but it’s not always easy. In this episode, the fifth in a special series of six, Brian and Joe Ehrmann discuss what it means to love unconditionally inside a healthy relationship. Topics include the three basic things that every person needs to connect with others, the vital importance of deep friendships and the reasons why our wounds can stop us from developing the sorts of intimate connections that we are designed to have.





  • The qualities that exist in a loving relationship.
  • How to love people who are difficult to get along with.
  • Why you must always work on yourself first.



InSideOut Initiative

Gilman School

HBO Real Sports, Part 2

Season of Life,” by Jeffrey Marx



“If we could ever address the lack of meaningful relationships with people in this world, we could deal with most of the social problems in this society.” – Joe Ehrmann

“Friendship means you get face to face. You reveal your deepest, most intimate struggles and who and what you are.” – Joe Ehrmann

“All relationships in one way or the other fall into two categories: It’s either a relationship built around devotion, or it’s a relationship built around duty.” – Brian Buffini

“Relationships are always organic. You might have had a great loving relationship three weeks ago, but you’ve got to keep working on that relationship. It takes time. It takes commitment. And it takes investment.” – Joe Ehrmann