“If you don’t have a deep desire to serve, you’re not a leader, you’re a taker.” – Brian Buffini


Do you want to take charge of your life, influence others and lead effectively? In this episode, a live recording from a recent Buffini & Company event, Brian explains how to be CEO of your own life. Through the lens of the classic movie The Shawshank Redemption, he teaches how you can create a vision, make decisions, keep hope alive, influence others and facilitate transformation.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Show me someone who’s not a good follower and I’ll show you someone who’s a lousy leader.”  – Brian Buffini

“I take responsibility for my own success, failures and everything in between.” – Brian Buffini

“Many people are in the prison of their own mind right now.” – Brian Buffini

“The buck stops with you.” – Brian Buffini

“You work with the hand you’re dealt.” – Brian Buffini

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about you don’t have to be pushed, the vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Short term decisions based on emotion are always bad decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“Not everything is a life and death decision…we have to prioritize our decisions.” – Brian Buffini

“Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.” – Anonymous

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“A decision will cause movement…once you decide, you go.” – Brian Buffini

“When you’ve done your homework…the choice is simple. The emotions that go with it are not.” – Brian Buffini

“Sometimes when you cast a vision, not everyone’s on board.” – Brian Buffini

“Leaders don’t lead by consensus.” – Brian Buffini

“I’m OK with sceptics; I have no time for cynics.” – Brian Buffini

“Success is built one handful at a time.” – Brian Buffini

“You have to keep persevering.” – Brian Buffini

“Managers keep the status quo. Leaders challenge the status quo. You need both.” – Brian Buffini

“Ask the question: Why?” – Brian Buffini

“Positive is always going to meet with negative.” – Brian Buffini

“We are influencing everywhere we go.” – Brian Buffini

“If you’re not serving, it’s self serving.” – Brian Buffini

“If you don’t have a deep desire to serve, you’re not a leader, you’re a taker.” – Brian Buffini

“A deep desire to serve is an attitude of the heart.” – Brian Buffini

“Legacy is a life well lived.” – Brian Buffini

“When we’re fearful, we stay put.” – Brian Buffini

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“What is called resignation is really confirmed desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Transformation is possible, but you cannot control it in anybody but yourself.” – Brian Buffini


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