“If you manage yourself, you’ll see the greatest results.” — Brian Buffini

Regardless of what we do, the most difficult person to manage is often ourselves. While we’re eager to achieve success, we often lean on excuses and passivity instead of putting in the work and making the right choices to reach our goals. In this episode, Brian Buffini shares his tips for managing the world’s most difficult person. You’ll learn why success boils down to the choices we make, how to identify and leverage your strengths and why reverse scheduling might just help you get more done each day. Plus, he lists three books that are sure to help you put his tips into action.


Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast: 

“Success is a choice.” — Brian Buffini

“People are looking to change their circumstances, but not themselves.” — Brian Buffini

“All permanent and lasting change starts on the inside and works its way outside.” — Lou Tice

“Habits and routines are the secret elixir of the most successful people in the world.” — Brian Buffini

“If success is a choice, any area where we’re not having success is also a choice.” — Brian Buffini

“I chose to be overweight because I never ate anything by accident.” — Zig Ziglar

“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard; but if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” — Les Brown

“I need to manage myself.” — Brian Buffini

“If you want to have the good life, manage yourself.” — Brian Buffini

“The most honorable thing to do is face up to the strength potential inherent in your talents and then go find ways to realize it.” — Donald Clifton

Play to your strengths. “In this world, you get compensated very well when you do what you do real well.” — Brian Buffini

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say I used everything you gave me.” — Erma Bombeck

“Identify and acknowledge your weaknesses.” — Brian Buffini

“The idea that there are well-rounded people, people who have only strengths and no weaknesses, is a prescription for mediocrity if not for incompetence… Strong people always have strong weaknesses, too…where there are peaks there are valleys” — Peter Drucker

“The best leader is the one who has the sense enough to pick good people to do what needs to be done and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” — Jim Rohn

“If you make the fewest amount of decisions, you make it automatic.” — Brian Buffini

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn

“Put difficult things at the top of your list because doing difficult things is kind of like eating a frog. The longer you look at it, it ain’t gonna get any prettier.” — Zig Ziglar

“The more successful you become, the less you’ll get done each day.” — Brian Buffini


Books mentioned in the episode:

Now Discover Your Strengths by Donald Clifton and Marcus Buckingham
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


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