“The American Dream is far more attainable today than at any time in its history.” — Brian Buffini

 

Brian Buffini came to America with $92 in his pocket and a desire to pursue the American Dream . Shortly after arriving, he got in to a serious motorcycle accident that left him hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. However, with hard work and dedication, Brian built a business, accrued wealth and began to live the Good Life. In this episode, Brian shares his story and explains why he feels the American Dream is alive and well today, even in an age of cynism. You’ll learn what makes America uniquely different from other countries, why more fortunes will be made in the next 50 years than there were in the last and the seven things that prevent people from making it big in America. This is the first in a three-part series. By the end of the episode, you’ll feel renewed motivation to pursue your version of the American Dream.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“But I had a chance to start my life here in America, even if it was a rough start, to ultimately build my fortune.” —Brian Buffini

“The American Dream is far more attainable today than at any time in its history.” — Brian Buffini

“There will be far more fortunes made in next 50 years than there were in the last 50 years.” — Brian Buffini

“The American Dream is America’s most viable and fantastic export.” — Brian Buffini

“No other nation has been built upon an idea; the idea of liberty.” — Margaret Thatcher

“America’s not just a country; it’s an idea.” — Bono

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — Declaration of Independence

“If you grew yourself and worked on yourself, you could go from making a living to earning a fortune.” — Brian Buffini

“If you can dream it, you can do it” — Walt Disney

“Twenty years from now, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“The pursuit of happiness is what you’re guaranteed. You’re granted the opportunity to compete.” — Brian Buffini

“If only closed minds came with closed mouths.” — Zig Ziglar

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” — Romans 12:2

“We need to recommit to becoming readers, listeners and doers.” — Brian Buffini

“Renewing your mind is not refreshing your screen.” — Brian Buffini

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing

“A person becomes who they are based on the adversity they’ve overcome in their life, and then proceeds to remove all aspects of it from their child’s life.” — Brian Buffini

“Take risks if you want to win; if you win you’ll be happy, if you lose you’ll be wiser for the next risk.” — Brian Buffini

“Great ideas and great processes get better over time.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode

The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams

Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

 

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