“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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“…to reach our fullest potential, we need to stop trying to change who we are and instead become more of who we are.” — Sally Hogshead

We live in an age of the short attention span. If you want to stand out in the market, it’s essential to differentiate yourself and show how you add value to your clients and solve their problems. At the center of this is the question: How does the world see you and the strengths you offer? In this episode, Brian Buffini interviews Sally Hogshead, branding expert and pioneer of the groundbreaking Fascination Advantage® system. A master communicator, Sally has conducted extensive research into the most common personality traits and has discovered how people and well-known brands can use their strengths to provide value and set themselves apart from their competition. You’ll learn why people have trouble identifying the value they offer the world, the two ways to tell if you’re motivated and how to develop the language necessary to separate yourself from your competitors.
Here is your private code to find out how the world sees you:

  1. Go to HowToFascinate.com/YOU
  2. For the access code, enter BUFFINI

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: 

“In order for anyone to reach the absolute fullest potential, we need to stop trying to change who we are and instead we have to become more of who we are. The problem is that so many people professionally and personally water down their most distinctive traits.” — Sally Hogshead

“When a brand waters down its most distinctive traits it becomes a commodity.” — Sally Hogshead

“Every time we communicate, we’re doing one of two things—we’re either adding value or we’re taking up space.” — Sally Hogshead

“When you add value, people want to work with you, they seek you out because you do something that’s distinct.” — Sally Hogshead

“We want to make sure that we’re constantly adding value.” — Sally Hogshead

“It’s impossible for us to see how the world sees us objectively. We don’t see us as the world sees us; we see us as we see us.” — Sally Hogshead

“I help people see how they’re most primed to add value. Show them what makes them different.” — Sally Hogshead

“Different is better than better.” — Sally Hogshead

“If they can’t describe how you are at your best, they can’t refer you.” — Sally Hogshead

“Our value is so natural to us that we don’t see it.” — Brian Buffini.

“The more specific you can be, the more you can develop language.” — Sally Hogshead

“What is the client’s problem for which you are the perfect solution? If you can identify why you are the perfect solution, you can quickly and succinctly identify why you are of the highest value.” — Sally Hogshead

“I’m not a routine oriented person so I’ve surrounded myself with teams and systems to help. It reduces stress and allows me to do what I do best, which is to make connections.” — Sally Hogshead

“What do you need so that you can contribute at your highest value? Protect it like any other asset. If you’re not able to be seen at your best, you can damage your brand.” — Sally Hogshead

“Fascinate your customers so they don’t go to someone else in the market.” — Sally Hogshead

“No compassion without pain.” — Brian Buffini

 

Connect with Sally Hogshead and learn How to Fascinate:

http://howtofascinate.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/howtofascinate

 

Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist

 

Buy the book:
Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist http://www.brandfascination.com/book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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