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Brian Buffini's Bold Predictions #308

Ep. 308

Brian predicts what's ahead for real estate in 2022

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  • 191. Quick Cut: S2E191 How to Change Your Life Once & for All

    10:00
    Click here to listen to the full episodeChange is hard. While many people want to change, but find it difficult to do so, others are forced to change because of a medical emergency, job loss or other life-changing event. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the concept of change – specifically what causes people to change – and outlines tips to help people make positive, lasting change.You’ll learn the difference between passive and proactive change, why change is a transformation similar to the one a caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly, and how to change your mindset, motivation and methodologies for a lasting impact. Whether you’re inspired to make positive changes or change is happening to you, you won’t want to miss this episode. Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:“People don’t change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of the change.” – Brian Buffini“Are you going to change or is change going to happen to you?” – Brian Buffini“All permanent, lasting change starts on the inside and works its way to the outside.” – Lou Tice“If you can change your mindset, you can change your life.” – Brian Buffini“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Forditsagoodlife.com
  • 190. S2E190 Rich on Any Income

    30:59
    People experience a vast range of emotions when it comes to money. In this episode, Brian explains the factors that can inform your attitude to your finances and teaches how to move past these limiting beliefs, build a fortune, and live the good life YOU WILL LEARN:·     How to identify your financial patterns.·     Why income matters so much.·     Why you should focus on assets. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Free financial resourceFree business consultation S1E097, The Book that Made Me a Millionaire   ‘The Richest Man in Babylon,’ by George S. Clason  ‘I Will Teach You to be Rich,’ by Ramit Sethi S1E128, Budget or Busted  S2E117, Getting your Financial House in Order  S2E120, Getting Rich is Easy NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “It doesn't really matter how much you make. It really matters what you do with the money you make.” – Brian Buffini “Keeping up with the Joneses, ultimately, is a play upon insecurity.” – Brian Buffini“If you want to control your financial patterns, you have to dig into what shapes and informs them to begin with.” – Brian Buffini “Your money will do what you tell it to do.” – Brian Buffini “The key to consistent wealth is having consistent income coming in.” – Brian Buffiniitsagoodlife.com
  • 189. Quick Cut: S2E189 How to Remove Worry

    10:32
    Listen to the full episode hereAnxiety is something that can affect us all, especially in today’s increasingly anxious world. In this episode, Brian shares extensive research about the record levels of anxiety in society today. He also teaches how-to’s, based on his own personal experience, to help you feel less anxious. By the end of the episode, you’ll have the mechanisms and methodologies to deal with anxiety so you can stay on course, be encouraged and live the good life!  Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:“We’re wasting our time on things that are making us anxious. That’s the problem.” – Brian Buffini“It’s impossible to shine the light to someone else’s path without lighting up your own.” – Brian Buffini“Don’t be so inwardly focused – become outwardly focused.” – Brian Buffini“There’s a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected, one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.” – Dr Henry Cloud“We have a need for control. Our need for control as human beings is what ultimately causes the highest level of anxiety.” – Brian Buffini“I can control my attitude. I can control my energy. I can control my effort.” – Brian Buffini“When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver.” – Brené Brownitsagoodlife.com
  • 188. S2E188 Seize the Day

    27:03
    No one is guaranteed tomorrow, which is why it’s vital to make the best of every day you’re blessed with. In this episode, Brian shares some powerful tips to help you focus on others, regain your passion and seize the day to live the good life.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why you’re feeling lost.    ·     How a breakdown can lead to a breakthrough.    ·     How to seize the day.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:One Day The Cookie Thief, by Valerie Cox Groundhog Day Nyad S1E035, The Other Shore with Diana Nyad Franklin Do It N.O.W The Peak ExperienceMasterMind SummitFree business consultation NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Today - this one day - is really all we have.” – Brian Buffini  “When you get your eyes off yourself and your own problems and you get them on to others, it’s amazing how restorative it can be.” – Brian Buffini “Relationships are everything. And they're at the heart of every good business and at the heart of every good life.” – Brian Buffini “Be relentlessly positive.” – Brian Buffini “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincolnitsagoodlife.com
  • 187. Quick Cut: S2E187 Building Your Financial Fortress

    12:21
    Listen to the full episode hereBrian Buffini came to America with $92 in his pocket and eventually paid off crippling medical debt to achieve wealth and success. In this episode, he examines the common attitudes that prevent people from achieving financial success and outlines five ways to cultivate a high-performance mindset about money. Whether you’re struggling to eliminate debt or you want to save more and hone better money habits, this episode is sure to motivate you to take control of your finances once and for all. Inspirational quotes from today’s interview“Broke was my state of account; poor was my state of mind.” — Brian Buffini“If you want to be successful, you have to be countercultural—you can’t avoid it, you can’t worship it and you can’t believe it’ll do anything to change your status.” — Brian Buffini“People say ‘ignorance is bliss.’ No, ignorance is bankruptcy.” — Brian Buffini“Money frees you up from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” — Groucho Marx“Money is like fire—it can heat your home and cook your food, but it can also burn down your house.” — Brian Buffini“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” — George Latimer“Money can buy you a bed, but it can’t buy you a good night’s sleep.” — Zig Ziglar“Align your resources with your values.” — Brian Buffini“If you think no one cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple car payments.” — Earl Wilson“I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them because sooner or later, one will” — Warren Buffett“When someone loses it all, it’s because they’re out of sequence.” — Brian Buffini“An investment paid in knowledge pays the greatest dividends.” — Ben Franklin“Bring more value to your hours so you can be valued for your hours.” — Brian Buffini“A bank can’t foreclose on a property it doesn’t have a mortgage on.” — Brian Buffini Books mentioned in the episode:The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. ClasonThe Total Money Make-Over by Dave Ramseyitsagoodlife.com
  • 186. S2E186 Life is Good with Bert Jacobs

    32:14
    Bert Jacobs is the co-founder of Life is Good, a $100 million company dedicated to spreading the power of optimism. In this episode, he tells Brian how he and his brother John went from selling t-shirts on the streets of Boston to leading such a successful positive-lifestyle brand. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How their mother inspired the business.   ·     How others helped them to grow and develop.   ·     Why they are committed to their groundbreaking nonprofit work. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:lifeisgood.com “Life is Good,” by Bert and John Jacobs MasterMind SummitFree business consultation Dr. Seuss “Sapiens,” by Yuval Noah Harari Good Will Hunting NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Life is not easy. Life is not perfect. But life is good.” – Bert Jacobs “Optimism is the most pragmatic strategy for living a happy and fulfilling life.” – Bert Jacobs “There is no more important job on planet earth than the job of a mother. Because if the youngest people on this planet can grow up with resilience and the right values, then our world is going to be okay.” – Bert Jacobs “Know who you are, and act like it.” – Bert Jacobs “The good life is not about what you have in possessions or where you are geographically. It's more the acknowledgement that life - while it's a mystery - is a great gift.” – Bert Jacobsitsagoodlife.com
  • 185. Quick Cut: S2E185 The Best You is all in the Mind

    11:21
    Listen to the full episode hereToday’s world often exposes us to an overload of damaging and divisive information. In this episode, Brian teaches how to renew our minds so that we can reject the negativity we’re constantly subjected to and instead gain clarity, become more positive and achieve growth. Topics discussed include: the value of journaling, the usefulness of a ‘technology fast’ and the importance of monitoring what we consume and who we associate with. YOU WILL LEARN:How technology creates a social dilemma.Why a renewed mind is so powerful.How to renew your mind.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:“The Power of Positive Thinking,” by Norman Vincent Peale“The Social Dilemma,” documentary-drama“Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life,” by Martin E.P. Seligman“Man's Search for Meaning,” Viktor E. Frankl“The Shawshank Redemption,” movie“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck“As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“Do not conform; be transformed.” – Brian Buffini“The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.” – Zig Ziglar“Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.” – Norman Vincent Peale“Your input determines your output.” – Brian Buffini“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale“Once you're clear, you can take action. If you take action without being clear, you will be in a constant state of anxiety.” – Brian Buffini
  • 184. S2E184 Your Personal Growth Journey with Dave McGhee

    30:17
    No matter what difficulties or challenges you encounter in this life, you’ll come out on top when you focus on personal growth. In this episode, Brian Buffini and Dave McGhee discuss why personal growth is the key to success and share why it’s vital to shift your perspective, move beyond either/or thinking and set clear goals and milestones if you want to win. YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why limiting beliefs can hinder growth. ·     How a good coach can help you create a roadmap for success.·     Why strategic tactics are essential. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:S1E259 100 Days to Change Your Life Free REALStrengths assessmentFree business consultationNOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “The number one thing that keeps people from really growing to their capability is a lack of clarity on what they really want, and why they want it.” – Dave McGhee “Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu   “Start with the end in mind.” – Dave McGhee “Write down what you really want to accomplish, and why it's important to you.” – Dave McGhee“The tactics are critical. Without the tactics, we're not going to achieve our goal. But the key is tying those tactics strategically to long-term vision.” – Dave McGheeitsagoodlife.com
  • 183. Quick Cut: S2E183 Learn how to Negotiate from FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

    11:36
    Listen to the full episode hereNegotiation is a crucial skill in both business and life, but unfortunately many people do it poorly. In this episode, Brian interviews former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss about the negotiation tools he has used to save lives and learns how these tools can be used in business to save deals! Based on emotional intelligence and human nature, these specific skills transcend culture, build trust and uncover the other side’s value system. If you want to nail negotiation, this podcast is a must!  Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:“Learning is the only sustainable competitive advantage for anybody.” — Chris Voss“The person who wants to meet you in the middle is usually a poor judge of distance.” — Anonymous“You can never stop learning about understanding people.” — Chris Voss“If you get out of argument-based negotiations, your success sneaks up on you.” — Chris Voss“You don’t have to be combative to be a great negotiator.” — Chris Voss“You’ve got to keep the other side’s guard down.” — Chris Voss“You need the other side to hear themselves out loud.” — Chris Voss“Curiosity is a positive frame of mind.” — Chris Voss“There’s a difference between being likeable and needing to be liked.” — Chris VossItsagoodlife.com