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Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind true success.

Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind true success.


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Exploring the mindsets, motivation and methodologies behind true success.




Don’t Go It Alone #277

“We all need help. Don't go it alone.” – Brian Buffini Over the past year, people everywhere have been asked to go it alone, whether through stay-at-home orders, self-isolating or social distancing. This has led to the illusion that we’re fine by ourselves, but nothing could be further from the truth. In this episode, Brian shares why people are designed to connect with each other, why there’s no shame in reaching out and asking for help when you need it and why we’re always better together...


The Art of Impossible – an Interview with Steven Kotler #276

“Peak performance is nothing more or less than getting our biology to work for us rather than against us.” – Steven Kotler A state of flow is an optimal state of consciousness when we both feel our best and perform our best. In this episode, Brian interviews Steven Kotler, one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. Steven shares how to achieve flow and unlock peak performance – those moments in time when the impossible becomes possible. Topics discussed include: why our...


Update Your Bucket List #275

“By having a bucket list, it gives you something to hope for. Hope is a very, very powerful thing.” – Brian Buffini The past 18 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, but the time has now come to look to the future again. In this episode, part of a Facebook Live recording, Brian shares how to plan for what lies ahead by revisiting and updating your bucket list. A Q&A session also addresses topics such as when to invest out of state, whether there is a property bubble and how...


Overcoming Adversity – an Interview with Dick Hoyt #274

“Don't tell me I can't do it. Tell me what I have to do so I can do it.” – Dick Hoyt It’s possible to achieve incredible things in life simply by making up your mind. In this special episode from the Buffini & Company vaults, Brian interviews trailblazing athlete Dick Hoyt, who recently passed away. Dick shares how his son, Rick, born a quadriplegic and unable to speak or control his limbs, told him he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been...


Chatter: The Voice Inside Our Head – an Interview with Ethan Kross #273

“The secret to managing our self-talk well is using combinations of tools.” – Ethan Kross Some of the most important conversations we ever have are with ourselves. In this episode, Brian interviews Ethan Kross about his book, “Chatter.” Ethan explains why we all have an inner voice and how we can learn to harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying and more productive life. Topics discussed include: distance self-talk, temporal distancing, the power and peril of other people, invisible...


How To Get Out of a Funk #272

“When you're in a funk, it's time to go back to the fundamentals of personal growth and development, because I believe the greatest way to get out of a funk is to grow.” – Brian Buffini Life is designed to have peaks and valleys. We all have highs and lows along the way – that just means we’re human. In this episode, Brian explains why everyone experiences a funk sometimes and how to best get past it. Topics discussed include: the three kinds of funks that exist; why positive self-talk...


The Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance – an Interview with Rich Diviney #271

“The question is, can you figure out your engine, your vehicle, so you can start doing better in your own environment?” – Rich Diviney What are the key attributes for success in even the toughest situation? In this episode, Brian interviews retired Navy SEAL Commander Rich Diviney about his book, “The Attributes.” Rich explains how, through close observation of the most elite optimal performers, he learned to identify the hidden drivers of performance that explain how someone will succeed,...


The Luck of the Irish #270

“I’ve never met an Irishman who didn’t hope for more.” – Brian Buffini Ireland might be a small country, but it’s one of the most influential in the world. In this episode, recorded as a special Facebook Live on St. Patrick’s Day, Brian shares three reasons why so many Irish people achieve phenomenal success worldwide and explains how these unique principles can help you win, no matter where you’re from. This episode also features a bonus Q&A session in which Brian discusses topics...


The Psychology of Influence, Part 2 #269

“If you have the right heart and the right motives, and you go about this the right way, you will be a person of influence. You will become a master of influence.” – Brian Buffini The art of persuasion can be a powerful force for good, but it must be done for the right reasons and in the right way. In this episode, inspired by Robert Cialdini’s classic bestseller “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Brian shares three more principles of influence and persuasion. Topics discussed...


The Psychology of Influence, Part 1 #268

“Great persuasion is getting people to do what they need to do.”– Brian Buffini When done for the right reasons and in the right way, the art of persuasion is very powerful. In this episode, inspired by Robert Cialdini’s classic bestseller “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Brian shares the first three of six principles of influence and persuasion. He explains how, when they coincide with the right intent, motivation and desire to help, these techniques can be used for the common...


The Power of WHO – an Interview with Bob Beaudine #267

“The power of WHO starts first with a premise that friends and business aren't taboo.” – Bob Beaudine We all have key relationships in our lives that can help us in ways we never imagined. In this episode, Brian interviews Bob Beaudine, the top sports and entertainment executive recruiter in the United States. Bob explains why your friends are your conduits and resources to success, why you must humble yourself enough to ask for help and how you can deal with life’s speedbumps and still...


How To Be a Pro in an Unskilled World #266

“You're in total control of the skill set you have and the skill set you can have.” – Brian Buffini We might not be able to control much in today’s uncertain world, but one dynamic we can control is the ability to develop our own skills. In this episode, Brian teaches how we can take charge of our attitude, efforts and self-development to become more skilled and professional and stand out from the crowd. Topics discussed include: how to develop emotional intelligence, how to listen well and...


The E-Myth Revisited – an Interview with Michael E. Gerber #265

“The vast majority of people who fail in business didn't have to fail in business.” – Michael E. Gerber Many small businesses needlessly fail in this country every year. In this episode, Brian interviews bestselling author Michael E. Gerber, a small business guru who has impacted the lives of millions of entrepreneurs worldwide for over 40 years. Michael explains how small businesses can be transformed. He also discusses the fatal assumptions people make when they open their own business...


Renewing Your Mind Is Not Refreshing Your Screen #264

“All of us lose hope, all of us lose confidence. But you can get it back by renewing your mind.” – Brian Buffini Today’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...


Sustaining Greatness – an Interview with Three-Time Gold Medalist Karch Kiraly #263

“I aspire to be not a flash in the pan, but somebody who does it at a really high level for a very long time.” – Karch Kiraly There is a uniqueness to those who become the best at what they do and then stay there. In this episode, Brian interviews Olympian Karch Kiraly, widely regarded as the best volleyball player of all time, about his decades-long pursuit of greatness. Having won at every level as both an athlete and a coach, Karch gives insight into his drive and mindset, outlines the...


The Power of a Made-Up Mind #262

“You can do it, but you’ve got to have your mind made up.” – Therese Buffini All successful people have made up their minds to win long before they experience their first victory. In this episode, a rebroadcast of our most popular message ever, Brian discusses the power of a made-up mind and shares inspiring stories from his own life and the lives of people who’ve defied the odds. Brian also examines the two questions to consider when you want to make up your mind to live the life you’ve...


Matthew McConaughey – an Interview on His New Book, “Greenlights” #261

“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green - or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” – Matthew McConaughey Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found...


Lose Like a Lineman - an Interview with Nick Hardwick #260

“As long as I stick to the plan, I'll lose the weight. It's simple.” – Nick Hardwick After a difficult year, many people are looking to refocus on their health goals. In this episode, Brian interviews Nick Hardwick, former center for the San Diego Chargers, about the nutrition and fitness plan that helped him to lose almost 100 pounds in five months upon his retirement from the NFL, and keep it off. Nick describes how he has overcome the many challenges and setbacks he has experienced in...


100 Days to Change Your Life #259

“The next 100 days, if you make a decision today, can change your life, not just for 100 days, not just for this year, but for the rest of your life.” – Brian Buffini In just 100 days, you can change your life forever. In this episode, Brian explains how the 100-day technique works and why he has been so passionate about it for so long. He also discusses why this method works for every area of life, why you should start with the area that needs the most attention and why a great coach can...


How to Win in 2021 #258

“Not everybody's going to win in 2021. But the doers will.” – Brian Buffini In 2020, COVID-19 stopped the world’s momentum. With movement restricted, many people experienced fear, indecision and a loss of motivation. In this episode, Brian teaches how to succeed in 2021 by starting, maintaining and growing momentum. Topics discussed include: why coaching is so important, how momentum creates efficiency and flow and why goal-setting is the key to success. Are you a Buffini Show Insider?...