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It's a Good Life

Brian Buffini

Business, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Life, Coaching, Good

4.42.3K Ratings

Overview

It's a Good Life, the podcast for entrepreneurs. A podcast about growth - personal growth and growing your business. Inspirational and practical content that reflects the positivity it takes to be an entrepreneur. Presented by Brian Buffini founder of America’s biggest corporate coaching company. Entrepreneurship isn’t always an easy life, but with the right guidance, it can be a good one.

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538 Episodes

Quick Cut: S2E199 How to be Resilient

Click here to listen to the full episode When you experience a failure or a setback, do you quit or find another way to achieve your goal? Although many people choose to quit, the most resilient people use the disappointment they feel to propel them to greatness.In this episode, Brian Buffini offers tips to help you become more resilient. In addition to outlining the three common enemies of resilience, he explains the three benefits of cultivating resiliency, and provides timeless advice on how you can become more resilient today. Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: “At the end of the day, you can’t win if you don’t finish the game.” — Brian Buffini “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — General George S. Patton “Disappointments are inevitable, but discouragement is a choice.” — Charles Stanley “It’s okay to be disappointed; it’s very dangerous to let it turn into discouragement.” — Brian Buffini “You can’t start the next chapter if you keep rereading the last one.” — Unknown “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?’—Eleanor Roosevelt “Confidence comes with you when you walk in the room; you don’t have to say a thing.” — Brian Buffini “Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” — Michael Jordan “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn itsagoodlife Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

S2E198 How to Build Your Business Network

Building a network of interconnected people is a powerful advantage in business. In this episode, Brian explains how business networking has produced some of the most significant results in his career and how it can do the same for you. YOU WILL LEARN:·     The benefits of business to business relationships.·     How to build connections.·     How to turn connections into a community. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Free business consultation The Peak Experience Referral Maker PRO “Never Eat Alone,” by Keith Ferrazzi NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “A transfer of trust takes place through a business referral.” – Brian Buffini “One of the best ways to get connected is to be connected to one another.” – Brian Buffini “Building a business network is one of the smartest things you can do in a business.” – Brian Buffini “The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” – Keith Ferrazzi “Give first, then ask, then you'll receive.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

Quick Cut: S2E197 Principles for Better Living

Click here to listen to the full episode In our world today, good manners and civility are on the decline. Too often, people’s attitudes and behavior towards others leave a lot to be desired. But there is a more enjoyable and satisfying way to live! In this episode, Brian explains how committing to the three principles of courtesy, respect and hospitality will make life better for you and everyone around you. If you want to live an uncommon life and have uncommon success as a result, this podcast is for you! Inspirational quotes from today’s interview “Common courtesy is not common practice.”—Brian Buffini “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”—Theodore Roosevelt “Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing and conveys much.”—Erastus Wiman “Courtesy is a small act, but it packs a mighty wallop.”—Lewis Carroll “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”—Clarence Thomas “I believe that good manners are more important than a Harvard education.”—Brian Buffini “I speak to everyone the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”—Albert Einstein “Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.”—William Feather “When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life.”—Zig Ziglar “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, that’s what brings happiness.”—Harold Kushner “Generosity has nothing to do with your current economic state. It has to do with an attitude of the mind and an attitude of the spirit.”—Brian Buffini “Being generous is one of the things that has made me a fortune.”—Brian Buffini itsagoodlife Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

S2E196 10 Weeks With Wooden

John Wooden is regarded as the greatest NCAA basketball coach of all time. His achievements on the court are unmatched, but his influence extends far beyond the world of sports. In this episode, Brian shares how Coach Wooden impacted his life and how his powerful teachings can help you to achieve phenomenal success, both personally and professionally. YOU WILL LEARN:·     The common traits of a successful person.·     The principles of the Pyramid of Success.·     The legacy of Coach Wooden’s philosophy. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Coach Wooden Free business consultation The Peak Experience NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “There is no substitute for very hard work when it comes to success.” – Coach Wooden “The two qualities of friendship that are so important are respect and camaraderie.” – Coach Wooden “A leader who has loyalty is the leader whose team I wish to be a part of.” – Coach Wooden “Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all.” – Coach Wooden “It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – Coach Wooden itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

Quick Cut: S2E195 Developing Your Self-Belief

Click here to listen to the full episode The beliefs we hold about ourselves can either motivate us to achieve success or provide the excuses we tell ourselves to justify a failure, or worse, not bothering to try at all. Many people feel the consequences of low self-belief, including arrogance, criticizing others or simply trying too hard. In this episode, Brian Buffini delves into the topic of self-belief and offers tips to help you improve your belief in yourself, your abilities and your future. You’ll learn how insecurity can sabotage your dreams, the role your past experiences and other people’s feedback have on shaping your beliefs and the two affirmations to repeat when you feel your belief is faltering. When we believe in ourselves and our abilities, we have the confidence to rise above the challenges we face and achieve our goals. If you struggle with self-belief—and let’s face it, who doesn’t—this episode is for you. Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: “If we believe in ourselves, we can have belief in others.” — Brian Buffini “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” — Max Maltz “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.’ Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.” — Pope Francis “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis “We need stress to live; we need resistance to grow.” — Brian Buffini “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick “Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt “A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and the uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird “Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so.” — David Brooks “When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” — Brian Tracy itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

S2E194 Burned Out or Fired Up - You Choose with Rachael Yeaman

In today’s stressful world, burnout, overwhelm and anxiety are at an all-time high. In this episode, REALStrengths expert Rachael Yeaman explains how to banish burnout, reclaim your choices and leverage your innate strengths and abilities to live a life by design on your own terms. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How to recognize burnout before you flame out.·     How your values are connected to burnout.·     How to use your gifts and strengths to be fired up instead of burned out. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Free REALStrengths Assessment Free business consultation MasterMind Summit NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Leveraging our innate strengths can be one of the most powerful ways to combat burnout when we're in it – and potentially prevent it in the future.” – Rachael Yeaman  “Our response to what's happening around us is directly connected to our belief in our ability to be able to handle these situations. When we know our strengths, and are directly connected to what makes us uniquely great every day, this creates deep self-belief and resilience.” – Rachael Yeaman  “When we're aware of our strengths and how to put them into action…we can be certain in our ability to tackle every challenge that comes our way.” – Rachael Yeaman  “Do not live with your head buried in burnout. Face it head-on with your strengths by your side.” – Rachael Yeaman  “Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

Quick Cut: S2E193 The Upside of Stress with Kelly McGonigal

Click here to listen to the full episode Most of us do everything we can to avoid stress. But new research shows that if we learn to accept and even embrace stress, we will be happier and more effective in our lives. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author, health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. McGonigal explains the benefits of stress and outlines how we can all learn and grow from challenging life experiences. Mentioned in this episode "The Upside of Stress" by Kelly McGonigal TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal Inspirational quotes from today’s interview: “Stress isn’t always about attacking it and killing it and winning it.” — Kelly McGonigal “Your brain and body have different ways of responding to stress that can help you thrive.” — Kelly McGonigal “Most of us have a story in our head that says “this shouldn’t be stressful” for the very things that are most likely to cause stress.” — Kelly McGonigal  “Stress is something that arises in your mind and your body when something you care about is at stake.” — Kelly McGonigal “We have stress responses in every relationship that matters to us, every role that matters to us and every goal that matters to us.” — Kelly McGonigal “Surrender a little bit to the fact that if you went through something very stressful, your brain is going to try to learn from it. Do it intentionally. Sit down, write about it, talk to someone about it and reflect on it. That will help you recover more quickly and also help you learn from the experience so that you are stronger afterwards.” — Kelly McGonigal “I don’t have to give my best energy towards outrage or fear that I actually can’t have any impact on.” — Kelly McGonigal itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

S2E192 No Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer

Celebrated athlete Erik Weihenmayer is the first blind person in history to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. In this episode, he tells Brian how he lives a life of meaning and purpose by consistently breaking through barriers and helping others with special challenges to lead active and fulfilling lives.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why he never lives on the sidelines.·     How climbing Mount Everest changed him.·     Why he started a nonprofit.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: erikweihenmayer.com No Barriers nonprofit National Federation of the Blind MasterMind Summit S1E043, What’s Your Everest? NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When I went totally blind … it was like the gloves were off. I could do anything I wanted now. I was free.” – Erik Weihenmayer  “Wisdom gets beat into most of us, sadly.” – Erik Weihenmayer  “We're always sort of straddling this knife edge between limitation and possibility.” – Erik Weihenmayer  “When you have a really bad day there's nothing better than sleeping and waking up the next morning to say, ‘Today's a new day with new possibilities – I can do better than I did yesterday.’” – Erik Weihenmayer  “It's an ongoing, never-ending commitment to reaching and failing; falling short and bleeding a little bit; and reaching again and getting a little higher each day up the mountain. To me, that's what constitutes a good life.” – Erik Weihenmayer  itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

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

Click here to listen to the full episode Change 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 Ford itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

S2E190 Rich on Any Income

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 resource Free 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 Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Quick Cut: S2E189 How to Remove Worry

Listen to the full episode here Anxiety 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 Brown itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

S2E188 Seize the Day

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 Experience MasterMind Summit Free 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 Lincoln itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Quick Cut: S2E187 Building Your Financial Fortress

Listen to the full episode here Brian 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. Clason The Total Money Make-Over by Dave Ramsey itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

S2E186 Life is Good with Bert Jacobs

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 Summit Free 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 Jacobs itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Quick Cut: S2E185 The Best You is all in the Mind

Listen to the full episode here 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 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

S2E184 Your Personal Growth Journey with Dave McGhee

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 assessment Free business consultation NOTEWORTHY 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 McGhee itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Quick Cut: S2E183 Learn how to Negotiate from FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

Listen to the full episode here Negotiation 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 Voss Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

S2E182 Water of Life: A Quest for Clean Water with Scott Harrison

At the age of 28, Scott Harrison walked away from his career as a top nightclub promoter in New York to volunteer on a hospital ship in West Africa and discover his true calling. In this episode, he tells Brian how, with no money or experience, he founded charity: water, an organization that has raised over $740 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 18.4 million people around the world. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How his childhood shaped him.  ·     How he came to a radical decision to reset his life.   ·     How he built one of the most trusted nonprofits in the world. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: charity: water “Thirst,” by Scott Harrison NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “703 million humans are poisoning themselves today because of the situations they were born into. And it's a solvable problem.” – Scott Harrison “We literally know how to help 100% of the people on earth get water, but we haven't chosen to do it. We haven't built the will, the determination. We haven't built the movement. We haven't raised the resources to do it. But that's what keeps me so excited.” – Scott Harrison “I feel so fortunate, at 28, to have realized there would never be enough. There would never be enough - someone would always have more.” – Scott Harrison “I just encourage people to ask a different question: how can I use my time and my talent and my money in the service of others?” – Scott Harrison “It almost is intoxicating when you're moving from a life of accumulation, of collecting the markers of success, to then saying, ‘Well, what if my life could benefit others?’” – Scott Harrison itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Quick Cut: S2E181 How to Reframe Work for a Happier Life

Listen to the full episode here “When work is your blessing and you do so much of it, your life is more of a blessing. It's more of a contributor to the good life that you want to live.” – Brian BuffiniIn today’s world, many people see work as something to be endured, not enjoyed. In this episode, Brian explains why our culture’s definition of success needs to be re-examined, why a lack of self-control and an inability to delay gratification mean people get stuck in jobs they dislike and why, when done in the right way, work offers far more than just financial reward and is the key to the good life. YOU WILL LEARN:Why work is often perceived as a curse.The three blessings of work. The best way to work. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:S1E191, Do the Hustle  INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“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“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” – Stephen Covey“Our economic decisions can doom us to doing jobs we hate and they can eliminate our choices.” – Brian Buffini“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie“I have this great passion myself for this calling to bring the good life to more people; to help people feel better, to help people think better and to help people do better.” – Brian Buffini“When you view work as a blessing and not a curse, those who come after you will see work as a blessing and not a curse and their work will impact others.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

S2E180 Beating Procrastination

In today’s busy world, procrastination is the mortal enemy of potential and true achievement. In this episode, Brian explains how you can stop making excuses, conquer procrastination and get on the road to incredible success. YOU WILL LEARN:·     The psychology of procrastination.·     The impacts of procrastination.·     Tips to beat procrastination. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E166 The Power of Perseverance S2E170 The Slow Burn of Success: Cultivating Patience S1E059 Get Organized Now! The Most Organized Man in America – with Dr. Alex Lackey S2E141 What I Learned from Jim Rohn DO IT N.O.W. “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg “The Power of Full Engagement,” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz The Peak Experience NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When we get people to beat procrastination, we can get people to beat their goals.” – Brian Buffini “Procrastination is not waiting and it is more than delaying. It is a decision not to act.” – Dr. Joseph Ferrari “We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” – Erica Jong “When you're doing the good stuff on autopilot, you're winning.” – Brian Buffini “Habits and routines are the secret elixir of the most successful people in the world.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Quick Cut: S2E179 The Magic of Owning a Home

Listen to the full episode here Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. In this episode, Brian explains why real estate has been the making of him in his career, as a provider for his family and as a primary source of investment. Topics discussed include why people’s homes were their refuge during the COVID-19 pandemic, why owning is better than renting and why, for many people, the mortgage interest write-off could be the difference between being a renter and being an owner.Use the button below to download this week’s resource and follow along with the episode. DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE YOU WILL LEARN:Why homeownership increases personal wealth and well-being.Why homeownership promotes stronger families and neighborhoods.Why homeownership is good for the economy. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E124, “Getting the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back” INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Food, shelter and clothing are the three predominant needs of humanity – and owning a home answers one of those.” – Brian Buffini “A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Having a home and buying real estate, even buying investment real estate, is a phenomenal goal to set your mind on, and a great set of goals to have as the end to which all your efforts are directed.” – Brian Buffini “90 percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie “Can a home buy you happiness? No, it can't. But can it contribute to your happiness? Absolutely.” – Brian Buffini “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius “Owning a home is a magical thing. And it's the magic I hope that you currently are participating in.” – Brian Buffini “Real estate has provided me with the income to go pursue the gifts God's given me to go help as many people as I can. I owe that to real estate.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

S2E178 Seize Your Strengths - How to Maximize Your Life with Rachael Yeaman

If you want to break free of what’s holding you back and truly grow, you have to embrace discomfort. In this episode, REALStrengths expert Rachael Yeaman shares how you can use your innate gifts and abilities to step outside your comfort zone and transform your life. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How your unique strengths can help you to live life on purpose. ·     How your setbacks can set you up for future success.·     How you can start changing your life today.     MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: REALStrengths MasterMind Summit The Peak Experience Leadership Conference NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “In order to live life on purpose, you need to get clear on what matters most. Our unique strengths are directly connected to what we value most.” – Rachael Yeaman “We have to go ‘all in’ on life. No one else is doing that for us.” – Rachael Yeaman “The only way to conquer fear is to face it head on. We need to embrace discomfort and know that that's the only way to grow.” – Rachael Yeaman “We need to reframe rejection as protection.” – Rachael Yeaman “In order to seize your life, in order to seize every single day, you have to seize your strengths.” – Rachael Yeaman itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Quickcut: S2E177 Lessons From a War Hero

Listen to the full interview here “I learned that the prison was not the eight feet between the walls. It was eight inches between my ears.” – Captain Charlie PlumbIt takes extraordinary resilience to survive the impossible. In this episode, Brian interviews former navy fighter pilot and Vietnam Prisoner of War, Captain Charlie Plumb. Captain Plumb explains how on his 75th combat mission over North Vietnam, five days before he was due to return home, he was shot down. Captured, tortured and imprisoned, he spent over 2,000 days as a POW in an 8ft x 8ft cell. Topics discussed include: Why his naval training was vital, how his parents’ philosophies of discipline and forgiveness helped him to survive and which daily routines kept him going. YOU WILL LEARN:What he learned about himself during his time in captivity.Why he believes adversity can bring opportunity.How strong leadership transformed his prison experience. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “I’m No Hero,” by Charlie Plumb INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“The good news is, when you have that opportunity to sit still nearly six years, you go back through your mind, and you learn an awful lot about yourself.” – Captain Plumb “I think the biggest thing I learned about myself was that regardless of what is around me, I still can make choices about my response to the things around me.” – Captain Plumb “Lots of times the biggest opportunities in life are wrapped up in the package that looks like a big-time problem.” – Captain Plumb “There's a lot of people in the marketplace today that are struggling there. They have total freedom and yet they're in a prison in their mind.” – Brian Buffini “Acid does more harm in the vessel it's stored than on the subject it’s poured.” – Proverb “I think the good life to me means a life of service. And I'm under the belief that if you help enough people get what they want, you can have a very, very successful life.” – Captain Plumb itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Quick Cut: S2E177 Lessons From a War Hero

Listen to the full interview here “I learned that the prison was not the eight feet between the walls. It was eight inches between my ears.” – Captain Charlie PlumbIt takes extraordinary resilience to survive the impossible. In this episode, Brian interviews former navy fighter pilot and Vietnam Prisoner of War, Captain Charlie Plumb. Captain Plumb explains how on his 75th combat mission over North Vietnam, five days before he was due to return home, he was shot down. Captured, tortured and imprisoned, he spent over 2,000 days as a POW in an 8ft x 8ft cell. Topics discussed include: Why his naval training was vital, how his parents’ philosophies of discipline and forgiveness helped him to survive and which daily routines kept him going. YOU WILL LEARN:What he learned about himself during his time in captivity.Why he believes adversity can bring opportunity.How strong leadership transformed his prison experience. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “I’m No Hero,” by Charlie Plumb INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“The good news is, when you have that opportunity to sit still nearly six years, you go back through your mind, and you learn an awful lot about yourself.” – Captain Plumb “I think the biggest thing I learned about myself was that regardless of what is around me, I still can make choices about my response to the things around me.” – Captain Plumb “Lots of times the biggest opportunities in life are wrapped up in the package that looks like a big-time problem.” – Captain Plumb “There's a lot of people in the marketplace today that are struggling there. They have total freedom and yet they're in a prison in their mind.” – Brian Buffini “Acid does more harm in the vessel it's stored than on the subject it’s poured.” – Proverb “I think the good life to me means a life of service. And I'm under the belief that if you help enough people get what they want, you can have a very, very successful life.” – Captain Plumb itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

S2E176 Maximize Your Life - That's the Outcome of Using Your REALStrengths with Rachael Yeaman

What could you achieve if you were willing to take the risk? In this episode, REALStrengths expert Rachael Yeaman shares how unlocking and empowering your innate gifts and abilities will help you to maximize your potential and your life. YOU WILL LEARN:·     What your comfort zone costs you.   ·     Why living in reactive mode leads to regret. ·     How to stop being ruled by fear.    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: REALStrengths MasterMind Summit The Peak Experience Leadership Conference S2E159 All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “A cost associated with staying in this comfort zone is that we play small; we become stagnant and complacent.” – Rachael Yeaman “There needs to be seasons of rest. There needs to be seasons of comfort. But there also needs to be seasons of challenge.” – Brian Buffini “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.” – Paulo Coelho “It's about recognizing this tension that exists between who we are and who we could be if we took the risk.” – Rachael Yeaman “If we want to maximize our lives, we have to use our strengths in the face of fear and choose courage over comfort.” – Rachael Yeaman itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Quick Cut: S2E175 Budget or Busted

Listen to full episode here “A budget provides peace and security.” — Brian BuffiniWhether you have more money in the bank than you know what to do with or you’re searching the couch cushions at the end of the month looking for spare change, you need a budget. Not only do the majority of people not have a budget, many fear even creating one! Creating a budget is nothing to fear; it’s an empowering activity that gives you total control over your money instead of the other way around. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives in-depth information to help you create a budget that works for your financial goals and circumstances. You’ll learn why most people don’t budget, how to prioritize your expenses and the apps that can help, and how to create a surplus each month, even if money is tight. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to save more and build wealth. Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:“There is no amount of money that you will create that will be enough to not have a budget.” — Brian Buffini”A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.” — Errol Flynn“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar“Plan your work and work your plan.” — Norman Vincent Peale“What gets measured gets managed.” — Peter Drucker“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb“Do not save what’s left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” — Warren Buffet“A budget tells us what we can’t afford but it doesn’t stop us from buying it.” — Brian Buffini“It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.” — Charles Jaffe“Time is like money. The less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.” — Josh Billings“A portion of all you earn is yours to keep.” — George S. Clason“Your business is the golden goose.” — Brian Buffini“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin“The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself.” — Warren Buffet Mentioned in the episode:PocketGuardYouNeedABudgetWallyMvelopes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

Quickcut: S2E175 Budget or Busted

Listen to full episode here “A budget provides peace and security.” — Brian BuffiniWhether you have more money in the bank than you know what to do with or you’re searching the couch cushions at the end of the month looking for spare change, you need a budget. Not only do the majority of people not have a budget, many fear even creating one! Creating a budget is nothing to fear; it’s an empowering activity that gives you total control over your money instead of the other way around. In this episode, Brian Buffini gives in-depth information to help you create a budget that works for your financial goals and circumstances. You’ll learn why most people don’t budget, how to prioritize your expenses and the apps that can help, and how to create a surplus each month, even if money is tight. By the end of the episode, you’ll be motivated to save more and build wealth. Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:“There is no amount of money that you will create that will be enough to not have a budget.” — Brian Buffini”A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.” — Errol Flynn“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar“Plan your work and work your plan.” — Norman Vincent Peale“What gets measured gets managed.” — Peter Drucker“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb“Do not save what’s left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” — Warren Buffet“A budget tells us what we can’t afford but it doesn’t stop us from buying it.” — Brian Buffini“It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.” — Charles Jaffe“Time is like money. The less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.” — Josh Billings“A portion of all you earn is yours to keep.” — George S. Clason“Your business is the golden goose.” — Brian Buffini“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin“The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself.” — Warren Buffet Mentioned in the episode:PocketGuardYouNeedABudgetWallyMvelopes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

S2E174 Calming the Chaos with Laura Vanderkam

In today’s hectic world, it can feel like there’s never enough time to achieve what we want to. In this episode, time management and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam explains how to bring calm to the chaos and make time for what matters most. YOU WILL LEARN:·     Reasons people don’t do what they say they want to.  ·     Tools and tips to help you become more tranquil.·     The benefits of shifting from a 24-hour to a 168-hour mindset. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: lauravanderkam.com Tranquility by Tuesday, by Laura Vanderkam Free business consultation S1E059 Get Organized Now! The Most Organized Man in America – with Dr. Alex Lackey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey Ken Burns documentaries NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “When things are truly important to us, we tend to make space for them.” – Laura Vanderkam “We can build the lives we want in the time that we have.” – Laura Vanderkam “A good morning starts the night before.” – Laura Vanderkam “Move by 3pm.” – Laura Vanderkam “Each week, you want to have one big adventure and one little adventure.” – Laura Vanderkam   itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Quickcut: S2E173 Problem Solving 101

If you can successfully solve other people’s problems, you will be both highly compensated and highly trusted. In this episode, Brian teaches why effective problem solving is a mindset and a skill and explains how learning to creatively solve problems for yourself and others will help you to live the good life.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why people repeatedly encounter the same problems.·     Why problem solving is such a valued skill.·     How to become a problem solver.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  “You2,” by Price Pritchett S1E164 The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong  INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Creativity and problem solving are the same thing.” – Brian Buffini “Solving problems gives you confidence and it also builds your momentum.” – Brian Buffini “You can't solve a problem until you're asking the right questions.” – Brian Buffini “Long after your physical strength is not what it used to be, your problem solving can be at an all-time high.” – Brian Buffini “Don't just be a talker, be a doer.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Quick Cut: S2E173 Problem Solving 101

If you can successfully solve other people’s problems, you will be both highly compensated and highly trusted. In this episode, Brian teaches why effective problem solving is a mindset and a skill and explains how learning to creatively solve problems for yourself and others will help you to live the good life.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why people repeatedly encounter the same problems.·     Why problem solving is such a valued skill.·     How to become a problem solver.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  “You2,” by Price Pritchett S1E164 The Best Interview of My Life with Neil Armstrong  INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Creativity and problem solving are the same thing.” – Brian Buffini “Solving problems gives you confidence and it also builds your momentum.” – Brian Buffini “You can't solve a problem until you're asking the right questions.” – Brian Buffini “Long after your physical strength is not what it used to be, your problem solving can be at an all-time high.” – Brian Buffini “Don't just be a talker, be a doer.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

S2E172 The Celtic Tiger

Ireland is a thriving, prosperous nation that punches above its weight on the world stage, but it wasn’t always that way. In this special episode to mark St. Patrick’s Day, Brian looks back on Ireland’s challenging history, reflects on how far the Emerald Isle has come and shares how you can emulate the special spirit of his homeland to achieve phenomenal success against the odds. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How Ireland was shaped by the struggles of its past.  ·     How certain principles changed the country’s fortunes.  ·     How you can tap into those same principles to succeed.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E158 How to be a Goal Getter S2E159 All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff “The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini The Peak Experience MasterMind Free business consultation Fairways and FunDays NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If a country can change its fortunes, you as an individual can change your fortune.” – Brian Buffini “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison  “Drink deep of the principles of the Irish who turned around a whole country and, in turn, you can turn around your whole life.” – Brian Buffini “Success breeds success. That's the true beauty of rags to riches.” – Brian Buffini “Be a go-getter.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Quickcut: S2E171 Matthew McConaughey: Greenlights

Listen to the full episode here. “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 happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.” READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT YOU WILL LEARN:How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.How his father’s death refocused his priorities.Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:“Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaugheyGreenlights“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino“Emerson's Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson“Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson“Raising Arizona,” movie INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” – Matthew McConaughey“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.” – Matthew McConaughey“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?” – Matthew McConaughey“When you go and you endure something and you're kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” – Matthew McConaughey“I've never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” – Coach Darrell Royal“We are the author of our own book.” – Matthew McConaughey“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” – Matthew McConaughey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

Quick Cut: S2E171 Matthew McConaughey: Greenlights

Listen to the full episode here. “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 happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.” READ FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT YOU WILL LEARN:How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.How his father’s death refocused his priorities.Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:“Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaugheyGreenlights“The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino“Emerson's Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson“Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson“Raising Arizona,” movie INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” – Matthew McConaughey“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.” – Matthew McConaughey“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?” – Matthew McConaughey“When you go and you endure something and you're kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” – Matthew McConaughey“I've never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” – Coach Darrell Royal“We are the author of our own book.” – Matthew McConaughey“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” – Matthew McConaughey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

S2E170 The Slow Burn of Success: Cultivating Patience

In today’s fast-paced and instant-access world, patience is a secret weapon for success. In this episode, Brian shares how cultivating patience can change your outlook both professionally and personally and bring tremendous dividends to your whole life. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How to avoid the impatience trap.·     Why patience pays off.·     How you can cultivate patience.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E166 The Power of Perseverance Free business consultation REALStrengths Do It N.O.W. NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “A life without challenges would have no purpose.” – Brian Buffini “Patience gives you the ability to stay calm in the middle of adversity.” – Brian Buffini “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all – this too shall pass.” – Ann Landers “You have to have the perseverance to keep going and then the patience to let it happen.” – Brian Buffini “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Quickcut: S2E169 Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

No matter the goals we set or the work we do, our negative thoughts can still create roadblocks to success. In this replay episode, Brian examines why we become what we think about and teaches how to develop personal and business philosophies to think more positively and achieve more success. YOU WILL LEARN: · The two most common reasons we’re reluctant to change.· The six questions that should define your personal and business philosophies.· The three components that are essential to develop and maintain successful philosophies. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Strangest Secret,” by Earl Nightingale “Treasury of Quotes,” by Jim Rohn “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals,” by Thomas Corley “The Millionaire Next Door,” by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. “The Millionaire Mind,” by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill “What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” – Jim Rohn “A person is limited only by the thoughts he chooses.” – James Allen “Being broke is a state of account; being poor is a state of mind.” – Brian Buffini “Always do more than you’re paid for.” – Brian Buffini “It’s okay to be disappointed, it’s not okay to get discouraged.” – Brian Buffini Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

Quick Cut: S2E169 Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

No matter the goals we set or the work we do, our negative thoughts can still create roadblocks to success. In this replay episode, Brian examines why we become what we think about and teaches how to develop personal and business philosophies to think more positively and achieve more success. YOU WILL LEARN: · The two most common reasons we’re reluctant to change.· The six questions that should define your personal and business philosophies.· The three components that are essential to develop and maintain successful philosophies. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The Strangest Secret,” by Earl Nightingale “Treasury of Quotes,” by Jim Rohn “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals,” by Thomas Corley “The Millionaire Next Door,” by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. “The Millionaire Mind,” by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill “What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job; you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.” – Jim Rohn “A person is limited only by the thoughts he chooses.” – James Allen “Being broke is a state of account; being poor is a state of mind.” – Brian Buffini “Always do more than you’re paid for.” – Brian Buffini “It’s okay to be disappointed, it’s not okay to get discouraged.” – Brian Buffini Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

S2E168 Lessons From the Coaching Floor with Dave McGhee

You have the skills and the experience, so why aren’t you performing at the level you know you're capable of? In this episode, Dave McGhee, Vice President of the Buffini Coaching Institute, explains how a skilled coach can help you to clarify your aspirations, shift your perspective and tap into your unique gifts and abilities so you can achieve phenomenal success and live the good life. YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why everyone needs a coach.·     How a coach can draw out untapped potential.·     What you can do to thrive in the current market. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Free business consultation S2E159 All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff S2E158 How to be a Goal Getter S2E160 How to Stay Motivated with Rachael Yeaman Do It N.O.W. Master Class  NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Training is a transfer of skill. Mentorship is a transfer of experience. And coaching is the drawing out of potential.” – Dave McGhee “Everybody needs a coach, because nobody wants to die with their music still in them.” – Dave McGhee“Our strategy of coaching is to help people get very clear on what they aspire to.” – Dave McGhee “Everybody thinks they need to know how. And, by and large, how will take care of itself if you know what and why.” – Dave McGhee “I'm a firm believer in having big goals and taking small steps.” – Dave McGhee Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Quickcut: S2E167 Get a Grip on Your Week with Rick Pastoor

Is your to-do list never-ending, no matter how hard you work? In part one of a two-part episode, Brian talks to productivity expert Rick Pastoor about his new book, “GRIP.” Rick explains how to work smarter, get things done and free up time for what’s really important. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How the powerful GRIP method works.·     Why a structured calendar is so vital.·     How to find time for creative work. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “GRIP: The Art of Working Smart,” by Rick Pastoor INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you want to get paid, stuff needs to be done.” – Rick Pastoor “One of the dynamics for a good life is the chance to be productive.” – Brian Buffini “We let our feelings drive what we do way too much.” – Rick Pastoor “One of the things that's essential and crucial for us to start making decisions is being comfortable with the fact that your time is finite.” – Rick Pastoor “Have your calendar drive the decision-making.” – Rick Pastoor Itsagoodlife.com “Make small commitments really small - and then make sure they happen.” – Rick Pastoor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

Quick Cut: S2E167 Get a Grip on Your Week with Rick Pastoor

Is your to-do list never-ending, no matter how hard you work? In part one of a two-part episode, Brian talks to productivity expert Rick Pastoor about his new book, “GRIP.” Rick explains how to work smarter, get things done and free up time for what’s really important. YOU WILL LEARN:·     How the powerful GRIP method works.·     Why a structured calendar is so vital.·     How to find time for creative work. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “GRIP: The Art of Working Smart,” by Rick Pastoor INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you want to get paid, stuff needs to be done.” – Rick Pastoor “One of the dynamics for a good life is the chance to be productive.” – Brian Buffini “We let our feelings drive what we do way too much.” – Rick Pastoor “One of the things that's essential and crucial for us to start making decisions is being comfortable with the fact that your time is finite.” – Rick Pastoor “Have your calendar drive the decision-making.” – Rick Pastoor Itsagoodlife.com “Make small commitments really small - and then make sure they happen.” – Rick Pastoor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

S2E166 The Power of Perseverance

In today’s quick-fix world, many people simply give up when they don’t instantly get what they want. In this episode, Brian explains why real success requires perseverance and shares his top tips for persisting when the going gets tough.   YOU WILL LEARN:·     The barriers to perseverance.·     The components of perseverance.·     Inspiring stories of perseverance.   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E159 All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff S2E158 How to be a Goal Getter S1E262 The Power of a Made-Up Mind The 10 Ancient Scrolls for Success from “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino “Get in the Game,” by Cal Ripkin Do It N.O.W. Free business consultation NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “The good life doesn't happen without perseverance.” – Brian Buffini     “When you have a picture of where you want to go, then you can have this passion to persevere.” – Brian Buffini     “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller  “Perseverance is one of the key ingredients to success.” – Brian Buffini     “I will persist until I succeed.” –  Og Mandino Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

S2E165 Dave Ramsey: How to be Good with Money

Dave Ramsey has been helping people to take control of money, build wealth and enhance their lives for over three decades. In this episode, Brian interviews the bestselling author and host of The Ramsey Show about his new book, “Baby Steps Millionaires.” Dave shares why, despite a pessimistic cultural narrative, anyone can become a millionaire if they take the right steps.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     The reason he felt compelled to write the book.·     The steps to take to become a millionaire.·     The investments he personally recommends. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Baby Steps Millionaires,” by Dave Ramsey INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you help enough people, you don't have to worry about money.” – Dave Ramsey  “I started out because I want to get people out of debt so that they can become wealthy, so that they can change their family tree, so that they can be outrageously generous.” – Dave Ramsey “If you're driven by one of two things you're going to make mistakes: greed or fear.” – Dave Ramsey  “You don't get a pass on math based on where you live; you still have to be able to afford the payment.” – Dave Ramsey “Get in the housing game but do it with wisdom and do it with a pace that makes sense. Calm down.” – Dave Ramsey “This existential crisis that is happening in people's spirits is causing a whole bunch of folks in America, regardless of their age, to do some really dumb things that's going to cost them and set them back a decade.” – Dave Ramsey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

Quickcut: S2E165 Dave Ramsey: How to be Good with Money

Dave Ramsey has been helping people to take control of money, build wealth and enhance their lives for over three decades. In this episode, Brian interviews the bestselling author and host of The Ramsey Show about his new book, “Baby Steps Millionaires.” Dave shares why, despite a pessimistic cultural narrative, anyone can become a millionaire if they take the right steps.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     The reason he felt compelled to write the book.·     The steps to take to become a millionaire.·     The investments he personally recommends. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Baby Steps Millionaires,” by Dave Ramsey INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you help enough people, you don't have to worry about money.” – Dave Ramsey  “I started out because I want to get people out of debt so that they can become wealthy, so that they can change their family tree, so that they can be outrageously generous.” – Dave Ramsey “If you're driven by one of two things you're going to make mistakes: greed or fear.” – Dave Ramsey  “You don't get a pass on math based on where you live; you still have to be able to afford the payment.” – Dave Ramsey “Get in the housing game but do it with wisdom and do it with a pace that makes sense. Calm down.” – Dave Ramsey “This existential crisis that is happening in people's spirits is causing a whole bunch of folks in America, regardless of their age, to do some really dumb things that's going to cost them and set them back a decade.” – Dave Ramsey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

Quick Cut: S2E165 Dave Ramsey: How to be Good with Money

Dave Ramsey has been helping people to take control of money, build wealth and enhance their lives for over three decades. In this episode, Brian interviews the bestselling author and host of The Ramsey Show about his new book, “Baby Steps Millionaires.” Dave shares why, despite a pessimistic cultural narrative, anyone can become a millionaire if they take the right steps.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     The reason he felt compelled to write the book.·     The steps to take to become a millionaire.·     The investments he personally recommends. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Baby Steps Millionaires,” by Dave Ramsey INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you help enough people, you don't have to worry about money.” – Dave Ramsey  “I started out because I want to get people out of debt so that they can become wealthy, so that they can change their family tree, so that they can be outrageously generous.” – Dave Ramsey “If you're driven by one of two things you're going to make mistakes: greed or fear.” – Dave Ramsey  “You don't get a pass on math based on where you live; you still have to be able to afford the payment.” – Dave Ramsey “Get in the housing game but do it with wisdom and do it with a pace that makes sense. Calm down.” – Dave Ramsey “This existential crisis that is happening in people's spirits is causing a whole bunch of folks in America, regardless of their age, to do some really dumb things that's going to cost them and set them back a decade.” – Dave Ramsey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

S2E164 The Blind Goat with Christine Ha

Christine Ha was the first-ever blind contestant and season three winner of competitive cooking TV show MasterChef. In this episode, she shares how in spite of many setbacks, she has maintained a positive attitude and defied the odds to succeed in one of the toughest industries in the world.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     How her health challenges impacted her.·     How she built her businesses.·     Why she believes in trusting her gut. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: theblindcook.com Free business consultation “Mrs. Bridge,” by Evan S. Connell NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I love creating something and sharing myself with other people.” – Christine Ha      “I am a firm believer in giving people – everybody - opportunities.” – Christine Ha     “If you want to grow, you do have to trust people to be able to do their job.” – Christine Ha     “I may not have control of everything that happens. But every time something happens, I have control of how I think about it, how I deal with it, and the next step I take.” – Christine Ha     “The Good Life means being confident and comfortable in your own skin, not caring as much about what other people think or say about you, and trusting your own gut to do what you love.” – Christine Ha    itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Quickcut: S2E163 Good Habits for a Good Life

In this quick cut episode Brian explains why now is the perfect time to refocus and re-establish good habits not only for a good year, but for a good life.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why there can be too much comfort in your comfort zone.·     Why it's time to reflect.·     How good goals lead to a good year. INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “A life full of comfort is not a good life.” – Brian Buffini  “A comfort zone is meant to rest and recover and to be of comfort. It's not meant to be a permanent state.” – Brian Buffini “People do better together.” – Brian Buffini “To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.” – George Bernard Shaw “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle “If you want to have a good year, you’ve got to steer this year. And the first thing you’ve got to steer is your own habits, your own life, your own patterns.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

Quick Cut: S2E163 Good Habits for a Good Life

In this quick cut episode Brian explains why now is the perfect time to refocus and re-establish good habits not only for a good year, but for a good life.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why there can be too much comfort in your comfort zone.·     Why it's time to reflect.·     How good goals lead to a good year. INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “A life full of comfort is not a good life.” – Brian Buffini  “A comfort zone is meant to rest and recover and to be of comfort. It's not meant to be a permanent state.” – Brian Buffini “People do better together.” – Brian Buffini “To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.” – George Bernard Shaw “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle “If you want to have a good year, you’ve got to steer this year. And the first thing you’ve got to steer is your own habits, your own life, your own patterns.” – Brian Buffini itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

S2E162 Do it NOW to Live Your Best Life

After a serious health diagnosis and the death of beloved family members, Brian needed a shift in his outlook. In this episode, he shares how the philosophy of Do It N.O.W. helped him to make the most of every precious moment and really live the good life.   YOU WILL LEARN:·     How the procrastination principles hold you back.·     Why you must cherish the magic moments.·     Why there can be No Other Way. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Do It N.O.W S2E158 How to be a Goal Getter   S2E157 Do It N.O.W. for Your Business S2E156 Ready, Set, Goal! S1E164 The Best Interview of my Life with Neil Armstrong “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying,” by Bronnie Ware “The Purpose Driven Life,” by Rick Warren Free business consultation NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you want to do. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho    “Do It N.O.W. shook me up, it woke me up and it changed my life.” – Brian Buffini   “When push comes to shove, I just Do It N.O.W.” – Brian Buffini   “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles   itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Quickcut: S2E161 The Power of a Made-Up Mind

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 always dreamed of. YOU WILL LEARN:Five benefits of harnessing the power of a made-up mind.How to turn negative feedback into life lessons.The importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” – Brian Buffini“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” – Brian Buffini“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” – Brian Buffini“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” – Brian Buffini“I have made up my mind. And I have been blessed in my life as a result of it. But I did not do it by myself.” – Brian Buffini Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

Quick Cut: S2E161 The Power of a Made-Up Mind

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 always dreamed of. YOU WILL LEARN:Five benefits of harnessing the power of a made-up mind.How to turn negative feedback into life lessons.The importance of making a decision, no matter how big or small. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“Inside all books of success and all stories of victories, there are chapters of failure.” – Brian Buffini“Even though you may stop for a while, when your mind is made up you never, ever give up.” – Brian Buffini“If you’re giving up, your mind is not made up.” – Brian Buffini“A human being whose mind is made up is a force of nature in this world.” – Brian Buffini“I have made up my mind. And I have been blessed in my life as a result of it. But I did not do it by myself.” – Brian Buffini Itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

S2E160 How to Stay Motivated with Rachael Yeaman

 On average, only 8% of people who set goals at the start of the year are still pursuing them at the end of February. In this episode, REALStrengths expert Rachael Yeaman shares how tapping into your natural gifts and abilities will help you to set the right kinds of goals and then stay on track to achieve them this year.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why your goals must be authentic.·     Why there are different goals for different seasons.·     How your natural strengths influence goal setting and completion. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E156 Ready, Set, Goal! S2E157 Do it N.O.W. for your Business S2E159 All it Takes is a Goal with Jon Acuff REALStrengths MasterMind The Peak Experience Free business consultation Leadership Conference NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Goals that don't align with your values or genuine desires are nearly impossible to sustain over time.” – Rachael Yeaman  “What I think is so powerful about setting authentic goals is that they're connected to what makes us uniquely great: our strengths.” – Rachael Yeaman  “When people's gifts and abilities are aligned with their goals, they don't need to be pushed.” – Brian Buffini “You do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems.” – James Clear   “Write down your accomplishments, celebrate your successes and use that to fuel your purpose.” – Rachael Yeaman  itsagoodlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

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