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Hello From The Turning Point – Friday’s Lunch

 Brian Buffini earns another “5 Wows”!
It’s Friday lunch break.  There’s no signal here, so I won’t get to post this until I get back to Washington.
Getting away once in a while is important.  Taking a vacation helps me to clear my mind and recharge my batteries.  Two days at the Turning Point has cleared my mind and replaced my batteries!
And you kind of have to be here.  There must be at least 1500 people attending this thing, and the energy level is really up there.  It's a huge room, and the two giant screens on each side of the room make you feel like this guy is lookin right atcha!

Buffini is a mensch.   He just lost a gorgeous house and its contents (including his cherished library) in the California fires.  And he’s clearly having to deal with it.  But while he lost a lot of things, his impish sense of humor is totally in tact.
An old mentor and coach used to say, “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens.”
Buffini is walking proof that this is absolutely right!  He and his family have picked themselves up, shook themselves off, and reached into a vast reservoir of strong values.  They clearly are going to get through losing their home as even better and stronger people than they already are.

This morning, he did a fabulous session of finances.  Mine are sort of kind of fine, but like my database, a little chaotic.

So, as the lunch break is ending, I’m deciding about the coaching program.  I got so much out o the two days.  I’m here with a close colleague.  Can we be each other’s accountability partners and keep up the momentum?  Or do I need mere.
This is the scary day.  This morning it was about finances, and this afternoon, we do time management.  I’m feeling itchy just thinking about what I’ll need to fix in these areas.
 I might have to blog a lot less – or maybe more efficiently!!

Comment balloon 6 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 03 2007 09:57AM


thanks for the information - I love hearing about different coaching programs!!! Please keep us posted on the turns in your business that this brings!!!
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 13 years ago
I would love to see him when he is in Tampa. I have read at least 5 blogs about people that attended and they all have positive things to say.
Posted by Phaedra Hubbard, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor Real Estate Exper (My Florida Home Store) almost 13 years ago
Patricia - It is great to get away and work on your business versus in it. I am spending 3 days next week at Joe Stump's By Referral Only Main Event - it is a great time to evaluate where I am and what adjustments I need to make. Enjoyed your post.   
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 13 years ago

Yes, Brian's Turning Point Seminar can be a core shaker--I attended one in Scottsdale ten years ago and it is still one of the most memorable motivational (and practical) events of my 15 year real estate career. Maybe it's time to go again.....

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 13 years ago
I hear he's the best on our industry. I'm glad you were motivated by the information. Good success, Nancy
Posted by Nancy Moeller (Seven Gables Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

Patricia, good post, I knew you would come back, juiced up about the Buff!  Just remember, the Coaching is paid for, largely by, the business you will receive from our Referral Network.

Brian Buffini is in Orlando in January 2008. For those of you that are not familiar with the schedule, you can go tho the website, click on events and they will be posted there.  The Turning Point content is updated and changed often, by Brian himself.  He never stops! 

 Go to: and check it out!

It's Still a Good Life!


Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) almost 13 years ago