34 minutes | Aug 11th 2020

Rebuilding After Loss #233

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“No matter what you've lost, you can rebound.” – Brian Buffini

We all experience loss in life, but getting back up after a fall is the most powerful thing we can do. In this episode, Brian shares timeless principles for recovering after loss. He describes how he experienced failure on his own journey to success, how he rebounded and came back stronger than ever and how it’s possible for everyone to do the same.

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  • The value of the ‘I did it before, I can do it again’ mindset.
  • The power of reserves.
  • The importance of investing in the future.



The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Miracle” movie

President Jimmy Carter’s speech

Man's Search for Meaning,” by Viktor E. Frankl

The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason



“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

“Do you have to experience a loss to learn? No, it just turns out that failure is the greatest teacher of all.” – Brian Buffini

“I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

“I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building.” – Steve Jobs

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The lessons we learn in sadness and from loss are those that abide. Sorrow clarifies the mind, steadies it and forces it to weigh things correctly. The soil moist with tears best feeds the seeds of truth.” – Theodore T. Munger

“Blaming others and shaming yourself is going to do nothing for you; but you can learn from loss.” – Brian Buffini

“If you neglect to recharge your battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you'll lose momentum to finish the race.” – Oprah Winfrey

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“And that's what I'm going to tell you the biggest lesson is about loss. It either makes you better, or it makes you bitter.” – Brian Buffini

“Worry is a waste of an emotional reserve.” – Ayn Rand

“You have the power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“The first copper you save is the seed for which your tree of wealth shall grow.” – George S. Clason

“Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the entire market shut down for 10 years.” – Warren Buffett


“The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation.” – Seth Klarman

“It was never my thinking that made the big money for me. It was always my sitting.” – Jesse Livermore

“Never invest in a business you can't understand.”  – Warren Buffet

“No stock, no bond, no business has ever produced bigger results than myself.” – Brian Buffini

“You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.” – Kenny Rogers

“It's not how hard you fall. It's how high you bounce.” – Tom Kelly





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Theme Music:  “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave

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