When You Get Knocked Down, What You Do Next, Makes All The Difference

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

Falling down is not failing, staying down is.


I recently heard an awesome interview between

Brian Buffini and J-Force (Justin Forsett, now of The Denver Broncos) on Brian's Buffini & Company Podcast...

and the take aways and "ah-ha's" were many!

Justin was cut from 6 teams before he got The Broncos. He had scholarships retracted and came up from humble beginnings. Ovvercoming adversity; J-Force knows how and shares some great insights about it here.


Brian Buffini


From My Notes:


Success is determined by your determination, your hard work applied, the sacrafices you are willing to make to achieve your goals i.e. the desires of your heart.


Control what you can trol, surrender to the rest, it's in God's hands.

Be willing to work harder than the competition.


Be willing to do more than your competition is willing to do.

Your circumstances do not define you.


If you are willing to put in the work, and success is hard work, there are forces at work on your behalf that will meet you with opportunity;

be ready for it...they pass you by if you are not!


Preparation that meeets opportunity becomes success!

So show up prepared, Show up over prepared in fact.


Excel in what you can control.

What you ultimately are in business for has to be bigger than you. What you are doing is for your family, your goals, your team, (your fans), etc.


Brian Buffini


"Why Be Good, When You Can Be Great?"


The more you can do (talents put to work) the longer you can stay.

It's your skills that pay the bills!


On a down week, perform a self-scouting report: Whta is working well? What is not working well? Strengths, weaknesses, what to improve, what to ask for help on, what to decide to not invest anymore time in?


BUILD A HUDDLE: Create your own "huddle"... a mastermind group of positive  people to huddle up with when you need to be lift up; mentors, coaches, friends, etc.


When $#!+ happens, don't let it define you, make it refine you.  Ask yourself, "What can I learn from this?"


You can't grow if you are not willing to be vulnerable; surrender.


Your work is not your identity. Your significance is about you and all God created you to be.


Be attentive to all of your life, if you want to be a super star football player, you also need to be a super star husband and a super star dad!


Your story of overcoming adversity is medicine for someone else;

share your story. Don't be isolated with your story.


Being in service to others takes your eys off of you and allows you to pour into them and they in turn pour into you; it's very fulfilling!




"If You Live For People's Acceptance, You'll Die From Their Rejection"


Live your life; BE YOU!




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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Great notes Thomas. Inspirational. Thank you fr your notes and sharing. Getting up is to key to it all because we all fall down at some point in time.

Mar 01, 2017 06:54 PM #1
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS . I'm a Buffini fan too. His pod casts are always inspirational. Great post. Life is what you make of it. Falling is a teachable moment. Learn from it, get up and move forward.....always. 

Mar 01, 2017 07:55 PM #2
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I think it was Zig Ziglar who said a Bigshot is a little shot who keeps getting back up when he's knocked down !

Mar 01, 2017 07:55 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I am like that toy that you hit and falls down but immediately bounces back:) Endre

Mar 01, 2017 09:37 PM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Thomas. I know of Buffini and think he hits it most of the time.

Mar 02, 2017 05:25 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Thomas I'm grateful that I've had many mentors over many years that trained me well to keep saying NEXT.....!!  Chose and Move!!  My folks were awesome and they never let us give up. I can still hear my Mom saying - well what can you do about it - make something good from it all!

Mar 02, 2017 01:03 PM #6
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well talk about an inspirational message! Great quotes!

Loved this one:

"If You Live For People's Acceptance, You'll Die From Their Rejection"

Mar 03, 2017 06:19 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

A LOT of what Justin said is ever so useful in our businesses and I do try to live by many of his principles myself.  Surrendering and doing more than the competition - ALWAYS!  Preparation and putting in the work - ALWAYS!  

I never know if it's the competitive drive or the workaholic in me that makes these principles so very important but, hey, it works for me!  And, I get a strong sense that our work ethic is parallel on many levels!

Mar 04, 2017 10:28 PM #8
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