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Al Rivera’s 5 Top Favorite Sources Of Inspiration

Yesterday we brought you Al Rivera, CEO of ERH Contracting. Al talked about coming to terms with not doing everything yourself when demands are high. (If you missed Al, go back and listen here.)

More than many others, Al has learned how to find outside resources than can lend a helping hand. He values the extra perspective, boost of enthusiasm and empowerment, and the reasurance that defeat isn’t always looming.

1. Think and Grow Rich

I use this book as positive reinforcement that what I’m doing is actually moving forward. Even when things get overwhelming, I can use the advice in Think and Grow Rich to stay confident in my choices.

2. The Alchemist

The Alchemist teaches me the importance of overcoming the great fears of uncertainty. I think a lot of people could benefit from adopting some of its teachings: Things are seldom as bad as we think they’ll be.

3. Landmark Education

I love Landmark Education for its ability to create structures. The contracting business is one that demands rigid command chains, and Landmark helps me clarify for myself where the links fit into those chains.

4. Tony Smith

Tony is a top-notch executive coach in my opinion. He takes the unique approach of demanding new ways of thinking not based on past experience. He likes to shake things up, in the best way possible.

5. David Shriner-Cahn (Aw gee, we’re blushing)

David is a constant source of calm for me. He helps me sort out the challenges with my business and my personal life. He listens to my concerns and responds with the questions I need to hear.


About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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