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Rick Frishman’s 4 Top Sources of Inspiration Along the Way

Yesterday we brought you Rick Frishman, experienced publisher, author, and speaker. Rick has some radical ideas about optimizing your online presence and developing a fan base. (If you missed Rick, go back and listen here.)

Rick admits he can’t do it himself, and he doesn’t necessarily want to. Getting help lets your network grow, even when they are your clients. Here’s who Rick has turned to for inspiration and guidance:

1. Justin Spizman

On the one hand, Justin is my ghostwriter. He performs a service for me. But his role goes a lot deeper than that. He taps right into what I want to say, and delivers it in a way I never could. His voice has helped me immensely, and I consider him an invaluable asset.

2. Brendon Burchard

Brendon is a stellar author and source of motivation for me. One of his biggest assets is his ability to listen to people and to take the appropriate action. Brendon sets an example I think all business people could stand to learn from.

3. Ken Blanchard

For me, Ken is the definition of hustle. He never stops creating, and he never lets compounding success get to his head. Confidence is important, but an ego can get in the way. Ken has always toed the right side of the line, in my opinion.

4. Harvey MacKay

Harvey is another best-selling author I think people should know more about. He’s the king of networking. He stays in touch with people after making a connection, and he practices what he preaches. Harvey helps me see myself how other people, including clients, might see me.


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.


  1. Marc Mawhinney on 12/04/2014 at 11:11 AM

    I love Harvey MacKay – just about finished “How To Swim With The Sharks …” now. Even years later the info is valuable!

  2. David Shriner-Cahn on 12/04/2014 at 3:58 PM

    Thanks, Marc. Many of the influencers cited by our guests offer timeless advice.

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