David Shriner-Cahn | Ever Feel “Stalled”? Here’s How To Break Through

We’ve all been there…

You know where you want to go, but you’re stuck. Everything you try to push past the block isn’t working…

In this episode of The Unstoppable CEO Podcast, I interview David Shriner-Cahn, of TEND Strategic Partners, about his process for “smashing the plateau.”

David’s an expert at helping business owners identify the block and develop strategies for overcoming it. In this episode you’ll discover…

  • Why it’s essential to develop measures for success, and why one target number is the wrong approach…
  • The importance of Plan B (and C, D, and E…)
  • How to define “what it means to win” to you…
  • The good, better, best planning approach…
  • How to reverse engineer your long-term objectives…
  • The importance of preparing for the obstacles that are bound to get in your way and build a support system you can lean on when they do…


00:13 Steve introduces David Shriner-Cahn, the host of Smashing the Plateau.

01:15 David starts us off by talking about the little talked about fact that being a business owner can be a lonely place.

02:42 David started of as an engineer and this is where he developed his analytical approach to business and that there is more than one way to get the job done.

05:23 “Success is not an absolute, it is a scale”

09:08 David talks about the real reason for starting Smashing The Plateau- to help people in existing organisations move to greater success.

11:27 Steve outlines his reasons for starting his podcast and of the importance of staying focused.

13:55 David talks about “Reverse Engineering” your future.

16:17 David explains to us the importance of peer support.

20:35 Steve concurs with David on peer support and how impartial critique is vital.

22:39 David continues further by talking about surrounding yourself with people who have shared values.

27:17 David talks about his “curated” learning events, explains what happens there and the results he’s gotten.

31:46 David tells us how to get in touch with him.

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