David Shriner-Cahn

040: A Five-Step Framework to Setting and Achieving Goals with David Shriner-Cahn

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Do you consider yourself a “corporate refugee?”

David Shriner-Cahn created this term for anyone who moves from the corporate world into the world of entrepreneurship. As a seasoned business guide and host of the Smashing the Plateau podcast, he’s sharing his tried-and-tested success formula: The Five-Step Framework to Goal Setting.

In this episode, he explains in detail that by applying these five steps you’ll set achievable goals and increase your success rate. He’s also sharing actionable tips on accountability, productivity, and transitioning into entrepreneurship.

If you’re on the fence about making the move and leaving a corporate career to venture out on your own, have just started your entrepreneurial journey, or feel like you’ve reached a plateau with your business, this episode has something for everyone.


Who Is David Shriner-Cahn?

David Shriner-Cahn is a seasoned business guide and podcast host (“Smashing the Plateau”, recognized by Forbes), who empowers corporate refugees in starting and growing their businesses.

Drawing from personal experience, he understands the challenges of leaving a corporate career. David provides crucial support and strategies, serving as a trusted mentor for those embarking on the entrepreneurial journey.


Key Takeaways 

  • Introducing David Shriner-Cahn
  • The importance of setting goals
  • Reflecting: Step One of the Five-Step Framework
  • Aspiring: Step Two of the Five-Step Framework
  • Planning: Step Three of the Five-Step Framework
  • Implementing: Step Four of the Five-Step Framework
  • Reiterating: Step Five of the Five-Step Framework
  • Tips to increase your productivity
  • Moving from corporate to entrepreneur


Tips for Staying on Track to Achieve Your Goals


Mic Drop Moments

  • You've got to know what end result you're looking to achieve before you start out. That's really important.” – David Shriner-Cahn
  • “A goal is something specific enough so you know when you’re working towards it, but it is not metric bound. There is always more to do.” – David Shriner-Cahn
  • Aim for 80%. For high achievers who went to good schools, 80% sounds pretty awful. But when you're running a business if you can deliver 80% of what you think they want, it's usually more than enough to make them happy.” – David Shriner-Cahn
  • “As an employee, your income can go from 100% to 0% very quickly. As an entrepreneur, with a business that has multiple revenue sources, you can actually have a lot less risk in your business than you had as an employee.” – David Shriner-Cahn
  • Every individual has gifts, every team has gifts, and every organization has gifts. And when you share your gifts, the world prospers.” – David Shriner-Cahn




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