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Timothy K. Lynch
Office of Fleet Management
City of Philadelphia
Rick has a magical approach that provides a clear and
concise message specifically designed to the needs of his
audience. Rick will provide all the motivational magic you
will ever need, propelling your organization to the next
level of greater success.
Rick Saldan is a compelling and absorbing motivational speaker and
magician.I have been to five of his
Motivational Magic presentations and it is amazing how he keeps our
college audiences on the edge of their seats.
A highly entertaining performer with great comedy flair. Rich content to
increase students' productivity, peak performance and motivation. If you
need an outstanding motivational speaker for colleges, Rick is definitely
one of the world's greatest speakers and magicians!
Dr. Rob Gilbert, Sport Psychologist,
Montclair State University
Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He
has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his
captivating stories, comedy and magic!
Credit Suisse First Boston
Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every
sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished.
Brian Letscher, Actor
Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, Cold Case, Law & Order and The Mentalist.
Rick Saldan is a wonderful combination of master magician, comic
improviser and first class speaker. The audience loved his program, which
was music to our ears. If you love celebrity motivational speakers such as
Tom Hopkins, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, then you'll love Rick!
Dottie Burman, President
Burtley Productions, Inc.
is an incredibly talented performer and motivational speaker with great insight. He shares many powerful
motivational messages that will enhance your life for the better!
Jack Murray, President
Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on
the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to
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speaker Rick Saldan and his amazing Motivational Magic.
Andres Lara, President
Inspiration Times Magazine
How To Take Change In Stride
by Rick Saldan
The only feature of life which is permanent is change. Whether you
accept it or not, whether you are prepared for it of not, people,
situations, values, beliefs, in fact, practically everything both
inside and outside us change. When you visit your old home town
after years, you look around and exclaim: “Nothing in this town
has changed. Everything is where it was when I left it”. The fact
of the matter is that things have indeed changed. Except that you
can not see it! I realized the importance of coping with change
for the first time when I saw the prayer quote of American
theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, made into a colorful poster on one of
my colleagues' desks which read thus: “God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the
things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” My company
was going through a merger – with new bosses appearing every day
ushering new ways of doing the same things we were used to doing.
My colleague who had plastered this poster on his desk was
paranoid of the changes he saw around him. The fear had its effect
on his efficiency and it was evident from his falling grades in
the subsequent appraisals. Fortunately he was counseled at the
right time by professional training institutes who intervened only
to make him understand the reality that is called CHANGE. That
event taught me the importance of facing change with courage and I
remembered Mahatma Gandhi's courageous words as he led India
towards Independence. He convinced this large nation to face
change with these remarkable words: “Be the change you want to see
in the world.”
The first point to realize is that change is inevitable. Though
some changes in our professional and personal lives do leave us
shattered but if we are apprehensive and fearful of any imminent
change, it could damage our lives even more. Thus the key to
facing change is to let go of fear. Easier said than done, how can
we go about taking change in stride? Perhaps one of the first
things to remember is that there are two ways to accept change.
Either you accept it or ignore it. If you decide to ignore it, the
powerful force called change would change you. However universal
the phenomenon of change may be, not everyone is willing to accept
it with open arms. People by nature resist change. Yet a change
can be for the better too. In America, over 8 million of people
relocate every year. They are willing to bring a change and break
the familiarity of living in the same city, so that they could
access a better quality of life. There are many activities which
show that people are keen to change, when they vote to usher in
another band of leaders who would lead their nation to more
prosperity and opportunities. But when people have not consciously
worked for any change and it happens, most people fear it and some
even loathe it for years. Only to surrender to the giant force in
The key to accept change gracefully is to get freedom from fear
and develop a positive attitude towards the changes the
forthcoming event would bring. When my colleague recovered from
his bout of fear, he realized that the changes in the management
are actually for his own good. He could stand out in a class of
his own, amongst surrounding mediocrity as he got ample
opportunities to show his strengths and job competence. The point
here to note is that most future leaders are chosen from a
situation which is going through stressful changes. For instance
when we are talking of any major corporate change, the management
is always on the look out for people with positive bent of mind,
who manage to take the changing rules and orders in stride. These
ever-hopeful people are hand-picked by management in the future
for future leadership roles, for their fortitude, their ability to
act gracefully in the face of challenges, and overall positive
deportment. When change is inevitable, especially in a corporate
environment, the best thing to do is to play strategic and swim
with the tide – with the best intentions of proving your worth.
This should be taken as an opportunity in disguise, where the old
is going to pave way for fresh blood, fresh ideas and fresh
challenges which must be met with courage and grace. In other
words it is worthwhile to accept change as a quintessential part
of life. Be willing to surrender what you are, for what you could
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Rick is a unique
speaker and seminar leader
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audience interaction with inspirational presentations. He
creates a powerful