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Rick Saldan is an excellent inspirational speaker who tailored the seminar to the needs of the individual students being instructed. This office thanks the Mayors Office of Information Services for having such a vendor.


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.


Thomas Mulhern

Frontier Communications



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!

Dennis Slaughter
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.


Rick Saldan 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
Dream Illusions



Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to make your next event into an extraordinary one, then invite professional speaker  Rick Saldan and his amazing  Motivational Magic.


Andres Lara, President

Inspiration Times Magazine




Author: Tom Venuto

After being in the fitness and weight loss industries for over 15 years now, I’ve heard so many different excuses for not training consistently or eating properly, I could fill a veritable “excuse encyclopedia!”

Do you know what an excuse really is? An excuse is when you rationalize (“ration lies”) to yourself in order to justify your failure to do the things you know you should do.

If you’re a chronic excuse maker and you’re finally ready to change, then this, my friend, is your lucky day, because you are about to learn the “EXCUSE BUSTER.”

It’s a simple method that I’ve used and you can use too to squash those rationalizations once and for all, leaving you with no choice other than to get your butt to the gym and tighten up your diet, or at least take responsibility and admit that your excuses have more holes in them than a spaghetti strainer!

Here’s how to test your excuses to see if they really hold water: All you have to do is ask yourself the EXCUSE BUSTER question:

“Has there ever been anyone, anywhere at any time who has experienced the same limitations, situations and challenges that I'm currently facing but has gone on to successfully achieve their goals anyway?”

This question forces you to be honest with yourself and face the reality of your present situation – not erect some imaginary mental obstacle.

Asking the EXCUSE BUSTER question makes you realize that…


Way back in the late 80’s before I had even done my first competition, a friend of mine – his name is Steve - decided to take the competitive bodybuilding plunge. I'd already been training for five years and wanted to compete too, but I was making all kinds of excuses for why I couldn’t: I had two small businesses to focus on, I had a girlfriend and social life, I was in college taking five classes, etc, etc, etc.

WELL… Steve went on to compete (I didn't because I was too busy making excuses), and at the age of 19, he won the Teenage Natural Mr. America title. You should have seen him - he looked AMAZING! I had never met anyone in my entire life up to that point who had developed a body like that at such a young age! And he did it drug free too.

As you can probably guess, that really lit a motivational fire under my ass! But it wasn’t the fact that he competed and won that motivated me. It was the obstacles he overcame to compete and win that inspired me beyond belief.

Steve was in college too; except he had 18 credits – SIX courses, compared to my five. On top of his full academic schedule, he also had a full time job as a foreman/manager at a textile factory! But wait, there’s even more! He had also recently gotten married. (No, he didn’t have kids yet, but he did have three dogs to look after!)

He had all this going on in his life, and somehow he managed to not only to train and diet and prepare for competition, but he trained and dieted and prepared for competition - AND WON!

All my lame excuses instantly evaporated into thin air. I saw that if he could do it, then I could do it too. It’s no exaggeration to say my own competition training started the very next day. The following season, I was onstage and my competitive bodybuilding career had begun at the age of 20.

How did Steve do it? Very simply, he didn’t make excuses. He just got busy and did what it took. He didn’t search for reasons why it couldn’t be done. This CHAMPION was out of the gym, finished with his training, showered, dressed and on the way to work or class before most people were even out of bed!

What excuses are you using to justify why you haven’t achieved your goals yet? Too busy? No time? Family commitments? No money – can’t afford the gym membership or food? Single mom? Long hours at work? Too old? Too much traveling? Injury? Fear of failure? Going to school?

Think about them, and run them through the EXCUSE BUSTER… then see what’s left of them.


Tom Venuto is a bodybuilder, gym owner, freelance writer, success coach and author of "Burn the Fat, Feed The Muscle" (BFFM): Fat Burning Secrets of the World's Best Bodybuilders and Fitness Models. Tom has written over 150 articles and has been featured in IRONMAN magazine, Natural Bodybuilding, Muscular Development, Muscle-Zine, Exercise for Men and Men’s Exercise. Tom's inspiring and informative articles on bodybuilding, weight loss and motivation are featured regularly on dozens of websites worldwide. For information on Tom's "Burn The Fat" e-book, click here: To subscribe to Tom's free monthly e-zine, visit the Fitness Renaissance website here:






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"Rick's presentation is thoroughly inspiring, entertaining and wonderful!"

Elizabeth O'Keeffe
Random House Publishing





"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!"

Dennis Slaughter
Credit Suisse First Boston



"Rick has given of his time, energy and talents to all kinds; from the needy elderly to convicts, from terminally ill patients to runaways. He has strengthened and edified the lives of many."

Captain Ross Schwalm,

United States Marine Corps


  "The oohs and ahhs could be heard for miles as magician and motivational speaker Rick Saldan taught students at the Clarence B. Lamb School how to be possibility thinkers."

Dana Forde
The New Egypt Press


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