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Welcome to The Playbook, hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, author and keynote speaker David Meltzer. On the podcast you’ll find a mix of interviews, Q&A, , fireside chats, keynotes and exclusive conversations with the most influential CEO’s, sports icons, and successful entrepreneurs who share their personal and professional play-by-play of the “what”, “why”, and “how” to achieve anything you set your mind to.
 
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On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Ray J, Chief Strategy Officer of Raycon, and Ray Lee, CEO of Raycon, chat about: [:36] - How their similar views about the opportunities in consumer electronics helped to bring them together to start Raycon [5:34] - Why Ray J’s insights for their branding and packaging has been instrumental for them to land celebrit…
 
Eight Ways to Stop Lying To Yourself Once we have a better understanding of the signs that we’re lying to ourselves, it’s time to utilize strategies to stop telling these lies. 1. Stop taking constructive criticism as a personal attack - Don’t assume the negative when others are providing you opportunities to learn and grow. Take a more positive pe…
 
Hey everyone! Today’s episode is from my Friday morning Office Hours session with Scott O’Neil, the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and The Prudential Center. Joining me with Scott are my two co-hosts and business partners, Mike Mumola and David Moreno. The four of us are going to discuss Trusting the Process and you are going to l…
 
Tom House, Founder of Mustard, and Rocky Collis, CEO and Co-Founder of Mustard, share some insights on the biggest challenges facing youth sports today, as well as how the Mustard platform is changing the way that young athletes utilize technology for training. House, Collis, and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about the origins of Mustar…
 
Hey everyone! Today’s episode is from a fireside chat with my good friend and former Playbook guest, Mikael Brandrup, the world famous artist and he’s also a pretty good entrepreneur too The two of us sat down at his art studio in Los Angeles a few weeks ago and we discussed entering “the flow state” and how you only need to connect with one person…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Derek Moneyberg, wealth coach, speaker, and entrepreneur, shares his thoughts on: [1:12] - The mindset difference between those who grew up poor versus those who grew up with everything [2:24] - The one major financial trap that most people fall into [9:01] - Why everyone should take the perspective that they are “C…
 
The definition of happiness is to enjoy the consistent every day, persistent without quit, the pursuit of your potential, your truth, your best self. Stop worrying about what other people think, what you don't have, what you don't want, or what's missing in your life. Simply what YOU want. That's the definition of happiness to me. The people who ca…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Rob Dyrdek, founder and CEO of Dyrdek Machine, entrepreneur, and entertainer, shares his thoughts on: [1:04] - How a 2013 business opportunity taught him that he was not only a “complete mess” as an entrepreneur, but he was also unhappy with life [5:18] - Why building systems for the Dyrdek Machine led him to discov…
 
6 Steps to Deal With Negative Thoughts When we experience negative thoughts, it is important to take a few minutes to contemplate the reasons behind them before you react. I advise following these six steps in order to avoid letting the triggers of your ego get in the way of your actions. 1. Realize that the “lens” we view life through may be a bit…
 
Andrew Fox, Founder and CEO of Charge Enterprises, shares his thoughts on how Charge is working to solve problems with the “Achilles heel” of the growth of electric vehicles by improving infrastructure and creating more charging options for users, as well as the valuable lessons he learned about micro-mobility from investing in Lime. Fox and host o…
 
Alex Nekritin, CEO at UltiSelf, sits down to discuss what inspired him to get involved with personal development and how his journey led him to create the world’s top “biohacking app”. Nekritin and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on the challenges of building a new habit, why the “21 Days to Form a Habit” Rule is a myth, a…
 
If you want to achieve it, prioritize it in your life. Commit to a minimum amount of time each day so that your body, mind and soul are all working in unison. The only limits that exist in our lives are the ones we place on ourselves. If you don't invest in yourself, what are you ever going to invest in? Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeawa…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Rick Nechio, Co-founder of Nechio Novak and former Anheuser-Busch InBev Executive, chats about: [5:56] - The chance meeting he had with August Busch III ended up with an opportunity to work with Anheuser-Busch [8:49] - Why falling in love with “the process” creates an easier path to achieving your dreams [12:17] - W…
 
Last week I sat down with Garrett Brown & Colin Coggins, two adjunct professors at USC, and the three of us discussed all things sales-related. I went over the five steps of selling, and what the most important aspect of sales is. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Scott O'Neil, CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and author of Be Where Your Feet Are, shares his thoughts on: [:51] - Why the loss of a close friend to suicide was a driving force behind writing his new book [3:56] - The three different types of activities he recommends you do every day in order to stay g…
 
Today's episode of the Road to Revenue series is from an hour long Q&A session, I did live on Clubhouse Friday morning in the Breakfast With Champions, Millionaire Breakfast Club. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or…
 
Contrary to popular belief, people that schedule or have many meetings during the day are not busier than other people. There are only two determining factors, whether you're busy or whether you're accessible, and how productive you are. You want to hone in on your accessibility and productivity when you look at your calendar. Leverage Your Calenda…
 
Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman of Engine Media Holdings and Founder of CNBC, talks about how TiVo forever changed the television experience for viewers and led to the pioneering of streaming TV, as well as why his childhood fascination with an article in the TV guide eventually led him to his career in media. Rodgers and host of #ThePlaybook, David…
 
Today's episode is from my Keynote at the NoBullCON. I was so excited to finally be on a stage in front of a live audience for the first time in over a year, so I needed to share this one with all of you. You are going to learn about the key to making decisions, your values. ELEMENT 1: PERSONAL VALUES When you are manifesting your vision, you need …
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, John Ruhlin, Founder of the Giftology Group and author of Giftology, shares his thoughts on: [:31] - How living generously has helped to change the way that John looks at life [5:42] - Why he believes that gifts can serve as a “delivery vehicle for emotions” when you are strategic with your gifting [9:07] - How a pe…
 
Gratitude gives us perspective - our past is wonderful no matter what has happened. Empathy is forgiveness - we make mistakes every single day. We must forgive ourselves because we can’t give what we don’t have. Accountability allows us to take control of our life. No matter what happens, if you’re accountable you’re in control. Stay inspired inter…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Lee Zeidman, President of the STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE, shares his thoughts on: [:27] - His initial reaction to the NBA shutting down due to the coronavirus [5:22] - The unusual way he ended up working in the sports industry and why he views informational interviews as essential for jobseekers…
 
For this week’s training, I’ve compiled some of my favorite, most useful travel tips for you to apply to your own vacations, business meetings, conferences, and adventures. Prepping for the Trip If you are not properly prepared to travel, chances are that your trip may not live up to expectations. Here are some things to consider when getting ready…
 
Faith is a true currency and an object of energy. Our faith is the aggregate of what we think, say, do, believe, and our subconscious mind. Faith is composed of our characteristics, our obsessions, our addictions, and the energy we put out. The problem I often see is that many are so unconscious about where they invest their faith, constantly creat…
 
Rob Machado, Professional Surfer, and Taylor Steele, Founder of Solento Tequila, share their thoughts on what it really means to be a “sell-out” and why it’s important to surround yourself with the type of people who elevate you. The pair and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about Rob’s reaction to landing his first $500 sponsor and how at…
 
More people are working from home than ever before, but the biggest question remains; How can we be productive outside of our typical work environment? When adapting to a new routine and environment, we need to focus on four key areas which will keep us productive, accessible, and efficient in order to maximize the way we use our time. 1. Create a …
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Kyle Brandt, Co-host of Good Morning Football on NFL Network and host of The Ringer’s “10 Questions w/ Kyle Brandt”, shares his thoughts on: [2:18] - The serendipitous way that he ended up as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: Chicago [4:56] - How he set himself apart and landed a job as a producer and writer on…
 
If you want to achieve it, prioritize it in your life. Commit to a minimum amount of time each day so that your body, mind, and soul are all working in unison. The only limits that exist in our lives are the ones we place on ourselves. If you don't invest in yourself, what are you ever going to invest in? Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaw…
 
Tim S. Grover is the CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., and author of the book, W1nning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness, shares his thoughts on: [1:48] - Why there are no easy steps to achieving greatness [5:54] - The reason that “balance” isn’t a part of the equation for the world’s top performers [10:03] - Why having faith is more beneficial than …
 
There are three main keys to ensure you are approaching a deal in the correct manner, you must pay attention to your mindset, heartset, and the conscious continuum. 1. Mindset: The most important components for closing any deal are credibility, truth, and the energy we approach our potential business partner with. 2. Heartset: Our ability to make a…
 
Today's episode is another coaching call with my two favorite coaching clients, Alan Lazaros and Kevin Palmieri of Next Level University. The three of us discussed the pain of outgrowing your old friends and ideas, and learning how to overcome the fear of missing out and learning how to find joy in missing out. I am also going to share some of my p…
 
Tom Keiser, CEO of Hootsuite, sits down to share his insights on why the fastest growing companies tend to place a focus on their social media platforms, as well as the challenges that “traditional businesses” have when integrating more digital media content into their marketing strategy. Keiser and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their …
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Wolfgang Puck, Chef, Restaurateur, and Actor, and Paul Scialla, Founder/CEO of Delos and Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), chat about: [3:12] - Why customer experience and comfortability have come to the forefront for today’s venue owners [6:10] - How the support of celebrities and stars l…
 
I have five different rules for businesses looking to live in this world of more than enough: 1 - Know your personal giving and receiving values. Evaluate those four things every day. 2 - Learn to ask a series of questions to learn how you can provide value to every person in every situation. 3 - Learn a series of questions with which you can ask f…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Adam Contos, CEO of RE/MAX, shares his thoughts on: [:33] -Whether there is a “right way” to drop out of school [5:10] - How to get more value out of the ways you educate and entertain yourself [7:30] - Why leaders need to understand two specific emotions [15:10] - Why he focuses on his level of attention instead of…
 
There is one important step to take before you can even consider creating a Go No-Go Plan, and that is to determine whether your potential partner has an open mind. It takes more energy to reengineer the vision of one closed-minded person than it does to close a deal with 1,000 open-minded people, so identifying an open mind should be your first pr…
 
Happy Mother's Day Mom. I wish that I could be just like you. Today's episode is dedicated to my mom, here are four things that I’ve learned and I share this with my mom every day. It’s something that all parents want to hear. It’s helped my relationship with my mom. I tell my mom every day, a minimum of a minute, number one, I’m healthy. Number tw…
 
Ben Francis, Founder and Owner of GymShark, shares his thoughts on how a single work experience with his grandfather shaped his desire to build his own business, what he’s learned about the complexities of running an international organization, as well as the one event for the fledgling brand showed Ben that he was truly onto something special. Fra…
 
Simon Yu, Co-founder and COO of Clubhouse Media Group, and Christian Young, President of Clubhouse Media Group, talk about how influencers with followings big and small can be used to elevate a brand, as well as how the first publicly-traded “content house” came about after a conversation with influencer Daisy Keech. Yu, Young, and host of #ThePlay…
 
Today's episode is from a panel I spoke on while in Cleveland last week for the 2021 NFL Draft. I was fortunate to be joined by Roman Oben, VP of Football Development, for the NFL, Shaquira Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Northeast Ohio, Juan Goodwin, President of Lifeline Sports, David A. Moreno Jr., Esq., Par…
 
Brian Scudamore, Founder, and CEO of O2E Brands and 1-800-GOT-JUNK, shares his thoughts on: [1:00] - How working in his grandparents’ army surplus store taught him the importance of treating people the right way [4:37] - Why you should take your business seriously, but not yourself [6:20] - Why he once fired an entire team that wasn’t aligned with …
 
FC Barcelona Footballer, Martin Braithwaite and I teamed up at #CollisionConf this year to talk about how to use the law of attraction and tapping into the secrets behind elite performance. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 2…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Brandon Marshall, former NFL star, Founder of the House of Athlete, and Host of I AM ATHLETE Podcast, shares his thoughts on: [1:01] - His five pillars for living a happy life [8:19] - Why top athletes like LeBron James and Russell Wilson benefit by treating themselves as a walking corporation [10:45] - How perspect…
 
We've got another episode of the Road to Revenue series! Today's episode is an hour long coaching session and live Q&A that I hosted during my Weekly Free Training. I answered as many questions as I could and even took some live questions on Clubhouse. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live…
 
Terry Thayer, Co-founder of Intellomate, talks about the misnomer of being an “overnight success”, as well as why automation is key for helping entrepreneurs to free up more time and improve their revenues. Thayer and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on how business leaders can apply their skills from one industry to anothe…
 
Steve Barnard, Founder and CEO of Mission Produce (NASDAQ: AVO), shares how he was able to work his way up through the agriculture industry, as well as some of the most valuable lessons he picked up from mentors along the way. Barnard and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a variety of topics including the origins of Mission Produce, h…
 
Today's episode is from another coaching session with my two favorite coaching clients, Alan Lazaros and Kevin Palmieri. As usual, these two came prepared with questions full of value that I needed to share with all of you. The three of us are going to discuss, what it takes to be a good leader, how I deal with people that make poor decisions and t…
 
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, David Ross, Head of Growth, Partnerships and Sales at Community.com, shares his thoughts on: [1:29] - The real power of text messaging at scale as a way to communicate [9:55] - The marketing data behind the billions of texts that have been sent on their platform [14:34] - Why attending a birthday party as a kid help…
 
Today's episode is from a speech I gave to a mastermind group last week, and I am going to tell you about the superpower of gratitude and why Chris Gardner and Will Smith both got it wrong, there is no Pursuit of Happiness. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST…
 
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