One Billion Happy People (ft. David Meltzer, Co-founder, Sports 1 Marketing + Former CEO, Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency)
One Billion Happy People (ft. David Meltzer)
Sometimes the greatest purpose in life is to bring purpose to others.
“Keep it simple. Number one, are you doing your best? Two, are you learning something? And three, are you having fun doing it?” —David Meltzer
David Meltzer is a co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. He's been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He is also the executive producer of the Bloomberg and Amazon Prime television series, 2 Minute Drill and Office Hours. David is on a mission to empower over one billion people to be happy.
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CORE TOPICS + DETAILS:
[4:24 ] - How Do You Enjoy Persistence?
Doing it every day (and enjoying it) isn’t easy
One of the biggest keys to lasting success, fulfillment, and happiness is to find joy in the things you do every single day. So much of greatness is monotony, so rather than finding joy through unique experiences, find a way to find joy in the simple, repetitive, and every day.
[8:32 ] - Forgotten Seeds
Inspire Others and Wait
Sometimes we don’t immediately see the impact of kindness or support we give to others. Like planting a seed along a path, you won’t return to for a long time, you can’t know the kind of impact you’ve had until years later when a mighty tree stands in its place.
[10:12 ] - To Be What One Can Be
All successful people are curious about their potential
The one thing that all successful people have, in whatever industry or field they dominate, is that at some point they asked themselves, “What am I capable of?” And they haven’t stopped asking since.
[14:47 ] - The Secret Basement
When rock bottom comes before listing $100 million
Long before he lost millions of dollars and reached his financial bottom, David hit a personal bottom that many others didn’t see. It was this experience that inspired him to change who he was, not just his circumstances. Since then, he’s been on a path of kindness.
[17:02 ] - The Jacket with No Pockets
You can’t take it with you
David’s father once gave him a jacket that he still keeps close to this day. It’s a jacket with no pockets, reminding him always that you can’t take material things with you— that it’s the experiences we treasure that matter most.
[18:54 ] - Living Values in Daily Practice
We are what we do each day
We are not the things we say we believe in, but the things we actively do day-in and day-out. It’s about how we spend our time and living the values that matter most to us is the fastest and most powerful path to fulfillment.
[25:07 ] - Kindness is the Superpower
Everything comes back to how you treat people
Courage, humility, forgiveness, accountability, and gratitude all stem from kindness— kindness to others and kindness to yourself. Be kind to your future self. Do good deeds whenever you can.
- [0:23 ] The Power of Playing Offense
- [13:34 ] Office Hours Podcast
- [16:24 ] Don’t Take Yes for an Answer, by Steve Herz
David’s Free Weekly Live Training: The Road to Revenue & Happiness
David’s life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content, and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. For the past 20 years, David has been providing free weekly trainings to empower others to empower others to be happy.
Register today: free.dmeltzer.com/training
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