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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, Co-founder, Sports 1 Marketing + Former CEO, Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency)

Update: 2021-10-18


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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[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. 



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. 

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Take a seat at the table with leadership expert, sports industry veteran, bestselling author, personal transformation coach, purpose igniter, and your host Paul Epstein in this inspiring, yet immediately actionable podcast. From stories of total defeat to the thrills of unimaginable achievement to the practices of mastering the inside game, each show will share a high-energy, prescriptive blueprint to unleash impact and drive success, significance, and purpose no matter your starting point.

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Paul Epstein may not be a hard charging running back on the actual football field, but his list of high-profile wins in the world of sports will have you thinking that he could be.

Paul has spent nearly 15 years as a pro sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office. He’s transformed numerous NBA teams from the absolute bottom in league revenue to top-two in financial performance. He’s broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history as the NFL’s sales leader. He’s opened a billion-dollar stadium, helped save the New Orleans NBA franchise, and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy.

He's since installed his leadership and high-performance playbook with Fortune 500 leaders, Founders and CEOs, MBAs, and professional athletes.

Now, as Founder of Purpose Labs, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and host of the Playmakers: Impact Unleashed podcast, Paul explores how living and working with a focus on leadership, culture, and purpose can transform organizations and individuals anywhere to unleash their full potential.


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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, Co-founder, Sports 1 Marketing + Former CEO, Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency)

Connor Trombley, Paul Epstein, David Meltzer, Detroit Podcast Studios