DAVID MELTZER is an affluent entrepreneur, best-selling author, Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, motivational speaker and host of The Playbook podcast.
DAVID openly tells the remarkable story of how he came from very meager beginnings, growing up with his single mother (after his parents divorced) and five siblings, to becoming a multi-millionaire. As a child his dream was to be a professional football player and get rich so he could buy his mother a house and a new car. “That was literally my motivation. My mother sacrificed so much for us, I wanted to take care of her.”
He focused on his goal, worked hard and 9 months after graduating from law school his dream came true. DAVID was a multi-millionaire at the age of 30. He could buy his mother any house and car she wanted, life was amazing! Unfortunately, through a host of bad decisons and too much ego, he lost his fortune.
During that low point DAVID realized he had surrounded himself with the wrong people and the wrong ideas. “My first book, “Connected to Goodness: Manifest Everything That You Want In Business and Life“, came about as a result of nearly losing everything in my bankruptcy. My wife had told me that she wasn’t happy and that I needed to take stock in who I used to be, because I had lost touch with those values. I ended up codifying the values and ideas that had helped me to succeed previously and re-dedicating myself to incorporating those values in everything that I do.”
He began living a life powered by gratitude, empathy, accountability and effective communication. With these values at his center, he quickly rebuilt his wealth. Now he was rich again, financially and mentally. His mantra sums up his principles, “MAKE A LOT OF MONEY, HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE, HAVE A LOT OF FUN!“
Given his personal experiences with losing and gaining financial abundance, we asked what he teaches his own children about money. “One thing that is tough with teaching your kids is that they don’t always listen to what you have to say, instead they pay attention to what you do. That’s why I’ve always tried to be an abundant person with what I earn, while also being clear with my kids on the pragmatic uses of money as a currency.”
He graciously shares his testimony, filled with good and bad experiences, to help others learn how to live a life of gratitude and service. He even offers free weekly trainings online and via Zoom. “I’ve been holding free trainings in my office for the past 20 years, and I used to open up the office to anyone who wanted to join. Since the start of the pandemic, I started holding these Friday Training sessions via Zoom each week, with topics such as Ultimate Ego Training, Five to Thrive Sales Training, Find Your Frequency, and many more.”
Aspiring entrepreneurs benefit greatly from his free advice. “The best advice anyone ever gave me about business was to ‘stop taking yourself too seriously‘. The best advice I can give about business is to ‘Find Your Frequency!’ In order to have your message resonate with your audience, you have to have an understanding of three components: the strength of your signal, the spectrum of your signal (the audience or demographic that you are aligned with), as well as the clarity of your message. When you understand your frequency, you can create better emotional connecting between your brand and your audience.”
One of the biggest reasons he decided to build up his personal brand came after hearing that one of his young daughter’s friends had committed suicide. “That is when I realized that our world has a happiness problem. I’ve made it my mission to empower over 1 billion people around the world to be happy, through the values of gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication (or inspiration).”
“I’m a big believer that the Universe is abundant and there is more than enough to make everyone in the world happy, and that mindset is something that will benefit you in business. When you understand that a rising tide lifts all boats, and are willing to give unconditionally, you are better equipped to attract the right people and ideas to yourself.”
He formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, one of the biggest agencies in the world and the inspiration behind the movie “Jerry Maguire“. There he met retired football star and Hall of Famer, WARREN MOON, a connection that eventually led to he and WARREN partnering up to build Sports 1 Marketing. Their company represents some of the biggest names in sports.
In between his business dealings, weekly trainings and motivational speeches, DAVID authored three best-selling books, “Connected to Goodness: Manifest Everything That You Want In Business and Life“, “Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business” and “Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports“.
He recently expanded his resume to include podcast host. The Playbook is a top entrepreneural podcast on which DAVID interviews various athletes who talk about the “why” and “how” to achieve anything you set your mind to. It is quite entertaining and gives the audience a chance to see what drives some of world’s most elite athletes.
He lives to serve and empower others, its what gets him out of bed each morning. “My favorite part of my job is seeing the impact that I make in the lives of others, whether that is the personal or professional growth of my team, or helping others to live happier lives through gratitude, empathy, accountability, and inspiration.”
2020 was a year filled with unprecedented challenges for some and unexpected blessings for others. DAVID considers himself one of the blessed. “Despite the many challenges, 2020 was one of the best years of my life. The most important lesson I learned is that there is nothing that I value more than being able to sit down and eat dinner with my family. I cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store!”
He watched his dreams come into fruition and accomplished many other magnificent things along his journey. Wonder what’s left on his bucket list? “I’d love to have LeBron James on my podcast as well as to meet Warren Buffet.” Speak it into existence DAVID, those are your next guests on The Playbook.
DAVID MELTZER is a principled man and a huge inspiration to countless people. We appreciate his transparency and selflessness. We wish him continued success and thank him for taking time out of his active schedule to interview with the ShuBangaShow!
Anybody interested in joining DAVID’s free training sessions, click the link to register: https://dmeltzer.com/training/.