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Author: David Meltzer, Entrepreneur.com

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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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Hi everyone! Today’s episode from a speech I gave at UCI back in 2018. I am going to talk about how you can create the coincidences that you want in your life, and how the only person that can stop you, is you. 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 email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!
Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, best selling author, master certified executive and life coach, who is often called ”The Mother of Coaching”, talks about the power of forgiveness to wipe away your emotional debts and start with a clean slate. She also shares a personal story to highlight the need to be humble, even when it seems like everything is going your way.Carter-Scott and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on a variety of topics including why you need to have a sense of humor in relation to the lessons that come your way, how to accept the challenges that come, and why gratitude is at the core of our existence.
Today’s episode is the 2nd episode of my new TV Show, “2 Minute Drill.” It is the first "Pitch Only" show with four contestants competing for over $50,000 of cash and prizes. Joining me today are Will Ford, the president and co-founder of Launchboom, and Rory Cutaia, the CEO of Verb Technologies. You’ll hear four pitches and feedback from the three of us and in the end, Rory will determine the winner of over $50,000 in cash and prizes. You can watch 2 Minute Drill on Friday’s at 8:30 pm PT on Bloomberg TV and on Amazon Prime Video.Tweet me @davidmeltzer photos of you watching 2 Minute Drill and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00am PT / 2:00 pm ET during my Free Training. You can text me at (949) 298-2905 or email david@dmeltzer.com to join.
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Richard Thalheimer, founder and former CEO of The Sharper Image and author of Sharper Image Success, discusses:[1:10] - The leadership style he ascribes to called “management by opportunity”[3:35] - Why it’s possible for entrepreneurs to fail their way to success[14:45] - How he built Sharper Image with customer service as the main focus[15:50] - The two “cliches” that he believes are important for everyone on earth to understand 
What you believe, whether positive or negative, determines what you receive. A positive perception of all the opportunities that are in your past, your present and your future will empower you to take advantage of them. A scarcity mindset does the opposite, discouraging you from even looking for new opportunities.Tweet me @davidmeltzer what you are grateful for and ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, John Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet and former president of Stanford University, shares his thoughts on:[2:43] - The "formula” he says that is behind building great companies[8:17] - The three key things he looks for when evaluating a startup[14:30] - The risks that come with focusing on your legacy too early in your career[16:46] - Why his favorite Socrates quote is essential for entrepreneurs to understand
We’ve got another edition of our “Road to Revenue” series and in honor of the launch of my new TV Show, 2 Minute Drill, it’s all about what to include in a pitch. The six areas to focus on in a perfect pitch are:1. Build Your Credibility First2. Emotional Attachment3. Reasons to Invest4. Impacts of your business5. Capabilities6. Quantitative Ask Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today’s episode and check the description for my email and text number to find out where you can contact me at any time. Click here to follow the Road to Revenue playlist on Spotify
Today’s episode is from my appearance on the One Fresh Podcast. Host Adrienne Kautz, the Cofounder of One Fresh Pillow, and I are going to discuss: being okay with failure, how to frame all of your obstacles, and discovering what the meaning of life truly is. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway and ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!
Zack Steffen, goalkeeper for Manchester City and cofounder of the VOYCENOW Foundation, sits down to discuss the steps he took in order to make a successful transition to European soccer and perform at a consistently high level, as well as how he’s working to ensure that there are equal opportunities for all.Steffen and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on a variety of topics including what inspired Zach to found the VOYCENOW Foundation, how to be open enough to listen to those who don’t share your experiences or viewpoints, and how to make the best use of your support system.
Today’s episode is from the series premiere of my new tv show, 2 Minute Drill. It is the first "pitch only" show for over $50,000 of cash and prizes. Joining me are Jayson Waller, the CEO of POWERHOME SOLAR, and Rory Cutaia, the CEO of Verb Technologies.You are going to hear 4 pitches and feedback from the three of us. In the end, Rory will decide who is the winner of over $50,000 in cash and prizes. The show will debut tonight on Bloomberg TV at 8:30 pm PT and Amazon Prime Video on Monday, January 11th.Tweet me @davidmeltzer photos of you watching 2 Minute Drill and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00am PT / 2:00 pm ET during my Free Training. You can text me at (949) 298-2905 or email david@dmeltzer.com to join.
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Alan Smolinisky, entrepreneur, investor, and one of the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, shares insights on:[2:31] - Why he decided not to be a business major, despite running his own real estate business while in college[4:53] - How he was able to identify opportunities in the student rental market that others had ignored[8:46] - The best parenting advice he ever received from Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger [17:13] - Why being humble enough to ask for mentorship from the right people will accelerate your career
Today's episode is a sneak peek and a behind the scenes discussion of my new tv show, "2 Minute Drill". I sat down with the guest judge for all 12 episodes, Rory Cutaia, and the two of us discussed some of our favorite moments from filming the show, and some of the greatest lessons we learned from the filming of season 1.You can watch "2 Minute Drill" on Friday at at 8:30 EST (7:30 CST) on Bloomberg TV and Amazon Prime Video.Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway and ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Alan Mruvka, Founder, President and CEO of The Alan Mruvka Company and the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, discusses:[:43] - How his passion for movies and entertainment, as well as the influence of his entrepreneurial father, set him on his career path[3:55] - The differences between broadcasting and narrowcasting, and how cable television has evolved in recent years[7:41] - Having the strength persevere for three years before finally securing the funding for the network, despite being rejected over 400 times[9:12] - How pitching a stranger on a plane led to the break that he and Larry Namer needed to found the E! Network
For those who desire more success and fulfillment in the New Year, especially after a challenging 2020, there are few things more fulfilling than keeping a promise to yourself. Rather than tying your emotions to a single New Year’s resolution, try these five daily practices that I discussed in today's episode. They are meant to inspire you to consistently and persistently to pursue your potential in 2021 (and beyond).Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway and ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.comto join!Click here to follow the Road to Revenue playlist on Spotify
Hi everyone! My 2 superstar coaching clients are back for another episode.Alan Lazaros and Kevin Palmieri of Next Level University joined me for another live coaching session and as usual they came prepared with great question to provide extraordinary value for everyone! The three of us are going to discuss: maximizing productivity, accessibility, and gratitude in your life, indicating that you are living inside your truth and outside of the truth, and having Faith that everything will come in the right way at the perfect time Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway and ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!
Daniel Sillman, CEO of Relevent Sports Group, tells the story of the cold email to renowned businessman Stephen Ross led to a major change in his career path, and shares insights on Relevent Sports Group and the International Champions Cup’s mission to revolutionize the international soccer landscape.  Sillman and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about how young executives are able to build credibility and how they each apply curiosity in their professional lives. The pair also discuss what Daniel has learned from partners like La Liga and how Relevent is applying those lessons to solve problems associated with the pandemic for other top leagues.
Today's episode is my 6 takeaways from 2020. I asked my team to come up with some questions that they were curious about for next year, and for what has occurred this year. Although it was a year that we would all like to forget, there are so many lessons to be learned in 2020. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite memory of 2020 and what was the biggest lesson that you learned in 2020. Come ask me questions every Friday at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET for my Free Training. You cant text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Matthew Berry, ESPN’s senior fantasy football analyst, sits down to discuss:[1:05] - Why fantasy sports has become a gateway for fans to connect with their favorite teams and leagues, as well as with each other[3:37] - How answering a blind ad for a fantasy sports website led to the career he has today[5:09] - The hustling it took to build his blog without being able to spend on ads[6:07] - How “chasing happiness” has been key to Matthew’s successes over the years
Today’s episode is a mashup put together by my good friend Evan Carmichael. I am going to teach you 10 tips to create habits that will make or break your success. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway and ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join! Click here to watch the video
On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Eddie George, legendary running back and Managing Partner of the Edward George Wealth Management Group, sits down to discuss:[1:14] - How his football career taught him there are no shortcuts you can take in order to be great.[3:46] - Why his relationship with his father became a vital source of inspiration for him[7:45] - The mindset he used to set records in the NFL, starting more consecutive regular-season games than every running back not named Walter Payton.[15:56] - How his passion for helping others led to him getting involved as an ambassador in the financial services industry
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Comments (7)

Samuel Guerrero

I've listened to most of your episodes but this one carried it all. I've heard much of it before but I guess having your mom in attendance carried that added energy in the story of the message. Wow, thank you.

Dec 6th
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Alan Czechowski

this guy talks too much

Sep 20th
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lone Wolf

love ur podcasts. amazing advice for the older generation as well as the younger generation.

Mar 7th
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Dan Rioux

Dave, great interview with Steve Weatherford love that guy. You're both were great keep it up keep bringing good Pod casts

Feb 6th
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Dan Rioux

interesting discussion about his dad and Rob being a father, I wanted to hear more.

Oct 31st
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Dan Rioux

Dad dying at that age, I couldn't imagine, but the inspiration it brought him is a gift. is it possible to be inspired that much without the trauma???

Oct 24th
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Dan Rioux

great down to earth interview.

Oct 24th
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