The Playbook

David Meltzer, Entrepreneur.com

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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Teri Ijeoma, Founder of Trade and Travel, talks about how she was able to make a “quantum leap” in her life. She shares guidance on how entrepreneurs can employ the “waiting technique”, the best approach for dealing with fans and haters and how to use time to your advantage in business. Ijeoma and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on a wide range of topics including how to effectively serve your clients without losing track of your own priorities, their favorite practices for a mental reset, as well as why few people have enough courage to “think big”. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 27

24 min 45 sec

Welcome to Office Hours, hosted by Legendary Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor, David Meltzer. Where the brightest millionaires, billionaires, and entrepreneurs, in business, sports, and entertainment get together to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Take a deep dive into the mind of some of the world’s most impactful guests to share their strategies and tools to dominate their respective fields. My co-hosts for today’s episode are Mike Diamond, founder of Diamond Life Fuel, Nada Lena, Joni Rogers-Kante, founder and CEO of Senegence, the True Underdog himself, Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar. Joining us on today's episode is artist, Mikael Brandrup, legendary sports agent, Leonard Armato, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Marshall Faulk, and the owner of the Houston Rockets, Tilman Fertitta. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 26

50 min 2 sec

Happy Thanksgiving! For many of us, today is a day that represents gratitude, however I have made it a practice in my life to treat each day like Thanksgiving.   If you can develop the habit of gratitude, it will change your life, I promise you. It takes 0.01 seconds to say “thank you”. But the hardest part is remembering to do it because new habits are hard. I created a 14-day challenge to remember, remind and recollect our adherence to gratitude, to be grateful for everything and living in a world of more than enough of everything for everyone. Start the 14-day Gratitude Challenge: https://free.dmeltzer.com/gratitude Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 25

30 min 19 sec

Today's episode is from a keynote speech I gave earlier this year at the One Source Provider National Conference in Chicago where I shared the stage alongside the legend, Mike Tyson. You are going to learn about the five lessons that changed my life and my journey from making my first million dollars out of law school, to losing over $100 million dollars and going bankrupt, to making it all back. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 24

40 min 54 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, David Nurse, Life Optimization Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author, sits down to discuss: [2:03] - How having a “blueprint tracker” can help anyone to clear what is interfering with their success and make progress towards their goals [6:26] - His tried and true formula for creating a breakthrough in your life [11:25] - Why you should never be afraid of becoming obsessed with your gifts [21:57] - The reason that humility is key for achieving greatness Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 23

48 min 8 sec

Hey everyone! It’s Monday so we’ve got another episode of the Road to Revenue Series. We took over the Breakfast with Champions: Millionaire Breakfast Club for a #BYOQ Live Q&A. You brought the questions, I brought the answers, you are going to learn about how simple it is to use my finders fee template, and what my favorite book is. Follow the Road to Revenue Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xBCPHs9IWy5kYPO94rJ0N?si=3936604f462342dd Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 22

56 min 13 sec

When we get new interns or employees, I make sure to set the tone by telling them that we do not teach about working in the industry. Instead, we teach four things that are applicable to all aspects of life: gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication. To get everyone aligned, reinforce your company values in all three stages of scaling your business, and use different strategies to instill them. Phase 1: Learning Stage During the learning stage, introduce your values to new members of the team. It is vital that all employees are aligned with the values of your business. Help your team connect to what inspires them, and they are more likely to live by your business’s values. Phase 2: Execution In the execution stage, employees learn to maintain proper balance in achieving the company’s mission. Having a motto or mission to guide employees during this stage is important for success in a values-based business. Think about your overarching goals and what you want to accomplish. How can you make your mission into your story? Phase 3: Partnership (Equity) Once an employee shows commitment to these values, that opens up the door for the partnership/equity phase, where employees are rewarded for their dedication, success, and the revenues they have brought into your business. The partnership stage allows you to reinvest in your most successful (and aligned) employees and also helps to retain these individuals. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 21

3 min 15 sec

Benjamin Nazarian, CEO of Therabody, talks about why percussive massage therapy has seen a massive rise in popularity, as well as how he learned from his father’s passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Nazarian and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on a variety of subjects including the value of credibility for the world’s top brands, how Therabody’s relationships with the top sports leagues and athletes help to grow their platform, and the personal inspiration that Nazarian derives from helping promote wellness. The pair also chat about empowering others to take care of their body, as well as their mind. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 20

18 min 54 sec

Welcome to Office Hours, hosted by Legendary Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor, David Meltzer. Where the brightest millionaires, billionaires, and entrepreneurs, in business, sports, and entertainment get together to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Take a deep dive into the mind of some of the world’s most impactful guests to share their strategies and tools to dominate their respective fields. My co-hosts for today’s episode are David Moreno, founding partner at Mediabundance, Nada Lena, Founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, and True Underdog himself, Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar. Joining us on today's episode is Vivek Ranadive, owner of the Sacremento Kings, Ben Baller, world renowned jewelry designer, Ming Tsai, American restaurateur, television personality, celebrity chef, and Shane Riggs, the founder of the VA Group. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 19

50 min 7 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Christophe Georges, President & CEO of Bentley Americas, shares his thoughts on: [1:27] - Why the electrification of vehicles has inspired Bentley to adapt their approach  [5:06] - How the company’s values are built around luxury [10:29] - What it entails to make sure that you are meeting the high expectations of your customers [14:07] - The key role that brand extension plays as a part of Bentley’s strategy Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 18

17 min 8 sec

The biggest rule I have in life is to be kind to my future self and to do good deeds. So throughout my life even though I made tremendous mistakes, financially as well as other mistakes, I have always been kind to my future self and done good deeds. I always try to be the best person I can be with good intent. Even when I was a salesperson, a manipulator, a scarce person in a competitive space, I still was a good person and I still was kind to my future self and did everything that I could do to help elevate others, to elevate myself. Those types of activities can really enhance you and create endless opportunities for yourself. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 17

31 min 4 sec

Doug Palladini, Global Brand President for Vans, shares his thoughts on: [5:27] - How an open mind is essential for growing a global sports lifestyle brand  [7:20] - Why a growth mindset is something that all entrepreneurs need to embrace in order to evolve [8:27] - The single biggest mistake a leader can make when assembling their team [14:40] - Why a brand seeking to be “everything to everyone” is sure to fail. Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 16

18 min 50 sec

What is the difference between patience and persistence? By itself, patience is just the ability to tolerate the passing of time. Don’t sit at home dreaming about what you want high on your mom’s couch, broke, sick and alone. What you really want is to blend patience with persistence. Persistence is the ability to push and push and push and push. It's the ability to be stubborn in the best possible sense of the word. These people are consistent and persistent in the pursuit of their potential, even if they aren’t always enjoying it. Defining Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance Patience is the ability to accept or tolerate delay, difficult situations, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Basically, the ability to find the light, the love, and lessons within those challenges. Persistence is a fairly simple concept revolving around the ability to continue on. Meanwhile, perseverance refers to one’s determination. Those who are determined can maintain steady belief or efforts in spite of discouragement or difficulty. Those individuals pursue learning those lessons rather than quitting, finding the light and love in what others might deem “failure”. While these terms are linked, there are subtle differences. Some will say that the words persistence and perseverance seem to indicate action, while patience is inaction. I am here to tell you this is absolutely not true! Follow the Road to Revenue Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xBCPHs9IWy5kYPO94rJ0N?si=3936604f462342dd Tweet me your takeaway from today’s episode @davidmeltzer  Email Me! david@dmeltzer.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 15

58 min 48 sec

Don't limit your point of entry. Some people grow up in Beverly Hills and only want to work in Beverly Hills, you are immediately limiting your point of entry if that is your mindset. Study all the different companies and all the different types of positions that those companies are hiring. Put attention and intention into what you want, and have faith that everything will come in the right way at the perfect time. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 14

4 min 38 sec

Qiana Allen, Collette Divitto, and Lexi Zanghi, stars of Peacock’s “Born For Business”, talk about how business leaders with disabilities are able to utilize their unique perspective in order to thrive, as well as how to find common ground with your audience. The trio chatted with host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, about a variety of topics including how to handle when others laugh at your dreams, why you shouldn’t be ashamed when you need to ask for help, and the role of empathy in entrepreneurship. The group also chats about taking on the challenge of proving your doubters wrong. The docuseries is streaming now on Peacock: https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/tv/born-for-business/8001377678204359112 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 13

21 min 20 sec

Welcome to Office Hours, hosted by Legendary Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor, David Meltzer. Where the brightest millionaires, billionaires, and entrepreneurs, in business, sports, and entertainment get together to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Take a deep dive into the mind of some of the world’s most impactful guests to share their strategies and tools to dominate their respective fields. My co-hosts for today’s episode are David Moreno, the CEO of Mediabundance, Mike Mumola, founding partner at Mediabundance, and the True Underdog himself, Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar. Joining us on today's episode is Ja Rule, Rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor, CJ McCollum, shooting guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, Ray J, Rapper, and founder of Raycon Global, and Clinton Sparks, Grammy-Nominated Multi-platinum producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 12

50 min 5 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Amishi Jha, PhD, Professor at the University of Miami, Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, and Author of PEAK MIND, shares her insights on: [1:33] - How we can use our minds to “time travel” and receive benefits in the process [5:10] - Why entrepreneurs should focus on where they are investing their attention [15:00] - Why it only takes 12 minutes to have a demonstrable positive impact on your mental sharpness [18:20] - What it means to have cognitive resilience and how you can increase yours Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 11

21 min 43 sec

There are only two determining factors whether you’re busy; whether you’re accessible and how productive you are. You want to focus in on your accessibility and productivity when you look at your calendars. Create your own rules and your own philosophies and you will be, not only a student of your calendar, but you’ll be able to manifest accurately and rapidly whatever it is that you want to accomplish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 10

3 min 48 sec

George Kliavkoff, Commissioner for the Pac-12 Conference, shares his thoughts on: [1:11] - What he’s prioritized amid the “chaos” and massive changes in college athletics that have occurred this year [5:13] - The two traits that are essential for success as the commissioner of a league [10:52] - How the PAC-12 has established dominance outside of football and basketball [13:06] - His thoughts on the future of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 9

18 min 43 sec

There is one aspect where the best coaches are united, and that is through consistency. A good coach is consistent in the time and interest they devote to their “team”, as well as their behavior, feedback, and the suggestions they give. These coaches don’t let their own issues impact their ability to lead, they can keep these issues separate from their role as a coach. No matter what area of life you are working on improving, a coach is able to help you bring your best on a day-to-day basis. They can inspire you and motivate you as they help you progress towards your goals. What Skills Make a Good Coach? Just like there are myriad types of coaches, there are also a variety of skills that make them great. Some common skills of effective coaches include: Taking their “leader as coach” role seriously - You can’t be a good coach if you’re don’t care enough to be a leader. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and self-awareness - Not only do great coaches understand what drives their team and are able to manage egos and emotions effectively, but they are also self-aware enough to admit mistakes and make adjustments to their plan. Preparation - A good coach prepares for each coaching opportunity with specific examples or ideas to share and discuss. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of their employees or team - Thebest leaders maximize the strengths and can turn weaknesses into strengths by putting their team in the right positions. Two-way communication - Not only are good coaches able to make expectations clear to those they work with, but they also listen to others and try to understand their points of view. Optimistic and motivational perspective - A good coach can find the right amounts of encouragement and optimism to connect with their team when things are easy, and well as when they are hard. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday during my Free Weekly Training. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join! Follow the Road to Revenue Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xBCPHs9IWy5kYPO94rJ0N?si=3936604f462342dd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 8

1 hr 1 min

Charles Payne, Host of Making Money with Charles Payne on Fox Business and Founder of  Wall Street Strategies, shares his thoughts on the massive benefits that come from leaving your comfort zone and taking a risk in life, as well as his best advice on dealing with pullbacks in the stock market without overreacting. Payne and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a variety of subjects including how to maintain a healthy relationship with money, the proper percentages for diversifying your asset portfolio, and how investors can make the decision whether to sell or hold an asset for the long term. Charles will also be presenting a special town hall edition of his program entitled Making Money: The Investor Revolution on Tuesday, November 9th at 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 7

22 min 34 sec

Matt Bailey, Founder and CEO of GameOn, talks about how GameOn has evolved from his initial business plan, as well as how his role has changed as the company has grown leaps and bounds. Bailey and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a range of topics including the best job to prepare yourself for the rejection that entrepreneurs can face, what it means to be an effective CEO for a public company, and how to find advisors that elevate your business. The pair also discuss why startup founders need to make an honest assessment of their strengths and weaknesses in order to build the right team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 6

20 min 2 sec

Welcome to Office Hours, hosted by Legendary Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor, David Meltzer. Where the brightest millionaires, billionaires, and entrepreneurs, in business, sports, and entertainment get together to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Take a deep dive into the mind of some of the world’s most impactful guests to share their strategies and tools to dominate their respective fields. My co-hosts for today’s episode are Mike Krivilsky, CEO & Cofounder of Creatify, Joni Rogers-Kante, Founder of SeneGence and the True Underdog himself, Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar. Joining us on today's episode is Ja Rule, Rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor, CJ McCollum, shooting guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, Ray J, Rapper, and founder of Raycon Global, and Clinton Sparks, Grammy-Nominated Multi-platinum producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 5

35 min 38 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Ryan Farris, President and COO of AlphaGraphics, discusses: [2:30] - How listening to the needs of your customers helps companies adapt to rapid change [4:06] - The inspiration behind their Make It Happen Makeover Contest, which will transform three small businesses [8:14] - How entrepreneurs can better express what’s in their heart through their marketing and branding [13:09] - Overcoming limiting beliefs as a leader so that your brand can reach its true potential Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 4

17 min 10 sec

Consistency: meaning do it every day Consistency is massively important because it allows you to focus on what you want. Focusing on a goal and working toward it every day allows you to utilize the power of intention. That focus yields exponential growth and results. You need to do something every day in order to be great at it. Meditate, use gratitude, practice a skill, work on a relationship, tell somebody that you love and appreciate them. Each of those activities can take as little as 30 seconds a day, if you are efficient, and will make a resounding impact in your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 3

4 min 28 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Jason Robins, Co-Founder and CEO of DraftKings, sits down to chat about: [:30] - Why he used to think that following your passion in business was a fool’s errand [2:46] - How the proliferation of sports gambling has led to a renewed focus on maintaining integrity in sports  [7:09] - How DraftKings has evolved into a platform that takes over a million bets on a single game [14:04] - His single best piece of advice for building a company that disrupts an entire industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 2

19 min 13 sec

Forgiveness is essential to our lives because it gives us peace. It is important to the healing process since it allows us to let go of the needs of the ego. Forgiveness is what clears the interference between us and our higher selves. With that in mind, I’ve compiled 12 strategies which are meant to help you forgive yourself. 1. Cancel, Clear, Connect... 2. Understand That You Can’t Out-logic Your Emotions. 3. Make Your Internal Dialog External 4. Remember That Mistakes Are Indicators 5. Give yourself permission to stop, drop and decide when to roll. 6. Have a conversation with your inner voice and look for patterns 7. Don’t treat others like we treat ourselves. 8. Quiet the negative messages of your inner voice with positive affirmation 9. Forgive ourselves and others because we deserve it. 10. Pretend you’re giving yourself advice... then take it! 11. Use the conscious continuum to your advantage 12. Seek professional help Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday during my Free Weekly Training. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join! Follow the Road to Revenue Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xBCPHs9IWy5kYPO94rJ0N?si=3936604f462342dd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 1

1 hr 1 min

Aaron Keay, Chairman of The Alkaline Water Company, sits down to provide his insights about the real day-to-day responsibilities for a chairman, as well as why it’s sometimes important to take a “granular” approach as a leader. Keay and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a wide range of topics including the value of influencers who do more than just put their name behind a product, how digital marketing has changed how marketers approach partnerships, and how they incorporate philanthropy into their business. The pair also discuss how The Alkaline Water Company’s new partnership with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has opened new avenues for the brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 31

17 min 15 sec

Thomas "T.J." Colaiezzi, Founder & C.E.O. LifeBrand, Inc., shares his insights on how the prevalence of social media has impacted the way that people cultivate a personal brand. He also talks about how some of the most common challenges that hiring managers face can be solved with technology, as well as the impact that these measures can have on a person or organization. Colaiezzi and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a wide range of topics including the weight that comes with being an executive who is responsible for an entire team and the three most beneficial traits that make athletes great to hire. Try your free social media scan at www.lifebrand.life today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 30

22 min 3 sec

Welcome to Office Hours, hosted by Legendary Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor, David Meltzer. Where the brightest millionaires, billionaires, and entrepreneurs, in business, sports, and entertainment get together to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Take a deep dive into the mind of some of the world’s most impactful guests to share their strategies and tools to dominate their respective fields. My co-hosts for today’s episode are David Moreno, Partner at Brown and Rudnick LLP Michael Kaplan, Managing Partner at Miller Kaplan and the True Underdog himself, Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar. Joining us on today's episode is Paul DePasquale, CEO, Tivoli Audio, Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Rich Kleiman, cofounder of Thirty Five Ventures, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, and Rob Dyrdek, former pro skateboarder and founder of The Dyrdek Machine.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 29

50 min 13 sec

Neil Patel, Co-Founder Neil Patel Digital, New York Times bestselling author and Podium Evangelist talks about how to get the most value out of the content you create and why Podium is one of the best ways to communicate with your customers. Learn how Podium can help your business: https://bit.ly/ThePlaybookwithPodium On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Neil Patel, Co-Founder Neil Patel Digital and New York Times bestselling author, shares his expertise on: [1:01] - Why adaptation has become an essential skill for marketers today [5:53] - How repurposing your content can help to raise your online profile and improve your SEO [10:00] - How Podium provides small businesses with an SMS solution to increase their revenue [14:23] - The most impactful lesson his uncle taught him after he lost a million dollars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 28

16 min 52 sec

I hate failure because it can cause momentary frustration, but I also love it because building something using blocks of failure helps you step up to success. Without failure, you can’t learn and move forward as a decision-maker. Don’t fear it. Welcome it. Failure is as certain as taxes. And it definitely is as certain as death. So, why fear it? You’re wasting energy being afraid of failing or you’re attracting what you don’t want: failure. Know that as you’re failing, you’re learning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 27

3 min 11 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Alex Mashinsky, Founder & CEO of Celsius Network, shares his thoughts on: [4:01] - The unique skill that has helped him stay one step ahead of other entrepreneurs [9:14] - How he was able to identify the opportunities for disruption in a traditional industry like banking  [11:31] - Why companies like Celsius Network can grow even faster by “doing good” for others [19:19] - What it means to him to empower others with financial freedom and stability Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 26

23 min 42 sec

What does “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes” actually mean? The idea behind this phrase is that someone with a specific skill, knowledge, or desire is often so busy assisting others that their own affairs go unattended. They fail to apply their expertise to the situations that they face and experience some consequences as a result How do we reconcile this concept with the saying “the more we give the more we receive”? To start, you can’t give to others what you don’t have for yourself. Forgiveness is a great example of something that you need to have for yourself first, in order to be forgiving of others. When it comes to receiving, our focus should be on appreciation and acknowledgment. When I say appreciation, I mean that you should try to add value to everything that you receive. You should also acknowledge what you’ve received and share your gratitude freely, especially for the things that others do not have. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday during my Free Weekly Training. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join! Follow the Road to Revenue Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xBCPHs9IWy5kYPO94rJ0N?si=3936604f462342dd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 25

58 min 32 sec

If you want to get more customers you need to learn how to emotionally connect to others. People generally buy based on emotion, using logical reasons as their impetus for action. So, make a point to connect with them emotionally in order to stimulate their interest. Don't be afraid to show your feelings; demonstrate high energy and excitement for your idea, business, or service. Your passion and belief need to come through in your pitch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 24

4 min

Howard Marks, Co-Founder & CEO of StartEngine Equity Crowdfunding, Inc., shares his insights on the many challenges that startups can experience during fundraising, as well as how he’s working to solve the problems faced by hundreds of thousands of new companies each year. Marks and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a variety of topics including why there is more value to be created with small businesses than with large corporations, the reason why core values will always outweigh a person’s monetary successes, and the message that they would deliver if given the opportunity to speak at Harvard University’s graduation ceremony.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 23

19 min 35 sec

A new episode of my TV show Office Hours premieres tonight on Bloomberg TV at 8:30 pm PST. Office Hours is the first late-night entrepreneur talk show that features the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds from business, sports, entertainment, and beyond to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Joining me on today’s episode are Joni Rogers-Kante founder & CEO of Senegence, my business partner and friend, Mike Mumola, founding member of Mediaabundance, and Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar.  You are going to get a sneak peek at today’s episode and our conversation with Cameron Diaz & Katherine Power, cofounders of Avaline Wine. You are going to learn all about their journey of diving headfirst into the alcohol industry and what their experience has been creating their own product that they consume on a regular basis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 22

9 min 59 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Jerry Morgan, President & CEO of Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH), sits down to chat about: [1:10] - The winning “recipe” that helps to keep organizations fundamentally sound  [2:42] - Why separating yourself from competitors with a few key strengths is essential [6:20] - How his experience working his way up through the ranks at Texas Roadhouse has prepared him to keep their tradition for “legendary food and legendary service”   [14:01] - The three key ingredients for their brand’s continued growth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 21

18 min 15 sec

Are you willing to enjoy the pursuit of your potential? Not everything that we do we are going to love, but those who become an “overnight success” have learned to love every part of what they do. We’re romanticizing this “passion” and “entrepreneurial” thing, it’s BS. Entrepreneurship is about making a ton of money. If you can make a ton of money, then apply your passion and purpose to it! Find the light, love, and lessons in everything and learn to love it!! Those who are able to stay in business and keep evolving will become the “overnight successes” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 20

6 min 29 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Travis Chappell, Founder, and CEO of Guestio, sits down to discuss: [1:42] - Why maintaining credibility is a key component for any content creator   [5:01] - What it took for him to stop trying to walk the path that others laid out for him [10:20] - How creating a service to solve a problem he was experiencing himself gave him more faith in his skills as an entrepreneur  [12:10] - Why his podcast “Build Your Network” was really an extension of his life strategy, after leaving a restrictive religious sect Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 19

18 min 4 sec

Hey everyone! It’s Monday so we’ve got another episode of the Road to Revenue Series. We took over the Breakfast with Champions: Millionaire Breakfast Club for a #BYOQ Live Q&A. You brought the questions, I brought the answers, you are going to learn about seeking open minds vs closed minds, taking inventory of your truth every day, and how anyone can get 5 minutes of my time. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday during my Free Weekly Training. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join! Follow the Road to Revenue Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xBCPHs9IWy5kYPO94rJ0N?si=3936604f462342dd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 18

57 min 28 sec

Zander Fryer, CEO of High Impact Coaching, Host of the Sh*t You Don’t Learn In College podcast, and author, shares his thoughts on why sales skills can be the tool for accomplishing any goal you have, as well as how to discover the hidden paradigms that are controlling your actions. Fryer and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a variety of subjects including how coming to terms with your own mortality empowers you to live a fuller life, how to reprogram the way your brain operates, and how to build an existence that sets you up for happiness. You can check out his new book at www.sydlicbook.com for pre-sale bonuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 17

25 min 56 sec

Hey everyone! Yesterday was the series premier of my new show, Office Hours! Office Hours is the first late-night entrepreneur talk show that features the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds from business, sports, entertainment, and beyond to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. We hosted a launch party to celebrate the premier and I was fortunate to have my fellow cohosts, Mike Mumola and David Moreno join me for a quick Q&A to talk about what it was like behind the scenes of the show and to discuss what we are most looking forward to for the future of the show You can catch Office Hours every Friday on Bloomberg TV or stream it at any time on Amazon Prime Video  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 16

15 min 40 sec

Today is the day! My new TV show Office Hours premieres tonight on Bloomberg TV at 8:30 pm PST and can be streamed at any time on Amazon Prime Video. Office Hours is the first late-night entrepreneur talk show that features the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds from business, sports, entertainment, and beyond to talk about success, failure, and everything in between. Joining me on today’s episode are Kim Perell, CEO & Founder of 100.co, my mentor Blaine Bartlett, the President & CEO of Avatar Resources, and Jayson Waller, the founder & CEO of Powerhome Solar.  You are going to get a sneak peek at today’s episode and our conversation with Sadhguru, the founder of the Isha Foundation, there was so much wisdom and knowledge that I needed to share with all of you so I hope you enjoy and please go watch Office Hours tonight on Bloomberg TV and Amazon Prime  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 15

21 min 34 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, David Brandon, Chairman of the Board at Domino’s Pizza, provides his insights on: [:21] - How playing football for Coach Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan led him to a career in business   [7:26] - His best advice for an executive who wants to master the art of leadership [11:38] - Why his hiring approach has been impacted by his experiences at Disney World [13:28] - How the expectations for the attitude of a CEO have changed over the years  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 14

22 min 16 sec

Be a courageous leader who illuminated flaws instead of hiding them. The ability to be vulnerable is such an important aspect of life that I switched the two words sitting on my nightstand from "Thank You" to "Radical Humility," as a reminder to be humble and allow myself to be vulnerable. And it's not simply being vulnerable as a person at home with your family; it is essential to also be vulnerable as a leader in business. Vulnerability is simply the courage to be yourself, "warts and all," a core component of effective leadership. Leaders who try to portray themselves as invulnerable or perfect will soon find that their message does not resonate with their team. Not only that, but a façade of invulnerability is a defense which attracts attacks from others. Vulnerability means living in authenticity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 13

4 min 7 sec

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Tay Sweat, entrepreneur, investor, and creator of STB (Secure The Bag), shares his knowledge about: [:51] - How a perspective of abundance helped him get past some of the limiting beliefs he held since childhood [3:44] - The definition of “F You Money Mentality” and how to get rid of your biggest sources of frustration  [5:47] - Why entrepreneurs should never be afraid of other people mocking them  [12:28] - The secrets to building a brand without spending a lot of money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 12

19 min 38 sec

Be considerate about what you are asking for in business or your personal life. Take the perspective that one person’s crumbs are another person's cake. When I was five years old, I told my mom that I wanted to make a million dollars. I just wanted to buy her a house and a car, thinking that I would never work again. Looking back at that now, it’s obvious that I was only asking for crumbs at the time. I (unknowingly) held beliefs that were holding me back from achieving more. Limiting beliefs are simply assumptions about your reality that come from your perceptions, life experiences, or your energetic or genetic inheritance. If you look closely at your most common negative behaviors, you might discover that the underlying cause is limiting beliefs. A scarce approach instead of an abundant one is what interferes with you and your infinity. We each have our own infinity, infinite possibilities for our future. Rather than simply setting goals to reach (and stop), let’s continually look to expand our perspective and set milestones to go past. Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday during my Free Weekly Training. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 11

59 min 47 sec

Stop calling them mistakes and start calling them miracles. Each time you make a mistake you get to learn a lesson from it. Shift your perspective and be grateful for making mistakes. Let me know what miracles you have learned from and how it changed your life afterwards by texting me at (949) 298-2905. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 10

7 min 33 sec

Matt Zingler, Co-Founder & CEO of Rolling Loud Music Festival, shares his thoughts on how a couple of failures helped the Rolling Loud team learn the right way to build a marketing platform for their events, as well as why having a business partner to lean on during tough times played a key role in his success. Zingler and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a variety of topics including why providing an exceptional experience has helped to turn Rolling Loud attendees into their biggest promoters, the reason that Matt believes that open-air festivals have a distinct advantage over other music events, and how to give fans the most value for their ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 9

23 min 1 sec