I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview David Meltzer about five random facts about himself, who's a guest he'd love to have on his podcast . Plus his biggest lesson about failure. Check out my interview with David Meltzer below:
Loryn: What inspired you to create Sports 1 Marketing ?
David: Previous to starting Sports 1 Marketing, I was running the Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment agency, which had served as the inspiration for the smash movie Jerry Maguire. I loved working in the sports industry, but I knew that by continuing to run the business while its founder Leigh Steinberg battled alcoholism would end badly for all involved. That’s why Warren Moon and I spun off our company, Sports 1 Marketing, to have a lot of the same fun as running a sports agency with a lot less time spent on babysitting athletes.
Loryn: Who is a guest you'd love to have on your podcast?
David: It would have to be Lebron James, who was actually born in the same hospital as me. He’s not only one of the most talented athletes on earth (and he plays for my Lakers), but he’s also a great philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the lives of others. I’d love to get some insight on his personal playbook for success.
Loryn: What's the biggest lesson you've learned from your failures ?
David: I’ve learned is to understand the times when I am letting my ego get the best of me and living in ego-based consciousness. When you’re living in ego, you are edging goodness out of your life, and this will lead to consequences. I found this out in my own life when I let my ego run wild and lost all sense of humility. I thought that every project I touched would turn to gold and that I didn’t need to see any outside advice. That attitude eventually led to me declaring bankruptcy and losing everything I had worked so hard for, all because I wasn’t humble enough to ask others for help.
Loryn: What advice do you have for those wanting to become an entrepreneur?
David: One of the biggest changes in my life has come as a result of what I call being a “student of my calendar”. Most people only look at what they have scheduled on a given day, but being a student of your calendar involves studying three things: what you have scheduled, the “white space” in your calendar, and your sleep. For each of these three areas, analyze them with a lens of productivity, accessibility, and gratitude. Look to make the most of the events you have scheduled. Find ways that you can leverage the “white space” in your calendar for professional gain or personal enjoyment (or both). Finally, create a consistent sleep routine that helps you to recover and empowers you to start every day off in the right way.
Loryn: What's something not many people know about you?
David: People might not know that I’ve been holding free training sessions in my office for the past 20 years, sharing some of my best insights on how entrepreneurs can be happy, both personally and professionally. Now, I’m holding these trainings virtually, hosting thousands of people every Friday at 11AM Pacific Time. Anyone who is interested can register at https://dmeltzer.com/training/
Be sure to stay updated with David Meltzer checking out his website : https://dmeltzer.com/ . Plus you can contact with him on all social media under the name : @davidmeltzer.