David Meltzer – The Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing
The Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, David Meltzer’s mission in life is a simple and also, at first encounter, extremely grand one: to empower over one billion people to be happy.
Recognized by Variety Magazine as Sports Humanitarian of the Year, formerly the CEO of real-life “Jerry Maguire” Leigh Steinberg’s sports and entertainment agency, and the producer of the world’s first late-night entrepreneur show, David is used to having a wide reach. And he’s also, throughout his life, been a believer in owning his mindset, heartset and happiness, and teaching others how to do the same. Growing up as one of six kids with a single mom who worked two jobs, learning to cultivate his happiness was something he learned early on.
“If you find the light, the love, and the lessons of being poor, you have a superpower that other people don’t have,” he says.
That’s part of the reason why, in 2008, having lost the hundreds of millions of dollars earned in his earlier Silicon Valley career and with his back against the wall, David knew he’d find a way out. Finding ways out of seemingly insurmountable situations is something he coaches others on today, in his No. 1 rated show “The Playbook Podcast,” in the books he’s written, and in one-on-one coaching sessions.
In this episode of The Anthony Sarandrea Show, Anthony and David talk about how, exactly, he plans to help a billion people find happiness, the biggest lessons of his multi-chaptered career, and how he learned to control his mindset.