Effective Habits: Aligning Yourself And Your Team To Create A Successful And Efficient Business, Dave Meltzer, TBJApodcast 353

Effective habits are what make people successful. Dave Meltzer is the former CEO of the Leigh Steinberg corporation. He shares the two most powerful words you must say morning and night and his other top tips for success. ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, a firm in which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. 

David is a Forbes Top 10 Keynote to hire in 2016, honored as Variety Magazine’s “Sports Humanitarian of the Year”, a national top ten best-selling author of Connected To Goodness and a #1 national, and international, best-selling author of Compassionate Capitalism.

Sports 1 Marketing is a sports and entertainment firm that leverages the $20 billion in relationship capital surrounding the world’s largest and exciting sporting events.  Previous and current projects include: Aggregated Marketing Platform, The Master’s, Super Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Processing for a Cause, and countless others.  Prior to Sports 1 Marketing, David was the CEO of the world’s most recognized sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. 

David is an international public speaker who is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, and Bloomberg. David is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and knighted by the order of St. John of Jerusalem as Sir David Meltzer.


Before getting involved in sports, I was a technology pioneer and was CEO of the world’s first convergence device (aka smartphone) manufactured by Samsung.  It was called the PC-E Phone.

Think Like A Journalist Quote

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” –Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor

“When we think about what we want and we think about things, it becomes a mathematical possibility. And the way that we imagine it, the way that we believe in that causes us to be inspired and when we’re inspired and we’re connected to that which inspires us, our possibility becomes a probability and the only one thing that stands in our way from that belief, that probability–that mathematical advantage in life–is ourselves. So, if we can learn to get out of our way and take action with discipline and strategy and awareness, we can make any possibility our probability but most importantly, we can make it our perspective–our reality.” –Dave Meltzer

Success Quote or Tip

Be more interested than interesting.

Always have three mentors know matter what stage of your life your in.

Career Highlight

Dave was born into a family with six kids and raised by a single mom. Dave became a technology guru. He retired in his 30s and was hired by Leigh Steinberg. He later became the CEO of that corporation. His career highlight is being named Variety Magazine’s Sports Humanitarian of the Year.

When It Didn’t Work

Chris surrounded himself with the wrong people and the wrong project.  Hear his When It Didn’t Work story about how he lost everything because of his ego, not asking for help, and working with the wrong people. Find out what this painful experience taught him.

Top Tips Effective Habits: Aligning Yourself And Your Team To Create A Successful And Efficient Business

Everyone must detach from outcome. Don’t take from people. Trust the Universe and be a collective company. Create and subscribe to powerful beliefs: “The more I give; the more I get.”

  1. Giving gratitude.
  2. Live with empathy.
  3. Utilizing accountability. What did I do to attract this into my life it and what should I learn from it.
  4. Effective communication.
  5. Say thank you every day for at least 30 days.

What is one piece of technology, video or multimedia equipment, or app that you just can’t live without?

Rev app 

One book, documentary, blog, podcast, or Internet Channel to watch?

The Power Of Intention, Wayne Dywer

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Meltzer Mission website

Sports 1 Marketing website

Twitter @davidmeltzer

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Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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