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The Playbook With David Meltzer

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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Jordan Palmer: Former NFL Quarterback & Pro Football Quarterback Coach | #ThePlaybook 3

Former NFL quarterback and entrepreneur Jordan Palmer discusses the lessons that he and his brother learned from his father, including how to balance family life and business. Jordan and host Dave Meltzer cover the art of the business deal and explore the thought that all professional athletes are entrepreneurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

26mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni: Co-founders of Truff | #ThePlaybook 188

Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni, founders of TRUFF hot sauce, and host of #The Playbook, David Meltzer, sit down to chat about:  [1:27] - How the pair bonded while competing in business competitions in college and the lessons that they learned through their experiences [9:37] - How securing the Instagram handle @sauce and building out that profile led to the creation of their business [13:08] - Why they spent a year and a half testing over 300 recipe renditions to find the right mix for their sauce [20:15] - Why they try to view their company as a “new version” to be improved each and every year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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How to Be a Great Leader | A Conversation With Gary Vaynerchuk and Champ Bailey

Hey everyone! Today's episode is a throwback to August of 2019 when I got to sit down with my good friend Gary Vaynerchuk and the newly inducted Pro Football Hall of Famer, Champ Bailey. The three of us were joined by Scott Tindle and we talked about what it takes to be a great leader on and off the field. Text me your biggest takeaway from today's episode at (949) 298-2905 and let me know if you would like more of these conversations. Text me for opportunities to meet up: (949) 298-2905Where I'm speaking: https://dmeltzer.com/events/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Katie Couric: Journalist and Founder of Katie Couric Media and Shelly Ibach: President & CEO of Sleep Number | #ThePlaybook 219

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Katie Couric, journalist and founder of Katie Couric Media, and Shelly Ibach, President & CEO of Sleep Number, share their thoughts on: [2:14] - Why “not needing sleep” is no longer a badge of honor thanks to shifting perspectives about sleep’s importance  [7:51] - The values that have fueled Katie’s drive to make a positive impact on the world [10:58] - Why individualism is not only an important part of Shelly’s life, but Sleep Number’s mission to serve their customers [24:48] - Their two best pieces of advice to ensure that you live a happy life Checkout my latest YouTube video “Why Stress and Anxiety are Actually Uniting Us” https://youtu.be/kg5JZ9RjMFU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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The Most Important Decision You Can Make | Conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk

Hey everyone - on today's podcast is a conversation I had with my new "neighbor" Gary Vaynerchuk. If you take one thing away from this episode, I hope it's making the right decision to be happy. Remember, we don't have to do anything, we get to do everything.11:35 - My ultimate goal from creating content and building a brand15:00 - I'm not happy all day, but I'm happy everyday18:05 - We have to make the choice to be happy20:00 - How I made 7 figures in 9 months after graduating law school23:20 - The mindset of decision making25:00 - My content strategy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Josh “The Fat Jewish” Ostrovsky and David “DOC” Oliver Cohen: Co-Founders of BABE Wine | #ThePlaybook 194

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Josh “The Fat Jewish” Ostrovsky and David “DOC” Oliver Cohen, co-founders of BABE Wine, shares their thoughts on: [2:01] How talking with their audience inspired the pair to create BABE Wine, despite them not being “wine guys” [9:43] Why social media conversation is more valuable than any “made up” metrics and KPIs [14:14] Why people feel more connected to “Internet personalities” and how people like Kylie Jenner leverage those feelings to generate sales  [23:52] Realizing that the Internet is a big, giant liar and not everybody can be an influencer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Moiz Ali: Founder of Native | #ThePlaybook 191

On this episode of #ThePlaybook Moiz Ali, Founder of Native, shares his thoughts on: [3:44] How he was able to identify the “right product” at the “right time” with Native [10:13] What entrepreneurs can learn from Blockbuster’s failure to acquire Netflix [13:10] Why the M&A process is analogous to a wedding [19:54] How he handled the times when he was losing faith in himself Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

24mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Life Is All About Lessons

Life is all about lessons, and you are going to forget every lesson you have ever learned. Luckily, you have the ability to remember each lesson at anytime. What have been some of your most valuable lessons yet? Text them to me at (949) 298-2905 and let me know what your biggest takeaway was from todays episode.Text me for opportunities to meet up: (949) 298-2905Where I'm speaking: https://dmeltzer.com/events/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street | #ThePlaybook 157

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Jordan Belfort, renowned as “The Wolf of Wall Street”, shares some of his best insights on:[2:39] Why charisma is a learnable skill that all salespeople should master[6:47] How scripting your conversations can retrain the way that you communicate with others[8:56] His argument that fear and excitement are two sides of the same coin[19:59] What it means to be “past the point of forgiveness”Jordan Belfort, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, talks about some of the lessons he’s learned about closing sales, charisma, and the importance of self-awareness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Michael Chandler: Bellator Lightweight World Champion | #ThePlaybook 83

On Episode 83 of #ThePlaybook, Michael Chandler, three-time Bellator lightweight world champion, talks about: Why you need to pat yourself on the back and give yourself permission to win The biggest benefit that comes with a championship belt Why your enemy is often your “inner me” How his 3-fight losing streak forced him to evaluate his mental game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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The Three Keys To Success

Hey everyone, I received a lot of positive feedback about last weeks episode that was nearly 2 hours long, so I had my team dig up a speech I gave at a community college in Philadelphia in September of 2017. This was one of those days where I was channeling and delivering bomb after bomb. The best part about the speech was when I finished, nobody left. Everyone stuck around for Q&A and I received amazing questions for nearly an hour. Text me for opportunities to meet up: (949) 298-2905Where I'm speaking: https://dmeltzer.com/events/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 47mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Understanding Your Skills and Knowledge | Road to Revenue #1

Hey everyone! I hope you are all healthy and happy. Today's episode is from my virtual training I hosted yesterday about the five steps things we need to not make bad decisions. Text me at (949) 298-2905 to find out how you can join me for next weeks training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 1min

28 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Andy Frisella: CEO of 1st Phorm| #ThePlaybook 108

On Episode 108 of #ThePlaybook, Andy Frisella, CEO of 1st Phorm International and host of the MFCEO Project, discusses:  How stealing Kool-Aid as a kid ended up shaping his entire philosophy on life [1:17] Why you should focus on dominating “the game” you’re playing instead of simply winning [5:44] Why growth for entrepreneurs is just like a hockey stick [11:42] The need to create a “Power List” of five tasks to focus on each day [18:59] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Ray Lewis: NFL Hall of Famer & 2x Super Bowl Champion | #ThePlaybook 51

Ray Lewis, NFL Hall of Famer and 2x Super Bowl Champion, talks with David Meltzer about the mindset that made him one of the most feared players on the field and one of the most respected players off it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

31mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Stop worrying about arranging your furniture and start putting your focus on arranging your mindset. In today's episode we are going to talk about just that and I am going to teach you how to leave a voicemail. Text me what you think and what you want to hear next at (949) 298-2905.Key Moments:[0:28] How to leave voicemail David Meltzer style[2:25] I am continually on my journey[4:00] When you come up with an idea you have a mathematical advantage[5:25] Chang the way you look at things the things you look at change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

6mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Tilman Fertitta: Owner of the Houston Rockets | #ThePlaybook 100

On Episode 100 of #ThePlaybook, Tilman Fertitta, : Taking his Landry’s restaurants public and then why he bought them back 18 years later [2:09] Why he considers owning the hometown Houston Rockets to be his greatest accomplishment [8:05] What happens to entrepreneurs who live above their means [11:36] Why he’s so proud that of the corporate culture that Landry’s has [14:26] The most important thing he tries to teach his children [15:47] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19mins

28 May 2019

Rank #16

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Mike Stud: Hip-Hop Artist | #ThePlaybook 138

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Mike Stud, hip hop artist, shares his ideas on: [7:03] - Why he had to change the way that he looked at his goals after blowing out his arm. [10:37] - How he works to avoid letting his ego get the better of him as an artist. [15:05] - His approach to balancing productivity and the party lifestyle. [20:57] - How working with Post Malone helped to shape his creative process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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The Reason You Feel Stuck

Are you feeling stuck right now? Instead of worrying about the results, start focusing on accelerating and growing. Key Moments: [0:22] Understanding the infinity of time [1:22] What happens to most young entrepreneurs [4:44] Focus on accelerating and growing not where you are [6:02] How people are missing the point of business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

8mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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The Power of Your Perception

I forget the lesson of gratitude a lot, almost every day, but this life is all about lessons. You are going to forget every lesson you've ever learned, but you have the ability to remember them at any time. Controlling your perception with a lens of gratitude will lead to freedom. Nobody will ever affect you.Text me for opportunities to meet up: (949) 298-2905Where I'm speaking: https://dmeltzer.com/events/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

8mins

22 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Paige Hathaway: Consistency Builds Brands and Muscle| #ThePlaybook 110

On Episode 110 of the #ThePlaybook, Paige Hathaway, fitness model and influencer, shares her thoughts about: How she turned the shame of growing up in a trailer park into motivation [5:32] Her start building a brand as someone who wanted to share her newfound passion for fitness [7:55] Why consistency is essential in all parts of your life, not just fitness [14:54] Why eating healthy isn’t as expensive as some of your other habits [17:37] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #20