Interview with David Meltzer

Today, we are interviewing David Meltzer @davidmeltzer – David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh (“Lee”) Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. David is also a consultant, business coach, keynote speaker and 3x best-selling author.

His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE.

Question: What important truth do very few people agree with you on?

David: The power of compound interest. Use 20 year plan example. In year 18 I’ll be at 25%. In year 19 that doubles to 50% and in year 20 I’ll be at 100%, and so on. People struggle to blend patience with the pragmatic, and I believe firmly in that power of compound interest, forcing one to keep going and going to achieve their goals, because 99% quit before they’re 25% of the way there. They believe that in year 10 of a 20 year plan, they should be at 50%, but that just isn’t he case.

 Question: How were you as a student?

David: I was a good student. Not great. I came from a family of academics, doctor/lawyer/failure was my mother’s motto. I differentiated myself by being the athlete of our family.

Question: How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Or, Do you have a favorite failure of yours?

David: I lost 100million in 08 but I actually hit rock bottom in 06…. That failure allowed me to realize that I was living for the wrong reasons, I had lost my gratitude, and that I was going to lose more than just money if I didn’t have a change in my mindset and heart set.

Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

David: Throughout this pandemic, family time has really become important. It always was, but before I would sacrifice some family time for work, but now, I do my best to not allow work to interfere with family time.

Question: What habit do you have now that you wish you started much earlier?

David: My practice of ending fear. Every day I take inventory of my values. I identify my conscious and subconscious fears, and every day, I take steps to actively recognize and overcome those things. Through meditation, breathing, and introspection, I act as a ferocious buddha, and when I enter into those things, I identify, stop, drop, and roll.

 Question: What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die?  How close are you to accomplishing them?

David: My #1 goal in life is to empower over 1 billion people to be happy. I do this by segmentation. If I can get 2 people to get 2 people and so on, in 20 years, through compounding effects, I will have reached over 1 billion people.

In 19 years, I’ll be 50% of the way there to my 20 year goal!

Question: Who would you most like to sit next to on a 10 hour flight and why?

David: Warren Buffett. I’d love to ask how or why he thinks when the market is oversold and overbought. If I could do that, I could make billions and use that money to effectuate my goals.

Question: What is your motto for life?

David: Be kind to your future self and do good deeds… 



Twitter: @davidfeltzer

Instagram: @davidfeltzer

As part of that mission, for the past 20 years, he’s been providing free weekly trainings to empower others to empower others to be happy.

Link to Register: https://dmeltzer.com/training/

Be kind to your future self and do good deeds.