David Meltzer discusses the importance of content

Are you leveraging the content you have?

Don’t Be Content With Your “Content” People talk about leveraging content like content is something new. While communicating ideas has been around forever, the mediums we use to communicate those ideas have changed. We should not only be looking at how to leverage content but also how it can survive …

Dave Meltzer discusses the principles of a breakthrough

Almost Everyone Quits Right Before Their Breakthrough

Buddhism and a Breakthrough In my study of Buddhism, I’ve come across a very powerful metaphor. The lotus flower is used throughout Buddhist art to illustrate purity of the body, speech, and mind. This connection of all three elements of life helps teach about the encompassing elements of a breakthrough. …

Dave Meltzer discusses the impact of excuses in business.

Stop Using Excuses to Handicap Yourself

No Excuses Allowed Every Monday morning, our team at Sports 1 Marketing holds a contest. Each employee shares with the office their biggest mistake they made of the previous week and which of the four core principles we teach at Sports 1 Marketing apply to that mistake. Whether their error …

Dave Meltzer discusses the components of luck

Create Your Own Luck: Be Lucky and Good

Luck is an Accumulation of Good Habits One of the biggest compliments that people try to give me is “You’re so lucky. You’ve got it all.” Fortunately, I do not have the need to be offended, but telling someone they’re lucky can be considered very offensive. It can take away …

Dave Meltzer discusses how to get a job in sports.

Get a Job In Sports: General Manage Your Life

How To Get a Job In Sports I’m blessed to speak at various universities around the world, from the undergraduate to the graduate level, and the first question that I ask students is, “Who thinks it’s difficult to get a job in sports?” Usually, every single kid raises their hand. …

Dave Meltzer discusses sports marketing and heroes/villains in sports

Sports Marketing Superheroes: Can You Market a Villain?

Superheroes in Sports Marketing When you’re in the business of sports marketing, most believe that there are three distinct types of athletes; heroes, villains, and superheroes.  We tend to put athletes on pedestals or take joy in seeing the athletes that we dislike fail or fall from grace. Have you …

Dave Meltzer discusses the importance of using a calendar

Productive and Accessible: Be a Student of Your Calendar

Dare to Use Your Calendar It’s there for a reason, but people often think of using it as a chore. A calendar is a tool that can change your life. An essential lesson that I’ve learned in my career is to be a student of my calendar.  That means don’t …

Dave Meltzer discusses entrepreneurship and innovation among millennials.

Millennials Are Not Entrepreneurs

Don’t Think You Are An Innovator Most millennials that I meet consider themselves entrepreneurs, or at least innovators. The editor of MiLLENNiAL Magazine, Britt Hysen, claims that 60% of millennials consider themselves entrepreneurs and 90% recognize entrepreneurship as a mentality. However, the truth shows that millennials are full of sh*t. …

Dave Meltzer discusses the relationship between pain and empowerment

Connecting Pain Threshold and Empowerment

What is your pain threshold? Recently, I came to an epiphany while speaking with the CEO of Spartan Race, Joe De Sena. I realized the difference between empowerment and pain threshold. After discussing the impetus and ideas behind Spartan Race and its success, I came to one big conclusion. Spartan …

Dave Meltzer discusses the importance of access

Access Denied: The Answer May Be The Question

Access and Answers If you are ever in a rut and want to look at life differently, I advise taking the time to read poetry. This is one of the best ways to change the way you look at things so that things you look at change. One of my favorite …