S1M Partners With Entrepreneur Magazine & VaynerSports to Host 2017 Champion’s Circle of Entrepreneurial Athletes

Event Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend with Star-Studded Guest List       Minneapolis, MN (January 31, 2018) –  Entrepreneur Magazine and VaynerSports, a leading full-service athlete representation and sports marketing agency, will host the first annual 2017 Champion’s Circle of Entrepreneurial Athletes tomorrow evening at a private venue in downtown Minneapolis.   In connection with an Entrepreneur Magazine article released last week highlighting 2017’s Most Entrepreneurial Athletes, the highly-anticipated event brings together the biggest names …

David Meltzer discusses how to get the job that you want.

3 Keys to Getting a Job In a Competitive Industry

Due to my background, the most common question asked of me is, “How do I get a job in sports?” Most people believe that getting a job in the sports industry, my area of expertise, is next to impossible. They commonly think sports are one of the most hyper-competitive spaces …

David Meltzer discusses believing that the Universe is in your favor.

The Universe Is in Your Favor

Believe that The Universe is In Your Favor Years ago, when I was in Cabo, Mexico, I met a guy by the name of Jimmy next to a pool who had an extraordinary story about how he had gone skydiving and his parachute didn’t open. After his life-threatening story, Jimmy …

David Meltzer discusses the importance of not falling in love with your product as an entrepreneur.

Don’t Be in Love With Your Product

Costs of Being in Love With Your Product The biggest mistake you can make in business is being in love with your product. Don’t be too stubborn to change or adapt. Love your business, love what you are doing — but know when it is time to go with the …

David Meltzer discusses the role of judgment in business and life.

Want Success? Help More, Judge Less.

Judgment Calls Like George W. Bush recently said, “Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions … ” This hypocrisy of judgment harms our ability to be fair to others and ensures that we get in our own way when it comes …

David Meltzer discusses the tricks and techniques for closing the deal.

Closing the Deal: Where Preparation Meets Belief

The Secret to Closing the Deal What makes the difference between a consistent closer and someone that is just a great opener? Like business professionals, there are many teams (including my beloved Chargers) who seem to be in every game but fail when it comes to closing the deal. The …

David Meltzer discusses building a collective belief in a company.

Can you build a collective belief?

Companies with a Collective Belief My favorite days at Sports 1 Marketing are the first days for our interns or employees. They come into the office with aspirations of being a sports agent, sports marketer, sports journalist, or a publicist for athletes and celebrities, which are all great aspirations within …

David Meltzer discusses the power of a law degree.

Degree of Separation: The Power of a Law Degree in Business

Law Degree in London I just returned from London, where I spoke to our Tulane Law School alumnus at the Dolphins/Saints game (along with Mike Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President of the Dolphins). I took that wonderful opportunity to contemplate just how valuable my law school education was and how well …

Dave Meltzer discusses the difference between miracles and collective belief.

Do you believe in Miracles? – Collective Belief in Sports

Miracles or Collective Belief? People often tend to confuse miracles for collective belief. A miracle is when an event occurs, despite impossibly long odds against it, where we often see people point to divine intervention as a cause. Collective belief is an unseen uniting force which helps us to circumvent …

Dave Meltzer discusses the importance of prioritization, procrastination, and perspective in doing it now.

One Hour to Live: Whom would you call and why not do it now?

Do It Now: Stop Making Excuses for Procrastination Many people ask me, with so much going on now, how I make time for so many different activities. How do I prioritize health? Family? Work? My philosophy on this subject all stems from three simple questions, “If you had one hour …