David Meltzer

Who will be the next LeBron? Is she in the WNBA?

In 1891, a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, sports coach, and innovator decided to throw a leather ball through a basket at the YMCA in Springfield, Mass, and called it basketball. This game, which started with only 18 men, has now grown to be played by over 300 million people worldwide,including …

What a Day!

In the beginning of the 2015 golf season, leader-boards and critics showcased Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Rickie Fowler as the young guns that will dominate the season with only one other question to answer…will Tiger Woods challenge any of these three? Nowhere in this discussion was Jason Day. Rickie …

Never Give Up!

Cut from his high school basketball team, he went and locked himself in his room and cried? 6-time NBA champion and 5-time NBA MVP Michael Jordan. At age 11, he was cut from his team after being diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, which made him smaller in stature than …

It’s Game Time!

September officially marks the start of America’s most watched sport, NFL football. As fans cheer on their favorite teams and manage their fantasy players, headlines both good and bad are shadowing Week 1. Let’s just ignore the absurdity of Tom Brady! Looking back on Adrian Peterson, where does he stand? …

The Passing of My Mentor

On Friday, I was so thrilled when Carlos Castaneda’s son came into my office raving about my book (Carlos Castaneda was the mentor to my mentor, Dr. Wayne Dyer). He insisted I sell him 10 books and was excited to set up a lunch with my mentor Dr. Wayne Dyer. …

Possibility, to Probability, to Perspective (Reality)

What do LeBron James, Stephen Curry and I have in common? No… it’s not we all love Swenson’s Hamburgers in Akron, Ohio. (Which are the best on Earth!) We all were born in the same hospital in Akron! When these NBA Stars were born they must have had a nurse …

Who Decides What is Morally Right?…Our Government or Sports Leagues?

Our nation—and its sports leagues—strictly regulates gambling. Yet if they can profit from it they seem to loosen the rules and laws…especially sports betting. Recently, DraftKings has closed on a $300 million Series D round of venture funding. What made the government and its sports leagues change its mind? Profits! …

Never Quit: U.S. Attitude Shines Again!

What an unbelievable 4th of July weekend! The American spirit will never quit. From military heroes, business tycoons and sports superstars. I want to thank Scott Lopez, my partner at Mission Meetings, for his input on this blog. Independence Day is one of my favorite holiday. It represents freedom which …

Road To Success

Success comes at a price, but not only a monetary one. We reap the rewards of success by how much work and determination we invest in our future self. Most importantly to maintain success we must maintain our gratitude and empathy. This NBA draft has produced yet another elite class …

6 Principles to Coach By

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” -Jerry Rice When Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was asked about the possibility of a female coach in the NFL, his response was “The minute they can prove they can make a player better, …