Learning to Let the Ego Go to Get to Success ft David Meltzer

David Meltzer means beloved servant. David means beloved, Meltzer being service. He is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency. He is also a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, the executive producer of Elevator Pitch, and host of The Playbook.


Happiness was always important to me. It was also part of my quantum being. I was born with happy jeans. I’m at the peak of optimism and I took it for granted. I have a saying, “Don’t take for granted what other people are wishing for”. As I got older and older, I started to realize how many people were wishing for happiness and how many people weren’t happy. Because it was quantum in my nature, I just assumed that everybody was happy and it really caused the disconnect. People ask me for advice. As I was a young executive and having great success early on in my career, I would just give those really stupid pieces of advice like, “Just see the glass is half full.” That doesn’t help anybody. David Meltzer shared with us on The S2 Show.  If you want to listen to the full version, click here.

He added, “People didn’t know how to find the happiness that they already had. They were looking for something that they already had. They were happy, healthy, wealthy, and worthy and they weren’t aware. They were just causing stuff to interfere with what they already were.”


In each and everyone’s heart, deep down, we want to change the world. David Meltzer is doing it driven by his burning desire to make people happy.

He stated, “Happiness is the greatest virus of all time, you can’t stop it going viral. If I can empower over 1 billion people to be happy then it’ll be a collective consciousness that will go viral to the other 7 billion people on earth.”


Reaching goals is always filled with challenges. Beginnings are always the exciting and fun part until you experience disappointments. Disappointments happen while executing strategies. You will start to weigh everything including costs and fees, the perfection of marketing, judgment from others – feels like confusion and failure! Battlecry! Do not stop!

When you continue to kick your fears out of the way and pursue your goals, you will find yourself growing. Growth is where you do not meet all objectives but gives you enough power and confidence to carry on.

After setting up his goal to spread happiness, David received a lot of criticism from faultfinding, overcritical people. He got dumbfounded at one point. His wife gave him new hope by believing in him.


“I’ve had more money than most people on earth, I have lost it, and I’ve gained it back. What I’ve learned through that process is that money is a byproduct of excellence.”

If I have the desire that I must be what I can be. If I have learned to enjoy the consistency, every day persisted, without the quick pursuit of my own potential. If thy own self be true. To be myself, to live by my values, to be consistent and persistent with those values; know your what, your how, your now, and apply your why. If you do these things, money will be a by-product. It will keep expanding and growing and compounding the same as every other kind of thing that you’re doing in your life.”

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