David Meltzer: First Came the Hustle and Then the Humility
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David Meltzer, co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, was essentially handed the world, only to lose it all. The Variety Sports Humanitarian of Year wasn’t always a humble person; he learned from the school of hard knocks how chasing the wrong goals can impact every aspect of your life.

David’s first career goal started with good intentions: to make enough money to buy his mom a house and car. As one of five kids, he saw how his single mom struggled and stressed over money. He became money-driven as a young man because he wanted to take that stress away from her.

Some people think David is an overnight success, as he had made millions by the time he was 24. The truth is much different. David explains the myth behind overnight success and the compounding impact of effort. Those efforts can be good or bad, as David learned firsthand. Hear how the negative behaviors built up in David’s life.

After a succession of epiphanies, including losing his mom’s house, David realized he had to redirect his efforts and start to serve others, show gratitude, and be happy in the present. David details how he approaches each day and the mindset he uses to walk the walk. No longer chasing money, his life’s mission is to empower over a billion people to be happy.

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