The Playbook With David Meltzer

Welcome to The Playbook, hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, author and keynote speaker David Meltzer. On the podcast you’ll find a mix of interviews, Q&A, fireside chats, keynotes, and exclusive conversations with the most influential CEO’s, sports icons, and successful entrepreneurs who share their personal and professional play-by-play of the “what”, “why”, and “how” to achieve anything you set your mind to.

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Tilman Fertitta: Owner of the Houston Rockets |...
Tilman Fertitta, restaurateur and owner of the Houston Rockets, discusses his personal roadmap to success and the principles he used to turn his company, Landry’s Inc., into a multi-billion-dollar hospitality empire.
19 min
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Taylor Berry: Head of Brand Marketing at Tito’s...
Taylor Berry, Chief Marketing Officer of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, discusses the evolution of the brand and the role that philanthropy plays in its growth.
20 min
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Jake Olson: Finding the Setup in the Setback | ...
Jake Olson, who made headlines as a blind long snapper for USC, talks about the insights he’s gained about overcoming adversity since losing his sight at age 12 and how he uses his experiences to encourage others to avoid making excuses and face their challenges head-on.
19 min
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Mike Moosbrugger: Why You Should Embrace Pain |...
Mike Moosbrugger, an entrepreneur, author, and former NFL player, talks about the devastating tragedy that shaped his perspective on life forever.
23 min
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Jim Kwik: Unlocking the Genius Inside of You | ...
Jim Kwik, CEO of Kwik Learning and renowned brain expert, shares his tips for maximizing your brain’s performance and enhancing your retention.
38 min
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Alex Banayan: Why He Hacked the “Price is Right...
Alex Banayan, author of the best-selling book The Third Door, talks about how a decision to “hack” a taping of The Price is Right changed his life.
25 min
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Neil Patel: The Maverick of Digital Marketing |...
Neil Patel, co-founder of Neil Patel Digital, talks about the opportunities that today’s widespread social media platforms offer in terms of building a personal or professional brand.
22 min
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Todd Herman: The Alter Ego and Hacking Our Perf...
Todd Herman, author of “The Alter Ego Effect”, discusses how using your imagination can accelerate your performance.
22 min
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Bradley Tusk: Uber’s First Political Advisor | ...
Bradley Tusk, founder/CEO of Tusk Holdings, is most known for being Uber’s first political advisor and helped the rideshare company win a landmark regulatory battle in New York City.
19 min
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Christian Okoye: From Nigeria to the NFL in Thr...
Christian Okoye is a former All-Pro running back who discovered the game of football when he immigrated from Nigeria at the age of 21. In 2006 he established the California Sports Hall of Fame and is currently the President.
20 min
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Robert Smith: Fox Sports College Football Analy...
Robert Smith, Fox Sports College Football Analyst and founder/CEO of Fan Health Network, talks about the role that execution and vision play in a leader’s success.
27 min
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David Abeles: CEO of TaylorMade Golf | #ThePlay...
TaylorMade CEO David Abeles and host David Meltzer discuss topics such as the traits that make a great entrepreneur, including work ethic, sacrifice, and how building strong relationships has allowed both of them to find success in their fields.
29 min
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Mikey Taylor: Pro Skateboarder, Entrepreneur, a...
Mikey Taylor, skateboarder and one of the founders of Saint Archer Brewery, talks about making the most of his transition into the business world following a very successful skateboarding career, as well as his newfound focus as an investor and entrepreneur.
26 min
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Chip Wilson: Founder of Lululemon | #ThePlayboo...
Chip Wilson, founder of the athletic apparel company Lululemon, discusses how he was inspired to build the revolutionary company, the values he holds dear, and why he believes in a “Rule of Three” when it comes to bringing his ideas to life.
21 min
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Massy Arias & Stefan Williams: Co-Founders of T...
Massy Arias and Stefan Williams, co-founders of Tru Supplements and fitness influencers, share insights on what they’ve learned from building a fitness brand designed to uplift others, how they handle disagreements as a married couple who works together, and the relationship between integrity and profitability.
25 min
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Matthew Santoro: Youtube Creator | #ThePlaybook 85
Matthew Santoro, online personality with over 1.3 billion views on YouTube, talks about having to curb his spending habits after his initial success, the impact that meditation has had on his mindset, and what he’s learned from confronting his ego.
26 min
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Sue Bird: WNBA Champion | #ThePlaybook 84
Sue Bird, WNBA legend, shares her thoughts on winning championships and the byproducts of finding her voice.
23 min
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Michael Chandler: Bellator Lightweight World Ch...
Michael Chandler, three-time Bellator lightweight world champion, shares his thoughts on the relationship between your self-image and your success, lessons he’s learned from opening his fitness facility, and the biggest benefit of being a world champion mixed martial artist.
25 min
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Leah Pritchett: NHRA Drag Racing Champion | #Th...
Leah Pritchett, championship NHRA drag racer for Don Schumacher Racing, discusses the challenges she faces as a woman in a male-dominated sport, how she works to find the right sponsors, and the surprising relationship between fear and excitement.
21 min
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Eric Dickerson: Hall of Fame Running Back | #Th...
Eric Dickerson, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, delves into the highs and lows he experienced during his career, including what nearly made him quit the game of football, as well as how he mentors today’s generation of athletes to help them build their brand on and off the field.
23 min
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Thad Sheely: Chief Operating Officer of the Atl...
Thad Sheely, the Chief Operating Officer of the Atlanta Hawks, discusses his winding journey from the finance industry to working in the NBA.
24 min
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Edwin Arroyave and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave: E...
Edwin and Teddi Arroyave, entrepreneurs and stars of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, discuss how their different upbringings set them up to thrive as business leaders, parents, and spouses.
27 min
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Steve Weatherford: Super Bowl Champion Punter &...
Steve Weatherford, Super Bowl Champion punter and fitness influencer, shares the mental struggles he’s experienced transitioning into his post-NFL life, as well as why he’s putting an emphasis on being a vulnerable leader.
26 min
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CJ Anderson: Super Bowl Champion | #ThePlaybook 77
CJ Anderson, running back for the Los Angeles Rams, discusses the lessons he learned from one of the most challenging seasons he’s experienced as a professional, and the role that mentors have had in shaping his career in sports and business.
23 min
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Bedros Keuilian: Founder and CEO of Fit Body Bo...
Bedros Keuilian, the founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, speaks about the paradigm shift he experienced as a young man, coming from a communist country to the US with nothing but hopes for success.
22 min
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John Brenkus: Creator & Host of Sport Science |...
John Brenkus, known as the creator and host of Sport Science, talks about what he’s learned about decision-making and momentum from his time studying the world’s greatest athletes, martial artists, and special forces officers.
19 min
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Lauryn Evarts Bosstick & Michael Bosstick: Co-h...
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick & Michael Bosstick, the co-hosts of The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast, discuss the evolution of The Skinny Confidential from its beginnings as a lifestyle blog to a multimedia powerhouse.
25 min
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Aubrey Marcus: Founder & CEO of Onnit | #ThePla...
Aubrey Marcus, the CEO and Founder of Onnit, speaks about the impact that emotional regulation has on an entrepreneur, and how your habitual choices can prepare you for success or impair your ability to achieve.
24 min
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Herm Edwards: Head Coach of the Arizona State S...
Herm Edwards, head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devil football team, talks about the “compass” that drives him towards success.
21 min
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Andrew Jenks: Award-Winning Filmmaker & Documen...
Andrew Jenks, award-winning filmmaker, documentarian, and host of the top podcast What Really Happened?, shares some background on his career, from his humble beginnings filming grass as a pre-teen to directing MTV's biggest new series launch ever, World of Jenks. He talks about the types of stories he enjoys telling the most, the inspiration he derives from his selfless parents, and how researching Michael Jordan has inspired him to help get a seemingly wrongly convicted killer out of prison.
24 min
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Robert Goldman & Robert Godley: Founders of Psy...
Robert Goldman and Robert Godley, founders of the iconic Psycho Bunny clothing brand, share secrets to creating a successful business partnership, some of the struggles the company faced, and the origins of their logo design. The pair discuss the evolution of their clothing brand, why entrepreneurs need to give back to their communities, as well as how to leverage your passion for more success.
25 min
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Maria Sharapova: 5x Grand Slam Champion | #Th...
Maria discusses what she’s learned building and scaling her company, Sugarpova, as well as the role of trust for entrepreneurial success.
19 min
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Paige VanZant: UFC Fighter | #ThePlaybook 68
Paige VanZant, UFC fighter, Dancing with the Stars champion, author, and more, talks about how practicing martial arts has changed everything in her life and empowered her to chase her potential.
19 min
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Ryan Serhant: Star of Million Dollar Listing Ne...
Ryan Serhant, star of Million Dollar Listing New York, shares the strategies that have made him into one of the most successful real estate brokers in the country. Ryan covers everything from how his previous jobs, roofing and acting, prepared him to excel in the business world, to the role that emotions play in the sales cycle, as well as when you should sell.
21 min
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Lecrae: Grammy-Winning Recording Artist, Songwr...
Lecrae, Grammy-winning recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor, discusses what drives him to share messages of acceptance and patience with his music, as well as the “why” that motivates him to learn and grow as an artist, father, and entrepreneur. He also covers the roles that mentorship, acceptance, and patience play in success.
21 min
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Baron Davis: Former NBA All-Star | #ThePlaybook 65
Baron Davis discusses how the many lessons he learned in the NBA translated to his success in the business world.
22 min
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Rob Pannell: Lacrosse World Champion | #ThePlay...
Rob Pannell, a gold-medal winning member of Team USA Lacrosse.
21 min
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Bradley Martyn: Owner of Zoo Culture Gym and Fo...
Bradley covers everything from the relationship between awareness and happiness, how to build a YouTube channel that resonates with others, and his dreams for the future.
27 min
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Howard Behar: Founding President of Starbucks C...
Howard Behar, founding President of Starbucks Coffee, shares secrets to building a “people-focused business”.
24 min
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Chris “Drama” Pfaff: Founder and CEO of Young &...
Chris “Drama” Pfaff, Founder and CEO of Young & Reckless, shares his thoughts on the failures of today’s educational system for entrepreneurs, how he drew inspiration to build his clothing brand from the approaches of Rob Dyrdek and Ken Block, and how asking for help has greatly accelerated his success.
20 min
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John Assaraf: New York Times Best-Selling Autho...
John Assaraf, New York Times best-selling author and the CEO of NeuroGym, details the neuroscience of success and how training your brain is key to achieving maximum performance. John discusses how to strengthen your "neuro-muscles" and create positive mental habits with "Innercises" for your brain.
22 min
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Dave Roberts: Manager of the Los Angeles Dodger...
Dave Roberts, Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, talks about how experiencing adversity sports help to build a stronger character, and how he relays this message to the next generation of athletes. Dave discusses how to deal with labels or rejection from others, and how to use them to fuel your success.
22 min
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“Sugar” Ray Leonard: World Champion Boxer | #Th...
"Sugar" Ray Leonard, one of the greatest boxers of all time, opens up and shares how his approach to the sweet science helped him to beat talented opponents before they even stepped in the ring. Ray discusses the characteristics that made him such a phenomenal athlete, where he drew his inspiration, as well as his struggle to come to grips with abuse he experienced in childhood.
25 min
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Dan Patrick: Host of The Dan Patrick Show | #Th...
Dan Patrick, one of the biggest names in sports broadcasting and host of the Dan Patrick Show, talks about his winding path to ESPN, how he dealt with rejection as a young man, and how he and Full Sail University have created a program to provide the next generation of sportscasters with tools to compete in the media industry.
23 min
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Ming Tsai: Emmy Award Winning Chef | #ThePlayb...
Ming Tsai, Emmy-winning chef, sits down with David Meltzer to share his thoughts on building the skills to be a successful restaurateur and chef, how his squash career impacted his life, and the role that mentors have played in shaping him.
26 min
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Paul Rodriguez: Professional Skateboarder & Ent...
Paul Rodriguez, stud skateboarder, actor, and entrepreneur, chats with David Meltzer about the numerous lessons he’s learned while creating businesses, both inside and outside of the skateboarding world.
21 min
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Martellus Bennett: Super Bowl Champion & Creati...
Martellus Bennett, Super Bowl Champion and Creative Director of Awesomeness for the Imagination Agency, shares with David Meltzer his approach to making dreams into reality, and how he works to inspire the next generation to catch their dreams.
20 min
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Anthony Lynn: Head Coach of the Los Angeles Cha...
Anthony Lynn, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, talks about his approach to coaching an NFL team, how to deal with social media distractions, and the legacy he wants to leave in football and in life.
18 min
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Metta World Peace: NBA Champion | #ThePlaybook 52
Metta World Peace, former NBA star turned entrepreneur, sits down with David Meltzer to share his thoughts on empowering the next generation to come together and rebuild, as well as how to deal with the negative perceptions of others.
19 min
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Ray Lewis: NFL Hall of Famer & 2x Super Bowl Ch...
Ray Lewis, NFL Hall of Famer and 2x Super Bowl Champion, talks with David Meltzer about the mindset that made him one of the most feared players on the field and one of the most respected players off it.
31 min
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Victor Cruz: Former NFL Wide Receiver | #ThePla...
Victor Cruz, the Super Bowl winning wideout famous for his touchdown celebration dance, discusses how his upbringing impacted his work ethic, what it’s like having mentors like Maverick Carter, and why he is motivated to impact others every day.
19 min
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Tim Brown: NFL Hall of Famer & Former Heisman T...
Tim Brown, Heisman winner and Hall of Fame wideout, discusses with David Meltzer the role his over-developed ego played early in his career, as well as the importance of his faith in his everyday life.
23 min
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Ryan Leaf: Former NFL Quarterback | #ThePlayboo...
Ryan Leaf, former #2 draft pick in the NFL, chats with David Meltzer about the mindset that led to him becoming one of the most well-known “busts” in sports history, as well as the many life lessons he’s learned from changing that mindset.
24 min
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Colton Haynes: Star of Teen Wolf & Arrow | #The...
Colton Haynes, star of Teen Wolf and Arrow, chats with David Meltzer about the struggles he went through before coming out and how he learned to live a more authentic life.
19 min
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Chris Gardner: The Inspiration Behind The Pursu...
Chris Gardner, the inspiration behind the hit book and movie The Pursuit of Happyness, talks with David Meltzer about the importance of having a Plan A that is clear, concise, compelling, consistent, and committed.
27 min
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Reggie Love: Former Personal Aide to Barack Oba...
Reggie Love, Barack Obama’s former personal aide shares with David Meltzer what he’s learned from his time playing football and basketball at Duke, as well as from his time working in the White House.
27 min
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Brandi Chastain: Two-Time World Cup Champion | ...
Brandi Chastain, hero of the 1999 World Cup and US soccer legend, talks with David Meltzer about how she dealt with being cut from the national team as well as transitioning from forward to defender.
23 min
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Anastasia Ashley: Professional Surfer | #ThePla...
Anastasia Ashley, AS, sits down with David Meltzer to share insights from her early career and how she’s made the transition from athlete to entrepreneur.
18 min
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Jack Canfield: Author of the Chicken Soup for t...
Jack Canfield, legendary author of the Chicken Soup for the Soup series, chats with David Meltzer about how the digital age has completely changed the publishing business.
29 min
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Danica Patrick: Legendary Race Car Driver | #Th...
Danica Patrick, one of the most recognizable race car drivers in history, takes some time out to discuss with David Meltzer what her passions are off the track and the difference between giving up and letting go.
24 min
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Ed Mylett: Global Keynote Speaker | #ThePlayboo...
Ed Mylett, top motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur, sits down with David Meltzer to discuss the influence that our upbringing has on our mindset and how gratitude is an antidote for everything.
26 min
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Rashad Jennings: Former NFL Running Back | #The...
Rashad Jennings, running back turned author and David Meltzer discuss the odds Rashad overcame to make the NFL, including his .6 GPA and asthma.
28 min
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Matt Higgins: CEO and Co-Founder of RSE Venture...
Matt Higgins, CEO and co-founder of RSE Ventures, talks with host David Meltzer about using trials like the passing of his mother and his cancer diagnosis to inspire the way he works to reduce the suffering of others. The two talk about the role of humility in business and the importance of submitting yourself to learn from the greatness of others.
28 min
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Braxton Miller: Former NFL Wide Receiver | #The...
Braxton Miller, a former quarterback who was forced by injury to switch positions, chats with David Meltzer about the importance of branding yourself as an athlete, how fatherhood has changed the way he looks at life, and how he made the transition from quarterback to receiver.
18 min
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Jeremy Lin: NBA Champion | #ThePlaybook 36
Jeremy Lin, who burst onto the scene unlike any other basketball player in NBA history, talks with David Meltzer about his perspective on his career, the struggles he’s gone through, as well as the individuals who kept him from quitting.
19 min
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John Daly: Two-Time Major Champion | #ThePlaybo...
John Daly, whose brash style forever changed the PGA Tour, chats with David Meltzer about the importance of illuminating your successes and failures, and how he views his role as both an athlete and entertainer.
18 min
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Dennis Rodman: NBA Hall of Famer | #ThePlaybook 34
Dennis Rodman, one of the most controversial figures in NBA history, talked with David Meltzer about his path through the NBA, the differences between the cities he played in, and how he became known for his unusual hair and dress. The two also cover Dennis' trips to North Korea and the legacy he wants to leave when all is said and done.
19 min
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Paul Rabil: Co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse ...
Paul Rabil, lacrosse superstar and entrepreneur, sat down with David Meltzer at SXSW to discuss the value he gets from being of service to others and the role of empathy in his interactions. The two discuss how to leverage social media for personal brands, how to ask for help from others, and how endurance factors into success.
33 min
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Zach Leonsis: Senior Vice President of Strategi...
Zach Leonsis, an executive with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, shares his thoughts with David Meltzer on the importance of digital media in sports and e-sports, as well as how teams are using VR technology. They also cover how to monetize content and what a championship means to an organization.
19 min
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Kerri Walsh-Jennings: Three-Time Olympic Gold M...
Kerri Walsh-Jennings, one of the most decorated volleyball competitiors ever, chats with David Meltzer about her goal of winning a gold medal every day, how to use consistency to your benefit, and the importance of nourishing your mind, body, and soul.
26 min
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Tom Bilyeu: Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition and C...
Tom Bilyeu, one of the founders of Quest Nutrition and CEO of Impact Theory, talks with David Meltzer about the role of anxiety and arrogance in our lives, and how to pull yourself out of "The Matrix" that many people are trapped in. The two also discuss creating momentum and how our ego affects our ability to perform.
28 min
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Gary Vaynerchuk: CEO of VaynerMedia | #ThePlayb...
Gary Vaynerchuk, superstar entrepreneur, talks with David Meltzer about how the truth is undefeated, the importance of detaching from your goals, and how to put things in perspective when you are struggling to find your center.
19 min
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Jonathan Ogden: Hall of Fame Left Tackle | #The...
One of the best lineman in NFL history, Jonathan Ogden, joins David to talk about what drove him to success in football and shot put, as well as to share his favorite moments from his career. The two also discuss how the game of golf teaches you about yourself and how to deal with pressure as an athlete and leader.
20 min
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Reggie Bush: Heisman Trophy Winner | #ThePlaybo...
Reggie Bush joins David Meltzer to talk about handling tough situations and pressure as an athlete and the Saints' recent playoff loss. The pair talk about how their different upbringings affected their career path and what giving back means to them.
52 min
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Dave Portnoy: President of Barstool Sports | #T...
Dave Portnoy, President of Barstool Sports and the leader of the Stoolie Army, joins David Meltzer to discuss engaging fans and staying true to your message.
29 min
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DJ Skee: World-Renowed DJ | #ThePlaybook 25
World-renowned DJ and Vikings fan, DJ Skee shares with host David Meltzer about his humble beginnings in his high school recording booth to making it big time. DJ Skee and David cover a wide variety of topics from making it big, understanding the business, and embracing an "alternative" business career.
18 min
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Ryan McNeil: Two-Time NCAA National Champion & ...
Two-time college national champion and former NFL player, Ryan McNeil, joins host David Meltzter to speak about his transition from the NFL to entrepreneurship and finding his passion. He talks about his early focus to look beyond life as a football player and to prepare for the next steps as a businessman.
17 min
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Jukka Hilden: Finnish Stunt Performer & Member ...
Jukka Hilden, of Finland's stunt-performing group The Dudesons, sits down with host David Meltzer to discuss growing up in Finland, taking the leap of faith and coming to the United States, and surrounding yourself with positive energy.
27 min
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Tony Hawk: Skateboarding Legend | #ThePlaybook 22
Skateboarding and video game legend Tony Hawk joins host David Meltzer for a discussion about finding your own path to success and having a global impact on the world of skateboarding.
24 min
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Deuce McAllister: Former NFL Running Back | #Th...
Perennial New Orleans Saint running back Deuce McAllister joins host David Meltzer to talk about navigating the field of investing, the high and the lows of business, and having a strong desire to give back to the communities that shaped you.
24 min
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Sage Steele: Host of SportsCenter | #ThePlayboo...
American television anchor who is the lead host of SportsCenter On the Road. She formerly hosted the Saturday and Sunday editions of NBA Countdown on ABC. Sage was a full-time host of SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship show, and had previously contributed to ESPN First Take, Mike & Mike in the Morning, and SportsNation
26 min
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Marcellus Wiley: Former NFL Player & Host on Fo...
Former NFL player and current co-host of ESPN's Sportsnation, Marcellus Wiley, shares his pursuit of a balance of academics and athletics on his way to the pros. Marcellus and host David Meltzer focus on staying true to one's identity and appreciating one's place of favor.
25 min
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David Dinkins Jr.: Senior Vice President and Ex...
Television producer who has produced many fights shown on pay per view, produced the Olympics, as well as events on ABC, ESPN, CBS, and Fox. He is a two-time emmy award winner as well.
20 min
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Dan Dillon: President of The Olympic Club | #Th...
Dan Dillon is the current president of the Olympic Club and discusses leadership and what it took for me to want to be more.
26 min
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Shawn Green: Two-Time MLB All-Star | #ThePlaybo...
One of the better home run hitters in MLB history, Shawn Green, talks about the mindset changes that helped him to excel after being benched as a young Major Leaguer. Shawn and host David Meltzer share techniques to combat your ego and get out of your own way, as well as how to deal with failure.
29 min
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Jenn Brown: Two-Time Emmy Award Winning Sportsc...
Two-Time Emmy Award winning sportscaster Jenn Brown joins The Playbook to share how she went from a walk-on to team captain and translated those skills to the entertainment business. Jenn and host David Meltzer discuss the emotional and inspirational side of sports for fans and athletes and are even joined by a special guest.
29 min
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Akbar Gbaja Biamila: Former NFL Player & Host o...
Former NFL player turned TV host, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, discusses his relentless pursuit of success on and off the field and the different ways he approaches obstacles in his path. Akbar and host David Meltzer discuss how anyone can turn motivation and inspiration into achievement.
22 min
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Bernard King: NBA Hall of Famer | #ThePlaybook 13
Hall of Fame NBA forward Bernard King sits down to share some of the practice strategies that made him one of the greatest scorers of all time. Listen to him share his comeback story after a devastating knee injury, and discusses necessary habits for a successful transition to a career after athletics.
20 min
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Tommy Tallarico: Video Game Composer | #ThePlay...
Video game composer Tommy Tallarico joins the Playbook to share insights from his career in music and gaming. Tommy and Dave Meltzer discuss the impetus behind the creation of the award-winning concert series Video Games Live, as well as how to monetize your passions as an entrepreneur.
26 min
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Kaitlin Sandeno: Olympic Gold Medalist | #ThePl...
U.S. Olympic Swimmer and gold medalist Kaitlin Sandeno drops by to discuss the traits and habits necessary to compete in sports at the highest level. Kaitlin and Dave Meltzer talk about the roles their family had in shaping their careers, and examine the difficulty of playing multiple sports as a young athlete.
31 min
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Apolo Anton Ohno: 8x Olympic Medalist | #ThePla...
Can you use your platform as an athlete to catapult yourself to great success off the field? Apolo Ohno has been able to utilize the skills that made him an Olympic Champion to find happiness and achievement in other fields.
31 min
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Greg Lutzka: Action Sports Star and Pro Skatebo...
One of the top skateboard entrepreneurs in Southern California, Greg Lutzka, discusses the ins-and-outs of the extreme sports business with Dave Meltzer. The two discuss the relationship between focus and success, as well as how to recover both physically and mentally from a fall.
21 min
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Jim Leyritz: Two-Time World Series Champion | #...
Learn how one simple interaction as a kid inspired two-time World Series Champion Jim Leyritz to become a catcher. Yankee Legend Jim Leyritz and Dave Meltzer discuss how illuminating the mistakes in your life can set you free, as well as how to form a positive perspective when things get tough.
32 min
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Shawne Merriman: Former NFL Linebacker | #ThePl...
Former NFL Rookie of The Year turned apparel entrepreneur Shawne Merriman shares the trials and tribulations of building a standout brand while giving back to the community he came from and battling some of the biggest names in the space.
20 min
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Derrick Morgan: Former NFL Linebacker | #ThePla...
One of the best pass rushers in the NFL today chats with Dave Meltzer about the importance of supporting the next generation of minority entrepreneurs. The two bond over their belief in “doing things now” as well as the lessons they learned from their biggest mentors, their mother.
22 min
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Dr. David Chao: The Youngest-Ever NFL Team Phys...
The youngest-ever NFL team physician, Dr. David Chao shares the situational knowledge he has acquired through decades as an orthopaedic surgeon and media figure. Gain an understanding about how both Daves use technology and social media in order to bring their talent and brand to the masses.
18 min
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Andre Reed: Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Rece...
There aren’t many Hall of Famers who make the NFL by accident, but Andre Reed shares how he took advantage of the opportunities he was presented with as a young man. Andre and Dave Meltzer delve into what it takes to make it as an athlete entrepreneur and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people in business.
24 min
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Jordan Palmer: Former NFL Quarterback & Pro Foo...
Former NFL quarterback and entrepreneur Jordan Palmer discusses the lessons that he and his brother learned from his father, including how to balance family life and business. Jordan and host Dave Meltzer cover the art of the business deal and explore the thought that all professional athletes are entrepreneurs.
26 min
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Leigh Steinberg: Legendary Sports Agent | #TheP...
Two of the sports world’s biggest agents combine forces again for a great podcast on entrepreneurship in sports. Dave Meltzer’s former boss and the “real” Jerry Maguire, Leigh Steinberg, talks about his contributions to the world of sports agentry as well as shares fantastic stories from his career, including his debate with former President Ronald Reagan.
25 min
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Warren Moon: Hall of Fame Quarterback | #ThePla...
Warren Moon, Hall of Fame Quarterback
22 min