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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rob Pannell: Lacrosse World Champion | #ThePlay...
Rob Pannell, a gold-medal winning member of Team USA Lacrosse.
21 min
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
Howard Behar: Founding President of Starbucks C...
Howard Behar, founding President of Starbucks Coffee, shares secrets to building a “people-focused business”.
24 min
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
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
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
“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
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