S01:E12: From $100M Business to Losing it All to Bouncing Back in a Big Way

S01:E12: From $100M Business to Losing it All to Bouncing Back in a Big Way

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S01:E12: From $100M Business to Losing it All to Bouncing Back in a Big Way

As the former CEO of real-life Jerry Maguire, Leigh Steinberg, David Meltzer learned that although, “Show me the money!” is a great catchphrase, it doesn’t equate to a connected and inspired life.  In his early 30’s, David retired as a multi-millionaire, surrounded by the wrong people and a skewed view of value, locked in a downward spiral he had yet to recognize. Losing it all, David was forced to reengineer his career from the ground up, this time with integrity and thankfulness at the bedrock. Money, David explains, can help you acquire many things (like Skillet Diner signature dish, “The Burger” with creamy blue cheese, arugula, and house-made bacon jam – YUM), but it can’t buy you truth or experience!


David Meltzer has spent the last 25 years as an entrepreneur in the legal, tech, and sports and entertainment fields. Today, as CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, a global sports and entertainment marketing agency founded with NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon, David provides clients and employees alike with unparalleled “relationship capital” and situational knowledge.


If find yourself at a professional impasse, not sure whose advice to take or what path will bring you success, happiness, and purpose: Just breathe… David offers lessons in gratitude, empathy, communication and accountability – sacred keys he says will help anyone achieve a brighter future. Official Business & Burgers Notice: Inspiration is eminent.


Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/u8fmLgj6jRM


Learn more about our guest:


On the menu:

  • Skillet Diner
  • The Burger
  • skilletfood.com


Tasty quote to chew on: “To look at everything in the past and be thankful for it, to see everything in the present and be thankful for it, only makes your future even brighter…”


Food for thought:

  • Choose a mentor who sits in the situation you would like to be in.
  • Gain empathy for others by learning to forgive yourself.
  • Take accountability. Know what is (and what isn’t) working for your company.
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