I cannot believe we are already in the last week of August 2019! Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun! Hope you too, have experienced a relaxing, healthy, and positively, memorable summer!
I am super jazzed to once again, be writing/featuring, someone who is nothing short of remarkable! Last week, I was re-joined by the one and only…Dave Meltzer on the Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald global radio/podcast show! As you may recall, it was not that long ago that I had initially interviewed Dave, followed up by my initial Thrive Global Feature Article of him. Why the almost back-to-back coverage of Dave? That is a very easy question for me to answer.
Much has transpired between these two interviews. This is not surprising for those of us who know Dave and who recognize his fierce and ongoing commitment to his own personal growth and personal development. I truly do not know, how he consistently keeps up with himself and all of his many endeavours, clients, projects, and business partnerships. Does Dave even sleep? Yes he does. His daily regimen spans between the hours of 4:00am – 11:00pm. Dave is consistent. Dave is persistent. Dave is accessible. Dave is on-fire!
For people who truly know me, you would know that I am forever maximizing of all my platforms so as to publicly express my appreciation to those who are only ever kind and generous toward me. Dave is one of those said people.
Shortly following our first amazingly synergistic, in the flow, in the zone interview with one another…Dave had privately invited me to attend his ‘Game-Time Decision-Making,’ book launch in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, July 25th. As if that wasn’t awesome enough…Dave graciously put me on the VIP List for his very special event. What touched me deeply about that – and only after I actually arrived to the event in Brooklyn, did I fully realize, that I was the only person in attendance who was not one of Dave’s immediate family members, business partners, or coaching clients. Everyone else in attendance had already established longstanding history with Dave either personally or professionally. JUST WOW! Another reason on top of many other reasons for why Dave stood out to me as the real deal. A man of character, who truly walks his talk with respect to gratitude. Dave appreciated being a guest on my show, and in spite of his international success, plethora of accolades, or impressive roster of top-tier connections – he wanted to reciprocate by including me in a milestone moment, which was near and dear to his own heart. This type of kind gesture is most certainly rare and unique to my experience of interviewing someone of Dave’s recognized stature. I was beyond touched at the humanistic level. Thank you, Dave!
To add to the awesomeness, as soon as I had entered the restaurant (owned by JZ and opened up by JZ to Dave) and climbed the stairs to the opening of the main floor…Dave, his beautiful wife Julie, and two of his children, were sitting at a table to my immediate right. Dave and I instantly embraced one another with a lovely hug, and then one by one, he introduced me to his family members. Dave then proceeded to ask one of the event staff members to find another corner table to adjoin to his so that I could sit and enjoy a meal with he and his family. JUST WOW! This man is beyond gracious and classy!
I knew then, that Dave had to promptly be re-invited back on to Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald so that I could let it be known to the global listeners and the podcast subscribers, and here again on Thrive Global, the depth and the breadth of this man’s character, soul, and generous spirit! To further add to Dave’s awesomeness, knowing that I had brought gifts from Toronto, Canada (Raptor NBA Championship shirts and individual copies of my own five books) and Gary not being able to attend the book launch, Dave did however, hand-deliver my gifts to Gary the very next day at one of their many scheduled and ongoing business meetings, while also once again encouraging him to appear as a guest on my show, knowing how vigilant I have been for the past four and a half years to make that possibility in fact a reality. I was beyond gobsmacked when Dave shared with me while on the airwaves, what Gary Vee said to him in response to that. (Podcast link enclosed for finding out what Gary Vee said to Dave about appearing as my guest)! You can listen to the full interview here:
There are not enough hours in the day or days in the week for me to rave about the credible merits, and outstanding character traits of Dave Meltzer! People who know me, also know that any and every gesture of kindness bestowed upon me is not something I ever take lightly nor for granted, for I know what it is like to have nothing, to feel like nothing, and to be made to feel as though I am nothing. Thankfully, those days are light-years behind me, however, the memories of once-upon-a-time still remain in the archives of my old DNA blueprint.
Thank you once again, Dave, for all of your meaningful and tireless contributions to humanity as a whole! Not only are you making fundamental differences of epic proportion to the collective, and for the overall benefit of the collective…but for the myriad of ways in which you have made a profound impact on me both personally and professionally…I extend to you my eternal gratitude, Dave! Your are an Uplifter! Your are an encourager! You are an inspirer! You are a beautiful human being! Thank you for growing me! Thank you for expanding me! Thank you for enhancing and enriching the quality of my own experience in this space of what it is we strive to do in our own unique ways, each and every single day! I appreciate you! Keep Shining Our Friend! Much love and gratitude!
Who Is Dave Meltzer?!
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, a Forbes “Top 10 Keynote Speaker,” an award-winning humanitarian, and a two-time National Bestselling Author, with twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the legal, technology, sports, and entertainment fields.
With expertise across many industry verticals, he is uniquely positioned as a world-renowned thought-leader, business strategist, and leading humanitarian.
Dave has created a platform that allows him to communicate with everyone from college students to c-suite executives by using his principles for business and life: gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication. Utilizing these four principles every day, allows Dave to live by his mission, “Make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun!”
Dave Meltzer’s latest book, ‘Game -Time Decision-Making,’ provides everything you need to up your decision-making game and build a championship-level business. From creating and utilizing the best tactics and strategies to leading your company through times of change, ‘Game-Time Decision-Making,’ is the playbook for positioning yourself to success!
When the pressure is on, great coaches remain laser-focused, confident, and fully in charge of their roster. They’re the same way when it comes to developing strategies and game plans to succeed. In short, they always win because they have a superior decision-making process.
When you have everything in place to make quick, accurate calls in the toughest of situations, you have what you need to dominate your industry.
“Game-Time Decision Making is a powerful guide to ensure that you have the perspective and tools to make the right call when facing your most important decisions.” – Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles.
“Game-Time Decision-Making will give you the skills to operate at a championship level, making choices with incredible consistency and efficiency.” – Apolo Ohno, eight-time Olympic Medalist.
“No matter what area you are pursuing greatness in, Game-Time Decision-Making is a must-read that will prepare you to max out your internal thermostat and break through to achieve at the highest level,” – Ed Mylett, Entrepreneur.
“There are no shortcuts to help you become a champion, but Game-Time Decision-Making will help you develop a gold medal mindset.” – Sugar Ray Leonard, 1976 Olympic gold medalist and six-time world boxing champion.
On behalf of both Dave and myself, we wish to extend our wholehearted gratitude to each of you. Gratitude for kindly taking time out of your own hectic schedules, to read this Feature Article. Gratitude for listening to our amazing second interview together, (podcast link enclosed) and also in-advance of any forthcoming correspondence you may wish to initiate to either or both of us. Dave and I are connectors. We both love and appreciate any opportunity extended to us, in which to further deepen and expand upon the connection with others!
Uplifting You To Fear Less And To Live More!
Be your own Hero. Be your own Shero.
Be your own Leader. Be your own Best Friend!
Love & Gratitude ~ Lisa
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