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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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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.

    Dr. Brian Lima: Cardiac Surgeon & Best Selling Author | #ThePlaybook 391

    Dr. Brian Lima: Cardiac Surgeon & Best Selling Author | #ThePlaybook 391

    Dr. Brian Lima, renowned cardiac surgeon and best-selling author of Heart to Beat, sits down to chat about what it means to have the license to chase your dreams, as well as how his father’s heart attack ended up inspiring him to help others through the same situation.

    Dr. Lima and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, share their thoughts on a variety of topics including the influence of having parents who regularly displayed a hard work ethic, and the mindset it takes to deal with the challenges of being a heart specialist. Dr. Lima also talks about the origins of his memoir Heart to Beat and what it means to do things “the heart way”.

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    10 Ways to Accelerate Your Success

    10 Ways to Accelerate Your Success

    Today's episode is about 10 ways you can accelerate your success. Today's episode was put together by my good friend Evan Carmichael, and I am going to talk about the #1 mistake I see people making when trying to accomplish their goals and the reason why you need to have core values if you want to achieve your goals.

    Tweet me @davidmeltzer which of these was your favorite and don't forget to come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST during my Free Training. To join you can email me david@dmeltzer.com or text David at (949) 298-2905.

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    Aaron Keay: Chairman, The Alkaline Water Company | #ThePlaybook 390

    Aaron Keay: Chairman, The Alkaline Water Company | #ThePlaybook 390

    On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Aaron Keay, Chairman of The Alkaline Water Company, chats about:[1:20] - What traits your team needs to mobilize quickly when there’s a spike in demand[3:47] - Why M&A strategy is changing for companies big and small post-COVID[5:49] - Three essential components to help a business grow, even when times are tough[7:43] - The two things that he learned playing professional sports that most apply to running a business

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    How to Utilize Your Time More Efficiently

    How to Utilize Your Time More Efficiently

    Contrary to popular belief, people that schedule or have many meetings during the day are not busier than other people.

    There are only two determining factors, whether you're busy or whether you're accessible, and how productive you are. You want to hone in on your accessibility and productivity when you look at your calendar. 




    Leverage Your Calendar

    A calendar is a tool that can change your life. It’s there for a reason, but people often think of using it as a chore.

    One of the most compelling reasons to be a student of your calendar is that while the amount of time spent on scheduling grows with the amount of appointments that people have, the time needed to actually schedule meetings decreases.

    This means that the more meetings you schedule, the better you get at scheduling them.

    Understand that there is a vast difference between being busy, which is filling up those 24 hours you have in a day, compared to productivity, which is being efficient with those 24 hours.

    A busy person always has something going on, whether that is work or simply sleeping on the couch. They aren’t necessarily productive with the time they are busy, though, and they are often inaccessible.




    Understand Your Activities

    A productive person knows how to maximize two things: the activities they get paid for and the activities they don’t get paid for.

    This delineation is important to make when maximizing your productivity and accessibility, so you can prioritize the activities you get paid for, as well as those activities which you enjoy the most.




    Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!

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    Paul Rabil: Cofounder, Premier Lacrosse League | #ThePlaybook 389

    Paul Rabil: Cofounder, Premier Lacrosse League | #ThePlaybook 389

    On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Paul Rabil, Cofounder of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), shares his thoughts on:[1:41] - How being a competitor is key to raising capital for your business[5:54] - Why he’s committed to getting “net new fans” and creating an entertaining product[11:31] - The belief that social media is overtaking traditional media in terms of its importance[18:18] - How sports gambling and live betting has been a part of the PLL’s growth
    Tweet me @davidmeltzer your favorite takeaway from today's episode and come ask me questions live every Friday at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST. Text me at (949) 298-2905 or email me at david@dmeltzer.com to join!

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    Time Management | Road to Revenue #55

    Time Management | Road to Revenue #55

    The Five Keys of Time Management

    1. Create a Habit Machine: Lower the Bar

    A stable routine is always helpful, which is why having a habit machine is essential for those who are trying to maximize the efficiency with their time.

    Your habit machine, which is simply a system to help you build positive habits, will help you to begin adding more value to your daily routine. The first step is a little counterintuitive to some: lower the bar. Tell yourself, "I'm going to do this a minimum of one minute today, two minutes a day tomorrow." Set the bar low, but continually raise it to build momentum, which grows and accelerate when you are consistent and persistent.




    2. Save 4 Minutes a Day

    One of the practices that I've instituted into my habit machine is every day I set a goal or an objective to figure out how I can save four minutes a day. Four minutes a day is a magical number for me because I know it represents three full days of productivity each year.

    Most people are productive for 8 hours or less every day. If you can save 4 minutes every day that is 24 hours of time, which is 3 full days of productivity. I know any positive habit that I can create or any system or process that I can implement that saves me just four minutes a day has a compounding effect on my results.




    3. Be a Student of Your Calendar

    One of the biggest changes in productivity came for me when I started studying my calendar. This isn’t taking a look at what you have on your schedule, there are three areas to focus on: Study the things you have planned for the day. For the tasks that you regularly plan, look to create efficiencies with your habit machine. For example, I have a 5/20 Rule where I try to schedule five-minute phone calls and keep my in-person meetings to twenty minutes, creating situations where the people that I interact with are ready for our interaction and focused. With a predominance of virtual meetings today, instituting something as minorly different as a 4/19 Rule could allow for more production, creating an extremely effective way to save 4 minutes a day, which results in an extra 3 days of productivity during the year.

    Study the white space of your calendar. Be critical of how you are scheduling your day. Look at how can you schedule more of those four-minute calls or 19 minute meetings. Consider how you can be more accessible to those who might need you. And don’t forget to ensure you schedule time for activities for your own enjoyment. Study your sleep. Sleep is not only is a restorative process, but it enhances your immune system, which is of the utmost importance. You need to build a consistent sleep routine that helps restore not only your physical being but your mental health, as well.




    4. Master Prioritization

    As you're studying your calendar, you it helps to understand what I call the “Do It Now” rule. There's an old saying, “Ask a busy person to do something for you and you'll be much more likely to get it done.” It goes beyond that, though.

    You have to evaluate your tasks by urgency and importance in order to determine priority. You do this by analyzing the actuality of the situation or event considering your own personal values, not the urgency perceived by others.

    If a task is Urgent and Important: Do It Now. If you put off doing something that you can do now, it will take you at least double the time to complete it. If something is Important but Not Urgent: Plan it, schedule it in your calendar. Give yourself a deadline! For something that is Urgent but Not Important: Delegate it. Trust your team to take care of it. Finally, if something is Not Urgent and Not Important, figure out a way to eliminate it. It’s obviously not worth your time.




    5. Eliminate Distractions

    What you focus on, or what you pay attention to and give intention to, will create coincidences in your life, whether you wa

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