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This Cancer Survivor Says You Should Pursue Significance, Not Success Here's how Rob Vaka coaches others to achieve their goals.

By David Meltzer

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Rob Vaka, director of Player Engagement for SignaturePro, shares his thoughts on how so-called negative events can allow us to develop clarity and purpose when approached with the right mindset, as well as what it takes to impact the lives of others. The cancer survivor talks about how his experience changed his perspective and how he teaches what he learned.

Vaka and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a range of topics such as why pursuing "success" can cloud your decision-making, the importance of being self-aware enough to make adjustments and what it means to truly live a life of significance.

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David Meltzer

Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Speaker, Author and Business Coach

David Meltzer, co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and host of Entrepreneur's podcast, “The Playbook”, is a Top 100 Business Coach, global public speaker and three-time international best-selling author who has been honored by Variety as “Sports Humanitarian of the Year”.

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