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Hear the dynamic voices behind our featured podcasts. Our hosts interview experts in the field, founders who solved real problems in their businesses, sports icons that translated their success on the field into serial business achievements, and influencers that help us understand what makes excellence possible.
Lecrae: Hip Hop Humility and Busyness vs. Productivity
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.
Baron Davis: Brains, Basketball, and Balling in Business
Baron Davis, former NBA All-Star and venture capitalist, talks about how he applies the lessons he learned on the court to his countless business projects. Davis covers topics such as the invaluable life advice he received from his grandmother, why entrepreneurs must stay nimble and agile, and the role that mastering your calendar plays in your ability to excel.
Rob Pannell: Attacking Life and Business
Rob Pannell, a gold-medal winning member of Team USA Lacrosse, talks about his struggles as an un-recruited high school athlete, how his parents pushed him during the good times and the struggles, and the importance of sharing your feelings with others.
Bradley Martyn: Maxing Out on Awareness
Bradley Martyn, talks about how his perspective on life was altered by his father’s passing, the impact of fear and anxiety in his life, and his drive to provide inspiration for others to dream big. 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.
Howard Behar: Consistency, Coffee, and How to Treat People
Howard Behar, founding President of Starbucks Coffee, shares secrets to building a “people-focused business”, and the strategies he used to scale Starbucks from having 28 stores into the global force it is today. Howard discusses the principles of servant leadership that are essential for any executive, as well as the importance of having a plan for your life.
Chris “Drama” Pfaff: Small Town Kid Becomes Big-Time Entrepreneur
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.
John Assaraf: How To Properly Utilize Your Brain
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.
Dave Roberts: Pushing Through Adversity and Inspiring with Diversity
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.
“Sugar” Ray Leonard: The Heart of a Champion
"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.
Dan Patrick: Empowering the Next Generation of Sportscasters
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.
Ming Tsai: Brilliantly Dishing on Being a Chef
Ming Tsai, Emmy-winning chef, sits down with David Meltzer to share his thoughts on building the skills to be a successful restaurateur and chef, how his squash career impacted his life, and the role that mentors have played in shaping him.
Paul Rodriguez: The Obsessively Curious Skater
Paul Rodriguez, stud skateboarder, actor, and entrepreneur, chats with David Meltzer about the numerous lessons he’s learned while creating businesses, both inside and outside of the skateboarding world.
Martellus Bennett: Champion of Imagination
Martellus Bennett, Super Bowl Champion and Creative Director of Awesomeness for the Imagination Agency, shares with David Meltzer his approach to making dreams into reality, and how he works to inspire the next generation to catch their dreams.
Anthony Lynn: Running Back Who Pays it Forward
Anthony Lynn, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, talks about his approach to coaching an NFL team, how to deal with social media distractions, and the legacy he wants to leave in football and in life.
Metta World Peace: Combating Hate with Peace
Metta World Peace, former NBA star turned entrepreneur, sits down with David Meltzer to share his thoughts on empowering the next generation to come together and rebuild, as well as how to deal with the negative perceptions of others.
Ray Lewis: Why a Raven Says to Fly with Eagles
Ray Lewis, NFL Hall of Famer and 2x Super Bowl Champion, talks with David Meltzer about the mindset that made him into one of the most feared players on the field and one of the most respected players off the field.
Victor Cruz: Bringing Authentic Energy to a Brand
Victor Cruz, the Super Bowl winning wideout famous for his touchdown celebration dance, discusses how his upbringing impacted his work ethic, what it’s like having mentors like Maverick Carter, and why he is motivated to impact others every day.
Tim Brown: From Marching Band to the Hall of Fame
Tim Brown, Heisman winner and Hall of Fame wideout, discusses with David Meltzer the role his over-developed ego played early in his career, as well as the importance of his faith in his everyday life.
Ryan Leaf: From the Biggest Bust to Most Honest Man Alive
Ryan Leaf, former #2 draft pick in the NFL, chats with David Meltzer about the mindset that led to him becoming one of the most well-known “busts” in sports history, as well as the many life lessons he’s learned from changing that mindset.
Colton Haynes: Being More Authentic and Loving What You Do
Colton Haynes, star of Teen Wolf and Arrow, chats with David Meltzer about the struggles he went through before coming out and how he learned to live a more authentic life.
Chris Gardner: Happyness and The American Dream
Chris Gardner, the inspiration behind the hit book and movie The Pursuit of Happyness, talks with David Meltzer about the importance of having a Plan A that is clear, concise, compelling, consistent, and committed.
Reggie Love: Being on the Right Team
Reggie Love, Barack Obama’s former personal aide shares with David Meltzer what he’s learned from his time playing football and basketball at Duke, as well as from his time working in the White House.
Brandi Chastain: Perspective on the Pitch
Brandi Chastain, hero of the 1999 World Cup and US soccer legend, talks with David Meltzer about how she dealt with being cut from the national team as well as transitioning from forward to defender.
Anastasia Ashley: Catching Waves and Building Brands
Anastasia Ashley, AS, sits down with David Meltzer to share insights from her early career and how she’s made the transition from athlete to entrepreneur.
Jack Canfield: Soup, Success, and Soul
Jack Canfield, legendary author of the Chicken Soup for the Soup series, chats with David Meltzer about how the digital age has completely changed the publishing business.
Danica Patrick: Breaking Barriers and Good Vibrations
Danica Patrick, one of the most recognizable race car drivers in history, takes some time out to discuss with David Meltzer what her passions are off the track and the difference between giving up and letting go.
Ed Mylett: Raising Your Internal Temperature
Ed Mylett, top motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur, sits down with David Meltzer to discuss the influence that our upbringing has on our mindset and how gratitude is an antidote for everything.
Rashad Jennings: Writing Your History
Rashad Jennings, running back turned author and David Meltzer discuss the odds Rashad overcame to make the NFL, including his .6 GPA and asthma.
Matt Higgins: No Shame in Your Game
Matt Higgins, CEO and co-founder of RSE Ventures, talks with host David Meltzer about using trials like the passing of his mother and his cancer diagnosis to inspire the way he works to reduce the suffering of others. The two talk about the role of humility in business and the importance of submitting yourself to learn from the greatness of others.
Braxton Miller: From Gadget Player to Gadget Investor
Braxton Miller, a former quarterback who was forced by injury to switch positions, chats with David Meltzer about the importance of branding yourself as an athlete, how fatherhood has changed the way he looks at life, and how he made the transition from quarterback to receiver.
Being the best with Sage Steele
American television anchor who is the lead host of SportsCenter On the Road. She formerly hosted the Saturday and Sunday editions of NBA Countdown on ABC. Sage was a full-time host of SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship show, and had previously contributed to ESPN First Take, Mike & Mike in the Morning, and SportsNation
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