With finals underway, I had the pleasure of sharing Dave Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing (S1M), and author of Connected to Goodness, with the class to close out our last week of classes. S1M was my very first internship in sports, and I am glad that it was. If it was not for the energy, environment, and wealth of knowledge at S1M, I probably would not be pursuing my career in sports, let alone a part of the SMBA program.
Before, I would hear how difficult it was to get into sports but a few minutes with Meltzer and he will change your perception. I learned a lot from Meltzer during my time at S1M, so I knew that the class would be able to learn something from his as well, even given an hour.
It was different than many of the speakers that we have had speak, but that did not matter. He had something he was passionate about and was willing to share. Living by his mantra: “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun,” he shared the principles and successes of balancing and manifesting our desires in life and our career.
Revealing the principles and practices came at the right time, as the class prepares to take on our final months of the program with an internship and a thesis. By the end, many of students in the cohort had changed their perspectives and ideas of the difficulty of getting into sports. I think I can speak for the rest of the cohort that having the opportunity for Meltzer to share his story with us was very influencing and energizing.
As much as I would love to share these principles and practices with everyone, I will allow the author himself share them with you in his book. To learn how you can manifest your desires, check out Meltzer’s book, Connected to Goodness, and his speaking engagements here.