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David Meltzer is a world-renowned entrepreneur, currently CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, recognized as a Top 100 Business Coach, is a 2x best-selling author, and hosts The Playbook podcast.
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3 Value Bombs
1) Be more interested than interesting; ask for mentorship and help.
2) Take advice from experienced and knowledgeable people.
3) Lower the bar. Momentum loves action.
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Today’s Audio MASTERCLASS: Game-Time Decision Making with David Meltzer
[01:08] –David shares something interesting about himself that most people don’t know.
- He asked a friend to help him go steady with his wife way back at 6th Grade camp! He was unsuccessful then, but he tried again and he was able to succeed a few years after.
- “It’s not how you start the race, it is how you finish it.”
[02:49] – Are we making decisions based on the wrong assumptions?
- Poor assumptions can be deadly.
- Be more interested than interesting; ask for mentorship and help.
- Derive decisions from good assumptions. Decisions that are based on data and not assumption will result in great success.
[06:09]- What is the best way to handle input and advice from others?
- Just because advice comes from people who love and care for you doesn’t mean it’s good.
- Take advice from experienced and knowledgeable people.
[10:26] – How can we recover from inevitable mistakes and get back to our center?
- Mistakes happen; it’s a miracle when you learn from those mistakes.
[12:55] – How can we focus on the present?
- Pay attention to time – Time is essential.
- Manmade construct – Productivity and accessibility.
- Construct of Infinity – Human beings cannot grasp how infinite time is.
- Mindset shift – activities we get paid for versus the activities we don’t get paid for.
[17:07] – A timeout to thank our sponsor!
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[17:10] – How can we expand our learning zone and shrink our anxiety zone?
- Visualize 3 concentric circles:
- Inner circle – comfort zone; nothing expands.
- 2nd layer – learning zone – acceleration and exponential growth.
- 3rd layer – anxiety zone – full of ego-based emotions.
- Identify where your ego is.
[19:56] – Is it possible to chase our goals without actually being emotionally attached to the outcomes?
- Never attach happiness to the outcome – instead attach happiness and emotions to the pursuit of it. This will help you create more inspiration.
[22:21] – Why do people get “stuck”, and how can we breakthrough that process?
- Focus on maximizing the acceleration and exponential growth.
- Focus on how you’ll get there instead of whether you are there or not.
[25:58] – How do we create consistent habits through time management?
- Lower the bar and use your calendar. Be the student of your calendar. Pay attention to what you do and put a minimum on some things.
[29:31] – David’s parting piece of guidance
- Be kind to your future self and provide value.
- Ask for help from others. You will be able to give more if you have more.
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- Dave Meltzer – Check out David’s website.
[34:07] – Thank you to our Sponsor!
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One recent episode on the Five Tips for Better Work Life balance is a must. Listen. Listen to Being Boss wherever you get your podcasts. David, say what's up to Fire Nation and share something interesting about yourself that most people don't know.
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Most people don't know that I asked my wife in sixth grade camp to go study with me through a friend, and which caused her literally cause I threw an A at her when she said no. That caused her to stay away from me until late in my twenties when I finally had the opportunity to ask for forgiveness. And that, that one incident though changed my life because out of anyone in my entire life, and I've lived an extraordinary life of relationship capital, that one person, oh my gosh, I always think if I didn't do that, what would, what? What would my life be like? Because that woman has saved my life and is just the cornerstone of everything I
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Do. I guess it's just a lot of truth to, it's not how you start the race, it's how you finish the race, David. And I think you finish the race in first place there.
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If there's a higher place than that, anyone that meets my wife knows that's true. So just an extraordinary, extraordinary person. I say that, you know, people tell you that there's a great woman behind every man, you know, great man in the, in the old days. And I say the opposite, There's a a unbelievable spouse in front of every successful person pulling them along, not standing behind. Wow.
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Well that's awesome. And Fire Nation, as I said in the intro, we're talking about game time decision making. We're be talking about a lot of cool things with David today. But let's just start off with this. You know, a lot of people make poor decisions, they make good decisions, but the question is, are we making these decisions based on a wrong assumption? So break that down for us, David.
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I'm blessed, I've made some really good decisions in my life and then I started realizing, you know what? I make really good decisions. It's just a matter of how much stable data am I working off of? And where does that stable data come from? I don't think anyone really makes bad decisions. They make poor assumptions and those assumptions can be deadly even. But I think that if we're more interested than interesting, if we ask for mentorship and help that statistically we can actually derive our decisions from good assumptions. And you know, people will say, Well, come on man, like when someone decides to rob something or you know, to break the law or whatever, they're actually making an assumption, right?
1 (4m 8s):
They're making a risk assessment and mitigating that risk through the assumption either that they won't get caught or there's all these assumptions that are made and those can be prohibited. I mean, they literally can be changed. So I don't look to my decisions, I always look at the data that is in front of me before I make that decision. It's an extra step, but it causes to, you know, great success in my life.
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Okay, so you kind of gave an example with breaking the law or whatever that might be, but let's talk about like a real specific story or a real specific example of either making a wrong assumption or a right assumption, like how do you want to go with this? But let's go with a real story here.
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Oh, I got a huge one. So my entire life, literally since the time I graduated law school, I've been able to attract money. I have an unconscious competency to making money. And through that I started assuming that I could make great financial decisions for myself without any help beyond that, I owned over a hundred million in my portfolio and I made one bad assumption. I thought I owned a golf course of Ski Mountain 33 homes. I had gone through a lot of my liquidity and a lawsuit to try to prove that I was right, a variety of things were going on, but I made those decisions based on the fact that I had all this equity in properties like my golf course in my ski mountain, and that at any time I could go to my private bank and borrow against the equity that I had.
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And so when I needed a quick 5 million float, I went to my private bank, assuming they would say, Oh my gosh, you have so much equity, you have so much with the bank, that's not gonna be a problem. We'll let you borrow. Just, you know, secure it with one of your assets. Meanwhile, the bank was going under, it was 2008 and they weren't willing to extend credit. In fact, other institutions weren't willing to give me that credit either because there was no more stated income. There was a bunch of variety of things that I could've avoided if I just asked for help, if I would've been more interested than interesting. Meanwhile, people asked me all the time, How the heck does a kid who grows up with nothing is a millionaire, nine months outta law school, a multimillionaire by 30 lose over a hundred million dollars.
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One bad assumption, one bad assumption,
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One reality in life. And I can tell you, I've experienced this, Kate's experienced this, I'm sure you have as well, but if you listen to this as wild, Fire Nation, you know this, people love giving advice, they love giving input, they love giving their opinions. What is your best advice for the way to handle this input advice from mothers? David,
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I take advice like a handful of sand. So I, I I do, I do. I I am appreciative, you know, if anyone gives me their advice, I know that they care about me in some way. And so I have to be appreciative, yeah, to the fact that they care about me enough to, to help me with what they think I should do. But what I've learned is most advice, right? And even if it comes from people who love us and care about us, doesn't mean it's good advice just because someone loves you and cares about, For example, my mom, when I got outta law school, I got a great job offer being an oil and gas litigator out of law school. But I also got a job offer to sell legal research on the new founded internet, the online.
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And I went to my trusted advisor to ask for advice, not even giving me, but I asked for it. And my mom literally told me that I had to be a real lawyer because the internet was gonna be a fad. And at that time is when I realized that nobody loves me more than my mom. Nobody cares about me more than my mom, but like a handful of sand. I was gonna let that grain of advice fall through my hand, tell my mother thank you. And you know, I am never more grateful to think that the internet was not a fad. And that's what was the impetus and catalyst for me making my first million dollars is being in the right industry with an extraordinary opportunity. And so I tell people all the time, just let the advice go through, thank people for their advice, but make sure that you're making your decisions based off of advice from people who sit in the position or have the experience or knowledge that you want.
1 (8m 27s):
So for example, I, I have a plan when the market dumps again, which inevitably it does, it goes up and it goes down. I'm gonna spend all my time getting in front of Warren Buffet and telling them, Hey Warren, I have $30 million saved. What should I buy? Right? Like, why should I, why should I take all the time that guy sits in the situation I wanna be, and he has 90 years, 90 years of analyzing stuff for 16 hours a day. Why not just go up to him and say, Dude, this is how much money I have, What should I buy? That's all I'm gonna do. What should I invest in? And he's going to, and literally, if I have to pay a hundred grand to get in front of him for five minutes and donate it to charity, it'll be the best a hundred grand I've ever spent because he is gonna tell me exactly what to do with my money.
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And statistically I will be way more successful than I tried to figure it out myself.
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There's so much wisdom here at Fire Nation. Like for instance, I can tell you that it was pretty recently, I'm not gonna name names for reasons that are about to be obvious, but you know, I was sitting down having a conversation with somebody and they were telling me how disciplined they were and how they feel like I could be more disciplined as a human being. And I'm sitting there looking at this person and they're a good 80 to a hundred pounds overweight. And so I'm thinking to myself, this person is talking about how disciplined they are, but they obviously can't be disciplined enough to eat right or to exercise every single day, or at least multiple times per week. Like why would I ever listen to any advice this individual is giving for those reasons? And just like David said with mentors Fire Nation, don't take advice from people that aren't experts.
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The top of the field in the areas that you're getting advice from. Like when I wanna start a podcast, guess what, Richard Branson, although he's an amazing entrepreneur, would've been a horrible person to gimme advice because I wasn't starting an airline company or a recorder company. So I hired a mentor who had a successful business podcast, and that mentor taught me how to create a successful business podcast. That is the key. When you are getting advice from people, that's how you want to be filtering it through. And again, always be looking at that individual, giving you the advice and saying, Okay, they probably care about me. You know, they're giving me input, they're giving me advice, but let's dig a little deeper here. Let's think about this for a second.
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Is this the right person to be giving me this advice? And oftentimes the answer is no. Now, David, one thing that's just a reality. We all make mistakes. We're human beings, it's going to happen. So break it down for us how we can recover from these inevitable mistakes and get back to our center. Yeah,
1 (10m 59s):
I think people have the wrong M word when they say mistakes because I have another M word that I look at that starts with a mi, which is miracle. Ooh, right? So my, my, my perspective of mistakes things and how I define a mistake is important because I think everyone should define it this way. A mistake is things that happened that I didn't think would happen, right? Or didn't go the way that I wanted them to happen. That's a mistake. I perceive this and this was what occurred. Oh my gosh, that's a mistake. No, it's not. It's a miracle. And when it becomes a miracle is from the lessons that we learn from that which happened that we didn't anticipate or expect.
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And so for me, I'm, I'm, I encourage people, I actually give an award in my company called the Dummy Tax Award. And the dummy tax award is we go around and everybody talks about the mistake in their perception, the miracle that happened in their life and why it happened and how it affected the business. We then, I give a bonus to that, those people who made the biggest and most valuable, I should say, mistake or miracle. And when I shift people's perspective into a different M word, into a miracle where they look at all the activity that they've had and the things that happen that they don't anticipate or expect otherwise, people define as mistakes. I just make a quantum shift in their life and say, Look, why don't you define that as a miracle?
1 (12m 23s):
This just occurred and I had no expectation of it occurring. Why do I have to put a negative connotation onto it instead of, for example, my bankruptcy was the greatest miracle of my life. It made every relationship in my life stronger. It saved my life, it got me to stop abusing myself with alcohol and drugs and bad people around me and bad ideas. It refocused me and take stock in who I was the biggest miracle of my life. Everyone around me is like, Dude, that's the biggest mistake I've ever heard. You lost over a hundred million dollars. No, it's a miracle because I make more money. I help more people and have more fun than I've ever had in my entire life. And I've used mentors to get there in even a more efficient, effective, and statistically successful way.
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Fire nation perception is everything. And speaking of perception, this is just a reality. I like to use the word time travelers. We're always traveling in time. Fire nation, we're bemoaning the past or we're wishing, you know, for the past, you know, like I love to say like my best four years of my life were in college. I wish I was back in college now. Or we're just like scared of the future or we're just like really excited for the future. So we're just thinking about that, that that so few of us are living in the present. We just don't. We're time travelers. We're either in the past or in the future. We're never just here today in the present. How can we solve that?
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How can we focus on the present, David? Well,
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First of all, I pay attention to time, right? I mean, time is essential. I separate time into two constructs, the manmade construct of 24 hours. And so if I'm looking and studying my time, studying my calendar, which is what the host or platform of time is, I'm looking at it with a lens of productivity and accessibility. How much value can I provide? How accessible am I to others? As well as how am I accessing what I want? And then the second timeframe that I look at is infinity. And I look at the construct of infinity time being infinite as I am not capable of a human being, of grasping how infinite time is.
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Let me explain that in a real brief way. I don't think people understand or core even comprehend that if there's billions of years, you know that our lifetime is a blink. And that beyond that 10 years is a blink and beyond that one year is a blink. Beyond that, this month is a blink. One week is a blink, let alone one day, one hour, one minute. But yet we get so caught up in the manmade construct of time that we're creating our decisions and assumptions based upon a timeframe. That's a manmade construct, not in the infinite time. That's why we see mistakes instead of miracles. Because if we could unravel not just this lifetime but multiple lifetimes, we could see the effect that different decisions and actions and some people may define as karma has occurred, even though we don't have a direct effect.
1 (15m 19s):
And so like a puzzle, if we stay present and appreciate the piece of puzzle that's in front of us today, the present, we don't need to know how it fits into this beautiful picture. How many times do we look at something that's happening in the present and say, Oh my God, this is horrible. Or Oh my gosh, this is great. But when the puzzle piece finally fits into the big picture, we have an exact understanding of why and what that piece of puzzle and the purpose and profitability or passion of that puzzle all fits in perfectly. And you're, you're just wasting time and energy if you don't understand the two platforms or constructs of time. And one more thing about the manmade construct.
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People like to make money and I'm a huge capitalist. I'm a compassionate capitalist, but I always tell them there is no such thing as work. You told me perception is everything. I agree. Why can't we just look at things as activities? Right? Activity we get paid for and activity we don't get paid for. And if we look at that activity, most people ignore the greatest activity that you do every day, especially when we mature the unconscious and subconscious mind, which is sleep. I spend as much time thinking and getting more proficient and effective and accessible in my sleep. Then I do it when I wait time because I know consistently I sleep every day at least six hours.
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How can we expand the prior and shrink the latter?
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Well, the first is to visualize the three zones. There are, one is the comfort zone, and then what I do is picture three concentric circles. The inner, the inner circle is the comfort zone. The next layer of circle is the learning zone. The next layer is the anxiety zone. And what happens is if we don't stay focused or regulator be aware of when we're in the learning zone, the learning zone is the expansive zone. When we stay in the learning zone, we get acceleration in, in exponential growth. And so what we wanna do is know where that zone is when we go outside of the learning zone, either into the comfort zone where nothing expands, right? If we sit at home high on our mom's couch, sick all day and broke, we're never gonna expand or accelerate.
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But sometimes and more often, most people, they work too hard and what happens is they go outside of the learning zone and they create ego-based emotions that constrict the size of our learning zone. And that's what creates even some people nervous breakdowns. Why is it that some people can't get even get out of bed in the morning that used to be highly functioning people? That's because they pushed themselves so far out into the anxiety zone that has constricted down what their focus or limitations would be to barely being able to get out of bed. Even what I encourage people to do do is number one, be aware of the learning zone and two, to try to expand and accelerate and exponentially grow as quickly as possible by identifying where the ego is.
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What happens is the anxiety zone is full with the ego-based emotions, which are separate from inspiration. So one of the key components of staying in the learning zone is to be in spirit or connected to that which inspires you. If you go to the anxiety zone, you're in a fear of loss separation, the need to be right, the need to be offended, the need to be resentful, the need to be superior, the need to be inferior, the need to be separate, there's the need for guilt. All of these different ego-based emotions are what causes our actual flow to constrict so that our activities become limited instead of creating acceleration and exponential growth, which are two of the key components to getting everything you want in the universe.
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And that's why we have to be aware of the learning zone and stay in it and try to not let the ego get into our way.
0 (21m 48s):
And I love that part you said about the ego, Where's the ego? Fire nation? You have to identify it now David, question for you. Is it possible to chase our goals without actually being emotionally attached to the outcomes?
1 (22m 3s):
Yeah, if you create the emotional attachment to something else. So what I have done is created a a formula, a theory about happiness, right? Our feelings this, this emotional attachment. And that's I attach to the enjoyment of the happiness, created enjoyment of the consistent every day persistent without quit pursuit, which is inspiration of my potential, the truth determinative upon whatever it is that I prioritize in my life. So I'm consistently persistently pursuing my potential as a father, as a husband, as a business person, as a philanthropist, as a podcaster, as an interviewee, whatever it is when I'm in the present And I put, now that doesn't mean this is where the conflict exists.
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Exists doesn't mean I don't have outcomes that I want, but I always have minimum outcomes. Too many people, you know, they wanna make a million dollars, they wanna make $10 million, a hundred million dollars. My first question is why limit yourself? You cannot dream big enough to dream as big as the universe or God or whatever you believe in. You got to put a minimum in front of that. So I have all types of goals, outcomes that I want. I never attach my happiness or my emotions to the outcome. I attach my happiness and emotions into the pursuit of it to create more inspiration, not to create a resistance or shortage of void. When I'm not able to achieve things as quickly as I expect them to be achieved.
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Once again, tying into time, the time is infinite. So now I've not only relieved resistance by creating the manmade construct of time, but also of amounts. So if I, it's so, so much more healthy to say, I want to double the amount of money I want to make as quickly as I can. Instead of saying I gotta make a million dollars by March. Look, if you wanna put outcomes, you're limiting yourself. I mean, people tell me, Dave, well how much do you wanna make? Like I just wanna double the amount of money I make as quickly as I can. You know, if I told you a billion dollars, I'm limiting myself. And they kind of giggle at me, I'm like, are you kidding me? Bazos makes a billion dollars this year is he's fired, right? He's fired. That's his limitation, not mine.
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One thing I've definitely identified is that people are really good at starting things. You know, they get that early momentum, that early motivation, they get inspired by a podcast or a video or this or that, but then after one day or one week or one month, they somehow they get stuck and they just stop and they never start back up. So why do people get stuck? And how have you seen people break through that process?
1 (24m 38s):
One of the most important questions you can ask, right? Most people have the perception that they're stuck when they're not getting the results that they're looking for or they don't look at the right things to determine those results. We spoke earlier about being in the learning zone and having acceleration and exponential growth in your life. And what I look at, and it's so frustrating for me, no matter what you're doing, I focus in on maximizing that acceleration, maximizing the exponential growth. Let me tell you how people get stuck. You might get into an event adventure and you're four years into it and at that time you look at your results and you only have 25% of the result that you want and therefore you create resistance, shorts, verticals, verticals, obstacles, those around you, you start attracting those naysayers.
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You know, everybody is great at telling you what you can't do and and why. And that's cuz they can do it. You know those who can, they look at acceleration and exponential growth. So what I focus in on is, even though it's been four years and I may only be 25% of the way where I wanna be, am I growing? Am I accelerating? Why? Because if I am accelerating and growing that that which took me 25% four years, now in two more years I'll be at 50%. And those people that stick through it and have that persistent, consistent look they may be at six years and now the pressure really turns up because they're starting to listen to everyone around them and they want to maybe wanna get married or have kids to buy a house or whatever and they're sticking to their story.
1 (26m 7s):
But most people, 99% at least quit after that 50% mark because they feel like they're stuck. Meanwhile, they're accelerating and exponentially growing. They, they've increased the amount of time and exponential growth by two times. It only took them two years to get 25 more percent done. Here's the saddest thing, Most people quit there because they're stuck. And if they just stick to it, what they don't realize, if they're focused on acceleration and exponential growth, that they're only one year away from being a hundred percent of where they want to be. So if you put time on that, if I'm 25 years old at 29, I'm 25% away there at 31, I'm 50% away there at 32, I'm a hundred percent away there at 32 and a half, I'm 200% of the way there.
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At 32 and three quarters I'm 400. And it goes on and on and on. That's how billionaires are made. That's how the lucky ones are made. Meanwhile, at four years and six years, everybody's telling you quit. How come you're not there? They're making fun of you. You know, all the things in my life, people, you know, it's like they just laughed at me when I graduated law school and decided I was gonna sell legal research online and nine months later everybody was asking me for a job and telling me I'm the luckiest guy in the world. When I ran Lee Steinberg, it's the exact same thing, the most notable sports agency in the world. Everybody thought it was crazy to switch my career in my thirties after going bankrupt. And meanwhile, everybody now begs for a job from me. It's because I only focus on my own personal growth of staying in the learning zone and looking at the acceleration and exponential growth knowing that there's only one way to get there bigger and faster.
1 (27m 43s):
And that's the focus on how you get there, not whether you're there or not.
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So I believe that one of my biggest strengths over the years, basically since 2012 has been consistency. I mean from podcast to social media, just plain putting in the work. But how would you say Fire Nation can create consistent habits through time management?
1 (28m 4s):
Yeah, so one, lower the bar and use your calendar. So I'm a student of my calendar. I raise awareness by paying attention to what I do in person, on the phone, via email and all media, radio, print, tv, social media, et cetera. But I'm religious about paying attention to that activity that I have in being consistent. I also lower the bar, meaning too many people try to do everything at once. Me, I put minimums on things if I wanna get something done. Like meditation, you wanna meditate, Put two minutes a day minimum, right? Meditate every day you get an exponential result. Two minutes a day is worth more than two hours on a Saturday. Same with golf, same with work.
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And people like you and I that are consistent and persistent about what we do and inspired about what we do, we get exponential GR results because one times, two times, three times, four times five times six is far greater than 20 times. Zero times, zero times, zero times 30 times, zero times there that effort is wasted. The human body is a contiguous being. It's conscious feeds the unconscious feeds the the sub subconscious feeds the unconscious. Our cellular structure by consistent behavior has a memory which goes in it's 10,000 data inputs a day, 10,000 new things that we get VR senses that goes to the 40,000 of the same thoughts we have every day that create neural pathways in our mind that actually create our beliefs.
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Those actually impact the unconscious competency that we have. Both genetic, which is our personality traits, characteristics, obsessions and addictions in which we can activate and deactivate as well as the energetic side of what we're doing, of how we keep attracting all the right people and ideas more rapidly than anyone else. And you are a perfect example of somebody that has that consistent behavior. You think say and do all the right things. You believe all the right things and then you've effectuated your unconscious competency that, look, we could take all the money in the world and it's gonna redistribute, put it in the desert, it's gonna redistribute herself to the same people because of this philosophy of those people who are consistent about what they do, they study their calendars, they are persistent in their nature with it and that creates an exponential result resulting in more productivity value and two, accessibility accessing what they want and being accessible to others.
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I think that's the value bomb of the interview. Fire Nation is lower the bar, lower the bar. We're talking two minutes of meditation, right? One paragraph of content cuz guess what? Momentum loves action. Momentum loves action. If you write that one paragraph, you're going to write that one paragraph because it's a low bar, you're gonna do that. But guess what? After you write that one paragraph, you might be like, Huh, I'm kind of being inspired right now by a couple thoughts. And that one paragraph turns into two turns into 10, turns into two pages, Doesn't have to every time, but it might from time to time because momentum loves action. Two minutes of meditation might turn out to be five.
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It might not, but it might. But it's doing it every single day just knowing that you're gonna start because it's not this overwhelming two hours of meditation that's the lowering of the bar that we're talking about. So David, you could share a lot of takeaways from this episode, but what's one thing you really want to make sure a fire nation gets from our chat today?
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The best thing to get is be kind to your future self and provide value so that so many people, they, they, they get the giving side of things. But when I say provide value, I mean take care of yourself. The legs, feed the line. Make sure that you're asking for help. Live your life in radical humility. That's how you're kind to your future self. You can't give what you don't have. I don't think people have trouble giving and being of service. I think people have trouble asking for help. I think if the more people that would ask for help from others not only would make other people more valuable and raise their value and also provide them a ton of value by asking for help, but moreover, they would be able to give more because they actually have more and it would accelerate what they're doing.
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So be kind to your future self. Do good deeds, but ask for help and ask Big
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Fire Nation, be kind to your future self. And David, how can we find out more about you?
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You know, at David Meltzer on Instagram, David Meltzer on YouTube, you can Google David Meltzer and find all the different things. My website is davemeltzer.com, my first initial, last name.com. I am of service, reach out, whatever I can do to be of service, please let me know. And I'm just so grateful to have this opportunity.
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Fire Nation, you're the average of the five people you spend the most time with and you've been hanging out with DM and JLD today, so keep up the heat and head over to EOFire.com. Type David in our search bar and the page will pop up with everything that we've been talking about today. These are the best show notes in the biz, timestamps, links galore, and of course, head over to all those areas that David talked about. davemeltzer.com. David, I wanna say thank you for sharing all these value bonds with Fire Nation today. For that brother, we salute you and we will catch you on the flip side.
1 (33m 20s):
You're awesome, man. Thank you so much.
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