Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Scandal: How Peterson Can Recover Amid Fallout, Sponsor Pressure

By David Meltzer

The Minnesota Vikings placed star player Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list Wednesday, reversing a previous decision to reinstate the beleaguered running back amid intense public pressure. As critics and sponsors continue to scrutinize Peterson's child abuse scandal, his ability to salvage both his playing career and his off-the-field business opportunities may

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Connected To Goodness: Manifest Everything You Desire In Business and Life

By David Meltzer

David Meltzer was at the top of his game in the business world as CEO to sports super agent Leigh Steinberg (played by Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire). He worked alongside Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon and lectured around the globe. But something was missing, and the multimillionaire went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized in order to

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Why Was Michael Sam Cut By The Rams? Personnel Decision, Not Homophobia

By David Meltzer

The St. Louis Rams’ decision to cut openly gay rookie defensive end Michael Sam despite a strong statistical performance this preseason led some to question whether his sexuality played a role in his dismissal from the team. But from a football perspective, Sam was always a long shot to make the Rams’ final squad.Sam was among the Rams’ final cuts Saturday as the franchise tr

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Meditate to Success: The Skill Every Entrepreneur Should Develop

By David Meltzer

I call meditation “The Wizard of Oz” or my “behind the scenes” component to my business mantra of “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun”. I start off every day mediating for twenty minutes. I find the practice so important on so many levels.If you haven’t meditated before, it’s akin to when you first decide to start wo

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Meditate: It's That Simple

By David Meltzer

After building a career from speed and flashing lights – as I did in the sports and entertainment industries – it might be surprising that I attribute my success to finding a daily stillness. But that’s exactly the case. My 20 minutes of daily meditation is a vital part of who I am. It balances the hectic nature of life, clears my mind to focus on what’s important, and simp

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Be More Interested Than Interesting

By David Meltzer

The biggest downfall of people is what I term “Their Stickability”. They talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. You need to be more interested than interesting … in not just people, but places and things as well. It’s about asking questions in order to educate yourself and then listening if you’re talking to someone or researching to find your answers. The uni

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Free Legal Counsel: Greed is Bad

By Albert Goldson

The movie The Counselor (2013), an extraordinarily dark movie with an All-Star cast and directed by Ridley Scott, presents a different perspective about greed that few films discuss. Michael Fassbender is the Counselor, a successful lawyer who has money problems because he pursues an unsustainable of a lifestyle. To resolve his financial woes, he turns to his high-end drug dealer friend Reiner (Ja

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How Hollywood Villains Can Teach Us How To Make Our Dreams Come True

By Albert Goldson

The characters in director Michael Mann’s West Coast noir thriller Collateral (2004) starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, provide excellent examples how Hollywood villains can teach self-improvement and how to get the most in life. In fact, often you can learn more from Hollywood villains than you can from the heroes. The plot in a nutshell is about Max (Jamie Foxx), an erudite cab driver who

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I Sold This Pen to the Wolf of Wall Street

By Albert Goldson

Tragically handwriting is a lost art particularly in the 21st century. It’s quite easy to tap away on a laptop or other device to create your next project. In a world that demands results yesterday, it’s faster and more efficient with a device with built-in auto-fill, auto-spell corrections and easy-to-access dictionaries. And it’s here to stay.Notwithstanding writing instrum

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Freeing Your Mind to Become An Internationalist

By Albert Goldson

After your overseas study stint and you’ve clicked your heels and returned to ‘Kansas’, you’ll experience culture shock when you return home, perhaps not immediately but eventually. The reaction is different for each person. Universally everything will look and even feel different. Like astronauts living for weeks in zero gravity, your linguistic immersion will occasionally

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