Recording: The Tools for Happiness

Discover how you can equip yourself with tools to enjoy everyday life, and learn how to activate your potential.


What would the world look like if everyone in it was happier? In this Meetup Live event, we’re talking about steps everyone can take to find value in their lives.

Watch this Meetup Live event with David Meltzer, author, speaker, and co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing. You will learn about his journey to define happiness, how you can equip yourself with tools to enjoy everyday life, and learn how to activate your potential. Hear why David’s personal motto is “it’s not the pursuit of happiness, happiness is the pursuit!”

Main Takeaways:

  • [David Meltzer] I have identified four values that I want to remind everyone of today, along with five daily practices in order to create coherence of those values. Coherence is something that is a discipline or a practice that I’ve defined as a habit machine.
  • Values:
    1. Gratitude: This is the most powerful thing that we have on earth. Gratitude gives us perception. Gratitude gives meaning to everything that we see. The most powerful way to change your life is simply by saying “thank you” before you go to bed.
    2. Forgiveness or Empathy: Forgiveness is so powerful because it brings us peace. Most people create interference between themselves and their potential.
    3. Accountability: My first definition of accountability was asking two questions. Number one, “What did I do to attract this to myself”? Number two, “What am I supposed to learn from it”? What I realized was even within the context of learning and taking accountability for everything in my life, there was an essence of blame. So I have changed the definition of accountability to “What did I do to participate in this perception that’s been created with my gratitude and forgiveness”? “What did I do to participate in this perception, and what am I supposed to learn from it”? Utilize gratitude for perception, and forgiveness for peace, to put us at each accountability to teach us the lessons and give us control.
    4. Effective Communication: I realized that I needed to effectively communicate with an omniscient, all-powerful, all-knowing source, or something bigger than me. No matter what your religion is, what your philosophy, spirituality, or theories are, I believe that faith is derived from knowing that there’s something bigger than you, which will help you put things in perspective and communicate more clearly.
  • 5 Daily Practices:
    1. Know your what: what you want
    2. Know your who: who can help you get what you want
    3. Know your how: how you are going to get what you want
    4. Know your now: making it your reality
    5. Know your why: why you want it

Top Q&A Questions and Resources:

  • Have you experienced self-sabotage? If you have, how do you overcome it?
    • The number one thing that I do is practice identifying it. I practice identifying this need to be separate, inferior, or superior. All those needs create self-sabotage. Instead of self-sabotaging myself, I practice identifying those separations every day. My main objective is not to alleviate myself from these fears, but only to practice spending minutes and moments in that separation.
  • Can you have too much accountability, taking on blame for everyone?
    • Yeah, I have evolved about what accountability means to me and what am I doing to participate in that perception. What am I doing to participate in this perception–that’s where the power comes into accountability. “What do I learn from this?”, “How can I get better?” Don’t shame others. Remember that you didn’t get to where you wanted to be by blaming people.


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Last modified on August 2, 2022