David Meltzer’s Calendar Management Strategy [Attention + Intention = Coincidence]

David Meltzer’s Calendar Management Strategy [Attention + Intention = Coincidence]

Mark Raffan

David Meltzer doesn’t believe in the word “busy.” He believes you can be active. If you’re too “busy”, this strategy he uses will teach you how to get the most out of life. There’s a mathematical equation of luck—created by your calendar—that he believes will change your life. It looks like this:

Attention + Intention = Coincidence

David emphasizes that you should use your calendar to give intention to the aggregate of what you think, say, do, and believe and your unconscious competencies of your personality, your characteristics, your obsessions, and addictions. All aggregated to create a coincidence you want.

So what do you do? Study your calendar. Look at what you have planned. Then study what you don’t have planned. Where are there empty spaces? Study your sleep. It’s the #1 habit that we all share. You spend ⅓ of your life sleeping. It’s also the only time we can increase our vibration.

Productivity + Accessibility + Gratitude

David believes that if you use these lenses to study your calendar, you will exponentially accelerate and grow. Take inventory of your personal experiences of giving and receiving value. Use that as a baseline paired with these lenses to study your calendar:

  • Productivity: How much value can you provide? Quantify it. Where do you allocate your time, resources, and money?
  • Accessibility: How accessible is your time to others? You make yourself accessible to others across content and platforms. David follows a rule he calls the 5:20 rule. He reaches the objective of a phone call in 5 minutes. He reaches his objective within 20 minutes in any interview that he does. It allows him to be more efficient and accessible. How do you access what you want? Ask! David sees everyone as a sponsor. Everybody is a power sponsor or a sponsor. Use accessibility to complement productivity.
  • Gratitude: This dictates that you know there is suck in everything. Part of everyone’s job sucks. But if you have a lens of: Where’s the light in this? Where’s the love in this? Where are the lessons in this? If you seek those things, you will be more effective. You will make more money, help more people, and have more fun. David emphasizes to seek life, love, and lessons—NOT blame, shame, and justification.

Ask and you shall receive

Many people struggle not only asking for something but receiving it. David trains salespeople to ask for what they want and say thank you. What do you ask for? How you can be of service and value is the first. Secondly, do you know anyone that can help me? It’s been taught since the beginning, but no one pays attention. Go and ask and you will receive. The more you ask, the more you receive. Be grateful, and give. David believes it truly is that simple.

David has another theory that he believes is a gamechanger for your business. His stage theory is to Capture + Modify + Amplify + Perpetuate. What does it mean? How do you put it into practice? Learn more in episode #14 of the Content Callout podcast!

Mark Raffan

Mark Raffan

Mark is a serial entrepreneur and lover of marketing and influence. Mark built the #1 negotiation podcast in the world and is an expert negotiation, influence, and persuasion coach that has coached executives and their teams in some of the largest companies in the world.