by Dana Cavalea January 08, 2019

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Hey Team...

Monday night was a really special one for me....

I was fortunate enough to meet not only a very passionate Coach... but speak with a group of wonderful student athletes from Darien HS here in Connecticut...

Let's start with Coach.

Have you ever met somebody that is just so passionate about helping others get better that you can just feel "it" coming off of them?

You know.. the type of person that is SO invested in getting others better, not for the paycheck, but because that is what truly fills their bucket?

That is Coach Nick....

A lifetime commitment to education, coaching, and the development of others...

Goal = Develop Great People.....

Then.. there are the Athletes....

Now, I always say, we must remember, High School Athletes are athletes in this moment... but many will go on to become either "forces to be reckoned with" in the world of business/ professional careers...  OR..

They will become average. 

Not that average is bad... but it is when you have tremendous potential and you DECIDE not to deploy it because of fear, hesitation, and made up circumstances that support your personal narrative you created.....

And last night... I just refused to accept average...

And YOU should refuse to accept average for yourself, your kids, those you lead, those who work and stand next to you...

Why?

Because you have more in you... they have more in them... we just have to pull it out of ourselves and each other...

Last night, I shared with the young ladies and their parents:

The Power of Choice...

The Power of Decision...

The Power of Action & Reaction....

These 3-steps changed my life forever...

We all have a choice.... we must decide to make one... then, we must take action on it....

Once we do that... then, we must decide how we are going to "React" to the positive and negatives that come our way....

We choose how we react. 

We choose what we take action on...

We choose if we make a decision that will get us closer to our goals...

Never forget that you have a choice in all  you do....

Too many of us get beat up... find ourselves frustrated... but we MUST realize.. we are choosing that emotion and all the "Stress" that goes with it...

Choose, Decide, Act, React (appropriately)...

Simple.

Thanks to Coach Nick for demonstrating true character, leadership, passion, and selfless commitment to development of others...so powerful....

COACH DANA CAVALEA

 

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!


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Christina Trani
Christina Trani

January 08, 2019

My daughter and I were in attendance last night and really enjoyed your talk! Analise is so excited to have your book as well. Thank you very much!!

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