by Dana Cavalea November 04, 2018

Hey Team--

I hope you had an amazing weekend! 

I know that I did!

Thursday and Friday... I spent speaking at the New York State Baseball Coaches Conference in Upstate New York... what an amazing group of Coaches that attended...

So passionate about getting their players and teams better... as both men, leaders, and ballplayers.... 

Then, Saturday, my wife and I headed over to the FCA Dinner in New Jersey to support a local chapter of Christian Athletes... amazing speeches... amazing messages....

And, one of those messages was a bout letting go... and trusting that everything will work out OK... 

Sometimes, we as leaders feel we can control everything... but the reality is, outside of our thought process, we control nothing.... so rather than battle yourself..let go... trust, have faith, and believe that everything in your life is a part of a master plan.... 

Stay true to your character, core beliefs, and mission... it will all be OK....

Mo Isom delivered the message.. and former LSU Soccer Standout, turned Football Player.. turned motivational speaker....

Then comes Sunday... 

My 1st Anniversary... Amazing how fast a year can go... and realized once again.. that I made a very good choice in marrying my wife! It was not planned, it was by circumstance... and definitely was not forced... more support and evidence of the above message.... be present, be aware, stay true to yourself... and magic can happen in your life!

And finally.. with all the above going on, until I was tagged in a video on Twitter by my good friend, Kevin Wilson, I totally forgot that 9-years ago today we won the World Series...

By far, the proudest moment of my life.

Being a part of the winningest team, for the winningest franchise in sports, and around some of the greatest men in the world of sports....

Amazing. What a blessing.

The lessons I learned that season on how to truly WIN both as a team and as an individual were incredible....

To see men who had everything come together... put everything aside except for the selfless desire to win was incredible...

We had unity. We had trust. We had belief. We had a truly selfless attitude... where everybody supported each other... 

That was how we won...

When one guy didn't get it done.. somebody else stepped up...

We focused on the little things..

The fundamentals that most find boring and unnecessary...

My proudest moment though came before we won the Series and were crowned Champions...

I can remember a cold fall day, heading down to Philly by train, and after being attacked by batteries by fans in the train station... we headed to the stadium for practice...

Yes.. practice before the World Series Game 3....

And, what was so great... was the full weight room I had before that game...and on that practice day...

Yes.. with only a few days to go in the season... my boys worked all season.. all the way through.. all the way to the end... Never quitting... never abandoning the plan... the routine.. and the commitment...

By this point... they were not going to make any more gains in the weight room this season... but they went anyway...

This team associated work with success.. work with victory... 

That is why we won...

Workers are winners...

They proved it..

They proved the power of routine...

The power of consistency...

These Champions taught me the importance of dedication that year... real life dedication to a bigger goal than yourself...

Today.. I encourage you to take a look at your life... your Organization.. those you lead...

Is your message clear?

Is the mission, vision, and goal clear for those you lead?

Are they working every day? Working till the end?

That is the power of leadership... the power of culture... the power of team....the power of coaching...

Go win today.

COACH DANA CAVALEA

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Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion 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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