by Dana Cavalea October 17, 2019

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Hey Team...

There are some days when I feel like my capacity is much lower than others...

A conversation can leave me feeling exhausted.

A meeting can leave me feeling "done for the day"...

Can you relate?

I call that "Burning the Battery"....

We all have certain activities that can burn our battery faster than others....

I found the best way to combat The Burn is to know what causes it....

Personally, "ramblers" burn me down quickly....

Objective-less conversation that is not based on any goals or outcomes...

Does that mean I do not chit-chat? No... but when the person across the table is just throwing-up at the mouth... that can be draining for me.

What is it that drains you?

Let's make a list with 3-columns: 

  3. WORK

I always say, to fix a problem you must first identify the potential problem.

The biggest "BATTERY BURNERS" come in people, situations, and certain types of work...

So, if we know this, we must then work to determine how we "behave" in these situations.

We also have to schedule these events/ meetings/ calls in our schedule with a defined beginning and end. We can not let them just run-on.... or, we will be toast.

I know this sounds extreme.. but, we all know this situation is real. 

And, if we let these things fry our batteries, then we will have less to give to our IPA's, income producing activities. 

Got it?

Take this seriously. 

We as high performers need max production each day... let's not give our energy away.

Identify the drain.

Manage the drain.

Get out of the situation quickly.

Let's GO!

Your Coach, 



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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January 24, 2023

Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
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