by Dana Cavalea June 03, 2018

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Hey Team!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

This weekend I went down to Baltimore to watch a few Yankees games.. see some old friends... and most importantly (and the best part).. to hang with my dad for a couple of days...

It has been too long!

So, after a great weekend of baseball, travel, golf, and laughs... it is time to take on the week!

Today's blog is from a LinkedIn Article I wrote, called, Are you looking to Win Big in Business..

This is not your typical, how to get rich business article.. so I hope you enjoy!

For those of you who run Companies and Teams.. I hope you find this insightful!

You can read the article below, or head over to my LinkedIn Page by Clicking Here!

Enjoy... and I look forward to your thoughts!



Have you ever been sitting at your desk, looked at the clock, and realized you have another 5 hours before you can leave?

You can't wait for that moment when you can hit the eject button from your uncomfortable desk chair since you are so-damn-tired....

Tired from what?

Sitting? Looking at a computer screen? Doing your day to day tasks called "work"...

Well the reality is this...

You are not alone...

Most American workers sit at their desk exhausted and waiting for the bell to ring.


They are not fit for the job. The spaces that they inhabit for the majority of the day is not built for focus, internal peace, and performance...

Bright lights, high levels of electronics, and controlled chaos are not the breeding ground of success...

But.. this is our reality...

The real truth though, is like an professional athlete trains for their profession, so should you.

So should you get yourself mentally and physically ready to play the most competitive sport in the World; Business.

You name it, big business, small business, entrepreneurship, it does not matter. You must be ready to play, compete, and prepare yourself to overcome adversity in an effort to WIN.

Most of the modern day workforce is physically and mentally unready to play. They are fit enough to "show-up" and get through the day (barely), but certainly not ready to take names and win.

That is the problem.

Companies spend millions of dollars per year on programs to increase productivity and the bottom line, yet their #1 resource, the human capital they deploy on a day to day basis is not fit for the game.


So rather than think it is a "motivation" problem, let's realize it is much more of a "personal readiness" problem...

If Companies can understand the correlation between physical and mental readiness and on-the-job performance, the game would change.

What if Companies instituted coaching at the c-suite and employee levels?

What if Companies valued so much that their workforce is ready to play, that they invested in an on-site coaching and motivation team...

This team provides not only the inspiration, motivation, and daily check-ins (accountability) people need, but also keep the prize in front of them.

This team engages the c-suite and employees daily, showing them how their physical/mental readiness can not only move the bottom line upward, but their bottom line upward.

So rather than hire some text-book based wellness management program for your business, why not bring in Coaches that are trained to get the most our of their players?

I have spend my entire career helping elite athletes take their game to the next level, providing daily accountability, training, and re-focusing on team and personal goals that it has always blown my mind Companies have not yet realized they are playing in the most competitive arena there is.

Companies say they want to win, be the industry leaders, and hold the championship trophy in their hand, but lack the true practical application..

The parallels between business and sport are huge. Yet, sport prepares, manages, and monitors players daily, and corporations simply measure you based on productivity. That is where the fail begins.

Human capital is everything when it comes to winning. Strong mindsets, great habits, and daily training make for strong, confident people who are ready to perform.

Maybe it is time to rethink how you are getting your workforce "ready to play".



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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