by Dana Cavalea December 22, 2020

Hi Team...

I remember as a kid I would always try to adapt to people, environments, and the crowd I was with.....

Can you relate?

When you were with one group you were a certain way (or pressured to be) and when you were with another group, you were another way.

How you acted, how you spoke, your language- it matched the group?

Well, what I learned early on is that is sure fire way to not be happy and to truly lose yourself.

Adjusting is to external conditions is one thing- but changing who you are is another.

How many people have gotten into a relationship and have become a totally different person because of the pressure they faced to change by their partner?

Many actually.

Never change who you are to please a crowd or to be like others in order to "get the deal done" because it will always come back to hurt you.


Do business with..

Associate with people that you feel good about in your gut.

People that appreciate YOU!

You- as is..

You- without being anybody different.

You- the good, the bad, the ugly.

I write this to you today because I really want you to feel comfortable in your skin at the deepest level. It is very liberating and is the key ingredient to your and forever.

Don't please the crowd....

Do what is right....

It is just to hard to keep flipping back and forth between faces....

As we head into the New Year- I want you to commit to being you...

If you are not 100% sure who that is right now- spend some time in silence...

Disconnect with the digital world and reacquaint yourself with the "real world" and nature...

Talk to people...

Connect differently (genuinely) with nothing expected in return....

This type of communicating and interacting will bring out your best... the true YOU.

I wanted to use this writing as reminder to let you know that YOU Matter...

YOU gotta stay true to you because you were made to shine- as YOU!

Things may not be happening for YOU under your timeline... but keep moving forward....

He/She who stays true to themselves while helping others often receives the great gifts that life has to offer...

Stay TRUE to YOU!

Let's GO!

Your Coach,


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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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