by Dana Cavalea July 31, 2020

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Hi Team..

Happy Friday...we made it! 

Now, let's go finish strong and win the week!

This week was a good one for me....


Well, I had a vision come to life!

About 6 years ago, I was up in Toronto around this time of year with the Yankees.

As the Director of Performance, I would always get to the ballpark early and leave late....

Part of my routine was to always walk to and from the ballpark on non-travel days...

I can remember as clear as day, one walk from The Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto to Rogers Field, the ballpark.

I said to myself, "If athletes need daily coaching to be great, how the heck to these people in the business world go about trying to get high level results when they are all on their own?"

That was the first part of my conversation with myself (which I do quite often)....

Next, I said "What if every company in America had a Coach on staff, much like my role with the Yankees to help keep their personnel in peak shape both mentally and physically? What if the Coach was responsible for the PEOPLE that make up the team of the Organization?"....

Well, that happened this week.

I was hired as a consultant to work as a COACH by a Canadian Company, who happens to be located just outside of Toronto to help them maximize "player" (employee) performance... Specifically the performance of their sales team....

This is a Company that is People Focused and passionate about winning!

We started this week and the results have been awesome....

Let me share some of them....

  • Qualify yourself... was a lesson I taught one of their team Leaders who felt that he needed to be more qualified to be great. He was feeling like he needed to take a course so he could elevate his skills- but in fact, he is very skilled- he just needed to bring that inner Champion to life which I helped him do on our call....
  • Work In Shifts... another team member was looking to maximize his work from home schedule.. making sure he and his wife are able to perform at a high level while working from home and being parents... We came up with a plan to work them in shifts, while at the same time dialing the job down to just the essentials, or Income Producing Activities
  • Clear Start, Clear Stop... this was a schedule management plan we put in place for another team member who found himself working all day long since he was home and not in the office.. We actually screen-shared and built out his daily schedule...
  • Lead Generation... lastly, I wanted to help another individual fill his lead pipeline and he was not using one of the greatest connection tools around: LinkedIn. Well, that changed. He is now going to create education based post 3x per week to create magnetism. Instead of chasing clients, he will educate them and draw them to him.

I set this vision many years ago.

As you can see, sometimes it takes time.

But, if you keep your eye on your prize, great things can happen.

Transitioning from Coaching Sports Teams to Business/ Leadership Teams has been a spark that has really kept me going and I encourage you to do the same...


Well, when you are excited, passionate, hungry, and focused on making a big impact... it really does not feel like work. It feels more like an energy bolt running through you....

That is what I want for you....

I want you to chase greatness in all that you do...

I want you to see opportunity and go after it....

Keep your eye and heart on your vision....

And over time, you too will be able to catch your vision!

Let's GO!

Focus on the Win!

Your Coach, 


**Yesterday, I recorded a new episode of the podcast, The Becoming A Champion Show! The Show is all about GOALS. Click here to listen!

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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