by Dana Cavalea August 20, 2018

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Hey Team!

So.. very entertaining morning to say the least...

I get up bright and early...

Get my mind ready for a great day...

Head out to the car...

And what do I see?

Somebody "keyed" my truck putting an uneven pinstripe across the side of it...


What happened next?

Flip out?


Woo-sa moment?


I simply told myself, "Dana... there are some dark people in this world. But always remember... it is not your job to settle all disagreements. Karma and the rules/ powers of the universal world take care of all your battles."

Deep breath.

And now we get a plan in place to fix this awful pinstripe!

I am sharing this not for sympathy... 

But to show you how we are never victims. Sometimes we need to take a negative act or thing that happens to us and reframe it so it does not grind my gears all the way down...

I also want everybody to realize just how important your character is.

After an event like this...

I can look in the mirror with pride and gusto knowing I live my life in such a way that my actions would not have led to this...

Focusing on and developing your character allows you the internal knowing you always work to do the right thing...

Your actions always have the best interest of other in mind.

With that, I encourage you to take a deep look at yourself and ask, "In what aspects of my life can I be better? Is my character up to the standards I hold myself to?

Andy Pettitte once told me, "You take care of your character. God will take care of your reputation."


Stay focused on being the best version of yourself and remember when negativity strikes, reframe to deflect the negatives.







This was a true passion write for me. Lessons from top performing athletes and business leaders designed to keep you motivated, inspired, and taking action!  And... the foreword is by MLB Manager, JOE GIRARDI!
Stay Tuned!
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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