by Dana Cavalea October 13, 2021

Hi Team...

Do you ever feel like you either:

a. Fit in perfectly... OR

b.You do not fit in at all?

Well, oftentimes that is the result of the culture and energy we are immersed in and surrounded by......

There is a lot of talk these days of culture, but what is culture by definition?

The beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought considered as a unit, especially with regard to a particular time or social group.

What about the word energy? What does it mean by definition?

The capacity for work or vigorous activity: synonym: strength.
Exertion of vigor or power.

So if you are feeling like you are not "fitting in"- it is often because you lack the same beliefs, customs as those that make up the unit in which you are a part of....

And/ or you work at a higher or lower capacity and/or vigor than the company you are surrounded by.

Coach, what the hell are you talking about today?

I am saying this:

You fitting in or not fitting in shows if you are aligned to something fully or not aligned

A lack of alignment is a sure recipe for failure, disappointment, and not doing your best work. This position will cause you to focus on all the other "stuff"- bickering, gossip, chatter, and all the negatives that take you away from executing with passion, joy, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

It is that simple.

When you are feeling like you are not connected, not-enlightened, and not fitting in, it is important that you make an immediate change, once you have truly sized yourself up and are sure that it is the culture and energy you are surrounded by, and not you.

I am not suggesting if you feel resistance you just quit- but I am saying, if you are a part of something for some time and are no longer connecting, it is time to ask yourself some deeper questions...

Specific questions like:

  • Do I align with the culture and vision of this (company, team, family, friends group)?
  • Do I feel like I am bringing my best to this (company, team, family, friends group)?
  • Is there something I can do to improve this (company, team, family, friends group)?
  • Would I be better off finding a group I better align with?

What prompted this conversation is I see so many that would rather sit in the hell of bad culture and bad energy because they are comfortable than move towards something that is better for them because it is new, different, and filled with unknowns.

That decision to stay put comes at a huge cost....

That cost is your true potential....

Your true calling....

I have always been a believer in taking control of the things you can take control of.....

Never deferring responsibility and blaming others for the conditions in which we currently reside....

It is critical that we keep our finger and hearts on the cultures we are a part of and the energies we bring and that are around us.....

Protect your gates at all cost...

Do not surround yourself with bad energy....

Do not surround yourself with bad culture....

When you immerse yourself in bad energy and bad culture, it has the ability to jump inside of you....

And that we can not allow....

Today, I encourage you to take an inventory of your self, your situation, and what is actually happening around you....

Stay aligned.

Get yourself around the right energy and immersed in a culture of victory.

Anything short of that has a cost to your mentally, emotionally, and financially.

Let's go have a great day!

Your Coach,

COACH DANA CAVALEA

 

 

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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