by Dana Cavalea October 22, 2018

Hey Team... 

What a great weekend I had... 

Highlights: bought fire wood for the season (love a fresh fire), closed my final brick and mortar training facility (time to pivot), had to request more inventory on my new book, Habits of a Champion...(order here).....

And best of all... I was able to meet a real pro.... and Olympian... a gold medalist swimmer who won Gold in the 1996 Olympic Games....(but what is so cool, is that she also become an Olympian in two others sports as well!)

Her name is Sheila Taormina....

Undersized... full of energy... and a true passion for inspiring others with her story...

Thanks to a great a friend and former client of mine, Roger, my wife and I were fortunate enough to hear her speak... and today, I wanted to share some of her wisdom with you...

Her most profound statement for me was: It is never too late to become a champion....

At 23 her college career had been over... and her chances of making the Olympic Team were not even in site... she was a late bloomer... so as a result.. she had to get a "real" job... training in her spare time so she could give herself a chance of making a team she knew she could....

And.. after all Olympic level coaches didn't take a chance on her... there was one who did..

Her high school coach.

Power of Coaching.

They made a deal....

Instead of focusing on all the things she did not have.... like an Olympic Level Coach, a great facility, sponsorships to pay for training.... she would focus on what she did have...

A willing coach... and a pool with water in it!

And from that day on... she worked to become a champion...

Every single day.... checking all of her boxes...

  • Training in the Pool..
  • Running..
  • Drinking 3-32oz jugs of water per day...
  • Stretching Daily...
  • And Listening to Her Positive Mindset Tapes...

Every, single, day. Embracing the process. Focusing only on what she could control. Her daily actions.

Her key was also not looking at the competition...

Only focusing on herself and what she could control!

How many of us get in trouble by looking at everybody else?

Most.

Conviction though comes from running a solo race.

Staying within yourself.

Finally... another incredible lesson of the day was this....

Every single day... especially before you compete...

FIND SOMETHING POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT YOURSELF...

No matter what it is!

No matter how small...

Because as she said.... achievement does not have to be monumental...

Win small in order to win big....

Your goals do not have to be monumental...

Daily winning on your "Everyday Fundamentals" should be considered achievements.... that over time will lead you to victory....

Today's lesson is about keeping in simple and staying within yourself...

Spend your time and energy doing the things you need to do each day to move your needle...

No wasted time..

No wasted energy...

80% of the things we do are a waste of time....

20% of the things we do are what move our needles...

Find your 20%!

Let's go!

#habitsofachampion

COACH DANA CAVALEA

 

*Coach Dana Cavalea and Shelia showcasing Habits of a Champion... and her Olympic Gold! So cool!!

 

Order Your Copy of Habits of a Champion Today!!...(order here).....

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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