by Dana Cavalea August 27, 2021

Hi Team...

Do you ever think you are perceived one way but others perceive you differently?

Well, you might read that and think I am coming at this from the negative side of things- meaning, you feel really good about yourself and others are looking at you from a negative lens...

But, the truth is, I am actually looking at things from the opposite viewpoint here...

Meaning, YOU get down on yourself, focus on your flaws, while others actually do not see them as flaws at all...

I want to share this with you because I know it is liberating and can truly free you...

This last week, as you know I was away on a coaching retreat....

I had a wonderful team of leaders in the room and I asked each of them to present a negative character trait, or skill they lacked to the entire group of leaders..

Now, think about the confidence that takes-- this group had it.

They stood up proudly, said their name (so they can own what they were about to say) and then stated what they saw as a flaw.....

Well, what if I told you almost every single time somebody stood up, presented their "weakness", the room could not believe they thought that was a weakness!

It is amazing how hard on ourselves we are and have become...

I mean we crush ourselves!

From thinking our voice is too booming,  to being too direct, to feeling disorganized.

You name it.

These were some of the responses- and to think these individuals were actually believing this about themselves....

How could they possibly operate from a liberated place if they are holding onto this view/ vision of themselves....

Now, this is the fun and uplifting part...

Their teammates stood up, stepped up, and invalidated their negative thinking about themselves and instead empowered them...

They shared how these perceived deficits were actually strengths...

They shared how these perceived deficits were actually beneficial to the company....

And, best of all, they were not blowing smoke- they were honest and truthful.

This was amazing to see- to see a team rally around each other...

To see a sense of relief come over those who thought this character trait was a deficit when really it was only a deficit in their own mind....

Today, I want you to free yourself....

Write down your list of perceived weaknesses.....

Then, ask around.

Ask your teammates (family, friends, co-workers, boss, coach) what they really think of your list...

Something tells me you will be very surprised....

Oh, and by the way... give this weeks interview with Stacy Madison a watch...

Stacy is the founder of Stacy's Pita Chips and Bold Bars...

She is amazing and she shares so OPENLY about her journey to the top of the food business....

Click here to watch.

You see, even those who have gone all the way to the top had doubts- but, the only way to overcome is through!

Go through those barriers!

And a special shout out today to Champion Team Member, Wendy Marie on her first LIVE Zoom session and to the launch of her business!

You see- we are all in this together.

Let's overcome together....

Let's win together...

That is what teams do...

That is what CHAMPIONS do...

That is what YOU do..

Let's go!

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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