by Dana Cavalea April 15, 2017


Great news everybody.. you know those rules you have been looking for? In business? Career? and everything else?

Yea.. there aren't any!

I just saw an ad this morning of a woman that has a secret program that can teach you how to ..GSD as she says.. or GET SHIT DONE..

She found the answers! Small problem.. what works for her won't always work for you!

She has her rules, for her life, and her goals.. but.. not for yours!

Stop looking for the next program or Guru that has all the answers for you.. you know what you want... now formulate your plan to go and get it!

When I got involved with the Yankees I was 19 years old.. minimal college education at that point, minimal skills and tools.. socially awkward at times, a bit insecure... and certainly didn't have my SH%T together... but...

And here is the punch line... I had a ton of vision and a ton of fight in me.

I knew what I wanted. I knew I had to claw my way in by working for free, giving everything I had without looking for a return, and truly showing my passion and love for what I was doing and the Organizational goals.

That was it. I then formed great relationships, became a familiar face, and made sure the leadership knew who I was.. that was really it.

If I followed the rules.. I would of worked in Minor League Baseball for the next 5-10 years.. hoping for a shot.

You see.. when you abandon the rules, abandon the need for stability, and go head-first (no pun intended) into the unknown.. MAGIC CAN HAPPEN.

The problem is this... you are on the fence of playing it safe and not achieving vs. taking a risk and potentially losing everything... but... that is the risk you take to potentially achieve your DREAMS... up to you guys!

I decide everyday to put it all on the line in life, business, and with my future.. nothing is guaranteed anyway.. so you might as well act as a career and life renegade and do the things you want, how you want, and when you want...

I should preface that previous statement with this.. always remain humble and gracious as you set the town on fire though...

If you are looking to break into an Organization... be a strategist by adapting to the culture until you understand it all.. the lingo, the "Way" they do it there.. all of that.. so you can position yourself correctly as you prepare to dominate..

So as for the rules.. there really aren't any. Watch interview after interview of those who have "made-it".. they all did it the same way as the great Frank Sinatra once said... "MY WAY"...

Think about your life.. and starting breaking the rules you set for yourself... if you want rock in heaven you must raise some HELL first!


The Coach!



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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