by Dana Cavalea October 12, 2021

Hi Team....

Each morning I get up super early, sit downstairs by myself with my 2-notebooks...

Simple notebooks... black and white marble notebooks...

I got this idea years ago from a friend of mine, Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour. 

I went to go see him at his office and he was literally taking notes in a basic, elementary schoolers notebook.

Not a fancy journal or planner (although some are super cool).....

And, this special morning time is the time I use to really grow, stretch, and most importantly get clarity....

It is time that can not be sacrificed because they yield is too good....

Notebook 1: Book of Wins....

This is where I write down all the things that are going really, really well. No matter how small, I write them down. This book allows me to build momentum and feel really good about what is happening....

Notebook 2: Ideas & Game-Plans....

This is where I write down all the things I am working on or thinking off. This is where I work out deals on paper, work through ideas in a way in which I can see and understand them from concept, to start, to growth plan. It is a book that has sketches, flow charts, book titles and ideas, business strategies and random thoughts....

Both of these books work together.....

One builds confidence in self, the other also builds confidence in ideas- taking that first step, that first leap of faith.

I firmly believe life is about going for it....

Stepping up to the plate and swinging....

By doing this "advanced planning"- I have always found my confidence to be built before stepping onto the field of life, business, or sport....

This is because I see it before it happens...

I have been through the planning process...

And the way I plan, I do not just plan the start- I also plan the finish....

How do I want this to finish?

I see it all the way through....

Now, many times the finish is different-sometimes better, sometimes worse- but, it is critical to plan the finish so you can see what victory looks like, what it feels like, what it tastes like....

Today, I want you to plan your START TO FINISH on that project you have in front of you...

That goal.

That dream.

That idea.

Take the time and work through it mechanically.

We talked about this last week: Mechanical vs. Emotional...

And I shot a video on it.

Click here to watch it.

The time is now to take action and start making things happen.

Bring the energy.

Bring the passion.

Bring the fire.

Go make it happen.

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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