by Dana Cavalea January 03, 2019

 

Hey Team....

How many of you are living in reality?

How many of you like the reality you are living in?

Deep questions right?

Well listen... there is a reason I am presenting them.. and the reason is this...

There is too much Fluff out there available for consumption on a daily basis...

The Fluff comes in many flavors too....

Just think happy thoughts and you will be happy....

Just do this simple workout and you will have rock solid abs...

Just buy this program and your life will be as good as mine...

Just buy my workout program and you will throw 90+mph...

All Fluff... 

What is Fluff?

Messaging telling you what you WANT to hear.. and not what you NEED to hear....

Why?

Well.. on my daily trip to the train with my wife... (I get to drop her off, then come home and write/workout)... we were talking about people not being able to handle the truth...

When we all know: The Truth Will Set Us Free....

Many today, especially sub 30s hate discipline...

They hate being told what to do...

They despise leadership often times because they feel they have a better way..

But.. that is where a great leader shines...

Being able to let those they LEAD where they are strong.. and most importantly where they are weak... and even past that... what we are going to do to CHALLENGE them to greatness...

Greatness takes work.. and a lot of it.. 

Work that can hurt at times.. work that can make you question who you are as a human.. work that can cause a physically negative response... 

Success takes work... no matter what.

You see, motivational speeches keep you high in the moment...

Then, they almost ALWAYS let you down because there is no follow up coaching, accountability, and difficult/ challenging conversations and work afterwards... 

A motivational pump-up session or video is temporary... 

It will never take you to the place you desire...

That takes work, commitment, repetitive (often times boring), monotonous action...

And this is where the going gets tough and where most quit!

But, the reality is, we have to live in reality..

We have to hear what we do not want to hear in life to grow...

We can't immediately dismiss the conversation, or the person delivering the message because we do not like what they are saying...

They may be right!

And that is what great Leaders do... they have the guts to say and talk about the things that need to be discussed...

So, all the hype videos out there... all the "just think positive and you will be positive".. fluff is just that...Fluff.

Don't you think more people would think positively if they could?

Do you actually think they want to think negatively?

They have experiences in life  that have caused the shift...

Leaders help them shift back...

Leaders help their players and those they manage get themselves aligned and moving towards goal...

That doesn't happen with fluff...

It happens with self-less action and a Leader who cares for and loves those they lead.... (honestly, without strings attached, and without an "if" I do this, then "I" get that attitude)....

You want great results in life for yourself and those you lead?

Get honest. Get real. Save the fluff for somebody looking for mediocrity.

Tough skin wins.

COACH DANA CAVALEA

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the former 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!


Leave a comment


Also in Train Like a Pro

You Make It Happen....
You Make It Happen....

by Dana Cavalea February 21, 2019

Read More
Racing the Clock....
Racing the Clock....

by Dana Cavalea February 19, 2019

Read More
EPA'S & IPA's...
EPA'S & IPA's...

by Benjamin Zettler February 13, 2019

Read More

Want to Know the 7 Surprising Things Ultra-Successful People Do Differently?