by Dana Cavalea December 09, 2018

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Hey Team! 

Hope you had a great weekend!

This weekend was Christmas Tree weekend for me and my wife...

We went to a really cool Christmas Tree Farm in Easton, CT... and cut our own tree!

Well.. I did it (my wife video-taped)... it was about 27 degrees.... and cutting a tree with a hand saw (after walking for 45 minutes to find the perfect one)... was a just a grand old time!

It was a "good" time... but when you are walking in the blistering cold.. it doesn't always feel like it...

(definitely not as good as my evening in the warm house listening to Frankie Valli on my new record player ;)

My experience this weekend reminded me of a lot of people I meet throughout my work week and when I travel.... 

People who are Walking in the Blistering Cold..

(even in June, July, and August)...

What do I mean?

Listen, I never felt people should be walking around with a happy-go-lucky attitude (if it is not genuine)... but I realize there are many negative, cranky people we come across day to day and it is just  because they are not making the right choices...

What choices am I talking about?

#1: The choice to be happy!(yes.. you can choose this- but you must be fully 100% present of your words, postures, attitudes, and thoughts)

#2: The choice to see things with an optimistic twist(reframe negatives)

#3: The choice to not be a victim of their circumstances..but rather understand your circumstances are the result of your choices.. and those that are not.. are out of your control... (so stop being a prisoner to them)...

#4: The choice to take action on what you want... (there are no rules... whatever you want, you must pursue with a tenacious, go-getter, all-in spirit)

#5: The choice to remain calm, confident, and focused.. (too many today are comparing to others.. remember, no two people have the same plan.. and you need to remain unique all the time... compare to  nobody.. be YOU.. and run your own race)

You see, when I speak, this is my message... 


Because when you understand the BIG 5 above.... you are able to make the right choices for you....

The choices that will change YOUR life...

The choices that will lead you down the road YOU are supposed to be going down...

And... you will make the CHOICES from a position of "volunteer"..rather than feeling forced, pushed, or running down a road that feels inauthentic to YOU..

My message is about you taking action... you taking control... and you owning 100% of your circumstances and outcomes.... and when you do... you will feel like you are riding a rocket ship....


(anxiousness = gone, constantly fighting = gone, lack of fulfillment = gone)


So.. let's all start our journey today to realize and deploy the BIG 5.. and where we are being inauthentic to ourselves.. our teams... our organizations.. and our families...

Let's get it this week!




Corey Disson had an amazing 1st week on my Coaching Program... he is down over 7lbs... and really rolling into week #2! Simple modifications.. and simple plan... and a whole lot of desire...

**If you want to be Coached by me as we head into 2019...

Click Here to Apply!

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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