by Dana Cavalea October 11, 2017



Family. Friends. Bosses. Weather.

What is it?
What are they?

What are the stressors in your life that have you jammed up?

Aside from a ballplayer having their daily routine altered, small stressors that compound day after day can lead to a steady decline in performance.

It is funny, because sometimes we are not able to clearly articulate what is bothering us or slowing us down mentally, or even causing us to procrastinate something..

But when we peel back the layers, something as small as forgetting to send a birthday card or a thank you note can really put a hurting on us.

When that TO-DO list or OBLIGATION List gets large enough, we can feel the weight on us.

Well my friends, sometimes you have to cut the rope and let the ship sail.

Sometimes, you cut the rope and the ship sails without returning back to port, and other times the ship sails for a shorter trip until you get your bearings back.

The key is to IDENTIFY your stressors, take action, and accept.

We are all going to be hit with that occasional shit-storm.. but for some people that is their day to day...

When that is the case... you MUST make a change.. you must work to keep your mind free so your body doesn't hoard all of that stress..

Remember.. your stress always goes somewhere... It has too..

So before the water overtakes your boat.. get your pails and start dumping immediately...

Travel light my friends... so when the time comes that you have to carry some extra "goods" or even "bads"... you can handle it...

Coach D



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 and 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. With the New York Yankees Organization, he spent many of those as the Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance Enhancement, winning a World Series in 2009. Dana is also the founder of The Proformance Agency, a network of like-minded coaches focused on advancing the performance of CEO's, Executives, Celebrities, and high profile performers. Dana is the owner of ML Strength, a group of health, wellness and fitness centers located in the New York Tri-State area.

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