by Dana Cavalea August 23, 2021

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Hi Team...

A few years ago I was doing a talk with my friend, Derek Johnson who is the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds.

His topic was on pitching, obviously.

But he went one step further and talked about "pitching with conviction" by focusing on your "intent"...

Your intentions are everything.

And, when you have the right intentions, with the right conviction, you win.

The biggest issue I see with people is they "intend" to do things, but they just do not take the actions they need to take on their "intents"...

That leads them to a place called: NOWHERE.

Now, this AM I was coaching my client, Jim, and he told me something his mother would tell him...

"Jimmy, if you don't start out with the right intentions it will never work."

Think about that.

Think about your life.

How many things do you toe the line on?...

You dip your toe in the water but never jump...

What if you could be just like that little fat kid, wearing his/ her bathing suit with FULL Confidence... walking with conviction towards the big diving board....

You climb the steps.....

You get to the top....

You take the biggest jump you can...

You hit the board....

And you grab your knees in the air to make the biggest possible cannon-ball...

You soak all that are sitting close to the pool..

You get out....


And then run back to the board!

Loving life..

Not giving 2-shits what anyone thinks of you, your look, your attitude, and your splash!

Now, I use that as an analogy because I think we all have an image of this kid....

Full confidence.

Full belief.

Not scarred by the World (Yet)....

That is the key to life....

Shed your outer scars through intentional action....



LIVE without inhibition!

Wouldn't that be something?

I think it would be.

When you are living with great intentions and the desire to take intense action (without worry)- you win!




Got it?

So, today, go ALL-IN on yourself.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a 7hr. drive to Roanoke, Virginia to FIRE UP a group of managers and a team that is going to be doing some BIG TIME winning when I am done with them.

Go out and WIN Today.

Be intentional.

Do not waste time- certainly do not waste time worrying about what others think of you, your bathing suit, and your strut!

Let's go!

Your Coach,


Check out today's video on Overcoming Fatigue! Click here to watch!


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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