by Dana Cavalea October 22, 2021

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Hi Team....

I am really excited today....

So, so excited.

Yesterday, after a few amazing coaching sessions, I came into the house, looked on top of our washing machine and saw a box.....

Like I do every day, I run through the mail ( a weird love affair with mail), opening envelopes and boxes and today, totally unexpected, I opened this one magical box.

In that box was 5-author copies of my new book, Habits of a Champion Team.

Freakin awesome!!!

So excited.

So thrilled.

It actually happened!!

After all of that work I have been telling you about, the book finally arrived and I am really proud.

Now, I never boast like this to you, but this one is really special and means a lot to me.

Opening that box supercharged me.

It gave me a thunderbolt that said, "YOU DID IT- NOW, GO OUT AND SHARE IT!"

But today's lesson is not about a book, it is about a special word: MOMENTUM.

This book elevating my frequency and has me buzzing- which is a lift in energy that will help me build momentum around the book, getting people to engage with it, read it, and most importantly use it to change the way they see things and the culture of their teams, their companies, and their families.

The goal is to build energy, build momentum, and then ride the momentum hard.

Stacking wins.

This is what I work to do with those I coach- never let them quit, but take daily actions that can help them build progressive momentum.

  • Step 1: Engage
  • Step 2: Drive
  • Step 3: Keep Pushing

These 3-steps say this....

Find what you want to do or get done and START.

Then, start BUILDING that thing you started.

Finally, keep pushing it hard....

Keep building momentum.

Momentum is what I refer to as "LIFT" in the book, Habits of a Champion Team.

Whether you are great sports team, individual, or company, the goal is to get LIFT.

Lift is that feeling you have where you feel like everything is rolling, finally.

Life is what we all aim for.

Think of that time in your life when things were rolling, those great times of growth and success.

That is lift.

That is what today is about.

Today is about your working your ASS off to get Lift and you can only do that by taking that first action, by engaging.

Then push, push, push.

Expect nothing less than excellence.

It is the belief along with the work that will get you where you want to go.

Let's take this day and make a decision.


That is the decision.

Take it.

Make it.

And for those looking for another boost, you can pre-order Habits of a Champion Team.

Click here to get one of the first signed copies.

I am so proud of this book and I know it will change the way you think about leadership, growth, and surrounding yourself with only the best!

Go out and win today!

Your Coach,


This week, I sat down with Carl Bachmann, the President of Smashburger. What a great conversation about business, life, and culture. Watch here.

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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