by Dana Cavalea May 20, 2020

Hi Team...

Amazing day yesterday....

I had the chance to interview an amazing guy on my new show, The Becoming a Champion Show...

Now, you will not know this guy as a household name in Hollywood, but, wow, an amazing person.

Mike Kunda, the star of the Amazon Prime Documentary, The Pretender.

Who is Mike Kunda?

Well, most of his life he was trying to "figure life out"....

Until he made a decision to follow his passion and do the one thing he his great at..

Being ROCKY.

Yup. Rocky.

He was a cop. Hated it.

Worked in corporate. Hated it.

But this burning love in his heart that started the first time he watched the movie at age 11 for the character of ROCKY and what the character symbolized captured his heart...

What I loved most about the interview is his openness....

"I had very few friends as a kid.. even now"....

"I was never really that smart"...

"I failed at many things.. but never failed at being ROCKY"...

"I was always insecure.. but when I become ROCKY, that disappears"...

Now, most people may think this story is a bit nuts and bizarre...

But Mike looked at this as an opportunity to help, inspire, motivate, and encourage people to be themselves...

So, looking to make being ROCKY a career, he started the YO Philly Rocky Film Tour.. where he does about 35-40 tours per month.. and, it is the #1 tour in Philly as ranked by Trip Advisor...

My lesson today is a simple one: FOLLOW YOUR PASSION...

Don't worry so much about the "steps" and how all will work out... 

If you doubt me, watch The Pretender...

Who would have thought being ROCKY could yield a 6-figure income for a guy that barely got out of high school and loves to help encourage and motivate people through a symbolic, fictional character?

Pretty cool, right?

And, what is even more cool is how Sly Stallone endorsed the tour and is so honored of what Mike did...

He told Mike, "Just knowing that somebody when I am not here, you will be carrying my legacy and the Rocky legacy makes me really happy."

A story of hope.

A story of what can happen when you trust a plan that is bigger than yourself..just taking a step towards your passion and trusting those steps will work out...

So, today, take some time and ask yourself: Am I living my passion? Or, am I just going through the motions because I have to?

If you answered YES to the second question and NO to the first, you gotta make a change. You must make a change. It is essential to your happiness and feeling of fulfillment! 

Don't leave your dream on the shelf....

When you are driven by your passion... you wake up with tremendous energy each day...

Now, in the words of Sly Stallone: KEEP PUNCHING...

Let's GO!

COACH DANA CAVALEA

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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