by Dana Cavalea October 05, 2021

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Hi Team...

I wanted to share with you a saying I have used through the years with many Leaders...

That saying is: TRAVEL LIGHT

Now, this has zero to do with your next road trip and more to do with how you approach your days and your life- most specifically what you carry around with you.

Our body and minds work as giant storage units of emotions, thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

We put a value of + or - to the feelings, the emotions, thoughts, and experiences.

As we call upon the above, or, we have a similar feeling, emotion, thought, or experience, we apply that + or - accordingly....

Well, just like any filing cabinet over the years the cabinet itself can get very heavy from being FILLED with files.

The drawers become harder to pull since they are weighed down...

The cabinet itself becomes worn down and harder to move....

Trying to find what you need becomes that much more difficult with each new file and greater weight of the drawer and cabinet...

Do you see where I am going with this?

So, in order to make things easy to find, to keep the drawers moving well, and for things to be orderly, it is so, so important to clean out your cabinets and dump old files....

This way, you can feel light again.

When you want to find or recall something, you know exactly where it is.

I have found that as we get older, our processing can slow down because we are too heavy in many areas of life...

We are heavy physically, emotionally, and in regards to our thoughts.

Typically, as we get older we apply more emotion to things before we take action as a preventative measure against loss that we can jam our gears and get heavier and heavier, slower and slower to react and make a decision.

My message today is to clear your files so you can travel light.

This starts by asking yourself: Where am I running heavy?

  • For some, your desk is a mess.
  • For others, your drawers truly need a cleansing.
  • And, for most, it is the lack of quiet time each day to sort your emotional state and understand why you do what you do and how some of your default programs are no longer serving you.

I say it over and over but the greatest gift we can give ourselves today so we can optimize our performance and our life is quiet time and alone time.

This time of disconnect will lead you to a place of peace and clarity...

Travel light my friends.

Your Coach,


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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