by Dana Cavalea March 05, 2019

Hey Team!

Hope you had an awesome Monday...

Mine was filled with snow shoveling, coaching calls, and to cap the night off... a great spin class!

Pretty balanced... wouldn't you say?

But, earlier in the day, I did an amazing podcast interview with an amazing man...

Anthony... a former Wall Street Trader that changed his entire lifestyle when his life was forever changed...

Like most hard charging young men, Anthony was no different.

Chasing the dream. Working hard, long hours. Putting immense pressure on himself to succeed.

Really burning the midnight oil. Until... a heart attack happened.

36 years old and an unexpected heart attack.


Scary man.

But what I love about Anthony is how open and honest he is and was during our chat yesterday...

He did not see the signs...

He didn't see it coming...

He thought he just had stress and anxiety like everyone else....

He was so immersed in building his career and legacy that he didn't feel some of the signs...

He was putting so much pressure on himself to exceed his own expectations that he didn't realize his actions were leading him closer to death than a life of vitality...

I write this because stress and anxiety should not be taken lightly....

You can not run or hide from them...

You can not just bury the feeling and get back to it later...

This story hit me like a ton of bricks and I needed to share it with you guys..

My team. My tribe.

Because.. if even one person reads this.. and hits the brake pedal on their life hard enough to make a change... it was worth it for me...

Now, where is Anthony?

Living in Florida.

Away from the pressure.

Doing what he loves but in a much different way.

He is focused on his health and lifestyle first... everything else second.

He knows when to push but most importantly when to pull back.

He can feel what his triggers are... and knows when it is time to make a change.

You can do the same.

I encourage you today to take a look at your own life and lifestyle...

Make sure it is right for you....

And as I always say... Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up.

Let's GO!

Chase Greatness.


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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