by Dana Cavalea February 09, 2022


Hi Team-

Do you ever get stuck in a rut?

Maybe you get stuck in a repetitive loop where you feel like everyday is similar or a variation of the previous?

Or, maybe you have been locked in for so long that you just do the same things over and over and over again. 

Rinse, wash, repeat- another 2,3,4,5 years goes by...

Well, here is a question for you:

When was the last time you scheduled yourself to learn something new and to engage in something new?

Our friend of The Becoming a Champion Show, comedian and actor Adam Carolla shared an interesting story on his social media yesterday...

It was him in a kayak.

The caption said: Each week I will spent 1hr. doing/ learning something new.

Bingo. Love that.

This is what you call Activity Dependent Plasticity- brain growth and expansion through doing, engaging in, and learning new things.

What if you committed to 1hr. per week of something fun and something new?

What would be on your list?

Now- here is the key: Don't just think about it, plan it and schedule it.

Book it.

Get it in your schedule.

For me, this weekend, I am going to a vegetable farm to get fresh veggies directly from the farmer.

It is simple, yes.

But, it is very different from what I would typically do. I also will have the opportunity to go to a new place, meet a passionate farmer, and learn about their trade.


Next, for me, I have always loved drawing and painting, so, I will make time in my schedule next week for this...


Each week, if you do something new, go someplace new, and meet somebody new...


Stop doing the same shit!

It is exhausting after a while and you lose your spark, your creativity, your zest...

As you know, I am Mr. Champion Habits & Routines, but you can schedule SOMETHING NEW in your life each week and still maintain Habitual Excellence.

Let's do it.

Let's make it happen.

Let's commit to scheduled time doing something new and different!

Got it!

Those are your orders!

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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