by Dana Cavalea September 01, 2021

Hi Team....

Today, I want to speak with you about learning....

How we learn...

How YOU learn...

I will keep it simple, since simple is the theme.

You see, today, we can often find ourselves confused, trying to do too much, and struggling to rise above the noise....

That is because we are taught from the position of  "growth by complexity"....

If you are smarter, you will go further.

If you speak in a way that is more sophisticated, you will be known as a great communicator.

If your leadership theories are complex enough, you will be seen as a great, knowledgable leader.

But today, I want to debunk all of that.

The goal should always be: Massive Simplification.

You see, when I coach leaders, the one common thread amongst them when they are "jammed" up is they are making something simple too complicated.

That "making it complicated" is actually stunting their creativity, their growth, and their genius.

So, what do we do?

We immediately simplify things down to the next most appropriate action...

Not the next most appropriate thought.... but action.

You see, it is action that often opens our pathways back up and gets us going again.

SO, why I am writing this to you?

I want to give you a tool.


That is the question I want you to ask yourself next time you are in a jam...

And, I want to give the second part to this exercise when you feel "stuck"...


Start your clock.

You must take that action within the next 5-minutes.

Get a drink.

Hit the bathroom.

Grab a snack.

Then get to work.

Thinking, contemplating, strategizingare known as the 3-amigos of stalling.

Meaning, the longer you do the above, the longer you may feel stuck.

Now, there are times for these activities, but those times must be scheduled with a clear start and stop.

Long duration, drawn out thinking, contemplating, and strategy sessions are energy killers, time drainers, and have a huge cost.

Get to the point- then move to action.


As you are moving to action- make sure you are moving to simplicity.

Always work to simplify your thoughts.

Get to the most simple thought and the most simple action.


That is what makes you a great thinker.

A great communicator.

A great leader.

The greats have a gift of simplification, not complication.

This is WHY sometimes the smartest people, who are over-thinkers end up working for the community college graduate who lives on the nice block, with the nice cars, and the fat wallet.

That person knows how to simplify- and is not a professional over-thinker and confusing communicator!

Got it?

Get simple.

Take action.

Get simple.

Take action.


Let's go!

Your Coach,


Click here to listen to a podcast I recorded yesterday on this!

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!

Leave a comment

Also in The Champions Newsletter

It all matters....
It all matters....

by Dana Cavalea June 30, 2022

Read More
How Do You Think?
How Do You Think?

by Dana Cavalea June 29, 2022

Read More
Ride the Mid-Line...
Ride the Mid-Line...

by Dana Cavalea June 28, 2022

Read More

Want to Know the 7 Surprising Things Ultra-Successful People Do Differently?