by Dana Cavalea June 23, 2020

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Hi Team...

For those of you that are not aware, Twitter wars are real. 

Over the past few days I have been watching two MLB Players go back and forth with one another....

The older player is very proud of his two World Series Rings....

The younger player is more proud of his W.A.R. statistic.. a personal stat.

One is focused on the accomplishment of his team... the team he was a part of.

The other, having no rings, is more focused on the discussion of personal accolades.

I found this interesting because it is a strong illustration of the mindsets of many today...

Are you focused on the team accomplishments and what the team can accomplish?


Are you more focused on you, your personal brand, and your personal accomplishments and not worrying about the team stats.

Depending on how you answer these questions shows who you are, what you are about, and, the type of leader you are.

Look, we all know personal performance is important. 100%. Absolutely.

But, those that excel in leadership are the ones that can maximize the performance of others, while at the same time aligning all to the team mission, vision, and goals.

When the team wins, everyone wins big.

When we work from the mindset and position of TEAM FIRST, connect all within the team, and then connect all to the big goal- this is how great culture is born.

This is how winning reputations are built.

This is how you attract top talent with the same mentality.

The mentality of winning.

Winning as a team.

They come from the cut and mindset: When the team wins, we win. When the team wins, I win.

This is what I loved so much about being a part of the Yankees for over a decade.

We had one goal: WIN IT ALL.

Everybody gave it their all.

As a result, we were competitive every single year.

We were in a position to win every single year.

We had superstar players that always put the team winning over all things.

That is what this is about.

So, when you read about the twitter war above- it is clear that it will be very hard for the younger player to get his ring because his focus is on me, myself, and I.

Whereas the winning twice and getting two rings shows that you are a team player.

My money would be on the other player getting a third ring before the other player gets ring number one.

Now, get your team aligned. Get focused on your team. 

Remember, it is hard to be a solo-Champion.

Teams win.

Let's GO!

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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