by Dana Cavalea November 09, 2021

Hi Team....

This morning I woke up and said to myself, "I have the best job in the World"...

You wanna know why?

  • I get to help people every day get better....
  • I get to help them maximize their full potential so they leave nothing on the table...
  • I get to help them overcome any obstacle that comes their way....
  • I get to help them shift their perspectives on things that seem like derailments in exchange for understanding....
  • I get to help them gain clarity on an idea or thought they may have...
  • I get to help them simplify their thoughts and proposals around compensation meetings, board meetings, and business planning....

They key word as you may see is: HELP

Yes- a great coach never tells those they coach what to do- but instead asks strategic questions and lays things out in a manner that is easily understood and in a way in which the "busy" mind can grab onto and connect to...

That is the Power of Coaching...

To help somebody free the resistance they have around a certain subject, thought, or idea..... and helping them to gain the clarity they need to take action...

Coaching must always distill down to the next action....

What are you going to do now?

Now- let me coach you today.....

What is the idea, thought, or resistance you are dealing with right now?

Where are you getting jammed?

Is it the emotions that the idea is kicking up in you?

Or, are you feeling that you lack readiness or preparedness to act on the idea?

What is it?

Remember, coaching is about getting you to your next most simple action....

Then, you take that action and as a result, you are ready for the next one....

This cycle repeats over and over and over... and the end result is progress, growth, and advancement of an idea....

Now, here is the thing...

Sometimes, we take these actions and we get to the point that say:

  • I do not want to do this- it is not what I thought it would be...
  • I hate this- what I am doing is not what I want to do...
  • I love this and I am going to keep going...
  • I am seeing progress and am going to continue down this path...

Now, even if you have to blow up the idea you are working on or have financed...

It is OK because you took action...

***Too often we try to over-build and over-forecast in our heads what something is going to be, look like, feel like, or turn into....

STOP IT.

That is where your wires get crossed and turn hot...

Instead, take the next best, most simple action...

As a result, you will have a live case study going on and then you can make a decision to pause, stop, or continue....

Most people I coach in business and sports just need the confidence to take those first simple actions....

Once they do, they get more and more clear.

If you are struggling for clarity, take the next most simple action.

Spending too much time in your head is one of the most dangerous things one can do as it is a total progress killer...

It has a huge cost....

Your energy, your belief, and your sanity....

Next time you feel a jam, ask yourself this: "What is my next most simple action?"...

Then take it...

Or else I am going to come and kick your ass!

Got it?

Let's go!

And for a further boost on taking your next most simple action, take a few minutes and pre-order my new book, Habits of a Champion Teamso I can send you a signed copy!

How is that for a next most simple action :) and thank you to all that order!

Love you guys!

Go out and win today!

Your Coach, 

COACH DANA CAVALEA

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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