I have a simple message for you today....
THINK FOR YOURSELF.
It is bold- but with boldness comes strength, conviction, and personal power.
Today, it is easier than ever to start thinking like other people.
To act and emulate other people.
And, each time you do that- you give up a bit of yourself.
Sometimes, a large bit.
Protect your mind by being fully aware of what you watch, listen to, and who you surround yourself with.
I want to coach you to allow your best to always shine through, even if it is not met by the applause of others- in the house of public opinion.
Some of the greatest ballplayers I have coached through the years were not always well received by the crowd but they stuck with their approach, their plan, their way of doing things.
Ultimately, they pulled the nose of the plane up and got going again- and won over the fans as a result of their performance.
Years ago, I was working with a client in the Private Equity space.
He buys companies, fixes them by fixing their operations, and then runs or sells them.
He was purchasing a depressed company, in a dying market, and nobody agreed with him.
What did he do?
He did it anyway.
Totally misunderstood by everyone- including his partner.
Now, he has made over 5x on his investment and everyone is on board- and now understands why he made the move.
If he listened to everyone else- there would have been a huge cost.
Not just the profit- but that company may have gone out of business costing many their jobs.
But, most importantly, he would of lost his conviction and self-belief.
That can not happen.
Do not let it.
Think for yourself.
It is the only way to win!
COACH DANA CAVALEA