by Dana Cavalea February 12, 2019

Hey Team...

As we are bracing for snow here in Connecticut..

I wanted to write a quick blog for today... 

Yesterday,  I had the chance to speak to a local Rotary Club in Fairfield, CT... 

A truly amazing group of people who are all committed to causes and public service in their community to help others live a better life...

I started off my speech by re-reading them their own Mission Statement:

Service Over Self...

Wow....

In a time, where most live a life of Self Over Service, I thought reminding them of what they stand for would have power... and it did...

When I read this, you could see how proud they were...

How proud they were of themselves... of their work... and of each other and the organization they represent...

Very cool. 

And as I spoke to this group of dynamic people... I could not help but be reminded of the  young people of today... who are glued to their phones, chasing vanity, chasing recognition and relevance... all through self-serving mechanisms...

Not all.. but many...

And I can say that because of the narrative I am constantly hearing.. of people trying to: Find Themselves... Find Their Passion... Finding Happiness...

This reminds of a line by the infamous Ghandi... "The fastest way to find yourself is to lose yourself"....

I have found, in line with this, that a major cause of depression is too much thought of the self, and not enough thought about others.. and helping others...

When we become so consumed with ourselves, we often forget that there is a world outside of ourselves... and that world can be tremendously gratifying if we dig in and get to work in it...

Now I know charity is not for all... and this not a message of charity... but one of taking the attention off of you, and serving somebody else each day...

Helping somebody through a conversation... through listening... by helping somebody that can not give you something back in return because you really just want to lend a hand...

I am telling you.. the feeling is amazing....

And if you run a Company, lead a team, or are leading your family... you have the chance to make an impact through service each day...

I had a supporter of mine on LinkedIn tell me he read his family one of my quotes.. to help motivate, empower, and inspire them... 

He took action.

He served them.

I served him.

Together we won.

Now you go do the same...

That is leadership.

That is winning.

That is being a Champion.

COACH DANA CAVALEA

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the former 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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