by Dana Cavalea March 19, 2019

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Hey Team!

I was excited to write you today...

Yesterday was such an empowering day for me...

Yup. Usually I am doing the empowering, but yesterday, I was empowered.

By who you ask?

By a young lady named Jeanine at a school at Nassakeag School on Long Island..

I spoke to about 3 hundred middle school kids yesterday... and they were ready to go!

What impressed me most about this entire group was their fearlessness...

We talked about the importance of ENERGY & MINDSET in all that you do... and finally we talked about HAPPINESS..

This group of 4th-6th graders knew more about happiness and "changing their mind towards happiness" than many of the adults I meet in my journey...

I believe happiness is much more innate than we think....

I had about 25 kids come up, take the microphone, and share with their classmates what happiness means to them....

When Jeanine came up, she said, "I enjoy making other people happy. That is happiness to me. Each day I say something to make somebody else happy and I do something to make somebody else happy."

She later told me, when her mother picks her up from school each day, the first questions mom asks is, " What did you do for somebody else today and what did you say to somebody to make them happy today"....

WOW.

What an amazing kid and mom.

I challenged her though... I said, "Starting today, I want you to find one person per day to join your Happiness Team. So, each day you will have another person out there working with you to (make somebody happy through and action and through words)..."

Could you imagine how that would change the culture of this school?

What if your team or workplace was thinking like these kids?

One helps one.

Two helps two.

Before you know it, you have a truly winning culture.

That starts with the Leader kicking it off and getting everybody on board with the mission...

It is amazing how natural leadership is for some... 

It is also amazing how we are born without the fear of "looking bad"... and public speaking... but over time, we jam ourselves up.

Yesterday was an amazing experience that showed me we are capable of some truly amazing things... and sometimes, we can be taught these things by 10 and 12 year olds...

Be open.

Make somebody smile today.

Make somebody laugh today.

Be a great a friend to somebody in need.

Change your culture with one positive word and one positive action today.

We are never to old to bring a kids spirit to our day.

Let's GO.

Chase Greatness.

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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