by Dana Cavalea November 08, 2021

Hi Team-

Happy day light savings.....

I am sure everyone battled to get to 9pm-10pm like me yesterday....

But, this AM, it is nice to have an early start with a beautiful sunrise....

Now, here is where the "what if" comes in....

What if from now till December 21st the days are going to get shorter....

What if you embraced this reality and used this time as what call in sports as an "active" recovery....

A recovery that allows you to regain your balance, your energy, your creativity, your passion, etc.

All the key ingredients to victory....

What if this time of year- or, this season of the year was not actually a time of staying up as late as possible to "kill it"- or "win the 4th quarter"- but a time for you to work more effectively while the sun is up....

When it goes down, you shut it down.

Now look, I am a Coach- and I want you to work your asses off and play to win...

But, I am also a "farmer" on my in-between-time and I have realized that farmers work with the sun...

When it is up- they work really, really hard.

When it is down- they rest for a hard days work tomorrow.

I love this way of working because it is naturally balanced...

Today, many are chasing success and burning for their next achievement of goal...

Which I totally admire....

But, it is hard to achieve anything with a low battery....

It is hard to achieve anything when you are drained and lacking creativity and excitement...

What if a little bit of extra daily rest allowed you to feel great as your pursue the above? 

Success and achievement of goals.

Personally, I am in bed most nights by 9pm during this season.....

Dinner is at 5:30-6pm.....

Work stops between 4:30-5pm.....

And my day begins at 4:30am-5am....

You see, this works for me... what works for you?

Time on the job does not guarantee success.....

Focused time, on focused work, works.

That is what works.

We have all heard that our best ideas will come while we are doing something not related to work and that is true because we have our foot off the gas.... which many seldom do.

What if you took your foot off the gas outside of the "work hours"?

What if you said- it is not time that helps me win, but efficiency and organization and process that helps me win?...

What if you took that seriously and finally built out a functional system that works for you instead of you feeling like you have to do everything?...

What if you did the above- and this gave you more time to think bigger, play bigger, and think from a position of abundance?....

What if your system was so good and effective that all you actually had to do was manage it- and work daily to keep yourself stretching and to keep your mindset strong and elevating daily?

This is the way folks...

I am telling you...,

  • If you are saying or feeling like you do not have time- you have a major problem that needs to be corrected immediately...
  • If you fail to correct this- the consequence is your energy, your goals, and your desired achievements.

Please take this seriously as we wrap up this year of 2021...

Let's get prepped and ready with a new way of doing things in 2022...

We have 8-Monday's left in this year....

Let's work effectively to get a plan in place....

And if you need help- reach out as coaching may be a solution to this situation...

Let;'s 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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