by Dana Cavalea May 04, 2020

Hi Team...

Happy Monday...

This AM, I am off to a bit of a late start... (intentionally)...

You know why?

Well, what do most Monday's look like?

For me, they are jump out of bed and hit the ground running.

Over the past few weeks, I have been taking advantage of a later Monday start and am really enjoying it...

A little extra time in bed, a little extra time to gather myself, a little extra time to go for a walk... all good stuff...

Then, the back half of the day... well, I get after it!

One of the things I did this AM was watch an interview with Sly Stallone...

He was very open and candid.. which allowed me to see another side of him..

Now in his early 70s, it was amazing to hear his perspective on life and answers to some amazing questions like:

What keeps you motivated to still work.. and workout each day?

His answer: EGO.

How many people would be ashamed to say this? Most.

But, that is what drives him.

And, he also said, most of his creativity comes from his dysfunctional childhood and that rage that he has had within him his whole life...

He feels, as an artist (actor, writer, painter), that is what has allowed him to survive as long as he has....

Also, he dove into the fact he was so broke early in his career he had to sell his dog for $40... 

He finished by saying: Always focus on the future and where you are headed rather than your current state of affairs... visualize, see what it is you want, what it is you desire, and go after it one day at a time....

Simple nuggets of wisdom, but it is always fun to go behind the scenes and learn what makes people tick...

Especially people that have been doing it well for so many years...

There is power in our past...

There is power within each of us...

We must learn to apply it in the right direction and turn it into results...

That happens when you can unapologetically go towards the things you are passionate about...

The things you believe in...

And do it with passion. 

That is the only way. 

Be passionate about your life...

Be passionate about your future...

Be passionate about making an impact...

Let's GO!

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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