by Dana Cavalea April 17, 2020


Hi Team! 

Happy Friday... another week in the books... and I know for many of you it was a great one!

This was a really great week for me as I received the first copies of my new kids book, Champion Kids Presents: DISCO DEZY.

The early orders have been coming in and in the next 10 days we will be sending out signed, personalized copies.

Even more special was the photo I received yesterday from Dezy's Family.

For those of you that don't know, I was inspired to write this book for a dear friend of mine who was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in January 2019....

We lost him this past March, but, I made a commitment to him and his family to keep his legacy alive by writing a book for kids about his life... and the inspiration that he was, is, and always will be!

This AM, I was thinking about life and asked myself a set of questions...

When are you at your best?

When were you at your best?

My answers were not really about a time in my life when I was at my best, but rather an attitude, a mindset, a clarity....

Can you relate?

I know for me, I am at my best when I am not trying to do too much, be too much, achieve everything at once, build Rome in a day, and when I can sort of run with blinders on... not looking at others and their accomplishments...since they rob me of my own!

I am sure many of you can agree...

We cost ourselves our best selves....

When we get outside of our own capabilities and abilities, we can enter no-mans land.....

Which is this place where we just can not gather ourselves or gain our footing....

We can literally change that by getting back to the basics!

Remember when you were powered by excitement and enthusiasm?

Filled with optimism and a can-do attitude?

Do you remember those days?

Realize this... that is the starting point for your best days, your best work, your best outcomes... and I can bet, when you were in that state of mind you were not worried about deadlines, timelines, perception.. you were just immersed in the work that you love...

I need you to get back there...

I need you to put yourself back in that headspace and place because that is the key to unleashing your inner Champion.

Now is the time for that...

Things are slow...

Things are quiet...

Get back to your fundamentals.

You will realize very quickly that this is your optimal state of mind and being....

The state where you are in complete FLOW....

Let's end the week in that frame of mind.....

You got this..

Your Coach,


**Also, if you want to order your personalized copy of DISCO DESY, click here!

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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