by Dana Cavalea May 29, 2019

Hey Team...

I hope you enjoyed yesterdays blogon Eating Like a Champion...

And today, I want to talk about surrounding yourself with Champions...

Over the weekend I took a dive into a book by former, legendary Florida State University Football Coach, Bobby Bowden...

A big winner on the field, but a real Champion when it came to getting the most out of his players.. 

His book is titled, Called to Coach... and that aligns with what I preach... You are called to do something... 

In life, there is something you are meant to do... the question is, "Are you doing that something?"...

For many, they wake up after 20 years on the job and say, "What the hell am I doing? Is this really it? Is this the life and career I have dreamed of?"...

And that my friends is a sad reality... but a truthful one for many... 

It does not have to be this way... and only you can change it... 

It takes guts.

What makes Coach Bobby Bowden so special is that he believed football was a conduit to helping him develop people....

Football was the mask of his thriving, non-profit, Personal & Character Development Business... (not really a business, but you understand)...

He loved making men out of boys...

He built Champions...

He loved showing men how they could be great and the greatness that resided within them..

He coached them hard, but hugged them harder....

And he had a very simple philosophy he used when building his teams...

YOU MUST HAVE PEOPLE HOLDING THE ROPE WHO'S HANDS ARE READY TO BLEED FOR YOU...

Bold. Yes.

That simply means, if you were climbing a mountain, and slipped, who would you want on the top of that mountain throwing you a rope.... knowing that person would never quit or let you fall...

They did not have to be the most talented person, but they needed to be committed to your survival...

They needed to be relentless and ALL-IN....

They needed to be the type of person that would fall with you....

That was his philosophy on building great teams... 

It starts with great people....

In a World of individualism... it is your job to find the diamonds that will never let that rope go- AND it is your job to strengthen your character enough to where you are the diamond for somebody else.

That is the secret sauce of Championship Teams...

Let's GO.

Chase Greatness.

Hold the Rope.

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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