by Dana Cavalea February 08, 2021

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Hi Team...

Happy Monday!

For those who stayed up later than usual due to the Superbowl- WAKE UP!

What a game, right?

I always say, root for the underdog.. and when you have a 43 year old quarterback, that player becomes the underdog no matter what they have done in the past...

Sports get faster as you get older...

Impact due to the strength of the younger, faster players gets harder...

And, most of all, desire, preparation, and training can slip because you have been doing it for so long...

That is what makes Tom Brady such a unique player- he has endless desire to win.

And, therefore, he has endless desire to be great.


So, he also has endless desire as it relates to his training, his daily habits, his nutrient intake, and his overall preparedness to play a high impact game at the highest level...

And, as I always say: Since he is prepared, and believes in his preparation, he is confident and has a knowingness he is going to win.

That is exactly what I want from all of you.

To have a knowingness and a trust that you are going to win.

Confidence. Deep Self-belief that you will be rewarded and favored because you do the work.

All of the work.

No short-cuts.

No easy ways. 

Just good old fashion preparation, training, and then compete.

The competition part is daily.

Whatever you do- compete daily.

Compete to be...

The best leader.

The best teacher.

The best entrepreneur.

The best coach.

The best employee.

The best CEO.

Whatever it is.

Prepare through a daily routine and training.

Do that everyday.

Then compete like hell to be the best.

Watch what happens.

Spend less time watching the competition and more time watching what happens in your life when you prepare and compete like hell each day to be the best.

When you do that- everything will change for you.


Slow growth day after day in the forward direction.

When you look back- you will see the path of success that you carved.

Let's go and attack today.

Play to Win.

Your Coach,


Last week I had a lot of fun interviewing the Hollywood Godfather, Actor, Entrepreneur, and Godfather Star, Gianni Russo. Click here to watch.

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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