by Dana Cavalea June 12, 2019

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Hey Team...

Yesterday, I had the chance to speak to a High School Football Team that is getting ready to end their Spring Practices... and for their 2019 Season to begin...

Both a time of excitement....and a time of wonder.....

As I spoke with the boys yesterday about teamwork, personal leadership, team values, and winning a Championship, I had them each come up and share

"What does Winning a Championship meant to each of them?"....

A Powerful Question...

You see, my philosophy on winning in anything you do starts with alignment to the goal...

Alignment to something bigger than yourself...

Followed immediately by a commitment to yourself and to your teammates, as well as the Coaching Staff...

We talked about having pride when it comes to wearing the jersey and school colors around town...

We talked about last  years losing season and how we can not bring that into this years quest...( it is irrelevant)....

We also talked about the emotions they feel day to day.. as well as in situations...

Fear, Doubt, Not Ready, Not Big Enough, Strong Enough, Tall Enough, Tough Enough were all some of the feelings these boys had... and some were Really BIG  Boys!

You see, we all have doubts...

Even the best.. I showed that to the team... 

Even the toughest and baddest guy on the team , no matter how he looks, deals with emotions that are self-limiting...

Nobody is immune to it... we must train to reduce the power of these thoughts by cancelling them out with a positive.....

When I speak to groups in Sports or Business.. I make it Open-Source...

Meaning, everybody speaks.

Everybody contributes to the conversation.

Everybody shares, interacts, and gets just slightly uncomfortable and in the end, and incredible bond is created. A linking like a band of brothers... or sisterhood.

Everybody dials into the SAME Goal. Communication is there because we eliminated the classification of freshman, sophomore, junior, senior... WE are XAVIER FOOTBALL....

That is leadership.

That is team-building.

That is doing it differently than the leadership books say....

Get in the room.

Get everyone aligned.

Spark emotion.

Link the group.

Go out and WIN.

Let's GO!

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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