by Dana Cavalea May 03, 2022


Hi Team...

Yesterday I had an amazing breakfast with one of my former player, NY Yankees Champion Pitcher, Andy Pettitte.

Whenever we get together it is 2-3 hours of motivation, inspiration, and encouragement.

Yesterday was no different...

We talked about doing whatever it takes....

But doing so without going so over the top that you feel forced, pressured, and so you lose flow...

Today, routines, habits, and rigidness is pushed by most performance gurus...

If you want to be great, you have to be up at 4am to be great... 

Yet, in all my years of working with the best, that simply is not true.

They know their KEY priorities and daily objectives/ fundamentals.

They practice those daily and make time for them daily- along with the lifestyle components necessary to match.

Other than that- they compete when it is time and the rest of the time they enjoy their life...

They know how to shut off their mind and enjoy life..

It is critical- and what is being spoken of today by low performance coaches is that you have to always be on, grinding, pushing, killing to get to the next level.

There are countless examples of this leaving leaders broken and torn up- from sports coaches to CEOs.

It simply does not work and is an absolute myth.

I was watching Urban Meyer, former NFL, University of Florida, and Ohio State University Head Coach speak yesterday...

He talked about how in his life he was rewarded for championships, victories, and success- so he chased those hard.

It left him mentally broken.

Instead of focusing on his faith, his family, and his fitness- he chose the path where he was rewarded by fans, media, and even his critics.

Again, it left him broken and soon realizing nobody cared about him, the man- just the results.

And when the results turn are not there one season- people turned him.

I say this because we have to get focused on what matters most and too often we do not.

We seek the rewards and acclaim and the fame- but it is empty.

It is a hard life.

But what you can seek is your personal best.

That must be defined and held in front of you daily or you can relapse to please the World- and never yourself or those who matter most.

After my breakfast, I coached the 20- members of The Champions 30...

They are locked in.

They made the commitment to themselves.

They are realizing just how out of balance they were with their health and nutrition and as a result, we had another week of 4+ lbs. of average weight-loss...

Some of our teammates are down 11+lbs. in 2 weeks...

**Not starving themselves, just choosing what is right for their bodies.

That is what I am talking about ...

To be great is a choice and sometimes you need to call a time-out on what you are currently doing to interrupt the pattern in favor of a new and better play.

I hope you can join me for our 2nd Champions-30 Camp on May 16th.

Our slots are limited so we can keep it personal- so if you are interested, click below.


If you are not sure- do it with a friend.

We have a few friends who joined this last group who are holding each other accountable and having fun along the way!

Anyway, we can not talk about change, we must take action.

You owe it to yourself, your family, and your team to take action.

Let's go.

Your Coach,


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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Pamela McGoughy
Pamela McGoughy

May 06, 2022

Thanks .
Much needed

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