by Dana Cavalea February 03, 2020


Hi Team...

Happy Monday! 


Was that some Superbowl or what?

Being honest with you, that was the first NFL Football Game I have watched all season... 

Over the years I prefer to put my time to watching College Players give it their all instead....

There is something about their work-ethic, team spirit, and unity that really grabs me.. (go figure)...

But last night was special...

Special because two teams were battling it out.. every single play... wanting more than anything to be CHAMPIONS.

They gave it their all.. and one team still came up short...but, in the end, they were still Champions of their division...(trying to be positive!!)

Today, I wanted to talk to you about the Kansas City Chiefs... a team that has not won a Championship in 50 years...

What could happen to a team or an Organization when they have not won in 50 years?

Well, the worst thing of all: They start to believe they can't win.

Could you imagine thinking that way? :)

  • You have done so much losing, that you expect to lose...
  • You have done so much losing, becoming a Champion seems impossible..
  • You have done so much losing, you believe you no longer know how to win.

That is the exact thinking that leads to losing behavior...

Got it?

No matter how long it has been since your last win, which was probably sooner than you think, you can make a decision to start winning today!

You WILL make a decision to start winning today.


Most weeks, I have my Coaching Clients send me their 3-Wins for the Week..


Well, to show them that no win is too small...

Some weeks the WINS come easy, other weeks they take a while....and, they have to dig to find a small one..

What is the point?

The point is, winning is often times the result of momentum and as the great Bruce Springsteen says, "You can not start a fire without a spark"...

SO each week, commit to a spark.

Create the spark.

This is WHY Winners Win... aka The Rich Get Richer...

It is a thought process and frame of mind that leads to the appropriate, consistent action...

Crappy Thinking + Crappy Behavior = Crappy Results

Simple formula.

Tremendous truth.

So, if you results are not what you want, change your thinking, change your behavior.

Step into your CHAMPION SELF..

Got it?


Now let's go and ATTACK our week.

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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January 24, 2023

Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
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February 03, 2020

Excellent pep talk and wisdom Dana! And just what I needed this a.m. brother! THANKS!

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