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REAL MAN Coach Dana Cavalea

R.E.A.L. Man Series

Dana is the Former Director of Strength and Conditioning at New York Yankees.   He is also a best selling author of "Habits of a Champion" His top 3 Characteristics of being a REAL MAN: 1. Guts 2. Nuts 3. Instincts 


6 Apr 2021

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Dana Cavalea: Unleash Your Inner Champion!

Entrepreneur Rising

Coach Dana Cavalea works with those individuals and teams who are serious about taking their performance and results to the next level. All of his writings, teachings, and products are designed to improve the overall performance and output of the individual, based on where they are in their life.  Champion performances don't just happen. They happen with the right training, coaching, daily mindsets, and fueling. When we can align all of this to a common mission, vision, and goal...life and performance then changes. We become Champions of our life.     Connect with Dana! Dana's Books! FB: Dana Cavalea Dana Cavalea.com Connect with Jeremy! Jeremy’s books!  FB:  Book Boss Tribe Twitter: @the_bookboss Instagram: the_bookboss Linked In: Jeremy Sutton Healthy Books.net Want to learn more about our guests, download their free gifts, or be on the podcast? Go here and learn more! http://entrepreneurrisingpodcast.com/ To learn how to market your self-published book, go to www.healthybooks.net/marketingguide. 


15 Feb 2021

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Season 7, Episode 9: Dana Cavalea

Raise Your Game Show with Alan Stein, Jr.

Please make sure to join the conversations at @AlanSteinJr on all major social platforms, as well as go to AlanSteinJr.com to subscribe to my Full Time Out and 30 Second Time Out monthly emails.StrongerTeam.com is a comprehensive collection of resources that can be utilized to raise organizational performance – from sports teams to Fortune 500 companies – by focusing on developing The 5 C’s of a High Performing Culture: Cohesion, Chemistry, Communication, Collaboration, and Commitment.Additionally, you can order the audiobook of Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best at http://www.Audible.com or wherever audiobooks are sold. You can also order paperback or hard copies, for you or your entire team or organization, at http://www.RaiseYourGameBook.com. 


6 Feb 2021

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Dana Cavalea, Former NY Yankees Strength Coach: Championship Habits from Yankee Greats

Coaching Coaches

My guest today is Dana Cavalea, who spent 12 years with the New York Yankees, many of which were as the Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance Enhancement. He won the 2009 World Series and was named the top strength coach voted by his peers during the same season. He is also the author of Habits of A Champion. During the episode, we discuss what it was like to be called by Yankees GM Brian Cashman at the age of 23 to be promoted to the Head Strength Coach, why certain players have the right mental make-up and routine to succeed over time, how he helped young players work through failure, and what Mariano Rivera said the secret was to his success. He also touches on how GM Brian Cashman handled the team meeting during the 2009 season after they lost 10 straight games, which turned the season around, and what other lessons he learned from guys like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Andy Pettite. Show Notes (1:40) —Episode begins with how he was hired to be the head strength coach for the New York Yankees when he was 23 years old (3:00) — How he built trust with the players at such a young age (4:30) — How players handle failure in baseball  (6:15) — Lessons from Joe Torre (7:45) — How he helped young players handling failure for the first time in their lives (9:55) — Lessons learned from Andy Pettite  (11:00) — Why some players were driven because of their rough upbringing (13:05) — Why Derek Jeter didn’t think everyone deserved equal treatment (15:50) — Mariano Rivera’s routine (22:10) — How Yankees GM Brian Cashman handled a meeting during 2009 when the team was in the middle of a 10-game losing streak (24:45) — End of episode questions End of Episode Questions: 1. What’s 1 book every coach should read? How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 2. Who is one person you’d want to hear as a guest on this podcast? John Calipari 3. What’s one area you’re looking to improve in over the next year? Take his health and fitness to another level 4. What’s popular advice you hear people say that you think is wrong? You can’t be great at everything; you have to figure out what you’re great at and excel in that area. 5. What advice do you have for young coaches who are listening to this? Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you don’t know anything, but just because you’re young and you think you know everything doesn’t mean you do. 6. What’s the darkest moment you experienced professionally and how did you overcome it? He and Joe Girardi had philosophical differences on training and his contract wasn’t renewed after his final season as a result but he knew there would be something else for him afterwards.  Favorite Quotes: “What makes him (Mariano Rivera) tick is he isn’t worrying about public applause and he’s not worried about public opinion. He just focuses on what it is that he was hired to do. And that was to pitch and get hitters out.” “When you work under a guy like Joe Torre, it’s like having a grandfather /mob-boss as your manager.”  “You can have a difficult conversation with a player, but you always have to make that player leave feeling good about themselves, and that’s what Joe (Torre) did a great job of.”  “If you show up with the intent of being successful and being competitive, you have a great chance of being successful because you’re competitive.”


5 Jan 2021

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EP 236 - Habits of a World Series Championship with Dana Cavalea

Underdog Empowerment

When you think of your favorite athlete, what qualities come to mind - maybe strength, drive or grit? Not everyone reaches star status, but those who do bring a rare set of traits to the table.   Coach Dana Cavalea is an award-winning coach whose career began as the Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. His skills in coaching and leadership led him to branch out and lend his insight to CEOs entrepreneurs and other professionals. Coach Dana is also the author of Habits of a Champion and several other motivational books for children alongside his work as a speaker.   On this episode of the Underdog Empowerment podcast, Zach and Dana take a deep dive into knowing what to quit and when, the combination of talent and hunger that creates a legend, how real, lasting relationships form, and dropping the insecurity to move towards that thing that holds your passion. Tune in for gems from the man behind some of the all-time greatest athletes.   Show Notes: https://underdogempowerment.com/dana-cavalea/   Get More Involved:    Leave A Review & Subscribe On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog-empowerment/id1373572178 Free A-to-Z roadmap on launching a top-shelf podcast: https://www.podcastpenthouse.com/roadmaps/ Access Our Top Resource Recommendations: https://underdogempowerment.com/resources/ Subscribe On YouTube: https://underdogempowerment.com/youtube


17 Aug 2020

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Dana Cavalea - Yankee's Coach Turned Life Coach

Expert Ownership Podcast

In this episode, Dana talks about how he was faithful in the little things, which led him to becoming the head strength coach for the New York Yankees! He also explains his five core pillar method that YOU need to include in your everyday life in order to become a better entrepreneur! You're not going to wanna miss this!


16 Jul 2020

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Habits of a Champion | Dana Cavalea 322

Eternal Leadership

Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Performance for the New York Yankees. Leading the team to a World Championship in 2009, Coach was a key part in keeping players physically and mentally strong to endure the rigors of a Professional Sports season. He is also the author of bestselling book Habits of a Champion. In this episode we discuss Dana's journey to Performance Coach for the NY Yankees, talent vs day to day fundamental habits, common problems high performers have, and how do you coach through performance anxiety.


2 Jun 2020

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150 | How to Develop the Habits of a Champion with Coach Dana Cavalea

Success Unfiltered

What do the world's top performing CEOs and professional athletes have in common? Their success is definitely not an accident. Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees.  He led the team to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball as voted by his peers. Coach is also the author of his new book, Habits of a Champion, Nobody Becomes a Champion By Accident.  In addition to his on-field coaching, he works as a performance coach and consultant to Companies, Organizations, and some of America's Top CEOs, Executives, and Wall Street Fund Managers & Traders - helping them to optimize performance, productivity, and sales. Here are a few things we talked about in this episode: How Dana moved from high performing athletes to high performing CEOs and executives Why closing a business isn’t always quitting and can sometimes be the most strategic move to make How Dana picked himself up after losing roughly a quarter million dollars! Why hustling isn’t always the answer and how you can know when it’s time to stop struggling and get out of a failing business The reason numbers should always be your go-to reality check when deciding whether or not to keep your business going The importance of disassociating yourself from your business in order to get over failure fast and turn negatives into positives Why Coach Dana never took investment money and the criteria he uses to select his coaching clients...and when it’s time to let them go Dana shares what he would tell his younger self If you’re ready to focus on growth and move on like a champion after taking big hits, this episode is for you! Special thanks goes out to Coach Dana for taking the time to chat. Connect with Coach Dana: Order Habits of a Champion Website Facebook Instagram Linkedin Enjoy, and thank you for listening and tuning into Success Unfiltered! To share your thoughts: Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn To help the show out: Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com


1 Jun 2020

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Habits of Professional Athletes & Winning The World Series With The New York Yankees - Dana Cavalea

CEO Journals with Ethan Bridge

Episode #045 - Professional athletes are the best in the world at what they do. Nobody is better than them. Yet, they all have coaches. That doesn’t always mean that the coaches are better at what they’re teaching. They are there to hold the players accountable. They are there to pick up on the minute tweaks that could lead to marginal gains in performance. They’re there to help when these athletes are at their lowest points. They are there to make sure the athlete continues to perform at the highest level. Dana Cavalea, today's guest on the podcast, was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New York Yankees. He helped lead the team to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award which is given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball as voted by his peers. Since being one of the top coaches in baseball Dana has transitioned to working as a performance coach and consultant to Companies, Organizations, and some of America's Top CEOs, Executives, and Wall Street Fund Managers & Traders- helping them to optimize performance, productivity, and sales. CEOs and top executives share many of the same qualities as these players. They want to be the best at what they do. Ultimately, they all want to enhance their performance so that they are untouchable by competition. Dana helps them achieve just that. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals! -------------- You can find everything you need to know about Dana at https://danacavalea.com/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!


6 May 2020

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Dana Cavalea - High Performance Coaching

Smart People Podcast

Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He is also an author, performance coach, and consultant.Coach Dana led the Yankees to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball, as voted by his peers.Dana's newest book is available now: Habits of a Champion.Learn more about Dana at his website: https://danacavalea.com.Follow Dana on Twitter: @danacavalea.Become a Patron!Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcastSponsors:Mint Mobile - Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at https://mintmobile.com/smart.BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/spp.Express VPN - Get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Head to expressvpn.com/spp.The Great Courses Plus - Get a free trial of unlimited access to the entire library! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/smartpeople.Donate:Donate here to support the show!

1hr 17mins

5 May 2020