High Performance Starts With Personalityโ€ฆ

COACH DANA CAVALEA
2 min readJun 17, 2022

When we are able to optimize certain traits of our personality, we win.

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€, ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.

Which means, not everybody can be a high performer, unless they are able to sharpen/tweak personality traits via training.

๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜”๐˜ค๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฆ & ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข, ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ (๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ต, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด), ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ high levels of ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.

๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: the ability to feel positive emotions.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€: organization, persistence, and motivation of an individual in goalโ€oriented activities and describes a personโ€™s relationship to work

This means that if you are naturally positive- and filled with positivity and optimism, while at the same time you are able to be competitive, organized, and goal-oriented, you are positioned to win.

Some believe that neuroticism is their โ€œspecialโ€ sauce- but they would be wrong.

Oftentimes, many trick themselves into thinking negative personality traits can be used for positive- but the reality is, a negative trait has dire consequences over time.

Getting yourself into an optimized state is critical to short and long term performance outcomes and metrics.

How often do you train optimism and mindset?

How often do you train your organizational skills, set goal targets, and feed your motivation?

Yesterday, I took a high performer in finance and venture capital through this exercise and we determined his personal graph- and how he can use his distribution to not only accelerate his company, but create a competitive advantage against competitors as a result of using his personality.

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COACH DANA CAVALEA

World Champion New York Yankees Director of Strength & Performance. High Performance Executive Coach. Keynote Speaker. On-Camera Talent. #trainlikeapro