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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

Jun 1, 2020

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.


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