Awaken The Leader Inside | Leadership Podcast

Awaken The Leader Inside | Leadership Podcast
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(S2E63) Coach Them Up!
Aug 14 • 13 min
In this episode David shares while listening the ESPN 710 Keyshawn in the morning, he has an “aha” moment. He heard Keyshawn Johnson mention a coach is responsible for “coaching up” their players. This resonated with David. …
(S2E62) What will you do differently?
Aug 6 • 11 min
In order to be successful it may be time to do something differently? It doesn’t mean we are failing…maybe we just haven’t found the right solution. In this episode David talks about committing to doing something differently to reach you…
(S2E61) Defining Moments
Jul 30 • 12 min
In this episode David shares a defining moment with his 9 year old son. He started playing football for the first time and was ready to quit after two days of conditioning. During their talk David new he was close to quitting. They…
(S2E60) You Got This! (Motivation)
Jul 17 • 14 min
In this episode David shares he needs a little motivation too!!! He talks about “Courage” and why we need to face our fears of the “unknown.” If you are looking for motivation today…this is the episode for you. You can change your…
(S2E59) Proudest Leadership Moment
Jul 17 • 8 min
Recently David was asked, “What is your proudest accomplishment as a leader?” He shares over the course of his career helping others has always been important. David shares how amazing it is to what his own leaders grow and advance. …
(S2E58) Poor Performers
Jul 17 • 10 min
David share an email asking how to deal with poor performers. In this episode he shares how he seeks to understand what’s going on first. This allows a open conversation to take place. …
(S2E57) Re-Invention
Jul 1 • 13 min
Hey guys I’m back! I had to take some time off to search for a balance and figure out how to revamp our projects. After the passing of my friend Dave Ballentine I needed to reflect. During this process I learned I needed to have some…
(S2E56) Remembered
Jun 3 • 11 min
This episode is in memory of Dave Ballentine from the Surging Forward Podcast. Sometimes we never get a chance to tell those who had a lasting impact on our life and career. Mentors play a huge role in our career and life. One of…
(S2E55) Keep Your Promise
May 27 • 14 min
In this episode David talks about keeping your promise. The promise you made to yourself in career and life is important to keep. He shares he isn’t sure he kept his promise to his listeners. The last few months have been difficult…
(S2E54) Remove The Emotion
May 20 • 9 min
In this episode David shares a recent incident with a disgruntle customer who was extremely offensive. David discusses how difficult it is to remove the emotion while its happening. He shares how he needed to remember his roles is to…
(S2E53) Cut Loose
May 13 • 9 min
David shares the need to “cut loose” and have some fun. We often view vacations as a way to return from our work. But what if we found a way to have fun at work, even when its filled with pressure and frustration. David shares his…
(S2E52) Trust Your Instincts
May 4 • 12 min
In this episode David talks about learning to trust your instincts. He shares 3 reasons he used to fail at trusting his own instincts. Experience seems to be the #1 reason people may not trust their instincts. Early in his career he was…
(S2E51) The Great Debate Pt. 2 (Leader Vs. Manager)
Apr 22 • 12 min
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(S2E50) The Dreamer-Motivation Pt. 9
Apr 15 • 12 min
In this episode David celebrates a milestone with his 50th episode. He decided to share a motivational speech which talks about how hard the road was to reach this goal. As he shares the hardships he realizes that people may never support…
(S2E49) Narrow Your Focus
Apr 9 • 12 min
In this episode David share’s how you must narrow your focus to achieve your goals. He shares how he rally’s himself as he struggled with accountability and then delivered results. Narrowing your focus helps remove all the noise and…
(S2E48) Are You Accountable?
Apr 3 • 14 min
In this episode David revisits “Accountability” using the 7-Values of leadership. He talks about why accountability is difficult and we sometimes want to lay blame on others. Another side to accountability is holding your own team…
(S2E47) The Power of Connection
Mar 25 • 10 min
David shares an experience that helped open his eyes to the power of connection. He was the key note speaker at Orange Grove Middle School for career day. David shares how this experience changed him. His leadership journey was…
(S2E46) Re-Introduction of the 7-Values of Leadership
Mar 18 • 16 min
In this episode David re-introduction of “The 7 Values of Leadership.” Throughout his career David used the Values to help him identify which part of his leadership is failing him. He took a blend of values from all the organizations he…
(S2E45) Take A Break-Motivation Pt.8
Mar 12 • 12 min
Every 5 episodes David focuses on motivation. In this episode David shares some learnings he had on his trip to San Diego. He shares how after a long rainy drive a random act of kindness from the restaurant “Hash House A Go Go” to seat…
(S2E44) Interview w/ Joshua Kangley
Mar 7 • 19 min
In this episode Joshua Kangley from joins David to discuss finding your path. Josh is an author, speaker, and podcast host who wrote The 7 Principles of Success. His book became an Amazon top seller. Josh shares his journey of…
(S2E43) The Simple Act of Kindness (Customer-Focused)
Mar 4 • 9 min
In this episode David shares a strange experience with a customer. He shares initially he debated whether to ask the gentleman to leave because he was rude and agitated. But he realized something was going on in this mans world and he’s at…
(S2E42) Progress Equals Happiness w/ Devin Panganiban
Feb 25 • 13 min
In this episode, David invites his first guest Devin Panganiban from Positive Game of Life. Devin is an entrepreneur, investor, and life coach. At an early age, Devin’s brother was shot and paralyzed which affected him deeply. By the age of 13 years…
(S2E41) Re-Engerize Your Focus
Feb 18 • 10 min
In this episode David shares how to re-energize your focus. He shares how his positive focus began to dissipate over the last few months. David began to fall into the trap of allowing an event to derail his focus. As he sat down with…
(S2E40) The Crossroad-Motivation Pt. 7
Feb 11 • 8 min
David talks about how difficult the journey of leadership and life can be. The journey is what will help strengthen our courage to overcome fear. There comes a moment in everyone’s life where we must make a choice in life. One…
(S2E39) In Over Your Head
Feb 4 • 14 min
Welcome back! David launches Season 2 sharing a personal story about him taking on a project way over his head. It was a reminder of why fear can paralyze our personal growth. David took on a home repair project and during this project he…
(S1E38) Choose Your Attitude **Bonus Ep. 2
Jan 21 • 13 min
The Lost Episode
(S1E37)**Bonus Memo #1
Jan 10 • 7 min
In his first bonus episode, David shares a deeper look into how the show has changed him. He shares how he is standing at a cross road of pursuing this project on a professional level.
(S1E36): Reflection
Dec 31, 2017 • 9 min
David celebrates the end of season one with his reflection on the podcast and leadership journey. He also shares how you as a listener helped shape the show. As a leader its important for us to reflect on our learnings and celebrate our…
(S1E35): Motivation Pt. 6-Student of Life
Dec 24, 2017 • 7 min
In this episode David defines why its so important to stay a student of life. You will continuously face challenges in life which will require your leadership. Your leadership in life will help shape your decisions and changing your…
(S1E34): Fear of Failure
Dec 17, 2017 • 12 min
David shares how many leaders have a fear of failure. He shares insight to all his failures in his career/life which taught him valuable lessons. But fear can prevent us from taking action. Growth is all about taking action and learning from it.
(S1E33): Help Wanted
Dec 10, 2017 • 14 min
David shares we often choose not to ask for help for many reasons. Maybe we believe that asking for help shows weakness or lack of leadership. But that’s far from the truth. As we grow as leaders we come to value the power of asking for help when needed.…
(S1E32): Follow Your Heart
Dec 3, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode David discusses knowing when to listen to your heart. If you begin to lose passion in what you are doing your fulfillment will decline. Sometimes we lose “fuel.” You can be successful without passion its called being “professional.” But…
(S1E31): Watch Them Grow
Nov 26, 2017 • 14 min
David shares a personal observation of his own team. He has watched them grow throughout the last year but today was different. Today he witnessed the evolution of his team becoming an “All-Star” team. David shares recognizing he begins to recognize his…
(S1E30): Motivation Pt. 5 - Protect Your Dream
Nov 19, 2017 • 14 min
David shares how important it is to protect your dream. So many people will not understand your goals in life. You are a visionary and so many people will not believe in what you are doing. Protect your dream by preparing yourself…
(S1E29): Eating Humble Pie
Nov 11, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode David talks about how important it is to stay humble. As we begin to experience success we can often forget about others until we are humbled down. Sometimes we start to focus on ourselves and not the team. He shares…
(S1E28): Find Your Reason Why
Nov 2, 2017 • 15 min
David shares in this episode how important “Knowing Your Reason” why is critical in the foundation of your leadership. He begins to share two reasons that will surely set you up to fail: Money and Not Knowing Why. David discusses his “Why.” All of the…
(S1E27): 3 Ways to Change Your Mindset
Oct 25, 2017 • 15 min
David continues focusing on the foundation series for new leaders. While listening to other podcasts, their messages resonated with him. He gives three things you can do immediately to impact your growth: 1)Never get consumed by the…
(S1E26): Being Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable
Oct 18, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode David follows up with your progress from Episode #24 Back To Basics. He shares his own personal discoveries after returning to work after 6 weeks (post knee surgery). David discusses the need to become comfortable feeling…
(S1E25): Motivation Pt.4-Take The Leap
Sep 27, 2017 • 9 min
David shares a powerful memo recorded in Webisode #4. So powerful he believed it needed to be shared in his motivational series. Sometimes in life we must find the courage to take the leap. A powerful motivation speech.…
(S1E24): Back to Leadership Basics
Sep 22, 2017 • 16 min
This episode is dedicated to those who wish to become a leader or currently struggling with direction in their career. David discuss “Getting back to basics” follow three steps: Be Objective, Find a mentor, and create opportunities for oneself. This…
(S1E23): Coaching Yourself in the Moment
Sep 7, 2017 • 10 min
After a brief hiatus from knee surgery, David returns to share his self-discovery. He shares how during his recover how frustrated, discouraged, and demoralized he became with lack of results. In agonizing pain, David realized the parallels between…
(S1E22): Is Passion Needed?
Aug 9, 2017 • 28 min
Do we need Passion to be a successful Leader? Dave Ballentine, from the Surging Forward Podcast, joins the discussion on todays podcast. Dave Ballentine shares his journey in leadership. From starting successful business to those which failed. He also sh
(S1E21): Dealing with Change
Jun 23, 2017 • 10 min
Dealing with change is often difficult. In this episode David shares his recent experience dealing with change. It takes courage to overcome our fears of the unknown. Always Remember…Awaken The Leader Inside- David Rubalcava email me at…
(S1E20): Motivation P.3 - Winning is Tough
May 24, 2017 • 8 min
Winning is tough. David shares his reflection after the National Sales Meeting on his own leadership. Sometimes we must take the time to embrace our progress. We get so focused on trying to get to the “next level” we often don’t appreci
(S1E19): Exceptional Customer Service (#19)
May 5, 2017 • 12 min
David shares his experience watching Motivational speaker Lisa Ford deliver an amazing speech about Exceptional Customer Service. Are you committed to delivering exceptional service? David shares how Lisa talks about Starbucks model and turning customer
(S1E18): Effort Vs. Execution
Apr 12, 2017 • 12 min
David shares the difference between “effort” and “execution.” Although many of us believe effort is important, at the end of the day what matters is execution. We must learn to be transparent about why we fail at delivering res
(S1E17): Will Set
Mar 30, 2017 • 13 min
David share’s real world experience while managing two different stores struggling with “will set.” He also discovers how each environment needed a different leadership value to overcome their challenges. It’s a deeper look at how
(S1E16): Results Driven
Mar 10, 2017 • 14 min
David talks about becoming “Results Driven.” It’s the final value needed to complete the 7 Values of Leadership. Become a strategic planner and learn to navigate the “playing field.” Special thanks to David Ballentine o
(S1E15): Motivation Pt.2
Feb 20, 2017 • 6 min
“A bad day” is the topic of this motivational podcast. Sometimes chalking it up to a bad day is all that’s needed. Believe in yourself and keep yourself focused. These are the days that build character. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Sti
(S1E14): Team Orientated
Feb 6, 2017 • 11 min
David shares how challenging building a powerful team truly is. It starts with create a team-orientated environment which starts with you. Great insight how trust will impact your team. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
(S1E13):Communicate Effectively
Jan 13, 2017 • 11 min
Communication is the most powerful tool in your leadership arsenal. Listen as David shares his learnings about communication. He explains just because we deliver a message doesn’t mean the team will interpret accurately. Subscribe NOW on iTunes
(S1E12):Demonstrate Courage
Dec 28, 2016 • 9 min
Courage is not something we are born with, but rather something we learn. As we learn to ignore our fears we begin to build our confidence. The only difference between a hero and a non-hero is despite their fears the hero takes action. Be the hero&#
(S1E11): Rigor
Dec 19, 2016 • 9 min
David discusses the leadership value rigor by Q&A submitted by listeners. Rigor and mental toughness are they keys to changing cultures. You must push yourself out of your comfort zone. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
(S1E10): Motivation-Pt.1 - Never Give Up
Dec 18, 2016 • 3 min
Sometimes we need a little motivation. This podcast David offers words of encouragement as you face difficult challenges. Being a leader is never easy…so never give up. Make it happen. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
(S1E9): Accountability
Dec 4, 2016 • 9 min
David talks about one of the most challenging values…accountability. He takes a look at why we fail at it and what we can do differently. David also shares the need to get feedback from those you trust. They will be truthful regardless if we a
(S1E8): 7 Values of Leadership
Dec 2, 2016 • 8 min
Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. These are David’s 7-Values of Leadership. Established through years of experience with different organizations, he created a unique blend of values designed to develop high-performance lea
(S1E7): Linear Vs. Non-Linear
Nov 21, 2016 • 3 min
This podcast briefly explains how a new leader can take the progressive path (Linear) and listen to podcast in numerical order. While those leaders who are seasoned, can access specific series or values on the website based on your needs (non-linear
(S1E6): The Choice
Nov 20, 2016 • 11 min
The choice to become a leader should never be taken lightly. Do it for the right reasons. Or with certainty, you will fail. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
(S1E5): Defining Success
Nov 18, 2016 • 8 min
Defining Success is one of the most misunderstood elements of becoming a leader. Listen as we explore how to measure your individual small wins and build from them. Win the day! Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
(S1E4): The Foundation
Nov 16, 2016 • 8 min
David shares his own personal journey and setbacks early in his career. Coming to terms with his failures opened the door for self discovery. Part of understanding the foundation is honestly assessing your shortcomings and acknowledging your failures.
(S1E3): The Great Debate
Oct 14, 2016 • 14 min
In this podcast we begin to discuss the difference between management and leadership. Please join the discussion and debate. Let us know your perception. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
(S1E2): Self-Discovery
Sep 12, 2016 • 7 min
Self-Discovery is one of the most critical components for growing as a leader. Listen in on a pre-production phone call about the direction of the show which grew into some deep insight regarding self-discovering your own capabilities. **Movie-Summer Ca
(S1E1): The Beginning
Sep 12, 2016 • 4 min
Welcome to my first Podcast. A brief background of my leadership experience and how it lead me to develop others. Follow my journey as we explore how to become a successful leader. Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.