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Show about leadership development and how to overcome hardships along the journey.

Show about leadership development and how to overcome hardships along the journey.
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Show about leadership development and how to overcome hardships along the journey.






Season 1: Motivation Pt. 5 - Protect Your Dream (#30)

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 for the hardship you are about to endure. Surround yourself with like minded people who will support you. You must be willing to do whatever it takes. David shares his own experience of doing whatever it with the podcast. He recorded the last 5 episodes in his car...

Duration: 00:14:27

Season 1: Eating Humble Pie (#29)

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 three things you can do to help you stay humble. Email me at Please leave a review!!! Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn, Instagram, Faceboook, and Twitter Our Store...

Duration: 00:14:28

Season 1: Find Your Reason Why

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 failures in his career became the spring board for him to help others avoid hardship and develop their leadership. Hold on to your "why" because its will be the one thing that catapults you through difficulties. You must accept how difficult...

Duration: 00:15:14

Season 1: 3 Ways to Change Your Mindset (#27)

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 totality of your goal, Win the day (Manage the chaos), Reflect on what you did well today. The hardest part of becoming an effective leader is conditioning your mindset. Your mental toughness will be challenged. But as a new leader your confidence to overcome...

Duration: 00:15:28

Season 1: Being Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable (#26)

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 uncomfortable while pursuing your goals. He offers personal advice as he faces the same challenges. We are currently donating $1 to St. Jude's Children's Research for every mug we sell on our family website Thank you so much for...

Duration: 00:16:05

Season 1: Motivation Pt.4-Take The Leap (#25)

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. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have comments or questions. Always remember...awaken the leader inside!-David email me at Music by: Nexus-The Fiend inside Me Thank your for listening to...

Duration: 00:09:37

Season 1: Back to Leadership Basics (#24)

This episode is dedicated to those who wish to become leaders 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 episode will help your focus over the next 30 days on achievable steps to help you find the path. **my apologies for the audio clipping (pops) on video.

Duration: 00:16:23

Season1: Coaching Yourself in the Moment (#23)

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 recovering from an injury and recovering as a leader. You can choose to give up or you can fight through the pain to find success. Despite his pain and discomfort he gets back in the saddle and returns to the microphone to share his...

Duration: 00:10:33

Season 1: Is Passion Needed? (#22)

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 shares those mentors who impacted his career and leadership. Dave Ballentine is Teaching and helping Tradesman … Continue reading "Season 1: Is Passion Needed? (#22)"

Duration: 00:28:31

Season 1: Motivation P.3 (#20)

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 appreciate small milestones. These small steps are the foundation to success.

Duration: 00:08:24

Season 1: Exceptional Customer Service (#19)

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 service into an experience. Recorded on location at the Arizona Grand Hotel during a National Sales Meeting. This was the … Continue reading "Season 1: Exceptional Customer Service (#19)"

Duration: 00:12:45

Season 1: Effort Vs. Execution (#18)

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 results. David uses the analogy of a baseball player struggling to hit a fastball but refuses to … Continue reading "Season 1: Effort Vs. Execution (#18)"

Duration: 00:12:52

Season 1: Will Set (#17)

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 the 7-Values of Leadership are used to analyze team dynamics and improve performance. David identifies “Accountability” and “Team Orientated” are … Continue reading "Season 1: Will Set (#17)"

Duration: 00:13:33

Season 1: Results Driven (#16)

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 of Surging Forward Podcast for all the continued support.

Duration: 00:14:26

Season 1: Motivation Pt.2 (#15)

“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, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Duration: 00:06:40

Season 1: Team Orientated (#14)

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.

Duration: 00:11:24

Season 1:Communicate Effectively(#13)

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, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Duration: 00:11:08

Season 1:Demonstrate Courage(#12)

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… Subscribe NOW on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Duration: 00:09:43

Season 1: Rigor (#11)

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.

Duration: 00:09:05

Season 1: Motivation-Pt.1 (#10)

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.

Duration: 00:03:33

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