Constant Elevation Podcast – Season 7

The Constant Elevation Podcast is for leaders who aren’t waiting for the future, we are defining the future. Join Gabriel “gaberock” Avilla on his journey through the Air Force, fitness, family, and everything in between to inspire you to rise to your full potential.

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More isn’t Better, Better is Better

“Sometimes disengaging is the best way to engage.” In this episode, I reflect on how a recent spark of creativity hit me while I was on leave, and how that spark affects my Constant Elevation podcast.

Mirrors, Windows, and Doors of Leadership

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” In this episode, I reflect on how I’ve shaped my leadership style through the lenses of Mirrors, Windows, and Doors. Each perspective builds on one another, and my hope is that my story will inspire you to blaze your own path.

Staying Task Focused Within A Team

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” In this episode, share my recent experience guiding a team in a focused conversation to complete a designated task. If you are in a position to lead a team to success, be sure to keep the team focused on the task at hand and not get bogged down with analysis paralysis.

Forging Mental Fitness: From the Gym to the Office

“Your strongest muscle and worst enemy is your mind. Train it well.” In this episode, I pull in some of my CrossFit L3 study material to draw correlations between forging a strong mental game in the gym and the workplace. Sometimes the area we need to work on most is between the ears.

The Pros and Cons of a Disruptive Leader

“Change is inevitable, and the disruption it causes often brings inconvenience and opportunity.” In this episode, I reflect on my self-diagnosis of being a disruptive leader. Change can be good, but remain cautious on your approach else you’ll be so far away from leading your team that you’ll be by yourself.

The Power of My Three Places

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In this episode, I share how each of my three places molds my leadership style. Each place is important for different reasons, but combining them creates a powerful foundation that I can always rely on.

Making Freshman mistakes at the Senior level

“A mistake at least proves that somebody stopped talking long enough to do something.” In this episode, I share my recent failures as a Colonel that I should’ve known better than to not repeat. I’ve made similar mistakes early in my career, and the simple remedies for each mistake still apply at the current stage of my career. If you’re not learning, you’re losing.

Can you lead as a Lone Wolf?

“A lone wolf doesn’t tread paths its ilk leaves; it makes its own footprints in the snow.” In this episode, I cover some internal reflections on how I am perceived as a teammate. Am I truly a lone wolf, or do I simply exhibit certain tendencies that are based on my personality type?

I thought I told you…we won’t stop

“The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something.” In the season 7 premiere episode of Constant Elevation, I share my thoughts on opportunities with the communications community that I am sensing right in front of us, and if we don’t act on them immediately, we may not be as prepared for the high-end fight as we would prefer. I’m also excited to announce new merch, visit the shop to purchase your limited edition #CSWS morale patch now!