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The Jose Vargas Show

The Jose Vargas Show

By Jose Vargas
Former United States Secret Service Officer is on a mission to help leaders like you strategize to create breakthroughs in your life and in your teams. Why? Because I want to awaken, equip and empower leaders to become leaders worth following.

Jose Vargas believes that you have to lead your life in order to change it, and he wants to help you start that journey today. He shares his LeadThrough Method to help you find clarity and accelerate your life, your organization and business forward!

New episode the First Tuesday of every month.
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July 20, 2021
EP34 S1- The Life Changing Benefits of Reflecting
Leaders can't afford to go about their day to day without pausing and reflecting the lessons you are learning. Learning these lessons will accelerate your growth and results along with your peace and joy.  To continue to receive more content like this go to and subscribe to my email list.
July 13, 2021
EP33 S1- 10 Qualities of Horrible Leadership
We all have had leaders who disregarded our gifts and the value we bring to the organization, it sucks. In this episode I share the 10 Qualities of horrible leaders and how you can avoid becoming one.  To stay connected with me and receive exclusive emails go to
July 6, 2021
EP32 S1- How To Get More Results?
If you want to reach higher now, and see results then you need to apply these principles today. In this episode I share with you 5 principles to reaching higher now in your personal and professional life. You can apply this to your finances, health, relationships, leadership, goals right away.  You can lead your life with excellence and towards impact.
June 29, 2021
EP31 S1- Stop Saying Yes!
If you want to finish a project, a task or accomplish your goals, you need to learn to say no. As leaders we can't afford to say yes to every opportunity that comes our way. We must learn the art discerning what opportunities to commit to and which ones to turn down. They are benefits of saying no and dangers of saying yes. Listen in.  
June 22, 2021
EP30 S1- 10 Things All Great Leaders Know
Top 10 things you must know as well if you want to lead with excellence. 
June 15, 2021
EP29 S1- How To Be More Disciplined?
Everyone tells you you need to have self discipline but no-one tells you how to build it or what areas you can apply them in your life as a leader? In this episode I share with you the secret no-one wants to talk about. If you listen and apply it to your life- this will change everything for you in the best way possible! GET THE DETOUR BOOK by JOSE GET HERE REACHINGHIGHERNOW.COM
June 8, 2021
EP28 S1- The Power Of Diversity in Leadership
What is diversity, equity and inclusion and why should you care? In this episode I sit down with founder and CEO of 3rd Culture People organization and discuss issues that are plaguing our society today and diving us. What if we could learn from each other and lead better organizations and better lives because we have chosen to embrace diversity rather than just tolerate it.  Yeathus is a certified Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias trainer, consultant, leadership and career coach. In addition, Yeathus is a certified Core Strengths/Strengths Deployment Inventory trainer and coach helping leaders develop EQ—emotional intelligence. He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from South Carolina State University, a Master’s in Urban Development from Nyack College (ATS), and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Global Leadership at Nyack College (ATS), with a dissertation focus on Developing Cultural Intelligence in Leaders (currently ABD). As a coach with the John Maxwell Team, Yeathus helps develop high functioning teams that create synergy, manage conflict productively, and maximize individual strengths to exceed collective potential. Learn more here
June 1, 2021
EP27 S1- From The Bus To The Bentley- with Stan Richards
Stan was driving a transit bus in the Washington DC area making a decent living but not having a life. He went on to leaving his secure job and into the entrepreneur journey and became a millionaire. Do you want to know how you can get to that next level as a leader? Are you stuck in the old mindsets and habits? In this episode, I sit down with Stan Richards author of the book "From the Bus to the Bentley" as he shares the principles of unlocking your greatest potential yet. You don't have to settle where you are, there is more for your leadership and life.  Make a decision. Invest in yourself. Get a coach or accountability partner. to learn more about me go to to connect with Stan Richards go to
May 25, 2021
EP26 S1- 4 Ways To Multiply Your Money
I am so tired of the gimmicks, scams and online promises that say they will make you rich overnight.  I want to share with you for free- 4 of the proven ways for you to really make, keep and multiply your money and income today.  You don't have to wait, you don't need a guru, you can start today. Leadership requires people to go first and in this episode you must go first as leader if you are going to change your financial legacy and impact in your world.  Email me at Go to for more
May 18, 2021
EP25 S1- What Does Health Has To Do With It? Part 2- Dr. Sarah Cassou
Often times we push through our pain and neglect to have it diagnosed, because we are so busy living our lives and leading our organizations. We have so much to accomplish, in so little time who has time to check what this pain really is? But neglecting this could be catastrophic in your life.  Listen in on our conversation, take some notes and get ready to take your leadership to a whole new level.   Learn more about Dr. Sarah Cassou HERE:     To buy my book Navigate Click Here:    check me out at or any of my social media platforms.  IG:@Reachhighernow
May 11, 2021
EP24 S1- How To Embrace The Leader Within You? with Cody Jefferson
How do you treat your thoughts? How are your relationships? How do you treat your body? Where do you spend your time? In this episode we discuss on how your answers to these questions can reveal where you are but also can accelerate where you want to go.  Cody, shares his step by step process on embracing the leader within you, and how if you do- you will be unstoppable and live a fruitful life.  Learn more about Cody HERE If you have a question that you would like for me to answer on the show email me at 
May 4, 2021
EP23 S1- How To Really Connect- Part 3
This is the final episode on this series about Connecting. In this 3rd episode I share what happens when you choose to connect and the impact you can make when you decide to break out of your comfort zone and step into the growth zone.  Send me your questions, comments to Resources used on this episode : Everyone communicates, few connect by John C. Maxwell
April 27, 2021
EP22 S1- How To Really Connect? Part 2
This is Part 2 of Effective ways to connect with your audience. Regardless of where you are in your connecting with people, you can shift and change to make meaning conversations and have greater impact.  Connecting with your team, coworkers, spouse, or child is something you can learn to do, but you must study communication to improve at it. In this episode I share why people listen to you and how you can leverage your experiences to maximize your connectivity. Resources on this episode - Everyone Communicates, Few Connect Book  Connect with me or book me for your event at
April 20, 2021
EP21 S1- How To Really Connect? Part 1
Leaders must connect. Nat Turner once said that- Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity. This is Part 1 - I’m going to give you 2 Proven Ways to Connect with Your Audience and you will see results immediately. So, I want you to take a minute and answer these two questions: Who are you communicating with? Who is your audience? What message do you want to share with your audience? This is important on so many levels because if you are going to connect, you have to know the people or person you want to connect with. for more go to Resource on connecting: 1) Everyone Communicates, Few Connect 2) Crucial Conversations 3) Communicate for a Change
April 13, 2021
EP20 S1- The Power Of A Focus Leader with Patrick E. Winfield.
The ability to focus is a skill that anyone can and should develop. A lack of focus could be detrimental in the life of a leader and his or her organization.  Some common signs of lack of focus: If you have anxiety versus peace. If you have more frustration than fulfillment. If you have no passion which is hindering your perspective. If you are finding yourself comparing instead of complimenting. All these could be signs that you are out of focus. Imagine what could happen if you regain your ability to focus again? It's possible, listen in on how you can start today. I sit down with Campus Pastor of The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, Patrick E. Winfield. To learn more about Patrick Winfield click here
April 6, 2021
EP19 S1- Don't Go At It Alone
Why you and I need others we can rely on? As a leader I must admit it's not always easy to ask for others for help. As a matter of fact I believe there are a few things that prevent me from doing so, and in this episode I want to share some with you. It's so important as a leader to surround yourself with the right people, but also to ask for help when needed. You will prevent burnout, falling into temptation, or stagnation. Other people can help you regain your perspective and give you hope. Leave me a review if this resonates with you. connect with me at
March 30, 2021
EP18 S1- What Are You Doing With Your Money? with Anthony ONeal
In this episode, I am honored to be talking to a special guest, where we will speak on money, life and leadership and how regardless of where you start, you can change the trajectory in your story. Anthony ONeal is a #1 national best-selling author, financial expert and host of the popular online series “The Table with Anthony ONeal.” He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, and Rachael Ray, among others. Since 2015, Anthony has served at Ramsey Solutions, where he teaches young adults how to budget, live without debt, avoid student loans, and build real wealth for their future. Check out Anthony HERE Learn more about me here 
March 23, 2021
EP17 S1- What are people asking you for? with Bruce Ryles
People are coming to you because you have the solution to their problem. Leadership is an opportunity. The opportunity is always dressed in favors, and problems to solve- meaning people asking you to do a specific task or to fulfill a unique role, that is your opportunity to lead them. Every time someone ask you to do something write it down, pretty soon you will see a pattern- if multiple people are asking you for the same thing then that is your opportunity. The best leaders don't just tell you what to do, they lead by example. This is your moment to serve and lead in such a way that others will follow.  I sit down with Bruce Ryles from A Cup Of Mo company, as he shares how to overcome your challenges, find your purpose and lead your life.  For more on Bruce click here for more on me click here
March 16, 2021
EP16 S1- Redefining Anxiety with Dr. John Delony
In this episode I sit down with my friend John Delony, he is a leading voice on relationships and mental health. He has a show on Ramsey Solutions called the Dr.John Delony Show where he guide callers through real life relationship and mental health challenges. Prior to that John was a crisis response and senior leader at multiple universities. I met John back in November of 2020, and he is the real deal! John shares how anxiety affects leaders and how you can overcome it! You are not broken, anxiety is an alarm that is telling you something needs attention.  To Buy John's book CLICK HERE To Learn more about John click HERE To Connect with me click HERE
March 9, 2021
EP15 S1- How To Be A Next Level Leader.
In this episode I sit down with author of the book Next Level Leader and leadership consultant Jeff Cochran.  Jeff shares how you can not only attain these principles to help you maximize your leadership, but you can also share these principles with those you lead. The more a leader grows the more impact he or she will have on those around him.  To get Jeff's Book Click HERE To learn more about me click here
March 2, 2021
EP14 S1- The Secret Sauce To Productivity and Accomplishment Without Burnout
In this episode I share with you my secret sauce, I call it The Daily Deposits. Implementing this has allowed me to be more productive, feel more accomplished, see substantial growth personally and in every area of my life.  Leading yourself is the first key to effective leadership, and working on the top 20 percent of things that gives you the majority of your results is the mindset to have as you progress through life and accomplish the goals you have set for yourself and your organization.  You can take baby steps towards change and progress, you can take baby steps towards impact today.  FREE LeadThrough Planner Download HERE 
February 23, 2021
EP13 S1- Being Vulnerable Can Help Your Leadership & Organization.
In this episode I share a conversation I had with my good friend from the Next Peak Podcast on how vulnerability is critical in your leadership and how it can help elevate the progress of your organization.  Clint is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with over eleven years of law enforcement experience and over twelve years in the accounting field. Clint has translated those experiences into building an accounting and consulting firm that focuses on the idea of helping clients reach their “next peak.” Clint is also the host of the next peak podcast. If you need help with your taxes check Clint out click HERE For more information about me go to my website HERE
February 16, 2021
EP12 S1- America's Career Coach Ken Coleman - Discover What Were You Born To Do & How To Make It Happen.
Ken is a #1 bestselling author of The Proximity Principle and host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Ken Coleman Show. Every weekday, he helps callers discover what they do best so they can do work they love and produce the results that matter most to them. Whether you’re looking for a complete career change or you’re just unsure about what step to take next, Ken Coleman will help you get unstuck and on the path to doing meaningful work. Listen in on this powerful interview that will unlock your potential and help propel you into your dream job. So if you are in a career or job you hate or can't seem to know your purpose, listen to this episode. If you lead people this is a must listen, it will assist you in helping your team by placing them in the right positions to do work that matters most to them, so that you can see greater results within your organization. To buy Ken Colemans book The Proximity Principle Click Here Never miss an episode, join our list at or subscribe to this podcast. 
February 9, 2021
EP11 S1- The Danger Every Leader Faces.
As you are leading yourself and others, you will go through obstacles and trying times, and the temptation to quit will be knocking at your minds door. Discouragement is real and it's detrimental to your goals and dreams.  In this episode I share with you the effects of discouragement in a leaders life but I will also give you the ways to overcome it, move beyond it and stay optimistic despite challenges and disruptions. Don't face discouragement alone, call a friend, family or hire a coach but don't struggle in silence. You can overcome this and be victorious.  PROMO: Go to
February 2, 2021
EP10 S1- What Does Health Has To Do With It? - an interview with Dr. Hatam
Ever had a debilitating pain that hindered or slowed your performance or progress? I have. In this one on one interview, I sit down with one of the leader's in the healing space, Dr. Hatam. Dr. Hatam has helped me and countless other professionals get to the root cause of the physical pain, so that I can focus on doing what I love most, which is to serve people.  Often times we push through our pain and neglect to have it diagnosed, because we are so busy living our lives and leading our organizations. We have so much to accomplish, in so little time who has time to check what this pain really is? But neglecting this could be catastrophic in your life, as Dr. Hatam will share. Your pain could be as simple as what they call "Text Neck" or a serious as a deadly tumor. Listen in on our conversation, take some notes and get ready to take your leadership to a whole new level.  Learn more about Dr. Hatam HERE   Along with visiting Dr. Hatam, I also use a neck hammock and it works! Try it here:  To buy my book Navigate Click Here Have you downloaded your FREE Yearly LeadThrough Planner? Download it here :  For more free content Like the top 10 reasons people listen to you- check me out at or any of my social media platforms. Youtube Channel Facebook Instagram LinkedIn
January 26, 2021
EP9 S1- 3 Question You Must Answer To Find Your Purpose
Are you in a career that you hate? What do you want to do with your life? Are you doing something you don't enjoy? You don't find fulfillment. You are bored! Uncovering what fuels you, what are your passions, what are your strengths will move you in the direction of fulfillment in your work and in your contribution to the world. When I say uncovering, I mean really digging deep in your life and asking yourself hard questions, because if you want to lead your life instead of just allowing it to happen or be a bystander of someone else's decisions, you have to put in the work of digging and uncovering,  Uncovering in your life gives you clarity, and clarity gives you speed. Have you downloaded your FREE Yearly LeadThrough Planner? Download it here :  For more free content Like the top 10 reasons people listen to you- check me out at or any of my social media platforms. To buy my book Navigate on amazon click here Youtube Channel Facebook Instagram LinkedIn
January 19, 2021
EP8 S1- The Surest Way To Know If You Will Make It.
What action steps will you take in order to overcome the challenges and objections towards your personal or organizational goal? I am always encouraged by stories of people like Walt-Disney, Madam C.J Walker, Martin Luther, Dwayne Johnson, Saul of Tarsus, Evelyn Amador (that’s my mom). The stories of these people inspire me because of how these ordinary men and women were able to see a problem, feel a call or burden and move towards achieving their objective and goals.  They inspire me because they too are human beings who like myself have dreams and aspirations but who also had challenges and obstacles that could have easily derailed them, and stopped them. Yet, they persisted, they grew above their circumstance, they were intentional about their decisions, not perfect but learned from their mistakes and pressed through to for a cause and for a dream.  I share the next step in the 7 Step in my Lead Through Method that I use to coach business owners, non-profit leaders and entrepreneurs. Apply the principles shared in this episode to begin to see the change you desire.  Have you downloaded your FREE Yearly LeadThrough Planner? Download it here :  For more free content check me out at or any of my social media platforms.  Youtube Channel Facebook Instagram LinkedIn
January 12, 2021
EP7 S1- What 12 Leaders Said Was The Number # 1 Skill You Must Learn
Leading yourself isn't easy and leading others is even more challenging. In this episode I asked a TEDX Host, NFL Player, Pastor, Fitness Coach, Missionary, and many other leaders based on their experience - what is the number 1 skill every leader must have or improve this New Year to be an effective leader? Listen in on their responses and apply the ones you haven't heard of and reenforced the ones you are currently working on in your own life and leadership journey. Have you downloaded your FREE Yearly Planner? Download it here :  You can always check me out at   Special Thanks to the leaders who participated in this episode and shared their expertise. Patrick Winfield- Jacob Espinosa- Chip Mitchell - Ariel Amador- Salvatore Rametta- Mike Rosado- Patricia Miller Rob Pene- Chuck Elliot - Dawn Reyes- Daniel Lee- Cliff Crosby-
January 5, 2021
EP6 S1- How A Leader Views Challenges?
Have you ever felt stuck? Fear creeps in and discouragement tries to take over. In this episode I want to share with you 5 lessons that you can learn and benefit from during the hardships of life, or what I call "the wilderness seasons of life". You can't lead in life and not go through seasons of hardship, discouragement and even feelings of doubt and fear. Yet to successfully and continually lead our lives forward we have to learn the lessons in those seasons and continue to move forward in our purpose and our calling. Have you downloaded your FREE Yearly Planner? Download it here : I am also on Youtube: Youtube Channel
December 29, 2020
EP5 S1- The Quickest Way To Get What You Want.
Often times we fail, not because we didn't try but because we didn't plan accordingly. Plan it - is one of the key steps in getting what you truly want out of life and your leadership. In this episode, I share how an unexpected cancelation could have ruined Christmas for almost 300 people and how when you chose to implement this step in your life, you will accelerate your growth, productivity and results.  Start living intentionally today. To download your FREE Planner go to:
December 22, 2020
EP4 S1- Let your 'Why' fuel you forward!
Knowing why you want something, and why you do something is so critical in you staying the course to obtain it, or become it. Keeping your reason in front of you will help you stay focus. It will give you fuel to press on when you feel like slowing down. It will help you keep working while others are slacking. It will help you continue to dream while others are settling. Your reason for doing something is the thing that drives your passion if not the thing that gives it to you.       ----to download my free daily planner as my gift to you!
December 15, 2020
EP3 S1- What Do You Want? Really.
Anyone who has ever accomplished something worthwhile, has always been intentional about the direction they wanted to go and the actions they needed to take in order to get there. We must understand that we don't drift to success in life. We don't drift to a successful marriage, we don't drift out of debt, we don't drift building a successful business. We can drift away from these things and wake up and wonder what happened, but it takes intentionality, focus and effort to succeed at these things. So, what do you really want in life?
December 8, 2020
EP2 S1- How to turn What You Did into success.
We all go through positive and negative experiences, but reflecting on those experiences and dissecting the lessons learned is the key to growing your life and leadership. The saying "If you don't learn from your past you are going to repeat it" is true. This is the second step in unlocking your greatest potential at home and at the office!
December 1, 2020
EP1 S1- The Key To Getting Unstuck
In this episode I am sharing some of my personal stories, and methods that has allowed me to lead my life in the direction of my purpose with the hope that it will help you think over your own life and leadership, help you get unstuck so that you can lead with impact and purpose.  To learn more check out my website  My book Navigate is available here Let me know how this is helping you.  Jose
November 23, 2020