Compete Every Day

Compete Every Day

The show for people who want to be great. Discover how you can win your work, workouts, + life each week with Compete Every Day's Jake Thompson. Learn what mental, habitual, & physical systems Championship performers use to succeed in their professional and personal lives. Our episodes are motivating - but they go beyond a fire that fades by providing actual takeaways listeners can implement to build their own winning mindset to succeed in their career, fitness, relationships, and life. For more information on how you can lead better + achieve more, visit CompeteEveryDay.com.

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May 12, 2021 25 min

Mindfulness is all about opening yourself up to truly experiencing whatever is happening in the present moment. It’s a word that some people gravitate toward, just as others tend to avoid it. But at its core, it’s about living with your feet on the ground, wherever you are. This week, Dr. Daya Grant, who is a neuroscientist, yoga instructor, and sport psychology consultant, talks about the benefits of taking a deep breath, filterin...

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There's an important mental skill that's often overlooked in its ability to keep you moving forward and handling pressure, obstacles, & the opportunity of today.

Learn it. Embrace it. And practice it to improve how well you compete every day.

 

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Optimism helps Competitors battle challenges. Toxic positivity hurts their chances of success.

Learn the differences between the two and why optimism can be a competitive advantage for driven leaders.

 

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    May 3, 2021 10 min

    Even if you can't do everything you want at the level you want, you can still do something, right? Most people don't do anything because what they can do isn't at the same level they want to do it.

    They missed the most important part of growth - you have to start somewhere and the only way to get "there" is by getting better by getting in reps.

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    Life isn't fair, and most people waste their opportunities by playing a victim mentality that it should be. We don't determine our starting position in life, but we do determine how we starting running when the race starts.

    Be encouraged to become a victor and take control of your lane today.

     

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    There are three options we have for dealing with our thoughts. We can ignore them, challenge them, or delve into them. Learning when to choose each of these approaches is a key component of building helpful self-talk. That can be a game changer for young athletes and others who have to spend a lot of time making decisions and judgment calls in their own heads, which is why learning to do it in a productive way is critical.

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    Does your day run you or do you have a clear plan of attack to run the day?

    Most of us pack our schedules full of things that don't allow us space to create time for what *actually* matters to our big picture.

    Learn some tips to reset your calendar & take back control of your schedule so you can learn to win it.

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    April 23, 2021 3 min

    You can't compete unless you're willing to take action. Quit waiting around from permission or approval and start taking action every day toward the goals you want for your life.

     

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    Fitness influencer Ariana Travelstead joins this week's show to discuss the importance of putting your pride aside to commit toward your progress. We discuss starting a side-hustle, the importance of being a sponge of knowledge, and the catchy idea of 'balance.

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    How are you supposed to reach your goals if you don't know all the steps needed?

    I dive into this frequently asked question and what you can do to still make progress toward your goal even when you don't know everything needed to reach it.

     

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    April 16, 2021 3 min

    You are responsible for your controllables. If you want to be a Champion or person of success, plan to learn discipline and control "it" every day.

     

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    April 14, 2021 29 min

    It’s important to find a sense of balance or stability, even at the most unstable points in our lives. This week, RP founder Nick Shaw talks about using free time to work on larger projects and being sure to save time for relaxation and mental recharging to avoid burnout. It isn’t always possible to align your time exactly the way you want to, but by focusing on the things that are in your control, you can start to make better deci...

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    April 12, 2021 2 min

    Worry and fear are feelings & thoughts based on a future where things don't go our way. We get caught in a trap when we don't practice mindfulness & being in the present.

    Don't let worrying about what may not even happen be what keeps you from working toward becoming a winner.

     

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    You have 100% control on your daily focus - make sure you fine-tune it to the right things so you can keep your momentum moving forward every day.

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    Oftentimes, people look forward, wondering what opportunities might be just over the horizon, rather than seeking out connections and partnerships they have access to right now. It’s OK to take a leap into the unknown, but don’t forget to find ways of helping out those around you, too. There may be surprising opportunities that stem from those conversations, says this week’s guest, podcaster and coach Ben Newman.

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    April 5, 2021 16 min

    How do you expect to get better if you don't watch the game-tape? A powerful lesson on the importance of review, reflection, & proactively working to get better.

     

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    Mission and motivation are both components of our journey when we choose to forsake average in the pursuit of greatness. They're both become part of our life when we decide we want to be a winner.

    But only one of them is required each day. Are you leaning on the right one?

     

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    “There is no glory in struggle,” says Nataly Kogan, Founder and CEO of Happier. Everyone faces challenges in life and has to overcome different types of adversity, but how we choose to do that can have a great impact on the outcome. This week, Kogan shares strategies for building mental and emotional fitness, and finding ways to thrive and grow, instead of just surviving.

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    March 29, 2021 8 min

    It would be great if you could magically snap your fingers and “poof,” you were gritty. Unfortunately, you can’t build it overnight, but you do have the opportunity to build it over time.

    In this week's episode, Jake shares one of the most important lessons & tips for how you can build your grit today.

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    March 26, 2021 10 min

    Everyone is chasing excitement – but excitement isn’t the right target. We must become ok doing the boring work in order to build a future success.

    In this week’s episode, Jake motivates listeners with the reminder that in order to be great, you’ve got to be willing to stick with the boring.

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