Compete Every Day

Compete Every Day

A podcast for the driven who want to be Championship performers who make an impact - in their work, fitness, relationships, and life. Each week, Compete Every Day's Jake Thompson interviews leaders, athletes, and winning coaches from sports, fitness, psychology, and business. Each conversation explores what drives Championship performers and how they think, act, and execute to win in multiple areas of life. You'll learn takeaways, that when applied, can make big positive changes in your life. This podcast is for individuals who desire to be better than yesterday, to compete every day, and to be a Champion in their life.... Show More

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Lifting up the people around you will benefit you and your entire team in the long run. That’s just one of the messages from this week’s guest, author, speaker, and coach Jamy Bechler. The group mentality drives a team and it’s only by ensuring each and every player is included in the success that it can truly be achieved. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Foster relationships with your team Uplift others Be positive with a rationale behind it G... Read more

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In order to reach your full potential, it’s important to practice habits, make choices, and surround yourself with people who will help you get there. In this week’s episode of the Compete Every Day podcast, host Jake Thompson talks about how to make life changes to get you where you need to go. He shares stories from his own past about times he didn’t make the right choices and how he learned to make those crucial shifts with the ... Read more

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August 13, 2019 12 min

Science proves that our inherent talents are great – but our effort and what we do with that talent is twice as important. Great talent is wasted every day by those who rely solely on it. Your future success is not about what you’re born with, but what you choose to build. Take responsibility. Take action. And outwork your talent every day.   SAVE 15% OFF our brand new release, OUTWORK, with code PODCAST at checkout!

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August 7, 2019 36 min

Intentionality is a key component of a successful work method. It brings a project from concept to completion and can help you establish a disciplined process you can follow from start to finish. This week's guest is Sports Illustrated veteran & best-selling author Don Yaeger. He shares stories from his own life and career and tips for developing a working method that can be tailored to meet your needs. Being intentional about a pr... Read more

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One of the hardest challenges you may have to face is your own environment. Whether it’s the people in your inner circles or the space you’re living in or your job, it’s nearly impossible to outperform that which surrounds you every day. That’s why refining your space and time to make it reflect your goals is key to achieving success. That’s just one of the tips from this week’s guest, personal trainer and nutrition and lifestyle c... Read more

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July 24, 2019 13 min

It doesn’t matter how good you are or how great you rise to be, you will always have critics. Some of the best in their profession still had critics – even when their work record was impeccable. Instead of being distracted by what others say and constantly focused on how you can win their approval, invest your time and energy to what matters more: your effort, your actions, & your attitude. Jake busts the myth that you can win that... Read more

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Your life can change in an instant. It’s what sports psychologist Dr. Rob Bell calls a hinge moment. Hinge moments often come when you’re not expecting them, which is why it’s important to treat every day, every interaction, every conversation, and every person as though they could be that life-changing moment. That way, the hinge can connect when it needs to. Listen to our conversation and learn how to: Build mental toughness App... Read more

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July 10, 2019 13 min

This is your 2019 HALFWAY CHECKPOINT! ✅⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ There are 6 months left until 2020.⁣⁣ It's a perfect time look back at the progress you’ve made/didn’t, adjust your daily process to fit your plan for the next 6 months, and then hit the ground running ⁣⁣ Just like in sports, if 2019 is going GREAT or TERRIBLE, the final score is determined in the second half. ⁣⁣ Listen to this new episode on the 3 things you can do to finish the year st... Read more

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In order to keep up and stay competitive in a fast-changing world, it’s important to develop and foster a growth mindset so you don’t get stuck in a fixed position, unable to keep up. Staying curious, passionate, and committed will help you remain at the forefront of that change, says Valor Performance Founder and CEO Sarah Milby. Milby has a background in athletics, business, and government and has committed herself to innovatio... Read more

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Polarity exists in this world; it’s not black and white. Because of that, having an adaptable mindset and practicing useful self-talk may prime you better for success than being focused solely on positivity. That’s one of the messages from this week’s guest, fellow host, mentor, and personal coach Brian Levenson, of the Intentional Performers podcast. Levenson has spoken and worked with many leaders, executives, athletes, and more ... Read more

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It's easy to get caught up in the failure. We tend to distract ourselves from what's more important by replaying what happened then. Everyone experiences setbacks - but the mistake 99% of the people you know make is that they get stuck playing the "what if" game with their setback and carrying around the emotional baggage like it's travel luggage. Discover what Competitors do differently when experiencing a setback - and what matte... Read more

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Grit is just one of the many pieces of the success puzzle. Author & Sports Psychologist Dr. Cindra Kamphoff shares how grit is a great starting place for thinking about what it truly takes to be on top of your game or field as an athlete or entrepreneur.  It's often the most challenging moments that change us the most. If we overcome them and keep persevering, we develop grit and the long-term passion it takes to succeed. Listen an... Read more

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The sky isn’t the limit for this week’s guest, former Presidential appointee, entrepreneur, and author Laura Gassner Otting. Her most recent book is called Limitless and that’s the message she shares on today’s show. Imposter syndrome was real for Gassner Otting, who said it took pushing herself far outside her comfort zone — even after 25 years of experience in a variety of professional fields — in order to realize her own limitle... Read more

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Jake shares in today’s episode the importance of leaning into discomfort and how it’s crucial to developing as a competitor in life. Most of us understand the need to push ourselves in our workouts. We have no problem going into an uncomfortable position, lifting heavier or running harder – yet many people forget that growth outside of the gym works the same way. Jake passionate challenges you to take on the mindset of a Competitor... Read more

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Stephen Mackey, founder of 2Words, talks about his journey to becoming a character development speaker and shares ideas for parents, coaches, students, and adults alike to build a depth of character that will carry them forward in the world. It’s easy to get stuck in the weeds, forgetting to look at the deeper meaning behind your work. But by connecting each small step with a greater vision, you can bring purpose into your work and... Read more

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This week marks the 8th birthday for Compete Every Day. As I looked back on the journey, I wanted to share the 8 biggest lessons I've learned about running a business and building a life. Support the Show: https://patreon.com/competeeveryday Join the Community: http://facebook.com/groups/competeeveryday   1. If you can impact one person, the hardwork is worth it.⁣ 2. Success takes longer than you ever expect it to. ⁣3. Do what you ... Read more

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Imposter syndrome is common among anyone pursuing greatness. It's the feeling that "oh no, they'll find out I don't belong here." We live in fear of being "caught" as if the reason we got there was luck or an accident. Imposter syndrome is COMMON, so know that you're not alone. Every successful person has felt this way and battled it. Want to be a Competitor who overcomes this feeling?  Here are three keys to helping you silence t... Read more

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May 8, 2019 31 min

Storytelling fosters connection among people. This week’s guest is professional storyteller, writer, and podcaster Yogi Roth. There’s no more natural connection than that between sports and being human. That’s why he’s dedicated much of his career to finding and sharing those special moments that illustrate the human side of sports—what’s beneath the helmet, uniform, and stats. Roth encourages everyone to dig down deep and disco... Read more

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May 5, 2019 6 min

Just a reminder: choosing to compete for greatness in all areas of your life can be LONELY. People you know won’t understand it. People you like will be ok settling for average. People you love will settle for a career / relationship / life well below their full potential. But those people don’t live your life. You do. This episode has one takeaway: if you feel alone because those you spend time with don’t understand why you push ... Read more

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Lindsey Smith is an athlete. The three-sport college athlete turned CrossFit Games competitor, and now coach & athletic director shares her journey through sports and life with tips on transitioning away from being a full-time athlete in a healthy and productive way. As a coach, she’s fostered positive relationships with her athletes and used the same work ethic to raise two active and hardworking daughters of her own. She shows... Read more

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