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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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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Every great goal is achieved by first overcoming a giant obstacle in the way. Even the best Competitors in the world first had to learn how to become someone capable of overcoming the obstacle. On this week's episode, hear a lesson by the world's greatest on how to train yourself to become someone capable of slaying the giant.   Sign up here to receive our FREE weekly Competitor Guide! Click here to support the show here.   Please... Read more

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April 24, 2019 27 min

No matter how hard you work or how dedicated you are to achieving your goals, if you don’t have the right mental attitude, you’ll struggle to do your best. Closing that gap between where you are and where you want to be comes down to learning mental toughness and employing strategies for success. This week, mental performance coach Brian Cain talks about how to go from having an average mindset to an elite one, through focusing on ... Read more

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If you don't like something, do something about it. This week's fight between two professional baseball teams stirred up a conversation around personal responsibility, growth, and responding to things outside of your control. Jake shares his thoughts on baseball's unwritten rule, why if you don't like how someone does something, find a way to do better, and instead of making the excuse that their actions made you respond a certain ... Read more

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Culture is key, in the locker room and the boardroom. Texas high school football coach Randy Jackson opens up in this week's episode on team-building and co-creating team culture to create a framework both players and coaches buy into. If a group has common goals and speaks the same language both on the field and off, they are primed for success, even if they don’t always win. The way to build that strong culture lies in having ... Read more

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April 14, 2019 15 min

Today I'm sharing my own struggles with self-doubt and the three-step action plan I implemented to overcome those doubts. If you've ever doubted your abilities, your path, or your situation, listen to how these three actionable steps can silence those doubts and build your self-confidence.   Please leave us a review at: https://apple.co/2tMgSzZ Show Notes: https://blog.competeeveryday.com/overcome-self-doubt   Support the Show: Use... Read more

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To be successful as an adult, it’s important to go all the way back to your roots and remember what’s at your core. Ryan Schultz has had a hand in numerous projects on the rise, including his current role at ROMWOD, and good business practices are based on good principles. Those principles often stem from the values you learned as a kid — like being kind and treating others the way you want to be treated. Schultz shares his story ... Read more

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April 7, 2019 14 min

I know what it’s like to be frustrated by the fact that you aren’t where you thought you’d be by now. We start after a goal with big dreams in our eyes, and 1, 2, or 5 years down the road, our current reality isn’t what we’d expected - and we still have farther to go. Listen to this story about a music star spending 10 years singing to (practically) no one, and why you should be thankful you’re not "there" yet - and what to do abou... Read more

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April 3, 2019 30 min

The habits we practice shape the futures we have. So, it’s critical to envision where you want to be, and find ways of moving toward that in your everyday life. That’s the message from this week’s guest, The ONE Thing Vice-President, Geoff Woods, who is also an entrepreneur, father, and podcast host. Order The One Thing book here. Join the Compete community on Facebook here.

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March 31, 2019 13 min

Sometimes we have to just do the work. Every big, audacious goal requires an investment from us. Sometimes it requires a large investment of time, like writing a book. Sometimes it requires courage to take the first step into a gym for the first time. And sometimes the goal requires we swallow our pride and start ugly, slow, or inexperienced. The investments are uncomfortable.  So instead of doing what we know we need to, we c... Read more

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After years a special education teacher, Jenny Dean Fitness decided it was time for her to have kids. Following the birth of her second child, her husband was traveling nearly every day for work. She found herself feeling unfulfilled and wanting more from her own life. She took a yoga class and was immediately hooked. Now, seven years later, she’s a professional yoga teacher who also runs retreats, is a DFW fitness influencer, and ... Read more

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Learn why the disadvantages you *think* are holding you back may actually end up creating the advantages and skills that help you win - but only if you're competing every day.

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You don’t have to be the most athletic, the wealthiest, the smartest, or the most talented to be very successful in what you want to do. That’s the core message from today’s guest, Ryan Michler, founder of Order of Man. Order of Man is dedicated to building up strong, independent, and capable men. While men and women both may question their capacity for greatness because they don’t see themselves as the best at anything, Michler... Read more

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March 17, 2019 18 min

How did we get to this place? A place where people believe they're entitled to reaching their goals and a certain lifestyle because of simply who they are. A place where fans can be racist or offensive simply because they can afford courtside seats. A place where kids expect to start as true freshman - and when they don't, transfer. Most people spend more time complaining about what they believe they *deserve* instead of doing... Read more

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Relationship-building and communication skills can help you succeed in sports, business, and life. Former Olympic synchronized swimmer Carrie Garten currently works in talent acquisition for Ernst and Young, and credits the long hours and grueling days training for the Olympics with building the necessary skills she relied on once she transitioned from sports into the business world. Learn why people who have high versatility are g... Read more

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