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Compete Every Day with Jake Thompson | A Show for Driven People

The show for driven people who want to be great. Discover how you can build the mindset + skills required to WIN your career, training + life each week with Compete Every Day's Jake Thompson. Learn what mental, habitual, & physical systems elite 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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Dec 23, 2016

Fried chicken – and fitness?

Dallas fitness blogger & founder of both Deep Fried Fit blog & the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors joins the Better Than Yesterday Podcast this week.

At the time we recorded this, Mai Lyn had just left her corporate job to focus on her blog. Mai Lyn shares her journey from being a part-time blogger about food & fitness, to a full-time one running a successful regional blog & creating the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors community.

There’s a lot of gold in this episode. We talk about productivity tips and the daily habits that help Mai Lyn get after the day.

Dec 22, 2016

Don’t fall for the movie trailers.

I love movies. I love actually going to the movies. The fresh popcorn, the brand-new trailers, and the fact that I can just escape for two hours.

But you know the one thing about movie trailers that gets me – the actual trailer. It always gets me to the movie. And think about it, how many bad movie trailers have you seen? Probably none. Maybe one in your lifetime?

For the most part, the movie trailers are great. And then you go to the movie, and the movie sucks. Now, how does that relate to you today? I dive into the trap of “movie trailers” and how we can bypass the trap in our lives.

Dec 22, 2016

How important is it to have a positive mental image of ourselves?

CrossFit. Olympic Weightlifting. Body image issues, what? That’s the story Salt Lake City CrossFit athlete Cassidy Duffield shares in this week’s episode. Growing up as a gymnast, Cassidy has always been a more muscular woman. That led to special attention when she was younger, including being called “manly” as a teen.

She spent years at a mainstream gym trying to be “skinny” and lose the muscle and weight she had built as a gymnast. As she grew older, Cassidy learned to love her body and the strength she had after joining the CrossFit community.

In this conversation, you’ll hear Cassidy’s incredible story, the way she overcame body image challenges, and how to create a compelling vision of your future self.

Dec 22, 2016

This is Going to Be a Raw Conversation

That’s the warning Kyle Cermak gave me when we talked about sharing his story on the podcast. Kyle struggled with alcoholism for years before one fateful night changed his life – and almost destroyed it. We dive into his story, what led to his alcoholism, and how he has maintained sobriety for over seven years and restored his family.

Kyle’s story has something for everyone – and his approach to his day to day life has created a world of positive success that just eight years ago, never seemed possible.

There’s incredible value in this episode. With Kyle’s perspective of coming from addition, he’s realized how mental and physical strength contribute to overall wellbeing in a unique way. Kyle shares what he does to stay fit after years of abusing his body and how he focuses on his priorities.

Kyle Cermak’s Journey

  • 4:05 Being in a band, travelling the country, and transitioning into a new phase
  • 5:15 Growing up with a lot of alone time and craving the lifestyle he saw on TV
  • 9:05 Turning to alcohol every day for 15 years and what life was like for Kyle
  • 14:00 Hitting a low point with drinking and reaching a turning point
  • 20:40 Deciding to change his life after a heart-wrenching court hearing

Kyle Getting Motivated

  • 24:15 Getting sober through rehabilitation and recognizing his patterns
  • 26:58 Changing his behavior to receive love by giving love
  • 28:39 Developing a spiritual base to turn to instead of alcohol
  • 30:02 Becoming physically healthy so that his heart and mind function well, Working with the “Fit to Recover” program

Competitive Insights

  • 33:40 Connect spiritually or meditate in the morning to remember the bigger picture of life.
  • 37:40 Making it a point to be of service to someone every single day.
  • 39:05 The mindset for success in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Better Than Yesterday Quotes

“The only things that I can control are my behaviors and actions.”

“The world is a bigger place than yourself, but you’re also connected to that bigger picture of the world.”

“I take a lot of pleasure in doing the dishes because I’m excited to be able to contribute to the betterment of our family.”

Dec 22, 2016

How does one build mental toughness?

That's the question I dive into this week with Dawn Fletcher, owner of Fletcher Fitness & MentalityWOD.com. Dawn is physical & mental performance coach that works with athletes in a number of sports to help them get the results they want.

Dawn was named “1 of the Top 30 Most Influential Health Bloggers" and has been a great member of the Compete community since we first connected at the 2011 CrossFit Games.

We dive into building mental toughness, her daily routines for positive mindset & success, and her entrepreneurial journey.

Dec 22, 2016

What does it mean to be Better Than Yesterday? Show host, and Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day, Jake Thompson shares his heart behind this podcast series & what you can expect from the upcoming first season.

Our goal is to help you compete and be better than yesterday in all of your pursuits.

 

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