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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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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Heart of a Champion

Our special guest today is part of the Compete community. Karen lives in Austin, TX and has competed in the Crossfit Games. She’s done amazing things in her life, including kicking cancer’s ass.

In this episode, we talk about what it was like for a woman in her 30s and athlete in a rising sport to battle cervical cancer. Karen shares what she went through to even get a diagnosis, processing what her diagnosis meant for having a family, and giving hope to people who fight challenges like her.

Karen is an inspirational leader. I admire her for who she is as a woman and the fight that’s in her spirit.

Jan 24, 2017

Success is a Mixture of Hard Work, Preparation, and Luck.

Alicia and I have known each other for years through Twitter and I know you’ll enjoy getting to know more about her. Alicia is a lawyer, professor, and blogger who built an incredible career in the sport’s industry.

In July 2011, Alicia founded RulingSports.com, a website dedicated to analyzing legal issues in the world of sports. Launching RulingSports.com gave Alicia the springboard she needed to find an international platform to discuss her passion for sports.  Since launching RulingSports.com, Alicia has been a featured guest on hundreds of sports radio shows nationwide. She’s also written for Forbes, Sport’s Illustrated, and Huffington Post.

We talk about how Alicia started a successful blog, what inspired her mission work in Haiti, and how to actually start pursuing your dreams.

Jan 17, 2017

Transformation Shifts Your DNA

Salt Freedom and I connected this summer in Las Vegas at Amplify. As soon as I met her, I knew I needed to get her on the show and introduce her to the Compete community.

After winning her own 13 year battle with an eating disorder, SALT combined her insider knowledge and her training in holistic health to create SALT ED FREEDOM - a radically empowering and holistic eating disorder treatment method that challenges the status-quo recovery goals and treatment standards. SALT ED FREEDOM was created specifically for brave, rebellious woman, who don’t just want to recover. They want freedom.

Salt and I talk about her story and what went into starting her business. We talk about what’s behind addiction, how we need to transform ourselves before we help others, and getting past imposter syndrome.

Jan 10, 2017

What is Your Pathway to Success?

We’ve got the one and only Julian Placino on Better than Yesterday. As host of the Pathways to Success Podcast, Julian has had over 100 interviews with successful individuals to uncover the common thread of success.

What is success? What does success look like? We dive deep into these topics and how you can become successful yourself by learning from the things that successful people have done.

Julian’s Journey

  • 3:03 Being very entrepreneurial for the sole purpose of making a buck
  • 3:30 Starting an endeavor to NOT make money, but to help other people
  • 4:36 Working as a recruiter professionally and looking for a creative outlet
  • 9:17 Knowing nothing about podcasting and finding a successful podcaster to befriend

Julian Getting Motivated

  • 12:17 Writing a book about the lessons he’s learned in his life and from guests
  • 14:18 Finding a mentor by making it public and buying someone lunch
  • 16:00 Setting big dreams for his podcast and himself in 2017

Competitive Insights

  • 13:20 Everyone has some kind of unique ability they can do better than others.
  • 18:10 There’s purpose in the things that we do and when you combine that with what you love, you’ll be unstoppable.

Better Than Yesterday Quotes

“Creating consistent content develops a personal brand.”

“It’s so easy to play small.”

“Success comes down to being fulfilled.”

Jan 3, 2017

Sharpen Your Wintality

We’re welcoming in Baylor Barbee to Better Than Yesterday. Baylor is a successful motivational speaker, author, and tri-athlete. He’s the world's biggest triathlete and his goals for 2017 are going to blow you away.

His book Wintality teaches the keys to unlocking the success in your DNA. In this conversation, we go into the ‘wintality’ mindset and how you can use that to win in your own life.

Baylor’s story of playing football at Baylor to becoming a triathlete is one full of inspiration. The actions he took to transform his life into one that’s more positive and motivating to others are actions that we can all take.

Baylor’s Journey

  • 2:33 Playing football his entire life to not doing anything
  • 3:28 Looking for something fun to do to get in shape and finding triathlons
  • 10:38 Making a conscious decision to be a positive person

Baylor Getting Motivated

  • 7:10 Focusing forward to keep moving forward through tough challenges
  • 8:49 Finding the discipline to do things he doesn’t like to enjoy things more
  • 14:00 Reminding himself that he’s getting to do what he loves to do
  • 16:30 Getting inspiration for Wintality by studying lions

Competitive Insights

  • 19:10 The later you do anything in the day, the smaller the chance of getting it done.
  • 24:32 If you really want to be something, don’t wait until a designated day like New Year’s to do it.  
  • 26:31 Keep track of everything. If you say you want to get better, act and analyze your progress.

Better Than Yesterday Quotes

“How blessed am I that the worst thing I’m going through my life right now is figuring out how to race people on the streets?”

“I am professional mistake maker. I make mistakes, but if I can pass them along, they’re speaking points and not mistakes.”

“Inside each and every one of us is the DNA of success.”

 

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