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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, 2018

It all comes down to passion and purpose for Brandon Pogue. Pogue talks about uncertainty of starting a new career in his late 30s, and finding a calling in life that’s both rewarding and fulfilling. It’s never too late to make a change.

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Dec 18, 2018

This week's guest is Tony Vance, head coach and athletics director at Hattiesburg High School, in Mississippi.

He shares tips on building a strong and committed football team through encouraging athletes to try their hardest both on and off the field.

It doesn't matter if you've played or not to find VALUE in this conversation.

Dec 11, 2018

Investments are just as much mental — and physical — as they are financial.

This week’s guest is Justin Murphy, a former CrossFit Games Regionals competitor turned business owner. Just under a year ago, Murphy founded his own nutrition company, called iCoach Nutrition, as a culmination of years of interest in and dedication to the subject. To get there, though, he had to take chances as they came up and had to dive in headfirst, without any guarantees.

Listen and learn how to:

  • Put effort into endeavors that have good returns
  • Set priorities based on goals
  • Set yourself up for success by making a plan and sticking to it
  • Control your mindset and turn negative to positive
  • Figure out your deal-breakers and work around them

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Dec 4, 2018

CrossFit competitor and personal trainer Will Trujillo, of Big Dawgs remote coaching (OPEX) is our guest this week. He talks about the importance of trust between trainers and trainees, how to align your actions with your end goals, and how to recognize the little wins along the way.

Nov 27, 2018

The people who reach the top do it because they can see their own strengths, capitalize on them, and don’t waste time with busy work.

A big part of being successful is learning to set yourself apart from the crowd. What can I be the best at? That’s a question this week’s guest asked himself many years ago, which ultimately set him on the path to success.

Dana Cavalea spent his entire professional career in sports with the New York Yankees, starting at the bottom and working his way up to be their director of strength and conditioning. He doesn’t sugarcoat the hard work it took, just as he doesn’t sugarcoat what made the star players he worked with the best of the best.

Listen and learn how to:

  • Identify your own talents and strengths
  • Double down on building and capitalizing on your best attributes
  • Slow down, quiet the noise, and focus on one task at a time
  • How to find the mechanics of your own success
  • Listen to your intuition

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Nov 23, 2018

Want to be a winner in life? You have to build an unbreakable mindset first.

Here's why Competitors believe they are a legend in their own mind - and why it's one of the most powerful ingredients in the formula for success.

Nov 20, 2018

When the time comes to move on, it’s important to realize it and do just that. Open a new door. Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity. Don’t shy away from change.

That’s the message from this week’s guest. Rachel Balkovec was the first female strength and conditioning coach in MLB history, but she’s much more than that. In this episode, Balkovec talks about not being afraid to upset the norm and recognize when the current path isn’t working anymore.

Listen and learn how to:

  • The importance of flexibility and being able to adapt to changes
  • How to build success, step by step
  • Recognize what’s no longer serving your interests and move on
  • The benefits of diverse experiences
  • Take advantage of open doors and new opportunities

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Nov 16, 2018

There are a lot of people that believe that competition is bad. They have the perspective that if they're not physically lined up across from someone trying to beat them, then they're not competing.

That perspective is wrong.

Each of us, every day, are in a competition. And if you don't realize that you're in a competition, how can you ever expect to win?

Understand what you're up against. Compete to overcome it. My thoughts on what each of our daily competition looks like - and how to start each morning to make sure you get the leg up on what competes against you.

Nov 13, 2018

This week, we hear from former tennis player and current touring coach Christopher Williams about the power of mindset. He works to break down the stigma of talking about sports psychology and mental training. He also talks about the importance of preparation, expectation management, and having a diversified life.

Listen and you'll learn how to:

  • Find a process that leads to success
  • Build self-awareness on the court and in life
  • Focus on action, not reaction
  • Learn to manage expectations
  • Develop a growth mindset for a well-rounded life

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Nov 9, 2018

Are you allowing your position - at work, on the team, in life - determine your output? Are you letting where you are today influence the effort, the energy, and the focus you pour into your purpose on earth?

Find out how Competitors approach this topic and what you need to do in order to be successful in every pursuit you take in life.

Nov 6, 2018

Some kids come in with grit, others have to learn to develop it. But no matter how they started on a team, they need to learn perseverance to succeed both in sports and in life. This week, we hear from Houston Baptist University football coach Roger Hinshaw about the power of competition for kids and adults. He talks about the trends he’s seen during his many years as a coach and shows that while talent is often praised, it’s easier to come by than sheer determination.

Nov 2, 2018

Learn how Competitors view - and attack - obstacles that show up in life. Most people cower or back down when life tries to knock them down. Most people also fail to reach their goals or their full potential.

Find out what simple perspective shift can fuel you toward overcoming your next obstacle the way a Competitor does.

Oct 30, 2018

There is power in positivity. This week, we hear from athlete and entrepreneur Cletus Coffey, who considers himself an eternal optimist. After an injury brought his sports chapter to a close, he struggled to find a new identity off the field in the world of business. He talks about learning to overcome doubt during tough transitions and using optimism, empathy, and gratitude to build a strong framework for the future.

Oct 26, 2018

There are a million excuses that I can whip out of thin air instantaneously. We all can.

Because using excuses is easier than doing what we need to get done.

But as you've heard me say all month, excuses don't get the job done. Excuses don't add an extra "0" to your bank account and they won't help you reach your goals. Excuses don't create champions - and Champions don't create excuses.

So how did I break up - and then kill - the excuses my inner critic was trying to create?

This episode features the four actions I took to curb, and then bury, the excuses I caught myself going back to time and time again.

Oct 23, 2018

It’s not about how much you win, it’s about the effort you put in to compete and the lessons you take away from trying.

This week, we hear from one of my Texas high school football coaches, Kurt Traylor, who shares tips on how to successfully coach the next generation to succeed in sports and in life by teaching them to pound the stone.

Oct 19, 2018

Today we dive into the PROCESS - the importance of one and how the most successful Competitors in life embrace the process and all of its boring, monotonous, slowly growing timeline.

And that in order to win, you have to embrace every part of your process.

Oct 16, 2018

Everyone will face setbacks in their own life. That’s something Coach Dar knows well.

This week, Darleen Santore shares her story of being an occupational therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury and strokes—who has also had several strokes herself.

She shares advice on how to move past the unexpected challenges life throws at you and use what you learn from those hard times to propel you forward into a stronger tomorrow.

By shifting the framework of how you approach each day, you can start using setbacks as the fuel for reaching your peak.

Oct 12, 2018

No one likes starting at the bottom and being a rookie surrounded by veterans, or worse, all-pros. But you can't get to their level of success and experience unless you're willing to start as a rookie with the basics. And this doesn't just apply to football.

Oct 9, 2018

An Olympic silver medal is a win, but for a hardcore team competitor, it can feel like—and be—a loss if it meant missing out on gold by just a hair.

Cat Osterman, who is a Hall of Fame pitcher and one of the top 5 softball players of all time, has seen the Olympics from both sides. She walked away from two Olympic games with both a silver and a gold medal to show.

Now she’s a college level coach. This week, Osterman talks about coming down from the highest high and coming up from the lowest low.

Oct 5, 2018

Why the most successful people in the world are professional door knockers and how you can't get better until you are too.

Oct 2, 2018

Ex-NFL defensive back & current trainer and motivational speaker Jordan Pugh shares tips on how to adjust when things change unexpectedly and how to keep the passion for what you do.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Develop a global view of what you want to accomplish
  • Create a Plan B and work through a tough transition
  • Focus on passion, purpose, and performance
  • Keep your sights set on the end goal
  • Navigate bumps in the road and learn to adjust and shift along the way
Sep 25, 2018

Sports psychologist & multi-sport athlete Anne 'Kip' Rodgers Watsonopenly discusses our need to face adversity and overcome it.

As a former competitive gymnast and entrepreneur, as well as professional women's football player, she shares tips about 👉👉 how to develop a growth mindset in order to constantly improve.

Sep 21, 2018

Learn why the best competitors embrace change and the opportunities it holds when most people are scared to death of it.

Sep 18, 2018

Sports psychologist & WNBA mental coach Dr. Stuart Singer shares tips on how to get prepared and stay prepared for the big break.

Singer considers himself a lifelong learner and he uses that passion for knowledge to open doors and bolster his connections.

Sep 14, 2018

Too many people spend their entire life at the starting line, too scared to take a step forward and run. Learn why Competitors aren't "most people" and start running as soon as the gun sounds - and most importantly, how you can too.

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