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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: October, 2018
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
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