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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 30, 2020

There are three things that always hold true for teams: they all struggle, they all have untapped talent, and most of them haven’t defined their success. That’s where Maureen Monte steps in. With a background in corporate team building and a commitment to seeing young athletes succeed, she has found her place helping others reach their full potential. This week, she talks about leadership and team development and shares tips for finding success in sports, work, and everyday life.

Monte has dedicated her life to facilitating these types of conversations among young athletes and employees alike. But while sports teams, especially, might define success as winning a particular championship or game, that’s not what defines the word for Monte herself. “I want them to win at the long game of life,” she says. She hopes the skills they learn now will serve them well whether they pursue athletics, the corporate world, or college down the line.

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Dec 28, 2020

The harder you work today, the more opportunities you'll be able to win tomorrow.

Dec 25, 2020

We're celebrating Christmas with a special episode about the most important gift you can give heading into 2021.

Dec 23, 2020

For Dartmouth Coach Spencer Brown, it comes down to owning your results. As both player and coach, you have the choice to put in whatever effort you can to build a strong framework for success. It doesn’t matter how tired you are, or if you’re facing a challenge in your life, so long as when you’re at practice or in a game, you try your best. In this week’s episode, Brown talks about leadership qualities, personal empowerment, and making competition fun, both in sports and in everyday life.

Being a coach is about more than just the short time you see your players every day, he says. It’s about instilling values in them and empowering them to make good choices on their own time from morning until night. If they can learn positive habits and decision-making skills in sports, they can carry those forward into their future relationships and pursuits. No detail is too small to ignore, he says. From warm-up to the end of practice, and even the moments they spend at home, every minute counts.

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Dec 21, 2020

Unless you're willing to work the land & plant seeds, don't expect opportunities to harvest later in life.

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Dec 18, 2020

You can't lead someone else with your lips - you lead them with your life. Take this example from the ESPN The Last Dance documentary & learn why you must compete with your life before you can ever expect your team to do the same.

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Dec 16, 2020

All children are different. They have their own interests and hobbies, and their own unique dreams they want to pursue when they grow up. Some kids will choose to continue playing sports as they get older, while others will take a different path. That’s why it’s important to listen to them as they grow and share with you what makes them happy and fulfilled. This week, Asia Mape, founder of I Love To Watch You Play, shares tips on cultivating a healthy enjoyment of sports in kids of all ages.

There will be plenty of time for athletes to focus on the competitive rigours of the game as they move up to higher levels. But for kids to want to stick with sports, they have to have fun doing it. As parents, it’s important to keep that in mind as you encourage them. Sometimes, it will be up to you to step in and advocate for your child, so they carry the love of playing forward into the future. It all comes down to leading by example and making small changes along the way that add up in the end to positive results.

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Dec 14, 2020

If you don't have a clear picture of where you're trying to go, how can you ever expect to get there?

Most people float through life, expecting to "just arrive" at their dream destination. Competitors treat life like an expert sailor - they set a course, follow the stars, adjust during storms, and know exactly where they're headed.

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Dec 11, 2020

The road isn't easy. 

The difficult is the calling card of a road to something better.

Be encouraged by this message from Jake on the importance of taking the more difficult road in order to reach the more important goals.

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Dec 9, 2020

For Iowa State Associate Head Volleyball Coach Jen Malcom, sports have been a lifelong passion. As a child, she played softball, basketball, volleyball, and did track. She also watched her own parents coach team sports. When she was in college, she learned from their example and started to coach, as well as play. The shift taught her to see the game from a different perspective when she was challenged to explain new things and bring together players in a group that works together well and can rely on one another.

This week, she shares tips for building strong teams and supporting players from varying backgrounds. It’s important to have a thick skin, she says, and learn to roll with the punches. You also have to be proud of what you accomplish and put your all into learning and growing with the game. And finally, as a coach, you have to understand how you can impact the lives of the players you work with. Taking responsibility for your potential and accountability for your actions can make all the difference, whether you’re on the court or behind the team.

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Dec 7, 2020

Many people mistakenly believe that “competing every day” requires you to buy into the hustle & grind, GO-GO-GO culture that says there are no off-days in life.

Contrary to that idea, you can’t actually compete at your best unless you learn to rest. “Competing” isn’t about working out daily or grinding in your business 24/7.

It’s about working every day to improve on the day before – mentally as much as physically.

Be reminded about this important truth to rest & how it allows us to lead better & be at our best for those we serve.

Dec 4, 2020

Life is a journey, not a destination. Discover why Competitors are always focused on "becoming" vs. trying to "arrive."

 

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Dec 2, 2020

 

Especially in a challenging year like 2020, it can be tough to identify all the things you are grateful for. But the same adversity can also help set the stage for recognizing the good in your life and the support structures that have helped you along the way. This week, Dr. Nicole Gabana talks about the importance of gratitude and why it’s key to performance in both sports and everyday life.

Gratitude has the power to positively impact our mental health and happiness, and it’s a skill that can be practiced daily. Gabana says sometimes people get stuck thinking that they have to feel a certain way — especially happy or grateful, or something else — in order to start gratitude practice. But that’s not the case. Spending a little time every evening writing a list of all the good things that happened during the day is enough to get you started. And then, by modeling gratitude for others, you can start to change the culture around you, just by changing yourself.

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Nov 30, 2020

Discover why vulnerability - and opening yourself up - is crucial to being an effective leader & finding new opportunities to excel.

 

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Nov 27, 2020

"Yet" is one of the most powerful words you can use to remind your brain that you may not be where you want to be now, but you're on your way.

The journey to success is difficult.

The doubts creep in. The questions whisper in your ear. And that voice…. that damn evil voice reminding you that you’re not “there” like someone you scroll past on Instagram.

“Yet.”

You’re not there…yet.

“Yet” means that you will be.

“Yet” says I’m working toward my best self.

“YET” says SHUT UP YOU HATEFUL VOICE, I’LL SHOW YOU.

Put on your blinders and focus on stacking your own effort, your setbacks, your wins, and your hard work on top of each other. Keep climbing as you keep competing.

Every step is a building block to your best life.

#CompeteEveryDay for your “YET” while not giving up in the “now.”

 

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 has been a hard year for people across this country. It’s been a time of change and transition. For many of us, it’s been a journey full of ups and downs. Because of that, it’s the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. There’s nothing to lose by starting a new workout, creating a podcast, or tackling a creative project. This week, podcast host and executive recruiter Ken Lubin talks about the importance of the journey and shares tips for making the most of unexpected moments in time like these.

Periods of change in life bring with them some missed opportunities. However, for every door that closes, another opens, and it’s important to be receptive to new possibilities when they come your way. While many people keep their eye on the potential outcome of their work, Lubin reminds us to pay special attention to the process we take to get there. That’s where the experiences lie, along with the potential for growth and improvement.

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Nov 23, 2020

In order to capitalize on your big opportunities in life, you better make sure you’re maximizing the small ones.

We tend to focus only on the big moments in life, those spotlight opportunities we need to do well in to succeed. But in doing so, we fail to seize those big moments because we neglected the little ones that prepare us for them.

If you want to capitalize on your life’s biggest moments, make sure you’re maximizing the smallest ones every day.

 

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Nov 20, 2020

Getting better is a choice.

Obesity is a choice, just like working out every day is a choice. Being in debt is a choice, just like managing your finances is a choice.

We all make choices every day (whether we realize it or not). Being a winner in life is about understanding your choices, being intentional with what you choose, and choosing to compete every day.

Getting better is a choice - is it one you'll make today? 

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Nov 18, 2020

For Lauren Sisler, laying the groundwork for better outcomes in life always begins with a single first step. Sometimes we have a choice about when that happens, and sometimes we don’t. But one step is all it takes to head in a new direction. This week, Sisler shares her story of moving from gymnast to broadcast sports reporter and the pivotal moments that led her to where she is today.

One of the most critical moments happened when Sisler was a freshman in college. She received a call from her father saying her mother had just died. By the time she got home, her father had passed away, too. After their deaths, she realized that change is a constant and it’s up to each person to decide how and when they start to adapt. Now, she uses her experiences to help others who may be struggling to give or receive support.

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Nov 16, 2020

Motivation will fail you.

You will wake up more than once a week without the motivation to do the necessary work to move toward your goals. Most people wait on motivation.

They work hard on the days they feel “it” and they do nothing on the days they don’t.

Is it any wonder why they never reach their goals?

One key to success is learning to take action without feeling motivated. In this podcast episode, Jake Thompson shares why Competitors don’t need motivation in order to crush the goals they’ve set.

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Nov 13, 2020

One bad day can quickly spiral into two.

Compete Every Day founder Jake Thompson shares how Competitors should attack those bad days – and what we can do to ensure that one bad day doesn’t turn into a multiple day losing streak.

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Nov 11, 2020

For Lauren Johnson, there’s no time like the present. If you want to change your past or build a better future, it all starts today, she says. The decisions you make here and now are the ones that will help or hinder you on a regular basis. This week, Johnson, who is a mental conditioning coordinator for the Yankees, shares her tips for deciding to change, recommitting, and holding yourself accountable. It all starts one choice at a time.

“Everything we do exists in the present moment,” she says. “Our mind is the only thing able to exist in all three past, present, and future.” For that reason, it’s critical to practice the behaviors and mindsets that work in service of your goals. By envisioning the identity you want, you can choose to become it. It may mean being uncomfortable or going outside your comfort zone. It may mean feeling fear or uncertainty. But it’s in those challenges and the way you respond to them that growth happens.

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Nov 9, 2020

It's easy to make the excuse that if we aren't motivated, taking a day off is ok.

In reality, Champions make sure that every day is the day they take a step forward.

It can be one step forward, or it can be ten. But something done every day to move closer to your goals beats doing nothing.

Nov 6, 2020

It’s not easy to stay focused.

There are a million distractions every single day. Regardless of what’s going on, there are still four things you control. Learn why these four controllables are the key to succeeding every year – and why they’re 100% up to you.

Competitors control their controllables.

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Nov 4, 2020

For author and podcaster Brian Levenson, one of the most under-appreciated question words is “when.” That’s because knowing when to shift between different mindsets and frameworks is just as critical as the skills it takes to do so. For example, elite performers of all types find success through understanding when it’s time to prepare and when it’s time to perform. Then, they can adapt how they are thinking about each situation to match what they need to achieve in that moment.

This week, Levenson returns to the show to discuss his new book and why he chose to focus on mindset shift as a key piece of the process puzzle. For many people, it can be easy to get stuck spending too much time and effort on either preparation or performance. They forget that it’s a combination of the two, along with a healthy dose of practice, that is a recipe for success. It’s crucial for people to take a mental inventory every once in a while and then put the time into making up for whatever they’re not doing enough of.

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