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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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Mar 30, 2020

Every day is a choice of who we will be.⁣ ⁣Will we allow the outside world & other people determine our controllables?⁣ ⁣

Or will be Competitors who control our controllables & do the best with what we’ve got?⁣ ⁣

On this quick BONUS episode of the Compete Every Day Podcast, Jake reminds you that TODAY is the day YOU have to decide if you’ll live as a thermometer or step up as a leader and be a thermostat. #CompeteEveryDay

Mar 25, 2020

Teams reflect the nature of their leaders. If a leader lacks confidence, determination and direction, so will their team. That’s why it’s critical to develop your leadership skills if you want to help bring yourself and those around you up to the next level.

This week, we hear from author, speaker, and consultant Kevin DeShazo on the power of leadership and how good managers guide their teams to the future, while poor ones fall behind.

What You'll Learn:

  • Respect the power of social media
  • Grow healthy leaders for healthy teams
  • Have open conversations about mental health
  • Initiate conversations to build trust
  • Cultivate psychological safety with your team

Click here to order Kevin's book Leadership Interrupted. 

Support the show by using the code PODCAST for 15% off any order at CompeteEveryDay.com

 

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Mar 18, 2020

We have a lot of uncertainty in the world today. It’s a scary and frustrating time for all of us.

In the midst of the chaos lies an opportunity for leaders to set the example and show the way. On today’s episode, Jake talks about the importance of embracing the mindset “Do what you can until you can do what you want” and the opportunity that every Competitor needs to step up to seize this week.

 

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Mar 11, 2020

No one has the time. We have to make the time. If we aren’t intentional about how we set up our days, it’s easy to lose focus and get caught up in distractions.

Then, at the end of the day, we find we haven’t met our goals. And by the end of the week, we’re struggling to keep our head above water and make it to the weekend.

On this episode, author and speaker John Zeratsky shares tips and tricks for making time and keeping ourselves on track.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Start the day by choosing a highlight
  • Reconfigure your environment to help you focus
  • Take care of your body to bring your best energy
  • Reflect and make adjustments to your day
  • Set expectations based on your values and worth

 

Click here to order John's book Make Time.

Support the show by using code PODCAST for 15% off any order at CompeteEveryDay.com.

 

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Mar 6, 2020

Leaders don’t pass the buck to someone else. They take responsibility for their actions and decisions and work to change them in the future if they need improvement. Owning your choices is an integral part of learning what you have control over in your own life.

By understanding that you play a part in creating the situation you’re in, you can take action to change that situation and improve your decision-making.

If you don’t take responsibility, it’s easy instead to take a backseat in your own life and become a follower, rather than a leader. So, each and every day, remember that it starts with you.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Own your decisions
  • Identify what is within your control to change
  • Work to fix your own problems
  • Don’t neglect the small tasks
  • Acknowledge the path that got you here

 

Support the show by using code PODCAST for 15% off any order at CompeteEveryDay.com

Mar 4, 2020

Your past doesn’t have to define you. Every day, you have the power to choose how you want to show up and what person you want to be. This week, athlete and Gym Gypsy founder Vanessa Bennington talks about the transformative power of self-reflection, journaling, and changing daily habits to break your own mold.

All through high school and into her 20s, Bennington struggled with an eating disorder. She was trying to beat her genes and stay fit as an adult -- but was doing it in a dangerous and self-destructive way. Then, she found CrossFit and started journaling every day. Now, she owns her own company which makes a line of fitness and life journals, so others can use writing to change their circumstances. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Be tenacious in pursuing your goals
  • Figure out what hasn’t worked in the past
  • Identify your excuses in order to quit them
  • Don’t let failure be the end
  • Remember your history doesn’t have to define you

Check out Gym Gypsy at their website: https://gym-gypsy.com/

 

Support the show. Use code PODCAST to get 15% OFF any order at CompeteEveryDay.com!

Mar 2, 2020

Competitors SHINE when the stakes are highest.⁣

Jake shares what it means to be “clutch” in high-pressure situations and how leaders train themselves to perform at their best when the pressure is highest.

You’ll learn:

  • The three keys to prepare for your high-pressure moment
  • What five things you have 100% control of – and need to do in every big moment.
  • Why pressure is actually a privilege
  • How you can train yourself to perform at your best under pressure.

Mentioned in this episode:

When You Prepare:

  • Get quality repetitions in
  • Practice visualization
  • Build your positive self-talk

When You Perform:

  • Control your breathing
  • Trust your preparation
  • Be your own cheerleader – talk to yourself!
  • View the moment as an opportunity to thrive – it’s a privilege
  • Act as if you’ve been there
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