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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: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

Emotional intelligence is key to living a balanced and healthy life. It means learning to understand and manage your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. It takes introspection and space to get in touch with your own needs and pace.

This week, sports management professional, author, and keynote speaker Will Baggett talks about showing up ready to give your best and taking a step back when you need to adjust.

Especially during challenging moments — like this one — it can be tempting to fall into easy routines just to get by. But research has shown that how we present ourselves, even during times of transition or upheaval, affects how we think and act.

That’s why it’s important to be mindful, and always ask what you could be doing to add value to wherever you’re at at any given point in time. What you put in will shape what you, and others, get out. So, strive for contentment, not complacency, and take opportunities as they come. 

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Grow your emotional intelligence
  • Have patience with yourself
  • Look to add value where you are
  • Strive for contentment, not complacency
  • Seek balance in your life and work

 

Follow Will on Twitter at @W_Baggs

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Apr 22, 2020

Even through times of great uncertainty, there are things individuals and businesses can do to ensure they have strong foundations.

This week, business growth, sales, and leadership expert Meridith Elliott Powell talks about the power of people and shares tips for creating a sustainable and growth-oriented platform through investing in the people that drive your business.

Your competition can do what you can do; they can make what you can make. The only real difference between you and them is your network and your reputation in the marketplace. That’s why it’s critical to give your employees the chance to learn and grow over time and surround yourself with people you can learn from. Within your business, it’s important to think about long-term viability.

One of the ways to work toward that is to build succession into every level of your business. That way, even when there’s upheaval as we’ve seen during the coronavirus pandemic, there will always be someone who can step into other roles and keep continuity for your brand.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Build succession into your business
  • Lead by example
  • Use failure as a learning tool
  • GIve employees opportunities to grow
  • Build up your network of contacts

Order Meridith's book, "Who Comes Next" here.

Apr 15, 2020

It’s the day-by-day and moment-by-moment changes you make that will ultimately shape your future outcomes.

That’s the key message from this week’s guest, Dr. Paul Arciero. Years of study and research led him to create the PRISE lifestyle, which is based on living a healthy and whole life.

What you eat and how you move and use your body shape the way you live in the world. They influence your emotional and mental wellbeing and even how you interact with the people closest to you. It can be tough to change the habits you have to get on track to living well.

That’s why it’s important to figure out what value being healthy has for you. Defining its worth and meaning can help you get into the right mindset to change your habits and start living up to your full potential.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Focus on nutrition
  • Practice an active lifestyle
  • Pay attention to emotional wellbeing
  • Make daily changes for long-term outcomes
  • Define the value of healthy living
Apr 10, 2020

Times are tough for everyone right now. We’ve had to change our schedules, start working from home or putting in extra hours, and some of us have lost jobs or wages. But even if the challenges are great, the opportunities to overcome them are even greater, if you put your mind to it.

This week on the Compete Every Day podcast, host Jake Thompson talks about hitting the reset button and committing yourself to winning tomorrow’s possession.

When you are emotionally exhausted or mentally done, it can be easy to get stuck on repeat in your head, playing the negatives over and over again. But that’s counterproductive. The past is the past and it can’t be changed.

What you do have the power to control is how you enter the next day. Will it be on the right foot and with a positive attitude? If you had a bad day, shake it off and win tomorrow. The power is in your hands.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Practice the midnight rule
  • Recognize when you need to hit the reset button
  • Be present in the given moment
  • Focus on what you can control
  • Try, even if you may fail

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Apr 8, 2020

We all have a responsibility to ourselves and others. It’s up to us to put our best foot forward and do what we can to live good lives, both internally and externally.

This week, legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg shares stories of resilience and responsibility and talks about how to use the power and esteem of sports to make change in the world.

Steinberg says it’s important to maintain a sense of hope for the future, and to strive for self-awareness. It can be challenging to look past your current situation and recognize what you have to offer. Likewise, it can be easy to forget the ability you have to make a difference. But by being authentic as you walk through life and never forgetting to feel appreciation for what you have, you can live a life guided by your values and help others along the way.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Find hope in difficult times
  • Work on building self-awareness
  • Be transparent and authentic
  • See players and people holistically
  • Always have a sense of appreciation

Connect with Leigh & his team at steinbergsports.com.

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

Apr 3, 2020

What if the hardest time in your life was actually the necessary setback you needed to use as a stepping stone to create an even better path that you’d ever imagined?

I posted this question last week on my personal Facebook page and the responses are some of the most powerful stories I’ve ever read. Click here to read them all.

What if you embraced the mindset that in the midst of this storm, you’re going to plant seeds that will harvest into an even better path down the road?

What if instead of seeing challenges as the end of your story, you saw it as the end of a chapter – and the beginning of a better one?

The decision on how you see this storm is 100% up to you. Choose the perspective of a Competitor.

Apr 1, 2020

You are enough. To come to a place where you’re living in contentment, you have to practice radical self-acceptance. That means facing and accepting the things that scare you — all the niggling feelings of inadequacy and self-judgment — and learning to love who you are right here, right now.

This week, U.S. Army lieutenant and former NFL player Caleb Campbell talks about the power of transformation. It comes down to shifting from having fear as a motivator, to being motivated by love.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Open yourself to personal transformation
  • Practice radical acceptance in the here and now
  • Have the courage to face fear
  • Move from willpower to willingness
  • Remember that you are enough

Follow Caleb on Instagram at @caleb_campbell & check out his podcast, Kara & Caleb, on iTunes here.

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

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