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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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Jun 24, 2020

Learning to recognize the things that are holding you back can be a helpful tool step toward making meaningful change in your life. Even if you have 100 good habits that you practice, just a single bad habit can hinder the effectiveness of all the rest. This week, author and psychology professor Amy Morin shares tips for working through challenges and building the mental strength you need to reach your full potential.

Morin draws on her own experiences with hardship; they have informed the work she’s done in the years since. When she was in her mid-20s, both her mother and her husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. She was left having to find ways to stay mentally strong while also processing her grief. At times, she found it easier to think about what she didn’t have to do, rather than list all the things she should do. That led to a blog post which paved the way to her first book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.

What You'll Learn:

  • Focus on making change within yourself
  • Allow space for grief
  • Learn to recognize your bad habits
  • Consider seeking coaching or outside help
  • Work to interrupt mental downward spirals

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Jun 17, 2020

There’s a difference between giving up just because something gets hard and knowing when it’s time to make a change in your life. That’s one of the key messages from this week’s guest, entrepreneur and speaker Christopher J. Wirth. Wirth has built his life around the “No Quit” message, but says that doesn’t mean it’s good to stick with things when they are no longer serving a useful or healthy purpose. On today’s show, he shares tips for reassessing your place in life and adjusting course, as needed, to reach your goals.

What You'll Learn:

  • Approach challenges with positivity

  • Learn how to reassess your position in life

  • Understand when it’s time for a change

  • Be intentional about your environment and people

  • Practice consistency with your accountability partners

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Jun 10, 2020

There are many things that have become unsettled in our world. Our daily routines have changed and some opportunities we may have had a few months ago have been put on hold, while others have arisen through the changes. This week, Arizona Diamondbacks Mental Skills Coordinator Zach Brandon talks about the benefits of practicing mindfulness and intentionality, and shares ideas on how to return to a centered place even when the storm is at its strongest.

It begins with a simple tenet of sports — you have to make sure you’re paying attention to the right thing at the right time. Especially in times of change, it’s important to find a way to pause and take stock of where you are, and then adjust your focus. It doesn’t matter if that change is a large life shift or just the transition from work to home in your everyday routine, there’s value in re-centering before you move to something new. Often, our minds can work against us when we get stuck on what’s happened in the past or worry about what’s to come. By acknowledging and accepting the changes, we can find a way to enter into the new space with intentionality and focus. It doesn’t make the challenges disappear, but it can make them easier to navigate.

What You'll Learn:

  • Switch your focus to be more process-oriented

  • Build transition routines into your day

  • Adjust your expectations when you practice a new skill

  • Find a way to center yourself when you need to

  • Practice intentionality in your actions

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Jun 3, 2020

The realm of sports is ripe for teaching young people and athletes important skills they can use and put to work for the rest of their lives. For coaches, it takes being able to turn words like “character” and “competition” into behaviors and traits that athletes can see and feel. Once those ideas become tangible, they can be learned and developed.

This week, author and teacher Dr. Ralph Pim shares ideas for breaking down critical concepts into teachable and adoptable life lessons.

Dr. Pim started his career coaching youth sports. Over the years, he worked his way to college coaching and ultimately, to West Point, where he became the director of competitive sports for the entire military academy.

At West Point, all cadets are also athletes; it’s a mandate of the school which early on, recognized the benefits of sports experience in building great leaders. Now an international leadership consultant and educator, he’s sharing what he both learned and developed at West Point about shaping athletes into well-rounded and persevering people in all aspects of their lives.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Develop self-discipline
  • Turn buzzwords into teachable behaviors
  • Develop good behaviors into great habits
  • Transfer sports lessons to life and work
  • Learn to speak to the heart of players

 

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