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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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Aug 26, 2020

Moving mountains starts with a single rock. For Lindsey Wilson, visualizing the future she wants to create is what helps her prepare for the monumental task of getting there. A former professional basketball player and current full-time entrepreneur and mom, Wilson has relied on mindfulness work on and off the court for decades. This week, she shares tips for building a positive mindset, even in a time as uncertain as now.

For many people, it’s easy to fall into the trap of letting life happen to them and be a victim of circumstance. But it’s possible to take the wheel in your life and progress, Wilson says. By understanding that you are in control of your own thoughts, you can start to make your mind work for you. It’s a deep dive inside yourself, she says, but the journey leads to a stronger, more resilient version of yourself.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Engage in positive self-talk
  • Visualize the future you want to create
  • Be proactive, rather than reactive
  • Realize the control you have over your thoughts
  • Practice intentionality every day

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Aug 19, 2020

For John Wooley, the journey from posting a few CrossFit memes on an Instagram account to having more than 250,000 followers on his now-iconic fitness satire page was a surprising one. He says he’s always been able to find humor in things, but never expected something personal to gain such a large and widespread following. And now that he’s found his voice, he says it’s important for him to use it.

He’s used his page to talk about everything from COVID and depression to racism and George Floyd, all while staying true to his original thread of memes that take the mickey out of coaches, fitness tropes, and gym life. “If you figure out your joke or whatever it may be, and then you take it to its most absurd point, you can almost talk about anything,” he says. The success of his first platform has since led to the creation of a podcast and YouTube channel. Looking back, Wooley says if his humor or willingness to talk about serious topics has helped even just a single person have a better time, the journey has been worth it.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Practice gratitude and thankfulness
  • Scale your workouts for long-term results
  • Add value to your followers with smart content
  • Use humor to bridge divides
  • Learn from successful people around you

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Aug 12, 2020

For Tola Ogunlewe, the only thing that’s certain is that at some point, things will change. Whether it’s this year, next year, or a decade down the line, something will shift the course of your life. Whether or not you’re prepared for that change can make all the difference in how successful and satisfied you are once it happens. This week, Ogunlewe talks about transitioning in and out of sports and shares his thoughts on preparing for the future to find fulfillment both on and off the court.

It’s important to understand how the game works, he says. That means coming to terms with the fact that you may play for 20 or 25 years, but probably won’t play professionally for 40 or 50. What will you do after? What skills do you have to put to work once your time as a player is up? It’s a mental exercise to start while you’re still in the game. When you reach the professional level, everyone you’re competing with used to be the best in their hometowns. What sets you apart from them? What makes you unique? Learning to see what you bring to the table is a valuable lesson that will put you on the path to reaching your fullest potential, no matter what the future has in store.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand the long arc of the game
  • Prepare for changes before they happen
  • Built mental fortitude
  • Think beyond the talent
  • Identify the qualities that make you stand out
Aug 5, 2020

Grant Parr defined himself as an athlete. For years, he played every sport he could; he was a quarterback, ran track and field, played baseball, and more. But when he was in college, an injury threw his life off course. He gave up sports and for decades, avoided walking down memory lane. He wanted to keep the past in the past and not revisit the games he felt he couldn’t play anymore. In his late 30s, he had a hip replacement which led to complications and left him disabled. He ended up in a doctor’s office again, but this time something was different. The doctor told Parr that when he finished his final procedure, he’d be “running into life.”

He took months to emotionally and mentally prepare himself for the surgery and when it was over, his first words off the table were, “I’m back.” Now in his 40s, Parr is helping others develop the growth mindset he learned to foster in himself. He’s an author and speaker and someone who doesn’t let challenges get in his way anymore. He shares tips for how to mentally manage the COVID-19 pandemic and find opportunities for creativity and new pursuits by staying present in the moment, even as the future is unpredictable.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Be intentional with actions and thoughts
  • Maintain critical connections
  • Allow creativity to flourish
  • Be protective of your energy
  • Focus on what you can control

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