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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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Sep 30, 2020

To be a leader is to have the ability to impact other people’s lives. It’s not about the title, the status, or the amount of money you make; it’s about being a positive influence on those around you. That’s why it doesn’t just appear in the boardroom. There are leaders everywhere — even in the most unexpected places. This week, podcast host and author Jason Romano talks about the importance of servant leadership and how understanding people’s unique value makes a better team.

He shares personal stories of his time working at ESPN as a talent producer and in other roles. One of his most pivotal moments came when a job he wanted went to the other finalist instead of him. It was a moment that underscored the importance of humility and of supporting others in success. It was also a chance to see disappointment as a path to new opportunity, which he has carried with him ever since.

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Sep 23, 2020

It can be easy to get stuck in a mental prison where your outlook on life focuses on your fears and insecurities, rather than your potential. It takes self-awareness and a willingness to challenge your inner voice to break free of these internal weights holding you down. This week, author and mental architect Lucas Jadin talks about the power of mental preparation and resiliency and how to commit to unpacking the mental side of life.

Too often, people try to fix internal problems with external solutions. While they may provide a temporary distraction, they will never lead to a long-term resolution. That’s why it’s critical to find the root of these problems, so they can be fixed where they start. It means coming to terms with sometimes long-held fears and insecurities, but the payoff is a life that can fill the space left when you are free of limitations.

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Sep 16, 2020

For Ryan Hawk, learning the importance of practice and patience came at an early age. When he was 14 and a freshman in high school, he never expected to play on his school’s varsity football team. He spent months training hard and learning from the best. When the first game of the year came around, he was put on the field and ultimately threw the game-winning touchdown pass. Looking back, he realized it was the work he’d put in ahead of time that led to this early success.

It was a lesson he took with him when he transitioned away from football after college and into the business world. He sought out mentors and learned from their example. Now, he’s a successful entrepreneur, author, and podcast host who has dedicated his life to sharing his love of learning with others. This week, he talks about the importance of a strong work ethic, investment in the people around you, and why time well spent in advance leads to good outcomes down the road.

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Sep 9, 2020

For Jon Gordon, life has been a journey and faith has been at the core of it all. In his early 30s, he entered into a time of questioning and exploration. It led him to read about different religions and types of spirituality and by the time he was in his mid-30s, he decided he wanted to get baptized. Through these varied experiences, Gordon learned to identify his core purpose in life, which he says is crucial for thoughtful decision-making.

You have to know what you stand for, know what you’re here to do, and understand your purpose and principles in order to make decisions that align with your goals and priorities. Distractions may try to pull away your focus, so it’s important to let go of thoughts and tasks that don’t support your journey forward. That means picking your battles and your moments to shine. Understand when it’s better not to enter into a debate or when it’s beneficial to voice your opinion. Once you understand the ideals that guide you, the path forward becomes much clearer.

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Sep 4, 2020

Former guest Kip Watson, the founder of BrainCode Corp, joins this week's BONUS episode to discuss the world of sports during covid-19, how parents & youth athletes can manage the grief, pain, and heartbreak of league cancellations, and the importance of personal responsibility in overcoming pain.

To learn more about Kip's work, visit BrainCodeCorp.com.

Sep 2, 2020

For Jim Hensel, it all came down to one very important conversation. Facing a challenging time with his work and family, he found himself in the car with his uncle one day. His uncle told him it was time to take responsibility for his life and where it had gone. It was the spark that lit the fire for Hensel and set him on the path toward accountability and self-determination. Shortly thereafter, he wrote down his Strength and Honor Code, which he now lives by, and started to work with children.

All together, these experiences helped to ground Hensel in what matters, which is a strength he now works with others to develop. He had to understand his purpose and figure out what he actually believed in. Then, he had to find a way to represent those beliefs in a true and authentic manner. And finally, he had to develop his own personal mission statement that would help guide him. By truly owning his place in life and understanding what he wanted to get out of it, he could stop scrambling to figure out what to do next and instead, put his effort into achieving his goals.

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