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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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Feb 26, 2021

The faster you think, the faster you play. This is why athletes train religiously on basic footwork & drills so that it becomes instinctive. It’s why coaches try to make complex gameplans simple to digest & execute. The more you think about something, the slower you are to act.

Same goes with our life.

Unless we learn to identify 3 key things, our decision-making process – and the time it takes us to get our goals – takes longer.

 

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Feb 24, 2021

It wasn’t a choice for Karen Cogan to stop competing in gymnastics. When a knee injury ended her athletic career, she had to find a new way to engage with sports. She decided to pursue sports psychology and for many years now, has worked with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. She uses her own struggle transitioning out of athletics to inform the way she guides other athletes through the challenges of their sports careers.

Something Cogan learned when she started working with Olympic athletes was that there is perhaps more disappointment and grief than you might expect. While we often see the joy and ecstasy of the gold medal win in the spotlight, there are countless athletes who compete and never see a medal. Being a high level athlete means learning how to cope with defeat and find a way to stand back up and regain confidence even when times are tough.

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Feb 22, 2021

 

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Feb 19, 2021

 

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Feb 17, 2021

Even when an outcome is unexpected, don’t forget to give yourself credit for trying to accomplish your goals in the first place. “This year has been challenging for everybody and sometimes, you have to give yourself a little bit of a break,” says Micha Shaw, mindfulness coach and retired competitive swimmer. This week, Shaw talks about the process of coming to terms with things that have happened in the past, and how mindfulness and resilience practice can better prepare you for what’s to come in the future.

When Shaw moved from Alaska to California for school, it was a big change full of opportunity. She began swimming competitively and found herself facing off against poolside champs. It was intimidating at first, she says, but she soon learned not to let that get the better of her. After college, she got into open water swimming. Within two years, she’d gone from novice to nationally-ranked. But, when she competed for an Olympic spot at the world championships, she fell short. It took her a long time to understand that experience and now, she helps others learn to focus on the process, rather than just the outcome, and appreciate the little things along the way.

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Feb 15, 2021

One of the most requested questions we get from listeners is, “how can I be more consistent?” We understand that in order to succeed, we need to be disciplined and consistent in our work, workouts, & life.

We also know that distractions abound and it’s easy to get off-track. In this week’s episode, Jake dives into one of the best things you can do in order to increase your ability to be consistent in the pursuit of your victory.

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Feb 12, 2021

The shortcut isn't actually a shorter path. Discover why the challenging, longer road is actually the better one for your pursuit.

 

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Feb 10, 2021

The solution that’s right for you might be different from one that works for someone else. Approaching problems and challenges at an individual level is what New York Mets Mental Performance Coach Samantha Gilmore does every day. This week, she shares tips for building self-awareness and learning to identify what makes you tick, so you can develop a plan for utilizing your strengths to overcome challenges both on and off the field.

Even the most experienced players know when to ask for help, whether it’s to develop their physical skills or get some mental performance coaching. Regardless of if you’re an athlete or not, it’s important to use all of the tools you have at your disposal to craft your path to success. By learning to understand your own thought processes, you can define your baseline, and then use your past performances to shape a strategy and solution that’s right for you.

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Feb 8, 2021

In this important episode, Jake details his own struggle of tying his identity to what he did and why Champions understand that who they are is much bigger than what they play or do.

If you're a high-achiever, this is a MUST-LISTEN episode.

*Note - this episode contains explicit language. Jake went on a rant.

 

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Feb 5, 2021

Learn ways to maintain your motivation for months at a time and how to overcome the top 3 reasons people lose motivation.

*Note - this episode contains explicit language. Jake went on a rant.

 

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Feb 3, 2021

For Mike Deegan, the move back to coaching from the corporate world just made sense. His instincts told him he needed to return to education and spend his time serving others. He’s spent the last two decades coaching collegiate baseball, and has watched his teams take three national championships. Over the last six years, he’s also written a book and become a high performance speaker, writer, and coach on the side. This week, Deegan shares tips for building strong teams and says sometimes, you just have to follow your gut.

Currently, his team follows a set of pillars — or core values — that they believe help them succeed as individuals and as a whole. Those include practicing gratitude, seeking continuous improvement, and celebrating other people’s wins. By learning to push yourself hard and find joy in recognizing that others are doing the same, you can gain self-awareness and encourage it in others. Ultimately, that creates a culture of always striving for more and being willing to put in the work to get there.

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Feb 1, 2021

You can't build a stronger, winning mindset if you constantly consume crap via the news, social media, & gossip. Be better about what you consume so you can better control what you put out.

You build a more optimistic, resilient mindset by controlling what you put into it.

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