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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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Mar 31, 2021

 

“There is no glory in struggle,” says Nataly Kogan, Founder and CEO of Happier. Everyone faces challenges in life and has to overcome different types of adversity, but how we choose to do that can have a great impact on the outcome. This week, Kogan shares strategies for building mental and emotional fitness, and finding ways to thrive and grow, instead of just surviving.

When she was 13, Kogan and her family moved to the United States from Russia as refugees. She came from a tradition where struggling was considered good, and where suffering was accepted as a necessary component of finding success. By the time she was 35, she was in the midst of burnout and needed to rethink her approach to life and work. She made the choice to focus on emotional fitness and wellbeing and has learned to reframe struggles as challenges. Now, she shares those skills with others hoping to be effective leaders and find happiness and contentment in their own lives.

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Mar 29, 2021

It would be great if you could magically snap your fingers and “poof,” you were gritty. Unfortunately, you can’t build it overnight, but you do have the opportunity to build it over time.

In this week's episode, Jake shares one of the most important lessons & tips for how you can build your grit today.

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Mar 26, 2021

Everyone is chasing excitement – but excitement isn’t the right target. We must become ok doing the boring work in order to build a future success.

In this week’s episode, Jake motivates listeners with the reminder that in order to be great, you’ve got to be willing to stick with the boring.

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Mar 24, 2021

 

Every morning, Jessica Ream starts the day with a little, personal happy dance. She puts on a song to get her pumped and thinks: “Today is going to be a good day and we’re going to attack the day.” Other people might prefer to meditate, write in a journal, or repeat a motto to themselves. “When you start the day off like that, then (with) any challenges that arise throughout the day, you’re going to, hopefully, keep that same mindset,” she says.

Ream is a mental performance consultant who has worked with the U.S. Army and now runs her own consulting business. This week, she talks about the importance of routine and the power of having a growth mindset. No matter what bumps in the road you face, you can overcome them if you frame them as challenges, rather than unsolvable problems, she says. That approach also gives you the flexibility to handle the changes that will inevitably come your way, so you can always come out stronger than you were before.

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Mar 22, 2021

Motivation is great to have, but relying on it is like trying to predict the weather in Texas.

You simply can’t.

So why do so many people believe they need motivation in order to pursue a goal or take action?

In this week's episode, Jake dispels the myth of motivation and instead gives you three key components that are more important than how you feel for success.

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Mar 19, 2021

Everyone fights procrastination.

Average people procrastinate the meaningful work because they don’t see immediate results. Champions create a plan to overcome their procrastination so they can complete the work required to win championships.

Here's how you can, too.

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Mar 17, 2021

The year 2020 was full of uncertainty. For Mickey Ahrens, the start of the coronavirus pandemic brought with it serious questions about what he wanted his future to look like. After being furloughed from his job, he founded Tough Minds, which seeks to help people develop mental toughness and bring mindset training programs into the home.

In recent years, words like “mindfulness” have been making their way into the mainstream. But some folks may be unsure about how it applies to them or their kids. For Ahrens, building strong-minded individuals, who are self-aware and able to understand their place on a team, helps athletes learn skills they can use outside of sports, too. It’s never too late to begin learning mental toughness and resilience, he says. We can always get better if we keep moving forward, no matter what adversity comes our way.

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Mar 15, 2021

You won't miss opportunities if you consistently stay ready and prepare for your moment before it arrives. You don't have to get ready if you're constantly putting in the work required to stay ready.

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Mar 12, 2021

If your screen time is greater than your work time, then why are you complaining about a lack of results? Get off your phone & get after the work if you want to win.

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Mar 10, 2021

Not all confidence is created equal. There’s the kind you get from positive engagement on social media, for example, and the kind that’s built through learning something new, and challenging yourself to adapt to changing situations. That’s one of the key messages from this week’s guest, mental performance coach Ceci Clark. She spent years working with Army Special Operations and later, the Cleveland Indians, and says that stepping into uncomfortable moments is what makes us feel truly alive.

It’s important to foster a willingness and ability to challenge yourself. That’s because life won’t always go exactly the way you hope it will, or follow the steps you’ve planned for. It often forges its own unexpected path forward, and it’s up to you to be able to learn and evolve alongside it. It’s OK to feel nervous or unsure, she says, because the most important thing is what you do with those feelings. Do you turn back or give up when things get tough? Or do you make the choice to pull yourself forward and keep going?

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Mar 8, 2021

Our choices are completely independent of each other. Learn how the attitude of "Win the Next" will keep you from letting one bad choice turn into a losing streak.

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Mar 5, 2021

We fail to maintain momentum toward our long-term goals when our focus is in the wrong place. It’s the same with many of our struggles. Our focus helps influence our fate.

Our focus – and where we choose to place it – will determine our ability to build our grit and maintain the necessary work to achieve our long-term goals.

In today’s episode, Jake shares five steps we can use to keep our focus on our long-term goals.

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Mar 3, 2021

There are four types of managers in every company: the removed manager, the buddy manager, the controller, and the mentor. For employees, there are two characteristics that can make or break a working relationship. The first is standards. In order to grow, managers need to have expectations. But are they able to walk the walk, or just talk the talk? The second is connection. Are they able to empathize with their employees? These are some of the questions we talk about with this week’s guest, author and Undercover Millennial Clint Pulver.

He’s spent the last several years interviewing employees candidly about their experiences working for different companies. The one thing that comes up again and again is it’s all about the management. As a manager, you’re the No. 1 reason employees stay or go. That’s why it’s important to understand your style and work to continually improve. Pulver says the magic happens when people become mentor managers. If you’re able to have high standards and good, empathetic connections, you can build a workplace that people won’t want to leave.

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Mar 1, 2021

We overvalue the importance of luck and undervalue the power of a strong, consistent work ethic.

Successful people aren’t waiting on a lucky break when they could be making progress toward their goals. Luck happens – but only to those busy working to win.

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