Compete Every Day with Jake Thompson | A Show for Driven Leaders

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The show for driven leaders who want to maximize their performance & pursue greatness. Discover how you can build the mindset + leadership skills required to maximize your impact & the output of your team each week with Compete Every Day's Jake Thompson. Learn what mental, habitual, & influential skills elite leaders leverage to succeed in their professional and personal lives. Our episodes are motivating - but they go beyond a fire that fades by providing actual takeaways that both new & experienced leaders can implement to create a competitive edge within themselves & their organizations. For more information on how you can build a competitive...

A Memorial Day Note on Legacy
#658
Today at 5:02 AM

Happy Memorial Day Competitors. Here's a quick reminder on sacrifice, legacy, & where we put our energy & effort today.

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Aim for 5-to-1
#657
Last Friday at 5:02 AM

Learn how the study of positive sentiment overdrive is crucial to making a positive influence on those you lead.

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Constantly Challenge Yourself to Be Great with Lewis Caralla
#656
Last Wednesday at 5:03 AM

Charlotte 49'ers Director of Strength & Conditioning Lewis Caralla stops by the show this week to talk about his journey through coaching, what's required before holding players accountable, & the importance of constantly pushing yourself to your current limits in order to keep growing.

Follow Coach Caralla on Instagram @LewCaralla or Twitter @LewisCaralla.

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This Creates More Leadership Influence
#655
05/22/2023

Science shows that doing this creates better connection - and better connection creates stronger influence.

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Track Your Way to Success
#654
05/19/2023

It's difficult to get better results if you aren't measuring every little thing.

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Fiercely Protect Your Priorities with TEXO's Meloni Raney
#653
05/17/2023

TEXO: The Construction Association's CEO Meloni Raney discusses the importance of developing the person (vs. just the technical skills), being a woman & leader in a male-dominated industry, and why it's vital to being your best that you fiercely protect your priorities.

Learn more about TEXO here.
Connect with Meloni on LinkedIn here.
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How Can You Break Someone Else's Limiting Belief?
#652
05/15/2023

Leadership is about taking on the responsibility to show others that their impossible is actually quite achievable.

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Winners Don't Mail This In
#651
05/12/2023

Average complains that "it must be nice" when enviously watching winners. They blame other people for their lack of success, while failing to realize that they continued to mail this one thing in - when it was in their control not too.

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Staying Grateful but Never Stopping with Carrie Wilkerson
#650
05/10/2023

Keynote speaker & business coach Carrie Wilkerson joins this week's show to discus her entrepreneurial journey of building multiple 7-figure businesses, balancing life as a Mom & Wife with speaking on the road, and how the mindset of successful people isn't about "look at me," but "how can I serve them."

Learn more about Carrie's work on her website, CarrieWilkerson.com.

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Could Luck Even Find You?
#649
05/08/2023

If it was looking for you, could luck or opportunity even find you?

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What Real Leaders Do
#648
05/05/2023

Leadership requires being willing to set aside your pride in the pursuit of your progress. Too often, someone's ego derails any opportunity they have to be excellent. Don't let it be your story, too.

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Redemption: From the Bullpen to the State Pen with Brandon Puffer
#647
05/03/2023

Former MLB pitcher Brandon Puffer joins the show to discuss his journey through the minors - and the night that changed his life forever. Hear how he went from the pitching mound to prison and what he's done to rebuild his life & give back to the game of baseball.

Learn more about Brandon's coaching & work with GPS Baseball on his website here.

Pick up a copy of his book, From the Bullpen to the State Pen: On Choices, a Crash, and the Remarkable Freedom of Grace, on Amazon here.

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Just Do Great Work
#646
05/01/2023

Are we focused on what we can't control or what we can? There will always be frustrating situations in life, but the only way to respond is by doing the best work you can. What are you doing to put yourself in a position regardless of what goes on outside of your control, that you become known as someone who can deliver?

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The Magic Formula to Winning
#645
04/28/2023

There is no magic "bullet" to being successful - but there is a simple formula for those willing to follow it instead of search for shortcuts.
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The Importance of Kind Leadership with Adam Zuckerman
#644
04/26/2023

Employee experience leader Adam Zuckerman, PhD joins this week's show to discuss being a "kind" leader, how to improve employee experience, & what will separate the thriving companies of tomorrow.

Connect with Adam on LinkedIn here.

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Overcome Society's Biggest Fear
#643
04/24/2023

75% of the world's population is overcome with this one fear - and there are two simple shifts that leaders can take to overcome it.

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Protect Yourself
#642
04/21/2023

Greatness in anything - work, relationships, fitness, etc - requires that you learn to protect yourself effectively.

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Your Nervous System, Performance, & How It Impacts Your Role as a Leader with Tara Miller
#641
04/19/2023

Ever seen Billions? Tara Miller is a real-life Wendy Rhoades and helps business leaders with their mental performance, nervous system, & performance as a psychotherapist & coach.

Visit Tara's website BrainCoach.co & connect with her Instagram here & LinkedIn here.

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Leadership & Drinking (More) Coffee
#640
04/17/2023

Today's episode is inspired by a tactic that my client, PropertyForce's Neil Solomon, used to build trust & influence with his team - it's a powerful reminder about the importance of our role as leaders to cultivate connection.

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Patience Isn't Playing The Waiting Game
#639
04/14/2023

Many people confuse "being patient" with "waiting." Winners are patient with the process while Average simply waits on their wins. Finish the week strong with this motivational message.

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Master Video Content Creation for Leaders with Jason Croft
#638
04/12/2023

In this episode, Jake Thompson chats with Jason Croft, CEO and Founder of Media Leaders Co., about the importance of creating purposeful video content and how it can help leaders establish trust and authority in their industries. The conversation emphasizes how video content goes beyond just presenting "cool" content - it's about driving sales and building relationships.

Connect with Jason on LinkedIn here.
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You Can't Teach Leadership
#637
04/10/2023

Author Jim Collins famously said, "You can't teach leadership..." but there is one thing you can do with. Jake shares what it is and the responsibility you have today to your team.

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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!


One Way to Hold Yourself Accountable
#636
04/07/2023

Jake shares a great (free) app you can use to improve your accountability to reaching the goals you set.

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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!


Building an Army of Mountain Movers with Kevin Carey
#635
04/05/2023

Kevin Carey is the co-founder of the 17Twenty Podcast & an entrepreneur in the construction industry.  In this episode, Jake & Kevin discuss finding and living in your purpose, becoming a "mountain mover" and helping others through hard work rather than for personal gain. Kevin opens up about his journey to finding his purpose and the power of vulnerability in building connections through imperfections. Plus, Kevin reveals details about his upcoming book, "Mount Mover Manual," which highlights tools and strategies to help achieve your greatest potential.

Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn here.

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Looking for Simple Ways to Serve
#634
04/03/2023

What are simple ways you can build your leadership influence & make a meaningful impact on others?

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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!


Be Great Today
#633
03/31/2023

Why greatness is less about talent & circumstances and more about the intentional choices you make every day.

Order the new "Be Great" shirt/tank here.

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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!


"Imperfect" Leadership with Active Life's Dr. Sean Pastuch
#632
03/29/2023

Active Life's Dr. Sean Pastuch joins the show to discuss leadership, openness, and what it means to have empowered thoughts.

Connect with Dr. Sean Pastuch on Instagram here.

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Why I Hang Out with "My Competition"
#631
03/27/2023

Here's why I spend time (and money) to hang out with "my competition" - and why it can be beneficial for you, too.
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Doing What Doesn't Feel Good
#630
03/24/2023

Most of society pushes the message do what feels good. This is a mistake - and here's why.

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Chasing Bigger Professional Goals with FANWAGN Founder Lauren Teague
#629
03/22/2023

Speaker, consultant, and FANWAGN founder Lauren Teague shares the importance of betting on yourself to go after BIG professional goals, how she integrates family life with her hustle life, and the importance of continuing to grow throughout your career.

Listen to Lauren's podcast 'Brand to Fan' here.

Learn more about Lauren's digital consulting agency here & connect with her on LinkedIn here.

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What Are Your Lowest Standards?
#628
03/20/2023

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Tips to Better Control What You Consume
#627
03/17/2023

Unless you control what you consume, you'll never be as influential as you could be as a leader. Learn tangible steps you can take to better control what goes in so you can be more impactful with what comes out.

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CrossFit, Overthinking, Leadership, & Balancing "All" of It with Tom Balzer
#626
03/15/2023

Ohio Trucking Association CEO Thomas Balzer joins the show to discuss balancing his professional & personal goals, how he lost over 100lbs, and why being curious is key for leaders looking to make an impact.

Connect with Tom on LinkedIn here.

If you're a leader wanting to improve your productivity & systems like Tom & Jake discussed, click here to learn about Jake's 1:1 coaching programs.
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Don't You Owe It To Them?
#625
03/13/2023

Don't you owe it to someone you can help, to overcome the discomfort required to help them?

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Using the "Other" Hours
#624
03/10/2023

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Building a Professional Personal Brand with Spencer Smith
#623
03/08/2023

Plansight's SVP of Sales Spencer Smith joins today's episode to share how a podcast changed his career & why leaders should consider sharing their ideas more on social media.

Connect with Spencer on his website spencerharlansmith.com

Listen to Self-Funded with Spencer here: https://anchor.fm/spencer-harlan-smith
Click here to listen to the interview with Jake on Self-Funded with Spencer.


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Don't Let This Ruin Your Opportunities
#622
03/06/2023

Many leaders run into this problem, especially after achieving early success. Learn what it is and why it's destructive to your continued growth & influence.
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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!


Would They Be a Pallbearer?
#621
03/03/2023

If they wouldn't lay you in the ground, why do you continue to let them decide how you live?

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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!


Why Leaders Need a Strong Personal Brand with Lauren Davis
#620
03/01/2023

We discuss how to build a stronger personal brand and WHY it's crucial for leaders in any endeavor - entrepreneurship, small business, or climbing the corporate ladder. Lauren provides key takeaways you can implement today to strengthen the performance of your personal brand.

Click HERE to grab Lauren's free "100 social media prompts" resource.

Learn more about Lauren's work on her website, LaurenDavisCreative.com, or follow her on Instagram @ldaviscreative.

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Do Your Actions Change Their Assumptions?
#619
02/27/2023

What you post in your social media bio & feed tells others a specific story - is it reinforcing or changing those with have assumptions about you & what you do?
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Hire Jake to speak at your company or event. Click here to learn more. Join Competitor Nation leadership cohort for FREE here. Text PODCAST to 972-945-9113 to join our Morning Motivation Club Read the book, “Compete Every Day,” here. Save 15% on empowering gear at CompeteEveryDay.com with code PODCAST at checkout!