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S3E37: Learn to Embrace the Discomfort Daily

May 29, 2019 No Comments

Jake shares in today’s episode the importance of leaning into discomfort and how it’s crucial to developing as a competitor in life. Most of us understand the need to push ourselves in our workouts. We have no problem going into an uncomfortable position, lifting heavier or running harder – yet many people forget that growth outside of the gym works the same way. Jake passionate challenges you to take on the mindset of a Competitor, leaning…

The Steps to Be a Great Competitor

May 23, 2019 No Comments

Did you play Gameboy growing up?⁣⁣ I did. Every new game I bought I wanted to beat it instantly. I didn’t like dying and have to start over.⁣ Tetris. Batman. You name it, I wanted to be great at playing it from day one. I didn’t believe I had time to work my way up from beginner to advanced to pro.⁣⁣ Unfortunately for me at the time, gaming doesn’t work that way. Neither does life.⁣⁣ We…

S3E36: Stephen Mackey, How 2Words Can Change Your Life

May 22, 2019 No Comments

It’s easy to get stuck in the weeds, forgetting to look at the deeper meaning behind your work. But by connecting each small step with a greater vision, you can bring purpose into your work and remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. This week’s guest is Stephen Mackey, the founder of 2Words. He talks about his journey to becoming a motivational speaker and shares ideas for parents, coaches, students, and adults alike to build a…

BONUS: The 8 Biggest Lessons from my 8 Years at Compete Every Day

May 19, 2019 No Comments

This week marks the 8th birthday for Compete Every Day. As I looked back on the journey, I wanted to share the 8 biggest lessons I’ve learned about running a business and building a life. Support the Show: https://patreon.com/competeeveryday Join the Community: http://facebook.com/groups/competeeveryday 1. If you can impact one person, the hardwork is worth it.⁣ 2. Success takes longer than you ever expect it to. ⁣3. Do what you can with what you have where you are. ⁣…

S3E35: How to Win the Competition Against Imposter Syndrome

May 15, 2019 No Comments

Imposter syndrome is common among anyone pursuing greatness. It’s the feeling that “oh no, they’ll find out I don’t belong here.” We live in fear of being “caught” as if the reason we got there was luck or an accident. Imposter syndrome is COMMON, so know that you’re not alone. Listen and learn the three keys to helping you silence those thoughts and focus on what you’re competing for.

The Formula for Success Isn’t Complicated

May 9, 2019 No Comments

The formula to get better at work, your workouts, and life isn’t complicated. It’s actually easier to confuse the formula and believe there’s some secret ingredient you haven’t thought of yet. There’s no way that the road to success is that simple. This thinking is what leads most people to spend most of their life looking for a “hack” to cut corners instead of just following the formula. They assume the simplicity makes it easy (hint:…

S3E34: Yogi Roth, How Great is Ball

May 8, 2019 No Comments

Storytelling fosters connection among people. For this week’s guest, professional storyteller, writer, and podcaster Yogi Roth, there’s no more natural connection than that between sports and being human. That’s why he’s dedicated much of his career to finding and sharing those special moments that illustrate the human side of sports—what’s beneath the helmet, uniform, and stats. His work is based in optimism, he says, and guided by a strong personal philosophy. Regardless of someone’s own goals,…

S3E33: You’re Not Alone

May 5, 2019 No Comments

Just a reminder: choosing to compete for greatness in all areas of your life can be LONELY. People you know won’t understand it. People you like will be ok settling for average. People you love will settle for a career / relationship / life well below their full potential. But those people don’t live your life. You do. This episode has one takeaway: if you feel alone because those you spend time with don’t understand why…

Three Keys to Success in Life (and the Gym)

May 1, 2019 No Comments

Have you ever thought about the parallels between strength training and pursuing our BIG (life) goals?  I couldn’t help but explore how so often we have no problems understanding how we can reach a specific fitness related goal but struggle to see the same path outside of the gym in life. Here’s what I mean. Like life, some people are born with certain advantages or skills that make them more inclined to quicker success. All of…

S3E32: Lindsey Smith: Coaching Effort, Motivating Teams, & Setting the Example as a Parent

May 1, 2019 No Comments

Lindsey Smith has always been athletic. She played sports in high school and went on to be a tri-sport athlete in college. This week on the podcast, Smith talks about her journey through sports and life and shares tips on transitioning away from being a full-time athlete in a healthy and productive way. For her, it came down to wanting to use her skills and life experiences for the good of others. As a coach, she’s…

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