How to Compete Everyday…and Win… in Life and Business (with Jake Thompson)
By Tiana Smith with Special Guest, Jake Thompson
3 Ways To Gain A Competitive Edge
Jake Thompson is an author, speaker, and the Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day, a brand he started in 2011 by first selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. He works with organizations all over the world as a performance coach, teaching how they can cultivate the focus, habits, and culture to gain a competitive edge in their industry and personal lives
#1- “What would happen in our lives if we stopped settling?”
After realizing two weeks before graduating from his Master’s program that he wanted a different path, Jake Thompson started asking new questions.
“In that moment I felt like I was settling for what was comfortable instead of what I was capable of…Every day, we either have to stay the same-do what’s comfortable, Or compete with that feeling of comfort to get a little bit better.”
“I didn’t want to see people settle because I knew if you chose what’s comfortable in the moment, you end up carrying the most regret long term.”
#2- The mindset shift of learning to build beyond your lifetime
Learn the question that shifted Jake Thompson’s thinking to learning to serve about others more which started opening up new opportunities.
“When we go about business and start focusing on how do I show up and serve other people going through this, it changes everything.”
#3 How Jake Thompson has learned to structure his life and business to continue to expand, without losing his personal growth or identity along the way.
“When you’re waiting to be perfect you end up wasting your opportunities when you could be using it to get better.”