Hi! I'm Jake Thompson.

I believe that every day is a competition.
Are you ready to WIN yours?

Hi, I’m Jake and I teach people to how to compete every day to reach their full potential – in their career + life.
It’s through my own experience as an athlete, entrepreneur, and speaker that I’ve learned how we can move closer to the career, health, and life we desire by changing just a few of our choices each day. It’s the small shifts in our focus & daily actions that build our winning mindset – and winning life.
I’m passionate about helping driven people – from employees to CEO’s, college athletes to high school students – cultivate this winning Competitor Mindset to grow their grit, productivity, and chances of success in every endeavor.
I believe we all have a gift inside of us but it takes courage, effort, & a Competitor’s Mindset to unlock that gift’s greatest potential.
I’m here to step in when some of those ingredients need an extra push, so that nobody wastes their greatest potential on the sidelines of life.
Jake Thompson, speaker

Build Your Winning Mindset

My first book "Compete Every Day" explores the 7 key choices that Winners make every day to build an unbeatable mindset - and how you can too.

Listen to My Weekly Podcast

Every Wednesday, I release a new conversation with leaders, psychologists, coaches, & more about how we can become better leaders & influencers in our work & life.


I write a brief morning email for leaders that will equip them with a focus to compete to win their day called "The Daily Competitor."


My mission is to help create Competitors who are driven to show up stronger & lead more effectively. I believe that better Competitors make better people – and better people make bigger impacts.



I’m so excited that you’re here and interested in working together. The best business relationships require a personal touch that goes beyond spreadsheets & business cards, so to help us get off on a great start, I wanted to share more about who I am and what drives me every day to invest in my clients.

My first “sales job” was at 7-years-old selling Christmas cookies door-to-door in my neighborhood. In April. (My mom made me return everyone’s money!).

I started Compete Every Day in 2011 by selling branded t-shirts & tanktops from the trunk of my car. I never thought we’d have grown to what we are now, sold all over the world & continuing to grow year over year.

Competition is in my blood. I lived for it and the beauty of sports growing up – I either won, or I learned what it would take to win. I believe that competition (with ourselves) brings out the best within each of us.

I host multiple podcast shows about competition, mindset, & leadership because I believe the better we can fill our own cup & grow, the bigger impacts we can make on our coworkers, families, & communities.

I live in the Dallas (TX) metroplex with my wife Elena and our two dogs, Sugar & Biscuit.