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What If I Don’t Get the Same Shot?

We all know the story of Tom Brady. Drafted 199 in the 2000 NFL Draft, this unheralded quarterback went on to win seven Super Bowls and become the greatest of all-time. This is not about that story – it’s about one much earlier in his

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You Can’t Be Deion Sanders

You can’t be Coach Prime, aka, Deion Sanders. LinkedIn posts have populated all week around the idea that you’ll win if you become Deion. Or that your college program should hire the next Deion to be relevant. The truth is: you can’t – and most

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It’s Not Your Alarm Clock That Matters Most

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have more hours in a day while others struggle to accomplish their goals? It’s not about when your alarm goes off or how early you wake up. The real secret lies in the choices you make

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Can One Decision Change Things?

Can one small choice change your life? Joyce is my girl. She’s been cutting my hair for the past two years. Over that time, we’ve talked travel, her kids, my dogs, life, but we’d never really talked work until yesterday. Joyce finally asked me about my

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Are You Taking Two Steps Back?

It’s challenging to build consistent habits. It’s nearly impossible to keep your momentum going if you’re always taking two steps backward on the weekend.  I’m not saying you should put your nose to the grindstone twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. Every day

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Leading Others Starts Here

How can you lead others if you’re not effectively leading yourself?⁣⁠ A leader must embrace the truth that leading others starts by leading themselves. How do you lead yourself physically? Lift weights. Move. Be intentional with what you eat. Take care of your physical body.⁣⁠

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Feelings Are Fickle

You don’t control how you feel, but you always control how you respond to how you feel. Feelings can be fickle so it’s important to understand what they are. We can feel them, but learn to not always obey them. If you’re feeling motivated, great!

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This is Heavier than Failure

The older we get, the more we regret the actions we don’t take. When we’re kids, we regret the things that we do. Like sticking our finger in a light socket or eating something that we’re allergic to.  However, as we get older, it’s actually

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Stop Stopping Yourself

Every one of us has gotten in our own way. The biggest challenge to our own success is often that person in the mirror. We have all made decisions that screwed up our chances of success. It could be because we were scared of the

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The Worst Advice

“Do your best” may not be the best advice. If you’ve followed the Compete Every Day brand for longer than five years, you’ll remember we used to say, “Always Do Your Best.” We believed that was the right mentality at that time. We tried convincing

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Don’t Practice Just to Practice

Recently, I was talking to one of my coaching clients about a sport he’s been playing and how he’s been struggling to hit the ball. As we began dissecting the problem, I realized one of his biggest challenges was thinking too much. Thinking about everything

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Greatness Is a Daily Choice

Excellence isn’t a destination. There are milestones we can reach that symbolize greatness, but greatness in itself is a daily choice. You don’t arrive at greatness. You don’t just show up at excellence because it’s a process of constantly becoming. Every single day, we have

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Progress Made Isn’t Always Progress Seen

You won’t always feel like you’ve grown. One of the most frustrating seasons of my life was 2017-2018. I had started shifting our business away from just selling apparel to investing in building the training portion of our business through speaking & coaching. I was

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Start Playing Life From the Flag

I was reading a book recently about how Tiger Woods played golf differently than others. It wasn’t how he swung the club or that he wore red on Sundays. It was that he planned his shots from the flag and worked backward. He had the

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Strengths & Growth Opportunities

Have you ever struggled with the idea that you don’t belong? That you don’t fit in or that everybody else is better than you? If you have, don’t worry. Imposter syndrome is real and a lot of high achievers feel it. Recently, one of my

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December 31st will be here before you know it. Are you waiting on that date? Are you hoping that you’ll go after your goal at the end of the year? Or are you doing the work today to get after it? Even if it’s a

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Where to Find Less Competition

The level of your competition decreases as the size of your goal increases. The problem most people have is that they set average, easily attainable goals. They end up with more people around them who are also going after average. The higher up you go,

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How To Deal With Difficult People

There are always going to be people in our office and our lives that are just a pain in the butt. What often happens is that we start to develop an immediate reaction to those people. We walk into situations with those people ready to

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