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

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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Managing The Feeling of Overwhelm

I feel like a lot of us have so much on our plate. It’s like we keep going through the buffet of life adding more and more to our plate. Then we sit down and realize the number of things that we have in front

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What About Your Next One?

As we come to the end of the year, it’s easy to think about the previous 10 months, but it’s more important to focus on what you’re going to do about this one. It’s easy to let last month dictate this month, last week affect

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People Mess Up, How Do You Respond?

Leadership can be frustrating. It can be aggravating to manage people because we aren’t perfect and the people that we work with aren’t perfect. How do we handle situations when people mess up or fall short of an expectation? When learning to lead and manage

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Success Isn’t An Accident

Most people think that success is accidental or it’s about lucky breaks. And sometimes it is. But, success throughout life is not an accident. It’s an intentional choice you make every single day.  A lot of us tend to go through life making unintentional choices. We

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What About Them?

Today I want to talk about the idea of “other people’s opportunities” in the context of leadership. If you want to be a leader, first ask yourself these questions: Am I only looking out for myself? Is my focus solely on me? Leadership is the

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Self-Motivated

“It must be nice to always be motivated and always feel energetic!” Have you ever heard that from the haters or critics, your friends or family? I have and I’m betting you have too. People see you training consistently, working on your goals, and doing

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Feasts Kill Beasts

I have a question for you. When is a lion, the king of the jungle, most vulnerable? The answer is: after they eat. Lions are pretty interesting creatures. They hunt, then eat, and then they’ll fall asleep. After they feast, they go lay down and

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