Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Jake Thompson on Competing Every Day

July 31, 2019

Jake Thompson joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Jake has lived an intentional life. He was very into sports growing up and he will talk about points in his life that led to different changes. He is very open in this conversation about his past struggles, challenges, and failures, and how that has led him to become a combination of a teacher and entrepreneur. He is somebody who is trying to pour what he’s learned, and what he continues to learn, into others. He’s a speaker, podcast-host, brand and marketing expert that has launched an apparel line, and a writer.

In this episode, they discuss what life was like growing up (4:50), his experience working in sports (8:30), why he had a growth mindset in sports and not school (12:30), his thoughts on standing out (17:30), the values his parents passed down to him (21:10), how he’s intentionally created his career (24:10), how much of his job is a mixture of his parent’s careers (28:00), how he stays even while also having energy and passion (30:50), what it was like growing up in a small town in Texas (32:00), what he would do to pivot and go forward in tough times (34:00), if he was always interested in psychology (38:20), what he intentionally does to get his mind right (41:20), his morning and evening routines (42:50), how faith plays a role in his life (46:40), his mindset in each of the different facets of his work (48:30), how he looks at ambition (51:00), about people being interested in getting better (55:30), why compete is at the forefront of everything he does (59:20), how much of his branding experience is relevant to his other work (1:01:00), and what he needs to learn and his vision for the next 8-15 years (1:03:20)

Thank you to Jake for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check out You can find more information about the apparel podcast on every platform, as well as the coaching and their events. If you are a parent and have kids in youth sports, check out The book is called, “Compete Every Day,” and it should be out at the end of this year. You can find them @CompeteEveryDay on every social media platform, and you can find Jake on Twitter @JakeAThompson and Instagram @lifeisworthcompetingfor.

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