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What if the relationships you have today are the compass guiding your future success? In a riveting conversation with Jake Thompson, author of “Compete Every Day,” Steve uncovers how the right teammates can shape your trajectory, both personally and professionally. 

In this episode of Great Practice, Great Life®, Jake shares his unique approach to self-competition, cultivating resilience, and measuring success. His powerful strategies and insights are gripping, especially his advice on creating a daily leaderboard and using competition as a learning tool.

Steve and Jake take a deep look at why it’s crucial to surround ourselves with the right people and how they can significantly influence our path to success. The conversation also covers how we often judge our happiness based on others’ achievements – a mindset we need to reframe for our growth. They finally wrapped up their conversation with a note of gratitude for Jake. His courage, grit, resilience, and distinct approach to life will leave you inspired and ready for your journey ahead.

If you’re looking for ways to navigate life’s challenges and build the best possible version of yourself, this is one conversation you won’t want to miss. Jake’s insights will motivate you and provide practical strategies for personal growth. Join Steve and Jake as they journey through life’s ups and downs, turning challenges into stepping stones for success.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Jake Thompson’s journey of self-improvement, focusing on competing with oneself rather than others, and the importance of having the right teammates in life
  • The need to expand our circles beyond immediate friends and how competition can be a meaningful learning tool
  • The importance of resilience, especially in the field of law, and the role of a robust support system during challenging times
  • Jake’s personal strategies for taking control of your life, such as creating a daily leaderboard and setting measurable goals
  • The idea of judging our happiness based on others’ success and how altering this perspective can lead to personal growth and self-improvement
  • The importance of having the right people in life to support and hold us accountable and  strategies for getting through storms and building resilience

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Supporting Resources:

The Summit

My Great Life® Planner

Compete Every Day

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely

A few of Jake’s favorite Compete Every Day podcast episodes:

Episode 640: Leadership & Drinking More Coffee

Episode 633: Be Great Today

Episode 613: What Were You Thinking?

Episode 603: So What? Now What?

Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

Steve Riley has coached attorneys for more than 20 years. His one-on-one coaching focuses on a limited number of top producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit, and personal success. He also presents at group coaching workshops around the country for individual law firms, state bar associations, and other legal organizations.

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