About Jake

Jake Thompson

Speaker + Entrepreneur + Competitor

Compete. Every. Day.

When Jake Thompson needs the motivation or the strength to keep going, that’s his mantra. The idea of actively going after what you want — to be better than yesterday — is his guiding philosophy.

His mantra became the name of his lifestyle brand, which is sported by fellow Competitors around the world. Jake is Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer, and he takes his CEO title seriously. Take a look at the Compete Every Day Instagram feed or the Facebook group he actively moderates for over 1,000 members. You’ll see that Jake wants to help others compete for their lives, too.

Is Your Team Made of Competitors?

The sales industry is ultra-competitive, and it takes a lot to stand out. Fancy business cards or flashy accessories don’t make you stand out, and they certainly won’t give you that edge to close the deal and get the sale.

Being a Competitor gives you that edge. Competitors close the deal.

To be a Competitor, you don’t have to be an athlete. Being a Competitor is a choice: This is true no matter who you are, no matter what you do.

A Competitor fights for their goals. They don’t allow a “no” to demotivate them from making the next call.

A Competitor chooses to put forth their best effort every day. They have a clear picture of the goal they’re working toward.

A Competitor has the mental toughness to keep moving forward. They keep knocking on doors and finding new ways to help clients and close deals.

A Competitor competes for their future life, even when they don’t feel like it. They’re relentless in taking action toward their goals.

A Competitor uses every day — good or bad — to build on what they do next. They have a purpose that’s bigger than their position.

Most people aren’t born a Competitor. They learn to be one. They choose to be one. It’s Jake’s goal, through his speaking engagements and Compete Every Day, to help anyone who wants to learn to be a Competitor become one.

The Compete Every Day Podcast

Ready for weekly inspiration? Jake started his Compete Every Day podcast to break down the art of competition. Speaking from his own experience, including anecdotes from his unique professional career, Jake shares stories with the goal of guiding people to be a better version of themselves.

Each episode offers guiding principles that help people become better competitors, including:

  • Take control
  • Don’t let fear guide you
  • Be courageous
  • Press onward

Keynote Speaker

Hi. I’m Jake, and as your speaker, I’m here to teach your team how to be Competitors — because Competitors get the sale.

  • I help salespeople tap into their inner Competitor and fight for each sale.
  • I help sales teams work together to reach their goals.
  • I help sales managers invigorate their teams and keep them in the Competitor Mindset.

My focus as a keynote speaker is to motivate you and your team to crush your goals. Through stories and actionable tips, I’ll teach you how to apply the traits of the most successful competitors to your own career in order to reach your goals and achieve success.

I’ve spoken to a number of diverse audiences and at various events, including corporate workshops, high school groups, personal development conferences, and entrepreneurship programs. In each, I’ve shared how every one of us has the ability to apply the Key Characteristics of a Competitor and be successful in our careers, relationships, and lives.

I look forward to meeting you and speaking to your team!

Contact Jake

If you would like for Jake to speak at your event, or lead a workshop for your team, please fill out his contact questionnaire.

You can also email him at booking@competeeveryday.com and connect with him on Facebook or Instagram.


As a Competitor himself, Jake uses and believes in a number of products and services. At times, he’ll promote and sell these third-party products and services via affiliate marketing links. They will likely change frequently, but you can presume that most links have an affiliate relationship attached.

Just remember: if Jake promotes it, he uses and believes in the quality of the product or service. If you have any questions, feel free to send him an email at my@lifeisworthcompetingfor.com.