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Happiness Simplified

28 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Kayvon K and Dail ManuelWebsite

Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome.


21 - Always Be Competing

This week, Kayvon and Dai answer the question “What it takes to always be a competing person.” Tune in to find out how competition can make us better, the negative aspects of competition, and why athletes are as dedicated to recovery as they are to training.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:28 – Introduction to the podcast
  • 02:04 – Today’s episode is inspired by a question
  • 02:34 – “Always be a competing person” question
  • 02:51 – Dai always competes with himself – always trying to keep one step ahead
  • 03:31 – Always strive to be better
  • 05:20 – There are advantages to competing against yourself
  • 06:04 – How competition is defined for Kayvon
  • 06:20 – The negative aspects of competition
  • 08:00 – If you’re going to do something, just do it 100%
  • 09:10 – Never compete with your family, but be accountable with them
  • 09:50 – “You will feel like a winner when you give it your all”
  • 11:55 – When you don’t give your all to something, you know it and will regret it
  • 12:45 – Dai shares an example of competition through the Olympics
  • 13:37The Champion’s Mind book by Jim Afremov
  • 15:00 – Athletes take recovery as serious as training
  • 16:50 – Dai shares his experience with recovery
  • 17:51 – Everything that you do, do it like a champion competitor who is always competing
  • 18:12 – Tell us what you do to be a champion or what you’re struggling to be a champion at!
  • 18:52 – Connect with Dai and Kayvon on Twitter
  • 19:00 – Subscribe on iTunes and leave a feedback
  • 19:29 – Feel free to share this episode with someone you care about

3 Key Points:

  1. Always do your BEST because you’re competing to create your BETTER self.
  2. In whatever you do, act like a CHAMPION competitor.
  3. Competition pushes us to our limits but the rewards won’t be what we want unless we keep our goals in mind.
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