PP 448: Chris Sparks, Founder of The Forcing Function
“It’s understanding what works well for ourselves. There’s no universal best practice. It’s all personal best practices.”
Former top 20 online poker player in the world, Chris Sparks, now an equally skilled productivity coach and Founder of Forcing Function is able to utilize traits learned from poker in the coaching industry. Listen in as Chris shares with Kim his “Hell yes or No” rule, the benefits of allowing time to discover, and how spending one productive hour focused on the most important task of the day can feel amazing.
00:53 Who is Chris Sparks?
6:40 Reeling in and managing your own excitement
12:19 Controlling your calendar
17:49 Setting boundaries and expectations
24:56 Hire slow and fire fast with your clients
34:03 To be rich or to be a ruler?
39:57 Terminal goals VS instrumental goals
48:18 Chris’s unnegotiables
15:19 “It’s understanding what works well for ourselves. There’s no universal best practice. It’s all personal best practices.”
22:58 “We are the common denominator in all of our productivity challenges.”
27:00 “We can’t do it all, and by trying to do it all, it is going to take our attention away from what we do really well.”
52:53 “If you start the day as if it’s going to be a perfect day- it may end up that way.”