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“All of life is like poker: Making decisions with incomplete information.”

— Chris Sparks, Founder of The Forcing Function

Chris Sparks is the founder of The Forcing Function, a company which is empowering the next generation of entrepreneurship by transforming the way we think about work.

Chris was once ranked in the top 20 online poker players in the world. Now he trains a select number of startup executives to deploy the same techniques he used to gain a competitive edge so that they too can reach the highest limits. His clients consistently perform at their peak, accelerate their business growth, and build lives with greater freedom and purpose.

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After years of deconstructing and distilling the success of top performers, Chris open-sourced that knowledge in a free workbook, Experiment Without Limits. It's packed with prompts to inspire personal reflection and step-by-step experiments for installing the habits and systems necessary for peak performance.

He is currently hosting workshops and retreats around NYC and is working with his partner Marianna on a second book, Inflection Point, a guide to sparking a radical shift in life trajectory, set for release in 2020.

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Standup Comedy Debut (Comedy Cellar)

My Life Philosophy (AlphaOmega Project)

How to Design A Habit (Personal Development Nerds)

Winning The Game of Life (Dynamite Circle)

Young Guns (Reality Show Pilot Episode)


Secrets to High Performance in Business (Small Business Big Marketing)

From Poker to Peak Performance (Code of Character)

A Successful Business with Poker Strategies (Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs)

Enabling Productivity, Experiment Without Limits Preview (Portfolio Career - part 1, part 2) [transcript]

The Small Changes That Make All the Difference (Peak Performers) [transcript]

Multiply Productivity, Maximize Effectiveness (Natural Born Coaches) [transcript]

A Master Poker Player’s Secret to Discovering Your Blind Spots (Create Your Own Life) [transcript]

Models for Behavioral Change (Cut Your Learning Curve) [transcript]

Chris Sparks: Founder of The Forcing Function (Positive Productivity) [transcript]

Chris Sparks – A Guide to Productivity (Man Talks) [transcript]

Manage Your Priorities, Not Your Time with Chris Sparks (The Entrepreneur Way)

Manufacturing Urgency: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur (Today’s Business Leaders) [transcript]

Top 20 Poker Player to High-End Productivity Coach (Nat Chat) [transcript]

Maximizing Time, Energy, and Focus (The Blind Entrepreneur) [transcript]

Achieving Your Goals in Less Time (Intuitive Leadership Mastery) [transcript]

Poker Champion and Productivity Expert (The Entrepreneur House) [transcript]

GoMukYaSelf: A No-Limit Legend (The Poker Life)


Online Poker Spotlight: Chris “GoMukYaSelf” Sparks (PokerNews)

Chris Sparks Has Gone Hollywood (Card Player Magazine)

Chris “GoMukYaSelf” Sparks – Sunday Million Winner Profile (PokerStars)

Ohio State and Michigan Face Off on Reality TV (The Lantern)