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

— Chris Sparks, Founder of The Forcing Function

Chris Sparks founded The Forcing Function in 2017 at the behest of friends and family who believed that he should share his talent for peak performance training with others. It ended up being a smart move.

Chris is now the right-hand man to dozens of successful entrepreneurs, giving them the systems they need to multiply their productivity and maximize their effectiveness.

After years of deconstructing and distilling the habits of top performers, Chris wrote Inflection Point, his guide to generating a complete shift in life trajectory.

In his days as a professional poker player, Chris was ranked one of the top 20 online poker players in the world.

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  • Chris works with a select number of digital entrepreneurs, helping them build systems and remove bottlenecks to improve personal productivity. He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs thrive and achieve peak performance. His current clients do all sorts of interesting things, including treat sleep disorders, build software, create documentary films, make products for kids with special needs, and fight climate change.

  • Chris is publishing “Inflection Point”, his book which shares his learnings on peak performance, team productivity, personal development and personal growth.  New chapters are made available on his blog. More news on this coming soon!

  • Chris reads… a lot.  Primary areas of study include psychology, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, complexity, philosophy, and emerging technology. An updated list of books completed is available on the Favorite Books page.

  • Chris’ goal is to guest on 25 podcasts this year (So far 15 out of 25 complete!)  If you have an engaged audience of entrepreneurs and are looking for an interesting and insightful guest, we would love to hear from you.  

  • If you are interested in having Chris speak at your event, or have The Forcing Function team host a workshop, please let us know! Send us at email at chris@theforcingfunction.com or reach out on our Contact page.


    Below are some places online were Chris has been featured. Scroll down to view articles as well as recordings and transcripts of previous shows.

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