“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.

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 which shares his learnings on peak performance, team productivity and personal growth.  Sample chapters made available here on the writing page.

  • Chris is launching his newsletter, The Weekly Catalyst in January 2019 where he shares his best principles for performance along with ways to immediately put these principles into practice. Sign up for early access here.

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

  • Chris’s goal is to guest on 20 podcasts in 2018 (So far 18 out of 20 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 host a workshop or speak at your event, you can email us at events@theforcingfunction.com or reach out on our Contact page.

    Scroll down for some articles and podcasts where Chris has been featured.

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  • 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)