As founder of The Forcing Function, Chris is 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.
Played poker professionally for four years. What started as a lucrative hobby during university became my full-time focus as I moved from small buy-in tournaments to playing against the best players in the world at the highest limits available both online and in person all around the world.
All told, I played over one million hands in my career (regularly over 1000 hands per hour in simultaneous online games) and was ranked in the top 20 all-time winners in online poker cash game history.
Meanwhile, I built a thriving poker coaching business where I worked extensively with over 100 players and was widely considered the leading coach within my market. I was constantly on the lookout for up and coming talent and directly invested in 25 players to help them reach the next level in their careers, with a 85% success rate.
After I retired from poker, I decided to tackle many of the items on my “bucket list” through an around the world backpacking trip, visiting 50 different countries over two years. I climbed glaciers, trekked mountains, explored the Amazon, traversed deserts, and cycled between rural villages. I participated in dozens of festivals of all shapes and sizes.
It was the time of my life and the fastest I have ever grown. I came back a different person — wiser, humbler, and more resilient. I now have a much better understanding of what constitutes humanity (although I learn more every day) and what truly matters in this world.