February 22, 2017 Ep.169 ~ Poker Champion and Productivity Expert ~ Chris Sparks

“I went from being a very good solid player to being ranked ‘top 20’ in the world.” Chris Sparks On this episode, we are joined by one of the world’s former top-20 poker champions and productivity expert Chris Sparks. Chris is a master at analyzing situations and using strategy to pull the odds in his favor. This is how he did so well as a professional poker player and now he uses these methods as an entrepreneur. Today, Chris and I dive into his story as a poker champion, how he maintains discipline in business and poker, how Chris uses methodologies and strategy to stay on top of his game and how neuroscience plays a role in this. It is an exciting episode and one you won’t want to miss. “The most skilled players, aren’t the best poker players.” Chris Sparks 03:04: The Beginning of Chris’ Poker Career 05:55: Chris Building Side Businesses from his Poker Career 13:31: Chris On Cashing his Intuition 27:31: Chris on Improv Comedy 28:51: Chris and Chris on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 31:25: Chris on Card Counting 35:15: Chris on Maintaining the Discipline to be the World’s Top Poker Player 38:16: Chris’ Book Recommendations 43:30: Chris on Neuroscience 49:18: What Chris Wants Written on his Tombstone “Our whole experience of reality is just a product of electrical impulses firing in the brain.” Chris Sparks Honorable Mentions: Dynamite Circle http://www.tropicalmba.com/dc/ Two Plus Two Poker Forum http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/ PokerStars https://www.pokerstars.com/ ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1633.Getting_Things_Done ‘The One Thing’ by Marci Lyn Curtis http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18369372-the-one-thing?from_search=true ‘Deep Work’ Cal Newport http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25744928-deep-work?from_search=true ‘Brining Down the House’ by Ben Mezrich http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/514313.Bringing_Down_the_House Chris’ Book List http://www.sparksvc.com/ Contact Info: http://www.sparksvc.com/ Social Media sparks remarks