Christopher Wirth is the founder and president of No Quit Living. He is also the host of the eponymous podcast that rated as a Top 50 Business Podcast on iTunes. A former coach of the AAU, as well as in high school and college levels, he has now upped his game by being a coach in the business world.
A Love for Coaching
Growing up, Christopher loved basketball. He reached the peak of his career as a player in high school, which eventually gave way to his career as a coach during summer when he was in college. With his terrific team of talented players, he was put on the map with high-end coaches wishing to recruit his flock.
“It almost happened by chance that I realized that I loved coaching the kids and I loved connecting with them.” – Christopher Wirth
This love for coaching athletes spilled over into his next career. Business, life, and sports, it seems, have a lot of parallelisms that Christopher realized throughout the years.
Accountability is a Staple
It takes two to tango. A coach holds a player accountable for failure by increasing their laps. But a coach, and an employer, must hold themselves in an even higher level of accountability than anybody else to establish trust within a team.
“That’s the biggest thing we’ve seen. The overlap is the accountability.” – Christopher Wirth
This accountability should jive with a coach or an employer’s efforts to make sure that their teams understand the reason as to ultimate why they’re working together. At the end of the day, this level of awareness determines just how successful a company can be.
1. What have you done to stand out in business and in life?
“I try to deliver first.”
2. What advice would you give someone to stand out in business and in life?
“Don’t just follow the norm. Do something a little bit different, but do it genuinely for yourself as well as the other person.”
3. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Just keep your eyes on the prize and keep going, and when you feel like giving up, don’t.”
4. How do you want to be remembered?
“I wanna be remembered as the individual or company that helped people and motivated and inspired them.”
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