The Seven Longest Yards with Chris Norton
On this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Chris Norton. Chris is a speaker, author, adoptive & foster parent. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football. However, seven years later joyfully conquered the challenge of walking his wife, Emily, down the aisle of his wedding.
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Chris spoke about his journey, chronicled in The Seven Longest Yards, a book he co-wrote with his wife. We also talked about being fathers, what productivity means to him, and so much more. Chris has overcome a lot and yet is incredibly productive and has an inspiring story to share. I'm pleased to be able to bring it to you on this episode of the program.
- Chris shares a bit about who he is and why he no longer plays football (3:00)
- What did it take for Chris to show resilience in the face of tragedy? (5:46)
- This is the one thing that helps Chris stay so positive (8:43)
- Chris tells the story of the first time he tried to take steps since the accident (10:24)
- What primary lesson does Chris take from his football days that he applies to this day? (22:01)
- You need to learn how to do this - something that athletes know all too well (25:17)
- We talk about fatherhood and parenting - something Chris is incredibly passionate about (27:54)
- Chris shares why it was key for Emily and him to write this book together (29:35)
- What does productivity mean to Chris? (32:03)
- Chris has a challenge for you (33:04)
- We close out the show talking about the idea of regret... and how Chris fights back against the power of regret (34:36)
- Chris predicts the winner of Super Bowl LIV (37:06)
"Who needs you to keep going so that they can keep going?" - Chris Norton
- The Seven Longest Yards
- Episode 245: What Happy Successful People Do Differently with Marc and Angel Chernoff
- Chris on The Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields
- Episode 269: You Are Awesome with Neil Pasricha
- Episode 241: What Sports Can Teach Us About Greatness with Don Yaeger
- The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want
- Chris on Instagram
- The Productivityist Podcast Pick of the Week: Read to Lead
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