Chris joins Jon, and Bryan to chat about his beer mile exploits and “pouring” (pun intended) yourself into physical challenges, entrepreneurial opportunities, and building brands.
“I like to try new things and just keep bettering myself in whatever it is that I’m trying to challenge myself at the given time.”
Being a top-level athlete in an event that involves chugging beer AND running laps might sound too good to be true for most people.
But for Chris, it’s a serious, albeit fun, reality.
Listen in as he, Jon, and Bryan chat about “pouring” (pun intended) yourself into physical challenges, entrepreneurial opportunities, and building brands.
(2:31) Early years in sports and deciding to focus on running…
(6:06) Breakout season and college experience… “For the amount of time I was putting into running, I think I was never limited. And looking back, I’m pretty happy with the success that I had in improving every single year throughout college.”
(9:54) The lifelong impact of individual experiences…
(11:04) “A big takeaway from that is, I’d prioritize running very high in my life, but it’s never the sole priority… career and entrepreneurial ventures excite me just as much as running…”
(12:41) Taking responsibility for your own results…
(14:48) “I’m very much a person that will try something, and either it works, and great I’ll iterate on it. Or if it doesn’t work, then I learned from it.”
(16:23) A first experience with the beer mile…
(19:40) An event that pulls in the non-running community…
(21:55) When it became serious…
(24:11) “There is a technique to chugging, and yes, a bottle is better than a can, and here’s the angle to hold it at. And all these like little pieces that I would’ve never even thought about, a year or two before that time… I’m going to keep learning.”
(26:59) Approach to training and running in other events…
(30:35) A summer in Colorado and trying new things…
(32:37) “I don’t want to limit myself and say that I only have this one siloed goal when my interests are going to change. Realizing what my different talents are, I’m probably gonna realize new things and learn more about myself over the years.”
(34:54) The three paths to being super successful…
(36:44) The beer mile podcast endeavor…
(38:24) Creating a lifestyle of pursuing different interests…
(41:27) What does Go Be More mean to you? “No matter what you’re pursuing in life, whether it’s athletic or spending more time with your family or pursuing a career, to me, it just means you’re always trying to level up and be better at whatever it is you’re doing.”
If you liked this episode, check out our interviews with Beer Mile World Classic creator Nick MacFalls and sub-4 miler/entrepreneur Bryan Lindsay.
Recorded April 26, 2021.
Chris’s record race videos – ChrisRobertson.xyz
BeerMile.com – website
Beer Mile World Classic – website
Beer Mile Podcast – Audio | Video
Beer Mile Media – YouTube
Developing your Skills Network and the Importance of Multiplier Skills – Go Be More blog
Chris Robertson – website | Instagram
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