Chris "Fish" Fisher

Biography

Chris “Fish” Fisher is the co-founder and Senior Managing Partner for Elite 35 Sports Institute. As a sought after keynote speaker, business strategist, experienced entrepreneur, and community leader, he teaches athletes and entrepreneurs proven business strategies by helping them identify opportunities and trends within their industry.

As the author of “Warning: Professional Sports Don’t Make Millionaires”, Fish provides athletes with an innovative perspective on how to incorporate proven business strategies into their business game plan. Through this work, he not only identified key business constraints that athletes face within the sports industry, but he also provided solutions on how to combat the various predicaments.

As a Florida A&M University MBA, His professional experience includes Director of Marketing for First Chronicles Business Management Firm, Director of Business Development for II (Two) Lane All Sports, Co-Founder and Owner of Sound Mind Properties, Co-Owner of A-Plus Events, and Assistant Athletic Director at FAMU Developmental Research School. In the midst of his various rolls, he also finds the time to coach high school football in Dallas, Texas.

His personal mission is to pour into the lives of athletes both on and off the field, while helping bring about change to their financial outlook by providing pioneering business training.

Currently, Fish resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and daughter.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to write this book?
As both a high school football coach and business consultant, I have been privy to get a 1st hand experience to what's going on inside the minds of athletes. I have a passion for helping athletes excel whether its on or off the field. Seeing the constant financial struggles of athletes made me want to help provide a new outlook on their future. I recognized that there was a need for them to receive some proper instruction and I believe the book provides me the ability to give that much need instruction on this pressing issue.
Why do you believe professional sports don’t make millionaires?
Being a true millionaire is more about the mindset than it is about the actual money that is being made. There are many well known businessmen and authors who will attest to this fact. Most millionaires have a repeatable system that they follow to experience financial success. The problem with professional athletes is that their system for making money ends once their playing days are over. If they don't have viable options that will recreate their athletic financial success, then they will find themselves over extended financially because they are no longer able to support the lifestyle they once lived.
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Books

WARNING: Professional Sports Don't Make Millionaires
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning
In part 1 of a 3 book series, “Warning: Professional Sports Don’t Make Millionaires”, the story futures a rookie super star athlete who recently was drafted to play professional basketball. Joining him on this journey is his veteran teammate, who turned into his mentor teaching critical business strategies on how to excel in his professional career from a business perspective.

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