Grandmaster Chess Player Maurice Ashley | The World is a Chessboard

Show Notes

Grandmaster chess player Maurice Ashley joins us to share about how he became one of the top chess players on the planet, his experience appearing the Tim Ferriss Experiment, trash-talking while playing chess and why the other person’s viewpoint is more important than anything else.

  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing Maurice Ashley! Maurice Ashley, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show, how are you sir?!
  2. Maurice Ashley, I understand that you love chess so much so that you actually made history as the first African-American Grandmaster in the annals of the game. What does it mean to be a Chess Grandmaster?
  3. Maurice, I know you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  4. What is your favorite old school jam? – Sade – 
  5. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  6. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  7. Maurice Ashley I know that you are always working on many different projects. However, at this point which projects are your main focus?
  8. What was it like being around Tim Ferriss on the Tim Ferriss Experiment? 
  9. Maurice Ashley With chess you have to be very strategic and several “moves” ahead which is the same in business. What advice would you have for someone on how to stay ahead?
  10. You come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
  11. What are a few of your daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
  12. What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  13. Maurice Ashley What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  14. What message or principle that you wish you could teach everyone?
  15. What are a couple of books that you believe that all of our listeners should read?
  16. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
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