Announcing Entrepreneur In Residence: Christian Griffith #LiveForALiving
Cheating death changes your perspective on life.
Today, Christian Griffith is an ultra-athlete, T.V. star, founder of Live for a Living, outspoken advocate for living life to the fullest, and expert digital marketer and web developer. He is a master of accomplishing aspirational career goals while maintaining an enjoyable, well-balanced lifestyle that focuses on enjoying the world and helping others. While Christian has discovered the secrets to living an enjoyable, balanced life, it wasn’t always this way.
For years, Christian hustled as a digital media professional and climbed the corporate ladder. He served as the CTO of Encore Tickets and experienced their rapid growth, culminating in their sale to RazorGator in 2005. Intoxicated by the success of his first major exit, Christian immersed himself in his work as an executive for various companies. He had everything: a large house, fancy cars, and a corner office. But he still wasn’t happy. Christian spent long hours in the office and sacrificed time with his friends and family. He had lost sight of what was important.
Everything changed in 2012 when Christian contracted a deadly parasite. Barely surviving what doctors thought to be a certain death notice, the finite nature of life sank in. Christian couldn’t keep living a life from an office. He had a world to explore and passions to pursue.
Christian quit his job, sold most of his possessions, and started Live for a Living, a people-focused digital media company with a firm commitment to promoting social good. Leveraging his extensive experience with technology and digital marketing, Christian works with companies that match his vision and promote causes such as fitness, sustainability, social-good, and doing what you love. This has led him to work with organizations such as Coalition of Hope Foundation, Aqua Wellness, and Corduroy Branding. Additionally, Live for a Living seeks to create a community of, “good people, working to do good things.” He envisions a supportive environment where people encourage self-betterment and fulfillment.
Adhering to his newfound beliefs in work-life balance, Christian still sets aside time to do things for himself — that includes training and competing in World’s Toughest Mudder, Survival Run, and other ultra-marathons. He is a passionate outdoorsman who enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, and anything adventurous.
Selected for his hyper-athleticism, Christian was one of 30 people selected to compete in The Selection: Special Operations Experiment, a History Channel T.V. show where top athletes from various sports attempt to complete U.S. Military Special Operations Training. Christian was one of four competitors to complete the training and stole the show with his unwavering dedication.
While in Lisbon, Christian will continue his training for an upcoming run across the entire United States to support victims of sexual abuse. He uses running and media-generated attention to raise awareness and money for causes that affect so many people around the world.
Chairman and Co-Founder of NomadX, Dave Williams, says that, “Christian and I are longtime digital industry friends, and we share a passion for both adventure and entrepreneurship. NomadX is excited to have him join us as an Entrepreneur in Residence where he’ll lend his dynamic energy, digital expertise, and mentorship to our residents in Lisbon. It’s not every day you have the privilege to work with someone who is so accomplished, yet down-to-earth. Our favorite thing about Christian is that he exudes passion. It’s contagious. Unbelievably contagious. After five minutes of talking with Christian, you feel energized and ready to take on the world. Christian will mentor our residents on work-life balance, digital marketing, ultra training techniques, and how to build a business that reflects your true identity.”
Entrepreneurs, freelancers, athletes, and Digital Nomads interested in joining Christin & NomadX in Lisbon this summer may apply at https://christian.nomadx.com/. If you join him for a run, just try to keep up.
About NomadX & Our Entrepreneur in Residence Program
We feature world-class founders and CEOs to share their experiences, develop a community, and interact with program participants. We foster an environment that allows individuals to bolster their networks while simultaneously learning and engaging with others. In lieu of suit-and-tie cubicle training, we provide meaningful, hands-on interactions.
Every week, we host a NomadX workshop at a top-notch incubator where EIRs impart their knowledge, experiences, and ideas. We create dynamic discussions with our participants that lead to new business ideas, career advancement, and personal development. Additionally, EIRs are engaged in social events and excursions, bonding with NomadX’ers while enjoying the best of local culture.
EIRs create workshops centered around their areas of expertise. Examples of future workshops include: Raising Capital, Making an Exit, Launching Viral Media, Finding a Work-Life Balance, and more. Throughout our program, NomadX seeks to tailor our workshops and EIRs to the interests of the participants. We continuously seek feedback in order to create an ever-improving community.
NOMADX is a real estate technology platform developed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing global community of location-independent remote workers, or “Digital Nomads”.
As Digital Nomads ourselves, we know what the market is looking for: trusted, affordable accommodations in highly-attractive locations worldwide at 50% less than AirBNB. We also offer educational masterclasses to help master the lifestyle as well as community events to help foster new friendships.
Please join our community of Digital Nomads and remote workers from around the world:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dave Williams is the CEO and Co-founder of NOMADX with his base in Lisbon, Portugal. Dave is a US pioneer in the digital marketing, advertising, and ad tech industries as a serial digital entrepreneur over the past 20+ years with multiple exits in the early formative stages of the search engine marketing, social media, and ad tech industries.