Billy and the GOAT
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"No matter what it is that you are doing, PUT GOD FIRST!" Conversation with Captain Chris Thompson.

May 16, 2023
00:00 58:16
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I have known Captain Chris Thompson since 1979! We were in the 5th grade together. We attended Landon School, NAPS, and then the U.S. Naval Academy together. Although our starting points were identical, our paths and journeys were very different. Chris was praying daily in the Rotunda Chapel at the Naval Academy, while I was running around town. Chris was a tremendous student-athlete. He grew up in Washington D.C., taking two city buses along with the Landon School bus to get to and from home every day. This did not stop him from being captain of the tennis team who dominated in the classroom and on the tennis court! Chris took his ability to lead along with his grit and tenacity onto Annapolis, MD to help prepare him for the rigors of being an officer in the U.S. Navy. After completing Supply Corp School in Atlanta, Georgia, he was soon attached to the USS INDEPENDENCE CV-62 from 1993-1995. Following serving on the USS INDEPENDENCE, over the next 28 years Chris successfully led in various positions on sea and land. Finally, retiring from active duty, completing 31 years of service in June of 2021. Today, retired Captain Chris Thompson is Director of Supply Chain for Winland Foods in Oakbrook, IL. He is married with three kids, still playing competitive tennis, and living a life dedicated to giving God the glory. I am Billy Yancey. God is THE GOAT! 

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Billy Yancey is an African American entrepreneur and has been in the fitness industry for over 28 years. He is the creator and driving force behind the leading fitness technology company, ANABO Exercise and Nutrition. Anabo was established in 2004 and, at 18 years in business, Billy holds the distinction as the longest-running African American gym owner in Virginia Beach.

With Anabo, Billy brings a pioneering approach to fitness and health to the Coastal Virginia area and beyond with his personalized and timed technique. As a business owner, Billy remained confident and resolute in spite of two divorces, two bankruptcies and the mayhem of the COVID pandemic, and has emerged with a thriving enterprise.

He has produced two books. Rocket Fuel, aimed at helping people battle through adversity, especially young adults, and Anabo Nutrition, a step-by-step guide to achieving excellent health using foundational processes. Billy is currently developing a mobile application for Anabo’s fitness levels with his team and will soon launch a vodcast called “Rocket Fuel: Talent Will Only Get You So Far.”
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