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Die Hard Entrepreneur. Love innovation & building amazing companies. Founder of ClickAgents, BlueLithium, RadiumOne, Gravity4 & The Chahal Foundation.

Gurbaksh Chahal | Mona Lisa: “The Best Thing I’ve Created…Yet”

As I reflect on my journey, I am amazed how far technology has evolved. I recall my favorite and most memorable lesson in school was in my science class, where our teacher taught us about Darwinism. I never thought out of all the things I learned, it would be Charles Darwin who would leave a lasting [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:05:00+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Be Careful With Whom You Trust.

Gurbaksh Singh Chahal is a man of remarkable fate. One of the youngest millionaires in the digital industry, over the years he founded four companies, each of them more successful than its predecessor. However, it was not a path strewn with rose petals, and he learned some very important lessons along the way. These days [...]

By | 2017-06-18T05:31:58+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life Is Beautiful. Accept Its Greatness.

As a society, we’ve become obsessed with possessing what we don’t have. We fantasize about places, people, and things we want to have, all while abandoning the precious moments right in front of us. How many times have you seen others take pictures of the most routine moments of their lives just to post them [...]

By | 2017-06-12T19:18:51+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Hesitate to Bring Good Change

The amount of suffering in this world is unimaginable, and children (and with them our future) are the most vulnerable victims of crime and outright atrocity. In this day and age, child labor, child sex trafficking and abuse still are the gruesome reality of too many countries. These children are robbed of their childhood and, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:18:40+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Motivational, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | If I Graduated Today, What Would I Do?

Although I dropped out of high school at the age of 16, to pursue my dreams in business, I have never downplayed the importance of education. Quiet to the contrary, I have often stated in all of my guest lectures for students to stay in school, and to never stop learning - for it is [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:22:52+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

The Story Of Gurbaksh Chahal by Forbes.com: Mental Tenacity As Fuel For Success

As first appeared on Forbes.com by Melissa Thompson. Gurbaksh Chahal, a successful American-Indian internet entrepreneur who in 2007 sold his company to Yahoo for $300 million, leads the fight against discrimination with the Chahal Foundation. I recently wrote about how entrepreneurs deal with setbacks. There’s little doubt that the life of an entrepreneur is often full [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:28:50+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Entrepreneur.com’s Interview during a Q&A Special for Mother’s Day.

There is no job as thankless and selfless than that of a mother. On my Facebook today, I thanked my mother for giving me the gift of life and for always being there for me. My mother is an incredible person who sacrificed a very comfortable life in India, but gave up to raise her [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:18:47+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Thoughts|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Fear of Failure is the Mother of Defeat

Think of one universal quality that is shared by every successful man or woman in history. Is it ambition? Hard work? Luck? Insightfulness? Probably. But there's one more thing that is imperative to succeed: fearlessness. How Gurbaksh Singh Chahal Overcame Failure and Found Success "Be fearless. The road to success is paved with failures. If [...]

By | 2017-06-13T04:40:29+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Roots of Motivation are Key

True success goes hand in hand with generosity and willingness to make the world a better place for those near and far. The readiness to share the secrets of one's own success is no exception: successful entrepreneurs know how to handle these insecurities that sometimes make people feel that their own achievement might be at [...]

By | 2017-06-13T04:41:30+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How Being Vulnerable Allows You to Succeed in Life

Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. Don’t ever give up. Everyone struggles with insecurities. They make us vulnerable. And, they either make us or break us. We all have them, after all we’re humans. It’s how we deal with them that separate us. We have this inner voice [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:40:01+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Let’s End Child Sex Trafficking. #BeASuperHero

In India every hour, two girls under the age of 15 are forced into sexual exploitation with little hope for freedom. The human trafficking industry is among the fastest growing criminal activities. In fact, it is a multi-billion dollar industry with complex global networks. Child trafficking is a serious problem and continues to plague the [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:30:16+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Prepare for a World with Artificial Intelligence

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) now being seen as an essential tool in various sectors, it is important for our generation to incorporate innovative dynamic learning needs into our global education system. But when cutting-edge sectors evolve at lightning pace, it is not always possible for traditional sectors to change at the same speed. My company, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:41:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

One of my favorite segments on Oprah was when she brought in a special guest by the name of Randy Pausch on October 2007. Professor Pausch was an esteemed professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a devoted husband and father who was fighting pancreatic cancer. He gave an abridged version of his speech of his “Last [...]

By | 2017-05-09T06:00:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Walk like you own the World, Walk like you don’t care who Does.

It's true, the most successful individuals in the world have the most struggling stories. It's not that they're looking for trouble, but pursuing the things they are pursuing in life puts them in some complicated situations. Believe me there is no book out there that says, "You've just become successful, if so, here all the things [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:33:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The ‘Happiness’ Startup Part Deux. Rules to Live By.

One of my favorite blog posts, was one that I wrote last year that went viral, titled originally “Happiness StartUp: Rules To Live By.” It’s still something I read at least twice a month to remind myself of why we do the things we do, why it’s important to struggle, and why to never make [...]

By | 2017-06-21T05:28:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | I Kept My Dream Alive

As you look yourself in the mirror, read this every morning to yourself as you wake up. You say that I may or may not succeed but you don’t get to decide. I don’t know who or what decides. I’ve been trying to figure it out. I’m here, and while those who are not. I’m [...]

By | 2017-05-31T17:17:31+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life is a Hustle

Talent gets you noticed…maybe. And looks, sure, for a moment. But the only thing that gets you a seat at the table...is force of personality. I’m talking about complete and utter confidence in who you are. When you have that, people are drawn to you. They don’t know why, but suddenly they need you. And [...]

By | 2017-06-09T06:31:10+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The ‘Happiness’ Startup: Rules to Live By

Happiness is elusive without balance. I learned that the hard way. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been fortunate to see financial success but that has little connection to genuine happiness. A famous writer once said, "Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:48:46+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What it takes to Succeed in Life

Whatever your ultimate dream maybe, it can be frustrating when someone overlooked you and didn’t give you a chance. The challenge is, most believe in “luck” giving them an opportunity. They look for a sponsor, a mentor, or an investor - to help them achieve their dreams. My advice: Stop thinking like that. I have [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:54:40+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | We All Deserve Styrofoam Cups

"Leadership is not a rank. Leadership is a choice. It's the choice to look after the person to the left of you and the person to the right of you.” I heard a story about a former Under Secretary of Defense who gave a speech at a large conference. He took his place on the [...]

By | 2017-04-08T12:53:51+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata

I ran across a prose poem that was written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann called "Desiderata." It's a beautiful piece of literature that I think we can relate to in all of our lives. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without [...]

By | 2017-04-07T18:58:04+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Real Art of Success

It’s been a while since my last post. So, I wanted to make this to the point as we start the new year. I’m not going to tell you how to get rich. I’m not going to tell you how you are going to be a millionaire overnight. Nor, am I going to tell you [...]

By | 2017-06-07T19:37:35+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Most Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. Beautiful people don’t just happen.” People come in all shapes, sizes, forms and colors. Authenticity is hard to find these days. From the classic fake friend in [...]

By | 2017-04-04T00:59:43+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 6 Things You Can Do Before Breakfast to Make Your Day a Success

Good morning! I mean it. Have a good start to your day and you’ll greatly enhance your chances of having a successful day, every day. The discipline of an early bird will manifest itself in many ways, or as Benjamin Franklin put it way back in the 1700’s, “Early to bed and early to rise [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:42:48+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.”

Audrey Hepburn said it best, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.” People used to say flying an airplane was impossible. Decades later, they had the same reaction to space travel. Almost every technological advancement was believed, at one point, to be impossible. But impossibility exists only when we believe it does. There [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:45:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Art of Negotiation

Negotiating is something we all do on a daily basis. We do it in our personal lives as well as our professional lives. Often, without even thinking about it. But many people find it difficult when negotiating in a formal business setting. They become intimidated and tongue-tied. They give away real dollars and percentages without [...]

By | 2017-04-04T01:53:41+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Rejection is a Beautiful Thing

Whether its work, school or any kind of relationship, it can be frustrating when someone overlooks you and doesn’t give you a chance. Who is to blame for the lack of consideration? It doesn’t matter; if people are aloof to give you an explanation, they aren’t worth your time anyway. Here are a few more reasons you [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:40:21+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Is the glass half empty or half full?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:52:48+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”

Love has no boundaries. Neither does Gravity. They work hand in hand. So, that’s why Einstein’s quote is probably one of the most beautiful quotes to express this feeling; that we as humans crave for within ourselves, with others, and with the work we try to do. It’s a word with four characters in it [...]

By | 2017-04-04T16:33:03+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Ambition is Priceless

Ever feel you are going to fail? Ever think about quitting? Ever think you’re just not good enough? Then don’t worry. Here’s a note you can read and recite to your future self. Dear Disbelievers, There’s a very good chance you don’t remember the day you made your biggest impact on me, however, I do. [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:57:58+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | If today was your last day, what would you do differently?

Life is the toughest sport. And, in this sport, I’ve realized in order for you to survive, become successful, and stay successful you must grow a very thick skin. Grow a thick skin—a very thick skin. People will question your ability to succeed, and the loudest among them might make you doubt your own talents, [...]

By | 2017-06-13T03:32:09+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success. It’s got enemies.

Success. It’s got enemies. You can be successful and have enemies or you can be unsuccessful and have friends. The system will fail you. You will realize the more successful you become, you have a target on your back. And, that back is after you. It may even make you realize the system is designed [...]

By | 2017-04-06T16:35:00+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 51 Motivational Quotes for Business, Success & Life

1. If you’re helping someone and expecting something in return, you’re doing business not kindness. Do good and expect nothing in return. It’ll become your life’s greatest gift. ~ Gurbaksh Chahal 2. If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you. ~ Robert Collier 3. A business has to be involving, it has [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:00:27+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal | Rented Space

We’re used to this concept. We rent space all the time. Whether they be hotels, apartments, cars, but most importantly time. Sometimes, we get that freedom from our work to enjoy our weekends. But, we forget one thing. Life itself is a rented space of time. It’s a mystery. We only know when the clock [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:01:37+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 25 Habits of Happy and Successful People

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:06:59+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life’s Most Profound Moments

“Everything starts with a dream, a particle of our imagination that teases us of what the future could be like, as long as we fight for it.”
 Life is made up of moments. Most of the life we live, we don’t remember. Even if it’s stored somewhere on our mental hard drives, retrieving most memories [...]

By | 2017-06-13T03:33:44+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Four Enemies of the Hustle

Doubt: Doubt is a killer. The more you doubt that you can accomplish your dreams and goals, the more you manifest that result. As much as people glamorize hustling, most of the work isn’t glamorous. It requires more time, more energy, and more dedication than most are willing to invest. It isn’t easy, and it [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:08:07+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | #CreateYourMonaLisa

The Mona Lisa, painted by one of the most brilliant Italian artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci, is acclaimed to be “his best known, most visited, most written about, most sung about, and the most parodied work of art in the world.” Historians claim Leonardo began painting his masterpiece in 1503, working on it [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:13:42+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.

We all have a dream that ignites a fire within us. For some, it comes naturally, and for others we learn to find that passion. To achieve our dreams, we need to remind ourselves sometimes even the basics in life. Here are my 8 simple reminders. 1. Move On. There’s no need to dwell on [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:15:57+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal | Doers Vs. Thinkers

The definition of a “Doer” is someone who bleeds the Company's vision and believes the greater purpose. When asked to jump, their only response is “How high?” A thinker is someone that will question why they need to jump; why everyone needs to jump; why there is even a purpose to jump. And, by not [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:17:11+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Sacrifice to Succeed. Start Your Day Right.

There will never be a point — in your life — where it’s the right time to do a great thing. If you’re waiting for that perfect perfect moment, that perfect timing, it’s not going to happen. You know what you have to do? You have to create the perfect time, and the perfect opportunity, [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:23:29+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Nine Reasons Why You’re Not Successful, Yet.

As you breathe right now, another person takes their last, so stop complaining and learn to live your life with what you have. Stop the Why him/her syndrome? Every time some big success story happens, too many people complain about why him, or why her? Like almost as if it was all pure luck. I’m [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:44:52+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What’s Harder, Success or Staying Successful?

This is a question only a very few can comprehend, understand, and answer. And, I’m one of them. When I was 16, I dropped out of high school and began my entrepreneurial journey. And, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be as successful as I am. Conversely, I never thought what success [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:45:50+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day. And it’s yours.

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:00:13+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Think Differently then Execute.

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine." Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it will last [...]

By | 2017-04-04T21:18:07+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Significance Lasts Forever

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Monetary success can be a powerful motivator, and it can control people. It chooses careers. It dictates how time, energy and [...]

By | 2017-04-04T21:33:04+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Motivational|Comments Off on Gurbaksh Chahal | Significance Lasts Forever

Gurbaksh Chahal | You can steal someone’s Mona Lisa, but you can’t take away their imagination.

It’s a sad fact of life that whenever someone accomplishes something truly great there always seem to be others who want to take it away from them. The reasons why are many and varied. Envy. Bitterness. Resentment. Rivalry. Greed. Opportunism. A whole suite of negative human emotions. I’ve always admired and respected entrepreneurs, business leaders [...]

By | 2017-04-04T21:59:56+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

How To Be An Authority And Influencer In Your Industry

So imagine this, you have an amazing startup. It’s got a catchy name, you have the right team in place (I hope), the product is fully functional (this is kind of important) and you’re starting to gain customers or users. But, one thing is missing. You aren’t really getting the attention you wanted…the buzz you [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:01:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | In life, fear is your worst enemy. And, risk is your best friend.

Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.  "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." Darwin said it best and his quote resonates well for the way we conduct our choices in [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:20:11+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How To Become The 1%

Whenever someone thinks of the 1%, they immediately think about wealth. I’m here to talk about the 1% that live their dreams. The doers, the achievers, the risk-takers. 1% of everything you do is driven by an idea or a thought. But, an idea isn’t what drives success, 99% of success is driven by execution. [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:17:06+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Fail Fast. Succeed Faster.

"Stay focused & keep shipping" is what Zuckerberg posted when Facebook announced it would do its IPO. While it had a bumpy first year, it is now one of the most valuable companies in the world with a market cap of over $230 billion. How does success happen? Easy. You have to embrace failure first. [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:48:56+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life is a Revolving Door

Life is a revolving door of experiences and people. Whether, good, or bad, in our adolescence, we’re told “Be treated how you want to be treated.” Some will abide by that and treat you how you deserve; others will play you for it and use you for their own motives, gains, and desires. But, one [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:21:10+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Steve Jobs’ Last Words

There is a claim that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left behind a deathbed essay about how the “non-stop pursuit of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.” To many entrepreneurs, he is a legend and the epitome of success, having created the most valuable company in the world, and [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:23:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Career, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Power of Persistence

It's how you rise from a fall that truly defines you as a man.  Basketball legend Michael Jordan knows a lot about persistence. Discussing his stellar career he once noted that he had missed more than 9,000 shots and had lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions when he had been entrusted with the game [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:22:53+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 8 Things Life Taught Me

Throughout my journey, I’ve had my various ups and downs in my life that have tested my ability to stay successful. Everyone reaches these breaking points but life’s ups and downs are what define our hidden purpose in life. Here are 8 things everyone should know about life and business that I wish someone told [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:27:19+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Making the First Impression Count

There's an old saying with which we’re all familiar, and its true: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. It’s of paramount importance, so, whenever you meet someone for the first time—especially in a business environment—you always put your best foot forward. Within a matter of seconds of meeting someone I’m [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:29:49+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Your IQ vs. EQ. What matters more?

We’re all intelligent—in one way or another. The architect uses a different kind of intelligence to a neurologist; a master carpenter is different to a scientist; a concert pianist to a mathematician; a motivational speaker to…well, you get the point. There are different ways of acknowledging and measuring intelligence and the idea of a fixed [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:13:24+00:00 April 12th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Experiences vs. Mistakes

Here’s an another interesting comparison I found between what you call experiences vs. mistakes in life. It's an important distinction to know. Experience makes you shine throughout your journey vs. mistakes can put you in a dark hole. Even failures in life are great experiences as they can eventually lead you to your destination - [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:32:11+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Find Your Greatness

Each of us has greatness inside of us. But that greatness doesn’t just burst forth to make a difference in the world without a conscious effort. You need to enable and empower that greatness. It requires effort. It requires hard work. How do you discover your own personal greatness? First of all you need to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T00:15:13+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Smart Answers to Awkward Interview Questions

An interview can be an intense experience. You’ve only got a few minutes to make a vital, possibly life-changing impression. The interviewer knows all about you on paper. He’s gone through your résumé. He knows what exams you’ve passed. He can see what positions you’ve held. But all of that’s nothing compared to him getting [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:33:48+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What We Can Learn from Paul Walker’s Tribute Video

This weekend, Furious 7 had its box-office debut. Prior to the release, the stars of the movie promised to honor the late Paul Walker in a way that is “so sacred and so powerful” … and that could be considered an understatement. Memories. Moments. Life. These all the things we live for. The good ones [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:19:47+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | When Writing the Story of Your Life, Don’t Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen.

I love this quote. Its origin isn’t known, but I first came across it in an iconic Harley Davidson ad. To me, the quote is meaningful in several different ways. Fundamentally, it means that you have to be in control of your own life. You chart your own course and don’t stop until you reach [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:10:37+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | People will always tell you can’t, you just smile and say, “watch me.”

“Can’t” is a word that shouldn’t be a part of anyone’s vocabulary. I refuse to believe that things can’t be done. Even in the popular saying, only an apostrophe makes the difference between impossible and I’m possible. Have you ever noticed that some people are sometimes a little too quick to tell you why something [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:29:39+00:00 April 5th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Best Advice: “Never Give Up”— the lesson I learned from my Father

It was October 27, 1997. I remember it as if it was yesterday. My family’s dream home was already half built. It was to be our escape from the small, cramped house in the projects that I shared with my parents, my paternal grandmother and three siblings. Then the stock market crashed. The NYSE plummeted [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:16:07+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Career, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life is a Series of Intuitions

We all have choices in our lives. Sometimes, we calculate them. Sometimes, we ponder them. Sometimes, we dwell on them. But, there is a mysterious inner you that sometimes just does something because its reacting to some form of cosmic energy inside of you. When you look back at life and look at some of [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:39:55+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Live a Life with Purpose and You’ll Never Be Bored

Want to be the greatest athlete? Want to be a billionaire? Or want to be the greatest scientist? Whatever your dream maybe, anything is possible. But, there is one key thing you have to understand. Is your dream a “desire” or is it driven by “purpose.” I dropped out of high school at the age [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:13:16+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Advice I’d Give To a 16-year-old Me

A young student at Pace University recently asked me a great question: What would you do differently if you’d known at the age of 16, what you know now? I answered the question on the spot but it struck a chord to such an extent that I gave it even more serious thought ever since. [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:49:11+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why You Need to Stay in School—From a High School Drop-out

Stay in school. Turn off the TV. Stop reading the headlines. I’m sorry, but you are not going to change the world. At least not right away. First and foremost, don’t get lost in the hype of Silicon Valley. Focus on your higher education so you can attain the necessary tools that will help you [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:52:07+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Elements of Fear

"I choose to have faith in love. I release my faith in fear." Did you get lucky? Whenever, I get asked this – I never get offended, because for the most part people look at the headlines and forget about the hard work, discipline, sacrifice, and struggle one takes in their journey. But, I believe one of [...]

By | 2017-06-13T07:54:07+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Best Ways to Hire Perfection

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." In five minutes, I can look someone in the eye and figure out if they are going to survive and have what it takes to win. Is this someone who has the charisma? Chemistry tells me everything. It's amazing, how much we're [...]

By | 2017-06-13T08:05:29+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 5 Ways to Leave a Legacy.

“Many of us live life in daily opposition to the wisdom we already have.” Once we find the rhythm, we can start to bridge the gap between who we are and whom we should be. That's when success merely becomes a consequence of what you do with love. Here are five ways in doing so: Be [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:11:44+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Seven Things in Life That Dictate Your Happiness

Your Friends The biggest threat can sometimes be the people you surround yourself with. It’s important to be surrounded by those who only want the best for you. Who you eat with, is who you will become. Keep away from the naysayers, darkness resides there. Trust your gut. We are complicated creatures. That inexplicable feeling [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:45:04+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Career|1 Comment

Gurbaksh Chahal | Chasing Adversity

Sometimes, life gives you two decisions. Ones that you get to decide by the work you put in and others to test you for some undiscoverable purpose that we sometime never yet know. Life is a karmic force that we never get to fully understand, especially when we feel defeated. When we feel we are [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:54:41+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Motivational|Comments Off on Gurbaksh Chahal | Chasing Adversity

Gurbaksh Chahal | 15 Ways to a Better Day

1. Wake up early. Exercise. Go for a run or jog. Or, if you can take a walk on the beach. Yes, waking up at the crack of dawn is the enemy, and it’s hard to get moving an hour before your alarm is even set to go off, but guess what? Drag yourself out of bed [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:15:47+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How Adversity becomes the Key to Success

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford. To me that is a powerful motivational statement that I always keep in mind as I continue my journey through life and as a I continue to work as hard as I [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:06:07+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Happiness is an Inside Job

Power, Money vs. Happiness. Our new generation has dramatically changed. The perception of what we desire to achieve overshadows our ultimate purpose. Some work the ranks of power, some chase money at all costs, and more importantly forget the true meaning of happiness, Love. What is your ultimate goal in life? Do you want to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T19:30:09+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Be a Successful Closer

Everybody negotiates all the time. It’s part of everyday life. But most people just don’t have what it takes when it comes to getting the best personal outcome. They get jittery. They squirm. Some are stretched so far beyond their comfort zone they can literally feel ill. But in business being able to successfully close [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:55:35+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Growing a Thick Skin

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You Owe Me.” Look at what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.”  Not only in the world of business, but also in the grand scheme of things, in order to thrive in today's society - you have to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T19:41:39+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Business, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What Empire Taught Us About Greed

The nation's #1 talked about TV show, Empire, ended its premiere yesterday. It broke records every week, gathering an audience of over 20 million+ viewers. While the show is fictional and controversial – I think there are important characteristics we can learn from on what ultimately defines the human culture. We are constantly faced with [...]

By | 2017-04-05T19:46:48+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Motivational|Comments Off on Gurbaksh Chahal | What Empire Taught Us About Greed

Gurbaksh Chahal | “If you genuinely want something don’t wait for it.”

"If you genuinely want something don’t wait for it. Teach yourself to be impatient." This is one of my favorite pieces of advice I give people when they ask me about the secrets of success. The extraordinary belongs to those people that make it. Frankly, I’ve never seen patience as a virtue. For as long as [...]

By | 2017-04-05T20:01:23+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success Is How High You Bounce When You Hit Rock Bottom

We all have our low points. Whether they are personal or professional. We hit roadblocks and obstacles all the time. At some point, we think quitting is the only option. But, let me be the first to say the day you quit, is the day you lose forever. Nobody remembers that journey and nobody wants [...]

By | 2017-04-05T20:12:53+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 15 Things Leaders Never Do

"If your actions inspire others to do more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." It’s tough to get anywhere in the world of business if you’re not able to display leadership. If you want to quarterback a winning team you need to be assertive in exhibiting your skills at being [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:08:53+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Traits that will Define Your Success

Three apples changed the world, the first one tempted Eve, the second inspired Newton and the third was Steve Jobs. "Success doesn't come to you, you go get it." So what exactly is the recipe to make you successful? These are my top 10 traits that I believe all successful people have. Resilience This is [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:11:15+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Confidence. Conviction. Charisma.

Some people have it; many people don’t. But there are three attributes you need to develop if you want to master the art of the sale. They’re the three C’s: Confidence. Conviction. Charisma. If you have these attributes, there isn’t a single thing you can’t sell. CONFIDENCE Do you have the confidence in yourself to [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:12:25+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Career, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success vs. Happiness

Here's an interesting comparison I found between the difference of Success vs. Happiness. Take in each word deeply, and you'll be profoundly impacted by each comparison. We strive for both in our day to day lives, yet we sometimes forget the difference on what to achieve. Ultimately, happiness prevails over any of our hidden short-term [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:21:08+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Miracles are just a shift in perception from fear to love by Gurbaksh Chahal

“A miracle is just a shift in perception from fear to love.” -Marianne Williamson A friend recently read this to me, and it hit me in a big way. The deeper I thought about the message attributed in this quote, the more I realized how life as we know is defined by fear and love. And [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:25:28+00:00 March 14th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 6 Reasons Not To Give Up On Your Dreams

"The Greatest Life pleasure is doing what people say you cannot do." There comes a time in the life of most entrepreneurs when the challenges seem overwhelming. You’ve suffered one setback after another and you seriously think about throwing in the towel. You question yourself. Maybe you don’t have what it takes after all? Maybe [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:28:49+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 9 Habits That Will Make You A Success

Some people dismiss intuition out-of-hand; they scornfully regard it as a lucky guess. Others, on the other hand, regard intuition as some kind of mystical power. For me, I think of it as a great gift that cannot be ignored and I agree with the statement of one well-known writer: “Intuition is seeing with the [...]

By | 2017-06-23T07:09:27+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Things Not To Do In An Interview

It’s a potential life-changing event—yet so many people get it wrong. I’m talking about going for an interview for a position you really want; one that could have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life. So, why is it that so many prospective employees don’t seem to grasp the essentials of getting the [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:34:50+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 20 Reminders to Keep You Going This Week

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your legacy. Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most. Courage is not the absence [...]

By | 2017-05-09T06:12:43+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Three Types of People You Will Meet in this World

Through your various ups and downs in life, you’ll get to meet three types of people. In reality, they are just a mixture of two extremes, evil and good. The first kind are your critics, some called them naysayers, some call them haters. Stay away from them and don’t become one of them. No matter [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:37:13+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Do it Anyway

The verses below reportedly were written on the wall of Mother Teresa's home and are widely attributed to her. They express as they do, the spirit in which she lived her life. These words exemplify, what we all should try to strive for, as not only do they keep us humble, self-less, but allow us to [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:08:41+00:00 March 8th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Paying it Forward Doesn’t Work

When I was a kid, I was taught to “Pay it Forward.” The concept of doing a good deed for someone else, when something good happens to you. The reality of it, it never worked for me. I’ve always been a giver in my world. But, I don’t give credit for my success because I [...]

By | 2017-06-14T00:16:31+00:00 March 7th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Reasons Why You Need a Thick Skin

Grow a thick skin—a very thick skin. People will question your ability to succeed, and the loudest among them might make you doubt your own talents, so you’ll need a thick skin to drown out the noise. The silence will help you focus on your objective, and you will prevail. Here are 10 ways that [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:15:44+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How The Unknown Leads To Success And Happiness

One of the greatest gifts I got was figuring, what my passion was at an early age of 16. I ended up dropping out of high school, to start my first venture, and while all the odds were stacked against me, I ended up succeeding. I blame it on not knowing the answers. Sometimes the [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:15:59+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Quitting Should Never Be an Option

We’ve all heard the saying before: Winners never quit, and quitters never win. So, why is it so easy for so many people to quit on their goals? The answer is simple: It’s easy. It’s easy to stop, fail, and do nothing. It’s easy being a loser. The harder choice would be to push through [...]

By | 2017-04-06T08:21:31+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How the Law of Attraction Completes Your Circle of Life by Gurbaksh Chahal

The law of attraction is a very insightful law by which to live. In other words, your ability to become intuitive will skyrocket if you attract what you want in life, especially what you dream of. Do you dream of traveling the world? Do you dream of writing a book? Do you dream of opening [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:16:04+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Most Important 86,400 seconds Of Your Life

If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you, because you didn’t eat him. That’s why, live in such a way, that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it. Remember there are five simple [...]

By | 2017-04-06T08:05:36+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 21 Things People With Confidence Embrace

Confidence is a unifying trait amongst the most successful people in the world. It’s the confidence to push past the word “no” and to pursue your dream despite the looming possibility of failure. Confident people are the people who aren’t afraid to take a stance and change the world; they stretch across nearly every realm [...]

By | 2017-04-06T07:54:55+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Flashbacks By Gurbaksh Chahal

Flashbacks are a form of power. They're our memories. They remind us, to guide us, and let us realize the only insecurities we should have - are the things we don't want to become. Some call them vulnerabilities. But, vulnerability is not weakness. It's the most accurate measurement of courage. It's the birthplace of innovation, [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:16:35+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments