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About Gurbaksh Chahal

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

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

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Only Secret to Life by Gurbaksh Chahal

The true measurement of success and the secret to life is knowing, What You Love vs. What Loves You back. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. It’s never supposed to be a popularity contest. Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows the correct time twice a day. [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:16:40+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Oscar’s Most Profound Speech: Stay Weird, Stay Different.

Graham Moore is the 31-year-old author of one best-selling novel, one screenplay in production with Benedict Cumberbatch, another novel in the works, and a just-finished screen adaptation of The Devil in the White City. He still thinks about quitting. If there's one message Graham Moore wants you to learn from the Academy Awards it's to [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:49:07+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Entrepreneurs Have The Best Job In The World.

When the universe is with us, we choose to smile, even in pain. We understand during confusion. We trust during betrayal; and we continue to fight without fear. We Dream. We Create. We Motivate. We Inspire. We Change. We Innovate. We Disrupt. We Execute. We Have Purpose. We Never Give Up.

By | 2017-06-09T06:43:26+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What’s your Breaking Point? | Gurbaksh Chahal

Sometimes, right when you are at your breaking point, is when you find the answer. That discovery defines the difference between a failure or being great at something. We all face situations that sometimes seem become intolerable. We become tired of giving more than a good effort and seeing less in return we'd hoped for. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:43:26+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

The Miracle Within By Gurbaksh Chahal

The only vulnerabilities or insecurities you should have, are those you don’t want to become. This morning, I want you to take a moment, and look inside a mirror. Take a good look at yourself. What do you see? What emotions do you experience? What do you think? How do you feel? When you see [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:52:41+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why 99% of Entrepreneurs Fail

99% is execution. 1% is the idea. Nine out of ten venture-backed companies fail. Ever wonder, why? Well, there are many different things. But, we will focus on one today. One out of ten start-ups survive. From that 10%, nine out of those ten will turn into zombies; an illiquid asset. Meaning, it may print [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:55:25+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Luck is Imaginary. Discipline is Priceless.

From when I began my first company at 16, to starting my second company just years later, “You just got lucky” was something I heard as if it was everyone’s duty. Truth is, there is no luck. Luck doesn’t exist. A coincidence, maybe? But, luck is just a bi-product of hard work, dedication, and discipline. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:59:00+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | “Imagination” by Gravity4

What does “Gravity” mean to you? It’s a method of Attraction. What does the “4” symbolize? These are the four stages of a customer journey: Awareness, Interest, Desire, and Action. Imagination is defined by how creativity allows you to connect with a purpose. Our purpose was to bring Automation, Simplicity, and Design to the marketplace. As [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:19:26+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Work hard. Don’t quit. Never whine.

Michael Keaton got it right. Tearfully accepting his Golden Globes award on Sunday night for best actor in a motion picture, he paid tribute to his family and upbringing. He said, “In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple: work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be [...]

By | 2017-06-23T07:59:33+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | George Clooney: We Will Not Walk in Fear

As most know of you know by now, Paris has been in our prayers, after witnessing the bloodiest massacre the Country has faced in the last 50 years. On January 7th, 2015, 12 people were killed at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo for publishing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, followed by [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:00:48+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Thoughts|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The “Ultimate Prize”

James Lipton, interviewed, Kevin Spacey in 2001 during his "Inside the Actor's Studio" talk show. My favorite part is during his final Q&A in which someone asks,  about the "lean years" and how they should look at the ultimate prize. Kevin answers it eloquently. “There is no prize ‘out there’. The only prize is this [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:25:23+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Dreams are better to have than Fantasies.

I've always been a big fan of Philosophy. I've actually applied that into my thinking in the way I've become an entrepreneur. Earlier this week, I watched The Life of David Gale, who is the head of Philosophy at a University. His opening lecture below, I thought was quite humbling in the way we quantify [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:22:36+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Twelve Things to Not Do In 2015.

As we start the new year, here are twelve things to avoid this year. ■ Never Believe in Entitlement, you only earn what you deserve. ■ Never Believe in Luck, it will just make you lazy. ■ Never Just Settle, Life's too short for that. ■ Never Underestimate your passion. ■ Never Let go of the Things that are Permanent. [...]

By | 2017-06-09T06:45:04+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Want to be a leader in 2015?

As 2015 rolls right around the corner, it’s time to start with a clean slate. Do something new, become that leader you’ve always wanted to be. One of my core philosophies has always been, “Don’t ask for permission, ask for forgiveness.” That means, jump out of your comfort zone and just do that extraordinary thing [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:31:41+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | A Few Resolutions Everyone Should Make For 2015

I’m not a fan of resolutions. Because, many of us will create something we will focus on for only the first two weeks. But, we live in a world today where our behaviors have changed. And, maybe in 2015 we can all agree to do the following things to live a happier and prosperous new [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:32:43+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | It’s a sad day when the North Korean government can keep a Japanese corporation from making money off the American people.

Update. Props to Sony Pictures in making the right decision and releasing the movie online. You can stream it on YouTube for $5.99 here: The Interview. This past week, Sony violated the United States Constitution on their decision to delay their release of “The Interview.” Since the first trailer, the movie had been deemed heavily [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:18:29+00:00 December 19th, 2014|Thoughts|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Religion Should Never Be an Excuse to Kill Innocent Children.

Two things, I’ve learned over the last 17 years on the Internet is to never blog about politics or religion. I’m going to take that off the list for today. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. As we all know of the sad outcomes for the tragedy in Sydney that killed [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:36:23+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Thoughts|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Six Things that Will Make or Break You

If you look at some of the top entrepreneurs, they all have a few things in common. It’s what has made them who they are today. What has driven their success time and time again. Here are six traits that made them who they are. Age is just a number. This one is something I [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:23:51+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 5 Lessons School Won’t Teach You

Forget Failure In school, if you perform poorly on a test, you’ve “failed.” If you couldn’t turn something on time, because you were busy working on material for another class, you’ve “failed.” The idea of failure has caused many to turn to cheating, copying, and other means of deception at a young age. Contrary to [...]

By | 2017-06-14T02:04:30+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Dream. Create. Lead. Execute.

Excelling at work is the key recipe for success. You must always strive to be the best you can be.  The following may seem obvious, but understanding these ideas can help you go far in your career. Don’t ever treat your job as just a job; always think of it as a career. Embrace it. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:38:06+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Key Lessons from “The Dream”

If I could go back in time, at the age of 16, I would have loved to read this list as I embarked the path of entrepreneurism. I’m sure it would have given me valuable insights into the mistakes that I could I have avoided. But, nevertheless here are some key lessons from my book, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:44:13+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life’s magic isn’t in just what you can create, but in the beauty of what you can imagine.

Life’s magic isn’t in just what you can create, but in the beauty of what you can imagine. Imagination is the most powerful force we all have. It allows us to create new boundaries, believe differently, and most of all; allows us to see what our future could hold. Imagination is sometimes half-measured. Because those, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:45:52+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Morning Inspiration

Every morning I’ve awoken, I’ve found a new motivation. Whether it’s looking at my calendar looking forward to tackle the day, or whether it’s looking 5 years down and see where I may stand. With these thoughts in the morning, I’ve never had a morning where I feel unmotivated or unready to conquer and disrupt. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:28:11+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 5 C’s to Run An Effective Business

Success has never come to anyone. Leaders went and created it for themselves. Most never had someone to carefully guide them, or offer mentorship, which is why it’s so important to learn from their previous choices. If you want to be one step closer to obtaining that success, here are 5 C’s I’ve learned to [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:37:42+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Fear is just an Illusion

Fear and failure are illusions that are self-created. Close your eyes and ask yourself. “What is your biggest fear?” Typically mostly will answer with, “failure” hoping to demonstrate they don’t look for failure in their future. When you close your eyes. What you’re sitting down on, that is substance. It's real, it's holding you together. We [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:48:17+00:00 October 10th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Six Steps to Success

As they say, "There is no elevator to success, you just have to take the stairs." Success isn’t something that will one day land in your hands, and tell you to continue with it. It’s something that requires hard work, an excess amount of time, better organization, and most importantly, stepping out of your comfort [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:49:27+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What does Gravity Mean to You?

What does Gravity mean to you? Gravity is a method of attraction. Life is a journey. We go through four phases in life. These stages begin from the moment our life starts to the very last second. ■ Birth ■ Adolescence ■ Adulthood ■ Parenthood All of these phases bring separate emotions into our lives. Through life, we learn, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:56:16+00:00 September 28th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Four Self-Commitments of Life

Navigating through life can be difficult with no GPS to tell us when to stop, go, turn, speed up, or slow down. The destination we all look forward to seem grand in theory, however, the journey is never that simple. Through life so far, I’ve lived through many experiences. Some good and some from which [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:58:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Best Interview Questions You Should Always Ask

Most people preparing for an interview think about all of the “tricky” questions they’re likely to be asked. And plenty of books have been written telling you how you should best answer them. But have you ever considered the questions that you should be asking the interviewer? They’re just as important. Right at the end [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:00:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Fear, Doubt and Ambition

Excuses, something we all make. We aren’t always aware we make them, but we do. They’ve become a daily part of our lifestyle. Everyone has the same amount of hours in a week, so how are you spending them? Excuses will always be a part of your downfall, whether they’re big or small. They’re self-made [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:02:25+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 9 Ways Your Potential is Limitless.

Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows the right time twice a day. Action is purposeless without the right intention. Although actions are important in order to reach success, they are pointless without the proper perspective and mindset to fuel them. In order to achieve greatness, you must be able [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:45:27+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Leap of Faith

Many people live the same life, day-to-day. They may stay at the same company, eat the same food, and stay within their shell. Only when things turn into groundhog day, people realize they need to make a change. They may be secure with their life - have no worry about income, about friendships - but [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:03:50+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What We Can Learn From Apple Today

It’s been a long time coming. And whether or not you agree with the New York Times headline “Apple Is Back, Better Than Ever” there’s no doubt that Apple’s unveiling of new products yesterday has immense significance for our industry. Much has already been said about the products themselves—in old-fashioned print, on TV and online. [...]

By | 2017-06-14T02:54:06+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Worst Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

Interviews are those make-or-break opportunities in life. A few vital minutes when you’re in the spotlight and it’s your chance to shine. This isn’t a rehearsal, it’s the real thing. So, are you going to put your best foot forward or your foot in your mouth? Are you going to put in a star performance? [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:07:56+00:00 September 9th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why The Hustle Matters

Hustle sometimes has a bad name. For me it doesn't - it's working toward your ambition surrounded by discipline and purpose. There is a key difference between someone who is a hustler, and someone who will be invariably be hustled. Unfortunately, most people will continue to be hustled without the conscious attention to realize it. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:09:02+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Focus. Focus. Focus. A Key Element for Success.

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Feel like you’re juggling too many projects and struggling to get anything finished?  There aren’t enough hours in the day? There’s just too much happening and it’s flat out exhausting? Perhaps it’s time to step back, assess your priorities and get focused? Go-getting entrepreneurs often have a new idea every minute, each one [...]

By | 2017-06-27T03:41:23+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Rejection is a Blessing

I've always considered rejection to be a blessing in disguise. It teaches you two things, to prepare for your next move and to realize it may not be the right time, but never give up. What do all big CEO’s have in common? They have all been rejected many times throughout their lifetime. How you [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:27:24+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Get in the Driver’s Seat of Life

Are you a driver or a passenger? If you want to be an entrepreneur there’s only one answer to this question. You have to be a driver. You can’t expect to be a passenger and get anywhere. You have to be the one with his hands firmly on the wheel steering your business in the [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:20:12+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Achieving Greatness

The great Bob Marley, who died tragically young at the age of 36, once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Bob Marley had it right. It’s not about the money. For me, it has [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:24:09+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Embrace the Naysayers

On your path, wherever that may lead you, you will encounter skeptics. Doubters can be brutal. You have two options with them, you can either ignore them, or you can embrace them. Choose to embrace them. Why embrace the voice of your critics? They may infuriate you. They may irritate you to the point where [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:25:47+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Ways Confidence is a Reflection of Your Success

Confidence. It’s something we all have, but with various levels. It’s what makes the difference between closing a deal and waiting for a call back. It’s what makes the difference between achieving your dream and living a static life. Confidence is key - we’ve all heard it. When you’re confident, you feel good. You think [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:28:54+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Never forget where you came from. Never forget where you want to go.

Never forget where you came from. Never forget where you want to go. These are words I learned from my father at a very young age.  It sums up for me what life is all about. It tells us that while we always have to keep a sharp eye on our ultimate goal we should never [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:30:25+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Play the Game. Change the Game.

If you play the game of routine, you'll never understand the game of disruption. Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting scattered results was defined as insanity, famously by Einstein. As humans, we look for comfort, security, and happiness. Although most will only achieve two, humans tend to adapt quickly to steady routines. We, as [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:32:59+00:00 August 24th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Most Vital Decisions by Steve Jobs

It has to be the greatest comeback story in the history of the digital world. I’m talking about when Steve Jobs returned from exile to transform Apple and lead it back on its journey to be the global powerhouse that it is today. What did Jobs do when he first regained the reins back in [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:31:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Numbers Matter

"Write your worries in sand. Carve your blessings in stone." Numbers surround us everyday, no matter what age we are. At 16, this can be your SAT score, the number of friends you have, or how many people you have sitting around you at lunch. At 18, this can be the amount of your first [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:53:31+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Enjoy the Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster

Entrepreneurship is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. It can be a crazy, manic ride with highs and lows. You hurtle along at a breakneck pace. It’s exciting. It’s exhilarating. It’s awesome. It’s mind-blowing. The ride can get scary, especially when there’s a sudden precipitous fall. But the good news is [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:02:19+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Here's a shining example of Why Defeat is just a Detour in our Journey. Consider the life of someone who refused to quit—in spite of setback after setback during a life of struggle: ■ When he was seven years old, his family had to give up their farm and move to a neighboring state. Like [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:05:19+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Harvey Specter Way – The Art of Negotiation

In the TV show “Suits” (just renewed for a fifth season) attorney Harvey Specter—brilliantly played by actor Gabriel Macht—is known as “the best closer in New York City.” He’s confident and speaks his mind. Quick-witted and intelligent. And he delivers great one-liners. Of course, he’s not without his flaws but he thinks outside of the [...]

By | 2017-06-08T08:16:37+00:00 August 16th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Resilience is the Key to Success

Resilience. Commitment. Passion. These three words are characteristics. Characteristics of someone who isn’t willing to give up. Someone who isn’t going to accept anything but success. Someone who’s dictionary doesn’t include the words - failure or giving up. These are some of the most captivating character traits one can possess. It’s true, some may take [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:55:49+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Let’s Make Our Kids Smile

I’m a child of India, but also a child of this world. I was born in Punjab on July 17, 1982 into a traditional Sikh family. Life was hard. Very hard. In fact, I wasn’t even born in a hospital. I came into this world in a small, rural room in a village that I [...]

By | 2017-06-27T03:48:30+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success is a Daily Habit

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. You don’t just wake up one day, decide to do something extraordinary and the very next day you’re on top of the world with everyone singing your praises. Becoming successful is not a fluke. It’s not as simple as buying a ticket and winning the lottery. Success [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:00:35+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Sky is Not the Limit

You’ve heard the saying, “The sky’s the limit.” It’s meant to indicate that you can achieve anything; that humans can reach beyond the bounds of planet Earth and enjoy limitless success. I think it’s an antiquated term. I prefer to believe that the sky is definitely NOT the limit. Why be limited by anything? Strictly [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:02:47+00:00 August 10th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Leaders Ask Great Questions. What Are They?

I don’t know all the answers. No-one does. But if you want to rise to the top in any organization you need to know the right questions to ask. You need to question yourself and you need to question the members of your team. Every day. Repeatedly. When you ask questions of yourself you need [...]

By | 2017-06-08T08:22:15+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Introducing The Chahal Foundation

I’ve always believed in making a difference. I’ve always believed in shooting for the stars. During my 16-year entrepreneurial journey, I’ve been blessed with success that I never even imagined was possible. Entrepreneurial success was my first ambitious goal. And I’ve accomplished that against all odds, despite skeptics and even in my darkest moments. But, [...]

By | 2017-06-27T03:57:01+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Questions to ask if you have Entrepreneur DNA?

Entrepreneurs aren't born. It’s who they are. It’s in their hearts and souls. It’s in their very essence. The entire DNA of the most successful of entrepreneurs buzzes and throbs 24 hours a day with the entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial attributes. There’s a switch that can’t be turned off. Do you have what it takes? [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:04:29+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Most People Fail

Ambition. Discipline. Love. They are three essential components that define success. And, they connect you with a deeper emotion, purpose. Each one of those words gives us a reason to follow through, to create the next revolution, and to make the jump. The secret to combining all three to create success, is knowing how to [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:34:36+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Six Ways to Foster Innovation

Innovate! Do something new. Break new ground. The way that great companies grow and expand and become game-changing superstars is by creating something entirely different—or by building a better mousetrap. No company can afford to stagnate. No company can become complacent. No company can be smug and self-satisfied. Look what happened to Apple. It was [...]

By | 2017-06-08T08:30:29+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | For the love of the Game. The 4th Time Around.

Gravity4 is my fourth major business launch. After three successful endeavors I appreciate that some people might question why I’m doing it all over again. Why don’t I slow down? Why don’t I just “enjoy” coasting or be jetting around the globe? Why don’t I sit back and make the most of this so-called “good [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:47:33+00:00 July 28th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Ruin Your Résumé

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently sifting through résumés while preparing to get my latest venture Gravity4 off the ground. We've been blessed to have gotten over 5,000 resumes even before launch. It’s a starting point for getting to know someone and figure out if he or she will be a good fit. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:48:31+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What We Can Learn from Game-Changing Companies

Many companies are successful. Many companies are extremely profitable. Many companies become national brands. Some companies expand across the globe. And then there are those companies that are in a league of their own—the game-changing companies. They don’t follow the rules; they break them and change them. Iconoclastic companies such as Apple, Amazon, Starbucks and [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:08:43+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Welcome, Gravity4. #BeLimitless.

Today is a new beginning. They say that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. I was born 32 years ago today. And today, I know why. Because today not only do I celebrate my birthday, but I also celebrate the [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:54:35+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Seven Rules for Success

I've been fortunate to know a few things about successful startups. I’m blessed to have created three major endeavors that have struck gold, and I’m getting ready to launch  my fourth in 36 hours. This has given me the opportunity to reflect on some of the essential attributes and components of entrepreneurs seeking to win [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:08:18+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Thinking Big—the Only Way to Go

The human mind is a wonderful thing. It’s a perpetual thinking organism. It’s hard to prevent our brains from thinking every minute we’re awake. Maybe when we’re asleep, too.  So, if we have to think, why not think big? Is there any reason to not have big dreams? If you want to be successful in [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:09:48+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail

Staring any new business is a massive undertaking only for the brave. Whatever the scale of your venture it is likely to be an all-consuming life-altering passion, especially in the early days. Sadly, many new companies fall by the wayside. The Small Business Administration says that only half of new establishments survive five years and [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:10:55+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What’s Behind The Other Door? Happiness.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” This is an inspirational quotation close to my heart. It is powerful and moving, especially when you consider the source. It’s a quote from [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:21:22+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever.

As a wise man once said: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Fast forward to 2014 and apply his thought to today’s explosion of entrepreneurialism—especially in the high-tech space—and you have to agree with him. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you have the [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:19:23+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Taking a Break from the Wired World

Here’s something you’d probably not expect to hear from me: Do yourself a favor and disconnect from the wired world. Yes, I’m an Internet entrepreneur. Yes, I’ve been a passionate serial entrepreneur since the age of 16 whose life has totally revolved around high tech connectivity. And yes, I have to admit that I often [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:59:43+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Things to Avoid on the Journey to Happiness

I’ve often talked about the journey to happiness as being the most important thing in life. About how becoming rich or achieving a position of power and influence are not the hallmarks of happiness that you might think. Rather, authentic happiness is more about living joyfully every day; appreciating every moment that God has given [...]

By | 2017-06-27T05:14:26+00:00 June 16th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Happy Father’s Day! A note of Gratitude to my Father.

Father’s Day gives us all a yearly anniversary, a time when we can reflect on the influence our dads have had on our lives. It’s a day when we can formally appreciate and celebrate the roles our fathers have played in guiding us into the adult world. I owe a lot to my dad. I [...]

By | 2017-06-27T05:21:54+00:00 June 15th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Failure is not an option; it’s a choice.

As a famous author once said, “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Defeats and failures happen often in life. Whether in your business career or your personal relationships. But you should regard them as inevitable milestones that you hit on the path to accomplishment. You can choose to wallow in [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:14:31+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | #BELIMITLESS

A few months back, I wrote this to help motivate, inspire and remind people of our purpose. I hope these words are impactful to you as they were to me. The biggest sport. Where you get knocked down. Where you get told your not good enough. Where doubt, rejection, and fear try to take over...is [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:05:14+00:00 June 8th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Six Stages of Entrepreneurial Growth

The journey to become a successful entrepreneur is sometimes like jumping out of space free-falling and hoping your parachute opens. You can be sure of reaching new highs and plummeting to new lows—and then back to the top again. It’s a journey that’s crammed with excitement; a ride in which you overcome fear; a ride [...]

By | 2017-06-27T05:37:02+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | You can buy People. But you can’t buy Loyalty.

What does loyalty mean to you? I return to this subject because I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Throughout my journey I’ve always believed in being totally loyal to my colleagues, employees, customers and investors. I can’t imagine running any kind of business without loyalty being at its core. Morally and ethically, it [...]

By | 2017-06-15T02:25:43+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Becoming the top brand in any market segment requires leadership qualities second-to-none. But it’s a position every seriously dedicated entrepreneur should strive to achieve. In doing so, as you travel along your journey, you will ratchet up your performance and get far-reaching results. These are the key attributes I suggest you seek to master if [...]

By | 2017-06-15T02:28:34+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Power of Intuition in Business Building

Go with your gut. That’s what I’ve always done. And, most of the time, it’s worked remarkably well. I’ve made major decisions in my life based on a gut feel of the right thing to do. I listened to the inner voice that pointed me in the direction marked “success.” Then, I didn’t second-guess myself. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:59:01+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Next Chapter: Company Number 4

As I said before, Impatience is a virtue! Company Number 4 is officially underway. And, we're already adding talented entrepreneurs to the team daily. If you are an Adtech entrepreneur and want to join the revolution in launching the next generation Marketing Operating System, send your resume to hr@chahal.com. We'd love to hear from you and [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:08:32+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Never Lose Sight of the Competition

As a wise man once said, “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it. I’m competitive by nature. Always have been. Always will be. It's just part of my DNA. From as early as I can remember I’ve been blessed with a never-say-die fighting [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:54:40+00:00 May 26th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t be Afraid to Take Chances

"A ship in a harbor is safe but that's not why ships are built." That is a powerful quote and it can also be used for how we live our lives in general. Do we want to play it safe or do we want to discover our purpose? In every successful entrepreneur there’s an element [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:50:04+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Foundational Characteristic. Loyalty.

Human Beings are complicated personalities. We all have universal needs during our ups and downs. But, it is only during our downturns, we universally test the ones that really matter to us. The ones that define us. Whether it’s a business or personal relationship, when I first encounter someone, I always ask them one question. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:47:03+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | In The Pursuit of Happyness

"Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period." In one of my favorite movies of all time, Will Smith plays Chris Gardner [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:42:08+00:00 May 18th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Making Your Dot Count

Have you stopped to reflect on your position in the universe and what you’re destined for? Most people spend their entire lives figuring out what they really want to do or more important try to understand what life means to them. We’ve all been placed on this Earth for a reason, what kind of lives [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:32:30+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Five Home Truths of Life

Have you ever stopped to seriously consider who you really are and what you contribute to the world? Or do you drift from day to day, dissatisfied with your 9 to 5 routine but not doing anything to change it? It’s always good to do some self-analysis. Analyze who you are. Tell yourself a few [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:54:54+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Starting Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

Start small. Think Big. When you’re getting a business off the ground you should certainly have big dreams. No-one ever got anywhere by thinking and acting small-time. Have a clear vision and set your sights high. Thinking small, however, is equally essential when it comes to your business overhead and operating expenses. It’s entirely possible [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:53:18+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What makes a great Entrepreneur?

What makes a great entrepreneur? Who achieves the American dream of prosperity and success through the application of sheer hard work, determination and innovation? Look at the numbers and you’ll find good evidence that immigrants and others who come from nothing are the ones who make it to the top. A study by the Partnership [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:51:57+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

If you ask me, I think everyone has an entrepreneur inside of them. It’s just about whether you bring it out and showcase it to the world. Thinking like an entrepreneur forces one to constantly think outside the box. When one draws outside the lines, the end result tends to spell out great things. As they [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:30:42+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Happiness. Understanding Love. What Money Can’t Buy.

There’s a commercial in Thailand that powerfully demonstrates how caring for someone is more meaningful than all the money in the world. This commercial beautifully portrays  - simple random acts of kindness. Visually and verbally it reflects how small thoughtful deeds not only bring great joy to the recipients but also to the giver. I’ve [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:50:47+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Breathe. The Most Important Rules to Live By.

Breathe. That's what we do so naturally. But, we forget the most important reason why we're breathing and for whom? We all have a purpose in life far greater than any pain. Don't let your struggle, keep you from your blessings. We've all seen the 7 Cardinal Rules of Life. But, here's an expanded list of [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:49:28+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Role Models

When you ask most people, who their role models are, they immediately say Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, a celebrity, an athlete, or even a politician. Some are iconic, wealthy, defined success, changed industries, and people look up to them as if they want to be them. I look at life differently. I came from nothing. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:47:56+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Tech and Creative: Synergy for the Future

I’ve got a warning for big brand advertisers who fail to embrace the latest developments in technology: if you don’t learn the language of data you’re going to be left out in the cold. This week is an opportune time to reiterate and reemphasize these points as some of the world’s greatest advertising creatives and [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:58:58+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Business|0 Comments