/Motivational

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 | #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 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 | 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 | If You Genuinely Want Something, Don’t Wait For It. Teach Yourself To Be Impatient.

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it. Teach yourself to be impatient. This has been one of the biggest themes of the way I’ve lived my life. I’m not a patient person. I don’t view patience as a virtue. I like to talk about the virtue of impatience. When I get an idea [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:27:00+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Journey on How to Become an Extrovert

It was the first day of fourth grade...an embarrassing day that was seared into my memory for life. For a boy who was naturally shy and introverted I cringed, as I became the center of attention. There I was clad head to toe in yellow: bright yellow slacks, a bright yellow shirt and a matching [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:53:16+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Bouncing Back After Setbacks

One thing that’s absolutely certain about life is that there are going to be innumerable setbacks along the way. It absolutely goes with the territory. Once you accept that fact and are prepared to deal with it you are setting yourself up for success. The ability to bounce back is one of the most important [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:17:12+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What We Can All Learn from Matthew McConaughey

On March 2nd, 2014 Matthew McConnaughey won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture: Dallas Buyers Club. What I most liked about the Oscars was actually his speech. It was powerful and resonated with me. In his acceptance speech, he mentioned: There are three things that I need each day. One, I need something [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:25:45+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Dream Big. Hustle Harder.

If you ask any entrepreneur, what defines success? Some might say their product, their vision, or a cool feature they’ve developed. But, that’s actually wrong. What makes success is simpler, it’s people. It’s the DNA you inspire, you create, that magnifies into something greater than you ever imagined. It’s infectious as it can cross boundaries [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:15:57+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What We Can All Learn from Nelson Mandela

No-one doubts that over the course of the last century Nelson Mandela was one of the giants on the world stage. When he died in December 2013 there was a joyous celebration of his life and of his remarkable accomplishments that poured into the streets of South Africa and was instantly transmitted across the globe. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:55:12+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Business, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Men’s Health March 2014: The Best Buck I Ever Spent

I was lucky to be interviewed on Men's Health March 2014 alongside Steve "Woz" Wozniak, Jim Cramer, Sir Richard Branson, and various other great personalities. We were all asked one question, outside of all the successes we may have encountered in our lives, "What was the best buck you ever spent?" Here's a short story, [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:13:02+00:00 February 13th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life: A Speech by Brian Dyson

If you need any words of encouragement. Here’s a speech I recently came across that resonates with me on what “balance” really means in life from the former CEO of Coca-Cola, Brian Dyson. Hope it does it for you as well… Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:39:13+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Monday Morning Inspiration: Life is Precious

Want some morning Monday inspiration? Then here you go. These are the life lessons from "The Last Lecture" by the late Randy Pausch - the lecture that captivated the world and now inspires millions. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things. Experience is what you get [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:35:49+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oprah

Happy 60th Birthday Oprah! There aren’t many people in the world who are instantly recognizable by their first names. Oprah is one of them. She celebrated her birthday today and in the course of her remarkable life journey has scored success after success in many different aspects of human endeavor. I know that from my [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:26:20+00:00 January 29th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success with a Moral Compass

Nothing worthwhile in life comes easy. You will never see success without hard work, determination and the ability to make tough decisions. Sometimes you have to be ruthless for the sake of the company, your employees and, of course, yourself. But it’s equally as important to have a strong moral code and to conduct yourself [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:12:44+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Business, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Do You Really Need to Make New Year Resolutions?

The start of a New Year is as good a time as any to make resolutions. Every business leader should have new goals and make sure they achieve those goals on an ongoing basis, anyway. But the New Year gives us an annual opportunity to review our priorities and make fresh commitments. It provides us [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:07:43+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Art of Listening

One of the first crucial lessons I learned when I first went into business at the ripe old age of sixteen was how to listen. This was due to the fact that all of my business dealings happened on the phone since my ‘office’ was in fact my bedroom in my parents’ house. I was [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:55:10+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Business, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Swinging for the Fences: The Billion-Dollar Company

If you want to start a billion dollar company, there are three things you should know: The odds aren’t good At the moment, there were only 39 companies in the United States that are worth over $1 billion that started within the last 10 years. But, about 50,000 new companies get funded every year, so [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:48:49+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Business, Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Explains how to Find the Courage to Start a Business

Fear is your worst enemy – risk is your best friend. The best thing about the unknown is the meaning itself: If success were guaranteed, the journey wouldn't be the same. And the journey is actually what inspires and shapes us to understand that success isn't supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be worth it. [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:45:32+00:00 October 15th, 2012|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Contributes to Something Greater than Ourselves

Gurbaksh Chahal has always known that business is the most primitive game in the world. Failure is always just around the corner, yet discipline and ambition drive us to overcome. The ladder to success isn’t as vertical as people imagine—it has the ability to reshape your life before you finally succeed. Business changes you. It [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:39:27+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Graduation Commencement Speech at Evergreen College

Below is the commencement speech I delivered to the graduating class at Evergreen College on May 28th, 2010. Thank you, Evergreen College, for asking me to speak here today. I feel honored. Everything starts with a dream, a particle of our imagination that teases us of what the future could be like, as long as [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:31:54+00:00 May 17th, 2010|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Honorary Doctorate Acceptance Speech

Today is a very special day and marks an important day in history not only for myself but also for my family. I feel truly honored to be here. Eleven years ago, I made the decision to drop out of high school and pursue my love for business. Getting this award and an honorary doctoral [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:30:27+00:00 April 28th, 2010|Motivational|0 Comments