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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 | 2017-06-27T06:37:20+00:00 April 14th, 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 | 2017-06-27T06:33:47+00:00 April 8th, 2017|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 | 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

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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 6 Keys To Striking A Balance Between Business And Family

There’s an ongoing battle that most entrepreneurs and high-flying business professionals wage within themselves. And that’s how to balance their time between their personal and professional lives. When you’re building your own business or passionately pursuing the career of your dreams it’s all too easy to throw yourself into it all hours of the day [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:08:53+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Business|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 | 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 | Greed is Bad. Insatiable Ambition Might Get You the Job

Being a fish out of water drove Gurbaksh Chahal to make his own ocean. By the age of 26, he had built and sold two internet ad companies for a total of $340 million. G’s own ravenous appetite for success set him on the path, but hiring people as hungry as himself has kept his [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:34:41+00:00 June 17th, 2011|Business|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