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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 | 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 | 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

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 | #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

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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 2017-06-27T07:43:02+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Understanding Rejection & Happiness

On February 20th, 2014 I  hosted another guest lecture at Pace University. A place that holds a very special place in my heart. In 2008, I served as a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Pace University Pitch Contest. In 2009, I served as their Entrepreneur in Residence. In 2010, I officially started the Gurbaksh [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:21:29+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|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 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 | Addicted2Success.com Interview with Joel Brown

Joel – The first company you created “Click Agents” was founded by you at the age of 16 and not long after that, it sold for $40 million. Nine years later you sold your second company “Blue Lithium” to Yahoo for $300 Million. Making close to half a billion dollars in the space of 9 years, [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:43:16+00:00 November 28th, 2013|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success is the Best Revenge

People want others to fail because that is human nature.  People will not gloat about success.  They will gloat about failure.  It’s just the fact of life. In the first stage of my company I had no money.  I had no education.  I had every reason to need to succeed, so I succeeded and I [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:34:00+00:00 July 14th, 2013|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success is a Healthy Addiction

There are good addictions and there are bad addictions.  Good entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs, become addicted to success where they want to challenge themselves from one step to the next step. A lot of the times people are only motivated by money and sometimes they have one hit and that’s it or sometimes they basically have [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:45:38+00:00 July 13th, 2013|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Lessons from a High School Dropout

At the age of 16 I dropped out to start my first company and I think the advantage that ended up happening at that time is when you’re young you really don’t have the concept of failure.  You don’t really have the concept of fear. That’s why even when you’re younger than that you can [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:14:38+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Perfectionists Won’t Finish First

I meet a lot of entrepreneurs that actually fall on the side of being perfectionists and perfectionists are those people that need everything to be tightened up, need everything to be coded correctly and need everything to look a certain way before they press the on button. In my opinion those entrepreneurs never succeed because [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:17:48+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Advantage of Being Young and Fearless

At the age of 16 I dropped out of school to start my first company and I think the advantage that ended up happening at that time is when you’re young you really don’t have the concept of failure. You don’t really have the concept of fear. That’s why even when you’re younger than that you [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:54:41+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Create Jobs and Hire an A List Team

Although startups and tech companies are widely known to be job creators, they can also be volatile due to the competitive industry in which they exist. Despite their innovative and often game-changing approach, startups function in a high-risk environment with the chance of being squeezed out at any moment. However, with that risk comes endless [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:15:08+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Business|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