Die Hard Entrepreneur.
His Inspiring Life Story
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Gurbaksh Singh Chahal has proved this right.
One of the most inspiring Internet entrepreneur, philanthropist, and writer, Gurbaksh Chahal is an America based NRI. Born on July 17, 1982, in the state of Punjab in India, Gurbaksh moved to San Jose, California, with his family, when he was four. Chahal was a very ambitious youngster, and at the age of sixteen, he dropped out of high school to pursue his dream of having a career in the dot-com boom.
By the time he was 25 years of age, Gurbaksh had established two fruitful and flourishing start-up businesses in the area of Internet advertising. The two successful online ads companies Chahal founded are BlueLithium and ClickAgents. He sold BlueLithium to Yahoo! for a whopping amount of three hundred million dollars. Following the acquisition, he went on to launch two more companies in the online advertising sector.
Following the success of his online advertising companies, Chahal entered the world of writing, and came up with a bestseller, “The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions.” This book reveals his
life story and the challenges he faced. The book was published in 2008, and became an inspiration for many people and won the hearts of millions wanting to venture into entrepreneurship.
Gurbaksh Singh Chahal has been invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Gurbaksh Singh Chahal: Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist
Gurbaksh has personally donated millions to various charities. He has worked tirelessly for the underprivileged, throughout his life. In recent years, he has started a very moving and motivational blog, BeLimitless , where he goes into many of his secrets to success. Since then he has also gone on to start an Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program in the year 2010, named Gurbaksh Chahal Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program, in collaboration with the Pace University.
Recognitions and Awards:
Chahal was awarded the ‘Top Innovator of the Year’ award in 2006. In the year 2010, he was named as the Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by the Business Week. Other publications such as mensXP.com, and X51, also listed him as India’s Most Influential Businessmen of the Year.
Gurbaksh has been honored with the Leaders in Management Award and was given an honorary degree in Commercial Science by the Pace University.
In the Year 2011, Under30CEO honored him as the Most Influential CEO. Gurbaksh Chahal also featured in Forbes Greatest Risks.
In the year 2012, Gurbaksh was awarded “People’s Award for Excellence in Business Leadership” as well as “Amrapali Award for Entrepreneur of the Year,” by Light of India Awards 2012. He also emerged as iMedia’s Top 10 Hottest Digital Marketers, in the same year.
He came across as one of the Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 in San Francisco Business Times. In 2013, he also received the esteemed Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Gurbaksh Chahal Quotes
“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”
“If you waste time, you miss on opportunities. I’ve also learned that the biggest lessons came from my biggest mistakes.”
“If you implement the fundamentals in your life; you can achieve success in whatever you pursue.”
Chahal has a few tips for his followers and says that to become successful entrepreneurs, they must keep these things
- Don’t do things that you don’t want to do.
- Never feel sorry for yourselves.
- Don’t believe the world “owes you a living.
- Decide to be happy.
- Don’t fear change.
- Always give back.
- Always believe in yourselves.
- Don’t squander mental energy on what you can’t control.
- Shouldn’t be scared of taking risks.
- Don’t hold grudges.
His presence on Social Media is motivating for many new entrepreneurs. For the people, who want to follow him, below are the links to his social media presence:
Gurbaksh Chahal Videos
His inspiring videos can be watched on Youtube. He is actively present on Youtube, and his dynamic personality and knowledge give him a very loyal following. Find Gurbaksh Chahal’s Youtube Channel here.
He has a massive social media followers across the platforms. He is active on Twitter and can be followed: www.twitter.com/gchahal. He also often blogs on BeLimitless, where his inspirational writings have a great influence on his followers.
The Chahal Foundation
The Chahal Foundation, a 501(c)3 registered non-profit defines Limitless Dreams and Possibilities. This non-profit organization was founded on Chahal’s thirty-second birthday. He said he wanted to give something unique to the world as his legacy. He wanted to stay grounded and meet ordinary people more than rendering the society with particular privileges. The Chahal Foundation’s mission is to create a positive change in the society. The organization originally spread awareness about the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting and stopped people from indulging in hate crimes. It laid broadened its scope and now focuses on improving education, providing scholarships, and supporting disaster relief efforts.
The website of the foundation is www.chahalfoundation.org .
The Story Ahead
Chahal has had his own ups and downs in life. But he persevered. With the continuum of unconditional support from his family, Gurbaksh is pursuing his dreams. He relentless pursuit for success represents the trial and triumph for the youth of today.
With the iconic success, Chahal has garnered much respect and recognition at such a young age. His epic words ‘hard work pays off’ have been an inspiration. However, he aspires to achieve more. Hence the saying, “When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” Dream Big. Hustle Harder.