How Gurbaksh Chahal Never Underestimates the Power of Words
The power of words is something that is often underestimated. Indeed, fighting poverty, illiteracy, child exploitation and supporting disaster relief requires much money and effort, not words, and we are often advised to talk less and do more. This is true, and yet not entirely so.
Spreading the Word for the Benefit of the Underprivileged
Raising awareness lies at the very core of charity initiatives. Spreading the word, sharing experiences, being outspoken and passionate about your cause can move mountains and melt hearts. And, as they say, doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark: you know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
As unusual as it sounds, charity is no exception. Gurbaksh Chahal, a seasoned businessman and a passionate philanthropist, knows this but too well. A digital marketing prodigy who revolutionized online advertising, Gurbaksh definitely brings expertise to the table.
At the age of 34, Gurbaksh has launched four successful digital marketing companies and established a network of non-profits that aim to promote education and create equal opportunities for the children and youth in the impoverished countries of Asia and Africa. But bringing children to school is not an easy task: in many parts of the world it means saving them from sex trafficking and exploitation first. Many traumatized youngsters need rehabilitation before they get a chance to start anew.
Gurbaksh knows the hardships these kids face first hand: he participated in one of the rescue missions to save children from sex traffickers. The things he witnessed shocked him so much that he refers to this experience as the lowest point of his life.
The Chahal Foundation created by Gurbaksh Chahal, himself a son of immigrants from India, has joined the fight against child sex trafficking in 2014. Since then, Gurbaksh has been very outspoken about this cause. He shares his experience on his blog, and his narrative won’t let anyone untouched.
Gurbaksh Chahal’s Challenge: #BeLimitless!
“#Belimitless” is the motto and the name of the blog of Gurbaksh Chahal. “Easier said than done”, one might think. But Gurbaksh know what he is talking about.
His story of success began at the age of sixteen: that’s when a school dropout launched his first online marketing company that would be sold for millions of dollars only eighteen months later. In the years to follow Gurbaksh would create three more companies, making him one of the youngest millionaires in the industry, a media darling and a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs.
But wealth and acknowledgement are not the only signs of great achievement. It is the generosity of spirit, heart and love, the willingness to share with others that mark a great man.
Gurbaksh makes no secret of his journey to success: in 2008, he published a bestselling autobiography that details the story of his life, and he’s always ready to share a word of advice and inspiration with the readers of his blog.
One of his recent posts says: “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient”. And he definitely practices what he preaches every day of his life, helping those in need, raising awareness about his cause and inspiring others to dream and dare.