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An interview with a billionaire — Chip Wilson on building a global retail empire.

Access the mindset of a successful entrepreneur — the learnings, the mistakes and the breakthroughs that led Chip Wilson to where he is today.

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If you are living in choice, there is no such thing as wasted time.The false advertising of fast food companies should make you sick to your stomach.You can choose to override your basic instincts of survival.I will never stop working because all I can see is possibility.Save 20 percent and risk the rest – you only have one life.Even a gangster can have integrity.We have to start somewhere to be Greatness.Salt+ butter + high fructose corn syrup = death.Smartphones killed the balanced life. Now there is only a life of choice.Your brain is a hard drive. Power down to power up and maximize your life.When something goes wrong ask the Japanese 5 WHY’s to get to the real answer.People will always bring up the downtrodden and cut the legs off great thinkers to increase the number of people in the middle to reproduce with.However good or bad a situation is, it will change.Trust your gut – your body is always honest.Read everything you can, knowledge is the competitive equalizer.The many religions tell us there is no single right way, only many right ways.Read, read, read.Time is a non-renewable resource.Time is life's currency. Time is the world’s only renewable resource.Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it.Dog urine kills grass but the right amount of urine makes grass grow extraordinarily faster in the circle around the pee. We now know a little DDT may be good to kill cancer. German track athletes smoke after a race. Vaccines work. Perhaps a few cigarettes or a Coke is very good for you in small doses. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for the poor or uneducated or those susceptible to addiction.Integrity is not morality. Integrity is doing what you say you will do, when you say you will do it.This is not our practice life. It is all there is.To be of any value as a human being you have to keep growing.If you are sweating you are present and powerful.When it comes to goals, people and priorities, spend time only on your top three.Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college kid with a maxed-out charge card.The more committed you are to something the more you experience success and happiness.Blame and excuses are how weak people hide from responsibility.Your brain is designed for survival and reproduction not for living a phenomenal life.A leader creates a future that would otherwise not have occurred.Good conversation is currency.Surf, ski, skate, smoke, smoked salmon, Greenpeace, Mayor Moonbeam, urban hippies, undercover athletes, lummy mummies, the Grouse Grind, the ‘Couve Cruise, Wreck Beach and the best damn tap water in the world – Vancouver.No performance without action.If people compare you to Gandhi, you have not done your job. Our life is to see people go beyond what we hold as iconic.Don't let anyone waste your time.Never make lunch plans you do not intend to keep.If it takes more than two emails, pick up the phone.Mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.Believe you can, you will.Media will create sensation to create hits to sell advertising to feed their families. Find the truth.Forgive your mother and father.You are responsible for the energy you bring into a space.Mediocre people have a low tolerance for other peoples’ success.Giving up 'looking good'. Everyone subconsciously knows a fake.Alcohol and drugs are the sissy way of being in the moment.TIME IS PRECIOUS.Make big decisions as though you are lying on your death bed. What is really important?Eat more plant food; eat less food manufactured in plants.An entrepreneur may be someone too incompetent to work for someone else.Gender means nothing, love means everything.People sexually underperform because they are not actually present.Respect feels like love.Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.What other people think of you is none of your business.Feeling uninspired? Surround yourself with children.Travel will show you there are many ways of being right.Coke, Pepsi and all other pops will be known as the cigarettes of the future.Hydrate. Caffeinate. Meditate.Don’t let the 10% of voices on social media sound like 90%. Your information will be wrong.Everything in mediocrity including mediocrity.Sit alone for one hour a week with a pen a piece of paper. Think big.Train yourself to meditate in one minute. Power down to power up.Our people don't want a pat on the back, they want to contribute and be effective.My outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much 'I' like myself.Choose a life of your own design.Without Orville’s first plane, the jet would never have been built. We must start somewhere to develop greatness.To create the next best thing, you may have to leave something you are fully invested in behind.Morning Burpees are better for you than morning Coffee.Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.Design your future life and goals as though you have amnesia.Find out if you are interesting without alcohol.I can only love someone else to the extent I love myself.Time is the most expensive commodity.Fear and doubt is a choice just like faith and patience.