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