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