Monday, March 27, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs and Even Krishna Were In Sales - Yogesh Chabria


I love sales! It has been a passion since the age of 5. 

Loved this recent Happionaire Sales Seminar. Got so many people inspired to sell like Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs and Krishna!

Will look forward to hearing from you!

Yogesh Chabria

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How Sylvester Stallone Sold His Best Friend Before Becoming A Star


I want to share this powerful story with you that has had a huge impact on my life. I would like to know what you feel after seeing this video:

How Sylvester Stallone Sold His Best Friend Before Becoming A Star


Yogesh Chabria is a world-renowned leader in the field of human potential. He is a #1 bestselling author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and founder of The Happionaire Way. His seminars, books, articles and video programs have influenced people from over 100 countries. It is his vision to have a world filled with happionaires. To be a part of this vision, visit:
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How Did You Play Holi?

Ever since I was a small boy I used to love playing Holi. When I moved to Tehran at the age of 5, I used to miss it a lot.I missed the colors, the laughter and my friends. 

Even today Holi is one of my favorite festivals and I love playing it. Of course a few things have changed like the addition of organic colors! 

How did you play this Holi? I hope you enjoyed it by spending quality time with your friends, loved ones and family. 

My message this time on Holi was very simple 

Put away your phone and spend time with your loved ones and add real colour and laughter to your life! Happy Holi!

I hope you were able to follow it. In case you weren't, it is never late to start. Take a pledge to disconnect from social media and your phone every day and use that time to spend it with yourself and people you truly care about!

Do let me know what happens when you disconnect from your phone. What sort of new connections do you make?

Have a great day and week ahead!

Keep smiling!

Yogesh Chabria

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes - Yogesh Chabria

A lot of fellow happionaires and friends have been asking me to share quotes here. While these are regularly shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I'm sharing some of my favorite ones here! Enjoy and stay inspired and motivated!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Design A Culture That Worships Women

I love and am thankful for all the innovations companies, especially the ones in the technology sector, have brought about in our lives. Some have revolutionized the way we travel and others, the way we shop. And most of them have started with a simple idea arising from a gap in the need and supply. One such story that I love sharing during my seminars is that of two young guys who got inspired to invent a cab-hailing app while holidaying in Paris and being stuck in the winter chill. It is inspirational how they converted a personal problem into a massive opportunity, not only for themselves, but also for millions of people, creating reliable transportation and employment avenues in the process.

But I also feel terrible and disgusted every time an incident of sexual harassment comes to light. In fact, so deep rooted is the problem that even some of the most admired and globally loved companies are struggling to deal with it.

While most women speak-up and don’t take it lying down, often times, the mechanisms in place within the company might be faulty. So sadly, there are still occasions where the employee facing such harassment has brought it to the notice of HR, but the HR in turn has been reluctant to take any action, citing reasons like how the offender is a “high performer” and how an “innocent mistake” might jeopardize his career. The complainant is still, usually, asked to simply change their team or be prepared for negative reviews.

It’s not until such cases come out in the media, social or otherwise, that the higher-ups take any note of it. While probes are ordered and committees are formed to investigate such complaints and mitigate the damage, one thing that we cannot escape is that Sexual Harassment at the Workplace is very real and a challenge we need to tackle head-on.

Personally, I hold very strong views on the issue and regularly advise companies and HR heads on how they need to understand and focus on ensuring that the evil of sexual harassment is treated no less than a terrorist attack and take every endeavor to wipe it out completely; on how to develop a strong culture from within to ensure it is eliminated from the system.

While I am sure no company wants to have sexual harassment at work, what usually happens in most cases is that there is never enough importance given to developing a strong corporate culture where everyone knows what the values of the organization are.

Imagine a child whose parents have only focused on the grades this child gets in math and science, but not on developing the inner values this child should have. So while this child is doing very well at studies, there is no sense of respect towards others or how to treat everyone with dignity and kindness. The child doesn’t know anything about the values of living a happy life filled with fun, games and laughter. What will happen to this child? What sort of life would this child lead?

This is exactly what is happening with a lot of new companies around the world – they have received billions of dollars in funding and their sole target is to grow sales and have numbers to show at the end of the quarter. Given this course of action, developing a strong culture first somewhere gets deprioritized or compromised.

Mind you, I too love super high sales numbers, profits and rapid growth, but I also recognize the value of having happy people who are working in the best environment that nurtures them to unleash their full potential.

There are companies today that have transformed the way we live, travel, work and socialize, but they might not yet have realized the power of having a strong culture. This is why, in all probability, an HR rep would think it is more important to give precedence to ‘performance’ over  ‘behavior’, ‘respect’ and ‘dignity’. It is also most likely that such HR people would be a rarity in the profession, and not the norm, but one rotten apple spoils the entire basket.

If I were the CEO of a company where those in-charge had failed to take serious action, I would have taken the harshest action against such people. Incompetence and injustice should never be tolerated. Allowed even once, it creeps inside the culture like a vicious poison and causes it to rot.

In my experience, the companies that have faced similar challenges of sexual harassment have been the ones having a poor culture – a culture that ignores, tolerates and thereby allows such tendencies, as long as the profits are coming in. It may start with an “innocuous” Whatsapp joke, but soon slithers along to raise its ugly head and take a more sinister form. 

Whenever I deal with such companies, my approach is always to change the mindset and the way people think. To begin with, the organization is made to identify what its core values are and these must ring true across the board. It is essential for the people to realize what values their organization stands for– right from the CEO to a temporary worker or an intern. It is crucial for the top leadership to grasp the risk of not having a strong culture. And that regardless of who the culprit is, sexual harassment has to be dealt as a dangerous threat to the entire organization.

To give an analogy, it is like an individual – we all have our core values and beliefs. So for someone, it might be that they are vegetarians and will never eat meat, no matter what, even if offered a lot of money. Or for someone else, it might be that they will never smoke a cigarette. Similarly, we all have certain values that are deeply ingrained in us.

When I was a little boy, I was taught that it is disgusting to even think about indulging in any act that would disrespect a woman in any way. This is a value that my mother instilled in me. I also learnt about Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, two forces I love, admire and look to for guidance, and both are the female form.

When these ideas form my core values, it becomes impossible for me to disrespect women in any way. Every human being, regardless of gender, has free will and I learnt to respect that at a very young age. It is a part of my culture, something I believe strongly in and advocate to everyone around me.

Only when values are strong and clearly expressed does a culture grow and get ingrained in people.

The world’s greatest companies became great because of the clear values they have. So for example, every time you heard the motto “Don’t Be Evil”, you thought about Google. (Of course, it has now changed to “Do the right thing!”)

A strong culture with clear values is what can bring about a complete revolution at the workplace. Companies succeed in reducing attrition rates, substantially increasing happiness levels and giving a strong boost to passion by focusing on what is most important – values and culture first.

For all the companies facing similar challenges, now is the time to introspect, take a deeper look inside and start investing in creating a culture that will bring in lasting, long-term change filled with passion, happiness and a desire to excel.

I do hope that this Women’s Day, this conversation gets the attention it deserves and inspires companies and people all over the world to think about the problem and challenge of sexual harassment, so that we have equality, respect and freedom that is much needed in the workplace and beyond.

I would love to have you join the conversation and hear you on and

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Yogesh Ch
abria is a world-renowned leader in the field of human potential. He is a #1 bestselling author, top motivational speaker, entrepreneur and founder of The Happionaire Way. His seminars, books, articles and video programs have influenced people from over 100 countries. It is his vision to have a world filled with happionaires. To be a part of this vision, visit:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Top 10 Qualities Of The Best Motivational Speakers

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Top 10 Qualities Of The Best Motivational Speakers

                                                                                                   -Yogesh Chabria

So many people ask me – Yogesh, how can I too become a top motivational speaker? Here are the most important qualities needed to be a successful motivational speaker! 

Some of the greatest people throughout history have been motivational speakers. For instance, Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and even Steve Jobs were all motivational speakers.

I say this because they inspired and motivated millions of people with their words. For Mahatma Gandhi, it was setting that spark in over 350 million people to fight for independence with non-violence.

Martin Luther King inspired hundreds and thousands of people to achieve a dream of equality and Steve Jobs captured the imagination of millions of people all over the world to not only buy his products, but display a fierce brand loyalty. Great military generals, CEOs, Salespeople and even Prophets are all in the business of motivating their people to achieve incredible goals. They motivate people to take action.

Here are the top 10 qualities of the best motivational speakers all over the world:

1. Practice What You Preach 

The best motivational speakers in the world have mastery over their subject. They have practical experiences and actually practice what they preach. To be effective, the first thing you need to do is practice and experience what you are speaking about.

So for example, in order to inspire people to be happy, passionate, healthy and motivated, you first need to be all those things yourself. Practice is much more powerful than theory!

2. Simplicity 

The message should be simple and easy for everybody to understand. The simpler the message and language, the more people can understand and benefit from it. I always make my message very simple so that people of all age groups, as young as 12 till people over 100, can benefit from it.

I also love speaking the language my audience understands. So many a times, along with English, I speak in Hindi, if I am speaking in India or in French if I am in France.

3. Empathy 

Always put yourselves in the shoes of the person you are speaking to. Find out what is it that they really want and make sure you help them achieve their goals – this is the power of empathy.
When you are empathetic towards the other person, you automatically make a connection and a strong bond. This helps in a big way.

4. Super Entertaining 

Every motivational speaker has to be entertaining. If you can make people laugh and have fun, you will touch a deeper cord. People learn the most when they are being entertained.
For example, during our seminars, people have so much fun that they love what is being shared and want to learn even more.

Nobody wants to listen to someone who is boring and people immediately stop paying attention and move onto Whatsapp and Facebook on their cellphones.

5. Passionate

Without passion, there can be no real success. For me to convey my message, people need to feel my belief and passion. They need to feel that I truly want to help and empower them. They need to feel that I am there to bring about incredible change.

All this can only happen with passion. Two people can say the same words, and yet one person has incredible impact, while people ignore the other. Great impact comes only with passion.

6.  Power To Listen 

The greatest communicators in the world don’t just speak, but listen to what people want. If you don’t listen to your audience, people will tune out. You need to not just listen to words, but also be able to sense the body language and what the deepest desires are.

A two way communication is very important for success of any motivational speaker and often listening is more important than speaking.

7. Story Teller 

Stories have immense power. The most powerful lessons become fun, entertaining and have a long lasting impact when told through the form of stories.

I remember how as a child, I heard stories of Krishna, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ, which taught me about living life without fear, being compassionate and having love for all.

8. Engaging 

People’s attention spans are short and yet they love our Happionaire seminars and events which can go on for 2 hours to over 20 hours. This is because they are completely immersed and engaged in the experience. They don’t realize how time flies because their mind is continuously being stimulated.

We have incredible experiences that are both indoors and outdoors and bring about a positive team spirit. Recently at one of our events, within less than 2 minutes, we had a group of over 2000 people laughing, playing and connecting with each other. This changed the entire energy of the room from seriousness to that of excitement and passion.

Great motivational speakers involve everyone and don’t just speak, but create an interactive experience.

9. Persuasion 

To be a successful motivational speaker, you need to be a master of persuasion and influence. You need to be able to convince and persuade people to take action to achieve their goals.

Sometimes you need to persuade people to take action to increase their sales and at other times, you need to persuade people to be motivated and develop leadership skills. Persuasion is a very valuable asset.

10. SALES (Smile And Love Everyone Sincerely) ™ Mastery

My biggest success secret as a motivational speaker is SALES (Smiles And Love Everyone Sincerely)™ Mastery.

Without this, you can’t reach the maximum number of people and can’t have real impact. Whenever I have a client, my first thought is always to keep their interest first and bring in maximum results that can change the lives of people.

This can happen only when you truly care about the other person’s needs. This is, in fact, also the secret of my SALES Mastery strategy.

Go ahead, take action and tell me which one of the above qualities gave you the maximum results. I will be happy to hear from you!

Would love to have you join the conversation and hear you on and

Yogesh Ch
abria is a world-renowned leader in the field of human potential. He is a #1 bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur and founder of The Happionaire Way. His seminars, books, articles and video programs have influenced people from over 100 countries. It is his vision to have a world filled with happionaires. To be a part of this vision, visit:

Monday, February 27, 2017

How I Start My Day with Nona Walia - Times of India - Times Life

Our body and mind are extremely intelligent and have been designed in harmony with nature. If we can match our waking up time closer to sunrise and sleep closer to sunset, we will benefit immensely - we will look younger, feel energetic and have a successful day.

I thank the Divine, read my goals, affirmations and my daily to-do list, which I write the night before going to bed. I visualise all the incredible things that will happen to me later in the day. It is a proven success technique used by some of the world's greatest achievers.

I practise jal-neti, a yogic kriya meant to clean the nasal passage and breathe freely. This is followed by drinking a glass of warm water as I listen to spiritual hymns and read spiritual texts. Then I meditate for 20 minutes; it opens me up to creative ideas and makes me calm. This is followed by 30-45 minutes of stretching and yoga. Breakfast is usually a nice big bowl of fruits and homemade muesli with milk and some strong ginger-tulsi tea. Mornings are great to connect with the Higher Power through prayer.

(Yogesh Chabria Business coach and motivational speaker)