As a CEO, I hire only PHDs. My definition of a PHD is a superstar who is poor, hungry, and…
The Most Important Things In Life
I own a Toyota, a G-Shock watch, and not much else in terms of personal possessions. Most days, I go to the office in a black t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. I don’t own fancy cars or expensive clothes or nice watches. The only thing I have is a burning desire to do something worthwhile with my life. I wake up every morning with love in my heart and fire in my belly.
Luck plays a big part in life, and I know that I have received a lot of blessings throughout my life. I don’t know what I did in my life to get so lucky, but I am full of gratitude for the precious opportunity to live the life of my dreams. I work because it is an expression of my soul. I pour my everything into every day because I want to make a positive impact on billions of lives, and because I want to change the world for the better.
Success can never be measured by big houses, luxury cars, or fancy clothes. For me, greatness can only be measured by what we do for others – our loved ones, our friends, our companies, our communities, our countries, our world. You see, I don’t believe that we were put on this Earth just to live an easy, comfortable life. No, I believe that we were put on this Earth to unleash our potential so that we may give back to the world more than we receive.
I am chasing my dreams. I am chasing my greatness. I am chasing my truth. I am doing it for myself. I am doing it for my loved ones. I am doing it for the world. You see, nothing else really matters in life. Don’t listen to society, peer pressure, or conformity. Don’t listen to haters, doubters, and naysayers. Don’t listen to fears, doubts, and insecurities. Just go out there, do what it is that ignites your soul, and light up the world with your greatness. LET’S GOOOOO!!! #gratitude
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 2.6 billion potential viewers across 140+ countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.