Chasing the High: An Entrepreneur's Mindset Through Addiction, Lawsuits, and His Journey to the Edge
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
ISBN 10: 1544503474
ISBN 13: 978-1544503479
To be on the frontline of entrepreneurship, you must be bold and take risks. But the need to achieve can be as addictive as drugs, with serious side effects. It can make you feel isolated, uncertain, and trapped on an emotional roller coaster ride full of euphoric highs and devastating lows. But there’s a way to get back onto solid ground.An accomplished entrepreneur and recovering gambling and drug addict, Michael Dash realized his gaming obsession and his drive to succeed were two sides of the same coin. He was always “chasing the high,” whether in the office, the casino or out being the life of the party. Through it all, he was able to devise strategies and routines that enabled him to refocus, reboot, and take control of his life. And his winning approach will help all leaders calm their inner chaos and find fulfillment, serenity, and purpose.A different life is possible when you stop Chasing the High...and start living.
"Michael's authenticity in opening up about his struggle through addiction, as well as his experiences in entrepreneurship and challenges he overcame, give a keen insight into the mindset shifts throughout his journey. Chasing the High is an inspirational read that I highly recommend for anyone dealing with the highs and lows of life."
--Lewis Howes, NY Times bestselling author, The School of Greatness; author, The Mask of Masculinity; host of top 50 ranked podcast on iTunes, The School of Greatness; lifestyle entrepreneur, business coach, keynote speaker
"Chasing the High reveals the addictive struggles many people face but often mask. Traveling from the depths of misery, it's a journey to the ultimate happiness: self-love."
--James Whittaker, bestselling author, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy
"Chasing the High is for anyone who needs to shift from addictive patterns and negative beliefs to positive and lasting habits. Michael takes us on a journey through gambling, money, meditation, and growth. He teaches us what true success looks like, and more importantly, what that success feels like."
--Jules Schroeder, founder, Unconventional Life, a global community of entrepreneurs, creatives, and thought leaders; host of top-ranked podcast Unconventional Life Show; Inc. magazine's #1 of the Top 27 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World in 2017
"Michael's journey through addiction, entrepreneurship, and the battles he overcame throughout shows the raw emotions and struggles many go through. His ability to come out on the other side a better person are inspiring and motivating. Chasing the High is a must read."
--Virginia Salas Kastilio, founder, Gini.Tv and I Trust You; Inc. magazine's #6 of the Top 27 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World in 2017
"All entrepreneurs are addicts in one form or another, whether we admit it or not. Chasing the High is a must-read for all entrepreneurs. It will help you overcome your own obstacles in business and in life. This book made me feel like I'm not alone and has helped me cope with my own highs."
--Brandon T. Adams, Emmy® award-winning producer and TV series host, Success in Your City
"Michael's book is a sobering reminder that addiction comes in all forms, and they all can have a horrible effect on our lives and the people who choose to love us. Addiction affects us all; however, not everyone uses that pain to help others. Michael is an inspiration, and this book proves that we can all take our past struggles to fuel us to live the most extraordinary lives."
--Joshua T. Berglan, host of the streaming TV, radio show, and podcast Gratitude:UnFiltered
About the Author
MICHAEL G. DASH is an entrepreneur, author, recovering addict, speaker, philanthropist, and thrill seeker. He founded the F.A.T.E. series (From Addict to Entrepreneur) published on Thrive Global & Medium, and rolled out a F.A.T.E. program to help entrepreneurs dealing with addiction, which he looks forward to growing. Information can be found at michaelgdash.com/fatemasterclass. He is the co-founder of imactivated.com,
a social movement focused on inspiring a culture of positivity, authenticity, passion, empathy, and resilience. Michael is an avid volunteer, fundraiser, and mentor, and is dedicated to bringing positive change to leaders of all kind.
You can reach Michael via email at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding partnering or other opportunities or check out his site at michaelgdash.com.