Chad Silverstein

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I am a heart-beat, inside a thriving community of leaders, together getting better. A client, on a builder’s journey, Built to Lead whatever I choose and leaving my mark on more than a few.

My Purpose is to create a space that gives people a path to discover, develop, and deepen an awareness of who they truly are so they can live their life with purpose and passion and reach their full potential.

My Strategies

Play Hard- never stop having fun, coming up with new ideas, sharing stories and nuances, and refining my next expression.
Practice Harder: with my clients and my builders. Facilitate some for pay, and some for not.

Sing Softly - share my melody line. Trasmit real, raw, and relevant insights and content.

My Scorecard for Significance

  • The Number of active members

  • New clients generated from the community.

  • Inspiring OPUS's posted in the community.

My Worldview provides a framework to help me be deliberate for how I think and act as interpret the meaning of everything and everyone in my life.

  • There is One G-d and he is responsible for everything

  • Man is like a breath ..

  • The way to overcome negative character traits is to recognize and use my positive ones to become my very best.

  • Everything I experience has purpose, and is for the best, regardless of whether I understand it or not. There are no coincidences.

  • I only have a finite amount of time in this world, and wasting any of it is like making a deliberate choice to throw away precious opportunities that I’ll later regret and wish I could get back, and won’t be able to do anything about it.

  • Taking care of my physicality is a means to sustain my spirituality. 

  • You can believe, and not yet be a believer.

  • Situations and results don't define me, how I respond does. 

  • Happiness is found within and already exists in my life.

  • Life is a series of non-stop tests

  • Although there is reality, everyone perceives their own truth and each has their own limitations. I can see the exact same thing as someone else, and yet see it very differently than they do.

  • When I find myself in a dark place it feel as if I’m being buried, but the truth is, I’ve actually been planted. 

  • Everyone struggles with something.

  • Loose lips sinks ships.

  • A recipe for commitment: “When I fall in love with something and then build a fence to protect myself against the moments when the love isn’t felt.   

  • There is no need compare or keep score. Everyone is on a different path.

  • Feeling great comes from making progress and making good choices. The pleasure I will feel directly corresponds with the amount of effort I make.

  • There is something to learn from every person and every experience. However, that doesn’t always mean it’s always good.

  • One of the hardest things to do is change, especially in front of the people I love. HOWEVER, when I have the courage to do something hard, and they continue to support me, the. it becomes clear just how much and confirmation they are one of my few.

  • Humans are oddly consistent. Liars lie, cheaters cheat, and I’m still often caught off guard. Few are strong enough to actually change. 

  • Trust is built, slowly, through being consistent with my words, actions, and my behaviors. It's also extremely fragile.

  • Being successful means I’m making a difference in other people’s lives and leaving behind something bigger than myself. 

  • My thoughts are things.

  • Time is undefeated, and it always wins. It’s decreasing by the minute and just because I don’t see the clock ticking doesn’t mean I’m not losing endless opportunities by the second. There will come a day I’ll wish I could have some of it back and by then it will be too late to do any about it. If not now, when? Choose to do things today or risk losing the chance to ever get them done.

  • Unnecessary comments or criticism can crush people. My words have “impact” and they need to be carefully used and spared, especially when giving advice.

  • The foundation of educating my kids is educating myself. There is no better education than example. If I live it, I can give it.

  • Making excuses to be unhealthy doesn't make sense.   

  • Meats, vegetables, fruit, and water are good. Things made in a factory and sit on shelfs are bad.  Keep it simple and eat when I want, whatever I want, how much I want, as long as it’s actually food. 

  • A good reputation is built by being fair, trustworth, generous, and respectful.

  • Reprogramming my beliefs is a never-ending process. Growth occurs by challenging my worldview and expanding my point of view. Change my perspective; change my life.

  • With every passing second there’s another chance to change. There is no “tomorrow”.

  • A really hard day is usually followed by a better one.

  • Embrace pain and remember that strong leaders transmit hope during tough times.

  • Great leaders focus on understanding everyone around them. They accept that it’s not as important to be understood themselves. There’s no point in trying to explain your perspective if it gets in the way of someone else trying to be understood. Simply listen and don’t feel the need to always have a response.

  • Most questions have an ulterior motive and can be easily discovered by simply returning a question with a question.

  • Today’s the youngest I’ll ever be, so live like it.

  • The present moment is the culmination of my life up until this point. There is nothing as important as what I'm choosing to do right here, right now.   

  • My mind may forget, but my journals won't. There is power in the pen...

  • You don’t get what you want and you don’t get what you think you deserve. You get what you earn and sometimes you don’t even get that. and, timing has a lot to do with it.

  • Less is more and the more I say the less people will remember.

  • It’s better to remain silent and have people wonder what I'm thinking, rather than speak and have people wonder why I spoke.

  • What others think of me is none of my business. Care, but not that much.

  • Good conversations don't come from hearing what others say. They come from understanding what and why they’re saying it. People deserve to finish their thoughts and turning conversations inward is a terrible habit.  

  • With regard to money: I either have enough or I don’t, but just remember you’ll never see a U-haul following a hearse.

  • The most valuable things in my life came free and everything with a price tag is replaceable.

  • Beliefs create behaviors; and behaviors create results.

  • Words are powerful. They can motivate and inspire or destroy and scar. You can always repair and you should, but you never can't take back what you said.

  • Mastering anything requires a burning desire and lifetime of never-ending practice.

  • One way to define success is by knowing who you are, clear what you believe, and going after something big with purpose. Taking small consistent steps towards a target, and picking yourself up when you fall, moving from one failure to the next with enthusiasm.

  • Success in anything BIG is attained by making each separate act a success. Small productive actions lead to excellence and successful small steps deserve to be celebrated.

  • High performers understand the difference between good and great and that it’s usually only a razor’s edge difference. However, those nuances - make all the difference. 

  • There is an “I” in TEAM, regardless of everyone else says AND I have proof.

  • High performers are great at prioritizing their time and they prioritize being alone to do the hard inner work necessary to reach their full potential. One of the best assets to acquire is the ability to find clarity, stay clear, focused, and turn their thoughts into action and use power of creating something new to solve a problem.

  • Leaders know what they want, why they want it, and what they’re willing to do in order to get it. AND they also know what they’re willing to walk away from.

  • I'm not in business to convince people. I work because I love finding and building better ways to improve things that currently suck.

  • High performers learn from mentors and coaches who can see what they can’t.

  • Champions have an answer to “why” AND sometimes it might be just “ because….”

  • Real wisdom is never pretending to know something I don’t know. This is a sign of true humility.

  • I define getting angry as a way to emotionally punish myself for someone else’s behavior.

  • Not much else matters, at least to me, besides working on perfecting my character traits which are flawed.

  • My personality along with my self talk creates my reality. If I want to change, I simply need to be the change I want to see in show up in my life.

  • The strength of a leader is reflected in the strength of whatever they are leading.

  • When I wake up in the morning with nothing to do because I’ve set a clear vision, assembled the right team with the right priorities, and empowered them to do what they need to do with the tools and resources to get it done. If so, then I shouldn’t have anything else to do except decide what the next expression is going to look like.

  • Failure is nothing more than annoyance interfering with my growth.

  • It’s all about the journey; the results are really beside the point.

  • Don't raise my children to be rich. Educate them to be happy and when they grow up, they’ll know the value of things, and not care about only focusing on the price.

  • It’s important to see and treat food as my medicine- so that I don’t have eat medicine as my food.

  • True genuine love will never leave a person alone because even if there are 100 reasons to give up, they will find one reason to hold on.

  • There is a big difference between a human being and being human.

  • You are loved when you are born. You are loved when you die. In between, you have to manage.

  • If you want to go fast, go alone! But if you want to go far, go together!

  • All the recognition and wealth pale and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

  • Material things that are lost can be found. But there there a few things that can never be found when it is lost - "time, health and life".

  • A $300 watch or a $30 watch tell the same time, a $150,000 car or a $30,000 car drive get us to the same place.

  • Success is fleeting. When we leave this world, our life and accomplishments go with it.

I am…a soul on a temporary journey, deeply connected to my roots, and expressing myself as a loving son, devoted husband, caring father, good brother, close friend, and core centered BTL Builder. I show up as a committed, creative, and thoughtful problem solver who seeks the best out of everything and everyone. I am an outlier who is deliberate about everything I say and do. I am a visionary who see's things as temporary. I am mentally tough, competitive, and a seeker of truth. I am disciplined, structured, and a work in progress aiming to experience life and reach my full potential. I am a lover, driven by purpose to make a difference, and always working to fully uncover and embrace my true self so I can live the life I want to live.

My Principals

  • Keep it Simple means I can connect and communicate with the least sophisticated person so they can understand and comprehend what ever I’m saying.

  • Self Discipline means I make delibeate choices with purpose

  • Good Eye allows me to see and bring out the best in others.

  • Reframing allows me to see things from a different perspective outside of myself and remain flexible to something I don't know, am wrong about, or not aware of.

  • Independent Action is my ability to see what everyone else is doing and take action based on a standard I set for myself, and easily not influenced by others.

  • Emunah is how I use my faith to see how everything that happens to me is good and is for my ultimate benefit, no matter whether I understand why it happened or not.

  • Self Accounting is an honest daily assessment of the character traits I'm working on.

  • Silence is speaking slower, calmer, and keeping the right secrets, always leaving people wondering a little bit more what I'm thinking, and not wonddering why I'm still talking.

My Passions

  • I love spending 1x1 time with my kids.

  • I love surprising my wife and making her smile.

  • I love giving my money away to other less fortunate.

  • I love building into another.

  • I love solving chronic problems.

  • I love brainingstorming and playing with new ideas

  • I love making something complex more simple.

  • I love learning Torah

  • I love building new disciplines into my life that make me better.

  • I love figuring things out that make things easier.

  • I love over delivering

  • I love providing value