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YEC Reads: Chasing the High by Michael G. Dash

YEC Reads: Chasing the High by Michael G. Dash

Welcome to "YEC Reads," a series presenting business books for entrepreneurs authored by members of YEC. Today's pick:

Chasing The High

by Michael G. Dash

Lioncrest Publishing
June 11, 2019

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Our Take:

In Chasing the High, Michael G. Dash offers a cautionary tale and inspiration for entrepreneurs and others struggling with the stress that a need to achieve can bring.

About This Book:

A different life is possible when you stop Chasing the High...and start living.

To be on the front-line 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.

For YEC members, Michael says: "As an entrepreneur, gambling and drug addict I felt the exhilaration of building a business and the high from gambling and drugs, which were two sides of the same coin. Unfortunately, my story is not uncommon in the entrepreneur world where many struggle and hide addiction, mental health, isolation and other challenges. My story and the advice in this book shows other entrepreneurs how they can better manage the stresses of running a business and dealing with all the outside pressures around us."

About the Author:

YEC member Michael G. Dash is the founder of MD Coaching and Mentoring, which specializes in diagnosing and treating the root causes of why your $1-2 million company is not progressing to the next level. The strategy at MD Coaching and Mentoring is similar to that of a holistic health practitioner, considering the business as a whole.


“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, New York Times bestselling author and host of top 50 ranked podcast on iTunes, The School of Greatness

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