Experiences

Wake Up –We’re Living in Chaos

Stress is our new normal. Anxiety our new best friend

We are living in times of profound change, uncertainty, complexity and speed.

We are living in chaos.

We wake up one morning and cannot imagine what news we will find on our phones.

From change in our job to the disruption affecting our business to the way our kids are growing up so fast –all of these changes can create a great deal of stress and anxiety about our future and hold us back from living a life of success, meaning and happiness.

Change can make us feel overwhelmed, confused and stuck.

There is hope.

It is possible to not only cope with the change but to grow from it.

We cannot run away from the chaos –to grow –we must learn to embrace it.

My goal is to help you adapt to change and uncertainty so you can move forward -reducing stress, improving health, boosting confidence unleashing your strength to discover your potential to realize success and meaning in your life.

This program is not a retreat and it’s not a seminar. It is a real life immersive experience -exclusively designed to help you get unstuck and move forward in times of change, uncertainty and chaos so that you can grow, succeed and find balance and meaning in your life.

Reinvent Your Life

How India Transformed Me

Bob Miglani

Bestselling Author of Embrace the Chaos & Motivational Speaker, Ex-Corporate Executive, Grew up running the family Dairy Queen, Advisor to CEOs, Leaders on Change & Growth

I was stuck. I felt uncertain, worried and stressed. About my job, my corporate career, about an ever changing life and an unpredictable future.

With so much change at work and in my life, I found myself unable to move forward because every option in front of me looked worse than the other.

As I was slipping down this spiral of anxiety and self doubt, a friend asked me to accompany him on his first trip to India.

To help a friend, I said yes to go to India.

Even though I was born in India (grew up in the US) and been there many times, this trip was different.

And so began my transformation.

India changed me. India will change you.

India is the capital of chaos. With 1.2 Billion people, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed driving on the roads, going to a meeting, shopping for groceries or trying to catch a bus. But in a sea of chaos –somehow things get done. People continue to move forward despite the chaos, living meaningful and happy lives.

What’s their secret? I learned and wrote about this secret in my Washington Post Bestselling Book: They “Embrace the Chaos”. They continue moving forward despite the uncertainty. That’s the nature of life in its essence: To keep the wheel of life always moving forward. Towards achievement of your passion, attaining success, fulfillment and happiness.

India a wonderful classroom for personal transformation and growth. The place has a way to destroy every story you have running in your head revealing to you a truth that you cannot escape. A truth which will set you free.

Free to let go. Free to change. Free of fear. Free to try something new. Free to discover your true self. Free to move forward. To find greater success in your career or business and more meaning and joy in your life.

Experience Overview

Based on Bob’s Bestselling Book –Embrace the Chaos

EMBRACE THE CHAOS

How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living

Published by
Berrett-Koehler

India is full of chaos. Yet things get done and people move forward to live a life of meaning, success, contribution and happiness.

During this program, you will spend time with Bob to have primary source experiences. You will meet people, experience life, learn and understand how people in India live, love, work and play –despite uncertainty and change all around them. And use that experience to help yourself embrace change and grow in your own life.

The heart of the program is Your Personal Experience with:
  • 1.Letting go (of the past, of control)
  • 2.Breaking internal obstacles
  • 3.Acceptance of imperfection
  • 4.Identifying the big question of your life
  • 5.Knowing how to improve energy and vitality in your body and calm your mind
  • 6.Understanding your what and why
  • 7.How to move forward

We will spend time in two or three different cities. From experiencing the morning train commute in Mumbai to traveling on a quieter road to visit a 2ndgeneration guru in the country side to meeting villagers in the rural area of India to being part of an Indian wedding to understanding foods that give us more energy to learning how we can calm our mind to awakening our true self, to enjoying the food and music -this program is unlike any other you will ever experience.

This is a walk about experience with Bob Miglani to help you see, experience, feel, learn, understand, change and grow.

Rediscover Your Potential

You are the Guru of your own life.

This experience is about you.

It’s about your inner growth and transformation.

Traveling with Bob to India will help you Move Forward by:

  • De-stressing from the hyper digital world of work and life back home
  • Gaining new perspectives and tools to help you change and grow
  • Learning how to reinvent yourself
  • Understanding how 1.2 Billion people find success and happiness in chaos
  • Breaking negative patterns
  • Calming your mind –being mindful in the everyday chaos
  • Getting clear about your interests, passion, purpose and goals
  • Engaging curiouslyabout new opportunities
  • Letting go of the notion of control and perfection
  • Empowering yourself to begin a renewed life of purpose and action

Your Mentor for this Journey

Change Mentor & Bestselling Author –Bob Miglani

I am not a tour guide.

I am an inner guide. Helping your inner journey of growth and transformation

I help you get unstuck and move forward to find success and meaning in your life using India’s chaos as a classroom.

I was born in India and moved to the U.S. at the age of 9 with my family and $75 in our pocket and a desire to pursue the American dream. Growing up I delivered newspapers, mowed lawns and helped my family run our Dairy Queen store in a small town in New Jersey.

I worked in corporate America for Pfizer Inc. in NYC for 23 years in many different roles and left in 2016 to pursue a different path.

My book, Embrace the Chaos, is about my journey of learning to move forward in times of change and uncertainty and is the basis for this Personal Transformation travel experience program to India.

I have worked in India for years and have taken business people including CEOs, entrepreneurs and friends throughout the country

I work and live in a small town outside of New York City writing, doing motivational speaking and helping leaders and companies to Change, Transform and Grow.

-With love and respect, -Bob Miglani

With good humor and a myriad of insights, Bob unfolded the mysteries of India. He guided me beyond the colorful sites and sounds to a fresh understanding of myself.

This personal growth will last a lifetime.

A Few Photos & Videos

  • Bob with Prime Minister of India, The Honorable Narender Modi

  • Bob with Former President of India, The Honorable Pratibha Patel

  • Perfection is an Illusion

  • Growth Comes From Being Different

Your Hero’s Journey Begins Now

I developed this program in India based on my personal experience of traveling to 30+ countries in my corporate career and what I learned from great teachers like Joseph Campbell. Travel can be a powerful teacher

Joseph Campbell , was an American Psychologist and researcher who studied cultures from around the world and discovered a common pattern among the hero myths from these cultures. He called it ”The Hero’s Journey” which captured the stages of personal change of the hero archetype.

From George Lucas who created Star Wars to the Wachowski Brothers who created the Matrix series Campbell’s work has influenced so many great stories of reinvention, transformation and change seen in central characters in movies and books.

For me, the Hero’s Journey is a process of personal transformation that begins by saying YES to an invitation to Travel outside of your comfort zone. Saying YES to travel and fully experience something different.

If we want to transform and become better at our own journey in life, we must heed the call to adventure.

This is a transformational travel experience.

And it is your time to say YES!

Selection Process

  • Fill out an online Application Here
  • Bob will call to interview you
  • Bob will review all applicants selecting only a small group of maximum 10 people.
  • Bob selects travelers based on their authentic desire to learn, change and grow. The right traveler must have an open mind. Remember, this is not a vacation – it’s a life changing experience.
  • You’ll get notified of your acceptance and receive a pre-trip packet with full details, including cost, hotel and transportation confirmation plus visa information
  • The whole group will be invited to a lengthy conference call well in advance of the trip to answer any questions
  • You begin your adventure!

Inspirational and Instructive

What You Will Do in India

Bob will curate a trip for the group based on people’s backgrounds ensuring a rich, meaningful and amazing experience.

A Walk About

You will spend time walking about meeting people, doing fun and challenging experiences, discovering and learning about life, love, faith, food, family, music, mind, work and happiness.

An Inner Journey

As you travel, Bob will also spend individual time with you listening about your life and sharing insights and perspectives to help you in your inner journey of personal growth and transformation.

Embrace The Chaos India Experience
February 8-16, 2020 Draft Itinerary

  • Saturday, February 8 –Arrival into Mumbai, India

    Arrive in Mumbai

    Hotel car to pick you up and take you to Hotel

    Rest

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

  • Sunday, February 9 –Mumbai all day

    Intro, Welcome, The Week Ahead, Questions

    Embracing Chaos Introduction

    Walk about in a local market

    Indian Food and Music dinner

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

  • Monday, February 10th Mumbai to Pune to Parner

    Mumbai morning Train Experience –learning to let go of control and perfection

    How do you catch an overcrowded, messy, hot train? Experience how people get to work, get home.

    Take train from Mumbai to Pune then private car or bus to Parner

  • Monday, February 10th–Understanding the Big Question of your life

    Travel to a beautiful village near Pune called Parnerto meet a real life 2ndgeneration Guru in the countryside

    What one question will you ask him?

    Identifying the big question is crucial to understanding how you can reinvent and transform yourself.

    Overnight Accommodations: JW Marriott Pune

  • Tuesday, February 11thmorning –Perspectives on Life and Work

    Meet locals in Pune who work in healthcare, technology, entrepreneurs, business people, artists and music makers

    It’s a maybe: Morning Tea with a local multi-millionaire

    Return to Mumbai in the afternoon

  • Tuesday, February 11thafternoon –Painting your future

    Afternoon tea and discussion with Bob

    How do we create certainty when we don’t have any?

    Charting a new course of reinvention

    Meet a Mumbai entrepreneur on every corner

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

  • Wednesday February 12th–Finding purpose, discovering joy in chaos.

    Fly from Mumbai to Ahmedabad then drive by private car to village

    Visit a village 2 hours outside Ahmedabad with a social worker

    See how happiness and purpose can be found in the poorest conditions

    Meet villagers, social workers

    PM –come back to city –Ahmedabad

    Overnight Accommodations: Hyatt Ahmedabad

  • Thursday February 13th–

    Fly early morning from Ahmedabad to Jammu

    Check in to hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel

    Drive to Katraand start the walk up a mountain –Visit Vaishno Devi

    Descend and return to the hotel in the evening

    Overnight Accommodations: Radisson Blu Hotel in Jammu

  • Friday, February 14th–

    Fly from Jammu to New Delhi

    Rest, Relax, Discover food, shopping markets

    Leisurely explore Old Delhi if you’re up to it

    Evening of local music or jazz club in New Delhi

    Meet Delhi local families (Bob’s family or two)

    Overnight Accommodations: Delhi Taj Palace

  • Saturday, February 15th–Enjoying the Ride

    Fly from New Delhi to Shirdi then drive by private car to Nasik

    Experience a real life Indian Wedding

    Bob’s friend is hosting us for the wedding of his nephew where thousands (yes thousands) are expected to attend

    Learn about love, marriage, customs, meet the bride and groom and their family. Understand the role of family

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Gateway Sula

  • Sunday February 16th–Continuing Wedding Festivities in Nasik

    Departures to Delhi to return to the US

    Or

    Departures to Delhi to go see Taj Mahal (Optional 2 day extension)

  • Optional 2 day extension to visit the Taj Mahal

  • Sunday February 16th–Fly from Sirdi to New Delhi

    Rest in New Delhi

    Overnight Accommodation: TBD

  • Monday February 17th–Travel by private bus to Agra

    Visit the Taj Mahal

    Return to New Delhi

    Overnight Accommodation: TBD

Bob Miglani is an insightful guide to navigating times of change.

Ian Read, CEO, Pfizer Inc