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.

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:
  • 1. Letting go (of the past, of control & perfection)
  • 2. Getting unstuck
  • 3. Learning to stop overthinking
  • 4. Identifying what you want out of life
  • 5. Improving energy and vitality in your body and calm your mind reducing stress and anxiety
  • 6. Meeting new people and boosting your curiosity and fun
  • 7. Moving forward

From experiencing the morning train commute in Mumbai to traveling on a quieter road to visit a 2nd generation 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.

Stop Overthinking. Move Forward. Experience Life.

Rediscover Your Potential

You are the Guru of your own life.

This experience is about you.

It’s about your inner growth and transformation.

Spending time with Bob in India will help you:

  • De-stress from the hyper digital world of work and life back home
  • Gain new perspectives and tools to help you grow
  • Understand overcoming fear and discomfort
  • Learn how to reinvent yourself
  • Understand how 1.2 Billion people find live and work in constant chaos
  • Calm your mind –being mindful in the everyday chaos
  • Get clear about your interests, passion, purpose and goals
  • Engage curiouslyabout new opportunities
  • Re-Design, Re-Purpose, Reboot your life
  • Empower yourself to begin a renewed life of purpose and action

Your Mentor for this Journey

Growth Guide & 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.”

-Paula DeCola

A Few Photos & Videos

  • Bob with Prime Minister of India, The Honorable Narendra 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

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Saturday
    February 8

    Arrive in Mumbai

    Hotel car to pick you up and take you to Hotel

    Rest

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

    Arrival
  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Sunday
    February 9

    Mumbai All day

    We meet at the hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai

    Intro, Welcome, The Week Ahead, Questions

    Embracing Chaos Introduction

    Walk about after lunch at a local market

    Group Dinner nearby

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

    Welcome, Intros & Schedule

    for the week

    Why are you here?

    Tips, Rules and Instructions

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Monday
    February 10

    We take a morning train from Mumbai to Pune.

    Upon arrival in Pune, we take a private bus to Parner in the

    countryside for an exclusive private visit with a 2nd generation

    Guru – Dr. R.P. Parnerkar.

    Lunch in Parner village.

    Late afternoon return to Pune. Overnight stay in Pune. Overnight Accommodations: JW Marriott Pune

    Letting Go / Acceptance

    Perfection, order, control

    Understanding the big question of your life.

    Identifying what really you want.

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Tuesday
    February 11

    In Pune all day

    Morning Yoga & Meditation Experience

    We meet locals to understand how they work, live, love and play.

    Late afternoon tea with a Billionaire (Tentative)

    Overnight Accommodations: JW Marriott Pune

    Who’s your frame of reference?

    Calming the mind

    Rejuvenating the body

    Reimagine Your Future.

    What’s the new story of your life?

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Wednesday
    February 12

    We take a morning flight from Pune to Ahmedabad

    At the airport, we will take a private bus to visit a village about 1-2 hours from the city of Ahmedabad to learn about how a social worker helps improve health in this village.

    Overnight Accommodations: Hyatt Ahmedabad

    How do we move forward when the future looks uncertain and difficult?

    How do we find joy and happiness in chaos?

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Thursday
    February 13

    Fly early morning from Ahmedabad to Jammu

    Check in to hotel:Radisson Blu Hotel

    Drive to Katra and start the walk up a mountain –Visit Vaishno Devi.

    The walk is 12km up and 12km down. Elevation of 5,200

    where old, young – millions do the walk up in search of

    something bigger than themselves.

    Descend and return to the hotel in the evening Overnight Accommodations: Radisson Blu Hotel in Jammu

    To change and grow, we must endure something physically challenging – to give us a feeling of possibility.

    At the top of this mountain is said to reside God.

    What pulls us forward through difficulties in life?

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Friday
    February 14

    Fly in the morning from Jammu to New Delhi

    All day in New Delhi

    It’s your day to wander.

    Rest. Relax. Food. Dancing. Music. Shopping. Street markets. Comedy club. Jazz club. Indian music.

    Optional with Bob: Early afternoon visit to Chandni Chowk Market: The most chaotic open area market in all of India.

    Overnight Accommodations: Delhi Taj Palace

    Self-Discovery

    Having fun

    Being Curious

    Explore

    Beginner’s Mind

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Saturday
    February 15

    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.

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Gateway Sula

    Learning to enjoy the ride.

    Don’t wait for perfection.

    Because nothing is ever going to be perfect.

    Stop waiting.

    Start running.

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Sunday
    February 16

    Continuing Wedding Festivities in Nasik

    Departures to Mumbai airport by private car

    Fly back home from Mumbai airport

    Moving Forward

    Return home a changed person

Optional 2-Day Extension to Visit Taj Mahal

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Sunday
    February 16

    Depart by car to Mumbai then fly to New Delhi

    Rest overnight in New Delhi

    Overnight Accommodations: Delhi Taj Palace

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Monday
    February 17

    Depart New Delhi by private car to Agra

    Visit Taj Mahal with an escorted guide fluent in English

    Overnight Accommodations: Taj Agra

    What’s the real story of how the Taj Mahal was built?

    How stories evolve over time

  • Date What Will We Do? Core Themes
    Tuesday
    February 18

    Depart Agra by private car to New Delhi airport

    Fly back home from New Delhi airport

    Return home a changed person

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

Ian Read, CEO, Pfizer Inc