Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living by Bob MiglaniEmbrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living by Bob Miglani

Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living

byBob Miglani

Paperback | October 7, 2013

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India has terrible infrastructure, is one of the most crowded places on earth, and struggles with high rates of poverty. Bob Miglani calls it the world capital of chaos. Yet India's 2012 Happy Planet Index rating (32) is 70 places higher than that of the U.S. (105). What do Indians know that we don't?Pfizer exec Bob Miglani returned to India, his birthplace, stressed out and worried about his finances, his family and his job; while driving in an Indian taxi he realized he was worrying about the wrong things. In Embrace the Chaos, he describes the simple lessons that allow us to thrive, be happy, and productive in life even when the world around us is going crazy. First of all, stop trying to plan or control the future; stop overanalyzing or worrying about events that might never happen. DO move forward, no matter what, and learn to enjoy the busyness of life. DO worry about your purpose, or SEWA, which is the unique reason you were put on this earth. Once you discover this, nothing else will be as bad as it looks. DO perform service for others and find your meaning in the spark of spirit within each person you meet.Mixing anecdotes, stories from his family, quotations from Indian philosophy and history, this book is a wake-up call to stop waiting and start living.
Bob Miglani is senior director at Pfizer, where he has survived corporate chaos for 19 years. He has been recognized and #1 sales rep at the company. Bob came to America in 1979 and helped at his family's Dairy Queen business in Texas, which is the source of his first book, Treat Your Customers. Bob was chosen as one of 50 "Outstanding...
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Title:Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start LivingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 6.14 × 0.18 inPublished:October 7, 2013Publisher:Berrett-koehlerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781609948252

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction: You Control Less than You Think – Get Over It!

Part 1:  Accept

Chapter 1: Driving on Indian roads
You cannot control the chaos.  You can control you.

Chapter 2: Searching for God at 5,000 feet
Let go of plans gone wrong. Things have a way of working out in the end.

Chapter 3: Two Guys Holding Hands
You are never alone

Part 2: Don’t Over Think

Chapter 4: How to Choose a Spouse in an Hour
You can adapt to anything – you just don’t know it yet.

Chapter 5: Celebrating a birthday with nothing but a Bollywood song
The worst is never as bad as you think

Chapter 6: Missing the dance in an Indian wedding
Worrying about what’s coming next will make you miss the best time of your life. 

Chapter 7: Learning to meditate amidst chaos
Daily rituals serve to remind that life is impermanent – your purpose is not

Part 3: Move Forward

Chapter 8: Hitchhiking to work in Mumbai
Focusing on your own actions moves you through the distractions

Chapter 9: Learning to Catch the Bus
Waiting for perfection will get you nowhere

Chapter 10: She’s Waiting for Me Tomorrow
Serving a purpose or a person helps to pull you forward

Chapter 11: Learning to embrace the chaos at the kitchen table
You’re not going to get there in a straight line.

Chapter 12:  Meeting the Guru
You can answer all your questions

Epilogue: Your Turn
Embrace the Chaos Manifesto
Acknowledgements
Index
About the Author