Karan Bajaj is a bestselling author and aspiring Yogi. His new book, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent, is out May 2016, and he’s on the podcast to talk about living your life like a story. We discuss traveling the world with no plans, stripping out the noise of external influences and pressures, being the protagonist of your life, and staying true to who you are.
-Why you should live life like a story
-How to simplify your life
-Staying true to who you are
-Differentiating between truth and noise
-Karan’s 4-1 Rule for taking a year off
-The year he spent traveling the world with no plans
-How to go on a Hero’s Journey
-How he got a year’s sabbatical from a big corporate job
-Why you should read his new book
Question of The Week:
How is your life a story? What is the lofty unattainable goal you are striving for?
Exercise of the Week:
Plan an uncomfortable vacation.
Extended Truth Challenge:
"Treat life like a big story."
"Transcendence is the complete dissolution of the individual self."
"Uncertainty leads to intuitive decision making."
"Don’t operate with any sense of lack."
"Everything exists within me, and I can cut out the noise completely."