Karan is a #1 bestselling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies of his novels in print, both optioned into major films. Karan’s first worldwide novel, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent, will be be published by Random House on May 3rd, 2016.

The book, called “The greatest adventure of our Generation” by The Daily Telegraph and was inspired by Karan’s one year sabbatical traveling from Europe to India by road and learning yoga and meditation in the Himalayas. He has also worked in senior executive roles at companies like Procter & Gamble and the Boston Consulting Group and was named among Ad Age’s “Top 40 Under 40 Executives” in the US.

I’ll be honest, this episode blew my mind and will be absolutely change your view on spirituality, sabbaticals, travel and taking some time “off” goal setting, personal development and always looking to achieve and be more.

Karan defines “emotional materialism” as a key virtue in the West, how to create uncomfortable practices for disciplining the mind and spirit and how sleeping on cold ashram floors creates a mind shifting perspective on everyday life in New York City.

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