Today’s episode of Rules of Success is Best Selling Indian Novelist and

Author of “The Yoga of Max’s Discontent”

Karan Bajaj.

Karan BajajThis week we hosted Karan Bajaj joins us to talk life, emotional materialism, Vipassana meditation and the creative process.

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.

In the first segment..…we discuss with Karan his upbringing in India and how it create the perfect storm of structure and freedom to inspire his work as an author. He shares the 4-1-4 Theory and how it allowed him to be ‘goal-less’ during year long sabbaticals and be able to rid himself of what he calls emotional materialism.

In the second segment, we dive deeper into his 4-1-4 Theory and how it directly affected the quality of his newest book; The Yoga of Max’s Discontent. Discussing the arc of expression that his first two novels follow and how when he “dissolved himself completely” was he able to be truly free as an author. He also shares the physical. telltale signs of how to see if you are experiencing emotional materialism.

HE also gives some great insight to how to best address the monetizing of your passion. It’s fascinating!

If you’ve had feelings of solidarity throughout your journey and wanted to experience a better way, give this episode a listen. Karan has a such a power perspective that any truth seeker can learn from.

So..Listen in!

AND.. Check out his Bonus Materials:

Karan offers listeners of Rules of Success a few great gifts.

Visit  to download:

  1. A Free Meditation Course
  2. “Quit Sugar in 7 days” nutrition guide
  3. A yoga flow video course

When you order “The Yoga of Max’s Discontent” you’ll receive other gifts worth $299!

To reach out to him directly, here are the details:





His most recent article featured in the New York Times.


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