I was stuck. I was paralyzed by uncertainty and change at work, unpredictability of life and the speed and complexity of our world.
The more I thought about trying to plan my future, the more stressed and anxious I became. It felt like each path that lay in front of me looked worse than the other.
From the uncertainty at my job (if I continued to have a job), to the disorder of life at home trying to raise kids and balance work, to unpredictability of starting a new business with my wife, I felt overwhelmed, paralyzed, under prepared and always worried about an increasingly uncertain future. I didn’t know how to handle the chaos all around and how to manage uncertainty.
Feeling the uncertainty and constant change at work, I stopped growing. I over analyzed everything and felt in control of nothing. As a result I felt stagnated and like I was slipping down a spiral of anxiety and frustration.
Then something happened that changed my life forever. I went on this trip with a friend to India. Even though I had been to India and was born there, this time something was different.
Amidst the splendor of chaos that is India, I had this profound realization that we have less control than we think. I realized that we cannot control the chaos but we can control our words, our thoughts and our actions. That's where we get control and certainty: when we move forward and take action.
This blog is part of my journey in learning how to Embrace the Chaos for the last few years and this book - now a Washington Post Bestseller - contains my lessons learned on how to get unstuck, manage change in the workplace, improve the quality of my life at home and simply move forward. Through this experience, I reduced my stress, learned to stop worrying about the future and began thriving again.
With this blog, I hope to help others get unstuck, move forward and be successful during times of change, uncertainty and chaos. I hope you enjoy it!
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A young man was walking in New York City and approached an older gentleman asking, “Sir, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?”. The older man responded as he walked away with a smile, “Practice my boy. Practice.”…or so goes the tale. Like most things in life, if we want to become really good at Continue reading…
Comfort can be nice. But these days, it’s good to be prepared for the ups and downs we all face or will face eventually. “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.” – Farrah Gray What I have realized is that while we should be grateful for each and every “normal” and “boring” day, we should make Continue reading…
Bob Miglani, Author
Bob Miglani is the Author of Embrace the Chaos. During the day, he works at a Fortune 50 Company in NYC for the last 20 years and on this blog he writes about his journey of learning to move forward in our uncertain, unpredictable, complicated and fast times. Read more...
“If you feel your life is running you rather than you running your life, this book will show you how to achieve peace, order and calmness in the middle of the storm."
Bestselling Author of Kiss That Frog
"Embrace the Chaos shows us that only by opening our minds and our hearts to life’s wonderful unpredictability can we truly live. It is a wise and welcome book."
Bestselling Author of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths