Karan Bajaj is a #1 best-selling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies of his novels in print, both optioned into major films. 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 before he started his own online business.
In this episode, Karan and Stacy discuss the benefits of having a creatively rich career and how to make the most of it.
Some highlights include:
Karan’s new novel, “The Yoga of Max’s Discontent,” was published in May. At minute 1:00, Karan discusses his background as a fiction writer.
Karan has developed what he calls the “4-1-4” principle. At minute 4:00, he tells me all about this technique for balancing his time.
“I’m very left brain logical/analytical.” At minute 12:00, Karan talks about his strength that can sometimes be a weakness.
A job helps with stability. At minute 15:00, Karan talks about why he likes having a job and why he doesn’t want to become a full-time writer.
“I’m creating for the joy of creation.” At minute 19:00, Karan talks about what he loves about the varied directions his career has taken him.
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