How To Make Simple Life Changes That Minimize Stress & Maximize Happiness

Have you ever wondered why you couldn’t make a lifestyle change, even when you knew it would make you happier, healthier, more successful?

People tend to think that hard work and effort is enough to create the desired change and success — but true change can’t be made until there’s a mental shift.

Otherwise, a lot more people would be able to keep their New Year’s resolutions.

About The Video


According to Srikumar Rao, one of the world’s leading experts on happiness and personal mastery, most of us are unaware of how our habitual thinking patterns can either end up condemning our lives to mediocrity and unhappiness — or help us create a life worth living.

In this hour-long talk at Google, Srikumar shares five steps to make meaningful life changes that minimize stress and maximize happiness.

Watch the video to hear:

  • (5:45) — How to recognize your mental chatter and mental models, so that you can consciously create a better life;
  • (18:17) — How living in a “me-centered universe” predestines you for a life of mediocrity, frustration, depression and anxiety;
  • (28:15) — Why realizing that passion and happiness exists inside of you, and not your enviornment, your job or your successes will empower your life;
  • (35:33) — Why you need to stop “frantically doing” and start focusing inwards;
  • (39:40) — How to let go of the stories that aren’t serving you any longer, and rewrite them for your own success and happiness.

The sixth and final step on the road to happiness, is to repeat, repeat, and repeat all of the above.

We stand at a crossroad of who we want to be and which life we want to lead dozens of times every day.

Make sure that your choices are supporting the life you want.


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Did you identify your mental models after hearing Srikumar’s talk?

And which stories do you plan to let go of?

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Srikumar Rao

Srikumar Rao

Dr. Srikumar Rao is the founder of the revolutionary Creativity and Personal Mastery course, which he used to teach at some of the best business schools in the world including Columbia, Haas, Kellogg, University of California at Berkeley and London Business School. The course covered his pioneering work in discovering the connection between self-awareness and happiness, as well as work life success. This course has been extensively covered in the media including the New York Times,the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Guardian, Business Week and dozens of other publications. He’s conducted workshops for executives of Microsoft, Google, Morgan Stanley, American Express, IBM, Goldman Sachs and dozens of others. And he continues to teach thousands of people how to live happy and fulfilling lives.

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