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How To Rewire Your Mind For Greater Happiness & Success

In this video, TED speaker & leading MBA professor, Srikumar Rao, shares how to consciously shift your mental story for greater happiness and success.

How Those Automatic Negative Thoughts Affect You


Does your brain never stop chattering?

Even when you take a deep breath, even when you try to relax or go to sleep, intrusive thoughts seem to appear out of thin air?

That’s because our minds operate on a constant unpleasant background of anxiety, cycling through our thoughts, hopes, fears, desires and judgments to help us create our own reality.

We think we live in the real world but we live in a real world.

Our mental filters completely alter the way we feel, act, think or behave at any given moment — and make us more likely to view the world the same way again.

Rewiring Your Brain For A Better Reality


Neuropsychologists have known for a long time that “neurons that wire together fire together.”

Every single one of your thoughts, emotions, sensations and behaviors becomes a neural network in your brain.

And the more often you have the same thoughts, see the same people or stay in the same environment, the easier it is for your brain to “re-mind” you to experience the world in the same way.

But the good news is that you can rewire your brain by shifting your mental story.

If you’re tired of waking up to the same feelings and problems, you have the power to choose another mental story to make long-lasting life changes that support your happiness.

srikumar rao
Dr. Srikumar Rao, author of The Quest For Personal Mastery

Learning How To Rewrite Your Mental Story


In this 13-minute clip from Mindvalley Reunion, TED speaker and one of the top MBA professors in the U.S., Srikumar Rao, shares how to consciously shift your mental story for greater happiness and success.

You’ll hear in this video:

  • (0:10) — Why ignoring or suppressing mental chatter is a big mistake;
  • (3:10) — A practical example that shows how our life experiences are rooted in our mental chatter and mental models;
  • (6:04) — The important choice we don’t know we’re making dozens of times every day that either supports or diminishes our happiness;
  • (8:36) — How to create a better reality by using your mental models and thoughts to solve unpleasant and persistent situations.

Watch the video to learn how to achieve personal mastery over your life and over your mind.


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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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