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Hardwiring Positivity

Hardwiring Positivity

What qualities in a teenager make for a successful adult? What qualities help them convert downturns into successes? What qualities help them be goal focused and driven? And what daily practices help them build these qualities in their young minds?


28 November 2020


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About the Course

For children in the age range of 13 - 16

This set of four short courses is meant to help teenage children understand the power of positivity, make them want to embrace positivity and help them ‘hardwire positivity’ in their brains, for a fulfilling life. The set consists of four engaging and interactive courses, each consisting of 3 sessions of 75-90 minutes each. The child has the flexibility to attend all four courses or attend any of them that they find useful. The delivery will be in an engaging style, peppered with humorous anecdotes, delivering powerful lessons. Even the homework at the end of each session is designed to be engaging and thought provoking.

The contents of the courses are based on the facilitator's

  • immense experience as a leader in corporate life
  • journey of triumphing over an incurable crippling autoimmune disorder (his life story of crafting success from a debilitating illness is a chapter in Macmillan’s 8th grade CBSE textbook), and
  • extensive research into the science of positive thinking.

The curriculum is summarised below:

Common Session: Power of a Positive Mindset

  • Role of positive mindset in fulfillment
  • Pillars of a positive mindset

Pillar 1: Building Self Belief

  • Focusing on the positive
  • Realising one’s strengths

Pillar 2: Total Ownership

  • Taking ownership
  • Ability to take risk

Pillar 3: Leveraging Self & Others

  • Eagerness to learn
  • Readiness to ask for help

Pillar 4: Achievement Orientation

  • Setting a goal
  • Staying the course

Students can sign up for the Common Session (mandatory), and any/ all of the Pillars listed above.

Participants who attend all the Pillars, will be able to develop an action plan and design a daily routine that will help in ‘hardwiring’ particular qualities and habits through two course-specific sessions.  For example, students attending the ‘Building Self Belief’ course will build an action plan and routine to build habits of focusing on the positive and recognizing and building on their strengths.

An outline of each of the 4 specific courses is shared below.

Building Self Belief. 3 sessions of 75 minutes each

Self belief/ self-confidence is essential for success in life. It comes from knowing and appreciating one’s own strengths and also from training one’s mind to focus on the positives life has to offer.

Objective of the course: To hardwire the following

  1. Focus on the positive
  2. Realising one’s strengths

Total Ownership. 3 sessions of 75 minutes each

To succeed in life, one has to believe that the buck stops with oneself and that the only person who can enable one to succeed is oneself. Success in a complex world requires the ability to take calculated risks and push beyond the boundaries of one’s comfort zone.

Objective: To hardwire the following

  1. Taking ownership
  2. Ability to take risks

Leveraging Self and Others. 3 sessions of 75 minutes each

An essential ingredient to success is constant learning to leverage one’s own strengths and also seeking help from others without hesitation.

Objective: To hardwire the following

  1. Eagerness to learn
  2. Readiness to ask for help

Achievement Orientation. 3 sessions of 75 minutes each

Success comes when one has a clear and unambiguous goal and when one is self motivated to pursue the goal without deviating from the course or giving up.

Objective: To hardwire the following

  1. Setting a goal
  2. Staying the course

About our Facilitator:

Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.

Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.

Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.

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