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6 Ways To Rewiring Your Mindset And Breaking Genetic And Generational Patterns

Written by: Akanksshaa (Akanksha Kulkarni), Executive Contributor

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Executive Contributor Akanksshaa (Akanksha Kulkarni)

The human mind is complex, powerful, and fascinating. The more you become aware of your thought patterns and conditioned responses of your mind, the more freedom you have to choose more empowering responses and create abundance and success in your life. That way rather than your mind controlling you, you can use your mind to your advantage. In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship and business leadership, mindset plays a crucial role in shaping success, well-being, and overall fulfillment.

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Many of our mental patterns and beliefs are not solely products of our own experiences but are deeply rooted in our genetics and generational patterns. The good news is that recent scientific advancements and breakthroughs in epigenetics have revealed that it is possible to break free from these inherited patterns and rewire the mindset for enhanced performance and personal well-being. Let us explore six effective ways to achieve this transformative shift.


1. Identify & uncover genetic and generational patterns


While it may not be possible to pinpoint every specific genetic pattern, certain approaches can help you gain insight into your inherited tendencies. Here are some strategies to consider:


a. Explore Your Family History: Take the time to delve into your family history and lineage. Talk to older relatives, such as parents, grandparents, and extended family members, and inquire about any notable traits, behaviors, or health conditions that run in your family.


b. Journal & Reflect on Personal & Generational Traits and Behaviors: Pay attention to recurring patterns, habits, or traits that you have observed in yourself or have been pointed out by others. Look for similarities in the way you think, react, or approach certain situations compared to your family members. There are professional journal prompts available to uncover generational patterns.


c. Seek Genetic Testing: Tests like DNA analysis or genetic profiling can identify specific genetic markers associated with certain traits, health conditions, or propensities.


d. Consider Health Assessments: Health assessments, such as comprehensive medical check-ups, can uncover potential genetic predispositions for specific diseases or conditions. By understanding your unique health risks, you can take proactive steps towards managing and mitigating them.


e. Consult with Professionals: Some patterns may be deep rooted in subconscious mind, and you may require coaching to uncover those. Engaging with professionals, such as well-being coaches, psychologists, or therapists, can provide valuable guidance in uncovering and understanding genetic and generational patterns. These experts can help you explore your family history, navigate genetic testing options, and interpret the information to gain a deeper understanding of how it may impact your mindset and well-being.


These strategies may shed light on inherited characteristics, genetic patterns, and predispositions.


2. Embrace the power of epigenetics


"Genes load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger." Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.

While you may have inherited certain predispositions, your lifestyle and choices hold the key to unlocking your full potential. Epigenetics, the study of how our genes are expressed, suggests that while we may inherit certain genetic predispositions, our lifestyle and environment heavily influence whether these genes are activated or suppressed. By recognizing that our mindset is not solely determined by our genes but can be altered by our intentional choices, we gain the power to reshape our lives. Epigenetics research has shown that genes provide a blueprint, but it is your lifestyle and environment that determine how those genes are expressed.


3. Cultivate self-awareness for enhanced performance


"Self-awareness is the first step to self-mastery." – Robin Sharma

Developing self-awareness allows us to recognize the limiting beliefs and patterns that have been passed down through generations. By observing our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors without judgment, we create space for conscious change. Through practices like meditation, journaling, executive and well-being coaching, we can uncover deep-seated patterns. This self-awareness empowers you to consciously choose new ways of thinking and leading that align with your vision and goals.


4. Challenge deep-rooted belief systems


"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." William James

The greatest breakthroughs come when leaders dare to challenge their attitudes and beliefs. As entrepreneurs or business executives, it’s vital to be aware that many of our beliefs and attitudes are shaped by our upbringing, generational patterns and the values instilled by our ancestors. However, it is essential to critically examine these beliefs and question their relevance and effectiveness in today's dynamic business landscape. By challenging and replacing limiting beliefs with empowering ones, you can break free from the constraints of generational conditioning and foster innovation and growth within your organization.


5. Be a lifelong learner with growth mindset


"In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind, there are few." – Shunryu Suzuki

One may need to unlearn/redevelop the curiosity, wonder and sincerity of a child. Adopting a growth mindset is essential for rewiring our mindset. Instead of viewing our traits and abilities and skills as fixed, a growth mindset cultivates a belief in continuous growth, adaptation, and learning. By embracing challenges, persisting through setbacks, and seeking opportunities for personal and professional development, we break free from the limitations imposed by inherited patterns, open ourselves up to new opportunities, and pave the way for innovation and success. As Carol Dweck puts it, “In growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh I am going to reveal my weakness, you say, here’s a chance to grow.”


6. Harness the power of mindfulness and meditation


"Meditation is not evasion, it's a serene encounter with reality." –Thich Nhat Hanh

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship and executive leadership, mindfulness provides the foundation for optimal decision-making. Incorporating mindfulness practices into your daily routine is a powerful tool for rewiring your mindset. By practicing mindfulness and integrating present-moment awareness, we develop the ability to observe our thoughts and emotions non-judgmentally and gain clarity, focus, and the ability to detach from unproductive patterns. Meditation of fifteen to twenty minutes a day can help you eliminate stress, get centered and cultivate more awareness. Several science research studies findings suggest that meditation reduces the stress inducing hormones such as cortisol and generates more happy hormones such as serotonin. Meditation and mindfulness practices enable us to detach from negative patterns and choose more empowering responses, breaking free from generational conditioning. We can face challenges with greater resilience, creativity, and presence.


Breaking genetic and generational patterns is not an easy task, but it is a journey well worth embarking on for personal and professional growth and holistic well-being. As renowned scientists and well-being experts have suggested, the key lies in our hands to transform our lives by breaking free from the chains of the past and embracing a future of unlimited possibilities.


“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra

In depth research, analysis, and techniques for becoming a cycle breaker of generational/ genetic patterns is included in Akanksshaa’s book: The Untold Legend: Raise of A Mother, which has been an Amazon 1 bestseller. Here is the link for the book. (Note: The book is available globally, you can check in your respective country Amazon website.) This book is a tribute from Akanksshaa to her 17 yo son who crossed over in 2020. A legend is usually a story. This book does have a story of Akanksshaa and her son in some form. But this book is also about letting go of all stories, mental constructs, old paradigms, generational patterns, that don’t serve us, the pain and trauma that keeps us stuck in the past and moving forward with connection with our higher self, to become the higher self. You can enrich your health and wellbeing by applying techniques in the book, which are based on science, psychology, and spirituality. You can learn simple yet powerful techniques to break your limiting beliefs and generational patterns that don't serve you. You will also learn some tools and techniques to fall in love with yourself and be your radiant self. There are meditation and visualization scripts and reflection journal prompts. Women's health focused yoga and prenatal and post-partum health is also covered in the book. Learn about Microchimerism and how it impacts women and future generations. Learn about epigenetics, what is gene expression and what part of your life is controlled by genes and what you can do to transform your life. You can understand the significance of education and external environment on health & well-being. There are threads of scientific genetic research papers supporting these findings. Also read about thought provoking need of the hour of redefining education with the advent of AI and what we can do; how you can contribute to humanity as a whole.


To stay connected with Akanksshaa, visit discovery call page to schedule a complimentary clarity session with her. You can reach Akanksshaa here, for coaching/training inquiries click here for non-profit inquiries. Arnav Memorial Foundation is set up by Akanksshaa in memory of her 17 yo son Arnav who crossed over in 2020.

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Akanksshaa (Akanksha Kulkarni), Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Akanksshaa helps individuals & organizations align purpose, rewire mind, raise vibration, enrich well-being to live a life of abundance and freedom.


Akanksshaa has extensive diverse experience, in coaching/training/ mentoring/ leading/ strategic planning/ program management & innovation (includes 20+ of corporate experience in IT & Finance areas). She has received several awards in the corporate world. She has done MBA from one of the top B schools in India. She is currently pursuing PhD in Education Psychology. She combines neuroscience, positive psychology and spirituality based eclectic techniques in her programs. She believes in an intuitive, meaningful, playful yet structured approach. She has been a corporate facilitator for senior leaders. She has coached senior / exec corporate leaders in her exclusive coaching programs. She has thousands of students across all ages in her several online programs.


After her only son Arnav crossed over in 2020, her spiritual awakening helped her connect with and seek guidance from higher realms and dimensions. Her son has become her angel/spirit guide. She wrote and published a book “The Untold Legend: Rise of A Mother '' in thirty days with guidance from him and higher beings that she connects with. Her book has become a no. 1 bestseller in special education, biology, and ranked as a bestseller in well-being, education, and journals categories. She has founded a non-profit Arnav Memorial Foundation, in his memory, with a mission to enrich health and well-being and expand consciousness through holistic education and science research interventions.

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