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Our mindsets determine the way we see the world, as well as, the way we behave and who we are as people.

It’s very easy and normal to stay stuck in fixed mindsets - limiting beliefs about our abilities and skills that prevent us to learn new things.

We can intentionally cultivate a growth mindset that allows us to stretch our minds and amplify the realm of possibilities of what we do, and who we are.

Amplifying our mindsets is one of the secrets of success, for most entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals out there.

Mindset Zone Ana Melikian

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 218 Ratings

Our mindsets determine the way we see the world, as well as, the way we behave and who we are as people.

It’s very easy and normal to stay stuck in fixed mindsets - limiting beliefs about our abilities and skills that prevent us to learn new things.

We can intentionally cultivate a growth mindset that allows us to stretch our minds and amplify the realm of possibilities of what we do, and who we are.

Amplifying our mindsets is one of the secrets of success, for most entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals out there.

    The Myth of Authenticity with Gina London

    The Myth of Authenticity with Gina London

    “Authenticity is the degree to which a person’s actions are consistent with their identified values and their desired outcomes.”Gina London















    Gina joins me today to demystify authenticity and discuss how adopting a growth mindset can help you become more authentic in your personal and professional life. We discuss the value of filtering your thoughts and actions toward others while staying true to your authentic self and the outcomes you want to achieve.







    Gina shares strategies you can use to retrain your mindset, become more true to your authentic self, and have more purposeful interactions with others.







    We also explain how we are constantly communicating with others, even when we’re not speaking, and the importance of being mindful of our body language when engaging with others.























    This week on The Mindset Zone:







    * How Gina defines authenticity* Common misconceptions on what authenticity truly means* Adopting a growth mindset to lead a more authentic life* Filtering your thoughts and actions while staying true to your authentic self* Understanding that we are the ‘author’ of our authenticity* The difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset* Why adopting and establishing a growth mindset is a life-long endeavor* How to retrain your mindset to be more true to your authentic self* Unpacking the simultaneously interconnected pieces of how we communicate with others* Being mindful of your body language* How long it typically takes to transform your communication patterns















    The Guest:







    Gina London is an Emmy award-winning former CNN correspondent and anchor turned motivational trainer, executive advisor, and keynote speaker. She is the CEO of Language of Leadership LTD., where she uses her passion for people and storytelling to support leaders and help them better connect, lead, and inspire others. Gina has worked with multiple Fortune 500 organizations, including Facebook, Merck, Salesforce, JP Morgan, and the United States Department of State. In addition to her interactive and motivational trainings and keynote speeches on the power of communicating with purpose and impact, Gina is also a published author and regular media analyst. She has appeared on the BBC, FOX, and CNN and has been interviewed on radio and TV worldwide. Gina also currently writes a weekly business leadership column, “The Communicator,” in Ireland’s largest circulated newspaper, The Sunday Independent, and has presented a TEDx talk on The Myth of Authenticity.





























    Connect with Gina London:







    * Gina London’s Website* Language of Leadership* The Myth of Authenticity TEDx Talk* Gina London on LinkedIn* Gina London on Instagram* Gina London on Facebook* Gina London on Twitter...

    • 31 min
    Save Your Careers Without Leaving Your Job with Darcy Eikenberg

    Save Your Careers Without Leaving Your Job with Darcy Eikenberg

    “We are in more control than we think.”Darcy Eikenberg















    Darcy joins me today to discuss how we can change our lives at work without changing our careers or jobs. We discuss how society encourages people to try new things and change jobs when pursuing happiness in our work life and the positive and negative impact of constantly changing jobs in your search for happiness.







    We discuss the value of empathy in the workplace and the importance of communicating your needs before looking for a new career or job. We also break down Darcy’s ‘Think, Say, Do’ strategy to learn how we can take control of our lives at work without leaving our jobs and how our Lizard Brain often gets in the way of our personal and professional growth.























    This week on The Mindset Zone:







    * The Great Resignation and why Darcy believes it’s time for employees and organization leaders to change their perspective on work* The positive and negative impacts of constantly changing jobs when searching for career happiness* The value of empathy in the workplace* Leveraging Darcy’s ‘Think, Say, Do’ strategy* Strategies to put your Lizard Brain thoughts into perspective* Understanding the Illusion of Transparency* How Darcy works with organizational teams















    The Guest:







    Darcy Eikenberg is an Executive and Leadership Career Coach, Keynote speaker, workshop facilitator for organizations and professional associations, and the author of Red Cape Rescue: Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job. She is the founder of Red Cape Revolution, where she helps organization leaders and high-achieving professionals generate more clarity, confidence, and control of their life without changing their careers or finding new jobs. Darcy has coached leaders and professionals from well-known companies, including Aon, The Coca-Cola Company, State Farm, and Deloitte, and has been quoted in dozens of publications, including Forbes, Thrive Global, Mashable, and CNN. Before launching Red Cape Revolution, she worked as a principal at the human resources consulting firm, Alight Solutions (formerly Hewitt Associates), where she served on both the Southeast and North American Communications Consulting Leadership teams. She earned her bachelor's degree in Communications Studies at Northwestern University and received her Professional Certified Coach certification from the International Coaching Federation.





























    Resources Mentioned:







    * Book: Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS by Shirzad Chamine















    Connect with Darcy Eikenberg:







    * Red Cape Revolution* Book: Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence & Control* Book: Red Cape Rescue: Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job* Join for Free – a href="https://redcaperevolution.lpages.co/new-insider-invitation/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noo...

    • 29 min
    Did You Live An Intentional Day, Today?

    Did You Live An Intentional Day, Today?

    “Here and now, you can be more intentional with your attention. Think of it as a muscle that you can strengthen.”Ana Melikian















    Do you live an intentional life? In today’s fast-paced, attention-hungry society, many people go through the day on autopilot – completing all the same tasks, day in and day out, with little to no intention. From getting up each morning to go to work, juggling all of our work or business-related tasks, or even household chores and shuttling kids to sporting events, most of the time, we do these things on autopilot. Yes, they require our attention. Yes, we get a lot done each day. But are we truly doing these things with intentionality?







    In today’s episode, I discuss why intention is more scarce than attention. I discuss how having a reactive mindset leaves very little room for intentionality. I explain the difference between completing a task with intention versus running on autopilot and how the latter often leads to feeling hazy at the end of the day.







    I discuss why I believe the scarcity of intentionality in today’s society is a major issue and how it prevents us from tapping into our fullest potential. I also explain how learning to be more intentional in our daily lives can help us be more effective in achieving our goals, aspirations, and ambitions and what you can do to purposely create more intention in your everyday life.















    This week on The Mindset Zone:







    * The difference between doing something with intentionality versus running on autopilot* How TV, social media, YouTube, and Netflix command our attention* Why the scarcity of intentionality in today’s society is problematic* How the scarcity of intentionality in our daily lives prevents us from tapping into our full potential* What ‘intent,’ ‘intentional,’ and ‘intentionality’ truly mean* How being more intentional in our daily lives helps us regain the power to achieve our goals, ambitions, and aspirations* How to purposely create more intentionality in your day-to-day life















    Your Host:







    Ana Melikian, Ph.D., is an optimist who had to overcome two bouts with cancer to learn that pursuing happiness is a fallacy. To choose happiness is a much more powerful strategy to tap into our highest human potential.Either by working with leaders and their teams, or other coaches and consultants, Ana supports her clients to break through their mindset limitations and upgrade their psychological operating systems so that they achieve better results than ever in work and life while enjoying the process.For over a decade, Dr. Melikian has been a successful online business owner, working with hundreds of other coaches and consultants, helping a diverse group of companies and organizations.Ana is the Director of Education for Book Yourself Solid®, a Board Certified Coach (BCC), and a proud member of the ICF – International Coach Federation, and the ACEC – Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.She is also the host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast, selected for The Huffington Post's “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life's Big Questions,” listed alongside the Peabody Award-winning “On Being” and “TED Radio Hour” by NPR.Follow her podcast, Mindset Zone via your favorite app or by visiting www.Mindset.Zone, and please follow her here on LinkedIn too.





























    Resources Mentioned:







    * a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/the-future-of-television-is-being-able-to-pick-shows-by-length/562547/" target="_blank" rel...

    • 12 min
    Human Connection: What an FBI undercover agent can teach corporations with Tamer Elnoury

    Human Connection: What an FBI undercover agent can teach corporations with Tamer Elnoury

    The better we understand each other, the better we all are in moving forward in our livesTamer Elnoury















    Tamer joins me today to discuss how his experience as an undercover FBI agent, followed by years of leadership positions, has positioned him as one of the best educators on the human connection to companies and organizations.







    We discuss how he helps organizations connect with their consumers and how he adapted the skills he acquired as an undercover FBI agent when transitioning into executive leadership roles. We discuss the traits of great leaders and why being a great leader is about helping your subordinates succeed.







    We discuss the importance of self-care and regulating emotions as leaders, especially under stressful situations, and how it impacts the quality of the work you produce.







    We also discuss the adverse effects of technology and social media on the younger generation of leaders.















    This week on The Mindset Zone:







    * Why it’s critical for undercover FBI agents to have a deep understanding of the human connection* How Tamer helps organizations connect with their consumers* How Tamer adapted the skills he learned as an undercover FBI agent to his work in executive leadership roles* Tamer’s definition of a great leader* How he learned to work efficiently and effectively as an undercover agent despite sleep deprivation* The importance of self-care and how Tamer learned to regulate his emotions under highly stressful situations* How technology and social media have impacted the way young leaders interact and connect with others















    The Guest:







    Tamer Elnoury is the New York Times Bestselling Author of American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent. Born in Egypt, Tamer immigrated to the United States with his family as a young boy. As an adult, he briefly worked with a fugitive task force which led to a career working as an undercover narcotics agent. During his career in undercover narcotics, Tamer worked on over 2,500 investigations, including narcotics, political corruption, gun trafficking, and child abuse cases. In 2008, he worked with an elite National Security Covert Operations Unit with the United States government, which focused on international terrorism cases. After serving in the FBI, Tamer began an executive management position in law enforcement, where he has served for over 26 years.





























    Resources Mentioned:







    * 60 Minutes with Scott Pelley – Inside al Qaeda: Living and working with terrorists* Book: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful – by Marshall Goldsmith















    Connect with Tamer Elnoury:







    * Tamer's Website * Book: American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent















    Expand what's possible

    • 27 min
    The Business Case for Green-buildings with Carolyn Pistone

    The Business Case for Green-buildings with Carolyn Pistone

    “Business can be done profitably – for ourselves and for our clients – and it can also benefit the community, humanity, and the planet.”Carolyn Pistone















    Carolyn joins me today to discuss how organizations can benefit from using commercial green buildings. We discuss how people today have disassociated themselves from nature and the environment and how commerce has become more important to us than the future of our planet.







    We discuss the vast opportunities available for creating a positive impact on the world within the commercial real estate industry. We discuss Carolyn’s mission to educate business owners on ways they can continue to build a profitable business while benefiting the planet and how using commercial green buildings can create a ripple effect on communities, people, and the Earth.







    We also share a few simple ways homeowners can positively impact the environment and how individuals can create the most impact by making more eco-conscious buying decisions.























    This week on The Mindset Zone:







    * How society has placed a higher priority on commerce than the health and sustainability of our planet* How Carolyn is using her business as a force for good* Opportunities to create a positive impact on the world within the commercial real estate industry* Understanding green buildings* The ripple effect of commercial green buildings* The challenges Carolyn faces when discussing green energy buildings with businesses and organizations* How homeowners can apply green energy and green building principles to create a positive impact on the environment* Voting with our dollars by making eco-conscious buying decisions















    The Guest:







    Carolyn Pistone is the President and Managing Director of Clear Blue Commercial, a full-service company dedicated to providing holistic and sustainable approaches to all aspects of the life of a property. Her company has the B Corp Certification by B Lab. Carolyn is also a proud REALTOR®, EcoBroker®, and Certified Green Building Professional®. As a committed Earthling, she is dedicated to saving the planet through her business and real estate license. Her experience as a realtor and green building professional has led her to work toward building a thriving, supportive, innovative, and collaborative environment for clients, vendors, and team members as well as the planet.





























    Resources Mentioned:















    CBC Solar 1























    Mulchstock 2015 – The Largest Peaceful Lawn Transformation on Record!















    Connect with Carolyn Pistone:







    * Clear Blue Commercial* Clear Blue Commercial on LinkedIn* Clear Blue Commercial on YouTube* Clear Blue Co...

    • 26 min
    Curiosity As An Antidote For Fear with Connie Kadansky

    Curiosity As An Antidote For Fear with Connie Kadansky

    “Everything is a learning experience. There’s always a gift or an opportunity in any kind of outreach that we do.”Connie Kadansky















    Connie joins me today to discuss what Sales Call Reluctance is and how sales professionals can use curiosity as an antidote to overcome the fear of prospecting and promoting themselves, their services, and their organizations.







    Connie describes the connection between social self-consciousness, telephobia, and sales call reluctance and how there are 16 different types of sales call reluctance affecting sales professionals.























    We discuss Connie’s Sensory Injection Technique and how she uses aromatherapy practices to help sales professionals overcome telephobia. We also spoke about why it’s essential for salespeople to be curious about their prospects and why they’re interested in what your company offers.







    We explore the connection between emotional intelligence and sales call reluctance and how to cultivate emotional intelligence as a meta-skill to improve your sales performance. We also discuss ways to cultivate more curiosity in your life and career and how Connie ‘puts her ask in gear’ to continue developing her curiosity.















    This week on The Mindset Zone:







    * Understanding Sales Call Reluctance* What inspired Connie to research sales call reluctance and pursue a career as a Sales Empowerment Coach* The connection between social self-consciousness, telephobia, and sales call reluctance* Using aromatherapy techniques to overcome phobias and fears* Getting curious about your prospect and why they’re interested in your offer* Understanding the ‘meta-skills’ of a sales call strategy* How to cultivate more curiosity in your life and career* How Connie cultivates curiosity in her own life* The polarity between optimism and pessimism















    The Guest:







    Connie Kadansky is the Founder of Exceptional Sales Performance, LLC., an organization that helps salespeople reframe their relationship with selling and convert their prospects into clients. She is a Sales Empowerment Coach with sales expertise and a globally recognized for helping salespeople from diverse industries develop meta-skills to confidently prospect, promote their products and services, upsell, cross-sell, and leverage key relationships. Connie has been interviewed by multiple media outlets, including Bloomberg Business, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CEO Magazine, and Forbes. For nearly 30 years, she has helped sales professionals ethically, consistently, and comfortably reach their ideal prospects, set appointments, and close sales. Connie has worked with countless mid-size and large organizations, including Merrill Lynch, Allstate, Wells Fargo, Saks Fifth Avenue, and AT&T.





























    Resources Mentioned:







    * Book: A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer & Charles Fishman















    Connect with Connie Kadansky:







    * Exceptional Sales Performance* Invincible Optimism Website* Exceptional Sales Performance on...

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Linda Ugelow ,

Powerful interviews that make you think

I love this podcast. Every episode I’ve heard has made me think in new ways.

Food4Bones ,

Episode #8

A thoughtful moment of considering the space between the action and the reaction; the place where growth occurs. As I put this exercise into practice, I see the brilliance of spending quiet time in that place of “pause”. Thank you, Ana Melikian!

@MichaelUnbroken ,

Must listen!

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

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