Are you feeling boxed in?

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In this episode of the MINDSET ZONE, host Ana Melikian delves into the concept of being boxed in and the ways in which we categorize things in our lives. Ana shares her insights on how our brains are wired to simplify and categorize, leading to the tendency to put things in boxes or categories. She reflects on her experience working with clients who resist being boxed in, particularly in defining a target market for their businesses.

Ana offers a strategy for accepting this resistance and shifting the focus to understanding the ‘why' behind what individuals do, tapping into their values and purpose. She draws connections to Mitch Axelrodโ€™s interview about understanding our Soul-Role-Goal, emphasizing the importance of clarifying why we do what we do. Ana then presents a powerful visualization exercise where she encourages listeners to imagine stepping out of the box and even flipping the box to see it as a platform for elevating their message and impact.

Ana invites listeners to pause when feeling boxed in, recognize their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors (increase self-awareness), and embrace experimentation as a response. She speaks about her concept of the P.I.E. Method: Pause, Increase Self-Awareness, and Experimentation.

Let's dive in!

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • 00:07 Introduction and Welcome
  • 00:50 Exploring the Tendency to Categorize and Box In
  • 02:26 The Importance of Understanding the ‘Why'
  • 03:29 Connecting Values and Purpose to Business
  • 05:28 Navigating Resistance to Being Boxed In
  • 07:00 Embracing the Power of Clarifying ‘Why'
  • 09:37 Visualizing Stepping Out of the Box and Flipping the Box
  • 12:49 The Invigorating Power of the Box as a Platform
  • 15:00 The PIE Method: Pause, Increase Self-Awareness, Embrace Experimentation
  • 15:57 Conclusion and Invitation to Engage Further

Meet your Host:

Ana Melikian, Ph.D., advises leaders on how to amplify impact while avoiding burnout. She is passionate about teaching others how to unlock their human potential using simple and powerful approaches such as her P.I.E. method.

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Set a time to speak with Ana HERE and learn about your (or your team's) burnout risk and how to enhance well-being, effectiveness, and teamwork!

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