The New Game of Service with Mitch Axelrod

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” If the people are serving the system, you have an inversion of value. If it gets extreme, you have a perversion of value, to where the system actually, instead of serving people, abuses people.”

-Mitch Axelrod

In this episode, Ana Melikian is joined by Mitch Axelrod, a business strategist and advisor, to discuss the importance of serving people in business and the impact of technology, automation, and outsourcing. Together, they delve into the soulful approach to success, revealing Mitch's “Soul. Role. Goal.” framework to serve people first, anchored in a philosophy that values the human element in every business interaction.

Ana and Mitch discuss procedures, automation, and AI and their potential to either uplift humanity or facilitate systemic abuse. They stress the critical importance of companies focusing on genuinely loving and serving the customer (and their employees), rather than being hamstrung by rigid rules and impersonal policies.

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Do we always have a choice?

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In this episode, host Ana Melikian explores the concept of choice and its impact on our lives. She delves into the idea of always having a choice, examining it from different angles and shedding light on its complexities.

Ana discusses the powerful message present in the work of authors like Edith Eva Eger and Viktor Frankl, highlighting the nuanced understanding of choice in the face of challenging life circumstances. She also delves into the concept of choice overload and the impact of decision-making paralysis in our daily lives.

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Exploring the Zone of Proximal Growth

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In this episode, your host, Ana Melikian, delves into the concept of the Zone of Proximal Growth (ZPG) and its implications for personal and professional development.

Ana draws from her background in psychology and her own experiences to explain the ZPG, highlighting the potential for growth just beyond our comfort zones. By sharing her own adventurous foray into indoor skydiving, Ana illustrates how embracing new challenges and experiences can lead to significant personal growth and joy.

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AI Disruption: Do You Have the Right Mindset?

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In this episode, host Ana Melikian discusses the widespread impact and looming potential of artificial intelligence (AI) that is causing a fast-paced disruption.

She highlights the importance of adopting the right mindset to successfully navigate this AI disruption, moving from a reactive to a proactive mode, increasing self-awareness around thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to AI.

Ana also brings attention to a provocative statement that half of AI researchers believe there's a significant chance human beings could go extinct due to our inability to control AI, highlighting the importance of learning and influencing AI policies and practices.

She wraps up by discussing the PIE Method™ (Pause, Increase self-awareness, Embrace experimentation) method to better approach AI.

Discover AI's potential benefits and risks, and learn how to adopt the right AI mindset.

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Navigating the AI Revolution: Opportunities, Choices, and Impact

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In this episode, the host, Ana Melikian, explores the revolutionary impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI). She relates AI to other significant shifts in human history, like the agricultural and industrial revolutions.

Ana emphasizes that while AI will introduce considerable changes that we can't foresee, it's our responsibility to choose our response to these changes and apply AI wisely.

Ana points out the benefits AI can offer, particularly in freeing up time, but also warns of the risk of misuse. She encourages listeners to stay engaged with AI and learn how to use it beneficially while trying to influence the culture and governments to prevent the more severe negative consequences.

She emphasizes the need for balance, expressing hope that the time freed by AI can be used to strengthen human connections.

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