Happiness & Self-care | Melinda Cohan interviews Ana Melikian, Ph.D.
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“Often, people don’t take the time for self-care because they feel selfish, so they are always in the last bit of patience and the last piece of energy. When they start to recognize that by taking care of themselves, they have much more to give others, that is when the magic really starts to happen.”
In this episode, Melinda and I talk about how happiness and self-care go hand in hand. I point out that if we do not prioritize ourselves, we will never be our best selves, nor will we have enough to give others.
We explore the research-based idea that the path to happiness is not sacrifice and self-denial. We point out that, as coaches, we need to lead by example and practice what we preach, and prioritizing ourselves, and our needs is at the top of the list.
This Week on The Mindset Zone:
- How does self-care relate to happiness?
- What constitutes self-care, and why is it important?
- Choosing happiness even when everything is not going your way
- How choosing happiness opens up new possibilities
- The consequences of denying self-care
- The Happiness Fallacy
This episode is a rebroadcast of an interview between Melinda and me that was previously aired on her podcast. This is done with explicit consent from the amazing team behind “Just Between Coaches.”
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About Melinda Cohan:
Melinda Cohan is CEO of The Coaches Console, a seven-figure software, training, and coaching company that has helped more than fifty thousand coaches create profitable and thriving businesses. She is a systems expert helping coaches get over the tedious task of running their business and focus on what they love – the actual coaching of amazing clients! To make that possible, she created The Coaches Console, software that leverages the systems she created in her own coaching business — for branding, list-building, marketing, enrolling clients, creating amazing client experiences, and more. All of that is integrated into one cohesive platform. She and her team blend coaching with training to help you create a clear and realistic path to sustainable results. In her book “The Confident Coach,” she shares her insider's view of the coaching industry: every kind of coach, every kind of business model, every kind of challenge and solution, and every shift in the coaching industry. She shares this insight with the audience so they can take the complexity out of their coaching business and confidently turn their passion and talent into a profitable business they love.