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Happiness Is Now (Ana Melikian)

  • Episode #50

Welcome to Making It! This weekly show explores the lives and stories of entrepreneurs as they share their unique perspectives on their success and the path to making it. 

Ana Melikian is a life coach who is dedicated to helping people tap into their highest potential while enjoying the process. Her advice to entrepreneurs includes finding their unique path and good mentors.

In this episode of Making It, Ana shares the challenges and revelations that she experienced through two bouts of cancer as a solopreneur. She talks about reframing failure and the counterproductive nature of the pursuit of happiness.

“The biggest mistake that I see entrepreneurs making is thinking that there is only one way; there are many paths to success.” ”

“I love reframing failure as an opportunity for learning.”

Ana Melikian

Ana Melikian, Ph.D., is an optimist who had to overcome two bouts with cancer to learn that pursuing happiness is a fallacy. In the midst of her struggles, she began to research and practice choosing happiness over pursuing it. And she found choosing happiness to be a much more powerful strategy for tapping into our highest human potential. 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.

Born in Portugal, Ana now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, daughter, and dog Puffy.

Guest – Ana Melikian
Co-Producers – Danny Bermant & Geoff Govertsen
Supervising Producer – Cynthia Lamb
Executive producer – Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
Artist Name(s): Rhythm Scott
Writer Name: Scott Roush

Track Title: Sweet Loving Waltz
Artist Name(s): Sounds Like Sander
Writer Name: S.L.J. Kalmeijer

Track Title: Keeper of My Dreams
Artist Name(s): Fantoms
Writer Name: Stephen Keech


Making It

If you’re an online entrepreneur, Making It was made for you. In each episode, real-world entrepreneurs tell their stories in their own words. They define what “making it” means in the busy space of online business. And they reveal what they’ve learned in their journey toward making it… lessons you can use in your own business.