Better Than Before Episode 236: Effective Leadership Starts with Your Mindset

Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world-class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards takes a look back at previous interviews to evaluate mindset as the key to effective leadership.

Segment 1: LaRae Quy, Former FBI Agent, discusses overcoming self-limiting beliefs.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

02:00 – Saying No to Self-Limiting Beliefs

05:00 – Combating Negative Thoughts

Segment 2: Ana Melikian, CEO or AMAZE Coaching, discusses the growth mindset.

13:30 – Two Mindsets

18:00 – Fixed and Growth Mindsets

22:00 – Developing the Growth Mindset

Segment 3: Mindfulness Expert Julie Potiker discusses strategies to rewiring your brain.

25:00 – Rewiring Your Brain

27:00 – Inner Critic Work

30:30 – Mindfulness Meditation

We have an incredible power between our two ears. Most of the time, we are not tapping into the full power we have there. - @AnaMelikian #BetterThanBefore

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LaRae Quy is the author of “Secrets of a Stong Mind” and “Mental Toughness for Women Leaders.” She was featured on Better Than Before Episode 101. Listen to LaRae’s full interview HERE.

Ana Melikian is the CEO of AMAZE Coaching and was featured on Better Than Before Episode 123. Listen to Ana’s full interview HERE.

Julie Potiker is the author of “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To” and was featured on Better Than Before Episode 204. Listen to Julie’s full interview HERE.

Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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