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The Ariana A. Smith Podcast
16 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
On Success and Achieving Goals, Part I: Introducing Diamond Delusions
I'M BAAAAAAAAAACK!!! While the title has changed and we have lost Amanda as a cohost, The Ariana A. Smith podcast is here to bring you the same content you came to know and love from Melanogenesis. We will operate under the same principles and community agreements but we will be adding a little Ariana flare to the mix. Thank you for continuing on the journey with me!In this episode, Ariana takes you through what they have discovered to be their biggest setback to their success and achieving their goals. Diamond Delusions are unhealthy thought patterns about goals and habits that lead to unsustainable and negative patterns in o=your life. Discover what they are, a major example of how they have affected Ariana and how they might be at play in your life!Follow Ariana on Instagram @Ariana.A.Smith and check out their new website at www.ArianaASmith.com!
22 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
10X - Challenging Limiting Beliefs to Gain More From Life
For the TENTH episode, Ariana gives her perspective on the "10 X Rule." You will be taken through Ariana's life goal and how insight from one of her idols caused her to rethink everything and times her dreams by 10! In this episode, you will be challenged to think about what you want from life and what it might look like to push yourself for more. It is important for everyone to remember that their life dream is their own and should not be compared to or judged through the lens of another. This episode is a FRAMEWORK which Ariana plugs her own thoughts and dreams into as an example and frame of reference for you to build your own from. Check out the resources Ariana mentions in the Podcast: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone Please note that Grant Cardone is a privileged human and that not all of this book is supported by Melanogenesis or its hosts. The information in the book can be used as a framework but systemic issues exist. It's About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton Arlan Hamilton Podcast Series by Gimlet Media Highly recommend you listen to this!!!
27 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Personal Development = Relationship Development
In this episode, Ariana and Amanda discuss stories of friendships they have had and how their personal development affected those relationships. They focus on how their own growth caused those relationships to grow for the better. There is also mention of how becoming more themselves has led them to have stronger boundaries about who they let into their lives and how they allow themselves to be treated by others. They explore how who they are translates to how they want to be in relationship with others.
18 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
The Power of Language
In this episode, Ariana takes you back to an impactful experience she had in her teenage years which taught her the power of language. Learn about her first experience meeting her biological father when she was 16 and how that moment has defined how she understands the influence that language has on life and especially relationships.
19 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Progress is Not Linear (Why Melanogenesis Cont.)
Ariana and Amanda are together again! In this episode, the two discuss their battles with the recent launch of the podcast, insecurities, and ultimately coming out on the other side remembering "Why Melanogenesis" and that it is progress to be where they are. The two are brutally open and honest with their journey over the last 4 weeks since their launch and have a quick one month check in with their listeners about where they are at and where they are headed. Have a listen if you need a reminder that it is powerful to be messy, to be questioning where you are at, and to need to take a step back and reevaluate your journey.
12 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Progress > Perfection
In this episode, Amanda discusses how a recent meltdown lead her to recognizing how much she has accomplished in the last 4+ years since moving to the United States from Venezuela. She takes you on a journey of understanding that progress is greater than perfection. She now understands that even if she has not reached her finish line, that she must recognize how far she is from the starting line. Take a moment to gain some perspective from Amanda's journey and find pride and gratitude for your own.
17 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Self Awareness: Self Medication
In this episode, Ariana discusses how we are all self-medicating with different "medications" which act as distractors, releases, and numbing agents for our lives. She takes a deep dive on the importance of self awareness when it comes to self-medication because there is a good, bad, and ugly to self-medicating. Ariana gets vulnerable with the medications in life she uses and where she is currently at in shifting those medications from bad to good through self-awareness and habit shifts.If you particularly struggle with phone usage, falling into TikTok holes or Instagram strolls, and this is a big self-medication for you, check out Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal. But you should still follow us on Instagram @Melanogenesis ;)Check out our website at www.MelanogenesisLLC.com
17 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Understanding My Self-Worth
In this episode, Amanda speaks about her journey to understanding her self-worth and explores how life changes and transitions can affect our perspective and mindset towards our worth.
18 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
How to Track Success
In this episode, Ariana explores the lessons she has learned in how to track success through her weight loss journey. She discusses her history with her weight, her goal for a healthier life, and how she has discovered the secrets to being successful. Learn how having a marker of success, making her goals visual, and adding accountability to her journey has helped her stay motivated, disciplined, and has allowed her to build sustainable success in her goals. Download the Goal Tracker Worksheet mentioned in the episode.Check out the Color By Numbers Booklet Ariana uses to make her goal tracking a visual motivator for increased success and habit building.Stay engaged on Instagram @Melanogenesis
27 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
In this episode, Ariana and Amanda discuss how and why Melanogenesis the podcast came to be. Learn how the hosts plan to create space for a combination of storytelling and mindset development while they highlight the voices of people of color and LGBTQ+ folks. Join the Journey and shift your mindset! Go on a personal development roller coaster while learning alongside your favorite hosts as they tease out life lessons from the narratives of individuals just like you. Check out our website at www.MelanogenesisLLC.comFollow us on Instagram @Melanogenesis
40 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Introducing Your Hosts
In this episode, meet your hosts, Ariana and Amanda! Take a little dive into their origin story and what brought them to the Melanogenesis table. Check out the Introduce Yourself worksheet on the Melanogenesis website!Follow us on Instagram @Melanogenesis
22 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
In this episode, Ariana and Amanda discuss the community agreements of Melanogenesis, what community agreements are, why they are important, and how to implement them in your life. This is a wonderful episode to not only learn about how we plan to interact with you and our guests, but also on how to strengthen the relationships in your life and the guidelines with which you interact with yourself and others. Learn why community agreements should be a standard for all of your relationships whether they be personal or professional and the impact they can have on how people engage with each other to create safe spaces of growth and development.Make sure to check out the Community Agreements page on the Melanogenesis website!Follow us on Instagram @Melanogenesis
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