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Apr 25, 2017

Today’s guest is the fascinating Nicholas Upchurch, who has dedicated his life to helping people succeed in terms of money and business, as well as in finding and fulfilling their true purpose and spirituality. As you’ll hear in this conversation, he masterfully intertwines the two to create a cohesive whole. Through his efforts, he has helped thousands of people around the world. And now he’s here to help you! Listen in as we talk about money, love, success, and much more.

Connect With Nicholas:

Nicholas Upchurch on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [01:53] - Nicholas introduces himself and explains what his company Love! and his network Believe do, and what he tries to accomplish.
  • [03:11] - We hear a bit about Nicholas’ experience with money. He offers context for how rich most of us are. He also talks about his experiences in Peru in 2015, and touches on the use of marijuana, which he and Orion then discuss.
  • [07:01] - Nicholas digs deeper into the use of marijuana as a healing drug.
  • [08:41] - We return to the topic of money. Nicholas gives example of famous figures who have struggled with tough things and explains that his own tough times have led to where he is now.
  • [11:02] - Orion has always believed that there’s a light inside of her, she explains. Nicholas relates that to his own experience.
  • [12:29] - Nicholas has metaphorically beat himself up in the past, but explains that he’s thankful for taking the opportunity to direct his energy in the right direction.
  • [14:26] - Part of Orion’s drive used to come from a place of rage. She explains here how she redirected those feelings.
  • [15:49] - Football was the way Nicholas used to take out his anger over his brother’s death when he was seven years old.
  • [16:57] - What made Nicholas so successful, and what is his mindset around money? In his answer, he suggests listening to his podcast at or going to
  • [18:58] - Nicholas offers advice on how to make money and change our mindsets around money. He emphasizes the importance of paying attention. One of his suggestions is hiring people on Upwork. He then recommends becoming aware of what quality is in your industry.
  • [22:30] - Before you create a product, you need to create a landing page and send people there to see whether anyone would buy it.  
  • [23:15] - Nicholas talks about ways in which we might limit ourselves. He then talks about exploring our own darkness and learning to love things that we thought we should hate.
  • [25:51] - What can we do to free ourselves and embrace the darkness? Nicholas and Orion talk briefly about spirituality.
  • [28:33] - Orion talks about her own shadow work, and her studies of Kabbalah. Everything you don’t like in others is a reflection of things you don’t accept within yourself, she explains. Nicholas agrees, and mentions the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Enoch.
  • [31:01] - Nicholas’ best advice for handling the fear of rejection is believing in yourself. He offers advice on how to encourage people to say yes.
  • [35:29] - Nicholas mentions astrology, then points out that 144 corporations control 80% of the world’s wealth.
  • [36:43] - Orion asks Nicholas whether he’s single (he is) and whether he’s looking for love (he is). Women can contact him at!
  • [37:40] - How has Nicholas’ success affected his relationships, and does a man need to be successful to have a good relationship?
  • [40:29] - Nicholas returns to the topic of love. He points out the importance of guys telling the truth, because women’s main complaint is that guys lie.
  • [44:25] - Does Nicholas believe in monogamy? As he answers, he explores the difference between feeling like you understand someone and that person actually feeling understood.
  • [46:29] - How can a woman know whether she’s dating a player?
  • [48:04] - Orion asks what the signs are of a man being a very good player. Nicholas suggests that she point out a hot girl walking down the street. If the man in question agrees that the girl on the street is hot, he’s less likely to be a player.
  • [50:42] - Nicholas talks about what men are looking for in women.
  • [52:45] - Orion points out that a 2013 study found that men and women cheat equally. She then talks about the importance of honest conversations about wants, fantasies, and goals.
  • [55:06] - One’s relation to monogamy is tied to their spiritual evolution, Orion states. In response, Nicholas points out that he has never cheated and has been single for most of his life.
  • [57:51] - We all have different parts in our brains and it’s up to us to control the lizard brain, Orion explains.
  • [59:12] - Nicholas returns to the point of honesty, emphasizing once more how important it is to be honest and to value honesty.
  • [62:22] - What are Nicholas’ three tips to living a stellar life? 1. Listening to Orion. 2. Accepting that understanding is love. 3. Believing in yourself.

Links and Resources:

Nicholas Upchurch on LinkedIn
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Dead Sea Scrolls
Book of Enoch
Kundalini yoga
Howard Stern
America’s Got Talent

Apr 18, 2017

Today’s guest, the furiously entrepreneurial Cami Baker, is an international speaker who has given over a thousand presentations to audiences of up to 30,000 people. Cami has been featured on HGTV, as a judge on the Celebrity Apprentice, and in Success From Home Magazine. Throughout this conversation, she offers strategies and tips that can change your networking life and skills forever. It’s important to note that she emphasizes making genuine human connections rather than thinking only in terms of the bottom line (though her advice will absolutely help you convert contacts into sales and money too!).

Connect With Cami:
Cami Baker on Facebook
Cami Baker on LinkedIn
@camibaker on Twitter
Cami Baker on YouTube

The Mission Log:

  • [02:24] - How did Cami come up with her response to being asked how she’s doing (“I’m fabulous, fierce, and on fire!”)?
  • [03:47] - Cami talks about how she became a professional networker who teaches others to network. In her answer, she mentions her new book Mingle to Millions: The Art and Science of Building Business Relationships and Mastering Referrals. She also goes into some depth about her background.
  • [07:51] - Orion shares her own experience with not being a natural entrepreneur.
  • [09:55] - What does Cami do to show up naturally and build rapport immediately in a networking situation, especially when everyone around is putting up a facade to show themselves as the best?
  • [14:13] - Orion reveals that she sometimes experiences feelings of inferiority when she’s surrounded by highly successful people.
  • [16:56] - Cami responds to Orion’s discussion about feeling inferior around certain people or under certain circumstances. She offers a story about Ashton Kutcher.
  • [20:53] - How do you get over feeling pressure to make a good impression?
  • [23:17] - Cami talks about giving, helping and sharing, offering some concrete tips and suggestions for how to use these techniques in your networking attempts.
  • [25:41] - Upon seeing someone for the first time in a busy room, how do you approach them? Cami tells a story that reveals the power of associating yourself with the right people.
  • [30:45] - Cami recommends going straight to the big dog in the room and introducing yourself. Everybody is watching everybody, and this positions you positively.
  • [32:44] - Another of Cami’s tips is to let other people talk first, as she explains here. She also advises strongly against simply asking “what do you do?”, and offers advice on what to do next time someone asks you that question.
  • [38:58] - How do you take it from the networking stage and into the real world? Orion offers herself up as an example of someone who struggles with the follow-up part.
  • [43:18] - Communication and rapport-building isn’t taught in school, Cami points out.
  • [46:58] - Cami did something really impressive with Orion, as we learn here. Cami then talks about her program: Up to 30 Highly Qualified Leads in 30 Days with as little as 30 Minutes a Day!
  • [50:18] - Orion brings up the topic of introverts and extroverts, and why she finds the duality problematic. Cami agrees that putting ourselves in boxes is limiting.
  • [53:12] - What are Cami’s three tips to living a stellar life? 1. If you want to step into who you want to be, change your playgrounds and your playmates. 2. Feed your mind by making deliberate choices about what you read and listen to. 3. If you have to choose between the two, be ignorance on fire instead of knowledge on ice.

Links and Resources:
Cami Baker on Facebook
Cami Baker on LinkedIn
@camibaker on Twitter
Cami Baker on YouTube
Mingle to Millions: The Art and Science of Building Business Relationships and Mastering Referrals
Sage Summit
Ashton Kutcher
Up to 30 Highly Qualified Leads in 30 Days with as little as 30 Minutes a Day!
Darren Hardy

Apr 11, 2017

Today's guest is AJ Mihrzad, who is perhaps best-known as the author of the bestselling book The Mind Body Solution: Train Your Brain for Permanent Weight Loss. Among coaches and trainers, though, he’s well-known as a leader who helps others achieve their full potential and shape a fulfilling life through becoming successful online. His writing has appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, the Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness,, and more. Hear AJ's tips to living a Stellar Life!

Connect With AJ:
AJ Mihrzad on Facebook
@AJMihrzad on Twitter
AJ Mihrzad on LinkedIn

Mission Log:

  • [03:19] - AJ kicks things off by explaining where his entrepreneurial journey started. He talks about where he was before starting, and how he shifted away from trading hours for dollars.
  • [06:30] - These days, AJ doesn’t limit his help to personal trainers; he works with all types  of coaches or trainers, and even some business owners, on becoming an authority in their field.
  • [07:34] - What is AJ’s mindset, and how did he become successful?
  • [09:55] - AJ talks about what his catalyst for change was, and how he changed his story.
  • [12:02] - Orion compares AJ’s perspective to the one needed to find a successful relationship.
  • [12:26] - AJ shares some rituals that help him get into the mindset of success.
  • [14:22] - Does AJ ever get upset or sad? In his answer, he reveals that he was addicted to recreational drugs in his 20s. This ultimately placed him in a coma.
  • [17:33] - Journaling is one of the tools AJ uses as a form of therapy.
  • [19:18] - How does AJ change his clients’ money stories?
  • [23:05] - The secret formula to forming a successful online business lies in a person’s superpower, AJ explains.
  • [24:17] - A good online business has three main pillars: marketing, a sales process, and a service.
  • [25:11] - AJ shares his advice for getting leads online, emphasizing the importance of having great content.
  • [26:18] - AJ talks more about creating (and delivering) great content.
  • [27:42]- Doing a podcast wasn’t her first choice, Orion explains, but she’s now glad to have given it a chance. She then explains how she plays to her strengths by writing articles with her assistant.
  • [30:26] - AJ shares a framework that he gives his students. He explains that content should have a problem, process, and call to action.
  • [32:06] - How do you deliver a strong call to action that sounds natural?
  • [33:36] - AJ gives some insight into the sales process, memorably saying that “sales is the transfer of love.” He then discusses how he handles objections about not having enough money or time.
  • [36:27] - How do you make people really feel that you can help them? In his answer, AJ talks about revealing how much pain someone is already in.
  • [39:55] - People use many excuses for why they are where they are, but growth happens outside your comfort zone.
  • [42:05] - How does AJ know to not push someone to work with him because they aren’t willing, ready, or able to make the necessary changes yet?
  • [44:46] - AJ offers advice for people who are just starting to build their businesses now.
  • [46:43] - AJ shares some of what he teaches trainers about how to develop a marketing system online.
  • [49:09] - Orion brings up the connection between being a coach and being a marketer.
  • [50:25] - AJ shares his three tips to living a stellar life: 1. Maximize this moment. 2. Be present. 3. Always do your best.
  • [51:29] - Where can people find AJ? In his answer, AJ offers Stellar Life listeners a free gift!

Links and Resources:
AJ Mihrzad on Facebook
@AJMihrzad on Twitter
AJ Mihrzad on LinkedIn
The Mind Body Solution: Train Your Brain for Permanent Weight Loss
Entrepreneur Magazine
The Huffington Post
Men’s Fitness
Online SuperCoach Podcast
Traffic and Conversion Summit
Tony Robbins
The Dickens Process

Apr 4, 2017

Today’s guest is the remarkable and compelling Destin Gerek, an internationally recognized leading voice in masculinity, sexuality, consciousness, and personal development. In this episode, we talk about the rise of the feminine in today’s world, and the ways in which men respond and relate to this. He discusses the empowerment of the masculine and how men can inhabit their masculinity in constructive (rather than misogynistic) ways. He also talks about polarity in relationships and explores how to awaken more passion and bring your relationship to life.

Connect With Destin:
@DestinGerek on Facebook
@destingerek on Twitter
Destin Gerek on LinkedIn
Destin Gerek on YouTube

The Mission Log:

  • [03:03] - Destin shares a bit about himself, explaining how he got involved in his field. He then goes on to talk about his spiritual awakening.
  • [07:17] - We learn more about Destin’s purpose and mission, which involves healing a false schism between sexuality and spirituality.
  • [09:58] - Destin talks about his creative methods of dealing with negativity from the people around him.
  • [11:33] - What does Destin see happening on the planet when it comes to masculine and feminine energy? He speaks to the two poles of men’s reactions to the way women are becoming increasingly empowered.
  • [15:36] - Destin explores the ideology of men on the misogynistic end of the spectrum. He then discusses some of the challenges facing men today.
  • [18:06] - Orion steps in for a moment to talk about the polarization surrounding the Women’s March.
  • [20:27] - At the root of things, Destin is a big fan of feminism, he explains.
  • [23:12] - Destin talks more about helping men evolve their masculine.
  • [25:55] - We hear what the second and third major areas in the journey on which he leads men. In the process, he explains that men (not only women) can have multiple orgasms.
  • [28:19] - Destin discusses the questions of how to meet and match a partner. He goes on to talk about the importance of confronting old wounds in the masculine and feminine.
  • [33:56] - Using a quote from an Ani DiFranco song, Destin clarifies how he thinks about the masculine and feminine within each of us.
  • [35:35] - We all want the hottest lover we’ve ever had and a best friend all in one person. Destin talks about how we can get that.
  • [37:15] - In long-term relationships, how do we ignite and maintain sexual desire and passion?
  • [38:26] - Orion and Destin talk about Jaiya, who was an early guest on each of their podcasts. Destin then talks about “sexploration.”
  • [42:40] - Where do Destin and his fiancee get their ideas for their sexploration sessions?
  • [44:07] - Destin shares his three tips for living a stellar life: 1. Stop compromising. Be in the practice of following your truth. 2. Integrity. Get clear on what your principles and values are, and live by them. 3. Never stop exploring.
  • [46:14] - Destin gives two gifts to Stellar Life listeners. The first is the Evolved Masculine Blueprint, and the second is at, where you can learn the “one thing that separates the man she remembers forever from all the men that she forgets.”

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Reevaluate my perspective on sexuality and spirituality. If I see them as opposed or mutually exclusive, work on accepting that they can go hand-in-hand.
  2. Release the shame and guilt I may still carry regarding my sexuality. Celebrate my sexuality instead of suppressing or repressing it.
  3. Make an email folder specifically for unpleasant or hate mail. Whenever you get a piece, read it, smile, and move it to that folder.

Links and Resources:

Mantak Chia
Katt Williams
Katt Williams’ “HATERS” on YouTube
The Evolved Masculine Path
Neuro-linguistic programming
David Deida
Ani DiFranco
Jaiya on Stellar Life
Evolved Masculine Blueprint