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Sep 26, 2017

Sanjay Sabnani is here today to explain the difference between “the listener” and what we identify as “the self.” Close your eyes and picture a woman you deeply care about. Maybe this is your best friend, sister, mother, or daughter. Now, imagine speaking to her the way you speak to yourself, criticizing her appearance and diminishing her worth. There’s no doubt that putting down others  feels wrong, so why do we do it to ourselves? Listen to the conversation to hear how  Sanjay has been inspired to break through and discover a deeper truth, and learn from his experiences.

Connect With Sanjay:

@crowdgather on Twitter
@crowdgather on Instagram
Sanjay Sabnani on LinkedIn
Sanjay Sabnani on Quora
CrowdGather

The Mission Log:

  • [03:41] - Sanjay begins the conversation by telling us about himself, starting off by explaining his current career.
  • [05:07] - We hear about times when Sanjay wasn’t happy and some challenges he overcame. He explains that the last couple years are the first time that he really has been happy.
  • [07:07] - What was Sanjay’s marriage like, and why did it end? He answers, then talks about the moment when he realized that he wanted to exit his marriage.
  • [10:23] - Sanjay walks us through a revelation he experienced about the identity of the self.
  • [12:16] - In 2012, Sanjay was in crisis, he explains. He discusses his health problems and sleep issues, then how he got started using medical marijuana. He then draws the connection between his positive experiences with cannabis to his current work in the industry.
  • [17:41] - In response to Orion’s discussion of cannabis in her home country of Israel, Sanjay explains that Israel is #1 in medical cannabis research.
  • [18:22] - Sanjay talks about why cannabis can have a positive effect on people in crisis.
  • [22:24] - Sanjay discusses the stigma versus reality of marijuana, explaining that he’s not sure about smoking it.
  • [25:00] - Orion brings up the topic of meditation in regards to a recent client of hers. Sanjay talks about his own experiences with meditation and offers his insight.
  • [28:27] - Sanjay uses chanting as a mechanism for people whose minds are running.
  • [30:50] - Orion discusses her experiences with driving and her stress about it. Sanjay then asks her a question: when you’re talking to yourself, who is talking to whom? He then goes into depth about the idea of separating your identity from who you really are.
  • [36:41] - We hear about a video Orion watched about two best friends saying negative things about each other’s bodies to illustrate how unfair and unkind we are to ourselves.
  • [38:55] - Sanjay describes his inner dialogue as a child, when it’s easier to hear what he calls “the listener.” He then memorably says that “you’re here to let the universe dance through you.”
  • [40:35] - What is Sanjay’s favorite mantra? He offers the one he uses most, then Orion shares her favorite as well.
  • [42:24] - All of our problems come from words, Sanjay explains. He and Orion explore this concept in depth, examining how it impacts childhood and society.
  • [46:39] - Sanjay defines the words “nirvana” and “moksha” for listeners who may not be familiar with the concepts.
  • [49:09] - Orion talks about her experiences at Oneness University in India.
  • [53:25] - What is Sanjay’s mission for other people? He explains that what appeals to him now isn’t making money, but rather helping people.
  • [55:51] - Sanjay talks about his morning ritual and explains why being in the tub is incredibly effective for him.
  • [60:19] - What are Sanjay’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Realize you’re not who you think you are. 2. Surrendering and non-attachment. 3. Looking beyond the words.
  • [61:30] - Sanjay suggests people find him on Quora to learn more about him or ask him questions. He’s also on Instagram.

Links and Resources:

@crowdgather on Twitter
@crowdgather on Instagram
Sanjay Sabnani on LinkedIn
Sanjay Sabnani on Quora
CrowdGather
WeedTracker
Wilbur Labs
Gateway Incubator
Video of best friends criticizing each others’ bodies
Nirvana
Moksha
Oneness University

 

Sep 19, 2017

Dame DC Cordova joins me today to discuss the struggles and triumphs of women in business. Money can be a complicated, tangled subject for anyone. We wrap up so much of our self-image and sense of worth into our financial situation. As a woman, though, there are even more layers to deal with when it comes to money. You have to navigate a balance between your giving feminine side and your businesslike masculine side in the world of entrepreneurship. Please listen and take what you hear today to heart because it can truly change your life.

Connect With DC:

DC Cordova
Dame DC Cordova on LinkedIn
DC Cordova on Facebook
Dame DC Cordova on Facebook
@DCCordova on Twitter
Global Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneurs

The Mission Log:

  • [03:16] - DC starts things off by talking about herself, explaining what she does and discussing her background. She touches on some of the losses in her life and shares how this led to her enlightenment experience.
  • [06:53] - We hear in more depth about DC’s moment of enlightenment, which came when she was 26 years old.
  • [10:21] - DC talks about the programs that she runs, and explains that her younger self wouldn’t have been able to imagine creating so many social entrepreneurs. She then reveals that it wasn’t until she reached her 50s that she felt she had really found herself and her path.
  • [13:01] - What did it take for DC to see the opportunity and follow the clues to find her path? One of the aspects she discusses in her answer is that after a major disaster or war, there’s tremendous prosperity from the rebuilding process.
  • [16:54] - Money is a tool of exchange, DC explains, and discusses why it was created. She then talks about cryptocurrencies and the different responses of various countries.
  • [19:54] - DC talks about Buckminster Fuller’s futuristic views, and how they relate to generating tremendous wealth. She then differentiates between wealth and money.
  • [21:42] - Orion talks about her own relationship with money. She talks about how she used to put people on a pedestal if they had money.
  • [22:50] - What can DC say to someone who feels this way about putting rich people on pedestals? In response, she offers listeners a gift, which you can find at this link.
  • [25:14] - DC talks about an exercise that an early mentor of hers took her through to explore her parents’ relationship with money.
  • [30:01] - Orion brings up the topic of money and women. She and DC then go over beliefs that can block women from achieving wealth.
  • [33:49] - How do you integrate femininity into a business deal? As she answers, DC talks about growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and how she used people’s negative assumptions about her intelligence to her benefit.
  • [38:31] - DC talks about why education is so important, specifically entrepreneurial education.
  • [40:44] - Sometimes DC offers programs just for women, she explains.
  • [41:25] - Orion explains that she loves coaching and talks about what she does for women. She and DC then talks about the relationship and similarities between love and money.
  • [44:30] - Whenever you feel trapped, remember that you need to give yourself at least five choices for getting out of that situation. As soon as you do that, the pressure disappears and you can think straight.
  • [46:39] - DC shares the strategy she uses when her ego takes over and gives into the addiction for suffering.
  • [48:13] - Orion chimes in to talk about affirmations, and brings up Huang Ming. DC then talks about what he does with his money. She then offers a simple formula for becoming a millionaire: create a product that a million people will buy for $1.
  • [52:06] - You would never realize from meeting him that Huang Ming is a billionaire, Orion says. DC then talks about a “millionaire next door” who she knows.
  • [53:37] - What are DC’s three top tips to living a stellar life? 1. Clear your consciousness and have emotional mastery. 2. Create a business that will leave a legacy and is systematized. 3. Maintain mental, physical, and emotional health.

Links and Resources:

DC Cordova
Dame DC Cordova on LinkedIn
DC Cordova on Facebook
Dame DC Cordova on Facebook
@DCCordova on Twitter
Excellerated Business Schools
Money & You
Heart of All Women
Global Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneurs
Robert Kiyosaki and Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Buckminster Fuller
Cryptocurrencies
Free gift: Access to Cash
Tony Robbins
Jack Canfield
The 10 Money Fears that Block Women From Wealth
Women, Cash and Divine Matters
Huang Ming
Solar Valley China

 

Sep 12, 2017

Today’s guest, Lisa Marie Pepe, knows all about the importance of confidence, bravery, and overcoming your fears to create a better life. Lisa is the confidence coach and online visibility expert for heart-centered women entrepreneurs. She has personal experience with overcoming difficulties and letting them blossom into confidence, self-worth, and success. She’s here today to encourage you, offer strategies for developing more confidence, and tell you that you deserve to be seen and to follow your dreams.

Connect With Lisa:

Positivetransformation.net
Lisa Marie Pepe on Facebook
Lisa Marie Pepe on LinkedIn
@PTPWC on Twitter
Lisa Marie Pepe on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [05:42] - Lisa starts off by talking about who she is, what she does, and what her passion is.
  • [07:25] - Has Lisa always been confident (leading her to naturally want to share this confidence with others), or did she have to go through confidence struggles of her own before reaching this point?
  • [09:59] - Lisa talks about her healing journey and how she regained her confidence after a life-changing car accident. She then shares a story about the moment that her life changed for the better.
  • [13:54] - Is the woman who prompted this change in Lisa’s life still in contact with her?
  • [15:15] - We hear what Lisa did after this life-changing moment. She explains that she realized that she needed to get her life together and start working toward her purpose.
  • [17:33] - Orion draws out what Lisa has said about prayer, explaining how this can help people who haven’t had something happen to change their lives.
  • [18:48] - Lisa discusses how she worked on her internal self, which started with daily meditation and journaling. She also dove into self-help books.
  • [22:28] - It’s vital to reprogram your internal dialogue, Lisa explains. Orion then discusses the right (and wrong) times to say affirmations, and Lisa offers a suggestion for affirmations for listeners who haven’t yet achieved their success.
  • [26:08] - Orion discusses surrendering from a position of faith, not a position of weakness.
  • [27:44] - Why, in Lisa’s opinion, do women struggle with confidence?
  • [29:53] - Everything surrounding us (in media and social media alike) is so filtered and perfect that it makes it hard for women to be confident.
  • [33:09] - Orion and Lisa discuss drag queens (including a very young one, Lactatia), the issues with reality TV, and the issue with children being put on diets.
  • [37:50] - What can someone do to improve his or her confidence? Lisa suggests that you stop comparing yourself to anyone else.
  • [40:32] - Lisa offers advice on what someone should do if they have problems with tuning in or trusting. She also explains why just wishing isn’t enough, and recommends taking what she calls “inspired action.”
  • [43:43] - Orion describes an exercise that she recently walked a client through involving journaling all the times she overcame adversity. She also discusses the possibility of being addicted to pain and victimhood.
  • [46:01] - There is such a thing as being addicted to chaos, Lisa explains, offering an example from her past to illustrate what she means.
  • [50:25] - Orion discusses the fear of stepping outside of your comfort zone and the illusion of safety in your job.
  • [51:20] - How does Lisa explain the fact that two people can grow up in the same household and one can turn out to be self-destructive while the other grows up to be successful?
  • [54:22] - Lisa talks about the connection between confidence and visibility in business.
  • [57:53] - What are Lisa’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Express gratitude every single day, for everything from waking up in the morning to having running water. 2. Live life with integrity. To Lisa, this means doing the right thing even when nobody is watching. 3. Continuously push yourself to learn new things and to try new things without fear of failure (or, if you have fear, do it anyway).
  • [66:45] - Lisa offers listeners a gift: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Thriving in Life and Business.

Links and Resources:

Positivetransformation.net
Lisa Marie Pepe on Facebook
Lisa Marie Pepe on LinkedIn
@PTPWC on Twitter
Lisa Marie Pepe on Instagram
Gal Gadot
Louise Hay
Kylie Jenner
Lactatia
Dance Moms
Metacognition

 

Sep 5, 2017

Do you want to be healthy, happy and optimize your health? Most people do, but we all have to watch out for stress. Stress hurts every aspect of our lives, especially our health. I know that staying calm and relaxed helps me have a fun and enjoyable life. That is why I have Dr. Craig Koniver on today’s podcast. Dr. Koniver is an expert in natural and organic medicine, and he shares how to de-stress, beat adrenal fatigue, and optimize your life for total well-being.

Connect With Dr. Koniver:

FastVitaminIV
Craig Koniver on Instagram
@Fastvitaminiv on Facebook
@FastVitaminIV on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [04:24] - Dr. Koniver starts off by sharing some information about himself, what he does, and what his goals with patients are.
  • [05:15] - What made Dr. Koniver decide to take the holistic approach that he uses in his practice?
  • [07:12] - We hear how Dr. Koniver thinks his patients would describe him. He then talks about the tools that he uses to help patients optimize their health.
  • [09:24] - Dr. Koniver explains some of the conditions that people come to see him for. He sees a lot of busy moms, elite athletes, and people with complicated medical problems who need help navigating their health.
  • [11:59] - What’s the first thing that Dr. Koniver would do for a busy mom who’s overwhelmed with life and expectations (from herself and others)?
  • [13:46] - Orion relates Dr. Koniver’s previous answer to a recent blog post that she wrote about self love. Dr. Koniver then expands on Orion’s point about metaphorically needing to put your own mask on first.
  • [16:15] - How do you test for adrenal fatigue? Dr. Koniver answers, then explains in more detail what the adrenals do and how that’s related to stress. He also discusses food, and the importance of having positive feelings around it.
  • [19:53] - Orion brings up Esther and Abraham Hicks in relation to what Dr. Koniver has been saying about food.
  • [21:35] - There’s at least one study that shows that when people felt comfortable and positive about the food they were eating, it had a higher nutritional value than when they felt negatively about it.
  • [22:09] - Dr. Koniver offers his advice on how to deal with adrenal fatigue.
  • [24:24] - Orion talks about a previous Stellar Life episode with Dr. Michael Breus, who talked about how different people function better at different times of the day.
  • [26:18] - What other tools can Dr. Koniver give us to deal with adrenal fatigue? In his answer, Dr. Koniver explains why eating liver is good for you even though the liver is responsible for detoxification.
  • [30:38] - Dr. Koniver discusses his use of checking for mold or heavy metal exposure in his patients.
  • [32:44] - We learn why chelation can feel horrible for many people, and why it’s important to supplement during the process.
  • [33:27] - What supplements does Dr. Koniver generally recommend? People are commonly deficient in B vitamins, he answers.
  • [37:04] - Dr. Koniver recommends drinking mineral water, specifically Gerolsteiner water, to restock your body’s minerals.
  • [37:55] - Orion talks about a previous Stellar Life episode with Dr. Matea Polisoto.
  • [39:08] - With supplements and vitamin IVs, there are good brands and some brands that should never be taken. Dr. Koniver has created his own brand of vitamin IV, called FastVitaminIV, which takes only a few minutes.
  • [40:48] - Dr. Koniver talks more about vitamin IVs and how often you should take them.
  • [42:30] - Some of Dr. Koniver’s top keys to optimizing your health and wellbeing are mindset, deliberately doing something contemplative in your life, and doing specialty lab testing to figure out what you need.
  • [45:25] - What would be Dr. Koniver’s advice for how someone should assess or react to their doctor?
  • [47:30] - If Dr. Koniver had to pick one blanket statement for how to eat, it would be to reduce or eliminate all carbohydrates.
  • [49:33] - Orion talks about the diet she grew up with in Israel. She then asks Dr. Koniver why people should cut out fruits.
  • [52:30] - What are Dr. Koniver’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Love yourself and take care of yourself. 2. Have a contemplative part of life where you slow down. 3. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
  • [54:37] - Where can people find Dr. Koniver?

Links and Resources:

FastVitaminIV
Craig Koniver on Instagram
@Fastvitaminiv on Facebook
@FastVitaminIV on Twitter
MUSE meditation device
The Definition of Self Love: 7 Ways You Can Treat Yourself Better by Orion Talmay
Adrenal fatigue
Cortisol
Esther and Abraham Hicks
Dr. Michael Breus on Stellar Life
Chelation
B vitamins
Gerolsteiner water
Dr. Matea Polisoto on Stellar Life

 

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