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Nov 28, 2017

So far, every Stellar Life episode has been a conversation with someone amazing. In this one,, I’m doing it solo for the first time. That’s right - today, it’s just me talking straight to you. I’ll share some of my life journey with you and let you learn more about me than ever before. I’ll also give you five powerful tools to help you unleash your own incredible superhero!

The Mission Log:

  • [01:31] - Orion is excited about this first solo episode, and points out that excitement and fear are two sides of the same coin.
  • [04:21] - This solo episode is all about loving yourself, becoming more confident, attracting love, becoming more of who you really are, and taking your relationship to the next level.
  • [08:30] - Today’s episode will be about confidence and how to tap into the part of you that is super powerful and successful, Orion explains. She then offers information on how to join her group on Facebook.
  • [10:45] - Orion believes that you are much stronger than you think you are.
  • [11:48] - Orion takes a moment to tell listeners a little more about herself than she usually shares in the intro to her podcast. She explains what she does and talks about what goes into her method.
  • [16:28] - We learn that Orion’s approach involves working on the mind, body, and spirit, because everything is connected.
  • [16:55] - Orion was born in Tel Aviv, and grew up with her single mom and her sister. She walks us through her life path, including her spontaneous decision to go to Japan.
  • [21:45] - We hear about Orion’s encounter with a man who she mistakenly thought was her dream come true, and how the painful experience gave her the inspiration to grow.
  • [24:29] - These days, Orion lives with her husband and her kitty in Santa Monica, and she loves her life! She also talks about some of the struggles of being a woman.
  • [28:19] - Orion’s method, she explains, is about mastering your own power. There is power in femininity and vulnerability, she points out.
  • [30:43] - Sometimes the biggest control is in giving up control and allowing the Universe to guide you on your path.
  • [31:16] - Orion asks listeners to take a moment to think about who your own personal superhero is. She then explains why it’s so important to awaken the part of you that’s strong and like a superhero.
  • [35:16] - Orion provides five magic pills to awaken that superhero-like part of you. First, get into a super state, or a flow state, and get outside of your comfort zone.
  • [40:22] - Use amazing foods to nourish your body. Orion points out that many successful women neglect or ignore their bodies.
  • [42:38] - Think about your friends and who you hang out with. Orion points out that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with, so hang out with people who model the successes you want.
  • [44:10] - Orion summarizes the five magic tips to unleash your superhero: 1. Use a state of flow to achieve success. 2. Nourish your body. 3. Train your body through exercise and weight training. 4. Make super friends! 5. Act with super speed, and don’t be wishy-washing about your life.

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Nov 21, 2017

My guest for this episode, Dr. Harry Adelson, is an expert on stem cell injections. He knows all about using stem cell injections to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain. Harry has performed over 4,000 procedures, making him one of the world’s true experts on this subject. His innovative approach involves injecting a blend of stem cells into an injured place, allowing the body miraculously heal itself. He’ll explain how this works on today’s show.

Connect With Harry:

Docere Clinics
About Harry Adelson

The Mission Log:

  • [03:54] - How did Harry get involved with stem cells? He describes his background in rock climbing, and mentions his experience in being treated with prolotherapy.
  • [06:24] - We hear about how Harry learned about the use of bone marrow stem cell injections into arthritic joints, and how this led to his exploration of stem cells.
  • [08:22] - Harry explains what stem cells are and what makes them unique.
  • [10:41] - Orion clarifies in simpler terms: the stem cells are basically like the ace in a deck of cards, because they can be anything.
  • [10:56] - What kinds of conditions can stem cells treat?
  • [13:10] - Harry’s area of specialty is treating musculoskeletal pain rather than using stem cells in the brain, he explains, but there are quite a few other areas (including the brain) that can be treated with stem cells.
  • [17:19] - Harry talks about the treatments that he has done on Dave Asprey and his whole family.
  • [19:48] - We learn about the “P-shot” (or, as Orion calls it, the “privates shot”), which Harry explains is very popular in South America.
  • [21:26] - Can stem cells help with hormonal imbalance and adrenal fatigue? Harry answers that this isn’t his area of focus, but he has had patients tell him all kinds of fascinating things that suggests the treatments have a positive systemic effect.
  • [22:38] - Harry explains that results vary and some patients aren’t helped by his treatments. After that disclaimer, he explains that they do help most people, and gives an example of a great recent case.
  • [23:49] - The biggest risk in injecting stem cells is infection, Harry explains, but the risk is extremely rare and not unique to stem cell therapy. He then talks about a case in cosmetic surgery when a combination of stem cells and cosmetic filler went wrong.
  • [25:44] - Harry talks about the types of stem cells that he uses in his practice.
  • [29:17] - It’s been about a year since Harry started using his new combination of stem cell types, so it’s still too early to tell exactly how successful it is.
  • [31:38] - Harry discusses banking stem cells, as well as a new technology that involves culture expansion of your own stem cells.
  • [33:18] - How do the facilities in the US compare to those in other countries?
  • [34:30] - There’s no reliable way to measure the quality of stem cells in a clinic, so Harry doesn’t routinely do it.
  • [36:47] - Our genetics, lifestyle, and diet can all affect our genetics. Dr. Harry discusses how the combination of genetics and lifestyle can impact our stem cells.
  • [40:07] - Harry talks about his recommendations for Orion, given the general wear and tear she mentions in her body.
  • [42:21] - We hear in more detail about the process of getting a procedure at Harry’s clinic.
  • [45:08] - At what age should we bank our stem cells? As early as possible, Harry answers, because our stem cells age as we do.
  • [45:50] - Harry doubts that these treatments will be covered by insurance. He explains that his procedures currently cost $6,000 to $15,000.
  • [48:12] - What are Harry’s three top tips for living a stellar life? The four pillars to health are emotional balance, sleep, exercise, and diet, he explains, then gives his three tips: 1. Take care of your mindset and don’t blame others for your own suffering. 2. Bank your stem cells. 3. Adopt an attitude of gratitude.
  • [52:28] - Where can people find Harry?

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Nov 14, 2017

A quick confession: I love every conversation I have on this show. I was so excited for this one that I forgot to hit “record” for a moment! Jay Baer is my guest today, and he's an expert on making customers happy. You probably know the feeling of getting a complaint or criticism at work. But if you have an online presence, you probably know all about the power of bad reviews. Bad reviews can happen to anyone , no matter how hard we try to satisfy our customers. So listen as we learn to deal with bad reviews and hug your haters!

Connect With Jay:
@jaybaer on Twitter
Jay Baer on LinkedIn
Jay Baer on Facebook
Convince & Convert

The Mission Log:

  • [01:56] - We learn that Jay had a microphone in his hand from a young age, which contributed to his comfort as a speaker. He then discusses two other pieces that contribute to being a great speaker.
  • [03:59] - Talks have to be fun, Jay points out, both for the audience and for his sake.
  • [05:21] - Jay discusses how he prepares for his presentations and adapts to the lifestyle necessary as a speaker. He then talks about using time on planes.
  • [08:52] - How did Jay choose his job, and what drives him?
  • [11:54] - Jay writes his books himself or with co-writers, but doesn’t use ghostwriters. It’s actually faster for him to write them himself. He then discusses his process for writing books.
  • [14:37] - What, in marketing, has changed in the last 25 years? And what do we still do the same way?
  • [16:27] - Jay discusses how he came up with the idea of hugging your haters.
  • [18:33] - One of the things that Jay discovered in his research is that a third of customer complaints are never answered.
  • [20:58] - How do you connect with and answer everyone across all your platforms when you’re already incredibly busy with running a business?
  • [23:43] - Jay talks about his tips for answering a review, exploring some major risks or traps that people tend to fall into.
  • [27:19] - Does Jay have examples of good and bad answers?
  • [31:11] - Orion talks about a recent Kabbalah class that she took addressing truth and mercy, and relates this to what Jay has been saying. Jay then talks about a trait that people who are great at customer service have in common.
  • [33:50] - We hear Orion’s thoughts on what people do in the name of “truth,” and the potential for role reversal between the oppressed and the oppressors.
  • [35:34] - Jay elaborates on the topic of mercy, explaining that companies need to have mercy for unhappy customers, but customers sometimes need to have a little bit of mercy for companies as well.
  • [38:41] - Jay discusses dealing with the extreme cases online, offering advice for how to deal with potential trolls online.
  • [40:44] - Orion ties what Jay has been saying to something that Gary Vaynerchuk credits with his success.
  • [41:21] - How do you create raving fans?
  • [43:05] - Jay offers advice on the process of doing things that surprise your customers, which he explained is the key to creating raving fans.
  • [45:21] - Does Jay have any brilliant ideas for Orion’s next business card? He suggests using lipstick.
  • [46:28] - What are Jay’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Always surround yourself with people who are better than you. 2. Don’t be afraid to delegate. 3. Spend as much time as you can around young people.
  • [49:05] - Jay takes a moment to rave about his friend Daniel Lemin, who is a co-founder at Selectivor.
  • [50:28] - Where can people find Jay?

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Nov 7, 2017

The vibrant Carolyn Ketchum joins me in this episode to bring color and flavor into the subject of low-carb diets! Carolyn is the writer and photographer behind the successful blog All Day I Dream About Food. She’s here to show that a low-carb diet doesn’t have to be boring and to offer inspiration on making the transition to a healthier life. You won’t want to miss her practical ideas and wonderful food knowledge in this episode of Stellar Life.

Connect With Carolyn:

All Day I Dream About Food
@AllDayIDreamAbout Food on Facebook
@fooddreamer on Instagram
@dreamaboutfood on Twitter
@dreamaboutfood on Pinterest
The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen by Carolyn Ketchum

The Mission Log:

  • [04:08] - Carolyn starts things off by sharing a little bit about herself and her background in sharing recipes.
  • [06:13] - We hear about Carolyn’s first blog post, which she explains wasn’t even low carb. She then talks about getting her first fans, and discusses when brands started paying attention to her blog.
  • [08:51] - What did Carolyn figure out as far as marketing her blog?
  • [10:20] - Carolyn discusses what happens after she hit about 100,000 page views per month.
  • [12:20] - We learn about how Carolyn manages to stay slender even though she dreams about food all day.
  • [14:13] - When was the moment that Carolyn realized that she loved creating foods and recipes?
  • [15:33] - Carolyn thinks that the vast majority of the population could benefit from a low-carb diet. She then discusses the difference between vegetable oils and animal fat.
  • [18:13] - What cooking oils does Carolyn use?
  • [19:51] - Carolyn discusses her approach compared to Dave Asprey’s approach.
  • [22:02] - Carolyn doesn’t love routine, so she doesn’t have a regular breakfast. Instead, she often eats last night’s leftovers.
  • [23:31] - We learn about how Carolyn manages a work-life balance, and how she handles her workload.
  • [26:27] - Carolyn has thought of hiring one of her fans as her assistant, because she needs one who knows at least something about both low-carb diets and blogging.
  • [27:42] - Carolyn describes how her book came to be and raves about her publisher, Victory Belt Publishing.
  • [29:19] - Orion reveals that she has been in the process of writing two books, and shares her fear that an editor will change her works in such a way that they’ll no longer sound like her.
  • [32:39] - Orion has a big problem with Carolyn’s book: it’s is so beautiful that it makes her hungry.
  • [34:45] - We hear Carolyn’s thoughts on how to stay humble and real in the midst of all the noise and success?
  • [36:04] - Orion’s second problem with Carolyn’s book is that her husband is vegetarian, making it hard for her to share these dishes with him. What’s Carolyn’s advice for someone in this situation?
  • [40:17] - If Carolyn had to eat only one food for the rest of her life, it would be smoked salmon.
  • [40:40] - What are Carolyn’s recommendations from someone who wants to switch from a standard American diet to a ketogenic diet?
  • [41:37] - Carolyn offers advice on what to do if you’re on a keto diet and have an intense craving for pizza.
  • [42:26] - What specific foods do Carolyn avoid eating?
  • [44:51] - Carolyn shares the story of a recipe failure, revealing that not all of her recipes are successful.
  • [46:08] - We hear about Carolyn’s book tour and how she planned it. She also describes what surprised her on the tour, and why the Portland stop wasn’t ideal.
  • [49:08] - In a couple locations on the book tour, Carolyn was struck by how successful couples were when they changed their diet together.
  • [50:45] - Carolyn’s biggest tip for the holidays is to be prepared. Her second tip is to find recipes that recreate the dishes that you love.
  • [51:51] - Orion shares her story about last year’s Thanksgiving, which was just a couple of weeks before she and her husband got married.
  • [53:56] - What other holiday tips does Carolyn have?
  • [55:39] - What are Carolyn’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Love what you do. 2. Keep the people who you love close. 3. Be the best that you can be.
  • [57:14] - Where can people find Carolyn?

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