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Aug 14, 2018

Influence is undoubtedly a very important world in the business. It's what measures your success. How you reach other people and create an impact on their lives shows the value of what you do. But not everyone can get this right. Some fail to give the right kind of influence that it ends up ruining the reputation. Master publicity strategist and consultant, Jill Lublin, breaks down business influence and how to do it the right way. Talking about being known and finding your unique self, she gives some great advice that will inspire you to reach out and create a good message. Jill says we should align our energy with other people when it comes to networking and going through all the ropes of getting our business out. She shares some tips on confidence and fear to help resonate our own brand and help foster the kind of value that we can offer to the people.

Aug 7, 2018

There are laws in the universe that govern the way we experience our lives and they're in operation 24/7, 365, whether we know it or not, understand it or not, like it or not, just like gravity is in operation all the time. Valerie Sheppard says it doesn't matter what culture you're from or where you live on the planet. You are held by the law of gravity to the earth. Laws like the law of gratitude, the law of resistance, whatever you resist persists, whatever you're grateful for, you have end up having more to be grateful for, there are laws like that. When you work in harmony with the laws, then your life can be easier and you flow into success rather than struggling and striving up the mountain towards success. Valerie brings that energy into the world and she shares her book, Living Happy To Be ME, which outlines the four-step process to happiness. Valerie truly believes there is no other way to happy. The true, lasting happiness that never goes away comes from doing this dance with ourselves.

Jul 31, 2018

Creativity is the purest expression of our divinity. It is a source of energy as people learn to express themselves authentically. Catalyst for creativity Adam Roa says we are all creative. We're all able to unlock our inner artists and express ourselves. As we are doing that, we are expressing the highest frequency that we're able to tap into. The cosmic philosophy is that what we're facing on the planet right now and a lot of the issues that we're seeing are asking for new ways of being and new systems to be designed that will work for everyone. In order to do that, we get to create from higher levels. Adam believes that creative energy is important and that is why he uses it and helps activate it in others.

Jul 24, 2018

Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed with things to do, but can’t get caught up because you blink and the day is over? If so, this is the episode for you! Here to dig into amazing and potentially life-changing tips is the incredible Erin Falconer. She’s a partner and editor-in-chief of Pick the Brain, and cofounder of leaf.tv. I’m excited to share this stimulating conversation with a wonderful human being who will help you refocus and reorganize your mind so you can breathe, enjoy life, do less, and achieve more.

Connect With Erin:

Pick the Brain
Leaf.tv
@erinfalconer on Twitter
Erin Falconer on Instagram
Erin Falconer on LinkedIn
erin@pickthebrain.com

The Mission Log:

  • [02:01] - Erin starts things off by sharing a bit about herself, and how she has accomplished so much in a relatively short time.
  • [05:50] - Has Erin always been an extremely productive person?
  • [07:02] - We hear about what Erin does to avoid slipping into negative old habits.
  • [09:38] - Is there a way to change things so you start enjoying doing the things that you generally don’t like?
  • [12:12] - Orion talks about Dr. John Demartini and his Value Determination.
  • [14:40] - Does Erin think that procrastination and empowerment are related when it comes to women?
  • [18:33] - Erin shares her thoughts on gender imbalances and personal safety factors in various parts of the world.
  • [19:34] - In her blog, does Erin talk about these kinds of issues?
  • [21:05] - Erin particularly likes writing about women and her experience as a woman across various careers.
  • [23:32] - What is the biggest professional struggle that Erin has overcome in her life so far?
  • [27:12] - People think that success is a straight line, Orion points out, but it usually involves some detours.
  • [30:52] - What does Erin do every day to motivate herself or center herself?
  • [33:05] - Erin emphasizes how important it is to find humor in things and to smile.
  • [37:03] - Orion used to take improv classes, and talks about fun how the experience was for her.
  • [40:16] - The brain starts to take you away from who you really are, Erin points out, so you need to find moments of true instinct to reconnect with who you really are.
  • [41:05] - What are some of Erin’s top productivity tips?
  • [43:55] - Erin shares her advice for someone who has a hard time saying “no” to other people, or focusing on their own goals.
  • [48:00] - Orion shares that she uses the metaphor of putting your own oxygen mask on first before helping others a lot in her practice.
  • [50:46] - What are some technical tools or apps that Erin uses for productivity?
  • [55:47] - Where can listeners find Erin to learn more or work with her?

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Jul 17, 2018

Rene Brent is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and the #1 international bestselling author of the book How Big Is Your BUT? A former ICU and ER nurse, Rene is passionate about helping her clients to use the power of the deep inner mind to release blocks and reach personal and professional goals. If you’re ready to break your patterns and reprogram your own mind for success, this is the episode for you!

Connect With Rene:

Rene Brent Hypnosis
Practice Happy Now
@ReneHypnosis on Twitter
Rene Brent Hypnosis on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [04:55] - Rene shares a bit about herself from her personal perspective, and explains the path that she took to discover hypnotherapy.
  • [07:38] - We hear about Rene’s first experience with hypnotherapy.
  • [08:59] - What does it mean when Rene says that the mind will never be something it disagrees with?
  • [10:28] - Rene talks about what “living on the outside” is, and why it’s a problematic way to go through life.
  • [12:40] - Why does Rene think hypnotherapy and NLP can be so powerful?
  • [14:36] - We learn more about how hypnotherapy and NLP work, and how quickly they can be effective compared to traditional therapy.
  • [1729] - Rene shares a story that surprised even her about a 9-year-old client who was frequently getting stung by bees.
  • [20:03] - For people who aren’t familiar with the terms, what are a “pattern interrupt” and “neuroplasticity”?
  • [21:49] - Rene walks listeners through a specific technique for dealing with experiences of fear or stress.
  • [24:52] - Orion talks about the 40 Years of Zen program that she did in Seattle.
  • [28:37] - We learn what Rene would do if she were working with Orion, based on the story that Orion has just shared.
  • [31:22] - Rene explains that all hypnosis is ultimately self-hypnosis, and she just helps to guide people.
  • [32:42] - Does Rene feel like she has solved and eliminated all of her own echoes?
  • [34:59] - Rene talks more about hypnotherapy, explaining that it should never tell you what to feel or think, and that the mind won’t take you anywhere you don’t want to go.
  • [37:56] - Orion points out that stress is considered an okay thing to say, and Rene points out that our society is much more fear-based than others.
  • [40:34] - We hear about Rene’s book, and what the “But” in the title refers to.
  • [42:35] - What were Rene’s own big “but”s? And what created her own breakthroughs?
  • [45:43] - Rene shares some powerful tips for increasing your confidence and allowing yourself to be seen.
  • [48:54] - What are Rene’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Gain awareness. #2. Take care of your body. #3. Don’t forget to have fun!
  • [52:16] - Rene talks about where listeners can find her to learn more or work with her.

Links and Resources:

Jul 10, 2018

Kelly Lynn Adams joins me in this conversation to teach you how to be a leader. Kelly is a certified leadership and life coach, writer, speaker, and founder of The After 5 Club, a movement that helps women juggle responsibilities and grow their side hustles. She has helped thousands of women build smart and sustainable businesses and redefine success through shifting their mindset. She helps her clients increase their confidence and step into their divine power.

Connect With Kelly:

Kelly Lynn Adams
Kelly Lynn Adams on Instagram
@KellyLynnAdams on Twitter
Kelly Lynn Adams’ Facebook fan page
Kelly Lynn Adams on Facebook
Kelly Lynn Adams on YouTube

The Mission Log:

  • [03:58] - Kelly introduces herself and talks about her history in the coaching industry.
  • [04:45] - What is the biggest obstacle for women who want to start their own business while working a 9-5 job?
  • [07:50] - Kelly talks about the gap that she bridges between what women say they want and what they actually do.
  • [12:14] - Orion talks about Dr. Demartini’s value determination, which you can take on his website.
  • [14:05] - What does Kelly see as success? In her answer, she talks about a specific goal she set, and how she felt when she achieved it.
  • [19:04] - Orion responds to Kelly’s answer about what success means for her, and explains the value of taking time to relax.
  • [23:12] - Kelly talks about a point in her career when she was working too hard and ended up in the hospital.
  • [27:18] - What does Kelly see that women are lacking in when it comes to understanding how powerful, smart, wise, and wonderful they are?
  • [33:39] - We hear more about Kelly’s and Orion’s experiences with horses.
  • [37:07] - Orion shares more extraordinary experiences that she has had with animals.
  • [39:11] - How does Kelly help her clients achieve life-work balance?
  • [43:12] - Kelly tackles the question of how making money is a spiritual thing, pointing out that it’s a way of honoring your worth.
  • [46:23] - What are Kelly’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Manage your mindset and what you’re consuming on all levels. #2. When you think you have surrendered, surrender some more. #3. Slow down to speed up.
  • [49:58] - Kelly lists some places where people can find her online to learn more about what she does or work with her.

Links and Resources:

Jul 3, 2018

Have you ever felt pulled in so many different directions that you were completely overwhelmed? Mary Shores is an expert in personal development, as well as a businesswoman who developed a roadmap for how to take control of your life. She generates pragmatic solutions for people who are freaking out or feeling stuck. Mary blends personal experience with her extensive knowledge of neuroscience and human behavior to guide businesses and individuals to their ideal life.

Connect With Mary:

Mary Shores
Mary Shores on LinkedIn
Mary Shores on Facebook
@mary_shores on Twitter
Mary Shores on Instagram
Fearless Ambition group on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [04:43] - Mary introduces herself, talking about starting her first company as well as a tragic personal loss.
  • [06:34] - How did Mary deal with everything, and shift from loss and trauma into building her own business?
  • [10:05] - The starting point to change the feeling of unworthiness is to think about empowerment, Mary explains.
  • [13:58] - Orion reiterates and expands on what Mary has been explaining about needing to actually do the work. She then talks about an exercise she does involving her chakras.
  • [17:36] - What are Mary’s rituals? She answers, then takes a moment to dig into the neuroscience of gratitude.
  • [22:00] - Mary talks about her daily desires at the moment. Orion then shares her own current desires.
  • [24:19] - We go deeper into the topic of affirmations, with Mary talking about the importance of creating affirmations that resonate with you.
  • [29:31] - From Mary’s perspective, it doesn’t matter whether someone takes a scientific path or a spiritual path. She then discusses the placebo effect.
  • [31:42] - What is the “core four,” and how can we implement that? Mary answers, then shares her own “core four” with listeners.
  • [35:23] - Mary talks about what she has learned through healing, and points out that you cannot protect your heart and be emotionally available at the same time.
  • [39:49] - We learn about the difference between a “core four” and a goal.
  • [44:00] - How does Mary turn an emotion that might get into the way into something cleansing?
  • [48:39] - Mary shares her thoughts on communication and connecting better with other people.
  • [52:13] - What are Mary’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Always shed the layers of who you are and uncover the person who you are meant to be. #2. Pay attention to your emotions. #3. Focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want.
  • [53:44] - Mary lists some places to find and connect with her. She also offers listeners a free gift!

Links and Resources:

Jun 26, 2018

When it comes to your work in the world, you can’t spend too much energy worrying about being liked. When you’re operating in the role of a leader, odds are people will either love you, or won’t like you at all. Jeffrey Van Dyk joins me today to share this and many more insights into leadership. In our conversation today, we’ll talk more about leadership, as well as how to upgrade from a wound-driven operating system to a purpose-driven operating system, finding and connecting with your tribe, and how to bring who you truly are into your work and into your life.

Connect With Jeffrey:

Jeffreyvandyk.com
Jeffreyvandyklive.com
Tribalmarketing.biz
Jeffrey Van Dyk on LinkedIn
@jeffreyvandyk on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [02:56] - Jeffrey starts off the conversation by telling us a little bit about himself.
  • [04:20] - Who are the people who have influenced Jeffrey the most as far as what he teaches today?
  • [08:17] - Orion shares her story of wanting to be liked when she came to the United States after spending several years in Japan.
  • [09:56] - Jeffrey ties what Orion has been saying into the concepts of magnetism and marketing.
  • [15:32] -- If we stay on the surface level of the drama of struggling against ourselves, we can stay stuck there for years, Jeffrey points out.
  • [19:02] - All of our wounds have both an expiration date and a purpose, Jeffrey explains, and explores how he reacted to his own wounds.
  • [22:12] - Jeffrey points out that there’s a void that occurs when something is painful and it doesn’t make sense.
  • [24:23] - We learn more about how our wound-driven operating system works, and that it’s fueled by reactivity.
  • [28:12] - Jeffrey explains what he meant by saying that what used to be purposeful can become poison.
  • [31:16] - We hear about Jeffrey’s experience with his parents when he was young.
  • [33:45] - How do you clean out your emotional wounds?
  • [37:01] - Jeffrey talks about moving from a wound-driven operating system to a purpose-driven operating system.
  • [40:44] - We hear about a few specific sessions and conversations that Jeffrey has had with clients.
  • [42:56] - Orion talks about the shadow work that she does with her clients.
  • [44:19] - What are Jeffrey’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Grace, and remembering that there is a redemptive love in the world. #2. If you feel alone or like you don’t belong, recognize that you do have a tribe. #3. Realize that it’s not all work.
  • [47:01] - Orion reveals that she just came back from Budapest, and points out that she has achieved a lot just because she took some time to have fun.
  • [47:35] - Where can people find and connect with Jeffrey?

Links and Resources:

Jun 19, 2018

Lisa Shield posted her first online profile when online dating was still considered taboo. She went on a hundred first dates, one after another, over the course of the next two years. Finally, she met and married the love of her life. 16 years later, she still describes herself as one of the happiest women on the planet. Her success led her to become one of the first dating and relationship coaches in the nation. She’s a sought-after relationship expert who loves helping couples and singles use their emotional nakedness to attract and keep a life partner.

Connect With Lisa:

Lisa Shield
@LisaShield on Twitter
Lisa Shield on Facebook
Lisa Shield on LinkedIn
Lisa Shield on Yelp

The Mission Log:

  • [03:26] - Lisa talks a bit about herself and how she got to the point where she is today as a love coach.
  • [06:54] - We learn that Lisa’s first husband, who she was with for 13 years, was a pathological liar.
  • [08:14] - When Lisa started coaching, no one else was doing it and she had to do it on her own.
  • [08:34] - What does Lisa think has changed the most between the time she started coaching and now?
  • [10:38] - Lisa talks about whether people are commitment-phobic these days.
  • [12:32] - Orion shares the story of finding her own soulmate, and the total surrender involved in the process.
  • [15:23] - Lisa brings us into the world of a 40-year-old single lady in the big city, whose competition is the young girls, who hangs out with married friends with kids.
  • [20:02] - When you have such a fixed idea of what you think you need, you shut yourself off from possibilities that you haven’t even considered.
  • [23:41] - Lisa shares her thoughts on women who live more in their masculine energy.
  • [27:46] - What are some of Lisa’s top tips for dating?
  • [30:49] - When you meet your soulmate and really fall in love, you’ll never have enough time with him, Lisa explains.
  • [33:45] - Lisa’s work is called “emotionally naked dating,” she reveals, and talks about the process that she walks her clients through.
  • [35:15] - What are some ways of communication that don’t sound needy or desperate?
  • [37:40] - Lisa describes some destructive behaviors.
  • [41:48] - We hear about Lisa’s rules for sleeping with guys, including her theory that you need to share your head before you share your bed.
  • [44:40] - What is “good company” for a man? In her answer, Lisa emphasizes the importance of mirroring a man’s masculinity back to him.
  • [47:21] - Orion shares a tradition that she and her husband do every night before bed.
  • [49:08] - Lisa talks about how she brings the agreement of not taking anything personally into her relationship.
  • [53:35] - What are LIsa’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Do not quit until you find your man. #2. Grow, grow, grow. #3. Gratitude. Be grateful.
  • [56:53] - Where can listeners find Lisa to learn more or work with her?

Links and Resources:

Jun 12, 2018

My incredible guest and partner in this conversation about sex is Kongit Farrell, a licensed marriage, family, and sex therapist who specializes in helping people get the healthy lives, lasting love, and great sex they deserve. Kongit originally focused on helping women have the best possible lives and relationships before she transitioned to sex therapy. Whether or not you’re currently in a relationship, this episode is packed with good information that you need to know.

Connect With Kongit:

Kongit Farrell
@KongitFarrell on Twitter
Kongit Farrell on Instagram
@KongitFarrell on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [03:18] - Kongit talks about sex therapy, explaining that it’s very normal and not taboo.
  • [04:11] - How did Kongit get into sex therapy?
  • [05:40] - We hear about some of the most common complaints that people share with Kongit.
  • [07:55] - Kongit talks about when couples decide they need sexual therapy, and what it generally looks like.
  • [10:26] - Does Kongit believe that the majority of sexual pleasure is in the mind?
  • [15:45] - Kongit responds to what Orion has been saying about Jaiya’s blueprints.
  • [18:51] - Kongit shares a story of where the things she and Orion have been talking about have saved a relationship.
  • [22:47] - We hear Kongit’s response to Orion’s journey to discovering her feminine, sensual self.
  • [25:07] - How does Kongit help her clients connect to their own sensual selves?
  • [27:19] - In Cuba, women feel very desirable regardless of age or weight, Orion points out.
  • [28:56] - Kongit points out one of the great gifts of being a therapist: you see a side of life that most people don’t see.
  • [31:27] - Kongit adds a couple of points to what Orion was saying about women in Cuba a moment earlier.
  • [34:17] - How would Kongit approach an older woman who feels less sensual or desirable than she used to be?
  • [36:54] - Orion shifts the conversation to the more physical side of things.
  • [40:31] - Kongit reiterates something she mentioned earlier: there are solutions for almost any sexual struggle now.
  • [41:28] - How can people voice their desires more?
  • [47:07] - Kongit points out that someone sharing their fantasy with you is incredibly intimate and means that they trust you deeply.
  • [47:57] - What advice does Kongit have for igniting passion in a relationship?
  • [49:13] - What are Kongit’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Live with intentionality. #2. Live with compassion. #3. Be ethical and have integrity with how you treat people.
  • [50:35] - Kongit talks about where listeners can find her online.

Links and Resources:

Jun 5, 2018

Adam Markel is a transformational teacher, success coach, motivational speaker, and author. He guides people all over the world to live authentically, purposefully, and powerfully from their hearts. He dedicates himself to helping others make equally profound pivots and live at their best. This awareness gives us the option to challenge our mindset and stop playing the game of life on defense. This is one of the most powerful mental changes you can make. The fear or discomfort with change is the root cause of many of the problems we endure.

Connect With Adam Markel:

Adam Markel
Adam Markel on Facebook
@adammarkel on Twitter
Adam Markel on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [03:17] - Adam starts off the conversation by sharing a bit about himself, and sharing the story of the day that convinced him to change his life.
  • [09:08] - We learn that Adam’s reaction to being given a reprieve was giving a name to the source of that reprieve.
  • [13:08] - Orion has pivoted many times in her life, she explains. She then shares a story that illustrates that many people are okay with living a mediocre life.
  • [15:03] - How does Adam influence people to create change in their lives?
  • [17:27] - Adam makes a powerful point that in most cases, the root cause of many challenges is a discomfort with change, or unwillingness to change.
  • [20:11] - We learn about one of the reasons that most of us don’t embrace change.
  • [22:28] - What was Adam’s process to finding his true calling? In his answer, he points out that when you know what you don’t want, you also know what you do want.
  • [26:27] - Orion brings up the work of Esther and Abraham Hicks, and their points about contrast.
  • [27:37] - Adam digs into the idea of identity, as well as pivoting into different identities.
  • [33:33] - What are some tools that Adam recommends for listeners that can create a shift in identity?
  • [36:29] - Adam talks about how important it is to be present in each moment as your authentic self.
  • [37:54] - We hear about one of the elements in Adam’s book Pivot: resilience. He talks about the three steps in the resilience process.
  • [43:58] - The third step in Adam’s resilience process takes at least 21 days to form a habit, and involves saying “I love my life” three times every day when you wake up or get up.
  • [45:15] - Adam offers Stellar Life listeners a free gift! You can get your gift by going to this link.

Links and Resources:

May 29, 2018

Amy Killen offers patients cutting-edge treatments for bodily optimization, as you’ll hear all about in our conversation. She’s also the medical director of an integrated medical practice in Salt Lake City. Tune into this episode to learn more about the role of stem cell treatment in sexual and skin health, youthful appearances, and (somewhat) reversing the aging process.

Connect With Amy:

Dr. Amy Killen
Dr. Amy Killen at Docere Medical
Docere Medical
Dr. Amy Killen on Facebook
@amybkillen on Twitter
Amy Killen MD on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [03:50] - Amy shares a bit about herself, explaining her history in the medical field as well as what she does now. She then discusses what kinds of people typically come to her.
  • [05:38] - What type of medicine does Amy do, exactly?
  • [06:52] - Amy talks about the procedure that she did with Orion, and shares how she got into using these sorts of techniques.
  • [07:37] - Why do lots of people have negative impressions of stem cell therapy?
  • [09:51] - After her stem cell procedure, Orion has wondered whether the stem cell supply in her bones was depleted after they were harvested. Amy answers this question.
  • [12:29] - Amy explains that stem cell joint injections can be painful for a few days after the procedure.
  • [13:37] - We learn about the sexual health injections that Amy does for both men and women.
  • [15:47] - Amy talks about the gifts that she gives to patients to take home with them after their procedures.
  • [17:35] - Has Amy had the procedure done herself?
  • [19:11] - We hear more about what procedures Amy did on Orion’s skin and hair.
  • [20:36] - Amy shares her thoughts on Botox, which she explains that she does for some of her patients.
  • [21:26] - Does Amy use any lasers or energy devices?
  • [22:10] - Amy talks about what the ultimate facial is, specifically for looking more youthful. She recommends combining several different therapies.
  • [23:05] - What’s good for wrinkles under the eyes?
  • [24:07] - We go back to the topic of Botox, with Amy discussing whether it’s dangerous to put something unnatural in your skin.
  • [25:13] - Depending on the cause, some dark spots can be treated very effectively with lasers, Amy explains.
  • [26:04] - How do balanced hormones affect skin, hair, and sexual health? Amy answers, then discusses her approach to hormones.
  • [28:09] - Amy talks about the ideal age at which people should come see her for the first time.
  • [29:55] - We hear more about the role of a healthy lifestyle in having the procedures that Amy offers.
  • [31:21] - We can reverse our age to some degree, but not completely, Amy explains.
  • [31:47] - What are Amy’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Having close connections with people. #2. Making good choices regarding diet and exercise. #3. Learning how to deal with stress.
  • [33:39] - Amy shares some final words of wisdom for listeners.
  • [34:13] - How can listeners find Amy or get treatment from her?

Links and Resources:

May 22, 2018

Idit Sharoni joins me to talk topics related to relationships and fidelity. She's a relationship expert and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Miami, Florida. She specializes in affair recovery, communication issues, and helping couples who sense they are drifting apart. Idit loves helping couples in committed relationships strengthen their communication or rebuild trust and heal after infidelity. If you’re at a place where you’re having a hard time with your partner or there’s something missing, this is the episode for you.

Connect With Idit:

Idit Sharoni
Relationships Uncomplicated podcast
Idit Sharoni on Facebook
Idit Sharoni on LinkedIn
@IditSharoni on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [04:25] - Idit shares a bit about herself and explains why she does what she does.
  • [06:47] - What is the main obstacle that people are encountering in their relationships?
  • [08:08] - After infidelity, people are shattered, Idit explains. She points out how valued monogamy is in the modern world.
  • [09:42] - Men used to cheat more than women, but we’re rapidly closing that gap.
  • [10:57] - Idit explains that most of the reasons that people cheat can be divided into two categories.
  • [12:43] - Idit shares a case study to illustrate why somebody might cheat even in a really good relationship where nothing is fundamentally wrong.
  • [14:44] - Orion shares a story of going to a conference with her husband a few months ago. Idit then offers her suggestion for what Orion could have done in the situation she describes.
  • [17:26] - American society makes it seem like being a jealous wife is a terrible thing, and you should hide it as much as you can. Idit shares a different perspective.
  • [19:12] - Idit talks about the shock that people can feel about infidelity, and recommends that people not believe that infidelity isn’t something that can happen to them.
  • [22:46] - There are three phases to moving through infidelity: the initial shock phase, a reattachment phase, and a rebuilding or restart phase.
  • [25:57] - There’s a lot of work you need to do as a couple before you can rebuild, Idit explains.
  • [26:23] - What are some of the steps that Idit gives people to work on it as a couple?
  • [29:30] - Idit explores the difference between interrogative questions and investigative questions.
  • [34:14] - For people who have been together for a long time, what are some tools for good communication to reduce the chances of cheating on each other?
  • [36:55] - Idit talks about creating rituals of connection, and makes some specific recommendations.
  • [40:56] - What are the most surprising rituals that Idit has seen people do? Orion shares one of her own.
  • [45:31] - Idit shares her thoughts on polyamory and open relationships, discussing whether they’re healthy.
  • [47:26] - How can people know whether they’re ready for an open relationship or polyamory if they’re looking to transition from a monogamous relationship?
  • [48:44] - Idit shares her three top tips to living a stellar life: 1. Make sure that you’re doing everything you can to make your relationship thrive. 2. Make sure you like your partner, not just love them. 3. Put humor back into your relationship.
  • [50:48] - Where can people get in touch with Idit?

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May 15, 2018

The best way to keep yourself safe in a world that can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous is to be aware, alert, and prepared. I've invited my good friend David Nance onto the show in order to discuss these issues. David is a personal safety expert who has been featured on many TV channels, and knows all about protecting and defending yourself. He started off by creating the law enforcement training division for SABRE Security Equipment Corporation, the largest manufacturer of pepper sprays, personal safety equipment, and products for law enforcement, and today he's ready to share his twenty-plus years of wisdom.

Connect With David:

PersonalSafetyExpert on Facebook
@DavidNancePSE on Twitter
David Nance on LinkedIn
SABRE
Personal Safety Expert

The Mission Log:

  • [02:32] - David starts things off by sharing a bit about himself and his history in the personal safety industry.
  • [04:49] - What do listeners need to know about self-defense? David answers, then Orion discusses her own experiences with safety issues in Israel.
  • [09:12] - David responds to the experiences that Orion has shared, then the two of them discuss the vulnerability of people who often aren’t present (due to being on their phones, for example).
  • [13:19] - Orion shares a more recent experience that illustrates that scary things can happen even in safe areas.
  • [14:39] - We hear David’s thoughts on the Santa Monica episode that Orion has just mentioned.
  • [17:06] - David shares his thoughts on gun policy and discusses the importance of training and responsibility.
  • [20:35] - What should listeners do to prepare themselves for any type of situation?
  • [22:20] - Orion shares the origin story of Krav Maga. She then talks about a powerful exercise she learned in Krav Maga to help prepare your body to react powerfully in dangerous real-life situations.
  • [26:32] - Has David ever encountered a dangerous situation?
  • [28:30] - David talks about learning how to take a punch, and what it feels like the first time you’re hit square in the jaw.
  • [29:52] - Orion talks about whether she has used (or consider using) pepper spray for self-protection.
  • [31:38] - David discusses how using pepper spray would work in relation to the specific hypothetical scenario that Orion has just provided.
  • [33:22] - We hear about the difference between pepper spray and pepper gel.
  • [34:21] - What are some of David’s top tips for women in regard to safety?
  • [37:58] - David shares some tips and techniques for creating physical distance and keeping yourself safe.
  • [40:39] - When using pepper spray, aim to go from ear-to-ear (meaning side-to-side) across the eyes rather than just trying to dot the eyes.
  • [41:21] - What does pepper spray actually do to the person who gets sprayed? And if you get attacked, what body parts should you go for when fighting back?
  • [42:50] - David talks about how to recognize whether someone is dangerous. He then shares his thoughts on home security systems.
  • [45:34] - What should you do when somebody knocks on your door?
  • [46:45] - David shares his three top tips for living a stellar life: 1. Have a plan. 2. Do what’s necessary. 3. Live well, be healthy, and be happy.
  • [47:15] - Where can people reach David or find and buy his products?

Links and Resources:

May 8, 2018

Elisa Camahort Page was a marketing person in Silicon Valley before co-founding a company called BlogHer in 2005. Since then, this scrappy startup has turned into a global women’s media company. One of her strengths is knowing the secret weapon in building a business or growing a community: empathy. This strategy can help you get what you want without acting like what the other person wants is “wrong”. This is just one of the many gems of wisdom that today’s incredible guest will share in our conversation.

Connect With Elisa:

Elisa Camahort Page
Elisa Camahort Page on LinkedIn
Elisa Camahort Page on Twitter
Elisa Camahort Page on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [02:17] - Elisa starts things off by sharing a bit about herself, her background, and her mission in life.
  • [04:08] - We hear about Elisa’s experience with growing a community from scratch with BlogHer.
  • [07:55] - What happens if you build a community, and you give and give and give, but don’t see fruits from your labor?
  • [11:47] - For Elisa, it’s deeply personal to help other women share their stories, especially because so much of history is written by men.
  • [12:56] - Orion has heard a recommendation to record an interview your parents and ask them questions about their lives.
  • [15:42] - Looking back, what were the biggest lessons that Elisa took away from building her blogging community?
  • [20:46] - Elisa talks about how to prepare herself to be in the situation she has been describing, and suggests getting over the automatic emotional response.
  • [22:32] - Orion takes a moment to recap the three pieces of advice that Elisa has just offered to listeners.
  • [23:45] - We hear more of Elisa’s thoughts on failure, with her asking when we decided that failure was to be avoided at all costs.
  • [25:29] - What are some of the secrets and challenges of women collaborating together?
  • [29:12] - Elisa has a conflicted relationship with the word “girl” when it refers to adult women, she explains.
  • [30:38] - We learn about Elisa’s forthcoming book, which will be available in September 2018 and is already available for pre-order!
  • [32:51] - Orion just recently got dual citizenship because of what’s going on politically. Elisa then points out that if people got engaged more in their own communities, it would help address some of the polarization.
  • [34:32] - What are some of the tips or issues that Elisa touches on in her forthcoming book?
  • [39:01] - Elisa believes that we cannot be happy if we’re not activating on behalf of the things that we believe in. She also discusses her perspective on boundaries.
  • [41:55] - Orion shares her experiences in coming from Israel, which is a very direct culture, and sne and Elise discuss culturally different communication styles.
  • [45:11] - Elise tends to err on the side of being direct and forthright.
  • [47:36] - What are Elise’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Behave in alignment with your values. 2. Appreciate your own boundaries. 3. Respect what drives you and what doesn’t drive you.
  • [49:09] - Elisa talks about where people can find her and her new book.

Links and Resources:

May 1, 2018

Here to explore complexities behind spirituality and unravel the confusion is one of my spiritual mentors, the extraordinary Douglas Bentley. Spirituality is about finding inner happiness, feeling love, and coming to a place where you’re authentically at peace. Douglas' passion is helping people flower on the journey of spiritual awakening, and that’s exactly what he does in our amazing conversation today. Listen in and learn about how to integrate spirituality and awakening into everyday life!

Connect With Douglas:

Douglas Bentley
Douglas Bentley on Facebook
The Eternal Moment on YouTube

The Mission Log:

  • [04:49] - Douglas talks about what his guru told him, and how he ended up getting sent home to help others.
  • [06:00] - How did Douglas become a monk?
  • [09:46] - We hear about Douglas’ transition from being a monk to living in the Western world again, which in some ways was surprisingly easy.
  • [12:15] - Douglas discusses why he loves and respects his master so much, and raves about how special it is to spend time around him.
  • [13:45] - What’s a being, or an avatar? And is Douglas himself an avatar in the sense that he has been describing?
  • [16:33] - Orion takes a moment to share a powerful experience that she had at Oneness University in India. Douglas then explains some of what happened in the experience that Orion has described.
  • [20:48] - Douglas points out that high states of consciousness are not the end goal, but they’re very special things that change your perception forever.
  • [21:41] - What is Douglas’ definition of spirituality, and what is it to be spiritual?
  • [26:10] - Orion has a hard time accepting things when they’re hard, or when there’s a major gap between reality and expectation. Douglas points out that she’s not alone.
  • [29:55] - The first step is just to understand that you happen to be in a physical, animal body that has a brain that constantly labels, assess, and compares sensory inputs.
  • [34:11] - Douglas always tell people that they’ve been duped by the mind for their entire lives. The key is to fall out of resistance and not get sucked back into being engaged as the mind fighting the mind.
  • [36:04] - Something that really helped Orion to be present with her body in the moment was taking pole dancing classes.
  • [39:06] - Why can’t we just stop suffering? In his answer, Douglas shares something that his teacher told him once: unless you start staying in the present moment, there is no more growth.
  • [43:38] - Douglas talks about how to react proactively in the moment when someone treats you badly.
  • [46:29] - What’s the difference between being spiritual in the sense of being present in the moment and expressing your feelings (including anger), and being a destructive jerk?
  • [50:22] - Douglas discusses how we can live more in awakened states.
  • [53:22] - When Orion was younger, she used to do what Douglas has been recommending.
  • [54:32] - One of the things that’s important, but that people have to discover in their own way, is how incorrectly you’re breathing.
  • [60:35] - What are Douglas’ three top tips for living a stellar life? He doesn’t have three, but rather one powerful message: realize that you can come out of suffering internally by stepping out of daydreaming and stepping into a state of vast beingness.
  • [61:13] - Douglas talks about where listeners can find him.

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Apr 24, 2018

Mike Vardy, my friend and mentor, joins me today to talk about scheduling your life. Mike helped me organize my business and projects, and I believe his advice and framework can be life-changing for you too. He’s the founder of Productivityist and the host of the Productivityist podcast, as well as a three-time author and a regular contributor to outlets including Lifehacker and The Huffington Post. Tune in to learn how you can harness time to achieve your fullest potential and make the most of your days, months, and years!

Connect With Mike:

Productivityist
Mike Vardy
@mikevardy on Twitter
@Productivityist on Twitter
Mike Vardy on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [03:55] - Believe it or not, Mike used to struggle with organization and keeping things in perspective, and still finds it challenging.
  • [05:51] - How does Mike go about planning his year? In his answer, he talks about when his year starts and the concept of giving themes to each month.
  • [10:09] - Mike gives a specific example of how his monthly theme applies to the things he decides to do.
  • [15:02] - Orion points out that what Mike has been talking about is the difference between being task-oriented and goal-oriented.
  • [15:58] - Mike explores another way that themed days can be helpful, and explains that people have more control over their time than they think.
  • [20:50] - What are some examples of Mike’s themed months, weeks, and days, and what is the horizontal way of blocking time?
  • [24:58] - Mike gives an example: instead of saying “get fit” in January, your monthly theme might be decluttering, which would involve decluttering your pantry.
  • [26:17] - Weekly sprints override monthly themes, Mike explains, and talks about how this can function.
  • [28:50] - Mike talks about how he decides which day of his week has which theme, and shares a story about a request his wife made.
  • [31:17] - Mike digs into the topic of horizontal themes, which override daily themes.
  • [33:09] - For listeners who aren’t familiar with the framework by Dr. Michael Breus, Orion explains the context of the four animals that she and Mike have been talking about.
  • [37:05] - A real problem for lots of people is hyper-scheduling, where people put too much specificity (and not enough choice) into their calendars.
  • [38:58] - We hear about some of Mike’s favorite productivity apps and how he uses them, as well as how to “focus on the app within first.”
  • [44:07] - Mike offers a quick example of what Evernote is good for.
  • [46:04] - What does Mike do on the days when he doesn’t feel like doing anything?
  • [48:57] - Mike takes a moment to recommend The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin, and talks about his own tendencies.
  • [52:55] - To foster desire, planning is part of it, but reflecting is another huge part, Mike points out.
  • [54:52] - What are Mike’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Capture everything and regret nothing. #2. Give your days and time more definition. #3. Journal your life.

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Apr 17, 2018

Think back over your life. Can you identify at least one moment in which you felt truly connected to God, the Universe, or a higher consciousness? Danelle Magtibay has such a powerful connection with the universe that she has a full client list without advertisements, self-promotion, or even a website. She has studied transformation, universal laws, and oneness for 25 years. She brings all of that wisdom to today’s deep conversation that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.

Connect With Danelle:

@DanelleMagtibay on Twitter
Danelle Magtibay on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [04:04] - Danelle introduces herself and gives listeners a quick overview of her life (and coaching) story.
  • [04:57] - What was Danelle’s spiritual awakening like? As she answers, she shares a powerful story about the moment her life changed.
  • [09:58] - Giving on air gives Orion the opportunity to go deeper with people than she might be able to in private conversations.
  • [11:22] - Orion shares an experience of her own about sensing and feeling God as love.
  • [13:42] - Danelle has a son who has autism, who was nonverbal until he was almost seven years old. She connects this to what she and Orion have been saying about the limits of language.
  • [15:37] - A big piece of where our suffering comes from is the illusion of separation, Danelle explains.
  • [17:45] - How does Danelle keep a higher vibration?
  • [19:17] - Danelle talks more about her comment that some of her communication and information comes from non-human beings.
  • [23:32] - Orion and Danelle talk about their lifespan goals (180 and 130, respectively).
  • [25:11] - As Orion grows older, she feels like her connection with her guide isn’t constant. How can she get to the next level and connect constantly and clearly?
  • [31:07] - Danelle talks about how she prevents herself from being reactive in the moment when something triggers her.
  • [34:35] - We hear about Danelle’s father’s death when she was 15 years old.
  • [35:34] - Danelle discusses the observer, as well as the other internal voices and layers of the mind.
  • [38:07] - Why is the problematic little voice so loud, and the truth a whisper?
  • [39:03] - We hear about how alter egos play into the grand scheme of things.
  • [41:05] - Orion talks about recently attending the 90 Day Year seminar with Todd Herman, who teaches people to step into their alter ego.
  • [46:14] - Danelle responds to what Orion has been saying, sharing the visual that she gets based on Orion’s words.
  • [49:44] - What are Danelle’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Be yourself. #2. Know that you belong here. #3. Know that it’s safe to be here.
  • [50:30] - Where can people find Danelle if they want to get in touch with her or work with her?

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Apr 10, 2018

Sometimes it feels like there’s no way to avoid being brought down by all the bad news. It can be hard to remember that there’s good in the world, too. Ione Butler agrees, and that’s why she started the incredible Uplifting Content. The site has millions of followers who enjoy its short, amazing videos that show the positive in the world and leave you feeling good. In addition to being an uplifting visionary, Ione is a talented actress and an all-around amazing person. I’m honored to have her as a friend, and after you hear this episode, I think you’ll adore her as much as I do!

Connect With Ione:

Ione Butler on YouTube
Ione Butler on Twitter
The Uplifting Content Podcast with Ione Butler
Ione Butler on Instagram
Ione Butler on Facebook
Uplifting Content
Uplifting Content on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [04:03] - Ione agrees with Orion’s point that the people you surround yourself with are incredibly important.
  • [04:28] - Ione shares her origin story, including her ethnicity, where she was born and raised, and how she got into acting. She also digs into how she realized that creating Uplifting Content was important to her.
  • [09:56] - Orion points out the ratio of bad news to good news, and mentions some of her own upbringing and childhood.
  • [11:48] - We hear about Adam Siddiq, a mutual friend of Ione’s and Orion’s, and Ione points out that Adam’s family could still find the joy despite some terrible circumstances.
  • [16:16] - How did Ione start Uplifting Content? In her answer, Ione talks about the earliest days of the now-popular site.
  • [18:34] - Orion brings up Abraham-Hicks and shares some of the inspiration she gleaned regarding focusing on the positive.
  • [20:33] - Ione points out that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. Orion then points out that worrying is praying for what you don’t want.
  • [23:11] - Orion shares a powerful point about chasing the horizon, which is a mental construct that our brain creates to separate the earth from the sky.
  • [26:14] - What was the emotion behind creating Uplifting Content? Was Ione excited about getting millions of views, or did she just want to put it out there and see where it went?
  • [29:15] - Ione has been struggling with the idea of being addicted to social media, and she and Orion debate the necessity of being viral.
  • [32:34] - Orion talks about the overall balance between darkness and light in the grand scheme of things.
  • [33:14] - What makes a video go viral, and what makes people want to share your content?
  • [34:26] - Ione talks about the size of her team, which is surprisingly small. She then talks about where she sees her company going in the future.
  • [35:41] - Who was the most surprising person who Ione has ever collaborated with?
  • [36:40] - Ione discusses whether her relatively young demographic has surprised her.
  • [37:53] - We hear about how Ione helped herself feel worthy of the good in life when she was going through a hard time.
  • [40:36] - One of the things that Orion teaches her clients is that it’s okay to feel all of your emotions, she explains, but not to stay there for too long.
  • [44:46] - What are Ione’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1: Spend your time and energy surrounded by people you love. #2: Do things that you enjoy doing for the fun of doing them. #3: Travel a lot.
  • [45:30] - Where can people reach Ione and get more of her uplifting content?

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Apr 3, 2018

My amazing husband, Stephan Spencer, invited me to interview him on his podcast The Optimized Geek for its special 100th episode. We had an incredible conversation in which he shared his wisdom and all the lessons, tips, tricks, tools, and insights he’s learned from the world-class guests on his podcast. In addition to being my wonderful husband and the love of my life, Stephan is a three-time author and a true genius. He’s also an all-around amazing person! The conversation was so interesting and value-packed that I decided to bring it to you here on Stellar Life!

Connect With Stephan:

Stephan Spencer @sspencer on Twitter Stephan Spencer on LinkedIn The Optimized Geek Marketing Speak

The Mission Log:

  • [02:23] - When Stephan looks back to his first episode of the Optimized Geek almost two years ago, what was he thinking in creating that podcast?
  • [04:43] - We learn about Stephan’s purpose on earth, which is to make a difference for millions of people, and his ideal legacy.
  • [05:42] - Stephan talks about the biggest changes in his life since starting the show, one of which is beginning to study the Kabbalah.
  • [07:15] - In the years that they’ve been together, Orion has seen Stephan evolve a lot. We hear about some of the episodes that have helped Stephan along this path.
  • [09:05] - We hear some of Stephan’s praise for Orion’s podcast, Stellar Life.
  • [09:59] - Stephan shares his thoughts on how spirituality and sexuality are related
  • [11:12] - What is Stephan’s definition of spirituality? He and Orion discuss the topic, then move onto talking about sexual blueprints.
  • [13:13] - Stephan thinks that Gary Chapman’s concept of five love languages is a good analogy for sexual blueprints. We learn how these languages function within his relationship with Orion.
  • [15:52] - What are some of the most interesting ideas that Stephan has gotten from relationship experts on his show, and which ideas is he implementing in his own life?
  • [19:29] - Orion talks about a simple way of drawing more goodness into your life and relationship by focusing on the good.
  • [20:10] - We hear more about what Stephan has learned about relationships from the conversations he has had on the Optimized Geek.
  • [23:58] - What has Stephan learned from the fitness experts on his show? In his answer, we learn that Stephan is already seeing results from going back to the gym.
  • [26:26] - Stephan explains what biohacking is and how it can make a difference. Orion then recommends Dave Asprey.
  • [28:22] - Why do we need stem cell injections, and why do we need to bank our stem cells to use in the future?
  • [31:49] - Let’s talk about brain hacking! We start off by talking about mindset and conditioning your mind for success.
  • [36:08] - How does Stephan prioritize and manage his time?
  • [40:46] - Orion moves on to talking about delegating, which is an important aspect of time management and getting things done.
  • [43:38] - Stephan describes some of the most successful people in the world’s most powerful traits.
  • [46:00] - How can you detect if someone is lying?
  • [48:51] - After Stephan has shared a story about overcoming two of his fears, Orion takes a deeper dive into the subject.
  • [51:51] - Orion explains that she and Stephan are seminar junkies, which is why they know so much about the topics they’ve been discussing in this conversation.
  • [54:24] - Stephan shares his three top tips for optimizing your inner geek: 1. Establish new habits (like morning rituals or affirmations) that will set you up for success. 2. Really question your thoughts, because your thoughts often aren’t true, and suffering is optional. 3. Because knowledge is power, always learn, optimize, and uplevel in every aspect of your life. (One way to do this is by listening to every episode of the Optimized Geek!)

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Mar 27, 2018

We all know how hard it is to make potentially valuable professional connections, especially when you’re going in cold and don’t already have a link with the prospect in question. Dustin Matthews transforms businesses and brands, and helped take a company from $1 million to $14 million when he was just out of school. Since then, he’s only grown in his remarkable ability. In addition to being the author of bestselling books, Dustin is an innovator in the arena of brand response. I’m also lucky to count this wonderful, bright man as a friend and mentor, and I can’t wait to share him with you today!

Connect With Dustin:

Dustin Mathews
Dustin Mathews on LinkedIn
Dustin Mathews on Facebook
@dustinmathews on Twitter
No B.S. Presentations

The Mission Log:

  • [04:31] - Dustin shares how he felt about Orion when he met her, and points out that he immediately saw her fire and passion.
  • [05:27] - We learn a bit about Dustin, including that he was once deathly afraid of public speaking. He also discusses how he got into marketing.
  • [07:39] - How did Dustin learn about influence? As he answers, he talks about how he got out of public speaking in school, and how he eventually needed to give a talk in public.
  • [10:51] - Dustin discusses how it went when he finally gave his public talk.
  • [13:00] - Orion takes a moment to share some of her own fears before she speaks in front of an audience. Dustin then discusses the tools he uses to get over those limiting beliefs.
  • [15:02] - Many athletes practice in their minds, Orion points out. She and Dustin then talk about Japan.
  • [18:12] - What did Dustin visualize for himself?
  • [21:21] - Dustin discusses leaving Speaking Empire and what it was like to take on that decision after nine years there.
  • [25:07] - Orion shares a story of what happened the day before she went to Japan.
  • [27:53] - We hear about the spiritual aspects of Dustin’s transition.
  • [30:57] - Dustin discusses brand response and how we can become better at branding.
  • [34:37] - Orion has been putting a lot of good content out there, but doesn’t feel she’s getting the response she should be getting. What are Dustin’s words of wisdom for her, or for listeners in her situation?
  • [39:33] - What does Dustin do to increase his own brand response?
  • [42:04] - Dustin offers more advice, some of it very unconventional and creative, on finding and approaching potential affiliates.
  • [48:19] - Dustin squeezes in one last tip on the subject he and Orion have been talking about.
  • [49:55] - What are Dustin’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Education, and always coming from a student’s mindset. #2. Be happy! #3. Move your body.
  • [53:58] - Where can people go to learn more about Dustin?

Links and Resources:

 

Mar 20, 2018

Let’s talk about confidence! What is it? How is it built? How can you increase your confidence on a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical level? Increasing your confidence is a matter of pushing yourself beyond your limiting beliefs and discovering all the places you can go. In this episode, I’ll take a deep dive into this topic to help you become a more confident version of yourself!

The Mission Log:

  • [01:10] - Orion always wanted to be confident, especially when speaking, but struggled with using English. She explains one of the things that helped her.
  • [02:23] - We hear about an abusive relationship that Orion was in around a decade ago, and the impact it had on her.
  • [03:58] - One of the things that helped Orion the most with developing confidence was going to a Tony Robbins event.
  • [05:45] - What can you do to increase your self-confidence?
  • [07:20] - Orion points out that confidence is a spiritual thing, and explains what this means.
  • [09:36] - Orion recently published an article about vision boards and their power. She discusses the way vision boards have functioned for her in her own life.
  • [12:32] - We learn about the reticular activating system, or RAS, in the brain.
  • [14:05] - Another spiritual way to become more confident is to be confident for someone else.
  • [16:18] - Orion’s intention every time she enters a room is to light people up.
  • [18:08] - You are the average of the five people you hang out with the most, Orion explains, so make sure you’re hanging out with people who are good for you and encourage you to take bold steps!
  • [20:45] - One of the five people who Orion hangs out with the most is her cat, she jokes.
  • [21:47] - Orion talks more about going outside of her comfort zone, and why it’s so important.
  • [24:34] - What will happen when you give yourself permission to be whatever you want (as long as you don’t hurt other people)?
  • [26:08] - Allow yourself to fail, Orion advises, and offers some specific words of wisdom.
  • [27:46] - Orion moves onto talking about the emotional aspects of confidence.
  • [30:37] - We hear how what Orion has been saying relates to the wealthy people who she hangs out with.
  • [31:54] - In the previous episode of Stellar Life, Orion talked about self-love and taking care of yourself. She explains how this ties into self-confidence.
  • [32:52] - Let’s talk about the physical side of self-love! Orion describes her own journey to physical self-love.
  • [35:17] - Lots of emotions are stored in our bodies, and when we move, we also move out those negative emotions.
  • [35:47] - Orion recommends dressing to impress. She also suggests adopting a specific posture before any important event.
  • [37:36] - Orion digs into the topic of breathing patterns, specifically as they relate to experiencing anxiety. She then walks listeners through a short breathing exercise.

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Mar 13, 2018

Today’s episode is all about self-love! If you’re not familiar with the power of self-love, this might sound like it’s about being arrogant or self-centered. But self-love doesn’t have to be like that at all! Instead, it involves beautiful concepts such as forgiving yourself, trusting yourself, setting (and sticking to) your boundaries, taking care of your health, and saying yes to positive experiences. As part of my own self-love journey, I’m going to do this episode solo because I trust myself and my knowledge to be valuable enough to share with you!

The Mission Log:

  • [01:58] - Orion talks about what self-love is (and isn’t), and mentions the dictionary’s definitions of self-love.
  • [03:52] - Self-love is taking actions that are directed toward promoting your well-being, Orion explains. One of the major factors in this is forgiving yourself.
  • [06:40] - Orion talks about what the difference is between being proactive and reactive, and clarifies why it’s so important to be proactive.
  • [08:53] - Only when Orion slows down is she able to function at her best.
  • [10:36] - One of the days in the challenge that Orion did was about forgiveness. She talks about some of the things she had to forgive in her own life.
  • [12:28] - We hear about an upcoming episode’s guest, Byron Katie, and her system involving four questions.
  • [15:06] - Self-love looks like self-trust, Orion explains, and talks about what this means.
  • [17:14] - Orion has learned to separate the guru from the method and understand that it’s okay to release what you don’t need, especially the attachment to that particular person being your guide.
  • [18:36] - We learn about what intuition is, and some of the reasons that it can be so important.
  • [20:31] - Orion offers a piece of advice: talk to yourself the way you would talk to your best friend. She offers some personal insight into how she has felt about her body, and the importance of accepting yourself the way you are.
  • [23:15] - You’re perfect just the way you are, Orion points out, and you’ll suffer until you accept your perfect imperfections.
  • [24:04] - Orion talks more about the seven-day challenge she did with her group, and describes the day they did mirror work.
  • [26:54] - Orion offers an exercise for listeners: touch a part of your body that you’re having a hard time with, and say, “I love you” and “thank you” to that part of yourself.
  • [29:02] - A tip you can use to create more self-love is to practice saying no and being assertive. You can still be kind, but protect yourself and your boundaries.
  • [30:30] - You can also practice saying yes! Orion lists some things you should say yes to.

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Mar 6, 2018

Today's guest is very near and dear to my heart, my sweet husband Stephan Spencer. Professionally, Stephan is a world-renowned SEO, author, and speaker known for his marketing expertise. Until a few years ago, he was a total geek! After the experiences you’ll hear about in this conversation, he transformed so completely that people who knew the “old Stephan” still sometimes don’t recognize him. Tune in to learn about his transformation, and how you can have one of your own!

Connect With Stephan:

Stephan Spencer
The Optimized Geek
Marketing Speak
Stephan Spencer on LinkedIn
Stephan Spencer on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [01:52] - Stephan kicks things off by sharing a bit about himself, briefly explaining the life path that brought him to where he is today professionally.
  • [03:57] - How did Stephan start his transformation after his 18-year marriage?
    [06:02] - Orion jumps in to explain how much of Stephan’s demeanor was problematic before his transformation. He then talks about how he ended up going to his first Tony Robbins event.
  • [07:42] - We hear about Stephan’s fire walk, and how it relates to the fears he had lived with for much of his life. He also addresses people’s initial reactions to his transformation.
  • [11:54] - What would Stephan offer as advice to listeners who want to start their own transformation journeys?
  • [14:02] - We sometimes underestimate the power of mentorship, Orion points out.
  • [14:32] - When Stephan changed his external appearance, what else changed for him? He answers, then offers more advice for listeners.
  • [19:04] - Stephan discusses what studies have found about smiling.
  • [19:30] - Stephan’s spiritual transformation is more important to him than his physical transformation.
  • [21:21] - In 2010, after going through a lot of physical and mindset changes, Stephan went on a spirituality intensive in India. He describes the experience.
  • [24:05] - If the old, pre-transformation Stephan were in the room listening to all of this, what would he think?
  • [26:02] - Stephan discusses what it means to find God.
  • [28:28] - After having mentioned it a moment ago, Stephan explains what Kabbalah is for unfamiliar listeners.
  • [32:21] - What profound things has Stephan learned from Kabbalah?
  • [35:53] - Stephan offers a quick test for listeners to see whether you’re falling into the trap of undervaluing money.
  • [37:35] - We hear about how Stephan moved past his addiction to sugar. In his explanation, he clarifies the difference between suppression and restriction.
  • [42:29] - Orion shares a recent story about going out to dinner with Stephan and one of his friends, explaining that she’s still in between restriction and suppression.
  • [44:15] - Stephan offers his recommendation for Orion based on what she has just discussed.
  • [47:24] - It’s important to find an outlet so you don’t feel totally deprived, Stephan explains. His own outlet is having sugar on holidays.
  • [48:25] - What are Stephan’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Find a mentor who embodies the attributes you want in that area of your life. #2. Learn with the intention of teaching that thing to others. #3. Get off of Netflix, because you can waste a lot of time binge-watching things.
  • [50:52] - Stephan offers a fourth tip: appreciate your loved one every night before you go to sleep with three specific appreciations.
  • [51:52] - Orion and Stephan give an example of this by giving some appreciations to the audience.

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Feb 27, 2018

You probably know I love having goddesses on the show, and Agapi Stassinopoulos is truly an amazing Greek goddess! She is here to help you find that radiant inner happiness you desire. Agapi is a bestselling author and speaker who has inspired audiences around the world. She’s boldly passionate about life, joy, and helping people worldwide discover true and lasting happiness. Tune in to take your next steps down the path toward happiness, and don’t forget to check out her new book Wake Up to the Joy of You!

Connect With Agapi:

Unbinding the Heart
agapi@unbindingtheheart.com
Agapi Stassinopoulos on Facebook
@AgapiSays on Twitter
Agapi Stassinopoulos on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [04:05] - Greek people are vibrantly alive, Agapi points out.
  • [05:17] - Agapi shares some information about who she is and how she reached the path that she’s on today.
  • [06:40] - What are some of the biggest challenges that Agapi has overcome in her life?
  • [10:34] - Orion takes a moment to talk about her community for self-love, which is full of goddesses.
  • [11:32] - Owning your power is getting to know who you are in your spirit and your beingness, Agapi explains.
  • [12:16] - Orion shares a story from Judaism about a holy man in a temple, leading to the concept that sometimes you don’t know yourself until the day you die.
  • [12:57] - That’s the great adventure of life, Agapi says in response to Orion’s story. She then tells us what her goal is with her books.
  • [14:56] - Agapi talks in more depth about her mother, who continues to be one of her deepest inspirations.
  • [15:36] - We hear about an experience Orion had recently in which she took a moment for herself to remember that the answers are in the moment.
  • [16:42] - What is Agapi’s definition of meditation?
  • [17:59] - Agapi discusses whether she was in a state of bliss, love, and meditation her whole life -- and even whether she’s in such a state now.
  • [19:15] - How did Agapi come up with 52 meditations for her book?
  • [20:10] - Agapi recommends having a meditation practice that you commit to on a daily basis.
  • [22:52] - Orion discusses the reasons that she doesn’t meditate as much as she wants to, which she does regularly but not daily. She then publicly announces that she will start a 30-day meditation love affair.
  • [24:59] - Agapi leads listeners in a brief but powerful meditation. If you’re listening while driving, be sure to come back to the episode once you’re home to go through this beautiful meditation with Agapi!
  • [32:43] - Agapi explains why the guided meditation she has just led listeners through is so powerful and calming. She then invites listeners to email her to receive a free guided meditation as a gift.
  • [34:46] - How does Agapi make her health a priority, and what is the “art of doing nothing”?
  • [37:44] - People sometimes give themselves the time to achieve their dreams, but don’t give themselves the grace to achieve their dreams, Orion points out.
  • [38:06] - Agapi feels you need to have intention about what you want.
  • [39:41] - How can we create healthy boundaries and put ourselves first without hurting others?
  • [40:58] - What is your ego, and why isn’t it your ally?
  • [42:49] - Agapi begins winding things down by reading a beautiful excerpt from the final chapter of her book.
  • [44:45] - Agapi lists some ways that listeners can get in touch with her.

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