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Oct 9, 2018

I have with me a 24-year-old veteran of the FBI. This man is the real deal. He is an international hostage negotiator and he knows how to win in negotiating. His stories are off the hook and his methodology of finding the Black Swan, a small piece of information that has a huge effect on negotiation, is extraordinary. He's been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, CNN, ABC and so many more and now on my show, Stellar Life. I am so honored. You have to read his book and learn from him because these skills of negotiating can help you in everything that you do in life. I've read his book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, and I highly recommend you getting it. Without further ado, onto the show.

Oct 2, 2018

Do you have money blocks? Do you know that even billionaires have money blocks? You're in good company. Sometimes it's good to get extra help and external help to help you with those blocks when it comes to success and it's an interesting combination. You do need to know all the tools and how to do it in Facebook Ads, how to build a community and you also need the mindset. From a personal experience and what I believe in, everything starts in mindset and 80% of your success is mindset. That's why I invited Pamela Bruner to be on the show. She is an author, a coach and a speaker. She conquered her own fears around money and she teaches conscious entrepreneurs to build six and seven-figure businesses by combining effective strategies with cutting-edge mindset tools. She's the co-author of Tapping Into Ultimate Successand she also owns a digital marketing agency. I hope you will enjoy this show as much as I did.

Sep 25, 2018

Go inside your subconscious mind and create connections and heal past traumas as Charlie Morley shares his expertise on lucid dreaming. As a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming and shadow work, he takes us into a deeper understanding as well as the benefits that lucid dreaming has to offer. He combines his knowledge on Tibetan Buddhism to talk about the spiritual side of lucid dreaming, tapping into the idea of “oneness” as well as the dimensions of reality. He also talks about how things get into dreams such as nightmares and traumas. Providing a beginner’s guide on how to lucid dream while discussing the benefits of nap, he urges us to create a dream plan and with it find healing not only emotionally and mentally but physically as well.

Sep 18, 2018

Channeling her inner goddess and empowering women to do the same, Lauren Friedman talks about how fashion and style should bring out that authenticity in you. She is an author, illustrator, stylist, and blogger who creates stories with her outfits. She talks about how women are made to feel small in the patriarchal society and how we can fight back by embracing our vulnerabilities and listening to our inner voices, carrying them out into the world. Discussing also subjects like body shaming, she inspires women to be comfortable with who they are. She also offers some great style tips that can up your style, wardrobe and fashion game that all women can really appreciate.

Sep 11, 2018

We are all human. We all want the same thing. Your worth is not in direct correlation to how much money you make. Your worth is the person that you are, the gift that you are to the world, your love and your kindness. This is not a cliché, this is the truth. You are worthy just because of who you are. Personal development coach Christian Mickelsen shares his rags to riches story and talks about inviting money and miracles into your life. He is a leading authority on personal development and personal coaching and is the author of four best-selling books, including Abundance Unleashed and Get Clients Today. For over eighteen years, he has helped hundreds of thousands around the world experience the life-changing power of coaching. He is on a mission to get the whole world coached because if we all get coaching, we will become better people and the world becomes a better place.

Sep 4, 2018

One in three women have experienced either domestic violence or sexual abuse, and sometimes they go together. A lot of us have some kind of sexual trauma from the past. Regardless of where you are right now, there is always a way for you to have more pleasure. There is always a place for you to heal, let go and embrace the past as a gift rather than punishment. Whatever you've experienced in the past, you can heal it and move on. Kristina Campbell is an empowerment and pleasure guide. She’s inspired to help women cultivate their sexual freedom and authentic sexuality as a means to healing, wholeness, and connection with spirit. Kristina shares how she has healed her own sexual childhood traumas through a multidisciplinary approach, including therapy, energy work, and sacred sexual practices.

Aug 28, 2018

Some reach a point in their life where they feel disembodied. The mind and the body seemed to be so out of sync that it begins to take a toll on the person’s life. By becoming physically active, you may just get yourself out of that rut. For Cecile Raynor, that happens to be through dance and yoga. Teaching one of the best-kept secrets of performers and Olympic athletes for 25 years, the Alexander Technique, Cecile shares how reconnecting mind and body through dancing and yoga has helped her overcome body image issues. As a Thai Yoga therapist and Reiki practitioner also, she advocates for the total body intelligence, helping people feel more embodied and confident in life.

Aug 21, 2018

In this day and age, becoming a successful coach takes more than knowing how to talk with your client; it is also about learning your know-hows as a marketer. Coaching and marketing needs to go hand in hand now for your business to thrive and for you to continue inspiring people. That is the alchemy of marketing. Let's face it, getting in to all of this can be overwhelming. Dov Gordon lays down the basics to marketing. Known as the Alchemist Entrepreneur, he goes down to the core without all the fillers and offers a more systematic approach to getting your true message connect to your clients and even ideal clients. Dov shares some much needed insight to understand why one method or path didn’t work out and how to overcome them. 

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?

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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?

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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.

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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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