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Feb 28, 2017

Today we're joined by the lovely Antia Boyd, who has spent more than a decade helping single women attract long-term, loving, stable relationships. She struggled for years with trust issues and attracting emotionally unavailable men. In this episode she'll discuss how she finally decided to make a change and how she can help you to do the same.

Connect With Antia:

Antia Boyd on LinkedIn
@HowToFindTheRightMan on Facebook

 

The Mission Log:

  • [01:20] - Antia shares a bit about herself and her relationship with her husband, Brody. She explains how her background led her to where she is today, and what it took for her to find the man of her dreams.
  • [05:48] - What did Antia learn in her coaching sessions?
  • [09:12] - Antia talks about the “homework” she needed to do while she was going through coaching.
  • [11:57] - Orion talks about a book she’s reading: The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. She and Antia then talk about a lesson from the book.
  • [13:48] - Antia discusses the concept of running toward your fears. She explores this by revealing some of the dynamics she has with her husband.
  • [17:57] - What is Antia’s best dating advice for women? Her answer involves bringing energy back to yourself through awareness and questions.
  • [20:40] - We hear Antia’s advice about dating online or through apps. Her advice involves maintaining the same energy as you would in person.
  • [22:47] - Antia elaborates on why you should meet someone in person quickly when online dating, especially with an anxious attachment style.
  • [24:59] - We learn about the benefits of treating every date as a first date, and what that means in practical terms.
  • [26:16] - In terms of getting intimate, Antia doesn’t have a system. Instead, it’s something to do when you feel in alignment and you desire it, not when you’re asking yourself whether you “should.”
  • [28:30] - What does being vulnerable mean to Antia?
  • [31:15] - Antia talks about what to wear when you go out on dates. Her color advice depends on the kind of man you tend to attract, and to avoid letting your clothes wear you instead of the other way around.
  • [37:27] - Authenticity is “100%” important in a relationship, Antia says, and explains why.
  • [39:11] - What are some red flags when you’re dating someone new? She gives some advice on how to steer clear of manipulative and emotionally abusive men.
  • [42:56] - Antia discusses how to set boundaries, and how to communicate it when you have a problem with something your significant other did.
  • [46:47] - What are Antia’s three tips to leaving a stellar life? #1: Really be yourself. If you want to dance or skip or sing, do it! #2: Be authentic, and speak your truth. #3: When you’re dating or with your man, make sure you have some other way to create that same emotional tonality outside of your relationship.
  • [49:19] - Antia talks about where to find her and what she offers, including free coaching at howtofindtherightman.com.

 

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. You attract who you’re being. If you find you’re attracting the wrong kind of men, take a close look at yourself and identify how you’re similar to them.
  2. Identify which of the two types of women you are. One type of woman learns through relationships, and the other kind of woman learns outside of relationships.
  3. If you’re single, work on preparing yourself. Remember that you could meet your life partner any day, so become the woman you want to be for that event.

 

Links and Resources:

Antia Boyd on LinkedIn
@HowToFindTheRightMan on Facebook
The Tools
The Game
howtofindtherightman.com

Feb 21, 2017

Today’s guest, Evette Rose, is an author, life coach, trauma release practitioner, and personal development teacher. Evette specializes in helping people resolve old traumas. This frees them to live a successful and fulfilling lives without the constraints that they might not even have realized were holding them back. Listen in to learn how to release what does not serve you anymore, and how to open your heart to attract true love.

Connect With Evette:
Metaphysical Anatomy (Evette’s site)
Metaphysical Anatomy on YouTube
Evetterose1 on Instagram
@metaphysicalanatomy on Facebook
@EvetteRose1 on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [02:13] - Evette starts us off with an introduction to who she is and mentions her book, Metaphysical Anatomy. She and Orion then talk about sending energy and emotions.
  • [04:31] - Orion spent time at Oneness University in India, where she learned to give a type of blessing that she describes here.
  • [05:37] - We hear about how extensively Evette has traveled.
  • [06:42] - Evette shares her tips on keeping energy high and taking care of yourself through jet lag.
  • [09:29] - What are the roots of our blocks? After some discussion, Orion narrows the question to this: what are the blocks in our healing?
  • [14:47] - In response to what Evette has been saying, Orion offers a metaphor of her own: walking along a beautiful beach wearing heavy war armor. Evette expands on that, and explains the reasons we choose to do this.
  • [17:03] - Orion takes a moment to apologize for her cat being in the room and meowing, and she and Evette then take a moment to talk about cats.
  • [17:57] - What tools can Evette give us to heal trauma? In her answer, she addresses your inner wisdom as it relates to epigenetics.
  • [19:57] - Evette returns to answering Orion’s question. She talks about the brain and body, exploring how they store past trauma.
  • {23:58] - The body’s functions are similar to an ant’s nest, Evette explains.
  • [25:57] - Evette talks about some ways to heal trauma. She also explains that illness comes from your body doing everything it possibly can to help you survive, and then reaching your limits.
  • [28:53] - Evette offers advice for what to do if you find you can’t sit still.
  • [31:59] - What does Evette think self-love is? She answers by asking a question of her own: what is your definition of love?
  • [33:14] - Orion asks Evette to go deeper into what she said in her definition of love. She explains the difference between being traumatized and being vulnerable.
  • [34:39] - Evette gives an example of being vulnerable according to her definition.
  • [36:40] - In response to what Orion has been saying, Evette steps in to talk about what surrendering means in this context.
  • [38:14] - Orion asks Evette whether she believes in the idea of exchanging versions of yourself. She then clarifies what this means. Evette agrees with the concept, but had just been using different terms.
  • [40:16] - Evette talks about her soon-to-be-released video on healing versus religion.
  • [41:30] - What can we do to connect with a feeling of abundance? Evette talks about the different kinds of abundance.
  • [43:51] - To be in a state of gratitude is incredibly difficult when you’re in a place of pain, Evette says, and discusses what to do about this.
  • [46:14] - Evette returns to her earlier point about the importance of finding someone to work with rather than trying to do it by yourself.
  • [47:20] - We hear about Evette’s past, and the fact that for many years her motivation was rooted in anger rather than love.
  • [51:47] - When was Evette’s shift from anger to love? She talks about the moment that she felt her two choices were suicide or change.
  • [54:26] - Evette and Orion spend some time talking about Evette’s previous suicidal thoughts, and the topic of suicide in general. Evette then talks about her journey back to herself.
  • [58:08] - Where can people find Evette?

A special note from Evette:

When you join Evette’s subscription list on Metaphysical Anatomy, you’ll receive 365 daily inspirational quotes, free videos, and fun facts about healing, all based on her book Metaphysical Anatomy. You’ll also receive a 10% discount coupon code for the book itself!

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. When you’re traveling, remember to take care of yourself. If you aren’t refreshed and rejuvenated, you won’t be able to give to other people.
  2. Strip away your family values. You don’t need to turn your back on them if they serve you, but do some self-examination and ask yourself who you are without them.
  3. Ask yourself whether you’re figuratively wearing battle armor while walking on a beautiful beach, because you’re still trying to protect yourself from a past trauma.

Links and Resources:

Metaphysical Anatomy (Evette’s site)
Metaphysical Anatomy on YouTube
Evetterose1 on Instagram
@metaphysicalanatomy on Facebook
@EvetteRose1 on Twitter
Metaphysical Anatomy
Oneness University
Epigenetics

Feb 14, 2017

In this episode, we talk to Alison Armstrong, who is a world-renowned expert on male/female, masculine/feminine dynamics. Alison is an author and a sought-after speaker in gender differences and dynamics, sexuality, relationships, and more. In our conversation, she offers beautiful advice about how to better manage these relationships to lead to greater fulfillment for both partners. She’s here to teach you how to own everything that you are, so you can find love again. I don’t think I could have had a more perfect guest on this Valentine’s day!

Connect With Alison:

Understand Men on Facebook
UnderstandMen.com

The Mission Log:

  • [02:10] - What is the most astonishing discovery that Alison has made about men and women, and they way they connect?
  • [05:02] - Alison has said that we see men as “hairy, misbehaving women.” She talks more about the way the genders interact.
  • [08:20] - Orion points out that men don’t like to report as much as women do; Alison takes it a step further, emphasizing how deeply ingrained it is in men not to expend energy on conversations like this.
  • [10:10] - Alison discusses Orion’s use of the word “obey” in relation to men, and talks about the importance of appreciating people’s good choices.
  • [12:13] - Alison talks about how to view the “part” in “partnership,” how important it is to show appreciation in the other person’s currency, and the “worth it calculation.”
  • [18:43] - What are some ways to find and speak our partner’s love language?
  • [20:02] - Alison offers an example to explain why love languages and appreciation currencies matter. She also talks about the teleclass called The Appreciation Equation on her site.
  • [25:15] - At Alison’s house, she and her husband have something called a “credit tour,” where they point out the things they need to be appreciated for.
  • [25:40] - What makes a woman attractive to a man? Alison’s somewhat surprising answer is that instead of worrying about being attractive, you should show that you’re attracted to him.
  • [30:00] - Orion talks about her Awaken Your Inner Goddess Challenge. She then asks Alison’s advice for what women should do to heal themselves. In her answer, Alison emphasizes the importance of forgiving oneself.
  • [37:09] - When Alison talks about “owning,” is that public or private? And how do we get to a place of owning ourselves and our actions?
  • [40:12] - Alison talks about Valentine’s Day, starting with her aversion to its disempowering history and false beginning.
  • [44:44] - Money is like a man, Allison says, and explains the connection. Again, she emphasizes the need to be impressed and appreciative.
  • [46:42] - Alison offers her advice on healing from betrayal, trusting again, and rediscovering faith in love. Much of this revolves around unspoken expectations on both parts.
  • {53:02] - What are Alison’s three tips for living a stellar life? 1. Figure out what your shortlist (of things you truly need) is. 2. Make clear to everyone who you care about what your needs are, and ask if they’ll provide it to you. 3. Assess whether the shortlist of what people are able to provide to you matches the shortlist of what you need.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Try to avoid asking a man a relationship question unless you want a literal answer. He’s more likely to try to genuinely answer it than to take any hint you intended with the question.
  2. Don’t take it personally if your guy answers your questions about his day with “good” or “fine.” It’s his hunter instinct to conserve energy showing itself.
  3. Be direct about what you want or need from your partner. You need to provide clarity if you want your partner to provide what you’re asking for.

Links and Resources:

Understand Men on Facebook
UnderstandMen.com
The Queen’s Code
Love languages
The Appreciation Equation
Awaken Your Inner Goddess Challenge
A Hero’s Challenge

Feb 7, 2017

Today's guest is John Gray, the author of one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. He explains how to find a balance between our masculine and feminine sides, how to balance our hormones, and how to form and maintain a soulful, fulfilling, balanced relationship.

Connect With John:

MarsVenus.com
@MarsVenus on Twitter
John Gray Mars Venus on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [02:52] - It’s good to get good nutrition, John says, and explains how this relates to romantic relationships.
  • [03:51] - John clearly makes the link between nutrition and hormonal balance, and, in turn, to interpersonal and romantic relationships.
  • [06:57] - The social line between the sexes has blurred, but biologically and hormonally, we’re still distinct. John talks about the challenges and potential for fulfillment that come along with these changes, and mentions his new book Beyond Mars and Venus.
  • [10:11] - What’s John’s definition of masculine versus feminine? In his answer, John talks about testosterone and estrogen levels in both men and women.
  • [15:22] - John talks about how a combination of independence and dependence (or interdependence) looks in practical terms.
  • [17:05] - We learn how being a tyrant is a sign of a man being too far onto his female side.
  • [20:06] - The most destructive thing for a man to do in relationships is to express his anger and fears, or share his vulnerability, with his partner.
  • [21:30] - John discusses what it means for a man to be manly, or to be too far on his female side. He also talks about physical and emotional connections.
  • [26:30] - The real need for men is to feel successful, while for women it’s to nurture.
  • [29:26] - What can a woman do to connect to her feminine side?
  • [34:08] - John explains what vasopressin is, and the function it serves in men and women respectively.
  • [40:20] - How can a single woman find her anchor, security, and self-love in preparation for Valentine’s Day? John’s first piece of advice is to find a boyfriend, which you can do by lowering your standards. Focus on creating a lack of loneliness instead of looking for a soulmate.
  • [45:00] - The secret of learning how to communicate is for women to start sharing whatever they’re feeling, preferably with a man, but with a woman if you can’t find a guy to listen.
  • [46:23] - John talks about when a woman should have sex with a man. When you’re dating, don’t have sex to please a man; make him earn it. When you’re married, it becomes okay to have sex for him if his desire is stronger, but not in the early stages.
  • [49:05] - We hear about John’s daughter Lauren, who provides counterintuitive advice to women: don’t ask men a lot of questions. Let him be interested in you and bond with you by asking questions. Have opinions, but don’t just be opinionated.
  • [52:05] - The most important aphrodisiac for women is to relax. In terms of food, though, the best for women is beets, which contain lithium and therefore release oxytocin. John recommends watching the related video on his site for more information.
  • [55:45] - In the five days around ovulation, a woman’s estrogen levels double, increasing her need for attention, affection, romance, and touch.
  • [56:59] - John had Parkinson’s 16 years ago, but figured out a natural solution for it and restored his brain using super-minerals and amino acids. He then talks about the shakes he has formulated for men and women.
  • [60:59] - John’s testosterone levels now are 25% higher than they were when he was a young man, he reveals. For the average man at his age, testosterone levels are around half of what they were at a younger age.
  • [62:04] - What are John’s three tips for living a stellar life? 1. Single women on Valentine’s Day, plan a fun date with a girlfriend (or own your independent side). 2. Continue to grow in your knowledge and wisdom of how to love more and be loved more. 3. Have a mission and purpose, and get closer to it every day.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Commit to improving your nutrition. Good nutrition contributes to overall good health, which helps you successfully create healthy relationships.
  2. Read John’s new book, Beyond Mars and Venus. It addresses changing relationship dynamics and gender roles, as well as biological differences between the genders.
  3. Women, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, it might be because you’re leaning too far toward your masculine side. Relax and rediscover your own femininity.

Links and Resources:

MarsVenus.com
@MarsVenus on Twitter
John Gray Mars Venus on Facebook
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Beyond Mars and Venus
Vasopressin
Lauren Gray
Lithium
Oxytocin
Lithium orotate
Tongkat Ali
Superfood shake for men
Superfood shake for women

Jan 31, 2017

Mission #49

On Board: Sally Anderson
Mission: Healing, Love, & Leadership

The Co-Pilot:

In this conversation, I had the incredible pleasure of speaking with an absolutely amazing woman: Sally Anderson. She’s a world-renowned leadership coach, inspirational speaker, author and master trainer, who has decades of experience coaching the top levels in the corporate world.

Sally certainly hasn’t had an easy time of it. However, as she explains in this conversation, she transformed a shocking, heart-wrenching, traumatic experience into a life story that led her to become the amazing person she is today. She also talks about how important it is to silence your inner critic, and explores the steps you can take to feel inspired and empowered in a lasting way, rather than just for days or weeks at a time.

Connect With Sally:

@Freefall_Sally on Twitter
Sally Anderson on Facebook
Freefall: Living Life Beyond the Edge
The Co-Creative Age

The Mission Log:

  • [02:23] - Sally launches things off by telling us a bit about herself. She goes through her early life in chronological order, then talks about an incredibly shocking story. At just 15, she was abducted and gang-raped by members of New Zealand’s Mongrel Mob. She then recounts the inability of her family and society to acknowledge her trauma, and the resulting dysfunction.
  • [07:06] - We learn that Sally is at the forefront of leadership services providing a sustainability element of personal and professional transformation.
  • [09:20] - How did Sally’s experience impact her identity as a woman, as well as her interactions with men, women, and her own body?
  • [10:47] - Sally shares how her experience affected her voice. She then talks more about how her body image was impacted as well.
  • [13:33] - Being one’s word is integral to experiencing true transformation, Sally explains, then goes into depth about how this works. She then talks about the default identity, a disempowered self-image that we adopt and validate.
  • [16:10] - What happened to Sally emotionally when she became a bodybuilder? She then explores the problem with thinking that you’ll be happy once you achieve a certain goal.
  • [19:07] - Forgiving people isn’t the first step in healing, Sally says, then explains what the real first step is.
  • [19:55] - Sally discusses the difference between analytical forgiveness versus experiential forgiveness.
  • [21:10] - We hear about Sally’s experience on 60 Minutes.
  • [22:22] - How do you acknowledge that you are being your own worst perpetrator?
  • [25:50] - Sally talks about the next step, if you have awareness of what you’re doing and but keep sabotaging yourself anyway. Her answer revolves around choice.
  • [27:07] - We learn about Sally’s personal life with her husband and the fact that they haven’t had physical children.
  • [29:43] - Stopping people from hurting permanently is the essence of the education she provides, Sally explains.
  • [30:22] - What was the moment that Sally realized she was healed?
  • [33:33] - Sally shares her journey as it relates to her physicality and body. In the process, she talks about women’s dysfunction about weight.
  • [36:12] - We learn what Sally does in terms of mastering the inner critic.
  • [36:49] - Sally talks about her technique for dealing with the inner critic, which has a lot to do with her work around the default identity. She then explores why asking someone “are you a child abuser?” can help them overcome their own inner critic.
  • [40:07] - Despite having every reason on earth not to trust anything, Sally has managed to achieve and maintain a successful marriage. Here, she explains how she transformed her life and allowed that to happen.
  • [44:07] - Orion shares an overview of her own journey as it relates to healing and love.
  • [47:41] - In Sally’s perspective, what is a leader?
  • [51:19] - What are Sally’s three tips to leading a stellar life? 1. Beliefs run your life, so get disciplined in retraining your thought patterns. 2. Do whatever you can to form a new relationship with your spoken word. 3. Take responsibility, and don’t use excuses like not having enough time, money, or energy prevent you from reclaiming your power.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. First, take a moment to figure out what was the most traumatic event of your life. Next, write down at least five positive things that have resulted from it.
  2. Write down your desires in each of the four main areas of transformation: money, love, vocation, and well-being.
  3. In the last five years, what sustained changes have you made in each of those four areas? Write down a specific list for each area of transformation.

Links and Resources:

@Freefall_Sally on Twitter
Sally Anderson on Facebook
Freefall: Living Life Beyond the Edge
The Co-Creative Age
Evolved Leadership
Mongrel Mob
Cory Everson
Inner critic

Jan 24, 2017

Mission #48

On Board: Dr. Pat Allen
Mission: Love and Relationships

The Co-Pilot:

Dr. Pat Allen, known as the Love Doctor, has been featured all over for her relationship expertise. She has made many appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Bravo, Millionaire Matchmaker, Fox 11 News, and many more.

In addition to her media appearances, Pat is a bestselling author, a speaker, a psychotherapist, and a communication and relationship expert. She has written many books, including Getting to “I Do,” Staying Married and Loving It, and The Truth About Men. Her newest book, It’s a Man’s World and a Woman’s Universe, will be released soon.

Connect With Pat:

drpatallen.com
Dr. Pat Allen’s radio show
@DrPat_Allen on Twitter
DrPatAllen2 on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [01:45] - Pat starts things off by telling us the basics about herself: she’s 82, widowed, with four children, seven grandchildren, and a boyfriend.
  • [2:14] - What got Pat interested in relationships? She answers, then explains how she bases her study of relationships on science.
  • [03:24] - We hear about the differences between men and women in biological terms, with Pat explaining that all fetuses are female for a few days. She then lists several famous men who have (or had) the brain structure of a woman.
  • [08:18] - What’s the best way to deal with a man? Pat’s answer depends on whether the man in question is right-handed or left-handed.
  • [09:36] - What are the things that keep single women up at night? “They haven’t decided to be either a woman with a career or a career woman,” Pat replies, then elaborates on what she means.
  • [10:46] - Pat offers up two pledges, one for men and one for women. The differences between the two reveal the differences between the genders, which she uses to clarify the problem she discussed a moment ago in her friend’s relationship.
  • [13:22] - We hear about how women shift into becoming more like men during and after menopause.
  • [14:27] - What advice does Pat have for young, entrepreneurial women who have a hard time finding a man?
  • [16:28] - Gay couples have the same energy as heterosexual couples, Pat explains, with gay couples having a top (left-lobe) man and a bottom (feminine) man. Lesbian couples involve a butch woman and a femme. She then goes on to talk about codependency, and discusses The Evolution of Desire by David Buss.
  • [21:02] - How can a single woman feel and be more attractive and desirable? Pat’s answer is to be healthy (which she acknowledges may take a lot of doctors). She then discusses how Eric Berne tweaked Freud’s ideas.
  • [24:42] - Part of the journey for single women is to get in touch with the inner child.
  • [26:34] - If you and your husband are running a business together, you can make an appointment to be two men, but it needs to be a business. It’s when you’re trying to be a couple that you need to be a man and a woman.
  • [29:14] - What is it like to act like a woman in a relationship?
  • [30:10] - Pat discusses online dating, and gives more advice on being a woman in a relationship with a man, including not to mother him and to acquiesce to his decisions.
  • [32:47] - What should a woman have in her online dating profile? Pat’s main piece of advice is to market what you want to be in a relationship.
  • [33:52] - When should a single woman have sex with her date? “When she has a contract. Either that or she’s a prostitute and she’s gonna get her money.” Pat then advises women to decide whether they want to get laid or paid, and make their dating decisions accordingly.
  • [35:30] - Before you have a contract with a man, you can do anything except penile insertion.
  • [37:10] - Orion asks how we can trust men. Pat answers that she doesn’t trust anybody.
  • [38:42] - If you give real men free sex, they’ll enjoy it, but men don’t marry vaginas. If they do marry you after you had a passionate courtship, though, don’t be surprised if he asks, “Who is he?” the first time you come home five minutes late.
  • [39:26] - What is Pat’s best dating advice?
  • [40:40] - What is the main problem? Men are in charge of junk (like buying and selling) while we women are in charge of the air of love (accepting, rejecting, and tolerating).
  • [42:25] - A woman should wait until she’s been with somebody for at least a year before getting married.
  • [43:14] - Pat’s advice for single ladies coping with Valentine’s Day is to go dancing. They should then flirt with their eyes; let the man do the speaking. Just look in his eyes and smile.
  • [46:45] - What are Pat’s three tips for living a stellar life? She recommends the book Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill. Second, she advises taking care of your body. Finally, know how to negotiate (not intimidate) and seduce people.
  • [48:08] - Pat talks about her show, which is on talk radio every Thursday from 5-6 pm.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Ladies, when dealing with right-handed men, try not to combine feelings and thoughts; they can handle one at a time, but not both.
  2. Treat your body in a healthy way, especially if you’re looking for a man. Men pick with their eyes, Pat explains, so respect your body.
  3. If you’re a career woman most of the time, practice transitioning into becoming a woman with a career outside of your work hours.

Links and Resources:

drpatallen.com
Dr. Pat Allen’s radio show
@DrPat_Allen on Twitter
DrPatAllen2 on Facebook
Getting to “I Do”
Staying Married and Loving It
The Truth About Men
Roger Sperry
The Evolution of Desire by David Buss
Eric Berne
Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge.

Jan 17, 2017

Mission #47

On Board: Michael E. Gerber
Mission: Beyond The E-Myth-From a Company of One to a Company of 1000

The Co-Pilot:

In this episode, I have the honor of having a conversation with the renowned Michael Gerber, who you probably recognize as the mega-bestselling author of 28 ‘E-Myth’ books, in The New York Times™, Business Week, Inc. Magazine, FORTUNE, Forbes and Wired. Perhaps his most famous book is his original: The E-Myth, which has sold over 5 million copies. Luckily for all of us, he just released another book, Beyond the E-Myth. Better yet, you can download the first chapter of Beyond the E-Myth for free by clicking here.

Michael’s emphasis on creating duplicatable business systems has caught on over the years. In 1995, the Wall Street Journal named The E-Myth the #1 business book of all time, and it’s been voted the #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs. Michael’s work is available in 145 countries and 29 languages, so it’s no wonder Inc Magazine calls Michael “The World’s #1 Small Business Guru.” In our conversation, Michael shares wonderful insights into how to turn just about anything into a business that’s both meaningful and profitable.

Connect With Michael:

@MichaelEGerber on Twitter
MichaelEGerberCo on Facebook
Michael E. Gerber Companies
emyth.com
beyondemyth.com

The Mission Log:

  • [03:33] - Michael launches things off by talking a bit about himself. We learn that he’s spent decades specializing in working with small business owners.
  • [05:30] - In his early days, Michael was a jazz saxophone player, then an encyclopedia salesman, then filled a handful of other unexpected roles. He also shares the role his mother played in his life. He also elaborates on how he got involved in the world of small business.
  • [11:11] - Michael discusses his discovery that most small business owners didn’t understand business, and explains how stopping at a McDonald’s made everything click for him.
  • [13:07] - What is the E-myth? Michael talks about the difference between true entrepreneurs and “technicians suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure.”
  • [14:40] - What are these technicians missing? In his answer, Michael talks about how to take a company of one to a company of one thousand, which is the subject of his new book.
  • [16:45] - Michael talks about the eight steps that form the system in Beyond the E-Myth. The first four steps are these: 1. Developing a dream. 2. Developing a vision. 3. Developing a purpose. 4. Developing a mission.
  • [18:41] - Why those four? Because those are the four products of the four personalities of an entrepreneur, Michael explains.
  • [21:33] - Orion steps in for a moment to rephrase and clarify what Michael has been saying. He agrees with what she says, then elaborates on it.
  • [22:56] - How do you find the right story? Michael answers, and clarifies what he means about finding a story.
  • [24:46] - Michael talks about NewCo (as opposed to OldCo). He then talks about the next four steps, as follows: 1. The job. 2. The practice. 3. The business. 4. The enterprise. This is the “hierarchy of growth,” he says.
  • [28:48] - The job, practice, business, and enterprise system is also a process of a series of steps, Michael explains. He talks us through how this might work for a hypothetical case of helping women with relationships.
  • [31:07] - What do you do once you have the client fulfillment system completed and written out? Next, Michael tells us, you build a turnkey client acquisition system. Lead generation, lead conversion, and client fulfillment should all be addressed in this turnkey system.
  • [32:30] - Michael walks us through an exercise that involves better defining your business by drawing circles with spokes representing various parts of your business.
  • [34:34] - By creating a business in the way Michael describes, you’re creating something you’ll be able to sell, Michael explains.
  • [34:57] - How do you create a manual for every system? “It’s simple, you just learn how to do it,” Michael answers. He recommends going to his site at www.beyondemyth.com to learn more.
  • [36:13] - What makes a good business owner? The abilities to focus your attention and to persevere are the most critical; everything else can be learned.
  • [36:42] - Michael clarifies what he means by focusing on equity over income.
  • [37:42] - What are Michael’s three steps to living a stellar life? What makes him happy? “What makes me happy is when my life is happy,” he shares. Creating also makes him happy, at least most of the time.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Reassess where you are in life. Michael spent years finding himself before his inner entrepreneur woke, so be gentle with yourself if you haven’t found your purpose yet.
  2. Make a list of skills you have that might not be immediately obvious. Think about how these skills might apply to your current (or desired) work.
  3. Assess honestly whether you’re an entrepreneur or a technician. Have you created a business, or have you just created a job for yourself?

Links and Resources:

Buy the book Beyond the E-Myth here
@MichaelEGerber on Twitter
MichaelEGerberCo on Facebook
Michael E. Gerber Companies
emyth.com
The E-Myth
Beyond the E-Myth
Oprah
Tony Robbins

Jan 10, 2017

Mission #46

On Board: Cassie Piasecki
Mission: Break the Cycle of Yo-Yo Dieting

The Co-Pilot:

Today’s guest is the absolutely lovely and inspirational Cassie Piasecki, who incorporates various aspects of real food, fitness, and the power of community to help women lead a WOW Life! If you’re not fully convinced throughout the conversation, just wait until you hear her moving story near the end about a memorable client.

As a fitness and nutrition expert, and the founder of the WOW Life Nutrition Program, Cassie knows all too well about the risk of yo-yo dieting. Her mission is to help women avoid this destructive pattern and achieve long-lasting weight loss by forming good habits and incorporating a total mindset shift.

Connect With Cassie:

The WOW Life
@SmartyCassie on Twitter
@thewowlife on Facebook
@smartycassie on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [07:07] - Cassie gives some statistics and numbers about weight gain and loss over the holidays, including the scary fact that most people only lose about half of the weight they gain over this time period.
  • [09:36] - The word “restriction” as it relates to dieting doesn’t work for Cassie, and she explains why. In the process, she illuminates the problem with other words with negative connotations that we often use in relation to diets.
  • [11:41] - What language would Cassie use to replace the words that don’t work for her, like “restriction,” “willpower,” and “cheating”?
  • [13:33] - Cassie talks about how she got into the field of health and fitness. We hear about her first attempt to lose weight, which involved learning about portion control. She also discusses how hard it was for her to maintain her weight during the years following her initial success.
  • [16:58] - We hear more about Cassie’s problems with dieting, specifically the issues she had with diet pills. She then discusses her sugar cravings and the related problems.
  • [18:42] - Around the same time, Cassie was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • [20:26] - When Cassie was around 40, she started to get more into nutrition to help her mood and her thyroid.
  • [21:36] - Cassie talks about how she cut out sugar in her diet.
  • [25:41] - We hear about all the negative life effects related to eating poorly, and the concepts of wheels of wellness and unwellness that these effects inspired Cassie to create.
  • [27:18] - Orion steps in for a moment to recommend two books to listeners: Sugar Blues, which explains the effects of sugar, and Wheat Belly, which discusses the effects of gluten.
  • [28:12] - Cassie explains that it’s hard for the average person (without a deep background in health and nutrition) to see personal connections between sugar or gluten and inflammation or disease. Instead, it’s easier to approach the subject from an angle related to mood or sleep quality.
  • [31:25] - Orion talks about her experience growing up in Israel and how it compares to typical food choices in the US.
  • [32:23] - How does Cassie convince people to eat more vegetables? Orion chimes in and offers a tip about starting your day with protein and fat instead of protein and carbs, which Cassie supports.
  • [36:20] - Cassie shares her new food addiction: rice tortillas by Food For Life.
  • [36:43] - Orion talks about her previous episode with Dave Asprey.
  • [37:38] - What are the bad fats that we should avoid? In her answer, Cassie emphasizes the importance of eating mindfully.
  • [40:38] - Cassie talks about the step in between eating a standard American diet and eating a completely clean, mindful diet. She recommends doing it one meal at a time.
  • [42:34] - There’s a lot of emotion tied to food and eating, Cassie points out, and weight gain is often a gradual process.
  • [43:20] - What kind of diet would Cassie recommend for a vegetarian? She talks about vegetarian diets (as a vegetarian herself), especially in light of the question of getting enough protein.
  • [46:45] - Cassie has been trying out going dairy-free, which she says is easy. She also says, however, that she hasn’t noticed feeling any different.
  • [49:14] - We learn more about the “wheel of wellness” and the “wheel of unwellness,” with Cassie giving us a way to visualize these wheels.
  • [52:56] - Cassie shifts into talking about the wheel of wellness, after a vivid description of the experience of being on the wheel of unwellness.
  • [55:21] - Orion asks Cassie for an inspirational success story of one of her clients, and the one Cassie shares certainly fits the bill.
  • [59:03] - Cassie shares her three tips for living a stellar life: 1. Do something active first thing in the morning every day. 2. Eat real food. 3. Find something every day that makes you laugh like crazy.
  • [60:42] - Inspired yet? If so, you’ll be glad to know that Stellar Life listeners have access to a special discount for the WOW Life Nutrition Program. Use promo code “stellar” to save $25 (normal price $199.00). For more information about the program, check out this link.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Make a list of all of the negative terms you use about dieting and food, like “cheating” and “restriction.”
  2. For each negative word on your list, come up with two or three positive words. Consciously work on changing your phrasing to these positive terms.
  3. Set yourself a challenge of giving up all sugar for three weeks. During this time, observe your body and moods closely to see what a difference this makes.

Links and Resources:

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sugar Blues
Wheat Belly
Rice tortillas by Food For Life.
Dave Asprey on Stellar LIfe Podcast

Jan 3, 2017

Mission #45

On Board: Dr. Sky Blossoms
Mission: Confidence & Having the Best Day Ever!

The Co-Pilot:

The lovely Dr. Sky Blossoms is a medically trained doctor and third-generation healer who grew up behind the Iron Curtain. As she explains in our conversation, this experience is part of what motivated her to achieve the life she has today as an award-winning author, spiritual leader, and celebrity advisor.

Sky puts a lot of emphasis on developing real, unshakable confidence, and has used her sensitive intuition to help hundreds of people to achieve this goal. This confidence has helped her clients transform their relationships, make more money, and even achieve a renewed zest for life. Through being featured on CBS, Fox News, ABC, and now Stellar Life, she has spread her wisdom and insight far beyond her private clients.

Connect With Sky:

Best Thing Ever
Dr. Sky Blossoms on LinkedIn
@BlossomsSky on Twitter
@Attractyourperfectwoman on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [04:49] - Sky starts us off by telling us a bit about who she is.
  • [06:11] - Was Sky born confident? Has she been confident all her life? Her answer gives insight into how confidence changes depending on how far you’ve grown into living boldly.
  • [07:22] - We hear about the problem with the idea of competing over a man, and why any man you would compete for is one you don’t want anyway.
  • [10:06] - Sky explains that abuse is a reflection of prior self-abuse, illustrating how our experiences and environment create profound effects on our later selves. She also discusses the importance of looking to others for examples of how to reach a better life, offering her own experience in the Soviet Union to demonstrate what she means.
  • [16:08] - High achievers and truly successful people get there by having the courage it takes to step up and do what is right for them, Sky explains.
  • [17:58] - Sky offers a reason why people with good intentions may hold you back: because by stepping outside of your comfort zone, you’re reminding them that they’re not.
  • [18:41] - What is confidence? Sky tells us about the two types of confidence: real and outsourced. She also mentions the book Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and discusses how it relates to confidence.
  • [23:33] - Sky talks about what it means to own yourself, and explains that knowing yourself is the first step.
  • [25:27] - What does it feel like to own yourself and to own the room?
  • [26:53] - Using the example of games, Sky talks about inhabiting various avatars. She suggests noticing how differently you show up depending on who you’re with and the circumstances you’re in.
  • [29:37] - Orion asks whether one should try to be aware of their behavior in the moment, or to do it in retrospect. Sky encourages doing so in retrospect until you’ve had enough experience to do so in the moment.
  • [30:54] - What is Sky’s advice for a woman who feels a lack of confidence in dating or relationships? She emphasizes the need for healing your wounds.
  • [33:24] - Sky talks about how she uses her intuition to help each of her clients. She also touches on the challenge of achieving forgiveness.
  • [34:28] - We hear about where blocks to forgiveness come from, and what sorts of events and incidents can shape harmful or hurtful beliefs within ourselves. She gives the example of lying as a child, and how it can become a negative cycle.
  • [39:42] - People have more trouble forgiving themselves than others, even if they don’t realize it at first, Sky tells us.
  • [40:38] - Sky offers several more tips for confidence. Tip #1: Stop explaining yourself (this goes especially for women). She gives a powerful explanation for this tip.
  • [45:44] - Tip #2 is your body language. Holding a power pose for two minutes dramatically boosts your confidence level, she explains.
  • [47:18] - Tip #3 is focus. “Where your mind goes, energy flows,” Sky tells us. She emphasizes the importance of focusing on the positive side of anything rather than the dark or negative side.
  • [50:29] - Orion mentions Cesar Millan conducting an experiment that involved getting a scared dog to lift its head, and how this changed its personality completely. She goes on to talk about conditioning your mind to find the positive in life and other people.
  • [54:17] - Sky offers several wonderful tips for how a woman can feel stellar.
  • [55:52] - Sky generously offers Stellar Life listeners a gift; more details below!

A FREE Gift for our listeners:

Trigger Removal Toolkit
Most people don’t like being triggered. The truth is, however, as long as you have buttons, there will be people who’ll push them. And the only way to gain unshakable confidence and freedom is to heal your emotional wounds and dissolve your triggers.

Dr. Sky Blossoms’ Trigger Removal Toolkit is exactly what you need to re-wire your system and allow unconditional self-love, so that you can create deep and lasting relationships with others.

Trigger Removal Toolkit includes:
1. Training Video – “Understand Your Wiring”
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Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Commit to figuratively embracing other women in every environment, and focus on uniting with them rather than being drawn into competition.
  2. Resolve not to fight over a man. Any man you need to fight for probably isn’t one you want anyway; Mr. Right should claim you and be devoted to you.
  3. Look for examples of women whose lives are similar to what you aspire to, and use that as inspiration to rise above your current circumstances.

Links and Resources:

Best Thing Ever
Dr. Sky Blossoms on LinkedIn
@BlossomsSky on Twitter
@Attractyourperfectwoman on Facebook
Man’s Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankl
Harville Hendrix

Dec 27, 2016

Mission #44

On Board: Roger Love
Mission: Set Your Voice Free

The Co-Pilot:

Roger Love is an incredibly compelling -- and skilled -- vocal coach to the stars. His long list of famous clients includes, among many others, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon, and even the renowned Tony Robbins.

As you may have gathered from this snippet of his client list, Roger is one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. In fact, he’s the most commercially successful vocal coach in the speaking and singing fields. He’s been teaching voice since he was just 16 years old, and he brings all this talent and experience to this conversation.

Connect With Roger:

Roger Love
RogerLoveVocals on Facebook
@RogerLove1 on Twitter
RogerLove on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [04:10] - We hear about Roger’s background, including his early passion for singing and how this led him into teaching stars as a teenager. He also explains how this led him into becoming a speaking coach.
  • [08:13] - Does Roger think everyone can sing, or are there some people who just can’t? Some people are born with better voices than others, he says, but everyone has an original and unique voice. Even people born without great instruments have the potential to do well if they work hard at it.
  • [10:42] - Roger gives the example of Pavarotti, who decided to be a singer at around 35.
  • [11:44] - Roger discusses his love for taking people like Orion -- who loved singing as a child -- and helping them incorporate musicality into their speaking voices. He also explains that you only have about a second to make your first impression through speaking.
  • [14:45] - What are the five components of voice and how can we best use them? They’re pitch, pace, tone, melody, and volume. He gives some tips on volume, melody, pace.
  • [21:03] - Most people believe there are only two voices: chest voice and head voice. This can lead to speakers or singers getting trapped in one voice or the other because of the difficulty of transitioning between the two. Middle voice gives people the ability to sing between these two ranges without the voice breaking. Roger also explains why the middle and head voice are important even to speakers.
  • [26:05] - Sound waves from your voice vibrate the bodies of listeners. Roger explains why this is important. He also says that the people who sing or speak in the way he teaches for an hour a day increases life expectancy up to eight years (among several other benefits that he lists).
  • [29:25] - Roger tells us how he helped Tony Robbins keep from losing his voice and work through the tremendous amount of wear and tear on his voice.
  • [31:10] - John Gray’s voice wouldn’t work for Tony Robbins, and vice versa, and Roger demonstrates why. He then goes on to talk about how important it is to have different sounds and voices for each character you need to play.
  • [35:52] - “People all need to think about voice first,” Roger tells us. He emphasizes the importance of voice in interactions, and mentions his forthcoming book Set Your Voice Free. It’s a new, expanded edition of his first book, containing everything he’s learned in the 16 years since the original edition came out.
  • [37:02] - Roger talks about what he calls “overlapping frequencies,” which he believes is why children of different genders feel connected before puberty. Once puberty happens and men and women sound different, a divide is created. Overlapping frequencies are the ranges in which men’s and women’s voices tend to overlap.
  • [40:00] - We hear more about Roger’s new book. He also mentions that there’s a partnering website that comes with the book.
  • [42:30] - What makes the best female speakers great? Roger emphasizes the combination of the five voice components he mentioned before, and mentions having a physiology that matches those sounds. He also talks about the problems with parallel gestures -- doing the same thing with both hands at the same time.
  • [46:15] - Roger shares an exercise that can help speakers. Close your mouth, breathe in through your nose, and pretend there’s a balloon in your abdomen. When you breathe in, fill your abdomen; when you exhale, let your abdomen come back in. This is diaphragmatic breathing.
  • [52:21] - Voice is one of the most important ways of establishing self-confidence, Roger tells us.
  • [53:54] - What products of his do Roger recommend? First, he recommends his new book Set Your Voice Free again. He then recommends The Perfect Voice, for which Stellar Life listeners will receive a $50 discount!
  • [55:38] - What are Roger’s three tips to living a stellar life? 1. Record yourself speaking and listen attentively, paying attention to your volume. 2. Record yourself again, this time focusing on having more melody and “walking up the stairs.” 3. Record yourself once more, this time speaking only while your stomach is coming in.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

Unless you already tend to speak loudly, work on raising your volume. Don’t be afraid to speak loudly enough to be heard (by others, not just yourself).

Practice incorporating more melody into your speech. Many of us tend to speak monotonously, but incorporating melody will make your voice more compelling.

Practice shifting from downward melodies to upward stair-step melodies, as if the sound is walking up the stairs as you speak.

Links and Resources:

Roger Love
RogerLoveVocals on Facebook
@RogerLove1 on Twitter
RogerLove on Instagram
Set Your Voice Free
The Perfect Voice
Demi Lovato
Gwen Stefani
Reese Witherspoon
John Gray
Diaphragmatic breathing
Chest voice, middle voice, and head voice

Dec 20, 2016

Mission #43

On Board: Kathryn Weber
Mission: Reboot Your Life with Feng Shui

The Co-Pilot:

In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Kathryn Weber. Kathryn is a leading feng shui expert whose works have appeared in many prestigious magazine, and after hearing the depths of her expertise and wisdom in this conversation, it’s easy to understand why.

In addition to sharing her knowledge through her world-recognized feng shui e-zine the Red Lotus Letter, Kathryn teaches other feng shui experts how to run their businesses. She also does a great job of combining her feng shui knowledge with a witty, down-to-earth personality that makes the philosophy accessible.

Connect With Kathryn:

redlotusletter.com
FengShuiKatie on Facebook
@FengShuiKatie on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [05:21] - Kathryn tells us about herself and how she learned about feng shui while living on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. She shares two stories about her early days with feng shui.
  • [09:00] - We hear about how Kathryn incorporates feng shui into her identity. She explains that you don’t need to be in a constantly quasi-meditative state to use feng shui, and that energy and activity are good things.
  • [10:54] - Red is an important color for women, and Kathryn explains why.
  • [12:04] - What is feng shui in a nutshell? It was originally a study of time rather than space, Kathryn tells us.
  • [15:09] - Kathryn describes the trinity of luck for zodiac signs. She also describes how her tiger sign fits her.
  • [16:30] - We hear about how feng shui can influence your love life. If you’re a single woman, having images of single women in your home can make it more difficult to find a relationship, so Kathryn suggests including male art or imagery instead.
  • [17:59] - Kathryn talks about how to use feng shui to attract a man. Hint: having a headboard is more important than you might realize. She also discusses the importance of cooking even if you’re a single woman, and the fact that the stomach is the way to the heart.
  • [23:26] - Kathryn gives some suggestions for how to minimize family drama around the holidays by using feng shui.
  • [25:04] - What is the ideal color for the bedroom? Kathryn says it comes down to what makes you feel comfortable, but gives some tips on what to avoid, particularly metal headboards. She also says that today’s flat-screen TVs aren’t a problem in feng shui the way older TVs were. Floral bedrooms are also a problem, she explains.
  • [28:42] - Kathryn explains why we should avoid red walls in the bedroom, and says that any natural human skin colors are excellent colors for romance.
  • [29:58] - We hear more of Kathryn’s history while learning about feng shui.
  • [31:05] - What are Kathryn’s best tips and tools for creating abundance through feng shui? She talks about the importance of a beautiful front door, and explains that fresh paint and some plants or flowers can make a huge difference.
  • [34:40] - Kathryn talks about colors for front doors, and how the ideal depends on the direction it’s facing. She goes on to talk about the color purple.
  • [36:05] - Kathryn raves about oranges, especially about their symbolism of money in feng shui.
  • [37:53] - What feng shui tips are there for a wedding? We hear about color options and suggestions, and she and Orion discuss the colors for Orion’s upcoming wedding.
  • [40:43] - How does feng shui affect our productivity?
  • [45:10] - Kathryn explains how the ancient art of feng shui can apply to modern spaces such as websites. She suggests using colors that harmonize with the kind of work you do.
  • [47:32] - In relation to the quizzes available on her website, Kathryn talks about how to use a bagua to figure out how best to apply feng shui to your home.
  • [49:49] - Kathryn does a forecast every year, and offers a preview of three pieces of advice for 2017.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. What color resonates most deeply with you? Sit down with a piece of paper and jot down notes about what this color evokes or represents to better understand how it suits you.
  2. Take the calculator quizzes on Kathryn’s website to gain more insight into how best to incorporate feng shui techniques into your life and home.
  3. Determine your Chinese zodiac sign and examine how it fits you. You might learn something new and gain insight into yourself.

Links and Resources:

redlotusletter.com
FengShuiKatie on Facebook
@FengShuiKatie on Twitter
Feng shui
Bagua
Louise Hay

Dec 13, 2016

Mission #42

On Board: Dr. Helen L. Irlen
Mission: Live Brighter and Better Through the Science of Color

The Co-Pilot:

Dr. Helen L. Irlen is a global leader in the area of visual processing. She’s the founder of the Irlen Method, which emphasizes the importance of color in everyday function for many people. Through years of research, she has discovered that colored glasses or filters can make an incredible difference in how people’s brains function.

Fortunately, Helen has been generous with sharing her research and knowledge. There are close to two hundred affiliated Irlen centers worldwide in 45 countries. In addition, Helen has written several books, including most notably The Irlen Revolution: A Guide to Changing Your Perception and Your Life.

Connect With Helen:

Irlen.com
The Irlen Institute @SeeIrlen on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [05:12] - Helen talks about herself and her mission in the world. To give us some insight into who she is, she tells us a few stories about her life.
  • [08:43] - Why was Helen interested in the psych ward, and what was the driving force that motivated her to pursue her research?
  • [11:29] - Helen goes into more detail about what the Irlen Syndrome is. She also describes the experience of working one-on-one with adults.
  • [17:06] - How do you become a good listener? Helen says to avoid imposing your own issues on someone else, so you’re a blank slate and can really hear what people are saying.
  • [18:51] - The Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing deficit that you can inherit or acquire (or both). It leads to difficulties in areas such as reading, academic skills, attention and concentration, depth perception, and more.
  • [19:34] - The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome can vary, Helen explains. She also talks about the percents of people who have the syndrome. We hear about how flourescent light can be an issue for many people.
  • [23:36] - Orion volunteers to be Helen’s guinea pig, which allows listeners to hear several minutes of Helen’s questioning process for beginning to assess whether someone might have Irlen Syndrome.
  • [28:15] - Helen describes the issues that can be triggered for certain people by sunlight, bright lights, fluorescent lights, and so on.
  • [29:50] - How does Helen help the people who come to her? She suggests starting with the tests on her website.
  • [32:20] - Helen talks about what colored filters and lenses can do to help our brains.
  • [34:01] - We hear about how Helen’s research and methods can help people who have been in the military with various problems and symptoms. She also discusses its uses for people on the autism spectrum, as well as high-functioning professional adults who want peak performance.
  • [39:21] - Helen speaks emotionally about the impact that her method has had on veterans and marines.
  • [42:07] - Helen offers two funny stories of the effects that Irlen filters have had on users.
  • [43:18] - You can inherit Irlen Syndrome, which doesn’t always show up in childhood and may present in college or later.
  • [47:02] - What would Helen like her legacy to be? In her answer, she explains why she isn’t interested in retiring: because she can’t think of anything more rewarding than what she’s already doing every day.
  • [50:29] - Helen shares her three top tips for living a stellar life: 1. Understand that your brain is uniquely different from anyone else’s brain. 2. Don’t buy into what other people have said to you about yourself. 3. Give yourself a hug everyday and tell yourself how wonderful you are.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Practice becoming a better listener. Do your best to set your own issues and thoughts aside to become a blank slate and listen to what the person you’re talking to is actually saying.
  2. Think about how you feel after you’ve been focused on reading for a while. If you experience physical symptoms, you may fall on the Irlen Syndrome continuum.
  3. Take the “Long Self-Test for Irlen Syndrome.” This test will help you determine whether you’re one of the many people unknowingly suffering from Irlen Syndrome.

Links and Resources:

Irlen.com
The Irlen Institute @SeeIrlen on Twitter
The Irlen Revolution: A Guide to Changing Your Perception and Your Life
Irlen Syndrome
Irlen Self Tests

Dec 6, 2016

Mission #41

On Board: Brian Traichel
Mission: Linkedin Money Making Secrets

The Co-Pilot:

This week, you’ll have the pleasure and privilege of hearing some great LinkedIn advice and insight from a true expert, Brian Traichel. Brian discovered LinkedIn by chance in 2004, and since then has been putting it to great use to form connections and grow his business.

As he shares his best-kept secrets about LinkedIn, Brian reveals that the key is in forming meaningful connections. And it’s no wonder he has this sort of perspective, when he’s worked with greats including Brian Tracy, Michael Gerber, Tony Robbins, and Barbara De Angelis. His sales strategies are based on real connections and providing value, and in this episode, he walks listeners through exactly how to form these meaningful, authentic business relationships.

Connect With Brian:

Brian Traichel on LinkedIn
BrianTraichel on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [04:28] - Brian starts things off by telling us a bit about himself, his career history, and how he discovered LinkedIn.
  • [06:14] - Why is LinkedIn so powerful? Brian talks about the value of LinkedIn’s nature as a business site.
  • [08:35] - Your LinkedIn profile may be the first thing people see about you online, so it needs to have the equivalent of “curb appeal,” Brian tells us.
  • [10:02] - Brian talks about what kind of profile picture you need on your LinkedIn profile.
  • [10:34] - In your description, you only have a few sections to capture someone’s attention. Brian lists what should be in your summary section. He goes on to talk about the 22 sections of a full LinkedIn profile, and explains what belongs in the “education” section.
  • [13:45] - One of the roles of your LinkedIn profile is to answer questions people have about you and your skills and abilities.
  • [14:53] - Brian reveals that he actually uses the free version of LinkedIn, not the premium version. He then goes on to estimate that 80% of his business has come through LinkedIn.
  • [16:18] - Once you have your picture and profile filled out on LinkedIn, what do you do next? Brian’s suggestions: share your Facebook updates there as well, and join LinkedIn groups. He also describes the power of LinkedIn groups, and how they make it possible to reach thousands of people in minutes.
  • [18:16] - Brian talks about the etiquette of connecting with people. For him, it’s all about personal connections.
  • [19:55] - Brian shares his script for what to say when you call people from LinkedIn. His first example is of a client calling a provider, and the second is of a provider calling a potential client. In both examples, his emphasis is on making a human connection, not talking business. Once the connection is made, he suggests drip marketing.
  • [22:59] - We learn more about drip marketing through LinkedIn. What Brian does is endorse each connection for a skill every week, so that his name will come to mind when that person needs someone who provides his services.
  • [25:15] - Brian suggests investing at least 30 minutes a day in LinkedIn. He explains why.
  • [26:04] - What do you do if you aren’t connected to someone and haven’t spoken with them, but want to connect with or talk to them? How is the answer different if the person isn’t in your industry?
  • [27:33] - Brian talks about whether to accept everyone who sends you a request on LinkedIn. He accepts anyone who has at least 50 connections, a picture, and a summary.
  • [28:36] - How many people does Brian connect with a day? How does he keep track of them? He suggests using LinkedIn’s tagging feature rather than Excel or another tracking system.
  • [29:14] - We hear more of Brian’s thoughts on groups. He especially recommends starting your own LinkedIn group.
  • [31:29] - Brian explains what LinkedIn Pulse is. He says it’s basically your LinkedIn feed.
  • [32:03] - LinkedIn is better than Facebook for Brian’s purposes, and he tells us why.
  • [32:27] - Brian gives his little-known secrets, including instructions on how to view people’s profiles invisibly and how to change how to see who can view your connections.
  • [34:28] - The #1 thing you should never do on LinkedIn is sell to someone after they accept your LinkedIn invitation.
  • [35:05] - Brian talks about best practices for LinkedIn groups.
  • [37:18] - What are Brian’s three tips to living a stellar life? 1. Be your own guru (meaning you should follow your gut). He gives an example of how he did this. 2: Become a minimalist and declutter. 3: Exercise the law of non-attachment. He and Orion go on to discuss the value of non-attachment.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

Before you go out to try to make new business connections, go through your current network. You’ll likely find people who you didn’t realize you were already connected to.

Upload a headshot to your LinkedIn profile. Your attire should be business casual. While a professional picture is great, a good iPhone picture is far better than nothing.

Rewrite your LinkedIn summary to address the following topics: who you are, what you do, what problem you solve, and how you do it.

Links and Resources:

Brian Traichel on LinkedIn
BrianTraichel on Facebook
LinkedIn
Brian Tracy
Michael Gerber
Tony Robbins
Barbara De Angelis
Drip marketing
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Nov 29, 2016

Mission #40

On Board: Sarah Michael
Mission: How to be Authentic in your Videos, Branding and Marketing

The Co-Pilot:

This time on Stellar Life, we have the absolute pleasure of hearing from the lovely Sarah Michael. Sarah works with spiritual entrepreneurs ready to do both inner and outer work. As the founder of Sparkling Results Coaching and the creator of Project: YOU, she guides clients toward creating a business that does good and feels good.

In this conversation, Sarah emphasizes the importance of being authentic -- and sets a wonderful example. She’s warm, engaging, and utterly herself as she walks us through women’s deepest motivations, how to come to peace with your inner cavewoman, and the best ways to communicate your message.

Connect With Sarah Michael:

Sparkling Results Coaching
Sarah Michael on Facebook
Project: YOU
Talk With Sarah

The Mission Log:

  • [04:08] - Sarah gives us an introduction to who she is. We hear about her experience in marketing and branding, and her specialty -- what she calls “the intangible of the intangibles.”
  • [06:18] - Most of Sarah’s work is with women, because she focuses on how feminine survival instincts show up in business. She describes how ingrained neural pathways shape women’s desires.
  • [08:41] - “Masculine and feminine” are different from “male and female” or “men and women,” and Sarah talks about why. She then explains that the masculine urge is to protect and provide, as opposed to the feminine desire to connect.
  • [10:26] - Sarah digs further into the differences between what constitutes safety for the masculine and feminine.
  • [11:11] - We learn more about Project: YOU, which Sarah started after noticing that people didn’t see all of her or her work until there was already a connection. It emerged from a self-imposed authenticity challenge.
  • [14:34] - Sarah talks about posting videos herself, this time emphasizing the importance of discernment.
  • [17:35] - Orion and Sarah talk about the possibility of oversharing, with Sarah advising that you be careful of your details and make sure your posts and videos make sense to others. The specific advice she gives is “Don’t tell the story until you’ve stopped bleeding.”
  • [19:38] - Does Sarah generally have an outline for her video, or does she just talk from the heart? It’s a combination, she reveals. She emphasizes authenticity, which means not scripting or memorizing things.
  • [23:50] - Is it better to talk faster or slower in your videos? Sarah emphasizes that it’s better to speak more slowly, and gives an explanation of the science behind the reason this is important. She and Orion then debate whether to speak more or less quickly when presenting your offer.
  • [28:11] - Sarah explains what she thinks are the biggest challenges that her community’s members in general face. First is the inner problem of not letting oneself “be enough,” second is the challenge of describing what they do in a way that others immediately understand, and third is having taken lots of training and courses, and having lots of marketing materials that don’t necessarily work together.
  • [30:38] - How do you get over self doubts? Sarah speaks specifically to the feminine in her answer. Her answer involves creating a safe space, and she elaborates on what this safe space may be.
  • [34:00] - Sarah talks about the possibility of declaring yourself safe. Orion responds, exploring how important it is to women to feel safe. This leads to more discussion of the differences between men and women.
  • [37:47] - What are Sarah’s tips on refining your message?  Her biggest tip is to use what she describes as “vivid words.” These are words that paint a picture in the other person’s head as close as possible to what you mean. She gives some specific examples of abstract versus concrete words.
  • [40:20] - Orion asks if Sarah means simplifying things in a way that a five-year-old would understand. Sarah clarifies, and she and Orion discuss the words Orion uses for what she does.
  • [42:16] - We hear Sarah’s explanation of how people can refine their message. She says you need to identify what your clients believe their needs are, and then address those in all of your messages.
  • [44:45] - How does Sarah build and nourish her community? She talks about the importance of receiving, as well as giving.
  • [45:32] - The craziest thing Sarah has ever done is having gotten her belly button pierced at 24, with no forethought or planning. It was completely unlike her to jump into something like that without knowing what she was getting into. In response, Orion shares her own belly button piercing story.
  • [48:26] - When asked about the best thing that’s ever happened to her, Sarah has a hard time coming up with just one! She settles on going to Loral Langemeier’s 3 Days to Cash workshop, which she describes as a safe space.
  • [51:10] - Sarah gives us her three top tips for living a stellar life: 1. Know what you want your stellar life to look like. 2. Develop, cultivate, and nurture relationships that will get you there. 3. Be yourself! Be as much of yourself as possible, in all situations.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

What would a self-imposed authenticity challenge look like for you? Think of a few examples, and then work toward implementing them and living more authentically.

Look into Sarah’s Project: YOU. If it sounds like something that might work for you, sign up and participate wholeheartedly in the three-week process.

“Don’t tell the story until you’ve stopped bleeding.” If you’re thinking about sharing something publicly, check whether you’re still bleeding. If so, don’t share it yet.

Links and Resources:

Sparkling Results Coaching
Sarah Michael on Facebook
Project: YOU
Talk With Sarah
Neural pathways
Loral Langemeier
3 Days to Cash

Nov 22, 2016

Mission #39

On Board: JP Sears
Mission: Awaken With JP- The Ultra Spiritual Guru

The Co-Pilot:

“The heart and soul of all my work is helping people to help themselves,” JP Sears informs us. Perhaps best-known for his “Ultra Spiritual” series on YouTube, JP is far more than just another internet comedian. He’s a successful and effective emotional healing coach (with infinitely more genuine kindness and empathy than the self-centered and oblivious character he plays on YouTube).

In today’s episode, we learn about who JP really is. It becomes clear that his YouTube videos aren’t in fact mockery of the beliefs his character holds; instead, they’re him practicing a form of non-attachment to his own beliefs. He gently and humorously explores the importance of being exactly who you are, choosing vulnerability, and letting yourself shine.

Connect With JP:

AwakenWIthJP on Facebook
YouTube
@AwakenWithJP on Twitter
AwakenWithJP on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [04:24] - JP starts things off by telling us a bit about himself.
  • [06:02] - The most spiritual experience JP has ever had is living his life unapologetically, he explains.
  • [08:52] - What does JP do to allow himself to be himself? In his answer, he reflects on Orion’s story as well as his own past.
  • [12:07] - When JP was growing up, he didn’t have specific role models. As a child, he looked up to various pro athletes. In hindsight, he liked “watching people express their greatness.” As an adult, his first real role model was Paul Chek of the C.H.E.K Institute.
  • [13:24] - JP explains what drew him to Paul.
  • [14:53] - We hear about JP’s perspective on what an “alpha male” is. He and Orion then discuss the difference between the traditional views of alpha males and the contemporary alpha male.
  • [17:25] - What’s the craziest thing JP has ever done? After some musing over the question, he concludes that saying yes feels like the craziest thing.
  • [19:54] - Orion takes a turn and shares the craziest things that she’s done. She and JP then discuss her experience in moving to Japan, and what profoundness she got from it.
  • [22:04] - JP responds to being asked whether he has any phobias by saying he has a phobia of having phobias. He then goes on to give a more serious answer.
  • [23:26] - Orion asks JP what he would take from his house if it were on fire and he only had time to grab three things. Coincidentally, it turned out he had to evacuate his house the day before. His answers are his dog Zephyr, his computer, and his video camera.
  • [24:53] - JP explores the concept of being attached to non-attachment. He also explains how this is how he balances making the types of videos he does with his own personal beliefs.
  • [26:67] - His ex-girlfriends are JP’s greatest teachers, he says. He then goes on to explore what he learned from his parents -- and his dog.
  • [30:31] - After having heard from JP about his lessons from his dog Zephyr, Orion playfully discusses the three lessons that she has learned from her cat.
  • [32:18] - JP talks about sexual energy, describing it as “a river of life that flows through us.”
  • [35:38] - What are JP’s practices for increasing sexual energy? He clarifies that he still has a lot of work to do in overcoming old shame that he projects onto sexual energy.
  • [39:37] - Orion talks about Jaiya and sexual blueprints, which you can hear more about in Stellar Life Episode 3. She and JP then discuss dimming our light to let others shine, and how that relates to sexual energy.
  • [43:21] - What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  • [44:30] - JP talks about what he gained from his experience with Tony Robbins.
  • [48:32] - We hear about Orion’s experiences with Tony Robbins -- and she recommends his events as a place for single people to meet like-minded singles.
  • [50:10] - JP discusses how his friend Karen ended up becoming his assistant. His advice on hiring someone is to look for a feeling of trust.
  • [53:28] - What are JP’s three tips for living a stellar life? 1: Seek to be who you are, not who you want to be. 2: Be creative and express your creativity. 3: Practice vulnerability.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

How would your life look different if you lived it unapologetically? Envision what that life would look like, and then work on growing toward that life.

Eventually the pain of hiding who we are outweighs the pain of stepping into who we are. If you’ve reached this point, it’s time to be brave; release the persona you’ve created and become yourself.

Practice differentiating between anticipated or imagined pain and potential real pain, and make choices based on the latter. Often the reality isn’t nearly as bad as our fear of it.

Links and Resources:

AwakenWIthJP on Facebook
YouTube
@AwakenWithJP on Twitter
AwakenWithJP on Instagram
Paul Chek
C.H.E.K Institute
The Healing Power of Cat Purrs
Jaiya
Stellar Life Episode 3
The Tony Robbins Experience
Tony Robbins

Nov 15, 2016

Mission #38

On Board: Dave Asprey
Mission: Hacking Your Body, Part One

The Co-Pilot:

This time on Stellar Life, we have a guest so special that we had to split the episode into two parts! Dave Asprey is the man behind the Bulletproof brand, which includes Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof Radio, and the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet. He’s spent around 30 years and almost $1 million on biohacking his body. But Dave wasn’t always interested in health: he used to weigh a hundred pounds more than he does now, and got his start in the technology industry.

In this first part of the two-part series, we hear a lot about Dave’s background. He explains how (and why) he made the shift from tech into biohacking, and what he hopes to get out of providing all this information. We also have the pleasure of hearing his first-hand experience with some biohacking techniques, and he provides some valuable tips and insights into how to do your own biohacking.

Connect With Dave Asprey:
@bulletproofexec on Twitter
Bulletproofexecutive on Facebook
dave.asprey on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [05:42] -- Dave introduces himself and explains more about who he is and his experiences and credentials.
  • [06:33] -- We learn more about Dave’s introduction to biohacking, which started around 30 years ago. He also mentions The Better Baby Book, then goes on to give his definition of the term “biohacking.”
  • [09:42] -- Orion asks Dave what we can do with stem cell therapy. He reveals that he plans to live to be at least 180 years old. He goes into quite a bit of detail about the stem cell retrieval process, as well as the culturing process.
  • [11:30] -- Dave explains more about what he wanted to do with stem cells in his own body (and what he’s already done with them). He’s gone so far as to have stem cells injected into his “boy parts,” to use his term.
  • [14:17] -- Dave’s wife had a similar procedure done, which clearly had a very positive effect on her as well.
  • [14:50] -- What are the three top lessons Dave learned from hacking his body?
  • [16:55] -- The Bulletproof Diet, in a nutshell, is a diet designed to create maximum willpower. The side effects are more energy and a complete decimation of food cravings.
  • [17:57] -- Dave explains some details about how certain foods are good for some people, but can have negative effects on other people. For more information, you can read The Bulletproof Diet or start cooking from Bulletproof: The Cookbook.
  • [19:32] -- Dave has a gift for Stellar Life listeners! You can download The Bulletproof Diet Roadmap, which tells you everything in the book in one page.
  • [20:14] -- There’s a difference between brain octane oil and MCT oil, as Dave explains here.
  • [21:19] -- Dave explains why he started the Bulletproof business. He gushes about his gratitude for being able to help people.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

Do your own research into stem cell therapy to understand what it’s capable of. There have been huge breakthroughs; it’s not just about cloning sheep anymore.

Come up with one specific thing that you want to change about your body. Instead of trying to figure out whether you can do it, figure out how to do it.

Download the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap, print it, and stick it on your refrigerator. Try to become more conscious of choosing foods that it encourages.

Links and Resources:

@bulletproofexec on Twitter
Bulletproofexecutive on Facebook
dave.asprey on Instagram
The Better Baby Book
The Bulletproof Diet
Brain octane oil
MCT oil
The Bulletproof Diet Roadmap

Nov 15, 2016

Mission #38

On Board: Dave Asprey
Mission: Hacking Your Mind Part Two

The Co-Pilot:

If you’re here, it’s probably because you’ve already heard part one of our two-part series with Dave Asprey (and if you haven’t, go listen to it and then come back -- it’s great!). While you probably already know quite a bit about Dave from the previous episode, he’s remarkable enough to deserve a recap. He’s the author of New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet, and the man behind the other Bulletproof products such as Bulletproof Coffee and Bulletproof Radio. Thanks to his expertise in biohacking, he fully intends to live to be 180 years old -- and he’s dedicated to sharing his knowledge and advice.

In this second part of the two-part series, Dave gives listeners a plethora of valuable (and interesting!) information. We learn about his experience with stem cell injections into the brain, the profound effect that mold can have on health and even personality, and his plans for the forthcoming Bulletproof Labs. Finally, he spends a while talking about neurofeedback, offering a compelling depiction of its potential benefits.

Connect With Dave Asprey:
@bulletproofexec on Twitter
Bulletproofexecutive on Facebook
dave.asprey on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [03:37] -- Dave talks briefly about the term “hacking” as related to the body and mind.
  • [04:07] -- We learn that Dave is one of only two people in the world who have had prophylactic stem cell injections into the brain.
  • [04:48] -- Dave’s documentary about mold, called MOLDY, actually helped Orion’s sister, as we learn here. Dave then goes on to give some information about the making of the documentary.
  • [06:36] -- Orion gives us some more insight into what she saw in her sister, and Dave responds with advice about when to get rid of your current doctor.
  • [07:47] -- It took about six weeks of Dave’s life to make the documentary, and several hundred thousand dollars, but he says it’s all worth it if helped Orion’s sister, even if it hadn’t impacted anyone else.
  • [10:21] -- Dave’s next book is about mitochondria, and he explains why.
  • [10:54] -- It turns out Dave already has a lot of the equipment that will be at the forthcoming Bulletproof Labs (which will be in Santa Monica), and tests it all on himself.
  • [11:57] -- Orion talks about her own experience with the REDcharger that will be available when the lab opens. She said that it made her feel as relaxed as if she’d spent all day at the beach.
  • [12:32] -- The virtual floating tank is Orion’s favorite of the equipment she tried. Dave explains more about what a floating tank is, and both the problems and the benefits associated with it. He also tells us how the tank he designed is different than a traditional tank (you don’t even need to get wet!).
  • [15:12] -- Some people who have used these tanks have experienced things that could be dreams or flashes of a past life. Consciously getting into a theta state is where all the good things happen, Dave explains.
  • [16:38] -- Dave elaborates on what neurofeedback is. He describes it as holding a mirror up to the brain in a way it can understand.
  • [18:20] -- To illustrate how neurofeedback works, Dave compares the idea of being in a Zen monastery to meditating with rubber bumpers. He then goes on to talk about neurofeedback augmented retrofeeding, which lets you reset certain things in your brain.
  • [20:39] -- Dave tells us what effect this had on other people in his life who has tried it. He says it quiets the negative voice most of us hear. The invisible self-sabotaging parts become visible.
  • [22:14] -- You can replace years of meditation with a few years of neurofeedback. Dave explains its other benefits, including an increase in intelligence.
  • [23:56] -- Dave tells us his three tips for living a stellar life: 1. Practice gratitude every day. 2. Accept that if you have a food craving, it’s your fault. 3. Address your physical issues.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

Watch Dave’s documentary MOLDY. If it leads you to believe that you may be suffering from mold-related issues, take steps to ensure your home is mold-free.

Research neurotherapy and contact a provider in your area to discuss whether it’s right for you. It tends to be costly, but the results can be priceless.

Every night, find three things you’re grateful for. Write them down in a journal to get in the habit of identifying and expressing gratitude.

Links and Resources:

@bulletproofexec on Twitter
Bulletproofexecutive on Facebook
dave.asprey on Instagram
MOLDY
Mitochondria
40 Years of Zen
Neurofeedback
The Bulletproof Diet Roadmap
Bulletproof Training Institute
Bulletproof Radio

Nov 8, 2016

Mission #37

On Board: Samantha Pilbeam
Mission: Attracting Dream Relationships and a Dream Life

The Co-Pilot:

Our co-pilot on this episode is the lovely Samantha Pilbeam, a businesswoman and entrepreneur who manifested her dream life -- and even her ideal partner -- through the Law of Attraction and following a continuing path of self-improvement.

Samantha, who lives in the UK with her partner Greg, was once stuck in a life characterized by low self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. Using various tools and techniques, she crafted a better life for herself and became the happy, fulfilled, successful woman she is today.

Thanks to her own life experiences,she’s passionate about helping others and making the world a better place. That’s what she’s here to do today. In this episode, you’ll learn all about how she manifested her ideal life, and the daily steps you can take to do the same. As Orion puts it, “Your vibration needs to match the life you want.”

Connect With Samantha Pilbeam:
samanthapilbeam@me.com

The Mission Log:

  • [05:11] - Samantha shares a bit about herself, including where she lives and a broad overview of her relationship with her partner.
  • [05:50] - We learn about Samantha’s history of being attracted to men who weren’t right for her, or drawn into dysfunctional relationships.
  • [06:16] - Samantha’s first role models were her parents, who had a dysfunctional relationship. She describes their differences.
  • [07:03] - The type of men who Samantha attracted (and was attracted to) were very similar to her father.
  • [07:44] - Are women going to the wrong places to find love? Samantha indirectly answers that via her own life story.
  • [08:27] - Samantha describes her previous life at the time that she started to realize she needed to make a change, around ten years ago.
  • [09:31] - What was the void, and what was the catalyst for change?
  • [10:24] - The moment that made Samantha realized she really needed a change was when her then-partner punched her in the face. Orion and Samantha discuss how sometimes it takes painful moments to make you realize you need change, and they can be a gift in disguise.
  • [12:14] - At the time, Samantha’s friends and family provided a support group for her.
  • [13:35] - Samantha reflects on her previous relationships, pointing out that what she then thought was “love” wasn’t really love, and that low self-esteem contributed to her decisions.
  • [16:02] - We hear more about Samantha’s life before she learned how to love herself.
  • [17:10] - If you come from a lineage of being treated unkindly, it’s up to you to stand up and change that tradition, Orion explains.
  • [17:39] - Samantha agrees with Orion’s explanation, then applies the same concept to the relation with money. She explores the difference between having a lot of money and experiencing abundance.
  • [18:46] - Samantha opened a beauty business during the middle of the recession, and discovered breathwork and rebirthing around that same time.
  • [19:35] - She describes the experience of doing rebirthing, and how much it can vary from time to time. She also tells us a bit about the self-discoveries that she made this way.
  • [21:10] - Samantha discusses how often she did breathwork, and the three different modules in which she did it.
  • [21:57] - Breathwork isn’t just motivational; it involves a lot of work, dealing with a lot of pain. Samantha noticed that after doing breathwork, she started to love herself more.
  • [23:13] - We hear about how Samantha used breathwork and meditation to help overcome her issues surrounding money. Darius Barazandeh helped her with this.
  • [24:23] - Samantha tells us about the men who started showing up in her life after she started doing breathwork and changing herself.
  • [25:39] - True masculinity doesn’t need to take stereotypically masculine forms. For Samantha, true masculinity is a man who treats a woman like a goddess.
  • [26:34] - The man who Samantha is currently with is exactly what she wrote down when she did her manifesting. We also hear about her previous relationship.
  • [27:42] - Several years earlier, Samantha had taken a Law of Attraction course by Tony Robbins (but in her case, led by Joseph McClendon). She stopped for a while after being freaked out by how quickly she started attracting things into her life.
  • [30:10] - At the time, she explains, she wasn’t ready to receive the life she wanted. Part of her wanted to stay in “suffering mode” because that was the life she was used to.
  • [31:14] - When Samantha next used the Law of Attraction, after having done the breathwork, she was ready to receive. She was also ready for the element of surrender that it required.
  • [32:08] - Orion steps in for a moment to explain what she means by “surrender.”
  • [32:55] - Samantha agrees with Orion’s description, and goes on to explain that her fear was also part of what led to her being in those unhealthy relationships.
  • [33:33] - How did Samantha find Mr. Right?
  • [35:30] - How did she start believing in the Law of Attraction in a way that allowed her to manifest the things she had written on her list?
  • [36:18] - Samantha took about 15 to 20 minutes every morning for her exercise in believing in the Law of Attraction.
  • [37:00] - By the end of the two weeks Samantha took to make herself believe in the Law of Attraction, she let go of the idea because she believed in it so fully that she just knew it would work. She set up a Meetup group several months later, and her partner Greg showed up at the first meeting.
  • [38:10] - Samantha tells us about how she and Greg started dating, and how she realized that he was “the one” for her.
  • [40:22] - What has Samantha done to keep the love alive (and the relationship healthy) after the initial sparks of the relationship wore off?
  • [41:54] - In a successful relationship, both parties take responsibility for their own happiness rather than trying to find it in their partner.
  • [43:48] - Samantha’s three tips for living a stellar life are: appreciate what you have and show gratitude, give yourself love, and give back to people and the world.
  • [44:20] - Samantha offers listeners a gift: her husband Greg is an NLP (neuro linguistic programming) trainer, and they’re offering two listeners a free NLP course early next year (January 4-10 in the Lake District in the UK). Flights and accommodation are not included, but the course is free. To enter, write Samantha a short email about why you think you should be picked and explaining your path and how this will help you (and how you will help the world). Send this to her at samanthapilbeam@me.com.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. Pain can be a catalyst for change. Write down three recent life events that have been painful (or issues that continue to cause you pain), and then, for each one, three ways that you can turn that pain into positive change.
  2. Every morning, look in the mirror and take five minutes to practice valuing yourself. Tell yourself “I love you,” and look for the beauty reflected in the mirror -- focusing on both your internal and external beauty.
  3. We all want more money, but money doesn’t create a sense of abundance. Take ten minutes each day for a month to start a gratitude journal. Explore the forms of abundance that you do have in your life.

Links and Resources:

Darius Barazandeh
Breathwork
Rebirthing
Tony Robbins
Law of Attraction
Joseph McClendon
NLP
Vision board

Nov 1, 2016

Mission #36

On Board: Shanda Sumpter
Mission: Creating Financial Abundance

The Co-Pilot:

On this episode of Stellar Life, we have the pleasure of hearing from the inspirational Shanda Sumpter. Shanda is a nationally recognized business coach, author, and speaker. You may have heard of her thanks to her bestselling book, Core Calling: How to Build a Business That Gives You a Freedom Lifestyle in 2 Years or Less.

As the founder of HeartCore Business, Shanda is experienced in guiding people to financial and personal freedom, and, after listening to this episode, you’ll understand how closely the two are linked. She explores the psychological and emotional traps that may be keeping you from financial freedom, and she makes a compelling case that taking care of yourself is a better path to success than long work weeks and burnout.

Shanda takes her philosophy one step further, giving more reason for us to listen to her words of wisdom. Once you have success, she tells us, you should share it generously. She shares this and other tips in an interview that’s sure to help you live a stellar life!

Connect with Shanda Sumpter:
Core Calling: How to Build a Business That Gives You a Freedom Lifestyle in 2 Years or Less
HeartCore Business
Facebook: HeartCore Business and Shanda Sumpter Freedom Coach
Twitter: @HeartCoreWomen


The Mission Log:

  • [02:30] - We hear about the best thing that happened to Shanda this week.
  • [02:57] - Shanda introduces herself and explains that she helps people create cash flow--and also how to be generous with that cash flow.
  • [04:02] - Humble beginnings and a broken family serve as empowering factors for Shanda, and she gives us some insight into this. We also learn about the value of hard moments in life.
  • [06:22] - Joel Osteen’s new book, Think Better, Live Better, can help you get your head in the right space to transform pain into positive change.
  • [07:22] - Shanda talks about the difference between intellectually knowing that you should do something versus actually taking your own advice and surrendering into the coaching.
  • [08:15] - We learn about the turning point from when Shanda had $500 in an envelope in her closet to when she transformed into the woman she is today. It took the thought of going back to Canada to push her into figuring out a way to change her life (and be able to stay in the U.S.).
  • [10:24] - Sometimes an opportunity is present, but we stop short of finding the solution. Shanda gives an example of how showing up and pushing for what you want eventually gets you there.
  • [11:22] - Shanda answers Orion’s question of whether showing up and going for what you want is the secret ingredient that makes women successful. She tells us we have to “stop stopping” and gives us an example of a woman who is too hard on herself.
  • [12:21] - Shanda tells us what she thinks is the biggest secret to success.
  • [13:10] - How do we know whether to keep going or whether to quit (or at least change directions)?
  • [13:20] - How can we get over “I’m not good enough”? Shanda reiterates her point again: “Complete what you start.” She then elaborates on how this applies to making money and how that, in turn, means you can make a difference in the world.
  • [14:22] - We learn about how important it is to keep your word to yourself by completing what you start. She memorably tells us, “Don’t hit snooze on your life!”
  • [15:10] - Does Shanda have any advice about the fact that many people’s self-worth is intimately linked to their income or financial situation?
  • [17:19] - Orion asks whether Shanda has any fear of rejection, and Shanda muses over the question. She explains how a fear of rejection has manifested itself in her life.
  • [18:09] - She gives advice on how to improve your fear of rejection by giving up the idea of perfection or comparison.
  • [19:02] - Shanda offers a new perspective on fears: they’re a sign that you’re stretching outside your comfort zone, so in a way they’re a good thing.
  • [19:35] - How does Shanda help people break through their fears about money abundance and achieving goals? (Hint: it’s probably not what you would expect!)
  • [21:27] - Shanda gives a compelling example of how endurance running--her answer to the previous question--is a more wide-spread solution among successful people than we may realize. She references the book Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler.
  • [23:05] - When Orion asks about the fastest way to grow a business, Shanda’s answer is simple: “Build an email list and learn how to sell to it.” Of course, that leads to the question of the best way to build an email list, and Shanda answers in detail.
  • [24:24] - Shanda explains a bit about her book Core Calling: How to Build a Business That Gives You a Freedom Lifestyle in 2 Years or Less.
  • [25:01] - “Connection is currency,” says Shanda, and this is particularly applicable to email lists. She uses everyday examples from her life to connect with her readers and inspire them to grow.
  • [26:12] - Shanda talks about the value of “flextime,” which means she doesn’t work the last week of every month or the month of December. She applies this to the concept of athletes and recovery.
  • [29:46] - Flextime has made a huge difference for Shanda, and she explains both the good and the bad of the initial foray into flextime.
  • [30:19] - What is Shanda’s success system?
  • [30:51] - Where does Shanda draw boundaries in terms of her generosity? She explains that she doesn’t have boundaries.
  • [32:18] - How does Shanda’s belief in the Law of Attraction work for her?
  • [33:12] - Through the stories of a Porsche and a Facebook team, Shanda explains how you see what you want--and how keeping your eyes on what you want can help you get it.
  • [35:40] - Shanda gives another example of how opening someone up to a possibility can lead to positive results, using a story from Wayne Dyer, then relates that to a health situation in her own life.
  • [37:08] - Shanda says that “being obsessed with the end result” will lead to positive things happening quite quickly, a concept she illustrates with the story of finding her fiancé and starting a family.
  • [38:20] - We hear about the advice and coaching that Shanda got when she was in search of a lasting relationship. By following her coach’s rules, Shanda developed a new understanding of how to approach relationships.
  • [39:40] - Shanda creates the success in her company based on three formulas. There are also formulas that make her relationship work. These formulas, and the way you think, have a profound impact on your life.
  • [40:29] - Having a baby with someone she’d known for only three months is the craziest thing she’s ever done, Shanda tells us--and it clearly worked well for her!
  • [41:13] - Orion asks Shanda her three tips for living a stellar life. The answers include figuring out your finances, taking care of your body, and tithing or giving back.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. There are wise pieces of advice that we intellectually know but don’t actually follow. Identify an instance where you aren’t following your own advice, and then resolve to “surrender into the coaching.”
  2. Write down two or three hardships you’ve been through. Then, for each one, write down several ways the hardship has actually led to positive outcomes in your life.
  3. Shanda believes one key to success is to “stop stopping.” Think about something that you’ve given up on recently, whether from frustration, boredom, or a sense that it will never change. How can you keep pushing at this issue until it resolves successfully?

Links and Resources:

Core Calling: How to Build a Business That Gives You a Freedom Lifestyle in 2 Years or Less
Think Better, Live Better by Joel Osteen
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler.
Flextime
The Law of Attraction
Wayne Dyer
Tough Mudder
Spartan race
Stellar Life on Facebook

Oct 25, 2016

Mission #35

On Board: Tony Molina
Mission: A New Approach to Fitness and Longevity

The Co-Pilot:

Tony Molina has been described as the Willy Wonka of the fitness world. A master teacher of the human mind and body, his wealth of experience includes degrees in high-altitude physiology, cognitive neuroscience, biomechanics, and exercise science. Having worked with thousands of individuals over the last 17 years, Tony has perfected the process of shifting people’s limiting beliefs to redefine their life experiences and realign their potential.

I had the pleasure of working with Tony at his center, the Rewire Project in Santa Monica, CA. I share my experience and learn more about the technology at play. His work to redefine health and fitness changes the paradigm of the entire industry and makes us think about how we treat our bodies.

Connect with Tony
The Rewire Project
Facebook: Rewire Project
Instagram: @therewireproject

Mission Log:

  • [03:41] - Tony explains how he and his wife started working in the fitness industry and ended up hurting more than helping.
  • [05:04] - Tony tells of his experiences in the Marine Corps and how they changed his definition of movement.
  • [07:45] - Tony shares how stretching is one of the biggest myths in the health industry.
  • [09:13] - Tony describes the Muscle Activation Technique and its link between rehabilitation and exercise.
  • [11:32] - Tony tells how the Muscle Activation Technique works.
  • [13:00] - Tony gives the causes of inflammation and how you might not be feeling the pain your body is.
  • [14:30] - Tony explains how the Muscle Activation Technique expands movements and lessens the need for the medical community.
  • [15:31] - Tony mentions the number of certified specialists like him in the country and how effective their treatment is.
  • [16:37] - Tony talks about a day in life of Tony Molina, including Switzerland, cryotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • [18:21] - Tony shares how to get the benefit of high-impact exercise without the risk of injury.
  • [20:10] - Orion’s bioDensity-machine results are given.
  • [21:52] - Tony explains how a 5’ 2” woman was able to produce more force than a bodybuilder from Gold's Gym.
  • [25:17] - Tony expresses how the Power Plate is the future of loading our bodies.
  • [27:16] - Tony gives the connection between a vibrating plate and spiking growth hormones.
  • [28:46] - Orion's first experience with the Power Plate and the necessity of long-term thinking is described.
  • [32:10] - Power Plates increase workplace productivity and decrease the need for stimulants in three minutes. It's a paradigm change with only upsides.
  • [33:57] - The old paradigm is that mind and body were separate, but the new paradigm is that they're connected.
  • [34:50] - Orion asks, "Why do people neglect their bodies?"
  • [35:28] - Tony describes a case study of a woman who wanted to lose one pound and how he worked with her to improve her mental and physical health.
  • [39:32] - Tony shares how he implements cognitive behavioral training in his work.
  • [41:00] - Tony relates a case study of a man who was 50 pounds overweight and loved to eat. Tony gave him a non-weight-type fitness goal to motivate his health change.
  • [42:48] - Orion's experience in the cryo machine for three minutes and why cryotherapy is a part of rejuvenation is discussed.
  • [44:52] - Tony shares why the body translates cryotherapy as painful.
  • [46:05] - The difference between anxiety and fear when it comes to experiences of the body is explained.
  • [47:50] - Orion mentions The Rise of Superman, a book that describes how high-adrenaline activities lead to a state of flow.
  • [48:16] - Tony tells the wildest things he has ever done.
  • [48:46] - Tony gives three tips for living a stellar life.

Links and Resources:

Muscle Activation Technique
Inflammation
bioDensity
Power Plate
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cryotherapy
The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
bioDensity.com
Rewire Project

Oct 18, 2016

Mission #34

On Board: Dr. Michael Breus
Mission: Find Your Sleep Type and Cure Insomnia

The Co-Pilot:

Dr. Michael Breus is a PhD in Clinical Psychology and board certified in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Sleep Disorders.  He is one of 163 psychologists in the world with those credentials.  Dr. Breus has been helping people with sleep difficulties for more than 17 years now.  He has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show over 30 times, and Dr. Oz wrote the foreword for his new book, The Power of When.  Dr. Breus has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as many other national media appearances, including interviews on CNN, The View, Anderson Cooper, Rachael Ray, The Doctors, and the TODAY show.

Today Dr. Breus talks about the science of chronotypes and how they can practically affect our lives.  His results have been nothing less than stunning.  He means it when he says, “If you can change someone’s sleep, you can change their life.”  Through his assessment tool, The Power of When Quiz, you are able to learn which chronotype you are and gain tips for using that knowledge to make your life stellar!

Connect with Dr. Michael Breus:

The Power of When

The Sleep Doctor

Twitter: @TheSleepDoctor

Facebook: The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, PhD

Mission Log:

  • [03:26] - Dr. Breus tells us about how he became interested in studying sleep.
  • [04:50] - He begins to explain chronotypes.
  • [05:40] - We hear how failing to follow chronotypes has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer in women.
  • [06:05] - Dr. Breus touches on the research about increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy by synching its administration time to the chronotype of patients.
  • [06:38] - Dr. Breus tells us about the patient that sparked his interest in chronotypes and their effects.
  • [09:20] - He tells us about finding more than 400 studies about chronotypes.
  • [09:50] - Dr. Breus speaks of developing an assessment tool for determining chronotypes.
  • [11:10] - Dr. Breus tells us about the first chronotype, which he symbolizes with a lion.  Lions are after their first kill early in the morning.  They generally get up around 5:30 a.m.  They make up about 15% of the population.  Lions tend to be leaders, very organized, good managers, and type-A personalities.  Lions tend to have a plan, and they like to work their plan.  They also tend to be in bed by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m.
  • [12:05] - The second chronotype is the bear.  Bears make up about 55% of the population.  They tend to be fun and extroverted.  Bears are known to work really hard and also play really hard.  Most of society is built around the schedule of bears because they make up such a large percentage of the population.
  • [12:39] - The third chronotype is the wolf.  Wolves are the night people.  They like to stay up late and get up late.  They tend to be more introverted and very creative.  Many successful entrepreneurs are wolves.
  • [13:35] - The last chronotype is the dolphin.  Dolphins are those who are problem sleepers.  They tend to be highly intelligent with perfectionistic qualities.  They frequently have obsessive-compulsive or neurotic tendencies.
  • [14:05] - We talk about people who have hybrids of the different chronotypes.
  • [16:25] - Dr. Breus talks about if and when you should have caffeine.
  • [20:18] - We hear about the eight-hour myth.
  • [21:01] - Dr. Breus discusses how certain ages in life are very chronotype typical, such as babies and toddlers being lions, children being bears, and teenagers being wolves.
  • [22:26] - He shares that he and his wife are both wolf chronotypes.
  • [23:20] - Dr. Breus get into the science of when to have sex.  He discusses how optimal hormone levels (particularly estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and adrenaline) can help to obtain an optimal sexual experience.
  • [25:45] - We hear about Dr. Breus’ process for writing his latest book, The Power of When.
  • [26:30] - Dr. Breus shares his thoughts about naps.
  • [28:00] - We get into solutions for helping “dolphins” sleep better.
  • [30:40] - Dr. Breus talks about the pros and cons of sleep hypnosis.
  • [31:30] - We discuss using melatonin as a sleep supplement.  Dr. Breus reminds us that melatonin is a hormone and not  a mineral or plant, and it must be carefully dosed.  Overdosing can cause things like nightmares and night sweats.  It does not help us fall asleep, but rather helps you stay asleep, and should be taken about an hour and a half before bed, not at bedtime.  Melatonin acts as a contraceptive in high doses and should never be given to children in high doses, particularly young girls.
  • [34:29] - Dr. Breus talks about some of the potential benefits and risks of using sleeping pills.
  • [36:05] - We chat about the the benefits of ashwagandha.
  • [36:35] - Dr. Breus explains why a hot shower before bed is better for sleep than a cool one, why a bubble bath is an even better option, and why going to bed too early is a huge no-no!
  • [38:29] - Dr. Breus tells of ways to minimize the effects of jet lag.
  • [41:31] - Dr. Breus shares a few of his most interesting sleep stories.
  • [44:39] - We talk about teeth clenching.
  • [46:03] - We are reminded how important regular exercise and good nutrition are to keeping stress down and sleeping well.
  • [46:38] - Dr. Breus explains why B vitamins should not be taken at night.
  • [47:10] - To live a stellar life, Dr. Breus recommends (1) know your chronotype; (2) do something for your mind, body, and soul every day; and (3) get sunlight every morning!

Links and Resources:

The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan

Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health

The Power of When

The Power of When Quiz

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

SPECT Scans at Amen Clinics

Melanopsin Cells

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Pure Rest (melatonin) from USANA

Melatonin from Trader Joe’s

Ashwagandha

Light Therapy

From all of us here at Stellar life; the Captain, Copilot and the entire crew, I’d like to Thank You for joining us on this trip! We are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice stay and thank you for choosing to live your life to the fullest!

Oct 11, 2016

Mission #33

On Board: Rich German
MissionDesigning Your Life to Have the Freedom You Desire

The Co-Pilot:

Rich German is a bestselling author, speaker, and business/lifestyle coach.  He has conducted over 18,000 individual coaching sessions and co-founded the JV Insider Circle.  With its focus on joint ventures, the JV Insider Circle is a powerful community that helps speakers, authors, and coaches grow their businesses.  Each year they host a live event called JVX, a three-day experience, which helps cultivate relationships geared towards building lasting joint ventures.  Rich is also passionate about caring for the ocean.  He created Project O, with a mission to restore, protect, and sustain the ocean.  The sale of his new book, Blue Laguna, will help fund Project O’s mission.

Rich is an all-around great guy; he is successful, smart, and funny.  More than that though, he practices what he preaches.  When Rich talks about designing a life to have the type of freedom where you make a lot of money and still have time for yourself, for your spirit, for taking care of your body, for connecting with nature, for living your passion, he says it because he knows it is possible.  He lives it!  

Mission Log:

  • [04:10] – Rich tells us about his coaching background.
  • [05:50] – We hear the reason that Rich moved into lifestyle coaching was that he couldn’t simply look at one part of a person; he had to look at the whole person.
  • [07:37] – Rich talks about the self-development work he has done to get where he is now.
  • [09:44] – He emphasizes the importance of deciding what kind of lifestyle you want and then building a business that satisfies that lifestyle.
  • [10:25] – Rich talks about the process of creating JV Insider Circle.
  • [13:04] – We hear how avoiding ‘shiny-object syndrome’ and following up on great ideas can set you apart from other entrepreneurs.
  • [15:06] – Rich talks about some of the failures he has had and how he has grown from those.
  • [21:22] – Rich explains why having strong routines can help you dust yourself off when you fail.
  • [23:00] – Rich tells us why he never schedules appointments before ten a.m.
  • [23:45] – We learn that no one is immune to pain.
  • [24:42] – Rich teaches us the difference between our thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
  • [27:22] – Rich describes gaining emotional self-awareness.
  • [29:19] – Rich tells more about the JVX experience and how it can help grow your audience.
  • [31:30] – We talk about the importance of face-to-face interactions.
  • [32:07] – Rich explains why you don’t need a huge list to enter into a successful joint venture.
  • [35:50] – We learn how to nurture professional relationships and how to know which ones to nurture.
  • [40:45] – Rich tells us about the lessons he has learned from dolphins and whales, particularly the importance of being present.
  • [43:07] – Rich describes his new book, Blue Laguna.
  • [44:30] – We hear Rich’s answer to Orion’s question, “Would you say you play like a dolphin, sing like a whale, and deal like a shark?”
  • [47:41] – Rich gets into the details of his offer to give a free ticket to JVX to the listeners of Stellar Life.
  • [48:06] – Rich gives us his parting wisdom about being happy and healing from our past wounds.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  1. To be a success in a joint venture, we need passion and a good idea. What are the things in your life you are most passionate about?  What draws people to you?  Come up with ideas that fit your passion.

  2. Look carefully at your past traumas and wounds.  Find ways to help yourself heal those hurts.  Ask for help or advice, if you need it.

  3. Check out this link JVX Ticket to get your free ticket to the next JVX event on November 3-5, 2016.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Pre-order Rich’s book here to help support his work through Project O.
Rich German
JV Insider Circle
Find Rich on Facebook
Match.com
Living the Law of Attraction
Monetize Your Passion
Yoga
Hydrotherapy
Meditation
The 4-Hour Workweek
Michelle Patterson’s California Women’s Conference -
Shark Tank

++++LINK to free tickets++++++ 

JVX ticket- A gift for Stellar Life Podcast listeners

From all of us here at Stellar life; the Captain, Copilot and the entire crew, I’d like to Thank You for joining us on this trip! We are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice stay and thank you for choosing to live your life to the fullest!

Oct 4, 2016

Mission #32

On Board: Mark Dhamma
Mission: The 5 Keys to Happiness

The Co-Pilot:

Mark Dhamma is an expert in the optimization of our biology and mindset. He holds a master’s degree in Positive Psychology, which is the science of optimal psychological performance, the science of happiness, wellbeing, confidence, motivation, and the science of human flourishing. Mark is an executive health and mindset coach for entrepreneurs around the world. Much of his work focuses on helping clients look, feel, and perform at their best. In addition, he also works as a corporate speaker and fitness model.

Mark is on a mission to help us live full, happy lives. He uses his scientific knowledge and experience working with clients, combined with his own gifts of clarity and practicality to give us amazing insight into ourselves and our lives. His own childhood experience of being teased for being overweight and the process he went through to make his mind and body healthy, helped catapult Mark into a career helping others gain the health of mind and body that they desire.

Mission Log:

  • [03:15] – Mark introduces himself and tells us how he got into health and fitness.
  • [05:07] – Mark explains how working with entrepreneurs who were very successful, but not happy began his interest in Psychology.
  • [06:45] – Mark defines happiness.
  • [07:51] – The acronym for the 5 key components of happiness is PERMA.
  • [07:53] – “P” is for positive emotion.
  • [09:39] – “E” is for engagement.
  • [13:52] – “R” is for relationship (particularly positive relationships).
  • [15:09] – Orion discusses relationships on a previous episode with Renee Piane. Check out that episode here: http://orionsmethod.com/orionpodcasts/heal-heart-get-real-love-renee-piane/
  • [15:30] – “M” is for meaning.
  • [19:06] – Mark discusses ways to find meaning in our lives.
  • [21:48] – “A” is for accomplishment.
  • [26:44] – Mark stresses the importance of celebrating the small wins in our lives and not just the huge accomplishments.
  • [28:30] – Mark tells us about a gratitude exercise, to help us cultivate a greater sense of accomplishment in our lives.
  • [32:09] – We take a look at the role that childhood trauma can have on a happy life.
  • [35:14] – Mark shares his ‘chair’ technique for healing relationships.
  • [39:46] – Stress reduction!
  • [44:10] – We discuss the Ayurvedic herb called Kapikacchu, also known as Mucuna Pruriens.
  • [48:34] – Mark talks about importance of a morning routine.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist:

  • If we are shutting out or competing with other women, we’re only hurting ourselves. Fall in love with who you are, and you’ll be able to accept other people.
  • Allow yourself to experience the emotions. Don’t try to bypass the dark. In order to find wholeness, we need to find healing from the dark.
  • When facing anything in life, ask yourself: “What was my role in this?”“How did I create this?”“What do I need to learn from this?

Links and Resources Mentioned:

For your free Happiness Score
Mark’s ‘Dominate Your Day’ Program 
Hypnosis 
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) 
Positive Psychology 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

From all of us here at Stellar life; the Captain, Copilot and the entire crew, I’d like to Thank You for joining us on this trip! We are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice stay and thank you for choosing to live your life to the fullest!Shadow work

Sep 27, 2016

Mission #31

On Board: Bri Seeley & Thaís Guimaraes
Mission: Amplify Collective

The Co-Pilot:

Bri Seeley and Thaís Guimaraes are a couple of passionate, extremely smart, and amazing ladies. They are dedicated to radically changing the way creative and ambitious women connect, engage, and inspire. Together, they founded The Amplify Collective, providing women a powerful space to be amplified so they can change the world.

Bri Seeley has a background in the fashion industry and received her master’s degree in Italy. She has a strong desire to support women in leading inspirational life. Bri has discovered her true calling in life, to serve and inspire women to become their most inspirational selves.

Thaís Guimaraes is a brilliant teacher that has a passion to support women in stepping into their spotlight. She has a desire to help women step into their power, be seen in the world, be able to communicate their message, and exude their radiance into every aspect of their life.

Mission Log:

  • [2:12] - Thaís tells us all about Bri Seeley.
  • [3:01] - Bri describes Thaís Guimaraes.
  • [4:22] - Bri and Thaís talk about the businesses the run together and independently. They share how working together rather than seeing each other as competition has helped their individual businesses.
  • [6:35] - They describe The Amplify Collective.
  • [7:58] - The role we as women should play in the business world, and in life.
  • [9:51] -Thaís and Bri explain what it means to be a woman.
  • [13:05] - Tapping into creativity.
  • [14:44] - Bri and Thaís talk share details of their collaboration strategies.
  • [19:12] - Bri talks about the crises of identity that she’s encountered and she explains how she was able to conquer these crises.
  • [23:10] - Thaís talks “the dark stuff” and it’s part of being a human.
  • [29:52] - Shifting from being a victim to empowerment.
  • [35:14] - Bri and Thaís talk about checking in with each other on their commitment their project.
  • [39:30] - Thaís and Bri share details on what they individually do to help women step into the spotlight.
  • [44:27] - The ladies discuss how they have built a community around themselves.
  • [48:00] - The keys to their success.
  • [50:07] - The ideal Sunday afternoon.
  • [51:54] - The morning ritual.

Your Pre-Flight Checklist

  • If we are shutting out or competing with other women, we’re only hurting ourselves. Fall in love with who you are, and you’ll be able to accept other people.
  • Allow yourself to experience the emotions. Don’t try to bypass the dark. In order to find wholeness, we need to find healing from the dark.
  • When facing anything in life, ask yourself: “What was my role in this?”“How did I create this?”“What do I need to learn from this?

Links and Resources Mentioned

Amplify Collective
@TheAmplifyCo on Twitter
@TheAmplifyCo on Instagram

From all of us here at Stellar life; the Captain, Copilot and the entire crew, I’d like to Thank You for joining us on this trip! We are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice stay and thank you for choosing to live your life to the fullest!

Sep 20, 2016

Mission # 30

On board: Dr. John Demartini

Mission: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

The Pilot: Orion Talmay is a transformation and wellness coach, and the host of Stellar Life. She would love to connect with you on twitter & instagram @oriontalmay. To get the show notes and a 10 point checklist of this episode, visit www.stellarlifepodcast.com. If you have any questions about the episode or to book a Laser Coaching session, you can email Orion at orion@orionsmethod.com

The  Co-pilot: Dr. Demartini is a leading authority on human behavior and personal development. He’s the author of 40 books that have been published in over 29 languages. He has produced over 60 CD's and DVD's covering subjects such as development in relationships, wealth, education, and business. Each program is designed to assist people to empower themselves in all seven areas of their lives; financial, physical, mental, vocational, spiritual, family, and social.

"Either set goals that match your values or change your values to match your goals, but there has to be congruity if you want to match your highest potential." - Dr. John Demartini

Thank you for listening

From all of us here at Stellar life; the Captain, Copilot and the entire crew, I’d like to Thank You for joining us on this trip! We are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice stay and thank you for choosing to live your life to the fullest!


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