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Working On Your Business, Not In Your Business

September 27, 2016
Updated: September 28, 2016
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LAURYN

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1 | like the post + Well hello.

A little nude moment going on here.

You should know there’s nothing better than a nude dress, especially one that holds you in all the right places. This one is sexy but kind of professional at the same time.

Speaking of professional, let’s get professional & talk about business. My business, your business, any business.

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve discussed the subject & as promised from yesterday’s post, I told you we were sticking with the whole strategic future by design.

Like I’ve said, my friend Steve, is a coach for CEOs.

Yes, that’s a thing & man, um HELLO – what a cool job right? Basically, he helps CEOs gain serious control over their calendars, time, & business. Steve has recently been REALLY helping me create a strategic business future by design.

& we’ve been discussing a very interesting topic that I wanted to share with YOU!…

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The subject is one Michael has discussed on the exclusive section of TSC App, but I wanted to go deeper, & of course, hear all of your opinions.

So: what’s the difference between working ON your business and …

 

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TSC HIM & HER Podcast Episod 30: EXCUSES ARE LIKE ASSHOLES

September 27, 2016
Updated: September 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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This week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST:

( 4:25 ): More on the secret project we’re working on… PLUS, how you can help!

( 6:28 ):  We talk about the man who’s marrying us.

( 7:02 ): Planning our bachelorette & bachelor parties, the private investigator I hired, & what’s on the menu at our wedding.

( 10:25 ): How I’m upping my calendar game.

( 12:25 ): Real deal tips for fighting sun damage.

( 15:12 ): We share our tip of the week: I share how I increase productivity daily. Michael shares a little secret for finding direction in your career or current business.

( 19:55 ):  We introduce one of our oldest friends, Danny Kurtzman ( 2nd grade kind of old!! ). Danny is the brand manager & co-owner of Ezekiel Clothing, a California lifestyle & action sports company.

( 23:28 ): Danny shares his story with FSH muscular dystrophy, his outlook on life, & personal stories.

( 32:15 ): The importance of mental toughness & focusing on the positive, PLUS a few of our favorite scooter stories.

( 39:50 ): Tinder and a new dating app.

( 40:35 ): Danny …

 

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Mini DeLites…& Thank You !!!

September 27, 2016
Updated: September 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ a little ACTION DUST in my AM cold brew }

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{ cheeky cards }
1 | like the post + My hands hurt from acupuncture so it’s rather difficult to type.

I know, it sounds bizarre but sometimes when you do acupuncture on the hands, they hurt ( the points are meant to target your lungs & heart to relieve anxiety ).

Regardless, I thought you should know.

Before I get right into it, I first have to say something to each & every one of you: THANK YOU.

The Internet is such a cool place sometimes. For you guys to come together with so much support on the post about The Nanz……..was actually unbelievable. The outpour of support I received was unexpected & in a strange way, some type of closure. I woke up the morning after writing that post in a kind of funk. To be expected, I guess? After a cup of coffee, I checked TSC comments, emails, & some Snapchat messages.

My jaw was just on the floor.

I actually couldn’t believe that so many of you took the time to write such sweet notes about my grandma. She would have been so grateful …

 

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A VERY Rosé Themed Brunch

September 25, 2016
Updated: September 27, 2016
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LAURYN
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1 | like the post + Let me just preface this by saying: this was SO easy. Like ridiculously easy. Anyone could throw this together in 15 minutes, no problem. Keep some sparkling wine, straws, canned champagne, & candies on hand so you have a quick backup plan.

Because there’s nothing better than a rosé chilled brunch with your girlfriends. Especially when champagne gummy bears & a table full of goodies are involved. It’s light & fresh and sets a very relaxing, Instagram-ish atmosphere.

Anyway, I wanted to share this rosé-heavy brunch I threw with The Glitter Guide because I feel like anyone can do this: looking for a baby shower theme? A girlfriend’s birthday? Or maybe just a cute brunch idea? Do this!

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My main tip is no surprise: always set the mood with music / champagne scented candles / lighting, keep the rosé flowing, & have a cheese, cracker, & cornichon platter handy.

Cheese, cheese, cheese. Everyone loves cheese. It keeps the mood festive. Vegan lemon raspberry cheesecake gelato was for dessert ( get crazy & add a scoop of this to your champagne…! ).

For a more Instagramy setting, keep the table white or black. It gives …

 

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Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

Getting AWKWARD…Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

September 23, 2016
Updated: September 26, 2016
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LAURYN

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1 | like the post + Oh me, oh my…the weird places we shave…that aren’t our legs.

Or our arm pits.

…or our bikini line?

Eer, well let’s hop right into it, shall we?

I’ve shaved my toes before. Yes, my toes. There’s little stray hairs on them that popped up circa 1999.

Puberty is just annoying & so is toe hair.

If you have time to wax your toe hair, well then I’ll just call you #GOALS, but if you’re like every other girl on the planet: thoughts on this?

Unfortunately, with the horrific tiny toe hairs popping up, I have no option here — you know? They gotta go.

So for pesky toe hairs, I shave UP towards the heel of my foot. & no, it’s never grown back darker or more coarse.

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Which by the way, I feel like people just say that. Personally, I’ve shaved my whole life & I still don’t see the “darker, thicker hair” people are talking about. Old wives tale? Thoughts?

Ok so, a big part of this is the razor you use. If you use a rusty razor, don’t expect amazing results. As you know, I …

 

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