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The GOOD Fest: COME BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ME

by
LAURYN


HI THERE!

How ya doing?

I just finished eating a very good lox, caper, & onion on GG dinner and now I am propped up in bed against my acupressure mat pillow listening to Bossanova while I say WHAT UP to you guys. Any news? What’s the latest? Tell me something good.

Speaking of good- recently Michael & I were the keynote speakers of The GOOD Fest. It was such an honor to speak, & not only speak but meet some of the community in person. So many badass bloggers, business owners, & entrepreneurs. I was completely inspired.

{ we met with 14 giveaway winners for a private session to talk about their blogs & businesses. SO FUN. }

This VLOG is a peek behind the scenes. I think it’s important to show different facets of life on social media & this is us, unfiltered prepping in the car for a speech. As you can see I was having a realllllllll BODY OIL moment. But like, what the fuck is new there?

Anyway, see for yourself. Also while you’re at it, I hope there’s some takeaways in this video too! Let me know what you think?

EXCLUSIVE- THE GOODFEST SPEECH:


MORE PLEASE:

+ Brand the F out of your Business
+ How to be Relentless

BOSS BABE LOOK DETAILS

+ pants
+ bodysuit
+ shoes ( <<< similar )
+ lashes
+ body oil
+ face coverage

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If you guys like these BTS videos, I will do more. Just let me know! Hope you’re all having a productive Thursday. We did some fun podcast interviews today- out soon. I think you guys will love some of the upcoming guests. I literally was taking notes today while both of them were speaking. Stay tuned.

Big thank you to The GOOD Fest for allowing us to be a part of such a cool movement.

I’m off to read my latest book: The Beauty of Dirty Skin & eat coconut dark chocolate clusters in bed. What a party.

See you tomorrow,

x, lauryn

+ more business tips.

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TSC HIM & HER SHOW: Candice Kumai, author & chef

by
LAURYN

Candice Kumai japanese wellness | by the skinny confidentialThis week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST…

( 5:05 ): Welcome back to TSC HIM & HER Show. This week we are joined by Candice Kumai. On this episode we discuss the Japanese art of nourishing mind, body and spirit, embracing imperfections and much more.

( 9:45 ): We’ve spoken with many top performers on this podcast and it’s interesting to note how many of them have truly struggled. They have become relentless to reach their dreams. I like to practice yoga, meditate or read to deal with problems. Michael focuses 10% on the problem and 90% on the solution.

( 17:25 ): Candice Kumai is an internationally renowned wellness writer, chef and content creator. Born and raised in California to a Japanese mother and Polish father, she grew up celebrating mixed cultures which continues to inspire her work today.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH CANDICE

( 19:01 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell us how to make matcha & its benefits.”

( 21:20 ): Lauryn asks: “How have you written 6 books?”

( 23:45 ): Michael asks: “What were some of your struggles growing up?”

( 26:25 ): Lauryn asks: “How did you get to where you are?”

( 31:20 ): Lauryn asks: “Were you comfortable on TV right away?

( 36:55 ): Michael asks: “What motivates you to be authentically yourself all the time?”

( 44:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Why did you get into wellness?”

( 48:00 ): Michael asks: “Can you explain the Japanese art of golden repair?”

( 50:00 ): Lauryn asks: “How do you do it all – wlhat’s a day in the life?”

( 52:40 ): Lauryn asks: “What was your morning routine while writing your book?”

( 58:50 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s a small habit that has made a huge difference in your life?”

( 1:02:00 ): Michael asks: “What’s next for you?”

CANDICE ROUTINE ESSENTIALS

+ ear plugs
+ eye mask
+ beech sheets
+ kora organics eye roller
+ Fulfilled by Anna Yusim
+ electric kettle
Deepak Oprah Meditations

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TSC BEAUTY WELLNESS GIVEAWAY

Tell me your favorite part of this episode on my latest Instagram.

If you rate the podcast & send a screenshot of your review to asklauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com you’ll get my 5 secret beauty tips!

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If you have a question for us or want to request a guest, comment on our Instagrams ( @theskinnyconfidential & @michaelbosstick )  or ask us in TSC Him & Her Podcast Facebook group. Thank you for your attention and support!

lauryn, x

+  find more Candice: Instagram | books | website

+ mentioned: Relentless | Shogun

+++ this episode is brought to you by RITUAL. Ritual is reinventing the experience of vitamins with 9 essential nutrients women lack the most. If you’re ready to invest in your health go HERE.

+++ this episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Get $60 of free organic groceries, supplements, household products, fitness products and much more. Plus free shipping. Go to thrivemarket.com/skinny

EMBRACE JAPANESE WELLNESS


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TSC HIM & HER SHOW: Aubrey Marcus: author, CEO & human optimizer

by
LAURYN

psychedelic medicine open relationships aubrey marcus podcast by the skinny confidential This week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST…

( 2:50 ): Michael & I want to invite you to the Propel Co Labs fitness festival. It’s a one of the kind fitness experience with live musical performances. It’s May 5-6, 2018 in LA. Get a ticket HERE and use code TheSkinnyConfidential10 for $10 off.

( 5:30 ): Welcome back to TSC HIM & HER Show. This week we are joined by Aubrey Marcus and his fiancé Whitney Miller. It’s conversation unlike any other we’ve had on the show. We discuss psychedelics, open relationships, human optimization and more.

( 6:05 ):  Last week we had a beauty giveaway on Kristin Cavallari’s podcast. The winner is @brookekovaleski. Stay tuned for another giveaway at the end of this episode.

( 6:55):  Aubrey Marcus is the CEO of ONNIT which is a total human optimization experience. He is also an author with a new book called Own The Day, Own Your Life. In addition he hosts the Aubrey Marcus podcast.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH AUBREY & WHITNEY

( 9:10 ): Michael asks: “What can people expect from your new book Own the Day, Own Your Life?” 

( 11:25 ): Michael asks: “How would you introduce yourself?”

( 12:30 ): Michael asks: “How did you get into the podcast space?”

( 13:15 ): Lauryn asks: “Whitney, do you practice Aubrey’s best day?”

( 14:15 ): Lauryn asks: “How did you two meet?”

( 15:30 ): Lauryn asks: “What has the evolution of ONNIT been?”

( 16:15 ): Michael asks: “How did you build through podcasting?”

( 18:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Let’s do a plot twist and talk about psychedelic medicine.”

( 20:40 ): Michael asks: “Can you explain a psychedelic experience you’ve had?”

( 22:40 ): Lauryn asks: “Would you recommend this for everyone?”

( 24:00 ): Michael asks: “What are the direct benefits of psilocybin and MDMA?”

( 26:00 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell us about ayahuasca.”

( 28:15 ): Lauryn asks: “Can you explain the ayahuasca ceremony for someone who has no idea?”

( 31:00 ): Lauryn asks: “Is this something you recommend people do as a couple?” 

( 35:00 ): Lauryn asks: “How do you feel afterwards when you leave Peru?”

( 36:15 ): Michael asks: “Tell us about your open-relationship.”

( 41:05 ): Michael asks: “Let’s walk through the beginning emotions of your open-relationship.”

( 45:00 ): Michael asks: “How much say do each of you have on the other’s partner?”

( 46:25 ): Michael asks: “Are these emotional connections or just sexual encounters?”

( 47:20 ): Lauryn asks: “What about the other people involved?”

( 48:30 ): Michael asks: “How do you handle balancing the relationships?”

( 50:30 ): Michael asks: “What do you think about committed monogamous relationships?”

( 52:15 ): Lauryn asks: “When did you guys decide to talk about it on the podcast?”

( 54:50 ): Michael asks: “What’s your typical morning routine?”

( 56:55 ): Lauryn asks: “What are your other non-negotiables?”

( 58:00 ): Lauryn asks: “Do you shut work off?”

( 59:55 ): Lauryn asks: “What book or resource do each of you recommend?” 

RESOURCE RECS FROM AUBREY & WHITNEY

+ Ben Greenfield podcast
+ Tim Ferriss podcast
+ Fighter and The Kid podcast
+ Joe Rogan podcast
+ NPR On Drugs podcast
+ Sex At Dawn book
+ Own The Day, Own Your Life book

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TSC BEAUTY WELLNESS GIVEAWAY

Tell me your favorite part of this episode on my latest Instagram.

If you rate the podcast & send a screenshot of your review to asklauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com you’ll get my 5 secret beauty tips!

Are you interested in receiving a quick email from me? Sign up for Tipsy Thursday to get my favorite tips, tricks and more straight to your inbox.

If you have a question for us or want to request a guest, comment on our Instagrams ( @theskinnyconfidential & @michaelbosstick )  or ask us in TSC Him & Her Podcast Facebook group. Thank you for your attention and support!

lauryn, x

+  find more Aubrey: Instagram | ONNIT | TheCureisHere | podcast | book

+ find more Whitney: Instagram  

++ this episode is brought to you by Woo For Play It’s made with 4 key ingredients and even tastes delicious. If you want better sex, this is for you. Use the code SKINNY to receive 20% off and free shipping. Use code HIMANDHER if you already used the code SKINNY.

OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE WITH AUBREY & WHITNEY


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TSC HIM & HER SHOW: Kristin Cavallari, entrepreneur & mother

by
LAURYN

kristin cavallari podcast interview him her show tsc This week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST…

( 3:00 ): Welcome back to TSC HIM & HER Show. This week we are joined Kristin Cavallari who you may be familiar with from Laguna Beach and The Hills. Now she’s a mom with three kids and an entrepreneur. We discuss parenting, routines, grieving and more.

( 6:40 ):  We spoke at Loyola Law School last week which was an ironic switch. It was very fun and we’re glad we got to have the experience.

( 7:15 ):  Forget about taking a million different vitamins and try my latest favorite Ritual. It includes K-2, D-3, B-12, boron, iron, vitamin E, folate, magnesium and omega 3. We will discuss the importance of omega 3 later on in this episode – even Kristin is obsessed.

HIM & HER TIPS OF THE WEEK

( 10:45 ): HIM TIP: There will always be saturation in mediums where people have success. Even if an industry is saturated there are still opportunities. Look for new strategies.

( 14:40 ): HER TIP: It’s SO important to me to support other women in the blogging space. I want to shout out my friend Julia from Gal Meets Glam who just launched her own dress collection. I’m obsessed with the Ellie dress: think 50’s with a modern touch.

( 19:55 ): Kristin Cavallari is a powerhouse. She has written two books, raised 3 kids and created chic jewelry and home line. You might be familiar with her from Laguna Beach and The Hills which she used to create a strategic future.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH KRISTIN

( 21:00 ): Lauryn asks: “How would you introduce yourself to our audience?” 

( 21:30 ): Lauryn asks: “How do you have 3 kids and look the way you look?”

( 22:30 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s a day in the life like with 3 children?”

( 23:35 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s an easy recipe for lunch from your book?”

( 24:40 ): Lauryn asks: “How has reality TV evolved?” 

( 27:00 ): Lauryn asks: “What can we expect from your show?”

( 27:50 ): Lauryn asks: “How do you balance being the boss and being your employee’s friend?”

( 28:50 ): Lauryn asks: “How do you handle haters?”

( 30:20 ): Lauryn asks: “Walk us through your morning routine.”

( 31:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Do you take any supplements?”

( 32:50 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s your workout?”

( 33:35 ): Lauryn asks: “How do you relax and turn it all of?”

( 34:00 ): Lauryn asks: “What is your advice for the mom that wants to have it all?”

( 35:30 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s a resource that has really made a difference in your life?”

( 36:10 ): Lauryn asks: “What snacks do you love?”

( 37:25 ): Lauryn asks: “How has social media changed the landscape of your business?”

( 37:55 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s one piece of jewelry every girl needs?”

( 38:25 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s your favorite failure?”

( 39:40 ): Michael asks: “What would you tell someone going through the grieving process?” 

( 40:35 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s a resource that has helped with your spirituality?” 

( 43:40 ): Lauryn asks: “What’s a beauty tip?”

( 44:50 ): Michael asks: “What’s next for you?”

Kristin’s Supplements

+ probiotic
+ fish oil ( more EPA than DHA )
+ coq10
+ magnesium
+ vitamin D
+ vitamin B
+ milk thistle

++ Kristin loves Garden of Life vitamins 

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WIN TSC BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Tell me your favorite part of this episode on my latest Instagram.

If you rate the podcast & send a screenshot of your review to asklauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com you’ll get my 5 secret beauty tips!

Are you interested in receiving a quick email from me? Sign up for Tipsy Thursday to get my favorite tips, tricks and more straight to your inbox.

If you have a question for us or want to request a guest, comment on our Instagrams ( @theskinnyconfidential & @michaelbosstick )  or ask us in TSC Him & Her Podcast Facebook group. Thank you for your attention and support!

lauryn, x

+  find more Kristin: Instagram | Uncommon James | True Roots

++ more Kristin on TSC: interview | almond cookies 

+++ this episode is brought to you by RITUAL. Ritual is reinventing the experience of vitamins with 9 essential nutrients women lack the most. If you’re ready to invest in your health go HERE.

+++ this episode is brought to you by Thrive Market . Get $60 worth of free organic groceries, shipping & a 30 day trial today with url: thrivemarket.com/skinny.

BALANCING IT ALL WITH KRISTIN

How To Handle Taxes Like A Boss 

by
LAURYN

Taxes? WAIT WHAT? You mean I have to pay someone a portion of the money I earn?

HAHA- that was me.

What can I say? Taxes aren’t my area of expertise- ya know?

Anyway, to get real these were serious questions I had to ask Michael when I ( finally ) started to make a living blogging.

Years ago I was a broke Pure Barre teacher & bartender living paycheck to paycheck until I started to make a living blogging. In the restaurant business, I received a paycheck & taxes were handled for me.

EASY.

Pretty much, I had no idea how complicated taxes where once I had my own business. I WAS SCREWED. In the beginning I paid for everything out of my personal checking account ( don’t laugh ). Also, I hired a developer for 50 bucks a month to build my first website & bought household decor/clothing using my debit card to shoot for The Skinny Confidential.

Things were bleak: I didn’t keep a list of expenses or even know you could potentially save some money by doing so. The idea of taxes was FOREIGN in my world.

Now that TSC is a real company & entity, the days of not paying attention to these details are OVER.

SO! I wanted to write this post to help any bloggers or new business owners save some time/money & INSANE aggravation. When I was dead broke, I had to scrape together every CENT for a proper computer, camera, developer, & props.

But really I had no idea that I could expense this stuff and get a deduction. I KNOW- OUCH.

The problem was I was being written checks & receiving income without documenting & coding the expenses.

LOOK AT IT THIS WAY: If you make 1000 dollars you will owe taxes on the full 1000 dollars. If you code your expenses according to the tax laws (in my case: camera gear, computers, designers, etc) you can then offset your income by deducting those expenses on your tax return.

So if I had $1000 in earnings & $800 in expenses, I would then only pay the taxes on $200. Make sense? LUCKILY it saved me a ton of money when I learned how to do this. Michael had to sit down & show me the benefit of getting this organized…& let’s just say it took a ton of training.

It’s just not my favorite subject in the world.

As a new blogger, vlogger, or influencer starting to make a living with your platform, it’s really important to be SAVVY when it comes to taxes.

Really though, it makes a huge difference financially. We all need to know what we can write off & when: is it our computers? Our camera gear? Clothing? Travel? Software? Designers? A home office? All of this stuff can be classified as expenses & deductions which in turn save us money when it comes to taxes.

Michael always told me if you’re setting up a new business, set up the foundation as if it were already a huge business so that when you get there you aren’t playing catch up.

When I was starting out I wish I would have listened because it took a ton of work to go back & organize years later. It can be really complicated & confusing so when I learned about TaxAct I was so excited to have a platform to help me organize everything QUICKLY & EFFICIENTLY.

TaxAct is a FAB tool to help you figure all the nitty-gritty out. I LOVE IT because they have a product for freelancers & independent contractors ( like bloggers & influencers ).

When I first started out I didn’t know how to take advantage of any deductions or credits so I lost out on a ton of money. If I had a tool to help me organize my expenses & figure out my deductions, it would’ve been a much more seamless situation.

So many of my friends start businesses & have no idea how to file their returns at the end of the year- it costs them a ton of money.

Michael’s TAX TIP:

Did you guys know you can expense out some conferences & seminars? Lauryn just spoke at Create & Cultivate with Kim Kardashian for work. Think about it: you could potentially expense that & claim a deduction. You can get a deduction for doing things that grow your business. So my tip this week is to be smart during tax season, use a tool that can help you get the maximum deductions and credits so that you can hold on to more of your hard-earned money. This works for anyone who is filing their taxes. Even if you are a W-2 employee. TaxAct is also backed by a one hundred thousand dollar accuracy guarantee so you don’t have to stress when filing with them. EASY!

Ok guys: what’s your experience with taxes? Should I do more posts like these? Keep me posted.

Talk tomorrow, x lauryn ( & kinda Michael because he’s real good at taxes )

+ this post is in collaboration with TaxAct. as always all opinions are my own.

++ WHY I TIME-BLOCK

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