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EP 19- How I Wrote Six Books📚!! + Built a Brand 🙌 all in my 20's, all on my own 💃🏽
So many of you have asked me how it was even possible to write 6 books in my 20's and at the same time simultaneously build a brand -- almost all on accident + by chance and yes, a TON of hard work!
EP 19 is where it's at! Im here to help, love!
- work on a solid idea
- be original + remember, wabi wabi
- don't copycat + respect those who have worked hard to get to where they are.
- utilize the special talents that only you have + be humbled by them
- what brings you the most joy when working?
- ignore all the haters!
- travel often and wide, enjoy the ride
- trust more, accept more + be open minded
- respect yourself -- keep authentic as possible and keep it real yo
- what do you have to show for your success when the battery dies?
with love always xxx check out all my new books here:
thank you NYC, for my eight best years, now, time to see the world and back to CALI!!
PS in exchange for all the free content I give --- please write a stellar 5 start review on iTunes, amazon for my books and also Spotify! Follow me on Instagram + comment on my pics!! EVERY bit helps!
|Sep 18, 2018|
EP 18 - 🏀Wanna be a Shot Calla🏀: ⛓️How to Pull the Trigger🔫 on a Decision + Upgrade Your Life
So you: Wanna be a Shot Calla: How to know when to pull the trigger + make some real changes:
Here's what I chat about in episode #18 -- Wanna be a Shot Calla
- Take time to reflect on your life + write yourself a love letter
- What was life like for you 8 years ago?
- What will you miss the most about your past life, in reflection
-To New Chapters, how to turn the next page, how will you know?
- Think about your last 8 years -- relive it all + acknowledge your growth and success.
- How can we be graceful and brave at the same time? Like Naomi + Serena --
- What got you started? Can you reflect and acknowledge that?
- What have you learned- how can you grow?
- How do we make change - to upgrade your whole life?
Love love you + check out my new book Kintsugi Wellness + leave a 5 star review on iTunes and Spotify!! Thank you for always listening! xxx
|Sep 11, 2018|
EP 17- 🗽10 Things I Learned Legit Making it in NYC on my Own 🗽
Eight years ago, September 2010:
I packed up one suitcase + I moved to NYC, I had nothing except my smile, my character & my consistent hard work.
I slay all day, even when shit got tough, I stood up with grace.
8 Straight Never Took One Break
Welcome the Ten things I learned "making it in NYC"
Pick up my book Kintsugi Wellness + improve your whole life
|Sep 04, 2018|
EP 16- The Forbes Interview: How I Woke up Next to Elon Musk
So, I woke up next to Elon Musk Monday am on the cover of Forbes.com, woah, what a milestone for an Asian American girl!!!
Here's a Sneak Peek into what I talk about in my Forbes interview + Waking up next to Elon Musk this am:
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|Aug 28, 2018|
EP 15- ⚡The Superpower⚡Playbook: How to KILL it in a Boys Club 👯
Well, it is time -- calling all the ladies-- this one is for you, it took me weeks to put this one together....
and damn I'm giving you all of this advice for free-- burning big holes in my pocket right now. So please: Karma is free and real: Subscribe, tell 3 friends this week to listen, and write reviews for my pod and books. #WabiSabi forever xx ck
Here's what Ep 15 is all about:
The Superpower Playbook: How to KILL it in a Boys Club:
Stop Complaining + Start Killing it with Grace + Use what WE CAN to our advantage:
Flowers bloom, beautifully next to one another -- they do not get jealous.
love you always see you on my insta. xx ck
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|Aug 21, 2018|
EP -14 💝💕💗 What is Love? 💝 💗💕What to Practice + How to be the Love You Wish to Find One Day xx 💕
Love. 💕When I was asked to answer the question "what is love?"💕
It struck me as a very profound and deep question to answer— I wasn’t actually sure I could answer it. I'm not sure that there's one answer to this question either...
I indeed thought about this one a lot —- I’ve actually, subconsciously thought about what it is my whole life.
I've had a few long term relationships, I've come close to marriage + have lived with a boyfriend in LA and another in NY (no, not at the same time, dear) ... but that's not really what love is... this podcast isn't all about romance.
It is quite possible that the definition of love is different for many people but there are some fundamentals that we can all practice to better cultivate to feel love and ... to be the love we wish to find one day.
I’m a tough NYC girl, but I’m really not that tough bc I was raised in Ca. And mom and dad are both the kindest spirits. My sister too— each of us has a big and empathetic heart. We always want to love and live for one another. And no, we and especially I am not perfect...
But from LA to NY, Tokyo to Barcelona, Fiji to Oz, London to Paris, Mexico to Ghana.. Canada to Greece, Hong Kong to China: these are the things I have experienced that are universally practiced as, love:
Here's what we will learn from today's episode:
Let us practice more, there are enough shitheads out there.
And, lastly, please, don’t stress about finding a partner... don’t worry, love is patient + kind... anything worth keeping is not easy to find.
What is meant for you, shall not pass you.
What is meant to be will be. Live and let live. Let us love more.
Consequently the time code on this pod is 50:50
And that’s what love is, meet you down the aisle xx see you partner xx with my love, ck
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We can help you figure out what is best for you! I hope for those have you that have been searching for something like this try it and love it! Also, Monat is in the US, Canada+ the UK! If you’re interested in more on the best shampoo + conditioner!? --please reach out to us via email! CandiceKHair@mymonat.com
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
|Aug 14, 2018|
EP 13- 💵 CA$H MONEY💵: 💲The Financial Survival Guide for Millennials💲: How to turn stacks💵 + biz when you don't come from privilege
You wanna make stacks right? + you think you're gon be rich? Like and make more $$ than mom and dad?
After crushing a bi-coastal business as a small solo female bis owner..I have a much more realistic grasp on the matter. However, I'm still in the middle and, I'm in this long-haul game with you.
Here's what we will chat on in EP 13 betches:
Please Subscribe + 5 STAR rate this pod like ASAP, its all free!
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|Aug 06, 2018|
EP 12- 👯The Vitality of Friendship👯+ Your Ultimate Source of Success is in Your Heart ♥️
It's time to do the work bae, you ready? Because you know, I don't play-- It's all real deal here + here's the key on how I was able to survive my media and publishing career -- and being thrown to the wolves. ... it was always my friends.
Friends, how important are they to you? They're vital to your survival and to your success in this one lifetime. Be good to them -- don't just tell -- show them + show up.
Love you + please pick up my book Kintsugi Wellness!
+ Give us a FIVE STAR review on iTunes asap! This free- no-ad podcast is here only because a writer, I want to be of better, free service to you.
My new book + podcast are being called the very new guidebook + podcast to healing + real-life, real-deal wellness. xxx ck
|Jul 31, 2018|
EP 11- 👉How to Get Your Shit Together + Make it look Fabulous! 🏅🏅🏅
Hey guys! What's up .. I just landed back in California + I'm taking some extra time to write this out for you! Enjoy, LE POD, WABI SABI EPISODE #11:HOW to Get your SHIT Together + Make it Look Fabulous xx all is perfectly imperfect!
What NYC has taught me on the weekends + how you can continue to do it + put your back into it. hahah.
Love you, I'm such a geek + this pod almost made me cry again!!
Go purchase Kintsugi Wellness , like now xxx Candice
PS I have no idea what I'm doing.
|Jul 24, 2018|
EP 10- From Breaking 💔 to Beauty 💗: How to MOVE FORWARD from the Pain: Kintsugi, the art of golden repair
..so the story continues... you'll hear about three different life scenarios on wabi sabi podcast episode 10: one from a perfect stranger, from a Tokyo-Born-Indian, on the other side of the world, one of my own I stumbled across in Fiji, and one that was given to the people of Japan and the world.
Each of these stories has the small potential to impact your life, but only in the way you'd like for it to. You allow how you'd like for each of these stories to impact you.
After SXSW I received an email about how my SXSW speaking event helped to mend a family and their trauma.
The story was so touching, I had to share it with all of you...
When I went to Turtle Island Fiji this past year to study the local culture and food .. I stumbled across a woman named Deb, who forever changed my life. "We are all okay", "all is okay" + you don't even need to know someone very long, to know, you love them.
Their is a city in Japan, that became a historical place, a place of kintsugi.. in 1945 at 9:15 am. It even hurts to write out about these events. But You'll be able to hear about the recovery from broken to beautiful.
How to do the work + where to find it.
I hope you love episode 10, its short and very sweet + I also answer a few of your juicy IG questions! Send me your notes on Instagram on my latest post -- just comment!
get kintsugi wellness now!
+ See you on my Instagram stories + on the Today Show Aug 8th!
|Jul 16, 2018|
EP 09 - My Resume is my CLAPBACK 👏
I bless the rains in Africa, and this will all make sense in today's pod: Let's get adventurous!: My Resume is my Clapback.
No time wasted bickering here... only work and good quality work: How to be a better person + learn, stay chill + grow, giving to others and flourishing your life's romance --- your resume stands strong and nobody can take that away from you.
Stay consistent AF.
Romance that shit.
Check your ego at the door.
Im tired and I don't feel like writing tonight lollzzz its 12 midnight + I gotta be up for the Today Show -- cuz I'm real AF.
-- go listen to it bitches xxx ck
+ buy this book dude: Kintsugi Wellness
and thank you for being the loves of my life x
|Jul 10, 2018|
EP 08- SHOW don't TELL: ACTIONS that translate to REAL PROGRESS
Today, let's talk on the clear difference between selflessly "doing something" and selfishly "being someone".
I've often thought of what I was taught when I was a kid growing up with a strict and tough Japanese mom -- but she was also the most loving, devout + admired mom, too.
She and my father raised us by example and Jenni (my sister and I) later took what they showed us and all became a family of honor.
We will learn about how I am in the thick of the middle, a time of learning, struggle, financial pain, and balancing businesses from LA to NY -- no this shit is not easy -- but we do it bc we love it with honor.
- How the Japanese lost in the World Cup, they gave 110% -- ganbatte! and they still bowed with honor to the crowd after barely losing 3-2.
- We learn of the Japanese people after the game, picking up their own trash + others after losing the match... they show-- they do not tell.
- The Japanese term "gaman" with great resilience and honor
- We learn from my Father, when he was drafted into the military at 18, how he moved his life forward with honorable action and integrity -- even though this was an uncertain time.
- We learn from dad, what he calls, "basics" it seems so many of us are losing: like how to properly email someone + how complaining is not the way you + to be a better team mate means to work together.
- Be on time, be prepped, do as you are told. Simple. Basic shit.
- We learn from Maya Angelou and Kendrick Lamar.
- We learn how we can be better, how we can focus on our own work and life's calling - follow your calling -- even if it is far too great of an ask -- you will never be disappointed if you give it your all.
- We can see action is the way to success, not talk. Anyone can talk and blab all they want.. but my stack of books and magazine stories will still stand the test of time + I honor myself, my work and mostly, I honor, care and value you + my contributions to society and the world.
Why I care about you? Find out in Episode 8 + have a think about what it means to be more mindful, to show others, by action and to live an even badder and better life..
I've said this before, I'll say it again -- you do not have to do what everyone else is doing.
Check out my new book Kintsugi Wellness -- I'll be on the TODAY show cooking with it!! JULY 12th 10 am hour!!
+ Dr Oz JULY 16th!
Love and care for you, keep going babes, the middle is tough, but you are tougher! xx ck
|Jul 03, 2018|
EP-07: Your Weekend Bender: Answering ALL of your Questions
I've put together a weekend bender episode (I almost wrote recipe!) haha a weekend collection of all of your juicy questions + some of these may be tomes you want and might need to hear! Sometimes the Universe sends you notes or signs you need to hear, without you knowing it... welcome Wabi Wabi Weekend Bender:
Here's what I answered for you: I want you to thrive, feel like you fit-in and you are part of my community:) always!
- How to get your business going + connected to a bigger network: tips on not getting discouraged
- The classic "style" I wear + who I'm not a fan of "fast fashion"
- Miso + Matcha notes: if you don't like these ingredients what to do!?
-Notes on being single + how to enjoy this one life the way you want to live!
- Relationships + How I feel about them: allow me to help you -- may the best man/woman win
- How to find your life's purpose: your "Ikigai" in life. How to do you.
- Who my work wives are: aka most supportive podcasting girls ever!
(Rosie + Sahara!!)
- How I worked to become the "golden girl of wellness" - a happy accident.
- Wellness + Beauty + Cooking Tips, forever - my trifecta!
- Smoothie questions! + apple cider vinegar tips
- We are a community: want your q's answered by a real deal hustler//artist? -- write in my latest IG post:
Follow my work + allow me to answer your life's burning questions: @CandiceKumai
|Jun 30, 2018|
EP 06- The Tiger Mom Survival Guide: How to Make Change + do it with Grace
🐅Tiger Mom Survival Guide:
How I struggle, how I have endured, how I have pushed myself, how I have created change --Welcome, the Tiger Mom Survival Guide:
4- how to: get back up: they’re gonna push you, punch you in the face & and you’re gonna get right back up. Show people your talents — don’t tell. Nobody cares, especially not tiger mom —-about your talking — show me something good.
Now, go crush your work week — tiger mom doesn’t care about pity — she doesn’t care about your ego— she def doesn’t care about your social feed —-she wants you to leave a real #legacy— something tangible & real — one so grand —- she’d be proud to call you her child.
Please keep in mind: all of my notes are free, actionable — take it or leave it: check out my new book Kintsugi Wellness!
its the perfect gift for self-love + acceptance, healing + humility.
See you: On The Today Show July 9th + Dr Oz July 16th!! love you xxx ck
|Jun 24, 2018|
EP 05 - How to make it BIG in Biz + Stay Real AF: The Art of Not Conforming
⚡the art of not conforming:
My career, as an artist I went w my heart, even if it got smashed, which it did many times.
As a female in the food industry, the pain/discrimination was part of my path.
This year, with new endeavors + content w @SXSW, @Forbes, @Girlboss, @ariannahuff, @iamwellandgood Council + the new book @harpercollinsus Oprah Magazine, Today Show + Dr. Oz: I’m committed to sharing my story, in hopes you can see, a girl who started from the bottom, waiting tables in college, fit modeling to pay bills, paying for culinary school on my own, this girl does it all:
Here's what we will learn in episode #5:
1- Execution trumps all talk. If you want to be a killer, you need to produce. Anyone can talk or troll, but it takes a true artist to pick up the brush, the mic, the camera, the knife, the pen + get going. DO SOMETHING, just start.
2- Ignore the haters. If I listened to all the mean shit people laid on me for years, I'd never equate to anything. You have to ignore+remember that's about them, not you. Pray for them. 🙏🏼
3- Integrity+Grit: those two things set me apart from the rest. I always did my best & never cut slack. I'm as hard on myself as I am my team. I expect excellence, that's what the reader deserves. Recipes that work, images that captivate, content that matters! Writing that changes the world, and evokes emotion, connection + action. That's what grit+integrity do. I write ALL of my own work, recipes, my site, my newsletters, I produce/direct each of my books & shoot my own content/videos⚡the art is in the artist.
4- Skills: I learned them. I went to culinary school at 22 -- I was young+thirsty. I worked in restaurants +production for years, I educated myself on Japan, nutrition+wellness. I didn't come from money, I had to teach myself skills. Much like Japan, a country w no natural resources; they were out of luck- until they realized SKILL was what they could offer the world. Guess what? At the size of California, they are still a world power today. Get some skills, use them, humbly+gracefully.
5- Humility + Grace: This is what my character is made out of. Mom + Dad taught me to love, to be kind, to be respectful. Although I hate rules, I respect everyone, even when they were shitty to me.
Grace Always Matters. You will in this life, get what you give.
Be honest, be real, and you don't have to conform for anyone 🦄
My new book, Kintsugi Wellness has 12 chapters on how to heal, mend, grow + become a better person + 50+ inspiring wellness recipes.
|Jun 18, 2018|
EP 04 - Wabi Sabi: Overcoming Depression + Being Real AF on Mental Health
Ciao from Sardinia this week!
I've been traveling the globe to interview wise locals and experts on life longevity + happiness + wellness around the globe .. this month I've been studying in Italy + Sardinia!
In order for the monks here in Ravello, Italy and throughout the world to pray, they acknowledge that dark places do exist & we can choose to do the same & make light from it.
Wabi sabi— life is not meant to be perfect.
It’s about accepting more, growing, choosing to be different — it can be so fulfilling, too.
Some Actionable Ways to Help you Boost your Mental Health + what we learn in this episode:
If you are in TV, media, modeling, publishing, the arts -- I urge you, especially the executives and producers to please start changing the face of media--- its so fake and contrived and not realistic.
The only way we can change the face of media, is if we all start making our masks off. Life is not perfect.
Please call 1-800-273-TALK or Text CONNECT to 741741 —anytime you’re feeling alone. We all have ups and heavy downs, we all have sadness & darkness & it’s important for us to share we are only human. 1-800-273-TALK. Love you always and please be well xx ck
|Jun 10, 2018|
EP 03 - Be a Real Self Made Boss: Secrets to How I Made it from the Bottom to the Top
In episode three, I’ll chat more about how to be a self-made boss + how incredibly imperfect my journey has been. Like a rollercoaster. But I wouldn't have it any other way!
Here's what we will talk about:
Keep going no matter what, I'll share you notes on my best and worst moments in the duration of my wellness career.
I love you guys + hope this can help on your journey through life! Remember, wabi wabi, it will not be perfect.
Please subscribe now, 5 star rate us and comment on my Instagram for any feedback!
Sending you love and hugs + wabi wabi forever xx Candice
Overall, just keep doing you! Don't change for anyone!
|Jun 05, 2018|
Ep 02 - Gaman: How to survive with one simple strategy: Endure
It is the beginning of the podcast launch and my whole life. I first want to share why I started this podcast.. my whole career has been a waiting game... and I have made it to a point where I no longer wanted to wait for other people at the top, that had all the money and comfort they needed, to make decisions about my career .. it was time to take my career into my own hands.. and that's exactly what I did. thanks for your support on the launch of wabi sabi!
More deets on Episode 2-13 coming soon!
comment on my IG me all your notes and questions, too!
thank you sooo for subscribing xxx always wabi sabi, ck
|May 29, 2018|
Ep 01 - Wabi Sabi: We are All Perfectly Imperfect Meet Candice Kumai your new "real deal" wellness host
It is the beginning of the podcast launch and my whole life. I first want to share why I started this podcast.. my whole career has been a waiting game... and I have made it to a point where I no longer wanted to wait for other people at the top, that had all the money and comfort they needed, to make decisions about my career .. it was time to take my career into my own hands.. and that's exactly what I did. thanks for your support on the launch of wabi sabi:
What you will learn more about is my past history of my childhood, my past and my journey to writing 6 books and becoming what Elle mag calls me--"the golden girl of wellness." I’ll dive into how I was raised as a mixed kid and how I always felt so different. I want us all to note that my life and your life are both and all perfectly imperfect. There is a pathos to life, many ups and downs and that we can all accept so much more of what we cannot help.
- How mom and dad met, a true love story
- Check only one box -- why did I have to do this as a kid? Especially when some of us are not "one" ethnicity
- Modeling -- I worked as a model from 15-28 all over the US + in Asia
- Culinary School at 22 years old -- education is key! + I paid for my education by fit modeling + it took me almost 10 years to pay the loan off in full
- Top Chef - I helped to pioneer with the first season
- Cook Yourself Thin -- NY Times #1 Bestselling book at 26 years old
- Getting an Agent -- this is crucial if you
- Pretty Delicious -- my first solo cookbook at 26 years old
- Moving back to my parents' house -- tough times!
- Instagram questions! Send me yours now on my comments for next episodes!
- Advice from my Japanese mom (she is legit the ultimate Sensei) -- Wabi Shikata ga nai
more coming on episodes 3-13 coming each week!
comment on my IG me all your notes and questions, too!
thanks for subscribing xxx always wabi sabi, ck
|May 29, 2018|
Wabi Sabi - Welcome The Perfectly Imperfect Podcast with Candice Kumai PROMO
Coined "the golden girl of wellness" by ELLE magazine, Candice Kumai, bestselling author, chef, wellness writer and former model shares with us her painfully-imperfect life lessons and experiences that have shaped her 15 year career in media, publishing, wellness, food, modeling and content creation.
Arianna Huffington recently named Candice "a Top 20 NEW role model + Kumai is proud to share with you how to transform your life, accept the beauty of imperfection and mend what feels broken --- with Japanese repair.
In short, you'll learn to shine from the inside out. Please welcome one of the most "real" girls in media crushing the wellness game. Candice has penned 6 books, sits on the Well + Good council, is a regular contributor to Girlboss, Shape, Cosmo, Bon Appetit, Men's Health, Dr Oz Show, E! News + Byrdie...and she can't wait to share how to transform all of our perfectly imperfect lives. Welcome wabi sabi and all the life lessons your perfectly imperfect heart desires.
|May 23, 2018|