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EP 25 - The Courage to be Disliked + How to use Your Bravery + Courage

Hoping we can all start sharing more on the courage to be disliked ... to explain what this means, its a new book I've been reading - focused on: separating tasks + learning of yours and theirs learning to live life for yourself unhappiness vs happiness why life is not a competition + how to feel you have value -- because you do!! :) + sometimes, not sharing is the best share -- living to just simply be. flew in late, gotta be up early for a shoot, in my beloved, NY thank youuuu for...


EP- 24 How to: Trust More🙏 The Best is Yet to Come, Believe it ✨

One of My Long-time Secrets to Chillin? Trusting & Knowing the Best is Yet to Come, that's what I'll be doing, because its all I've got. My life is imperfect, its full of sh*t, that's right + I try to make the best out of it... Here's what I try to do to keep moving it all forward and living a life, the one I've always dreamed of xx Pioneering is the only thing that really keeps me going -- I don't look around much, I only try my best to look inside + look forward. Here's What we Will...


EP 23- The Practice 💛That Changed my Whole Life: 💖✨Grace + How to Use Grace, Everyday

hi friends, ep 23 has arrived! had to take a mini break last week bc shit ain't perfect here -- I was on the mend for a few personal things xx all is going to be all g x with all of the hate we've been seeing all over the news these days, its becoming hard to believe that we implement very little to stop hate from being published all over the web. I've got a few haters who love writing negative comments about me, when they have no idea what it's been like to walk this line for 15 years....


EP 23- This is Just a Note - but it's all I've got this week x

Doing a weekly pod is hard... I had no idea I was in for such a ride or die ... especially when you give so much of yourself as a public persona... I learn so much everyday + especially how imperfect life truly is, for all of us + its more about jus figuring shit out//learning - on the reg. Perhaps we have to do our best to let things go and not take anything personal ---perhaps we can learn to give more grace + be empathetic + compassionate -- I am far from perfect, but I'm always open to...


EP 22- I'm Busy Gettin Rich 💵: 80 Branding Deals in 8 Years 💵

I’m busy gettin rich - dizzy how I signed 80 branding deals in 8 years & you can, too: What we will chat about in this week's pod: Simple Steps to Greatness: you've got this ladies, keep growing, learning + being amazing human beings xx ck check out my book Kintsugi Wellness + Leave a podcast review + a book review as your gift back! xx ck


EP-21 Dear Girls 💌 Sometimes you Win... Most of the time, You Learn 💎

how learning is your guidebook to winning + how losing is the greatest gift you can open-- we can learn so much -- strategically, losing is winning bc it helps you to re-direct your sails, re-focus and re-strategize... humility is also key in this process and as a girl who has come up on her own through scrutiny and struggle, I share with you how we can better win and lose, together xx - it is still very much a man's world, wabi sabi -- and we live in it -- we must accept this -- we can do...


EP 20 - 👊How to REBUILD Your Life Now⚡: 🇯🇵 What I learned from an Atomic Bomb Survivor 🙏 Wabi Sabi

Konbanwa from Kyoto! I'm out here shooting a health and wellness documentary in the motherland+ wanted to share with you parts of my studies here: Here's what we will learn about this week: 1-How to Rebuild your Life -- what I learned from a Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor, Mister Nishi teaches us a transitional and broken moment in history + how he overcame. 2- How to Rebuild your Whole Life + stop complaining + start moving it forward 3- Simple and actionable advice on how you also can...


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...


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 -How to know when to make a big life’s transformation & transition -How to win by always using girl code & staying chill -How to practice the Japanese traditions of: “Shikata ga Nai” it cannot be helped & “Wabi Sabi” - perfectly imperfect - Take time to reflect on your life + write yourself a love letter - What was life...


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 Sign up for my Newsletter: CandiceKumai.com + follow me on Instagram for all new upcomings and the Wabi Sabi Tour xxx ck


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 my full motivational interview for you: let this be your fire + allow me to pave the way with grace x Please love and comment away on my Instagram to support + share my story of adversity with two best friends! Your follows, likes and comments DO count and means so so much to me when you comment and like! I read each of your comments +...


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 +...


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,...


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? Yep, that's what it says us millennials think... 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! Sites...


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...


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! the Dalai Lama says: “The planet does not need more successfulpeople.The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds." -Dalai Lama What NYC has taught me on the weekends + how you can continue to do it +...


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...


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. Build it. Grow it. Stay consistent AF. Romance that shit. Check your ego at the door. Im tired and I don't feel like...


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,...


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...