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â€œWhen we are whom we are called to be, we will set the world ablaze.â€?
Tell us about your business, and when did you launch.
How did you transition from employee to entrepreneur, what was that like?
What has or who has influenced your life the most?
How do you define success?
How are you living courageously and confidently?
What would you like to accomplish in the next 3-5 years? What's your vision?
What keeps you inspired personally?
What have you learned from your journey thus far?
What advice would you give career women or entrepreneurs?
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What advice do you have for people who are interested in writing a book?
How long have you been working on your self-help book?
Is writing your full-time job?
Who should read this book?
What life experiences have you brought to this book?
Whatâ€™s next for you?
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Karlena L. Wallace: It’s a pleasure to have you part of our 2014 Foodie Issue. When thinking of your work — good cooking and eating well comes to mind. How were you able to leverage your style sense and turn your passion for food into a thriving career and business? Candice Kumai:
KLW: What were the steps you’ve taken to create a career you love?
KLW: With your brand, everything seems conspicuously pulled together in a contemporary and trendy way. Is this indicative of your personal style? How would you describe your brand?
you don’t speak up nobody will hear you.’”
KLW: Being the youngest chef to compete on Bravo’s inaugural season of “Top Chef” at age 23, your career blossomed early. What was that experience like for you and how did it shape your career?
KLW: Your online presence gives a glimpse into your life and is an extension of your voice; was it a deliberate move to be transparent? How does your online community impact your business?
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KLW: You’ve been coined the next inspiring food guru of the millennial generation; considering busy schedules today, how should we obtain optimum health and wellness through food?
KLW: You have accomplished a great deal — from being on national television to writing highly coveted cookbooks, what would you say has been an integral part of your success?
KLW: For those who might want a career in the food industry or as a respected author, what strategies are essential to being distinctive and honing a unique voice in the market?
KLW: Your latest book, Cook Yourself Sexy: Easy Delicious Recipes for the Hottest, Most Confident You, was released last year, tell us about your writing process. What did you want readers to take away?
KLW: You’re now a regular judge on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”, a contributing editor at Shape magazine and monthly columnist at Men’s Fitness magazine, how do you envision your brand growing in the future?
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Tell us about your journey to becoming a bestselling author.
When did you know it was time to become an entrepreneur? How did that transition happen?
Letâ€™s talk about your get up and go harder manifesto. Tell us about your process for helping others push beyond their limitations.
For new authors and entrepreneurs it’s sometimes difficult to build communities. What have you done specifically to take your brand to the next level?
What advice would you give those defining their place in the market, but uncomfortable sharing what they’ve been through?
When people think of you what do you want them to remember?
When you want to unwind, how do you relax and reset?
Tell us about your food passion. When did the love affair begin?
What's on the horizon for you and your brand?
What's your favorite dish or dessert to make and why is it so you?
What's a day like in your work stilettos?
Thoughts on food: Breakfast: Two scrambled eggs with fruits or oatmeal with milk Lunch: Brown rice with chicken, either grilled or stir-fried Snack: Banana and peanut butter or fruits; from grapes to pears Dinner: Salmon or steak with freshly steamed vegetables
Itâ€™s all about variety so workouts are fun. Run a few miles or play basketball or 45 minutes of circuit training (different exercises timed for two minutes) at least four times a week. Warm-Up: Light jog for two minutes and then high knees for one minute
1) Walking lunges with dumbbells 2) Jump squats with medicine ball 3) Side lunge rotation and mountain climbers 4) Repeat 1-3 (one more time) 5) Abs 6) Stretch
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Thoughts on food:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup of oatmeal with mashed banana, honey, cinnamon and blueberries Two eggs and three egg whites Lunch: White albacore tuna with mustard (low in calories instead of mayo) plus onions and almonds on a bed of spinach Late Lunch: Chicken breast with a side of brown rice Snack: Fruit, apple with almond butter
Dinner: Salmon with a vegetable like asparagus or mixed veggie
1) An hour in the gym 2) Mondays and Thursdays are leg day 3) Tuesdays and Fridays are arms/back day 4) Wednesday is all cardio: treadmill stair stepper and elliptical 5) Saturday and Sunday are rest days
Breakfast: Cup of steel cut oats with four eggs (sometimes I mix in avocado and spinach) or protein pancakes made from two eggs and two bananas Lunch: Spinach salad with chicken or tuna, olive oil and vinegar for dressing
Thoughts on food:
Snack: Almonds, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberry mix or a can of tuna Dinner: Spinach salad with chicken or salmon, strawberries, pecans, goat cheese and low sugar raspberry vinaigrette dressing
30-45 minutes of cardio (running or elliptical with intervals and incline and intensity every five minutes), plus 30-45 minutes of weight training focusing on a different muscle group each day. Day 1: Upper arms, upper back, abs, squats and lunges Day 2: Lower arms, lower back, abs, squats, lunges Day 3: Quads, glutes, inner and outer thighs, hamstrings, abs Day 4: Focus mainly on bicep, tricep, and abs Day 5: Full body - light training Day 6: Cardio - 60 min and stretch Day 7: Rest
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