Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness had the opportunity to speak to Lauryn Bosstick and learn from the best. From advice, to growth and lessons learned, hear what Lauryn has to say below.
If you already know who Lauryn Bosstick is, there’s a good chance your skin is glowing with gratitude! And for those who don’t, here’s your ticket to get it on the know.
We sat down with the author, powerhouse, mom, entrepreneur, and all around renaissance woman to talk about her latest book, Get the F**k Out of the Sun.
Read on to see what advice she has to give you, her younger self, and the inevitable next in the Skinny Confidential empire.
Q1. What advice can you offer to women not just within the beauty world, but as entrepreneurs who want to disrupt their industries?
A1. Just do it! Stop worrying about what everyone thinks, create a new narrative, own it, & just do it! I think just showcasing your own unique, fresh perspective is what makes people standout.
On a micro level, disruption has a lot to do with execution. It’s great to have goals but you need strategies and systems to get you there. Time batching, time blocking and a calendar are all things that can help you & keep you accountable. If you’ve never heard of the above:
- Time batching is when you do similar tasks all at once. Starting something, stopping to do something else, then restarting your other task again takes up time unnecessarily. Refocusing takes time, picking up where you left off takes time & you can avoid all that by batching. For instance, if you’re working on a project and you stop to answer every email or text that comes through as it comes through, you’re losing so much time when you shift your focus back & forth. Batching means that you set aside an hour to answer an emails ONLY. Then you set aside an hour to work on your project ONLY. It’s helped me so much with my business & personal life too.
- Time blocking will help you with your time batching! I love a time cube, but a kitchen timer works too. You set your timer for your allotted time frame of whatever your task is, then when that timer goes off, you move on. This is the key. You must move on. We could all sit and answer emails all day long, but that wouldn’t be efficient for growing a business, would it?
- Color-coded Google calendar: This will keep you accountable to all your goals and strategies. My calendar includes driving time to and from places, shower time, reading time, time with my daughter, EVERYTHING! It’s helpful if everything has its own specific color so you can know what’s next in your day at a glance.
Q2. Since walking out of those $800 sorority doors and instead launching your own blog and business, what is the lesson you wish you could share with that younger self?
A2. I would tell my younger self to launch fast and adjust. The Skinny Confidential blog took me over a year to methodically plan out and launch.
There were poster boards with colors and fonts, a trapper keeper with magazine clippings and other inspo, I hired someone to help me with the backend and it had to be perfect before I launched.
Looking back I wish I started sooner and just did it. My advice is to get it (whatever your thing is) out there, pivot and adjust to audience feedback and take it from there.
The point is, I had to pivot and adjust the blog anyways, so looking back, why not have done that a year earlier.
Q3. It seems like the title of your latest book, “Get the F*ck Out of the Sun” is one of those lessons you wish you could have told your younger self, but now that you’re here and have gathered the best tips and information on skincare, beauty and anti-aging, can you share what’s next?!
A3. My next book! (LOL) I’ve started working on my next book proposal and it will be on a subject that’s very different from skin.
A lot of people want to put women in a box and think they need to be a certain way. I want to break that stereotype so that’s what I’m doing with my next book. People can be multi-faceted and do more than just one thing on one single subject. The book will be unexpected but make sense when it launches.
We are also working on new and innovative product that will very much be niched down to what the community wants. I’m actively listening to my audience, always.