Below are the tools I use and companies and services I recommend.
I’m a huge fan of Tim Ferriss. One of the things I love about him is that he gets very specific on the tools for his tactics. It’s one thing to say you meditate, it’s another to say you use the Headspace app to meditate for 10 minutes 4 times a week. The former is inspiration. The latter is execution. It's all about systems vs goals. With that in mind, here are the tools and products I use and have referenced throughout my website that help me get to Money + Happy every day. If you have any questions on these products, please message me and I will happily respond. If you see anything you like, do us both a solid and purchase them through the "Buy on Amazon" buttons below.
Granddaddy's One Pot
When my parents moved down to LA to be closer to us, my Chef dad wanted to keep cooking delicious meals but didn't want the clean-up or the clutter. My one-pot recipes pass not one, but TWO tests of laziness. One: a 73 year old granddad, who, yes, only has one pot. Two: me, a mom of an infant with approximately 3 day jobs and an affinity for long baths at night and watching Shark Tank. They're also almost entirely Paleo, gluten free, and packed full of healthy ingredients and protein. Watch me unpack my one-pot here in the video to the right and click on the "Shop now" button to the left to purchase through my affiliate link.
CAP Squat Rack and Pull Up Rig
It's inexpensive, easy to set up, can go outside and comes with Amazon prime shipping. It makes a quick workout easy and approachable. I couldn't recommend this more highly. Click on the "Shop now" button to the right to purchase this rig through my Amazon affiliate link, at no additional cost to you.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
I want to tell you I was sitting on a mountain and it all came to me. But honestly, I was listening to my favorite podcaster Adam Carolla who had on a new guest, Robert Kiyosaki. He mentioned his book (a New York Times best-seller with over 26 million copies sold). The book was Rich Dad Poor Dad, and it changed my life. Click the "Shop now" button to the left to purchase this book through my Amazon affiliate link, at no additional cost to you.
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Friends of Kim
One of the most important pieces of advice I’ve ever heard is:
You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Fortunately, I have really amazing friends. Many of them are quite entrepreneurial like me and the businesses they’ve built are exceptional. I recommend them highly and suggest you check them out.
The Novus Anti-Aging Center
My friends Stephanie and Dustin have built the go-to spot in Los Angeles for anti-aging and diet-programs that work. With customized, scientific programs designed by Stephanie, a medical professional with over 20 years of experience, their services combine medical innovation with compassionate and pragmatic care. Stephanie is a Board Certified Physician's Assistant, a Board Certified Anti-Aging Specialist with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a Certified Weight Loss Specialist with the National Academy Of Sports Medicine. I couldn't trust or recommend them more highly.
My friend Ellen is one of the most inspirational people I know, and recently left a highly paid entertainment industry job to inspire others. Her website is a plethora of advice on healthy living and really good looking food. She offers consulting services with step by step instruction to raid your fridge and get on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.
My friend Ben is not just a super talented professional animator, designer, and photographer, he's also an artist in the kitchen! Sometimes I've spent late nights looking at pictures of his food and pretending I was eating it. Now we can actually eat it! He's coming out with his first cookbook. Dinner For Mary contains AMAZING recipes for super healthy, clean, Paleo meals that he cooks for his beautiful wife, Mary, every single day. These guys are so health conscious, they never go out to restaurants, and after eating Ben's food, you might not either!
My dear friends Magda and Paul have built with their family an amazing family business consisting of full-service care for our senior citizens in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Magda and Paul have been huge inspirations to me and the Hubs on owning your own business and making it first in class. Their motto for Evening Grace is "Life is more accurately measured by the lives we touch than by the things we acquire." and that couldn't be a better way to describe them and the impact they have on everyone around them.