We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren O Lauren and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lauren O Lauren, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
People always say that its your drive that matters when it comes to success and chasing your dreams, but I disagree. I think our environment matters more than we think, it shapes you and determines your drive. Your drive and determination is truly determined by how you interpret your environment. You might come from a very bad neighborhood, with broken down buildings and busted liquor stores, but you know what separates you from someone in a well paved neighborhood with the cul-de-sac?

All the people around you are dreamers, they have big plans even if many of them will never accomplish it. These people dare you to dream. The person in the well paved neighborhood is surrounded by people who went to college, married their college girlfriend, worked a 9-5 their whole life and then died, maybe they were happy maybe they weren’t we’ll never know. This is why some of history’s greatest success stories come from some of the most unexpected places. Some people don’t need dreams, but the people with the dreams are the ones who change the world.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I started Good Body Lifestyle we were five months deep into Covid and the world was in a Global Shelter and Place. I was working for a very popular EV company in a department that focused on “Automation”. I’ve been living in the Silicon Valley for over four years now. Everything is tech and automation driven. The world is becoming a place where human interaction is almost frowned upon, we don’t know how to socialize or interact with each other, most of us don’t have time. Depending on your Industry if you live in the US you get a 30 minute lunch, just enough time to put your food in the microwave swallow it whole, scroll social media, cry and go back to working.

I wanted to create something Human. I created an alternative to a workout or eating plan. I wanted to create something I could use myself. Good Body Lifestyle focuses on Fasting and Health, but from a Wellness perspective. In 2020 I learned first hand how your mental health can affect everything around you.

I want to help others, you don’t buy a plan and I disappear, you get my phone number and you can message me anytime, because I believe there is power in human interaction.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love getting dressed up to leave my house, Im a big brunch person. I like a little bit of everything, I like to brunch and I like to work up a healthy sweat.

Day one We are gong to Brunch at the Breakfast Club in Midtown, San Jose because they have the best food. We get done by 2pm and then we go walk around Santana Row, I love the movies so we would watch a movie in the day then hang around for drinks and music.

Day Two we are going shopping – This will last all day. Shopping is a ritual for me and I don’t have friends who don’t appreciate me going into every store and trying everything on and then coming home ordering food and tryin on everything again.

Day Three – We are going to Top Golf I went once with my friend and we had so much fun. I’ve been dying to go back , I would invite a bunch of my friends and it would become another “Fake Birthday” for me. I celebrate my birthday once a month at least.

Day Four and Five – we would definitely go to San Francisco even though I can not stand that place half the time

Day Six just chill at home and for for dinner later.

That sounds pretty fool proof to me

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My grandfather who died when I was five and my “Massive” – The people who have been following my social media tirades for years. I think my instagram followers know me better than any member of my family, they know me better than my own mother, no offense. They have supported every thing I’ve done for years, I have followers that go back to Facebook and Myspace years before twitter, before Instagram.

I really get up and stay up late every night because I want to make them proud. I do it because my grandfather never had the means or money to do anything and I want to do it for him.

Website: http://www.laurenolauren.com and https://goodbodylifestyle.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenolauren/. and. https://www.instagram.com/goodbodylifestyle/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-barnett-09b52ba/

Twitter: @laurenolauren

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=VVB3ZgT-c-f0tUC4ysMUyg&utm_source=ishare

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMCTO_tZvvaWdSCVLs_WRTQ

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