“I would’ve loved to have the opportunity to kind of start my self-exploration earlier in my twenties. I feel like I really had my head up my ass until I was about 38.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba are the stars of some of your favorite films, but they're also badass entrepreneurs who turned their business dreams into reality with both GOOP and The Honest Company. With the launch of Apple Music's new series Planet of the Apps — a sort of Shark Tank meets The Voice, where developers pitch their app ideas to win funding — Gwyneth and Jessica, along with Will.i.am and Gary Vaynerchuk, offer their advice to founders as they compete to win.
In celebration of the new series, we had Gwyneth and Jessica share some of their greatest ~life advice~, discussing everything from soulmates to their favorite words of wisdom. Here's what we learned.
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Jessica Alba: If you could re-do anything about your 20s, what would it be?
JA: What would it be—who would he be?
Gwyneth Paltrow: Exactly. I was just trying to pick which one.
JA: [laughs] I’m just joking!
GP: No, literally! I was like, which one?
JA: Because that would be my re-do.
Gwyneth: How do you start off each morning? I am curious about this.
JA: I have two different starts of the morning cause I go through phases of exercising, and phases of not exercising. So my phase of exercising is I wake up early and I go to the gym when I’m still blurry-eyed. But I always take like, a tea, so I’m drinking that to try and wake up on the way to the gym. I sweat it out for 45 minutes, [and] I come home by the time the kids are waking up.
GP: Wow. That’s commitment.
JA: It’s early, but that’s the only way I can see them and then go to work and do everything.
GP: How long do your workout phases last before you lapse?
JA: Sometimes it’s a few weeks, sometimes it’s a few months actually.