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Habits of Powerful Women (Part 2)

June 12, 2017

Preparing for big meetings

Williams:

“I love to listen to rap, trap or hyphy music before negotiations. These chants and beats give great motivation for me. Also, my mother usually sends me a part of the scripture via a text message between 6 and 7 a.m., to inspire me.”

Patterson:

“I make use of index cards. I usually compile a heap of index cards for a certain speech and staple them together. Then I type them up. The following process of preparation is crucial for me.”

Squeezing in exercise

Founder of the Cook Law Group, Candice S. Cook, 37:

“I try to exercise during the day. I usually have lunch at my desk so that I can have the opportunity to leave earlier and do a workout. In case I can’t be on time on my Pilates class, I just walk 10,000 steps.”

Patterson:

“I have my way of combining stress-relief and exercise. If I feel stressed, I make a sprint across my neighborhood. I keep switching walking and sprinting – I walk a block, sprint a block, walk a block, sprint a block and so on.”

Hughes:

“I was a volleyball player in college, so it was simple for me to develop a workout routine. I know what exercises I need to shape my body. I run, bike, do yoga and I’m a member ClassPass, so I have access to a lot of fitness studios.”

Getting inspired

Atis:

“I follow the latest trends to keep my mind fresh. There were cases when it gave a push to some excellent new ideas.” 

Williams:

“One of my greatest achievements in terms of my career was making the agreement to bring connectivity to a minority population in San Jose, California. You can’t imagine how inspired I was when the following  project was successfully completed. There’s nothing that motivates me more than the results of my work, especially when I can influence the lives of others in a meaningful way.”

Staying focused

Hughes:

I complete each assignment in small chunks. I set up a timer for 15 minutes and give the outmost focus on what I am doing. When 15 minutes are gone, I take a break. I also have 2 to-do lists – one is personal and one is for business.”

Cook:

“I utilize an approach called Eat the Frog First. You can probably understand by its name what it is about – you should do the thing that you don’t want to do first. This way you will get a boulder out of your way first and then proceed to the things that you really like. If there’s a huge task that I know I need to get done right now, I’ll work hard to complete it or at least make it look less fearful by starting working on it.”

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