- GoDaddy spokesperson and entrepreneur Danica Patrick spoke about her time as a race car driver, her book, and her clothing company Monday at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference.
- She also gave some advice on what to do if you start your morning off on the wrong foot.
- Don’t tell yourself it’s going to be a bad day. Stay positive and get through the busy day you have ahead of you.
- Patrick drew upon times when she would need to do “shallow” 5-7 minute media interviews during her racing days and she had someone get her in the right mindset by getting her pumped for the long day with a cheery attitude.
If you’ve ever rolled out of bed and everything from the moment you woke up has gone wrong, Danica Patrick has some advice.
Instead of telling yourself it’s going to be a bad day, try doing the opposite.
“If you can just fake it, that you’re happy, then you really end up there,” said Patrick on Monday afternoon at Business Insider’s IGNITION Conference in New York City.
“I would encourage you, when you wake up in the morning and you have some little thing go wrong – you stub your toe, your oatmeal overflows, you drop your coffee. Instead of telling yourself that it’s going to be a horrible day, which is your human nature, don’t let yourself do that,” she said.
The 36-year-old former race car driver shared an anecdote about how she used to have someone get her jazzed to do 5-7 minute media interviews she wasn’t necessarily excited to do back in the day because the “depth of them was so shallow.”
“Don’t let yourself do that when you have an overwhelming day come up or meetings all day, things that you might not necessarily be looking forward to,” she continued. “Look, you’re going to do it and it’s going to be over with. It will be here and gone in no time. You have to be positive about it.”
During her conversation with Business Insider’s chief technology correspondent, Julie Bort, Patrick also gave advice on getting fit and pushing one’s boundaries and spoke at length about how she came to leave racing.
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