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How To Handle Situations Like Olivia Pope

Working at Olivia Pope & Associates is nothing short of stressful. Each day presents new murder mysteries, sex scandals, and DC disgraces. While most of us will never have to deal with these dramas, we’re all dealt our fair share of dilemmas in our own lives. No matter how big or small, here’s how to handle them like Olivia Pope. Keep cool No situation will ever be resolved by a raised voice and a scowl. Getting upset and visibly frustrated is the easy thing to do, but Gladiators never take the easy way out. The best conflict managers are cool under pressure and never let anyone see them sweat. Take a deep breath and stay calm, collected, and level-headed. Approach the situation with an open mind and be ready to put in the long hours it may take to find a solution. Be honest Olivia is infamous for her brutal

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#ScandalThursday: Life Lessons From Olivia Pope

Olivia Pope is known for inspiring a generation of powerful women in business. We look to her for inspiration in our own careers and hope to handle situations with as much style as she does. But behind the career, confidence, and fabulous trench coats, Olivia is still a woman worth aspiring to. Apply these lessons to your personal life to round out the Olivia Pope effect. Put Yourself First Olivia relies on no one but herself for happiness and fulfillment. Sure, she dreams about Vermont with Fitz and standing in the sun with Jake, but at the end of the day, she finds her value from within. Olivia never hesitates to stand up for herself and fight for what she deserves. It’s not about being selfish, it’s about knowing your self-worth. Indulge A Little It’s important to treat yourself after a long day of strategizing and handling sticky situations. Olivia

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Career Lessons From Scandal’s Leading Ladies

If #ScandalThursday doesn’t leave you ready to take on the world, you’re not paying attention. The women of Washington are fiercely devoted to their careers and genuinely love the work they’re doing. Not to mention, they’re all pretty damn good at it. We’ve got a lot to learn from each leading lady. What We’ve Learned From Olivia: You Are Never Out Of Options Olivia never gives up on her clients and is always ready to put in the additional headaches and hours necessary to see results. No matter what you’re struggling with, there is always another angle. Don’t let tunnel vision get the best of you. Take time to clear your head, change your surroundings, and bounce your ideas off of someone else. There is always an answer if you’re willing to work for it.   What We’ve Learned From Abby: Change Is Good When Olivia went off to stand in

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Why Olivia Pope Is The Ultimate #GirlBoss

Olivia Pope is changing the way we do business. Every Thursday night, millions of women are tuning in and taking cues from Olivia as they take on the glass ceilings in their own lives. They dress like her, steal her catchphrases, and trust their gut in tough situations – it’s the Olivia Pope effect and it’s transforming careers across the country. When someone says “I’m channeling my inner Olivia Pope,” they don’t mean “I’m going to sleep with the President Of The United States.” Her name is now synonymous with hustling hard, making things happen, and being the best in the business. Her intimate involvements with Jake and Fitz keep the show’s soapy story lines afloat, but all we can see is her. We’re in awe of the way she commands a room, cooly and confidently handles political faux pas, and manages a team of Gladiators who are almost as

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#ScandalThursday: 10 Times Olivia Pope Inspired Us To Be Better

Olivia Pope is TV’s queen of Pinterest-ready inspiration. Nobody has quicker comebacks, sharper statements, or wiser words to live by. She lives to bring out the best in everyone, including herself. We could all learn a thing (or ten) from her. 1. “I am many things, stupid is not one of them.” Never let anyone talk down to you or devalue who you are. Stand up for yourself with dignified grace and defend your intelligence, skills, and character. 2. “Normal is overrated.” There’s no benefit from blending in. The greatest impact you will ever make will come when you stick to who you are and stand in your truth. 3. “I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me.” It’s simple: nothing worth having comes easy. Be ready and willing to put in the

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#ScandalThursday: A Gladiator’s Guide To Trusting Your Gut

“My vote always comes down to my gut. My gut tells me everything I need to know.” Olivia Pope is a powerhouse because she relies on no one but herself. Her gut tells her everything she needs to know and it’s the driving force behind all of her decisions. Trusting your gut is not an easy task – it’s a skill that requires hard work, dedication, and plenty of practice. These four little words will guide you to gut-trusting Gladiator glory. 1) Breathe Olivia Pope is never fazed by conference room quarrels because she knows how to get silent. She understands the importance of saying less and only speaking when she’s certain. Step out of the situation and ask yourself the question at hand. More often than not, your first impressions and initial instincts are signs of your gut going after your attention. Gut reactions are instant and don’t require

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How To Be Twice As Good As Olivia Pope

I know, I know – I can already hear you gasping at your screen. The thought of being twice as good as Olivia Pope seems preposterous and unachievable. After all, she’s unbelievably brave, clever as a fox, and a fictional character with inhuman amounts of endurance and energy. Follow her lead, but know when to make your own rules – here’s where to start. Make Solid Decisions + Don’t Look Back Olivia makes plenty of confident career choices, but her love life lacks solid decision making. Of course, Scandal would be nothing without it’s sexy, soapy lust triangles, but her tendency to flip-flop between fantasies is not a trait to take to heart. When you make a choice, stand strong in it. Don’t let doubt and regret keep you from taking full advantage of the moment you’re in. Your annoying ex isn’t going to be any less irritating the second

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#ScandalThursday: How To Unlock Your Inner Gladiator

#ScandalThursday has the tendency to bring out the Gladiator in all of us. Doesn’t everyone want to take on the world in a pastel-colored coat after seeing Olivia own the screen for an hour? Your Gladiator goals shouldn’t be limited to Thursday nights. Test out our five rules for unlocking your inner Gladiator and tell us where it takes you! 1) Dress For Success Every Scandal fan knows that Olivia’s white wardrobe represents her dedication to justice for the innocent. The way you dress is a visual statement of who you are and what you want out of life. It’s hard to walk into a room and own it when it looks like you don’t own any clothes that fit properly. And although Olivia would probably recommend it, you don’t have to wear a suit to show off your skills. Take your appearance seriously and you’re more likely to get

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