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Barbara Corcoran in Bathing Suit Says "I Sure Can Swim"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Barbara Corcoran is a businesswoman and a panelist on the hit series Shark Tank. She recently paid homage to Martha Stewart's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover on Instagram. Corcoran posted a photo of herself posing in a swimsuit similar to Stewart's. She captioned the post, "I can't cook, but I sure can swim." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Barbara Corcoran stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Works With A Trainer

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Corcoran broke down her typical schedule with The Cut. She says that she works out with her trainer each morning. "My trainer Margaret walks in the door," she says. "Thank god, or I would never work out. We do the mat downstairs for an hour, and then I throw my clothes on and walk over four blocks to the office."


She Reduces Stress

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Corcoran shared some of her tips for reducing stress with The Cut. "Most of my friends have expensive shrinks. I don't spend a dime on that. I work out and it gets rid of all my problems. The other thing I do is garden. I pot plants on the terrace. I'm a potter. Nothing is better than pulling up weeds, potting bulbs. I just find that my stress melts away."


She Makes The Most Of Her Day

Corcoran shared her productivity tips with Inc Magazine. She says that she always tries to make the most of her time. "Like every entrepreneur, I'm pulled in way too many directions, and I often feel like a puppet on somebody else's string, jockeying my time between family obligations, helping the entrepreneurs I've invested in, filming Shark Tank, and flying to motivational speeches in multiple cities. Too much on your plate gets in the way of building the business you dreamed of having when you first started out. Lucky for all of us, time is reliably fair and doles out 24 hours a day to everyone, but it's how you make the most of it that really counts."


She Listens To Herself

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Corcoran tells Entrepreneur that she makes sure to always listen to her own instincts, rather than other people's. "I didn't listen to any advice. But I find now when I invest in new businesses the good ones listen; they're really excited. They ask questions [and for advice] and then they go out and don't do any of it. Because in the end, they listen to themselves. That's what all my good business entrepreneurs do. The ones who are taking careful notes, I know I'm going to lose money, because they don't have their own core. They don't listen to their own counsel. I listen to everybody, but I do what comes from my gut and feels right."


She Has A To-Do List

Corcoran tells Inc that she uses to-do lists as a form of productivity. "I organize my to-do list to accomplish the growth I care so much about. It helps me avoid feeling like a jack­rabbit jumping from one task to another and not completing the important things first. I make my to-do list at night, transferring items I couldn't get done that day. I also email items to my assistant as I think of them when I'm traveling or outside the office. I rate the items in order of importance: A, B, or C. The A's are where the gold is."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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