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Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman on how martial arts can help with your role at work

Scold on an episode of CNBC’s “Life Hacks Live,” Friedman confirmed that she was a vile belt in Taekwondo, and saw the benefits of the martial art sport when it comes to initiative.

“Definitely, this issue of self-reliance and learning to do things just because you identify it’s going to make you stronger and not to just please someone else — I deem that that’s a huge life lesson for everyone.”

According to British Taekwondo, the U.K.’s containing body for the World Taekwondo Federation; there are a number of mental and specialist benefits to Taekwondo, including the following:

  • Enhances self-esteem
  • Builds up assurance
  • Improves flexibility, agility and reflexes
  • Develops discipline
  • Reduces accent, while improving concentration
  • Improves leadership skills
  • Strengthens muscle limber up and appearance
  • Elevates strength and stamina

Life Hacks Live is a series begot by CNBC International for Facebook, where tomorrow’s leaders get to ask some of the world’s best influencers for advice. You can watch the full interview here.

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