Hollis dedicates this chapter to the importance of having a strong foundation for success. She sets out by using an analogy to describe what happens with most women: a woman is like a glass vase that is being filled with water — where water, in this case, stands for all the good things that happen in a woman’s life. Hollis claims that women have a tendency to care too much about the people around them, and that they act like a half-filled vase that can rock about, spilling some water onto the things around it. This vase eventually falls and breaks into many pieces. She advises women to behave like a vase that stands firm and waits until the water that flows into it fills it up, and starts overflowing into its surroundings. By acting in such a way, women will be able to nurture the people around her without compromising her own stability. In other words, she urges women to first concentrate on getting healthy, getting their personal space in order, building a great community, developing great habits, and establishing a morning routine.