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Overwhelmed? Try this.

As I write this, I’m on a flight to Las Vegas to give a keynote at a Salesforce/Tableau conference with 8,000 attendees.

It’s one of 6 events I’m doing in less than 7 days.

In moments like this, it’s easy to get frazzled and lose myself in overwhelm.

There’s a practice I follow to ground myself that I’m going to share with you. It comes from an unlikely place: bullfighting. (For our purposes, I’m going to set aside the cruelty of the “sport” and instead focus on the idea).

It’s called querencia.

The power of saying what you really want

A friend recently shared a story of her traditional British upbringing that illustrates a universal problem in how we communicate.

It centered around an unspoken family rule about the last biscuit. During family gatherings, when only one biscuit remained on the plate, a subtle yet intricate dance would unfold.

You’re not the gatekeeper of my dreams

When a friend shared his dream of becoming a speaker with me, he was alive with possibilities. He envisioned himself on stage, not just delivering speeches, but inspiring a wave of transformation within organizations.

As a frequent keynote speaker, I saw his spark and connected him with a seasoned industry professional—someone in a position to complement the guidance I had already been providing.

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