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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.

A simple way to get unstuck

My high school soccer coach had a saying that I love: If you’re not in possession, get in position. 

In other words, if you don’t have the ball, move to a different place on the field where you’ll be open to receive the ball.

The same principle applies to you.

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