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May 14, 2019

The day will come (or maybe it has already) when you and your team are going to be up against a massive deadline. As you inch closer to that deadline, you may start to feel the effects of what I call the Stress Spiral. This happened to me and my team recently. A Stress Spiral looks like this: looming deadline, pieces coming together, then something slips out of place, then something happens in your personal life to knock you off balance (because big deadlines seem to have their own special kind of gravitational pull), then you begin to put the pieces back together, and the cycle begins again only faster. Sound familiar? As you spiral, you may come back to moments of clarity and purpose, but then something slips out of place, and you're off again to circle back around. In this week's episode, I'm sharing how I handled a recent stress spiral near-meltdown, thanks to a surprising source of help. Announcements: I have room in my calendar to take on a few executive coaching clients. If you'd like to learn more, email me at If this podcast brings you value, and you'd like to support its continued creation, it would mean the world to me if you would become a Patreon supporter at this link: