Thoroughly Uninspired

Well readers, I didn’t do well on my Stats exam. Let’s take a moment for the shock that the professor managed to grade that exam overnight! Further, our biggest tradeshow of the year starts in less than a week, so the stress is piling on. Add to that a paper that’s due in about 2 weeks comprised of content that has yet to be submitted from some group members, and I’m thoroughly uninspired. I keep trying to find the cool marketing tactics in day-to-day life, or the really interesting MBA ah-ha moment, but quite frankly, I’m too stressed to see the interesting things right now. This is nose to the grindstone time, and it’s a little disheartening to feel like I have no creativity.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! I leave for Las Vegas in just a few days, and some GORGEOUS prints arrived for the office. I feel like I’ll snap out of the funk after an invigorating walk around the tradeshow floor. For now, I’m taking Seth Godin’s advice about writing to relieve writer’s block.

On another note, I’ve been asked about my workout habits by several different colleagues today. The questions are generally phrased as, “You must work out, you walk fast, ” or, “Wow, you have a lot of energy… do you workout a lot?” This is usually said while trying to keep pace as I make my rounds between the offices, or trying to follow the words racing furiously out of my mouth. I tend to think that I walk at a normal speed, and everyone else is just slow, and maybe it’s not that I talk fast, but others should listen faster? 🙂 Either way, I’m apparently determined to pass my frazzled state along to anyone who crosses my path.

So, any other tips for getting my inspiration back? I’d contemplate for an answer on my own, but I’ve got to run!

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