Sunday, July 26, 2009

Blank Page Syndrome


After all this time in consulting, my largest problem remains blank page syndrome. This is when someone asks you to create a deck out of nothing. No previous projects to leverage, no similar experiences to draw on. Sometimes I feel like my mind just shrinks away from the challenge.

Of course, given coffee and and a looming deadline, I more or less always get something together, but sometimes I feel like I am not quite getting it.  Is there some secret consulting method that I have missed somehow, that allows people to effortlessly turn out pages, whilst I slave away at my computer? I always assumed I would have it figured out by now.

I guess there is always something more to learn. Please, be forthcoming if you know what I am talking about. If not, chalk it up to weird thoughts at half past midnight on a Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, you are most definitely not alone. If you find a cure, please share it with us.