From the beginning of the project, I was very frustrated. I wasn't frustrated because I disliked the idea o of the project, but things weren't turning to a positive path . To begin, all the ideas I had when put under the mental rubric were never, ever, going to be feasible nor viable. On the other hand when they were, they weren't even desirable to me. After what I believed were one too many trials and errors, I thought my head was going to explode. I spent way too much time digging into every single detail, I really wanted my pitch to be perfect, but how could it even be decent when the product I was proposing didn't even exist? Then I realised, that the best ideas, and the most well known brands and products came as solutions that their creators found to their own day to day obstacles. That is when I felt a light bulb turn on in my thinking, and I started jotting down everything that I disliked, and I found just what I most liked. Once I decided on having a card business where people could pre-create the design to a card to write a letter on I was ready to proceed.
I really thought that I was going to write the best pitch ever, I was really excited and I loved the product . For personal reasons I wasn't able to actually do the pitch in front of the class. This to me was the worst thing that could ever happen I just kept on thinking, how can you transpire that passion to ultimately SELL your idea, if you have to do it through a piece of paper? How do you sell the emotion, and the essence of what you want your brand to be and stand for? I spent hours complaining over and over on how I was destined to fail instead of actually attacking my frustration.
I realised something extremely valuable, I loved the concept of my product. It was an idea that was close to my heart and what I actually stood for as a person, I had been so excited brainstorming ways to execute it and had found myself genuinely thrilled . It doesn't matter how or where , but when you transpire passion for anything, it is most probable that your excitement will actually be contagious in this case, to my potential coworker. I regret SO much, sitting down in my computer through countless nights having anxiety attacks about how I wasn't going to have the same opportunity as my other group members to advertise their own ideas instead of getting my head in the game and transpiring that passion I had into making the best of my situation. I had to work against the clock to get my pitch done, and I feel that though I tried to give emphasis on how much I wanted the product, I had already let that frustration and negativity transpire into my attitude towards the assignment. Though I may be very disappointed with the way that I managed to accomplish the project, I am thrilled to have been able to learn and find out the roll that emotions play when communicating with others, and how if you want to sell an idea you must find a way to take your feelings towards it and transmitting them in a way that the person who is listening wants to feel it too; and you can trust me, its much harder than it seems.