Nine times out of ten you'll dust off the brain cells that interlink with different techniques and be able to bring together a working strategy. On the tenth time you'll wake up one of your friends in the middle of the night because she's a much better product shooter than you are and they'll give you the "magic formula" that saves the job and you deliver on time and the client thinks you're a hero. Only they just expected that you'd deliver on time and on the money. Because that's what you do. Because you are a professional photographer.
And no matter how weird this industry gets it still beats the heck out of digging ditches or being president. With ditch digging you'll always get mud on your shoes. And when you are president at least half the people think you're always wrong. Good night.