There's no way anyone is going to pull anything over on you this week; you recognize deception and lies from a mile away, and don't hesitate to say so. Some may call you cynical, but you know it is simply healthy skepticism. One little problem with your dim view of the world is that is can lead to a temporary depression or feeling grumpy for a good deal of the time.
Fortunately this influence is short-lived! So don't permit yourself to get too far down that deep, dark hole. Instead, apply some of your self-discipline to your writing, speaking and networking. Keep plugging away on projects that are already started -- you'll make a lot more progress than you think. Slow, careful thinking and communication are the keys to turning this challenge into success. Speak in short sentences and one-syllable words, and clarify any misunderstandings right away. The results you receive from this period may be delayed, but don't let that worry you. When the time is right, they will come.