Know – Show – Grow

Everyone is aware of the fact that today’s economy is challenging in ways many have never experienced. From this chaos emerge two approaches in dealing with these growing challenges:

  1. Lie down and die. Blame circumstances. Make excuses. Wait for things to change. Hope for the best. See what happens.
  2. Decide to make a difference. Research. Network. Try new strategies. Try again. Make some changes. Try again.

If the best approach isn’t obvious to you at this point … stop reading.

However, if you’re interested in a new strategy that can enhance your results, try this one. It requires very little, if any, investment other than your time and creativity. Make it a team project to garner even more creative ideas!

Take a look below at the weekly and monthly celebrations that October offers for various promotions. Consider customer incentives, discounts, promotions, employee competition, signage, brochures, ads, etc. Get creative! What do you have to lose? In fact, you might be surprised at what you may have to gain!

Look over the list and make something happen this month!

Week #1

  • No Salt Week
  • World Space Week
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Customer Service Week
  • Universal Children’s Week
  • National Work from Home Week

Week #2

  • Teen Read Week
  • Great Books Week
  • Kids’ Goal Setting Week
  • Emergency Nurses Week
  • National School Lunch Week

Week #3

  • National Food Bank Week
  • Freedom of Speech Week
  • Freedom from Bullies Week
  • International Credit Union Week
  • National Character Counts Week

Week #4

  • Halloween
  • National Magic Week
  • International Magic Week
  • National Businesswomen’s Week
  • Peace, Friendship & Goodwill Week

Monthly Considerations

  • Fire Safety Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Book Month
  • Family History Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Clock Month
  • Class Reunion Month
  • Church Library Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • National Carmel Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • American History Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Children’s Magazine Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • National Pizza Festival Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Adopt -a-Shelter-Animal Month
  • Women’s Small Business Month
  • National Down Syndrome Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month

About Harry K. Jones

Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.

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