KFC’s New Chicken Drumstick Corsage

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KFC’s recent publicity stunt involves drumstick corsages. Yes, drumstick corsages for prom! Appealing specifically to teens, these corsages have been presented to young women as their classmates ask them to prom and they are posting their responses on Twitter with the hashtag “#putawingonit”.

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Is this crazy, or genius? So far, it’s proving to be genius because everyone is talking about it, especially on Twitter. The official U.S. Twitter account is retweeting the various posts by fans of the new corsage, putting the message out there that even young women are ordering them for $20 and accepting the unique “promposals.”

Regardless of how serious this product is, it’s fun to talk about and honestly, it’s pretty smart. Do you know how busy prom night is for young women? They have to get up early for their hair and makeup appointments and spend most of the day super busy, so a snack you can wear on your wrist is trumping the whole Lunchables tactic. Just kidding, it’s kind of gross, but hey it’s been fun to think about.

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Why Your Comfort Zone Needs To Stop Existing

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In business, you basically can’t afford to even have a comfort zone. It is too limiting and makes you inflexible. It keeps you from meeting new people, building new connections, and getting yourself out there where success is happening.

If you believe that you have a comfort zone, at some point you’ll have to get to a place in life where you don’t allow it to exist anymore. This doesn’t mean you should lose all inhibitions and go wild; it just means that you have to be aware of the moments when you set up imaginary boundaries and prevent yourself from doing something new and exciting just because it makes you feel a little iffy or nervous.

When you start attending seminars, workshops, and business conferences, you realize why it is important to eradicate the comfort zone. You may be wary of making friends now, but you’ll soon see why that won’t work for you once you get out there and start introducing yourself. These networking opportunities are very powerful because you have that one opportunity to put a face on your business and to brand yourself.

Think about the people you may have already met so far. Did you meet a guy in a Hawaiian shirt? What about the woman in the sequined blouse? They are memorable because they pushed past the so-called comfort zone and were willing to stand out in the crowd. Even if you’re not much of a talker, you can still wear something that is out of the ordinary and you can let it do some of the talking for you.

You’ve likely got an amazing business idea and you need to build a team of highly qualified individuals in order for it to grow. You’ll have to dissolve your comfort zone so you can share more about who you are, what your vision is, and start attracting like-minded folks who want to work with you.

Besides, nothing truly amazing every happened by staying in a nice, safe circle. Break out of it and start welcoming new and exciting events and people into your life. Challenge yourself to take risks that will reward your business as well as your ability to enjoy each new day.

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