Your stepfather doesn't fly in and repeat again that you should have taken the MCAT, become a sports doctor, and could have retired by now.
There are no drunken reflections about parents and siblings who have passed over or no longer speak with you.
And you aren't required to go thousands of miles to "be with them."
For all these reasons, Halloween has become the last truly all-fun event in America. Enjoy.
Here are 5 sure bets for costumes for you public relations pros.
Rupert Murdoch Mask. The Sun God manages to ride through major scandals without long-term brand or profit damage. He is the role model of our reputation-challenged times.
Dust Jacket for "Presence" by Amy Cuddy. What client doesn't want more of that. But creating presence is an inside job. That begins with their mindset. And before they allow you to fiddle with that, they have to trust you. Although published in 2015, "Presence" ranks on Amazon at 994.
Drudge Report Logo. It's irrelevant if you're conservative or liberal. That high-traffic, influential web site has useful lessons for getting, keeping, and growing attention. Its very name has become clickbait. Some of its tactics will be perfect fits for clients. Don't turn your nose up at any of them. They work.
Kim Kardashian Wig. (Females can add cleavage.) That game keeps being marketable even though Kim is no spring chicken. The latest move is for her to titillate the media with the possibility that she might become a lawyer like her famous father Robert.
Rescue Dogs. Photos of them crowd out all else on Twitter and Facebook. Ana Marie Cox has developed dog postings as a signature. You too can create the force field that attracts love. A Dale Carnegie course might help. A fundamental taught is: Develop a sincere interest in other people. That's exactly the dog's MO.
Of course, you can leverage this family-free holiday to enhance your professional prospects. Hosing the right kind of party will do just that.