It used to be a given that young men would rent a tuxedo to go to prom. I remember having my date ask me what color I was wearing so that he could coordinate his bow tie and cummerbund to match my dress. How the times have changed!

Now, not only does the gentleman not need to rent a tux, he may instead buy a suit especially designed for the prom occasion. And his selection has as many colors as the girls’ dresses: cool blue, purple prince, Mr. Pink, white knight and even stars and stripes. Who is going to need to coordinate with whom?

For $79.99 (before coupons!), the guy can pick up a suit-in-a-box at Kohl’s and have fun wearing something special for the special occasion. It is a niche that has been overlooked and if they even remotely fit someone, it could be one that takes off.

Open your eyes to the possibilities: there is nothing that is set in stone. You would be well suited to consider where money is being spent and see if you can redirect those funds toward you in a creative and out-of-the-box (or, in this case, inside-the-box) kind of way.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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