Halloween Hustle: Monsters at Work

Recording this episode of the Kanawha Valley Hustlers podcast has been an absolute blast. Tonight, I asked our guests a quirky question, one that put their creativity to the test. As I stand here at the Embassy Suites for the Charleston Area Alliance’s Business After Hours at Embassy Suites, surrounded by the energetic buzz of networking professionals, I can’t help but chuckle at the imaginative responses I’ve received.

I approached each guest with the same question: if you had to hire a Halloween monster, who would it be and what job would you give them? The answers were as diverse as the monsters themselves.

Haley, suggested Frankenstein as a bouncer, a choice both unique and practical for a Halloween-themed gathering. Rhonda envisioned Frankenstein as a receptionist. Jasmine’s choice was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a monster capable of handling the complex dynamics of a receiving department.

Chris, however, took a different route, suggesting Bigfoot or Sasquatch as a means to scare adults away during Halloween. It’s a creative way to approach the spooky season, embracing the essence of the holiday in a lighthearted manner.

As I spoke with Owen, Austin, and Scott, their choices reflected a sense of nostalgia and personal connection. Frankenstein, inspired by a loved one’s costume, was designated the task of serving punch, while a werewolf was assigned the job of taking care of dogs. These selections brought a smile to my face, reminding me of the simple joys of Halloween.

Brittany and Owen, however, took a more practical approach, envisioning monsters from Monsters Inc. and various characters from Scooby-Doo handing out candy. Their business-minded thinking led to the idea of creating goodie bags with business cards, a clever way to combine fun with networking.

The conversation took a humorous turn with Ken, who playfully suggested Elvira in a housekeeping outfit. Nick’s choice of Jason Voorhees, known for his persistence, was designated to generate sales leads, showcasing an inventive approach to a challenging task.

As I begin to wrapped up the episode with John, his choice of Herman Munster as a bodyguard struck me as both clever and strategic. The tall, intimidating figure would undoubtedly make an impression, perfectly fitting the role. And Angelica picks the mummy to clean up because he’s never short of towels.

In these moments, surrounded by laughter and creative sparks, I am reminded of the power of imagination. Halloween, often associated with fear, becomes a canvas for inventive ideas and playful musings. It’s a reminder that even in the midst of our professional lives, there’s always room for a bit of whimsy and creativity. So, until next time, I’ll leave you with Freddy Krueger’s timeless advice: Never stop dreaming. Happy hustling!

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