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March 2016 Planner
We recommend that each day should follow one important focus.
Sunday: Focus on Friends and Family
Monday: Focus on Work Life Balance
Tuesday: Focus on Ingredient Research
Wednesday: Focus on Good Manufacturing
Thursday: Focus on Business
Friday: Focus on Organization
Saturday: Focus on Mind and Body Health
Tues., March 1st: Independent research on the benefits of chocolate.
Weds., March 2nd: Read Across America Day
Thurs., March 3rd: Plan to Save - Look for upcoming monthly specials and set your budget.
Fri., March 4th: Employee Appreciation Day
Sat., March 5th: Healthy Living Day - No Sweets
Sun., March 6th: Do something special for a friend.
Mon., March 7th: Set monthly personal goals.
Tues., March 8th: Independent research on the benefits of mineral oil.
Weds., March 9th: Make sure all formulas produced for consumer sale have a batch record.
Thurs., March 10th: Book Assignment: Read Man's Search for Meaning - Look for discussion next month in Handmade Magazine.
Fri., March 11th: Clean off your desk, use file or pitch system.
Sat., March 12th: Reflect on one personal improvement goal.
Sun., March 13th: Day Light Savings Time - Spring forward.
Mon., March 14th: Express gratitude to one person today.
Tues., March 15th: Independent research on controversies of palm oil.
Weds., March 16th: Make sure there is no food or drink used while manufacturing.
Thurs., March 17th: St. Patrick's Day
Fri., March 18th: Assess Inventory, Place Restock Orders.
Sat., March 19th: Health Living Day, No sugar or sweets.
Sun., March 20th: Plan a special family meal for tonight.
Mon., March 21st: Spend 30 minutes doodling in a coloring book (trust us, it clears the mind).
Tues., March 22nd: Do independent research on Dipropylene Glycol.
Weds., March 23rd: If using well water - have the water tested for manufacturing use.
Thurs., March 24th: Identify your company's three strengths and weaknesses.
Fri., March 25th: Organize this month's business receipts.
Sat., March 26th: Buy a fitness band and focus on wellness.
Sun., March 27th: Easter
Mon., March 28th: Spend 30 minutes reflecting on personal goals and writing in a journal.
Tues., March 29th: Independent research on the benefits of argan oil.
Weds., March 30th: Update mandatory OSHA Safety Records, even if it says no injury.
Thurs., March 31st: Identify your core customers. Identify why they buy from you.