The following is a promotional trailer for Mark Batterson’s newest book, ‘If.’ Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, The Grave Robber, and A Trip around the Sun, as well as a dozen other books.
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson can be found at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
On the inside flap of the book it reads, “That tiny two-letter word is the hinge on the door of possibilities. Some of us are stuck in if only, living lives marked by regret.”
At the end of our lives, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. Start now by caring less about what people think and more about what you think.
- What if you started that business?
- What if you told that special someone you loved them?
- What if you apologized?
- What if you followed your passion?
- What if you stood up for yourself?
- What if you let the other person win the argument?
- What if you worked less?
- What if you took better care of yourself?
- What if you asked for help?
- What if you changed my perceptive?
- What if ….
What do you think? Join the conversation and tell us your ‘What if’s …’
Brands play a big role in our culture. They inspire and motivate us. Not everything is based on price. If it were we’d all be driving a Chevy Spark. Thankfully, that’s not the case, we like our individuality. We like Apple, Nike, and Amazon because they speak to us. We like Ford Mustangs and Dodge Challengers because we like our muscle cars. We like fast and furious.
While supermarket store brands can save you money often their package design leaves a lot to desire. The package designs often lacks imagination. Leaving it to appear weak next to branded items.
If it’s not weak, the next worse thing is it’s a copycat intended to mislead us while shopping. Did you know studies show approximately $2.1 billion of annual grocery sales can be attributed to accidental purchases? The top five categories of products that led to the biggest share of confusion: canned goods, beverages, bath products, hair products and over-the-counter medicines. And while we consumers make the mistake of buying the wrong brand might be affected, we’re not the only one’s suffering. A few of the big name brands hurting: Del Monte, Campbell’s, Green Giant and Hunt’s.
- Are you one of the mis-lead shoppers who has purchased a copy-cat product?
- Did you keep it or return it?
It’s your turn. What do you think? Do you purchase supermarket brands? If so, why? Did you find the supermarket brand in our photo? Could they improve on their package designs? Share your thoughts in the comments below.