There is nothing wrong with getting something off the rack. Not everything has to be a bespoke creation made just for you. Coca Cola is not going to make a special blend just for you, suited specifically to your tastes. Nor should they. Coke has to serve billions of people all over the world. It also has to have a legacy that endures from one generation to the next. None of that would be possible if they stopped to make every individual their own flavor. Besides, Coke has its own brand to consider. You either like Coke or you don’t. If they made a special flavor just for you, it wouldn’t be Coke anymore.
That said, some things have to be tailored to your specific needs. Flexibility and customizability are a part of the branding. Your anesthesiologist will customize the drugs she uses for you at the time of your surgery. It is based on specific factors she knew about you coming into the procedure and further customized based on your conversation before heading into the OR. When it comes to life-saving pharmaceuticals, the more custom, the better. Not everything reaches that level of importance but are still worth customizing. Here are three:
Vitamins and Supplements
Just as no two people take the exact same medicinal cocktail, no two people take the exact same mix of personalized vitamins. The whole point of a personalized vitamin and supplement service is to get the mix that suits your chemistry and needs the best. It is the perfect balance. And it is difficult to achieve with off the shelf options.
Another thing to consider is the quality of supplements you are getting. They are not all created equally. Some products are more easily absorbed by the body than others. Some have a longer shelf life. Some are more responsibly sourced, packaged, and shipped. And some cost a lot of money without any noticeable benefit for what is being charged.
Beyond supplements, there are other medical aids that work best when personalized such as hearing aids. To get optimal performance, you need hearing aids that are made from precise molds of your ears. Wouldn’t it be nice if frames for glasses had that level of personalization? You have to wander through a store and try on lots of frames that have been handled by everyone else. Then the frames have to be further adjusted. Sometimes, glasses never feel quite right. Fortunately, you no longer have to put up with that experience for your vitamins and supplements.
Home organization and storage is a huge industry. With so many opinions and products, it is easy to make common home organization blunders. One of the biggest blunders you can make is to try to model your organization and storage after someone else’s. There are a number of good reasons why that is a bad idea:
- You don’t have exactly the same house as someone else. Even if you are head over heels in love with what your neighbor has done by way of storage and organization, you cannot do the exact same thing because you are not living in the same space. So you will still have to heavily customize it to suit your space.
- You don’t have the same needs. Your neighbor might be taller than you and can reach things that you couldn’t. So their solutions would work for you.
- You don’t have the same stuff. Your surfboard will not store as easily as his golf clubs.
For best results, always craft a customized organization solution.
There are over a billion iPhones being actively used right now. Put a whacky case and a sticker on yours so you can tell it apart at the airport security area. You are also not the only one who left their iPhone at the restaurant. So you need to be able to distinguish it. Definitely, customize the password so you can prove you have the right device when faced with a dispute. Use a personal photo as wallpaper and another means of identification. Any tech you routinely take with you needs to be customized to within an inch of its life.
Don’t expect a tailored fit from a shirt that costs you less than $10. Just get the XL and go on about your day. That said, when it comes to vitamins, home organization and personal tech, give it the full, customization treatment. You’ll be glad you did.