Remember what makes you unique
Nearly every NCAA team has some kind of social media presence. If a smaller school pulls off an upset, it might be the first time most of the country hears about them. When the spotlight shines brightest, schools should stay true to themselves.
Zach Seidel, the director of media relations for UMBC, is a perfect example of this. During the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the UMBC Retrievers became the first-ever No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed when they beat the Virginia Cavaliers — a team that had only lost two games all season long before playing the Retrievers.
As the game progressed, fans started turning to social media, where they found a hilarious string of tweets. But as Seidel told USA Today after the upset, he didn’t deviate from his usual social strategy.
“I was like, hey no matter how many followers we have, let’s do the same thing so the people who do follow us have a good time and know that we’re not robots,” he said. “We have a personality.”
You’ve got a personality, too — and you know what works best for your driving habits and home goals. You might find mapping out your insurance research in a spreadsheet jives with your analytical mind, or it could frustrate you to track everything that way. If you work remotely and find youeself barely driving around, telematics may be the best choice for you.
Living in an area with frequent inclement weather may cause you to purchase additional insurance for hurricanes, earthquakes or other disasters. Unique traits, such as serving in the military or being a good student, can also score you a nice discount.
It’s important to recognize your individual strengths, areas of improvement and what motivates you. That awareness helps not only with your insurance but also with future financial goals, such as buying a new car or home.