There are a number of steps when it comes to building your brand. One is to pursue excellence. Be passionate about that pursuit. Don’t hold back.
Another? Stay cool under pressure. In said pursuit, situations will arise that test your merit and your brawn. Swing confidently and keep calm. Don't hack away. Envision the end goal and will the ball to the spot you're looking to reach. The fence isn't as far away as you think.
When you achieve success, other brands take notice and want in on the action.
Case in point: The Boston Red Sox. Have you ever visited Fenway Park? Once you get over the ambient force that takes your breath away whilst sitting in America's most historic ballpark, take a look around and notice all the brands staring back at you. Marketing messages are indeed abound. Ever wonder what Fenway would look like without all those bits of messaing? See below.
In a place like Fenway, they exist because each and every one of the logos that "decorate" the park are a piece of an organization that decided there was a return to be had on their investment in partnering with one of the most successful baseball franchises in the business. As a brand, the Boston Red Sox are among the elite.
On October 13, 2013, David Ortiz added to the lore with the swing depicted below. A swing that was indeed heard 'round the world.
Build your legacy. Build your brand. One swing at a time.