Tom Brady is set to appear in his seventh Super Bowl on Sunday. Trying to win his fifth ring. HIS FIFTH RING. That’s a total underdog story for a guy taken in the very last pick of the draft. A guy who split time in college will become the greatest quarterback to ever live when he hangs up his cleats.

It’s the second straight season a 39-year-old quarterback will start in the Super Bowl. Except this year, we’re not even talking about retirement.

Compare that to me, a 42-year-old entrepreneur who has never played an NFL game, let alone a college game. In different scenarios, we both started from nothing. We both weren’t expected to have successful careers. I’ve got a long ways to go to become the best digital marketer to ever live, but like Brady, I’m always striving for greatness.

I am confident in my craft and am confident that every time clients and prospects put the ball in my hands I’ll be able to lead them down the field for a touchdown.

A Born Winner

There’s a reason his nickname is Tommy Terrific. I’ll give credit where credit’s due to Eli Manning for getting the best of TB12 twice, but Brady is a born winner.

When he wins this week, he’ll go down as the GOAT, the greatest of all time. He wasn’t born into football royalty like a Manning brother. He worked and worked for everything he had. Nothing came easy. Sitting seventh on the depth chart at Michigan to fourth on the depth chart when he got drafted in 2000 to backup quarterback until 2002 that who knows what would have happened if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt.

It’s a whirlwind of a story. One that who’s guts and resilience and fire remind me a little of myself. I didn’t come from much. I had to work long hours and extremely long days to earn a fraction of what I’ve earned today.

But as many of my clients have said, and a quote from Tom Brady, “this is the best decision your organization will ever make!” He said that when he was drafted, and I hope that all of my clients at Digital Agency believe those words.

I have the utmost confidence in my team of digital marketers, just like TB12 has the utmost confidence that his line will keep him protected and his defense will make big plays when the game’s on the line.

All Eyes on Tommy Terrific

He’s led some of the most amazing post-season and Super Bowl comebacks in history. He’s brought his team to the finish line more than any other quarterback. He’s 39 years old.

All eyes will be on #12 from the moment the ball is kicked off to the last whistle of the game. He’s the Golden Boy, his awards and achievements list is longer than almost any other player.

People love to hate the greats. In today’s world of social media, people love to argue and the naysayers love to say that there are many more players deserving the same category as Brady. Don’t let them fool you.

Just look at his stats next to Joe Montana. Keep an eye on those Super Bowl numbers. With a win on Sunday in Super Bowl LI, he’ll solidify himself as the most accomplished quarterback that’s ever played…if he already hasn’t.

Patience Is A Virtue

Brady knows the value of patience. Brady knows how to overcome hurdles. I’ve overcome dozens of hurdles throughout my life, grinding and hustling to become successful.

You can say that Tom Brady has been a Cinderella story for all of football. I’d have to agree. Some would say that my story is regarded as a Cinderella story. Our local SEO company and website design firm started off slow and has since become an industry leader. That’s something we have in common with the Golden Boy.

To be successful without the most talent in the world, you have to be patient. It’s not going to happen overnight. It takes blood, sweat, and tears. And after it’s all said and done and you’re ready to retire, you’ll retire as the best.