Our lives our full.
As an independent artist/composer, one of the biggest struggles is figuring out how to stand apart from the crowd, how to rise above the noise.
Creative Collaboration is a Relationship Business.
Relationships are built one at a time. And, like a seedling, each requires engagement to grow.
Neglect a relationship and what happens?
It will wither and die. It may not happen tomorrow. Without the necessary nurturing the results will always be the same. It is next to impossible to rekindle a relationship that has lost its connection.
A way forward:
When I was young, I was always taught to say thank-you. It is a simple gesture that carries enormous weight. The value obtained vs. the effort spent cannot be overstated.
When you say thank-you, you are acknowledging the other person and keeping the door open for future interaction.
If you want to be known, to stand out from the crowd: take a few minutes to send a thank you note (preferably handwritten) whenever possible. Make it a habit.
There is no way to calculate the goodwill (and potential opportunities) you will create.