We’re supposed to be the grateful ones, right? In the best of situations, we’re paid to do what we love and have fun doing. And if we’re smart, we always thank our clients and everyone (engineers, agents, etc) who made it possible for us to have that magic moment.
But the best of times are made even better when those people turn around and express gratitude! “Thanks for getting this done so quickly!”, or “You ‘got it’ almost immediately…made our job a lot easier.” And one I don’t think I’ve heard till today from a happy client: “Thanks for working us into your schedule on short notice!” Wow…I thought that was just part of the job (see previous post about “sounding alike”).
What’s even better about that even better than best of times? Knowing that your demo got you the job before you even knew you had it.
And you want to know what makes that “best of the best” even better? …finding out that your 20 minutes in the studio is going into a national spot with a one-year buy at very generous rates!
The only thing that could possibly add to the better best-ness of this scenario will be when the client calls me back for another gig. And since this is the second job the studio has recommended me for in three weeks…I have a postive vibe about the possibilities!
If I’m honest about it, maybe that whole “positive vibe” feeling has something to do with all the above-mentioned. There had to be something there worth remarking on, didn’t there?
— over and out —