Following on from last weeks post, I want to let you know how successful my vocal groups CD launch was.
– We packed the venue and had over 200 people there.
– We got rapturous applause showing they liked our stuff.
– Most people wanted to take us home so we sold over 100 CD’s
It was a great event and a huge success!
I am not telling you this to make you jealous that you missed out (although that may
happen!), I am telling you this to let you know that a huge success like this does not happen by itself. So many people contributed. Naturally, the Musical Director, Choreographer, Graphic Designer and Marketing Manager had a significant input but that is no more important that the individuals singing the right notes at the right time with the
right words. We couldn’t have done it without the venue staff looking after our guests while we sang and the cleaning staff cleaning up after we left.
Also, if our loved ones didn’t support us and understand that we had to go to rehearsals every Wednesday and practice singing around the house (which is not always pleasant!), the performance would not have been as good.
So many people have contributed to making us and our event a success.
What about your success? Even if you have done it all on your own, who has given you the
space to make it happen? Who has put you on that path? Who has made sure you have the resources to do or achieve what you need to? Who keeps the tea and coffee stocked, the dishes cleaned, the motivation fired up, the ideas generating, the projects on track, the clothes clean, the technology running, the employee’s happy? The list goes on.
Once you know who they are, why not thank them? It is the little things that all go together to enable the big things to happen. Make sure you acknowledge the people who make the little things happen – because they make the big things happen.