Networking is humdrum. Handing out business cards is a waste of time. And if you lack self-confidence, smiling and shaking hands with others may be one of the most terrifying things you’ll ever do.
I know how you feel. I’ve experienced the pain of rejection. And it came from the people I trusted most.
But you can’t give up on humanity.
Why? Because you need connections to succeed – not just in music, but in any endeavor.
Even if you have the best music in the world, if you have no one to share it with, you can’t grow your fan base.
Though you might resent those who pass you by, especially if it’s because they have better connections, the reality is that you can’t build a career apart from the help of others. You need fans. You need a team. You need support. And if you’re playing in a band, you must ensure that every member is every bit as committed to a singular goal as you are.
If you have the courage to act in spite of whatever mistakes you might make, you will find yourself establishing more connections than ever before.