Get Funded with Rodney
Well, I hope you're ready for
another Get Funded with Rodney show.
Hi, I'm your host, Rodney Walker
And I am thrilled that you're taking some time to
come and hang out with me again.
You could be doing anything, but you decide
to come and hang out with me.
And because you've done that, on today I'm going to make
sure that this show is extra special just for you.
I'm going to be sharing some information with you on the
day that's going to help you in a number of ways.
As always, you know that I'm coming
with that inspirational quote designed to help
you on your journey, that IQ boost.
And also, I'm going to be sharing with you some
other information to help you on your Grant journey.
But as always, I like to tell you a little
something about me before I get into the thick of things.
Today's show, by the way,
is going to be focused on how you
can submit a Grant proposal the right way.
Don't you need to submit this in the right way?
If you're not getting funded and things are
bouncing around, we've got to turn it around
so that you can get funded.
So I want you to stay tuned for that.
But as always, I'm going to share with
you one thing that you don't know about
me that you probably should know about me.
Did you know that I don't
have a television in my house? Yes.
Okay, let me say this.
I have access to many televisions, but more than sitting
around looking at television all day, I have some other
things that I would rather do with my life.
So I don't watch television.
And it's a rare occasion if you ever find me doing so.
But did you know that the average American spends about
3 hours of their time every day watching television?
Now, that's about 21 hours in a week,
52 weeks in a year, times 21 hours.
That's 1092 hours.
Now let's divide that by 24 hours in a
day, and that comes up to...
It comes up to 45 hours of wasted.
Did I say wasted?
I'm sorry, 45 hours of time that may or may
not be wasted, what they call television programming, and they
do call it television programming for a reason.
And I just choose instead of doing
that, I choose to chill out mine.
I choose to do something else that is more
entertaining for me, like doing some artists or going
for a bike ride or reading a book or
doing something that's just going to stimulate my mind.
But that's enough for me.
As always, I promise you that
we give you an inspirational boost.
And I'm kind of feeling this
Jamaican thing right about now.
How about you?
So the inspirational boost today, that IQ booster,
that's going to be your inspirational quote is
coming to you from iGrantwriters.com
Now, remember, if you're looking to hire a Grant
writer or get a job as a Grant writer
or get discovered as a Grant writer.
Remember, go to iGrantwriters.com
It's the place to be.
Now for that quote, success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
That's a quote that comes from Henry David Thoreau.
And I like this quote because when you really think
about it, those that are busy focusing on not trying
to simply look for success, but literally busy doing the
type of things that help to bring them closer to
success, those are the people who usually find it.
So I want to encourage you today, not to be stuck on
thinking solely about success, but put some action.
Yes, go put some action.
Some legs behind it. Okay?
And if you do that, you will be on the winning road.
Now let me share with you those three to five
points I want to share with you today that's going
to help you to submit Grant proposal the right way.
Now, the first thing you want to do as you
are submitting a Grant proposal and you want to do
it the right way, I want to encourage you first
to do your homework before you apply.
Now, some Grants, truthfully aren't worth your time.
They aren't worth you pursuing because
they're simply not a good fit. Did you hear me?
I say they're simply not a good fit.
It's like trying on some shoes that do not fit you.
Don't stuff those feet into those
shoes just because it's a sale. Okay?
The second thing I want to encourage you
to do is make sure that you provide
the funder with what they're asking you for. Yes.
I mean, everything they're asking you for.
And the third thing that I want to encourage
you to do is to only submit proposals after
you've screened the funder with a call to ensure
that they want to receive your actual Grant.
Now think about this.
Oftentimes we're simply letting the funder screen us.
We should be screening the funder to see if
we even want to send a proposal their way.
And the fourth thing that I encourage you to do
is to call the funder to warm them up to
your project before you simply just send out a proposal.
Now too many people are just sending out proposals
hoping that the funder wants to receive it.
It's almost like going up to somebody
saying, "Hey, will you marry me?" What? Who are you?
I don't even know who you are.
You haven't even gotten to first base, let alone 2nd, 3rd,
as well as trying to get around to the home plate.
So let's warm the funder up
first by engaging in a call.
And the fifth thing that you should do
is always submit your proposals on time and
early is even better, my friend.
Yes, I said it's even better.
So what I want to encourage you to do
is to not waste time because too many people,
as they're going for Grant funding, are wasting time
by doing all their own things.
And as I share with you in that first
point that it's really important, I really want to
stress the importance of you really making sure that
you take the Cinderella factor into play.
"And what do you mean, Rodney? Cinderella factor?"
You know that Cinderella had that shoe that was placed on
her, but that time, but it was a good fit.
But the Prince went around trying to put that shoe
on everybody else and it was not a good fit
because they, my friend, were not the Queen.
So if you want to be the Queen around here
and if you really want to win, what I'm going
to encourage you to do is make sure that you
only apply to those that are good fit.
And when you do that, you win.
With that being said, friend, if you are new to
Grant writing, I want to encourage you not to miss
the four hour Grant writing workshop that I'm going to
be providing to you absolutely free sharing some of those
strategies that have helped to raise over $450,000,000.
Yes, you can benefit by that.
That's going to be taking place on February 25th.
And that's going to be free
for all of our GFIC members.
Comes along with the package.
If you are interested, make sure that you
go over to getfundedinnercircle.com learn more about GFIC.
Sign up if you haven't already signed up.
And if you're doing Grant writing as a
business, don't forget those of you that are
doing Grant writing as a business, we're going
to be having the Grant Business Growth Hacking.
I'm going to be answering all your
questions as it relates to business. You heard me right.
All of your questions as related to business is going
to be taking place in that 1 hour time frame.
So make sure that if you
haven't already signed up, sign up.
Come hang out with me on Friday.
We're going to be hanging out from 09:00 A.M.
To 10:00 A.M.
Pacific Standard Time, and it's going to be the bomb!
Last thing I want to let you know today.
Yes, not tomorrow, but today.
I want you to go come hang
out with me at becomeagrantwriter.com.
If you're new and you're interested,
maybe you're on the fence. Come hang out with me.
Find out if this is something that you should be doing.
And on our next show.
Yes, the next one.
We're going to have a great time again.
What are you going to be doing right now?
I'm going to tell you what I'm going to be doing.
I'm going to be sharing with you how
to write a Grant proposal that wins.
There are winners and there are losers in this camp.
I want to make sure that you are winning.
And in addition to that, my friend, as always, you know what
I like to tell you as we get out of this place.
I want you to be brave and all you do.
I want you to be bold.
Want you to be brilliant and as always.
I want you to take charge.
I'm out of here.
Have a great day and I will see you next time.
Get Funded with Rodney