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Well, hello, my friends, and
welcome to the Get Funded with Rodney Show.
I'm your host, Rodney Walker, and I'm
happy to have you on today.
We are going to have a great time. In
fact on today, I'm going to do something different.
Instead of sharing with you one thing that
you don't know about me, today I'm going to
share two things that you don't know about me.
And I'm going to be sharing with you some information
to help you if you're considering if this is a
good time or not to become a grant writer.
Yes, I want to be answering the question,
is it still a good time to become
a grant writer. And in addition to that,
yes as always, I will be sharing with you that IQ
booster, that inspirational quote that you can use for today
to give you an added boost of motivation.
I'm going to come don't worry,
I'm going to come with it.
And we'll have a great time on today.
I'm also going to be sharing with
you some other resources that I believe
that you're going to find very helpful.
But I'm thrilled to be here.
And just think about it.
If I'm not here, then where am I?
That's what I'm wondering myself.
So now you see why I'm thrilled to be
here, because if I'm not here, where am I?
I don't know if that makes sense
or not, but here's what I'm saying.
I'm just happy to be alive and happy to
have someone like you that has decided to come
and hang out with me for a few minutes.
And I want to make it worth your while.
So with that being said, let
me dive right into two things.
I got two things.
First thing I want to share with you that you
don't know about me, that I wake up early.
Yes, I wake up the roosters themselves.
I go to bed early so I can
wake up early and I can be productive.
And so that's one of my little secrets
that I like to have to myself.
That but I just shared it with you.
Now it's not so much a secret,
you know, I get up early.
Did you get up early?
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I don't know if you get up early, but I get up early
and I like to get my game on early in the morning.
And today I said I was going to show
you two things that you didn't know about me.
So I've already shared one.
So let me tell you this other one.
This other one is connected with Hawaii.
Now, I went to Hawaii.
Let me tell you what happened.
When I went I didn't know how to dance.
I was teaching some grant writing classes
over at the University of Hawaii.
And on the last day of this training, I decided,
you know what, let me see what's going on.
I'm looking at this board, this little Billboard, and there
was a little sheet there that said Salsa tonight.
I said, oh, wow.
I've been wanting to learn how to do Salsa.
I've been taking a few classes here and there.
So I pulled a little sheet off and
ripped it and took it with me. I said, you know what?
I'm going the place that they were having lessons and the
dance was going to be at this place called Vice.
I know, right? Vice.
So I went to Vice that night.
Didn't know what I was doing, but decided
to go and take the little class.
Had a blast with the class.
Then the next thing you know, they
were dancing on the dance floor. Now I'm a newbie.
Now, mind you, I'm a newbie.
And I decided to go out there, and I got there.
Didn't know what I was doing, but, man,
I was out there doing something, having fun.
I had so much fun that I lost my mind.
Eventually there was this young lady that was
there, and she was dancing, and she was
the best dancer in the house.
Now I know I lost my mind because I went up
to her and asked her, would you like to dance?
She said, yes.
Why did I asked her to dance
And why did she say yes?
Why did she even agreed to this madness?
It was like a deer at them.
I froze. Yes.
I was so embarrassed.
I was embarrassed.
I didn't know what I was doing out there.
I felt like I had not one, not two,
not three, but about four left feet out there.
I needed some magic to help me out.
It was embarrassing.
And so let me tell you what happened.
Long story short, and I know I'm going to be
able to tell you all a story today, so you
got to come back tomorrow and pick up the rest.
But what happened was this.
I was so bad and was embarrassed so much.
I decided when I got back to my city, Pasadena,
that I was going to find some more classes, and
then I was going to master that and that I
was going to do something different to redeem myself.
I will tell you what I did to redeem
myself on the next episode, because I don't have
time to tell you all in today's episode.
But I was embarrassed and I
had to do something about it.
And that's what we do when we embarrass.
We got something grand stuff.
I'm going to give you some grant information, my friend.
I know you want to know. Hey, Rodney.
Well, tell me, is this still
a good time to write Grants?
But before I do that, let me
give you this IQ boost real quickly.
Today's IQ boost is coming to you
from none other than iGrantwriters.com.
If you're looking to hire a grant writer or
get a job as a grant writer or get
discovered as a grant writer, go over to iGrantwriters.com.
It is the place to be.
Now for our quote for today.
It's coming from David Brinkley.
He says a successful man is one who can lay a
firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
I believe that applies to both men and women.
He said men but men and women.
Somebody throwing some bricks at you, take those
bricks and line them up and build a
solid foundation for where you're going. Now.
With that being said, let's dive on over to is
this still a good time to become a grant writer?
And the answer is a resounding yes and yes, it
is a great time to become a grant writer. Why, Rodney?
Because there are more jobs than ever
available for you to work remotely.
Yes, you don't even have to go in to the job.
You can grant write in your pajamas.
Yes, your PJs.
And secondly, you can become a freelance grant writer
and become a business owner if you like and
have various clients and have them working.
And you can work on contracts or even work on retain
or project to project however you decide to do it.
But it also allows for that.
Third, nonprofits and governmental agencies
will always need money.
Grants are one of the key revenue streams.
So if you can go in and help them
to get money, my friend, it's wonderful for you.
And fourth, you can learn this skill in less than
a month and become proficient in a few months.
And fifth, you don't even have to complete a four
year degree in order to become a good grant writer.
What are you waiting for?
Go over to becomeagrantwriter.com, sign up for the
training I'm going to have today and let's hang out
and let me help you learn a bit more.
Some of you want to do
internships, go over to grantwritinginternships.com.
But whatever you do, don't sit on your
Tahoes. Get up, make plans and become great.
I look forward to you becoming
a rock star grant writer.
And on my next episode I'm going to be sharing
with you where is grant writing headed in the future?
You don't want to miss that.
You absolutely, positively don't want to miss it.
And I'm going to finish the rest of
that story that I was telling you. Okay?
So remember, be brave, be bold, be
brilliant. Take charge. And Grant nation.
I'm out of here.
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