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Hello, and welcome to the Get Funded with Rodney Show.
I'm your host, Rodney Walker.
And today is another great day, because on
the day we're going to make some magic.
We're going to make so much magic today
that you're probably going to look back at
yourself and say what just happened.
Yes, you might get pulled out of a hat.
That's how much magic we're going to make on the day.
I'm excited to have you on the day
we're going to have a great time.
And as always, I'm going to give you that IQ boost.
I'm going to be sharing with you some
other resources today to help you on your
grant journey, especially your grant business journey.
In fact, I'm going to be talking to you today about
how to launch a grant writing business the smart way.
Now we've done it the other way, right?
We got to do it the smart way.
That's what we're getting ready to do.
And I'm also going to be sharing with you
today something that you don't know about me that
you should know about me that may surprise you.
And I also got a great quote for you today.
Yes, that IQ booster is going to give you
a great quote that's going to help you.
So I want you to stick around.
In fact, I want you to think about who
you're going to share this show with, somebody else.
Besides, you need to hear this show.
And I want you to think about it.
And before the show is over with, I want
you to get ready to send it over to
them so that they can hear it as well.
It'll help them, too.
I'm just excited about life.
Excited about you.
And with that being said, today, my friend, you
can make today whatever you want today to be.
And I'm hoping that something will be said that will help
you today to decide to make today a great day.
You can make whatever you want it to be.
Why not make it great?
That's what we're going to do.
We're going to make it great.
Let's make the magic together.
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Yes, we can make things great when we make our
minds up to say that's what it's going to be.
In fact, I want to share with you
one thing that you don't know about me.
That one thing on today that you don't
know about me is that I actually, yes, I
actually have a playlist for just about everything.
Everything I have a playlist for.
So I have a hustle mix.
When I need to get my hustle on, I play that playlist.
And it helps to motivate me to hustle harder.
I also have a make it happen list
when I need to make some things happen.
I play that list sometimes when I'm going for
my walks and I need to be more reflective.
I have a reflective list.
Do you have a playlist.
I want to know about your playlist.
Won't you tell me what's on your playlist as well?
And with that being said, let's go ahead and
go over to IQ boost for today.
That inspirational quote.
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Today's quote is coming to you by Ray Goforth.
He says there are two types of people who tell
you that you cannot make a difference in this world.
Those who are afraid to try and
those who are afraid you will succeed.
Wow! A lot of truth to that.
You got to watch your tail what your vision
is, because some people will try to squash it
and others will try to wash it away.
But you got to believe that that
what you have inside of you.
Just bringing the beat.
In fact, be quiet.
Don't even talk about it.
Just make it happen.
Oh, you got to do that.
Sometimes you'll be surprised.
You share your vision and ideas with someone
and they'll run off with it sometimes.
But that's what you're supposed to do.
You've got to do it.
We're dependent upon you doing.
That what you're supposed to do.
And I want you to be brave
today, my friend, and make that happen.
Let's get ready to go over to our Power Charge.
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And let's go over to this Power Charge.
Today, I'm going to be sharing with you
how to launch a grant writing business
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Enough doing it at the wrong way,
so the smart way is this.
Here's what it is.
First, I want you to think before you act.
So many people just act instead of thinking.
And so we want to think about what you're going to do.
And I'm going to suggest that you
do a one page business plan.
Start with that because it's a great way
to just map out where you're going.
Secondly, I want to encourage
you to develop a strategy.
Now, there are so many different strategies.
There's no one strategy.
And that's why it's going to be important
for you to start educating yourself and learning
about different potential strategies that you may take
so that you can run with it.
But we want to get a game plan
so that we know where we're going.
We're not just walking around anywhere, because if
you don't know where you're going, any place
that you are will get you there.
And any road will get you there, and
we don't want to operate like that.
Third, I want to encourage you to get a team
working the unsmart way is going at it alone.
You need to get a team to assist you.
No man or woman isn't all in unto themselves.
And by having a team, that team can be virtual.
That teammate play one small part.
For instance, maybe you're not good at bookkeeping.
Someone on your team may be an accountant.
You don't have to do everything.
So I'm going to encourage you
to look at developing a team.
And four take classes to get new knowledge and skills.
Marketing, networking, sales.
Those are some definite things you may want to get
some training in because most people go into grant writing
thinking that I'm going to do a grant writing business
and they don't know how to do a sale.
So when somebody's thinking about coming to them to give
them some money, they don't want to close the deal.
You got to become skillful in that or you be hungry.
And I don't want you to be hungry, my friend.
The fifth thing, get a Mentor. why are you going at
this by yourself when you don't know what you're doing?
Get a mentor.
And there are so many mentors out. I'm one of them.
There are other people find someone that resonates with
you that you know that has already done what
you're seeking to do and learn from them.
No need to reinvent the wheel.
And with that being said, I want to
let you know that we are accepting applications
for our VIP Business Apprenticeship program.
You can apply. And guess what?
You and I might get an opportunity to work together.
Just go over to grantcentralusa.com, go to that contact
page and let us know that you're interested.
I'll be honest with you.
We don't accept everybody.
But go and check it out.
Look at the link that says coaching and
learn more about the apprenticeship program and see
if it is a good fit for you.
Now, if you don't know anything about writing a
grant, then you need to learn that first before
you try to do the business, don't you think? Yes.
So maybe check out the Rising Star program first.
And as you matriculate your way up, maybe
then we can look at you as a
potential candidate for the VIP program.
Now, I want you to know that
we can help you wherever you're at.
And you may want to check out some of the resources
that we have over in the Get Funded Inner Circle.
They can help you to grow, help you to become better.
Now that's some great news for you.
Before you go, listen to this.
The great news is that we have a brand new show
that is a podcast that's coming your way real soon. Yes.
This podcast is called Grant Writing
Today, not Grant Writing Tomorrow.
Grant Writing Today. Yes.
And if you go over to grantwritingtoday.com, my
friend, there's another podcast waiting for you.
A new podcast waiting for you to help you
learn more about this whole grant writing thing.
I'll be bringing you interviews.
You'll get an opportunity to hear from funders, you
get a chance to hear from other grant professionals.
What are you waiting for?
Go over there and check it out.
Right now, we're having a great
time and I'm excited about you.
Remember, connect with me on social media.
Yes, I want you to connect with me on social media so
we can hang out and visit me over at grantcentralusa.com
All of the social media account information is
at the bottom of the footer page. Go check it out.
Let's connect. Let's hang out.
And on my next show, my friend, I'm going to
be talking to you about the number one mistake new
grant writers make when they are applying for grants.
You don't want to miss this because most likely,
if you don't know what I'm talking about, you
might be making that mistake and all.
I don't want you to keep making these mistakes.
I want to see you get funded.
And how do we help you get funded?
We help you get funded, my friend, by fixing the leaks.
Fixing the mistakes.
Doesn't that make sense?
If you got a leak, we got to fix it.
We don't let water just keep coming out
because that means money is going out.
So we fix the leak so that you can be better, so
that you can do a better job of grant writing, so that
you can attract the customers and the clients that you want.
And if you're nonprofit organization and you know,
you got some leaks, those proposals are not getting
funded the way you want to get them funded.
Let's hang out because we can
help you to turn things around.
Now here's what I want to tell you.
You can't be afraid to invest into yourself and get
the knowledge that you need so that you can succeed.
Did I just run? Hang up.
I won't even try to do that. And I just run.
Okay, so here's what I want you to do.
I want you, my friend, to make sure
that you stay tuned for the next show.
We're going to hang out.
We'll have a great time, and as we
do so you are going to get better.
Now back to that person that I
want you to send this show to.
Have you decided who that person is going to be?
Did you think about who that person is?
I hope you did, because right now
I want you to get their email and let's forward this over to them.
They'll be like, what is this?
You can say, hey, you can thank me later.
Check this out. Until we meet again, my
friend, I want you to be brave.
I want you to be bold.
I want you to be brilliant and take charge.
Great nation. I'm out of here.
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