You're here because you either;
- You want your travels around the world paid for
- You have a project you want financially supported in order to take it to the next level
And if so, you've come to the right place! In this series, I will be talking about my recipe for landing sponsorship, and how I was able to obtain them for my Expedition, and even to this day. Please know that this requires patience and understanding as you try to figure out the intricacies of why you're even reaching out to companies for sponsorship in the first place. CEO's, CMO's, CBO's and investors will easily see through you if you're not committed to your project, and if you haven't done your homework.
When thinking about the why when it comes to sponsorship, please ask yourself these 3 questions;
- What is my life's purpose?
- What actionable goal am I taking to further my life's purpose?
- How will my project positively enhance the world we live in?
Not everyone is expected to know their life's purpose, and many people don't even know this on their death bed. But if you have at least a basic idea of where you're headed, this vision is what will drive you forward to commit to your actionable goal. The actionable goal might be your project or mission that will further your life's purpose. And I believe that everyone's life's purpose should involve helping others in some way. So, what is that specific project that requires funding that you don't have? Note, a dream is not a project, and the big difference being a project involves actionable measures in order to work towards a successful outcome. Once you've nailed that, ask yourself how your project will positively enhance or better the world we live in. Trust me, this will be crucial down the road and something that all companies take a keen eye to. So, school yourself and utilize Google, YouTube videos and books to help you figure it out.
Take some time to really think about the above questions. Place yourself in scenarios of when time gets rough and when you succeed to the top, and ask yourself if you are willing to put yourself through those highs and lows. You'll know whether or not you want to commit to this based on how committed you are from the start. Being 99% committed to your goal/project won't get you there. I firmly believe that one must be 110% committed to the point where no human being has the power to stop them in their tracks.
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Keep an eye out for Part II, coming soon.