Grant professionals face a lot of rejection and failures. How can we remain inspired and motivated in our day to day work and in our personal lives? How do we tap into our ‘Why’ to keep that motivation alive?
I believe, as a group, grant professionals are optimistic and motivated! We have a ‘can-do/will-do’ attitude that makes the nearly-miraculous happen – from meeting outrageous deadlines to bringing together a grant project dream team. For most of us, we are intentional about finding inspiration and focusing on what motivates us to help us through those tough patches – you know what we’re talking about — too many deadlines and combined with a rejection letter- tough days indeed.
This week on GrantChat, Diane H. Leonard, of DH Leonard Consulting, has crafted the following questions to give us, the GrantChat community, opportunities to share what motivates and inspires each of us. It promises to be a great chat that will leave you inspired!
Question Preview: Inspiration and Motivation
Q1: What source(s) do you rely on for inspiration/motivation when writing grant narrative? Why? #grantchat
Q2: What is your favorite song/playlist that inspires you? Why? #grantchat
Q3: What is your favorite quote that inspires you? Why? #grantchat
Q4: What do you use for inspiration/motivation with collaborative grant partners? How is it received? #grantchat
Q5: What do you use for inspiration/motivation with your grant team? How is it received? #grantchat
Q6: How do your mentors inspire or motivate you? #grantchat
Q7: How does the work you are writing grants for inspire you? How do you document/harness that motivation? #grantchat
Q8: How do your hobbies or outside of work passions inspire or motivate your work? #grantchat
Q9: How do you address the “what motivates you?” question in interviews? #grantchat
Q10: What links/articles/blogs would you recommend other grant professionals bookmark for motivation? #grantchat
We are looking forward to having you join us on October 20, 2015 at 12 pm ET for “Inspiration and Motivation’ on @Grant_Chat with our guest Diane H Leonard @Dianehleonard GrantChat is sponsored by Smartegrants @smartegrants and managed/hosted by @JM_Grants