Lean into Growth and Challenges of the Journey - Grant Writing Simplified Episode 107, Teresa Huff

Leaning Into the Roller Coaster of Growth and Challenge [Episode 107]

"We can’t base our value or success on the high and low extremes. At every level we’re going to have challenges that will stretch and push us. Lean in and enjoy the journey."

Happy Birthday to Grant Writing Simplified!

This month I’m celebrating TWO YEARS of the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast! How crazy is that!!

I was scared to death to start the podcast two years ago, but here we are over 100 episodes later and it’s been a blast.

I’ve met some of the most incredible people all over the world because of it, and some amazing grant writers have gone through the Fast Track to Grant Writer VIP Program.

It’s been quite a ride. Whether you’re new or you’ve been around a while, THANK YOU for being a part of the journey!!!

The Growth and Challenge of Nonprofit Work and Grant Writing

Grant writing – and all of nonprofit work, really, is full of highs and lows. 

The highs are awesome, like winning your first grant. Or the hundredth!

The lows can be pretty discouraging and isolating sometimes.

But the thing is, we can’t base our value or success on those extremes. See, there’s not really a finish line. At every level we’re going to have challenges that will stretch and push us.

We all started with that first grant. I kept going, kept practicing, and kept improving. Then different projects came along and those presented new challenges. 

Then last week I stepped into an ENTIRELY new challenge and gave a TEDx Talk! That was a completely foreign experience for me, but I had a blast and am so grateful for the opportunity. (And I can’t wait to share the video with you when it’s live!)

All these accomplishments are cause for celebration, and the lows are a great education. Strangely enough, though, we may not ever feel like we’ve “arrived.” Once we reach one level, we’re working toward the next. And I’ve realized that’s an important part of the journey.


Challenge Question:

What is your next step? It can be big or small, but take the step! Send me a message and let me know. I’d love to cheer you on!

If you need help, book a 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference!

Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let’s get you moving!

Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I’ll help you sort out the next steps for your organization.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz:

If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world.

If you’re ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you.

Resources Mentioned:

  • TEDx Talk – Coming soon!

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