Need sponsorship proposal help?
Do you keep procrastinating on putting it together?
Well I've got a great tip that makes creating your sponsorship proposal easy.
Here's a little story first...
Four score and seven years ago when I was but a wee 18 year old...
I got a job with a water delivery company and I was ecstatic.
Good pay, good benefits, and ladies love a man in uniform, haha.
Just deliver some water and blast Metallica while driving to the next address.
Nothin' to it, right?!
Turning Procrastination Into A Sponsorship Proposal
Carrying a 50 pound bottle of water on your shoulder all day, delivering it to homes and businesses (especially old buildings with no elevators!), is not the easiest thing in the world, hah.
Harder yet, for me anyway, was the amount of organization that was needed. This, at the time, was not my strong point.
Worst of all, my tendency to procrastinate made everything several times harder.
Telling myself, "No worries, I'll just do that thing later. That one too. Hmmm, and I'll skip this one for now..."
Constantly feeling overwhelmed when I was finally faced with getting those things done.
The huge pile of tasks I had to do seemed insurmountable (creating your sponsorship proposal might feel the same!)
If I wanted to keep my job, and my peace of mind, I needed to learn how to prioritize, and fast!
I asked coworkers how they did it and they basically said "Well, I don't know. You just do it." haha. So that wasn't especially helpful.
I asked friends and family for their methods, I read book after book, and tried all sorts of things, some more effective than others.
Some just totally worthless
After a ton of trial and error, I finally came up with a simple way of organizing things that made all the difference for me.
I call it "Worst Things First".
How to use it
Here are the steps:
- Write down all the things that need to be done, in no particular order (such as creating sponsorship proposal).
- Go through the list and mark the most important items.
- Write the list down again, this time in order of importance, and number them. Put the most important tasks at the top. If two tasks are equally important put the worst things first. Meaning, put the one you really don't want to do first.
- Start working on the first task and nothing else.
When you're done with the first task cross it off and move on to the second one, and so on.
Never skip a task. Work on them exactly as they are ordered until all tasks are completed.
If you don't finish a task then put it on your list the next day.
If you don't have enough time to accomplish everything you write down, that's fine.
The beauty of this process is that you're always accomplishing the most important things.
So even if you don't finish everything, you're constantly achieving the goals that are most important to you.
Like for example...your sponsorship proposal.
And by finishing the worst things first the rest of the day only gets easier.
After I used this process on a daily basis my performance at the water company increased dramatically and I regained my sanity.
I spent several successful years with that company before moving on.
And I still use "Worst Things First" to this day. I use it any time I have several important things to do.
How this will help you create a sponsorship proposal
You're here because you're looking for help with sponsorship's.
And one thing that fighters, and people in general, procrastinate on when trying to get sponsored is creating a sponsorship proposal.
There is a ton of stuff to do...think about what you have to offer a sponsor, research the companies, contact the companies, determine mutual value, and on it goes.
It's a daunting task that requires many steps to complete. Which makes it easy to procrastinate on and then you end up nowhere.
So write down all the steps you can think of. Write down all the things you need to complete in order to create your sponsorship proposal.
Then order them using what you've learned in this article.
Start working on that first task of your sponsorship proposal and don't stop until it's done.
If you only end up completing two or three steps, shiiet, if you just complete one, you'll have finished the most important thing on the list.
Which puts you so far ahead of where you started, it ain't even funny, honey. Plus, it only gets easier from there!
Use it in your daily life too.
If you want to work on your footwork, punching power, speed, etc., use it to prioritize your goals.
If you have a project at work, use it there. If you have errands to run, use it for that.
It can be used for anything, even water delivery!
And to make it as easy as possible, I have created a nice little bonus for you.
It's a "Worst Things First" cheat sheet that makes creating your sponsorship proposal even easier.
Print it out, pin it up, or carry it with you so you can reference it when procrastination starts creeping in.
Click the image below to download the cheat sheet.
The final step
I want to help you as best I can. So riddle me this:
What part of creating a sponsorship proposal are you putting off? Tell me in the comment section below.