Considering I will be jobless (but still with financial responsibilities) very soon, it would be amazing if i could get some help by way of sponsorship. And I figure any contribution would be so wonderful and helpful.
So what have I done? Well, I’ve realised that I have a story to tell, one which I believe many people in the world can relate to. Considering thing, I thought it would be a good idea to begin by calling magazine publications for yoga magazines. Who knows - they may want to write an article about it when this is all done and I am beginning my new life as a yogi back in Australia?? One can dream!
So I’ve called the publishers for Yoga Journal and Yoga Life thus far. The woman at Yoga Journal gave me a flat out “No!”. But, I did gain some useful insight into what they do and don’t sponsor. For example, if i am holding an event one day, then they would be happy to send some magazines out which I could distribute on the day as a free gift. I think that is really cool and will be sure to keep that in mind. They also pay for articles when people send them in and choose to publish them - but that’s about as far as they are willing to go with me!
I also spoke with Collin from Yoga Life. What a wonderful man. Although he too said no to sponsorship, Collin and I chatted for some time about my venture and he seemed genuinely interested in what i was doing - offering suggestions for how i could seek employment when I get back to Oz etc. He even said he would be happy to post this blog on their FaceBook page to help gain some more interest. What a lovely a lovely thing to offer. It’s a great reminder of the good people who are in the world.
In summing up today’s post - what I believe is so magical about the world is the opportunities which exist if you just open your eyes to them. Yes, both magazines said no to my original query, but look at what I have learned and gained from calling just these two people. Imagine what could be achieved if I kept going. xxx