5 Things You Need to Live the Life of Your Dreams

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Do you currently find yourself living a life that you know is completely beneath your current capabilities?

Do you find yourself addicted to mediocrity rather than extraordinary living?

Are you ready to think and grow bigger?

As a Kingdom Entrepreneur for the past six years I didn’t always play big or think big. I used to self-sabotage a lot, make excuses or even shy away from large platforms. But the more my confidence grew the more I evolved and became comfortable in my own skin.

Many desire to be successful which requires one to take the stairs and not the elevator. You can not copy people’s content because you notice they gain a lot of traction and think it will work for you. I have witnessed this so much in the industry of coaching, publishing and speaking.

(Speaking at my annual Women of Standard Experience in North Carolina)

You have a unique voice and gift to share with the world and in order to be effective you must

a.) Establish your own voice
b.) Deny the copy-cat syndrome
c.) Be willing to DO THE WORK!

Your brand/business will excel the moment you make a cognizant decision to BE YOU! Many fall into the trap of becoming who others desire them to be but that will cause you to become a fraud and hypocrite.

Here are a few keys to finding your own voice:

a.) Identify things and topics that you are passionate about
b.) Develop an audience who share these interests with you
c.) Identify a problem your target audience is having.
d.) Solve the problem through a product or service you provide
e.) Incorporate your personal story in your brand

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(Signing books at one of my live events in North Carolina)

Now that we have that out of the way there are 5 things I want to share that will help you live the life of your dreams:

1. Good Health- Taking care of yourself is a must. Many fail to add themselves to their calendar and have a tendency to put others before themselves. I know we are taught to do this. But if your body breaks down due to improper diet, lack of rest, or unresolved issues that lead to spiritual, physical, mental and even emotional depletion then what good are you to others?

2. Dedication– Marry the vision- no more one night stands with your vision and goals, but you must be committed to see what you desire to fruition and perhaps tweak your message, delivery or method while remaining true to who you are at the CORE.

3. Focus- Follow one course until successful. In my book, The Entrepreneur Blueprint I share this formula: Divided focus= NO focus. Let that set in.

4. Strategy- Ideas + Strategy = SUCCESS You can have a great idea but if you lack strategy and proper timing your effort will not be successful. Many do not lack talent, potential or drive but what is lacking is strategy. This is what separates US from THEM. US being Kingdom Entrepreneurs and THEM being worldy entrepreneurs who are only in their line of work for personal gain. Sadly WEs are winning because we carry the bread and butter (anointing + gifting) lack the key thing that is needed to be successful in any industry you may be in.

5. Resilience- Never Ever Give Up! In order to live the life of your dreams you must be willing to never quit. Now, I am not saying become a “hustler” and join the “no sleep/hustle hard” team. But I am saying is you must tap into your inner strength knowing that you have what it takes to be successful and keep pressing until you see manifested in the earth what God showed you in the spirit.

Remember skill alone is never enough!

DO YOU DESIRE COACHING? Coaching is a great way to transition from clutter to clarity as well as gain wisdom needed to get you to the next dimension in relation to accomplishing your dreams and goals.

By speaking with a trained professional who has already accomplished what you desire to do is a great way to get you moving at a fast pace.

If you are currently stuck, have lost your drive, or perhaps you have so many ideas running through your head but are unsure which to implement first, schedule a 60 minute coaching session with me TODAY and get ONE FREE! This is a great opportunity to speak with me confidentially allow me to hear your heart as well as share your struggles with someone who has been where you are and can help you overcome them!

Coaching with me will also help re-position you to dream with your eyes WIDE OPEN!

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Carla R Cannon



As your Breakthrough Coach I am here to build, strengthen and encourage you from the pulpit to the marketplace on how to operate authentically and un-apologetically in your divine calling with a spirit of excellence.

This week I want to share four strategies on how to get unstuck NOW!

1. You must experience a change of mind.
The #1 reason individuals are held back is due to fear. Fear of failing or fear of success. But either way you must embrace fear and allow it to work for you rather than against you. Bishop T. D. Jakes said this once, “If your dreams don’t scare you then you need to go back to sleep!” In order to experience a change of mind you must say NO! to fear, slothfulness, anxiety, doubt and small minded thinking!

2. Acknowledge where you are.
In doing so you must self-access. Evaluate where you are and where you desire to be. National Evangelist, Paula White says, “You can not conquer what you are unwilling to confront, and you can not confront what you are unwilling to identify.” 
Remember: NOTHING changes if NOTHING changes.

3. Identify where you want to go.
Before you can move forward you must
a. Experience a change of mind
b. Acknowledge where you want to go
c. Identify where you want to go.

ACTIVITY: I want you to get out a sheet of paper and draw a straight line down the middle. To the left I want you to write, “Where I Want to Go” and to the right insert, “What It Will Take to Get There.”

Now this activity is to help you identify what you want out of life such as: Become debt free, write a book, launch a business, start a movement, get a degree; etc. Next, acknowledge what it will take to get there: Example, save money, hire a coach, develop a business plan, identify your purpose, apply for college;etc.

4. Determine what it takes for you to get there. In completing the above activity you have not only identified what you want out of life and what you want to accomplish but you have also identified what it takes to get there.

You also must be willing to:

a. Sacrifice: #1 thing you can sacrifice is your TIME. If you are currently working a 9 to 5 it is essential that you work on your personal vision for a minimum of 30- 60 minutes per day. This will help you implement discipline, accomplish your goals and lead you to living a fulfilled, purpose driven life.

You also must be willing to sacrifice your money. Understand this: If you are currently working a 9 to 5 that you do not thoroughly enjoy, instead of growing frustrated change your perception and understand that your current job is an investor of your business. Because of this job you are able to hire a web developer to design your website which creates a “hub” for your tribe to opt into and remain connected to you. No longer can you rely on social media to keep you connected to your followers. Because what if one day Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) or Kayvon Beykpour (Co-Founder of Periscope) decided to shut down both of those sites? What would you do? How would you remain in touch with your “fan base?”

b. Be committed: No longer are you to just date the vision but you must consummate it and marry it. Just as you make love to your spouse you make love to your vision as you work on it daily. Now, if you are single disregard this analogy (ha-ha!) and think of long term friendships and how they take time to nurture and develop. The same applies to your vision. You will not become a mogul, millionaire or even a social media mavon without sacrificing your time (and money) being committed and

c. Remain steadfast: Refuse to waver in your decision to pursue your dreams, goals and vision. Refuse to allow doubters to contaminate your space or cause you to think small or succumb to their poverty stricken mentality. The most powerful thing you can ever change is your MIND!

I pray you have a blessed week and remember you do NOT have to remain where you are for today is your day to say NO! to mediocrity and YES! to extraordinary living!

P.S. I am now offering Trailblazer Mentoring. See the flyer below for details and if interested reply to this email. Please note: There is a financial investment for mentorship and coaching programs.

How to Get Your Bounce Back!


As we all know life can often deal us a hand in which we were not prepared to have to play. We experience various different emotions from happiness to sadness, joy to grief, encouragement to discouragement and much more. In spite of it all the key to making the best out of life is to refuse to take things personal and know that if it is currently raining in your life the sun will eventually shine again. What you are experiencing currently is simply there to help get you a step closer to where you were destined to be. The betrayal was a part of the making of you. The disappointment was allowed to develop an inner encouragement so you can become self- motivated rather than waiting on someone else to cheer for you, you now learn how to cheer for yourself! footerpromo_panel2_0_footer-1348188273 The financial loss was only there to show you what to do as well as what not to do the next time around! In life you must know that things are going to happen but what’s more important is how you choose to respond to them that make the difference. Many of today’s greatest innovators from Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey each experienced their own personal trials and setbacks. But guess what the difference is between successful and unsuccessful people? 1907328_885803821450766_3467361399717286068_n-619x375 Unsuccessful people complain and make excuses while successful people take ownership of whatever takes place in their lives and they take on the attitude of Dwayne “The ROCK” Johnson who is famously quoted for, ‘When life throws you lemons…..CRUSH’EM!” I know we are so used to hearing, “When life throws lemons, make lemonade,” and that’s cute but it’s time to get aggressive about your future and snatch back your power and refuse to be unhappy another day of your life!


Below are a few steps on how you can get your bounce back:

  • Face life with an optimistic point of view daily
  • Never compare your process to others
  • Own your problems and develop ways to overcome and make them work for you
  • Find mentors who have overcame in areas in which you too desire
  • Listen to motivational speakers daily such as Joyce Meyer, Eric Thomas and Les Brown
  • Monitor your thoughts: Whatever you think you will do, whatever you say will become your reality
  • Be resilient in the midst of it all by refusing to give up
  • Celebrate yourself even if at times you have to do it alone
  • Develop a network of friends who support you and help build/strengthen you in your weak areas
  • Be authentic at all times and especially true to yourself
  • Love yourself as you are becoming and yet transforming into who you were created to be
  • Rejoice in every season of life
  • No matter what happens, learn from it all

Now that you have been equipped on how to get your bounce back I want you to go and execute each of them beginning now! Tweet me the step (tip) above that stood out the most to you and I will be your accountability partner to help you stay on the right track!!!   1617698_875878369122457_6893770582011439409_o If you desire a coach or mentor I would love to serve you for I am preparing to launch Trailblazers Coaching Academy on March 9, 2015 which is for the advancement of women in ministry/business to help improve, strengthen and help them develop stronger confidence levels to know all things are truly possible if we would simply use what’s in our hands to create the life we desire and deserve and share our stories from a place of power rather than pain and pity! Sign up and learn more about Trailblazers Coaching Academy today by clicking here : http://www.TrailblazersCoaching.org!

Build Your Business NOW, While Working a 9 to 5!


A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of meeting many of you as I hosted my very first Women of Standard Network “connecting” event. During this session I shared a step by step process on How to Build Your Business While Working a 9 to 5! 

I’m sure you  may be thinking, “Me? Build my business while working 9 – 12 hour days? I don’t think so!” Perhaps you are thinking about your already jammed pack schedule but I am here to let you know these three simple words: It Is Possible!!!

The truth is you have the capability to do anything you set your mind to but the question is: HOW BAD DO YOU REALLY WANT IT? How bad do you want to be successful? How bad do you want to be your own boss? How bad do you want to come off your job and create your own schedule?

Friend, I am here to tell you that if you have a genuine desire to be success and are willing to make the necessary sacrifices which need to be made, YOU CAN DO IT!

Here are the first three steps to building your business while working a 9 to 5:


Step One: Identify Your “WHY?”: Always remember WHY you do what you do is more important than what you actually do. Always check your motive. Everything we do should be done unto the Lord and not unto man nor for our own personal desires. When considering building or creating a ministry or business ask yourself the following questions:

-Why do I desire to start this ministry or business?
– What problem am I solving?
– Who is my market? (target audience)

Knowing your WHY is what will keep you going when adversity comes (because it will come). But remember your ULTIMATE why: It must be your divine calling that you are answering. Giving the Lord a surrendered YES to do what He is calling you to do and HOW He is instructing you to do it. You don’t have to know all of the answers but only have ACCESS to them.

Step Two: Write the Vision: Habakkuk 2:2 tells us to write the vision and make it plain. Verse 3 goes on to say, though it tarry wait for it. Your vision will not manifest overnight. It will take you spending time in prayer, fasting and seeking the face of God to receive full instruction on what He would like you to do and how He wants you to do it. In writing your vision you  must know that the unique part of your brand is YOU. You do not have to try to be like anyone else nor be intimidated by anyone else who’s vision is similar to yours because their brand is different from your because your brand has you in it! Remember: A goal without a strategic plan of action is simply a wish! Be strategic, spend time in prayer, allow God to give you the vision and prepare yourself to execute it!!!! 

Step Three: Focus On ONE Thing At a Time: In building your business while working a 9 to 5 you must focus on accomplishing ONE goal at a time. Remember: If you chase two rabbits you will catch neither. This brings me to a question: What or who has your focus? Are you overly consumed with helping others to the point that you are unable to focus on what God has instructed you to do? I believe it was Dee Dee (a participant from Saturday’s session) who said, “I am great at promoting others but I struggle when it comes to myself.” This is a natural feeling. Often times we can think of creative ideas for others and have the momentum to help them write and executive their vision but what about yours. It is time to FOCUS! Now, I am not saying don’t help others. But what I am saying is there comes a time when you have to add yourself to your calendar and know that delayed obedience is still disobedient. 

Also, don’t try to do multiple things at a time. I spent two years strategically building the Women of Standard brand before I branched off and began to do other things. It wasn’t until I focused on building my brand that later the events came, books, products and more. There are great benefits to being focused. I challenge you to not allow yourself to work on one thing today, another thing tomorrow and another thing next week. You must remain focused until you SEE what God SAID manifested! You can do this!!!

This concludes the top 3 steps on How to Build Your Business While Working a 9 to 5! Check out a sneak peek of the video from our LIVE session. 

To bring this LIVE workshop/seminar to your event please submit your request to: Admin@CarlaCannon.com. 

Join us this month for the next LIVE session in Greenville, NC! Click on the flyer below to reserve your FREE seat today!!!

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