5 Ways to Dream with Your Eyes Wide Open

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One of the keys to successful living is to be purposeful, intentional and focused on what it is you say you truly want.

In a current virtual training entitled, 13 Days of Power I share 5 Ways to Dream with Your Eyes Wide Open. So many are finding themselves living depressed and unfulfilled lives but I am a fervent believer that we have more control than we give ourselves credit for.

Sure, we may not be able to control what happens to us but we can partake and be responsible for what happens in us. In the midst of hurt we can choose not to be offended. In the midst of divorce/transition we can choose not to be bitter. In the midst of a job layoff we can choose not to be depressed but instead tap into a new level of creativity and turn the current obstacle into an opportunity.

Below are 5 ways you can position yourself to live the life of your dreams:

1. Surround yourself with people who are where you desire to be- Instead of being intimidated be inspired.

2. Change your routine- Study what successful people do: Wake up early, workout, be strategic, guard your time

3. Revisit your vision often- This will keep you motivated, inspired & activated (as well as moving forward)

4. Get a mentor- It is impossible to change your life without a spiritual midwife

5. Create declarations for where you desire to be-Write them in present tense and read them aloud daily.

Join me tomorrow for Day 4 for 13 Days of POWER on Periscope @CarlaRCannon!

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5 Principles Entrepreneurs Must Activate in Their Business

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As a Kingdom Entrepreneur it’s essential to incorporate key principles and core values into your business.

On page 137 in my best selling book, The Entrepreneur Blueprint I define a Kingdom Entrepreneur as the following: “One who has fully committed and submitted both their natural and supernatural gifts to the advancement of the Kingdom of God.” 

One thing I want to ensure is clear is that our gifts are not limited to the four walls of the church. However, all that God has placed on the inside of us is to bring his glory, presence and love into every person we encounter.

This week  I conduct a live training on Periscope entitled: IGNITE SUCCESS TRAINING where I shared (20) Principles to IGNITE Trailblazing Success in your business. Today I will only share (4); you can feel free to connect with me on Periscope @CarlaRCannon to watch both Part I & II of the training for deeper details and discussion.

I began by sharing the definition of the word: IGNITE which means to set something on fire; or to give life or energy to something or someone. When you are set on fire; or have life poured into you it’s impossible to remain the same, or become comfortable in your current state.

As an advocate for Sisterhood and Kingdom Entrepreneurship it is my mission to blaze a trail to help others keep their brothers and sisters “lit” in an effort to up-build the Kingdom of God. black woman1. Give your story time to develop: As a new entrepreneur it’s essential that you pace yourself. Too often we are in a hurry to make a dollar without first establishing a core message with our audience (which is our story)

POINT 1: Your story is the number one connector to your audience. Before people can buy from you they must first be able to relate to you.

2. Spend time developing YOU: Too often we try to build a business without first building ourselves. You are no good to your customers/clients if you are broken, distracted and live a private life full of chaos. Whatever you have going on in your personal life if left unattended will bleed over into your business.

POINT 2: Before one can lead, they must first learn how to be led.

3. Invest in a mentor/coach early on: Why wait until you find yourself stuck, in a rut or burned out to reach out for help? Think prevention rather than intervention. In life we all need help, however, no one person has everything you need. This is why it is important to focus on one key area in your life at a time rather than having a coach for this and a coach for that all at once; at least when you are first starting out. Too many voices can do more harm than good. At the same time always be open to wisdom and sound advice that can help you both personally and professionally.

POINT 3: Always remain teachable.

4. Perfect your craft before you put a price on it: Too many are using the lives of others to practice their business which is a big no no. Too many are packaging mess and putting a price on it. Ensure that what you are offering has substance that can literally transform the life of your clients.

POINT 4: Your Purpose is NOT your hustle.

5. Never despise small beginnings- start where you are with what you have. – Who said you need money? You have a gift. What I’ve learned is that many people I come across feel they have a money problem when the truth is they have an idea problem. Tapping into your gift un-apologetically can lead to great wealth if you will commit to a lifetime of learning and becoming content (not complacent) where you are and with what you have. Use what is in your hands and be willing to sacrifice now so that you can enjoy life to the fullest later.

POINT 5: You have everything you need to begin right now. Lean in.

If you enjoyed these 5 tips click here to watch me teach them live: 

https://www.pscp.tv/CarlaRCannon/1YpKkdkrOmZGj?

Next, check out part II by clicking here: 

https://www.pscp.tv/CarlaRCannon/1zqKVbdYYkPKB?

If you found this information to be beneficial and would like further guidance I would love the opportunity to serve you! To schedule a one on one Breakthrough Coaching session with me: https://carlacannon.com/trailblazer-1-on-1-coaching/.

I am currently offering a BUY ONE GET ONE special when you purchase a (60) minute session with me. I look forward to working with you!

Inner Circle, Outer Circle & Balcony Sitters

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We are the sum total of the individuals we spend the most time with.

As we prepare to enter into a new year it’s important to do what I call a ‘Circle Check.’ In doing a circle check people fall into two categories. Either those you are connected to are an asset or a liability.

If they are an asset they add to your life. If they are a liability they are taking away from your life. Either way it is up to you to give people proper placement in your life.

You have those in which you will grant direct access (these are typically your spouse, close friends, spiritual advisors), then there are those you have to deny certain access to (these can be mentees and those in which you are called to serve) and then finally there are those in which you simply have to place in the balcony (as my sister, Real Talk Kim categorizes it.)

Those in which you give direct access to you may answer their phone calls immediately knowing they will value your time because they respect who you are, what you are called to and are there to add to your life not deter you from your destiny.

Next, you have those in which you may have to deny personal access to however, you may be there for them professionally. These are typically clients or mentees in which you are called to however, you may have to develop boundaries and keep it professional to ensure you are respected for the role you are called to serve in their life.

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Finally, there are those in which you have to place in the balcony and they may be family members and even long time friends. They mean well but fail to respect your time, lack focus and tend to bring you down from your wall of building and becoming all you were created to do.

When inserting people in the proper place you in return upgrade your life because you have not only upgraded your circle but you become clear on the roles certain people are called to serve in your life as well as you in theirs.

Here are the benefits of placing people in their proper place:

  1. Frees you from clutter- It is time to get rid of space fillers. Become more selective by valuing who you are and who you grant access to.Never be so anxious for friends that you allow individuals to come in who do not share your core values.
  2. Expands your level of thinking- Fill your circle with individuals who are smarter than you.Don’t allow them to intimidate you but understand that your network determines your net worth.
  3. Prevents you from shrinking back. When you fill your circle with other visionaries and water walkers then the spirit of competition and jealousy is rare. You want to surround yourself with others who are productive are not only dreamers but also EXECUTERS. They don’t just talk the talk but they walk the walk!
  4. Positions you for greater: If you are the only one in your circle walking in favor and opening doors for everyone else and they are simply riding along reevaluate those relationships.Relationships/Friendships should be of a mutual benefit. Meaning I come into this friendship with x,y,z and you enter in with x,y,z.

    Develop a vision for the type of friend you desire to be and the type of friends you desire.

    1. Know the difference between friends, fans and followers. Bishop Jakes calls them comrades, constituents and confidants.Friends have your back and are what I call your “Ride & Live.” Having them around makes life so much better.

      Fans are those who follow from afar and simply love and are often amazed by what you DO not necessarily who you are.

       

  • Followers are those who support you but you don’t have them in your personal space or inner circle. They support your movement but aren’t necessarily those you would invite to your home (your sanctuary and only available for those in your intimate circle.)
  1. Increases your faith– You want friends in your life where great things are happening in their life to the point that it increases your faith as it relates to what God is doing for you!It’s no fun to be the only friend experiencing financial breakthrough while others in your circle are hooked on struggle which often originates back to mind set.

    This is why you find rich people filling their circle with other rich people because statistics prove that rich or successful people think differently from poor or unsuccessful people.

 

REMEMBER: Law of Attraction: We attract what we are not what we desire.

Reprogram Your Mind/Redirect Your Life

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It is important to feed our minds daily. Truth is a lot of our battles take place in our mind therefore we must monitor what we feed it. Some of us need to undergo a mind renewal/detoxification. How do you do this? By feeding your mind only things that will help create an atmosphere (your environment/personal space) for WINNING.

Here’s 3 Ways You Can Implement NOW to Change How You Think & View Life:

1. Monitor what you watch & listen to! Whatever you watch, enters your EYE GATE & leads to your soul & guess what? That is a SEED sown whether good or bad. Intentional or unintentional. Whatever you feed becomes the strongest. If you feed your mind junk then junk is what you will produce! Instead of watching reality TV filled with worldly content including sexual perversion, drama and cat fats why not listen to motivational messages or something that is going to bring you a step closer to your destiny and achieving your dream!

2. Connect only with people who are either a) Headed in the same direction you are going OR b) are already there and are continuing to elevate by expanding their minds. Whom you ASSEMBLE, you will soon RESEMBLE. Know the difference between comrads, constituents and confidants by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rWdhvK6d9c. He also shares a breakdown of the differences in his latest book, Destiny: Step Into Your Destiny.

3. Read EVERYDAY! Of course as believers our 1st priority is to be great students of God’s word. In addition to that invest in books on business that will change the way you think and expand your thought process.

Books I suggest on reprogramming your mind as it relates to business & achieving financial success are:

-Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

-The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

-Who Moved My Cheese- SpencerJohnson

-The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

-MONEY- Master the Game by Tony Robbins

– Think & Grow RICH by Napoleon Hill

-The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley & William Danko

-How Successful People Think- John C.Maxwell

– The Power Playbook – La La Anthony B

Books I suggest for spiritual maturity and advancement are:

-The Power in Waiting- Carla R. Cannon

-The Purpose Driven Life- Pastor Rick Warren

– The Woman Code by Sophia Nelson

-Reposition Yourself by @T.D. Jakes

-Happy Women Live Better – Valorie Burton

-Never Give Up by Joyce Meyer

– Right People, Right Place Right Plan- Jentezen Franklin

-Rules of Engagement- Art of Strategic Prayer & Warfare- @Dr. N Cindy Trimm

Each of these books help with the REPROGRAMMING of the mind both spiritually and financially and don’t be afraid to educate yourself as it relates to money. Get rid of the poverty mentality and face the fact that it will take money to fund your business/ministry. Money itself is not evil but it is the love of money that is evil. The bible proves it. The days of being afraid of failing are over.

You may fail matter of fact you will fail but it’s how you choose to bounce back that strengthens your spiritual muscles and puts you right back in the game. Failing is inevitable and one of your keys to success.

John C. Maxwell teaches us to FAIL FORWARD. So true. Upgrade your library. Upgrade your content. Instead of driving and listening to the radio feed your mind with teachings and audios that will feed your mind, strengthen your spirit and encourage you to pursue your dreams EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE!

You only get one day off and that is Sunday to REST & REGROUP. But you should be working on your vision/dream/goals EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE even if for only 30 minutes. When you want it bad enough you’ll do something different!

Also, read autobiographies of successful people such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobbs, Mary Kay Ash & many more for success ALWAYS leaves clues. We do NOT have to reinvest the wheel simply learn from others and apply their systems & formulas to our lives. REMEMBER: Change how you THINK and you’ll change how you SPEAK! Words have creative and destructive power!!!

Make a decision today to choose to SPEAK LIFE rather than death over EVERY situation!