Today, we introduce you to Carla R. Cannon-Lawrence!
Introduce yourself to the Visions of Greatness audience. Hello everyone! I’m Carla and over the last 12 years I have served as a Life & Business Strategist where I offer Holistic Transformation Coaching via my company, Trailblazers University (a personal and professional development company). I am also a National Best-Selling Author of over a dozen books as well as a Writing Coach and Publisher of Cannon Publishing where I specialize in teaching aspiring authors how to write a best-selling book in 7 days. I am passionate about helping women win in life and business and I do this through coaching, books, events, mentorship programs and public speaking.
Who or what inspired you to pursue entrepreneurship? I was inspired by my mom who started her clothing business by selling out of the trunk of her car. Today she continues to thrive after being in business for decades.
Tell the Visions of Greatness audience more about your products/services. My books are centered around my personal experiences with fear, teenage pregnancy, promiscuity, childhood traumas, navigating through life’s difficulties and more. I inspire women by not only sharing my story but also practical steps they can apply on their individual journey. As a coach I help aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs experience longevity in business without burning out in the process. My mission and life purpose is to help women get unlocked, unleashed and activated!
What are the 3 most valuable lessons you have learned as an entrepreneur? 1. I am not the CEO, God is. - I’m the manager/COO. Holy Spirit is my ultimate business partner and serves as a guide as I help others on their journey. 2. Comparison Leads to Paralysis .- I can do what feels good to me and aligns with my core values, beliefs and life mission by inserting all that I am into my business and not compare myself to others. 3. My story is the Connector to My Community- There’s no need to be embarrassed by my experiences and by strategically sharing them I can help others overcome by transforming their darkest storms into a thriving business and/or life mission.
Why is mental health important for entrepreneurs? Mental health is important because it affects every area of our life including our level of emotional intelligence, how we handle stress, our relationships and more. Taking proper care of ourselves while serving others leads to longevity. Making yourself a priority is an important practice to prevent burn out, health issues and more. My motto is “A healthy mind leads a healthy life.”
How do you overcome adversity in your life and business? By remaining true to who I am and relying on my faith. I don’t believe entrepreneurship is something we do or a role we play, but it’s who we are.
Share with us one ingredient in your secret sauce for success. I’d have to say two things: Authenticity and transparency. When applied it sets you apart in the marketplace and attracts people to your work and mission because they can see your passion, feel your compassion and experience your work that in essence benefits their life in a transformative way.
What's your vision for 2023 and beyond? To help as many people as possible become who they are destined to be!
How can the Visions of Greatness audience connect with you? www.CarlaCannon.com
Special thanks to Carla for sponsoring The Roadmap To Greatness Conference! Click here for the replay bundle.