Putting Too Much Pressure on Your Passion, with Shannaan Dawda: PP016


We all want to follow our dreams and be successful. We want the best for our situations and the people around us. Yet, our sources of motivation and edification can also be the very sources that push us to place too much pressure on our dreams. Whether you're stuck at a job that you don't like or you feel as though your endeavors do not measure up to those of your peers, it can be easy to put pressure on yourself or your dreams and end up destroying everything that you've built. It is important to allow your passion to grow naturally and progress organically. Today Shannaan tells you how to do just that!

For a great read on how to handle following your dreams while working for someone else, check out "Quitter" by Jon Acuff by clicking on the link below.

Shannaan Dawda

An Atlanta Native, Shannaan Dawda was born at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1986. Although a proud Grady baby and Southerner, his parents moved from Accra, Ghana to Georgia in the spring of 1982 to experience a different way of life. Growing up in a household that valued education, hard work and perseverance, Shannaan graduated from Georgia Southern University 2009 Cum Laude with dual degrees in Accounting and Finance. From there, he began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah, GA before moving back to Atlanta in 2012 to work for Frazier and Deeter CPA Firm. He officially passed all parts of his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in February of 2013 and soon afterwards founded True Financial LLC. True Financial was founded in order to empower people to regain financial control of their lives by providing the necessary coaching and tools to help them become financially self-sufficient. In September of 2013 Shannaan was trained by Dave Ramsey to be an even better financial coach. In April of 2015 Shannaan authored the book "From Paychecks to Power: 7 power Moves Unlock Wealth Building" to give everyone the opportunity to build wealth and gain Financial Power Shannaan is actively involved in the community through organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha, Phenomenal Women's Health, and Camp Horizon. He currently resides in Atlanta.