Risk it All, with Shannaan Dawda: PM047


We see it all the time. Gofundme, indiegogo, "click here to donate." Whether via the internet, robocalls, or the old fashion face to face convo, there are a variety of ways for people to put their hand out and ask for money. It's easier to believe that this is how we can build our business but how much are people willing to risk and sacrifice to invest in their business. We have to ask ourselves "how much am I willing to sacrifice" before we stick our hand out because when we invest in our own business, we don't become dependent on others. Today, Shannaan talks about why it's important to forego asking for money and making the decision to do as much as possible without the aid of other people's money.

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.