Today we are going to see about the book called The Conscious Entrepreneur by Laura C. Cannon. So why I chose to give a spotlight on this book is the subject dealt with the book. The subject of entrepreneurship is always a fascinating one to me and it is never an easy one to live with. In the life of entrepreneur you have to juggle with lot of roles and high chances of mixing it up by missing the priorities and this books gives you some great insight. I have also had a chance to interact with the author for a short interview which she happily answered my questions. I am pretty sure that will surely intrigue you to read the book.
About the Book:
In this profound introduction to conscious entrepreneurship, author and business coach Laura C. Cannon teaches you how to harness your unique gifts and the power of your own consciousness to maximize your satisfaction - and deepen your enjoyment - of your business and your life. Grounded in research from the fields of modern psychology, eastern philosophy, and personal development, this book explains six core principles necessary for radical, transformational change - personally and professionally.
By teaching you to use your business as the vehicle for your personal growth, The Conscious Entrepreneur delivers timeless wisdom and practical exercises to help you think, act, and live the path to your highest potential - without adding to your already-packed schedule. Forget work-life balance, get ready to shift into work-life integration for more happiness, stronger relationships, and a higher return on your investment in every sense of the word.
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About the Author:
Laura C. Cannon is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and coach with a deep passion for bridging the worlds of spirituality and business. In her new book, The Conscious Entrepreneur, Laura showcases a collection of practices and perspectives for entrepreneurs and business-people to change their relationship with their working life.
A member of the prestigious National Speaker's Association with more than 15 years of experience as a professional public speaker, Laura has a knack for delivering engaging and informative presentations. She's spoken to groups ranging from 12 to 1200 on a wide range of topics, from office productivity to motivation and empowerment to mindfulness and meditation. Her true passion as an author and speaker lies in bridging the gap between business and spirituality, finding practical, down-to-earth applications for timeless universal wisdom. She has been a guest speaker for colleges, civic organizations, businesses, and associations.
Laura holds a B.S. from Towson University and an M.A. in Human Sciences (Psychology) from Hood College with a specialization in Thanatology and Grief Counseling. A lover of all things that blend the practical and the spiritual, Laura is also a 200hr RYT yoga and meditation instructor.
Following is the interview I had with the author. Although the interview is short I was able to find the core ideology behind the book from the author. I present the interview to my readers.
Question: Whom do you think must read this book?
Answer:If you have the desire to reach your full-potential in life- this book is for you. While it is written for an audience of entrepreneurs, the six core principles presented in the book are necessary and valuable for anyone looking to make a radical and transformational change in their life personally or professionally.
Q: What is this conscious entrepreneurship?
A: The short answer is that a conscious entrepreneur is a business owner who is also dedicated to the practice of greater awareness and personal growth. It is someone who realizes that by reaching their own greatest potential, they will also help their business to achieve the greatest possible success. The long answer can be found here: http://lauraccannon.com/articles/what-is-a-conscious-entrepreneur/
Q: Why should anyone read this book?
A: Every human being has a greater need to “self-actualize,” to become their best self. This book highlights some of the key traits shared by famous self-actualizers so that we can learn what attitudes and perspectives we can cultivate to give us our best chance at living our dream life. This book is great for anyone (and especially entrepreneurs) who wants to experience more success, freedom, and happiness in their life. I also have an amazing exercise on my website to help anyone find and follow their calling (http://lauraccannon.com/offers/), which can be a great starting point for creating lasting change personally and professionally.
Q: How much are you influenced by Eastern philosophy?
A: I am influenced by many areas including modern psychology and personal development, but Eastern Philosophy is one of my greatest influences. I teach meditation and yoga and I have a background in Buddhism, so many of the ideas found in that philosophy are brought to bear in my work and in my writing. I dedicate whole chapters in the book to concepts of presence and impermanence which are found throughout Eastern philosophy, yet are highly applicable to entrepreneurs caught in the hustle of Western society.
Thanks to iRead Book tours for presenting me the opportunity to interact with the author get the insight.