What is your Full Name? Caneka Hardon
What is your professional career title? Senior Compliance Examiner by day. Chief Empowerment Strategist all day.
Do you have a website? If so, what is the URL? Yes, www.caneka-hardon.com
List your social media accounts that we can post.
Instagram @dailysuccessplanner @canekahardon
What life motto have you come to live by?
“Self-care is Divine Care and vitally important.”
As women, we give, give, give and daily you need a way to pour back into yourself without validation from other people or outside sources or influences…because trust me, those things will fade away. I teach women how to Pray, Meditate, and Journal on a consistent basis. If you do it consistently when there are difficult times, it will come naturally, and you’ll find all your motivation and inspiration there.
What do you do for a living? What is your career?
By day, I conduct compliance exams of financial institutions. My God-given purpose, my passion, and my business, however, are to Inspire, Empower, Impact, and Serve women by helping them manage their day-to-day activities with their God-given purposes. It doesn’t matter if you are an entrepreneur, stay at home Mom, or millennial, everyone at some point in life ponders the question, am I operating in my God-given purpose and how do I get the most out of my day. My business provides women with simple, yet effective tools and systems such as The Daily Success Planner And Journal!
What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next year?
Stoked because I’m going BIG! My overarching goals are to have greater impact, influence, and to give more, but strategically. I’m selling 80% more planners this year and increasing participation in my group coaching by 5 times. I will achieve these goals by increased market presence; partnering and collaborating with like-minded women; and sponsoring, speaking as well as hosting women events.
Name a few of your daily habits (other than a shower and brushing your teeth).
I am such an early bird. I learned many years ago that how you begin your day can have a great impact on your attitude and accomplishments throughout the entire day. Successful individuals understand that creating morning rituals can help them reach their daily goals on a consistent basis. They truly embrace discipline and routine. In the early hours of the day, it is vitally important to have “self-care.” As I mentioned before, self-care is divine care. Daily I take time to exercise, pray, meditate, journal, repeat affirming thoughts, and use my #DailySuccessPlannerAndJournal.
What publications do you regularly read?
South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, People You Need to Know, Money magazine
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Spending time with my inner-circle. I have two little girls, 9 and 12 (soon to be 13) and they are watching me like a hawk. I love to spend quality time with them and that could be doing almost anything…whatever their little hearts desire. I just love being with them.
What are some causes you care about?
All things dealing with Women…helping them understand that they can have and do it all. I founded a non-profit women’s organization, Women Empowering Women (“WEw”) in 2009. WEw is an organization that promotes the empowerment of women through professional, educational, and social programs focused on collaborative leadership, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and community service.
What do you do with friends in your spare time?
Ha! Spare time is always used strategizing and working…even with friends. We are all female entrepreneurs and we spend time working on marketing plans, sales funnels, and hosting events, which is so much fun.
What things happened in your life that made you the overcomer that you are today? Tell us your story.
My husband and I were both raised in homes with serial entrepreneurs, so entrepreneurship came very organically for us. In 2007 or so, we were approached about a business venture in direct sales and marketing that we took advantage of, building a relatively large network of other entrepreneurs (mainly my hubby building and me supporting). What I found was that I was naturally coaching and helping women in our business who were a lot like you and me, in that they were wearing many hats, managing multiple things, but frankly unfulfilled, and not growing into their full potential. At that time, which was a few years later in 2009, I started Women Empowering Women. I had a baby that was three years old, was expecting my second child, working a full-time job, running the back office of our business, and desperately seeking organization and a little “Me-time.” I personally began doing some things on a daily basis that proved to be widely successful and later created tools, systems, and programs to help other women achieve balance and success, not only in business but also in life.
What is your definition of success? In your own words.
When you personally set a goal and accomplish it, I would define that as success. It, however, is very subjective and there are always levels of success. It’s a constant journey…when you get to one level, there’s always another level awaiting you.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Being featured on the cover of South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine and recognized as a “Real Wife” in our community was an honor because it represented my brand message as a wife, mother of two, professional, entrepreneur, author, and advocate for women. I am also super proud of my business, being the designer and creator of #YourDailySuccessPlannerAndJournal and founder of Women Empowering Women,.
If you could speak to young women today, what is the most important advice you’d give to them?
I would say, beautiful lady, you can do it! If you are certain that what you are doing is part of your God-given purpose, you will inevitably achieve success. There are so many moving parts to life, but find a coach, mentor, advisor that will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.
Can you share with us the names of some women who have inspired you?
All of the women that I coach and mentor truly inspire me. They inspire me to be better and to keep pushing. Their success feels like my success. I’m so proud when I see other women win! Just a few names of women that have shaped who I am today as a woman: my Mom, Pearley Webb; her best-friend, Naomi Smith; my childhood neighbor’s Mom, Pearline Seals; my girlfriend, Deloris Rankins, Paula Ward,
Can you offer any information and resources that Inspire DEFINED can offer our readers?
Absolutely! Undoubtedly, hands down, my favorite tool is the DailySuccessPlannerAndJournal because it is simple, yet extremely effective in organizing my personal, business, and career life with my God-given purpose.
I also LOVE Aweber because it helps captures information of potential clients/customers in one database and I can follow up in a personalized way through a completely automated process. And, PayPal because I love those notifications.