Episode 12 | From Grounding to Glory with June Ryan

The Transformative Power of the Success Principles

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“The Principles Work when You Work the Principles”

In today’s episode of The Jack Canfield Podcast, I am thrilled to welcome June Ryan,  a trailblazer in military leadership and a beacon of transformational success. June, who made history as the first enlisted woman to reach the rank of Rear Admiral in her distinguished 35-year military career, joins us to share her extraordinary journey of breaking barriers and overcoming adversity. 

She candidly discusses her early career setbacks and the resilience required to navigate a path less traveled in the military. Her narrative is punctuated by pivotal moments, such as the grounding incident that nearly derailed her career, and how leveraging Jack Canfield’s Success Principles helped her turn a potential downfall into a remarkable comeback. 

Tune in to Episode 12 of The Jack Canfield Podcast, as we navigate June Ryan’s incredible journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of military leadership. Discover her transformative use of success principles, and how her story serves as a blueprint for resilience, leadership, and personal growth.

Whether you’re facing career challenges, seeking to break your own barriers, or looking to inspire leadership within, this episode can help you begin exploring the question: How can the principles of perseverance, leadership, and resilience transform my life’s trajectory and help me achieve my highest potential? 

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🎯Inside this powerful episode:

  • Climbing The Ranks: June shares her background story and how she became enlisted in the Coast Guard (2:16)
  • The Standouts: The success principles that were most impactful for June early on (8:54)
  • The Major Setback Before A Monumental Comeback: June outlines the pivotal moment that almost ended her career (11:57) 
  • Finding The Silver Lining: How applying the E + R = O Success Principle to help navigate the aftermath of the grounding incident led to career-defining promotions (15:05) 
  • Full Circle: The moment that brought June back to the Great Lakes (28:53) 
  • Words To Live By: The other key principles that guide June’s life and teachings (32:47) 
  • Peak Performance: June’s strategy for leading teams to success, especially in high-pressure situations (38:42) 
  • Sage Advice: June’s word to all those just beginning their career or facing obstacles and setbacks (43:55)


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Meet Jack Canfield

For over 40 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from all walks of life how to create the life they desire.

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series, he's taught millions of individuals his modernized formulas for success, and has trained and certified over 2,700 students to teach his content and methodology in 107 countries around the world.