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What Will Your Legacy Be?

Posted: Monday - September 19, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

A legacy is the results of our actions in life that extend beyond our lifetimes. They are the things that outlive us and last after the ordinary day to day accomplishments in life fade away and are forgotten. Presidents start thinking about legacy when they are done with elections and their final days of influence are winding down. Artists an...

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Your Destination Is Transformation

Posted: Monday - September 12, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Anywhere you are going in life will require some sort of change. You will get older and probably ...

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You Are In Business To Make A Profit

Posted: Monday - September 5, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Profit has become a dirty word in many political circles and somehow associates success in busine...

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Success Has A Cost

Posted: Monday - August 29, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

The cost of success is much of what makes us appreciate success. It is also the reason that many ...

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Your Dream Is Worth The Effort

Posted: Monday - August 22, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Everyone has or at least has had a dream. Many of our dreams and aspirations are planted into our hearts and minds like seeds. Seeds need the right amount of sun light and the right amount of water in order to be properly nourished and grow. If one of these elements is missing or in disproportion, the seed will wither and die.

If yo...

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Affirmations Really Do Work

Posted: Monday - August 15, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

The key to victory in life starts in your mind. The way you think will obviously affect the way you act to a given situation. If you feel defeated in your thoughts, you will no doubt be defeated in life and vice versa. The trick is to keep your mind focused on the positive instead of all the negative. One of the most effective ways to keep your ...

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Confidence is Contagious!

Posted: Monday - August 8, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

The world is full of all kinds of sayings like "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" or "you are what you eat" and many of them have a measure of truth to them. Yet there is one phrase that rings truer than most. When you hear, "you are what you believe", that phrase is simply stating the truth. How people feel about themselves is directly r...

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You are What You Believe

Posted: Monday - August 1, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

The world is full of all kinds of sayings like "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" or "you are what you eat" and many of them have a measure of truth to them. Yet there is one phrase that rings truer than most. When you hear, "you are what you believe", that phrase is simply stating the truth. How people feel about themselves is directly r...

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Who Cares What They Say

Posted: Sunday - July 31, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

It's a proven historical fact that all the world's most brilliant dreamers have graduated from the school of adversity. Many of the most famous and innovative people in the world have faced opposition for following their heart and pursuing their goals. This adversity and even at times persecution can come from a variety of sources, ...

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Speak Up and Be Heard!

Posted: Monday - July 25, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Everyone wants to be successful. People have different ideas about the kind of success they want, but ultimately success is the goal. In the workplace, there are all kinds of opportunities to be successful but many times, they simply pass by people who are perfectly capable of taking them on. Are you one of those people? If so, then now is th...

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Low Self-Esteem: The Dream Killer

Posted: Monday - July 18, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Do you know what is preventing you from going after your dreams? Maybe you think that only people who deserve success will be lucky enough to experience it. You make statements like: If my thighs were smaller I might have been able to find the kind of man who would make a good husband or if I were smarter I would have had more opportunities. ...

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There Are Two Kinds of Fear and Only One Fear Paralyzes Us

Posted: Monday - July 11, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Fear is arguably the one thing that paralyzes people from doing most things in life. Fear can take control of a life and shortly after that life is spinning out of control. Many times, fear is the reason many people experience despair and defeat. This kind of fear is debilitating and prevents people from achieving growth and great things.

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Who You Are Is More Important Than What You Do!

Posted: Monday - July 4, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

People all over the world are trying to find out what makes them happy. Many use their jobs and income to acquire materialistic items, but they aren't happy. These people have done all they can to give themselves what they thought would bring them happiness. But, it doesn't. What you are is more important that what you do or have.

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Just One is Never Too Small to Achieve Greatness

Posted: Monday - June 27, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

People are complacent. Just doing enough to get by is a way of life for many people. Mediocrity is all that can be expected from just one individual, right? If that were true, we wouldn't have incredible leaders and role models in our world to look up to and admire. Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and many more p...

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The Art of Negotiation is Really Just an Attempt to Agree

Posted: Monday - June 20, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

When most people hear about having to attempt a negotiation, it can cause a bit of anxiety. When having to face someone who is rumored to have mastered the art of negotiation, it can be downright terrifying! Negotiation itself really isn't that threatening at all. Negotiation is simply a discussion intended to produce an agreement. Any "...

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Persevere By Using Adversity To Your Advantage

Posted: Monday - June 13, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

When faced with adversity, people are forced to take some kind of action. These actions can most often be divided into two categories. Some people have knee-jerk or impulse reactions while others are thoughtful, controlled and exercise a certain level of self-discipline. Each reaction often produces very different results. One enables a perso...

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I Hate My Job, But I Still Stay - Making the Most of a Difficult Situation

Posted: Monday - June 6, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

If you hate your job, you aren't alone. You might feel alone because most people leave their jobs and would rather not think about the boss, your co-workers and all of the things you dread having to face all during your work week. It can feel very isolating to have such negative feelings and be unable to do anything about it.

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Planning Overrides Procrastination

Posted: Monday - May 30, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

What I have come to realize is that one of the reasons I put off, postponed, and procrastinated is simply because I was not prepared. Quite often, that is what it comes down to. And while the stereotypical advice, "Stop procrastinating!" certainly has merit and may be offered and with the best of intentions, the solution is may seem absent.

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Think Like A Coach, Not A Manager

Posted: Monday - May 23, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Being a manager who is in charge of others and is in charge of the quality of those individuals' performance can be a very difficult and stressful task. There are a lot of different things you can do to help you become a more effective leader. One of the best tips for improving leadership skills is to take a step back, examine your minds...

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Dealing With Difficult People

Posted: Monday - May 16, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

One of the most challenging aspects of life is learning how to effectively deal with difficult people. Learning to deal with difficult people is a priceless skill that will enable you to not only defuse volatile situations, but will gain you the respect of your co-workers and in general your fellow man. Difficult people are everywhere. They w...

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Mastering The Art Of Team Building

Posted: Monday - May 9, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

The ultimate goal of every individual who is in a leadership position is to master the art of team building. The reason team building is considered an art is because it is difficult to learn and even more difficult to master. Building a successful team will determine how successful you are personally, as well as the success of your company or...

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I Hate My Boss: What Should I Do?

Posted: Monday - May 2, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Everyone at some point in their lives has had a job they hated, or at least worked for a boss whose life long goal seemed to center around making their life a living nightmare. It can be very easy to get caught up in this kind of negativity and become depressed and bitter at your situation. If you are in this type of situation in your life, it&#...

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Striking A Balance Between Work And Home

Posted: Monday - April 25, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

One of the biggest challenges people all around the world are facing in today's fast-paced world is balancing a successful career with a successful, stable home life. It can be extremely difficult to find the time to take care of your family's personal needs along with the high demands of a career. It's important and crucial to...

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Everybody Does Not Want You to Succeed

Posted: Monday - April 18, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Have you taken stock lately of which people in your life are "toxic"? Toxic people ruin your self-esteem, drain your energy, degrade you, and often gain their OWN energy from sabotaging you. It may not be consciously malevolent behavior on their part; due to their own problems, it may have just become a part of their personality.

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Attract What You Want

Posted: Monday - April 11, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

When most individuals hear the word "attrac"t, they immediately think of dating. Human beings will do a number of things to attract a person to themselves that they may be interested in dating. We'll comb our hair different, dress different, act more polite than we really are, smile and put on our best charm to try and draw the interest ...

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Do Not Wait On Pursuing Your Dreams

Posted: Monday - April 4, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Perhaps the greatest torture that could be devised would be for us to be forced, in our later years, to watch a continuously repeating movie of the lives we could have led had we dared to believe in and pursue the dreams and goals that were available and attainable in our lifetimes. While we all say we do not have enough time to do justice to...

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Achieving Success Despite The Odds

Posted: Monday - March 28, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

The majority of the world's most successful people didn't just wake up one day and have success fall into their laps. Many successful individuals worked hard and faced many fiery trials and obstacles to achieve their success. A lot of them faced odds that seemed insurmountable, they seemed impossible to conquer, but they never gave ...

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Plant A Seed In Someone's Life

Posted: Monday - March 21, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

There's nothing more rewarding in life than helping others to achieve their goals and to make their dreams come true. There is an awesome feeling that a person gets when they pass on what they have learned throughout the years to someone who is just coming up. This is called planting a seed in someone's life. It's investing you...

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Live Life Like Tomorrow Is Your Last Day!

Posted: Monday - March 14, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

One of the biggest tragedies we all face in this life is not death, or even losing a loved one. The biggest tragedy we face in this life is wasting the very gift of life that we have been given. It's a sad reality, but there are thousands who die each day, and many of them died with regret that they didn't do more with the life they...

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Refined By The Fire: Staying Focused Under Pressure.

Posted: Monday - March 7, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

I decided to write this blog in light of the recent developments with presidential candidate Barack Obama. Whether you like him or not, you can't deny he has handled the pressure with poise and grace. I don't know what will happen in this election, but I am inspired by a man who is willing to be molded in the line of fire.

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Hesitation Robs Us of Success

Posted: Monday - February 28, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Some of the most significant events in our lives happen in a moment. Your whole life can be radically changed in the blink of an eye, before you even have a chance to realize what happened. Our lives are constantly moving, and no one can always predict the next step. Some of us will encounter incredible opportunities in our lives, and in the ...

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How To Get The Edge Over Adversity

Posted: Monday - February 21, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Anyone who has ever wanted success in life, who has ever had to go against the grain, anyone who has had to blaze a new trail has faced some form of adversity at some point in their lives. Adversity is defined as a state of hardship, affliction or misfortune. The achievement of greatness is the result of being tested by the fiery trials of li...

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Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Posted: Monday - February 14, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

At times in your life when you are inundated with stressful situations, the last thing you want to hear is another clich...

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Change Your Mind About Change

Posted: Monday - February 7, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

By the time you read this blog, Super Tuesday will have come and gone. Many Americans will cast their vote in hopes that their voice will be heard. The Presidential candidates are feverishly promoting and propagating their messages to anyone who will listen. The thing that amazes me most is that they are promoting the very thing that people h...

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The Birth Of Success

Posted: Monday - January 31, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

When I was 15 years old, I was so eager to learn how to drive that there were times I would close my eyes every night before I slept and imagined myself behind the wheel of my dad's car.  I would imagine everything he taught me.  Pressing on the breaks, I'd check my rear and side view mirrors, change the gears from "P" to "D", ease ...

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You Are A Brand Name Product How To Network To Get People To Buy

Posted: Monday - January 24, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

Do you know why people will pay more money for a brand names? Why do people think brand name products are better? It's simple. Brand names offer a promise of value over their lesser-known counterparts. For years, branding has been used to create strong, enduring relationships with customers.

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Posted: Monday - January 17, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

"There is no "I" in team!" is what many so-called experts have told us in many team-building books that adorn the shelves at the local bookstore. If there is no "I" in team, why are modern day sports franchises dominated by the antics and behaviors of one or two individuals? The answer is clear. There is no interdependency! We have been taugh...

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Life Happens

Posted: Monday - January 10, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

In 1992, my mother had a stroke because of a brain aneurysm. Initially, when she became ill, I asked a lot of the usual "why" questions. I asked them, because I didn't have a clue why this happened to my mother. After all, she was a God-fearing, Christian woman who did nothing but good for other people. I would ask these questions over a...

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You Are Exactly Where You Are Meant To Be

Posted: Monday - January 3, 2022 Author: Ken Canion

I read this quote recently and I pondered many of the things that have happened to me in my life - the good, bad,and even the ugly. I view it all so differently than I once viewed it. I used to only focus on everything I was going through in the present, but doing that prevented me from seeing how all those current happenings were connected t...

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