In today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I am coming to your raw and real, from my hiking trail with no makeup on and windswept.

In this episode, I wanted to share the process that I go through when I am coming up with subjects to discuss for Jacquie Straight Up. Occasionally, I have something preconceived that has been on my mind for a while, I know what I want to share with you and I know that I have to get out. But usually, finding a subject requires asking for guidance. I ask guidance from the great spirit, from the divine spirit. The spirit that is in everything, that is in us, and all around us.

This spirit is there for us to tap into whenever we need.

Today’s Jacquie Straight Up, is a message from the heart. I was just running out the door to go to the gym when I was hit with the need to share this message with you. I feel compelled to let you know that you are enough, that you are not wrong, and that you are ready.

The first thing you need to know is that you are enough. You have everything you need to fulfill your dreams. I believe we are not given the ability to dream unless we are given the opportunity to fulfill it. The key is to believe that.

The second thing you need to know is that you are not wrong.  Don’t let anyone convince you that your past is wrong, that where you are right now is wrong, or that your future goals and dreams are wrong. 

Today’s video is inspired by my reaction to the typo we made in an email that went out to the Jacquie Straight Up family 2 weeks ago. I wasted time and energy being mortified by that little mistake, by worrying how unprofessional it looked and how it could have even happened after so many checks. Then I had to give my head a shake because the truth is, things are seldom perfect and sweating the small stuff distracts us from what’s really important in life and from making progress on the goals that really matter. Do you know what I mean?

Do you ever get like that when the desire for perfection holds you back, blinds you from love and joy, or actually becomes a big fat excuse for not making progress?

In today’s video I wanted to share with you a little secret of mine. This is how I stay positive and optimistic at all times in my life.

I am going to share with you a effective tool that has had such a powerful impact on my life. This affirmation is not only here on my refrigerator, but it is on the island in my kitchen, it is up on my bathroom mirror and it is up on the vision board in my office. I feel my entire body shifting when I look up and see this quote “Great things are Happening!”

At all times no matter what is going on in the moment there are great things unfolding for you and if you believe it, it will become your reality.

Today’s video is a quick reminder of the tremendous power of positive thinking and challenge for you to apply 30 days of it.

Positive Thinking has become almost a cliché over the years and people talk about it a lot but so few actually live in an optimistic state. But here’s why it’s so important to a happy and successful life: You don’t attract what you want in your life, you attract what you are emotionally involved with! If you are a pessimist, you are emotionally involved in the negative and more negative stuff will come your way. If you are an optimist, you are emotionally involved with the good and that’s what you’ll get.

Optimists are also way more successful at navigating and interpreting life’s challenges – as Winston Churchill famously put it “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.