When you know, you know. That’s the way it is with love.

And from the moment I laid eyes on this guy 14 years ago, I was 100% smitten.

On today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I’m introducing you the undisputed love of my life: Spencer Somerville who turns 14 years old on Friday!

From the highs to the lows and everything in between, he’s been my constant, loyal companion.

And the really amazing thing is this birthday boy has some pretty cool things to teach us, particularly when it comes to the power of love, commitment, and the magic of persistence.

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A determined Jack Russell Terrier, Spencer was born to hunt. All his life, he has pursued his purpose with relentless persistence, and regardless of the day’s outcomes, he never gives up.

I used to hate running!

In fact, when I was a teenager in high school, I was the slacker in P.E. class who would drag my butt around the cross country course and walk at every opportunity.

I was kind of like Oprah, who always used to say how much she hated to exercise.

But here I am today, fresh in from my jog, announcing that I absolutely LOVE running. My P.E. teacher would collapse in a fit of laughter — this is a massive change from the person I used to be.

The big message here today is that you can change your life by simply changing your story — the story you’ve been repeating forever.

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>>To access my “Catapult Your Confidence in 3 Simple Steps” audio program click here.


In 1998 my life was in the total doldrums.

I was in a dying relationship, living paycheck to paycheck in a small rental apartment, and dragging my sorry ass out of bed every day to a dead-end job.

I was unfit, unhappy, broke, and living far from the fabulous life that I’d always imagined for myself.

I was stuck.

Click above to see how I turned it around. And you can too.

Self-confidence is the foundation of all success, and on today’s episode of Jacquie Straight Up, I’ll show you what you can do, right now, to start building your own kick-ass confidence. It’s all about taking ACTION.

Are you facing a big challenge, dealing with heartache, or perhaps hardship?

Many of you who participated in our online survey are dealing with some pretty big challenges right and if you are not, chances are, you have in the past.

We’re talking about the really big stuff here. Like the devastation felt over divorce or breakups, massive financial losses, job losses, or the loss of someone we love.

I want you to know you are not alone — I’ve been there myself, and in the process, uncovered some truths that will get through.

In today’s particularly poignant Jacquie Straight Up, I share some of my own personal losses, and how I made it through the dark days…and I know you can, too.

I asked. You bravely answered. And I was blown away.

A few weeks ago, I sent out a survey asking my Jacquie Straight Up subscribers to tell me about the single biggest challenge they are facing.

I am in awe of the responses. They were real, raw, and intensely personal. Thank-you to those who honored me with your honesty.

On today’s very special episode of Jacquie Straight Up, I open up about the survey, and share a topic that many asked me to address: how to believe in yourself and conquer self-doubt.

We all deal with self doubt. There’s no denying it. But here’s the real kicker:

Self doubt is the biggest killer of dreams.

If you’re like every other human on the planet — and the hundreds of women who said self doubt was the biggest challenge they are facing — you won’t want to miss today’s episode.