DESIRE.

Now THAT can be a loaded topic. But the DESIRE I’m diving into today on Jacquie Straight Up is the type that is absolutely essential to your success.

The great author Napoleon Hill put it best:

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement. Not a hope. Not a wish. But a keen pulsating desire that transcends everything.”

WOW. I love that.

It’s truly incredible what you can accomplish when you have a BURNING DESIRE to make it happen. Just think about it — I’m sure you’ve experienced this to some degree in your own life. I know I certainly have. In fact, in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I share with you one of my own BURNING DESIRES, one that was directly related to the photo-shoot I talked about during last week’s episode.

I was recently in LA for a photo shoot, surrounded by a team of incredible people who helped to make me feel so good, so sexy, and so inspired. It was all about the hair, the makeup, and the wardrobe…and then came the lights, the camera, and all the crazy action. Such fun!

But this week’s Jacquie Straight Up isn’t about me and all that glitz. It’s about the fact that during the shoot, it dawned on me that one of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to surround ourselves with people who bolster us, people who think positive, and people who believe in us.

My LA team was in my court; they were rooting for me; they supported me 100%.

This week on Jacquie Straight Up, there’s champagne, there’s excitement, and there’s some extra pizzazz…because I’m CELEBRATING!

I just received some great news, and I’d love for you to get into it with me!

As you’ll see in today’s episode, this news came EXACTLY at the time when I needed it most. I had been dealing with what seemed like an unending string of bad news, and I really needed a break. At the point when I felt like I just couldn’t take it anymore, I went out to my yard, lay on my back, and screamed out to the Universe:

“Give me a break! GIVE ME A F*CKING BREAK!”

I was angry. It was contrary to all the spiritual solutions that I have studied.

It’s July 3rd. Summer has arrived in full force. And I’m back in the brilliant Palm Springs sunshine.

As you can imagine, it’s hot here in the desert, and I’m escaping the intense heat in the best way I know how: IN THE POOL!

Yup, I’m broadcasting from in the water, live from my backyard. Woo-hoo!

I must admit, poolside blogging isn’t my typical modus operandi, and this is a first for me. But, you know what? As I’m sure you’ll be able to tell in today’s video, I enjoyed it!

There is always a first time for everything…and this is all part of becoming your own soul mate, and not being afraid to go against the grain or worrying about what others think.

Today’s Jacquie Straight Up is coming to you direct from the coastline of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The place I called home for over 20 years (still do, truth be told!), I was back to visit my beloved family and friends, to take in the incredible scenery, and to indulge in BC’s truly amazing culinary delights.

British Columbia is stunningly beautiful, and there are few other places on earth where I feel so connected to nature.

Being connected to nature is so important. Why? Well, for one, when you are out in the wilderness, some cool things can happen!

In fact, while I was walking along a rocky beach one morning, appreciating all the beauty surrounding me, I felt compelled to share what had struck me while breathing in the clean air: my absolute favorite — and foolproof way — of dealing with dilemmas and finding inspiration.