Do you crave change, but aren’t sure how to make it happen?

Are you struggling with a mundane, “hamster-on-a-wheel” existence?

Or maybe you’re just feeling a bit rudderless, disillusioned, or lost?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then today’s Jacquie Straight Up is one you won’t want to miss.

Today, I share the critical first step everyone must do in order to live their own kick-ass life. And it all starts with knowing exactly what you want, because clarity is power.

Yes. CLARITY is POWER. Click above to watch.

The truth is, not even the world’s greatest marksmen can hit a target if they are blindfolded. If you cannot see your target, you quite simply will never hit it.

Way back in 1999, I learned a big lesson, one that has had a profound impact on how I live my life. And this is it:

Life is managed, not cured.

It’s an incredibly important truth to keep in mind when dealing with setbacks.

And it’s also crucial to remember when embarking on a new endeavor or chasing your dreams…particularly if you are one of those people who wait for all your “ducks to be in a row” before taking action!

Waiting for everything to be perfect is usually a losing proposition!

Click above to watch as I explain more in today’s Jacquie Straight Up.

Remember, life is seldom perfect, and when it is, it is usually fleeting!

When you are blindsided with setbacks — big and small — don’t let the discouragement last.

Today, I’m coming at you live from a place I will always consider my hometown: magnificent Vancouver, BC.

For 22 years I lived in this city, and I’m back up here visiting beloved friends and family…always a pleasure and something I never take for granted.

And on today’s special “Vancouver-edition” of Jacquie Straight Up, I take on a question that seems to be popping up a lot lately:

“Jacquie, how do I have the self-discipline and the motivation to do the things necessary to live the life I want to live?

Such a great question!

If you ever find yourself lagging in the “get-up-and-go” department, or lacking drive, then this episode is a must-watch. (And please forgive the wind noise…it’s always a bit breezy by the water!)

There is one thing that is more important than anything else when it comes to being motivated and self-disciplined.

Gucci Purse

Today’s blog is a written one to announce the winner of the gorgeous Gucci handbag from my booth at the Ultimate Women’s Expo this past weekend and also to share an important lesson that I learned there – a lesson that is appropriate for everyone, regardless of whether you entered to win the bag or not.

It was fascinating to observe the women who shyly walked by my booth and shook their heads no, when asked whether they’d like to enter to win a $1550 handbag and receive a free e-book to boost courage and confidence.

And then there were those who said, “No thanks, I never win anything so why bother!” It got me thinking…

Here’s what I know for sure: there is only one way to be absolutely certain that you will never win at anything, and that is to never enter, or to never try, or to never go all out and persist until you do.

“What is my purpose?”

It’s a question that many have told me they are dealing with, and one that I’ve struggled with myself.

In fact, I was 44 years old and still asking the age-old question: “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

Sound familiar?

If you are in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or beyond, and questioning the reason for your existence, I want you to know that you are not alone.

And more importantly: it is NEVER too late to find your passion or seek your purpose.

On today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I share my top tips on how you CAN find your purpose, regardless of your age, economic situation, or relationship status. Click above to watch.

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.

Click above to watch.

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.

Click above to watch as I explain.

>>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.