Do you ever wish you had killer personal style? Or wish you had the guts to take a few fashion risks? Or maybe you’ve just simply given up on the style department altogether?

Well, consider this quote from Miuccia Prada:

“Women always try to tame themselves when they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.”

I love that quote, and totally agree!

In fact, I would argue that nothing says I’m 50 or 60 — and a bit boring — quite like a ho-hum shift dress paired with some pearls, pumps and a “helmet” hair style.

When it comes to style (regardless of your age), amp up your personal flair, get a little wild, and break free from the crowd!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

Life is too short for mediocre sex.

It’s so true!

In fact, I’m convinced that great sex is an important part of being the best version of you, that you can be.

Great sex reduces stress, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and decreases the risk of heart disease.

It speaks to your attitude and your vibe.

And, as I explain in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, when you feel sexy, you portray a confident, capable, and magnetic person to the world, thereby attracting people and opportunities into your life.

If lack of confidence has your sex life in the doldrums, or if you’re just looking for tips to enhance your already awesome sex life, click above to watch.

How many times have you heard this one:

“Who cares about sleep? You can sleep when you’re dead.”

Well, I TOTALLY disagree.

In my opinion, it’s a stupid expression, only used by braggarts whose lack of sleep will most likely contribute to their early demise.

And whether you agree with me or not, it’s hard to deny the importance of getting your rest.

In fact, I would argue that a lack of sleep impacts everything: your willpower, your weight, your productivity…your entire life!

That’s why in today’s episode of Jacquie Straight Up, I explain why getting plenty of sleep — yes, 7 or 8 hours every night — is CRITICAL for achieving your goals.

Now, you might feel you’re one of those “super-humans” who can survive on 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night.

Confession time: during my 20’s, I was a rotund, self-conscious girl who was a full 30 pounds heavier than I am now.

My self confidence was challenged, and I lived my life clammed up in extra-comfy sweatpants and over-sized T-shirts.

I was afraid of shining my light.

It’s really true. In fact, in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I share a photo of my overweight self from the 80’s.

Make no mistake: even at this point in my career, showing you this photo is a big step for me. This is the first time that I have ever publicly shared an image from that stage in my life, and it’s not easy. But because today’s video topic is so important, I felt it warranted a little photo-evidence from my past.

Cold Meds 2

I have no video for you today ’cause I have a nasty cold — I don’t feel good, I look bad, and I sound even worse!

It pisses me off when I get colds because I eat my fruits and vegetables, I’m healthy, I work out every day, and I take my vitamins! So I’m like, “What the hell?”

Then I remember what my own life coach taught me many years ago and what I know to be true:

When you get minor bugs or short bouts of depression, it’s the Universe stopping you in your tracks and demanding that you take a break.

When you think back to the times that you’ve been slayed by a bug, isn’t it usually when “you can least afford to be sick?” In other words, at those times when life is particularly stressful or frenetic, and you think you really need to be on your game?

My NAKED face.

Or, in other words, my face with no makeup.

Yup, that’s me coming at you today: hot and sweaty on my treadmill, naked face and all, having just finished my morning workout.

And I gotta say: I love today’s Jacquie Straight Up episode. Here’s why:

Last week, I talked about how getting sweaty — exercising regularly — is crucial to living up to your full potential. It’s really that important!

So, in light of this, I wanted to share with you my amazing, quick cardio workout, one that I KNOW you can pull off, regardless of your fitness level. I do this very workout many mornings of the week, when I’m not out running or hiking the trails.

Welcome to week two of my special “6 S’s to FABULOUS” series on Jacquie Straight Up! This week, it’s all about the “S-W-E-A-T!” (If you missed last week’s episode on ‘”Surroundings,” catch it here.)

Let me jump right in with a bold statement, one that I know is true: your full potential will ALWAYS remain untapped until you exercise regularly, every day of the week. (Well, aim for at least five days, but I recommend six.)

Regular exercise impacts your body, your soul, and your mind, and is critical for your success.

Not convinced? Let me explain in today’s episode. Click above to watch.

I should also point out that being fabulous has nothing to do with feeling “better” than anyone else or portraying an egotistical sense of superiority.

I’m excited! There is something extra awesome happening on today’s Jacquie Straight Up: I’m sharing my “6 S’s to FABULOUS!” (Who doesn’t want to be the very best version of themselves that they can be?)

And the best part? This is going to be really FUN! Who ever said bettering yourself can’t be enjoyable? Especially when one of the “S’s” is “Sex,” and another is “Sleep!”

I have no doubt my 6 “S’s” will transform your life with totally do-able basics.

You see, to change your life, either something new comes into it from the outside…or something comes from within you. My “6 S’s to Fabulous” are not about waiting for the elusive thing to come to you.

Have you ever wondered:

“What is the #1 key to living an extraordinary life, and getting what I want?”

It’s a really great question, and the first one my coaching clients want me to answer. Here’s my straight-up, without-a-doubt response:

“How you feel about YOURSELF determines your ENTIRE life.”

This basic statement is the premise behind everything I teach and everything I stand for. I believe it is, by far, the single most important philosophy for manifesting the life you want and deserve.

But don’t get me wrong. It’s not about blind self-acceptance or loving yourself, no matter what.

It’s about doing the work necessary to really like and respect yourself — it’s about living up to your own potential. Because when we do that, we trust ourselves, we believe in ourselves, and we attract opportunities.

As mentioned last week, my recent fitness boot camp adventure was a tough challenge. Really tough. Like five microscopic meals a day, six hours of daily exercise, NO BOOZE, and NO COFFEE.

And this is where a confession comes in: although it was strictly forbidden, I did indulge in one cup of coffee every morning. But just one, honest! (No one has ever convinced my to give it up entirely.)

Despite my daily caffeine “cheat,” I really did give it my all, and I am thrilled to report that I managed to achieve my goals. This included losing 4% body fat, packing on some muscle, and taking my fitness up to a level that far exceeds the norm for my age group.