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Seeking Success? Why You Need To Be “A Dog With A Bone”

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.

Spencer’s persistence often results in success — which is a lesson all unto itself. But, even more importantly, he never allows his failures to prevent him from hunting the very next day…and the next…and the next!

Spencer never — I mean never — lets up (until I drag him in for his dinner). And when it comes to your goals and dreams, neither should you.

Remember, a river doesn’t carve through rock because of its strength. It carves through rock because of its persistence.

And here’s the sobering truth: when you quit on the path to your dream because it gets too rough, chances are you are quitting on the verge of a breakthrough.

So today, I encourage you — no matter your situation — to be like Spencer. Be like a “dog with a bone” when you’re pursuing your purpose and going after your goals. Adapt, adjust, but never give up.

Thank-you for watching today’s video. If you’ve enjoyed it, please hit the like button and share with your friends. It helps them, and it helps me, too.

I’d love to hear from you, so be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you are sticking to with relentless conviction.

I’ll see you next week.

Sending love and strength,

  • Gwen
    Posted at 10:57h, 27 May Reply

    Aw!!! I adore Spencer! I have a JRT, too! Thanks for sharing Jacquie. xo

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:00h, 28 May Reply

      So cool Gwen!

  • Celeste
    Posted at 11:00h, 27 May Reply

    Your dog is so cute Jacquie. I can just image him chasing rabbits! For me, I’m busy chasing my social media consulting business. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:01h, 28 May Reply

      You are welcome Celeste – Success could be just around the corner!

  • Sonya
    Posted at 11:02h, 27 May Reply

    Happy 14th Birthday Spennerman!! We can most definitely learn from you! Great read on Life Lessons today JS. xo

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:02h, 28 May Reply

      Thank you from both Spennerman and me, Sonya! XO

  • Jacky
    Posted at 11:05h, 27 May Reply

    My cat Sam has the same expression as Spencer. Adorable. The thing I’m sticking to with “relentless conviction” is a copyright battle with my ex business partner. Thanks for this.

  • Helena
    Posted at 12:01h, 27 May Reply

    Happy Birthday to Spencer!
    Great advise!!! as always!!!

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:02h, 28 May Reply

      Ahh, Thank you Helena!

  • Lyn
    Posted at 07:32h, 28 May Reply

    Happy birthday to my feisty Grandog!

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:03h, 28 May Reply

      Thank you Mama – Spen sends hugs and kisses to his grandma (and grandpa too!) xo

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