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WHY YOU NEED TO “TAKE THE SHOT”

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. And of course I am not only referring to contests here — I am referring to all aspects of life.

As the great hockey player Wayne Gretzky so famously said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Robyn Costa of Aliso Viejo, California sure is happy that she took a shot at entering a contest this past weekend! Yes, she is the lucky winner of the Gucci bag. Congrats Robyn!

What do you want to attempt that you are putting off? Is it time to take a shot at a goal or a longtime dream? The only way to ensure that it will never happen is to never go for it. NOW is the time!

I also want to take this opportunity to welcome so many amazing new members to the JS family! This is a busy month of travel for me but I will be back on video next week most likely from my next port of call, my beloved hometown of Vancouver, B.C. where I will be for the next few weeks.

If you’ve liked today’s message, please click the Like button and also share it with your friends. And of course I love hearing from you, so please make sure to leave a comment and let me know what shots you plan to take this month.

Sending love and strength,
Jacquie
xo

14 Comments
  • Debbie
    Posted at 11:22h, 10 June Reply

    Cool, thanks JS! I have always wanted to start a catering company, but have always been too scared to jump. Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:05h, 11 June Reply

      Awesome Debbie!

  • Karen
    Posted at 11:22h, 10 June Reply

    Now is my time to get fit!!!

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:06h, 11 June Reply

      Love it Karen – Keep us posted!

  • Susan
    Posted at 11:24h, 10 June Reply

    Being an actress is my dream. I’m going to start taking classes on weekends.

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:06h, 11 June Reply

      That is so cool Susan – Enjoy the classes!

  • Carine
    Posted at 14:05h, 10 June Reply

    Jacquie is the best! She’ll light a fire under anyones behind! Thanks for always being so inspiring:)

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:07h, 11 June Reply

      Ahh, that is such a nice thing to say – Thank you Carine!

  • Diane Tran
    Posted at 22:03h, 10 June Reply

    My goal is to have my own business. Making steps and adjustments toward that as soon as this weekend! Thank you for inspiring women to be empowered and be “go- getters” in life.

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:08h, 11 June Reply

      That is SO awesome Diane – Sounds like you ARE a go-getter! Wishing you all the best for the business – that’s a goal I truly understand. We are here to support you.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 07:31h, 11 June Reply

    I’m tired of never winning in anything I do now is the time for me to step up and step out of other people’s shadows and claim what’s mine

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 10:09h, 11 June Reply

      YES Lisa!! I could not agree more – Let your own light SHINE!

  • Robyn
    Posted at 23:48h, 12 June Reply

    Thanks Jacquie for the encouragement! Can’t wait to read your ebook!!!

  • Jacquie
    Posted at 11:08h, 14 June Reply

    You are so welcome Robyn and huge congrats again on your awesome WIN!!!

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