30 Day Challenge and 6 month Progress Report

by on June 15, 2010

30 Day Challenge.

I’ve been hearing these words in all sorts of places for more than two weeks now. On Facebook. On training calls. On blogs.

But I ignored them. Fingers in my ears la la la la la. Because I’ve never been good at follow through. And I’m afraid of disappointing myself … again.

But it’s been six months since I quit. Since I went cold-turkey on the multitude of network marketing/home biz ‘opportunities’ that I hadn’t taken advantage of.

Six months since I quit the self-sabotage, and just focused on self.

And then best friend and WordPress goddess Kimberly Castleberry dares – no, double dares me to start a 30 blog challenge with her. Fully this time. Publicly announced and 100% accountable.

I squirmed. I protested. I used my upcoming trip to Minnesota; my daughter’s personal struggles; my own health issues; anything I could think of to put it off til July 1st.

But then my dear friend/mentor JoAnn Donahue calls to me to say “isn’t it time you started believing in Yourself as much as I believe in you?”

And deep inside there’s this voice, sounding suspiciously like Diane Hochman, (on a horribly embarrassing but deeply-truthful-but-I-couldn’t-face-it public call) saying “Some time, you’re gonna have to stop making excuses.”

Gentle Readers, that time is now.

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Scott Manesis June 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Alright Jacqui,

Commit to it and do it! That is the only Godess thing to do at this point. You have much more knowledge than so many others in this industry that it is not fair for you to hold it back , SHARE!

I am looking forward to watching you do this!

Great Stuff,
Scott Manesis
Scott Manesis´s last blog post ..So You Want To Start A Home Business….What Is Your Marketing Strategy?


Linda G. Cox June 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I’m with you Jacqui, I’m on! No excuses, just do it!! We’ll have a great time! I better hurry and get busy!!

WOW I can’t believe I said yes!
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Kimberly Castleberry@Social Media for Beginners June 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

What a way to step up! It’s going to be a fun if challenging next 30 days. I’m glad you agreed to do this with me and looks like we have quite a few others getting into the game! Be sure you have Google Analytics configured so we can look at metrics when we’re done! Game On, Girlfriend!
Kimberly Castleberry@Social Media for Beginners´s last blog post ..A 30 day sprint! Are You Ready?


Val Wilcox June 16, 2010 at 11:33 am

Good for you Jacqui,
This will move you forward and be lots of fun! I look forward to watching your progress,
Val 🙂
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Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help June 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

WoW you go goddess! Best of luck to you, I know you can do anything you put your mind too! You have done right by yourself the last 6 months, it is always the right thing for when you “honor yourself the rest of the world falls in its appropriate place.”

I look forward to reading your posts and watching the growth!

“Dream, Believe, Become…”
Tracey Keefer
Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help´s last blog post ..The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, A Lesson on Perspective


Jacqueline Gates June 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Tracey, I just love reading your comments. Thank you for your encouragement and support!


JoAnn Donahue June 18, 2010 at 7:06 am


This is a witness to the power that lies with-in.
It lies with-in YOU, me and everyone else.
However, those who never
tap in, will NEVER be free.

We were born to be free,
Go be your greater FREE self
Goddess known as Jacquie!!!

JoAnn Donahue´s last blog post ..Why Are You Waiting For Success To Happen? MAKE It Happen!


Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous June 25, 2010 at 7:01 am

Goddess, focus on yourself, your passions, what makes you happy and everything else will fall into its right place. I totally support you on your 30-day challenge and is looking forward to see your success!
Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous´s last blog post ..Foods That Help You Stay Young And Fabulous


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