Be a First; or Be Nothing At All

by on November 15, 2010

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” ~ Judy Garland

(This video was inspired by tennis player Francesca Schiavone, who won the 2010 French Open at the ripe old age of 30, when everyone said she couldn’t. When asked at the Press Conference what she thought of winning such a prestigious event at her age, she answered –

“Anything is Possible.”

As usual, Dear Readers, I do hope you’ll opt-in and become a part of our luscious little community, and if you would like to share this with your friends, this goddess would be utterly delighted.

And don’t forget to write your thoughts below. Are you being a First Rate Version of You? Or do your desires for success lead you to do too much duplication of the way your sponsor works/thinks/behaves?

Do you have some lusciously original idea that is both terrifying and exhilarating and makes your heart pound to think of it?

Do you have a goal so stupendously Huge that you get Vertigo just imagining the attaining of it?

I’ll tell you a secret ~ I have a little Project up my sleeve. A definite First and something so unusual in it’s focus and direction there’s almost no way to niche it.

But that’s for another day.
First I want to hear about YOU.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Sophia@Rave Sticks November 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I think I am being the first(est) rate version of me I have ever been. Not that I didn’t fight and scrap to get to this point!


Andy @ housebreaking beagles November 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Great video. I had so much fun watching it. Thanks guys! I’m now the second to rate this. ๐Ÿ™‚


Kellie Hosaka@network marketing business training for residual income November 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Aloha Goddess Jacqui,

Thank you so much for your wonderful video! Your message is very timely for many of us who are venturing into social media and this whole new world opening up on the internet. I applaud your courage and know that you will be a First and I will be there standing and applauding!

I so appreciate your message today! You are truly “an angel” and a Goddess!

Much love & aloha,
Kellie ๐Ÿ™‚
Kellie Hosaka@network marketing business training for residual incomeยดs last blog post ..Leverage Time In Your Business To Gain Freedom


Sophia@Rave Sticks November 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Completely agreed, Goddess Kellie!


Kylie Doak November 21, 2010 at 2:17 am

Hi Jacqui

I love that quote! It’s one of my favourites and I’ve used it in many of my replies/comments on blogs!

I love the video too … and you still remind me of my Aunty M – aside from the accent. ๐Ÿ™‚

With so much emphasis these days on being authentic, I’m proud to say that at no point have I pretended to be anything that I’m not … what you see is what you get. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been told by many people that they haven’t met anyone like me before (including very recently a doctor who I hadn’t seen for 3 years and she remembered so much about me!) It’s nice to have made an impression like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to feel a bit uncomfortable about that (and sometimes still do, depending on who says it and how it’s said), but these days I am 100% proud of who I am, what I’m about, my sense of humour, the talents I have and the things I’ve achieved so far in my life.

I’ve been called “odd” on more than one occasion too, but I’m fine with that. I’m comfortable in my own skin (even though it’s taken a long time to get to this point).

With regard to a title for myself, I truly love to help people and for many, many years have described myself as a “compulsive helper” (although this has a slightly negative undertone, I haven’t thought of it that way – to me it’s a positive thing but I couldn’t think of another word for “compulsive” at the time! Perhaps “willing” would have been a better choice!).

Jodie Thompson started calling me “Little Miss Fix It”/ “Little Miss Helpful” a few years back and I must admit, I much prefer them. ๐Ÿ™‚

As far as being the first in my family to do something, I’m the first to venture into the online world, the MLM world, and many other things too.

I have many dreams that I’m working towards achieving (some related to others, others not) … and I plan on living long enough to see most (if not all of them) come to fruition.

Something that I can say with absolutely certainly is … I won’t die from boredom! I have so many wonderful things to do and enjoy! (plus a bit of boring stuff, but hey, that’s life!).

I can’t wait to see what this special project of yours is … I’m intensely curious now!

~ Kylie ~
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Jacqueline Gates November 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Kylie, you fabu-licious being you! What a luscious delight it was to read your thoughtful comment ~ such insights are rare and the willingness to share them, even rarer. (or is that ‘more rare’? Ah well, no matter)

It’s interesting how the mild discomfort at being ‘out of the ordinary’ (or just plain eccentric, in my case) slowly dissipates into a feeling of pride and strength if you don’t let other people’s opinions of you change your own.


Kylie Doak November 22, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Thanks, Jacqui! That’s a gorgeous reply! ๐Ÿ™‚

” … the mild discomfort … slowly dissipates into a feeling of pride and strength if you
don’t let other people’s opinions of you change your own” … spot on!

This reminds me of how you were feeling when you wrote, “To Be a Goddess … or Not” and the subsequent, “Raccoon Eyes … ” post.

I’m pleased to see that you’re proudly still “The Goddess known as Jacqueline Gates” ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Kylie ~
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Katana Barnett January 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I remember the first time someone stood up for me. This gave me an amazing first time experience- gave me more power to stand up for myself. <3 Christine Boyd has no idea what a big deal she was in my life ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so glad she was brave, first.

Courage required!


Mark Testa@california sell my house December 18, 2011 at 1:14 am

Anything is possible. This can only be achieved if one would wholeheartedly accept their true nature. We have got to learn to appreciate US.


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