Becoming a Secret Rebel in a Drone World

by on August 25, 2010

Sweet ones, this goddess is Utterly and Completely Mortified!
I have to wear a HAT!

The county in which my Starbucks is situated, has decided in its great wisdom, that “all food service employees are required to wear a hat.”


And not some glamorous, frills and feathers, Audrey-Hepburn-at-Ascot type hat. Oh noooo. This is a black baseball cap with a bloody great Sbux badge on the front *sigh*

Seriously, dahlings, do you understand what this Means????!!

This means no more good hair days;

no more tossing back golden locks while batting eyelashes at studly customers;

This means that I – the goddess known as Jacqui Gates – am One Step Away from having to say “Do you want fries with that?”.


As always, there are lessons to be learned from the most uncomfortable of situations.

Perhaps this is the Universe’s way of making sure that my current manifestation is so unpleasant that it will Force me to get off  my arse and DO what needs to be done to ensure that I never, ever have to experience it again.

And that I needed to Realize that only by OUTGROWING my current position can I truly blossom into the Potential I know is waiting for me.

So here’s the video – and the lessons learned.
I love to know what you think.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Holly August 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Awesome Jacqui! As tough as it may be, going out because you have out grown your position is the only way to go! You have it nailed down very well. I look forward to hearing how you make it Goddess worthy with the beautiful SB cap over the next few weeks! I am scheming to out grow my position so that I can go out at the top of my game! Great video!

Holly´s last blog post ..You Are Just a Wimp!


Jacqueline Gates August 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

“Going out at the top of my game” ~ now THAT’s a goal worth working toward. Thanks, Holly 🙂


Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous August 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Every Monday, I have to be physically at work which is why Mondays are my least favorite day of the week. Then I came across this: ” Resistance (not what is being resisted, but d resistance itself) is the source of any physical, mental or emotional discomfort you may have. In many ways, the key to growth and healing is learning not to resist “what is”. Awareness (noticing, watching) will cause the resistance, and the discomfort that always accompanies resistance, to dissolve.”

In some ways, my situation is similar to yours. I “rebel” the fact that I’m stuck having to work instead of having to spend my time doing things I LOVE doing. Having read that saying above made me realize that since I’m stuck in this situation right now, all I can do is not to resist, make the situation work for me, and enjoy it, so I can learn whatever it is that I’m suppose to be learning in this situation and finally (hopefully) move on (soon).

The hat looks good on you, Goddess!
Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous´s last blog post ..Mom Tips On Repelling Mosquitoes Using Essential Oils


Jacqueline Gates August 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Cherrie dear, you’re such a wiz at your blogging and such, that I never really thought of you as having to do anything else! And you’re right, the path of un-resistance is the only way to truly work our way out of what we don’t want and into what we love doing.

Let’s have a party on the day we’re both free ~ I’ll bring tea!


Julie @ Willow Bird Baking August 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Nice to think about every challenge having a silver lining of how much you’re going to grow (even hats!) 😉
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking´s last blog post ..Ina Garten’s Lemon Loaf Cake and Raffaldini Vineyards


Jacqueline Gates August 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Goddess Julie, you actually crossed my mind today while I was at Sbux and putting the cupcakes in the bakery case. I bet yours would be a thousand times better!


Alethea Anderson August 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Greetings Goddess!

I say add a little flair to that hat! Fun pins, sparkles, make it glow like you my Goddess fruebd. Embrace the hat, embrace the be-ing that is YOU!

Each video you make is a step closer to total awareness my friend, your path to enlightenment makes me smile Goddess!

You are so correct, enjoy the NOW, we must be happy in the present moment in order to be happy in the future…focusing on what we don’t want, brings more, they key is to focus on what we DO want!

Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today a gift, that is why they call it the ‘present’.

Goddess Alethea


Jacqueline Gates August 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Alethea, dear sweet one, I cannot tell you how it warmed my heart to see you sign yourself as ‘goddess’. From the very beginning, you really got what I was dreaming of and what I’m trying to do/teach/become. You’ve been my inspiration and champion and I appreciate you more than I can possible express.

YOU, dear goddess, are my Gift.


Melissa McCloud August 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

jacqui jacqui jacqui… you ALREADY live your life colorfully and vividly as you describe. how i adore watching your vidz. so fun!

when i was working a job, my mentor taught me the value of finding the joy in what i do, even if it is not my true passion. the truth of the matter is that as an entrepreneur, there is plenty of minutia that we endure too (the payoff is just exponentially better!).

your attitude is perfect, divine, priceless… and will serve you beautifully when the day comes for you take off your SB hat for good!
Melissa McCloud´s last blog post ..Wasting Your Life In Second Life


Denise Gray August 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hi Jacqui,

That was a great video, I can really relate to what you say!! as I am in a similar position. I’ve just recently posted a twitter comment about my ‘job’ lol! and I know we all have our ‘off days’ but like you say it is important to remain positive and to focus on what we want rather than what we don’t want (not always easy I know lol!) and there are many great books out there to support this way of thinking. I also do believe that it is important to be the best you can be no matter what you are doing 🙂 your words make so much sense and are so inspiring … thank you

Denise 🙂
Denise Gray´s last blog post ..Overcoming Adversity


Jacqueline Gates August 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Denise dear, Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for visiting. We’re obviously kindred spirits (just the title of your blog tells me that!) and I’m utterly delighted to meet you.


Satoko August 30, 2010 at 4:40 am

Hi Jacqui, I just heard the recording with you and Kristen… that was an awesome call!
I agree with you about being the best and become bigger than the current place. That’s what I’m doing as well right this moment, asking to do more shifts, being more flexible voluntarily to suit my boss etc. That’s the only way 😉
You have a great blog and look forward to more posts.
Satoko´s last blog post ..How to Improve your Videos for Marketing


Jacqueline Gates August 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Thanks, Satoko ~ it was a fun call and such a Duh! moment LOL
Thanks for visiting:)


Kellie Hosaka@network marketing business training August 31, 2010 at 12:21 am

Aloha Jacqui,

I am so happy for you! I’m sorry but my dear friend, the goddess Jacqui doesn’t wear a SB hat!! Everything about her is full of magic, abundance and freedom!! You know, like waving a “magic wand”!!

All I know is when you desire from within the Universe will cooperate to make sure your desires manifest even if your “ego” doesn’t approve…LOL

Much love,
Kellie 🙂
Kellie Hosaka@network marketing business training´s last blog post ..Are You Stuck In A Rut And Ready To Get Out


Jacqueline Gates August 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm

OK Ms Kellie, you’re going to have to explain this enigmatic statement LOL
I agree that I feel less than “Full of magic, abundance and freedom” when wearing the hat, but is that my ego or simply my desire to BE everything I know I am??
I’m intrigued that there might be a difference …


Donna Merrill September 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm

My dear Goddess Jacqueline,
You may be wearing that hat, but it doesn’t interfere with who you are. The Goddess! Right now, it is just something you have to do, but you are growing out of that hat. But while you are in it, you shine!
I just love your videos and advice and am so happy to be your friend. You teach us to have a healthy outlook on life, so please keep it coming.
I know many of my clients that have to work while they are working on their true goals. I have counseled them to enjoy part of the day, even if the vampires are all around you, you have the power to enjoy.
They work hard on their spare time to achieve their goals. Some have actually been able to quit the 9-5 world and jump into the pool of their dreams.
I guess I have a lot to be thankful for because I was always an entrepreneur – I learned a long time ago in the 70’s about how the world ticks because I read “Think And Grow Rich” which turned my matrix around.
Thanks again,


Jacqueline Gates September 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Donna, I cannot tell you how wide I smiled when I saw your name in the comment box. YOU, my Dear Heart, are the true epitome of a goddess. A woman of passion, poise, courage and light, who knows where she’s going, where she’s been and the lessons learned in between.
I love how you mentioned ‘turning your matrix around’. Most apt for me too.


Nat @Online Business Tutorials September 16, 2010 at 8:33 am

Hey Jacqui
This is my first video that I have seen of yours and something tells me you are already wildly unique and vivid 🙂

I am lucky enough to be working online full time now and it is so inspiring to see you following your passion to get where you want to be, which is clearly not at Starbucks! I have to say I think you look rather cute in that hat.
Well done to also coming to the realisation that you need to outgrow those lattes and that hat to get to where you want to be, Think And Grow Rich is a phenomenal book and seems it has done so much for you.
Love this video, you have a fabulous spirit
Nat @Online Business Tutorials´s last blog post ..The What- Why &amp How Of The FTP – It’s Important To You!


Jacqueline Gates September 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Natalie dear,
Thanks so much for visiting and for all the lovely things you said about the video and yes, even the dreaded HAT!
I do believe that all change begins with how we think, and when we change what we think – about our jobs, about our dreams, about ourselves – then absolutely anything is possible.
Bliss-ings, dear heart
the goddess known as Jacqui


JoAnn Donahue September 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm

By far the BEST video I have seen from YOU..
Oh I loved the one with hat I thought that was the best
but I’m a free person I can change my mind.. 😉
This is not only a GREAT presentation this is
a pivotal lesson in BEcoming…
JoAnn Donahue´s last blog post ..What Does This “HOT” New Jersey Grandma Know About Home Based Business Building


Miguel@Free iTunes Codes September 28, 2010 at 4:51 am

I am sure wearing a hat can’t be that bad. I enjoy wearing them and I think they look stylish to employees in uniforms. Regardless though I think you make that hat look magnificent.


Jacqueline Gates September 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Aaah you are such a sweetie ~ thank you for the compliment. As with most things, it’s always how you FEEL that’s important, no?


Sheri Botman September 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

Dear Goddess,
What Is, Is, and You Are such a wonderful addition and inspiration. What ever we are “doing” we must remember to be our best and always be a good steward. Awesome video, thanks for the inspiration.
Many Blessings,


Jacqueline Gates September 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

So glad you came to ‘visit’, Sheri. Thanks for the encouragement 🙂


Doris (Fairy Goddess Mother) August 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Hi – Ki Ora,

But the hat, lets think about it for a cotton picking minute. Imagine the fun it is having being the hat of a Goddess! What it is learning and how it is feeling? In some ways I would like to think we were careful with the thoughts of the Hats too and of course the colleagues who grace our presents as we work in the “Not really for me places” (I have just left one last year and my health has improved).

We certainly need to think about what it is that isn’t working and where wouldwe like to be and put things in place – you are such a great inspiration Jaqui – we can also be very generous to those around us and our hats! See you again in magic land.


Carol Scheid September 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Jacqui: I love your videos. I can resonate with your feelings about your “job”. My last FT position I dis-liked so much and voiced it regularly; in fact I not only voiced it I said I would be able to quit by the end of the year. When the end of the year arrived I not only had nothing to do most of the day I finally was released from my position. It was great that I did not have to return there but I also did not have a paycheck; not so great.
While I love working with people I have worked way too many years in retail. My last position was a seasonal worker for Target Stores. I loved the employees and most customers. But there are the ones who think it is their job to make your life miserable. Why do people think it is their position to voice their negative and abrasive thoughts on others? Are we wearing the invisible sign that says “Be rude to me, I like it”?
I have read and continue to read T & GR as it is not a once through kind of book.
Would be great to have the info on the book you shared.
Wishing you the best,
Carol Scheid´s last blog post ..Is Thinking Enough? Part 2

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