How to Quit

by on October 26, 2010

~ If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it. ~ W.C. Fields

In January this year (2010) I QUIT.

I quit my sixth network marketing company.

I quit telling myself that I had a home business (reminder – it’s not a business if it’s not making money.  An autoship arriving at your door each month does Not constitute a business.)

I gave up living in the Law of Attraction Wonderland that allowed me to believe that Speaking Makes It So – and that I didn’t need the Action to spur things along. (Another reminder – The LOA works, if YOU do!)

More Most importantly, I quit Blaming everything else for my failure/s.

And as is usually the case with theatrical types such as myself, I made the whole decision and journey public, both here and on Facebook.

I shared the initial, life-changing decision, the soul-wrenching doubt that what I was doing was the ‘right thing’, and all the awful, liberating lessons in between.

In ten short months, I’ve gone from this …

… to THIS!

And now, and this is the most Lusciously Surprising part of all,  people are calling and asking how I did it.
I discussed this odd turn of events with my very dear, ever-so-wise, astonishingly patient girlfriend (and WordPress goddess par excellance) Kimberly Castleberry:

“Your story is inspiring.

First it took balls to stop taking the bait – and it took balls to stop the insanity but not quit on yourself.

Its why so many give you mad props for it – you didn’t turn it into a pity fest or walk away from yourself – you came out stronger because of it – and with less turbulance – and even to do it you had to find some backbone to face the concept of “failure” and tell it to bugger off while you sorted through things.”

And so we come to the crux of the matter, the real honest-to-goodness lesson that all this crap I’ve gone through gives me the right to share …

QUITTING DOES NOT EQUAL FAILURE.

(At least, not always.)

Read that again, scrumptious one, and allow the tears to flow if they need to. I know what that stoneweight of despair feels like. *hugs*

But in the immortal words of whoever it was …

“When you find yourself in a hole, Stop Digging!”

Just.      Stop.

Take    two    deep    breaths.

And call me in the morning. (hehehe couldn’t resist!) Well, email me at least. Or get hold of me on Facebook.

But my Darling, Wondrous Being, just know that quitting does not need to be the end of the world.

In fact, it could be the start of a Grand New Adventure.

And I’ll be your Goddess-y Guide, if you like. Just ask me.

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JoAnn Donahue October 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm

You are an inspiration. Keep on keeping ON! Becoming strong in oneself is a foundation that becomes unshakable..
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Kellie Hosaka@network marketing business training for residual income October 27, 2010 at 5:27 am

Aloha Goddess Jacqui!

I love it! Oh, and the before and after videos! Wow! Such an incredible transformation. It is rather amazing as we all “step out” in courage and get a little bit better each day. After the months and years go by, the growth becomes very evident. You have BEcome the Goddess, Jacqui! So very cool!

Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!

Much love & aloha,
Kellie 🙂
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Shelly Allen October 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Did I ever tell YOU…

I LOVE YOUR STYLE?

No, you say?

Well…

I LOVE YOUR STYLE!

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Val Wilcox October 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Bravo Goddess Jacqui, Bravo!

You, my dear, are an inspiration to all who deem to play small to step out into your greatness and BE! I have never thought of you as ordinary for even one moment. Your energy, your straight-talk, your humor all brand you as a true Goddess… just the way you are. 🙂

Keep on sharing your voice to remind us never settle for ordinary,
Val 😉
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Sophia@Online CPR Certification November 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

This actually reminds me of one of the simple lessons of poker that you have to learn early on, though you may resist it: there’s no shame in folding. You’re not there to grandstand or to bluff your way through every hand. You’re there to WIN. And winning is not sexy business, it’s knowing when and where to pick your battles and not sweating small concessions.

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Jacqueline Gates November 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

Thanks, Sophia. The really Big Lessons in Life apply to everything, don’t they?
Thanks so much for visiting.

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Sophia@Rave Sticks November 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm

They do!

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Jacqueline Gates November 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Goddess Sophia,
did you ever get the email I sent you regarding the pop-up lusciousness you liked?

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Robert November 3, 2010 at 9:54 am

Jacqueline,
I like your sense of humor and style! You are an inspiration to everyone who aspires to get in front of a video camera and put themselves out there.
Robert

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Jacqueline Gates November 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I’m glad you liked it, Sir Robert! ‘Putting yourself out there’ can be scary but is absolutely vital if you’re aspire to any kind of success. No point being part of the herd, right?

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Larry Rivera November 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

Hi Jacqueline this reminds of a song I think by Kenny Rogers called the Gambler..

“You need to know when to hold them, know when to walk away and know when to run!!”

Thanks for sharing your growth!
Larry
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DVD Training Video@Million Dollar Closing Strategies November 23, 2010 at 11:09 am

Attitude is 90% of success in any home based business opportunty, MLM, direct sales program or really any business model for that matter. If your attitude stinks so does your income.

Next comes having a realistic expectation of what owning your own business really involves. Once you understand that there are many perks to having your own business but at the same time you have to actually devote the time, enrrgy and real effort to it, then you will start to see fruit from your efforts paying off.

Of course this is only possible once you discover where and how you have been working harder and replace those actions with ones which are geared toward working smarter.

The momentum shift you will feel once these basics have been tweaked can sometimes be really huge for people. I’ve seen people make even small changes that went on to yield really big results in every area of their business.
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