The Firstest Step To Changing Your Life Is ….

by on February 8, 2012

Soooo, we’re one month into 2012, and this goddess’s life is changing rapidly.

New intentions.

Inner voice getting stronger and stronger as I listen to it.

And a major rethink of the labels I wear.

No, sweetie, not the ones on my clothes, *giggles*

the ones in my head!

(Psst Dahling, if YOU haven’t seen quite the rebel-utionary shifts that you hoped for this year,
there might be a preliminary step you’ve missed.)

After the Great Quitting in January 2010, when I was feeling soooo lost and small,
I wanted to change everything.

I figured that since what I was doing/thinking/being up till then wasn’t working,
it was time to stop doing it!

And above all, to stop BEING a small, ordinary person,
wallowing in mediocrity and smothered in unrealized dreams.

I searched and sought a new identity, a new ME.

I realized that the names labels I’d been using to describe myself to myself,
were for the most part, not serving me.

I began to focus on what I wanted to BE,
changing how I thought of myself.

I chose to become a goddess.

And in the following year, more and more people
began to believe I was what I believe I am.

Do you see the sparkly, life-altering magic in that, sweetie?

I know now, in the very depths of my soul,
that what you think about most,
what you call yourself most often,
is what you become.

And the bestest, most luscious part of this is …


I’ve made a collection of blog posts and videos I did
throughout that horrible/wonderful year,
for you to browse through.

Read them all.
Read a few.
Read only the one that calls you.

It doesn’t matter.

All that matters is that you begin NOW
to believe,
right down to your pink-painted toes,
that underneath the
mom/wife/entrepreneur/office worker/retail associate label that you wear,

is a brilliant, sparkling, powerful being.

A queen.
A diva.
A goddess.

And amazing, gorgeous, fahbulous reader,
I totally believe that about you already!

Here’s the list :-
(there’s a lot here. Make some tea!)

Where it all started ~ the Great Quitting

And Part II ~ The Power Of Questions

Change Your Label, Change Your Life

The Power Of Labels When You Work For Yourself

How I Became A Goddess, Working For Starbucks For $7 an Hour!

Are You Waiting To Be Special?

Releasing Your Inner Goddess

Oh and I watched this video like, a gazillion times!


Bliss-ings, sweetiepie

And don’t forget to comment below and send this to all your goddess friends too, ok?


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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

mdenise | Custom Sticker Printing Services February 9, 2012 at 2:00 am

“And above all, to stop BEING a small, ordinary person,
wallowing in mediocrity and smothered in unrealized dreams.” -I can relate to this one. It’s something that we should all realize before we regret anything.


Erica February 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

So true. Isn’t that called the law of attraction? Visualizing who you want to become? It’s worked for me many times but one has to realize that it takes time. It won’t happen overnight. I would say some changes take place after a year or so, so you’ve got to be patient. A lot of people don’t know this and they dismiss it as bs.


Liz @ Guldkit March 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Yes, this definitely works – but it doesn’t always have to take a year. It all depends on how believable your goals are to you – the more you believe that you can achieve it, the faster it’ll happen 🙂
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Jo February 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

It is so lovely to see you fully embracing your goddess self with no shame or regrets!! And yes to choice – we have the will to manifest the life we dream of. Big love to you.
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Jacqueline Gates February 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Thank you, goddess Jo.
The journey has been rough but the skies ahead are filled with light.


Venus@Social Network Design February 10, 2012 at 7:42 am

Nice sumup Jacqueline.I think the main reason for unsuccessful professional life is that people don’t believe in themselves. Its very essential to think like the person you want to become in order to be one.


Jacqueline Gates February 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Venus, you’re absolutely right. There’s a reason that the order is … BE, then do and have!


Amanda@BuySellWordPress February 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

I like that you always have your own opinion and creative ideas! Your article sounds so inspiring! I like it!
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Miriam Buhr February 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Indeed Jacqui…it all begins with the “Power-Filled” Words we choose to define who we are and to align our inner beings. I’m pleased to read about your journey and that you’ve conveyed to your readers that it’s exactly that… a journey. An expedition that is uniquely yours and can be molded to be what you wanted to be even if it started out all wobbly or turned wobbly in the midst of it…in the end you have a choice. Great post Goddess Jacqui!

Mucho ♥ Love,
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Annie@Interactive Ad Agency February 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Inspired! Thank you 🙂 You always have great affirmations.


Kellie Hosaka @home business residual income February 15, 2012 at 5:27 am

Aloha Goddess!

Yes, you got it! BE, Do, then Have, that’s the order, and it works like crazy! My friend and mentor Ellie Drake says “It’s Easier Done, Than Said”, and she is right!

Congratulations on your great success Jacqui! This is a transformational year!

Much aloha,
Kellie 🙂
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Nancy Shields February 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Hello Goddess known as Jacqui – isn’t it wonderful when we are revealed that we can live in wonderment and wild abandonment – living in the true essence of why we were brought to this earth – powerful and yet humbling isn’t it????

Great post and thought inspiring – living in true abundance to life…..

Your diva friend and girlfriend “guru”,


Melissa McCloud February 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

oh dear jacquie, you are so fahbulous. my favorite from last year was “change your label, change your life”. i really understand the power of language and the words we speak. having caitlin has made me so much more deliberate with my speech–i don’t want to pass on any negative programming or disempowering beliefs if i can help it! thanks for being the brave goddess you are–and in doing so, giving me the courage and space to be the spunky international businesswoman *i* am! <3 love to you jacquie!!!!!!!!!


Nathalie Villeneuve February 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

It’s so awesome to hear you, read you, see you radiate and have clarity. In a way, I have witness this transformation in a lot of other people. This is a great sign to me that 2012 is going to be even more exciting then we initially predicted! It’s going to be …

L -E -G -E -N -D -A -R -Y!!! LOL..Love ya! ~ Nathalie
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Akos Fintor February 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

Every day CAN be a new beginning, it is the matter of our intentions and decisions.

We all can chose to be depressed, happy, sad, successful, loving and so on. It is all a choice.

thanks for the share!



Rebecca Woodhead@English Author February 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

You KNOW how much this resonates with me. The idea of labels is exactly why I wrote Palaces and Calluses. The power of labeling yourself is profound. Choose a label and then step into it and become it.

Also, remember that the person you are when you make your next choice is not the same person. You cannot step into the same river twice. Even when things change for us or don’t go quite as expected, once we’ve chosen our labels, we go into the next experience as new people. The idea that we revert back to who we were before is a fallacy. We’re stronger now. We can choose to keep wearing a label or to put it aside and try a new one, but we have better discernment each time.


Eren Mckay February 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Your posts are very inspirational. I’ve recently been listening more and more to my inner voice. I know exactly what it’s been telling me for a long time however I couldn’t find a way to align what I truly want to do with what I have to do. This last week while brainstorming with a good friend of mine, I finally found a way to align the two. And I feel like I finally know the path that I’m suppose to take. I don’t just have an idea.. I have a real plan. This brings a lot of peace to my soul. Loved reading your blog.
All the best,
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Farrel February 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

I find it very useful jacque, what a wonderful topic here in your site. I remember my Professor said to me once “Even a cat dreaming to be a Lion”. Making things to be possible is no longer a dream. Even you’re a cat but just look in to the mirror and see yourself as a LION.
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Danica Green@Shopping Bags February 21, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I want to quote this one, “I chose to become a goddess. And in the following year, more and more people began to believe I was what I believe I am.” You have to start believing in yourself first before you demand for the support of the people around you.


Jim Jenks February 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I’m glad there’s people out there like you. People think I’m crazy when I says stuff like “I know I’m going to be successful.” I don’t know why it’s so ridiculous to have that positive of an attitude all the time. It’s the only reason I’ve gotten this far…

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Dariya February 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

I also hear the voices, probably crazy


Chris Roberts March 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I said to myself 2012, this is the year that I make a change in my life and I start trying to acheive my goals. I’m going back to school now and looking forward to the future!
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Cristina@garden plants online March 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Great and inspiring article. I agree that it all starts in believing in yourself and loving yourself. I’ve always wanted to earn an honest living without having to leave my family everyday and in the beginning it was really hard. Not a lot of people would offer work from home opportunities but I just kept working on it and never gave up. Today, job offers are starting to come and I’m living what I’ve always wanted.


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