Perseverance

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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

At the beginning of this year, 2020, I made a post on my old Instagram profile that stated my word for the year was “perseverance.” Little did I know what was coming to me in the months that followed. The definition of “perseverance” states:

Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

This year has been absolutely challenging and heartbreaking, to say the least, for so many of us in the world, including self-help and spiritual business owners. We are thought leaders, we are supposed to shine our light of positivity onto others and crank out an interminable amount of inspiration. But, even as thought leaders and business owners, it’s impossible to do so 100% of the time. Especially during a year that many consider being “cursed.” Heck, even Teal Swan, had this happen to her a few weeks ago! 

While on that day in January of this year, 2020, I had no idea what was coming to me for my business and personal life, I guess, in a way, I was tuning into my intuition and foreshadowing events that would help fill the role of the meaning of the word, “perseverance.” And yes, what you focus on expands.

But it’s not what happens to you that determines your freedom of choice. Rather, it’s how you choose to respond through your focus that expands. Listen now as I explain my top 3 business mistakes I made this year, and boy are they big ones, and how I’m choosing to overcome them. I’ll give you a hint, this also involves the famous Japanese proverb:

Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

Want to ManiFAST? Grab the best-selling books, “Don’t Feel Stuck!” and “Don’t Feel Stuck in Love!”, available via Audible, Kindle, and paperback!

XOXO Jaclyn

Instagram: @themanifestit 

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Ghosts

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The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited. – Stephen King

It’s officially spooky season and in honor of my favorite non-holiday, Halloween, I’m going to tell you 2 true spooky stories of my own that I experienced in my life. I love science, but I cannot explain how this happened!

Are you ready to feel chills all over your body? Listen now as I give you my unedited and emotional spooky ghost stories…

Disclaimer: This podcast episode is not intended for children or young teens to listen to because it deals with death by multiple causes.

Want to ManiFAST? Grab the best-selling books, “Don’t Feel Stuck!” and “Don’t Feel Stuck in Love!”, available via Audible, Kindle, and paperback!

XOXO Jaclyn

Instagram: @themanifestit 

Want more spooky podcasts? My favorites are:

Spooked

Morbid

Crime Junkie

…and check out the Haunted Historian on Instagram!

Weight Watcher (My Secret)

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You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh*t that weighs you down. – Toni Morrison

In today’s episode, I am revealing a big secret about me that I’ve carried with me for 16 years: my body image and how weight gain and my weight is centered around my confidence, both in the public realm and in my relationships with others.

I’m super scared to talk about this, but I know so many people out there (women and men) are struggling with their own body image. There are a lot of celebrities and leaders who are thin and fit. And there is a certain stigma around your own weight and body image with regards to love and success.

Yeah, I’m super scared to reveal my secret to you, but I’m also really tired of allowing this to weigh me down in life and in my career. Listen now to know my secret struggles…

Want to ManiFAST? Grab the best-selling books, “Don’t Feel Stuck!” and “Don’t Feel Stuck in Love!”, available via Audible, Kindle, and paperback!

XOXO Jaclyn

Instagram: @themanifestit 

My Secret: I Have Trouble with My Body Image

My Secret: I Have Trouble with My Body Image

 

Last week I was hit with 2 big fears of mine and one of them was my fear about my body image. I was born with Angioedema, and when I was a teenager, I was underweight (110-118 lbs at 5’8″). I had a boyfriend in high school and throughout most of college (the same guy) and I will never forget something he said to me when I was in my 3rd year of college:

He liked me better “before” my weight gain.

I was feeling like crap because I finally got on medication to help me with my Angioedema, anxiety, and depression. I started gaining weight. I was feeling “fat” and I asked him if he liked my body better before in high school or my now body in college.

His answer stuck with me my entire life.

Since then, I continued to gain weight, even if working out, and from 23-26 years old while in a different relationship with a narcissist, I was at my heaviest (I think it was like 170 lbs).

I tried to commit suicide that year at 26 after I broke up with him.

Not all because of my body image, but what I didn’t know at the time is that my confidence centers around my body weight. And you know what? I’m 37 years old and I JUST realized this last week when I was facing this 1 of 2 fears.

This is WHY I’m scared to grow more in my work as a best-selling author and owner of my brand, Manifest It! I’m scared to be on TV, I’m scared to be on video, I’m scared to do public speaking, and I’m scared because I look around and so many public figures are thin.

And even now, my confidence centers around my body image about fear 2 of my 2 fears:

My relationship with my boyfriend.

I don’t like being overweight. I’m up to 273 lbs now. I hate it. While my figure is an hour-glass figure, I do not like how heavy I have become.

I stopped working out as much about 5 years ago because I wasn’t getting back to my high school weight, you know, the “before” weight.

And while last week I was freaking out and having panic attacks over my 2 fears, I DID bust through them yesterday and I feel a great sense of release.

Sure, I still feel bad about myself and my weight, but at least now I understand WHY I feel bad about my body image. And from here I can make empowering and knowledgeable decisions to get healthier.

Understand This:

I want you to know that you are an amazing person as you ARE right now.

I want you to know that you are beautiful, both inside AND outside as you are.

I want you to know that it doesn’t matter what a man thinks of your body weight and body image.

I want you to know it doesn’t matter what other WOMEN think of your body weight and body image.

I want you to know that it doesn’t matter what the public opinion thinks of your body weight and body image.

I want you to know you ARE more than enough right now and you deserve love, both from yourself and from supportive people around you.

Screw THEM

Your life and your success is a CONTINUAL work in progress. Making a certain amount of income, weighing a certain amount in your body, and being liked by a certain amount of people or having a certain amount of followers is not going to give you happiness. No.

I can count so many times men have made negative comments TO ME about my weight.

Your happiness depends on how you treat and love YOURSELF. I want you to put your hand over your heart and repeat this out loud to yourself:

My happiness depends on how I treat and love MYSELF. Always. I love myself and I give myself permission to take manifesting action towards my goals every day. I’m more than enough and I’m worthy of all the happiness I’m receiving.

I’m learning new things now that I understand WHY my confidence centers around my body weight. Understanding the WHY is the first step, educating yourself and taking manifesting action is the second and third step to receiving your desires quickly.

I believe in you and I love you. You’re amazing!

XOXO Jaclyn

How to Start a Podcast (A Successful One)

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There’s millions and millions of people that listen and love podcasts who didn’t in 2012. – John Lee Dumas

In today’s episode, I interview Krista Xiomara, creator of the successful podcast, I’m Awake! Now What? She is sharing her beginner’s tips and growth tips to help you receive your dreams of hosting and owning your own successful podcast show. Yes!

Key Topics of Discussion:

  • What to do when you realize you want to start a successful podcast
  • The tools you can use that are inexpensive and FREE for your podcast’s editing and producing magic
  • How to get reputable guests to come onto your podcast show (think Mike Dooley)
  • Your spiritual journey through the process of starting and growing your podcast (the ups and downs and everything in between of how to get over your fears)
  • Bonus! Her best Law of Attraction tips that she uses for herself every day

For more information, please go to:

I’m Awake! Now What? 

Instagram: ianwpodcast

 

Want to manifest faster? Grab the best-selling books, “Don’t Feel Stuck!” and “Don’t Feel Stuck in Love!”, available via Audible, Kindle, and paperback!

XOXO Jaclyn

Instagram: @themanifestit

This podcast interview was recorded using Zoom.