Free To Succeed Tour


We’re all a family. The entire ShowIt crew on the bus has been living together for a few weeks now and we get along quite well. We laugh, joke, and clown on each other pretty much all day. But at the end of each day, our friendship—no matter how mean those boys treat me—is stronger. And sweeter. Well, sometimes.

Yesterday I saw this on the side of the bus:

Oooooh, I see how it is. Haters. That’s what they all are. And they sip on Haterade all day as proof of their inferiority complexes. Obviously. In search of the culprit, I pieced together who might have had the nerve to make me look like Pancho Villa. Aye, aye, aye!

Around midnight last night—as we were eating the best Kansas City BBQ—I gave an oration and accused Todd (the brain child of ShowIt programming) of the defamation. So good was my argument and theories that he even agreed with the accusation. Which makes me think I might have made a good lawyer had I stayed in law school.

I was feeling quite good about myself until David Jay showed me a video of the assailant in action. On the dark and shaky video I saw none other than OUR BUS DRIVER strategically place the moustache on my oversized face. Jay?!?! Jay did it?! Jaaaaay, HOW COULD YOU?! I thought we were friends?!

So, much like any family, we have our issues. But I’m sure when I find a way to get back at our bus driver, we’ll all go back to being one big, happy and dysfunctional family.

Aye, aye, aye!

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  1. Alicia

    August 19th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    "And they sip on Haterade all day as proof …" Hah! Classic! xoxo

  2. Maureen

    August 19th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Haha! That’s funny! Too many people drinking that Hatorade I tell ya! But you’re still cute even with a mustache! 🙂

  3. nelly chung

    August 19th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I agree with Maureen. Mustache is cute on you. This is too funny.

  4. Val McCormick Photography

    August 19th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    LMAO, Pancho Villa comment, I LOVE IT. Hmmmm, wonder what you have in store for him as payback. Until next time kiddies….

  5. Scott Andrew

    August 19th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hahaha! Poor Jasmine, what did you ever do to deserve such? If you need any ideas for revenge, let me know.

  6. Kristen Dawn

    August 19th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Jas, we’re all dyeing to see the video.

  7. sarah J

    August 19th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I think the bus driver likes you…. 🙂 Post a picture !!!!!!

  8. Kevin Keith

    August 20th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    I think it is totally you Jasmine. It can be part of your new branding:) Keep the stache!

  9. Heather Broom

    August 20th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    That is hilarious! Love it! I agree Kristen Dawn, I want to see the video 🙂

  10. brooke schwab photography

    August 20th, 2008 at 1:10 am

    that is really clever! i love the stash. what can you do to their photo? i would fight back.

  11. Ashley

    August 20th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Whatever you do, make sure to blog it because I will feel out of the loop unless I know!!

  12. erica ferrone

    August 20th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    haha….haterade. Where do you even come up with this stuff? You crack me up 🙂

  13. Melissa

    August 20th, 2008 at 2:50 am

    The bus driver drank the haterade! Too funny! Get him good!

  14. Jamie

    August 20th, 2008 at 2:52 am

    It was so great to meet you yesterday. I am sitting here soaking up all the information as I edit photos. All I can say is this: the seminar ROCKED!, you guys know how to give a seminar and make us walk out the door feeling DETERMINED to SUCCEED! and you were so real… thank you for that. Thank you for a fabulous seminar!!

  15. Amy Martin

    August 20th, 2008 at 3:37 am

    The video proves that maybe they were all in on it…. But its okay I think they are a little jelous of the new "star"

  16. Karen

    August 20th, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Haha, that’s ridiculously funny and cute. XD

  17. Stephen Knuth

    August 20th, 2008 at 6:17 am

    That is too funny! It really makes it fun when someone that you know did it rather than someone off the street! haha. Jasmine, I met you at the san diego free to succeed. Based on what you and DJ taught us, I have launched my new site! Tell me what you think! In Christ.

  18. lin

    August 20th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    You’re still so cute with that mustache!

  19. Christi

    August 20th, 2008 at 7:41 am

    That was hysterical when that hit the slideshow tonight!! So awesome to read your blog and realize you sound JUST like you write. I feel like we get an inspirational seminar from you every time you blog. THANK YOU! You are fantastic!

  20. Hanssie

    August 20th, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Oooooh, payback time…nd we blog stalkers want to see pictures!

  21. Raquita

    August 20th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I don’t beleive I am gonna tell you my nifty hater sayin – we tell people to take the red pill and get out of the HATRIX!!

  22. Joyce D. Z.

    August 20th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Not only you are talented and pretty, you are very funny, too.

    I love the ‘Pancho Villa’ reference. 😀

  23. vanessa H

    August 20th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    that is funny!! i love that they have footage!!!

  24. lynn-kai chao

    August 20th, 2008 at 5:44 pm


  25. Veronica Hinojosa

    August 20th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Last night was great! You rocked the show like only a LATINA! knows how. You were so much fun and it was so nice to see that you really are "Keepin’ It Real" You’re keepin’ it real Chicago West Side style. If you moved to Chicago you would so totally fit in. Then again, who picks snow over gorgeous Cali weather. I’m so glad you made it to Chicago and had the chance to meet. Keep on Keepin’ it real!

  26. Shelly Valentine

    August 20th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    It was SO refreshing listening to you speak last night!! Thank you for sharing so much of your story. You definitely inspire me as a photographer and person! Thanks!!!

  27. kerri banyas

    August 20th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    You were amazing last night in Chicago! I had a blast meeting you and hearing EVERYTHING you had to share. Thanks for being so real with us and making it fun! You are truly an inspiration!

  28. Otto Rascon

    August 20th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Jasmine! I wanted to thank you again for last nights seminar. I really appreciated your honesty and openness and all of the inner things that you shared about your life and business. I am sure that many people connected with you and our lives are all the more richer for it. I truly hope all of the very best to you, your family, and your business. May we meet again! Much love from Chicago!!!

  29. Amy Boyle

    August 20th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Great to meet you last night – Just a tremendous event. I love that our industry is so willing to share – Have a great remaining 9 stops! This tour ROCKS! What’s next???

  30. ricki ford

    August 20th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Jasmine that just gose to show anything looks good on you lol.

  31. Kelly Braman

    August 21st, 2008 at 2:17 am

    I can not describe how moved I was by what you had to say!! Your words and emotion resonated with me and I will be forever changed!! I walked in feeling like maybe I didn’t belong to feeling like I can really do this !! You have such a talent-Thank You for sharing your story-I hope you truly realize how much you are giving!! May God continue to bless you on your journey!!
    Much Love,


    August 21st, 2008 at 3:38 am

    AHAHAHAHAAHAH. LOL. So sorry, but that is hilarious!

  33. Jasmine Marie

    August 21st, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Too funny!

  34. Dustin Francis

    August 21st, 2008 at 4:42 am

    What’s up miss determined!?! It was terrifical meeting you and having you share so much priceless information with so many people. You and everyone on the tour are one of the main reasons I love our industry so much and I totally appreciate the encouragement and accountability that you bring to the table for yourself as well as others. Thanks for Keepin’ It Real!

  35. Kat

    August 21st, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Mustache or not, you still Rock! 🙂 But I hope you get the bus driver good.

  36. Malia

    August 21st, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Your knees are SO NOT fat! I think, in your spare time, you should still work on solving the health care issues… because I bet your DETERMINATION will get things done. I love your energy! Thanks for making me laugh and sharing so much of who you are! CHICAGO!!! HOLLLLA!!!

  37. Leah Mullett

    August 21st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Jasmine!!! You were sooo awesome in Chicago! I definitely know the one word to describe you … INSPIRING! I love it because I might not have all the background and experience but I definitely have a personaility and I can use that to my advantage just like you did! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this tour! It was SO WORTH IT and an experience!!!!

  38. hedy berg

    August 21st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    sippin on "Haterade" … LOL! good thing I had just put down my can of Big Red or it would’ve been all over me! I’m soooo going to use that one day!

  39. cassandra m

    August 21st, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    you guys are cracking me up. is this really work you guys are doing…ha.ha. sounds like a fun vacation with good friends…Rock on!

  40. Mike Larson

    August 21st, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Sweet Jasmine, its so cool to read what people say about you and how you are inspiring them. Keep it up and keep

  41. laura stetser

    August 22nd, 2008 at 6:15 am

    That’s just wrong! But sweet and cute in a dysfunctional family kind of way. 🙂 Sounds like you guys had fun together! SO glad you and DJ did this – totally took your words to heart and have been making big changes in the last few weeks! Glad to read you’re home and getting some sleep! 🙂

  42. Fabuluxe PHotos

    August 22nd, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    You look so much prettier 🙂 – See you in NY.

  43. KyleBARNES

    August 22nd, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhhh Jazz…. I so wish I had thought of that. What is that… A movie poster for the Three Amigos!?! You’re awesome… Period.

  44. KyleBARNES

    August 22nd, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhhh Jazz…. I so wish I had thought of that. What is that… A movie poster for the Three Amigos!?! You’re awesome… Period.

  45. ohana photogrpahers

    August 23rd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    i just laughed coke zero out of my face!!! even with that mustachio you still are just too cute!!

  46. Paper Monkey

    August 25th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Oh No! ha ha!
    Yeah, it’s payback time!

  47. Mary Marantz

    August 26th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Lol! Haterade!!

  48. wannabe

    May 18th, 2009 at 3:25 am

    You know, my dear friend, i have paid attention on this page for a very long time, and i have found a lot of interesting things here too. You are so cool! words fell me to show my respect to you! So i want to learn more about you and want to get more from your page, please do us a favor, put more on your page. We are looking forward to seeing the update!

    Best regards and have a nice day!