Book Talk: You are a Badass
How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
I've been watching this book float across social media quite a bit and have seen a few people reading this more than once and there's a good reason why. I read a lot of "self-help" and personal growth books and this has got to be in my top 5.
Jen Sincero speaks raw, honest truth, and she speaks it with grace and humor. It feels like you are talking to your best friend who only has your best interest at heart and at the same time is telling you, you need to get your shit together.
Jen speaks on how you became the way that you are, because if we are being honest, there is a root cause.
"Most people are living in an illusion based on someone else's beliefs."
She emphasizes how to embrace your inner badass, starting and ending with loving yourself as the most crucial part.
Despite what you may believe in, she even talks about how to tap into the motherload. If you're going to have faith in something you gotta have full faith, not that "okay, I'm going to trust you to catch me," but deep down you are thinking this person better actually catch me.
"You have to change your thinking first, and then the evidence appears. Our big mistake is that we do it the other way around. We demand to see the evidence before we believe it to be true."
She talks about how to get over your B.S already, because remember if we're being honest, we as humans like to procrastinate, self-loathe, and pity ourselves and others, as well as engulf ourselves in unnecessary drama and overwhelm ourselves with unnecessary stress.
"If you're serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not, you'll find an excuse."
And in her last part she explains how to actually kick some ass! I really appreciated the part on money. Many times people view money as negative or have negative energy towards it and we usually associate shame and guilt with it. We often times convince ourselves we can't afford many things we dream of owning. She changes your entire perspective on this concept.
"There is a big difference between walking around saying you want to make a million dollars a year, and having crystal clear intentions, fierce desire, and hell-bent action toward specific goals."
I think what stood out to me the most, is the tone and language of the book. I honestly felt like she was speaking to me. I could relate in every situation and had myself in deep thought which is why it personally took me so long to finish. The concepts in this book are practical and real.
You already are a badass, you just haven't embraced it yet and as long as you are in denial and with a glass half empty kind of attitude and with little faith, you will never experience what it really feels like to be badass.
Now it isn't going to happen overnight. Nothing does, but with practice and dedication, being a badass won't be so hard. It's a daily thought, a daily attitude, a daily action, that will form into a daily habit.
"Love yourself, you are a badass."
Love & Light,