Saturday, December 17, 2016

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
By Jen Sincero
Running Press Book Publishers, 2013. 254 pgs. Nonfiction

Jen Sincero is a bestselling author, speaker and success coach. There was a time in her life when she was very unhappy and she knew she needed to make some changes, she just didn't know what those changes should be. She read self-help books and hired life coaches and finally figured some things out. This book gathers all of her great tips and insights into an easy-to-read book full of humor, advice and inspiring stories.

This book has the ability to change your life, if you let it. The title itself should give you a warning that there is swearing throughout the book. Jen Sincero tells it like it is and she is very liberal with the expletives. What I loved about this book is that she keeps saying over and over again that we need to love ourselves, even with all of the weaknesses and mistakes we make. We are all great and we have enormous potential and can succeed beyond our wildest expectations but for some reason we are usually our biggest obstacle. We hold ourselves back and let fear and doubt determine the course of our lives. It is time to take control, to love the person we are and allow ourselves to be amazing. I listened to the audio version read by the author and highly recommend it, just be prepared for the swearing.

AL

1 comment:

ACS said...

I found this to be a really inspiring read. I was maybe only a quarter of the way through when I felt like I had to get up and do something I’ve been meaning to do for over a year, and I did the thing! The author makes the case that, if there’s something you want, and you make yourself determined enough to make it happen, it will happen. There were various analogies throughout the book where I kept thinking, that person is probably going to give up. I definitely would have given up! But they didn’t, and I think that’s the point. By not giving up they were really able to make things happen. She also strongly makes the case that the universe will give back to you the same type of energy that you put out. If you’re a positive, grateful person and put out good energy, you will get good energy back. The reverse is also true. I really liked this book and will try to put its principals into practice. As long as you are okay with the language, this is an easy recommendation from me.