In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to:
– Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want.
– Create a life you love. And create it NOW!
– Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
With all Self Help books, there are things that you don’t like about it and won’t ever use, and there are excellent points and gems that you’ll take away from it. If you’re reading self-help, you must want to make yourself and your life better in some way or another. This book may not change your life, but may significantly improve it. So read this with an open mind and ask yourself, What can I take away from this? What can I use from this book to make my everyday life just a little better? Here are some Gems and takeaways that I’ll try to implement.
You are a Badass
• Memo pads of affirmations on mirror.
• Self loathing = What can I do instead? What can I learn from this?
“Holding on to my bad feelings about this is doing nothing but harming me, and everyone else, and preventing me from enjoying my life fully. I am an awesome person. I choose to enjoy my life. I choose to let this go.”
DO NOT WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME GIVING ONE SINGLE CRAP ABOUT WHAT ANYBODY ELSE THINKS OF YOU.
Meanwhile, the truth is, the only questions you ever need to answer when making decisions about your life are:
1. Is this something I want to be, do, or have?
2. Is this going to take me in the direction I want to go (not
3. Is this going to screw over* anybody else in the process?
Our thoughts are the most powerful tools we’ve got.
The moment you have the audacity to start believing in the not-yet seen, your reality will begin to shift.
THE FOLLOWING IS HUGELY IMPORTANT SO PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION: 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.
Holding on to resentment is like taking poison and waiting for your enemies to die.
Forgiving isn’t about being nice to them, it’s about being nice to yourself.
• Talk to strangers, we’re all family on this planet.
• Expect, and enjoy, the unexpected.
• Find the humor.
• Join the party.
• Live in the moment.
• Time spent enjoying yourself is never time wasted.
• Share your space.
• Loosen your bone, Wilma.
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE #1
Put your priorities first–don’t check e-mails or voice messages or Facebook until you’ve gotten into your day and accomplished some of the tasks you want to do. Don’t answer the phone or texts while you’re busy. Other people’s needs can occupy several lifetimes’ worth of our attention, and if you let them, they will.
It’s about respecting yourself, instead of catering to your insecure need to be liked.
This is incredibly powerful, because when you love yourself enough to stand in your truth no matter what the cost, everyone benefits. You start attracting the kinds of things, people, and opportunities, that are in alignment with who you truly are.
About the Author:
Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author, speaker and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her public appearances, private sessions, coaching seminars and, most recently, her latest #1 NY Times Bestselling book, “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life”.
She’s spoken on stages all over the world and has coached full-on super heroes, helping them build their dream businesses, become NY Times Bestselling authors, navigate million dollar business deals, find their soul mates and forgive their bitchy mothers who they now realize were just doing the best they could.
Before becoming a coach, Jen played in several rock bands and eventually wrote her first book, a semi-autobiographical novel called, “Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer.” When her plans to become a world-famous rockstar didn’t pan out, she decided to try being a lesbian instead, didn’t pull that off either, and wrote her second book, the National Bestseller, “The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping With Chicks.” Jen currently lives in New Mexico, and can be found on the web at JenSincero.Com.