Published by Running Press Adult on April 23, 2013
The #1 New York Times Bestseller You Are A Badass is the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times 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. If you're ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them - it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it now.
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.
My top thoughts:
So it only took me almost 13 months to read this book. *hides face* Obviously I wasn’t always reading it during that time, I took a lot of breaks. Ultimately it was a good book and I took some good things away from it, including a massive reading list for other good self-improvement reads.
What I liked/didn’t like:
As someone who is not religiously minded (quite the opposite), I do have to say this book kind of put me off at the start by talking about God and faith as an essential. I forget the exact way she put it (it’s been a year since I read that part!) but I know I wasn’t comfortable with this idea that I need to tap into faith to reach my full potential. She doesn’t put it in Christian terms, thankfully, but some sort of faith is necessary. And, yeah, I don’t dig that.
That aside, there were some great lessons in this book about basically believing in yourself and making what you want a reality. I think the big takeaway is this: if you really want something, go out there and make it happen. Don’t make excuses. Believe it fiercely, take the giant leaps, and go for it relentlessly. oh, and love yourself. That’s the end message of every chapter in sections 2-4.
So if you’re a believer, you’ll likely enjoy the book even more than I did. But even if you’re not, it has some great lessons.