jen sincero

Today’ review is long overdue – about Jen Sincero’s first book of the “You are a Badass” series.

  • Title – You Are a Badass
  • SubTitle – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • Author – Jen Sincero

A refreshingly honest self-help book that claims to help people who desperately want to improve their lives but do not want to kill themselves doing it! The book has 27 short chapters with anecdotes, easy exercises, and (occasionally swear words) aimed to help you correct your self-sabotaging beliefs and start on the journey to create a life you love!


Thoughts on the Book:

Honestly, when I read the blurb, I felt the premise was a bit misleading. Success is never easy – you can leverage some skills/ platforms/ contacts to reduce the work. However, hard work and hustle is still needed! Felt some readers might be unintentionally deceived into thinking life will be a piece of cake!

That said, the book does offer tons of solid advice! I personally have read too many self-help books, so part 1 was boring to me (Yawn!) However, part 3 and 4 were amazing – unbelievably useful!

Thoughts listed in this book that totally resonate with me:

  • Vision boards
  • Try it out! Do not wait for the stars to align.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Don’t treat money as evil.
  • Own your Ugly! [Sounds weird, but if you reflect upon it, it is quite pithy!]
  • Your faith in the Universe must be stronger than your fear of failure.

Like Tim Ferris book “Tools of the Titans” or “Tribe of Mentors” you will want to savor this book. Do not feel compelled to read the book cover to cover. Instead here are some snippets and chapters you MUST read:

  • Decide you would rather be happy than right! (pg125)
  • You will not even remember this in the future. (pg127)
  • When we say we are unqualified; it usually means we are too scared to try it! (pg 151)
  • Procrastination is the most popular form of self-sabotage. (pg152)
  • Love yourself. Repeated ad nauseum throughout the book, but we all need to hear this!  

Another parting thought – some sections in this book sound similar to Rhonda Bryne’s book “The Law of Attraction”, but this one is a lot more practical.

Similar Works

  • Books – “Girl, Wash your Face” by Rachel Hollis, Iris Apfel, Tools of the Titans by Tim Ferris.
  • Movies – Joy. Legally Blonde.
  • Genres – Self-Help, Personal Success, Business, Motivational, Personal Transformation.

Until next time, Adieu & Happy Reading!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8th is International Women’s Day, so this month is dedicated to all the amazing women authors out there, as well as books that advocate for women. Below is my reading list for the month, so also hoping to accomplish a good chunk of my reading goals and “clear the clutter” Goodreads challenge. So many birds with one stone! 😉

March 2020 Reading list

  1. Presence, by Amy Cuddy.
  2. Women Still Don’t Get the Corner Office. Author Lois Frankel.
  3. Squeezed by Alyssa Quart
  4. America for Beginners. Author = Leah Franqui. (Fiction)
  5. Head over Heels, Lila Monroe. (Fiction)
  6. Husband Material. Author = Emily Belden. (Fiction)
  7. You are a BadAss, by Jen Sincero.
  8. 365 Days of Facebook. Author = Nirupama. (Fiction)
  9. Achtung Baby, by Sara Zaske.
  10. You Woke up Worthy, Britny West.
  11. To Winter at Wildsyde, by Emma Leech. (Fiction)
  12. Mirror Work, Louisa Hay.
  13. The Profitable Content System, by Meera Kothand.
  14. Evening is the Whole Day. Preeta Samarasan. (Fiction)
  15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership. Harvard Business Review.
  16. Secrets of Six-Figure Women. Barbara Stanny. Non-fiction business.
  17. The Big Book of Juices. Natalie Savona. Health & Living.
  18. Why Not Me? Mindy Kaling. Non-fiction business.
  19. The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae. Stephanie Laurens.
  20. The Marriage Clock: A Novel. Zara Raheem.
Go Girl Power!

Happy Reading!

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