This book is taking personal development from an approachable non-traditional way. Jen Sincero talks to you like she is your best friend trying to slap all the dumb things out of your life. If you are looking for a book to get a good overview of ways to improve your life, this is the book for you.
I am going to shorten up the title to You Are A Badass while referencing it in this post, but this book is taking personal development from an approachable non-traditional way. Jen Sincero talks to you like she is your best friend trying to slap all the dumb things out of your life. If you are looking for a book to get a good overview of ways to improve your life, this is the book for you.
If you desire to personally develop, it is highly recommended to read books. The average CEO reads more than 60 books a year. You would have been lucky to get me to read one book in a year if you had asked me a couple years ago. I’m definitely not at the CEO level yet. Books are a great way to spread ideas, tell stories, improve communication skills, and develop imagination.
Reading is another form of educating yourself without having to go to a university. If you have gone into a Barnes and Noble or an Amazon book store in the self help section and thought about picking up You Are A Badass : How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness An d Start Living An Awesome Life, you should definitely read it.
I think one thing that initially makes the book appealing is the title. Most of the time you don’t see such blunt titles when you browse a book store, but it made me VERY interested in what she had to say. The tone I get from Jen is that she is your best friend that is trying to help you get your $h!t together. The way that she uses phrases or talks to you is not the way your mother would, lets put it that way. She talks to you with this aggressiveness , but comes from a place of compassion and not of judgement. She has done everything that she speaks about in the book. However, if reading swear words is something that bothers you, then this probably is not the book for you. There are plenty of other self help books that uses milder language that gets the same message across.
“You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are.”
The biggest takeaway I got from You Are A Badass is that in Part 2 till the very end of the book Jen ends every chapter with love yourself. I don’t think we realize the importance of this step. I mean Jen tells you to love yourself 22 times at least (there are probably way more times she does it). I think we need to hear that and speak that to ourselves so much more. When we can learn to love ourselves then we can pour out and love others. Self care and creating a life that you thrive in is NOT selfish. It is the most selfless thing that you can do.
“When you love yourself enough to stand in your truth no matter what the cost, everyone benefits.”
Jen also covers topics of spirituality, self talk/care, mindset, forgiveness, and pretty much any area of your life that might need some TLC. I think this book is a great place to start if you are not sure where to specifically start in your self improvement journey.
You can buy Jen’s book where ever books are sold.