Book Review: You are a Badass

You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life, by Jen Sincero

I just read this book and I will have to tell you, I absolutely loved it!

Overall, I thought it was an easy read, with wonderful concepts that will help you grow... but only if you actually implement them. Now, as the title would suggest, if you aren't a fan of moderate cursing, this book probably isn't for you. I thought the voice of the writer was super down to earth, relatable, and easy to follow along with. If you are a quick reader, you could easily knock this book out in a weekend, as its about 250 pages long.

Many of the concepts in this book, in relation to personal development and growth, aren't new or mind blowing, BUT they are presented in a new way that is likely to get you excited about implementing them in your life. I absolutely love her recurring theme that you will come to smile about throughout the entire book.

MY TAKEAWAYS:

-"Watching someone else totally go for it can be incredibly upsetting to the person who's spent a lifetime building a solid case for why they themselves can't." page 43

-"Comparison is the fastest way to take all the fun out of life." page 61

-"All that matters is what's true for you, and if you can stay connected to that without straying, you will be a mighty superhero." page 67

-"Your job isn't to know the how, it's to know the what and be open to discovering, and receiving the how." page 96

-"Forgiving isn't about being nice to them, it's about being nice to yourself." page 123

-"Because so often when we say we're unqualified for something, what we're really saying is that we're too scared to try it, not that we can't do it." page 151

-"If you're serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not,  you''l find an excuse." page 153

-"Deciding is freedom. Indecision is torture." page 197

I would absolutely recommend getting a copy of this book for yourself. Mark it up. Write in it. Highlight it. Make it your own. This is the kind of book you will want to revisit at least a couple times a year, and really practice implementing the concepts Sincero covers throughout the book.

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