You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Do you ever find yourself doubting your abilities, second or third-guessing your decisions and letting your insecurities guide your action? Then next think you know you are wondering why your life feels so sub-par and unfulfilling. Well, you are not alone and you are in the right place. Jen Sincero is a success coach, motivator and bestselling author. Her book, You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life is a guide to help you live an awesome life.

Delivered in a down to earth manner that will have you shaking your head and laughing at times, this book shares inspiring stories, quotes, practical tips and simple exercises to help you let go of self-sabotaging beliefs. The tone of this book was very casual and chatty, like talking with a friend which made it fun and light to read. It was peppered with colloquialism, neologism (made up or coined words or expressions) and swear words which could be unappealing to some especially in the genre of self-help books. However, I found it a refreshing respite from the more stoic self-help books on the market and I could hear the essence of the author in the words.

Despite the insightful information, the contents were not new or revolutionary, which is to be expected since there are rarely new ideas out there, just similar concepts with different spins. Which is great because you will surely find an author whose words resonates with you enough that the concept that you want to learn sticks. This book was an appealing follow-up to The Four Agreements and The Fifth Agreement. It helped give a new perspective to similar information.

I highly recommend this book to persons interested in personal development and self-help guides with practical exercises, conveyed in a casual manner. Jen continuously advocates the importance of self-love at the end of each chapter. This is an important reminder to us of the value of loving yourself in leading an awesome life.

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. Remember this is simply my opinion, please read a sample of any book that you are considering purchasing to determine if it is the right fit for you.


“You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life.”

“What other people think of you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.”

“There will never be anyone exactly like you. You were given special gifts and talents to share with the world, and even though everybody has special gifts and talents, nobody will use theirs quite the same way you do.”

“You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid.”

“When we’re in fear, we hold on to what we’ve got because we don’t trust that there’s more. We pinch off the energy, we’re scared to share, and we focus on, and create more of, the very thing we’re hoping to avoid, which is lack.”

Thank you for reading.


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