“When we share what we were brought here to give, we are in alignment with our highest, most powerful selves.”
I love finishing a book. Especially one as awesome as “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.” by Jen Sincero.
This book was recommended to me as a personal development from one of my best friends. I thought it would mostly pertain to business, but I was wrong and pleasantly surprised.
“When we’re in physical pain, we’re usually extremely proactive about figuring out how to make it go away immediately because, you know, it hurts. Even if we have to go through more pain from pouring disinfectant that stings on an open wound or suffering through getting stitches, we do it, right away, because we’re very focused on our ultimate goal: relief. When it comes to our emotional pain, however, we’re apparently way more game for seeing just how much torture we can endure…”
I think Jen has a superpower of making situations so relatable without being dry that anyone with any type of insecurity can pull from this book. It doesn’t just address business concerns, it makes you realize how powerful your own opinion of yourself is.
We hear this all the time, “love yourself.” But for a lot of people who have been conditioned to think less of themselves, this is a hard concept. Jen will get you together in this book, for sure.
I thought this would be a regular, decent self help book, but the second chapter “The G Word” sold me on this book and this author.
A lot of people love to be politically correct when it comes to religion and don’t like to call God what He is…God. Jen explains her own journey with her religion while also being respectful of others and I love that. You don’t have to denounce your faith to be respectful. She makes mention of how important her faith is throughout this book.
“Wherever you happen to stand on the God issue, let me just say that this whole improving your life thing is going to be a lot easier if you have an open mind about it….All of us are connected to this limitless power and most of us aren’t using but a fraction of it.”
She breaks her guide to killing it at self-confidence down into five parts and quite a few chapters. Her writing style is very conversational and easy to follow. I did feel as if a few parts were repetitive, but since it was all good information, I didn’t mind reading it again in a different way. And let’s face it, we need things repeated to us sometimes. An intentional device she used was to always end the chapter with the instruction to “Love Yourself.”
“Wallowing in the pain and suffering isn’t going to help anyone, yourself included, any more than starving yourself will help the hungry.”
This book is filled with so many insightful and amazing quotes to gleam from that I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites below.
“You need to raise your frequency to match the vibration of the one you want to tune into.”
“We spend our lives drifting between glimpses of our own, infinite glory and the fear that not only are we totally incapable/unworthy/lazy/horrible, but that it’s only a matter of time before someone blows the whistle on us.”
“One of the best things I ever did was make my motto ‘I just wanna see what I can get away with.’ it takes all the pressure off.”
“We can see what we want, and nearly kill ourselves trying to get it in a way that’s not working. Meanwhile, if we just stopped, got quiet for a minute or two, and looked at things a little differently, we’d notice the door to what we want being held open for us…”
“Our greatest fears are the greatest waste of time.”
“All the stuff we’re so worried about creating and fixated on becoming is already right here, right now.”
“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.”
If you struggle with inconsistencies (my downfall) or any lack of confidence. Even if you think you’re all that and can’t seem to figure out why the universe isn’t responding to you as it should, this book is a MUST read.
I picked up a copy at the library, but you can definitely find this book where all amazing books are sold.