You are a Badass by Jen Sincero is a number one New York Times bestseller. The book was first published in 2013 and serves some hilarious real-life stories, profound advice and so much more.
The full title of the book is you are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Jen Sincero is a life coach, and this book is meant to help you get your life in order.
Learn how to create a life you want, how to make money, how to relate with others and so much more. If you want a self-improvement book that is current and modern, then this is it.
This you are a Badass summary will take you through some of the lessons in the book and some of the hilarious stories that will keep you wanting to read more.
Part 1: How You Got This Way – This part is all about figuring out who you are and how you got to become the person you are today. Many people really think that who they are today is the person they were meant to be not knowing that they are living another person’s life. Jen puts it very well by stating that “most people are living in an illusion based on someone else’s beliefs.”
People have been programmed into “the right” path to follow for their lives, and this has been put into their conscious mind. They ignore the subconscious mind which really tells you what you should be doing and what would make you happy.
This part is also about living in the present and being in tune with the universe. If you are not in tune with the universe /spirituality or God, then you will not enjoy anything about it. The universe vibrates, and if your vibrations and those of the universe are out of tune, yours will be a rocky journey.
In this part of the book, you will learn how to wake and realize how powerful you are and find that the universe is so abundant it will allow you to find whatever it is that you desire.
The chapters in this part are;
- My subconscious made me do it
- The G-Word
- Present as a Pigeon
- The Big Snooze
- Self-Perception is a Zoo
Part 2: How to Embrace Your Inner Badass – this part is all about finding your inner self. We all have primal instincts that direct us on a day to day basis. As people grow they learn fear, shame, self-doubt and other negative instincts that take over suppressing the primal instincts that are supposed to direct their life.
In this part of the book, you will learn how to unlearn what you have learned so you can relearn your primal instincts and find your inner badass.
To be in sync with your inner self, you have to love yourself. You have to give yourself affirmations, believe in what you do, speak positively of yourself, forgive yourself and learn not to compare yourself with others. To embrace your inner badass, you must not care about what others think of you.
Everyone is born with unique and valuable gifts to share with the world. It is these unique gifts that bring out the badass in you, but if you have not discovered your inner self, they will never see the light of day. In return, you will not be happy with your life. You will always have the feeling you were meant for so much more.
This part of the book has four chapters namely;
- Love the One You Is
- I Know You Are But What Am I?
- What Are You Doing Here?
- Loincloth Man
Part 3: How to Tap into the MotherLode – here Jen talks about how you can find your spirituality or be in sync with the universe. This chapter is about getting your vibrations in tune with those of the universe so you can enjoy your journey of life. When you are in sync with the universe, you will be able to live in the present, be open to information and ideas, be happy and be able to hear your inner voice.
This chapter teaches how to use your thoughts to create your own realities and achieve them. This part also shows how to give wholeheartedly to others and the universe, how to be grateful, how to forgive others and oneself and go with the flow of life.
The chapters in this part are as follows;
- Meditation 101
- Your Brain is Your Bitch
- Lead With Your Crotch
- Give and Let Give
- Gratitude: The Gateway Drug to Awesomeness
- Forgive or Fester
- Loosen Your Bone Wilma
Part 4: How to Get Over Your B.S Already – to achieve your goals in life and find greatness then you need to let go of the false beliefs that tear you down. Many people are unable to move forward and achieve their dreams because they are caught in reasons why they cannot be able to achieve them.
You constant think that you are not good enough, that you do not have what it takes to achieve greatness. In this chapter, Jen puts an emphasis on focus. What you focus on becomes your reality, is what she says. If you focus on why you cannot make it, it becomes your reality.
To get over your B.S, you need to take action. There isn’t a perfect time to take action. The only perfect time is now. It is therefore imperative that you stop procrastinating and do what you have to do even if you do not feel prepared, ready or qualified. Here you will also learn how to use your time well and overcome the fear that might make it hard for you to act.
Here are the chapters in the fourth part;
- It’s so Easy Once You Figure Out It Isn’t Hard
- Procrastination, Perfection and a Polish Beer Garden
- The Drama of Overwhelm
- Fear is for Suckers
- Millions of Mirrors
- The Sweet Life
Part 5: How to Kick Some Ass – in this part of the book you learn how to really kick some ass with making decisions, taking care of your finances and acting. When you make a decision, you should stick with it even when it gets uncomfortable. Many people quit when things do not work out at first which is why they never achieve. Be tenacious and made decisions quickly and smart.
Remember to put your body and mind in a natural state of surrender by knowing that everything you desire already exists. When you are in surrender, it becomes easy to get your desires. You have to create what you want in life instead of just taking what you can get. Put a lot of value on what you do and yourself, and money will come to you.
Here are the last chapters of the book;
- The Almighty Decision
- Money, Your New Best Friend
- Remember to Surrender
- Doing Vs. Spewing
- Beam Me Up, Scotty
What I Like About the Book
I like that this book is modern and recent. The language really speaks to the millennials, but the message is for all. The book really pounds the points home with hilarious bite-sized stories that will keep you captivated all through the book. You are a Badass is highly relatable, practical and actionable. You can follow the book through to apply what you learn and see changes in your life.
Why You Should Read the Book
You should read this book because it will help you get rid of the doubts that you might have about yourself. Many people are not progressing in life because they care too much what others are saying about them.
It is time to figure out what you want in life and do what it takes to achieve it. This book will help you to achieve your dreams without worrying too much about what other people are saying about you. Learn how to take big risks and achieve big dreams.
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