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

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Author: Jen Sincero
Genre: Self-Help
Published: 4/23/2013
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you're ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want.

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


Are you tired of always sacrificing for everyone else?

Are you sick of putting YOUR life on hold to please your friends and family?

Why do you continue to put yourself in situations where you are left exhausted, frustrated, and disappointed?

Sometimes, we do these things without even realizing it. We lean toward work rather than play because we couldn’t possibly play all day!

But, why?

You need to realize that you are a badass! You can do whatever you want. And, with Jen Sincero’s help, you will!

In this book, Jen shares her deep insight into the pressures of society and your social settings. She will help you to question how you’ve made all the big decisions in your life, including moving to a new location or picking a college major. Were these decisions YOURS or were they influenced by outside forces?

“Your life is your party. You get to choose how you invite people and experiences and things into it.”- Jen Sincero

Jen helps us to understand the difference between what we are supposed to do versus what we really want deep down. She helps us to change our mindset about the idea of “being selfish”. Acting selfishly is really a form of self-love.

You are a badass. Embrace it with Jen’s help.

Key Points

  • Stop All Negative Thoughts

The truth is, what is holding you back from reaching your full potential is yourself. The reason for this is because throughout our lives we have cataloged a brain full of thoughts and messages gifted to us by outside forces. These messages, even if we don’t consciously believe them, are in our subconscious and can affect the way we make decisions and live our daily lives.

For example, if you were always told you have to work your way up in a company, you may be deterred from applying for a mid-level job, even if you consciously know you have all the knowledge and skills for the position.

Sound familiar? See how you’re holding yourself back?

These short-term examples can even have long-term results. If you always think you need to start from the bottom, how will this affect a career change if you decide to pursue a new journey? You’d be forever climbing ladders just because of the one piece of advice lodged into your subconscious. You can’t live your life short-changing yourself and thinking you’re not good enough!

By living your life under the power of these subconscious thoughts, you risk living in what Jen calls “The Big Snooze”, which is basically a life where you play it safe and remain unhappy unable to unleash your inner badass.

  • Love Yourself

When we are young we have organic thoughts, we play, we nurture our curiosity, and we discover. But, as we grow older, we begin to listen to what the outward forces want us to do and we silence the voice inside of us.

Jen challenges this idea of listening to society by telling us to love ourselves. Daily mantras said aloud or posted around the house are great ways to practice positive affirmations and improve self-love.

Stop comparing yourself to others. You will never be Kim K or Brad Pitt. So, why are you putting that pressure on yourself? Find ways to love who YOU are.

When you start loving yourself as you deserve, you will start becoming more confident to do the things that you actually want to do! And, when you do what you want, you will find happiness.

This newfound happiness will diminish the negative emotions related to what other people think of you and what you’re doing. Seriously, who cares?

“What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.” - Jen Sincero

By loving yourself and giving yourself the life you deserve you may lose friends and go through other life changes. However, this is all part of the process and totally worth it in the end.

  • There is Power All Around You

There is energy all around us. It connects us all. And, when we start to tap into that power, we become unstoppable.

Jen calls it Source Power. This source power vibrates at different frequencies. And, as humans, we vibrate, as well. Humans that vibrate at similar frequencies are attracted to each other. They are like-minded.

The law of attraction comes into play with our vibrations. If we are feeling blue, our vibrations will attract negative situations and people. However, if we start practicing self-love and positivity, our vibrations can attract positive outcomes and we can start to ask the universe for what we want.

One of the greatest methods for tapping into this super Source Power is by meditation. Sit for a few minutes a day and try to clear your head in order to let this limitless power flow through your mind. Once you have established a way for the Source Power to enter you, you will be able to use it to manifest what you want.

  • Always Be Celebrating

Life is short, so make it a party! There is no reason why you should focus on the negatives in your day-to-day life. Sure, sometimes sad things happen, but the majority of life is pretty okay. Why not turn okay into great?

According to Jen, every day we should be…

  1. Approaching challenges with a positive attitude!
  2. Practicing gratitude for the people and things in our lives!
  3. Forgiving ourselves and others!

All of these expert tips from Jen will allow you to keep moving forward in life with a positive attitude. It will help the good energy flow in and help you to properly manifest the life you have always dreamed of.

  • Understand the Power of Your Thoughts

We may think that our actions have more power than our thoughts, but that’s just not right. Our thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, have major consequences on our decision-making.

If we repeat the same negative thoughts over and over again, then they will inevitably become true. For example, if we keep thinking that we won’t get the job, then we are setting ourselves up for failure once we submit the application. However, if we went in feeling powerful and confident, then we would most-likely manifest getting the desired position.

Think of yourself as how you want to be. If you want to be an artist, then think of yourself that way and do your best to find an organic journey of how to get to exactly where you want to be. Don’t feel pressured to have it all at once and follow a traditional route. As you move forward on your artist path, your road will become clearer.

  • Stop Procrastinating

If you want to move forward in your journey, you must put the excuses on the backburner. Procrastination is the devil when it comes to reaching your full potential. Get started now, there is no time to waste!

“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”-Jen Sincero

Get rid of the negative thoughts and questions regarding your dreams. Stop asking yourself if what you are pursuing will really make you happy! You’re wasting time asking silly questions. Start your journey and figure it out yourself. Take action.

  • Rejection Happens to Everyone

Don’t give up on your dreams just because you hit a wall. Rejection happens to everyone. Celebrities such as Oprah made fresh starts countless times in their career, but they remained persistent and passionate and that is how they created legacies for themselves.

Make changes based on your failures. If you are surrounding yourself with people who are affecting your goals, maybe it’s time to find a new social circle. These decisions can be hard but they are necessary, according to Jen, to push yourself forward.

Your actions, in all aspects of your life, should align with your goals. This includes your finances, social circle, career, and family life. When everything aligns, you are putting yourself in the best position for success.

The Big Take-Away

In order to reach your highest potential, you must find and eliminate blockages in your life that are holding you back. Then use positive outside energy and the energy within you to manifest the life you have always dreamed of. You are a badass!


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