Okay, I have my coffee in one hand and my book in the other. It’s been quite a while since I wrote something about books. Did you miss it?
I realize that it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but every now and again, I feel the need to share with the whole wide world the books I find to be worth reading. Which leads us to this week’s post 🙂
I started reading “You are a badass”, by Jen Sincero a little before the New Year rolled around. Even though my finals were quickly approaching, and I could feel the stress crawl up my spine and clenching its claws in my mind, I was determined to have at least one little, tinsy-tiny escape – reading. That is, of course, reading something else, other than my college books and assignments. So I started looking through my books list and pick something that stood out.
Well, “badass” stood out and you can be sure I went on and loaded the book on my kindle, and started reading. Not too long after I started reading, I realized that I couldn’t put it down: it spoke right to me and it seemed to have been written exactly for me (or for my problems, actually).
Being in the “quarter-life crisis”, as some like to call it (I, personally, think it’s an exaggeration – I’m just at that point in life when I’m finishing college and I’m not too sure what I want to do with my life, because even though I have been working for almost 4 years now, I still don’t quite know what I’d like to do in life), this book gave the kick in the butt I needed.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
This is what the book’s description looks like, on Amazon. Granted, I haven’t reached its end yet, but from what I can tell, the description is spot on.
BUT, if you’re reading this article in hopes of a summary, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Here are some snippets I was able to pick from the book’s content, along with all the pinnable quotes throughout this post. They’re sort of motivational quotes (totally Instagram-worthy), with a little “get off your butt and do something”-kick.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. —Lao Tzu;
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.
Self-perception is a zoo. It’s just as easy to believe we’re awesome as it is to believe we’re giant sucking things.
Every human is born with the ability to make spectacular mistakes. You are not alone, screwing up is not your special skill. Get over it.
Our conscious mind thinks it’s in control, but it isn’t. Our subconscious mind doesn’t think about anything, but is in control.