This is the second book recommendation in a series. If you missed the first one, you can get it here.
Two years ago, a friend told me about this book and I’m still grateful she did.
Now I’m passing it on to you... it’s a book titled:
You Are a Badass
How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
by Jen Sincero
If that subtitle doesn’t hook you, I’m not sure there’s anything I can say that will convince you.
Nevertheless, when I came across this book, I was a pretty big self-help skeptic.
Therapy… sure. That’s helpful.
But a self-help book?! Doubtful.
What do those people even know??
Well, it turns out… a lot more than I ever thought.
And the author’s style is just as real and sassy as the title implies, which makes it really fun to read.
Sincero puts the bomb in truth bomb...
Because she presents each new idea for what it is instead of coating it in glitter or dressing it up in fluffy words.
Plus, there were so many moments that stuck with me, like:
You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom to start crawling out of your hole.
Really… You don’t have to be addicted to heroin or become homeless to go after the life you want.
But you also don’t have to be content with a life you feel is mediocre or subpar.
You are the only one who can give yourself the green light to strive towards the life you want.
And then there was this truth bomb:
Do not waste your precious time giving one single crap about what anybody else thinks of you.
This is always a helpful reminder because we all spend way too much time worrying about what others will think.
I mean, really, how often do we fear that we’re going to disappoint our friends and family? How much time and energy are we wasting?
If you’re anything like me, it’s a lot. Probably more than we care to admit.
Seriously, they aren’t thinking about us all that much. Because, they are wrapped up in the details of their own lives.
Finally, one of the most inspiring lines from this book:
Be open to the fact that you may not know exactly what your new reality will look like because you’ve never seen it before.
If you want something different, you have to do something differently.
Whether you read this book or not, what I hope you take away from this is that you have everything you need to get started today.
But, instead of getting overwhelmed by not knowing how you’re going to get the life or career you want, focus on a couple small steps you can take today.
And then take a couple more teeny tiny steps. Because all those little actions build up to massive change over time.
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